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Expansion coming soon
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 11:00 am
Both the Village of Lewiston Planning Board and Board of Trustees have given approval to the DiMino family to expand the Colonial Valley Plaza on Center and South Eighth streets. An 11,056-square-foot addition will be built on the CVS lot's west side, and will house between one and three tenants.
Guess our scarecrow's name, enter to win a $50 gift certificate
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 07:00 am
Who is that dashing figure standing outside of Casa Antica? Why, it's the Niagara Frontier Publications' scarecrow, that's who! But what is his name? He looks so familiar!
Lewiston Dance instructors learn from the best at NYC summit
Sat, Oct 26th 2013 07:00 am
This past summer, dance instructors from the Lewiston Dance Center and the Grand Island Dance Center were in New York City for the Capezio NYC Dance Teachers Summit.
Artpark & Company welcomes new directors
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 04:35 pm
The Artpark & Company annual meeting was held Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club to confirm the re-election of officers and appointment of directors.
Lewiston announces return of Family Ice Rink
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 04:10 pm
The Town of Lewiston and Village of Lewiston have announced plans are in place to return the popular Lewiston Family Ice Rink to Academy Park in December.
River Region Scarecrow Display winner revealed
Thu, Oct 24th 2013 10:20 pm
The judge's tallies are in, and the overall winner of the 2013 Niagara River Region Scarecrow Display is the "Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter" exhibition in Youngstown. Resident Deborah Fox's block-long display won the "Best in Show" award.
Old Fort Niagara announces hearth cooking workshop
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 03:40 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 2, Old Fort Niagara will offer culinary buffs a rare chance to prepare an elaborate period meal in an 18th century kitchen. The four-hour workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the boulangerie of the French Castle.
Village of Lewiston honors Doug Janese
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston issued a proclamation to Town of Lewiston Superintendent of Highways Doug Janese Monday in recognition of his department's contributions to the village.
Tuscarora School children write letters to the future
Sat, Oct 19th 2013 10:00 am
A lesser-known part of the soon-to-be Tuscarora Heroes Monument is a time capsule, which will sit inside one of the pillars for the next 200 hundred years.
Greenway funding in Wilson
Sat, Oct 19th 2013 07:00 am
At the regular meeting of the Wilson Town Board on Wednesday, Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey presented two checks to the board from the Niagara River Greenway Commission.
Only at Tops
Sat, Oct 19th 2013 07:00 am
Shoppers at DiMino Tops Lewiston have noticed some big changes this year. The store was completely remodeled and made to more efficiently serve customer needs. Its produce and deli sections are brand-new and boast an expanded array of fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses.

Now, Tops is showcasing some items that are exclusive to the Lewiston supermarket:

Lewiston No. 1 fund drive a hit
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 12:30 pm
Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 is wrapping up its annual fund drive. This year, the company awarded a large-screen TV in a random drawing of all entries. Patricia Rose of Lewiston was the winner and is shown as Chief John Penzotti presents her with the TV.
Mark Daul: What do we do with all that corn?
Sat, Oct 12th 2013 07:00 am
My sweet corn was beautiful and delicious, and there was lots of it this season. Here in Niagara County we seem to always have the best veggies and fruits including our sweet corn, which is a fruit.
Fire safety taught in Ransomville
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 03:30 pm
ABC Preschool in Ransomville received a visit recently from the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Department. October is Fire Safety month and the children have been learning what to do, who to call and how to stay safe if there is a fire.
Porter Republicans assist Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
Fri, Oct 11th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Porter Republican Party continued its assistance to the community by presenting a $250 check to the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.
St. Peter School students 'Read for the Record'
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 07:00 am
On Thursday, Oct. 3, St. Peter R.C. School celebrated Jumpstart's "Read for the Record," along with schools across the country, to raise awareness for the importance of early childhood education and the power of literacy.
Sea Scouts clean historic headstones in Lewiston Cemetery
Wed, Oct 9th 2013 11:25 pm
Local Sea Scouts from Ship 1812 spent the later part of the summer cleaning headstones in Lewiston Cemetery. It was all a part of a community service project to preserve the information about the people buried on site.
German exchange students experience Lewiston-Porter, US
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
What do you think of when you think of Germany?
Choraleers director Shrimpton to perform in Washington, D.C.
Sat, Oct 5th 2013 07:00 am
Donald Shrimpton, founder and director of the Lewiston Choraleers, will participate in a concert titled "An American Salute: Our Heritage of Faith & Freedom" on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.
Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone visits Our Lady of Peace
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 09:30 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, Th.D., bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, recently presided at a special 10th anniversary Mass of the opening of the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence.
Castellani Art Museum gala: 'Dinner with Dali' an evening of surreal fun in support of art education
Mon, Sep 30th 2013 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host its 11th annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 19. Mrs. and Mrs. T. Christopher Castellani are honorary chairs for "Dinner with Dali," the museum's major fundraiser.
NU's Michael Freedman named 'Spotlight Professional' by Buffalo Niagara 360
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 12:35 pm
Michael Freedman, Niagara University's associate director of public relations and manager of online content, has been chosen as a "Spotlight Professional" by Buffalo Niagara 360, a program for young professionals that's coordinated by the Buffalo Niagara Partnership.

Freedman was recognized during the Buffalo Niagara 360 Kickoff Celebration, which was held Thursday at Shea's Performing Arts Center.

"This is a well-deserved honor for Mike and his family," said Tom Burns, Niagara's associate vice president for PR, communications and marketing.

Rivershore celebrates community partnerships
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Rivershore Inc., Lewiston's Compass Agency serving people with developmental disabilities, held its fourth annual gala dinner Wednesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The event was titled "Celebrating Community Partnerships," and served as an opportunity for Rivershore to pay tribute to its numerous community partners.
ChrisFit invites women to try new barre workout
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 07:00 am
Lewiston's ChrisFit is launching a new workout program just for women. The barre class, personal trainer Karen Tweedie-Oakley explained, is a "total body workout that lifts your seat, tones your thighs and burns fat."
Welcome to Lewiston, Gail and Serge
Sat, Sep 28th 2013 06:55 am
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce member Dance Like A Star with Serge, a new ballroom dance studio in Lewiston, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The business, located at 222 Portage Road, has completed renovations with a new dance floor and more.
Black Willow Winery assists four-legged friends
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:55 pm
"Music Under the Stars" was held at the Black Willow Winery and featured a selection of artisanal wines and meal paired with J & L Blvd. BBQ, and music by Busted Stuff. All proceeds of the ticket sales from the event were donated to Save-A-Pet.
Lovin My Bags in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 12:55 pm
Lovin My Bags by Barbara is now open in the Village of Lewiston. Owner Barbara Crouthamel, a Youngstown resident, offers a large selection of authentic designer purses imported from Italy and France.
Bee Hive supports National MS Society
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 07:00 am
Terrie and John Bednarczyk of The Bee Hive are pictured presenting a check to Megan Vaughan to benefit the National MS Society.
Lewiston-Porter senior wraps whirlwind summer
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 02:20 am
It was an unforgettable summer for Michelle Ball, a new senior at Lewiston-Porter High School.
Truesdale wins Porter primary
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 01:00 am
Tuesday's primary in the Town of Porter may have paled in comparison to the supervisor's contest in Lewiston, but the lone race for town justice nonetheless was interesting.
Mount St. Mary's expands anesthesiology services to meet patient and physician needs
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the formation of a team of anesthesiologists to meet the expanding surgical needs of patients and physicians. The team is a combination of current and new anesthesiologists who also have specific training in pain management.
Ernie Palmer, Dennis Brochey take Lewiston primary vote
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 11:10 pm
Change is coming in the Town of Lewiston.
Peach Festival photo gallery
Mon, Sep 9th 2013 12:00 pm
Visit our photo gallery this week for a complete pictorial recap of the Niagara County Peach Festival.
Alexandra Casale named Peach Queen in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 9th 2013 08:25 am
Alexandra Casale was crowned Peach Queen Sunday night to cap the 56th annual Niagara County Peach Festival.
Mark Daul: A beautiful plant that is an invader
Sat, Sep 7th 2013 06:55 am
Purple loosestrife is really a beautiful looking plant and many would wonder why it is such an undesirable plant. But it is a plant that can pose a danger to our ecosystem without most people even noticing.
Lower Niagara Women of the Moose donate to Mount St. Mary's
Thu, Sep 5th 2013 03:25 pm
The Lower Niagara Women of the Moose Chapter 1940 recently presented a $200 check to the Mount St. Mary's Foundation in support of the hospital's Center for Women.
Old Fort Niagara, State Parks events will mark 250th anniversary of Devil's Hole Battle
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 07:00 am
On Sept. 14-15, Old Fort Niagara and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will present a weekend of special programs that commemorate the 250th anniversary of two historic skirmishes that occurred at Devil's Hole on Sept. 14, 1763.
St. Peter's celebrates 60 years with Mass, reception
Sat, Aug 31st 2013 07:00 am
On Saturday, Sept. 7, St. Peter's parish in Lewiston will host a celebration to commemorate the 60 years of academic excellence and prestige that St. Peter's School has maintained. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at St. Peter's R.C. Church, where a Mass will be held. It will be followed by a reception at the Barton Hill Hotel and Spa on North First Street.
Niagara County GOP Committee supporting Ernie Palmer
Sat, Aug 31st 2013 07:00 am
With the Sept. 10 primary looming around the corner, the Niagara County Republican Committee issued a statement this week with regard to the race for supervisor in the Town of Lewiston.

Over past weeks, reports surfaced that both incumbent Steve Reiter and current Town Councilman Ernest Palmer secured sufficient numbers of voter signatures on petitions to enable their candidacy in the Sept. 10 primary on the GOP line.

However, the Niagara County Republican Committee has opted to remain in the background - until this week, announcing that it has decided to come out in support of Palmer in the primary.

Foote takes first-place in NRAA walleye contest
Sat, Aug 31st 2013 06:55 am
Tournament Chairman Captain Steve Drabczyk of Lewiston Bait & Tackle sends word of another successful walleye tournament held on the lower Niagara River Aug. 24. All fish entered were caught at the Niagara bar in front of Fort Niagara.