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Sandy Hays Mies steps down from Jazz Festival leadership
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:50 am
Carol Calato, board chairwoman of the Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc., has reported Sandy Hays Mies stepped down as executive director of the organization.
Stella Niagara students take science projects to New York State Fair
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:15 am
Stella Niagara Education Park sixth grade students Lucy Ebbole and Ella Colbus entered their science fair projects in the Niagara County Fair held July 30 through Aug. 3. They both received blue ribbons for their projects and were recommended for the New York State Fair, which was held in Syracuse in early September.
Gypsies haunt Lewiston's Marble Orchard again
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:00 am
Macy Boswell, Lewiston's gypsy queen of long ago, didn't join the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks last year.

Last Saturday, she was back in a special appearance to reintroduce the gypsy spirit at the Lewiston Cemetery next to First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston in the person of her grandson, Maxime Alexandrovich Belov.

First year of empty returns yields a boom in Ransomville
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:55 am
Ransomville's Porter Empty Return Center recently marked its one-year anniversary. Owner Doug Adamson has grown his business by giving back.
YBPA meeting informative, predominantly positive
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:55 am
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.
HAL presents 'De-Mystifying The Upper Landing'
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:55 am
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.
Mark Daul: Sounds of the house cricket
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:55 am
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.

Rosary Crusade at shrine Sept. 21
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:55 am
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.
Modern Disposal celebrates 50th
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:50 am
On Saturday, Sept. 20, Modern Disposal Services will hold an open house, welcoming the community to learn more about its landfill, disposal and recycling operations.
Ahlas running for spot on Lewiston Town Board
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:50 am
Keith "Casey" Ahlas, an analyst at a customs brokerage, is seeking a seat on the Lewiston Town Board. He has the endorsement of the Town of Lewiston Democratic Committee.
Become famous at Starpoint
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:45 am
The Starpoint Central School District is accepting nominations for both the Academic Wall of Fame and Sports Wall of Fame for the 2014-15 school year.
Welcome to Lewiston, Ever After
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 04:30 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique owner Jamie Symmonds, who recently opened Ever After Consignment Boutique at 402 Center St. (Grandpaws Pet Emporium Plaza).
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara's 'Glean Team' strikes again
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:05 pm
Conditions were ideal for Plentiful Partnership of Niagara, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, to field glean at Tom Tower's Farm. Fifty-five bushels of tomatoes (2,750 pounds) were gleaned (picked) by 21 "Glean Team" volunteers and distributed by Plentiful Partnership of Niagara to area food pantries and soup kitchens.
Shop MA-MA Sales
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 12:55 pm
MA-MA Sales is hosting its seasonal consignment event next weekend at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. The sale will run from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday, and from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Sunday at 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.
Town of Lewiston: Garfinkel tops Cecconi in clerk's race
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 10:25 pm
Acting Town of Lewiston Clerk Donna Garfinkel defeated challenger Regina Cecconi in Tuesday's Republican Party primary election. Garfinkel was the top vote-getter at all five polling places en route to a 435-275 victory.
Ransomville Manor hosts unique ice bucket challenge
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
Members of Ransomville Manor recently took part in a different form of ice bucket challenge. The adult home facility primarily has a mental health population and, as such, volunteers took the plunge to raise awareness for mental illness.
Artist studio tour comes to Lewiston
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
A new resident is organizing an artist studio tour in Lewiston during the second weekend of September. During the tour, various artists in the community will open their workspaces to the public.
Annual Lewiston Country Fair returns next Saturday
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department together with the Lewiston Garden Club is sponsoring the 18th annual Lewiston Country Fair on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St., during the Community Yard Sale.
Geissler to speak at Arts Guild
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Susan Geissler, a nationally known sculptor of historic monuments, will speak at the Niagara Arts Guild meeting Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dale Association, Room 127, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Town of Lewiston: Sanchez seeks Town Board seat
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
David Sanchez has announced his candidacy for the Lewiston Town Board. Sanchez has received the support of the Town of Lewiston Democratic Committee and is seeking the endorsement of the Niagara County Democratic Committee.
Lewiston-Porter students begin school year
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
On a sunny, warm Wednesday morning, students from Lewiston-Porter joined thousands of others from public and parochial schools across Niagara County to mark the start of the 2014-15 school year.
Faith Community Church picnic
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Faith Community Church is hosting its annual picnic from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be a giant blow-up slide for children, games for all ages, music and food (hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages).
Lewiston Police Department: You have questions. We have answers.
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 12:35 am
Though the Town of Lewiston Council rejected his request for a permissive referendum on the future of the Lewiston Police Department, village resident Ron Craft is intent on bringing the issue to the masses for a vote.
Dancers invited to audition for 'The Nutcracker' Sept. 13 at NACC
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 12:15 am
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s annual family-friendly holiday show, returns to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center Dec. 12 and 13. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
Niagara Wine Trail USA salutes harvest season
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:55 pm
From Sept. 19-21, the wineries of the Niagara Wine Trail will celebrate the 2014 harvest with their annual Harvest Festival weekend.
Lewiston Kiwanis active in community programs
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:35 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival is now underway at Academy Park.

Festival organizers from the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston are once again hard at work to raise money to benefit numerous Kiwanis programs for the Niagara and Western New York community. While this festival is its biggest event, it is by no means the only activity Kiwanis is involved in.

At St. Jude Shrine ...
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
The St. Jude Shrine in Lewiston will hold a yard sale and basket auction on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shrine, 975 Ridge Road.
'Fall Bird Walk' at Bond Lake Park
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:55 pm
Join a free "Fall Bird Walk" on Sunday, Sept. 7, at Bond Lake Park, 2353 Lower Mountain Road, Lewiston.
On display in Youngstown
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce donated a brochure rack to the Youngstown Business & Professional Association to display community information and membership packets in the community. The brochure rack is mounted to wall of the entranceway at Anchor Spirits.
Peach Festival will be better and bigger than ever before
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Peach Festival, the largest midway in Niagara County, combines delicious local food and fair treats, more than 40 classic carnival rides and games, as well as musical entertainment and competitions.
Peach Queen contestants visit Favorite's Pizza
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
After their interviews with judges on Wednesday night at The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q., the Peach Queen contestants ventured over to Favorite's Pizza, which donated a tray of pizza to each of them, as well as these awesome "I Love Pizza" shirts, and a slice.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital cited by Healthcare Association for efforts in reducing patient falls
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
The Healthcare Association of New York State has cited Mount St. Mary's Hospital for its efforts in reducing falls of patients. The hospital earned nomination for a Pinnacle Award for Quality and Safety specifically for its initiative "Reducing Patient Falls - Purposeful Rounding."
Sadie and Sally, Heart of Niagara's beagle sisters, 'pay it forward'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
Heart of Niagara rescues Sadie and Sally, beagle sisters, have brought a whole new meaning to the phrase "pay it forward." They recently returned home to Western New York from a 2,400-mile four-day journey, where they visited the very place from where they were rescued last year, to help bring more of their furry friends home to the safety of this area.
Niagara University president completes 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge," along with a couple hundred NU students, at Niagara Field.
Free diabetes workshops
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Department for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops.
Mount St. Mary's to host community health needs forum
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center at 3101 Ninth St., Niagara Falls, will be the location for a forum on identifying community health needs.
Grandpaws Café for Good opens in Village of Lewiston
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 06:50 pm
Grandpaws Pet Emporium has opened a Village of Lewiston café that benefits your sweet tooth and someone's future furry best friend.
Village of Lewiston reconsidering acquisition of Frontier House
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 11:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano's Frontier House citizens committee met this week and is working on a plan to save the historic Center Street building.

He called the private meeting "informative," and said, "I think we're making some progress."

Residents question Upper Mountain tower
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 10:00 am
According an earlier announcement by Bill Ross, chairman of the Niagara County Legislature who serves as 2nd District legislator for Lewiston and Wheatfield, construction of the tower was done as a result of a federal radio narrow banding mandate.
Traditional wooden dugout canoe launched at Fort Niagara State Park
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 10:00 am
During this past summer, visitors to Old Fort Niagara were able to see firsthand how the Native people of this region created wooden dugout canoes in the late 1700s.
 


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