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Marble Orchard Ghost Walks make a spirited October
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
It's that time of year again: The leaves are falling, the cool crisp of autumn is in the air, and the Marble Orchard Ghost Walks are setting the stage for the October season of spooky festivities.
German exchange students experience Lewiston-Porter, US
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
What do you think of when you think of Germany?
Choraleers director Shrimpton to perform in Washington, D.C.
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
Donald Shrimpton, founder and director of the Lewiston Choraleers, will participate in a concert titled "An American Salute: Our Heritage of Faith & Freedom" on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
Lewiston Library October events
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 09:55 pm
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., announces the following for October:
New season for NU Family Business Center
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 09:55 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center kicks off its 11th season with a Nov. 5 breakfast forum titled, "The Priorities of Getting it Right and Getting Along: The two priorities that bring success in business and life."
Land Conservancy: $1.8 million for Stella Niagara Preserve
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 09:35 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy announced this week it was awarded $1,843,487 from the Habitat Enhancement and Restoration Fund toward creating the Stella Niagara Preserve.
Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone visits Our Lady of Peace
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 09:30 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, Th.D., bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, recently presided at a special 10th anniversary Mass of the opening of the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence.
Low-cost spay-neuter clinic for cats
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Feline Friends is sponsoring a low-cost spay-neuter clinic for cats on Sunday, Oct. 13. The $75 fee includes the spay-neuter surgery, rabies and distemper shots.
NYPA celebrates Energy Awareness Month with 'Spooktacular' Saturday, free events
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will celebrate Energy Awareness Month this October at its admission-free Power Vista, the visitors center for the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, with a series of fun and educational events. The month starts with three energy programs on Saturdays Oct. 5, 12 and 19. NYPA wraps up the month with a "Spooktacular" event on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Mount St. Mary's Center for Diabetes Education becomes AADE-accredited diabetes education program
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:00 pm
Mount St Mary's Hospital's Center for Diabetes Education was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This will allow residents in and around Niagara County increased access to critical diabetes education services.
Duck blind drawings in New York state parks
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 02:40 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced its annual duck blind drawings for the northern parks, including Fort Niagara, Wilson Tuscarora and Golden Hill state parks, will be held at the Fort Niagara State Park Maintenance Building.
Father Maher offers blessing to former Niagara Power Project workers
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 02:35 pm
When Niagara Mohawk's Schoellkopf hydropower plant was destroyed by a rockslide in 1956, a team of nearly 12,000 men and women commenced feverish construction on what is now the Niagara Power Project.
'The legend lives on': LCA presents 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald'
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald," the fifth program in its popular Discovery Series. Artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar will host this multisensory and multimedia interactive tribute experience.
'Art Express' workshops return to Castellani Art Museum
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 01:10 pm
Join in the family-fun as you hop aboard the "Art Express" on Saturdays at 2 p.m. at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. "Art Express" family workshops begin with storytelling in the galleries, followed by a tour of selected artworks, and finally a trip to the classroom for art projects.
NU's Michael Freedman named 'Spotlight Professional' by Buffalo Niagara 360
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 12:35 pm
Michael Freedman, Niagara University's associate director of public relations and manager of online content, has been chosen as a "Spotlight Professional" by Buffalo Niagara 360, a program for young professionals that's coordinated by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Freedman was recognized during the Buffalo Niagara 360 Kickoff Celebration, which was held Thursday at Shea's Performing Arts Center.

"This is a well-deserved honor for Mike and his family," said Tom Burns, Niagara's associate vice president for PR, communications and marketing.

Rivershore celebrates community partnerships
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Rivershore Inc., Lewiston's Compass Agency serving people with developmental disabilities, held its fourth annual gala dinner Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The event was titled "Celebrating Community Partnerships," and served as an opportunity for Rivershore to pay tribute to its numerous community partners.
Town of Lewiston sessions cover budget, drainage issues, senior center
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
There was a fair amount of discussion, but not really all that much substance, at two meetings of the Lewiston Town Board this past week.
Mark Daul: A fishing column for non-fishing people!
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Non-fisher people are invited to read this column about our late-summer, early-fall fishing in the area.
Maryann Cogdill named director of maternity services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Maryann Cogdill, RN, BSN, has been appointed director of maternity services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. Her appointment was announced by Barbara Bucci, RN, BSN, vice president - patient care services and chief nursing officer.
ChrisFit invites women to try new barre workout
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Lewiston's ChrisFit is launching a new workout program just for women. The barre class, personal trainer Karen Tweedie-Oakley explained, is a "total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs and burns fat."
1812 Tri-Nation Choir makes U.S. debut Oct. 6 in Lewiston
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 06:55 am
The stage is set for a rare and dramatic performance by dozens of the most acclaimed choristers from both sides of the border. For the first time, singers from Canada, the U.S. and the Tuscarora Nation have joined hands to create the 1812 Bicentennial Tri-Nation Choir.
Welcome to Lewiston, Gail and Serge
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 06:55 am
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce member Dance Like A Star with Serge, a new ballroom dance studio in Lewiston, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The business, located at 222 Portage Road, has completed renovations with a new dance floor and more.
Photos: Historical Association of Lewiston monument park taking shape
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 08:30 pm
Construction on the Historical Association of Lewiston's Tuscarora Heroes Monument is moving along at a steady pace.
Black Willow Winery assists four-legged friends
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:55 pm
"Music Under the Stars" was held at the Black Willow Winery and featured a selection of artisanal wines and meal paired with J & L Blvd. BBQ, and music by Busted Stuff. All proceeds of the ticket sales from the event were donated to Save-A-Pet.
Nursing memoir authors to sign books at Lewiston Public Library
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:40 pm
The Lewiston Public Library will be hosting a special book signing on Saturday, Sept. 28, at noon, for a new and unique work penned by three local authors. "Have Mercy; a Nursing Memoir," written in a five-year period by Mary Herbst, Maureen Ott and Maureen Weber, chronicles memories of their attendance at the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing (presently Trocaire College in Buffalo) from 1960 to 1963.
Lew-Port Alumni Association announces 2013 class
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:20 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association announces four area residents will be inducted into its 2013 class of Distinguished Alumni. The ceremony will take place during Lew-Port Spirit Week, on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the high school auditorium on the Creek Road campus. The program is open to the public.
Maziarz: Niagara Wine Trail expansion signed into law
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:20 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz has announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law a measure (S.1095-A) that expands and renames the Niagara Wine Trail system. The new configuration, which takes effect immediately, extends the trail across all of Orleans County and into Western Monroe County, encompassing more wineries than ever before.
Niagara fishing pier to be closed weekdays beginning Sept. 30 for safety during roadway improvements
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 05:15 pm
The New York Power Authority today announced the public fishing pier at the base of its Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant will be closed weekdays beginning Monday, Sept. 30, through the remainder of the fall fishing season due to the major roadwork renovations underway along south access road.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital plans for 6th annual 'Conference on Healthcare for Women'
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 10:40 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosts the annual "Conference on Healthcare for Women - Healthy Inside and Out" to raise awareness among women on a wide array of issues and actions that can help improve their health.
Lovin My Bags in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 12:55 pm
Lovin My Bags by Barbara is now open in the Village of Lewiston. Owner Barbara Crouthamel, a Youngstown resident, offers a large selection of authentic designer purses imported from Italy and France.
Garden Club presents scholarship
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College student Aaron Lilly, the son of Ken and Karen Lilly, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Lewiston Garden Club. Lilly is majoring in horticulture.
Frontier House of the future
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 11:00 am
It certainly could be. That's Alan Hastings' plan. The Silo Restaurant proprietor has recently taken over the historic Frontier House. He reopened the parking lot and is working with the Village of Lewiston and local elected leaders to convert the building into a microbrewery, restaurant and inn.
Dave's Memorial Dice Run raises more than $3,000 for Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 09:00 am
The seventh annual Dave's Memorial Dice Run benefit netted $3,019 for the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.'s ambulance drive.
Pancake breakfast, pork dinner
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 07:00 am
The Ladies Auxiliary of Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2 will sponsor a pancake breakfast fundraiser, Sunday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
Lewiston Police Department: Prevention is key to avoid break-ins
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 07:00 am
Lewiston Police Chief Chris Salada has some simple words of advice for area residents when it comes to crime: Use some common sense to avoid becoming a victim.
Bills, Sabres alumni at Hickory Stick
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 07:00 am
The Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club hosted a special event Monday as the Hanes Supply Putting Contest played out on the Creek Road course. The event featured alumni from both the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres, including Rene Robert of the Sabres' famed French Connection, plus Bills greats Booker Edgerson, Andre Reed and Lou Piccone.
Construction work begins on Tuscarora Heroes site
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 06:00 am
On Wednesday, construction crews began clearing brush from "the triangle," the park area across from Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard that will be home to the Tuscarora Heroes Monument.
White geese mingling with Canadians
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 06:00 am
Last spring, I wrote a story in the Sentinel about the Canadian geese invading our area, coming from the south. Also mentioned was about how loads of these migrating birds have taken up permanent residence in some northern climes and there seems to be more and more each year.
Ransomville Speedway: Big R wraps up 2013 with King of the Hill
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 09:50 pm
The 2013 season came to a close last Saturday night with the annual King of the Hill events sponsored by Investor's Services. Twin $1,000 to win 100-lap mains for the Investor's Services Sportsman and Ki-Po Chevrolet Street Stocks highlighted the weekend. A total of 150 cars participated in the two-day affair.
Lew-Port teacher honored, board receives capital project update
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 09:35 pm
Lewiston-Porter Superintendent Christopher Roser made a surprise announcement to the Board of Education Tuesday, when he announced Ashli Dreher was selected as the 2014 New York State Teacher of the Year.