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War of 1812 continues in Lewiston
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 07:00 am
Lewiston played an important role in the War of 1812, and its destiny was changed forever after it was burned to the ground in 1813. Come to the Lewiston Gazebo July 19-21 and hear the dramatic and inspirational stories of the impact that the war had on the lives of everyday people.
The Doobie Brothers make triumphant return to Artpark
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 09:05 am
The Doobie Brothers made it two sold-out crowds in a row at Artpark. The classic rock band brought 10,000 of its friends to "Tuesday in the Park."
LoStracco named administrator at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 09:00 am
Thomas R. LoStracco has been named administrator of the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence in Lewiston.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue hosts four adoption events this weekend
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 07:00 am
Many deserving animals will be on their way to finding forever homes as a result of four upcoming Heart of Niagara adoption events happening this weekend in Lewiston and Niagara Falls.
Peach Queen applications now accepted
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 10:50 pm
Applications are now being accepted for the Peach Queen Scholarship Contest, held as part of the Niagara County Peach Festival. Applications are online at
Community invited to 'Historical Happenings @ The Lewiston Museum'
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 10:40 pm
The Historical Association is hosting "Historical Happenings @The Lewiston Museum" this Sunday, July 14. It is a family event filled with re-enactors dressed in period clothes; craft demonstrators, including rope making; old-time artifacts; an old-fashioned photo booth; activities and vintage games for kids; and an antique and bake sale.
Niagara Hospice Regatta - neat experience
Mon, Jul 8th 2013 12:25 pm
Not your typical day out on the lake. ... Over the past several years my boating experiences have involved the usual fare - cruising, sightseeing, plenty of swimming, sunning, skiing, some fishing, and overall good times on-board, even some Wednesday night sailboat races out on Lake Erie off Buffalo.
Planning Board makeover highlights Village of Lewiston organizational meeting
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held its annual organizational meeting on Monday. Several individuals were re-appointed, but two significant changes were made to the Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board.
Village of Lewiston working to acquire Frontier House
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 11:00 am
News broke Sunday that the Village of Lewiston created a petition seeking support for restoration of the historic Frontier House. Throughout this week, residents visiting the mayor's office in the Red Brick Municipal Building have been encouraged to sign the document. To date, more than 500 have obliged. In doing so, they asked one question: What's going on with the Frontier House?
Artpark dedicates 'The Sound of Music' to Brother Augustine Towey
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 07:00 am
As Artpark prepares for an eight-show run of the popular musical "The Sound of Music," it is impossible to forget Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., the late visionary leader of Western New York's theater community and how special he was to Artpark's theater program development.
Gentile elected Lew-Port board president
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 01:00 pm
Michael Gentile has been elected president of the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education for the coming year. Serving as vice president will be outgoing president Jodee Riordan.
Tuscarora Nation plans annual picnic
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 11:30 am
The Tuscarora Nation Picnic & Field Days will be held July 12-13 on the Tuscarora Nation, at Walmore and Mount Hope roads, north of Route 31.
Lewiston Council on the Arts celebrating 19 years of blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 12:15 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts once again presents a summer of free music, with "Blue Mondays," the "Summer of '69" and the Lewiston Jazz Project.
Our Lady of Peace to host 'Super Cruise' fundraiser
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 11:45 am
Start your engines and bring your ride to Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence for a different kind of fundraiser. Our Lady of Peace "Cruisers Day," in conjunction with Cataract Cruises of WNY, presents "Super Cruise" on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the facility, 5285 Lewiston Road.
Historical Association of Lewiston debuts audio walking tour
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 07:05 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has unveiled its first ever, free-of-charge, audio tour of Lewiston, which includes some of the village's most historic stories.
Craig Hosking: Adopted Lewiston resident in high demand in Hollywood
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 11:00 am
One could easily mistake part-time Lewiston resident Craig Hosking for Batman.
Porter on the Lake: Summerfest is back in 2013
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
It's time to celebrate the beginning of summer and enjoy the beautiful weather. So if you're looking for a day full of activities and family fun, the Porter on the Lake Summerfest is the place to be.
Village Goldsmith opens in Village of Lewiston
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and The Village Goldsmith celebrated a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday with master jeweler and owner Rob Young. His operation is located at 744 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
KeyBank to sponsor 29th annual Chalkwalk competition
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
KeyBank has been named the lead sponsor of the 29th annual Chalkwalk competition, taking place Saturday, Aug. 10, and presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Mark Daul: 'A tidy boat is a happy boat;' U.S. Coast Guard stirring things up
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
A short while back, I wrote a story about doing some fishing for a couple of days with my son, Joe, at Chautauqua Lake in Chautauqua County. While we were having conversations, something popped in my head about walleye fishing. ...
Old Fort Niagara: French and Indian War Encampment set for July 5-7
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
On July 9, 1759, Capt. Walter Rutherford entered French-held Fort Niagara and demanded the fort's surrender. He set in motion a chain of events that would forever change the history of the Niagara region and all of North America.
Paying a final tribute
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 06:55 am
A large crowd of personnel and equipment from some 30 fire companies came to Lewiston last Saturday to pay tribute to one of their own, Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. member Thomas J. Burley, who lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident.
Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2013
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 06:55 am
On Friday, June 21, Lewiston-Porter High School held its commencement exercises at Artpark for the Class of 2013.
Youngstown welcomes summer
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 06:50 am
Summer kicked off in fine style June 20 at the fourth annual Beginning of Summer Street Dance in Youngstown.
Mother nature claims third of season at Ransomville Speedway
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 05:45 pm
Mother Nature once again played the spoiler all over the northeast today, including at Ransomville Speedway. All night rains on Thursday gave way to gloomy but dry conditions through the early part of today, giving hope to all. Unfortunately, the rains returned at 3 p.m. forcing officials to pull the plug on tonight's program.
Lion of the Year highlights Lewiston Lions Club awards dinner
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 05:30 pm
The Lewiston Lions Club Lion of the Year Award was presented to Lion Mary Reedy at the June awards dinner at The Lewiston Village Pub and Restaurant.
Town of Lewiston Recreation announces summer programs
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 05:20 pm
This summer, Kiwanis Park in the Village of Lewiston and Sanborn Park in Sanborn will both offer a number of activities to area children through the Town of Lewiston Recreation Department.
Independence Day with a bang
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 05:15 pm
Celebrate Independence Day in style, with the following activities in the area:
Lewiston Public Library July programs, events and activities
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 05:10 pm
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., announces the following for July.
Donations sought for Friends of the Lewiston Library book sale
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 05:00 pm
The Friends of the Lewiston Public Library group is now seeking donations of used books, DVDs and videotapes for its annual book sale. Proceeds from the event will go to the Lewiston Public Library.
NCIDA approves River Region applications for assistance
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 11:55 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors has approved applications for assistance received at its May meeting from AMDOR Inc. LLC for the proposed construction of a new manufacturing facility in Sanborn and from Bridgewater Estates LLC for a new senior housing complex in Lewiston. In addition, the board approved a revised application for assistance from KI PO Automotive for a $1.54 million expansion project to its operations in Ransomville.
Buffalo Philharmonic to perform first concert at Old Fort Niagara in a decade
Tue, Jun 25th 2013 08:45 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the region's rich heritage and the tradition of classical music with a concert at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29.

BPO Associate Conductor Matthew Kraemer will lead a concert packed with symphonic favorites by Copland, Rossini and Beethoven, culminating in Tchaikovsky's bombastic "1812 Overture."

Noted author to present program on death, dying
Mon, Jun 24th 2013 07:00 am
A program titled "An Evening of Inspiration ... What happens to us when we die ... ?," featuring author Michael H. Brown, will be offered on Wednesday, July 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul Parish Center, 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
Lewiston-Porter voters approve budget
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Voters in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District responded positively to the $39,647,771 budget presented at the second vote on Tuesday night.
29th annual Niagara Pioneer International Soccer Tournament kicks off next weekend
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
On Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, the Niagara Pioneer Soccer League will host the Northern Customs Services' 29th annual Niagara Pioneer International Soccer Tournament.
Village Board declines to accept Gardens at Oxbow road
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
By a unanimous vote Monday, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees voted against accepting Primrose Lane, one of two roads in the Gardens at Oxbow subdivision, as a village street.
The Silo Restaurant - history never tasted so good!
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The story of The Silo, 115 N. Water St., began in the 1930s, back when this area was referred to as the "Hojack Country."
'Slamming' Chicago ready to rock Artpark
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Music has become a game of numbers for legendary Illinois-bred band Chicago.
Mark Daul: Kingfishers and cliff swallows don't get along
Sat, Jun 22nd 2013 07:00 am
It's no secret that I live along the south shore of Lake Ontario, just 300 to 400 feet from the western edge of Four Mile Creek State Park.
ChrisFit Fest to offer free fitness classes at Academy Park
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 04:55 pm
ChrisFit Personal Training & Wellness Center, along with Sparkle! Marketing and Events, will host the first ChrisFit Fest at Academy Park in Lewiston. The festival will feature free fitness classes, as well as health and wellness speakers and healthy food vendors.

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