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Mark Daul: A North American river otter or something else?
Mon, May 26th 2014 07:00 am
On about May 6, I received an email from Scott Clark telling me his co-worker's son, Bryan Frey, saw what looked much like an otter on the bank of a creek near his house.
Youngstown teen provides dance lessons for children at Heart & Soul
Sat, May 24th 2014 03:00 pm
Hannah Mergi is giving love and care to Heart & Soul.

The 13-year-old Youngstown dancer has started a program to provide students attending Niagara Falls' Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry with a fun, stress-reducing activity through her Turning Pointe Foundation.

Lew-Port Lancers win league title with victory
Sat, May 24th 2014 09:00 am
On Wednesday, May 13, the Lewiston-Porter boys tennis team defeated Kenmore East by a score of 5-0. With the win, the Lancers completed a near perfect season with a 13-1 record, and officially earned the Niagara Frontier League championship.
Niagara Hospice's Camp Hope helps grieving children cope with loss
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Samantha Tremko lost her mom suddenly when she was just 7 years old.

Her family was just settling down from a family vacation in Florida, making the long drive home to North Tonawanda. After dropping grandparents off at their home, Samantha's mom, Robin, suffered a blood clot to the heart.

Samantha's whole world suddenly changed.

Boating excitement with Niagara Jet Adventures of Youngstown, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Water temperatures in the lower Niagara River remain in the low 40s. Despite that, look for a return of boating excitement on the lower river - this year with two separate jet boat operators - starting this weekend.
Village Bake Shoppe supports 'Blue4Ben'
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston's Village Bake Shoppe is selling special blue cookies to raise funds for "Blue4Ben." A portion of the cookie sale proceeds will go to the Sauer family.
Lewiston Library Friends raffle
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
The Friends of the Lewiston Public Library is holding its third annual "Passport to Lewiston" raffle. Featured are three prizes consisting of gifts and certificates to Lewiston attractions, restaurants and entertainment (with many items donated by Lewiston businesses) for a total value of more than $1,600.
Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens tickets now on sale
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Mark your calendars for the sixth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, taking place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 and 8 at select addresses in Lewiston and Youngstown. Organizers report six entertaining and cooking spaces will be featured as well as culinary samples created by chefs from area restaurants.
YBPA awarded grant
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
On May 6, at a meeting of the Niagara County Legislature in Lockport, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association was awarded a grant of $2,225 from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program.
Youngstown Garden Club plant sale, market
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
The Youngstown Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale and garden market Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the sixth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens. The sale will be held at the Jaguar at the Fort, 110 Main St.
New Kiwanis Club officers named
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
At its May 14 meeting, members of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held their annual election of board officers and directors.
Budweiser Clydesdale visits Tops
Fri, May 23rd 2014 09:50 pm
The line in the DiMino Tops Lewiston parking lot was so long Friday night, shoppers might've thought Justin Bieber was performing in concert. In fact, children and families lined up to take pictures with one of the iconic Budweiser Clydesdale horses.
Local Memorial Day observances in Western New York
Fri, May 23rd 2014 09:00 pm
Memorial Day weekend isn't just for things like dragging out the grill or spring planting. It's time to remember those who have fallen protecting this country's freedom.

Among the formal ceremonies and other celebrations planned this weekend are:

Lew-Port voters approve $41.2 million spending plan
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:35 pm
With just over 1,300 voters coming out to cast their ballot, the Lewiston Porter School District $41.2 million spending plan was passed. The vote, unofficial and without absentee votes counted, was 926 in favor, and 439 against.
Democrats prevail in Youngstown village elections
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:35 pm
The official numbers from the Youngstown Village elections trustee and mayoral races are in. Raleigh Reynolds succeeded in winning his first full term as mayor, with 328 votes, 72 more than Republican mayoral nominee Norman Swann.
Niagara Catholic celebrates Class of 2014
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's Class of 2014 is proud to announce its end-of-the-year events.
Historical Association of Lewiston hosts annual meeting
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Join the Historical Association of Lewiston for its annual meeting and a presentation on the Erie Canal Flight of Five. The free event is Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., inside the Barton Hill Hotel, 100 Center St., Lewiston.
Mark Daul: Gasohol and things you should know
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:10 pm
Bob Reese, self described as a "sales dude" for Kinetic Labs Technology on Balmer Road in the Town of Porter, sent me a group of photos of old gas stations, and they brought back a lot of memories. The picture you see is one of them.
Graci Marra Bax continues family tradition of helping others
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Graci Marra Bax probably would've made a wonderful veterinarian.

But she was born to be a dentist.

She just didn't know it at first.

Budweiser Clydesdale to visit Tops Friday
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Try-It Distributing is bringing one of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales to DiMino Tops Lewiston on Friday night (May 23). The horse will be appearing in the parking lot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting) and is available for photos.
Casseri earns top honor
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Paul J. Casseri, Lewiston-Porter High School principal, was honored at the Region 12 Awards dinner on May 15 for his leadership at the school. He earned the prestigious title of Western New York's high school principal of the year, selected by the School Administrators Association of New York State.
'Alice in Wonderland' comes to town
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:30 pm
Don't be late for this very important date! Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "Alice in Wonderland" Sunday, June 1, at Seneca (Bug) Park, next to the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
New York Power Authority undertaking $13 of modernization of visitors centers
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority is undertaking a more than $13 million modernization of its three hydroelectric project visitors centers in Western New York, Northern New York and the Northern Catskills, to upgrade the exhibits, displays and facilities.
Village of Lewiston taking steps to clean Center Street
Wed, May 21st 2014 01:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has started efforts to spruce up Center Street.

At Monday's Village Board meeting, Marianne Gittermann, chairwoman of the Lewiston Beautification Commission, read a laundry list of chores her group has begun, in cooperation with the village's Department of Public Works.

HAL speaker to present information on Lockport's Flight of Five restoration
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
It's been a challenging undertaking, but stabilization and restoration efforts are underway for the historic Flight of Five locks in Lockport. On Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., the Historical Association of Lewiston will offer a program about the three generations of Erie Canal development, and the resulting construction, demolition and restoration of three eras of Erie Canal locks designed to enable navigation over Niagara's indomitable escarpment.
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.
 


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