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Memorial service to be held in memory of Charlie The Chimp
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The public is invited to share in the celebration and remembrance of the life of The Primate Sanctuary's Charlie The Chimp, who passed away earlier this month.
NYPA: Maintenance over Route 104 and Robert Moses Parkway at Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 11:15 pm
The New York Power Authority is conducting the fall seasonal cleaning of roadway drainage inlets over the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's Robert Moses Niagara power dam.
Step into 'An O. Henry Christmas'
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
Theatre in the Mist will present "An O. Henry Christmas" from Nov. 29 to Dec. 8 at the Stella Niagara stage, 4421 Lower River Road, Lewiston.
Sanborn Band celebrates holidays
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
The Sanborn Fire Co. Band will perform a traditional Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in the Sanborn firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. (Route 429).
'Shop Small' Nov. 30 in Niagara River Region
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has been busy promoting "Small Business Saturday" with the hope of making the date the biggest local shopping day of the year. "Small Business Saturday" is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (right after "Black Friday").
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce takes part in 'Share The Bounty' wine tour
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 01:10 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce coordinated its first "Share the Bounty" wine tour in conjunction with the Niagara Wine Trail "Share the Bounty" event.
Niagara University reaches out to world
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 07:00 am
Last year, Niagara University welcomed Dr. Abdiwelli Ali to campus to talk about his time as prime minister of Somalia, and his experiences in rebuilding his nation.

This year, Niagara is upping the ante, with plans to showcase the campus community's Vincentian impact throughout the entire world.

Time to Dance hosts holiday performance
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 07:00 am
Time to Dance studio will hold its annual holiday performance Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road. All Time To Dance students will perform, including "Graceful and Gifted" students.
'Black Friday' returns to Lewiston
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 11:00 am
Come "Black Friday," Lewiston retailers hope shoppers skip the "big-box" stores in favor of small businesses.
Youngstown Business & Professional Association recipient of community enhancement grant
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 10:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association received a grant from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program.
Tickets now on sale for 2013 Lewiston Tour of Homes
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are now on sale for the ninth annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, at select addresses in the Lewiston area.
New playground equipment at Porter on the Lake Park
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
Last month, the Porter on the Lake Park committee joined with area elected officials and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting to mark the completion of new updated playground at the park.
Susan Geissler to speak
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Porter Historical Society invites residents to a presentation featuring acclaimed sculptress Susan Geissler on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Youngstown Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St.
One fish in Niagara River from Sargasso Sea
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 12:30 am
This is a story I said I was going to tell readers about earlier this year. The Sargasso Sea is a region of calm water somewhere near the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, off our east coast. The Gulf Stream touches the edge of the Sargasso. It is recognized by its deep blue color and by the seaweed and other non-biodegradable junk that floats at its top.
Ransomville Lighting of the Wreaths returns
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:40 pm
The annual Ransomville Lighting of the Wreaths will take place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, at various locations.
Town of Lewiston announces rink rental info, recreation hiring
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:40 pm
The Town of Lewiston Recreation Department reports it is now taking applications for rentals at the Lewiston Family Ice Rink for December and January of this winter. "Days available are very limited. Rentals can be used for any type of party or approved ice activity, including birthday parties," said Mike Dashineau, town parks and recreation director.
Trustee sought in Village of Lewiston
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:35 pm
Before Dennis Brochey is sworn-in as supervisor in the Town of Lewiston on Jan. 1, 2014, he will resign his position as a Village of Lewiston trustee. This will create an opening on the municipality's governing body.
Heartfelt thanks to an 'amazing community'
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:25 pm
The guests of honor, Matthew Donovan and Michelle Hess, along with the benefit committee, would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to their fundraiser.
Artpark: Date change for 'Aladdin'
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:40 pm
Artpark & Company has changed the date for next summer's "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" to accommodate local school groups.
Town of Lewiston: Reiter steps down; budget work continues
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 03:45 pm
News from the Town of Lewiston finds Steve Reiter has opted to step down as supervisor and from overseeing the town water department. Gary Catlin has assumed both duties.
Lewiston Choraleers to present popular Christmas concert program at six area churches
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:45 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will present their annual Christmas program, "We Need a Little Christmas," on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8, at six area churches. The schedule of performances is as follows:
Operation Christmas Child arrives in Lewiston
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:35 pm
First Presbyterian Church in Lewiston has announced that, for the first time, it is a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child. Items can be dropped off from Nov. 18-24 at 505 Cayuga St.
'Mary Poppins' flying into Artpark next summer
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 12:50 pm
Everyone's favorite nanny is flying into town next summer. Artpark has announced its production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins" is slated for July 31- Aug. 8, 2014. Eight performances will take place in the Mainstage Theater.
Review: Lewiston Ghost Walks end with a bang
Mon, Nov 11th 2013 03:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 26, was the last run of the Marble Orchard Ghost Walk until next fall. The Lewiston Ghost Walk, also known as The Marble Orchard Ghost Walk, is put on every year by The Lewiston Council on the Arts. The walk ran every Saturday night in September and October this fall thanks to a volunteer cast, whose members, of course, dress in character as townspeople from the 1800s.
'Customer Appreciation Day' at The Village Bake Shoppe
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 12:45 pm
To celebrate their eatery's second anniversary, The Village Bake Shoppe owners Mike and Lindsay Fiore invite patrons to stop by today for free cookies and hot chocolate. "Customer Appreciation Day" is their way of thanking the community for its support.
New owners at The Natural Link
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:05 am
Walt is turning over the meat slicer to the Martin family.
What's with all the construction in Lewiston?
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
PHOTOS: Construction work in the Village of Lewiston has people wondering what's happening. Here's an explanation:
International Business Academy sets Lew-Port students apart
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
Students graduating from Lewiston-Porter will be prepared to face the challenges of a global economy. This comes from an educational experience they are receiving through the school's Academy of International Business and Finance.
Lewiston presents 'trimmed' 2014 budget
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
A realistic budget with a cautious eye on the future summarizes the approach the Town of Lewiston has taken with regard to its 2014 spending plan.
Updated: Brochey elected supervisor in Town of Lewiston
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 06:55 am
Come January, Dennis Brochey will be supervisor in the Town of Lewiston.

Brochey, a Democrat and Village of Lewiston trustee, defeated Ernie Palmer, a Republican and Town of Lewiston councilman, by 418 votes in Tuesday's election.

River Region: 'Autumn Beautiful' contest winner named
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 07:35 pm
The Dory Trading Post has announced the top winner of its first-ever "Autumn Beautiful" contest in a presentation held at the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce in Lewiston.
Big R honors 2013 champions, specialty award winners
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 07:30 pm
More than 240 guests gathered last Friday, Nov. 1, to celebrate the accomplishments of many. More than 60 Ransomville Speedway members received point fund monies and sponsor bonus awards totaling more than $25,000.
Village of Lewiston reminder to residents
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 07:10 pm
As fall kicks into gear, the Village of Lewiston reminds residents of two seasonal changes.
Intimate night of jazz at Water Street Landing
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 07:10 pm
Water Street Landing is inviting you over for dinner, drinks and live music. "Jazz at the Landing" takes place tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Knights of Columbus Council No. 14622 hosts sixth annual spaghetti dinner
Fri, Nov 8th 2013 06:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 23, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine Knights of Columbus Council No. 14622 will host its sixth annual spaghetti dinner. The event will run from 3-7 p.m. in the Shrine cafeteria, 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston.
NU alumna credits undergraduate training for life-saving actions
Wed, Nov 6th 2013 12:45 pm
On May 5, Samantha Elliott, while working the overnight shift as a night auditor at the Renaissance Del Monte Lodge Hotel & Spa in Pittsford, responded to the room of a guest who had suffered an apparent heart attack. Upon her arrival, she took immediate and lifesaving actions by performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, until she was relieved by responding personnel.
Charlie the Chimp passes; beloved primate leaves a legacy
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 11:30 pm
It was a beautiful fall morning when the lives of Carmen Presti and his wife, Christie, would change forever. The caregivers and "parents" of Charlie the Chimp were by his side day and night during the last days of his life before his passing on Nov. 4 at the home of The Primate Sanctuary in Niagara Falls.
Dennis Brochey elected supervisor in Town of Lewiston
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 10:15 pm
Come January, Dennis Brochey will be supervisor in the Town of Lewiston. He unofficially defeated Ernie Palmer by 418 votes in Tuesday's election.
HAL hosts a movie night with 'Niagara' and special guest George Bailey
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 06:00 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston hosts a special screening of "Niagara" at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
Tuscarora Heroes Monument installed in Lewiston
Mon, Nov 4th 2013 02:40 pm
On Monday, under the watchful eye of site contractor Rocco DelGrosso and members of the Historical Association of Lewiston, the Tuscarora Heroes monument was installed on Center Street. Statues of three Native Americans, representing the Tuscarora nation, were planted in a park that pays tribute to "Tuscarora Heroes" - the brave men and women who rushed Lewiston residents out of the village during the 1813 British invasion.