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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."
Lewiston homes have holiday cheer
Tue, Dec 24th 2013 07:00 am
Several homes in the Village of Lewiston have big, bright, colorful Christmas displays on their front lawns.
Niagara Jet Adventures jetboat impresses in trials
Sat, Dec 21st 2013 07:00 am
It's been a busy couple of days for Mike Fox of Niagara Jet Adventures in Youngstown. Fox reports the first in his fleet of custom-built, advanced-tech Gatling series jetboats, manufactured by Bohnenkamp's Whitewater Customs of Meridian, Idaho, arrived in Youngstown this week following a 2,233-mile cross-country trip via trailer.
Coloring contest winners
Sat, Dec 21st 2013 07:00 am
Winners of the 2013 DiMino Tops Lewiston-Niagara Frontier Publications holiday coloring contest were recently announced.
Lew-Port teachers highlighted at BOE meeting
Sat, Dec 21st 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education recognized Ashli Dreher for being named the 2014 New York State Teacher of the Year. Dreher is a special education teacher at Lew-Port, and the first special education teacher to receive the state designation.
British attack Youngstown
Thu, Dec 19th 2013 02:30 pm
Early Thursday morning, more than 100 British soldiers marched down River Road, from Stella Niagara to Old Fort Niagara, to re-enact the taking of Fort Niagara by the British on Dec. 19, 1813. One hundred and ten spectators in the fort watched as the British came through the postern gate and proceeded to wrest the fort from the Americans after a short battle.
Youngstown toy drive
Sat, Dec 14th 2013 07:00 am
Youngstown's Veterans of Foreign Wars Lake Ontario Post 313 held its annual Christmas Party. Among the activities was a toy drive spearheaded by Gary and Lynn Zanardi to benefit the children of local veterans who are served by Western New York Heroes.
New fire pit debuts at Water Street Landing
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 08:15 pm
Water Street Landing is unquestionably one of Lewiston's most popular spots to dine in the warm months. But what do patrons do in the winter?

The restaurant recently debuted an outdoor seating area that is lit by a fire pit, which also provides warmth.

Lewiston Dance Center participates in Village of Lewiston Christmas tree lighting
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Dance Center dance team and a group of younger students from the dance school kicked off holiday festivities in the Village of Lewiston at the Christmas tree lighting in Hennepin Park.
Video: Santa Claus is coming to town ... by helicopter
Sat, Dec 7th 2013 03:10 pm
Santa Claus made a special pre-Christmas visit to the Village of Lewiston Saturday as part of the annual Christmas Walk. St. Nick arrived by helicopter to greet children and families. Click the link for video highlights.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink now open
Sat, Dec 7th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink welcomed each of its sponsors to a grand opening preview to cut the ribbon and open another season of skating at Academy Park.
Niagara Hospice gives thanks to Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:25 am
A record number of runners in The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon traveled safely through Lewiston thanks, in part, to Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1. Paul Beatty, race chairman of The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K, recently recognized the fire company with a thank you plaque.
St. Peter School gives back at Thanksgiving
Mon, Dec 2nd 2013 11:10 am
St. Peter R.C. School spent a morning creating cards for servicemen and servicewomen, and wreaths for the residents at Our Lady of Peace nursing home.
'Great Contraption Race' to benefit It Happened to Alexa Foundation
Sat, Nov 30th 2013 07:00 am
Living in northern Niagara County, one of neatest attributes seen in area residents is their ability to get creative.
Lewiston Town Board addresses Legacy Drive
Sat, Nov 30th 2013 07:00 am
With the November elections now history and changes in the town looming for January, the Lewiston Town Board held a "nuts and bolts" type meeting Monday to address old business, ongoing drainage problems and set the stage for cooperation under a new Dennis Brochey administration.