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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."

Artpark celebrates 40 years with anniversary gala June 1
Tue, Mar 12th 2013 03:00 pm
Artpark in Lewiston is kicking off its 40th anniversary season with a gala evening on Saturday, June 1. The celebration event will take place in the scenic Outdoor Amphitheater area overlooking the Niagara River gorge. The evening will be highlighted by entertainment and a gala dinner.
Town of Lewiston: Recreation center debated
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 12:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston held the first of its information sessions on the proposed Town of Lewiston Community Recreation and Senior Services Center Monday before a packed house at Town Hall.
It's so 'Chic'
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 07:00 am
Antique to Chic, located at 536 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston, celebrated a grand opening and ribbon-cutting with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elected officials, local business owners and friends and family.
Chris Collins meets with local farmers to shape agriculture policy
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 03:25 pm
Congressman Chris Collins met with approximately 40 local farmers in Batavia at the first meeting of his agriculture advisory board. As a member of the House agriculture committee, Collins will routinely look to the group to help shape his polices and positions on matters before the committee.
Restaurant patrons abuzz about Lewiston Cocktail Festival
Tue, Mar 5th 2013 05:15 pm
The debut Lewiston Cocktail Festival went better than expected last Saturday.
'Billiards for Books' in Youngstown
Sat, Mar 2nd 2013 07:00 am
The second annual "Billiards for Books" benefit for Friends of the Youngstown Free Library took place at Brennan's Irish Pub on Main Street in the village.
Syracuse lauds hero firefighters in Olcott
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 11:10 pm
Niagara County Legislator John Syracuse joined Newfane town officials and state representatives in honoring four Olcott volunteer firefighters for their heroic rescue of the passengers of a boat that sank in Lake Ontario during last year's Independence Day holiday.
Lions Club awards $1,000
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 10:45 pm
Jennifer Pauly, president of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, draws a winner for the annual Lewiston Lions' Valentine's Day drawing. Darrell Smith took home the $1,000 prize.
Village of Lewiston Board receives update on turbine proposal
Sat, Feb 23rd 2013 11:00 am
ECOsponsible project manager Dennis Ryan met Tuesday with Village of Lewiston trustees to update them on his company's intent to use the lower Niagara River to generate electricity through hydrokinetic turbines.
Common ground found on Robert Moses Parkway North designs
Sat, Feb 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Three remaining Robert Moses Parkway North alternative designs are in agreement regarding the section of roadway between Main Street and Findlay Drive. (Image courtesy of the scoping report presentation.)
Niagara University advertising campaign receives national award
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 02:45 pm
Niagara University's "What's On Your Mind?" advertising campaign garnered a silver medal in a national competition of college and university marketing materials.
Lewiston 'Knit-Wits' launch knitting club
Wed, Feb 20th 2013 07:00 am
Knitting groups and clubs are cropping up everywhere, and a new group of knitters, the "Lewiston Knit-Wits," has launched a new knitting club in Lewiston.
Lewiston GOP committee elects new leaders
Tue, Feb 19th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Republican Committee recently elected new officers to lead members. Elected were Bob Ciszewski as chairman, Mark Davis as vice chairman, Ron Winkley as secretary and Bill Conrad as treasurer.
Porter GOP announces 2013 slate of candidates
Sat, Feb 16th 2013 07:00 am
Town of Porter Republican Committee Chair John "Duffy" Johnston this week announced the slate of Town of Porter candidates, all seeking re-election to office.
Precious artifacts presented to Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Sat, Feb 16th 2013 07:00 am
James and Jayne Brasser recently presented Odd Fellow members of Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge No. 307 artifacts inherited from William James, a prominent Lewiston Odd Fellow during the 1970s.
Old Fort Niagara presents 'Tavern Nights' fundraiser
Thu, Feb 14th 2013 07:00 am
Eighteenth century taverns were places people went to quaff a pint of ale, catch up on the village gossip, or discuss the latest news from England. Some were refined, others rowdy, but they all played an important and colorful role in the colonial community.
Lewiston Cocktail Festival: Lewiston celebrates history of cocktail
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 09:55 am
In the early 1800s, one of the favorite places in the Village of Lewiston was Hustler's Tavern. It was so popular that, in 1813, when Lewiston was burned by British forces in retaliation for the U.S. attack on Niagara-on-the-Lake, Hustler's Tavern was the only building that was spared.
Winter's beauty by the lake ...
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 09:45 am
Following last year's "winter that wasn't," winter 2013 thus far has been with us in fine form, with cold temperatures, a fair amount of snow - and plenty of beautiful scenes. These photos were taken over the past week on the Lake Ontario shore and nearby woods near Fort Niagara.
Lewiston-Porter sports teams raise money for Niagara Hospice
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 09:25 am
Players and coaches at Lewiston-Porter middle and high schools worked together to raise money for their schools while also collecting donations for Niagara Hospice. Players from the winter sports teams took part in Niagara Hospice's "The Mighty Niagara" Discount Card fundraiser.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital celebrates Black History Month
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 09:00 am
The Rev. Joanne Scott of Word of Life Ministries was the guest speaker at the annual Mount St. Mary's Hospital's Black History Month ceremony on Feb. 7. She spoke about the Emancipation Proclamation, which was approved 150 years ago in 1863 to free the slaves in the south.
Artpark casting for 'The Sound of Music'
Thu, Feb 7th 2013 01:00 pm
Artpark & Company Inc. announces auditions for its upcoming Mainstage production "Sound of Music," which will start rehearsals June 24 and run until July 19. Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Niagara University Annex (in the Valu Home Center plaza on Porter Road, Niagara Falls).
Rivershore sets sight on new Youngstown property
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 07:00 am
Rivershore Inc. has received a generous donation of land in Youngstown from village residents Richard and Karen Phoenix. Rivershore will explore ways to meet the housing needs of the Village of Youngstown through this donation.
EMS Niagara Conference provided training to first responders, volunteers
Tue, Jan 29th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara University hosted the first EMS Niagara Conference on Jan. 26. It provided advanced training to more than 80 emergency medical service professionals and volunteers.
Village of Lewiston: Grease traps becoming a sticky situation
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 12:00 pm
The issue of grease trap maintenance, or lack thereof, is once again rising to the surface in the Village of Lewiston.
New at Victoria's in Youngstown
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 09:00 am
Victoria's Hair Care in Youngstown held ribbon-cutting last month for its newest offering - the Bella Faccia Skin Spa. Operated under the direction of Christine Gaffney, licensed cosmetologist and estheticist, Bella Faccia offers facials, body waxing and make-up services, including airbrush makeup.
'Snow-less' snowshoeing at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 09:00 am
Lack of snow didn't slow down the annual snowshoe event at Old Fort Niagara. Folks didn't get a chance to actually walk on snowshoes or play the game of snow snakes, but everything else was available to show visitors how people worked in and survived the winters in the 1700s.
New Chamber of Commerce sign installed
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:55 am
Jennifer Pauly, president of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, and chamber employees Suzanne Raby and Linda Antonucci braved the snow and cold weather Thursday to show off this brand new sign.
Welcome to Lewiston, Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:45 am
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union. The newest branch of the largest locally owned credit union in Western New York opened this week at 721 Center St. (formerly HSBC Bank).
Vilage of Lewiston talks water rates
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:10 am
The Village of Lewiston offered information Tuesday on what it would cost residents to merge services with the Town of Lewiston.
Father Levesque to step down as Niagara University president
Tue, Jan 22nd 2013 04:45 pm
VIDEO/NEWS: The Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., announced Tuesday that he will resign from his position as president of Niagara University at the conclusion of the current academic year.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' returns in February
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 07:00 am
Dr. Glenda R. Rose and Dr. Thomas G. Barba, of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston, announce they will be sponsoring the 23rd annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their patients.
Youngstown answers winter doldrums
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
While Lewiston readies for its first-ever Cocktail Festival in March, folks up in the Village of Youngstown have been busy in their own forms of fun to help ward off the winter doldrums.
Rappold to retire from Lewiston-Porter
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education accepted, with regret, the resignation of Don Rappold, assistant superintendent for administrative services. Rappold joined Lew-Port on Aug. 1, 1987 and will leave the district at the end of business on June 30.
St. Peter's Holy Name Society names new officers
Sat, Jan 19th 2013 07:00 am
St. Peter's Holy Name Society in Lewiston recently installed its new officers for 2013 and 2014.