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Peach Queen court prepares
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:50 pm
The 2015 Peach Queen contestants met Tuesday for a contestant orientation information session and to meet the reigning queen, Christina Oliveri of Wheatfield.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon attracts global runners
Tue, Jul 28th 2015 05:10 pm
The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has gone global. Runners from countries around the world, including England, Ireland, Mexico, Germany, Austria and Ethiopia, will soon travel to Western New York to "run with the river" in this one-of-a-kind race that has grown tremendously since its 2009 inception.
Stan Ridgway brings real 'Spirit of the 80's' to concert
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 03:00 pm
Stan Ridgway will bring his unique voice and sounds to Academy Park in Lewiston Friday, Aug. 7. He will headline the first night of the Spirit of the 80s weekend.
Countdown begins, excitement builds for Great Contraption Race
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
Mark Saturday, Aug. 1, on your calendars. It's the day for the second annual Great Contraption Race, taking place on the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown.
Lewiston GOP endorses candidates
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
The Town and Village of Lewiston Republican Committee unanimously endorsed the following candidates for the upcoming Town of Lewiston elections: William Geiben for Town Board, Rebecca Wydysh for Niagara County legislator (2nd District) and Clyde Burmaster for Niagara County legislator (1st District).
Lewiston Community Lions Club invites local veterans to join club
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions is offering local U.S. veterans a special opportunity to serve their community. The "Involve a U.S. Veteran" program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International that offers qualified U.S. veterans an entrance fee waiver when joining a local Lions Club. The offer runs through June 2016.
Pierce Arrow classics
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:15 pm
A fleet of Pierce Arrow cars could be found Wednesday on Water Street in the Village of Lewiston. The cars are circa 1913-30 and, yes, they are very expensive.
Artpark artist seeking community-created clay works for park installation
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:40 pm
Niagara County artist Karen Sirgey will be implementing her community art installation at Artpark this August. She will explore the theme of "Contribution" by inviting the public to participate in the creation of her large-scale sculpture.
Artpark: Iconic roles are 'a dream' for 'Peter Pan' leads Hayley Podschun and John Bolton
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 08:55 am
It was "second star to the right" and straight on to Lewiston for actors Hayley Podschun and John Bolton.
Village of Lewiston honors retiring Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 04:15 pm
Mayor Terry Collesano and the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees presented retiring Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada with a framed proclamation of appreciation during Monday's monthly board meeting.
BPO returns to Fort Niagara
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 02:55 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Old Fort Niagara for an evening of patriotic favorites and a grand fireworks display. Events begin at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 26.
Lew-Port reunion idea turns into successful summer concert event
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:35 pm
In a blending of generations, the first "Spirit of the 80's" concert featured international recording artist and new-wave snyth-pop band The Spoons of Burlington, Ontario.
VFW Post 313 celebrates 70th anniversary
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:35 pm
Lake Ontario VFW Post 313 invited the public to come and share in a cookout Monday at the post to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
CanAm Challenge in Youngstown
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
The Youngstown Yacht Club CanAm Challenge is back for a second year July 25-26. Hosted by the Youngstown Yacht Club, the event continues a decade's-long tradition of the Level Regatta.
Town of Lewiston hears about bond rating, NYPA reimbursements
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:30 pm
Key financial issues affecting the town and its residents occupied significant discussion in what turned into a lengthy Lewiston Town Board work session Monday.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara hosts 'Soldiers of the Revolution' re-enactment
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara is preparing for its annual "Soldiers of the Revolution" re-enactment during the weekend of Aug. 1-2.
Niagara USA Wine Festival celebrates summer in Lewiston
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating its seventh annual Niagara USA Wine Festival at Lewiston's Academy Park. This year's festival takes place from noon until 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25, and from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 26.
Niagara County Fair begins with Farm-City Breakfast
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:45 am
The 2015 Niagara County Fair will kick-off at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, with the popular Farm-City Breakfast, sponsored again this year by the Niagara County Community College.
Video: Lewiston community steps up to curb cat population; Grandpaws hosts adoption event
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 06:35 pm
Members of the Niagara County SPCA and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce participated in a press conference Wednesday to discuss efforts designed to curb the feral cat population in Lewiston.
Food pantry collections continue
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 12:10 pm
Sister Beth Brosmer (center) of Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry of Niagara Falls, the Rev. William Lowry (left) of Care and Share Pantry of Ransomville, and Don Luce (right) of Community Missions of Niagara Frontier, are reviewing reports of the food/cash drive held on Tuesday concert nights outside of Artpark.
2015 Women's Porter Cup Golf review
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 11:55 am
There were 72 players from seven different countries who converged on the Niagara Falls Country Club to seek "A Cup of their Own" in June.
Artpark concert street parking reminder, map
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 12:45 pm
The Village of Lewiston, its Department of Public Works, the Lewiston Police Department and Artpark & Company have established a specific parking pattern for concert nights this summer.
Ceretto announces free electronics-recycling event in Lewiston
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is encouraging Town and Village of Lewiston residents to recycle their old electronic devices from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Highway Garage on 1445 Swann Road.
Chris Salada to retire as LPD chief
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
"I'm going to miss this job; the people I've been dealing with; the community; but, on the other hand, it will be nice to attend events here and not have to deal with police issues." So summed up Lewiston Police Chief Chris Salada of his decision to retire effective July 31.
Village of Lewiston Reorganizational meeting: No significant changes
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held its annual reorganizational meeting Monday to assign leadership roles for the next fiscal year.
Campaign to control cat population begins
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara County SPCA has teamed with the Orange Cat Coffee Co. and M&T Bank to unveil a new effort aimed at curbing the cat overpopulation problem in Lewiston.
Youngstown Lions out collecting for White Cane Days
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:30 pm
This weekend, Youngstown Lions Club members will man the parking lot outside Melloni's Food Market (200 Lockport St.) and the Rite Aid Pharmacy (214 Lockport St.) to raise funds as part of the annual Lions White Cane Days.
Wings Flights of Hope fundraiser planned
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:50 pm
Every year, the incumbent Niagara County Peach Queen, sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, chooses an organization that has special meaning to her and hosts a fundraiser for the group.
New Stella Niagara Preserve opens
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:45 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy joined with the Sisters of the St. Francis, local officials and guests Tuesday in a grand-opening celebration of the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine earns UHMS accreditation
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:55 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital's Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine is the first center in the Niagara Falls and Buffalo area to receive full national accreditation with the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society.
NCCC only state college to have 100 percent pass rate on PTA exam
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
The 2015 graduates of the Niagara County Community College physical therapy assistant program earned a 100 percent pass rate on the national physical therapy assistant examination. NCCC is the only college in New York with 100 percent pass rate on the national exam.
Niagara University students begin new internship in Haitian school founded by alumnus
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:35 pm
Six Niagara University students commenced a seven-week internship July 5 at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a world-class educational facility in Haiti established by an NU alumnus.
Heart of Niagara Volunteer meeting Wednesday
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 11:10 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's monthly volunteer meeting is 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Oppenheim Park, Pavilion No. 15, on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Niagara Falls.
Youngstown: Get ready for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 11:00 am
The days are fast approaching for the return of a neat on-water event in the lower Niagara.
Niagara Pioneer soccer tourney to draw thousands
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 11:00 am
One of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the northeastern U.S. will visit Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12.
Fresh Start for new café and market, customers
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 09:30 am
Rose Muto and her family opened Fresh Start Café & Market to save Lewiston one "Green Machine" at a time.
Youngstown Heritage Committee to host walking tour July 11
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 07:00 am
The Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee has announced its next walking tour, "Women's Voices: A Different View of the War of 1812," will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 11. It will begin in the Peace Garden at Falkner Park on Main Street.
Celebrate Independence Day at Fort Niagara
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 01:15 pm
More than 500 re-enactors will collaborate to recreate the 1759 British siege of Fort Niagara in an historic setting this weekend, during Old Fort Niagara's French and Indian War Encampment.
Niagara Frontier Country Club gives 'Props to Cops'
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 01:15 pm
The Niagara Frontier Country Club is participating in radio station WDCX's "Props to Cops" promotion, which provides free or discounted products and services to officers. Active policemen can take advantage of a free round of golf at the club after 1 p.m. each Sunday this month.
Niagara County offers health workshops
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:00 pm
Niagara County Office for the Aging and the Niagara County Department of Health are sponsoring several local, free health workshops in July.