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Chamber Awards Gala: Ransomville Business of the Year, Fillmore Chapel United Methodist Church
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Ransomville Business & Professional Association has chosen Fillmore Chapel United Methodist Church as the 2013 Ransomville Business of the Year award recipient.
Fifth annual Tour of Kitchens features six River Region-area residences
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 07:00 am
Plans are shaping up for the fifth annual Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, taking place Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at select addresses in Lewiston and Youngstown.
The Silo aims to be world's best
Sat, Apr 20th 2013 07:00 am
Alan Hastings has one simple goal for his Water Street eatery: He wants The Silo to be the best fast food restaurant in the world.
Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club marks 75 years of service
Fri, Apr 19th 2013 07:00 pm
The Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club celebrated 75 years of service to the community with a dinner at Water Street Landing.
Ceretto welcomes Anne and Bob Welch to State Capitol
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto welcomed Anne Welch, the Village of Lewiston clerk/treasurer, and her husband, Bob Welch, Wednesday to the State Capitol and introduced them on the floor of the Assembly Chamber.
Niagara River Anglers lure crowds to annual Smelt Festival May 3 along Lewiston waterfront
Wed, Apr 17th 2013 10:10 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, the Village of Lewiston and The Silo Restaurant, in cooperation with the Niagara River Anglers, will celebrate one of the region's most famous natural resources as they host the Lewiston Smelt Festival on Friday, May 3, at the foot of Center Street along the Lewiston waterfront.
Vincenzo's Pizza returning to Center Street
Sat, Apr 13th 2013 07:00 am
Like baking mozzarella on a pizza pie, rumors have been bubbling as to what will replace Trusello's at 742 Center St. Well, it turns out the former Vincenzo's Pizza site is about to become ... the future Vincenzo's Pizza site.
Chamber Gala: Jerry Mosey Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 11:00 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano has selected Dr. Jerry Mosey as the 2013 Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year. With an impressive list a mile long of his work and volunteer experience, Mosey enjoys being involved and making a positive impact on area youth.
Lewiston Art Festival goes green and takes a village with it
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 12:15 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano recently issued a proclamation designating Aug. 10-11 as the "Art of Green Weekend."
Chamber Gala: Claudia Andres is Youngstown Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 6th 2013 11:00 am
Claudia Andres was chosen by Mayor Raleigh Reynolds as recipient of the 2013 Youngstown Citizen of the Year award. Andres has been instrumental in helping provide quality programming for Youngstown, from musical programs to the annual Christmas in the Village event.
Lewiston Civic Center submitted for Greenway funding
Wed, Mar 27th 2013 12:40 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission announced Tuesday that the public comment period has opened for the 33rd round of projects. Included for consistency review is a submission for the Town of Lewiston Civic Center and one from the Lewiston-Porter School District for the Lewiston-Porter Recreational Center complex phase II.

Details on these and other project submissions are now posted on the Greenway website, The public comment period is now under way and will remain open with comments accepted until Tuesday, April 30.

Lewiston: Tuscarora Heroes time capsule arrives
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 09:00 am
Historical Association of Lewiston Museum Director Pam Hauth shows off the professional-grade time capsule that arrived Monday.
Lew-Port to host 'Homerun for Hospice' tournament
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 07:00 am
Four area schools have teamed up to raise money for Niagara Hospice in the "Homerun for Hospice" tournament, to be held April 9-10. Varsity and junior varsity baseball teams from Lew-Port, Wilson, Depew and Starpoint will compete on the field and off to raise money for Hospice.
Village of Lewiston looks to avoid tax increase, decrease water rates
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 12:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston said Monday it's their intention to not raise taxes in the 2013-14 budget; Tennis center to be built at WTS.
Dredge report
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 04:25 pm
Town of Wilson Supervisor Joseph Jastrzemski welcomed Congressman Chris Collins and State Sen. George Maziarz to the Wilson Town Hall on Friday to urge their support of proposed dredging legislation regarding harbor maintenance of the Wilson Harbor.
Town of Lewiston officials get first hand look at Tuscarora Heroes Monument model
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Reiter (right) and Councilman Michael Marra recently visited Susan Geissler's Youngstown studio to check on the progress of the Tuscarora Heroes Monument. The larger-than-life bronze sculptures will depict a tableau of two Tuscarora men saving a Lewiston woman and her baby during the War of 1812 British attack on Lewiston.
Big, fresh changes coming to DiMino Tops Lewiston
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 07:00 am
Shoppers at DiMino Tops Lewiston have begun to notice some changes to their supermarket. Owner Anthony DiMino said the best is yet to come.
Lewiston/Niagara Relay For Life kicks off for 2013
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 07:00 pm
It was a celebration of past successes and plans for the future, as Relay For Life of Lewiston/Niagara recognized top contributors for 2012 and set the stage for 2013 at a breakfast kick-off Saturday morning at Water Street Landing in Lewiston.
Artpark summer camp registration under way
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 06:45 pm
Registration is now under way for Artpark's annual summer camps for children and teens, held throughout July and August. Returning sessions include three week-long sessions of "Art Camp," "Rock Camp" and "Advanced Rock Camp," as well as the "Advanced Art Camp" for high school students.
Fort Niagara hosts French consul general
Fri, Mar 15th 2013 05:30 pm
Old Fort Niagara reports the consul general of France, Bertrand Lortholary, paid a visit and inspected 18th century French buildings at Old Fort Niagara on March 13.
Father James J. Maher, C.M., named 26th president of Niagara University
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 12:45 pm
The 26th president of Niagara University will be the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., D.Min.

The Catholic and Vincentian institution announced Maher, currently the executive vice president for mission and student services at St. John's University, would succeed the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M.

Sen. Maziarz: Senate approves Niagara Wine Trails expansion
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 08:15 am
State Sen. George Maziarz announced the New York State Senate unanimously approved legislation (S.1095) he sponsored to expand and rename the Niagara Wine Trail and Niagara Escarpment Wine Trail. In effect, the wine trails would be enlarged to encompass all of Orleans County and Western Monroe County, bringing more wineries than ever into the popular wine trails' network.

"The wine industry in the greater Niagara Region is growing so fast that our laws designating the various wine trails must keep up with the pace of growth," Maziarz said. "Agritourism is an important part of the regional economy and the state must act now to support it."

Artpark celebrates 40 years with anniversary gala June 1
Tue, Mar 12th 2013 03:00 pm
Artpark in Lewiston is kicking off its 40th anniversary season with a gala evening on Saturday, June 1. The celebration event will take place in the scenic Outdoor Amphitheater area overlooking the Niagara River gorge. The evening will be highlighted by entertainment and a gala dinner.
Town of Lewiston: Recreation center debated
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 12:00 pm
The Town of Lewiston held the first of its information sessions on the proposed Town of Lewiston Community Recreation and Senior Services Center Monday before a packed house at Town Hall.
It's so 'Chic'
Sat, Mar 9th 2013 07:00 am
Antique to Chic, located at 536 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston, celebrated a grand opening and ribbon-cutting with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elected officials, local business owners and friends and family.
Chris Collins meets with local farmers to shape agriculture policy
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 03:25 pm
Congressman Chris Collins met with approximately 40 local farmers in Batavia at the first meeting of his agriculture advisory board. As a member of the House agriculture committee, Collins will routinely look to the group to help shape his polices and positions on matters before the committee.
Restaurant patrons abuzz about Lewiston Cocktail Festival
Tue, Mar 5th 2013 05:15 pm
The debut Lewiston Cocktail Festival went better than expected last Saturday.
'Billiards for Books' in Youngstown
Sat, Mar 2nd 2013 07:00 am
The second annual "Billiards for Books" benefit for Friends of the Youngstown Free Library took place at Brennan's Irish Pub on Main Street in the village.
Syracuse lauds hero firefighters in Olcott
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 11:10 pm
Niagara County Legislator John Syracuse joined Newfane town officials and state representatives in honoring four Olcott volunteer firefighters for their heroic rescue of the passengers of a boat that sank in Lake Ontario during last year's Independence Day holiday.
Lions Club awards $1,000
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 10:45 pm
Jennifer Pauly, president of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, draws a winner for the annual Lewiston Lions' Valentine's Day drawing. Darrell Smith took home the $1,000 prize.
Village of Lewiston Board receives update on turbine proposal
Sat, Feb 23rd 2013 11:00 am
ECOsponsible project manager Dennis Ryan met Tuesday with Village of Lewiston trustees to update them on his company's intent to use the lower Niagara River to generate electricity through hydrokinetic turbines.
Common ground found on Robert Moses Parkway North designs
Sat, Feb 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Three remaining Robert Moses Parkway North alternative designs are in agreement regarding the section of roadway between Main Street and Findlay Drive. (Image courtesy of the scoping report presentation.)
Niagara University advertising campaign receives national award
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 02:45 pm
Niagara University's "What's On Your Mind?" advertising campaign garnered a silver medal in a national competition of college and university marketing materials.
Lewiston 'Knit-Wits' launch knitting club
Wed, Feb 20th 2013 07:00 am
Knitting groups and clubs are cropping up everywhere, and a new group of knitters, the "Lewiston Knit-Wits," has launched a new knitting club in Lewiston.
Lewiston GOP committee elects new leaders
Tue, Feb 19th 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Republican Committee recently elected new officers to lead members. Elected were Bob Ciszewski as chairman, Mark Davis as vice chairman, Ron Winkley as secretary and Bill Conrad as treasurer.
Porter GOP announces 2013 slate of candidates
Sat, Feb 16th 2013 07:00 am
Town of Porter Republican Committee Chair John "Duffy" Johnston this week announced the slate of Town of Porter candidates, all seeking re-election to office.
Precious artifacts presented to Independent Order of Odd Fellows
Sat, Feb 16th 2013 07:00 am
James and Jayne Brasser recently presented Odd Fellow members of Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge No. 307 artifacts inherited from William James, a prominent Lewiston Odd Fellow during the 1970s.
Old Fort Niagara presents 'Tavern Nights' fundraiser
Thu, Feb 14th 2013 07:00 am
Eighteenth century taverns were places people went to quaff a pint of ale, catch up on the village gossip, or discuss the latest news from England. Some were refined, others rowdy, but they all played an important and colorful role in the colonial community.
Lewiston Cocktail Festival: Lewiston celebrates history of cocktail
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 09:55 am
In the early 1800s, one of the favorite places in the Village of Lewiston was Hustler's Tavern. It was so popular that, in 1813, when Lewiston was burned by British forces in retaliation for the U.S. attack on Niagara-on-the-Lake, Hustler's Tavern was the only building that was spared.
Winter's beauty by the lake ...
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 09:45 am
Following last year's "winter that wasn't," winter 2013 thus far has been with us in fine form, with cold temperatures, a fair amount of snow - and plenty of beautiful scenes. These photos were taken over the past week on the Lake Ontario shore and nearby woods near Fort Niagara.

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