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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.

Rivershore celebrates community partnerships
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Rivershore Inc., Lewiston's Compass Agency serving people with developmental disabilities, held its fourth annual gala dinner Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The event was titled "Celebrating Community Partnerships," and served as an opportunity for Rivershore to pay tribute to its numerous community partners.
Town of Lewiston sessions cover budget, drainage issues, senior center
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
There was a fair amount of discussion, but not really all that much substance, at two meetings of the Lewiston Town Board this past week.
Mark Daul: A fishing column for non-fishing people!
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Non-fisher people are invited to read this column about our late-summer, early-fall fishing in the area.
Maryann Cogdill named director of maternity services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Maryann Cogdill, RN, BSN, has been appointed director of maternity services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. Her appointment was announced by Barbara Bucci, RN, BSN, vice president - patient care services and chief nursing officer.
ChrisFit invites women to try new barre workout
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Lewiston's ChrisFit is launching a new workout program just for women. The barre class, personal trainer Karen Tweedie-Oakley explained, is a "total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs and burns fat."
1812 Tri-Nation Choir makes U.S. debut Oct. 6 in Lewiston
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 06:55 am
The stage is set for a rare and dramatic performance by dozens of the most acclaimed choristers from both sides of the border. For the first time, singers from Canada, the U.S. and the Tuscarora Nation have joined hands to create the 1812 Bicentennial Tri-Nation Choir.
Welcome to Lewiston, Gail and Serge
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 06:55 am
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce member Dance Like A Star with Serge, a new ballroom dance studio in Lewiston, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The business, located at 222 Portage Road, has completed renovations with a new dance floor and more.
Photos: Historical Association of Lewiston monument park taking shape
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 08:30 pm
Construction on the Historical Association of Lewiston's Tuscarora Heroes Monument is moving along at a steady pace.
Black Willow Winery assists four-legged friends
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:55 pm
"Music Under the Stars" was held at the Black Willow Winery and featured a selection of artisanal wines and meal paired with J & L Blvd. BBQ, and music by Busted Stuff. All proceeds of the ticket sales from the event were donated to Save-A-Pet.
Nursing memoir authors to sign books at Lewiston Public Library
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:40 pm
The Lewiston Public Library will be hosting a special book signing on Saturday, Sept. 28, at noon, for a new and unique work penned by three local authors. "Have Mercy; a Nursing Memoir," written in a five-year period by Mary Herbst, Maureen Ott and Maureen Weber, chronicles memories of their attendance at the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing (presently Trocaire College in Buffalo) from 1960 to 1963.
Lew-Port Alumni Association announces 2013 class
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:20 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association announces four area residents will be inducted into its 2013 class of Distinguished Alumni. The ceremony will take place during Lew-Port Spirit Week, on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the high school auditorium on the Creek Road campus. The program is open to the public.
Maziarz: Niagara Wine Trail expansion signed into law
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:20 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz has announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a measure (S.1095-A) that expands and renames the Niagara Wine Trail system. The new configuration, which takes effect immediately, extends the trail across all of Orleans County and into Western Monroe County, encompassing more wineries than ever before.
Niagara fishing pier to be closed weekdays beginning Sept. 30 for safety during roadway improvements
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 05:15 pm
The New York Power Authority today announced the public fishing pier at the base of its Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant will be closed weekdays beginning Monday, Sept. 30, through the remainder of the fall fishing season due to the major roadwork renovations underway along south access road.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital plans for 6th annual 'Conference on Healthcare for Women'
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 10:40 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosts the annual "Conference on Healthcare for Women - Healthy Inside and Out" to raise awareness among women on a wide array of issues and actions that can help improve their health.
Lovin My Bags in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 12:55 pm
Lovin My Bags by Barbara is now open in the Village of Lewiston. Owner Barbara Crouthamel, a Youngstown resident, offers a large selection of authentic designer purses imported from Italy and France.
Garden Club presents scholarship
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College student Aaron Lilly, the son of Ken and Karen Lilly, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Lewiston Garden Club. Lilly is majoring in horticulture.
Frontier House of the future
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 11:00 am
It certainly could be. That's Alan Hastings' plan. The Silo Restaurant proprietor has recently taken over the historic Frontier House. He reopened the parking lot and is working with the Village of Lewiston and local elected leaders to convert the building into a microbrewery, restaurant and inn.
Dave's Memorial Dice Run raises more than $3,000 for Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 09:00 am
The seventh annual Dave's Memorial Dice Run benefit netted $3,019 for the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.'s ambulance drive.
Pancake breakfast, pork dinner
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 07:00 am
The Ladies Auxiliary of Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 will sponsor a pancake breakfast fundraiser, Sunday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
Lewiston Police Department: Prevention is key to avoid break-ins
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 07:00 am
Lewiston Police Chief Chris Salada has some simple words of advice for area residents when it comes to crime: Use some common sense to avoid becoming a victim.
Bills, Sabres alumni at Hickory Stick
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 07:00 am
The Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club hosted a special event Monday as the Hanes Supply Putting Contest played out on the Creek Road course. The event featured alumni from both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, including Rene Robert of the Sabres' famed French Connection, plus Bills greats Booker Edgerson, Andre Reed and Lou Piccone.
Construction work begins on Tuscarora Heroes site
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 06:00 am
On Wednesday, construction crews began clearing brush from "the triangle," the park area across from Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard that will be home to the Tuscarora Heroes Monument.
White geese mingling with Canadians
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 06:00 am
Last spring, I wrote a story in the Sentinel about the Canadian geese invading our area, coming from the south. Also mentioned was about how loads of these migrating birds have taken up permanent residence in some northern climes and there seems to be more and more each year.
Ransomville Speedway: Big R wraps up 2013 with King of the Hill
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 09:50 pm
The 2013 season came to a close last Saturday night with the annual King of the Hill events sponsored by Investor's Services. Twin $1,000 to win 100-lap mains for the Investor's Services Sportsman and Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks highlighted the weekend. A total of 150 cars participated in the two-day affair.
Lew-Port teacher honored, board receives capital project update
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 09:35 pm
Lewiston-Porter Superintendent Christopher Roser made a surprise announcement to the Board of Education Tuesday, when he announced Ashli Dreher was selected as the 2014 New York State Teacher of the Year.
Annual Wildlife Festival returns to Niagara Power Plant's visitors center weekend of Sept. 28
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 09:30 pm
The New York Power Authority will host its 28th annual Wildlife Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The free, family event will take place at the Power Vista, the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's visitors center, and its surrounding grounds at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show celebrating 30 years
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 07:00 am
Celebrate the beginning of autumn in the historic Village of Lewiston with the work of Western New York's most talented crafters and jewelry artists. The 30th annual Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show will take place along Center Street on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29.
Lewiston Fire Co. flips for pancakes
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 04:25 pm
The Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2 Ladies Auxiliary will hold a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at the firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
Sanborn Historical Society to meet
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 04:25 pm
The Sanborn Area Historical Society will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 5811 Buffalo St.
Volunteers sought for Sanborn Autumn Fest
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 03:35 pm
The Sanborn Business & Professional Association is looking for volunteers to assist in selling pumpkins during the Sanborn Autumn Fest, Oct. 5-6 at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum (Route 31 in Sanborn). From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days, the SBPA will sell pumpkins as part of a fundraiser for the association, but need assistance in manpower.
Enjoy autumn in Sanborn
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 07:00 am
On Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, the new Autumn Fest will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Observing Sheriff's Week
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 07:00 am
"Sheriff's Week," proclaimed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is being celebrated this week in Niagara County.
Earth Voices celebrates Native American culture
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 07:00 am
Earth Voices of the Great Spirit will be held in conjunction with the Lewiston Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Lewiston Peace Garden, 476 Center St., Lewiston.
HAL offers '18th Century Tavern Music' with Ron Cary
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 07:00 am
Join the Historical Association of Lewiston as its presents "18th Century Tavern Music" with Ron Cary. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St.