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YYC Level Regatta's 'last hurrah' next weekend
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 11:00 am
A decades-long sailing tradition on the northern Niagara scene is coming to an end next weekend.
Mark Daul: The saga continues with Capt. Ken
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 11:00 am
Last week, I told you a story about fellow Lower Niagara Moose member Ken Ashley, and his adventure of fishing the first time in his new fishing boat that he bought from Danny Nassioy. I mentioned how Ken embedded a hook in his leg after landing his first fish, trolling in circles, and confusing his wife, Jan.
Friends of the Lewiston Library 'Passport' raffle winners
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Friends of the Lewiston Library group has announced Patricia Cassick and Joseph Nasca are the winners of its 2013 "Passport to Lewiston" raffle, held during the recent Lewiston GardenFest.
St. Peter's School to celebrate 60th anniversary
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 07:00 am
On Saturday, Sept. 7, St. Peter's School in Lewiston will host a celebration to commemorate the 60 years of academic excellence and prestige that it has maintained. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at St. Peter's R.C. Church, where a Mass will be held. It will be followed by a reception at the nearby Barton Hill Hotel & Spa.

Food and refreshments will be available, and an evening program will feature a number of festivities. Alumni, former students, parents, faculty, and those who have shared an experience with St. Peter's are welcome to attend.

Happy birthday, HAL
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 07:00 am
On Sunday, the Historical Association of Lewiston celebrated 40 years of preserving and promoting Lewiston's rich history.
Porter discusses recreation funding issues
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 05:00 pm
Recreational funding occupied portions of what was otherwise a low-key Town of Porter Board meeting, earlier this month at Town Hall. While certainly not on the level in the Town of Lewiston, which this week saw its referendum proposal for a multi-million recreation center go down to defeat, the funding discussions did create some waves.
Hole in one at Hickory Stick
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 03:10 pm
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course on Creek Road reported its latest hole in one this week. Golfer Michael Donovan got his hole in one on No. 2 at 162 yards.
Remote control air show is back
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 03:10 pm
For the past 19 years, spectators have come to enjoy the Fly Over Niagara Remote Control Airshow. Hosted by The Wing and Rotor Flying Club of WNY, this event started as a way for remote control airplane enthusiasts to do what they love and for the public to understand the skill of this hobby.
Anglers encouraged to review sportfish regulations
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
Proposed changes to the current freshwater fishing regulations were announced July 8 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Good 'Olde' times in Sanborn
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club presented Olde Sanborn Days last weekend on the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Co. grounds.
The Marble Orchard returns to the War of 1812
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
When the Lewiston Council on the Arts Marble Orchard Players presented the "Spirits of 1812" at the Hennepin Park Gazebo in Lewiston last summer, one young audience member couldn't contain his enthusiasm.
Ceretto begins second community listening tour
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, has launched his second community listening tour to meet with constituents throughout the 145th Assembly District to discuss state and local issues and listen to their thoughts and concerns.
FedEx to donate shipping for local Peace Corp volunteer
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:30 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz has announced that, thanks to the donation of FedEx, local Peace Corps volunteer Luis Rivera is able to ship equipment to Botswana for a team he started during his service in that country.
Village of Lewiston approves Fairchild condominium plan, takes next step with Frontier House
Wed, Jul 17th 2013 12:40 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston approved a development plan for 765 Fairchild Place, site of the former Fairchild Manor, at Monday's monthly board meeting. Goldin Management, a Brooklyn-based property management firm, recently purchased the $1.66-million, almost 1.6-acre property and will convert it into 24 condominium units.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at 'Run For Rover' in LaSalle Park
Wed, Jul 17th 2013 12:25 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be on site with adoptable animals this weekend at "Run for Rover 5K Run and Pet Walk." The family-friendly event will take place Sunday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at LaSalle Park in Buffalo.
Artpark celebrates 40 years with re-creation of opening night concert
Tue, Jul 16th 2013 03:35 pm
Magic was in the air on the night of July 25, 1974, as a brand new "Art" park celebrated its grand opening. The idea was something totally innovative and different for its time.

Four decades late, Artpark invites patrons to relive that thrilling night.

Lewiston Civic Center: Residents vote 'no'
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 09:55 pm
As the Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote was revealed Monday night, a stoic Steve Reiter said it all.

"The public spoke. The public spoke," the Town of Lewiston supervisor said.

NIMAC board of directors elects John A. Cooper Sr. as new chairman
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 03:50 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council, the nonprofit organization that works to support the growth and prosperity of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its personnel, elected John A. Cooper Sr. as the organization's new chairman.
No public hearing, but Frontier House is on Lewiston agenda
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 02:10 pm
While trustees in the Village of Lewiston are not yet ready to hold a public hearing on the future of the historic Frontier House, that doesn't mean the topic will be ignored at tonight's board meeting.
Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote today
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 01:15 pm
Voting continues until 9 p.m. tonight on the fate of the proposed Lewiston Civic Center. A referendum was enacted to ask residents in the Town of Lewiston, the Village of Lewiston and Sanborn the following:
Fairchild Manner property sold; building set to become condominiums
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston complex once known as Fairchild Manor has been sold and is slated to become a 24-unit condominium complex. Brooklyn-based Goldin Management purchased the former nursing home.
Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote Monday
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 07:00 am
It all comes down to a vote.
Volunteer opportunities at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 07:00 am
Volunteers are now being sought by the Lewiston Council Arts to help out at this year's Lewiston Art Festival.
Fish tales and more on the stinging nettle
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 07:00 am
Being a member of a Moose Lodge is something everyone should be a part of. The things they do locally for the community and on a national level would make your head spin.
9th annual benefit in honor of Monica Senese a fundraiser for 'Super' Wes Ryan
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:40 pm
The ninth annual Benefit in Honor of Monica Senese will take place from 6 until 11 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co., 1705 Saunders Settlement Road. The $20 admission includes food, drinks and a donation. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit "Super" Wes Ryan.
Name that boat for Niagara Jet Adventures
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:35 pm
Let your child's imagination set sail to higher seas this summer with Niagara Jet Adventures' boat-naming contest. Open to children ages 2-12 who live within the Niagara River Region, participants have the opportunity to have a name of their choice appear on the very first boat of this new gorge attraction.
Monday's Frontier House public hearing is off
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:30 pm
On Friday, the Village of Lewiston announced it has postponed Monday's planned public hearing on the historic Frontier House. The Village Board is waiting until August to submit an application for a state Department of Transportation grant.
Business 'Blender' offers a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours ride
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:05 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business "Blender" and Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours ride on Thursday, July 18.
Get 'Safety Smart at Home'
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will hold its "Safety Smart at Home" Sensational Saturday on July 13. The free event starts at 10 a.m. at NYPA's Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's free visitors center, the Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
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.

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