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Christina Crane is new Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce sales and marketing manager
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:35 am
Christina Crane made a name for herself locally as she helped launch successful promotional campaigns for the Lewiston Stone House and the Lewiston Event Center. Now, she's looking to shine a spotlight on more of the area's businesses and attractions.
Winner & new champion: Readers vote Linda's Catering Company 'Best Fish Fry'
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:00 am
Linda's Catering Company won Niagara Frontier Publication's fifth annual "Best Fish Fry" contest, ending The Beach House's three-year reign. Chef Linda Brown, serving out of Elks Lodge No. 346 (next to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA), received 19.9 percent of the 316 reader votes to take the title.
Chamber Gala: Ron Winkley is Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced the Town of Lewiston supervisor and council chose Ron Winkley as the 2016 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
Planning underway for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
One neat event in coming months is the Great Contraption Race, a great on-river happening with the proceeds going to benefit the programs of the Lewiston-based It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Viva San Giuseppe at Casa Antica
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
Casa Antica held its annual St. Joseph Day table Sunday in the Village of Lewiston. As usual, diners in the crowded restaurant had their fill of different pizzas and breads, as well as seafood, pasta and numerous desserts.
Alexa Foundation names Lahrache exec. director
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
The board of directors of the Lewiston-based It Happened to Alexa Foundation has announced the recent appointment of Sandra Lahrache to the position of acting executive director.
Village of Lewiston OKs new entryway for St. Peter's
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 10:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston approved a handicap-accessible addition for St. Peter's R.C. Church and School at Monday's monthly board meeting. The renovation will take place on the west side of the building, facing North Sixth Street.
Wheatfield: Town to apply for state funds on behalf of Jacob's Ladder
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 10:00 am
The Wheatfield Town Board voted Monday to apply for $100,000 in state funds on behalf of Jacob's Ladder, an exercise equipment manufacturing company that is moving from North Tonawanda's Wurlitzer building to the vacant, former Motorad building at 6292 Walmore Road in the Town of Wheatfield.
'#bFair2DirectCare' campaign comes to Niagara County
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 12:50 pm
On March 18, members of local agencies, direct care professionals and people with developmental disabilities came from across Niagara County to Empower Children's Academy in the Town of Niagara in effort to make their voices heard in Albany as fiscal year 2016-17 state budget negotiations come to a conclusion.
'The Voice': Adam calls Alisan Porter 'the Jordan Smith of this season' following 'Battle Round' win
Thu, Mar 24th 2016 08:05 am
At the conclusion of Monday's episode of "The Voice," coach Adam Levine said Alisan Porter is "the Jordan Smith of this season." He likened the former actor and "Curly Sue" star to the season nine champion, whose high notes made him the frontrunner from his blind audition through the finale.
Geoffrey Zakarian, Lewiston's favorite celebrity chef, dishes on success, new show
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 08:10 am
When interviewing celebrities, many times one has to say, "I'm from Niagara Falls," or "I'm from Buffalo," because, despite Lewiston's rising status nationwide, some people still aren't familiar with the village. Geoffrey Zakarian is not one of those people.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year Award winners announced
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:05 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced six individuals, organizations and businesses are the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.
Town of Lewiston Board addresses River Walk drainage
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board heard a plan and gave its approval Monday to address drainage concerns in the northwestern part of the town near the wastewater treatment plant and the River Walk subdivision.
Chamber Gala: Timothy Henderson is Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
Timothy Henderson has been chosen by Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano and the Board of Trustees as the 2016 Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
DECA students honored at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
Nine Grand Island High School students were honored at Monday's Grand Island Board of Education meeting for earning one of the highest awards for DECA seniors.
Grand Island: Drug overdoses on the rise
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
A heroin overdose Wednesday evening brought to four the number of such incidents so far this month the Grand Island Fire Co. has already responded to.
Grand Island Board of Education: Phase 3 of school district's capital project moving forward
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
With two phases of the $58 million capital project nearing completion, the Grand Island Central School District is embarking on another round of improvements to the district.
Mark Daul: Meet the 'Three Musketeers'
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
Last Sunday, my wife and I were passing by the Wilson State Park launch ramp, and we saw a small boat coming into the ramp. We stopped and watched. When it got closer, we could see it was all equipped with some extravagant fishing equipment, and three young men, whom we called the "Three Musketeers."
Gorges Classic returns to Niagara Falls in May
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 07:10 pm
The Gorges Classic Soccer Tournament, a men's open, with brackets for ages 30, 40 and over 50, is returning to the Niagara Falls area, Friday through Sunday, May 6-8, with games at Fort Niagara and at Lewiston-Porter High School in Youngstown.
Artpark denied Greenway funding ... for now
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 07:05 pm
The Host Communities Standing Committee could not reach consensus Wednesday on the Town of Lewiston's request for $165,000 to help fund Artpark & Company's interactive children and family festivals and programming. The New York Power Authority cast the lone "No" vote, thus making the required unanimous approval impossible.
Town of Niagara Board provides updates on landfill, park upgrades
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 06:40 pm
A resident at Tuesday's Town of Niagara board meeting expressed concerns about a strong smell coming from the Republic Services - Allied Waste Industries of Niagara Falls landfill.
'The Voice': Katie Basden is on the show ... off the show ... and on the show again (in the same episode!)
Thu, Mar 17th 2016 06:00 pm
Katie Basden had an experience on "The Voice" unlike any other competitor.
Town of Niagara: Donations dispersed to local organizations at 'Give Fashionably' ceremony
Thu, Mar 17th 2016 04:40 pm
More than 40 local charitable organizations were presented with donations at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA Wednesday during the "Give Fashionably" ceremony sponsored by the Town of Niagara and the mall.
'The Voice': Hannah Huston topples nerves to wow judges
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 05:45 pm
On Monday's episode, Hannah covered Allen Stone's "Unaware."
Island of Hope: Mothers, daughters honored at Relay For Life Kickoff
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 10:00 am
Four women, two mothers and their daughters, were honored for being both cancer survivors and caregivers at the Grand Island Relay For Life Kickoff.
Village of Lewiston: Food trucks off the menu?
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:05 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston revisited the idea of permitting food trucks to operate on municipal streets.
All hail the Polar Bear Queen!
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:05 am
An Island woman was honored Sunday at Western New York's most popular Polar Bear swim.
Support Wild Kritters of Niagara County
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
Sometime in our own lifetimes we may be in need of help -- the same holds true for our wildlife.
Chamber Gala 2016: Ray's Tavern is Youngstown Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Ray's Tavern as the recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award.
St. Patrick's Day celebrations return to Youngstown
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
St. Patrick's Day certainly serves as a "rite of spring" in these parts, seemingly more than anything else. And it gets into full force next week with celebrations throughout Buffalo-Niagara.
Grand Island: Trapping law debated
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
Before opening a public hearing on a proposed trapping law, Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray said his goal was to have a dialogue "so that we can really have a conversation. I believe the best ideas come from conversation and dialogue."
Gus Macker OK'd, registration opened
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 11:45 am
Registration for the 2016 Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament on Grand Island is now open following the Grand Island Town Board's approval of plans for the event.
Artpark announces Ray LaMontagne, Styx, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Mon, Mar 7th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark confirmed six additional concerts in its 2016 season lineup. These headlining acts will perform this summer on Artpark's outdoor stage at the award-winning "First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park" series and the popular "Coors Light Wednesdays" series. The concerts just announced will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11.
Heron Pointe starting to worry school district trustees
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 10:55 am
The Heron Pointe project under construction on Grand Island Boulevard worries Grand Island Board of Education trustees who are concerned with class sizes at Kaegebein Elementary School.
Grand Island BOE to review applications for new superintendent
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:05 am
The Grand Island Board of Education will review applications for its superintendent of schools position and conduct preliminary interviews for a new superintendent March 12.
St. Bernard: Meeting focuses on church merger option
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
A merger of St. Bernard R.C. Church in Youngstown and St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston seems to be the favored option for the future of the two parishes.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board IDs possible project variances
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston's Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board met in a work session Thursday to, as Chairman Norm Machelor said, "work out the ambiguities" related to variances for Ellicott Development's plaza proposal and James Jerge's Fairchild apartment project.
Islander's spirit inspires Love Fest for young adults facing cancer
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
Kali Korzelius lived with the mantra, "I want to bring life to the people." An event in her memory will do both that and raise money for young people with cancer.
Relay For Life: Crafting for a Cause
Sat, Mar 5th 2016 07:00 am
Visitors to the Golden Age Center at the Nike Base on Whitehaven Road can support the Grand Island Relay For Life through the center's ongoing Crafting for a Cause.
Chamber Gala 2016: Niagara County Central Rotary Club honored as Sanborn Business of the Year
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 10:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced the Niagara County Central Rotary Club is the Sanborn Business of the Year.