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Chamber Gala: Lewiston Citizen of the Year honorees
Sat, Mar 30th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston volunteers of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center have been chosen by Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steven Reiter as Citizen of the Year.
Accolades for Carmelo's
Sat, Mar 30th 2013 07:00 am
Chef Carmelo Raimondi and sous chef Bruce Wieszala of Carmelo's Restaurant were selected to compete as challengers in the annual "Nickel City Chef" competition at Artisan Kitchens and Baths in Buffalo.
LOOW-CAC meets with U.S. Army Corps
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 05:00 pm
Members of the Lake Ontario Ordnance Works Community Action Council held a productive session with the U.S. Army Corps, Buffalo District, earlier this month at Lew-Port. Discussions covered the Corps' ongoing feasibility study on the Interim Waste Containment Structure at the Niagara Falls Storage Site.
New season pass at Seneca Hickory Stick
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 05:00 pm
The Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course is introducing its new season pass for 2013. The "Frequent Fairways Pass" includes unlimited golf, unlimited range, unlimited cart, a 14-day booking window, and the New York State Golf Association Handicap. This package runs for $2,750 plus applicable taxes.
Old Fort Niagara seeks volunteer docents
Thu, Mar 28th 2013 09:00 am
Old Fort Niagara is looking for outgoing individuals who enjoy history to serve as volunteer tour guides for the 2013 season.
LCTV orientation session
Wed, Mar 27th 2013 12:40 pm
Lockport Community Television will hold its next orientation session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, at its studio, 293 Niagara St., Lockport. Attendees can receive training using LCTV's new, high-definition portable equipment, which volunteers can use to produce their own programs.
Lewiston Civic Center submitted for Greenway funding
Wed, Mar 27th 2013 12:40 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced Tuesday that the public comment period has opened for the 33rd round of projects. Included for consistency review is a submission for the Town of Lewiston Civic Center and one from the Lewiston-Porter School District for the Lewiston-Porter Recreational Center complex phase II.

Details on these and other project submissions are now posted on the Greenway website, The public comment period is now under way and will remain open with comments accepted until Tuesday, April 30.

Celebrate 'I Love My Park Day' at Artpark
Wed, Mar 27th 2013 12:00 pm
With spring on our doorstep and a beautiful summer filled with family fun ahead, Artpark has put out the call to spruce up the green areas of the Earl W. Brydges Artpark State Park. Come and celebrate Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation's "I Love My Park Day" on Saturday, May 4, at Artpark.
DiMino Lower Niagara Running Series adds three races
Wed, Mar 27th 2013 07:00 am
The DiMino Lower Niagara Running Series is gearing up for another great running season with a generous $10,000 donation from Anthony DiMino, owner of Tops in Lewiston, and the addition of three new races.
Women of the Moose donates to Our Lady of Peace
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 09:25 am
The Women of the Moose, Lower Niagara, recently presented a donation to the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence. The funds will be used to provide hair-styling services to residents in need.
Raising awareness
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 09:10 am
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month - both nationally and in Niagara County. To commemorate this month, Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara program participant Laura Welder and her mom, Jen, of Youngstown, accepted a proclamation from the Niagara County Legislature.
Lewiston: Tuscarora Heroes time capsule arrives
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 09:00 am
Historical Association of Lewiston Museum Director Pam Hauth shows off the professional-grade time capsule that arrived Monday.
New York opens for trout and salmon fishing on April 1
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 08:40 am
Opening day for trout and salmon fishing is April 1, with high, cold water and icy banks and streambeds anticipated, which could make for a dangerous early season angling - particularly in northern areas of the state, said Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens.
Town Hall American Bistro: Brunch is back
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 04:15 pm
Town Hall, an upscale bistro in Lewiston, opened during the USA Today/Rand McNally "Best of the Road" mega food tour last June. The addition gave us all yet another option for dining on Center Street.
Lewiston Jazz Festival fundraiser, 'Jazz & Pasta,' returns April 21
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 09:30 am
Plans have been revealed for the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival's annual fundraiser.
Town of Lewiston Senior Center dance
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Senior Center will hold its annual "Spring Dance" on Tuesday, April 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. at 4361 Lower River Road. Entertainment will be by Second Time Around.
Youngstown concert
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 07:00 am
Dave Ruch and The Canal Street String Band will perform in concert on Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. at Youngstown First Presbyterian Church, 100 Church St.
Heart of Niagara hosts fundraising event
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue hosts a volunteer/foster meeting on Tuesday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the community room. Heart of Niagara's directors, along with Dr. Kristen Ruest from the Village Vet of Lewiston, will be in attendance to answer questions about fostering, animal care and other volunteer opportunities.
Lew-Port to host 'Homerun for Hospice' tournament
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 07:00 am
Four area schools have teamed up to raise money for Niagara Hospice in the "Homerun for Hospice" tournament, to be held April 9-10. Varsity and junior varsity baseball teams from Lew-Port, Wilson, Depew and Starpoint will compete on the field and off to raise money for Hospice.
Village of Lewiston looks to avoid tax increase, decrease water rates
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 12:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston said Monday it's their intention to not raise taxes in the 2013-14 budget; Tennis center to be built at WTS.
Collins joins auto industry pension task force and meets with local retirees
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 10:45 am
Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, has joined the auto industry pension task force for the 113th Congress. Made up of members of the House of Representatives from both political parties, the group works to bring attention to the issues related to the termination of Delphi salaried retiree pensions.
Easter giving in Lewiston
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 10:35 am
Sharing their time and talents, St. Peter R.C. School students, under the direction of art teacher Erika Conti, created 116 Easter baskets in art class. The pre-K through grade 8 students donated the filled baskets to Heart & Soul.
Chamber Gala: Town of Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Bill and Jean Siddall (pictured) have been chosen by the Town of Porter Supervisor Merton K. Wiepert as the recipients of the 2013 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year award. The couple leads an active schedule of community service, dedicated to making this area of Niagara County a great place to live.
Lewiston-Porter School District learns budget woes
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Porter Board of Education meeting Tuesday night was an evening of ups and downs.
Easter sunrise service in Youngstown
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Youngstown First Presbyterian Church announces an Easter sunrise service will take place on Easter Sunday, March 31, at 6:30 a.m. at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown. Residents are invited to join area churches in a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.
Ransomville Rural Retirees to assemble
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Ransomville Rural Retirees will meet on Thursday, April 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 2525 Youngstown-Lockport Road.
Niagara Falls Country Club in full swing for spring
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 04:30 pm
With spring steadily approaching, the Niagara Falls Country Club already has a sense of being in full swing. Granted, golf season is a little ways off, but stop by on a Wednesday or Friday night and see if you can tell the difference. Our Wednesday "Happy Hour" events continue to draw large crowds with live entertainment and drink specials.
Dredge report
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 04:25 pm
Town of Wilson Supervisor Joseph Jastrzemski welcomed Congressman Chris Collins and State Sen. George Maziarz to the Wilson Town Hall on Friday to urge their support of proposed dredging legislation regarding harbor maintenance of the Wilson Harbor.
Lewiston-Porter Partners in Education to meet
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 03:45 pm
Lewiston-Porter Partners in Education will hold its next meeting on Monday, March 25, at 7 p.m. in the high school library. Featured speaker that evening will be Col. Lance Dickinson, USAF (retired), who serves as senior aerospace science instructor for the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Area Easter egg hunts
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 03:45 pm
Looking to fill up your Easter baskets with the kids this weekend? Hop on down to any of these fun-filled events to kick-off your Easter festivities.
Woman able to move back home thanks to family, Complete Senior Care
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:50 pm
Mary Pizzi, a 72-year-old Youngstown resident, spent a year in a local long-term care facility after suffering a stroke. Thanks to her dedicated family, including her husband Guy, and the additional supports provided by the Complete Senior Care program, she was able to go back to her home.
Speaker discusses veterans
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 02:50 pm
The Sanborn Area Historical Society will present a special program by Christopher Kreiger Sr. on "Support Our WNY Vets" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 5811 Buffalo St., Sanborn.
$892,994 in gross receipts taxes delivered to community by CWM
Thu, Mar 21st 2013 08:20 am
Waste Management announced Wednesday that the company delivered $892,994 in gross receipt taxes to various local community partners. Last year, the total payment was $646,401. These payments are over and above property and school taxes paid by the hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facility. New York state requires a hazardous waste facility to charge 6 percent GRT on all hazardous waste landfilled.
NRR Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members in February
Wed, Mar 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce welcomed 13 new members during the month of February. NRRCC officials said membership to the Chamber of Commerce helps to maintain a strong and viable business environment, as well as improve the civic and professional life in the community.
Learn about 'Michael Huskey, The Unforgotten Sailor'
Tue, Mar 19th 2013 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston welcomes Niagara County Historian Catherine Emerson, who will speak on "Michael Huskey, the Unforgotten Sailor," at a free event Monday.
Lewiston GardenFest now accepting vendor applications
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 03:00 pm
Longer days mean spring sunshine and warm summer days not far behind, bringing thoughts of gardening and landscaping projects. The Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, is now accepting vendor applications for its eighth annual event, to be held on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, along Center Street in Lewiston.
Town of Lewiston officials get first hand look at Tuscarora Heroes Monument model
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Reiter (right) and Councilman Michael Marra recently visited Susan Geissler's Youngstown studio to check on the progress of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument. The larger-than-life bronze sculptures will depict a tableau of two Tuscarora men saving a Lewiston woman and her baby during the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston.
Big, fresh changes coming to DiMino Tops Lewiston
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
Shoppers at DiMino Tops Lewiston have begun to notice some changes to their supermarket. Owner Anthony DiMino said the best is yet to come.
Easter egg hunt in Porter
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Porter Recreation Commission will hold its annual Easter egg hunt, Saturday, March 23, at 11 a.m. at Stevenson Elementary School, 3745 Ransomville Road, Ransomville.
Easter fun in Youngstown
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club will host its annual Lions Easter egg hunt, on Saturday, March 30, at Fort Niagara State Park beginning at 11 am. Open to children ages 1 to 10, hunts with prizes awarded will be offered in three age groups.

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