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'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.
NYPA awarded for superior concrete work on dam face
Thu, May 29th 2014 12:45 pm
Wilson resident Marek Kobialka, a construction engineer with the Niagara Power Project, recently received an award from the Western New York Chapter of the American Concrete Institute for superior work practices related to the repair and restoration of the dam face of the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant
Robert Moses Parkway traveler advisory
Thu, May 29th 2014 07:35 am
The New York State Department of Transportation today announced highway and bridge maintenance will occur next week on the Robert Moses State Parkway in the Town of Porter.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue at Grandpaws Pet Emporium Saturday
Wed, May 28th 2014 01:35 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue will be present with adoptable dogs this Saturday, May 31, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Grandpaws Pet Emporium, 784 Center St. (near the corner of North Eighth Street), Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognized for clinical excellence
Wed, May 28th 2014 01:35 pm
Univera Healthcare has presented Mount St. Mary's Hospital with a certificate of excellence recognizing the hospital for the highest overall performance in the combined clinical process and surgical site improvement project measures.
Lewiston Arts Cafe' welcomes Tom Stahl and Jennifer Campbell
Wed, May 28th 2014 09:20 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts and Just Buffalo Literary Center will present the third program in the Lewiston Arts Cafe' series, which features some of the finest poets and musicians in Western New York.
Boating industries ready for boating season with wave surfers, rentals and life jackets
Tue, May 27th 2014 05:35 pm
The Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, and New York boat dealers and marina operators, are optimistic about the 2014 boating season and taking advantage of trends to attract buyers of all ages and lifestyles.
Civic pride
Mon, May 26th 2014 04:20 pm
Troop 829 Scouts and their Scoutmaster teamed up with members of the Youngstown Lions Club Saturday to clean the big ditches at the corner of Carrollwood and Glenvale roads in Youngstown.
LCA is what's 'Happening'
Mon, May 26th 2014 04:20 pm
Jerry Wolfgang, host of LCTV's "Happening in Niagara," recently interviewed Irene Rykaszewski and Eva Nicklas of the Lewiston Council on the Arts. They talked about the LCA's upcoming events, which will take place in Lewiston this spring, summer and fall.
Mark Daul: A North American river otter or something else?
Mon, May 26th 2014 07:00 am
On about May 6, I received an email from Scott Clark telling me his co-worker's son, Bryan Frey, saw what looked much like an otter on the bank of a creek near his house.
Youngstown teen provides dance lessons for children at Heart & Soul
Sat, May 24th 2014 03:00 pm
Hannah Mergi is giving love and care to Heart & Soul.

The 13-year-old Youngstown dancer has started a program to provide students attending Niagara Falls' Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry with a fun, stress-reducing activity through her Turning Pointe Foundation.

Lew-Port Lancers win league title with victory
Sat, May 24th 2014 09:00 am
On Wednesday, May 13, the Lewiston-Porter boys tennis team defeated Kenmore East by a score of 5-0. With the win, the Lancers completed a near perfect season with a 13-1 record, and officially earned the Niagara Frontier League championship.
Niagara Hospice's Camp Hope helps grieving children cope with loss
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Samantha Tremko lost her mom suddenly when she was just 7 years old.

Her family was just settling down from a family vacation in Florida, making the long drive home to North Tonawanda. After dropping grandparents off at their home, Samantha's mom, Robin, suffered a blood clot to the heart.

Samantha's whole world suddenly changed.

Boating excitement with Niagara Jet Adventures of Youngstown, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Water temperatures in the lower Niagara River remain in the low 40s. Despite that, look for a return of boating excitement on the lower river - this year with two separate jet boat operators - starting this weekend.
Village Bake Shoppe supports 'Blue4Ben'
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Lewiston's Village Bake Shoppe is selling special blue cookies to raise funds for "Blue4Ben." A portion of the cookie sale proceeds will go to the Sauer family.
Lewiston Library Friends raffle
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
The Friends of the Lewiston Public Library is holding its third annual "Passport to Lewiston" raffle. Featured are three prizes consisting of gifts and certificates to Lewiston attractions, restaurants and entertainment (with many items donated by Lewiston businesses) for a total value of more than $1,600.
Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens tickets now on sale
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Mark your calendars for the sixth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, taking place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 and 8 at select addresses in Lewiston and Youngstown. Organizers report six entertaining and cooking spaces will be featured as well as culinary samples created by chefs from area restaurants.
YBPA awarded grant
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
On May 6, at a meeting of the Niagara County Legislature in Lockport, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association was awarded a grant of $2,225 from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program.
Youngstown Garden Club plant sale, market
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
The Youngstown Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale and garden market Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in conjunction with the sixth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens. The sale will be held at the Jaguar at the Fort, 110 Main St.
New Kiwanis Club officers named
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
At its May 14 meeting, members of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held their annual election of board officers and directors.
Budweiser Clydesdale visits Tops
Fri, May 23rd 2014 09:50 pm
The line in the DiMino Tops Lewiston parking lot was so long Friday night, shoppers might've thought Justin Bieber was performing in concert. In fact, children and families lined up to take pictures with one of the iconic Budweiser Clydesdale horses.
Local Memorial Day observances in Western New York
Fri, May 23rd 2014 09:00 pm
Memorial Day weekend isn't just for things like dragging out the grill or spring planting. It's time to remember those who have fallen protecting this country's freedom.

Among the formal ceremonies and other celebrations planned this weekend are:

Lew-Port voters approve $41.2 million spending plan
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:35 pm
With just over 1,300 voters coming out to cast their ballot, the Lewiston Porter School District $41.2 million spending plan was passed. The vote, unofficial and without absentee votes counted, was 926 in favor, and 439 against.
Democrats prevail in Youngstown village elections
Fri, May 23rd 2014 08:35 pm
The official numbers from the Youngstown Village elections trustee and mayoral races are in. Raleigh Reynolds succeeded in winning his first full term as mayor, with 328 votes, 72 more than Republican mayoral nominee Norman Swann.
Niagara Catholic celebrates Class of 2014
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:50 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's Class of 2014 is proud to announce its end-of-the-year events.
Historical Association of Lewiston hosts annual meeting
Fri, May 23rd 2014 07:00 am
Join the Historical Association of Lewiston for its annual meeting and a presentation on the Erie Canal Flight of Five. The free event is Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., inside the Barton Hill Hotel, 100 Center St., Lewiston.
Mark Daul: Gasohol and things you should know
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:10 pm
Bob Reese, self described as a "sales dude" for Kinetic Labs Technology on Balmer Road in the Town of Porter, sent me a group of photos of old gas stations, and they brought back a lot of memories. The picture you see is one of them.
Graci Marra Bax continues family tradition of helping others
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Graci Marra Bax probably would've made a wonderful veterinarian.

But she was born to be a dentist.

She just didn't know it at first.

Budweiser Clydesdale to visit Tops Friday
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Try-It Distributing is bringing one of the famous Budweiser Clydesdales to DiMino Tops Lewiston on Friday night (May 23). The horse will be appearing in the parking lot from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting) and is available for photos.
Casseri earns top honor
Thu, May 22nd 2014 07:00 pm
Paul J. Casseri, Lewiston-Porter High School principal, was honored at the Region 12 Awards dinner on May 15 for his leadership at the school. He earned the prestigious title of Western New York's high school principal of the year, selected by the School Administrators Association of New York State.
'Alice in Wonderland' comes to town
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:30 pm
Don't be late for this very important date! Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "Alice in Wonderland" Sunday, June 1, at Seneca (Bug) Park, next to the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
New York Power Authority undertaking $13 of modernization of visitors centers
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority is undertaking a more than $13 million modernization of its three hydroelectric project visitors centers in Western New York, Northern New York and the Northern Catskills, to upgrade the exhibits, displays and facilities.
Village of Lewiston taking steps to clean Center Street
Wed, May 21st 2014 01:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has started efforts to spruce up Center Street.

At Monday's Village Board meeting, Marianne Gittermann, chairwoman of the Lewiston Beautification Commission, read a laundry list of chores her group has begun, in cooperation with the village's Department of Public Works.

HAL speaker to present information on Lockport's Flight of Five restoration
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
It's been a challenging undertaking, but stabilization and restoration efforts are underway for the historic Flight of Five locks in Lockport. On Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m., the Historical Association of Lewiston will offer a program about the three generations of Erie Canal development, and the resulting construction, demolition and restoration of three eras of Erie Canal locks designed to enable navigation over Niagara's indomitable escarpment.
Niagara Catholic seeking host families
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is seeking host families for several foreign exchange students from Vietnam, China and the Philippines for the 2014-15 school year. Students from Vietnam and China will come to Niagara Catholic through a program with Niagara University.
Car wash/hot dog sale fundraiser for 'Hurricane Sandy' cleanup
Tue, May 20th 2014 07:00 am
The United Baptist-Christian Church of Lewiston is having a car wash and hot dog sale Sunday, May 25, to raise funds to send a group of adults to New Jersey in July to assist in the continued rebuilding of communities affected by "Hurricane Sandy."