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Children, HAL hear 'From The Mouth of the Lower Niagara River'
Sat, May 4th 2013 07:00 am
Michelle Kratts and Teresa Sharp Donaldson, the Lewiston authors of "From The Mouth of the Lower Niagara River: Stories of Four Historic Communities," discussed the inspiration for their portion of the book at a recent Historical Association of Lewiston gathering.
Youngstown Lions Club holds meet and greet
Fri, May 3rd 2013 07:00 pm
The Youngstown Lions Club recently held its spring meet and greet at the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. firehall. The event provided visitors an opportunity to discover what the Youngstown Lions Club is all about.
Lewiston GardenFest looking for local garden enthusiasts to showcase their private landscapes
Wed, May 1st 2013 11:45 am
Calling all Lewiston residents with a green thumb: The Lewiston GardenFest is looking for interested homeowners who are willing to showcase their private gardens during this year's annual event, to be held Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23.

Residents do not need to showcase their entire yard, but instead can choose a section they wish to highlight.

Jetboat operators do 'the impossible' in lower Niagara Gorge
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 03:05 pm
PHOTOS: A Youngstown marina owner and jetboat operators from Idaho made history Saturday in the Niagara River gorge. In the process, they drew the attention of the U.S. Border Patrol, Department of Homeland Security and the Niagara Parks Police Service in Ontario, Canada.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club donates to Mount St. Mary's Foundation
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 01:35 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston presented a $5,000 check to the Mount St. Mary's Foundation for the hospital's Steve Washuta Cardiac Center. The funds were raised at the club's annual clambake, which was held last summer.
Historical Association of Lewiston volunteers inspect clay model of sculptures before bronzing
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 01:35 pm
A number of Lewiston volunteers recently gathered at Susan Geissler's art studio in Youngstown to inspect the larger-than-life-size clay models of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument.
Just say the word: Stu Stu Studio opens in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 12:45 pm
Stu Stu Studio celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 27, at its new location, 736 Center St. (inside the Historic Lewiston Opera Hall). Stu Stu Studio is a full-service photography and Web design company owned and operated by husband and wife Michael and Nicole Stuart.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center recognizes volunteers
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 12:40 pm
More than 220 volunteers from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center and the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence were honored at the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, April 25, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Iron Workers Local 9 works to improve historic IOOF building
Mon, Apr 29th 2013 07:00 am
Apprentices from Iron Workers Local 9 donated their time to repair the railings and fire escape at the Historic Opera Hall in Lewiston. The building is owned by the Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge - Independent Order of Odd Fellows, whose members have been meeting there since the mid-1800s.
Chamber Awards Gala: Melloni's Market Place is Youngstown Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 11:00 am
The YBPA has chosen Melloni's Market Place as the 2013 Youngstown Business of the Year. Melloni's is located at 200 Lockport St., and has been a welcome addition to the community in the two years since it opened.
Niagara River smelt fishing: A little local history
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 07:00 am
With the annual Smelt Festival right around the corner, I thought I would give you a little background on how it started. Make note: I was there at the beginning, so my story is accurate!
LPD works with businesses, targeting underage drinking
Sat, Apr 27th 2013 07:00 am
Underage drinking has traditionally been a problem and, with today's technology, "fake identification" can be hard to spot. The Lewiston Police Department is taking steps to be proactive and work with local businesses to deter underage drinking.
Who's playing at Artpark?
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:15 pm
We have the most comprehensive list of Artpark events and pictures around -- plus a video presentation of the "Tuesday in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" schedule.
Lewiston Art Festival applications still available
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 02:20 pm
Applications are still available for the 47th Annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Saturday, Aug. 10, and Sunday, Aug. 11, in the Village of Lewiston.
Artpark celebrates 40 years with dynamic summer calendar
Wed, Apr 24th 2013 11:00 am
Artpark President George Osborne announced the venue's 2013 summer events schedule at a press conference Wednesday morning.
Erie Canal Discovery Center announces song contest winners
Tue, Apr 23rd 2013 04:00 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center has announced the winners of its Erie Canal Song Contest. This is the sixth year for the contest, and its popularity has been growing each year.
11 Niagara University students inducted into communication honor society
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 04:35 pm
Eleven Niagara University students became lifetime members of Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society for undergraduate communication students, during an induction ceremony held Saturday, April 20, in St. Vincent's Hall.
Chamber Awards Gala: Ransomville Business of the Year, Fillmore Chapel United Methodist Church
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Ransomville Business & Professional Association has chosen Fillmore Chapel United Methodist Church as the 2013 Ransomville Business of the Year award recipient.
Collesano celebrates anniversary
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano celebrated his 13th anniversary at Olde Time Barber Shop on Wednesday. As his son, Chris, cut a customer's hair, the longtime barber reminisced about his time behind the chair.
The Silo aims to be world's best
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 07:00 am
Alan Hastings has one simple goal for his Water Street eatery: He wants The Silo to be the best fast food restaurant in the world.
Fifth annual Tour of Kitchens features six River Region-area residences
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 07:00 am
Plans are shaping up for the fifth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, taking place Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at select addresses in Lewiston and Youngstown.
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club marks 75 years of service
Fri, Apr 19th 2013 07:00 pm
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club celebrated 75 years of service to the community with a dinner at Water Street Landing.
Ceretto welcomes Anne and Bob Welch to State Capitol
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto welcomed Anne Welch, the Village of Lewiston clerk/treasurer, and her husband, Bob Welch, Wednesday to the State Capitol and introduced them on the floor of the Assembly Chamber.
Niagara River Anglers lure crowds to annual Smelt Festival May 3 along Lewiston waterfront
Wed, Apr 17th 2013 10:10 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Lewiston and The Silo Restaurant, in cooperation with the Niagara River Anglers, will celebrate one of the region's most famous natural resources as they host the Lewiston Smelt Festival on Friday, May 3, at the foot of Center Street along the Lewiston waterfront.
Vincenzo's Pizza returning to Center Street
Sat, Apr 13th 2013 07:00 am
Like baking mozzarella on a pizza pie, rumors have been bubbling as to what will replace Trusello's at 742 Center St. Well, it turns out the former Vincenzo's Pizza site is about to become ... the future Vincenzo's Pizza site.
Chamber Gala: Jerry Mosey Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 11:00 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano has selected Dr. Jerry Mosey as the 2013 Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year. With an impressive list a mile long of his work and volunteer experience, Mosey enjoys being involved and making a positive impact on area youth.
Lewiston Art Festival goes green and takes a village with it
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 12:15 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano recently issued a proclamation designating Aug. 10-11 as the "Art of Green Weekend."
Chamber Gala: Claudia Andres is Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 6th 2013 11:00 am
Claudia Andres was chosen by Mayor Raleigh Reynolds as recipient of the 2013 Youngstown Citizen of the Year award. Andres has been instrumental in helping provide quality programming for Youngstown, from musical programs to the annual Christmas in the Village event.
Lewiston Civic Center submitted for Greenway funding
Wed, Mar 27th 2013 12:40 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced Tuesday that the public comment period has opened for the 33rd round of projects. Included for consistency review is a submission for the Town of Lewiston Civic Center and one from the Lewiston-Porter School District for the Lewiston-Porter Recreational Center complex phase II.

Details on these and other project submissions are now posted on the Greenway website, http://www.niagaragreenway.org. The public comment period is now under way and will remain open with comments accepted until Tuesday, April 30.

Lewiston: Tuscarora Heroes time capsule arrives
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 09:00 am
Historical Association of Lewiston Museum Director Pam Hauth shows off the professional-grade time capsule that arrived Monday.
Lew-Port to host 'Homerun for Hospice' tournament
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 07:00 am
Four area schools have teamed up to raise money for Niagara Hospice in the "Homerun for Hospice" tournament, to be held April 9-10. Varsity and junior varsity baseball teams from Lew-Port, Wilson, Depew and Starpoint will compete on the field and off to raise money for Hospice.
Village of Lewiston looks to avoid tax increase, decrease water rates
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 12:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston said Monday it's their intention to not raise taxes in the 2013-14 budget; Tennis center to be built at WTS.
Dredge report
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 04:25 pm
Town of Wilson Supervisor Joseph Jastrzemski welcomed Congressman Chris Collins and State Sen. George Maziarz to the Wilson Town Hall on Friday to urge their support of proposed dredging legislation regarding harbor maintenance of the Wilson Harbor.
Town of Lewiston officials get first hand look at Tuscarora Heroes Monument model
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Reiter (right) and Councilman Michael Marra recently visited Susan Geissler's Youngstown studio to check on the progress of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument. The larger-than-life bronze sculptures will depict a tableau of two Tuscarora men saving a Lewiston woman and her baby during the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston.
Big, fresh changes coming to DiMino Tops Lewiston
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
Shoppers at DiMino Tops Lewiston have begun to notice some changes to their supermarket. Owner Anthony DiMino said the best is yet to come.
Lewiston/Niagara Relay For Life kicks off for 2013
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 07:00 pm
It was a celebration of past successes and plans for the future, as Relay For Life of Lewiston/Niagara recognized top contributors for 2012 and set the stage for 2013 at a breakfast kick-off Saturday morning at Water Street Landing in Lewiston.
Artpark summer camp registration under way
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 06:45 pm
Registration is now under way for Artpark's annual summer camps for children and teens, held throughout July and August. Returning sessions include three week-long sessions of "Art Camp," "Rock Camp" and "Advanced Rock Camp," as well as the "Advanced Art Camp" for high school students.
Fort Niagara hosts French consul general
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 05:30 pm
Old Fort Niagara reports the consul general of France, Bertrand Lortholary, paid a visit and inspected 18th century French buildings at Old Fort Niagara on March 13.
Father James J. Maher, C.M., named 26th president of Niagara University
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 12:45 pm
The 26th president of Niagara University will be the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., D.Min.

The Catholic and Vincentian institution announced Maher, currently the executive vice president for mission and student services at St. John's University, would succeed the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.

Sen. Maziarz: Senate approves Niagara Wine Trails expansion
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 08:15 am
State Sen. George Maziarz announced the New York State Senate unanimously approved legislation (S.1095) he sponsored to expand and rename the Niagara Wine Trail and Niagara Escarpment Wine Trail. In effect, the wine trails would be enlarged to encompass all of Orleans County and Western Monroe County, bringing more wineries than ever into the popular wine trails' network.

"The wine industry in the greater Niagara Region is growing so fast that our laws designating the various wine trails must keep up with the pace of growth," Maziarz said. "Agritourism is an important part of the regional economy and the state must act now to support it."

 


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