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Artpark welcomes development director to administration team
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 11:10 pm
George Osborne, president of Artpark & Company, announced today the appointment of Carrie Veltri to the newly created position of director of development.

In making the announcement, Osborne said, "Artpark is very fortunate to have attracted a person of Carrie's experience and expertise to this position. Our search committee, headed by Artpark board member Jane Mogavero, conducted a national search for this very important position, and we found the best candidate right here in greater Buffalo. I am delighted that Carrie will be joining our staff."

Reid Capizzi to portray baby rescued during Tuscarora Heroes re-enactment
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 12:30 pm
Reid Capizzi, pictured, infant son of Mike and Laura Suess-Capizzi of Lewiston, has been selected as the baby who will be part of the dramatic re-enactment that will take place during the unveiling of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument on Dec. 19. The re-enactment will depict the burning of Lewiston by the British in 1813, when Lewiston citizens ran for their lives down Center Street to escape.
Lewiston No. 1 fund drive a hit
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 12:30 pm
Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 is wrapping up its annual fund drive. This year, the company awarded a large-screen TV in a random drawing of all entries. Patricia Rose of Lewiston was the winner and is shown as Chief John Penzotti presents her with the TV.
Youngstown's annual Harvest Bazaar
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
The Women's Association of First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown will host its annual Harvest Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 100 Church St., in the village.
Craft show and flea market in Pekin
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
The Pekin Volunteer Fire Co. will host a craft show and flea market on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the firehall, 3024 Upper Mountain Road in Sanborn.
Stella Niagara campus observe Peace Week
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
Students, faculty and administrators of Stella Niagara Education Park recently celebrated Peace Week.

Peace Week at Stella Niagara coincides with the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the Sisters of St. Francis.

Mark Daul: What do we do with all that corn?
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
My sweet corn was beautiful and delicious, and there was lots of it this season. Here in Niagara County we seem to always have the best veggies and fruits including our sweet corn, which is a fruit.
More Lewiston Library October activities
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 03:40 pm
Still more activities on schedule this month at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
'Hometown Pride' in Youngstown
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 03:35 pm
A preview of the "Hometown Pride USA" pilot featuring Youngstown was held recently in the village's Red Brick School Village Center.
'Billiards for Books' in Youngstown
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 03:35 pm
The third annual "Billiards for Books" benefit for the Youngstown Public Library will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at Brennan's Irish Pub, 418 Main St., in Youngstown. The pool tournament-fundraiser starts at 4 p.m.
Town of Lewiston: Frustrations abound at work session
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 03:30 pm
Monday's Lewiston Town Board session was one of frustrations and town reactions.
Flag has new home
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 03:30 pm
In 1964, then-Junior Chamber of Commerce members including Terry Collesano, left, and Richard Williams happened upon a large flag and flagpole set to be removed from the Old Fort Niagara Officer's Club.
Fire safety taught in Ransomville
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 03:30 pm
ABC Preschool in Ransomville received a visit recently from the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Department. October is Fire Safety month and the children have been learning what to do, who to call and how to stay safe if there is a fire.
Porter Republicans assist Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Porter Republican Party continued its assistance to the community by presenting a $250 check to the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
Fire, rescue demonstrations to headline Upper Mountain Fire open house
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 06:30 pm
Fire and rescue demonstrations, fire safety education, blood pressure checks and ladder truck bucket rides will be among the activities offered to the public on Saturday, Oct. 12, when the Upper Mountain Fire Co. holds its annual community open house.
Mount St. Mary's Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction is Oct. 26
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 06:30 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 33rd annual Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston.
St. Peter School students 'Read for the Record'
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 07:00 am
On Thursday, Oct. 3, St. Peter R.C. School celebrated Jumpstart's "Read for the Record," along with schools across the country, to raise awareness for the importance of early childhood education and the power of literacy.
Video: Niagara University cuts ribbon on B. Thomas Golisano Center for Integrated Sciences
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 11:50 pm
"This truly is a historic day at Niagara University, one that will forever change the scientific research and teaching that happens on our campus."
Sea Scouts clean historic headstones in Lewiston Cemetery
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 11:25 pm
Local Sea Scouts from Ship 1812 spent the later part of the summer cleaning headstones in Lewiston Cemetery. It was all a part of a community service project to preserve the information about the people buried on site.
HAL: Audio walking tour of Lewiston wands now at Barton Hill Hotel
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 11:25 pm
Lewiston's audio walking tour, featuring some of the most historical stories of the village, can now be found at the Barton Hill Hotel.
NYPA completes upgrade on first of 12 turbine-generator units at Niagara plant's Lewiston pump-generating facility
Mon, Oct 7th 2013 03:40 pm
The New York Power Authority has upgraded the first of 12 pump-turbines at the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's Lewiston pump-generating plant as part of a 10-year, $460 million life extension and modernization program, which began late last year.
'The Haunted Fortress' returns to Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Oct 7th 2013 11:50 am
Old Fort Niagara's centuries-old buildings offer more than a few ghost stories, from the headless ghost that reputedly haunts the 1726 French Castle to unexplained shadows, slamming doors, and eerie orbs. Area residents will have their opportunity to experience the fort's dark and mysterious past during "The Haunted Fortress," set for Saturday nights, Oct. 19 and 26.
Village of Lewiston: Tom George calls it a career
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 11:00 am
Iconic restaurateur Tom George retired this week after 44 years of serving Lewiston's best bagel sandwiches and chili-cheeseburgers. His last day at The Villa Coffee House was Monday.
Dory Trading Post announces new 'Autumn Beautiful' contest
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 08:00 am
Don't look now, but there's a new contest that's open to residents from all over the northern Niagara region.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon raises more than $100,000 with record turnout
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
Into every life a little rain must fall, but for more than 1,400 runners who turned out for the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K, that is an understatement.
Marble Orchard Ghost Walks make a spirited October
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
It's that time of year again: The leaves are falling, the cool crisp of autumn is in the air, and the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks are setting the stage for the October season of spooky festivities.
German exchange students experience Lewiston-Porter, US
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
What do you think of when you think of Germany?
Choraleers director Shrimpton to perform in Washington, D.C.
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
Donald Shrimpton, founder and director of the Lewiston Choraleers, will participate in a concert titled "An American Salute: Our Heritage of Faith & Freedom" on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
Lewiston Library October events
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 09:55 pm
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., announces the following for October:
New season for NU Family Business Center
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 09:55 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center kicks off its 11th season with a Nov. 5 breakfast forum titled, "The Priorities of Getting it Right and Getting Along: The two priorities that bring success in business and life."
Land Conservancy: $1.8 million for Stella Niagara Preserve
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 09:35 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy announced this week it was awarded $1,843,487 from the Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Fund toward creating the Stella Niagara Preserve.
Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone visits Our Lady of Peace
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 09:30 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, Th.D., bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, recently presided at a special 10th anniversary Mass of the opening of the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence.
Low-cost spay-neuter clinic for cats
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Feline Friends is sponsoring a low-cost spay-neuter clinic for cats on Sunday, Oct. 13. The $75 fee includes the spay-neuter surgery, rabies and distemper shots.
NYPA celebrates Energy Awareness Month with 'Spooktacular' Saturday, free events
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will celebrate Energy Awareness Month this October at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitors center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, with a series of fun and educational events. The month starts with three energy programs on Saturdays Oct. 5, 12 and 19. NYPA wraps up the month with a "Spooktacular" event on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Mount St. Mary's Center for Diabetes Education becomes AADE-accredited diabetes education program
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:00 pm
Mount St Mary's Hospital's Center for Diabetes Education was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This will allow residents in and around Niagara County increased access to critical diabetes education services.
Duck blind drawings in New York state parks
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 02:40 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced its annual duck blind drawings for the northern parks, including Fort Niagara, Wilson Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks, will be held at the Fort Niagara State Park Maintenance Building.
Father Maher offers blessing to former Niagara Power Project workers
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 02:35 pm
When Niagara Mohawk's Schoellkopf hydropower plant was destroyed by a rockslide in 1956, a team of nearly 12,000 men and women commenced feverish construction on what is now the Niagara Power Project.
'The legend lives on': LCA presents 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald'
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald," the fifth program in its popular Discovery Series. Artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar will host this multisensory and multimedia interactive tribute experience.
'Art Express' workshops return to Castellani Art Museum
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 01:10 pm
Join in the family-fun as you hop aboard the "Art Express" on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. "Art Express" family workshops begin with storytelling in the galleries, followed by a tour of selected artworks, and finally a trip to the classroom for art projects.
NU's Michael Freedman named 'Spotlight Professional' by Buffalo Niagara 360
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 12:35 pm
Michael Freedman, Niagara University's associate director of public relations and manager of online content, has been chosen as a "Spotlight Professional" by Buffalo Niagara 360, a program for young professionals that's coordinated by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Freedman was recognized during the Buffalo Niagara 360 Kickoff Celebration, which was held Thursday at Shea's Performing Arts Center.

"This is a well-deserved honor for Mike and his family," said Tom Burns, Niagara's associate vice president for PR, communications and marketing.

 


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