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Town of Lewiston: Garfinkel tops Cecconi in clerk's race
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 10:25 pm
Acting Town of Lewiston Clerk Donna Garfinkel defeated challenger Regina Cecconi in Tuesday's Republican Party primary election. Garfinkel was the top vote-getter at all five polling places en route to a 435-275 victory.
Ransomville Manor hosts unique ice bucket challenge
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 02:10 pm
Members of Ransomville Manor recently took part in a different form of ice bucket challenge. The adult home facility primarily has a mental health population and, as such, volunteers took the plunge to raise awareness for mental illness.
Artist studio tour comes to Lewiston
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
A new resident is organizing an artist studio tour in Lewiston during the second weekend of September. During the tour, various artists in the community will open their workspaces to the public.
Annual Lewiston Country Fair returns next Saturday
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department together with the Lewiston Garden Club is sponsoring the 18th annual Lewiston Country Fair on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St., during the Community Yard Sale.
Geissler to speak at Arts Guild
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Susan Geissler, a nationally known sculptor of historic monuments, will speak at the Niagara Arts Guild meeting Friday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Dale Association, Room 127, 33 Ontario St., Lockport.
Town of Lewiston: Sanchez seeks Town Board seat
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
David Sanchez has announced his candidacy for the Lewiston Town Board. Sanchez has received the support of the Town of Lewiston Democratic Committee and is seeking the endorsement of the Niagara County Democratic Committee.
Lewiston-Porter students begin school year
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
On a sunny, warm Wednesday morning, students from Lewiston-Porter joined thousands of others from public and parochial schools across Niagara County to mark the start of the 2014-15 school year.
Faith Community Church picnic
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 07:00 am
Faith Community Church is hosting its annual picnic from noon until 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be a giant blow-up slide for children, games for all ages, music and food (hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages).
Lewiston Police Department: You have questions. We have answers.
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 12:35 am
Though the Town of Lewiston Council rejected his request for a permissive referendum on the future of the Lewiston Police Department, village resident Ron Craft is intent on bringing the issue to the masses for a vote.
Dancers invited to audition for 'The Nutcracker' Sept. 13 at NACC
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 12:15 am
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Co.'s annual family-friendly holiday show, returns to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center Dec. 12 and 13. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
Niagara Wine Trail USA salutes harvest season
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 07:55 pm
From Sept. 19-21, the wineries of the Niagara Wine Trail will celebrate the 2014 harvest with their annual Harvest Festival weekend.
Lewiston Kiwanis active in community programs
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:35 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival is now underway at Academy Park.

Festival organizers from the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston are once again hard at work to raise money to benefit numerous Kiwanis programs for the Niagara and Western New York community. While this festival is its biggest event, it is by no means the only activity Kiwanis is involved in.

At St. Jude Shrine ...
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 04:00 pm
The St. Jude Shrine in Lewiston will hold a yard sale and basket auction on Sunday, Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the shrine, 975 Ridge Road.
'Fall Bird Walk' at Bond Lake Park
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:55 pm
Join a free "Fall Bird Walk" on Sunday, Sept. 7, at Bond Lake Park, 2353 Lower Mountain Road, Lewiston.
On display in Youngstown
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce donated a brochure rack to the Youngstown Business & Professional Association to display community information and membership packets in the community. The brochure rack is mounted to wall of the entranceway at Anchor Spirits.
Peach Festival will be better and bigger than ever before
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Peach Festival, the largest midway in Niagara County, combines delicious local food and fair treats, more than 40 classic carnival rides and games, as well as musical entertainment and competitions.
Peach Queen contestants visit Favorite's Pizza
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
After their interviews with judges on Wednesday night at The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q., the Peach Queen contestants ventured over to Favorite's Pizza, which donated a tray of pizza to each of them, as well as these awesome "I Love Pizza" shirts, and a slice.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital cited by Healthcare Association for efforts in reducing patient falls
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 10:15 pm
The Healthcare Association of New York State has cited Mount St. Mary's Hospital for its efforts in reducing falls of patients. The hospital earned nomination for a Pinnacle Award for Quality and Safety specifically for its initiative "Reducing Patient Falls - Purposeful Rounding."
Sadie and Sally, Heart of Niagara's beagle sisters, 'pay it forward'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
Heart of Niagara rescues Sadie and Sally, beagle sisters, have brought a whole new meaning to the phrase "pay it forward." They recently returned home to Western New York from a 2,400-mile four-day journey, where they visited the very place from where they were rescued last year, to help bring more of their furry friends home to the safety of this area.
Niagara University president completes 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge," along with a couple hundred NU students, at Niagara Field.
Free diabetes workshops
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in partnership with the Niagara County Department for the Aging, is offering free diabetes self-management workshops.
Mount St. Mary's to host community health needs forum
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Mount St. Mary's Neighborhood Health Center at 3101 Ninth St., Niagara Falls, will be the location for a forum on identifying community health needs.
Grandpaws Café for Good opens in Village of Lewiston
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 06:50 pm
Grandpaws Pet Emporium has opened a Village of Lewiston café that benefits your sweet tooth and someone's future furry best friend.
Village of Lewiston reconsidering acquisition of Frontier House
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 11:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano's Frontier House citizens committee met this week and is working on a plan to save the historic Center Street building.

He called the private meeting "informative," and said, "I think we're making some progress."

Residents question Upper Mountain tower
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 10:00 am
According an earlier announcement by Bill Ross, chairman of the Niagara County Legislature who serves as 2nd District legislator for Lewiston and Wheatfield, construction of the tower was done as a result of a federal radio narrow banding mandate.
Traditional wooden dugout canoe launched at Fort Niagara State Park
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 10:00 am
During this past summer, visitors to Old Fort Niagara were able to see firsthand how the Native people of this region created wooden dugout canoes in the late 1700s.
'Frozen' fun at Artpark
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club presented Artpark's seventh annual Free Family Movie Night Monday. Disney's "Frozen" was presented to hundreds of families at the outdoor amphitheater. "Frozen" movie friends Olaf, Elsa and Anna were on hand to greet the children. The Peach Queen contestants also made a special appearance at the event.
Lew-Port readies for school year
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Porter Board of Education held two consecutive public hearings on student conduct Tuesday evening, Aug. 26, with no residents attending.
Destino's offers great food specials this weekend to celebrate 10 years of business
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 03:30 pm
Destino's Pizza & Pasta is observing its 10-year anniversary at 3909 Creek Road, next to the Lewiston-Porter campus. Frank Destino, the owner, credits his family: wife, Francine; daughters, Jamah and Dana; and stepson, Anthony; with helping make the restaurant a success.
Carl Paladino of Ellicott Development to serve as guest speaker
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 01:30 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and the Lewiston-Porter Academy of International Business & Finance board of advisors will host a business "Blender" networking event Thursday, Sept. 18, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's to hold 5th annual 'CardioCraze' Saturday, Sept 13
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will conduct its fifth annual "CardioCraze" Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8-11 a.m. at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. The wellness walk incorporates Artpark, the neighborhood streets in the village, and Center Street. The event is open to the public and a fundraiser for the hospital's cardiology department.
NYPA fishing pier at Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Plant reopens Sept. 5
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will reopen the popular free fishing pier and fish cleaning station at the base of its Niagara Power Project's Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant, with restrictions, on Friday, Sept. 5.
Toto, Michael McDonald close 'Tuesdays in the Park' season tonight
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 01:20 pm
Toto and Michael McDonald will close the 2014 "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series tonight at Artpark in Lewiston.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue in Lewiston Peach Festival Parade
Tue, Aug 26th 2014 01:15 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue volunteers will be walking in the Lewiston Peach Festival Parade on Saturday, Sept. 6. The parade begins at 11 a.m. near the Red Brick Municipal Building and proceeds down Center Street to the base of Academy Park.
Mark Daul: Winning a summer trifecta
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 03:20 pm
Betting on horses can be a lot of fun and exciting, even though I spent most of my life rejecting the thought until recently.
Sheriff's Office honors K9 partners
Mon, Aug 25th 2014 03:15 pm
A K9 memorial dedication will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 26, to honor K9 partners killed in the line of duty and those that served the Niagara County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced.
Taking the #IceBucketChallenge
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 12:10 pm
Celebrities. Athletes. Politicians. Your friends and family members.

Just about everybody, it seems, has taken part in the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" to raise awareness - and funds - for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, or "Lou Gehrig's Disease." To date, more than $40 million has been donated.

Ripson announces candidacy for Porter town clerk
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 12:00 pm
Amanda M. Ripson of Youngstown has announced her candidacy for Porter town clerk. She will be on the ballot for the Republican primary on Sept. 9.
A new beginning in Youngstown
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 11:55 am
As residents now realize, the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co.'s legendary Field Days is history. But that doesn't mean an end; rather, a new beginning.
YPD recipient of $500 grant
Sat, Aug 23rd 2014 11:55 am
The Youngstown Police Department announced this week it was recently awarded a $500 grant to enable the department to purchase camera equipment for purposes of upgrading YPD's current capabilities.