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Wydysh named Niagara County Legislature's first GOP vice chairwoman
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 03:35 pm
At a meeting Thursday, Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh was appointed as the first female vice chair in the history of the Niagara County Legislature.
Lewiston-Porter dedicates new cross country course in honor of Gary Raby Sr.
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 03:35 pm
Lewiston-Porter announced the opening of the Gary Raby Sr. Cross Country Course this week on the Creek Road campus. The course was dedicated at a Tuesday afternoon ceremony, with the Raby family present to cut the ribbon and open the 1.7-mile course. The Lew-Port cross country team, now coached by Gary's daughter, Jenn, was joined by alumni, administrators and board members to honor Gary and his vision, and then explore the course.
Modern donates to playground
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 03:30 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch recently received a check in the amount of $1,000 from Modern Disposal for the inclusive playground. The recreational area will be built in Marilyn Toohey Park, behind the Red Brick Municipal Building.
VFW's 'Circle of Honor' arrives in Lewiston
Wed, Sep 18th 2019 01:35 pm
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487's "Circle of Honor" started to be assembled on Wednesday morning. Patrol cars from the Lewiston Police Department and Niagara County Sheriff's Office escorted stone pillars down Center Street and into Academy Park. Project manager Rocco DelGrosso and his team then began to install the monument pieces.
Don McLeod, Mary Ricciardi to be honored at Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation's 20th annual Good Works Gala
Tue, Sep 17th 2019 03:50 pm
Vice President and General Manager of Washington Mills Don McLeod, and Mary Ricciardi, a devoted community volunteer, will be honored at the 20th annual Good Works Gala of the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation. In honor of the gala's 20th year, the theme is the "Roaring 20's."
Community comes together to combat cancer
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 09:05 am
The Lower Niagara Community Survivors group held its second annual "Rockout Cancer" event Sunday at the Lewiston Stone House. People came out to support the organization that is now offering financial and manpower services to those battling the disease.
The Silo to close a week early
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
Though warm weather is hanging on and customers are still hanging out, The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston is closing a week early this summer. The serving season will conclude at the end of the day on Sept. 22.
Lewiston Town Board: Public hearings for solar project, lattice towers
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
In addition to a regular work session, the Lewiston Town Board held a pair of public hearings at the beginning of Monday's meeting.
Peach Festival 2019: Kiwanis says 'Thank you'
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
On behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston, a special thank you to the community for coming out in droves to make the 62nd Niagara County Peach Festival a success this year. The course of events leading up to this festival led to an enhanced sense of urgency by the many volunteers and participants to make sure this festival was going to be the best it possibly could.
HAL looks at D-Day
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston's September program is titled, "D Day, the Greatest Landing in Modern Military History." The event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Friends of Lewiston Library speaker series continues
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
Join the Friends of the Lewiston Library for part three of the 2019 speaker series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, at the Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St.
GNBC to hold 'Nutcracker' auditions
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
With it comes "The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's annual family-friendly holiday presentation. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers. It will be staged Dec. 13-14 at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center.
2nd annual 'Rockout Cancer' to raise money for survivors, encourage people to get screened
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 03:40 pm
The second annual "Rockout Cancer" will run from noon until 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St.
United Way kicks off campaign 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 03:25 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara launched its fall campaign Friday at the Four Points Sheridan in Niagara Falls. UWGN Board Chairman Bob Kazeangin introduced Michael Sigurdson, a store manager of Wegmans in Niagara Falls, and Marcus Latham, a former teacher, as well as a former president of Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801, as co-chairs for campaign 2019.
October's 'Lantern and Lore Tours' share darker side of Old Fort Niagara's history
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara is ready to share its darker side with visitors during its new "Lantern and Lore Tours" in October. Tickets are now on sale for this seasonal fundraiser, which benefits the fort's educational programming.
NCCC Athletic Wall of Fame event this Saturday
Thu, Sep 12th 2019 02:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College Athletic Department will unveil the re-designed Athletic Wall of Fame from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the main gym.
Next blender at Baker Farms
Thu, Sep 12th 2019 02:00 pm
Join the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for the fall business blender on Thursday, Sept. 19, at Baker Farm Market & U Pick. A fun night of networking and fun is planned, beginning at 5 p.m. at 2100 Youngstown-Lockport Road, Ransomville.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual Scholarship Gala
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 03:50 pm
Six new, distinguished student scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
'King of the Hill' weekend to wrap up 2019 season at Ransomville Speedway
Tue, Sep 10th 2019 09:50 am
Ransomville Speedway closes out its 2019 season this Friday and Saturday with the annual "King of the Hill" weekend presented by Investor's Service on Sept. 13-14. This event will bring race teams from across New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ontario to the "Big R" for two days of racing, including the first visits to Ransomville by two different racing series.
Town of Porter Historical Society to meet
Tue, Sep 10th 2019 09:40 am
The Town of Porter Historical Society's first meeting of the year will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Red Brick School. Tony McKenna is the guest speaker.
HART in need of caregivers, home helpers
Tue, Sep 10th 2019 09:30 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team is a referral service that provides care to seniors and those needing assistance throughout Niagara County and adjacent areas, allowing them to remain independent in their own home.
Irene Myers enters legislative race, seeks to continue Burmaster's legacy
Tue, Sep 10th 2019 09:25 am
Town of Porter Councilwoman Irene Myers said she seeks to continue the legacy of Clyde Burmaster in the Niagara County Legislature's First District. Burmaster recently passed away unexpectedly, which created a vacancy for the upcoming election.
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards: Team spots available for 2019 concord stomp
Mon, Sep 9th 2019 01:25 pm
Becker Farm is registering 25 team spots for its 14th annual "Concord Grape Stomp" on Saturday, Sept. 14. The event is to see who can stomp more grapes and produce the most amount of juice in the time allotted.
Phase two of Seneca Park improvements underway
Mon, Sep 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club has been making additional improvements to Seneca Park near the Lewiston Library with funds from GardenFest 2019.
Peach Fest: Victoria Skrlin-Kozak named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 8th 2019 10:50 pm
Victoria Skrlin-Kozak was crowned Peach Queen Sunday night, capping off the 62nd annual Niagara County Peach Festival at Academy Park in Lewiston.
Peach Festival: Broderick retains eating title
Sun, Sep 8th 2019 12:00 pm
For a few shining moments Saturday, it appeared as if Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick had been dethroned as peach shortcake eating champion. Alas, the reigning and defending titleholder would walk away with his fourth-straight victory - after it was discovered Kiwanian Dean Beltrano cheated!
Niagara County Sheriff's Office town supervisor & village mayor initiative
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 09:45 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office strives to provide the finest and most professional public safety services to the residents and visitors of Niagara County. To that end, Sheriff James R. Voutour announced Undersheriff Michael Filicetti will meet with town supervisors and village mayors throughout Niagara County to discuss and reinforce programs and services available through the NCSO.
Rivershore Foundation to host 'Raise the Roof' event
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 09:40 am
The Rivershore Foundation invites residents to its "Raise the Roof" event, slated for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at The Griffon House, 810 Center St., Lewiston.
Vampire Weekend to perform at Artpark in 2020
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 09:15 am
Artpark and Live Nation have announced Vampire Weekend's "Father of the Bride Tour" will make a stop at the Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. June 2, 2020.
Town of Porter thanked for successful veterans outreach program
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
Arthur Lawson, mayor of the Village of Wilson, met recently with the Porter Town Board to express his thanks to the town on behalf of the New York State Division of Veterans Services.
Morreale seeks reelection to Lewiston Town Board
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
I was elected to my first term in 2015 and it has been my pleasure to serve the good people of Lewiston. During the past three-and-a-half years, I've reviewed budgets with the Town Board members, and together we made painful cuts and supported budgets that increased fund balances and improved our bond rating. We put our political affiliations aside and have worked together and are still working together today. If we fail to work with one another, only the taxpayers will suffer.
Lewiston church to bless pets
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St., will hold a blessing of pets at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
206-year-old Bible of founding father returned to Lewiston
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
On July 16, Historical Association of Lewiston Executive Director Patricia Mahoney and I received an email from Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch. The mayor asked if we could assist a woman named Jane Brogan from York, Nebraska. Jane's mother was an avid collector of books that she would collect from library sales around the state.
Is this the last Peach Festival at Academy Park?
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 07:30 pm
Tens of thousands of people will visit the Niagara County Peach Festival this weekend. It's a safe bet more than a few will wonder if this is the event's final ride at Academy Park.
Culinary champions crowned at Peach Festival
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:35 pm
Food took center stage on the first night of this year's Niagara County Peach Festival.
Peach Festival: Police looking into flyers, not expecting protests
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 02:55 pm
Amidst all the excitement building this week for the 62nd Niagara County Peach Festival, area residents received unexpected news in the form of flyers promoting the anticipated presence of the "Honorable White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan" at this weekend's festival in Academy Park.
Big changes & more fun ahead at Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 07:00 am
Excitement has been building for those looking forward to the 19th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games, held this year on Sept. 14-15. For the first time, it will be held at the Niagara County Fairgrounds, which is a major change for the popular local event.
Niagara County set to provide mobile breastfeeding station at Peach Festival
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 04:55 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) will provide its mobile breastfeeding and changing station at the Lewiston Peach Festival from Friday to Sunday in an effort to create a safe and friendly environment for new mothers.
New 'Niagara Frontier Faith & Heritage Trail Excursions & Adventures' at Stella Niagara
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 10:05 am
In celebration of its 45th anniversary in retreat center ministry this year, the Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara is introducing a new concept in retreats. Niagara Frontier Faith & Heritage Trail Excursions & Adventures will be offer customary sponsored retreats and group hospitality rentals.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Time Will Tell: Storytelling Traditions in Western New York'
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 10:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's folk arts program and "Meet Me at the CAM" series have teamed up to present a special fall program, "Time Will Tell: Storytelling Traditions in Western New York." The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, and feature speakers from the local arts community.

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