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'Jazz and Pasta' fundraiser for Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival set for May 4
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 03:35 pm
Carol Calato, board chairwoman of the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival, has announced the organization will host its annual fundraiser Sunday, May 4, at Water Street Landing, 115 S. Water St., Lewiston. The "Jazz and Pasta" event will begin at 1 p.m. and continues through 7 p.m. All proceeds support the Jazz Festival.
Conrad takes oath in Town of Lewiston
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 01:50 pm
William Conrad of Sanborn took his oath Monday as the newest member of the Lewiston Town Board. Conrad, the former chairman of the Town of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals, was the top choice of Supervisor Dennis Brochey. He won unanimous approval from Town Board members to fill the seat vacated by Ernie Palmer.
Lewiston: Niagara Marketplace & Bistro receives public support
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 12:15 pm
Lewiston residents spoke in favor of the proposed Niagara Marketplace & Bistro at a public hearing Monday. The business would operate at 400 Plain St., at the corner of South Fourth Street, and serve vegan and vegetarian dishes.
Elected leaders congratulate Tops on 50th anniversary
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 07:00 am
Local and regional leaders presented citations to Anthony DiMino, owner of the Lewiston Tops supermarket, as part of Monday's Village Board meeting. The business is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.
Chamber Awards Gala 2014: NRR Chamber honors Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 07:00 am
The Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co. has been chosen by Town of Porter Supervisor Merton Wiepert as recipients of the 2014 Town of Porter Citizens of the Year award. The fire company, all volunteers, leads an active schedule of community service, responding to emergencies, and is dedicated to making this area of Niagara County a great place to live.
Lewiston community assists St. Peter's gala
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 04:30 pm
The Lewiston community is fortunate to have escaped the latest round of diocesan cuts to Catholic schools throughout Western New York. Now, it is rallying around St. Peter R.C. School on Center Street.
Niagara University professor partners with National Geographic on book
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 12:30 pm
It isn't every day that National Geographic comes calling to partner on an innovative geotourism book. Yet for Niagara University professor Jan van Harssel, Ph.D., that is exactly what happened.
Chamber Awards Gala 2014: Niagara River Region Chamber to honor Lee Simonson
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 09:00 am
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.
Review: 'Hauntingly good time' at Marjim Manor
Sat, Mar 15th 2014 08:00 am
Just outside the speakeasy "Under the Falls," a gruesome murder has taken place while inside, the mystery of "Who Bounced the Bouncer" begins to unfold among a cast of colorful characters.
Lewiston GardenFest now accepting applications for vendor and open garden participants
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:10 pm
While the weather outside might still be frightful, the Lewiston Garden Club is already thinking spring. Plans are underway for the ninth annual Lewiston GardenFest, slated for Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, along Center Street in Lewiston.
Mount St. Mary's recognizes first 2014 baby
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 05:10 pm
Charles James Arthur Farrell visited Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently as part of his and his mom's check-up visit after being the first baby born at Mount St. Mary's in 2014. The staff presented the family with a gift basket in recognition of Charles being the first baby in 2014.
Niagara University ROTC named top program with MacArthur Award selection
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 02:10 pm
Niagara University's ROTC program was presented with the prestigious MacArthur Award Monday morning in recognition of its cadets' performance during the 2012-13 school year.
Cheers to you
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 09:35 pm
Lewiston kicked its winter blues this weekend with the second annual Lewiston Cocktail Festival. Large groups of village visitors lined the sidewalks, as more than 1,000 people patronized 10 participating eateries Friday and Saturday.
DiMino Tops celebrates 50th anniversary in Lewiston
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 02:00 pm
Lewiston residents can debate which pizzeria is best, where they'd rather grab a drink after work or hang out on weekends. Where time and money are spent will vary depending on the person. One unquestioned, undeniable certainty is that almost every one of them will set foot inside DiMino Tops Lewiston to grocery shop.
Artpark's first announced acts are OMG-worthy
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 02:00 pm
Across Facebook, Artpark patrons are frantically searching for an emoticon to represent a jaw dropping to the floor.
St. Peter hosts 'An Angelic Evening'
Sat, Mar 8th 2014 07:00 am
St. Peter R.C. School hosts its annual grand gala auction and dinner Saturday, March 22. "An Angelic Evening" will be had by all in attendance at 5 p.m. inside the Four Points By Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The evening includes a basket raffle, silent and live auctions.
Soup's on at Lewiston Senior Center
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 10:55 am
The Lewiston Senior Center recently held its annual soup cook-off contest. Fourteen seniors competed for prizes. The winners were Nikki Fuller, Janice McCaw, Shirley Meger, Marge Burnett and Darlene Norwich.
Brio Pizzeria & Restaurant rolls out 50-cent chicken wings, vegan dishes
Sat, Mar 1st 2014 07:00 am
It's cliché to say a restaurant has "something for everyone."

Unless that restaurant is Brio Pizzeria.

Castellani Art Museum spring art history series debuts with sculptor Susan Geissler
Fri, Feb 28th 2014 05:50 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's popular "Meet Me at the CAM" programs are back this spring with a diverse lineup of presentations. Sculptor Susan Geissler will open the season Wednesday, March 26.
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 03:30 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, to vote on funding for projects being proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
Mark Daul: Hogs gone wild and the Chuck-wills-widow
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 11:35 am
Domestic pigs were brought in to the southeastern United States in the early 1500s by the Spanish explorers and settlers. In the following years, these pigs would escape from captivity, and turn into wild ones (hogs) on their own.
'Doctor with a Heart Day' another big success
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:45 am
Dr. Glenda R. Rose, D.C., Dr. Thomas G. Barba, D.C., C.C.S.P, and the staff of Rose Chiropractic in Lewiston held their 24th annual "Doctor with a Heart Day."
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.

 


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