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Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. banquet hall worth a look
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:30 am
With its North Sixth Street firehall renovations complete, Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. wants to get the word out that among the many improvements is a newly furbished banquet hall, complete with a choice of two top-notch caterers, that's available for use in the community.
Välkommen till Lewiston
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston welcomed two unique visitors last weekend: Christel Jönsson and Lennart Persson of Höganas, Sweden.
Niagara University students visit Albany to lobby for financial aid
Wed, Feb 19th 2014 12:50 pm
Advocating for student financial aid isn't easy. Just ask Matt Nadler and Kalene Faricellie.
Assemblyman John Ceretto visits Lewiston Senior Center
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 12:40 pm
John Ceretto, 145th district state assemblyman, delivered Valentines made by Niagara County school children to the Lewiston Senior Center.
Lewiston Art Festival applications now available
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 11:45 am
Applications are now available for the 48th annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 9, and Sunday, Aug. 10, in the Village of Lewiston. More than 175 professional artists will display and sell their work and compete for $5,000 in prizes in the juried show.
'Into Light,' a concert by candlelight, debuts in Lewiston
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 09:35 am
Harmonia Chamber Singers, directed by Robert Pacillo, present "Into Light." This unique performance will be illuminated by candlelight and highlighted by special lighting effects.
Child Care Center, Village Bake Shoppe team to provide Valentine's Day love
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
On Friday, the occupants of Our Lady of Peace Nursing Residence received special Valentine's Day treats courtesy of the children at Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center, and Village Bake Shoppe owners Mike and Lindsay Fiore.
LPD Coat of Arms supports WNY Military
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 07:00 am
Officer Vanik Aloian of the Lewiston Police Coat of Arms Benevolent Association recently visited with Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey.
Mark Daul: Whatever became of 'Lewiston Louie?'
Sat, Feb 15th 2014 06:55 am
He has a round, heavy looking body, a thick and long neck, and a large head. He also has pink legs and feet, and an orange bill. It is believed he had dual citizenship, U.S. and Canada. He hangs out with a floozy named "Lady Louise," believed to be a Canadian beauty.
Ernie Palmer stepping down in Lewiston
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 02:50 pm
Town of Lewiston Councilman Ernest C. Palmer announced Friday he will give up his seat on the Town Board effective next Friday, Feb. 21.

Palmer, a Republican councilman since 2007, said he has new projects he would like to pursue, and looks forward to traveling and spending time with his family. A tax accountant, Palmer said he wishes to spend more time growing his business.

"It is time to give someone else an opportunity to bring fresh ideas and energy to the board," he said.

Chamber to host 'Business Blender' networking event Feb. 20
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 12:40 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will host a "Business Blender" Thursday, Feb. 20, at Bistro at the Old Fort Inn - also known as Jaguar at the Bistro - located at 110 Main St., Youngstown.
Fishing a Finger Lake; there are six Great Lakes?
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:35 pm
Can you name the 11 Finger Lakes? How about the six Great Lakes?
Chili cook-off for Youngstown Library
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
A chili cook-off to benefit The Friends of Youngstown Free Library was held at Bandana's Bar and Grill on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 2. Ten people made chili and brought it in to be tasted and voted on by a large and hungry crowd.
Lewiston Lions donate, install, award
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 05:05 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently entertained and donated to Wings Flights of Hope, a not-for-profit organization with more than 300 pilots donating free flights for medical patients, their families and U.S. troops.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce names gala honorees
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 12:50 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor 10 businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 16, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
UPDATED: Lewiston Village Pub changing hands
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 01:35 pm
The popular Lewiston Village Pub and Restaurant will soon have a new owner or owners.

Ken Scibetta and Ed Webster, owners of the restaurant/bar, released this statement on Facebook:

Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes employee of the quarter
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
Virginia Wolbert, director of the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center since it opened in 1987, was recently named the employee of the quarter.
Village of Lewiston puts kibosh on food trucks
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 07:00 am
Food truck owners will have to park their mobile eateries someplace else.

After receiving feedback from local business owners opposed to food trucks, trustees let it be known they will not allow such an operation in the village.

"I think our minds are pretty much made up," Mayor Terry Collesano told members of the River Region Chamber of Commerce prior to the trustees' monthly work session Monday.

Lewiston No. 2 honors service of late Joseph Passanese Sr.
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:15 pm
Jan. 25 marked a special evening for Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. at its 72nd installation of officers' dinner at the firehall on Saunders Settlement Road. It was a time for the fire company family to remember and honor one of its own.
Village of Lewiston: Paladino lays out plaza plan
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 09:00 am
William Paladino met with the Village of Lewiston Planning Board Wednesday to update members on the status of his development plan. The Ellicott Development CEO intends to create a U-shaped plaza with three main units: 1) two restaurants (one fast food) and a retail store; 2) a two-story retail/bank/commercial building; and 3) a drug store. He may build condos on the lot's west end, too.

"It's taken us long to get to this point, because every time we move or tweak anything, it has to go back to the engineers and they've got to redo everything because of the site grades and slopes and things of that nature," Paladino said.

Artpark books Ringo Starr
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Niagara Frontier Publications learned Beatles drummer Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band were booked to play this summer at Artpark in Lewiston. The group will perform in the outdoor amphitheater Tuesday, June 24.
New coffee shop in Wilson
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 12:40 pm
Wilson has a new coffee shop. The Wilson Brew Co. held its grand opening Saturday, Jan. 18. There were drawings and giveaways for the large crowd that came out on a snowy morning to attend the opening.
Lewiston Senior Center announces 2014 officers
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 12:30 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey officiated the Jan. 14 swearing-in ceremony of the Lewiston Senior Center officers. Officers for 2014 include:
Mark Daul: Be wary when approaching fox
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 12:30 pm
"Cute little buggers, aren't they?"
Chamber of Commerce undergoing strategic planning process
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 07:35 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is participating in its first strategic planning process.

"With changes happening in health care and the way that our funding is, I wanted to make sure that we would have a plan in place for the next three to five years to follow and to grow," Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly said.

Artpark invites schools, artists, groups to create fairy houses
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
Artpark & Company is seeking schools, Scout troops, regional artists, community groups and families to create fairy houses for display at Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival. The popular event returns to Artpark Sunday June 8.
Village of Lewiston tables food truck proposal
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 09:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston have asked The Great Foodini owner/operator Michael Attardo for more time before granting his facility contract to operate a food truck on Center Street.
Family donates original 1815 map to Lewiston Museum
Mon, Jan 20th 2014 11:00 am
Descendants of the Townsend family of Lewiston recently donated an original 1815 Village of Lewiston map to the Historical Association of Lewiston. It is the oldest original map now at the Lewiston Museum.
Lewiston-Porter classified as in 'significant fiscal stress' in State Comptroller DiNapoli's report
Sat, Jan 18th 2014 07:00 am
Eighty-seven school districts - 13 percent of school districts statewide - have been designated as fiscally stressed under State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli's Fiscal Stress Monitoring System, in a report released this week.

And Lewiston-Porter has the unfavorable distinction of being ranked the second-worst school district in New York state in terms of "significant fiscal stress," the report finds.

DiNapoli's office evaluated 674 school districts with fiscal years ending on June 30, 2013.

'A Taste of the Niagara Region' at Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's annual 'Heart To Heart' fundraiser
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:30 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue's second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," will take place Saturday, Feb. 8, from noon to 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church social hall, 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce fills board positions, hires administrative assistant
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 01:15 pm
At the recent board meeting of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elections were held to fill open positions. Also, the Chamber of Commerce has hired Marlo Briglio of Lewiston to fulfill the part-time administrative assistant position.
Village of Lewiston: Gibson wants to be a 'difference maker'
Tue, Jan 7th 2014 03:55 pm
Monday night, before family and friends, Daniel R. Gibson was sworn into office in the Village of Lewiston. Mayor Terry Collesano appointed Gibson, a Republican, to assume a portion of Democrat and former Trustee Dennis Brochey's term.
Jetboat ride kicks off new year
Sat, Jan 4th 2014 07:00 am
Local residents had a brief, but enjoyable ride in the lower Niagara gorge on New Year's Day as Niagara Jet Adventures held another of its test runs for its new jetboat "Gonago:go:h."
Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes first baby of 2014
Fri, Jan 3rd 2014 06:05 pm
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2014 at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2, with the arrival of Charles James Arthur Farrell. Charles is the son of Ellen Gromoll and Kevin Farrell of Niagara Falls.
Brochey takes over in Town of Lewiston
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:10 am
Town of Lewiston Justice Hugh Gee administers the oath to Dennis Brochey as the new supervisor's wife, Cathy, holds the Bible. The ceremony was held New Year's Day at the Lewiston Senior Center.
St. Peter R.C. School gives back
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:05 am
St. Peter R.C. School students in Lewiston decided to give back to families in need during the holiday season. Instead of exchanging gifts among themselves, the students decided to purchase new clothing and toys and household items for families in the area.
Mount St. Mary's board of associates names 2014 officers
Mon, Dec 30th 2013 02:20 pm
Pictured are the Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center board of associates officers for 2014. Shown from left: President Steve Broderick, Secretary Alfred Frosolone, Past President Ron Villani, Treasurer Don Thurman and Vice President Robert Fagiani.
3 generations partake in Christmas party at 3F
Sat, Dec 28th 2013 11:00 am
The 3F Conservation Society recently held its annual Christmas party at the Swann Road clubhouse. A very popular event, each year the 3F party sees Santa Claus visiting with gifts for every boy and girl who attends.
Wigle offers glimpse of 19th century business, modern transcription process in 'A First Peek Into The Porter Ledgers'
Fri, Dec 27th 2013 03:40 pm
Before the Erie Canal, early local merchants successfully did business relying upon wagon shipments and handwritten accounts.
'Castle by Candlelight'
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 10:50 am
Old Fort Niagara recently held its annual "Castle by Candlelight."
 


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