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Alliance for Historic Lewiston to serve as watchdog group, public voice
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 09:00 pm
Four community leaders have formed the "Alliance for Historic Lewiston."
Youngstown approves 'multiple bus ban' against NJA
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 07:00 pm
Tensions in Youngstown came to a head Thursday as the Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing en route to a vote on the Water Street multiple bus ban, a measure aimed at managing the volume of bus traffic on the one-lane Water Street strip bordering the lower river.
Artpark launches three new installations
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 01:40 pm
A crowd of more than 50 people gathered at Artpark Thursday evening to participate in the official opening of three new installations:
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce develops local television program, 'Roam The Region'
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 10:50 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has announced the launch of a new television program, "Roam The Region," which highlights chamber members and their business or service that they provide throughout the community.
Meet your Peach Queen contestants
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 11:45 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club held its annual Niagara County Peach Festival Dinner at Niagara Falls Country Club Wednesday evening. The annual dinner is a chance for the Kiwanis Club members to meet the Niagara County Peach Queen contestants.
Lewiston: Collins announces $70,050 grant for Upper Mountain Fire Co.
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 05:00 pm
Congressman Chris Collins announced $70,050 in federal funding for the Upper Mountain Fire Co. in Lewiston.
Niagara University student Jacey Diez chosen for OLV Youth Service Award
Wed, Aug 10th 2016 11:00 am
Jacey Diez, a Niagara University senior studying TESOL and elementary education, has been chosen as the recipient of this year's Our Lady of Victory Youth Service Award.
World-famous Artpark named a top venue by U.S. News & World Report
Tue, Aug 9th 2016 12:40 pm
Artpark has been named one of "9 Amazing Outdoor U.S. Music Venues to Cross Off Your Bucket List" by U.S. News & World Report. The venue was cited for its famed picturesque backdrop.
Set sail with Chamber of Commerce 'Blender'
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 02:35 pm
On Thursday, Aug. 25, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host its summer business "Blender" aboard the Niagara Belle.
'Greening' of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:45 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts Executive Director Irene Rykaszewski and Artistic Director Eva Nicklas, alongside Modern Corp. Sales Manager Joe Hickman, recently met with 2nd District Legislator Rebecca Wydysh and the Niagara County Legislature to express thanks for the governing body's support - and to share information about the "Greening" efforts during the 50th Lewiston Art Festival.
Olympics: Dr. Sherri LaShomb assigned as athletic trainer, chiropractor to USA Taekwondo
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 10:50 am
Dr. Sherri LaShomb is attending the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio as the athletic trainer and chiropractor to the USA Taekwondo team. She is working alongside Lewiston native and Niagara University graduate Bill Kellick, who serves as press officer for both the U.S. Taekwondo and U.S. Weightlifting teams.
Spirit of the Eighties: 'America's Wonder,' Discover Niagara Shuttle lending helping hand
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Spirit of the Eighties is happy to have Roadtrip opening the festival at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.
Fun in Youngstown: Community picnic, OFN re-enactments, Mermaid Festival set for August
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
Seems there's always something going on in Youngstown, especially when the warmer weather of summer hits.
Jonathon Cote Memorial Motorcycle Ride: Noted author among participants at this year's run
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
On Sunday, Aug. 7, a memorial motorcycle run will be held at Williamsville North High School in memory of Jonathon Cote, a U.S. Army Airborne veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Celebrating 50 years of fine art: Art Festival marks significant milestone in Lewiston
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Art Festival returns to the village next weekend, celebrating five decades of cultural creativity in the historic hot spot. Sponsored by the Lewiston Council on the Arts, this year's festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 13-14 along Center Street.
LED lights poll results
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 02:00 pm
At the request of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, Niagara Frontier Publications ran a poll earlier this summer asking residents to weigh in on the LED lights on Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
New mural in Newfane
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 01:50 pm
The Newfane Business Association will celebrate the unveiling of its new mural, painted by local artist Jeff Watkins, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, at the parking lot corner of Route 78 and West Street.
Friesen wins DIRTcar big block Modifieds
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 11:10 am
The DIRTcar big block Modifieds made their annual trek into Ransomville Speedway last Tuesday night at the 32nd annual Summer Nationals, sponsored by Coors Light and Parco Buildings.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon brings the world to WNY
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 04:55 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts runners from around the world. Participants have traveled from England, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, Austria and Ethiopia - just to name a few - to "run with the river" in this one-of-a-kind and highly anticipated race.
Trio of new physicians meeting demand for more women's services
Thu, Aug 4th 2016 02:20 pm
A major need for more women's health services in Niagara County has prompted Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to hire more OB/GYN physicians and open a second facility.
Robert J. Travis to be honored at Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation's 17th annual 'Good Works Gala'
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 02:25 pm
Robert J. Travis, CPA, of Lewiston will be honored at the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation's 17th annual "Good Works Gala," this year titled "The Enchanted Forest."
Funtime Presents welcomes Metric to Artpark
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 12:35 pm
Funtime Presents has booked Metric at Artpark in Lewiston. The band will perform on stage inside the Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23.
First Niagara Bank Foundation supports Mount St. Mary's Hospital's Neighborhood Health Center's 'Caring Smiles' program
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 10:45 am
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation announced it received a $15,000 grant from the First Niagara Foundation for the hospital's "Caring Smiles" dental program.
Great Contraption Race in photos
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 03:45 pm
The third annual Great Contraption Race, held Saturday to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation, may have been smaller in the number of entries this year, but the enthusiasm of its participants and the creativity of the contraptions more than made up for it.
Annual Opportunities Unlimited Celebrity Bartending Night fundraiser at Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 01:15 pm
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual Celebrity Bartending Night from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. The event will benefit the more than 600 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities the agency serves.
Alan Hastings named 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival chairman
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 11:00 am
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President the Rev. Tom Mason announced Alan Hastings was named chairman of the 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival. The 59th annual Lewiston event will take place Sept. 9-11 at Academy Park on Center Street.
Unique events at Niagara County Fair
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:15 am
Mid-summer has hit Western New York, and with it comes Cornell Cooperative Extension's annual Niagara County Fair, running all day from Wednesday, Aug. 3, to Sunday, Aug. 7. The fair will feature an array of activities from mountain bike stunt shows to barnyard Olympics in addition to live music, rides, contests and food.
Brewed and Bottled set to open in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Chris Budde and his wife, Jessica, will open Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop Friday in the Grandpaws plaza on the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Spirit of the Eighties to include young musicians
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
The mission of the Spirit of the Eighties at Lewiston's Academy Park is "Celebrating the music of the past. ... Supporting the music of the future."
Chamber donates to NRAA
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Paul Jackson, president of the Niagara River Anglers Association, visited the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce office to accept a check donation presented on behalf of the chamber's board of directors. Proceeds came from this year's Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Battle of La Belle Famille marker dedicated in Youngstown
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Through the efforts of the Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee, Town of Porter Historical Society, Niagara County Historian Catherine Emerson, and Old Fort Niagara, a new historic marker was dedicated July 24 at the intersection of Main, Water and Lockport streets in Youngstown.
Town of Lewiston approves voluntary water use ban
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Water use is becoming more restrictive in Lewiston.
Olcott Beach reopens
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 06:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has rescinded a beach advisory at Olcott Beach. Water quality is once again suitable for recreational swimming.
Artpark presents new public art installations; ''Bower,' 'Earthsong' and 'Percussion Garden' now open
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:45 pm
Each year, Artpark offers a variety of public art experiences for visitors of all ages. This year's new installations each include an interactive element and are free to experience during park hours (dawn-dusk daily).
Popular former Apple Granny proprietor John G. Roberts Jr. dies
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:40 pm
John G. Roberts Jr. was ushered into heaven encircled by the tender devotion of family and in the loving arms of the woman he called "my beautiful wife," Dawn Guild Roberts, on Friday, July 22, 2016.
Beloved St. Peter's pastor Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri passes
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 11:55 am
The Rev. Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri, 92, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016. "Monsignor" was pastor at St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston from 1977 until his retirement in December 1999. He was designated pastor emeritus.
Morinello announces endorsements for Assembly bid
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:15 pm
Angelo Morinello, candidate for New York State Assembly in the 145th District, announced the New York State Conservative Party, New York State Independence Party and the Reform Party of New York State formally endorsed him.
PHOTOS: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo bring 'Holy 14' to Artpark
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 03:40 pm
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo performed in front of Artpark's largest crowd this summer, headlining "Tuesday in the Park" this week.
Lewiston Police raid 'pot' house
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 05:25 pm
The Lewiston Police Department reports executing a search warrant at 5:30 a.m. Monday, July 25, on a suspected marijuana grow house in the 4600 block of Model City Road in the Town of Lewiston.
Fatal crash in Porter
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 11:40 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office released details late Friday night and early Saturday morning on a fatal motor vehicle crash in the Town of Porter.