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Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown will mark bicentennial of British attack
Fri, Nov 29th 2013 07:00 am
On the cold, snowy morning of Dec. 19, 1813, Fort Niagara and the tiny settlement of Youngstown received a visit from some unwelcome guests: 562 British soldiers and Native allies bent on capturing the fort and revenging the destruction of Newark (Niagara-on-the-Lake) that had occurred just nine days prior.
Gardens at Oxbow recognized as first 'Traditional Neighborhood Development' in WNY
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 10:00 pm
At its awards gala in late September of this year, the Niagara County Builders Association honored Paul Game and his partners, William Game and George Grasser, for their vision and completion of the first "Traditional Neighborhood Development" in Western New York.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue applies for 'Holiday Wishes' grant from 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show,' Petco
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization, has applied for a grant offered by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and her natural pet food company, Halo; Purely for Pets; and the Petco Foundation.
Castellani Art Museum holiday happenings
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University announced the following holiday hours and happenings:
Mount St. Mary's earns quality designation for stroke treatment
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 09:15 am
U.S. News & World Report has listed Mount St. Mary's Hospital for successfully implementing a higher standard of care for stroke patients through the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke quality improvement program. Mount St. Mary's earned "Target Stroke Honor Roll" status.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes Dr. Bishara
Mon, Nov 25th 2013 12:10 pm
It was a full house in the conference rooms at Mount St. Mary's Hospital as family, friends and colleagues joined to salute Dr. Maryann Bishara and recognize her more than 50 years of service to the community at the hospital and health center.
Active week on Niagara County environmental scene
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 07:00 am
News of interest finds the Town of Lewiston Monday approved its funding contribution with Niagara County for environmental attorney Gary Abraham, allowing him to resume his legal work on behalf of the area with regard to CWM Chemical Services.
Mark Daul: A neat email from friend Bob Reese
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Bob Reese is a comical guy who I have known from back in the '80s. He always has something funny to say, such as the day he saw me in shorts and said, "Hmm, chicken legs, I think I'll have chicken tonight, you just reminded me of them."
Scarecrow contest winners receive NFP gift certificates
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Winners of the recent Niagara River Region Scarecrow Display are shown with their gift certificate prizes, presented by contest sponsor Niagara Frontier Publications.
'Country Christmas' in Wilson
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 11:00 pm
On Saturday, Dec. 7, from 2 to 5 p.m. the Village of Wilson will celebrate Christmas with its annual "A Very Country Christmas" event.
Obit: Dr. William J. Spry
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 10:55 pm
William J. Spry Jr. of Wheatfield, formerly of Youngstown, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the age of 89, following a long illness and three years on dialysis.
Mount St. Mary's announces its community health needs assessment and plan
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 10:25 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center has posted the results of its community health needs assessment and its plans to address the priorities.
Memorial service to be held in memory of Charlie The Chimp
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The public is invited to share in the celebration and remembrance of the life of The Primate Sanctuary's Charlie The Chimp, who passed away earlier this month.
NYPA: Maintenance over Route 104 and Robert Moses Parkway at Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 11:15 pm
The New York Power Authority is conducting the fall seasonal cleaning of roadway drainage inlets over the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's Robert Moses Niagara power dam.
Step into 'An O. Henry Christmas'
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
Theatre in the Mist will present "An O. Henry Christmas" from Nov. 29 to Dec. 8 at the Stella Niagara stage, 4421 Lower River Road, Lewiston.
Sanborn Band celebrates holidays
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
The Sanborn Fire Co. Band will perform a traditional Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in the Sanborn firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. (Route 429).
'Shop Small' Nov. 30 in Niagara River Region
Wed, Nov 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has been busy promoting "Small Business Saturday" with the hope of making the date the biggest local shopping day of the year. "Small Business Saturday" is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving (right after "Black Friday").
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce takes part in 'Share The Bounty' wine tour
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 01:10 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce coordinated its first "Share the Bounty" wine tour in conjunction with the Niagara Wine Trail "Share the Bounty" event.
Niagara University reaches out to world
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 07:00 am
Last year, Niagara University welcomed Dr. Abdiwelli Ali to campus to talk about his time as prime minister of Somalia, and his experiences in rebuilding his nation.

This year, Niagara is upping the ante, with plans to showcase the campus community's Vincentian impact throughout the entire world.

Time to Dance hosts holiday performance
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 07:00 am
Time to Dance studio will hold its annual holiday performance Thursday, Dec. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road. All Time To Dance students will perform, including "Graceful and Gifted" students.
'Black Friday' returns to Lewiston
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 11:00 am
Come "Black Friday," Lewiston retailers hope shoppers skip the "big-box" stores in favor of small businesses.
Youngstown Business & Professional Association recipient of community enhancement grant
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 10:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association received a grant from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program.
Tickets now on sale for 2013 Lewiston Tour of Homes
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are now on sale for the ninth annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, at select addresses in the Lewiston area.
New playground equipment at Porter on the Lake Park
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
Last month, the Porter on the Lake Park committee joined with area elected officials and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon cutting to mark the completion of new updated playground at the park.
Susan Geissler to speak
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Porter Historical Society invites residents to a presentation featuring acclaimed sculptress Susan Geissler on Monday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Youngstown Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St.
One fish in Niagara River from Sargasso Sea
Sat, Nov 16th 2013 12:30 am
This is a story I said I was going to tell readers about earlier this year. The Sargasso Sea is a region of calm water somewhere near the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, off our east coast. The Gulf Stream touches the edge of the Sargasso. It is recognized by its deep blue color and by the seaweed and other non-biodegradable junk that floats at its top.
Ransomville Lighting of the Wreaths returns
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:40 pm
The annual Ransomville Lighting of the Wreaths will take place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, at various locations.
Town of Lewiston announces rink rental info, recreation hiring
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:40 pm
The Town of Lewiston Recreation Department reports it is now taking applications for rentals at the Lewiston Family Ice Rink for December and January of this winter. "Days available are very limited. Rentals can be used for any type of party or approved ice activity, including birthday parties," said Mike Dashineau, town parks and recreation director.
Trustee sought in Village of Lewiston
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:35 pm
Before Dennis Brochey is sworn-in as supervisor in the Town of Lewiston on Jan. 1, 2014, he will resign his position as a Village of Lewiston trustee. This will create an opening on the municipality's governing body.
Heartfelt thanks to an 'amazing community'
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 11:25 pm
The guests of honor, Matthew Donovan and Michelle Hess, along with the benefit committee, would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to their fundraiser.
Artpark: Date change for 'Aladdin'
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:40 pm
Artpark & Company has changed the date for next summer's "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" to accommodate local school groups.
Town of Lewiston: Reiter steps down; budget work continues
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 03:45 pm
News from the Town of Lewiston finds Steve Reiter has opted to step down as supervisor and from overseeing the town water department. Gary Catlin has assumed both duties.
Lewiston Choraleers to present popular Christmas concert program at six area churches
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:45 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will present their annual Christmas program, "We Need a Little Christmas," on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7 and 8, at six area churches. The schedule of performances is as follows:
Operation Christmas Child arrives in Lewiston
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:35 pm
First Presbyterian Church in Lewiston has announced that, for the first time, it is a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child. Items can be dropped off from Nov. 18-24 at 505 Cayuga St.
'Mary Poppins' flying into Artpark next summer
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 12:50 pm
Everyone's favorite nanny is flying into town next summer. Artpark has announced its production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's "Mary Poppins" is slated for July 31- Aug. 8, 2014. Eight performances will take place in the Mainstage Theater.
Review: Lewiston Ghost Walks end with a bang
Mon, Nov 11th 2013 03:00 pm
Saturday, Oct. 26, was the last run of the Marble Orchard Ghost Walk until next fall. The Lewiston Ghost Walk, also known as The Marble Orchard Ghost Walk, is put on every year by The Lewiston Council on the Arts. The walk ran every Saturday night in September and October this fall thanks to a volunteer cast, whose members, of course, dress in character as townspeople from the 1800s.
'Customer Appreciation Day' at The Village Bake Shoppe
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 12:45 pm
To celebrate their eatery's second anniversary, The Village Bake Shoppe owners Mike and Lindsay Fiore invite patrons to stop by today for free cookies and hot chocolate. "Customer Appreciation Day" is their way of thanking the community for its support.
New owners at The Natural Link
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:05 am
Walt is turning over the meat slicer to the Martin family.
What's with all the construction in Lewiston?
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
PHOTOS: Construction work in the Village of Lewiston has people wondering what's happening. Here's an explanation:
International Business Academy sets Lew-Port students apart
Sat, Nov 9th 2013 07:00 am
Students graduating from Lewiston-Porter will be prepared to face the challenges of a global economy. This comes from an educational experience they are receiving through the school's Academy of International Business and Finance.