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Down syndrome fundraiser at Porter on the Lake
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 12:30 am
Come to Porter on the Lake, Dietz Road in Youngstown, for a great "Sunday fun day," July 13, to raise money for The Family and Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara.
Mark Daul: Camping with sneaky thieves
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:30 pm
The picture you see here is a 'coon drinking the sweet water from the hummingbird feeder on my back porch. It had been hanging there for about three to four weeks, and when the hummingbirds came back it was a happy feeder.
Buffalo's National Garden Festival: Open gardens return to Niagara County
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
Buffalo's National Garden Festival is now in its fifth year and once again features a group of outstanding private gardens to visit on your own on Thursdays and Fridays throughout the month of July.
A revealing Phillip Phillips brings better songs to Artpark
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 01:00 pm
Phillip Phillips has taken us behind the light, which is the name of his new sophomore album, to expose what was hidden in the shadows. What we find, if we turn off the spotlight - forget about "Idol" and the song featured across television - is a singer/songwriter who is crafting authentic, anthemic, emotionally charged alt-rock songs that are just plain good.
State Firemen's Association urges New Yorkers to leave fireworks to professionals
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 07:00 am
With Independence Day right around the corner, it's important to keep safety a top priority during the upcoming holiday celebrations.
Return to 'Summer of '69'
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts will bring back Lewiston's own 1960s rock musicians and friends for the 10th annual "Summer of '69" concert Friday, July 11. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at the Hennepin Park Gazebo (Center and South Fourth streets).
Summer children's programs at History Center of Niagara
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:15 pm
For four weeks in July and August, the History Center of Niagara will offer weekly children's programs. Each week has a different historical theme. The programs are open to children ages 7 through 12.
'ArTunes' summer concert series returns July 9
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 09:00 am
The second concert of the Thursday night "ArTunes" concert series will be held Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m., inside the Hennepin Park Gazebo (Center Street in Lewiston). The featured act is Callahan, Daly and Jones performing folk, bluegrass and Americana.
15th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake sets sail July 11
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 10:40 am
Registration is still open for the 15th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, to be held July 11, rain or shine. The event will take place at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club.
Special tribute in honor of nation's heroes
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 11:40 am
Many Americans celebrate Memorial Day by attending parades and enjoying cookouts. Starting in 2013, Brandon Hall, Lewiston police officer and second lieutenant in the New York Army National Guard, decided to "honor our heroes in a not so traditional way" by participating in The Murph.
Lewiston Community Lions Club celebrates fifth anniversary
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 11:40 am
The Lewiston Community Lions Club celebrated its fifth anniversary with a dinner, awards ceremony and installation of officers on June 3.
Sanger Farms makes improvements, encourages locals and visitors to stop by
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 11:40 am
Sanger Farms of Youngstown, located at 852 Lockport Road, wants locals to consider them for all of their produce, baked goods needs, and family fun!
Enchanted Florist receives national award
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 11:40 am
Lewiston's Enchanted Florist recently was recognized by Teleflora as one of the Top 2,000 florists in the country. Enchanted Florist was recognized for its service and product quality.
Paddling for a good cause
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 11:40 am
The third annual Wilson Dog Paddle, a fundraiser for Buffalo Humane, Diamonds in the Ruff, and Dog Tags Niagara, was held in the Wilson harbor, Saturday, June 7. Starting from the Island Yacht Club, 86 paddlers set out into the harbor and 12-Mile Creek on a delightful summer day.
Get ready for Street Dance in Youngstown
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 11:20 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association has held its annual "Beginning of Summer Street Dance" on the last Thursday of June since 2010.

The number of local participants who gather on Youngstown's Main Street to celebrate the completion of school and official beginning of summer has more than tripled over the last four years. Look for that interest to continue to build for 2014.

Mark Daul: Mute swans are considered invasive waterfowl
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 11:20 am
The New York State Department of Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to kill the state's entire population of free-ranging mute swans.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board: Slaugenhoupt stepping down, Giusiana resigns
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 10:00 am
Ken Slaugenhoupt and David Giusiana, two prominent Village of Lewiston Planning Board members, are stepping down.

"I notified the mayor a couple weeks ago that I didn't want to be re-considered when they re-organize the Planning Board in July," Chairman Slaugenhoupt said Thursday. "I did not resign, but I am not going to be continuing at the transition in July."

Past Chairman Giusiana resigned Wednesday, following Mayor Terry Collesano's re-election Tuesday.

Lewiston: Bailey O'Riley's takes over Village Pub
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 10:00 am
A new local restaurant is set to open next month in a familiar spot, at 840 Center St., in Lewiston.

Bailey O'Riley's Village Pub, owned by Chris Sean MacKenzie, will be located at the former site of The Lewiston Village Pub.

Lewiston: Alan Hastings offers update on Frontier House
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 10:00 am
In a pre-election interview, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano was quoted as saying he was disappointed in what he termed "lack of movement" at the historic Frontier House on Center Street.
'Best Breakfast USA': Tracy Gillick's Hill-Vue Café & Catering
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 09:00 am
GardenFest is this weekend in Lewiston. The annual event is a time for residents and visitors to get out and explore different gardens and to take notice of the Garden Club's work in beautifying the village. In keeping with that idea, why not venture out a little further this weekend when in search of breakfast? You might find a new morning favorite food.
Top golf play highlights Women's Porter Cup
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 09:00 am
The Niagara Falls Country Club hosted the second Women's Porter Cup tournament June 11-13. Following the deep tradition established by the 55 years of the men's Porter Cup, it was decided the world of female golfers deserved "A Cup of Their Own."
Good work, Goodman
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:05 am
Village of Lewiston Deputy Clerk Karen Goodman was recognized for her 31 years of service. Mayor Terry Collesano presented her with a plaque of appreciation at Monday's Village Board meeting.
Memory tree planted at Hennepin Park Gazebo for 'Harmonica' Dean
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
A tree was planted in Hennepin Park this week in memory of longtime bluesman "Harmonica" Dean Germele, who passed away earlier this year.
Niagara County Legislature passes resolution in opposition to CWM
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
In a show of ongoing opposition in the area, the Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution against CWM Chemical Services LLC and its proposal to build a new hazardous waste Residuals Management Unit-2 landfill at its Town of Porter facility.
Area Red Cross blood drives
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative.
A busy week at Artpark
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
The past week was a busy one for the Artpark outdoor amphitheater. Events at the concert venue ranged from the all-new Latitude 43 Music Festival to benefit the Variety Club, to Tuesday's rain-shortened performance of Widespread Panic, to Wednesday's sold-out Coors Light concert featuring the Arctic Monkeys.
1812 Legacy Council to host First Nations performance at Fort Niagara
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:40 am
Watch history come to life with the site-specific multi-disciplinary performance that honors First Nations warriors of the War of 1812, featuring Onkwehonwe families who sacrificed to protect Haudenosaunee sovereignty, culture and land.
Identify tree species
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:40 am
The Arbor Day Foundation offers a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. "What Tree Is That?" is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.
Sheriff provides sex offender information
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:25 am
In Niagara County, there are approximately 470 registered sex offenders. By legislation, only 270 of the most serious offenders appear on the Niagara County Sheriff's website.
Free workshop on chronic disease
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:25 am
If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or arthritis, a free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will begin on Friday, June 27, at the Pendleton Town Hall, 6570 Campbell Blvd. The sessions run for six consecutive Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Why people live in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
I have been a Lewiston Police officer since 1990 and, in my career, I have had the pleasure of conversing with thousands of residents. One of the topics usually covered in our conversation, especially if the resident is new to Lewiston, is the question of why do you choose to live in Lewiston.
Artpark: Lewiston Dance at Fairy House Festival
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
Lewiston Dance Center students recently took part in the Fairy House Festival a yearly event held at Artpark. The students dressed in their ballet costumes with fairy makeup and fairy wings and performed their ballet dances for onlookers.
Meet Destin Radder, learn more about acupuncture
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 03:10 pm
Licensed acupuncturist Destin Radder invites readers to celebrate the first anniversary of his Lewiston clinic's opening, Saturday, June 21, from noon until 4 p.m.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Lewiston GardenFest, Dog Days of Kenmore
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 02:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be out in full force this weekend to help find homes for adoptable dogs.

The public is invited to stop by the HON booth at the Lewiston GardenFest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

All Starr Steve Lukather talks Ringo concert at Artpark
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 01:25 pm
Artpark & Company welcomes rock royalty June 24 when Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band headline "Tuesdays in the Park" in the outdoor amphitheater. The legendary Beatles drummer will be joined by Steve "Luke" Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette.
Ceretto passes legislation to help aspiring young farmers
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 10:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, today helped co-sponsor and pass legislation, A.9288, which creates a low-interest loan program for aspiring young farmers.
Village of Lewiston: Terry Collesano re-elected mayor
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 09:55 pm
Residents in the Village of Lewiston re-elected Mayor Terry Collesano Tuesday. He will begin his second term in July.

Collesano, a Republican, defeated independent candidates Jamie Symmonds and Jacqueline Lampman by a 255-232-55 vote.

Village of Lewiston election today
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 01:35 pm
Who will lead the Village of Lewiston the next four years? Residents will choose a mayor in today's election. Voting continues until 9 p.m. at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
'Battle for Empire' returns to Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:30 am
Old Fort Niagara will hold its 35th annual "French and Indian War Encampment" July 4-6. The event is the largest re-enactment of the year at the fort and features hundreds of authentically clad French, British and Native American participants.
Tour of Kitchens names 2014 winners
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:30 am
The annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens & Homes has named its 2014 winners. The event was held June 7-8 in the River Region.