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Past peach queen gives thanks to community as fundraising comes to a close
Mon, Dec 24th 2012 07:00 am
It has been a busy few months since I crowned Lewiston's newest peach queen back in September. Not only have my classes at Niagara University been challenging and time consuming, but my ongoing fundraising efforts for the Arthritis Foundation have kept me a busy young lady, as well.
Niagara Falls Country Club: Building on success
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
It may be the off-season for area golfers, but that doesn't mean the folks at the Niagara Falls Country Club have been quiet.
Roser, Salada meet about shooting
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
Christopher Roser, superintendent of Lewiston-Porter schools, met with Lewiston Chief of Police Chris Salada this week in the wake of the Dec. 13 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
DiMino Lewiston Tops announces coloring contest winners
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
Congratulations to the following artists, winners of the Sentinel's annual holiday coloring contest, sponsored by DiMino Lewiston Tops:
Christmas and the out-of-doors
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
With Christmas upon us for another year, we seem to forget what it is all about. Celebrated by billions of people around the world each year, it represents the birth of Christ. It also represents a time for giving and celebration.
Appreciation abounds in Village of Lewiston
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
Paul Beatty, representing Niagara Hospice and the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon, presented the Village of Lewiston trustees with a certificate of appreciation prior to Monday's monthly board meeting.
Find hard-to-find Christmas gifts at Canterbury Place
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
Looking for some great last-minute stocking-stuffers? How about something for that special someone who has everything?
Christmas Eve services in Youngstown
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 09:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St., Youngstown, invites the community to its Christmas Eve service of lessons and carols, Monday, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend as First Presbyterian celebrates the peace and joy of Christmas and the birth of Jesus.
Youngstown: Celebrating 'Christmas in the Village'
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:45 pm
A little light rain didn't do anything to put a damper on Youngstown's "Christmas in the Village" event .
Lew-Port discusses Connecticut school shooting
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:30 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education meeting opened with a festive atmosphere featuring holiday songs performed by a number of fifth-graders. Then for one minute, a silence hung over the room as tribute was paid to the victims and survivors of Newtown, Conn.
Lewiston-Porter retired elementary teachers, staff donate children's gifts
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:30 pm
Retired Lewiston-Porter Elementary School teachers and staff have been donating children's gifts for several years to the Youngstown/Porter Community Holiday Baskets organization.
AOH scholarship available for Niagara Catholic
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:00 am
Applications for the Ancient Order of Hibernians annual scholarship for Niagara Catholic Junior/Senior High School are now available at Niagara Catholic.
CAM announces TopSpin artists for 2013-14 series
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:00 am
The Castellani Art museum of Niagara University has announced the artists selected for the 2013-14 TopSpin exhibition series. The museum's TopSpin Gallery, dedicated to the exhibition of work by local and regional artists, features a broad range of visual expressions, varied in media as well as message, and focuses mainly on new and emerging artists.
Lewiston Lions induct members, donate to Hurricane Sandy relief
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:00 am
The Lewiston Lions Club is ending the year on a high note. Four new members - Fred Smith, Bob Hartz, Carol Sommer and Lisa Ieraci, pictured from left - were inducted during December's dinner meeting.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital donates to Heart, Love and Soul
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:00 am
Employees at Mount St. Mary's Hospital got into the holiday spirit by donating more than 175 wrapped gifts as part of an effort with the Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents Viewers Choice Awards to three TopSpin artists
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 04:20 pm
Three regional artists whose work was featured in the Castellani Art Museum's exhibition "TopSpin 10: The Ten Year TopSpin Retrospective" were presented with Viewer's Choice Awards.
Rotary Club of Niagara County Central to award scholarships
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:15 am
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central will again offer $1,000 scholarships to students from the Niagara-Wheatfield, Starpoint and Wilson school districts.
St. James Lutheran Church sets holiday services
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:05 am
St. James Lutheran Church, 2437 Niagara Road, Bergholz, will hold a candlelight worship service at 5 p.m. and a children's program at 7 p.m. Dec. 24.
Christmas Mass set at Gate of Heaven
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:00 am
A special Christmas Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at All Saints Chapel Mausoleum in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston.
Niagara County adopts $321.8 million spending plan
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 09:00 am
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $321.8 million spending plan Tuesday night in Lockport, with a slight 1.2 percent property tax rate increase that is below the county's legally required 2 percent tax cap.

The approved budget sets a full value tax rate of $7.72 per $1,000 of assessed value, up slightly from the $7.63 rate in the 2012 spending plan. Despite the minimal uptick in rates, the fiscally conservative budget maintains deep cuts in county tax rates achieved over the course of the past decade

Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes donors
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 07:00 am
The Mount St. Mary's Foundation recently dedicated a "Wall of Donors" to formally recognize individuals and businesses that gave to its successful Breast Care Center capital campaign, which raised more than $1.2 million.
Castellani Art Museum closed for Niagara University holiday recess
Tue, Dec 18th 2012 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed to the public during Niagara University's holiday break, Saturday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. The museum reopens with regular hours on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Christmas Mass at All Saints Chapel Mausoleum in Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Mon, Dec 17th 2012 07:00 am
A special Christmas Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 5:30 p.m., at All Saints Chapel Mausoleum in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston. Msgr. Thomas J. Moran, pastor of St. Bernard parish in Youngstown, will preside.
Niagara Frontier Bible Church hosts Christmas Eve candlelight service
Mon, Dec 17th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Bible Church, Upper Mountain Road at Bronson Drive, Lewiston, will be hold a special candlelight service on Christmas Eve, Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m.
Town of Lewiston Family Ice Rink adds sponsors, recognizes village
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:30 pm
The Town of Lewiston continues to add sponsors to the Lewiston Family Ice Rink for its 2012-13 season.
Paladino's Ellicott Development purchases Center Street properties
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:30 pm
Big changes may be in store for a prominent stretch of the Village of Lewiston.

The Buffalo-based Ellicott Development has purchased 756, 784-790 Center St., and adjacent vacant land on Onondaga Street (bordering North Eighth Street) from HoganWillig PLLC. Current tenants of these properties include The Country Doctor, Grandpaws Pet Emporium and Smith Brothers Pizza.

Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino signed the property transfer and has served as the point person on the $1.4 million transaction. The sale was finalized Nov. 7. William's father, former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, founded Ellicott Development, a property management, leasing and development firm, in 1973.

Lewiston Town Board discusses proposed rec/senior center
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:30 pm
Plans for a new recreation/community/senior center and a donation from an area hazardous waste landfiller were the newsmakers at opposite ends of an otherwise routine Lewiston Town Board work session Monday.
Frontier Lanes has new management, new name
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:20 pm
Emery Simon and Harold Hibbard recently purchased Frontier Lanes. They have renamed it the Lewiston Event Center, and plan to make full use of the almost three-acre property.
Dennis Brochey's Automotive set to close
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:15 pm
Over the course of 40 years, master technician Dennis Brochey has worked on more than 100,000 automobiles in his Center Street automotive shop. At the end of this month, he'll hang up his wrench.
Town of Niagara: Niagara Electric Lights Parade shines on
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 09:00 am
The annual Niagara Electric Lights Parade, which took place on Saturday, Nov. 3, continues to share its generosity through its Parade Food Drive. Food bins are still available for food drop off until Dec. 21. Items will support Community Missions of Niagara Frontier.
Ceretto: State Parks lights up Lewiston dog park
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 08:50 am
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto has announced that the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has agreed to illuminate the Lewiston plateau dog park to provide a safe, well-lit area in which residents can walk their pets after work.
'Flames Through Lewiston' FYI
Wed, Dec 12th 2012 01:15 pm
The third "Flames Through Lewiston" event will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6:30 until 7 p.m. on Center Street. If you're planning to attend, here are some points to keep in mind.
Welcome to Lewiston, La Pelle
Wed, Dec 12th 2012 01:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday with new member Christina Zaroian, a licensed esthetician and the owner of La Pelle.
NU: Father Levesque receives service award from Turkish Cultural Center
Tue, Dec 11th 2012 01:20 pm
The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, Niagara University president, was recently presented with a service award from the Turkish Cultural Center at Buffalo and the Peace Islands Institute.
Welcome to Lewiston, Village Vet
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 12:30 pm
The Village Vet of Lewiston, a new member of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7, at its new location, 720 Cayuga St. (behind Rite Aid plaza), in the Village of Lewiston.
Welcome to Lewiston, Studio 763
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 12:25 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 2, with new member Studio 763.
Youngstown Lions host holiday lighting contest
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club's Holiday Lighting Contest will take place in Youngstown and Porter the evening of Saturday, Dec. 15.
Angel to Apple seeks community support
Sat, Dec 8th 2012 07:05 am
Angel to Apple owner Jamie Symmonds is asking for the community's help in raising funds for a new point-of-sale system for her clothing and accessories boutique in the Village of Lewiston.
'A Christmas Carol' delivered by 'Theatre in the Mist'
Sat, Dec 8th 2012 07:00 am
If you're the type of person whose Christmas spirit doesn't start to glow until the Grinch fibs to Cindy Lou Who, Charlie Brown props up his scraggly tree, Ralphie gets warned about shooting his eye out, or the bell rings on George Bailey's tree, Theatre in the Mist has just the ticket for you.
Niagara County deer seen fleeing to Canada
Sat, Dec 8th 2012 07:00 am
Whitetail deer are pretty smart critters and seem to know just when hunting season begins; they make themselves scarce immediately. They seem to head for parks, cemeteries, anyplace that has posted signs up, or by fleeing the country.

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