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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.
Celebs support OUN
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 02:15 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation held its 16th annual "Celebrity Bartending" fundraiser at the Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., raising more than $17,000 for people with developmental disabilities.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston hosts Peach Queen get-together
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 06:20 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston hosted its annual get-together for the Peach Queen candidates at Pletcher Road Park. The event featured a meet-and-greet of the candidates with Kiwanis members and visitors, a picnic and games.
Historical Association has the blues
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 05:50 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston presented the Heenan Brothers and their "Canal Blues" music at the Hennepin Park Gazebo.
Mark Daul: Summer bass fishing using 'tube-jigs' for bait
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 12:20 pm
Bass. You can catch them from shore; you can catch them by boat; catch them on live bait; catch them on artificial bait; you can troll for them or still-fish for them and it makes no difference. This summer in Western New York, we have enjoyed some of the best smallmouth bass fishing available anywhere.
Alan Hastings takes over Frontier House in Lewiston
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 09:40 am
Alan Hastings has made a name for himself on the Lewiston waterfront, working with his father, Richard, to transform a coal silo into one of the village's most popular restaurants.

Now, he hopes to do the same with the long-dormant Frontier House.

DEC approves CWM site-wide/RMU-1 permit renewal
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 10:55 am
CWM Chemical Services in Porter announced Wednesday that the state Department of Environmental Conservation has approved its application for renewal of its 6 NYCRR Part 373 overall site wide/RMU-1 permit for its Balmer Road hazardous waste landfill facility.

"The NYSDEC has reviewed all public and CWM comments, including those made during the legislative public hearing and have not identified any substantive and significant issues specifically related to the CWM Permit renewal application," wrote David S. Denk, DEC regional permit administrator, in a letter to Jill A. Banaszak, CWM technical manager.

"The NYSDEC has reviewed all public and CWM comments, including those made during the legislative public hearing and have not identified any substantive and significant issues specifically related to the CWM Permit renewal application," wrote David S. Denk, DEC regional permit administrator, in a letter to Jill A. Banaszak, CWM technical manager.

Lewiston receives first look at proposed Ellicott Development plaza
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 11:00 am
Members of the public have received their first look at the proposed Ellicott Development project eyed for Center Street. At Monday's Village of Lewiston Planning Board meeting, David M. Hall, planning and development coordinator for the Buffalo-based property management firm, informed attendees - including four members of the Village Board of Trustees - of his company's intention to build the village's first north-side plaza.

The development would begin on Center Street and lead down to Onondaga Street. Potential tenants include a fast food restaurant, a bank and a drugstore.

Burmaster delivers Greenway funding for Porter on the Lake
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Park improvements and SPCA issues occupied significant portions of an otherwise low-key Porter Town Board session this past Monday.
Niagara Jet Adventures announces winner of its 'Name our Fleet Member' contest
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Jet Adventures of Youngstown, a new jetboat operation expected to debut this fall in the lower river region, announced the winner of its "Name our Fleet Member" contest.
Artpark's Family Movie Night an evening under the stars
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Families enjoyed a summer sunset and movie at Artpark's fifth annual free Family Movie Night, presented by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club. Special guests included the Peach Queen, Peach Fuzz and Peach Blossom, and this year's Peach Queen contestants.
Old Fort Niagara relives its past
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara was once a strategic encampment that controlled access to the Great Lakes and was the setting for some of some of America's notable revolutionary era battles.
Welcome to Lewiston, Susha Shoes
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 06:55 am
Susha Shoes, a new shoe boutique in the Village of Lewiston, celebrated its grand opening and ribbon-cutting with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, local elected officials, business owners and friends and family on Friday, Aug. 9.
Youngstown Community Picnic is Aug. 24
Sat, Aug 17th 2013 06:55 am
The Village of Youngstown announces its annual Community Picnic will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon to 4 p.m. at Falkner Park.

Held each August since 2004 when the village first offered the event as part of its 150th year celebration, the picnic has become a family-oriented affair.

Thousands enjoy Lewiston Art Festival
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 05:05 pm
The weather was perfect and the art exceptional as record crowds descended on the Village of Lewiston last weekend for the holding of the 47th annual Lewiston Art Festival, presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Lewiston Art Festival: Lew-Port Team No. 1 impresses at Chalk Walk
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 05:00 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School Team No. 1 took second place in the annual KeyBank Chalk Walk Competition, held Saturday at the 47th annual Lewiston Art Festival in the village. Above, Team No. 1 members Elizabeth Gatto, Janine Cubello and Alexis Morford appear with their entry.
Common snapping turtle troubled at times
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
The common snapping turtle was adopted in 2006 as the official New York state symbol. The naming came from a vote of the state legislature.
Plans take shape for 56th Niagara County Peach Festival
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Members of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, organizers of the 56th annual Niagara County Peach Festival, report final planning is underway for the annual fall favorite, set to take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6 to 8, at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Video: Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks sold-out Artpark crowd
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 12:15 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd drew a sold-out crowd at Artpark Tuesday. The classic rock all-stars performed a slew of hit songs for the happy audience.
GNBC stages grand ballet 'Coppélia' at Artpark
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 04:10 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company brings "Coppélia" to the Artpark & Company Mainstage Theater for two shows on Saturday, Aug. 17. Ballet's great comedy will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m.
2013 Lewiston Art Festival winners
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts released a list of winners from this past weekend's Lewiston Art Festival.
Lynyrd Skynyrd + Artpark audience = A good time for all
Wed, Aug 7th 2013 01:05 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform "Sweet Home Alabama," "Simple Man," "Free Bird" and a slew of other hits when the band takes the Artpark stage in Lewiston on Aug. 13.
Angel to Apple launches in-store shoe department
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am
A longtime business expansion plan has finally come to fruition in the Village of Lewiston. Angel to Apple has opened its own shoe department within its current location at 451 Center St.
'Last hurrah' Level Regatta a success for YYC
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 06:55 am
The 40th - and final - version of the Youngstown Yacht Club Level Regatta played out last weekend on the Lake Ontario waters and in the Village of Youngstown, much to the delight of participants, visitors and organizers.
Artpark observes 40th anniversary in style
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:05 am
Artpark & Company celebrated 40 years with the "Artpark Opening Night 1974 Anniversary Concert." The Mainstage Theater event was a recreation of the program that was presented on the performing arts venue's first night, and featured JoAnn Falletta conducting the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
Women's Medicine of Niagara officially opens new location
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:00 am
Women's Medicine of Niagara celebrated the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of its new offices located at 5927 Military Road in Lewiston.
Welcome to Luxe Lewiston
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:00 am
Luxe Lewiston celebrated a grand opening and ribbon-cutting with owners AnnMarie DiMarco Valencio and Debbie DiMarco, as well as friends, family, elected leaders and Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce members.
Chase's Dog Wash hosts ribbon-cutting
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:00 am
Chase's Dog Wash held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 11. The building has a new makeover, and owners Sue Torcasio and David Moyer are excited about the new look.
Historical Association of Lewiston distributes 1,000,000th place mat at Apple Granny
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 09:55 pm
Lewiston's Apple Granny is known for its fish fry, a wide assortment of sandwiches and a killer bacon cheeseburger basket.

It's also known for history. That is, its promotion of the village's storied past.

Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital rated in top 10 percent nationally for patient satisfaction
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 03:10 pm
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital has earned a "Five Star Excellence Award" for scoring in the top 10 percent nationally in patient satisfaction for the second consecutive year.
Back to the Marble Orchard
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 11:25 am
Pleasant weather greeted the folks who came to Hennepin Park in Lewiston Sunday afternoon for the Marble Orchard Players production, "The Spirits of 1813."
Friends of the Lewiston Library 'Passport' raffle winners
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Friends of the Lewiston Library group has announced Patricia Cassick and Joseph Nasca are the winners of its 2013 "Passport to Lewiston" raffle, held during the recent Lewiston GardenFest.
St. Peter's School to celebrate 60th anniversary
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 07:00 am
On Saturday, Sept. 7, St. Peter's School in Lewiston will host a celebration to commemorate the 60 years of academic excellence and prestige that it 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 nearby Barton Hill Hotel & Spa.

Food and refreshments will be available, and an evening program will feature a number of festivities. Alumni, former students, parents, faculty, and those who have shared an experience with St. Peter's are welcome to attend.

Happy birthday, HAL
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 07:00 am
On Sunday, the Historical Association of Lewiston celebrated 40 years of preserving and promoting Lewiston's rich history.
Good 'Olde' times in Sanborn
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club presented Olde Sanborn Days last weekend on the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Co. grounds.
Lewiston Civic Center: Residents vote 'no'
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 09:55 pm
As the Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote was revealed Monday night, a stoic Steve Reiter said it all.

"The public spoke. The public spoke," the Town of Lewiston supervisor said.

Fairchild Manner property sold; building set to become condominiums
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston complex once known as Fairchild Manor has been sold and is slated to become a 24-unit condominium complex. Brooklyn-based Goldin Management purchased the former nursing home.