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Law enforcement disability awareness training offered at NU
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 03:15 pm
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety and the Niagara University First Responders Disability Awareness Training Office have announced a series of "Disability Awareness Training for Law Enforcement" train the trainer courses. This series of courses is designed specifically for police officers.
Niagara University establishes Office of International Relations
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 12:40 pm
The Niagara University Board of Trustees recently approved the creation of an Office of International Relations, which will provide a central point of contact for international students studying at NU and domestic students seeking global experiences.
Lewiston Knit-Wits make mark at Lewiston Opera Hall
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 12:40 pm
The Lewiston Knitwits (20 knitters and growing) gathered this fall, winter and spring to enjoy knitting and companionship twice a month at the Lewiston Opera Hall on Center Street. What began on a whim, based on a shared interest in knitting and crocheting, has happily culminated in an uplifting, shared beautification project.
YMCA and Independent Health hosting free exercise classes at Artpark
Tue, Jun 18th 2013 12:35 pm
Get moving this summer with Independent Health and YMCA of Buffalo Niagara's "Fitness in the Parks," a free program designed to encourage all Western New Yorkers to stay on track with their fitness goals.
Niagara Falls: Project Runway announces community outreach effort
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 04:35 pm
Project Runway, a new program to prevent and reduce substance abuse among girls and women 14 to 25 years of age, has scheduled three public sessions to increase awareness and seek public input.
ChrisFit Fest debuts in Lewiston
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 07:00 am
ChrisFit Health & Wellness will host its first "ChrisFit Fest" from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., on Sunday, June 23. The fitness festival will feature a 5K and kids run, and offer an opportunity to access a range of free information on fitness and nutrition. It will take place at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
It Happened to Alexa Foundation hosts 11th annual fundraising dinner
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 07:00 am
On Friday, Aug. 2, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, The It Happened to Alexa Foundation will host its 11th annual fundraising dinner. Readers can support the valuable work of The Alexa Foundation by purchasing a ticket or table, donating an auction item or becoming a sponsor of the dinner.
New Dory Trading Post part of exciting developments in Youngstown
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
As planning continues for a new Civic Center in Lewiston, there's a whole host of "undercurrents" that have been taking place of late in Youngstown as that tiny village at the mouth of the lake forges ahead on its own future.
Get ready for Youngstown Street Dance
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
It's the end of the school year. What a better way to celebrate than with the Beginning of Summer Street Dance in Youngstown?
Truesdale seeks re-election
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
Town of Porter Justice David Truesdale has announced his intention to seek re-election for a ninth term. Truesdale, a lifelong resident of the Town of Porter, is completing his 32nd year as justice.
Youngstown Lions active in community
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Youngstown Lions Club will hold its annual white cane sale outside Melloni's Marketplace and Rite Aid Pharmacy in Youngstown on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who donate will receive a small white cane with a red band (and a big thank you).
Learn more about War of 1812
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Porter Historical Society will feature Niagara Ontario Parks Commission Superintendent of Heritage Jim Hill in a Q-and-A forum on the topic, "Why Was the Niagara Region So Important to the War of 1812 and Why Should People Care?"
Wilson Lions celebrate
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Wilson Lions Club will hold its 10th annual awards dinner on Monday, June 17, at the Wilson Boathouse Restaurant, 57 Harbor St. Tickets for the event are $30, and include a steak dinner and a drink.
Music in Newfane
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
Wednesday Concerts at the Gazebo, Main Street, Newfane, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m.
Mark Daul: This Father's Day, take a dad fishing
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
The picture you see here is of my third oldest son Joe, showing off one of his 3-pound walleye caught at Chautauqua Lake last week.
REO Speedwagon excited about Artpark
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 07:00 am
Benjamin Franklin once said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."

Come Tuesday, we can reasonably add something else to that list of certainties: The only thing pouring down from above at Artpark will be hit songs.

Fairy House Festival
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 06:25 am
VIDEO: Artpark & Company hosted the third annual Fairy House Festival on June 9.
Tour of Kitchens winners announced
Sat, Jun 15th 2013 03:25 am
The White Linen Tea House of Wheatfield was the winner of the People's Choice Awards for Best Culinary Samples at the Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens held June 8 and 9. The home of Bob and Marian Granfield of Youngstown (The French Country Cottage) was the winner of the People's Choice - Best in Show for D├ęcor and Tablescapes.
Strawberry Fest is back
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 05:15 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church, overlooking the Niagara River on Main Street in Youngstown, will hold its annual Strawberry Fest on Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16, from noon to 4 p.m. Homemade strawberry shortcake along with grilled foods and salads will be served and a theme basket auction will be held.
Support Terry Hurtgam
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 05:10 pm
A benefit for Terry Hurtgam will be held on Saturday, June 15, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the 3F Club, 904 Swann Road in Lewiston.
Lew-Port: Roser details revised budget, impact on district
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 05:00 pm
The Lewiston-Porter School District has reduced its budget each year since 2009, but New York state has also reduced its aid in each of those years, leaving the gap up to the district to be filled.
Mooring Post unveiled in Wilson
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 04:50 pm
Over the past two years, the Crossborder Crew of volunteers and corporate sponsors, Sevenson Environmental and Atwal Eye Care have raised funds for many local youth and recreation programs in Wilson. A portion of these proceeds were also used to create a maritime heritage trail.
Lewiston participates in National Garden Festival
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 04:45 pm
Three Lewiston gardens have been selected for inclusion in the annual National Garden Festival sponsored, in part, by Visit Buffalo Niagara. In the past, gardens have been located in the Buffalo area, but with the formation of the Niagara Trail of gardens, nine Niagara County gardens will be showcased.
Niagara Wine Trail expansion approved by Legislature
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 04:00 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, announced today that both chambers of the State Legislature approved legislation (S.1095-A) to expand and rename the Niagara Wine Trail system. The new configuration will extend the trail in Niagara County, Orleans County and Western Monroe County, encompassing more wineries than ever before.
Guard engineers working at Bond Lake
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 01:35 pm
New York Army National Guard combat engineers assigned to the 152nd Engineer Support Company are spending a week of their annual training period regrading drainage ditches and regarding roads at Bond Lake Park in Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's promotes artistic abilities with new collection from Opportunities Unlimited
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 12:00 pm
A collection created by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara artists was dedicated and blessed at a reception inside Mount St. Mary's Hospital. The works were created by people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities during fine arts classes offered through "Artisans Unlimited" at three OUN locations.
Olcott Beach advisory
Wed, Jun 12th 2013 02:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach located in Olcott. This advisory has been issued for Olcott Beach and is anticipated to remain in effect until further notice.
Video: Artpark loves Joan Jett's rock 'n' roll
Wed, Jun 12th 2013 10:15 am
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts performed "Bad Reputation," "Cherry Bomb," "I Love Rock-N-Roll" and a slew of new songs at Artpark, June 11, as part of the "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.
Kiwanis clubs promote peace
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 12:55 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, in partnership with the Kiwanis Club of Stamford, Ontario, held a ceremony Monday to rededicate a peace plaque that was established by the two clubs 50 years ago on the Lewiston Queenston International Bridge.
Mother Nature claims June 7 events at Ransomville Speedway
Mon, Jun 10th 2013 11:10 pm
Despite persistent efforts to wait out Mother Nature, it was not to be, as the management of Ransomville Speedway was forced to cancel the racing program on Friday. Heavy rains on Thursday followed by a constant morning drizzle resulted in saturated grounds at the Western New York half-mile.
Porter summer rec program to begin July 1
Mon, Jun 10th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Porter has announced that its summer recreation program will get underway on Monday, July 1, and continue to Thursday, Aug. 8. The program will operate Monday through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at W.H. Stevenson Elementary School in Ransomville and is open to children entering first grade and continuing to grade 10.
Flag Day event at Lew-Port
Mon, Jun 10th 2013 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter Intermediate School's Flag Day ceremony will take place starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 14. Featured will be representatives of the armed forces, as well as veterans from different branches of the service.
'Road Bros' vlogger, foodie Mike Shubic returns to Lewiston
Sat, Jun 8th 2013 09:00 am
Mike Shubic, one half of the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" "Best for Food" team the "Road Bros," returned to Lewiston this week - but not to judge its culinary offerings.
Greenway: Civic Center project, Lew-Port improvement funding approved
Sat, Jun 8th 2013 07:00 am
Call it another hurdle cleared.
Lew-Port BOE urges voters to support new budget proposal
Sat, Jun 8th 2013 07:00 am
"The school is the most important part of our community, and we need to invest in our children's education," said Lewiston Porter Board of Education President Jodee Riordan. "We've asked for a very modest increase, and it is solely about the cuts we've taken from New York state.
Army Corps reviews 'remedial alternatives' for IWCS
Sat, Jun 8th 2013 07:00 am
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, held its long-awaited presentation Wednesday on the range of remedial long-range alternatives that could be considered for the Interim Waste Containment Structure at the Niagara Falls Storage Site in Lewiston.
Welcome to Lewiston, new Lovely Nails
Sat, Jun 8th 2013 07:00 am
Lovely Nails, located at 769 Cayuga St., in the Village of Lewiston, recently held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate new ownership and a new look.
Lewiston real estate firm has Integrity
Sat, Jun 8th 2013 07:00 am
Coldwell Banker Talarico Real Estate recently changed to Coldwell Banker Integrity, and held a ribbon-cutting with agents, brokers and staff, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, and elected leaders from the village, town and county.
Olcott: Beach advisory lifted
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 11:30 pm
Niagara County Department of Health has rescinded a beach advisory at Olcott Beach.
LPD fundraiser
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 11:10 pm
The Lewiston Police Department's family-fun fundraiser is Saturday, June 15, starting at 11 a.m. at De La Casa Authentic Mexican Restaurant, 1437 Ridge Road, Lewiston.