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NCCC announces Tech Wars 2013 winners
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:35 am
Niagara County Community College hosted more than 800 students from 22 Western New York school districts at Tech Wars 2013 on Wednesday. Competitions ranged from RC Heavyweight Sumo Robotics to 3D Modeling and CO2 Car Races.
Prostate cancer support group to meet at Mount St. Mary's Hospital on Jan. 17
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 09:00 am
The Us TOO Prostate Cancer Support Group will hear from Philip J. Aliotta, MD, MSHA, FACS, CPI, a urologist at Western New York Urology Associates, at its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Buffalo Audubon Society hosts gull watch at Artpark State Park
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 07:00 am
A gull watch is set for 10 a.m. Jan 26 at Artpark in Lewiston. Join Buffalo Audubon Society's Naturalist Tom Kerr for a hike along the gorge to view the different species of gulls that spend their winters on the Niagara River. Learn about what attracts them to the river and how they survive while they are here.
DeVeaux School subject of local history lecture
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 07:00 am
The Friends of Local History will present a lecture by noted DeVeaux historian Lewis F. Buttery, Jr. The lecture, a PowerPoint presentation, will take place Tuesday, Jan. 15, in the auditorium of the Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St. The program runs from 6 to 8 p.m. It is free and open to the public.
Niagara University accepting registrations for winter/spring 2013 continuing education courses
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 12:20 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2013 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center receives donation
Wed, Jan 9th 2013 12:15 pm
Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center recently accepted a donation of $2,000 from BMP America Inc. of Medina. The funds will be used to assist those in need who visit the health center at 3101 Ninth St., in Niagara Falls.
Ice skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks open
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 03:20 pm
The outdoor skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks are open and ready for business. This will be the fourth season at DeVeaux (rink never froze in 2012) and the inaugural season at Reservoir.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's new website makes a splash
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 03:15 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has launched its new website,, with 360 Professional Services Group.
Collins meets with local farmers to get farm bill feedback
Mon, Jan 7th 2013 08:55 pm
On his first full week on the job, Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, met with approximately 40 local farmers Monday afternoon to talk about what they want to see as part of a new farm bill.
Old Fort Niagara: Snowshoe patrol takes visitors back to 1757
Mon, Jan 7th 2013 10:20 am
On Saturday, Jan. 19, visitors to Old Fort Niagara will have the opportunity to snowshoe back in time and find themselves engaged in a woods battle between British and French forces.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes first baby of 2013
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2013.
Rick Haight is new Chamber of Commerce board chairman
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
At the November board meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elections were held to fill open positions and appoint a new chairman of the board.
Youngstown basketball to start
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
Youngstown Recreation will start its youth basketball league on Tuesday, Jan. 8. All games will be played at the Red Brick School village center gym, 240 Lockport St., in Youngstown.
Hangover 150 takes center stage at Big R
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
The 13th annual Hangover 150 took center stage on New Year's Day. A bright chilly day greeted fans, drivers, and crewmembers as a total of 97 cars took to the frozen 1/2-mile oval. A great crowd was on hand - many arriving by snowmobile. You don't see that too often on race day.
Left of Center: Lewiston Stone House is open for business
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
PHOTOS: The village's newest wine bar is opening its doors to the community.

After a string of successful walk-throughs for small groups of people, the Lewiston Stone House is now ready to welcome the general public.

Mark Daul: Don't make promises you can't keep
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:45 pm
New Year's resolutions for many people are hardly ever given a second thought as to how hard they are to keep. You might resolve to yourself, "I'm going to eat healthy and wise this year," or, "I'm going to walk, run, exercise, and get in the outdoors more."
Pollow sworn in in Porter
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:45 pm
The New Year saw the swearing in of a new justice for the Town of Porter. Newly elected Wayne Pollow took his oath of office from Porter Justice David Truesdale before friends and family Tuesday at Porter Town Hall.
Niagara Falls Country Club January activities
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:40 pm
The Niagara Falls Country Club announces the following for the month of January.
New Year's Eve celebrations in Wilson, Ransomville
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:30 pm
While the biggies were seen in New York City, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, even Lewiston, New Year's celebrations also included events in Wilson and Ransomville.
Town of Lewiston plans for 2013
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:30 pm
The Town of Lewiston Town Board saw a relatively quiet December, with a work session and final audit being the meetings of note for the month.
Ringing in New Years off the Lewiston Docks
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:20 pm
The Neptune Ski Club brought Santa Claus to Lewiston on New Year's Day to do a little skiing on the river.
Lewiston reorganizes for 2013
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:00 pm
The Lewiston Town Board will meet Monday, Jan. 7, at 6 p.m. in Town Hall for its 2013 reorganization session. That evening, the board will approve a number of procedural adoptions, including setting the 2013 holiday schedule, naming the official town newspaper and town depositories, as well as setting the 2013 Town Board work session and regular meeting schedules.
Bee Hive donates to NCP
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 08:00 pm
The Bee Hive Ceramic Studio in Lewiston recently donated $250 to Niagara Cerebral Palsy to assist its many programs that support children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital nuclear cardiology medicine program granted accreditation
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 10:00 am
The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission has granted an accreditation to Mount St. Mary's Hospital nuclear cardiology medicine program. This three-year accreditation recognizes that the hospital's program has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts.
Mount St. Mary's welcomes last baby of 2012
Wed, Jan 2nd 2013 01:50 pm
Noelle LaBarr didn't want to wait a few hours to be the first baby born at Mount St. Mary's in 2013, so she became the last baby born at the expanded Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's for 2012.
St. Francis Guild donates to Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Wed, Jan 2nd 2013 11:40 am
The St. Francis Guild, the auxiliary of Mount St. Mary's Hospital, recently presented hospital President and CEO Judith Maness, left, with a check in the amount of $60,000 from its 2012 fundraising efforts.
Ceretto takes oath of office
Tue, Jan 1st 2013 10:25 am
Surrounded by his family, Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, was sworn in to office Dec. 31 by Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel at the Grand Island Town Hall.
Applied urban ministry program at Niagara University announces start of fourth cohort of classes
Mon, Dec 31st 2012 01:30 pm
The Rev. Jimmy Rowe, the academic/community coordinator and co-founder of the NU applied urban ministry program, announces the start of the spring 2013 cohort of classes of the successful applied urban ministry professional development certificate program.
Sentinel 2012: The year in pictures
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 11:25 am
Well, the world didn't end.

We figured it wouldn't. Yet that didn't stop residents in the River Region from seizing each day and living life to the fullest this year.

'World's Shortest Christmas Party'
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
The Orange Cat Coffee Co. in Lewiston hosted "The World's Shortest Christmas Party."
Ransomville Rural retirees to meet
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
Ransomville Rural retirees has set its January meeting for Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 2525 Youngstown-Lockport Road, Ransomville.
Learn about '12th Night'
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown invites the community to join in a traditional "Celebration of 12th Night through the Boar's Head Pageant" on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at 5 p.m. in the church hall.
Lewiston Public Library January programs, events and activities
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 09:40 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 January.
New divisional sponsors at Big R
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 09:40 pm
As we enter into a new season of racing just five short months from now, attendees at Ransomville Speedway will see a change within the Sportsman and Fireball classes. This change comes within the names. Investor's Service Co. is the new official sponsor of the Sportsman division while is the official sponsor of the Fireball ranks.
Hickory Stick makes Golfweek's 'Casino Top 40'
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 09:40 pm
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course has announced that, in Golfweek magazine's just-released December issue, the Lewiston facility is listed as No. 25 among the "Casino Top 40 Golf Courses" in the U.S. Golfweek is considered one of the gold-standard publications in the golf industry.
Community Christmas celebration in Wilson
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 09:30 pm
A community Christmas celebration was held in the Wilson High School auditorium. Several area churches came together for a fun, non-denominational celebration of Christmas.
'Cupcakes for a Crown'
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 09:15 pm
Mark your calendars for a special event taking place on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at the Lewiston Village Pub and Restaurant.
Go 'Pairing for Penguins'
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 01:00 pm
Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery Inc. presents "Pairing for Penguins," a benefit for the penguin exhibit at the Aquarium of Niagara.
Egyptian-American cookie exchange in Lewiston
Wed, Dec 26th 2012 12:35 pm
Earlier this month, a group of women gathered at the Lewiston home of Fran and Rania Roach for an Egyptian-American cookie exchange.

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