HAL presents 'De-Mystifying The Upper Landing'

The Old Stone Chimney, the oldest stone structure on the upper lakes, marked the southern end of the Niagara Portage. Lewistonians know the legacy of the Portage and the Lower Landing as well as anyone, yet the Old Stone Chimney, virtually hidden since 1962, is shrouded in mystery.

The Old Stone Chimney is slated to be moved for the third time in 2015 to create a new focus on the chimney. The Niagara Portage Old Guard, founded in 2012, has done more research on the Upper Landing and The Old Stone Chimney than any one person or group has done in nearly 100 years.

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Beth Ceretto announces candidacy for Lewiston Town Board

Lifelong Lewiston resident Beth Ceretto this week announced her candidacy for the Lewiston Town Board, vowing to "work toward the greater harmony needed to move Lewiston forward."

"Like many communities, Lewiston is facing challenges and we need leadership that will unify the community and get down to the business of solving our problems," the mother of four said. "I want to offer our residents an independent voice that they can trust to work for our town, for our taxpayers, and for our future."

She continued, "Everything we do in town government needs to reflect our concern for our children and the future of our town."

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First year of empty returns yields a boom in Ransomville

Ransomville's Porter Empty Return Center recently marked its one-year anniversary. Owner Doug Adamson has grown his business by giving back.

"We work with the local churches and are in the midst of helping Lew-Port High School football raise some funds," he said.

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YBPA meeting informative, predominantly positive

by Heath Mazenauer

The Youngstown Business and Professional Association met Tuesday evening in the Officer's Club at Old Fort Niagara. YBPA President Cheryl Butera and Secretary and Standing Treasurer Mark Butera ran the well-attended gathering of business owners.

The Mug & Musket, formerly Brennan's, is now open from 4-11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and noon until 8 p.m. on Sundays. VP of Niagara Jet Adventures Aaron Day shared news his business will bring thousands of tourists to Youngstown and will make improvements to the docks, parking and build a restroom/changing facility to accommodate the influx of tourists. Dey said Mike Fox has sold his interest in Niagara Jet Adventures to Chris Bohnenkamp.

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Mark Daul: Sounds of the house cricket

by Mark Daul

I have an interest in all things crickets. Ridiculous? Yes.

I had already formed a different story for the Sentinel in my head on Monday of this week, and it was (is) a good one. But, I poked my head outside the back door and all I could hear was the serenade of crickets.

The temperature was at 66 degrees at 9:30 p.m.; almost a full moon and no wind. It was a beautiful evening.

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Rosary Crusade at shrine Sept. 21

The 34th annual Rosary Crusade for World Peace will take place at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine at 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.

The Niagara Council of Catholic Women of the Diocese of Buffalo sponsors the event. This year's theme is, "Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary intercedes for all humanity."

Monsignor David LiPuma, pastor of St. Peter's Parish in Lewiston, will serve as homilist. Monsignor J. Thomas Moran, pastor of St. Bernard's Church in Youngstown, will serve as moderator. Dolores Laurrie of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish in Niagara Falls, is the chairperson.

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