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Village of Lewiston re-establishes separate Historic Preservation Commission
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
Following a run-through of agenda items Monday, trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted on and approved an unlisted action: reinstating a stand-alone Historic Planning Commission. Since 2000, Planning Board members have executed HPC duties.
Village of Lewiston: Four candidates running for two trustee spots
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
Incumbent Village of Lewiston trustees Nick Conde and Daniel Gibson are running for re-election on June 21. Keith "Casey" Ahlas and Jamie Symmonds, two endorsed Democrats, will challenge the endorsed Republican candidates.
Hueys to take to the skies at Fort Niagara
Sat, May 21st 2016 07:00 am
In tribute to the nation's fallen soldiers on Memorial Day weekend, Youngstown VFW Post 313, in partnership with an Indiana veterans organization, will present a very special program in tribute to veterans both passed and living from the Vietnam War.
YBPA officers, board members meet
Fri, May 20th 2016 09:20 pm
Newly sworn-in officers and board members of the Youngstown Business and Professional Association gathered last week for a group photo following YBPA's board meeting.
The votes are in ...
Fri, May 20th 2016 08:45 pm
The Lewiston-Porter School District's $43.091 million budget for 2016-17 won voter passage by a margin of 668 to 205. District voters also approved the Lew-Port repair reserve fund proposition by a 671 to 191 mark.
Working toward betterment: Buffalo Avenue businesses look to improve the area
Fri, May 20th 2016 08:40 pm
Small businesses are working together to steer Buffalo Avenue on the road to improvement, by attracting new business and customers through enhancements to the area and beautification initiatives.
Obit: John J. Mikula
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:40 pm
John J. Mikula, 96, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
Mark Daul: Upper Niagara River bass fishing
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:25 pm
Fishing season is almost here, but I've really never touched much on Upper Niagara River fishing, probably because personally I haven't fished that stretch of water in quite some time. But when I did, I learned a lot of things about it.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce seeks comment on LED lights
Fri, May 20th 2016 02:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce seeks public input on its LED lights, which were on display in the Village of Lewiston over the winter.
Artpark theater workshop, performance opportunity
Fri, May 20th 2016 09:45 am
Artpark would like to invite the community to participate in a free street theater workshop.
Previte keynote speaker as U.S., Canada police agencies honor officers killed on duty
Thu, May 19th 2016 05:35 pm
Lewiston Police Chief Frank Previte offered a moving and eloquent message Wednesday as law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored at the 19th annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service.
Lewiston Jazz Festival now accepting scholarship applications
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival board of directors announces the availability of a $1,000 scholarship to be presented at the 15th annual Lewiston Jazz Festival.
Meetings for dementia caregiver support groups in Niagara County
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
Providing care for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease can be stressful and isolating, but support groups can provide coping tools and a welcoming embrace from others in the same position.
Dominic Hofert Diamond Classic golf outing debuts this summer
Wed, May 18th 2016 01:10 pm
Friends and family of Dominic Hofert will host a golf tournament in his memory on Monday, Aug. 1, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown.
Niagara County: Village of Lewiston ZBA must rescind 'Paladino plaza' variances
Wed, May 18th 2016 09:40 am
The Village of Lewiston learned this week it inadvertently missed a step in its procedure leading to the Zoning Board of Appeals granting five variances to Ellicott Development for its "Paladino plaza." Subsequently, the ZBA will hold a special meeting (time TBD) to rescind the variances.
Niagara County Community College receives $500,000 from The John R. Oishei Foundation
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:40 am
A major grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation will help Niagara County Community College complete improvements to the college's current library facility, transforming it into a vibrant and welcoming learning commons space.
Habitat for Humanity, Lewiston Garden Club join forces
Sat, May 14th 2016 09:20 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club and the Niagara Chapter of Habitat for Humanity used their unique skills to help a new homeowner on Saturday.
Youngstown discusses safety measures, signs
Sat, May 14th 2016 09:05 pm
Thursday night's Youngstown Village Board meeting was dedicated almost entirely to making improvements throughout the village.
Tempers flare at Porter Town Board meeting
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
Town of Porter residents continued to voice their opinions over perceived town enforcement issues concerning a Lake Road property, at Monday night's Town Board meeting.
Village of Lewiston again making push for pedestrian safety
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston prides itself on being a "walkable community." Its elected and appointed leaders work to make the municipality a safe place for residents and tourists to operate.
Lewiston names Dave Trane highway superintendent
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
With spring moving into summer, the Lewiston Town Board appears to be working more proactively on town affairs.
Niagara Open looking for golfers
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host its annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament on Monday, June 13, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown.
Niagara University commencement: Raine Maida, Chantal Kreviazuk embody, share NU's core values
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
"Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida have successfully used their platform as world-renowned musicians as a means for advocating for the poor and marginalized."
'Twice as Good' cooking show visits Old Fort Niagara to learn about food on Niagara Frontier
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:35 am
Old Fort Niagara recently hosted the "Twice as Good" cooking show for kids, which airs on PBS stations across the country.
Dr. Tim Ireland chosen for UAlbany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award
Wed, May 11th 2016 02:40 pm
Dr. Timothy Ireland, dean of Niagara University's College of Arts and Sciences, has been chosen as a recipient of the University at Albany School of Criminal Justice Distinguished Alumni Award.
Lewiston Lions Club offers $500 scholarship
Wed, May 11th 2016 02:30 pm
The Lewiston Community Lion's Club is offering a $500 scholarship for a Native American graduating high school senior who resides on the Tuscarora Nation, and displays a commitment and dedication to his or her education.
Robert Moses Parkway traveler advisory
Wed, May 11th 2016 02:20 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced temporary road closures and lane closures are scheduled to occur next week on a portion of the Robert Moses State Parkway and Route 104 in the Town of Lewiston to allow for the removal of overhead utilities.
Artpark seeks wheelchair donations
Wed, May 11th 2016 01:50 pm
Summer is almost here and that means Artpark's 2016 season is just around the corner. In order to better assist visitors attending events, Artpark & Company is asking for wheelchair donations.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital accepts and disposes of personal household sharps at no charge
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:55 am
Individuals who are managing health conditions at home, such as diabetes, can dispose of their personal syringes and sharps at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston, at no charge.
Old Fort Niagara holds 'Community Appreciation Night'
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:55 am
Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown will host a "Community Appreciation Night" season kickoff from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. The event is free for area residents.
HAL shares history of Botanical Gardens
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:50 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's May program is titled, "History of the Buffalo Botanical Gardens." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston.
'Race for Education' at 2nd annual St. Peter's 5K Run/Walk
Tue, May 10th 2016 10:50 am
St. Peter R.C. School invites the community to participate in its second annual St. Peter's 5K Run/Walk to raise awareness for the school. Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, runners will travel through the historic Village of Lewiston and Artpark.
PHOTOS: Savoring smelt in Lewiston
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:25 pm
A large crowd came out to the Lewiston waterfront Friday, May 6, for the annual Smelt Festival. The Niagara River Anglers fried up over 400 pounds of the tasty little fish, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce helped to dish them out.
Bowman to serve as grand marshal for VFW Memorial Day parade
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:10 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post 7487, announced Col. Brian S. Bowman, wing commander of the 914th Airlift Wing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, will serve as the honorary grand marshal for the annual VFW Memorial Day Parade, remembrance ceremony and community luncheon.
Mount St. Mary's Cogdill named WNY Nurse of Distinction
Mon, May 9th 2016 03:55 pm
Maryann Cogdill, director of OB/GYN services at the Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, has been named the Nurse of Distinction for Western New York. The Professional Nurses Association of Western New York sponsors the annual recognition.
Planning continues for Great Contraption Race
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
A new race registration format; an improved post-race party location; an all-new promotional effort and merchandising ideas, including a new T-shirt design; an all-new gala; and an exciting new raffle ticket offering.
Positive changes in Youngstown
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association Inc. announced this week it is again a recipient of the William C. Mayne/Niagara Falls Bridge Commission/Niagara County Economic Development Business Community Enhancement Grant.
Village of Lewiston Zoning Board OKs variances for 'Paladino plaza,' tables Fairchild requests
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
Developers of the Village of Lewiston's two largest proposed projects sought area variances at a special Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Thursday.
Village of Lewiston: Despite contrary legal opinion, board OKs firefighter boot drive
Fri, May 6th 2016 06:00 pm
Though Village of Lewiston Counselor Joseph Leone again suggested on-street boot drives are illegal in New York, trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted 4-1 Monday to allow Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. to continue its annual Center Street fundraiser this year.
Parent Network, OUN have 'the conversation'
Fri, May 6th 2016 11:25 am
The Parent Network of WNY and Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host a free workshop titled "Sexuality ... Having the Conversation," on Wednesday, May 11.