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Big R to honor Stan, Alex Friesen
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:50 pm
There are many individuals whom have left a distinct mark on the racing community both locally and throughout the Northeast. Two of those made large-scale impacts on the history of Ransomville Speedway.
Peach Queen fundraiser at Tin Pan Alley
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:45 pm
Reigning Peach Queen Margaret Dorian will hold a fundraiser for Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara on Sunday, Aug. 4, from 1 until 4 p.m. at Tin Pan Alley, 775 Cayuga St.
Lewiston Public Library August programming
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:45 pm
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of August.
Lewiston Art Festival needs volunteers
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:45 pm
Volunteers are needed to work the information booth at the Lewiston Council on the Arts' Lewiston Art Festival, on Aug. 10 and 11, selling T-shirts and distributing brochures.
Mangia Café hosts nutrition expert
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:40 pm
Health and nutrition expert Kathleen Downey will visit Mangia Café, 621 Center St., Lewiston, Saturday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., to host a book signing for her new work, "Healthy is Delicious, an Essential Guide book for Self-Healing through an Inflammation Free Diet."
Michael Johnson announces candidacy for Lewiston town supervisor post
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:00 pm
Michael Johnson, Town of Lewiston finance director and long-time community leader, has announced his candidacy for the Town of Lewiston supervisor on the Democrat Party line. He is well regarded for his work with members of all political parties for the benefit of the Lewiston residents.
Relay For Life: Hope has no curfew
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:00 pm
Cancer does not rest, and this year's Relay For Life won't either! Returning this year, with intent to surpass the ample success of last year's event, the Relay For Life festival of Lewiston/Niagara will take place at a new location, Reservoir State Park, on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3-4, from 1 p.m. to 6 a.m.
'Over the Edge' takes fundraising to new heights
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
A birds-eye view of Niagara Falls atop the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel was a breathtaking experience that left me awestruck and reminded of my humble mortality. What better time to be reminded of fragile existence than when dangling by a rope from the top of the tallest hotel in the area?
Ms. MWI International 2013 to visit Lewiston
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 03:35 pm
Ms. MWI International - "The Premiere Pageant for Women Over 35" - presents its international pageant Aug. 4-9 at the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel in downtown Niagara Falls. As part of the weeklong celebration, contestants will spend time in the Village of Lewiston on Monday. They will make a stop in the business district and pay a special visit to the residents at Our Lady of Peace nursing home.
Dr. Walter Polka recognized as Distinguished Alumnus of SUNY Buffalo's Graduate School of Education
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 01:15 pm
Dr. Walter S. Polka, professor of professional programs and Ph.D. program coordinator at Niagara University, was presented with the 2013 State University of New York at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Alumni of Distinction Award during the school's commencement ceremony held May 10.
Niagara River Anglers bass contest results
Tue, Jul 30th 2013 12:25 pm
The Niagara River Anglers held the 29th annual bass fishing contest on the Lower Niagara River on July 27.
'Chamber Night' at Artpark is Aug. 6
Tue, Jul 30th 2013 11:45 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host a "Chamber Night" at Artpark on Tuesday, Aug. 6, for the 38 Special/Blue Oyster Cult "Tuesday in the Park" concert.
Familiar favorites, new attractions at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 07:00 am
Citizens of Niagara County are eagerly anticipating the return of their very own Niagara County Fair, sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County.
Artpark observes 40th anniversary in style
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:05 am
Artpark & Company celebrated 40 years with the "Artpark Opening Night 1974 Anniversary Concert." The Mainstage Theater event was a recreation of the program that was presented on the performing arts venue's first night, and featured JoAnn Falletta conducting the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Rotary District 7090 announces first cross-border e-club
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:00 am
Rotary District 7090, known as the "Best of Friends District," has announced the chartering of its first Rotary e-club.
Women's Medicine of Niagara officially opens new location
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:00 am
Women's Medicine of Niagara celebrated the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of its new offices located at 5927 Military Road in Lewiston.
Welcome to Luxe Lewiston
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:00 am
Luxe Lewiston celebrated a grand opening and ribbon-cutting with owners AnnMarie DiMarco Valencio and Debbie DiMarco, as well as friends, family, elected leaders and Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce members.
Chase's Dog Wash hosts ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:00 am
Chase's Dog Wash held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 11. The building has a new makeover, and owners Sue Torcasio and David Moyer are excited about the new look.
Historical Association of Lewiston distributes 1,000,000th place mat at Apple Granny
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 09:55 pm
Lewiston's Apple Granny is known for its fish fry, a wide assortment of sandwiches and a killer bacon cheeseburger basket.

It's also known for history. That is, its promotion of the village's storied past.

Sanborn Farm Museum Festival: Parades, local history and more
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:15 pm
If your family is looking for a fun, economically savvy weekend packed with uniquely quirky events that showcase the beauty of our area's history, look no further than the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival.
Jason Raby Memorial 5K Race honors alum
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:15 pm
The fifth annual Jason Raby Memorial 5K Race and one-mile Fun Walk is being held at Lewiston-Porter Senior High School on Saturday, July 27, at 11 a.m. The event will be held in honor of Jason Raby, who graduated from Lewiston-Porter High School in 2001 and suddenly passed away at the young age of 25 while playing basketball at Niagara University in 2008.
Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital rated in top 10 percent nationally for patient satisfaction
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 03:10 pm
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital has earned a "Five Star Excellence Award" for scoring in the top 10 percent nationally in patient satisfaction for the second consecutive year.
Vacation Bible School in Youngstown
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 02:50 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown invites all children entering kindergarten through grade five to step right up at "Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God's World Comes Together" Vacation Bible School. The fun-filled week begins Monday, Aug. 5, and continues each weekday from 9 a.m. until noon at 100 Church St.
Our Lady of Peace reschedules 'Super Cruise' fundraiser
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 01:50 pm
Inclement weather last weekend cancelled the Our Lady of Peace Cruisers Day. The event, held in conjunction with Cataract Cruises of WNY, has now been rescheduled. The "Super Cruise" is set for Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the facility, 5285 Lewiston Road in Lewiston.
Niagara University hosting July 30 appreciation reception for Father Levesque
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 12:35 pm
On Tuesday, July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m., Niagara University will hold a small reception in honor of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., as he steps aside as president. The going away gathering will be held on the Niagara campus in St. Vincent's Hall, rooms 405-406.
Back to the Marble Orchard
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 11:25 am
Pleasant weather greeted the folks who came to Hennepin Park in Lewiston Sunday afternoon for the Marble Orchard Players production, "The Spirits of 1813."
Ransomville Lions rev up
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 09:00 am
The Ransomville Lions will host the organization's annual "Lions Night at the Races" on Friday, Aug. 9, at Ransomville Speedway.
EquiStar 'Fun Day' fundraiser
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 07:00 am
EquiStar Therapeutic Riding Center will host its open house "Fun Day" fundraiser on Sunday, July 28, from noon to 5 p.m., for people of all ages with disabilities to saddle up and experience the thrill of horseback riding.
Habitat restoration project continues at Joseph Davis State Park
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Buffalo Audubon will continue a landmark habitat restoration project at Joseph Davis State Park in Lewiston throughout the summer. Supported by more than $350,000 in grand funds from federal programs and national funders, this work will provide high-quality habitat for resident and neo-tropical migratory birds.
Let there be light: Power returns to Niagara County
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 09:35 pm
Electricity gradually returned Saturday afternoon and evening to the homes of National Grid customers in Niagara County that were dark following Friday's storm.

As of 9:30 p.m., less than 1,000 homes were waiting to receive electricity. Just 12 hours earlier, more than 5,000 homes in Lewiston alone were without power. National Grid reported that, at the storm's peak, about 75,000 customers in upstate New York were left in the dark. About 28,500 customers were in the Western New York region - primarily in Erie and Niagara counties.

National Grid responding to severe thunder, lightning storms
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 02:30 pm
National Grid crews have been working through the night responding to downed wire calls, assessing damage and restoring service after strong thunder and lightning storms and damaging high winds moved through upstate New York Friday evening.
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.