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Peach Festival debuting Thursday preview night
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 02:15 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has announced it will hold an amusement ride preview night from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at Academy Park in Lewiston. The event will lead off this year's Niagara County Peach Festival.
Lewiston: Niagara County Peach Festival 'Taste Off' set for Sept. 9
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival "Taste Off" recipe contest will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, on the Academy Park stage in Lewiston. This year, there will be three divisions for entries: food enthusiast, culinary student and a new children's category.
Building a new 'Tradition!' at Artpark
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 12:05 pm
A month's work of training, teaching and tutoring of student actors paid off Sunday, as more than 800 people attended an Artpark Theater Academy presentation of "Fiddler on the Roof Jr."
'Jazz Brunch' raises funds for Lewiston festival
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 11:00 am
Water Street Landing hosted a fundraiser on Sunday for the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY. For a slight upcharge, patrons could enjoy a live jazz performance by The Jim Bohm Trio while enjoying breakfast.
Niagara County supports 'greening' of Art Festival
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 09:00 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts Artistic Director Eva Nicklas recently met with 2nd District Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh to express thanks for the legislature's support. Nicklas also was there to share information about the "greening" of Lewiston during the 51st annual Lewiston Art Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-13.
A monumental tribute: Youngstown sculptor to create Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper statue
Sat, Aug 5th 2017 07:00 am
Youngstown sculptor Susan Geissler has received a new commission of great significance for Grand Island. She has been chosen to create the statue of Medal of Honor recipient Pfc. Charles N. DeGlopper, a World War II hero from Grand Island.
Chuck Norris promotes Master John Presti, owner of Presti Karate Centers
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 06:10 pm
On July 18, Master John Presti, owner of Presti Karate Centers in Lewiston and Niagara Falls, was honored and promoted to the rank of 9th degree black belt. Presti is one of 14 black belts worldwide to earn this rank under Grand Master Chuck Norris since Norris became a black belt in the 1960s.
Board continues to maximize outflows as Lake Ontario 'falls quickly'
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 06:10 pm
Lake Ontario levels have been dropping rapidly compared to average rates through the months of June and July. The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board has been releasing the unprecedented outflow of 10,400 m3/s (367,300 cfs) since June 14 and, despite wet conditions, Lake Ontario levels have fallen 30 cm (12 in.) since peaking in late May.
Ortt delivers a total of $65,000 to Niagara County law enforcement
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 07:00 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Thursday delivered a combined $65,000 to law enforcement agencies in Niagara County in support of public protection measures, programs and services. The funding will aid in crime-fighting efforts, assist with emergency services, and allow agencies to operate more effectively and efficiently.
Golfing event benefits Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 07:50 pm
The board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently held its 37th annual Louis J. Fernandez Golf Classic at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club.
'Jazz Brunch' this Sunday at Water Street Landing
Thu, Aug 3rd 2017 02:35 pm
Water Street Landing will host a fundraiser for the Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, from 11 a.m. until around 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Breakfast, which usually costs $10.99, will be offered for $19.99 in the SideBar, with a portion of the proceeds going to support the upcoming Jazz Festival. In exchange, patrons can enjoy live jazz performance by The Jim Bohm Trio while enjoying breakfast.
Niagara Hospice: Residential suites named for Paul R. Beatty Sr.
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:20 pm
Niagara Hospice recently held a reception of staff, volunteers and close friends and family of Paul R. Beatty Sr. of Youngstown to reveal an unexpected, but much-deserved surprise for Mr. Beatty: The residential wing of Niagara Hospice House is now known as the Paul R. Beatty, Sr. Residential Suites in honor of the man who is commonly known as "the guy with the Hospice hat."
39th annual Niagara County Peach Festival 5K run set for Sept. 9
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 11:15 pm
WGRZ-TV sports reporter and anchor Heather Prusak will be the official starter for the 39th annual Niagara County Peach festival 5K Run, set for Saturday Sept. 9, on Center Street in Lewiston. The race begins at 9 a.m. in front of the Frontier House.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: George Thorogood and The Destroyers at Artpark
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 07:20 pm
George Thorogood might be B-B-B-B-"Bad to the Bone," but he's not a bad performer. In fact, he's quite a good showman. On Tuesday at Artpark, he had the crowd in the palm of his hand, as he told stories in song and performed hit singles from the 1980s.
Lewiston: Grounds dedicated to families dealing with loss of a baby
Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 06:20 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation and Footprints on the Heart held a blessing of the grounds and dedication ceremony Wednesday at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston. Thanks to a donation by Catholic Charities, a community butterfly monument has been established for families dealing with the loss of a baby.
VIDEO: Ortt announces $1 million for hospital projects in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:55 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt on Tuesday announced he secured a total of $1 million for infrastructure projects at three local hospitals. He said the funding will serve as a catalyst for economic growth and job creation. It secured by Ortt as part of the 2017-18 state budget, and supports projects at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, DeGraff Memorial Hospital in North Tonawanda and Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston.
Artpark: Fans flock to Blink-182, Pvris
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 02:35 pm
Artpark & Company welcomed one of its largest crowds of the season on Monday, as punk rock fans came out to see Blink-182 perform.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: 'Beat Blossom' blooms at Artpark
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 06:55 pm
Internationally renowned percussionist Cyro Baptista collaborated with Buffalo-based sculptor Shasti O'Leary Soudant and students from the University at Buffalo to create a colorful, interactive work called "Beat Blossom." Both were on hand to officially debut the sound-generating instrument on Sunday at Artpark in Lewiston. A dedication ceremony and concert took place inside the Percussion Garden.
In the Loop with the L-P BOE: Fitness center opening to community
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 10:00 am
It is with great pleasure (and much pride) that we open the Lewiston-Porter Fitness Center to the community beginning Monday, Sept. 11. It is the Lewiston-Porter School District's goal to provide a safe, convenient and affordable opportunity to practice a healthy lifestyle to our entire community.
Town of Lewiston tables approval of water district, line project
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 10:00 am
Monday's Lewiston Town Board public hearing on establishment of a single town water district en route to a proposed $10.3 million townwide waterline improvement project saw a mere two comments offered by residents, and two board members absent.
Revised Fairchild Place plan moving forward
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 10:00 am
It was relatively smooth sailing this week for developer James Jerge and his team, as neither the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission nor the Zoning Board of Appeals offered any serious objections to his revised residential redevelopment project at 765 Fairchild Place.
'Olden Days to Modern Ways': Niagara County Fair coming to Lockport
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
More than 35,000 people are expected to attend the Niagara County Fair over its five-day run Aug. 2-6. The fair, held at 4487 Lake Ave. (Route 78), Lockport, will include local events, live music, shows, contests, food, rides and other attractions - making it the largest youth fair in New York.
Peach Queen supports Make-A-Wish
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
On Sunday, Aug. 6, 2016-17 Peach Queen Angelica Beiter will hold a basket auction and vendor fair to raise money for the Make-A-Wish program. This event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Vincent De Paul Parish Center located at 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club meat raffle
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston will hold a meat raffle Saturday, Aug. 5, to support Project Eliminate - the Kiwanis International global initiative to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This meat raffle will take place at the Lewiston No. 2 firehall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with drawings beginning at 7 p.m.
Mark Daul: Advice on summertime pests, fleas
Sat, Jul 29th 2017 07:00 am
The most aggravating time of your pet's life is when it encounters the pesky flea.
BPO returned to Artpark with 'Broadway Today!'
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 05:25 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performed its "Broadway Today!" show at Artpark, inside the Mainstage Theater, on Friday, July 21. Stefan Sanders conducted the show.
Ortt delivers a total of $40,000 to museums throughout Niagara County
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:10 am
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt ceremonially delivered a total of $40,000 in state funding to several museum organizations throughout Niagara County. Ortt secured the funding as part of the 2017-18 state budget, in addition to funding secured over the past two years for museums in his district.
New agreement expands Niagara University's educational outreach in Vietnam
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 08:55 am
A new, three-way international partnership commissions Niagara University faculty to develop hospitality training curricula for students in Vietnam and other Asian countries.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Blondie & Garbage bring 'Rage and Rapture' to Artpark
Wed, Jul 26th 2017 04:55 pm
As advertised, Blondie and Garbage brought buckets of angst and political disdain to Lewiston on Tuesday as part of the "Rage and Rapture" Tour stop at Artpark in Lewiston. They also brought truckloads of talent, stellar production and a batch of hit songs primarily from the 1980s and '90s.
'Sound of the Community' with Cyro Baptista kicks off at Artpark
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 07:45 pm
Internationally acclaimed percussionist Cyro Baptista is conducting free daily workshops at Artpark this week with his collaborators, Billy Martin (Medeski Martin & Wood) and pianist Brian Marsella.
'Soldiers of the Revolution' at Fort Niagara: American Revolution on Niagara Frontier to be re-enacted
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:40 am
Old Fort Niagara will share American Revolution history with the public on Aug. 5-6, when it presents "Soldiers of the Revolution" from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. This re-enactment complements the daily summer programming currently happening at the fort, which features the British occupation of the fort from 1775-83.
2017 Niagara County Peach Festival to hold cheerleading competition
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 11:35 am
A cheerleading competition will be one of the highlights of the 2017 Niagara County Peach Festival. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at Academy Park on Center Street in Lewiston.
International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continues to maximize outflows as wet weather persists
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 10:05 am
The International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board continues to release the unprecedented outflow of 10,400 m3/s (367,300 cfs) with the intent of providing all possible relief to Lake Ontario shoreline property owners, boaters and other affected interests, while balancing the impacts on other affected stakeholders in the system.
Setting sail: Annual YYC Can Am Challenge hits lake July 27
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 09:05 am
Despite flooding conditions that have plagued the lake and lower river - and really put a crimp on boating over past months - plans are moving full speed ahead for the 2017 edition of the Youngstown Yacht Club's Can Am Challenge regatta.
Building communities: Niagara's new Habitat for Humanity project underway
Sat, Jul 22nd 2017 09:00 am
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity is currently working to rehabilitate a house located at 2718 Orleans Ave., in the Cataract City.
Collins, Tenney, Katko applaud requirement of Lake Ontario report included in appropriations bill
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 11:15 am
Congressman Chris Collins, R-NY-27, on Friday applauded the release of the fiscal year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill, which includes language requiring the secretary of state to issue a report on damages to the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
St. Vincent de Paul Society to open new store in Niagara Falls
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 03:05 pm
The gift of a building from a Youngstown businessman will allow the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to resume retail operations in Niagara Falls.
PHOTOS: Ziggy Marley, Cyro Baptista, Philip Burke, Brit Floyd at Artpark
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 11:50 am
Classic rock, pop-rock-reggae, world music and a Slyboots Circus took center stage at Artpark this week.
BBQ at St. Jude
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:40 am
The St. Jude Shrine of Lewiston will hold its annual chicken and rib barbecue dinner from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. The dinner includes cheesy potatoes, pasta salad, tossed salad, dessert, ice cream and beverage. Cost is $15 for adults and $8 for children (6-12 years). Tickets are presale only.
Local restaurants donate to Northwest Jazz Festival raffle
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:05 am
More than $3,000 in local restaurant gift certificates will be given away at the conclusion of the 2017 Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, on Aug. 25-26.
 

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