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Child Care Center, Village Bake Shoppe team to provide Valentine's Day love
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
On Friday, the occupants of Our Lady of Peace Nursing Residence received special Valentine's Day treats courtesy of the children at Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center, and Village Bake Shoppe owners Mike and Lindsay Fiore.
LPD Coat of Arms supports WNY Military
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Officer Vanik Aloian of the Lewiston Police Coat of Arms Benevolent Association recently visited with Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey.
Tickets available for Niagara County Farm Bureau's 'Taste Niagara 2014' event
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
"Taste Niagara 2014," a celebration of local foods and beverages, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the state-of-the-art Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. The culinary institute is home to Niagara County Community College's culinary arts, baking and pastry arts program.

Hosted by the Niagara County Farm Bureau, in association with the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, the event is open to the public. It will feature multiple food stations.

Mark Daul: Whatever became of 'Lewiston Louie?'
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 06:55 am
He has a round, heavy looking body, a thick and long neck, and a large head. He also has pink legs and feet, and an orange bill. It is believed he had dual citizenship, U.S. and Canada. He hangs out with a floozy named "Lady Louise," believed to be a Canadian beauty.
New Porter law targets equate
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:05 pm
On a night dominated by bitter cold and snow on the outside, there wasn't all that much going-on "on the inside" at Monday's Porter Town Board session.
'Spring Fling & Sale'
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:00 pm
On Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Longaberger Apple Tree Branch will be hosting its annual "Spring Fling & Sale" to benefit Niagara Hospice and the American Cancer Society at the Pekin Fire Hall, 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn.
Ernie Palmer stepping down in Lewiston
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 02:50 pm
Town of Lewiston Councilman Ernest C. Palmer announced Friday he will give up his seat on the Town Board effective next Friday, Feb. 21.

Palmer, a Republican councilman since 2007, said he has new projects he would like to pursue, and looks forward to traveling and spending time with his family. A tax accountant, Palmer said he wishes to spend more time growing his business.

"It is time to give someone else an opportunity to bring fresh ideas and energy to the board," he said.

McGuire takes command of 107th Mission Support Group
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Col. Donald V. McGuire, a Lewiston resident, assumed command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Mission Support Group during an assumption of command ceremony held at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Feb. 8.
Heart of Niagara fundraiser draws a crowd
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue held its second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," Feb. 8, at the Lewiston First Presbyterian Church Social Hall. The event featured sample tastes from more than 20 area restaurants, plus a basket auction with row upon row of donated baskets.
Learn about 'Pontiac's War on the Niagara Frontier'
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:35 pm
"Pontiac's War on the Niagara Frontier" is an illustrated presentation that explores the little-known conflict of 1763-64, when Native American nations rose up against English forts and settlements throughout the Great Lakes.
Chamber to host 'Business Blender' networking event Feb. 20
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 12:40 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host a "Business Blender" Thursday, Feb. 20, at Bistro at the Old Fort Inn - also known as Jaguar at the Bistro - located at 110 Main St., Youngstown.
Fishing a Finger Lake; there are six Great Lakes?
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:35 pm
Can you name the 11 Finger Lakes? How about the six Great Lakes?
Niagara County Department of Health: free breast and cervical cancer screening, colon cancer risk assessments, in-home screening kits
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Throughout the month of March, free colon cancer risk assessments and in-home screening kits will be available for qualified men and women ages 50 through 64, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at area locations.
Mount St. Mary's to host open house 'Safari' Feb. 19
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host an open house "Safari" Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3-7 p.m. The event will feature tours of facilities and departments, displays, health information, raffle prizes and free food and refreshments. The entire event is free.
Ceretto meets with Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, met Monday with Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano in his Albany office. Collesano was in Albany for the New York Conference of Mayor's annual Winter Legislative Meeting.
Chili cook-off for Youngstown Library
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
A chili cook-off to benefit The Friends of Youngstown Free Library was held at Bandana's Bar and Grill on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 2. Ten people made chili and brought it in to be tasted and voted on by a large and hungry crowd.
State Board of Regents candidate Polka has main focus on students
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, Feb. 13, Niagara Falls High School will host a rescheduling of an education summit to discuss the impact of the Common Core Standards on New York state schools. One of the summit's key speakers will be Dr. Walter Polka, a Niagara University professor and former superintendent of the Lewiston-Porter Central School District.
Town of Porter to fill positions
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Porter is currently looking for volunteers to fill available positions on the town's Recreation Commission and the Zoning/Planning boards.
NCCC scholarships available for fall semester
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:20 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall 2014 semester.
Yes, it has been that cold
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:00 am
Though temperatures in the area warmed up a bit at the start of the month, ice fishing continued at Wilson Harbor.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital staffers 'Go Red for Women'
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:30 pm
Several members of the cardiology staff of Mount St. Mary's took time out on Friday to show their spirit as part of "Go Red for Women" day at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes Black History Month
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
Kimberli Hicks, Mount St. Mary's Hospital environmental services operations manager, received the Black History Month Employee Recognition Award at a ceremony Thursday morning.
Lewiston Lions donate, install, award
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 05:05 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently entertained and donated to Wings Flights of Hope, a not-for-profit organization with more than 300 pilots donating free flights for medical patients, their families and U.S. troops.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce names gala honorees
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 12:50 pm
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.
UPDATED: Lewiston Village Pub changing hands
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 01:35 pm
The popular Lewiston Village Pub and Restaurant will soon have a new owner or owners.

Ken Scibetta and Ed Webster, owners of the restaurant/bar, released this statement on Facebook:

Niagara County issues driving advisory motorists urged to avoid unnecessary travel
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 01:20 pm
Niagara County has issued a driving advisory resulting from extreme winter weather and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's declaration of a state of emergency, Legislature Vice Chairman Clyde L. Burmaster announced.
Niagara County government suspends operations
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 12:45 pm
Niagara County has suspended non-emergency-related operations during the course of New York's declared state of emergency, Legislature Vice Chairman Clyde L. Burmaster and County Manager Jeffrey M. Glatz announced in a conference call with agency directors.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes employee of the quarter
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
Virginia Wolbert, director of the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center since it opened in 1987, was recently named the employee of the quarter.
Theater in the Mist presents 'Driving Miss Daisy'
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Pictured is a rehearsal scene for Theater in the Mist's production of "Driving Miss Daisy," which opens this Friday at 7:30 p.m. on the Stella Niagara stage.
Village of Lewiston puts kibosh on food trucks
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 07:00 am
Food truck owners will have to park their mobile eateries someplace else.

After receiving feedback from local business owners opposed to food trucks, trustees let it be known they will not allow such an operation in the village.

"I think our minds are pretty much made up," Mayor Terry Collesano told members of the River Region Chamber of Commerce prior to the trustees' monthly work session Monday.

Lewiston No. 2 honors service of late Joseph Passanese Sr.
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:15 pm
Jan. 25 marked a special evening for Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. at its 72nd installation of officers' dinner at the firehall on Saunders Settlement Road. It was a time for the fire company family to remember and honor one of its own.
Charlie lived a good life
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:05 pm
Charlie comes from a large family of black bass and is the closest cousin to the largemouth bass, both abundant in our local fishery. The guy you see in the picture has been with me for about 28 years, and has a cool history.
Lewiston Town Board again hears it on lagoons
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:00 pm
Lewiston Town Board members opened 2014 amidst a host of familiar issues and questions, from drainage to lagoons, CWM to finance. Among the newsmakers:
William Paladino talks Lewiston plaza proposal
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 04:45 pm
Following William Paladino's meeting with the Village of Lewiston Planning Board Wednesday, the Sentinel asked the Ellicott Development CEO how he intends to convince residents his plaza idea is worthwhile.
Niagara County Republicans endorse slate for 2014
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 11:50 am
Niagara County Republicans backed a slate of candidates for state, federal and local offices Thursday night at the Wheatfield Community Center, lining up behind experienced incumbents seeking re-election to a host of offices.
Village of Lewiston: Paladino lays out plaza plan
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 09:00 am
William Paladino met with the Village of Lewiston Planning Board Wednesday to update members on the status of his development plan. The Ellicott Development CEO intends to create a U-shaped plaza with three main units: 1) two restaurants (one fast food) and a retail store; 2) a two-story retail/bank/commercial building; and 3) a drug store. He may build condos on the lot's west end, too.

"It's taken us long to get to this point, because every time we move or tweak anything, it has to go back to the engineers and they've got to redo everything because of the site grades and slopes and things of that nature," Paladino said.

Ransomville country breakfast
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Ransomville United Methodist Church, 2573 Youngstown Lockport Road, is hosting a country breakfast Saturday, Feb. 22. The breakfast includes scrambled eggs, hash browns, sausage, fruit, pancakes, homemade baked goods, juice and coffee.
Ransomville country breakfast
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
Ransomville United Methodist Church, 2573 Youngstown Lockport Road will host a country breakfast Saturday, Feb. 22, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
Lewiston retailers not in favor of food trucks
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
Members of the Village of Lewiston's retail district met with Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce leaders Wednesday. They spoke out against the idea of permitting food trucks to operate on Center Street.

"One of my problems that I have is that, when you cultivate something and you build this great harvest, and somebody just wants to come in and pick the fruit and leave," Water Street Landing proprietor Jon DiBernardo said. "It's kind of a dangerous precedent."

He suggested food trucks have an unfair advantage over brick-and-mortar eateries.

'Doctors with a Heart Day' returns
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 06:55 am
On Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dr. Glenda R. Rose and Dr. Thomas G. Barba of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston will sponsor the 24th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" for their patients.