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Lewiston Civic Center: Residents vote 'no'
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 09:55 pm
As the Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote was revealed Monday night, a stoic Steve Reiter said it all.

"The public spoke. The public spoke," the Town of Lewiston supervisor said.

NIMAC board of directors elects John A. Cooper Sr. as new chairman
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 03:50 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council, the nonprofit organization that works to support the growth and prosperity of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its personnel, elected John A. Cooper Sr. as the organization's new chairman.
No public hearing, but Frontier House is on Lewiston agenda
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 02:10 pm
While trustees in the Village of Lewiston are not yet ready to hold a public hearing on the future of the historic Frontier House, that doesn't mean the topic will be ignored at tonight's board meeting.
Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote today
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 01:15 pm
Voting continues until 9 p.m. tonight on the fate of the proposed Lewiston Civic Center. A referendum was enacted to ask residents in the Town of Lewiston, the Village of Lewiston and Sanborn the following:
Fairchild Manner property sold; building set to become condominiums
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston complex once known as Fairchild Manor has been sold and is slated to become a 24-unit condominium complex. Brooklyn-based Goldin Management purchased the former nursing home.
Lewiston Civic Center referendum vote Monday
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 07:00 am
It all comes down to a vote.
Volunteer opportunities at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 07:00 am
Volunteers are now being sought by the Lewiston Council Arts to help out at this year's Lewiston Art Festival.
Fish tales and more on the stinging nettle
Sat, Jul 13th 2013 07:00 am
Being a member of a Moose Lodge is something everyone should be a part of. The things they do locally for the community and on a national level would make your head spin.
9th annual benefit in honor of Monica Senese a fundraiser for 'Super' Wes Ryan
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:40 pm
The ninth annual Benefit in Honor of Monica Senese will take place from 6 until 11 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co., 1705 Saunders Settlement Road. The $20 admission includes food, drinks and a donation. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit "Super" Wes Ryan.
Name that boat for Niagara Jet Adventures
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:35 pm
Let your child's imagination set sail to higher seas this summer with Niagara Jet Adventures' boat-naming contest. Open to children ages 2-12 who live within the Niagara River Region, participants have the opportunity to have a name of their choice appear on the very first boat of this new gorge attraction.
Monday's Frontier House public hearing is off
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:30 pm
On Friday, the Village of Lewiston announced it has postponed Monday's planned public hearing on the historic Frontier House. The Village Board is waiting until August to submit an application for a state Department of Transportation grant.
Business 'Blender' offers a Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours ride
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:05 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business "Blender" and Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours ride on Thursday, July 18.
Get 'Safety Smart at Home'
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority will hold its "Safety Smart at Home" Sensational Saturday on July 13. The free event starts at 10 a.m. at NYPA's Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant's free visitors center, the Power Vista, located at 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston.
War of 1812 continues in Lewiston
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 07:00 am
Lewiston played an important role in the War of 1812, and its destiny was changed forever after it was burned to the ground in 1813. Come to the Lewiston Gazebo July 19-21 and hear the dramatic and inspirational stories of the impact that the war had on the lives of everyday people.
The Doobie Brothers make triumphant return to Artpark
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 09:05 am
The Doobie Brothers made it two sold-out crowds in a row at Artpark. The classic rock band brought 10,000 of its friends to "Tuesday in the Park."
LoStracco named administrator at Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 09:00 am
Thomas R. LoStracco has been named administrator of the Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence in Lewiston.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue hosts four adoption events this weekend
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 07:00 am
Many deserving animals will be on their way to finding forever homes as a result of four upcoming Heart of Niagara adoption events happening this weekend in Lewiston and Niagara Falls.
Peach Queen applications now accepted
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 10:50 pm
Applications are now being accepted for the Peach Queen Scholarship Contest, held as part of the Niagara County Peach Festival. Applications are online at
Community invited to 'Historical Happenings @ The Lewiston Museum'
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 10:40 pm
The Historical Association is hosting "Historical Happenings @The Lewiston Museum" this Sunday, July 14. It is a family event filled with re-enactors dressed in period clothes; craft demonstrators, including rope making; old-time artifacts; an old-fashioned photo booth; activities and vintage games for kids; and an antique and bake sale.
Niagara Hospice Regatta - neat experience
Mon, Jul 8th 2013 12:25 pm
Not your typical day out on the lake. ... Over the past several years my boating experiences have involved the usual fare - cruising, sightseeing, plenty of swimming, sunning, skiing, some fishing, and overall good times on-board, even some Wednesday night sailboat races out on Lake Erie off Buffalo.
Planning Board makeover highlights Village of Lewiston organizational meeting
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held its annual organizational meeting on Monday. Several individuals were re-appointed, but two significant changes were made to the Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board.
Village of Lewiston working to acquire Frontier House
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 11:00 am
News broke Sunday that the Village of Lewiston created a petition seeking support for restoration of the historic Frontier House. Throughout this week, residents visiting the mayor's office in the Red Brick Municipal Building have been encouraged to sign the document. To date, more than 500 have obliged. In doing so, they asked one question: What's going on with the Frontier House?
Artpark dedicates 'The Sound of Music' to Brother Augustine Towey
Sat, Jul 6th 2013 07:00 am
As Artpark prepares for an eight-show run of the popular musical "The Sound of Music," it is impossible to forget Brother Augustine Towey, C.M., the late visionary leader of Western New York's theater community and how special he was to Artpark's theater program development.
Gentile elected Lew-Port board president
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 01:00 pm
Michael Gentile has been elected president of the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education for the coming year. Serving as vice president will be outgoing president Jodee Riordan.
Tuscarora Nation plans annual picnic
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 11:30 am
The Tuscarora Nation Picnic & Field Days will be held July 12-13 on the Tuscarora Nation, at Walmore and Mount Hope roads, north of Route 31.
Lewiston Council on the Arts celebrating 19 years of blues, jazz and rock 'n' roll
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 12:15 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts once again presents a summer of free music, with "Blue Mondays," the "Summer of '69" and the Lewiston Jazz Project.
Our Lady of Peace to host 'Super Cruise' fundraiser
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 11:45 am
Start your engines and bring your ride to Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence for a different kind of fundraiser. Our Lady of Peace "Cruisers Day," in conjunction with Cataract Cruises of WNY, presents "Super Cruise" on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the facility, 5285 Lewiston Road.
Historical Association of Lewiston debuts audio walking tour
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 07:05 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has unveiled its first ever, free-of-charge, audio tour of Lewiston, which includes some of the village's most historic stories.
Craig Hosking: Adopted Lewiston resident in high demand in Hollywood
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 11:00 am
One could easily mistake part-time Lewiston resident Craig Hosking for Batman.
Porter on the Lake: Summerfest is back in 2013
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
It's time to celebrate the beginning of summer and enjoy the beautiful weather. So if you're looking for a day full of activities and family fun, the Porter on the Lake Summerfest is the place to be.
Village Goldsmith opens in Village of Lewiston
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and The Village Goldsmith celebrated a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday with master jeweler and owner Rob Young. His operation is located at 744 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
KeyBank to sponsor 29th annual Chalkwalk competition
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
KeyBank has been named the lead sponsor of the 29th annual Chalkwalk competition, taking place Saturday, Aug. 10, and presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Mark Daul: 'A tidy boat is a happy boat;' U.S. Coast Guard stirring things up
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
A short while back, I wrote a story about doing some fishing for a couple of days with my son, Joe, at Chautauqua Lake in Chautauqua County. While we were having conversations, something popped in my head about walleye fishing. ...
Old Fort Niagara: French and Indian War Encampment set for July 5-7
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 07:00 am
On July 9, 1759, Capt. Walter Rutherford entered French-held Fort Niagara and demanded the fort's surrender. He set in motion a chain of events that would forever change the history of the Niagara region and all of North America.
Paying a final tribute
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 06:55 am
A large crowd of personnel and equipment from some 30 fire companies came to Lewiston last Saturday to pay tribute to one of their own, Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. member Thomas J. Burley, who lost his life in a tragic motorcycle accident.
Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2013
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 06:55 am
On Friday, June 21, Lewiston-Porter High School held its commencement exercises at Artpark for the Class of 2013.
Youngstown welcomes summer
Sat, Jun 29th 2013 06:50 am
Summer kicked off in fine style June 20 at the fourth annual Beginning of Summer Street Dance in Youngstown.
Mother nature claims third of season at Ransomville Speedway
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 05:45 pm
Mother Nature once again played the spoiler all over the northeast today, including at Ransomville Speedway. All night rains on Thursday gave way to gloomy but dry conditions through the early part of today, giving hope to all. Unfortunately, the rains returned at 3 p.m. forcing officials to pull the plug on tonight's program.
Lion of the Year highlights Lewiston Lions Club awards dinner
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 05:30 pm
The Lewiston Lions Club Lion of the Year Award was presented to Lion Mary Reedy at the June awards dinner at The Lewiston Village Pub and Restaurant.
Town of Lewiston Recreation announces summer programs
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 05:20 pm
This summer, Kiwanis Park in the Village of Lewiston and Sanborn Park in Sanborn will both offer a number of activities to area children through the Town of Lewiston Recreation Department.