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Special Fort Niagara tour will explore era of LaSalle
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
On Friday evening, Nov. 15, Old Fort Niagara will present a special evening lantern tour focused on the 17th century history of the site. The tour will recount the explorations of LaSalle and the construction of forts Conti and Denonville during the final quarter of the 17th century. Tour participants will also get an up-close look at daily life for those who accompanied LaSalle on his bold explorations of the Great Lakes.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake nets record
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
The Jack Beatty Cruise and Clambake has become one of the most popular summer events in Niagara County. This year, in the 14th anniversary of the event, a record $38,000 was raised to benefit Niagara Hospice.
St. Peter's announces reverse draw cash raffle
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 07:00 am
St. Peter's R.C. School in Lewiston will hold a reverse draw cash raffle Sunday, Nov. 10, at Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 145 N. Sixth St. Tickets for the cash raffle are $25. Cash prizes are $5,000, $1,000, $500 and $100 (multiple).
Town improvements at Sanborn, Colonial Village parks
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 06:55 am
The Town of Lewiston completed needed improvements at Sanborn Park and Colonial Village Park this past week.
Obit: Ruth Woodruff Kennedy
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 06:55 am
Ruth Woodruff Kennedy of Ransomville, in her 100th year, died Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at her residence under the loving care of her daughter, Ann, and Niagara Hospice.
Village of Lewiston: Country Doctor opens at new location
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 12:00 am
The Country Doctor Antiques & Gifts officially opened Friday at its new location, 549 Center St. (formerly Artzee), in the Village of Lewiston.
LPD-LP teachers flag football game to help needy
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 08:55 pm
The Lewiston Police Department announces it will play Lewiston-Porter School District teachers in a flag football game Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m., under the lights at the Lew-Port football field behind the high school.
Lewiston Police debuts pharmaceutical drop-off box
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 08:45 pm
The Lewiston Police Department recently received a pharmaceutical drop-off box from the Niagara County Refuse Department. LPD Chief Chris Salada reports area residents can now visit the Lewiston Police Department at 4059 Creek Road between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and leave their unwanted medications.
Annual home tour features 'Christmas Cottages in the Country'
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 07:00 am
The kickoff of the Christmas season starts in Lewiston on Dec. 7 and 8 with this year's Lewiston Home Tour, a fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston.
NCCC to host job and internship fair
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 06:10 pm
Niagara County Community College will host a Fall 2013 Job & Internship Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the main cafeteria of G-Building on the main campus, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. The job fair is free and open to the public.
The wondrous world of 'Aladdin' comes to the Artpark stage next spring
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 04:20 pm
Artpark has announced "Aladdin & Other Enchanting Tales" as its annual springtime children's theater offering. Philadelphia's Enchantment Theatre Company will present two Mainstage Theater performances (10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.) May 6, 2014.
Lewiston Community Lions sponsor fifth annual peace poster contest
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 03:45 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions Club's fifth annual peace poster contest was recently held at the Stella Niagara Education Park. The event, chaired by Lion Marlene Craft and Lion's President Ron Craft, boated 58 entries from Stella Niagara, St. Peter's Roman Catholic and St. Peter's Lutheran schools. This year's theme for the contest was "Our World, Our Future."
Troops give back to Brochey
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 03:20 pm
After meeting with military staff at the Connecticut Street Armory in Buffalo to secure that location for the annual Red Brick Bench Press Championships, Dennis Brochey of Lewiston was honored with a color print of the armory as a token of gratitude by members of Co. C (Sig) 27th BSTB Army National Guard.
Country Doctor on the move
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 12:50 pm
The Country Doctor Antiques & Gifts has moved into a new location and will hold a grand opening Friday. Store partners have taken over 549 Center St. (formerly Artzee), and invite the community to stop by from 4 to 7 p.m. for refreshments.
Angel to Apple wins seasonal window display contest
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 11:30 am
Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique was named winner of the first seasonal window display contest, an offshoot of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's annual Scarecrow Display.
Diabetes patient educates peers on taking control of the disease
Wed, Oct 30th 2013 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center will feature a free educational program with Mary Ellen Willen Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 249 to share diabetes management and lifestyle strategies based on extensive training and her personal experience living with diabetes.
Trick or treat never tasted so good
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 04:55 pm
Casa Antica hosted its annual customer appreciation event Monday, but with a twist. For the first time, the eatery invited guests to dress up in Halloween costumes.
Ceretto sponsors mobile mammography event in Niagara Falls for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 03:05 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto recently sponsored a breast cancer screening event in conjunction with the Western New York Breast Health Mobile Mammography Coach at the Mount Zion Baptist Church in Niagara Falls. The event was done as a part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month to provide breast cancer screenings to women who might otherwise not be able to obtain them.
Low-cost spay-neuter clinic
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 03:00 pm
Niagara Feline Friends' next low-cost spay-neuter clinic is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10.
Welcome to Lewiston, Happy Tails
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 07:00 am
Happy Tails, a new pet grooming spa and member of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting and grand opening.
Basket raffle to benefit Home Away From Home feline shelter
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 07:00 am
On Nov. 16, a basket raffle featuring crafters and a bake sale will take place at St. John's Episcopal Church in Wilson. Proceeds from the event will benefit Home Away From Home, a small, privately run feline shelter in Wilson.
New York Power Authority: 7th million visitor milestone marked
Mon, Oct 28th 2013 03:40 pm
The New York Power Authority's admission-free Power Vista visitors center marked an attendance milestone of welcoming 7 million visitors since the facility first opened its doors in 1963.
Mount St. Mary's goes pink
Mon, Oct 28th 2013 01:35 pm
Mount St. Mary's recognized Breast Health Awareness Month with a special day urging its employees to dress in pink to enhance awareness. Displays throughout the hospital also promoted the importance of women having a mammogram yearly with state-of-the-art digital mammography that is available at Mount St. Mary's.
Expansion coming soon
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 11:00 am
Both the Village of Lewiston Planning Board and Board of Trustees have given approval to the DiMino family to expand the Colonial Valley Plaza on Center and South Eighth streets. An 11,056-square-foot addition will be built on the CVS lot's west side, and will house between one and three tenants.
'Autumn Beautiful' contest trophy debuts
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 10:55 am
The Dory Trading Post in Youngstown announced this week the Bistro at the Old Fort Inn in Youngstown has joined the list of participating businesses offering prizes to selected winners in The Dory's first-ever "Autumn Beautiful" contest.
Busy times for area environmentalists
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 10:55 am
Needless to say, these have been busy times of late for the northern Niagara County citizens environmental group Residents for Responsible Government. With anticipation building on an expected decision by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to determine the future of hazardous waste landfiller CWM Chemical Services, RRG has been pulling out all the stops.
Deposits add up for local charities, thanks to Lewiston resident
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 07:00 am
Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees had a simple idea. Seeing the many bottles and cans people simply toss into the garbage, especially at large outdoor events, he began the "Deposits for Food" initiative to collect those pieces and turn them into cash for local charities.
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.
 


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