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Town of Lewiston: 2018 budget discussions underway
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston began the review process on its tentative $17.287 million spending plan Thursday, in discussions with Supervisor Steve Broderick, Town Board members, Finance/Budget Director Martha Blazick and town department heads.
A new (Peach) Queen reigns over Lewiston
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Jamie Hagerty, an 18-year-old Niagara University student majoring in psychology, won the Niagara County Peach Queen scholarship pageant last month. She also competed for Peach Queen in 2016, placing third. Jamie evolved as a contestant this year in her stage presence and ability to answer questions under pressure.
Serving the community: Lewiston fire crews stage quick response in village
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston fire crews are credited with staging a quick response to a structure fire in the village late last month. The Sept. 29 call on the 400 block of Plain Street involved a garage structure fire, fully engulfed in a historical section on the village's west side - an area of well-maintained residences, the nearby Lewiston Historical Museum and numerous businesses around the block on the Center Street strip.
Niagara University team wins $500,000 at 43North business competition
Fri, Oct 6th 2017 07:00 pm
A tech startup that features four Niagara University students and alumni among its employees was awarded $500,000 during Thursday night's 43North business plan competition.
Lewiston Lions host It Happened to Alexa exec. director
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 06:50 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions hosted Kate Fowler, executive director of It Happened to Alexa organization.
St. Francis Guild's 37th annual Pink Elephant Luncheon & Auction set for Saturday, Oct. 21
Wed, Oct 4th 2017 02:40 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital will hold its 37th annual Pink Elephant Luncheon and Auction on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Play ball: Niagara University bringing baseball back to Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 05:40 pm
The Niagara Power collegiate baseball team entertained kids, families and fans at Sal Maglie Stadium from 2007 to 2015. After two whole summers removed from the New York Collegiate Baseball League, the Power have come back home to Niagara Falls. On Monday afternoon, representatives from Niagara University and the Niagara Power came together to announce the return of the Power.
LPYF 'Family Fun Night' benefits youth, seniors
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:30 am
Modern Corporation and Lewiston Porter Youth Football joined forces recently to give back to the community. In the photo, Robert Trunzo of Modern Corporation presents Lewiston Porter Youth Football President Mark Nicoletti with a donation to put toward the purchase of equipment to protect the children.
Barker Lions holding annual cheese sale
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:25 am
The Barker Lions Club is holding its annual cheese sale. Partnering with Kutter Cheese, various cheese blocks, cheese balls, cheese spreads and meats will be available.
Niagara County Community College announces scholarship gala co-chairs
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:25 am
Niagara County Community College Foundation board members Jimmy Cancemi (Class of 1968) Geri Sdao and Ron Winkley ('78) have been named the honorary co-chairs of the 27th annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala.
'A flavor of Youngstown': Arts and Music Festival returns to village
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:05 am
The annual Youngstown Arts and Music Festival returns for a fourth year from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, in Falkner Park.
Town of Lewiston budget to be presented Monday
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 07:00 am
The Lewiston Town Board will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, for presentation of the town's tentative $17,287,894 budget for 2018.
Mighty Niagara Half Marathon has first female overall winner
Fri, Sep 29th 2017 08:35 am
With a finish time of one hour and 14 minutes, Allie Kieffer of Williamsville is not only mighty, she became the first ever female overall winner of The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 16. The half-marathon, held in conjunction with the Hospice Dash 5K, brought in runners from around the country and the world with athletes coming from as far away as Mexico and Australia.
Lewiston Lions kicks off new season with Tuscarora School donation
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 05:00 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions kicked off its 2017-18 new membership season by presenting the Tuscarora Indian School with a donation of backpacks and school supplies for students.
Once again, Lewiston Town Board tables Rubino PUD concept plan
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 03:15 pm
Citing the need for more information, the Lewiston Town Board unanimously moved to table its vote Monday on the concept plan for the Rubino brothers' 107 parcel planned unit development eyed for 80.2 acres east of Bronson Drive.
'Invest in a Vest': Safety equipment arrives for Lewiston police officers
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 06:40 pm
The Lewiston Police Department announced Monday it is in receipt of 24 new tactical ballistic vests. Each vest contains a metal plate, weighs close to 30 pounds, and is rated level IV, which is the highest level of protective gear.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital conducts diabetes education classes in October
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 11:55 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital will host its diabetes education program, titled "Taking Charge of Your Diabetes" 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 16, 17 and 20.
Lewiston: Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising event returns to Artpark
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 12:35 pm
More than 800 people of all ages, backgrounds and areas are expected to take part in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in Lewiston on Saturday, Oct. 14. They will be drawn together by one common bond: In some way, they have all been touched by the heartbreak of Alzheimer's disease.
Historical Association of Lewiston welcomes new curator
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
At a recent meeting, the board of directors of the Historical Association of Lewiston welcomed Francis Carey as the new curator of HAL and its museum. Carey replaces Pam Hauth, who recently retired from the position after serving for many years.
Community invited to participate in 'Breast Fest' fundraiser
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
Shawn's Gate Art Studio in Lewiston is hosting a fundraising event to raise breast cancer awareness, titled "Breast Fest," and the Buffalo-Niagara community is invited to participate.
Owner's dream comes true at Chantilly Rose
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
In her high school years, Michele McCarthy had a dream to open a store on Center Street in Lewiston.
Village of Lewiston making progress on LWRP
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 10:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston is one step closer to an updated local waterfront revitalization program after the Board of Trustees voted Monday to issue a negative declaration on the State Environmental Quality Review related to the LWRP. The board's stated goal is to include more of the village in the program, so as to have the municipality qualify for New York State Department of State grants.
Cal's Grinders opens in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:30 pm
Lewiston sub shop Cal's Grinders is opening this weekend as part of the Harvest Festival. The eatery will be located in the former Melloni's Meats, Catering and Deli on Center Street.
American Legion commander to be honored in Sanborn
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 02:20 pm
Denise H. Rohan, the first woman elected to the post of national commander of The American Legion, will be honored by the Western New York 8th District of The American Legion at a banquet held at The American Legion Wheatfield Post 1451, 6525 Ward Road, Sanborn. The banquet will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.
A 'STREAM' of learning opportunities at St. Peter R.C. School
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:25 pm
St. Peter R.C. School has been formally accepted into Cohort 4 of the Buffalo Diocese STREAM initiative. "STREAM" is an integrated approach to education that brings science, technology, religion, engineering the arts and mathematics to all students in all grades. The goal is to better prepare students for successful careers in the 21st century workforce.
Lew-Port soccer game set for alums
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 07:00 am
The 28th annual Lewiston Porter/Niagara Pioneer alumni soccer game will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on the Lewiston-Porter Central School District campus on Creek Road in Lewiston. All males and females who are graduates of Lewiston-Porter or the Niagara Pioneer soccer program are eligible to participate.
Beginning of fall ... or beginning of summer?
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 10:45 am
Though Friday marks the official start of fall, Western New York residents can expect unseasonably warm temperatures for the rest of the month. The Weather Channel predicts high 70s and low 80s for the next seven days, followed by a mix of 70s and 60s the following week.
OFN seeks volunteers
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown is seeking individuals who would be interested in helping out with uniform production and repair on a volunteer basis. OFN would like these volunteers to commit, at minimum, to one day per month. These individuals would take direction from Suzannah Emerson, and need the following skills.
History Walk at Stella Niagara Preserve
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 05:25 pm
On Thursday, Sept. 21, the Western New York Land Conservancy will host a special history walk at the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston. The hike will take place at 5:30 p.m. and will be led by Karen Noonan, a member of the Town of Porter Historical Society and the Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee. Noonan is also the co-author of "From the Mouth of the Lower Niagara River: Stories of Four Historic Communities."
Cask & Cow debuts in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 11:30 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday to mark the official grand-opening of Cask & Cow at 840 Center St., Lewiston. Local business and elected leaders joined owners Jack Hornung and Joe Garfalo to christen the eatery.
Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show expanding in 2017
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 07:00 am
The 34th annual Lewiston Harvest Festival and Craft Show will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23-24. This year, there's a big change to the festival: Center Street will be closed from Fourth to Seventh streets. Vendors will be set up in the street to ease congestion for attendees and allow more room throughout the festival, leaving areas in front of retail storefronts open for customers.
'After the Sun Fell': Feature film made in Lewiston to get special BIFF screening
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 10:00 am
"The Morning Sun" will rise once again in Western New York.
Lewiston Garden Club celebrates 90 years with country club soiree
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 09:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club concluded celebrations for its 90th anniversary with a party Tuesday night at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
Power Authority: New additions, crowd favorites at 2017 Wildlife Festival
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
Wildlife and science shows, a glimpse of Tuscarora culture and a variety of kid-friendly conservation activities will top the New York Power Authority's 32nd annual Wildlife Festival on Sept. 23-24 at the Niagara Power Vista visitor center in Lewiston.
Elia Jr., Greenes to be honored at Mount St. Mary Hospital Foundation's 18th annual Good Works Gala
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 07:00 am
Alan R. Elia, Jr. of Sevenson Environmental and Carol and Dr. John D. Greene of Lewiston will be honored at the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation's 18th annual Good Works Gala, titled "Calling All Superheroes." The sold-out, creative-black-tie event will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston.
Rivershore Foundation annual dinner to benefit people living with disabilities
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:30 pm
The Rivershore Foundation's eighth annual dinner will take place from 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston. The event includes a cocktail reception, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, awards ceremony, silent auction and basket raffle.
YBPA meets, talks music & arts fest
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:30 pm
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association's fall meeting took place Tuesday at the Youngstown Yacht Club (a member business).
Mount St. Mary's announces appointments
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced the following appointments:
VIDEO: Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives $825,000 grant to expand Clearview
Tue, Sep 12th 2017 05:30 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to announce it is the recipient of an $825,200 grant from the New York State Health Care Facility Transformation Program. Funding will support the expansion of the hospital's Clearview treatment services, a confidential, inpatient rehabilitation program dedicated to the holistic care of people whose lives have been affected by drugs and/or alcohol.
Town of Lewiston takes no action on Rubino brothers PUD concept plan
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 11:10 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick wasted no time Monday in telling a standing-room-only crowd inside Town Hall the Town Council would not vote on John and Joe Rubino's planned unit/urban development concept for Upper Mountain Road. Instead, "I want to listen to what everybody has to say ... and take it in," he said prior to the work session.