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Village of Lewiston updates sign law
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:45 am
Say goodbye to the sandwich board.

At least for now.

Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Tuesday to amend a portion of the municipal law dealing with sign regulations. The most notable changes include prohibition of A-frame or "sandwich board" signs, and stronger language banning flashing electronic and neon lights.

Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. banquet hall worth a look
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:30 am
With its North Sixth Street firehall renovations complete, Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. wants to get the word out that among the many improvements is a newly furbished banquet hall, complete with a choice of two top-notch caterers, that's available for use in the community.
NU Family Business Center hosts March breakfast forum
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:30 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center will hold its next breakfast forum Tuesday, March 4, at Giancarlo's (Tony Walker Plaza), 5110 Main St., Williamsville. The event begins at 7:30 a.m.
Drink in Lewiston's history at second annual Cocktail Festival
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:30 am
It has been said that, in the early 1800s, one of the favorite places in the Village of Lewiston was Hustler's Tavern. It was so popular that, in 1813, when Lewiston was burned by British forces in retaliation for the U.S. attack on Niagara-On-The-Lake, Hustler's Tavern was the only building spared.
Palmer calls it quits in Town of Lewiston
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:25 am
Changes are a brewing at Lewiston Town Hall and we're not even out of February.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives chest pain center re-accreditation
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:10 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received full accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care as a "chest pain" center. Mount St. Mary's is the only hospital in Niagara County with this prestigious accreditation and one of only two in all of Western New York.
Välkommen till Lewiston
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston welcomed two unique visitors last weekend: Christel Jönsson and Lennart Persson of Höganas, Sweden.
Health and Wellness Fair at Starpoint
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 07:00 am
Starpoint High School's second annual Health and Wellness Fair will be held Friday, Feb. 28, in the fine arts lobby during lunches.
Free. Fish. Fry. Want one?
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 06:25 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications is hosting its third annual "Your Favorite Fish Fry" contest. From Feb. 25 through April 19, an entry ballot will be included in our "Fishy Deals" special section and online at www.wnypapers.com. Use it to vote for the restaurants that serve delicious fish dishes.
Niagara University students visit Albany to lobby for financial aid
Wed, Feb 19th 2014 12:50 pm
Advocating for student financial aid isn't easy. Just ask Matt Nadler and Kalene Faricellie.
Artpark announces Arctic Monkeys as a 'Coors Light Wednesday' concert
Wed, Feb 19th 2014 12:35 pm
Artpark & Company announced on its Facebook page Wednesday that English indie band Arctic Monkeys will perform June 18 as part of the "Coors Light Wednesdays" concert series in the Outdoor Amphitheater.
KHM Counseling of Niagara debuts new location
Tue, Feb 18th 2014 03:05 pm
KHM Counseling of Niagara, a Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce member, held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony Thursday, Feb. 13, at its new office location at the Power City Building in Niagara Falls. Tours of the historic Power City Building were given during the open house celebration.
Assemblyman John Ceretto visits Lewiston Senior Center
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 12:40 pm
John Ceretto, 145th district state assemblyman, delivered Valentines made by Niagara County school children to the Lewiston Senior Center.
Lewiston Art Festival applications now available
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 11:45 am
Applications are now available for the 48th annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10, in the Village of Lewiston. More than 175 professional artists will display and sell their work and compete for $5,000 in prizes in the juried show.
'Into Light,' a concert by candlelight, debuts in Lewiston
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:35 am
Harmonia Chamber Singers, directed by Robert Pacillo, present "Into Light." This unique performance will be illuminated by candlelight and highlighted by special lighting effects.
Fasciano joins Hunt's Lewiston branch
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Hunt Real Estate has announced James Fasciano, a licensed associate real estate broker, has joined its Lewiston branch.
LPD: Stafford visits St. Peter School in Lewiston
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston Police Department officer Scott Stafford and his K-9, Radar, recently visited Miss Lemke's pre-kindergarten class at St. Peter R.C. School. The students learned about making healthy choices, and were excited to see Radar so well-trained.
Child Care Center, Village Bake Shoppe team to provide Valentine's Day love
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
On Friday, the occupants of Our Lady of Peace Nursing Residence received special Valentine's Day treats courtesy of the children at Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center, and Village Bake Shoppe owners Mike and Lindsay Fiore.
LPD Coat of Arms supports WNY Military
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Officer Vanik Aloian of the Lewiston Police Coat of Arms Benevolent Association recently visited with Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey.
Tickets available for Niagara County Farm Bureau's 'Taste Niagara 2014' event
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
"Taste Niagara 2014," a celebration of local foods and beverages, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at the state-of-the-art Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. The culinary institute is home to Niagara County Community College's culinary arts, baking and pastry arts program.

Hosted by the Niagara County Farm Bureau, in association with the Cornell University Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, the event is open to the public. It will feature multiple food stations.

Mark Daul: Whatever became of 'Lewiston Louie?'
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 06:55 am
He has a round, heavy looking body, a thick and long neck, and a large head. He also has pink legs and feet, and an orange bill. It is believed he had dual citizenship, U.S. and Canada. He hangs out with a floozy named "Lady Louise," believed to be a Canadian beauty.
New Porter law targets equate
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:05 pm
On a night dominated by bitter cold and snow on the outside, there wasn't all that much going-on "on the inside" at Monday's Porter Town Board session.
'Spring Fling & Sale'
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:00 pm
On Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Longaberger Apple Tree Branch will be hosting its annual "Spring Fling & Sale" to benefit Niagara Hospice and the American Cancer Society at the Pekin Fire Hall, 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn.
Ernie Palmer stepping down in Lewiston
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 02:50 pm
Town of Lewiston Councilman Ernest C. Palmer announced Friday he will give up his seat on the Town Board effective next Friday, Feb. 21.

Palmer, a Republican councilman since 2007, said he has new projects he would like to pursue, and looks forward to traveling and spending time with his family. A tax accountant, Palmer said he wishes to spend more time growing his business.

"It is time to give someone else an opportunity to bring fresh ideas and energy to the board," he said.

McGuire takes command of 107th Mission Support Group
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Col. Donald V. McGuire, a Lewiston resident, assumed command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Mission Support Group during an assumption of command ceremony held at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Feb. 8.
Heart of Niagara fundraiser draws a crowd
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue held its second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," Feb. 8, at the Lewiston First Presbyterian Church Social Hall. The event featured sample tastes from more than 20 area restaurants, plus a basket auction with row upon row of donated baskets.
Learn about 'Pontiac's War on the Niagara Frontier'
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 01:35 pm
"Pontiac's War on the Niagara Frontier" is an illustrated presentation that explores the little-known conflict of 1763-64, when Native American nations rose up against English forts and settlements throughout the Great Lakes.
Chamber to host 'Business Blender' networking event Feb. 20
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 12:40 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host a "Business Blender" Thursday, Feb. 20, at Bistro at the Old Fort Inn - also known as Jaguar at the Bistro - located at 110 Main St., Youngstown.
Fishing a Finger Lake; there are six Great Lakes?
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:35 pm
Can you name the 11 Finger Lakes? How about the six Great Lakes?
Niagara County Department of Health: free breast and cervical cancer screening, colon cancer risk assessments, in-home screening kits
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Throughout the month of March, free colon cancer risk assessments and in-home screening kits will be available for qualified men and women ages 50 through 64, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at area locations.
Mount St. Mary's to host open house 'Safari' Feb. 19
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host an open house "Safari" Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 3-7 p.m. The event will feature tours of facilities and departments, displays, health information, raffle prizes and free food and refreshments. The entire event is free.
Ceretto meets with Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, met Monday with Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano in his Albany office. Collesano was in Albany for the New York Conference of Mayor's annual Winter Legislative Meeting.
Chili cook-off for Youngstown Library
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
A chili cook-off to benefit The Friends of Youngstown Free Library was held at Bandana's Bar and Grill on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 2. Ten people made chili and brought it in to be tasted and voted on by a large and hungry crowd.
State Board of Regents candidate Polka has main focus on students
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, Feb. 13, Niagara Falls High School will host a rescheduling of an education summit to discuss the impact of the Common Core Standards on New York state schools. One of the summit's key speakers will be Dr. Walter Polka, a Niagara University professor and former superintendent of the Lewiston-Porter Central School District.
Town of Porter to fill positions
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Porter is currently looking for volunteers to fill available positions on the town's Recreation Commission and the Zoning/Planning boards.
NCCC scholarships available for fall semester
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:20 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall 2014 semester.
Yes, it has been that cold
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:00 am
Though temperatures in the area warmed up a bit at the start of the month, ice fishing continued at Wilson Harbor.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital staffers 'Go Red for Women'
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:30 pm
Several members of the cardiology staff of Mount St. Mary's took time out on Friday to show their spirit as part of "Go Red for Women" day at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes Black History Month
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
Kimberli Hicks, Mount St. Mary's Hospital environmental services operations manager, received the Black History Month Employee Recognition Award at a ceremony Thursday morning.
Lewiston Lions donate, install, award
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 05:05 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently entertained and donated to Wings Flights of Hope, a not-for-profit organization with more than 300 pilots donating free flights for medical patients, their families and U.S. troops.
 


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