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Lewiston Choraleers present Easter Cantata
Fri, Mar 28th 2014 06:10 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter cantata, "Once Upon A Tree" by Pepper Choplin, at five area churches in April.
Wild Kritters hosts 8th annual basket raffle
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 02:20 pm
It's a fundraiser unlike any other - and proceeds benefit injured and orphaned wildlife.

Join Wild Kritters of Niagara County Inc. Sunday, April 13, for its eighth annual basket raffle.

Welcome to Lewiston Dr. Graci Marra Bax
Thu, Mar 27th 2014 12:05 pm
Dr. Graci Marra Bax, D.D.S. celebrated a ribbon-cutting and open house with family, friends and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce at her new practice.
Lewiston Music hosts Sunday showcase at Tin Pan Alley
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 08:55 pm
Students and instructors from Lewiston Music will perform a Sunday showcase at Tin Pan Alley on April 6 and May 18. Musicians will perform from 2 until 5 p.m., demonstrating their skills and what they've learned in class.
Artpark confirms Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band as part of 'Tuesday in the Park' lineup
Wed, Mar 26th 2014 04:05 pm
Artpark & Company is set to welcome Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band to the "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" concert series June 24 in the Outdoor Amphitheater. The All Starr Band will feature Toto's Steve Lukather, Mr. Mister's Richard Page, original Santana singer Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and drummer Gregg Bissonette. Tickets go on sale Friday.
'Toast & Jam' guitar raffle winner announced
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 04:15 pm
Ethan Fideli was the lucky winner of an acoustic guitar donated by Tony Petrocelli of Lewiston Music and Victor Garcia of Vic's Woodshed Music. Tickets were sold during the six-week "Toast and Jam" series, which is sponsored by the Lewiston Council on the Arts and The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
'Jazz and Pasta' fundraiser for Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival set for May 4
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:35 pm
Carol Calato, board chairwoman of the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, has announced the organization will host its annual fundraiser Sunday, May 4, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. The "Jazz and Pasta" event will begin at 1 p.m. and continues through 7 p.m. All proceeds support the Jazz Festival.
Conrad takes oath in Town of Lewiston
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 01:50 pm
William Conrad of Sanborn took his oath Monday as the newest member of the Lewiston Town Board. Conrad, the former chairman of the Town of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals, was the top choice of Supervisor Dennis Brochey. He won unanimous approval from Town Board members to fill the seat vacated by Ernie Palmer.
Volunteer registration now open for 'I Love My Park Day' at Artpark
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 01:40 pm
With spring just around the corner, Artpark and Parks and Trails New York are seeking community volunteers to lend a hand tidying up the Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park for the upcoming summer season of events and family fun.
NYPA 'Eggstravaganza' returns to Power Vista April 5
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual "Eggstravaganza" - featuring free photos with the Easter Bunny - on April 5 at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitors center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, located at 5777 Lewiston Road.
Barbara Malinowski of Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives Community Leadership Award
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 10:00 am
Barbara Malinowski, coordinator of the parish nurse program at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, was recently recognized by the National Federation for Just Communities with a Community Leadership Award for Healthcare.
Lewiston: Niagara Marketplace & Bistro receives public support
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 12:15 pm
Lewiston residents spoke in favor of the proposed Niagara Marketplace & Bistro at a public hearing Monday. The business would operate at 400 Plain St., at the corner of South Fourth Street, and serve vegan and vegetarian dishes.
Ransomville 'Night on the Town'
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 09:00 am
The Ransomville Free Methodist Church will host a "Night On The Town" community event Saturday, April 5, at the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 2521 Youngstown-Lockport Road.
Lew-Port working on 2014-15 budget
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 09:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education urges residents of the district to attend its weekly budget workshops on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. in the Community Resource Center (times could vary, visit www.lew-port.com for more information).
Lewiston finalizes attorney-funding agreement with county
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 09:00 am
The Town of Lewiston moved Tuesday on finalizing its agreement with Niagara County to fund the legal services of environmental attorney Gary Abraham.
Elected leaders congratulate Tops on 50th anniversary
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 07:00 am
Local and regional leaders presented citations to Anthony DiMino, owner of the Lewiston Tops supermarket, as part of Monday's Village Board meeting. The business is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.
Casa Antica hosts annual St. Joseph's Day table
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 07:00 am
It was a feast fit for a king at Casa Antica, as the Village of Lewiston restaurant presented its annual St. Joseph's Day table. As shown, a large assortment of Italian dishes and desserts greeted patrons, who filled each table in the Center Street eatery.
Chamber Awards Gala 2014: NRR Chamber honors Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 07:00 am
The Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co. has been chosen by Town of Porter Supervisor Merton Wiepert as recipients of the 2014 Town of Porter Citizens of the Year award. The fire company, all volunteers, leads an active schedule of community service, responding to emergencies, and is dedicated to making this area of Niagara County a great place to live.
Boy Scout Troop 855 Chiavetta's BBQ
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 07:00 am
Boy Scout Troop 855 in Lewiston will hold a Chiavetta's chicken barbecue and Chinese auction Sunday, March 30, from noon to 5 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St.
State Parks still seek partners
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has extended the deadline to April 4 for those interested in responding to a request for proposals for a camp store operator at Four Mile Creek State Park in Youngstown, and for a food and beverage concession at Wilson-Tuscarora in Wilson.
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 06:00 am
St. Patrick's Day was observed with a series of festive events in Youngstown, Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
Lewiston community assists St. Peter's gala
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 04:30 pm
The Lewiston community is fortunate to have escaped the latest round of diocesan cuts to Catholic schools throughout Western New York. Now, it is rallying around St. Peter R.C. School on Center Street.
Edward Town students 'all ears' for art contest
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 03:50 pm
Sixth-graders at Niagara-Wheatfield's Edward Town Middle School are tapping into their creativity to show they are "all ears" when it comes to art education. The students under the tutelage of art teachers Jill Hessinger and Karen Culligan participated in the Triarco Art Supply competition "Are You HEARING About the Importance of Arts in Education?"
National Association of Distinguished Professionals selects Dave Reed as Honored Member
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 12:50 pm
Dave Reed, vice president of operations at Trans American Customs and Logistics, has been selected as an Honored Member of the National Association of Distinguished Professionals. The selection recognizes his commitment to excellence in customs, logistics and consulting.
'On the Trail of Betsy Doyle, War of 1812 heroine'
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 12:50 pm
On Nov. 21, 1812, the guns of Fort Niagara and Fort George opened fire across the Niagara River. Perhaps the most remarkable feature of the cross-border bombardment was a reference by Fort Niagara's commandant, Col. George McFeely, regarding a woman of the garrison.
NYPA transformer fire: No injuries or power service disruptions
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:35 pm
Harry Francois, Western New York regional manager of the Niagara Power Project, released this statement Wednesday night on the extinguished transformer fire:
Artpark reveals first 'Tuesday in the Park' and 'Wednesday' headliners, debuts new logo
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 10:05 am
Artpark rings in spring a day early, giving a sneak peek at who is coming to the popular "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" (Daryl Hall & John Oates, Widespread Panic, Boston), and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series (Sublime with Rome).
Earth Day sculptures sought for exhibit at NYPA's Power Vista
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 07:00 am
The Power Vista, the visitors center for the New York Power Authority's Niagara Power Project, is seeking submissions for its "Every Day is Earth Day" sculpture contest.
Village of Lewiston: 19th annual Spring Fling is April 27
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring its 19th annual Spring Fling on Sunday, April 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Marilyn Toohey Park (next to the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.).
Gary Tucker named Fellow in American College of Healthcare Executives
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
Gary C. Tucker, senior vice president - operations/chief operations officer at Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center, has been named a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. The FACHE designation is the highest status in the professional society and recognizes excellence in health care management.
Artpark & Company to participate in 'Spring It On' to support children's art programming
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
Artpark & Company Inc. has announced plans to participate in "Spring It On," a 24-hour online fundraising event designed to raise awareness and funds for not-for profit organizations throughout Western New York with a unique one-day focus. Artpark & Company will focus efforts on raising funds to support children's art programming.
Harmonia hosts workshop
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 11:45 pm
The Harmonia Chamber Singers, under the direction of Robert Pacillo, will lead an interactive workshop with Wilson High School singers (Claudia Andres, director) on Saturday, March 29, at Youngstown First Presbyterian Church.
Village of Lewiston: Healthy food café, market proposed
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 10:05 am
Lewiston residents can weigh in Monday on plans to convert the historic Kelly House into a café and specialty market. A public hearing is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
Chamber Awards Gala 2014: Niagara River Region Chamber to honor Lee Simonson
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 09:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 16, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Lewiston Police to hold bicycle, car seat events
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 08:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department has an abundance of bicycles accumulated that were found in the town over the past three years. Those who believe LPD may have their bicycle are invited to visit the Lewiston Police Department office at 4059 Creek Road prior to March 21.
Review: 'Hauntingly good time' at Marjim Manor
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 08:00 am
Just outside the speakeasy "Under the Falls," a gruesome murder has taken place while inside, the mystery of "Who Bounced the Bouncer" begins to unfold among a cast of colorful characters.
Updated: Town of Lewiston learns of approved DEC Quasar permits
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 07:00 am
Among the many news items covered at Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session came a bombshell: Town Supervisor Dennis Brochey revealed the state Department of Environmental Conservation has moved on approving four permits with Quasar Energy of Ohio, allowing for use of upward of 2,500 acres of lands in the Town of Lewiston for the injection of processed equate from a Quasar facility in Wheatfield.
Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendor and open garden participants
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:10 pm
While the weather outside might still be frightful, the Lewiston Garden Club is already thinking spring. Plans are underway for the ninth annual Lewiston GardenFest, slated for Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, along Center Street in Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's recognizes first 2014 baby
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:10 pm
Charles James Arthur Farrell visited Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently as part of his and his mom's check-up visit after being the first baby born at Mount St. Mary's in 2014. The staff presented the family with a gift basket in recognition of Charles being the first baby in 2014.
Lewiston learns of approved DEC Quasar permits
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 05:20 pm
Among the many news items covered at Monday's Lewiston Town Board work session came a bombshell: Town Supervisor Dennis Brochey revealed the state Department of Environmental Conservation has moved on approving four permits with Quasar Energy of Ohio, allowing for use of upward of 2,500 acres of lands in the Town of Lewiston for the injection of processed equate from a Quasar facility in Wheatfield. State DEC approved the permits last summer; they allow for the injection/spreading of equate on lands in the town to begin almost as soon as the ground thaws.

It was learned Monday the permits were approved by DEC last August. That information was conveyed via correspondence from DEC to then Lewiston Supervisor Steve Reiter where it sat with no response.