The Soapbox with guest Alan James Roscetti – Candidate for Niagara Falls City Court Judge

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Alan Roscetti paid a visit to the NiagaraHub today to sit down with host Craig Avery to discuss some of his observations from the campaign trail. Watch this interview here:

The Soapbox with guest Jeff Flach (Candidate for Niagara County Legislature 6th District)


Today, we welcome Jeff Flach – Candidate for Niagara County Legislature 6th District to the NiagaraHub today for a Soapbox discussion and a get-to-know-me conversation.

Visit Jeff’s Facebook page here:

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The Soapbox with guest Shawn Weber and Jason Cafarella of Reclaim Niagara



Reclaim Niagara is a growing movement of citizens dedicated to exposing the injustices faced by Niagara Falls due to the exploitation of our resources by these public authorities and state entities… and with that said, we welcome Shawn Weber and Jason Cafarella onto the Soapbox to fill is in on everything you need to know about their growing organization. Be sure to watch both videos and educate yourself on what some people are trying to do “behind the scenes” in Niagara Falls, New York to help their community and city prosper. (Please sign the petition located at this bottom of this post and on Reclaim’s website.)

Soapbox interview with Shawn Weber and Jason Cafarella:


Reclaim Niagara PSA:



The Soapbox with guests Brylinn, Leandra, Linda & Ezra Scott, Katie Cassens, & Kaya Coleman from the Special Education Family Workshop

Today we had a full table at the NiagaraHub for today’s Soapbox interview with Brylinn, Leandra, Linda & Ezra Scott, Katie Cassens, & Kaya Coleman – giving us information for the upcoming Special Education Family Workshop. Watch the video here:




The Soapbox with guest Alan James Roscetti – Candidate for Niagara Falls City Court Judge


Niagara Falls City Court Judge Candidate Alan James Roscetti stopped by the NiagaraHub for a Soapbox interview with Craig Avery… watch the video here:

Find out more information about Alan’s campaign by visiting:


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The Soapbox with guest Jonathan Rogers

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Jonathan Rogers, an artist of distinction and man who has a resume that spans nearly 60 years- of animation, painting, art direction, drawing, and even some acting. Born an raised in Toronto, he soon found himself spreading his love of art and teaching future generations of artists.

His original animated productions helped launch the careers of Second City comedians Dan Ayckroyd and Gilda Radner. Check out 1973’s “The Gift of Winter” and 1975’s “Witch’s Night Out.” (Available on DVD)

In the early 1980s, he landed in Hollywood, working with Disney and Marvel Productions.He finally settled in WNY years later to continue his painting and art work. He currently has a studio at the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center in Niagara Falls, NY.

Jonathan constantly contributes his talents to the local community and promotes his works worldwide via his website and social media.

On Sunday March 26th, at Wine on Third in Niagara Falls, you will have an opportunity to own original works by this amazing artist. Join us at 6pm for a live auction!

Wine On Third
501 Third Street
Niagara Falls, NY

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The Soapbox with guest Jonathan Rogers

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Local artist extraordinaire Jonathan Rogers stopped by the Hub as our latest Soapbox guest. We were happy to welcome Jonathan into the studio and to hear of his past successes and about some of his future projects!

Don’t forget! November 17th at the Woodbox Theater at the NACC @ 8pm – Jonathan Rogers Comedy Hour… (Which is not funny, Hmmmm that’s funny!) Free Admission! Visit for more information.

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The Soapbox featuring Aspire of WNY

Enjoy Art, Brews, Wine, and Fare while experiencing one-of-a-kind artwork on Friday, September 9th

Getzville, NY – Aspire of WNY is hosting the 13th Annual Art and Wine Celebration to support their iXpress Program, an expressive arts program for people with a full range of disabilities.  Presented by KeyBank, the Art and Wine Celebration is held annually to honor and support the amazing group of extraordinary artists whose talent is inspired by their personal life experiences.  Attendees of Aspire’s premier fundraising event will experience the live music of Universal Mind, as well as select beer, wine and food tastings.

Also, there will be a basket raffle and an exciting live auction of carefully selected works of art produced by several of the iXpress artists.  Other artistic creations from the iXpress art store will be available for purchase.  All proceeds from this unique event directly support the iXpress Program in Western New York and the Southern Tier.

The event is being held on September 9, 2016, from 5 pm to 9 pm at Aspire’s Administrative and Day Habilitation Offices at 2356 N Forest Road in Getzville.

For more information, call Amanda Rosenberg, Special Events Coordinator at (716) 505-5514 or

Aspire of WNY has been a leader in providing innovative, person-centered programs and services for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities for nearly 70 years.  Visit  or call (716) 505-5830 to learn more about our personalized assistance empowering individuals to achieve their full potential and live as independently as possible.

The Soapbox with guest Sam Archie


Sam Archie dropped by the NiagaraHub studio to fill us in on the upcoming “Dice Run” charity event sponsored by the Masons of LaSalle Lodge #132. Find out more information about this event by visiting

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The Soapbox with guests April Baskin and Krista Ehasz from The College Simulation Experience


The College Simulation Experience is an educational initiative dedicated to improving college retention rates for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. This stylized enactment of college life uses dramatic roleplaying to help pre-college students develop time management and financial management skills, as well as better understand the responsibilities associated with collegiate success. We welcome April and Krista for this edition of the Soapbox with your host, Craig Avery: