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Free Henry! set to release 'Ethereal Gust' on Nov. 25
Wed, Nov 16th 2011 11:10 am
Band hits Buffalo stage on "Black Friday."
Food pantry volunteers celebrate successful season
Mon, Nov 14th 2011 01:45 pm
Volunteers gathered together to celebrate a successful third season of the food and cash drive held each Tuesday night at the Artpark entrances.
UPDATED: Village of Lewiston calls timeout on Center Street talk
Sat, Nov 12th 2011 08:10 am
An aerial sketch of the soon-to-be-proposed recreation center behind the Red Brick Municipal Building on North Fourth Street.
Deputy Mayor Sutherland spruces up Welcome Center
Sat, Nov 12th 2011 07:00 am
Bruce Sutherland, the Village of Lewiston's deputy mayor, was spotted Thursday painting the deck of the Welcome Center on Center and South Ninth streets.
Friends rally for Patty Wise
Sat, Nov 12th 2011 06:35 am
The friends of Patty Wise held a benefit in her honor.

Wise was the victim of a devastating ATV accident on July 23 while visiting with family out of state. She has remained in a coma in Lakeland, Fla., ever since.

A salute to veterans
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 07:20 pm
Local veterans found that the younger generation does appreciate their service at the annual Veterans Day Dinner on Thursday.
Hole-in-one at Hickory Stick
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 07:00 pm
The 2011 golf season may be just about over, but there's still news coming from the Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Club on Creek Road.
New owners hope to put old charm back into Village Bake Shoppe
Tue, Nov 8th 2011 02:30 pm
Why bake for the holidays when the Fiores will do it for you?

That's Michael Fiore's thought, anyway. He and his wife, Lindsay, are the new owners of the Village Bake Shoppe at 417 Center St., Lewiston. On Thursday morning, the store will reopen with a new look, newly painted walls, the previous staff ... and original owner Bridget Schroeder's from-scratch recipes.

Michael, who has known Bridget for several years, says her no-mix, original cakes, pies, cookies and brownies "can't be easily duplicated."

Pairing high-end products with a fresh d├ęcor, he says his plan is to develop the Village Bake Shoppe into "more of an attraction."

"I want this place to be a destination," Michael says.

Village of Lewiston calls timeout on Center Street talk
Tue, Nov 8th 2011 08:40 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday opted not to talk about festival suggestions submitted by Mayor Terry Collesano's ad hoc committee. Though Collesano asked to discuss the five-person panel's recommendations for when and how to close Center Street, his colleagues asked for more time to review the letter submitted last week.

The Village Board did speak with accountant Pat Brown of Brown & Co. He informed trustees of a need to raise the water rate from $2.80 per 100 cubic feet to $3.55, and the sewer rate from $3.95 per 100 cubic feet to $4.65, to offset cost increases from the Niagara County Water District and the Town of Lewiston Master Sewer District.

The proposed increases would take effect with the Jan. 1, 2012, billing. Brown said the average Village of Lewiston resident would pay about $25 more per year.

Village of Lewiston debuts new garbage truck
Mon, Nov 7th 2011 07:25 am
The Village of Lewiston has a spiffy new garbage truck to replace the beaten and battered former trash hauler.
'Outdoor Storytellers' in Lewiston and Niagara Falls
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 05:55 pm
The New York Power Authority and Seaway Trail, Inc. have installed three history- and nature-themed Great Lakes Seaway Trail "Outdoor Storyteller" signage units at the Niagara Power Project locations in Lewiston and the City of Niagara Falls.

The "Fort Schlosser: Guarding the Upper Landing" panel is at the project's water intakes in a scenic overlook park that is part of the NYPA project, but located in the City of Niagara Falls on the shoreline of the Niagara River. The natural history-theme Great Lakes Seaway Trail "Outdoor Storyteller" featuring the "Great Cataract of Niagara" is also here.

Two of the panels chronicle the local area's role in the French and Indian War. The panel titled "Fighting for Homeland: American Indian Allies" is located next to the outdoor turbine exhibit at NYPA's Power Vista Visitor Center for the Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.

Lew-Port Middle School 'buzzes' for a good cause
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 05:25 pm
Lewiston-Porter Middle School was buzzing Monday, but not with noise, with hair clippers.
Tickets now on sale for Lewiston Tour of Homes
Thu, Nov 3rd 2011 06:45 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston announces tickets are now on sale for its seventh annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 3 and 4 in Lewiston. Chris Castellani, Lewiston resident and owner of Supermarket Liquors and Wines, has stepped forward as the presenting sponsor of this event.
St. Peter School celebrates different customs
Wed, Nov 2nd 2011 11:55 am
Miss Posa's first grade class at St. Peter R.C. School in Lewiston is learning about culture, ancestry and heritage.
Halloween in Youngstown
Mon, Oct 31st 2011 10:10 am
Check out Wayne Peters' photos.
Wilson Lions plant trees
Sat, Oct 29th 2011 07:00 am
The Wilson Lions planted new trees in Greenwood Cemetery.
Lewiston board hears it on budget, 2 percent tax cap override
Sat, Oct 29th 2011 03:00 am
Lewiston residents had their opportunity to sound off on the town's $15.6 million tentative 2012 budget and its quest for an override of the state's 2 percent property tax cap in two public hearings Monday night.
Lewiston residents visit Pan American Games in Mexico
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 02:55 pm
Dr. Sherri Lashomb and former resident Bill Kellick met up with one another at the Pan American Games.
Old Fort Niagara to celebrate Native American Heritage Month
Thu, Oct 27th 2011 03:40 pm
November is Native American Heritage Month and Old Fort Niagara is celebrating by hosting a series of special programs.

On Nov. 5, 6 and 12, the fort will offer workshops on traditional Native American skills, such as finger weaving, cornhusk twining, beadwork, quillwork and basketry. The cost of each workshop is $40, and all necessary materials are provided. A full list of workshops and scheduling information is available on the fort's website, or by calling 745-7611.

A haunting good time
Wed, Oct 26th 2011 09:40 am
The first night of the popular "Haunted Fortress" fundraiser at Old Fort Niagara was a great success. A perfect autumn evening greeted 1,200 people as they came to the fort Saturday for a good time and to help raise money for programming.
Postal Service announces Youngstown changes
Sat, Oct 22nd 2011 07:00 am
by Terry Duffy
Look for some changes in local U.S. Postal Service operations, starting next month.

As part of a national effort to address deficits and operation costs in the Postal Service, over past months USPS officials have been considering structural changes, including staff changes, consolidations and even closure of facilities throughout the country. Postal facilities large and small have been under review, including many in the Buffalo area.

Lewiston Board to address budget, Modern refuse increase
Sat, Oct 22nd 2011 06:00 am
by Terry Duffy
The Town of Lewiston continues in the preliminary stage for its 2012 budget, as department heads finalize and submit requests on a tentative $15.6 million spending plan, portions of which are expected to be discussed on Monday, Oct. 24.

That evening the Town Board also will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m., prior to its regular meeting, to consider an override by Lewiston of the state's 2 percent property tax cap.

"We have had town increases. We have to figure out how to adjust," Town Supervisor Steve Reiter told board members last month.

Brennan's celebrates grand opening
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 06:30 pm
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Brennan's Irish Pub, 418 Main St., Youngstown.
Hops-N-Vines Lounge debuts pumpkin-carving competition
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 12:45 pm
Lewiston's Hops-N-Vines is hosting its first-ever pumpkin-carving contest.
Wine, Chocolate & Cheese, oh my!
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 12:00 am
As formidable, but certainly not as scary as lions, tigers or bears, the second annual Wine, Chocolate & Cheese event will feature its namesake goods -- and much more. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Hosted at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Department, located at 4631 Cambria Wilson Road, organizers of the fundraiser hope to have another successful year. The head count from last year's benefit was more than 400 satisfied guests; so don't be left out of this year's event.

Lost and found
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 12:25 pm
HAL has 'A Haunted Evening: Lewiston's Ghostly Past'
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 12:15 pm
As the crisp chill hits the air and the colored leaves fall to the ground, the ghosts and goblins of Lewiston's historic past begin to creep out of the dark night - especially around Halloween.
Dave 'Q' Memorial Bike Run benefits Lewiston No. 1
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:45 am
The Friends of Dave Quarantillo recently presented members of Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 with a check for more than $2,500, which was the proceeds from the fifth annual Dave "Q" Memorial Bike Run.
Steelhead sale almost complete
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:35 am
After what he called "eight enjoyable years," Lewiston restaurateur Jim Lewis is moving on. He is finalizing a deal to sell his business, The Steelhead, to Alfonse Muto, president of Pine Pharmacy.

"We had a ball here," Lewis said, noting he's happy with his decision. "The right guy's buying it."
Porter Republican Party recognizes Baker family
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 02:25 am
Wednesday evening, the Town of Porter Republican Committee honored the Baker family at its annual fall fundraiser, held at the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. firehall.
Fort Niagara celebrates season with 'The Haunted Fortress'
Tue, Oct 11th 2011 10:40 am
Old Fort Niagara's centuries-old buildings offer more than a few ghost stories, from the headless ghost that reputedly haunts the 1726 French Castle to unexplained shadows, slamming doors, and eerie orbs. Area residents will have an opportunity to experience the fort's mysterious past during "The Haunted Fortress," set for Saturday nights, Oct. 22 and 29.
NU expands nursing program to include B.S., accelerated B.S.
Tue, Oct 11th 2011 10:25 am
Nursing is back in a big way at Niagara University.
NU's Student Veterans Association -- service to country and community
Tue, Oct 11th 2011 06:55 am
On Saturday evening Oct. 1, a group of veterans gathered at Dave's Last Chance Saloon on Saunders Settlement Road in Lewiston for a meet and greet. They are members of the Niagara University Student Veterans Association, which formed in 2010.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital plans annual health care conference for women
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 02:40 pm
For the fourth year in a row, Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center will host "A Conference on Healthcare for Women" to raise awareness among women in the local community on a wide array of issues and actions that can help improve their health. This year's daylong conference, which focuses on family health, is Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.
Expanded edition: Artpark target audience is between 10,000 and 12,000
Sat, Oct 8th 2011 06:55 am
Artpark has one goal in mind for the 2012 summer season: smaller crowds watching bigger musical acts.

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