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Village of Lewiston looks to avoid tax increase, decrease water rates
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 12:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston said Monday it's their intention to not raise taxes in the 2013-14 budget; Tennis center to be built at WTS.
Collins joins auto industry pension task force and meets with local retirees
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 10:45 am
Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, has joined the auto industry pension task force for the 113th Congress. Made up of members of the House of Representatives from both political parties, the group works to bring attention to the issues related to the termination of Delphi salaried retiree pensions.
Easter giving in Lewiston
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 10:35 am
Sharing their time and talents, St. Peter R.C. School students, under the direction of art teacher Erika Conti, created 116 Easter baskets in art class. The pre-K through grade 8 students donated the filled baskets to Heart & Soul.
Chamber Gala: Town of Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Bill and Jean Siddall (pictured) have been chosen by the Town of Porter Supervisor Merton K. Wiepert as the recipients of the 2013 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year award. The couple leads an active schedule of community service, dedicated to making this area of Niagara County a great place to live.
Lewiston-Porter School District learns budget woes
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Porter Board of Education meeting Tuesday night was an evening of ups and downs.
Easter sunrise service in Youngstown
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Youngstown First Presbyterian Church announces an Easter sunrise service will take place on Easter Sunday, March 31, at 6:30 a.m. at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown. Residents are invited to join area churches in a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.
Ransomville Rural Retirees to assemble
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Ransomville Rural Retirees will meet on Thursday, April 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 2525 Youngstown-Lockport Road.
Niagara Falls Country Club in full swing for spring
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 04:30 pm
With spring steadily approaching, the Niagara Falls Country Club already has a sense of being in full swing. Granted, golf season is a little ways off, but stop by on a Wednesday or Friday night and see if you can tell the difference. Our Wednesday "Happy Hour" events continue to draw large crowds with live entertainment and drink specials.
Dredge report
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 04:25 pm
Town of Wilson Supervisor Joseph Jastrzemski welcomed Congressman Chris Collins and State Sen. George Maziarz to the Wilson Town Hall on Friday to urge their support of proposed dredging legislation regarding harbor maintenance of the Wilson Harbor.
Lewiston-Porter Partners in Education to meet
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 03:45 pm
Lewiston-Porter Partners in Education will hold its next meeting on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the high school library. Featured speaker that evening will be Col. Lance Dickinson, USAF (retired), who serves as senior aerospace science instructor for the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Area Easter egg hunts
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 03:45 pm
Looking to fill up your Easter baskets with the kids this weekend? Hop on down to any of these fun-filled events to kick-off your Easter festivities.
Woman able to move back home thanks to family, Complete Senior Care
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:50 pm
Mary Pizzi, a 72-year-old Youngstown resident, spent a year in a local long-term care facility after suffering a stroke. Thanks to her dedicated family, including her husband Guy, and the additional supports provided by the Complete Senior Care program, she was able to go back to her home.
Speaker discusses veterans
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:50 pm
The Sanborn Area Historical Society will present a special program by Christopher Kreiger Sr. on "Support Our WNY Vets" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 5811 Buffalo St., Sanborn.
$892,994 in gross receipts taxes delivered to community by CWM
Thu, Mar 21st 2013 08:20 am
Waste Management announced Wednesday that the company delivered $892,994 in gross receipt taxes to various local community partners. Last year, the total payment was $646,401. These payments are over and above property and school taxes paid by the hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility. New York state requires a hazardous waste facility to charge 6 percent GRT on all hazardous waste landfilled.
NRR Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members in February
Wed, Mar 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce welcomed 13 new members during the month of February. NRRCC officials said membership to the Chamber of Commerce helps to maintain a strong and viable business environment, as well as improve the civic and professional life in the community.
Learn about 'Michael Huskey, The Unforgotten Sailor'
Tue, Mar 19th 2013 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston welcomes Niagara County Historian Catherine Emerson, who will speak on "Michael Huskey, the Unforgotten Sailor," at a free event Monday.
Lewiston GardenFest now accepting vendor applications
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 03:00 pm
Longer days mean spring sunshine and warm summer days not far behind, bringing thoughts of gardening and landscaping projects. The Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, is now accepting vendor applications for its eighth annual event, to be held on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, along Center Street in Lewiston.
Town of Lewiston officials get first hand look at Tuscarora Heroes Monument model
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Reiter (right) and Councilman Michael Marra recently visited Susan Geissler's Youngstown studio to check on the progress of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument. The larger-than-life bronze sculptures will depict a tableau of two Tuscarora men saving a Lewiston woman and her baby during the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston.
Big, fresh changes coming to DiMino Tops Lewiston
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
Shoppers at DiMino Tops Lewiston have begun to notice some changes to their supermarket. Owner Anthony DiMino said the best is yet to come.
Easter egg hunt in Porter
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Porter Recreation Commission will hold its annual Easter egg hunt, Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at Stevenson Elementary School, 3745 Ransomville Road, Ransomville.
Easter fun in Youngstown
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club will host its annual Lions Easter egg hunt, on Saturday, March 30, at Fort Niagara State Park beginning at 11 am. Open to children ages 1 to 10, hunts with prizes awarded will be offered in three age groups.
NPSL walk-in registration March 23
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Pioneer Soccer League reports it will hold walk-in registration for its house league on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Youngstown Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St.
Youngstown's Joe Paonessa knows fish
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
Of all the years I spent fishing for yellow perch, I have never seen a perch as big as the one you see in the photo accompanying this story.
'Toast of the Town' fundraiser slated for April 12 at Statler City
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
"Toast of the Town," an annual fundraiser for Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at Statler City (107 Delaware Ave., Buffalo).
Lewiston/Niagara Relay For Life kicks off for 2013
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 07:00 pm
It was a celebration of past successes and plans for the future, as Relay For Life of Lewiston/Niagara recognized top contributors for 2012 and set the stage for 2013 at a breakfast kick-off Saturday morning at Water Street Landing in Lewiston.
Artpark summer camp registration under way
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 06:45 pm
Registration is now under way for Artpark's annual summer camps for children and teens, held throughout July and August. Returning sessions include three week-long sessions of "Art Camp," "Rock Camp" and "Advanced Rock Camp," as well as the "Advanced Art Camp" for high school students.
Easter fun at New York Power Authority
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 05:35 pm
The New York Power Authority will celebrate the season at its annual Spring Eggstravaganza Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's admission-free visitors center, the Power Vista.
Lewiston hosts annual Earth Day cleanup
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 05:35 pm
Volunteers in the Village of Lewiston will once again take to the streets - this time to clean them up. The annual Earth Day cleanup will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. Participants will gather at the Red Brick Municipal Building on the corner of North Fourth and Ridge streets. Trash bags, gloves and assignment maps will be available.
Fort Niagara hosts French consul general
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 05:30 pm
Old Fort Niagara reports the consul general of France, Bertrand Lortholary, paid a visit and inspected 18th century French buildings at Old Fort Niagara on March 13.
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 04:00 pm
Grab your green and get ready for some corned beef, cabbage, fine Irish culture, music and dancing, and Irish beverages this weekend. St. Patrick's Day is upon us. There are a host of events going on throughout Niagara and Erie counties where you can celebrate the "luck of the Irish" this weekend.
Waste Management named to Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical List for the sixth consecutive year
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 07:00 am
Waste Management has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies. Ethisphere is a leading international organization dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, governance, anti-corruption and sustainability.
Father James J. Maher, C.M., named 26th president of Niagara University
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 12:45 pm
The 26th president of Niagara University will be the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., D.Min.

The Catholic and Vincentian institution announced Maher, currently the executive vice president for mission and student services at St. John's University, would succeed the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.

NCIDA elects chairman, approves applications for assistance for seven projects
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 10:55 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors conducted its annual reorganizational meeting on Wednesday. Scott P. Kiedrowski, the clerk and treasurer and registrar of vital statistics for the City of North Tonawanda, was elected chairman. He will have time to consider his slate of officers, as well as committee chairs and members, which will be voted on at the April 17 board of directors meeting.
Sen. Maziarz: Senate approves Niagara Wine Trails expansion
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 08:15 am
State Sen. George Maziarz announced the New York State Senate unanimously approved legislation (S.1095) he sponsored to expand and rename the Niagara Wine Trail and Niagara Escarpment Wine Trail. In effect, the wine trails would be enlarged to encompass all of Orleans County and Western Monroe County, bringing more wineries than ever into the popular wine trails' network.

"The wine industry in the greater Niagara Region is growing so fast that our laws designating the various wine trails must keep up with the pace of growth," Maziarz said. "Agritourism is an important part of the regional economy and the state must act now to support it."

Artpark celebrates 40 years with anniversary gala June 1
Tue, Mar 12th 2013 03:00 pm
Artpark in Lewiston is kicking off its 40th anniversary season with a gala evening on Saturday, June 1. The celebration event will take place in the scenic Outdoor Amphitheater area overlooking the Niagara River gorge. The evening will be highlighted by entertainment and a gala dinner.
Deadline extended for Easter flowers and arrangements to support people with disabilities
Mon, Mar 11th 2013 09:10 am
The pre-order deadline for Easter flowers and arrangements has been extended until Tuesday, March 12. The floral decorations are provided by the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
Lewiston Garden Club offers scholarship
Mon, Mar 11th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club is now seeking candidates for its $1,000 scholarship for 2013.
Town of Lewiston: Recreation center debated
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 12:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston held the first of its information sessions on the proposed Town of Lewiston Community Recreation and Senior Services Center Monday before a packed house at Town Hall.
A unique instructor in Porter
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 07:00 am
The year 2012 marked the bicentennial of the Town of Porter. For this special event, the Town of Porter commissioned Marilyn Harbison, a local quilting instructor, to create a commemorative quilt for the families of the Town of Porter.
It's so 'Chic'
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 07:00 am
Antique to Chic, located at 536 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston, celebrated a grand opening and ribbon-cutting with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elected officials, local business owners and friends and family.
 


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