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Youngstown Community Picnic is Aug. 24
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 06:55 am
The Village of Youngstown announces its annual Community Picnic will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. at Falkner Park.

Held each August since 2004 when the village first offered the event as part of its 150th year celebration, the picnic has become a family-oriented affair.

Thousands enjoy Lewiston Art Festival
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 05:05 pm
The weather was perfect and the art exceptional as record crowds descended on the Village of Lewiston last weekend for the holding of the 47th annual Lewiston Art Festival, presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Lewiston Art Festival: Lew-Port Team No. 1 impresses at Chalk Walk
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 05:00 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School Team No. 1 took second place in the annual KeyBank Chalk Walk Competition, held Saturday at the 47th annual Lewiston Art Festival in the village. Above, Team No. 1 members Elizabeth Gatto, Janine Cubello and Alexis Morford appear with their entry.
Peach Festival advance ride tickets available
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston announces advance ride tickets for next month's Niagara County Peach Festival are now on sale.
Plans take shape for 56th Niagara County Peach Festival
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, organizers of the 56th annual Niagara County Peach Festival, report final planning is underway for the annual fall favorite, set to take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 to 8, at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Common snapping turtle troubled at times
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
The common snapping turtle was adopted in 2006 as the official New York state symbol. The naming came from a vote of the state legislature.
Village of Youngstown moving on acquiring land
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 06:55 am
The Youngstown Village Board of Trustees took action at its Thursday night meeting in the Red Brick School Village Center in response to the community regarding the undeveloped corner parcel of land at Main and Lockport streets.
Beach advisory in Olcott
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach located in Olcott. This advisory is anticipated to remain in effect until further notice.
Niagara County Industrial Development Agency approves applications for assistance for Niagara Jet Adventures, Niagara Falls hotelier
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors today approved applications for assistance received at its June meeting from Niagara Jet Adventures LLC for a new tourism jetboat tour company in Youngstown, and from 452 Third Street LLC for a conversion of an abandoned building in Niagara Falls into an 11-room hotel.
Niagara University again among 'Best in the Northeast' according to Princeton Review
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:30 pm
The Princeton Review has once again placed Niagara University among the best colleges in the northeast.
Video: Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 12:15 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd drew a sold-out crowd at Artpark Tuesday. The classic rock all-stars performed a slew of hit songs for the happy audience.
GNBC stages grand ballet 'Coppélia' at Artpark
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 04:10 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company brings "Coppélia" to the Artpark & Company Mainstage Theater for two shows on Saturday, Aug. 17. Ballet's great comedy will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m.
Saturday's household hazardous waste drop-off open to residents of Lockport, surrounding communities
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 03:30 pm
Local residents will have an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous items Saturday when the Niagara County Refuse District holds a household hazardous waste and electronics drop-off at Lockport Town Hall.
HAL announces The Heenan Brothers at Hennepin Park gazebo
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 07:00 am
Grab your lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon with some great music described as "folksy, bluesy kind of Americana respectfully referred to as canal blues," when The Heenan Brothers perform from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Hennepin Park Gazebo in the Village of Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to host symposium at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital is hosting its first wound symposium, "Multi-System Approach to Wound Healing," on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. Interested participants should register by Aug. 30. The registration fee is $25 per person.
DiNapoli releases report on New York Power Authority
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:45 pm
New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli has issued a report on the New York State Power Authority. The report examines NYPA's finances, money transferred to support the state budget, and expenses related to employee benefits and travel, including a private jet.
2013 Lewiston Art Festival winners
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts released a list of winners from this past weekend's Lewiston Art Festival.
Niagara University Theatre announces 50th anniversary season
Sat, Aug 10th 2013 07:05 am
Fifty and fabulous? No doubt about it! This season Niagara University Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season with what is expected to be an exciting array of entertainment options to suit a variety of tastes.
Franciscan homecoming this September at Stella Niagara
Sat, Aug 10th 2013 07:00 am
From Sept. 20-22, the Sisters of St. Francis of Stella Niagara will open the doors and invite the public to join them for a weekend of retreat and reflection at their motherhouse: Stella Niagara.
Lewiston is art-centered this weekend
Fri, Aug 9th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts brings the annual Lewiston Art Festival back to the Village of Lewiston on Saturday and Sunday. The free event includes art of all kinds, music, food, street performers, workshops, and demonstrations.
Niagara Animal Rescue: Paws for a cause at Lewiston Art Festival
Fri, Aug 9th 2013 07:00 am
The 47th annual Lewiston Art Festival will premiere on Center Street in Lewiston on Aug. 11 and 12, featuring signature designs from more than 175 artists and fine crafters. Of these artists this year, "man's best friend," is transforming the festival and bringing a new level of interaction that has never been available before through Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue.
Lynyrd Skynyrd + Artpark audience = A good time for all
Wed, Aug 7th 2013 01:05 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform "Sweet Home Alabama," "Simple Man," "Free Bird" and a slew of other hits when the band takes the Artpark stage in Lewiston on Aug. 13.
Western New York Land Conservancy awarded $500,000 for Stella Niagara Preserve
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 03:25 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy is now several steps closer to creating the Stella Niagara Preserve. In July, the Niagara River Greenway Commission voted unanimously that the proposed preserve was consistent with the Niagara River Greenway Plan. Less than a week later, the Greenway Ecological Standing Committee approved a $500,000 funding request.
Reminder: Project scoping to begin on historic Niagara Falls bridges
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 03:25 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have released a scoping report for work on the historic American Falls bridges (pedestrian bridges) at Niagara Falls State Park.
Lewiston Public Library: Friends host book sale during Art Festival
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 07:00 am
The Friends of the Lewiston Library will hold their annual book sale at the Red Brick Municipal Building gym Aug. 9-11.
Help Ava
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 07:00 am
•Ava Pannozzo, the 4-year-old daughter of Christopher and Ida Maria (Colangelo) Pannozzo, was recently diagnosed with a rare immune disease called familial HLH. She is currently receiving chemotherapy, but is in need of a bone marrow transplant.
'The Spirit of the '80s' returns to Lewiston
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am
What started last year as part of Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 1987's 25th anniversary reunion, "The Spirit of the '80s" concert is back again by popular demand.
Peach Queen contestants meet
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am
Contestants vying for the title of Peach Queen of the 2013 Niagara County Peach Festival met with the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston at the Lewiston Event Center. Current Peach Queen Margaret Dorian, Peach Queen contestants and Kiwanis Club members had an afternoon of bowling and fun.
High school class reunions
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am
•The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1988 has announced plans for a reunion on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10.
Angel to Apple launches in-store shoe department
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am
A longtime business expansion plan has finally come to fruition in the Village of Lewiston. Angel to Apple has opened its own shoe department within its current location at 451 Center St.
'Last hurrah' Level Regatta a success for YYC
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 06:55 am
The 40th - and final - version of the Youngstown Yacht Club Level Regatta played out last weekend on the Lake Ontario waters and in the Village of Youngstown, much to the delight of participants, visitors and organizers.
Mark Daul: Thomas Aquinas Daly - fisherman, hunter, outdoors artist
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 11:00 pm
Any child in grade school could draw you a picture of a car or a house, maybe a face, or even the family pet. He or she may create any of those and be pretty good too. But these skills aren't for everyone, and even if they are pretty good at it most won't stick with it through their lifetime.
Women's Respite Program: Celebrating 25 years
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:50 pm
The Women's Respite Program will mark 25 years of service at a reception Saturday, Aug. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Stella Niagara in Lewiston. The Respite Program, a nonprofit organization, provides time away to rest and renew for single mothers with low incomes, grandmothers raising their grandchildren, and women with cancer.
Jonathon Cote Memorial Motorcycle Ride on Sunday
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:50 pm
The fifth annual Jonathon Cote Memorial Motorcycle Ride and Fundraiser takes place Sunday, Aug. 4, with sign-ups starting at 11 a.m. at Williamsville North High School, Dodge Road in Amherst. The ride honors Cote, a U.S. Army veteran who lost his life while working as a private security contractor in Iraq in 2006.
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.