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Guess our scarecrow's name, enter to win a $50 gift certificate
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 07:00 am
Who is that dashing figure standing outside of Casa Antica? Why, it's the Niagara Frontier Publications' scarecrow, that's who! But what is his name? He looks so familiar!
Lewiston Dance instructors learn from the best at NYC summit
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 07:00 am
This past summer, dance instructors from the Lewiston Dance Center and the Grand Island Dance Center were in New York City for the Capezio NYC Dance Teachers Summit.
Youngstown Free Library launches '1,000 books' program
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 07:00 am
The Youngstown Free Library has announced the kick-off of a new program designed to encourage a love of books and reading, titled "1,000 books before Kindergarten."
Lewiston Police offer 'trick or treat' tips
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 07:00 am
With Halloween celebrations fast approaching, the Lewiston Police Department offers the following tips to parents so they can be on the lookout for their children, who will hit neighborhood streets trick-or-treating in the northern Niagara community on Thursday, Oct. 31.
Fishing with 'Big Joe'
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 07:00 am
When sitting in the coffee shop one Friday morning, I got a cell phone call from "Big Joe" asking if I wanted to go fishing the river that morning. After a "quick think," my wife said, "Go, get going; you don't need to do anything today." She was right; the only thing I needed to do was to go fishing. I'm always happy to go when Big Joe calls, I've known him all his life, and he turned out to be a darned good fisherman.
NYPA Power Vista celebrates 7 million visitors, honors builders Oct. 28
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 06:10 pm
The New York Power Authority will recognize the "Hard Hats of Niagara" on Monday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m., at the Power Vista, the visitors center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Plant. The occasion will mark the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Power Vista and will mark the attendance milestone of welcoming 7 million visitors since the facility first opened its doors in 1963.

At the event, representatives of NYPA senior management will honor the "Hard Hats of Niagara," a group of former construction workers who built the power plant and the Power Vista.

Artpark & Company welcomes new directors
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 04:35 pm
The Artpark & Company annual meeting was held Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club to confirm the re-election of officers and appointment of directors.
Lewiston announces return of Family Ice Rink
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 04:10 pm
The Town of Lewiston and Village of Lewiston have announced plans are in place to return the popular Lewiston Family Ice Rink to Academy Park in December.
Robert Moses Parkway North public scoping report available
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 04:05 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the availability of the final version of the Niagara Gorge Corridor Project public scoping report, including the northern portion of the Robert Moses Parkway between downtown Niagara Falls and the Village of Lewiston. Meanwhile, final design for the southern portion of the Robert Moses Parkway is expected to begin shortly.
Palmer opposes waste site in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 04:05 pm
Lewiston Town Councilman and Ernest Palmer, candidate for town supervisor, announced he will oppose a proposal submitted by Quasar Energy Group of Ohio to build a lagoon on Porter Center Road and fill it with 6.5 million gallons of biological waste.
Dare to explore 'The Haunted Armory'
Thu, Oct 24th 2013 11:00 pm
It's an art show unlike any other, as Artisan's Edge designers have crafted a Halloween horror in Niagara Falls. "The Haunted Armory" boasts top-flight models replicating scary scenes and features the "Chambers of Horror" and the "Creepy Clinic."
River Region Scarecrow Display winner revealed
Thu, Oct 24th 2013 10:20 pm
The judge's tallies are in, and the overall winner of the 2013 Niagara River Region Scarecrow Display is the "Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter" exhibition in Youngstown. Resident Deborah Fox's block-long display won the "Best in Show" award.
American Bus Association names Lewiston Jazz Festival a Top 100 event for 2014
Thu, Oct 24th 2013 09:30 pm
The American Bus Association recently announced the Lewiston Jazz Festival was named as one of the "2014 Top 100 Events in North America." The Top 100 Events, published in the September/October issue of Destinations magazine, said the Lewiston Jazz Festival offers entertainment appealing to tour groups and travelers from around the world.
Old Fort Niagara announces hearth cooking workshop
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 03:40 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 2, Old Fort Niagara will offer culinary buffs a rare chance to prepare an elaborate period meal in an 18th century kitchen. The four-hour workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the boulangerie of the French Castle.
Village of Lewiston honors Doug Janese
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston issued a proclamation to Town of Lewiston Superintendent of Highways Doug Janese Monday in recognition of his department's contributions to the village.
Marble Orchard Players offer special 'HAL-oween' performance
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 12:50 am
Readers are invited to join the Historical Association of Lewiston for a special "HAL-oween" performance to hear local ghost stories from the renowned Marble Orchard Players from the Lewiston Council on the Arts on Oct. 28. The free-admission event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Stone Chapel (First Presbyterian Church), 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Get your costumes ready for annual 'Halloween Spooktacular' at Niagara Power Plant
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 12:50 am
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual "Halloween Spooktacular" on Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitors' center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
Second annual RTB tournament to be held at Wilson middle and high schools
Mon, Oct 21st 2013 07:00 am
The second annual RTB basketball tournament will be held at the Wilson School Gymnasium on Sunday, Oct. 27, beginning at 1 p.m. RTB stands for "Reason to Believe ... in each other." Two Episcopal churches, St. John's in Wilson and St. Andrew's in Burt, are co-sponsoring this event to benefit Niagara Hospice programs for children and youth.
Tuscarora School children write letters to the future
Sat, Oct 19th 2013 10:00 am
A lesser-known part of the soon-to-be Tuscarora Heroes Monument is a time capsule, which will sit inside one of the pillars for the next 200 hundred years.
Lewiston-Porter: Parents ask about status of accelerated students
Sat, Oct 19th 2013 07:00 am
Several parents opened the most recent Lewiston-Porter Board of Education meeting by inquiring as to the status of their children who were taking advanced mathematics classes and now are retaking what they took last year.
Porter Town Board hears of Stevenson closing
Sat, Oct 19th 2013 07:00 am
The closing of W.H. Stevenson Elementary School in Ransomville occupied appreciable discussion at what was an otherwise low-key Porter Town Board regular session on Oct. 7.
Greenway funding in Wilson
Sat, Oct 19th 2013 07:00 am
At the regular meeting of the Wilson Town Board on Wednesday, Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey presented two checks to the board from the Niagara River Greenway Commission.
Only at Tops
Sat, Oct 19th 2013 07:00 am
Shoppers at DiMino Tops Lewiston have noticed some big changes this year. The store was completely remodeled and made to more efficiently serve customer needs. Its produce and deli sections are brand-new and boast an expanded array of fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses.

Now, Tops is showcasing some items that are exclusive to the Lewiston supermarket:

A newfound love with a Bernese mountain dog
Fri, Oct 18th 2013 08:45 pm
As many of my readers know, I don't sit around the house too long. My wife and I like to get out and meet and talk with people, and when I do that I learn a lot of neat "stuff." And you see a lot of that "stuff" here in my column.
Getting ready to hibernate
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 05:50 pm
Attend a free nature program about hibernation in the Nature Center at Bond Lake Park, 2353 Lower Mountain Road, Lewiston, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20.
St. Peter School celebrates community
Wed, Oct 16th 2013 07:00 am
St. Peters R.C. School in Lewiston recently celebrated a Mass to give back to the community. Mrs. Diane Lemke's fourth-grade class challenged the entire student body to collect canned goods for the Heart & Soul food pantry in Niagara Falls.
'Scout Expo Night' in Lewiston
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 11:15 pm
The Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts will co-host a "Scout Night Expo" for youth of nearly every age on Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m., in the Lewiston-Porter Middle School cafeteria on Creek Road.
Christopher Brown, Anthony Eugeni named to Mount St. Mary's Hospital board of trustees
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 11:10 pm
Christopher H. Brown, CPA, of Brown & Company Certified Public Accountants, and Anthony L. Eugeni, senior partner at Damon Morey Attorneys at Law, have been appointed to the board of trustees of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center. Carmen A. Granto, chairman of the board, announced the appointments for three-year terms.
Artpark welcomes development director to administration team
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 11:10 pm
George Osborne, president of Artpark & Company, announced today the appointment of Carrie Veltri to the newly created position of director of development.

In making the announcement, Osborne said, "Artpark is very fortunate to have attracted a person of Carrie's experience and expertise to this position. Our search committee, headed by Artpark board member Jane Mogavero, conducted a national search for this very important position, and we found the best candidate right here in greater Buffalo. I am delighted that Carrie will be joining our staff."

Reid Capizzi to portray baby rescued during Tuscarora Heroes re-enactment
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 12:30 pm
Reid Capizzi, pictured, infant son of Mike and Laura Suess-Capizzi of Lewiston, has been selected as the baby who will be part of the dramatic re-enactment that will take place during the unveiling of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument on Dec. 19. The re-enactment will depict the burning of Lewiston by the British in 1813, when Lewiston citizens ran for their lives down Center Street to escape.
Lewiston No. 1 fund drive a hit
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 12:30 pm
Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 is wrapping up its annual fund drive. This year, the company awarded a large-screen TV in a random drawing of all entries. Patricia Rose of Lewiston was the winner and is shown as Chief John Penzotti presents her with the TV.
Youngstown's annual Harvest Bazaar
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
The Women's Association of First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown will host its annual Harvest Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 100 Church St., in the village.
Craft show and flea market in Pekin
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
The Pekin Volunteer Fire Co. will host a craft show and flea market on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the firehall, 3024 Upper Mountain Road in Sanborn.
Stella Niagara campus observe Peace Week
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
Students, faculty and administrators of Stella Niagara Education Park recently celebrated Peace Week.

Peace Week at Stella Niagara coincides with the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the Sisters of St. Francis.

Mark Daul: What do we do with all that corn?
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
My sweet corn was beautiful and delicious, and there was lots of it this season. Here in Niagara County we seem to always have the best veggies and fruits including our sweet corn, which is a fruit.
More Lewiston Library October activities
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 03:40 pm
Still more activities on schedule this month at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
'Hometown Pride' in Youngstown
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 03:35 pm
A preview of the "Hometown Pride USA" pilot featuring Youngstown was held recently in the village's Red Brick School Village Center.
'Billiards for Books' in Youngstown
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 03:35 pm
The third annual "Billiards for Books" benefit for the Youngstown Public Library will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at Brennan's Irish Pub, 418 Main St., in Youngstown. The pool tournament-fundraiser starts at 4 p.m.
Town of Lewiston: Frustrations abound at work session
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 03:30 pm
Monday's Lewiston Town Board session was one of frustrations and town reactions.
Flag has new home
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 03:30 pm
In 1964, then-Junior Chamber of Commerce members including Terry Collesano, left, and Richard Williams happened upon a large flag and flagpole set to be removed from the Old Fort Niagara Officer's Club.

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