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Civil War field music comes to Lewiston
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:40 pm
The Union Volunteers Fife and Drum Corps will perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at the First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, corner of South Fifth and Cayuga streets. The event is free and open to the public.
Calling all Lewiston 'Knit-Wits'
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:40 pm
The Lewiston "Knit-Wits" group will meet once a month at the historic Lewiston Opera Hall, 732 Center St., beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m.
'A Taste of the Niagara Region' at Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's annual 'Heart To Heart' fundraiser
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:30 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," will take place Saturday, Feb. 8, from noon to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church social hall, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Sweethearts celebrate along Niagara Wine Trail
Tue, Jan 14th 2014 08:00 pm
Treat your sweetheart to local wines and chocolate during the Niagara Wine Trail's "Be Mine with Wine" event Feb. 14-16.
Plenty of cold, ice in region
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
The first full week of January 2014 was a wild one as the much-anticipated polar vortex descended into Western New York. Weather conditions ranged from very heavy lake effect snows and blizzards in the Buffalo area to extreme cold, winds, ice and river shore flooding in Niagara County.
Big R announces return of sponsors for 2014
Sat, Jan 11th 2014 07:00 am
Ransomville Speedway has announced the return of several sponsors for the 2014 season. With the 14th annual Hangover 150 in the books, Big R has set its sights on preparing for Friday, April 25, and the annual test, tune and time night. The 57th season opener is slated for Friday, May 2.

Mike Greenawalt and Investors Service Company will return for the upcoming season in several capacities.

Children's book explores Lewiston's Underground Railroad
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
"Johnnie's Adventures: Lewiston's Underground Railroad," a new book, is aimed at teaching children and adults the story of slavery and its connections to Lewiston. Each page of text includes historical annotations. Children can follow the adventure on the map on the back cover designed by BeauDesigns.
Demus, former Lewiston supervisor, dies
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 05:30 pm
Richard F. Demus of Lewiston, a former town supervisor, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Artpark to hold local auditions for 'Mary Poppins'
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:10 pm
Artpark & Company is holding local auditions Saturday, Jan. 25, for its upcoming summer production of Disney's and Cameron MacKintosh's "Mary Poppins."
Higgins calls for investigation into Niagara River ice jam
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is writing to the U.S. chair of the International Joint Commission calling for an investigation into what led to an ice jam buildup and flooding along the Niagara River during the blizzard that hit the Western New York area. Higgins' request is aimed at preventing potential tragedies in the future.
Music and poetry abound at 'Lewiston Arts Cafe''
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 07:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will partner to launch a new regional poetry and music event in Niagara County. The "Lewiston Arts Café" will feature some of the finest poets and musicians in Western New York performing in a 1960s coffee house style setting.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce fills board positions, hires administrative assistant
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 01:15 pm
At the recent board meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elections were held to fill open positions. Also, the Chamber of Commerce has hired Marlo Briglio of Lewiston to fulfill the part-time administrative assistant position.
Maziarz urges governor to direct infrastructure aid to Niagara County wastewater treatment plants
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 04:35 pm
On the heels of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement of a multibillion-dollar infrastructure improvement plan for the new York, State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, is strongly urging monies from this initiative be directed to Niagara County to help repair and upgrade the Niagara Falls and Lockport wastewater treatment plants.
Power Authority responding to ice conditions along upper Niagara River; works to reduce ice jams near Niagara hydroelectric plant intakes
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 04:30 pm
The New York Power Authority and Ontario Power Generation ice breakers have been working since midnight this morning to break ice jams along the upper Niagara River. The Niagara River Control Center - part of OPG - issued a flood warning at 9:20 a.m. Ice conditions and water levels are being closely monitored.
Village of Lewiston: Gibson wants to be a 'difference maker'
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 03:55 pm
Monday night, before family and friends, Daniel R. Gibson was sworn into office in the Village of Lewiston. Mayor Terry Collesano appointed Gibson, a Republican, to assume a portion of Democrat and former Trustee Dennis Brochey's term.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital earns re-accreditation for echocardiography
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, has earned a re-accreditation in the area of echocardiography by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
LCTV orientation
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 11:00 am
Lockport Community Television will hold its first orientation session of the new year at 7 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 14, at 293 Niagara St., Lockport. At this session, participants will learn how to become a community producer at LCTV, and be given the opportunity to sign up for television production workshops.
2013: An eventful year in the River Region
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 10:40 am
You can say one thing: The year 2013 certainly wasn't a dull, uneventful one for northern Niagara.
Village of Lewiston: Collesano to appoint new trustee; talks Frontier House, Paladino plaza
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 04:00 pm
In 2014, the Village of Lewiston mayor intends to partner with Alan Hastings to rebuild the Frontier House, work with Bill Paladino on a new retail plaza, come up with a master plan for Academy Park, enliven the upper plateau, fix the drainage problems on Fourth Street, find new grants and keep the tax rate flat.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue to hold January volunteer meeting
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold its monthly volunteer meeting this Wednesday, Jan. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston. The meeting is a gathering and the main discussion topic will be the upcoming second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, to be held Feb. 8.
Cecconi tallies first USHL goal
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 07:00 am
Last month marked a first for Lewiston's own Joseph Cecconi, pictured, as he tallied his first USHL goal.
Big R kicks off racing with 14th annual Hangover 150
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 07:00 am
A total of 91 entries were recorded for the 14th annual Hangover 150. The yearly event at the half-mile Western New York oval officially kicks off the racing season at the Big R.
Jetboat ride kicks off new year
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 07:00 am
Local residents had a brief, but enjoyable ride in the lower Niagara gorge on New Year's Day as Niagara Jet Adventures held another of its test runs for its new jetboat "Gonago:go:h."
Youngstown Lions holiday winners
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 07:00 am
Youngstown Lions Cub President Stu Comerford has announced the winners of the Youngstown Lions Club annual Outdoor Lighting Contest, held last month.
Starpoint meeting
Fri, Jan 3rd 2014 06:25 pm
The Starpoint Central School District Board of Education Strategic Improvement Facilities Sub-Committee will meet Monday at 6 p.m.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes first baby of 2014
Fri, Jan 3rd 2014 06:05 pm
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2014 at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, with the arrival of Charles James Arthur Farrell. Charles is the son of Ellen Gromoll and Kevin Farrell of Niagara Falls.
Saturday worship at St. Peter's Lutheran
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 03:55 pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church will host its monthly contemporary worship gathering, "Saturday Night Alive," on Saturday, Jan. 11, starting at 5:30 p.m. The gathering will include worship, Bible study, prayer, and Holy Communion.
Lawmakers inaugurated around Niagara County
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:15 am
Several Niagara County lawmakers took their oaths of office Wednesday as a new Legislature with three new faces began to take place around a core of veterans, including an 11-member supermajority that will continue to lead the deliberative body after 10 years in charge.
Brochey takes over in Town of Lewiston
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:10 am
Town of Lewiston Justice Hugh Gee administers the oath to Dennis Brochey as the new supervisor's wife, Cathy, holds the Bible. The ceremony was held New Year's Day at the Lewiston Senior Center.
St. Peter R.C. School gives back
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:05 am
St. Peter R.C. School students in Lewiston decided to give back to families in need during the holiday season. Instead of exchanging gifts among themselves, the students decided to purchase new clothing and toys and household items for families in the area.
Red Cross blood drives for January
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 10:40 pm
The Red Cross has announced the first blood drives of 2014. Every donor who comes in to donate will receive a coupon for a free pound of Dunkin Donuts coffee.
Kyle Eydt to deploy
Tue, Dec 31st 2013 07:00 am
U.S. Navy Reserve Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle Eydt of Lewiston will deploy this weekend from the Buffalo Naval Reserve Station for a 12-month tour to Afghanistan.
Mount St. Mary's board of associates names 2014 officers
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:20 pm
Pictured are the Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center board of associates officers for 2014. Shown from left: President Steve Broderick, Secretary Alfred Frosolone, Past President Ron Villani, Treasurer Don Thurman and Vice President Robert Fagiani.
New Year's Eve party at Lewiston Event Center
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:20 pm
Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. "Family Fun Fest" runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes unlimited bowling, shoes, one pizza, one pitcher of pop and party favors. The cost is $60 per lane (up to five people).
Two die in Walmore Road accident
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:15 pm
Two residents of the Tuscarora Nation died early Monday after a one-car accident in the 5500 block of Walmore Road.
Riverview Fitness hosts open house
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:15 pm
Youngstown's Riverview Fitness hosts an open house this Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., and again Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., at 445 Main St. (lower level). Prize drawings will take place each half-hour, and healthy snacks will be provided. Attendees can meet the center's staff.
Ball drop in Village of Lewiston
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:15 pm
The Village of Lewiston will usher in 2014 with its third annual New Year's Eve ball drop.
3 generations partake in Christmas party at 3F
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 11:00 am
The 3F Conservation Society recently held its annual Christmas party at the Swann Road clubhouse. A very popular event, each year the 3F party sees Santa Claus visiting with gifts for every boy and girl who attends.
Lew-Port students participate in Alexa Foundation program
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 11:00 am
The It Happened to Alexa Foundation recently held a poster contest for students of Mr. Antonelli's eighth-grade class at Lewiston-Porter Middle School.
IJC board announces Lake Ontario water level adjustments for winter
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 07:00 am
The International Joint Commission, which regulates levels in the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River system has announced water level adjustments for the winter season.