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Village of Youngstown: Niagara Jet Adventures debuts the spinners
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 09:05 am
You can say one thing about the folks at Niagara Jet Adventures: They always seem to come up with the unexpected.

Thursday evening, NJA co-owners Mike Fox, and Chris Bohnenkamp of Bohnenkamp's Whitewater Customs of Meridian, Idaho, introduced NJA's latest series of boats - called spinners - to a small gathering at the NJA docks in Youngstown.

Feline-friendly Village Vet of Lewiston wins $20,000 makeover
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 09:00 am
The Village Vet of Lewiston, was recently awarded a $20,000 "clinic makeover," courtesy of Novartis and Onsior. Funds went toward reconfiguring her year-and-a-half-old office so that its feline patients - and their owners - could have a more positive experience.
Good times for all
Sat, Jul 12th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce presented its annual summer "Business Blender" Thursday at Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Water Street Landing in the Village of Lewiston. (photo by K&D Action Photography)
Happily 'Ever After': New Consignment boutique opens in Lewiston
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 11:20 pm
A hip new clothing store with old-school décor debuted Wednesday in Lewiston.

Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique owner Jamie Symmonds opened Ever After Consignment Boutique at 402 Center St.

Summerfest sponsors announced
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 04:55 pm
Porter on the Lake Summerfest, a family event to benefit the park, is scheduled for Saturday, July 19, from 3-10 p.m. at Porter on the Lake Park, Dietz Road (off Route 18) in Youngstown.
Village of Lewiston: Machelor to lead Planning Board
Tue, Jul 8th 2014 12:50 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano has appointed a new chairman for the municipality's Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board, and taken steps to replace two departed members.

At Monday's reorganizational meeting, Collesano selected Norm Machelor to replace Ken Slaugenhoupt, who opted not to continue on the board.

Machelor was appointed to the Planning Board in 2013. Prior to that, he served 12 years on Grand Island's Planning Board.

"I like the way he is with people that come in looking to build, or for expanding or whatever," Collesano said. "He's got a level head."

Grandpaws Pet Emporium now open at new location
Fri, Jul 4th 2014 05:00 am
Grandpaws Pet Emporium moved into its new spot Wednesday, at 402 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
Mark Daul: Eating whistle pigs? More on mute swans
Tue, Jul 1st 2014 11:30 pm
I'm not talking about the whistle pigs we've all had at one time from the old "Page's Whistle Pig" on the six corners in Niagara Falls. Those pigs were good for you; that hot dog, slit down the middle, cheese laid neatly in, then wrapped in bacon, grilled, then placed neatly into a nice fresh bun - that all had to be good for you.
Lions honor Craft
Sat, Jun 28th 2014 07:00 am
The Lions Club International Foundation recently honored Lewiston Community Lion Ron Craft. He received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award during the Lewiston chapter's fifth anniversary dinner. The Melvin Jones Award is the highest given by the Lions Club International Foundation.
Return to 'Summer of '69'
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts will bring back Lewiston's own 1960s rock musicians and friends for the 10th annual "Summer of '69" concert Friday, July 11. The fun starts at 6 p.m. at the Hennepin Park Gazebo (Center and South Fourth streets).
Lewiston: Bailey O'Riley's takes over Village Pub
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 10:00 am
A new local restaurant is set to open next month in a familiar spot, at 840 Center St., in Lewiston.

Bailey O'Riley's Village Pub, owned by Chris Sean MacKenzie, will be located at the former site of The Lewiston Village Pub.

Lewiston: Alan Hastings offers update on Frontier House
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 10:00 am
In a pre-election interview, Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano was quoted as saying he was disappointed in what he termed "lack of movement" at the historic Frontier House on Center Street.
'Best Breakfast USA': Tracy Gillick's Hill-Vue Café & Catering
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 09:00 am
GardenFest is this weekend in Lewiston. The annual event is a time for residents and visitors to get out and explore different gardens and to take notice of the Garden Club's work in beautifying the village. In keeping with that idea, why not venture out a little further this weekend when in search of breakfast? You might find a new morning favorite food.
Good work, Goodman
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:05 am
Village of Lewiston Deputy Clerk Karen Goodman was recognized for her 31 years of service. Mayor Terry Collesano presented her with a plaque of appreciation at Monday's Village Board meeting.
Memory tree planted at Hennepin Park Gazebo for 'Harmonica' Dean
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 07:00 am
A tree was planted in Hennepin Park this week in memory of longtime bluesman "Harmonica" Dean Germele, who passed away earlier this year.
Artpark: Lewiston Dance at Fairy House Festival
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
Lewiston Dance Center students recently took part in the Fairy House Festival a yearly event held at Artpark. The students dressed in their ballet costumes with fairy makeup and fairy wings and performed their ballet dances for onlookers.
Village of Lewiston: Terry Collesano re-elected mayor
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 09:55 pm
Residents in the Village of Lewiston re-elected Mayor Terry Collesano Tuesday. He will begin his second term in July.

Collesano, a Republican, defeated independent candidates Jamie Symmonds and Jacqueline Lampman by a 255-232-55 vote.

'Battle for Empire' returns to Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 11:30 am
Old Fort Niagara will hold its 35th annual "French and Indian War Encampment" July 4-6. The event is the largest re-enactment of the year at the fort and features hundreds of authentically clad French, British and Native American participants.
Grandpaws expanding; taking over Fourth and Center
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 10:00 am
It will be a pet lover's dream come true July 2 when Grandpaws Pet Emporium moves into its new location at 402 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. Owner Andrew Bell is renting the entire Fourth and Center streets property in order to expand his popular business, add more food, treat and toy lines, open a pet-friendly café, and adopt out cats to loving homes.
Cancer survivors recognized at Lewiston/Niagara Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 14th 2014 08:00 am
Cheryl Martin, one of three co-chairs on the Lewiston/Niagara Relay For Life committee, has been an involved member of this American Cancer Society event for 14 years.

Cancer impacts the lives of some of the people closest to our hearts, and that is part of the reason for Martin's, as well as many other participants', involvement.

Showcase your garden skills at Lewiston GardenFest's container garden contest
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:25 am
Have you always wanted to have your own little garden spot where you can showcase your creativity and share it with others? Well, the Lewiston GardenFest has just the contest for you!

The fourth annual GardenFest container contest will be held on Center Street in Lewiston June 21-22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., during the Lewiston GardenFest.

Silo serving 'Sand Dock Sundae'
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 09:00 am
Why do we all scream for ice cream? Because we want more of it, of course.

Fortunately, The Silo Restaurant has us covered. The waterfront eatery has introduced a new dessert that is heavy in history and even heavier in scoops.

Niagara County Peach Queen meets Miss America
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 12:50 pm
Ali Casale, the 2014 Niagara County Peach Queen, had the opportunity to meet Miss America Nina Davuluri at a luncheon hosted by the Erie County Commission of Women in May.
My kind of garage sale
Tue, Jun 3rd 2014 01:40 pm
Participants in the year's 10 Mile Garage Sale took a more laidback approach this year. Many homes had sofas and chairs outside for patrons to use (and, of course, purchase), some families offered Tim Hortons beverages and one North Fifth Street home even had a food truck, Duke's Lunch Box, serving sandwiches and snacks.
Lewiston resident Stefik at annual shooting match
Sat, May 31st 2014 12:25 pm
Lewiston's Sr. Master Sgt. Edward Stefik, a member of the 107th Airlift Wing Security Forces, is among about 125 National Guard soldiers and airmen from across New York who have gathered at the Camp Smith training site this weekend to take part in the 35th annual "TAG Match."
Village of Lewiston: Soluri, Toohey, Geiben endorse Symmonds for mayor
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
In the past 37 years, four people have served as mayor in the Village of Lewiston. Three of those people are endorsing a political newcomer who seeks that office in the June 17 election.

Richard Soluri, Bill Geiben and Marilyn Toohey are supporting Jamie Symmonds, who is running for mayor against incumbent Terry Collesano and fellow challenger Jacqueline Lampman.

The Village of Lewiston election is Tuesday, June 17. Residents can vote from noon until 9 p.m. at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St.

'Best Breakfast USA': Syros Restaurant
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
There's a saying around Lewiston: "Come hungry to Syros."

The family restaurant doesn't skimp on breakfast servings. ... Or tables, for that matter. Subsequently, guests can get in, fill up fast, and get out.

'Best Breakfast USA': Mangia Café & Bakery
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
"Feel good food" can mean eating something that's healthy, or partaking of a meal that's made with fresh ingredients. It's not necessarily both - unless Mangia Café & Bakery chef Bec Poletti is making the food. Then you know you're going to eat a great meal that's guilt-free.
'Best Breakfast USA': The Villa Coffee House
Fri, May 30th 2014 09:00 pm
Stop the presses: The Villa Coffee House has added blueberries and chocolate chips to its signature thin and crisp pancakes! "We did sort of violate one of Tom's rules, which was putting things into the pancakes," owner and chef Mike Loraine said. "That's a new addition. ... I think the chocolate chips are great."
Civic pride
Mon, May 26th 2014 04:20 pm
Troop 829 Scouts and their Scoutmaster teamed up with members of the Youngstown Lions Club Saturday to clean the big ditches at the corner of Carrollwood and Glenvale roads in Youngstown.
Youngstown teen provides dance lessons for children at Heart & Soul
Sat, May 24th 2014 03:00 pm
Hannah Mergi is giving love and care to Heart & Soul.

The 13-year-old Youngstown dancer has started a program to provide students attending Niagara Falls' Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry with a fun, stress-reducing activity through her Turning Pointe Foundation.

Boating excitement with Niagara Jet Adventures of Youngstown, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
Water temperatures in the lower Niagara River remain in the low 40s. Despite that, look for a return of boating excitement on the lower river - this year with two separate jet boat operators - starting this weekend.
YBPA awarded grant
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
On May 6, at a meeting of the Niagara County Legislature in Lockport, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association was awarded a grant of $2,225 from the William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program.
New Kiwanis Club officers named
Sat, May 24th 2014 07:00 am
At its May 14 meeting, members of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held their annual election of board officers and directors.
Budweiser Clydesdale visits Tops
Fri, May 23rd 2014 09:50 pm
The line in the DiMino Tops Lewiston parking lot was so long Friday night, shoppers might've thought Justin Bieber was performing in concert. In fact, children and families lined up to take pictures with one of the iconic Budweiser Clydesdale horses.
'Alice in Wonderland' comes to town
Thu, May 22nd 2014 06:30 pm
Don't be late for this very important date! Lewiston Council on the Arts presents "Alice in Wonderland" Sunday, June 1, at Seneca (Bug) Park, next to the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
New York Power Authority undertaking $13 of modernization of visitors centers
Thu, May 22nd 2014 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority is undertaking a more than $13 million modernization of its three hydroelectric project visitors centers in Western New York, Northern New York and the Northern Catskills, to upgrade the exhibits, displays and facilities.
Village of Lewiston taking steps to clean Center Street
Wed, May 21st 2014 01:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has started efforts to spruce up Center Street.

At Monday's Village Board meeting, Marianne Gittermann, chairwoman of the Lewiston Beautification Commission, read a laundry list of chores her group has begun, in cooperation with the village's Department of Public Works.

Lewiston standoff ends with house fire, suspect taken into custody
Sun, May 18th 2014 07:30 pm
A 12-hour standoff Sunday ended with a Village of Lewiston resident taken into custody. Leonard A. Zientara, 51, of 430 West Lane, surrendered himself to New York State Police after allegedly setting his house on fire.
Youngstown Police reinstate ride-along program
Sat, May 17th 2014 07:00 am
For years, police officers in departments throughout Western New York have been struggling to build positive relationships with the public. By incorporating a ride-along program, many are hopeful, including Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds, that police can void the gap between what people think happens on a typical shift on patrol and what actually happens.
 


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