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Ghost walks held weekends in September, October

The Marble Orchard Ghost Walks are underway every Saturday and Sunday in September and October, with local actors portraying figures from Lewiston’s past.

The walks are conducted by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.

Patrons gather at 7 p.m. in the Peace Garden at 476 Center St. and are urged to bring flashlights. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for children under 12 and $10 for LCA members.

The actors tell stories from Lewiston’s rich history while leading patrons on a short walk to the cemetery next to the First Presbyterian Church, 505 Cayuga St. It is the oldest public cemetery in Niagara County and the final resting place for some who lived in the mid-1700s.

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Breakfast fundraiser benefits historical society

An all you can eat country breakfast will be served from 8 to 1 p.m. next Sunday at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.

Admission is $9 for adults, $4.50 for children 5 to 12, and free to children 4 and under.

The breakfast is a fundraiser for the Sanborn Area Historical Society. For more information, visit:


Arts, music fest planned in Youngstown

Organizers are looking for artisans and crafters for the third annual Youngstown Arts and Music Festival planned for Oct. 1 in Falker Park.

This event will feature a varied mix of folk and ethnic music from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Woodcock Brothers Brewery will be serving its beer, and several wineries also will participate. The event also will feature food vendors, as well as children’s activities and several informational booths. The event boasts an all-day quilt show, as well as a closing concert featuring Four Shillings Short at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown.

The festival will feature an artisan market. The cost to reserve a spot is $25. Artisans must provide their own tent and must set up by 10 a.m.

For more information, contact organizer Claudia Andres at


Paving work continues this week in Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – Beginning next week, the city will pave eight more streets to complete the third phase of this year’s $2 million paving project.

Roads to be paved include Krull Parkway, between 82nd Street and Military Road, and others in the LaSalle neighborhood.

Niagara Falls kicked off its 2016 in-house paving program in May and paved ten streets in seven weeks. Phase II, another nine streets, was finished on Tuesday with final paving work along 92nd Street.

When Phase III is completed, 27 streets will have been paved by city crews. The infrastructure improvements were funded by $1.6 million in casino funds and $963,000 in state Consolidated Highway Improvement Program funds.

Work is also underway as part of Phase II on the Buffalo Avenue Reconstruction Project, a stretch between 65th Street to the LaSalle Expressway, funded through a combination of federal and state funds. This work will include sidewalk repairs and new signage, and is expected to be completed by the end of October.

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