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NPSL walk-in registration March 23
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Pioneer Soccer League reports it will hold walk-in registration for its house league on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Youngstown Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St.
Youngstown's Joe Paonessa knows fish
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
Of all the years I spent fishing for yellow perch, I have never seen a perch as big as the one you see in the photo accompanying this story.
'Toast of the Town' fundraiser slated for April 12 at Statler City
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
"Toast of the Town," an annual fundraiser for Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, April 12, at Statler City (107 Delaware Ave., Buffalo).
Lewiston/Niagara Relay For Life kicks off for 2013
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 07:00 pm
It was a celebration of past successes and plans for the future, as Relay For Life of Lewiston/Niagara recognized top contributors for 2012 and set the stage for 2013 at a breakfast kick-off Saturday morning at Water Street Landing in Lewiston.
Artpark summer camp registration under way
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 06:45 pm
Registration is now under way for Artpark's annual summer camps for children and teens, held throughout July and August. Returning sessions include three week-long sessions of "Art Camp," "Rock Camp" and "Advanced Rock Camp," as well as the "Advanced Art Camp" for high school students.
Easter fun at New York Power Authority
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 05:35 pm
The New York Power Authority will celebrate the season at its annual Spring Eggstravaganza Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's admission-free visitors center, the Power Vista.
Lewiston hosts annual Earth Day cleanup
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 05:35 pm
Volunteers in the Village of Lewiston will once again take to the streets - this time to clean them up. The annual Earth Day cleanup will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27. Participants will gather at the Red Brick Municipal Building on the corner of North Fourth and Ridge streets. Trash bags, gloves and assignment maps will be available.
Fort Niagara hosts French consul general
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 05:30 pm
Old Fort Niagara reports the consul general of France, Bertrand Lortholary, paid a visit and inspected 18th century French buildings at Old Fort Niagara on March 13.
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 04:00 pm
Grab your green and get ready for some corned beef, cabbage, fine Irish culture, music and dancing, and Irish beverages this weekend. St. Patrick's Day is upon us. There are a host of events going on throughout Niagara and Erie counties where you can celebrate the "luck of the Irish" this weekend.
Waste Management named to Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical List for the sixth consecutive year
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 07:00 am
Waste Management has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies. Ethisphere is a leading international organization dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics, governance, anti-corruption and sustainability.
Father James J. Maher, C.M., named 26th president of Niagara University
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 12:45 pm
The 26th president of Niagara University will be the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., D.Min.

The Catholic and Vincentian institution announced Maher, currently the executive vice president for mission and student services at St. John's University, would succeed the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.

NCIDA elects chairman, approves applications for assistance for seven projects
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 10:55 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors conducted its annual reorganizational meeting on Wednesday. Scott P. Kiedrowski, the clerk and treasurer and registrar of vital statistics for the City of North Tonawanda, was elected chairman. He will have time to consider his slate of officers, as well as committee chairs and members, which will be voted on at the April 17 board of directors meeting.
Sen. Maziarz: Senate approves Niagara Wine Trails expansion
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 08:15 am
State Sen. George Maziarz announced the New York State Senate unanimously approved legislation (S.1095) he sponsored to expand and rename the Niagara Wine Trail and Niagara Escarpment Wine Trail. In effect, the wine trails would be enlarged to encompass all of Orleans County and Western Monroe County, bringing more wineries than ever into the popular wine trails' network.

"The wine industry in the greater Niagara Region is growing so fast that our laws designating the various wine trails must keep up with the pace of growth," Maziarz said. "Agritourism is an important part of the regional economy and the state must act now to support it."

Artpark celebrates 40 years with anniversary gala June 1
Tue, Mar 12th 2013 03:00 pm
Artpark in Lewiston is kicking off its 40th anniversary season with a gala evening on Saturday, June 1. The celebration event will take place in the scenic Outdoor Amphitheater area overlooking the Niagara River gorge. The evening will be highlighted by entertainment and a gala dinner.
Deadline extended for Easter flowers and arrangements to support people with disabilities
Mon, Mar 11th 2013 09:10 am
The pre-order deadline for Easter flowers and arrangements has been extended until Tuesday, March 12. The floral decorations are provided by the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.
Lewiston Garden Club offers scholarship
Mon, Mar 11th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club is now seeking candidates for its $1,000 scholarship for 2013.
Town of Lewiston: Recreation center debated
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 12:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston held the first of its information sessions on the proposed Town of Lewiston Community Recreation and Senior Services Center Monday before a packed house at Town Hall.
A unique instructor in Porter
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 07:00 am
The year 2012 marked the bicentennial of the Town of Porter. For this special event, the Town of Porter commissioned Marilyn Harbison, a local quilting instructor, to create a commemorative quilt for the families of the Town of Porter.
It's so 'Chic'
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 07:00 am
Antique to Chic, located at 536 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston, celebrated a grand opening and ribbon-cutting with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elected officials, local business owners and friends and family.
St. Patrick's Day in Youngstown
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association will hold a St. Patrick's Day kick-off event, Saturday, March 16, at noon, in honor of the late Neil Riordan.
Corned beef and cabbage at St. John's Episcopal
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 07:00 am
St. John's Episcopal Church, Main and Chestnut streets in Youngstown, will hold a corned beef and cabbage dinner on Sunday, March 17.
NCCC Spring Health Fair open to all
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 08:45 pm
Niagara County Community College will host its Spring Health Fair on Monday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main dining room on the second floor of the Student Center (G Building), on the Sanborn campus.
Relay For Life kick-off breakfast Saturday at Water Street Landing
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 07:40 pm
Relay For Life of Lewiston/Niagara invites the community to join for a complimentary breakfast, Saturday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at Water Street Landing in Lewiston to kick off plans for the 2013 Relay.
Becker Farms named New York State Agricultural Society Business of the Year
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 07:35 pm
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards has been awarded New York State Agricultural Society Business of the Year for 2013.
Niagara USA Chamber supports Maziarz on power issues
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 05:55 pm
The Niagara USA Chamber released the following statement on Friday:
Chris Collins meets with local farmers to shape agriculture policy
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 03:25 pm
Congressman Chris Collins met with approximately 40 local farmers in Batavia at the first meeting of his agriculture advisory board. As a member of the House agriculture committee, Collins will routinely look to the group to help shape his polices and positions on matters before the committee.
Crowley Webb wins national award for Niagara University campaign
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 08:30 am
Crowley Webb, a full-service marketing communications agency in Buffalo, won a silver award in the Collegiate Advertising Awards, a national competition of college and university marketing materials, for the Niagara University "What's On Your Mind" campaign.
Prominent Catholicism expert coming to Niagara University as part of McNulty Lecture Series
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 07:00 am
Vincent J. Miller, Ph.D., the Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture at the University of Dayton, will deliver an address on "The Church and Work for Justice in the World: From Vatican II to Today" at Niagara University's Alumni Chapel on March 20 at 5:30 p.m.
Ross marks 200-meeting milestone
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 01:45 pm
Proud colleagues heaped praise on Niagara County Legislature Chairman William L. Ross, C-Wheatfield, Tuesday in Lockport as the long-time government head gaveled his 200th meeting as presiding officer of the Legislature to order.
'Second Saturday' concert series presents The Andrew And Noah Band
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 01:35 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, 100 Church St., hosts the next installment of its "Second Saturday" concert on March 9.
DEC announces proposed changes to bighead carp regulations to further protect Great Lakes from invasive species
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 01:35 pm
Public comments on the proposed changes to regulations for the import, transport, possession and sale of bighead carp will be accepted until April 20, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced.
Higher Education Marketing Report praises NU for recruitment materials
Wed, Mar 6th 2013 08:55 am
It's awards season - well, at least it is at Niagara University.
Restaurant patrons abuzz about Lewiston Cocktail Festival
Tue, Mar 5th 2013 05:15 pm
The debut Lewiston Cocktail Festival went better than expected last Saturday.
Oliver the cat needs a good home
Tue, Mar 5th 2013 04:10 pm
My name is Oliver. My family abandoned me last summer, and I need a new home.
First Presbyterian Church hosts women's lenten breakfast
Tue, Mar 5th 2013 11:30 am
The women of the First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fifth and Cayuga streets, Lewiston, will host their annual women's lenten breakfast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 23. The Rev. Lynette Sparks, associate pastor for outreach and evangelism at Third Presbyterian Church of Rochester, will speak.
Lewiston Library Friends announce scholarship
Mon, Mar 4th 2013 07:00 am
Members of Friends of the Lewiston Public Library have voted to establish a $1,000 scholarship to be available to area high school seniors who will be attending college. The scholarship is for any student who resides within the Lewiston-Porter School District, even if attending a private school.
Nominate someone for Niagara County Senior Citizen of the Year
Mon, Mar 4th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara County Office for the Aging is seeking nominations for Niagara County Senior Citizen of the Year. Each year the office recognizes a senior who is an integral part of the community, giving back to and serving residents of all ages.
Lewiston Choraleers to present Easter cantata at four area churches
Mon, Mar 4th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will present an Easter cantata, "Come Walk With Me - Through the Passion and Resurrection of Christ," by Pepper Choplin, at four area churches March 23, 24 and 30.
Lewiston addresses transparency regarding proposed rec/senior center
Sat, Mar 2nd 2013 07:00 am
Discussion topics at Monday's Lewiston Town Board session were numerous and varied. A big one concerned the proposed Town of Lewiston Community Recreation and Senior Services Center.
Bishop Malone visits Stella Niagara
Sat, Mar 2nd 2013 07:00 am
The Most Rev. Richard Malone, bishop of Buffalo paid a pastoral visit to the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity and to Stella Niagara Education Park on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

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