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Take a break from Cabin Fever at Old Fort Niagara's 'Winter Woods Battle'
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 12:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to take a break from cabin fever and head to the fort for a full day of winter fun and living history on Saturday, Feb. 17, when staff, volunteers and re-enactors present the "Winter Woods Battle."
It Happened to Alexa Foundation announces relocation to Buffalo
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
As new restaurants open and development awaits at Center and North Eighth streets, word comes that a long-time face has opted to relocate out of the Village of Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston updated on Fairchild development
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Orchard Park developer James Jerge met with the Village of Lewiston special projects team on Wednesday. Alongside his architect and engineer, Jerge offered an update to his residential redevelopment project at 765 Fairchild Place - site of the former Fairchild Manor nursing home.
Spice Harbor celebrates 1st anniversary
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Cookie mix, snack mix, soup mix, spice mix, cake mix - yeah, Spice Harbor has it all. And, best of all? While the product is high-quality, the prices are dirt-cheap.
Rocking, pin-dropping to benefit Lew-Port students
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
A fundraiser to benefit the Lewiston-Porter High School Summer of '69 Music Scholarship will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. The event will feature a performance by the Summer of '69 All-Star Band with special performances by Lewiston-Porter High School students.
Caitlin Fager joins Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly has announced a new addition to her staff. Caitlin Fager started on Monday as the event and membership manager. She replaces Christina Crane, who took another position in late 2017.
Lewiston-Porter alums bring new art, new ideas to new atrium
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
"With the renovation, the capital improvement project that happened with the school, the art rooms, the whole fine arts wing got significant renovations, and this beautiful atrium was added on," said art teacher Brett Coppins, Class of 1992. "Once that happened, it got us to thinking about how can we bring it to the next level. We really wanted to rename this section of the school the 'Center for the Arts.' "
'Taste and Paint' birds in Appleton
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 06:10 pm
The next "Taste and Paint" workshop will be held at The Winery at Marjim Manor at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. For $45, participants receive all the materials, refreshments and a glass of wine (for those over 21).
Niagara River Region Chamber awards dinner slated for April 19
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 03:55 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor nine recipients from the northern Niagara area at its annual gala and awards dinner, Thursday, April 19, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston. There, the chamber board of directors will present its 2018 Business and Citizen of the Year awards for the Lewiston, Youngstown, Ransomville and Sanborn communities.
Community Missions holding 21st annual Sweetheart Dinner
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 02:45 pm
On Friday, Feb. 9, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier will host its 21st annual Sweetheart Dinner at Sheraton at the Falls, 300 Third St., Niagara Falls. Cocktail hour and basket viewing begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. There will be a basket/silent auction, raffles and live music.
Baby shows heart
Thu, Feb 1st 2018 08:30 pm
Baby Grant Baxter was the first baby born at Mount St. Mary's Hospital as part of the American Heart Association's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" initiative to raise awareness of heart disease. (#littlehatsbighearts)
Volunteers from Western Niagara County gather in Niagara Falls for dinner, workshop to help launch 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities
Thu, Feb 1st 2018 08:25 pm
About 50 parish volunteers, clergy, lay leaders and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop following dinner Wednesday to help kick off the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities in western Niagara County.
Lewiston-Porter: Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty lends voice to 'One District, One Book'
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 09:10 am
A group of about 80 Lewiston-Porter elementary students received a special surprise Tuesday morning when reigning Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty visited to read the second chapter of "The Mouse and the Motorcycle."
Super Bowl weekend DWI crackdown
Tue, Jan 30th 2018 03:50 pm
Sheriff James R. Voutour announces Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort this weekend.
Ransomville Library Friends used book sale
Tue, Jan 30th 2018 07:00 am
Friends of the Ransomville Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 (with a bag sale from 3-4 p.m.). The event includes used books, videos, CDs, DVDs, and free refreshments.
NFP's 'Best Fish Fry' contest now underway
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 01:00 pm
Fish fry season has begun again - and we want to know where to eat!
Mount St. Mary's celebrates heart month in February
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 12:45 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will celebrate Heart Month in February with its annual lipid panel screening on Sunday, Feb. 11, and continuing with a series of events throughout the month.
Primus & Mastodon added to 'Coors Light Concerts' at Artpark
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 12:25 pm
Bay-area alt-rock outfit Primus and Atlanta metal act Mastodon will kick of the 2018 season of "Coors Light Concerts at Artpark" on Wednesday, May 23, in the Outdoor Amphitheater. The concert is presented by Funtime and will feature support act All Them Witches.
Lew-Port 'Jingle Jog' raises $1,100 for Niagara Hospice
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 11:00 am
Lewiston Porter students jogged their way to a generous donation for Niagara Hospice. The students each paid $1 to participate in the "Jingle Jog," held Dec. 22 in both the Primary Education Center and Intermediate Education Center.
In the Loop: Celebrating winter, 'One District, One Book' winner announced
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 07:05 am
As January comes to an end, we are now halfway through the school year. This past week was full of midterm and Regents exams, and the second marking period closed at the high school and middle school.
Improved safety at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 07:00 am
Representatives from the Old Fort Niagara Association, Youngstown Volunteer Fire Department, New York State Assembly, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, and the Niagara County Legislature dedicated a new fire trailer at Old Fort Niagara on Thursday. Officials gathered in the parking lot near the fort's Visitor Center to announce the completion of the project, which has been underway for several years.
Town of Lewiston: Glasgow faults board for failing to name appointments
Sat, Jan 27th 2018 07:00 am
It opened with remarks by resident Paulette Glasgow, a familiar face at past meetings who returned to this session following illness. Glasgow, a member of the Lewiston Taxpayers Accountability and Action Alliance, raised the issue of transparency as she proceeded to criticize the Town Board's lack of naming, but summarily approving a large number of town appointments, at its reorganization meeting earlier this month.
Niagara County Sheriff Voutour elected to NYS Sheriffs' Association executive committee
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 11:35 pm
The New York State Sheriffs' Association elected its officers at the 84th annual winter training conference this week at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.
Lewiston Police Department stages active shooter drill at Lew-Port
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 11:00 pm
On Friday morning, the Lewiston Police Department led a joint active shooter drill on the Lewiston-Porter campus. The LPD teamed with Niagara County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Border Patrol and New York State Police, in conjunction with local fire and EMS companies. Access to the schools was restricted during the duration of the event.
Griffon a go: Lewiston's new restaurant opens
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 10:50 pm
The much-anticipated Griffon House staged a series of soft openings last weekend leading to a grand opening of Lewiston's newest restaurant on Monday.
Lewiston dancers collect for Heart, Love & Soul
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 10:50 pm
Students and teachers from the Lewiston Dance Center recently took part in a food drive for the Heart, Love & Soul Community Kitchen. Studio owners Rachel Novelli and Kathy Abbondanza decided to try boosting donations by getting the dance instructors involved. The result was a dance contest between the instructors. The class with the most donations would win a $50 gift card.
'What Must Be Done': Niagara University announces strategic plan details
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 05:10 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the Catholic and Vincentian university, presented details of "What Must Be Done" during a community meeting held Thursday afternoon.
Lewiston Community Lions host 'Strides' Diabetes Awareness & 5K Run/Walk
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 03:00 pm
On Sunday, April 29, members of the Lewiston Community Lions Club, along with their friends and families, will run and walk in the "Strides" Diabetes Awareness and 5K Run/Walk.
'Holiday Heroes' work to save lives through blood donations
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 07:00 am
More than 45 local firefighters and police officers are joining in Unyts' "Holiday Heroes" campaign, helping to save lives during the most critical time of year for blood donations.
Stella Niagara to host open house
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 07:00 am
Stella Niagara Education Park will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31. Prospective parents are invited to come and see the advantages of a Stella Niagara education. Parents and prospective students will be able to see classes in session and tour the school facilities.
Niagara County officials recognize Mt. St. Mary's Hospital
Wed, Jan 24th 2018 05:25 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton awarded a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace Certificate of Designation to Mount St. Mary's Hospital with Planning and Emergency Preparedness Director and certified lactation counselor Elise Pignatora on Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Jastrzemski sees progress on pistol permits, as State Police vow no confiscation
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 05:50 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski said the outcome of a meeting between State Police and the New York State Association of County Clerks held earlier today left him optimistic that gun owners' rights will be protected despite a looming deadline for pistol permit recertification under Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's controversial SAFE Act gun control law.
Catholic Health offers dinner program on less-invasive approach to hip replacement surgery
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 04:35 pm
Reservations are still being accepted for a special informational dinner program, "A Different Angle on Hip Surgery: Anterior Hip Replacement."
Joan Elizabeth Seamans running against Collins for 27th District
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 04:30 pm
Joan Elizabeth Seamans says she is a strong, compassionate woman who is ready to bring back decency and be a voice for the people of NY Congressional District 27.
Hospice volunteers gear up for spring bouquet sale
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
Staff and volunteers from Niagara Hospice are gearing up for the 2018 spring bouquet sale. The event will run from March 5-11 with pre-sale bouquets ordered throughout the month of February.
Rose Chiropractic readies for 28th annual 'Doctors with a Heart Day'
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:10 pm
From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 10, Dr. Glenda R. Rose and Dr. Thomas G. Barba of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston will sponsoring the 28th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" for their patients. Nonperishable food items will be collected to benefit the Niagara Community Action Program (NiaCAP) food pantry in exchange for chiropractic services.
Niagara Small Business Development Center to host free entrepreneurial workshop
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 09:55 am
The Niagara Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with Niagara County Community College, is hosting a free workshop called "Start-Up Café" on Saturday, Jan. 27.
Helping seniors in Youngstown
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Town of Porter Supervisor Duffy Johnston recently presented a $15,000 check to Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds to assist with upkeep of the senior van. The Village of Youngstown and Town of Porter share the van, which takes area seniors to doctor and hospital appointments.
Lew-Port Class of 1958 recognized
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1958 has distinguished itself among alumni in myriad ways. As individuals, they are a uniquely accomplished, both personally and professionally. As a class, dedication and generosity is unparalleled.
Cub Scout Pack 855 focused on recycling
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 07:00 am
Reduce, reuse, recycle is a common mantra for environmentally minded people. Lewiston's Cub Scout Pack 855 recently learned it will conserve resources, protect the environment and save money if Scouts can make the mantra a habit.