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Lewiston kidnapping
Tue, Sep 30th 2014 11:15 pm
On Friday, Sept. 26, the Lewiston Police Department received a report of a possible sexual abuse of a 24-year-old female that occurred in the Town of Lewiston.
Wheatfield-based Viatran supports Community Missions
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:50 pm
Wheatfield-based Viatran, a worldwide leader in providing innovative pressure and level transmitters, recently selected Community Missions as the benefactor for its community events program.
$4.7 million in new funding announced to accelerate Buffalo River restoration
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 04:35 pm
New funding will support restoration of the Buffalo River and put it on track to be removed from the list of Great Lakes "toxic hotspots" by 2019, the Great Lakes Commission announced in Buffalo, site of its annual meeting. Nearly $4.7 million will go to restoring degraded shoreline and create natural habitat at seven sites along the river.
Anticipation rises as Niagara Hospice event draws near
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice will hold the 24th annual "Cocktails and CA$H" beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Co. (Chestnut Ridge Road in Gasport).
"Illumination!" is the theme of the Castellani Art Museum's 12th annual gala
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 07:00 am
The annual event, which features silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner, is the museum's major fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting art education programs for people of all ages.
Tin Pan Alley celebrates 20 years as Lewiston's hometown hangout
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 11:10 am
It's been more than 20 years since "Cheers" went off the air, but people still want a place "where everybody knows your name."

In Lewiston, that location is Tin Pan Alley.

Cornerstone CFCU supports WNY Alzheimer's Association with 'Casual Fridays'
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 11:00 am
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union staff members made donations this summer in an effort to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer's Association of Western New York.
Town of Lewiston: Fire companies vent over tower
Sat, Sep 27th 2014 10:00 am
"We've put (addressing) bad communications off for six months or more."

So summarized Greg Sitek of the Upper Mountain Fire Co. to the continuing problem of a stop work order now impacting completion of a recently constructed 219-foot radio tower behind the Upper Mountain firehall.

Bishop Chappetto, Carney, Quarantello and 3 NU employees honored during convocation
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 07:55 pm
Six individuals were honored during Niagara University's annual Vincentian Heritage Convocation.

The event, which takes place during the university's celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of university employees, alumni and community leaders.

Fall foliage: Chilly nights in Northeast set stage for striking display
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 11:25 am
AccuWeather reports, with the start of fall this week, lows across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast have plummeted into the 30s and 40s at times, providing a sufficient cold blast to encourage the emergence of vibrant colors in autumn leaves.
Niagara University named to Victory Media's 2015 'Military Friendly Schools' list
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 12:50 pm
Niagara University has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.
Mighty Niagara winners
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 11:50 am
Former Youngstown resident Matthew Glynn was the overall winner with a time of 1.17.06. The first female runner, Mindie Sawtelle, of Indiana, Pennsylvania, was fourth overall with a time of 1.21.10.
Carl Paladino speaks to Lew-Port students, comments on Center Street property
Sat, Sep 20th 2014 07:00 am
Carl Paladino was the keynote speaker Thursday at the Lew-Port Academy of International Business & Finance "Blender" inside the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Niagara University unveils 'Niagara Global Tourism Institute'
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
A Niagara University-led initiative to transform the regional tourism industry is officially underway. A grand opening of the Niagara Global Tourism Institute was held in the institute's headquarters, which are housed in the historic Power City Building in the heart of the downtown tourism district in Niagara Falls.
First Niagara, Buffalo Riverkeeper present 'Young Environmental Leaders Program' for students
Thu, Sep 18th 2014 10:40 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, in conjunction with Buffalo Public Schools, announce the culmination of the 2014 "Young Environmental Leaders Program."
Tom Golisano gifts $3.5 million to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for new center for community health for people with special needs
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received a $3.5 million gift, the largest in its history, from businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano to support construction of an innovative new Golisano Center for Community Health.
Higgins, UB announce $1.2 million grant to help high schools prepare students for careers in genetics, genomics
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 04:40 pm
Students from groups that are underrepresented in science and technology fields can become proficient in genomics and genetics, thanks to a five-year, $1.2 million grant to the University at Buffalo from the National Institutes of Health, said Rep. Brian Higgins, who announced the grant at UB's South Campus.
LCA sponsors 'Earth Voices of the Great Spirit' in conjunction with Lewiston Harvest Festival
Tue, Sep 16th 2014 07:00 am
Join the Lewiston Council on the Arts for a celebration of traditional and contemporary Native American culture expressed through music, drumming, arts, children's activities, demonstrations and storytelling.
CiCi's garden unveiled
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 04:55 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club held a dedication ceremony for a garden honoring the late CiCi Soluri, wife of former Mayor Richard Soluri. The garden is located in front of Mangia Café and Bakery, at the corner of Center and South Sixth streets.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosts 'CardioCraze'
Mon, Sep 15th 2014 01:10 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held its fifth annual "CardioCraze" wellness walk through Artpark and the Village of Lewiston.
Sandy Hays Mies steps down from Jazz Festival leadership
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:50 am
Carol Calato, board chairwoman of the Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc., has reported Sandy Hays Mies stepped down as executive director of the organization.
Pink for breast cancer
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:10 am
United Materials presented its pink concrete truck for breast cancer awareness at its company headquarters on Forest Parkway in Wheatfield Sept. 4. The truck also was part of the Niagara County Peach Festival Parade last weekend.
Welcome to Lewiston, Ever After
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 04:30 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for Angel to Apple Clothing & Shoe Boutique owner Jamie Symmonds, who recently opened Ever After Consignment Boutique at 402 Center St. (Grandpaws Pet Emporium Plaza).
Plentiful Partnership of Niagara's 'Glean Team' strikes again
Thu, Sep 11th 2014 07:05 pm
Conditions were ideal for Plentiful Partnership of Niagara, a program of Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara, to field glean at Tom Tower's Farm. Fifty-five bushels of tomatoes (2,750 pounds) were gleaned (picked) by 21 "Glean Team" volunteers and distributed by Plentiful Partnership of Niagara to area food pantries and soup kitchens.
Memorial Medical Center announces Premier 2015 co-chairs
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 07:00 am
Christin and Dr. Venkat Kolli and Gary and Francine Hall have been named co-chairs of the 2015 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Town of Lewiston: Garfinkel tops Cecconi in clerk's race
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 10:25 pm
Acting Town of Lewiston Clerk Donna Garfinkel defeated challenger Regina Cecconi in Tuesday's Republican Party primary election. Garfinkel was the top vote-getter at all five polling places en route to a 435-275 victory.
Pegulas to purchase Bills
Tue, Sep 9th 2014 03:05 pm
Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula are set to become the next owners of the Buffalo Bills.
Lewiston Police Department: You have questions. We have answers.
Sat, Sep 6th 2014 12:35 am
Though the Town of Lewiston Council rejected his request for a permissive referendum on the future of the Lewiston Police Department, village resident Ron Craft is intent on bringing the issue to the masses for a vote.
'Niagara Plunge' immerses freshmen in service learning
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:30 pm
Not in freezing water, as was the case when more than 300 new NU students completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge" last weekend, but rather in the service-based mission that defines the Catholic and Vincentian institution.
On display in Youngstown
Thu, Sep 4th 2014 06:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce donated a brochure rack to the Youngstown Business & Professional Association to display community information and membership packets in the community. The brochure rack is mounted to wall of the entranceway at Anchor Spirits.
Peach Queen contestants visit Favorite's Pizza
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:35 pm
After their interviews with judges on Wednesday night at The Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q., the Peach Queen contestants ventured over to Favorite's Pizza, which donated a tray of pizza to each of them, as well as these awesome "I Love Pizza" shirts, and a slice.
Meet 'People of Cold Springs Cemetery' with Niagara History Center re-enactors
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Enjoy a stroll through the past with "The People of Cold Springs Cemetery," Sunday, Sept. 7, at 1 p.m. The Niagara History Center's "Step Back in Time Players" will take participants back to the 19th century to visit with famous Lockportians of days gone by, now residing in Cold Springs Cemetery.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual gala
Wed, Sep 3rd 2014 11:30 pm
Five new distinguished student scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

This award is the most prestigious scholarship offered by the NCCC Foundation to incoming freshman.

Sadie and Sally, Heart of Niagara's beagle sisters, 'pay it forward'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
Heart of Niagara rescues Sadie and Sally, beagle sisters, have brought a whole new meaning to the phrase "pay it forward." They recently returned home to Western New York from a 2,400-mile four-day journey, where they visited the very place from where they were rescued last year, to help bring more of their furry friends home to the safety of this area.
Niagara University president completes 'ALS Ice Bucket Challenge'
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, completed the "ALS Ice Bucket Challenge," along with a couple hundred NU students, at Niagara Field.
Buffalo Zoo polar bear Luna recovering after fall
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:05 pm
Luna the polar bear is recovering at the Buffalo Zoo after falling into a moat over the weekend. The polar bear fell into the exhibit's protective moat Saturday afternoon.
Pitching in to keep it clean
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:00 pm
Joe Azbell retired as assistant director from Niagara Cerebral Palsy in 1999. But for the past two summers, he and his wife, Carol, have spent a couple of hours each week on their hands and knees pulling weeds in the agency's Children's Memorial Garden at 9812 Lockport Road.
'Winds, Waves & Wines': Aquarium of Niagara toasts summer's end
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara announces "Winds, Waves & Wines 15" will toast summer's end on Thursday, Sept. 11. M&T Bank will once again serve as grand marque sponsor for this annual event, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Conference and Event Center Niagara Falls.
Village of Lewiston reconsidering acquisition of Frontier House
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 11:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano's Frontier House citizens committee met this week and is working on a plan to save the historic Center Street building.

He called the private meeting "informative," and said, "I think we're making some progress."

'Frozen' fun at Artpark
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 07:00 am
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club presented Artpark's seventh annual Free Family Movie Night Monday. Disney's "Frozen" was presented to hundreds of families at the outdoor amphitheater. "Frozen" movie friends Olaf, Elsa and Anna were on hand to greet the children. The Peach Queen contestants also made a special appearance at the event.
 


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