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Getting down to business: YBPA recognizes members, plans for the future
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:00 am
It was an appreciation for the past and present, and optimism for the future, as the Youngstown Business and Professional Association got "down to business" with its annual membership meeting, held Tuesday at the Mug and Musket Tavern.
NU Theatre presents annual Short Play Festival
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 11:25 am
Comedies, dramas and everything in-between will be offered from Jan. 20-28 when Niagara University presents its annual Short Play Festival. It's a smorgasbord of 10-minute, student-directed plays.
Morinello takes office in Albany
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, took his oath of office on Tuesday and was sworn-in as a member of the New York State Legislature.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink deemed a 'huge success'; LPD offers proclamations
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston closed down 2016 with routine approvals to its final audit, recognizing the efforts of area law enforcement, and receiving some very favorable news on the Lewiston Family Ice Rink.
Lewiston Redemption coming soon
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Bill and Tina Schiavitti have teamed with Greg Robertson of Greg's Pools to launch Lewiston Redemption. The bottle and can exchange site is set to debut in the spring of 2017 at 820 Seneca St., Lewiston, right next to Greg's Pools.
Color Me Christmas
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
DiMino Tops Lewiston once again sponsored the Christmas Coloring Contest, wherein children decorated a holiday scene published inside the Sentinel. Entries were displayed inside the village supermarket, where winners were announced last weekend.
Mount St. Mary's donations
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 08:15 pm
Mount Mary's Hospital is fortunate to have several groups with dozens of community volunteers working year-round to raise funds for the hospital.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board receives update on 65 Center St.
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 08:00 pm
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours proprietor John Kinney provided the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission with an update, Monday, on his property at 65 Center St.
Old Fort Niagara & Niagara University partner to make historic clothing
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 03:05 pm
The Old Fort Niagara Association and Niagara University have partnered on a creative project to produce 18th century men's waistcoats, which theater department students are sewing and donating to the fort's fife and drum corps.
Barker Lions induct one, and recognize other long-time members
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:30 am
The Barker Lions Club recently held its annual holiday party in place of a regular meeting. At that time, 30 members and partners in service gathered to celebrate the holiday together.
Lew-Port instructor recognized
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter special education instructor Ashli Dreher (third from left) was honored this week with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2016 Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival announces new officers, music & jazz coordinators for 2017
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 01:40 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival will ring in its 16th year with new leadership at the helm: Former Artpark & Company President George Osborne has been appointed chairman of the executive board.
Lewiston approves dedication of Wolf Run
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Board moved on approving a number of procedural items en route to dedication of the Wolf Run roadway in the French Landing subdivision at its Monday session. But not before a few questions arose.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink taking shape
Sat, Nov 26th 2016 07:00 am
Overcoming budget problems, the Lewiston Family Ice Rink is now a go and starting to come together at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Lewiston Choraleers kick off holiday music series with Lewiston Christmas Walk performance
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will kick off its popular holiday concert series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston. The performance will be part of the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Celebrating veterans
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:25 pm
Holy Name Society marks 100th anniversary
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 04:10 pm
Richard Wood, left center, holds a citation congratulating the Holy Name Society of St. Peter Church in Lewiston on the 100th anniversary of its formation at the parish in 1916. Wood, who joined the Holy Name Society in 1950, has been a member of St. Peter's parish since 1955.
Ransomville: Festival of Wreaths to feature new happenings
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
The annual Ransomville Festival of Wreaths is taking place all day Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 and 27, in the hamlet of Ransomville.
Photo exhibit opening & student discussion on Cuban experience coming to Niagara University
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:25 pm
Last spring, 22 Niagara University students and three faculty members engaged in an intensive field-based research course in Havana, Cuba. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Castellani Art Museum, several of the participants will share stories, reflections, photographs and research from their experience.
Village of Lewiston HPC approves Frontier House subdivision request
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 02:35 pm
A small change on paper made a big difference Monday, as the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission approved a modified request by Hastings Lewiston Inc. to subdivide the property at 460 Center St. Commissioners voted 4-0 to grant a certificate of appropriateness, and to move the concept along to the Planning Board.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award
Wed, Oct 19th 2016 02:55 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll.
Lewiston: ZBA OKs Fairchild variances
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals approved six variances for Orchard Park developer James Jerge's 765 Fairchild Place development proposal. ZBA members offered little commentary on the plan, which they've seen in various incarnations this year.
Perinatal bereavement ceremony at Mount St. Mary's
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 05:00 pm
Associates and members of the community gathered at Mount St. Mary's on Friday for a special perinatal bereavement ceremony. October is Perinatal Bereavement Month.
Town tax looms for Lewiston; board approves tax override
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston opened the door this week to the strong possibility of a town tax as it released its tentative $16.250 million budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2017.
Ortt delivers a total of $55,000 to Niagara County museums
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:45 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $55,000 in ceremonial checks to several museum organizations throughout Niagara County. He secured the funding as part of the 2016-17 state budget, in addition to funding secured last year for museums in his district.
Ellicott Development files brownfield cleanup program application for proposed plaza site
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 04:50 pm
Ellicott Development has submitted a brownfield cleanup program application and draft remedial investigation/interim remedial measures work plan to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for its Village of Lewiston property.
Annual Youngstown Arts & Music Festival returns to Youngstown Oct. 1
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 07:00 am
A relatively new event - the third annual Youngstown Arts and Music Festival - takes over Falkner Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1.
Decision day nears: Village of Lewiston targeting Oct. 17 for final 'Paladino Plaza' vote
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 10:10 pm
Trustees are tentatively looking to issue a State Environmental Quality Review Act declaration of impact on the Ellicott Development plaza plan at their work session on Monday, Oct. 3. A final project vote would follow, at the regular board meeting on Monday, Oct. 17.
'Plunge' exposes new Niagara University students to Vincentian mission
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 01:20 pm
Days before their classmates arrived on campus, 32 Niagara University freshmen dove headfirst into exploring the institution's Catholic and Vincentian identity.
A Peach Queen is named
Mon, Sep 12th 2016 08:00 am
For the second year in a row, rain threatened to mar the Peach Queen Pageant finals at the Niagara County Peach Festival. Fortunately, the final round went off as planned, with the finalists on stage at Academy Park.
Ortt delivers a total of $62,500 to Niagara County libraries
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 04:00 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $62,500 Wednesday to public libraries throughout the western portion of Niagara County.
'Blender' on the Niagara
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 11:55 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce teamed with Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and Niagara Sunset Cruises for an on-the-Niagara-River business "Blender" on Thursday. More than 100 people attended in the event on the Niagara Belle.
Niagara University students offering helping hands to impoverished children in Haiti
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 10:40 am
Five Niagara University students are spending a portion of the summer in Haiti, deploying the knowledge they've ascertained during their collegiate studies to assist children in one of the world's most impoverished countries.
Promoting the Lewiston Jazz Festival
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 03:10 pm
Jon Summers from WKBW-TV Channel 7's "AM Buffalo" visited the Barton Hill Hotel & Spa in Lewiston Wednesday to film segments about the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival. The TV segments will air this Friday and next Wednesday.
2016 Lewiston Art Festival winners announced; Grand Island High School wins Chalk Walk
Sat, Aug 13th 2016 08:45 pm
Winners of the 2016 Lewiston Art Festival were announced Saturday night by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Youngstown approves 'multiple bus ban' against NJA
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 07:00 pm
Tensions in Youngstown came to a head Thursday as the Village Board of Trustees held a public hearing en route to a vote on the Water Street multiple bus ban, a measure aimed at managing the volume of bus traffic on the one-lane Water Street strip bordering the lower river.
'Greening' of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 01:45 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts Executive Director Irene Rykaszewski and Artistic Director Eva Nicklas, alongside Modern Corp. Sales Manager Joe Hickman, recently met with 2nd District Legislator Rebecca Wydysh and the Niagara County Legislature to express thanks for the governing body's support - and to share information about the "Greening" efforts during the 50th Lewiston Art Festival.
Fun in Youngstown: Community picnic, OFN re-enactments, Mermaid Festival set for August
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 07:00 am
Seems there's always something going on in Youngstown, especially when the warmer weather of summer hits.
Battle of La Belle Famille marker dedicated in Youngstown
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Through the efforts of the Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee, Town of Porter Historical Society, Niagara County Historian Catherine Emerson, and Old Fort Niagara, a new historic marker was dedicated July 24 at the intersection of Main, Water and Lockport streets in Youngstown.
Public comment sought on design report, environmental assessment for Robert Moses Parkway removal project
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 04:00 pm
The New York Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation has announced a hearing will be held to seek final public comment on a Design Report/Environmental Assessment (DR/EA) for the Robert Moses Parkway removal project.