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New York State Homes and Community Renewal announces final call for documents for existing applicants who applied to Lake Ontario homeowner recovery program
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 05:20 pm
New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) announced final submission deadlines for outstanding eligibility documents required to process priority homeowner applications submitted for the 2019 Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Flood Relief and Recovery Program. The request for documents applies only to homeowners who submitted applications in priority categories during the eligible application periods. New applications are not being accepted.
'Sip. Shop. Eat!' and enter to win
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:35 pm
The second annual "Sip. Shop. Eat! Lewiston Style" event takes place Saturday across the Village of Lewiston. Merchants invite readers to get out, walk around, and - if they so choose - take advantage of special deals and meals.
Aftermath awards grant to Lewiston Police Department
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:30 pm
Ken Rosa, senior manager, law enforcement relations for Aftermath, visited the Lewiston Police Department this week for presentation of the Aftermath K-9 $1,000 grant.
A look at Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:25 pm
Sara Capen works as the executive director of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. In that role, she leads a small team on tourist-related projects such as the Discover Niagara Shuttle, the Niagara Falls Underground Heritage Center and the Heritage Arts Mural Project, just to name a few.
Prepare for battle at Fort Niagara
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 04:00 pm
"Winter Woods Battle" returns to Old Fort Niagara from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15. It will feature cordwaining as a new demonstration along with its assortment of indoor and outdoor living-history activities for visitors.
Planning Committee: Lake Ontario water levels already higher than at same point last year
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:30 pm
Niagara County Emergency Services Director Jonathan Schultz told the Lake Ontario Planning Committee that current Lake Ontario water levels are already higher than at a similar period a year ago. Schultz said the current water level is 246.59 feet, about 9 inches above where they were on this date one year ago.
Lewiston: Mayor to form digital sign committee; Marasco encourages board to 'pump brakes' on replacement
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees is taking a step back from pursuing a digital sign at the corner of Center Street and Portage Road.
Village of Lewiston set to break ground on inclusive playground May 3
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 06:15 pm
The Village of Lewiston plans to break ground this spring on a $750,000 inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park. Mayor Anne Welch said a groundbreaking ceremony will take place as part of the 25th annual "Spring Fling" on Sunday, May 3.
Friends of the Lewiston Library speaker series event educates on cancer awareness
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 12:15 pm
Join the Friends of the Lewiston Library for the first presentation of the 2020 speaker series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19. The topic, in honor of Cancer Awareness Month is "Today's Approach to Breast Cancer Care" by Dr. Stephen Edge, vice president of health care outcomes and policy at Roswell Park Cancer Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Niagara County Department of Health 'remains vigilant' in protecting community from novel coronavirus
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 11:50 am
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Niagara County Department of Health to offer 5 free rabies immunization clinics in 2020
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 03:10 pm
Animal rabies continues to be a serious public health concern in Niagara County.
Voutour celebrated on last day
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
At Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour's "walk-out" on Dec. 30, 2019 - his last day as a county law enforcement officer - he walked outside to find two long lines of sheriff's deputies in formal dress uniforms wishing him well in the next phase of his life.
Artpark: Live Nation presents The Head and The Heart, 'Living Mirage Tour,' with guest Margo Price
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 10:20 am
Live Nation will present The Head and The Heart with special guest Margo Price live at the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. Indoor reserved tickets and general admission lawn tickets ($29.50-$59.50) will go on sale at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.
Lewiston No. 1, first-responders fight back multi-dwelling structure fire
Sun, Feb 2nd 2020 11:30 pm
At 10:33 p.m. Saturday, Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 was dispatched to the Woods at Blairville apartment complex in the 800 block of Oriole Lane for a reported structure fire. Crews were faced with heavy fire in two apartments upon arrival and immediately deployed to begin knocking back the flames as additional crews entered to search for anyone still inside.
River Region invited to again 'Sip. Shop. Eat!' their way through Village of Lewiston
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:05 am
The Lewiston Business Group caught lightning in a bottle last year with its first "Sip. Shop. Eat! Lewiston Style." The event debuted on a Hallmark card-like winter day and, thanks to an array of special deals at stores and restaurants, drew large crowds (and even larger sales).
7th-grader to represent local VFW at National Patriot's Pen essay competition
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston's Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 announced Simon Zawistowski will represent the local legion at a national competition.
Village of Lewiston, WTS youth sports partnership is all aces
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston and Gary Hall have reteamed for another year of indoor tennis at the WTS court on North Second and Mohawk streets. Lessons are provided to participants ages 5-13, regardless of their residency.
Youngstown Free Library February calendar
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 03:55 pm
The Youngstown Free Library, located in the Red Brick Village Center, 240 Lockport St., announces the following activities for February. The library requests a parent/guardian accompany a child to all events.
Mark Daul: The people we don't forget
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 03:55 pm
There are many, many people we'll meet in a lifetime. Some stand out and, for the most part, they are really great people who have been gone for several years now, but will never be forgotten.
Town of Lewiston looking for public input on proposed Lower River Road park project
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 03:55 pm
This past Tuesday, Town of Lewiston officials held a public information meeting regarding the proposed Lower River Road Town Park. After a brief summary of the conceptual plan, residents were encouraged to share design and amenity ideas for the park.
Niagara River Region Chamber business blender networking event at Tin Pan Alley
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold its first networking event of the year from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Tin Pan Alley, 775 Cayuga St., Lewiston.
Bonnie Rice named executive director of Workforce Development Board
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 04:00 pm
The Niagara County Workforce Investment Board today named Bonnie Rice as its new executive director.
'Cooking with Lori': Super snacks
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:50 pm
Super Bowl is kind of a big deal at our house. My husband, Fred, has been hosting a Super Bowl party that predates our marriage. The "Caso Party" is now in its 33rd year. I try to mix in some new dishes along with the obligatory pizza and wings, and this year it's going to be homemade potato skins (which are much more cost-effective for folks on a budget.)
Morinello kicks off 'Valentines for Seniors' program
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:30 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello joined third-graders from Niagara Street Elementary School to kick of his second annual "Valentines for Seniors." This year's program already features over 10 local public and private elementary schools in the assemblyman's district making valentines for seniors in the community who are in assisted living facilities, senior center participants or Meals on Wheels clients.
Castellani Art Museum hosts '20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York'
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 07:00 am
The opening of "2020 Vision: Women Artists in Western NY" at the Castellani Art Museum will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. This free event on the Niagara University campus will be the first comprehensive regional art exhibition focused on all women artists living in Western New York's five counties.
Super Bowl weekend DWI crackdown
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 08:55 pm
Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University announces new hours
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 05:05 pm
The Castellani Art Museum announces new hours. The art museum on the Niagara University campus will now be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and closed on Sunday and Monday. For up-to-date information on all exhibitions, programs and events, visit www.castellaniartmuseum.org. For additional details, call 716-286-8200.
Niagara County encourages Purple Heart veterans to come forward
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 04:55 pm
Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county's Book of Honor at a ceremony to be held this August.
'A Taste of Jazz' fundraiser returns to Brickyard Brewing Company
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 12:35 pm
Preparations are underway for the 2020 Northwest Jazz Festival, which will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 28 and 29, in the Village of Lewiston. To that end, the board of directors and Jazz Festival staff will hold a fundraiser, "A Taste of Jazz," from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Brickyard Brewing Company 436 Center St., Lewiston.
HS Hoops: Wolverines slide by Gayle-less Lancers
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 10:30 pm
Tuesday night, the Lewiston-Porter Lancers faced the Niagara Falls Wolverines on the hardwood without their star sophomore Roddy Gayle. Gayle was on the bench for the Lancers' battle, as he nursed an injury. And while most people counted L-P out in his absence, the Lancers gave the Wolverines everything they had. Despite the efforts, the Wolverines prevailed, 71-67, behind big nights from Taylor Sanders and Bryce Smith.
Niagara County Legislature to be honored for supporting 2nd Amendment
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 07:00 am
The entire Niagara County Legislature will be honored by the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs with the John Daly Memorial Award for the governing body's unanimous, bipartisan support of gun owners' rights.
ASI awards $122,500 to artists, arts groups in Erie & Niagara counties
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 01:05 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York has announced it will administer $122,5000 in New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grants to artists and arts organizations for the production of 41 art projects in Erie and Niagara counties.
Sanborn to host historical program
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 12:05 pm
Sanborn Area Historical Society will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Sanborn Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. A special program, "Niagara's International Bridges," will be presented by Niagara History Museum's Ray Wigle.
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge helps local groups
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 07:00 am
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) has been busy distributing checks to community organizations. At the January meeting, it was decided to send checks of support to the Red Jacket Club; Heart, Love & Soul of Niagara Falls; and Community Cats Alive of Lewiston.
Town of Lewiston sets public information meeting on Lower River Road park
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 12:40 pm
The Town of Lewiston reminds residents it will hold a public information meeting on the proposed Lower River Road Town Park Project at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. The session will take place at the Town of Lewiston Senior Center, 4361 Lower River Road, and is expected to feature the latest town plans on the project.
'WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A FATALITY. IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN.'
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
Local elected leaders are again making a push to lower the speed limit on Center Street, from 30 miles per hour down to 25 mph.
'Park After Dark': Volunteer committee rebrands fundraiser for Olcott Beach Carousel Park
Sat, Jan 25th 2020 07:00 am
All remains quiet on the Lake Ontario shores in Olcott as debate continues in many circles on IJC Plan 2014. But that doesn't mean other, more exciting discussions for the area's summer seasons aren't taking place.
Town of Porter reorganizes for 2020
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 05:10 pm
The Town of Porter got down to business for 2020 at its annual reorganization meeting, held in early January at Town Hall.
Niagara University opens The Nest as a sports lounge and gaming area for Esports
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:50 pm
Niagara University has cut the ribbon on The Nest, a state-of-the-art sports lounge and new gaming area for the university's growing Esports club.
NYPA: Mini submersible robot successfully inspects power transformer
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:40 pm
The New York Power Authority has successfully piloted a robotic technology that can navigate inside a power transformer to effectively identify any operational issues while reducing unplanned down time and reducing risk to personnel. The new inspection tool marks NYPA's latest investment in enhancing reliability and cost-effectiveness of its electricity generation assets and transmission network as part of New York's growing strength in technological innovation.
 

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