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DiMino Tops Lewiston, local community celebrate grand re-opening of renovated supermarket
Wed, May 15th 2013 04:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, held a grand re-opening celebration Wednesday to mark the completion of a major renovation of the family-owned and operated Lewiston Tops Market at 906 Center St.
Lewiston Civic Center: Town Board OKs land sale, BAN financing, referendum vote
Tue, May 14th 2013 04:35 pm
With momentum building toward next Tuesday's Niagara Greenway Commission public meeting/review/vote to determine consistency and funding for the proposed Lewiston Civic Center, the Town Board has taken further steps to make the project a reality.

At its Monday work session, the Lewiston Town Board voted in favor of three items pertaining to the Civic Center. One of those items was paying $50,000 for a 10-acre parcel of land at Lew-Port.

Get your container gardens ready for Lewiston GardenFest
Tue, May 14th 2013 11:55 am
For those who may be hesitant to create a large garden, or who just don't have the space, put your gardening skills to the test by participating in the container garden contest at this year's Lewiston GardenFest on June 22 and 23. The event is sponsored by the Lewiston Garden Club.
Corwin food drive continues to grow and help families in need
Tue, May 14th 2013 09:10 am
Assemblywoman Jane Corwin, in an effort to help restock the shelves of many local charities that have run bare, delivered food to local Western New York food banks as part of her "Annual Food Drive to Combat Hunger."
Maziarz receives St. Vincent De Paul Award from Niagara University
Mon, May 13th 2013 05:30 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, a member of the Niagara University Class of 1976, was presented with the St. Vincent de Paul Award from his alma mater during commencement services this past weekend.
Former Lewiston Mayor Richard Soluri to return to Greenway Commission
Mon, May 13th 2013 05:30 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz today announced that Richard Soluri of Lewiston will be reappointed as a full member of the Niagara River Greenway Commission.

"Dick Soluri is without comparison when it comes serving the people of the Niagara Region," Maziarz said. "He truly enjoyed his former experiences on the Greenway Commission, and the organization began to make a lasting difference thanks in large part to his leadership."

Soluri previously served as a member and vice chairman of the commission from its inception in 2004-5 until the summer of 2009.

Lewiston Garden Club schedules plantings
Mon, May 13th 2013 09:45 am
The Lewiston Garden Club members will meet at Hennepin Park, corner of Center and South Fourth streets, at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 20, for the purpose of planting annuals in the park. Members will also be planting at the Lewiston Museum and the Lewiston Public Library.
Nancy Price Run
Mon, May 13th 2013 09:40 am
About 125 runners and walkers came to Youngstown Saturday, May 11, for the 19th annual Nancy Price 5K Race and Walk.
Chamber Awards Gala: Artpark, Tedesco Construction, Brickyard, Tin Pan Alley honored
Sat, May 11th 2013 11:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will recognize 10 area individuals and businesses at its annual Chamber Awards Gala, Friday, May 17, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
German brown trout and King Salmon at LOC Derby
Sat, May 11th 2013 07:00 am
The picture you see here was taken at Fox BoyZ Marina (the old Petroy Marina) in Youngstown. Fox BoyZ is one of 18 weigh stations spread across the Lake Ontario counties of New York state for the annual spring Lake Ontario Counties Derby (www.LOC.org).
International board acts on Lake Ontario water levels
Sat, May 11th 2013 07:00 am
In news of interest to area boaters and Lake Ontario property owners, the International St. Lawrence River Board of Control has announced its plan of maintaining current lake levels for the foreseeable future.
The nicest bunch of people on two wheels
Sat, May 11th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Freewheelers Bicycle Touring Club has been pedaling across town since 1991 when Virginia and Bill Stewart founded the bike club. Now, more than 20 years later, with more than 300 rides scheduled a year and a member base close to 300, it's obvious on this club's direction.
Welcome to Lewiston, Domova
Sat, May 11th 2013 07:00 am
Domova celebrated the opening of its new and used home décor retail location at 421 Center St. (upper), Lewiston. Chamber board members and elected officials came to welcome owners Ed and Kylie Evanz and their family to the business community.
Mother and son to graduate from Niagara University this weekend
Fri, May 10th 2013 11:30 pm
When Aaron Sydor receives his undergraduate diploma this Saturday afternoon, his mother, Kathy, won't be waiting at the other side of the stage to congratulate him. Instead, she'll be right behind him, joining her son as a member of the Niagara University Class of 2013.
Students evacuated at West Street Elementary
Fri, May 10th 2013 10:50 pm
Niagara County fire investigators and Lewiston Police are continuing their investigations into a fire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of students from West Street Elementary School on Monday morning.
'Gluten Free and Lovin' It'
Fri, May 10th 2013 10:00 pm
You hear it everywhere: gluten-free this, gluten-free that. You may not know what it means, but you want to learn more.
Registration now open for 14th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Wed, May 8th 2013 01:20 pm
Whether you love to sail, or like to keep your feet on solid ground, the 14th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for everyone. The cruise and clambake is scheduled for July 12 at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital honors long-time employees
Wed, May 8th 2013 07:00 am
Two long-time employees of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence were honored Tuesday with St. Louise de Marillac Service Awards.
Vincenzo's now open in Lewiston
Tue, May 7th 2013 12:40 pm
Vincenzo's Pizza House opened Tuesday in the Village of Lewiston. ... And within 10 minutes, it was filled with customers munching on old-fashioned and cheese slices.
Food truck owner has interest in Lewiston
Tue, May 7th 2013 07:00 am
With more than 15,000 food trucks rolling across America, it's only a matter of time before one makes its way to Lewiston - a 2012 top food finalist in the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" competition.

One candidate is The Black Market Food Truck, a gourmet deli sandwich unit co-owned and operated by Lewiston native Christian Willmott.

On Monday, he addressed village trustees. Willmott, who called himself an "ambassador for food trucks," told board members these traveling kitchens can bolster the local economy - and help restaurants succeed.

Volunteers take part in 'I Love My Park Day' at Artpark
Sat, May 4th 2013 12:15 pm
Community volunteers teamed up with employees from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Saturday to spruce up Artpark's historic woods, its trails, and improvement projects for the summer.
56th season opener at Ransomville Speedway
Sat, May 4th 2013 11:50 am
It was an amazing start to the 56th season opener at Ransomville Speedway. Pistide, 115 cars and a packed grandstand made this season start one for the record books. Suffice to say, Stan Friesen would be proud.
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.
 


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