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PHOTOS: Chamber Gala, back at Niagara Falls Country Club, bigger than ever
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 11:35 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala returned to the Niagara Falls Country Club on Thursday, and the brand-new ballroom was jampacked. Business leaders, elected officials, residents, guests and friends arrived to show their support for the local commerce, tourism and events agency.
'Cross Border Blues' provides binational boost
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 12:25 pm
Participating organizations of "Cross Border Blues" recently came together in a collaborative effort at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines to cross-promote events on both sides of the border. They are using the blues to build bridges across cultures, generations and geographies.
Winter love for summer jazz
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 11:00 am
Technically, the season is spring. But it felt more like winter on Sunday in Lewiston, with an inch of ice covering village and town roads. Still, that didn't deter people from coming out to the annual "Taste of Jazz" fundraiser at the Brickyard Brewing Company on Center Street. The event is a benefit for the Northwest Jazz Festival.
Upbeat news for Youngstown: Happenings, plans for 2018 discussed at annual YBPA meeting
Sat, Apr 14th 2018 07:00 am
Tuesday evening at the Mug and Musket was full of news of interest for northern Niagara, as the Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its annual membership meeting.
Old Fort Niagara's re-enactment season begins with 'Patriots Day Weekend'
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 10:35 pm
The Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, launched the American Revolution. This history will be retold and re-enacted on April 21 and 22 at Old Fort Niagara.
Lewiston: Memorial Day committee meets, sponsors re-up
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 12:10 pm
Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee met Thursday at the Veterans Memorial in Academy Park, the site of the upcoming Memorial Day Ceremony. Members brought the honors banner from the 2017 event and said they were very pleased to note last year's great sponsors have all signed up again to support this community event again in 2018.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara recognizes volunteers, recruits new ones
Tue, Apr 3rd 2018 06:50 pm
Old Fort Niagara recently hosted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and recognized James and Cheryl Brown of Lockport as the 2017 Volunteers of the Year.
Easter coloring contest winners
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 01:45 pm
Prizes were awarded on Saturday to the winners of the 2018 Lewiston-Porter Sentinel Easter coloring contest. The family-friendly competition was co-sponsored by DeGiulio's Pharmacy, Niagara County D.A.R.E. (Niagara County Sheriff's Office), Lewiston Village Pediatrics, Friends of Ransomville Free Library and Allstate (Phil Mastantuono Agency).
Lewiston: Plain Street shelter in place lifted as suspect taken to hospital
Tue, Mar 27th 2018 12:20 pm
One unidentified male suspect is being evaluated at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center following a three-hour-plus standoff with the Lewiston Police Department and local first responders.
Lewiston Police: 6-year-old, fatal hit-and-run cold case cracked; VIDEO
Sun, Mar 25th 2018 03:40 pm
The Lewiston Police Department on Sunday announced an arrest related to the 2012 hit-and-run death of Loren Jacobs on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in Lewiston.
Artpark: As acts get bigger, so, too, does ticket price
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:05 am
The "oh my goodness" of seeing which superstar musicians are headed to Artpark this summer has been paired with another OMG: The ticket price to see these acts.
KeyBank, Melloni's Market Place leaving Youngstown
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
Past days and weeks have seen some significant economic news for the Village of Youngstown.
Expanded: Village of Lewiston Board approves Hibbard's renovation, denies Art Council request
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
The second phase of expansion at Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard was approved Monday by the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees. The Hibbard family was granted a special use permit for a 24-foot-by-13-foot concrete pad and customer queuing area with overhanging canopy. This waiting spot will be located directly behind newly enlarged serving windows, which were previously approved.
Apple Granny takes 'Best Fish Fry' title
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
In a year when a record number of votes were cast - about 1,250 in total - Apple Granny received the highest number of unique votes. The restaurant was named the 2018 contest winner on Tuesday.
Water level: Lake Ontario drops, but uncertainty continues
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 06:55 am
As spring begins to emerge, those with an interest in the area's waterways - be they lake or riverfront property owners, boaters, sportsmen or recreational users - are once again paying attention to those water levels.
Artpark welcomes Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler to Lewiston
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 10:35 am
Legendary rock 'n' roll star Steven Tyler will headline Artpark's "Tuesday in the Park" on June 12. He will be accompanied by classic rock/country/Americana act The Loving Mary Band.
Chamber Gala 2018: Alexander and Colleen Swavy named Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Alexander and Colleen Swavy have been chosen by Mayor Terry Collesano and Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees as the 2018 Citizens of the Year.
Niagara University's CMAA student chapter best in country for 9th straight year
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 03:40 pm
Niagara University's student chapter of the Club Managers Association of America's (CMAA) is the best in the country - for an incredible ninth straight year.
Frontier House: Court wants progress in next 30 days
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
Wednesday night in Town of Lewiston Justice Court, the Hon. Thomas Sheeran told principal Frontier House owners Richard and Judy Hastings he wants to see "something that we can point to that gets us closer to the goal line" of exterior renovations and/or a sale. The judge gave the Hastings family 30 days in which to act.
Village of Lewiston: Bruce Sutherland running for mayor
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
The time is now for Bruce Sutherland. Having served two consecutive terms as deputy mayor, the former Air Force pilot and Historical Association of Lewiston board president began his campaign for the village's top elected office earlier this week.
Handmade, old-world pizza a specialty at Lewiston's Casa Antica
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
Casa Antica is well-known as a premier Italian restaurant. Menu items such as the award-winning arancini (riceball), pepperoni caldi ripieni (banana peppers), gnocchi Bolognese (meat sauce), ravioli con aragosta (lobster) and pork bracciole are crowd favorites - and each comes in a serving size requiring a take-home bag.
Let the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 07:00 am
A report by WalletHub finds the Buffalo-Niagara area ranks No. 4 among the best U.S. cities when it comes to celebrating Irish-American heritage for 2018. In its rating, WalletHub examined "17 key metrics, ranging from Irish pubs and restaurants per capita to lowest price for a three-star hotel on St. Patrick's Day to weather forecasts."
Lewiston Harvest Festival will be 'hopping' this year
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 05:05 pm
The Lewiston Harvest Festival, which expanded onto Center Street for the first time in 2017, is growing again in 2018.
St. Peter R.C. School hosts 'Inspire'-themed ladies luncheon
Mon, Mar 5th 2018 02:30 pm
An event that started in the 1970s was reimagined Saturday as the women of St. Peter R.C. School presented a gala benefit. Once held in the student cafeteria, this year's rendition took place at the new wing of the Niagara Falls Country Club. There, parents, teachers, faculty and members of Rosary Altar Guild Society joined forces to stage a ladies luncheon, mother-daughter fashion show and grand gift and basket raffle, all to raise funds for the Lewiston elementary school.
Chamber Awards Gala 2018: Ed's Garage is Ransomville Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Ed's Garage as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
Lewiston: Modern donates to VFW park project
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Modern Disposal's Robert Trunzo, second from left, presented a check to Veterans of Foreign Wars (Downriver Post No. 7487) members Vince Canosa, Bill Justyk and Matt Zarosl on Tuesday. The money will go toward a restoration project inside Academy Park in Lewiston.
Memorial Day parade, remembrance ceremony, luncheon announced
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Lewiston's Memorial Day remembrance committee announced it will sponsor a Memorial Day Parade, remembrance ceremony and community luncheon on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28).
Phone or pad cracked, wet? Bring it to Lewiston e-fix
Thu, Mar 1st 2018 04:50 pm
When Frank and his wife, Stacey, acquired the business in late-2015, "We changed the name, because we intended on supporting phones and tablets sooner rather than later," he said. "Lewiston Computer Services didn't quite cover that. Now we're Lewiston e-fix, which is electronics fix ... computers, phones, tablets."
Chamber Awards Gala 2018: Lakeside Quarter Horses named Youngstown Business of the Year
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Lakeside Quarter Horses as the 2018 Youngstown Business of the Year. The Youngstown Business and Professional Association assists the chamber in providing a business honoree. Lakeside Quarter Horses offers lessons to children through adults and offers activities that benefit the community.
Summer of '69, LEC donate to Lew-Port students
Sat, Feb 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Event Center was the site, Saturday night, for a fundraiser to benefit the Lewiston-Porter High School Summer of '69 Music Scholarship. The event featured a performance by the Summer of '69 All-Star Band with special routines by Lewiston-Porter High School students.
As corporate Tops restructures, Lewiston store plans expansion
Thu, Feb 22nd 2018 07:25 pm
After days of speculation, on Wednesday Tops Markets LLC formally announced it is "pursuing a financial restructuring in order to eliminate a substantial portion of debt from the company's balance sheet and position Tops for long-term success."
Lewiston: Mayor Terry Collesano stepping down
Mon, Feb 19th 2018 12:55 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano held a press conference Monday morning to announce he will not seek a third term as the municipality's chief executive. He was joined in the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom by family, friends and colleagues.
Still unique: Antique to Chic marks 5th anniversary
Sat, Feb 17th 2018 07:00 am
Five years ago, Antique to Chic was formed, partly, out of the uncertainty surrounding the proposed Center Street plaza project. Some of the co-operators were part of The Country Doctor, a business located in one of the buildings set to be torn down if the new mall was approved.
VIDEO: First-responders break down chemical scare at Lewiston-Porter High School
Tue, Feb 6th 2018 04:00 pm
A "completely accidental" mixture of two liquids used for swimming pool maintenance created a chemical scare Tuesday at Lewiston-Porter High School.
Registration opens for 19th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Tue, Feb 6th 2018 09:25 am
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 19th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for everyone. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 13, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club (rain or shine).
Take a break from Cabin Fever at Old Fort Niagara's 'Winter Woods Battle'
Mon, Feb 5th 2018 12:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to take a break from cabin fever and head to the fort for a full day of winter fun and living history on Saturday, Feb. 17, when staff, volunteers and re-enactors present the "Winter Woods Battle."
It Happened to Alexa Foundation announces relocation to Buffalo
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
As new restaurants open and development awaits at Center and North Eighth streets, word comes that a long-time face has opted to relocate out of the Village of Lewiston.
Rocking, pin-dropping to benefit Lew-Port students
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
A fundraiser to benefit the Lewiston-Porter High School Summer of '69 Music Scholarship will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. The event will feature a performance by the Summer of '69 All-Star Band with special performances by Lewiston-Porter High School students.
Caitlin Fager joins Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly has announced a new addition to her staff. Caitlin Fager started on Monday as the event and membership manager. She replaces Christina Crane, who took another position in late 2017.
Lewiston-Porter alums bring new art, new ideas to new atrium
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
"With the renovation, the capital improvement project that happened with the school, the art rooms, the whole fine arts wing got significant renovations, and this beautiful atrium was added on," said art teacher Brett Coppins, Class of 1992. "Once that happened, it got us to thinking about how can we bring it to the next level. We really wanted to rename this section of the school the 'Center for the Arts.' "
 

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