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Simonson awarded national 1812 honor
Sat, May 4th 2013 11:45 am
Lewiston's volunteer director for the War of 1812 bicentennial, Lee Simonson, has been awarded the "Spirit of 1812" medal by the United States Daughters of 1812. The distinguished award is the highest national honor bestowed by the volunteer women's service organization, which is dedicated to promoting patriotism and preserving and increasing knowledge of the history of the American people.
Get tickets for Italian feast at St. Jude Shrine
Sat, May 4th 2013 07:00 am
The St. Jude Shrine, 975 Ridge Road, Lewiston will hold its annual "Pasta Italiano Dinner" from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 19.
Chamber Awards Gala: Wendt's named Business of the Year in Sanborn
Sat, May 4th 2013 07:00 am
The Sanborn Business & Professional Association has chosen Wendt's Propane & Oil as the 2013 Sanborn Business of the Year. Wendt's Propane & Oil takes immense pride in serving its community, providing outstanding customer service and creating a unique relationship with all of its customers.
Food pantries supported through letter carriers food drive
Sat, May 4th 2013 07:00 am
This year marks the 21st anniversary of the nation's largest one-day food drive to benefit those in need - The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers.
Niagara Falls Relay For Life set for May 18
Sat, May 4th 2013 07:00 am
The fifth annual Niagara Falls Relay For Life, a signature fund raising event for the American Cancer Society, will take place on Saturday, May 18, from noon to midnight on Old Falls Street in Niagara Falls.
Children, HAL hear 'From The Mouth of the Lower Niagara River'
Sat, May 4th 2013 07:00 am
Michelle Kratts and Teresa Sharp Donaldson, the Lewiston authors of "From The Mouth of the Lower Niagara River: Stories of Four Historic Communities," discussed the inspiration for their portion of the book at a recent Historical Association of Lewiston gathering.
The Hickory Grill to open May 10
Sat, May 4th 2013 07:00 am
Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club has announced its clubhouse restaurant, The Hickory Grill, will open for the season on Friday, May 10.
Cooking smelt
Fri, May 3rd 2013 07:50 pm
Lewiston's Casa Antica, which recently opened its patio for the season, will be one of the village's numerous eateries serving up smelt this weekend.
Youngstown Lions Club holds meet and greet
Fri, May 3rd 2013 07:00 pm
The Youngstown Lions Club recently held its spring meet and greet at the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. firehall. The event provided visitors an opportunity to discover what the Youngstown Lions Club is all about.
United Way of Greater Niagara elects board of directors
Fri, May 3rd 2013 01:35 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara recently elected officers and members of its board of directors for 2013 at its annual meeting.
Mount St. Mary's receives Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for stroke care
Fri, May 3rd 2013 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Conference focuses on elder care
Fri, May 3rd 2013 07:00 am
The Coalition of Agencies in Service to the Elderly will hold its 24th annual spring networking conference, "Navigating Transitions: Preparing for the Next Phase of Life," from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, at the American Legion Post 1451 at 6525 Ward Road, Sanborn.
Somerset: WNY leaders fight to protect power plant
Thu, May 2nd 2013 06:05 pm
Fresh off the stunning approval of a cut-rate electricity deal between a Canadian government-run power monopoly and New York City by the New York State Public Service Commission, local leaders rallied Thursday, calling for the deal to be blocked before local jobs are lost.
Niagara University sophomore receives Newman Civic Fellowship
Thu, May 2nd 2013 10:00 am
Crystal Lorenzo, a Niagara University sophomore majoring in psychology and Spanish, has been named a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact for demonstrating outstanding leadership and civic engagement. The Fredonia native was among the less than 200 students in the country to receive the award.
Lewiston GardenFest looking for local garden enthusiasts to showcase their private landscapes
Wed, May 1st 2013 11:45 am
Calling all Lewiston residents with a green thumb: The Lewiston GardenFest is looking for interested homeowners who are willing to showcase their private gardens during this year's annual event, to be held Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23.

Residents do not need to showcase their entire yard, but instead can choose a section they wish to highlight.

Jetboat operators do 'the impossible' in lower Niagara Gorge
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 03:05 pm
PHOTOS: A Youngstown marina owner and jetboat operators from Idaho made history Saturday in the Niagara River gorge. In the process, they drew the attention of the U.S. Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security and the Niagara Parks Police Service in Ontario, Canada.
Historical Association of Lewiston volunteers inspect clay model of sculptures before bronzing
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 01:35 pm
A number of Lewiston volunteers recently gathered at Susan Geissler's art studio in Youngstown to inspect the larger-than-life-size clay models of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club donates to Mount St. Mary's Foundation
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 01:35 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston presented a $5,000 check to the Mount St. Mary's Foundation for the hospital's Steve Washuta Cardiac Center. The funds were raised at the club's annual clambake, which was held last summer.
Just say the word: Stu Stu Studio opens in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 12:45 pm
Stu Stu Studio celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 27, at its new location, 736 Center St. (inside the Historic Lewiston Opera Hall). Stu Stu Studio is a full-service photography and Web design company owned and operated by husband and wife Michael and Nicole Stuart.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center recognizes volunteers
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 12:40 pm
More than 220 volunteers from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center and the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence were honored at the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, April 25, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Patricia's Back Barn to host open house
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 09:30 am
Patricia's Back Barn, a member of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, will host its second annual "Home & Garden" event on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Area police agencies to honor officers killed on duty
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 09:15 am
Police agencies from Western New York and Southern Ontario will honor the memories of law enforcement personnel who gave their lives in the line of duty during the 16th annual Niagara County Police Appreciation Day Interfaith Memorial Service on Thursday, May 16. The service will begin at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St., Lewiston.
Iron Workers Local 9 works to improve historic IOOF building
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 07:00 am
Apprentices from Iron Workers Local 9 donated their time to repair the railings and fire escape at the Historic Opera Hall in Lewiston. The building is owned by the Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge - Independent Order of Odd Fellows, whose members have been meeting there since the mid-1800s.
Chamber Awards Gala: Melloni's Market Place is Youngstown Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 11:00 am
The YBPA has chosen Melloni's Market Place as the 2013 Youngstown Business of the Year. Melloni's is located at 200 Lockport St., and has been a welcome addition to the community in the two years since it opened.
Lewiston Public Library May programs, events and activities
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 11:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of May 2013.
Lewiston-Porter student performs in All-Eastern Band
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 11:00 am
Collin Kemeny, inset, a senior alto saxophone student at Lewiston-Porter High School, was honored with a seat in the 2013 All-Eastern Band.
Chamber Awards Gala organizers highlight sponsors
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, May 17, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Niagara River smelt fishing: A little local history
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 07:00 am
With the annual Smelt Festival right around the corner, I thought I would give you a little background on how it started. Make note: I was there at the beginning, so my story is accurate!
LPD works with businesses, targeting underage drinking
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 07:00 am
Underage drinking has traditionally been a problem and, with today's technology, "fake identification" can be hard to spot. The Lewiston Police Department is taking steps to be proactive and work with local businesses to deter underage drinking.
Lew-Port takes $40M budget, 5.5 percent tax increase to voters
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 04:00 pm
After intense discussion on program and personnel cuts, the Lewiston Porter Board of Education passed a $40,001,368 proposed budget for 2013-14 in a 5-2 vote. Board members Jerome Andres and Mollie Lucas voted against the plan.
Ceretto helps promote RecruitNY
Fri, Apr 26th 2013 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is teaming up with the Firemen's Association of the State of New York to help promote this year's statewide volunteer firefighter recruitment drive, Recruit NY, which will take place at firehouses across the state on April 27-28.
NCCC hosts Clothesline Project exhibit
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:45 pm
As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the nationally recognized Clothesline Project exhibit will be on display through Friday, April 26, at the Niagara County Community College, Sanborn campus, Student Center, Room G201.
Who's playing at Artpark?
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:15 pm
We have the most comprehensive list of Artpark events and pictures around -- plus a video presentation of the "Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" schedule.
Lewiston Art Festival applications still available
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 02:20 pm
Applications are still available for the 47th Annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, in the Village of Lewiston.
Artpark celebrates 40 years with dynamic summer calendar
Wed, Apr 24th 2013 11:00 am
Artpark President George Osborne announced the venue's 2013 summer events schedule at a press conference Wednesday morning.
Erie Canal Discovery Center announces song contest winners
Tue, Apr 23rd 2013 04:00 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center has announced the winners of its Erie Canal Song Contest. This is the sixth year for the contest, and its popularity has been growing each year.
11 Niagara University students inducted into communication honor society
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 04:35 pm
Eleven Niagara University students became lifetime members of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for undergraduate communication students, during an induction ceremony held Saturday, April 20, in St. Vincent's Hall.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue hosts May 1 volunteer meeting
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 10:35 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will hold a volunteer meeting Wednesday, May 1, from 6-8 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston. Topics of discussion include volunteer opportunities to help with current and future fundraising programs, including upcoming events, as well as hands-on work with the animals, including transport and fostering.
Chamber Awards Gala: Ransomville Business of the Year, Fillmore Chapel United Methodist Church
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Ransomville Business & Professional Association has chosen Fillmore Chapel United Methodist Church as the 2013 Ransomville Business of the Year award recipient.
Collesano celebrates anniversary
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano celebrated his 13th anniversary at Olde Time Barber Shop on Wednesday. As his son, Chris, cut a customer's hair, the longtime barber reminisced about his time behind the chair.
 


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