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Lindsey Stirling returns to WNY for Ronald McDonald House fundraiser
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 10:00 am
Lindsey Stirling's summer performance at Artpark was the best show this writer has seen in 12 years of covering Mainstage Theater events.
Grand Island Town Board: Town earns Clean Energy Community designation
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island announced it has been designated a Clean Energy Community by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, recognizing its leadership in reducing energy use, cutting costs and driving clean energy locally.
Island company Pinto Sanitation to begin work taking town's garbage, recycling
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 07:00 am
A Grand Island company contracted to take over the town's garbage and recycling anticipates a seamless transition from the previous contractor.
Grand Island: Council members say town supervisor 'not coming to work'
Sat, Dec 8th 2018 07:00 am
Nearly a month after the end of Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray's failed campaign for Congress, Town Council members complained they haven't seen him return to Town Hall to work.
Niagara University, NCCC announce partnership
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 03:10 pm
Thursday morning, officials from Niagara University and Niagara County Community College, as well as elected officials, gathered to announce a new partnership between NU and NCCC, which will improve and increase collaboration between the two colleges.
Peach Festival to remain at Academy Park for 2019
Tue, Dec 4th 2018 01:15 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival will remain at Academy Park for another year.
PHOTOS: Santa visits Lewiston Christmas Walk
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 01:50 pm
The big man in the red suit arrived in Lewiston via Rainbow Air helicopter on Saturday morning. After successfully landing in Academy Park, Santa met with children and families before boarding his special Deal Realty Float. J&J Strassburg Trucking transported the holly-jolly one to the International Peace Garden, where he greeted even more youth.
Grand Island School District to thank veterans with new signs
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 07:00 am
Two new signs will be installed in the Grand Island Central School District to recognize the service of Grand Island's veterans.
Town of Lewiston Board moves on approvals for Bella Rose project
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 07:00 am
Following a public hearing last month that led to the tabling of the Bella Rose Farm Market/Winery proposal at 1243 Ridge Road over real property questions with Modern Disposal, the Lewiston Town Board moved forward Monday with a series of approvals.
Youngstown Community Baskets campaign to begin
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 07:00 am
The annual Community Baskets collection drive will soon be getting underway in Youngstown-Porter - and organizers can use your help.
'Christmas in the Village' returns to Youngstown
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 07:00 am
Yes, the holidays are in full force in northern Niagara. And with all of us having already experienced the season's first real snowfall (and more expected soon), it sets the stage perfectly for the River Region's next big celebration: Youngstown's "Christmas in the Village."
Plans coming together for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park
Sat, Nov 24th 2018 07:00 am
Excitement is growing for an all-inclusive play area unlike anything else in Lewiston. Village officials met recently to review a near-final set of designs for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park. When completed - hopefully by next summer - the playground is expected to be almost 14,000 square feet.
Youngstown Galley celebrates 1st anniversary
Sat, Nov 24th 2018 07:00 am
In her first year of business on Main Street, Rebecca Poletti has, essentially, reinvented herself. A chef who was famous in Lewiston for her cookies, scones, pies and, more recently, heavenly breakfast offerings, has come to Youngstown and discovered dinner.
Grand Island Board of Education gives go-ahead for $24 million capital project
Sat, Nov 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District will hold a public referendum on Tuesday, Jan. 8, to seek voter approval for a proposed $24,149,626 capital project.
Community Missions prepares for #GivingTuesday
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 11:30 pm
Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier is participating in #GivingTuesday on Nov. 27. This event takes place every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and contrasts Black Friday and Cyber Monday, in an effort to kick off the holiday season with generosity to the community.
Lewiston-Queenston Bridge: Schumer marks startup for $91M plaza modernization
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 11:25 pm
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer paid a special visit Tuesday to the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge to announce the start-up of a phase two, $91 million modernization of the U.S. Customs Plaza at the bridge complex in Lewiston.
Mom Life: Child's pose
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 12:00 pm
Up until three days before I went into labor, I found myself on the mat - the yoga mat, that is.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink opens for season
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 01:50 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and members of the Town Board, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and trustees, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and local business leaders joined together Saturday afternoon to officially open a new season of the Lewiston Family Ice Rink at Academy Park.
Shop LOCAL: Small Business Saturday offers unique products, better shopping experience
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 09:00 am
Small Business Saturday is dedicated to our backyard merchants: homegrown retailers who make and sell hard-to-find or handmade items, get to know and care for their customers, and give back to the community in ways that go beyond dollars and cents.
Town of Lewiston: Costs of 2019 budget further explained
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
Visitors to Thursday's Lewiston Town Board session came away with a greater understanding on why town property owners will be contending with a tax increase for 2019 on the town's now $18,127,133 budget.
Residents helping others: Benefit honors memory of cancer victim
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
Last month, joining a host of Halloween celebrations going on throughout the River Region, Lewiston resident Mike Carroll presented yet another one of his now-famous get-togethers at the Brickyard Pub and B.B.Q.
Holiday happenings in Ransomville: Festival of Wreaths returns
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
Get ready to kick off your holiday season in the hamlet of Ransomville.
Grand Island Central School District: Veterans hear long-awaited 'Welcome home' from VCMS, GIHS
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
Island service men and women received a heroes welcome Friday during the second annual Veterans Parade at Connor Middle School and Grand Island High School.
Holiday market returns for second year at BBC
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
For a decade, former Angel to Apple owner Jamie Symmonds worked to unite businesses on Center Street. Most notably, she organized annual Black Friday events and street-long sales.Though Symmonds closed her own shop in 2016 to transition into other endeavors - most notably Willow Consulting - she hasn't stopped promoting local mom-and-pops.
Community comes together to support Ransomville Care-n-Share Food Pantry
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 10:15 pm
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen owner Michael Hibbard led a charge this week to provide turkeys to the Ransomville Care-n-Share Food Pantry - just in time for Thanksgiving pickup.
DeGraff cuts ribbon to new emergency department
Tue, Nov 13th 2018 12:50 pm
Tuesday morning, DeGraff Memorial Hospital and Kaleida Health staff, along with local elected officials and more helped cut the ribbon to the new $7.8 million emergency department.
Honoring veterans in Lewiston
Sun, Nov 11th 2018 04:30 pm
Veterans were saluted Sunday - at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month - at a ceremony held inside Academy Park in Lewiston. The event was presented by Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 and American Legion C.C. Kenney Lewiston Post 1083.
Town of Lewiston property tax rate going up $50 per $100,000 of assessed valuation
Sat, Nov 10th 2018 03:30 pm
Property owners in the Town of Lewiston can anticipate a tax increase for 2019.
Village of Lewiston seeks to develop Academy Park; Peach Festival likely to move
Sat, Nov 10th 2018 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch on Monday unveiled a conceptual plan to revitalize Academy Park. Proposed improvements would allow the municipality's most prominent green space to be used year-round.As a result, the Niagara County Peach Festival would need a new home. Welch and the Board of Trustees discussed this with members of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, who run the annual event.
Youngstown 'staying put' on calls to dissolve
Sat, Nov 10th 2018 07:00 am
Despite calls by some its residents to dissolve, it appears that, for now, the Village of Youngstown is staying put on considering any changes.
Grand Island: Town advisory board seeking Tree City USA designation with new law
Sat, Nov 10th 2018 07:00 am
The Town of Grand Island Town Board heard a proposal for a new tree law that has been decades in the making.
Honoring our nation's veterans: Numerous Veterans Day programs scheduled this weekend
Fri, Nov 9th 2018 08:00 pm
Veterans Day 2018, observed Sunday, Nov. 11, brings new significance this year as it also marks the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I (in addition to the nation's traditions of honoring its veterans who served in all wars, conflicts and in peacetime).
'Manifest' star Melissa Roxburgh: Stakes about to ramp up
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 08:00 pm
In 2013, after vacationing with family, Michaela, her brother, Ben (Josh Dallas), and his ill young son, Cal (Jack Messina), boarded Montego Air Flight 828 headed back home to New York City. Their flight, while turbulent, didn't appear to be anything out of the ordinary. But when they touched down, Michaela and company were informed five years had passed.
'Shop Small': Business owners hosting 'Holiday Kick-Off Lewiston Style'
Mon, Nov 5th 2018 07:00 am
"Holiday Kick-Off Lewiston Style" will take place Saturday, Nov. 10. Inspirations on Canvas owner Kathy Pignatora and You & Me proprietor Laura Mann Falsetti came up with the idea, hoping to spur additional foot traffic in a traditionally slow time of year.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Soma Cura holds ribbon-cutting for beach salt room, revamped café
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:05 am
Soma Cura Wellness Center - a yoga studio, massage center and vegan café near Tops in the Benderson plaza - is now home to the first salt beach room in Western New York.
Lower Niagara Community Survivors Group poised to positively impact community
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
The Community Survivors Group recently raised a whopping $21,000 at a one-day benefit event held at The Lewiston Stone House.
Veterans helping veterans: 3F Club hosts HAVA event for disabled veterans
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
In recognition of Veterans Day, on Saturday, Oct. 20, the Fin-Feather-Fur Conservation Society in Lewiston (3F Club) played host to a small group representing the country's recent past heroes of conflict.
Pitching in for DeGlopper Memorial; parade set
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
Etched glass biographies of Grand Island servicemen killed in action are moving closer to completion thanks to the efforts of Island benefactors and student volunteers working out of the Grand Island High School technology wing.
West River Shoreline Trail opens with ribbon-cutting
Sat, Oct 27th 2018 07:05 am
The much-debated West River Shoreline Trail officially opened Tuesday with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on what was once the West River Parkway.
Celebrating 200 years: Lewiston Bicentennial Committee formed
Sat, Oct 27th 2018 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced the formation of a Bicentennial Committee for the Village and Town of Lewiston to commemorate 200 years. The committee has been recognized by both municipal boards, and is tasked with the planning of events and hosting celebrations.
 

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