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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.

Artpark season kicks off with country star, fairy houses, Latitude 43 and even a Beatle
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:10 am
The first weekend of Artpark & Company's summer season boasts a country music superstar and a fourth annual family tradition.
Latitude 43 Music Festival debuts at Artpark
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:00 am
Upon its debut in 2009, PubFest became a fixture at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. Locals came to know this annual summer happening as an enjoyable community affair and a source of some decent entertainment.

For 2014, PubFest has a new name - the Latitude 43 Music Festival - and a new venue - Artpark.

Ceretto endorses Collesano
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 11:00 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto released the following statement this week:
NFARS team wins again
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:55 am
For the fifth year in a row, a team from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing has won the annual "TAG (The Adjutant General) Match," held May 31 to June 1 at Camp Smith Training Site, Cortland Manor.
Niagara County seeks residents' input on hazard mitigation update
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:55 am
The Lewiston town clerk's office informs that Niagara County has put the call for its incorporated municipalities to enlist public participation in a local hazard mitigation plan update. The plan is part of a federal requirement to identify hazards within the county and to explore means to reduce the risks and vulnerabilities to those hazards.
Showcase your garden skills at Lewiston GardenFest's container garden contest
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:25 am
Have you always wanted to have your own little garden spot where you can showcase your creativity and share it with others? Well, the Lewiston GardenFest has just the contest for you!

The fourth annual GardenFest container contest will be held on Center Street in Lewiston June 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the Lewiston GardenFest.

Upcoming Red Cross blood drives
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:15 am
The following are the Red Cross blood drives scheduled for Youngstown/Lewiston communities.
Silo serving 'Sand Dock Sundae'
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 09:00 am
Why do we all scream for ice cream? Because we want more of it, of course.

Fortunately, The Silo Restaurant has us covered. The waterfront eatery has introduced a new dessert that is heavy in history and even heavier in scoops.

'Soldiers Through the Ages'
Fri, Jun 6th 2014 03:10 pm
The annual "Soldiers Through the Ages" at Old Fort Niagara saw large numbers of people come to learn about the evolution of military life, gear and tactics. (photos by Wayne Peters)
Christine Cassert of Mount St. Mary's Hospital named 'Nurse of Distinction'
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
The Western New York Professional Nurse's Association named Christine Cassert, RN, BSN, CCRN, senior director of patient care services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, a "Nurse of Distinction."
Heart of Niagara volunteer meeting Wednesday, June 11
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 12:50 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's June Volunteer meeting will take place Wednesday, June 11, from 6:30-8 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Niagara County Peach Queen meets Miss America
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 12:50 pm
Ali Casale, the 2014 Niagara County Peach Queen, had the opportunity to meet Miss America Nina Davuluri at a luncheon hosted by the Erie County Commission of Women in May.
Congress for the New Urbanism visits Village of Lewiston
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 09:45 am
Village of Lewiston residents out for a walk Tuesday morning undoubtedly saw two large groups of people paying specific attention to Center Street and its historic properties. Those visitors were part of the 22nd annual Congress for the New Urbanism, a four-day event taking place across Western New York.
RealtyUSA donates to WNY Heroes
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 03:55 pm
Members of the Lewiston branch of RealtyUSA presented a $395 check Tuesday to Chris Kreiger, president and co-founder of WNY Heroes Inc.

The Williamsville-based organization provides direct financial assistance to returning soldiers. This includes support for rent, food and schooling.

My kind of garage sale
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
Participants in the year's 10 Mile Garage Sale took a more laidback approach this year. Many homes had sofas and chairs outside for patrons to use (and, of course, purchase), some families offered Tim Hortons beverages and one North Fifth Street home even had a food truck, Duke's Lunch Box, serving sandwiches and snacks.
Niagara University places 11 among NPR list of best commencement addresses
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
With graduation season in full swing, NPR recently unveiled a collection of the 316 commencement addresses that its writers consider the best ever.
Annual Lewiston GardenFest returns June 21-22
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston GardenFest, sponsored by the Lewiston Garden Club, is back for its ninth year of showcasing the historic Village of Lewiston and the community's love of gardening Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22. A free garden walk highlights gardens of local Lewiston residents.

Located along Center Street, the festival includes demonstrations from master gardeners and floral society representatives along with more than 50 vendors selling flowers, plants, garden art and more to beautify one's outdoor space. A free garden walk highlights gardens of local residents.

Heart of Niagara returns to Grandpaws Pet Emporium Saturday
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:05 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue returns to Grandpaws Pet Emporium with more adoptable dogs this Saturday, June 7, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come meet Sally, Sammie, Buddy, Kayla and Joey, and get information about the adoption process, animal care, upcoming meetings and events.
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club encourages everyone to 'Shred-It'
Mon, Jun 2nd 2014 12:00 pm
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club will hold an event Saturday, June 21, allowing residents to not only help themselves, but do something nice for the community as well. The club will hold its second annual "Shred-It" fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lewiston resident Stefik at annual shooting match
Sat, May 31st 2014 12:25 pm
Lewiston's Sr. Master Sgt. Edward Stefik, a member of the 107th Airlift Wing Security Forces, is among about 125 National Guard soldiers and airmen from across New York who have gathered at the Camp Smith training site this weekend to take part in the 35th annual "TAG Match."
Lew-Port ends year on high note
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District is ending the 2013-14 academic year on a high note with the receipt of a major grant and several faculty and students being honored Tuesday night.
Town of Lewiston: Financial woes heard at board session
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
The town's troubling financial picture reared its ugly head again at Thursday's Lewiston Town Board meeting.
Conrad running for Town of Lewiston Town Board
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
My name is Bill Conrad and I am announcing my candidacy for a seat on the Lewiston Town Board. I will be running to fill out the rest of the term of the seat vacated by Ernie Palmer. Earlier this year, I was appointed to take Mr. Palmer's spot on the Town Board after he stepped down.
HART fundraiser recognizes those contributing to organization's success
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
HART Interfaith, a nonprofit organization in Lewiston, is holding its 31st annual celebratory dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club, Wednesday, June 4. Raffle baskets will be previewed at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 6 p.m.
Village of Lewiston: Soluri, Toohey, Geiben endorse Symmonds for mayor
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
In the past 37 years, four people have served as mayor in the Village of Lewiston. Three of those people are endorsing a political newcomer who seeks that office in the June 17 election.

Richard Soluri, Bill Geiben and Marilyn Toohey are supporting Jamie Symmonds, who is running for mayor against incumbent Terry Collesano and fellow challenger Jacqueline Lampman.

The Village of Lewiston election is Tuesday, June 17. Residents can vote from noon until 9 p.m. at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.

'Best Breakfast USA': Syros Restaurant
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
There's a saying around Lewiston: "Come hungry to Syros."

The family restaurant doesn't skimp on breakfast servings. ... Or tables, for that matter. Subsequently, guests can get in, fill up fast, and get out.

'Best Breakfast USA': Mangia Café & Bakery
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
"Feel good food" can mean eating something that's healthy, or partaking of a meal that's made with fresh ingredients. It's not necessarily both - unless Mangia Café & Bakery chef Bec Poletti is making the food. Then you know you're going to eat a great meal that's guilt-free.
'Best Breakfast USA': The Villa Coffee House
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
Stop the presses: The Villa Coffee House has added blueberries and chocolate chips to its signature thin and crisp pancakes! "We did sort of violate one of Tom's rules, which was putting things into the pancakes," owner and chef Mike Loraine said. "That's a new addition. ... I think the chocolate chips are great."
Honoring our nation's heroes
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:25 pm
Memorial Day tributes throughout the area were many last weekend and Monday. They included programs at Old Fort Niagara and ceremonies in Youngstown, the Town of Wilson and in the Village of Lewiston.
RRG calls for Benoit's removal from siting board
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:25 pm
The governor's office got the CWM siting board process underway on May 23 with the naming of three area residents, two from Niagara County and one from Erie County, to serve as ad hoc members.
Lewiston Police lose a brother, K-9 'Radar'
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:25 pm
The Lewiston Police Department suffered a loss in its K-9 unit Wednesday. "Radar," a tracking, drug recognition and patrol dog, was put down. He had been diagnosed with splenic cancer at Cornell University.