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St. Francis Guild presents celebrity bartender night at Honey's
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:00 pm
The St. Francis Guild women's auxiliary of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host a "Battle of the Banks and Credit Unions: Celebrity Bartender Night" at Honey's (6560 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls) on Wednesday, Aug. 13.
Conservatives back Conrad, Cecconi in Lewiston
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:00 pm
The Niagara County Conservative Party has unanimously endorsed Village of Lewiston resident Regina Scibilia Cecconi for the office of Lewiston town clerk, and Sanborn resident William Conrad for the Lewiston Town Board, party leaders announced.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Budwey's Supermarket
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 11:55 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs this Saturday, Aug. 2, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Budwey's Supermarket, 535 Division St., North Tonawanda. Dogs Samson, Red, Toby, Kayla and Skipper will be there this Saturday; photos and information on these and all their animals are available online at www.heartofniagara.org.
Buffalo Philharmonic plans encore performance at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 11:55 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic is returning to Western New York's oldest historic site after a well-received performance in 2013.
Grandpaws hosts grand opening
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 10:20 am
Grandpaws Pet Emporium hosted a grand-opening celebration over the weekend. The popular pet store moved to the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office statement on James Drive standoff
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:25 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office released the following information following a standoff at James Drive in Lewiston:
Vacation Bible School in Youngstown
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown invites all children entering kindergarten to fifth grade to gear up for the "Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God" Vacation Bible School. The fun runs from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 11-15 at 100 Church St.
Get ready for first Great Contraption Race in Youngstown
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 06:55 am
The days are drawing ever so closer to an all-new event taking place in the lower Niagara River. Called the Great Contraption Race, it's a unique on-water competition presented by the It Happened to Alexa Foundation of Lewiston. To run Saturday, Aug. 2, this rather unusual happening continues to catch the interest of would-be participants, almost as soon as they hear of it.
Help prevent a blood shortage
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 05:50 am
Right now, the American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types. High school students can play a big role in helping to boost the local blood supply and prevent an emergency situation.
Hibbard's celebrates milestone
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 05:00 am
From the clothes we wear, to the music we listen to, our means of transportation and our preferred forms of entertainment, many things have changed since 1939.

You know one thing that hasn't changed in 75 years? People still confuse ice cream and custard.

'Mary Poppins' brings magic to Artpark (or is it the other way around?)
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:05 am
To successfully present "Mary Poppins" in 2014 - to bravely take on Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, the song and dance numbers - let alone the flying - would take real magic.
Niagara Wine Trail Wine and Culinary Festival promises 'educational entertainment'
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
In case your summer of 2014 has not been filled with enough alcohol and delicious food thus far, make sure to attend The Niagara Wine Trail Wine and Culinary Festival July 26 and 27 at Academy Park in Lewiston, for your fair share.
Lewiston Public Library August programs, events and activities
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of August.
Artpark: Emilie Renier and John Barsoian preview 'Mary Poppins'
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Artpark & Company will present the popular Disney musical "Mary Poppins" July 31 through Aug. 8 inside the Mainstage Theater.

Leads Emilie Renier and John Barsoian recently met last at The Orange Cat in Lewiston to drink coffee and preview the show.

New regatta comes to Youngstown
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht Club hosts the inaugural CanAm Challenge regatta this weekend on Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27 on Lake Ontario.
Updated: Mike Marra resigns
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
It's been one of those weeks for Supervisor Dennis Brochey and the Lewiston Town Board.
Toasting 10 years at Marjim Manor
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Next weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Winery at Marjim Manor, the family-owned Appleton winery known for its fruit wines, as well as its ghost stories.
Aretha inspires at Artpark
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Motown sensation Aretha Franklin, together with her Aretha Franklin Orchestra, thoroughly entertained an Artpark Tuesdays crowd this week, with a splendid blend of her 500-plus soul classics dating from the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Raby Memorial 5K Run this weekend
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:30 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association is holding its annual Jason Raby Memorial 5K Run and Walk this weekend.
Old Fort Niagara recalls 18th century war and diplomacy
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
From Aug. 1-3, Old Fort Niagara will offer a series of special programs recreating important events that took place between 1764 and 1783 that had a profound impact on the history of the U.S. and Canada.
Local leaders hail volunteer firefighters
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
Local leaders came out in force Wednesday night to thank volunteer firefighters and EMS workers as the Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association kicked off its 115th annual convention at the St. Johnsburg Firehall in Wheatfield.
Town of Lewiston: Marra resigns
Wed, Jul 23rd 2014 01:45 pm
Town of Lewiston Councilman Mike Marra is resigning.
Village of Lewiston outlaws 'pop-up' parking lots, food vending, ticket scalping
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 08:55 pm
Starting tomorrow, the Village of Lewiston will start enforcing its law concerning so-called "pop-up" businesses on residential and municipal property. Trustees will especially crack down on homeowners on South Fourth Street who charge for parking on Artpark concert nights.

"Pop-up" food vending and ticket scalping will not be allowed, either. The board voted 4-0 to prohibit such business ventures.

"I think we all agree that now is the time to do something," Mayor Terry Collesano said.

Artpark heats up
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 01:00 pm
Last week was an eventful one at Artpark. Find links to our interviews, photos, reviews and previews.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 11:00 am
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the recipients of four scholarships presented to local high school students.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival mixes food, fun and farming
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 07:00 am
During the summer months, people crave juicy homegrown fruits and vegetables. Purchasing these goods locally rather than at your corporate grocer is a simple "feel good" way to give back to your community.
Peach Queen Ali Casale holds fundraiser for Bella's Tea Party
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 11:00 am
Working with children is a big part of Ali Casale's life. And because her brother spent part of his childhood in the Ronald McDonald House, she knows the value of bringing a smile to a sick child.
Planning Board, neighbors receive update on Fairchild
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 10:00 am
Orchard Park developer James Jerge, his architect, David Giusiana, and his project consultant, Robert Savarino, provided an update on 765 Fairchild Place - the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home - at Monday's Village of Lewiston Planning Board meeting.
Village of Lewiston: Machelor runs first Planning Board meeting
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:50 am
Norm Machelor took over the reins of the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board Monday, and his first meeting was noticeably quiet. Board members quickly approved a series of sign applications and hosted a discussion on the future of the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home with little fuss or muss.
Summerfest returns for sixth year of celebration
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:15 am
This weekend marks the return of Summerfest, the annual celebration held at Porter on the Lake Park on Lake Road. It will be held Saturday from 3 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under.
DEC hearing attendees vent opposition on CWM
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Siting board members, charged with determining the future of CWM Chemical Services in Porter, heard an earful from the public Wednesday at Lewiston-Porter High School.
Lewiston No. 1 open house
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Two events celebrating the service of volunteer firefighters are scheduled to take place in Lewiston and Wheatfield.

Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. will celebrate its 100th anniversary and the opening of its renovated firehall from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at 145 N. Sixth St.

Local children donate to Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston residents Maggie Johnson, age 8, and Grace Johnson, age 10, were so appreciative of the care their grandfather received during a hospitalization at Mount St. Mary's, that they held a mini-garage sale with proceeds dedicated to the hospital.
Lovin' summer
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts held its annual "Summer of '69" concert at the Hennepin Park Gazebo July 11, attracting a huge crowd to the corner of Fourth and Center streets to tap their toes, sing along and get up and dance when the spirit moved them.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara acquires lifesaving AED device
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown now has a semi-automated external defibrillator on site, thanks to an underwriting grant from Univera Healthcare. With the device, known as an AED, the fort is better equipped to respond to a sudden cardiac arrest.
St. Peter students enjoy Sanger Farms field trip
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 11:05 am
This past week, the summer camp participants "Little Cubs, " "Big Cubs" and "S.W.A.T. Team" (Summer With Academics Too)" at St. Peter School in Lewiston enjoyed a field trip to Sanger Farm in Youngstown under the direction of teachers Jessica Lemke, Carly Lauzonis Jennifer Ricciuti and Maria Paonessa.
Experience guided 'Heritage Walking Tours of Youngstown'
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:20 am
One of the significant advantages of living in Youngstown this season is the guided walking tours provided by the heritage tours and tourism committee. These tours enable participants to learn about local history right where it happened.
NYPA to bury time capsule at Niagara Power Vista
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:40 pm
The New York Power Authority will conclude its Niagara Power Vista 50th anniversary celebration with the burial of a time capsule on Saturday, July 19.
Sarah McLachlan makes herself at home at Artpark
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 03:55 pm
Sarah McLachlan performed Monday in Lewiston.

Take a moment to let that sink in.

McLachlan's appearance at Artpark was no insignificant happening. In fact, I'd liken it to Pope Francis giving Mass at St. Peter's, or President Obama presiding over a Village Board meeting.

Land Conservancy receives $300,000 federal grant for Stella Niagara Preserve
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:20 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has been awarded $300,000 to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston. The grant is from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the Joint Venture Habitat Protection and Restoration Program.