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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.
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.
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.
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.
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."

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.
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.

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.
Bailey O'Riley's officially open for business
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 05:15 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Bailey O'Riley's Village Pub, which recently opened for business at 840 Center St. Local business owners and elected leaders welcomed owner Chris MacKenzie and his family to Lewiston.
May we introduce you to Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces, Etc.?
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:55 pm
Center and North Fourth streets is quickly becoming the Village of Lewiston's coolest corner.
Mount St. Mary's golf tournament raises $24,000
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 11:00 am
The Louis J. Fernandez Memorial Golf Tournament, coordinated by the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital, raised more than $24,000 this year at the Niagara Frontier Country Club.
Village of Lewiston has big plans for waterfront
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 08:00 am
The mayor recently met with business leaders and members of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and revealed plans to bolster Lewiston's waterfront. Collesano envisions additional parking, a recreation area, and a museum highlighting the village's transportation history.
Great Contraption Race an enjoyable success
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:55 am
The first-ever Great Contraption Race, held to benefit the It Happened to Alexa Foundation of Lewiston, went off without a hitch last Saturday morning in the lower Niagara River waters between Lewiston and Youngstown.
Mark Daul: Rare sighting in Youngstown
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 07:00 am
Last week, I received an email from Mary Rochon Dorszynski who lives in the Village of Youngstown telling me she saw and photographed what she thought was an oleander hawk moth.
Hibbard's launches new location
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 pm
Jim and Julie Hibbard have opened a new Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard location at the sweet shop located next to Clancy's (formerly Page's Whistle Pig) at the corner of Packard and Military roads, in Niagara Falls.
We love Heart
Wed, Aug 6th 2014 02:05 pm
VIDEO, PICTURES: Performing Tuesday at Artpark, Ann and Nancy Wilson proved, once again, they are the world's premier female-fronted rock back.
Peach Queen contestants gather
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:35 am
Peach Queen contestants met for the first time this week in preparation for the Niagara County/Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival, to be held Sept. 5-7 at Academy Park in Lewiston. Contestants will attend events and complete community service projects in the next month leading up to the on-stage portion of the program.
Lewiston: Hibbard's announces contest winner, new custard flavors
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:25 am
As part of its 75th anniversary celebration last weekend, Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard invited patrons to enter a contest and come up with a new custard flavor.
Youngstown picnic in the park brings locals together for a 'day of fun'
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:25 am
The Community Picnic sponsored by the Village of Youngstown has created fond memories for residents over the past 10 years.
Grandpaws hosts grand opening
Tue, Jul 29th 2014 10:20 am
Grandpaws Pet Emporium hosted a grand-opening celebration over the weekend. The popular pet store moved to the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Artpark: Emilie Renier and John Barsoian preview 'Mary Poppins'
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Artpark & Company will present the popular Disney musical "Mary Poppins" July 31 through Aug. 8 inside the Mainstage Theater.

Leads Emilie Renier and John Barsoian recently met last at The Orange Cat in Lewiston to drink coffee and preview the show.

Aretha inspires at Artpark
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 04:00 am
Motown sensation Aretha Franklin, together with her Aretha Franklin Orchestra, thoroughly entertained an Artpark Tuesdays crowd this week, with a splendid blend of her 500-plus soul classics dating from the '60s, '70s and '80s.
Hold on to your taste buds: Local residents launch Lewiston Culinary Tours
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
Come and discover the delicious cuisine the Village of Lewiston has to offer in a new and fun way with Lewiston Culinary Tours presented by The Roaming Table.
Old Fort Niagara recalls 18th century war and diplomacy
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 07:35 pm
From Aug. 1-3, Old Fort Niagara will offer a series of special programs recreating important events that took place between 1764 and 1783 that had a profound impact on the history of the U.S. and Canada.
Village of Lewiston outlaws 'pop-up' parking lots, food vending, ticket scalping
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 08:55 pm
Starting tomorrow, the Village of Lewiston will start enforcing its law concerning so-called "pop-up" businesses on residential and municipal property. Trustees will especially crack down on homeowners on South Fourth Street who charge for parking on Artpark concert nights.

"Pop-up" food vending and ticket scalping will not be allowed, either. The board voted 4-0 to prohibit such business ventures.

"I think we all agree that now is the time to do something," Mayor Terry Collesano said.

Planning Board, neighbors receive update on Fairchild
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 10:00 am
Orchard Park developer James Jerge, his architect, David Giusiana, and his project consultant, Robert Savarino, provided an update on 765 Fairchild Place - the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home - at Monday's Village of Lewiston Planning Board meeting.
DEC hearing attendees vent opposition on CWM
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Siting board members, charged with determining the future of CWM Chemical Services in Porter, heard an earful from the public Wednesday at Lewiston-Porter High School.
Local children donate to Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Sat, Jul 19th 2014 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston residents Maggie Johnson, age 8, and Grace Johnson, age 10, were so appreciative of the care their grandfather received during a hospitalization at Mount St. Mary's, that they held a mini-garage sale with proceeds dedicated to the hospital.
Lovin' summer
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:05 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts held its annual "Summer of '69" concert at the Hennepin Park Gazebo July 11, attracting a huge crowd to the corner of Fourth and Center streets to tap their toes, sing along and get up and dance when the spirit moved them.
Land Conservancy receives $300,000 federal grant for Stella Niagara Preserve
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 12:20 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy has been awarded $300,000 to help create the Stella Niagara Preserve on the Niagara River in Lewiston. The grant is from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Great Lakes Restoration Initiative through the Joint Venture Habitat Protection and Restoration Program.
Village of Youngstown: Niagara Jet Adventures debuts the spinners
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 09:05 am
You can say one thing about the folks at Niagara Jet Adventures: They always seem to come up with the unexpected.

Thursday evening, NJA co-owners Mike Fox, and Chris Bohnenkamp of Bohnenkamp's Whitewater Customs of Meridian, Idaho, introduced NJA's latest series of boats - called spinners - to a small gathering at the NJA docks in Youngstown.

Feline-friendly Village Vet of Lewiston wins $20,000 makeover
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 09:00 am
The Village Vet of Lewiston, was recently awarded a $20,000 "clinic makeover," courtesy of Novartis and Onsior. Funds went toward reconfiguring her year-and-a-half-old office so that its feline patients - and their owners - could have a more positive experience.
Good times for all
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce presented its annual summer "Business Blender" Thursday at Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Water Street Landing in the Village of Lewiston. (photo by K&D Action Photography)
Happily 'Ever After': New Consignment boutique opens in Lewiston
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
A hip new clothing store with old-school décor debuted Wednesday in Lewiston.

Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique owner Jamie Symmonds opened Ever After Consignment Boutique at 402 Center St.

Summerfest sponsors announced
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 04:55 pm
Porter on the Lake Summerfest, a family event to benefit the park, is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, from 3-10 p.m. at Porter on the Lake Park, Dietz Road (off Route 18) in Youngstown.
Village of Lewiston: Machelor to lead Planning Board
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 12:50 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano has appointed a new chairman for the municipality's Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board, and taken steps to replace two departed members.

At Monday's reorganizational meeting, Collesano selected Norm Machelor to replace Ken Slaugenhoupt, who opted not to continue on the board.

Machelor was appointed to the Planning Board in 2013. Prior to that, he served 12 years on Grand Island's Planning Board.

"I like the way he is with people that come in looking to build, or for expanding or whatever," Collesano said. "He's got a level head."

Grandpaws Pet Emporium now open at new location
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 05:00 am
Grandpaws Pet Emporium moved into its new spot Wednesday, at 402 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
Mark Daul: Eating whistle pigs? More on mute swans
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
I'm not talking about the whistle pigs we've all had at one time from the old "Page's Whistle Pig" on the six corners in Niagara Falls. Those pigs were good for you; that hot dog, slit down the middle, cheese laid neatly in, then wrapped in bacon, grilled, then placed neatly into a nice fresh bun - that all had to be good for you.