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Niagara Catholic seeking host families
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is seeking host families for several foreign exchange students from Vietnam, China and the Philippines for the 2014-15 school year. Students from Vietnam and China will come to Niagara Catholic through a program with Niagara University.
Car wash/hot dog sale fundraiser for 'Hurricane Sandy' cleanup
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
The United Baptist-Christian Church of Lewiston is having a car wash and hot dog sale Sunday, May 25, to raise funds to send a group of adults to New Jersey in July to assist in the continued rebuilding of communities affected by "Hurricane Sandy."
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves applications for assistance for 3 projects that will generate $7.5 million in capital investment
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:45 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors has approved applications for assistance from Reid Petroleum Corp., Irr Supply Centers Inc. and 765 Fairfield Place LLC.

"It's always a positive sign when a company makes an investment in existing infrastructure as it usually means the company is here for the long-term," said Henry M. Sloma, NCIDA chairman. "In this instance, all three of the applicants are making significant financial investments, which will result in a positive economic impact throughout Niagara County - especially in terms of job retention and new job creation."

Zientara charged
Mon, May 19th 2014 11:40 am
The individual responsible for a daylong standoff in the Village of Lewiston was charged Sunday night with arson in the second degree.
Lewiston standoff ends with house fire, suspect taken into custody
Sun, May 18th 2014 07:30 pm
A 12-hour standoff Sunday ended with a Village of Lewiston resident taken into custody. Leonard A. Zientara, 51, of 430 West Lane, surrendered himself to New York State Police after allegedly setting his house on fire.
Corwin, local officials announce drive benefiting troops abroad
Sat, May 17th 2014 04:50 pm
In honor of the many brave troops serving this nation overseas, Assemblywoman Jane Corwin is partnering with Congressman Chris Collins, State Sen. George Maziarz, the Blue Star Mothers, Boy Scouts of America and a number of local grocery stores to collect items for care packages to send to the men and women stationed in remote areas around the globe. This inaugural "Support Our Troops" drive is open to the public to make contributions through May and June.

"As Memorial Day approaches, I am hopeful that our community will take time to reflect on the many freedoms that we have as Americans, and the price of that freedom, as we remember and honor those who have sacrificed so much to defend our way of life," Corwin said.

Lew-Port presents $41.2 mil budget
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education will present a $41.2 million spending plan to the voters of the district Tuesday, May 20.
Porter Town Board hears it on beach access
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
Never underestimate the power of speaking out at a Town Board meeting.
Youngstown Police reinstate ride-along program
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
For years, police officers in departments throughout Western New York have been struggling to build positive relationships with the public. By incorporating a ride-along program, many are hopeful, including Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds, that police can void the gap between what people think happens on a typical shift on patrol and what actually happens.
Bridgewater senior housing plan back to stage one
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston is taking a wait-and-see approach following Thursday's determination in State Supreme Court that now places the Bridgewater senior housing proposal back into the hands of the town.
Village of Lewiston: Collesano seeks re-election as mayor
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
Terry C. Collesano has announced his candidacy as mayor for the Village of Lewiston.
Lewiston-Porter seeking host families
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter High School is in need of host families for its International Student Diploma Program.
Library fundraiser at Bandana's
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
The Friends of the Youngstown Free Library invites the community to support its next fundraiser on Monday, May 19, at Bandana's Bar and Grill, 930 Lake Road, in Porter. The restaurant is giving 10 percent of the sales of meals eaten in the dining room and patio that day to the Friends to benefit the library. This includes breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
DuBell announces for Porter Town clerk
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
Barb DuBell, appointed town clerk for the Town of Porter, has announced her candidacy for the office of Porter town clerk.
Village of Youngstown: Reynolds aims for another term
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
I am currently mayor of the Village of Youngstown and am seeking your support for re-election as mayor. Prior to my election as mayor in 2012, I served as deputy mayor and was elected as a trustee in 2008.
'Click It or Ticket' campaign to begin
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
The number of fatal crashes doubled on Niagara County roadways from 2012 to 2013. One out of 10 drivers still refuses to buckle up.
Search continues for Lewiston resident
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
Area law enforcement agencies are continuing their search for a Lewiston resident who was reportedly fishing in a boat in Lake Ontario Wednesday and failed to return.
Armed Forces Day at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:50 pm
On Saturday, May 17, Armed Forces Day, Old Fort Niagara will offer free family admission to all active duty military and veterans from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On both days, visitors will see musket firings, 18th century skills demonstrations and have the chance to take a guided tour of the fort.
'Spring into Summer' raffle
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:40 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of Pekin Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a "Spring into Summer" raffle, Sunday, May 18, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn (one-quarter mile east of Schimschack's Restaurant).
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes employees
Fri, May 16th 2014 04:20 pm
More than 300 people attended the Mount St. Mary's employee recognition dinner Wednesday at Antonio's. The dinner was held to recognize those employees who have 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40-year anniversaries from Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Our Lady of Peace and the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center.
Village of Lewiston accident triggers power outage
Fri, May 16th 2014 03:30 pm
Lewiston police responded with Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. late Thursday night to a one-vehicle accident at Center and North Fifth streets. Upon investigation, patrol reported a 21-year-old male operator struck an electrical pole.
Lew-Port alum tours East Coast, performing in Lewiston May 17
Thu, May 15th 2014 04:10 pm
Western New York native Zack Joseph found musical success in Nashville, Tennessee, when he relocated in 2013. But he never forgot about his small town roots in Youngstown. Joseph is excited to announce one of the stops on his East Coast tour is at The Lewiston Stone House Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m.
Mount St. Mary's sponsors annual 'A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life' prostate cancer screening
Thu, May 15th 2014 03:55 pm
In celebration of Father's Day and National Men's Health Month, the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center is sponsoring the annual "A Father's Day Gift of Love and Life" free Prostate Cancer Screening June 9-14.
Lewiston Community Lions receive beautification grant
Thu, May 15th 2014 02:00 pm
Lewiston Community Lions Club member Lori Caso, public affairs spokeswoman for Waste Management, presented Lion's Club President Ron Craft a check for a Waste Management/Keep America Beautiful grant. The money will assist the Lions Club in cleanup and beautification efforts in the Lewiston/Sanborn community.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Pet Supplies Plus Saturday
Wed, May 14th 2014 12:25 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will visit Pet Supplies Plus Saturday, May 17, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 2952 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Meet adoptable dogs Loree and Joey. Photos and information on these and all their animals are available online at www.heartofniagara.org.
LCA spring spruce-up
Wed, May 14th 2014 07:00 am
The walkway entrance to the offices of the Lewiston Council on the Arts on Ridge Street recently received a brand-new look. Beau Enterprises of Ransomville and the Village of Lewiston partnered to sponsor the renovation of the walkway with pavers that complement the heritage stones in the historic Lewiston Peace Garden.
Sibling athletes from Wilson find success in lacrosse
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:50 pm
Elizabeth Keefer, a senior at Wilson Central High School, has signed with Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester and will receive a scholarship to play women's lacrosse. Steven, her brother, is also on a lacrosse scholarship to Roberts Wesleyan College.

Elizabeth comes from a lacrosse-playing family and has played the past four years for the Newfane Panthers girls club lacrosse team (Wilson does not have a girls team). Prior to that, she played lacrosse in the N.W.A.A. youth program. Elizabeth will be first student from Wilson to play NCAA Division II women's lacrosse.

Rodden rips record
Tue, May 13th 2014 03:25 pm
Penny Rodden of Niagara Falls took first-place honors recently at the RPS Spring Supremacy Powerlifting Championship held in Rochester.
Heart of Niagara's 'Cruisin' On The Canal' welcomes additional sponsors
Tue, May 13th 2014 11:45 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue recently secured additional sponsors for its "Cruisin On The Canal" fundraiser planned for Saturday, June 14.
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center recognized by Niagara River Lodge Masons
Tue, May 13th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Lodge Masons recently presented the Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center with a Community Award of $500.
Chamber Gala sponsors
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:25 am
The annual Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala is Friday.

Shown from left to right are the 2014 Chamber Gala sponsors.

Visit the Sentinel page for profiles on all of this year's honorees.

Open auditions for Theatre in the Mist's fall musical 'Fiddler on the Roof'
Mon, May 12th 2014 09:25 am
Theatre in the Mist will hold auditions for its fall musical, "Fiddler on the Roof," on Tuesday, June 10, and Wednesday, June 11.
Is Lewiston at risk?
Sat, May 10th 2014 11:00 am
Lewiston business owners fear their prime season could be in jeopardy this year.

As spring turns to summer and warm weather takes hold, Lewiston turns on its tourist magnet, with weekly concerts, monthly festivals and outdoor events. This year, however, the thruway to and from the village is under construction, which will delay visitors from coming and going - and could persuade them not to make a trip in the first place.

Old Fort Niagara honors military on Armed Forces Day
Sat, May 10th 2014 10:50 am
Old Fort Niagara will honor active duty military and veterans on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 17, by offering free family admission to anyone who has served in the armed forces, past or present. The fort will present several special programs during the day, including musket and cannon firings and blacksmithing demonstrations.
Ransomville Speedway loses another one to Mother Nature
Sat, May 10th 2014 10:45 am
A heavy rainstorm moved in at 5 p.m. Friday, forcing Ransomville Speedway officials to cancel the racing program slated for the night.
Villages of Lewiston, Youngstown work to keep dream alive
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
The latest example of "shared services" between Lewiston and Youngstown came to be this week when the Dory Trading Post on Main Street moved on acquiring a number of bikes that formerly were a part of the Village of Lewiston.
Can You Help: 'Hope for the Care and Research of Neurofibromatosis'
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
The Napier family of Lewiston is hosting a fundraiser, "Hope for the Care and Research of Neurofibromatosis," starting at 6 p.m., Sunday, May 17, at Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Fashion Blvd., Niagara Falls. Proceeds will benefit Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo in its ongoing research.
DEC comment period on CWM expansion underway
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
Monday, the state Department of Environmental Conservation made its long-awaited announcement that a notice of application for CWM Chemical Services LLC's planned expansion at the company's Balmer Road hazardous waste landfill is now complete and a comment period is underway.
Chamber Awards Gala: Great Lakes Real Estate Inc., Brett's Tent & Awning recognized
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:20 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala this Friday, May 16, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Stella Niagara presents musical 'Godspell, Jr.'
Sat, May 10th 2014 09:15 am
The drama club of Stella Niagara Education Park will present "Godspell, Jr." on Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.