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Bass fishing - a Niagara River adventure, Coast Guard encounter
Sat, Jun 30th 2012 07:00 am
Last Saturday my grandson Jesse, son Danny, and I went on a little fishing excursion for bass on the lower Niagara. It was a bright, windless, and event-filled day as it seemed the fish wanted to show off.
Mount St. Mary's receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Wed, Jun 27th 2012 09:25 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Lewiston Lions roar at year-end awards dinner
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 11:00 am
Officers took the oath of office, new members were inducted and accolades were presented recently at the Lewiston Community Lions Club end-of-the-year awards dinner.
French and Indian War Encampment is July 6-8 at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 07:05 am
The French and Indian War Encampment at Old Fort Niagara is the largest annual event of its kind in the world, featuring some 1,000 re-enactors, huge living history camps and battle re-enactments that portray the historic siege of Fort Niagara in July of 1759.
French and Indian War Encampment description of public events at OFN
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 07:00 am
Here's the schedule for Old Fort Niagara's French and Indian War Encampment.
'Best for Food' judges welcomed to Lewiston
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:05 am
Residents and local volunteers welcomed Mike Shubic and Brian Cox to Lewiston at The Silo Restaurant Wednesday night.
Inspirational: 'Mama Moe' leads Lewiston Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The sun was shining at the Lewiston-Porter High School track for the 15th annual Lewiston Relay For Life on Saturday, June 16. The day started at noon with the survivors lap and a speech from this year's honorary survivor, Maureen Castiglione, aka "Mama Moe."
Tour of Kitchens winners
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Sandy Hays Mies, event coordinator for the Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, has announced the winners of the 2012 People's Choice Awards.
Lewiston Council on the Arts: Buggin' out in Seneca Park
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 10:00 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts volunteers, board members, staff and supporters recently got together to spruce up Seneca "Bug" Park, across from the Lewiston Public Library.
Corps Buffalo District gets new commander
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:35 pm
Lt. Col. Owen J. Beaudoin (center) officially assumed command of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District from Lt. Col. Stephen H. Bales in a formal ceremony June 21 at the Connecticut Street Armory in Buffalo.
Olcott: Niagara County's hidden jewel - 'Ultimate Fishing Town'
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:20 pm
Father's Day found my wife and me on a car cruise to Olcott, and when we came over the Eighteen Mile Creek bridge and turned north, down the main drag into town we saw this little hamlet in the Town of Newfane bustling with people.
Summer begins
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 09:00 am
The Start of Summer Street Dance in Youngstown Thursday saw a large crowd come out to eat, drink, dance, play with beach balls and visit with friends on a warm summer evening.
Brochey, Conde win Village of Lewiston election
Tue, Jun 19th 2012 09:55 pm
Starting next month, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will have two new members. Democrat Dennis Brochey (197 votes) and Republican Nick Conde (129 votes) bested incumbents Ernie Krell (Republican, 79 votes) and Therese Mudd (Democrat, 74 votes) in Tuesday's election.
Sunday 'Best'
Tue, Jun 19th 2012 04:55 pm
The Village of Lewiston is pulling out all the stops for the "Road Bros" visit on Wednesday. The village's Department of Public Works is pictured Tuesday hanging a sign at Eighth and Center streets welcoming "Best for Food" judges Mike Shubic and Brian Cox.
'Best for Food': Lewiston volunteers promise to give judges royal welcome
Tue, Jun 19th 2012 07:00 am
"Best for Food" judges Mike Shubic and Brian Cox are in for a treat when they visit Lewiston on Wednesday. The "Road Bros," one of Rand McNally/USA Today's Best Small Towns in America travel teams, will receive a police escort down Center Street to a gathering at The Silo Restaurant. There, they'll find a "rousing welcome."
Lewiston 'Best For Food': Meet the 'Road Bros'
Mon, Jun 18th 2012 11:20 am
Judges coming to Lewiston for national contest; Travel Channel will be in Lewiston accompanying judges; public reception scheduled for Wednesday at The Silo Restaurant. Watch the preview video.

Lewiston is finalist in USA Today/Rand McNally "Best for Food" contest.

Ashker's is open in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 07:00 am
Ashker's Juice Bar, Bistro and Gallery opened this past week in the Village of Lewiston. The popular Center Street eatery was a little later opening this season due, in part, to the opening of a third Ashker's location (1002 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo).
Interactive art installation going up at Artpark
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 01:30 am
Local artist Jesse Walp and his team have been hard at work creating an interactive art installation geared toward children and nature lovers.
Niagara River Cruise & Schmooze to benefit Niagara Hospice
Mon, Jun 11th 2012 07:00 am
Preparations are now under way for the annual Cruise & Schmooze. The 2012 edition of the Niagara River Cruise & Schmooze, which benefits Niagara Hospice, will take place on Friday, July 13.
Prepping for Relay
Mon, Jun 11th 2012 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter Middle School technology teacher Mr. Mark Rivard and his tech students have been working furiously on making wooden candleholders for Lewiston Relay For Life's luminaria ceremony.
Village of Youngstown presents free summer concert series
Mon, Jun 11th 2012 07:00 am
This week marks the beginning of free concerts in the Village of Youngstown. Each Friday, from 7 until 9 p.m. in Falkner Park, bands will perform for guests and visitors.
More than 120 NU employees take part in annual Day of Service
Fri, Jun 8th 2012 09:00 am
More than 120 NU employees tackled community service projects throughout Western New York on Thursday. It was all part of the university's Day of Service, an annual tradition for faculty and staff in reflection of NU's Vincentian heritage.
Olcott Beach proclaimed 'Ultimate Fishing Town' in America
Thu, Jun 7th 2012 01:20 pm
After a record number of votes were cast, Olcott Beach topped the leader board in WFN: World Fishing Network's "Ultimate Fishing Town" contest. The town will receive a $25,000 community donation to be used toward a fishing-related project, plus a fully produced feature story to be aired on WFN.
Lewiston No. 1 renovation nears
Sat, Jun 2nd 2012 07:00 am
The long-awaited firehall renovation at Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 is finally at hand.
Lewiston Peace Garden lives up to its name
Sat, Jun 2nd 2012 07:00 am
The Lewiston Peace Garden, located at 476 Center St., has definitely evolved over the years. Eva Nicklas from the Lewiston Council on the Arts explained how it began as a "funky gravel parking lot" and, after years of hard work, is now recognized as an International Peace Garden by the International Peace Garden Foundation.

"It's a beautiful green space that all of Lewiston is proud of," Nicklas said.

The Peace Garden contains a fountain, a stage, different kinds of flowering plants, and memory bricks throughout.

The garden has been host to various events over the years, including belly dancing, poetry readings, chainsaw artists, and fundraising events. But this summer will be different.

Sat, Jun 2nd 2012 07:00 am
Motorists take note: The Village of Lewiston has converted the corner of Portage Road and Cayuga Street into a four-way stop. (photo by Joshua Maloni)
Hops-n-Vines celebrates first anniversary in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 2nd 2012 07:00 am
Hops-n-Vines, the super-cool lounge located at 490 Center St. (below Casa Antica), is celebrating its first anniversary next week. Proprietors Chris Salada, Kurt Minervino and John DiMino will host series of special events to mark the occasion.
'Soldiers through the Ages'
Fri, Jun 1st 2012 07:00 pm
Memorial Day observances in the area included "Soldiers through the Ages" at Old Fort Niagara, which featured activities honoring soldiers through three centuries of the fort's existence.
Buffalo Cabinetry celebrates ribbon-cutting
Thu, May 31st 2012 12:05 pm
Buffalo Cabinetry, a new member of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, celebrated a ribbon-cutting at its showroom located inside Payne's Carpet Outlet. Members of the chamber, as well as elected leaders and representatives from the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association, were on hand to welcome Buffalo Cabinetry into the business community.
Tollhouse added to Lewiston Welcome Center
Wed, May 30th 2012 10:50 pm
Last August, a tollhouse used at Lewiston's suspension bridge to Canada was gifted to the village. The building was placed in the driveway of Clerk Anne Welch whose husband, Bob, a Historical Association of Lewiston volunteer, worked to refurbish the unit.
Alan Hastings has 'big plans' to reinvigorate Youngstown's Heritage Auto
Mon, May 28th 2012 07:00 am
Alan Hastings, the restaurateur who put "The Haystack" sandwich on the global map, is trying his hand at something completely different this summer: restoring a beat-up auto body shop.
2012 Chamber Gala: Chairman's Award goes to First Niagara Bank Lewiston
Sat, May 26th 2012 07:00 am
First Niagara Bank, Lewiston branch, was chosen for the 2012 Chairman's Award by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and chairman of the board, George Osborne.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital's EmStar Emergency Department salutes local EMS personnel
Thu, May 24th 2012 11:40 am
The EmStar Emergency Department of Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center recognized local emergency medical service professionals at an award's dinner on Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Stella Niagara cleans attic for 10 Mile Garage Sale
Tue, May 22nd 2012 04:50 pm
The Stella Niagara community is preparing for the 10 Mile Sidewalk and Garage Sale by cleaning out the attic.
KeyBank: 22nd annual 'Neighbors Make the Difference Day'
Tue, May 22nd 2012 04:30 pm
Members of Lewiston's KeyBank branch participated Tuesday in the 22nd annual "Neighbors Make the Difference Day." Workers, including Jennifer Haseley (left) and Dawn Bonora, spruced up Academy Park, touching up soil and pulling weeds.
Lewiston: Town Hall restaurant 'almost ready'
Tue, May 22nd 2012 04:20 pm
After several months of remodeling, 453 Center St. - formerly known as The Steelhead - is set to reopen as Town Hall.
Wilson's Amazing Race returns
Sat, May 19th 2012 07:00 am
Peaceful? Normal? Tranquil? That's not how folks will describe the lakeside community of Wilson on Friday, June 8, starting at 6 p.m. That's when this town will set the pace with its third annual Amazing Race.
Grandpaws Pet Emporium opens on Center Street
Sat, May 19th 2012 07:00 am
Grandpaws Pet Emporium recently opened at 784 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
St. Peter's first grade celebrates Mother's Day
Sat, May 19th 2012 06:55 am
Miss Carly Posa's first-grade students at St. Peter R.C. School visited Lewiston business Enchanted Florist to buy Mother's Day presents.
Reynolds, Lockhart and Suitor win in Youngstown
Wed, May 16th 2012 12:55 pm
The results are not yet finalized but, in tabulations from Tuesday night, it appears that Village of Youngstown residents have opted to retain Democrat Mayor Raleigh Reynolds.