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Paddling for a good cause
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 11:40 am
The third annual Wilson Dog Paddle, a fundraiser for Buffalo Humane, Diamonds in the Ruff, and Dog Tags Niagara, was held in the Wilson harbor, Saturday, June 7. Starting from the Island Yacht Club, 86 paddlers set out into the harbor and 12-Mile Creek on a delightful summer day.
Get ready for Street Dance in Youngstown
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 11:20 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association has held its annual "Beginning of Summer Street Dance" on the last Thursday of June since 2010.

The number of local participants who gather on Youngstown's Main Street to celebrate the completion of school and official beginning of summer has more than tripled over the last four years. Look for that interest to continue to build for 2014.

Mark Daul: Mute swans are considered invasive waterfowl
Mon, Jun 23rd 2014 11:20 am
The New York State Department of Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing to kill the state's entire population of free-ranging mute swans.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board: Slaugenhoupt stepping down, Giusiana resigns
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 10:00 am
Ken Slaugenhoupt and David Giusiana, two prominent Village of Lewiston Planning Board members, are stepping down.

"I notified the mayor a couple weeks ago that I didn't want to be re-considered when they re-organize the Planning Board in July," Chairman Slaugenhoupt said Thursday. "I did not resign, but I am not going to be continuing at the transition in July."

Past Chairman Giusiana resigned Wednesday, following Mayor Terry Collesano's re-election Tuesday.

Lewiston: Bailey O'Riley's takes over Village Pub
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 10:00 am
A new local restaurant is set to open next month in a familiar spot, at 840 Center St., in Lewiston.

Bailey O'Riley's Village Pub, owned by Chris Sean MacKenzie, will be located at the former site of The Lewiston Village Pub.

Lewiston: Alan Hastings offers update on Frontier House
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 10:00 am
In a pre-election interview, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano was quoted as saying he was disappointed in what he termed "lack of movement" at the historic Frontier House on Center Street.
'Best Breakfast USA': Tracy Gillick's Hill-Vue Café & Catering
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 09:00 am
GardenFest is this weekend in Lewiston. The annual event is a time for residents and visitors to get out and explore different gardens and to take notice of the Garden Club's work in beautifying the village. In keeping with that idea, why not venture out a little further this weekend when in search of breakfast? You might find a new morning favorite food.
Top golf play highlights Women's Porter Cup
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 09:00 am
The Niagara Falls Country Club hosted the second Women's Porter Cup tournament June 11-13. Following the deep tradition established by the 55 years of the men's Porter Cup, it was decided the world of female golfers deserved "A Cup of Their Own."
Good work, Goodman
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:05 am
Village of Lewiston Deputy Clerk Karen Goodman was recognized for her 31 years of service. Mayor Terry Collesano presented her with a plaque of appreciation at Monday's Village Board meeting.
Memory tree planted at Hennepin Park Gazebo for 'Harmonica' Dean
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
A tree was planted in Hennepin Park this week in memory of longtime bluesman "Harmonica" Dean Germele, who passed away earlier this year.
Niagara County Legislature passes resolution in opposition to CWM
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
In a show of ongoing opposition in the area, the Niagara County Legislature on Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution against CWM Chemical Services LLC and its proposal to build a new hazardous waste Residuals Management Unit-2 landfill at its Town of Porter facility.
Area Red Cross blood drives
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make and keep donation appointments to maintain the summer blood supply and help prevent a shortage. Donors of all blood types are currently needed, especially those with type O negative, B negative and A negative.
A busy week at Artpark
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
The past week was a busy one for the Artpark outdoor amphitheater. Events at the concert venue ranged from the all-new Latitude 43 Music Festival to benefit the Variety Club, to Tuesday's rain-shortened performance of Widespread Panic, to Wednesday's sold-out Coors Light concert featuring the Arctic Monkeys.
1812 Legacy Council to host First Nations performance at Fort Niagara
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:40 am
Watch history come to life with the site-specific multi-disciplinary performance that honors First Nations warriors of the War of 1812, featuring Onkwehonwe families who sacrificed to protect Haudenosaunee sovereignty, culture and land.
Identify tree species
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:40 am
The Arbor Day Foundation offers a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. "What Tree Is That?" is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.
Sheriff provides sex offender information
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:25 am
In Niagara County, there are approximately 470 registered sex offenders. By legislation, only 270 of the most serious offenders appear on the Niagara County Sheriff's website.
Free workshop on chronic disease
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:25 am
If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or arthritis, a free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will begin on Friday, June 27, at the Pendleton Town Hall, 6570 Campbell Blvd. The sessions run for six consecutive Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Why people live in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
I have been a Lewiston Police officer since 1990 and, in my career, I have had the pleasure of conversing with thousands of residents. One of the topics usually covered in our conversation, especially if the resident is new to Lewiston, is the question of why do you choose to live in Lewiston.
Artpark: Lewiston Dance at Fairy House Festival
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
Lewiston Dance Center students recently took part in the Fairy House Festival a yearly event held at Artpark. The students dressed in their ballet costumes with fairy makeup and fairy wings and performed their ballet dances for onlookers.
Meet Destin Radder, learn more about acupuncture
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 03:10 pm
Licensed acupuncturist Destin Radder invites readers to celebrate the first anniversary of his Lewiston clinic's opening, Saturday, June 21, from noon until 4 p.m.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Lewiston GardenFest, Dog Days of Kenmore
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 02:00 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be out in full force this weekend to help find homes for adoptable dogs.

The public is invited to stop by the HON booth at the Lewiston GardenFest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

All Starr Steve Lukather talks Ringo concert at Artpark
Wed, Jun 18th 2014 01:25 pm
Artpark & Company welcomes rock royalty June 24 when Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band headline "Tuesdays in the Park" in the outdoor amphitheater. The legendary Beatles drummer will be joined by Steve "Luke" Lukather, Richard Page, Gregg Rolie, Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette.
Ceretto passes legislation to help aspiring young farmers
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 10:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, today helped co-sponsor and pass legislation, A.9288, which creates a low-interest loan program for aspiring young farmers.
Village of Lewiston: Terry Collesano re-elected mayor
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 09:55 pm
Residents in the Village of Lewiston re-elected Mayor Terry Collesano Tuesday. He will begin his second term in July.

Collesano, a Republican, defeated independent candidates Jamie Symmonds and Jacqueline Lampman by a 255-232-55 vote.

Village of Lewiston election today
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 01:35 pm
Who will lead the Village of Lewiston the next four years? Residents will choose a mayor in today's election. Voting continues until 9 p.m. at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.
'Battle for Empire' returns to Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:30 am
Old Fort Niagara will hold its 35th annual "French and Indian War Encampment" July 4-6. The event is the largest re-enactment of the year at the fort and features hundreds of authentically clad French, British and Native American participants.
Tour of Kitchens names 2014 winners
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:30 am
The annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens & Homes has named its 2014 winners. The event was held June 7-8 in the River Region.
Lewiston beautification continues
Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:45 pm
Lewiston is already "hooked" on fishing, so it's fitting the fish sculptures near the "Welcome to Lewiston" sign at the Lewiston exit (25A) are getting a brand new look.
Grandpaws expanding; taking over Fourth and Center
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 10:00 am
It will be a pet lover's dream come true July 2 when Grandpaws Pet Emporium moves into its new location at 402 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. Owner Andrew Bell is renting the entire Fourth and Center streets property in order to expand his popular business, add more food, treat and toy lines, open a pet-friendly café, and adopt out cats to loving homes.
Town of Lewiston: Brochey seeks Mike Johnson's removal
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 09:45 am
You can say one thing about Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey since he has taken office: Once he sets his mind on something - good, bad or indifferent - he certainly acts on it.
Cancer survivors recognized at Lewiston/Niagara Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 08:00 am
Cheryl Martin, one of three co-chairs on the Lewiston/Niagara Relay For Life committee, has been an involved member of this American Cancer Society event for 14 years.

Cancer impacts the lives of some of the people closest to our hearts, and that is part of the reason for Martin's, as well as many other participants', involvement.

Officials: No traffic problems with first 'Tuesdays in the Park' concert
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 10:40 pm
Local leaders were pleasantly surprised the first "Tuesdays in the Park" concert at Artpark didn't run into any thruway construction-related traffic problems this week. Just one month ago, they had expressed serious concern motorists would experience long delays heading into and out of the Village of Lewiston on event nights as a result of I-190 lane restrictions in front of the New York Power Authority.
Mount St. Mary's earns re-accreditation for CT scanning
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.
Community Missions golfs 'Fore' a cause
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:15 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier will host its 13th annual "Par Fore a Mission Golf Classic" Wednesday, June 18, at Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston.
Time change for Ransomville Free Concert Series
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:05 pm
The Ransomville Free Concert Series, hosted by the Ransomville Business & Professional Association, Town of Porter and Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, will start at a new time (6:30 p.m.) Tuesday, June 24.
Artpark: June 16 Morrissey concert cancelled
Wed, Jun 11th 2014 01:10 pm
The Morrissey concert, scheduled for Monday June 16 at the Artpark Mainstage Theater, has been cancelled.
John Oates talks Artpark
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 04:30 pm
By now, Artpark fans know the venue has an all-star lineup booked this year. All summer long, patrons can listen to the likes of Ringo Starr, Aretha Franklin, Heart, Sarah McLachlan and Lorde.

The most popular act might be the opening one. Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall & John Oates headline tonight's "Tuesday in the Park" concert series.

Big Guys opens in Lewiston
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 10:10 am
Big Guys Pizzeria and More opened Monday at 105 Portage Road, in the Village of Lewiston.

The restaurant gets its name from its signature "Big Guy," a 28-inch, made-to-order pizza pie.

12th annual Mount St. Mary's 'River Run' set for June 21
Tue, Jun 10th 2014 09:45 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 12th annual "River Run" Saturday, June 21. The USATF-sanctioned 5K run/2-mile walk starts at 9 a.m. The course starts and ends at the Red Brick Municipal Building in the Village of Lewiston, with a main portion of the course following Lower River Road in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston trustees back Collesano's re-election bid
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:10 am
All four Village of Lewiston trustees are supporting Mayor Terry Collesano's bid for re-election in the June 17 election.

The election runs from noon until 9 p.m. June 17 at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. In addition to the mayoral race, three of the trustees - Sutherland, Eydt and Gibson - are running unopposed.