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Alan Hastings named 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival chairman
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 11:00 am
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President the Rev. Tom Mason announced Alan Hastings was named chairman of the 2016 Niagara County Peach Festival. The 59th annual Lewiston event will take place Sept. 9-11 at Academy Park on Center Street.
Unique events at Niagara County Fair
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:15 am
Mid-summer has hit Western New York, and with it comes Cornell Cooperative Extension's annual Niagara County Fair, running all day from Wednesday, Aug. 3, to Sunday, Aug. 7. The fair will feature an array of activities from mountain bike stunt shows to barnyard Olympics in addition to live music, rides, contests and food.
Brewed and Bottled set to open in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Chris Budde and his wife, Jessica, will open Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop Friday in the Grandpaws plaza on the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Spirit of the Eighties to include young musicians
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
The mission of the Spirit of the Eighties at Lewiston's Academy Park is "Celebrating the music of the past. ... Supporting the music of the future."
Chamber donates to NRAA
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Paul Jackson, president of the Niagara River Anglers Association, visited the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce office to accept a check donation presented on behalf of the chamber's board of directors. Proceeds came from this year's Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Battle of La Belle Famille marker dedicated in Youngstown
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Through the efforts of the Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee, Town of Porter Historical Society, Niagara County Historian Catherine Emerson, and Old Fort Niagara, a new historic marker was dedicated July 24 at the intersection of Main, Water and Lockport streets in Youngstown.
Town of Lewiston approves voluntary water use ban
Sat, Jul 30th 2016 07:00 am
Water use is becoming more restrictive in Lewiston.
Olcott Beach reopens
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 06:40 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health has rescinded a beach advisory at Olcott Beach. Water quality is once again suitable for recreational swimming.
Artpark presents new public art installations; ''Bower,' 'Earthsong' and 'Percussion Garden' now open
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:45 pm
Each year, Artpark offers a variety of public art experiences for visitors of all ages. This year's new installations each include an interactive element and are free to experience during park hours (dawn-dusk daily).
Popular former Apple Granny proprietor John G. Roberts Jr. dies
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 12:40 pm
John G. Roberts Jr. was ushered into heaven encircled by the tender devotion of family and in the loving arms of the woman he called "my beautiful wife," Dawn Guild Roberts, on Friday, July 22, 2016.
Beloved St. Peter's pastor Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri passes
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 11:55 am
The Rev. Msgr. Anthony Caligiuri, 92, died Wednesday, July 27, 2016. "Monsignor" was pastor at St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston from 1977 until his retirement in December 1999. He was designated pastor emeritus.
Morinello announces endorsements for Assembly bid
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 04:15 pm
Angelo Morinello, candidate for New York State Assembly in the 145th District, announced the New York State Conservative Party, New York State Independence Party and the Reform Party of New York State formally endorsed him.
PHOTOS: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo bring 'Holy 14' to Artpark
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 03:40 pm
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo performed in front of Artpark's largest crowd this summer, headlining "Tuesday in the Park" this week.
Lewiston Police raid 'pot' house
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 05:25 pm
The Lewiston Police Department reports executing a search warrant at 5:30 a.m. Monday, July 25, on a suspected marijuana grow house in the 4600 block of Model City Road in the Town of Lewiston.
Fatal crash in Porter
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 11:40 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office released details late Friday night and early Saturday morning on a fatal motor vehicle crash in the Town of Porter.
Despite public objection, ZBA grants 8 plaza variances
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 08:00 am
To the disappointment of a room full of residents and business owners, the Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals granted Ellicott Development eight variances Thursday, bringing a proposal to build a 4.1-acre mixed-used plaza into municipal compliance.
Spirit of the Eighties to welcome back The Spoons
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Spirit of the Eighties is excited to be welcoming some old friends from just across the border for the fifth annual live music event.
'Invest in a Vest': Lewiston responds to attacks on police officers
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 02:25 pm
It was evident at Monday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting, where reactions by village elected officials and residents were strong and very supportive of the Lewiston Police following comments on the issue by Chief Frank Previte.
Youngstown plans for the future; two public hearings set
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:30 am
The Village of Youngstown board meeting on Thursday, July 14, was all about planning for the future. Few decisions were made, but many topics were covered and there was promise of many more decisions to be made at the upcoming meeting.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival revs up
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:30 am
Tractors are getting ready to roar at this year's 12th annual Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival to be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 23, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the museum, 2660 Saunders Settlement Road.
Can Am Street Dance in Youngstown
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:10 am
In advance of the Can Am Challenge, the Youngstown Yacht Club hosted a "Village Appreciation Street Dance" on Thursday evening.
Construction work in Village of Lewiston
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 10:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works spent part of the past week repairing a water main break at the corner of Center and North Ninth streets.
'Catch the wave': Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 04:00 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown invites all children entering kindergarten through fifth grade to "catch the wave" with the Surf Shack Vacation Bible School.
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra presents an afternoon of Beethoven at Artpark
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 04:00 pm
JoAnn Falletta's sole public appearance with the Buffalo Philharmonic this summer will come at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24, as the orchestra returns to Artpark with an all-Beethoven program.
Village of Lewiston: DOT to enhance crosswalks
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 10:15 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano announced the New York State Department of Transportation will improve the visibility of Center Street crosswalks in an effort to bolster pedestrian safety.
Plaza proposal: Lewiston residents, business owners voice concerns, consider litigation against village
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 09:05 pm
About 20 people attended a resident-organized meeting in the Village of Lewiston Sunday afternoon, while another 15 staged a business leaders rally Monday morning to state their anxieties over the "Paladino plaza."
State Parks Standing Committee to meet for project approval
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 02:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Fund Standing Committee will hold a meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 28, to vote on funding for projects being proposed to the Standing Committee by State Parks.
No concerts this week: Lynyrd Skynyrd cancels July 19 show at Artpark
Mon, Jul 18th 2016 05:20 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd has cancelled their July 19 concert at the Artpark outdoor amphitheater due to a medical issue with one of the band members.
Artpark: Bale de Rua 'Baila Brazil' parade takes over Village of Lewiston streets
Sat, Jul 16th 2016 11:45 pm
Prior to Saturday's presentation of "Baila Brazil" at Artpark, international dance company Bale de Rua teamed with New York City director Carin Jean White, instructor Rachel Novelli and Lewiston Dance students to stage a grand procession down Lewiston streets.
Lewiston: Residents to meet and discuss village
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 08:45 pm
Village of Lewiston residents are invited to a public forum at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the Lewiston Stone House on Center Street.
Celebrating new Heart of Niagara dog house
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 02:20 pm
Heart of Niagara, the rescue group that has found new homes for more than 400 animals in the past three years, will celebrate finding its own new home on Sunday, July 24.
Lewiston: Zoning Board slots special meeting to discuss plaza variances
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 01:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, to review variances requested by Ellicott Development in connection with the Buffalo company's intent to build a mixed-use plaza on 4.1 acres of property bordering Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Public hearing on Porter local law scheduled for Aug. 8
Tue, Jul 12th 2016 05:35 pm
The Porter Town Board has, once again, moved once toward modifying Local Law 2014-71.
Village of Lewiston Planning Commission OKs Ellicott Development plaza 2nd submission, gives conceptual approval to Fairchild revision
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 11:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission approved a mixed-use plaza second submission from Ellicott Development on Monday, moving the project one step closer to final municipal approval.
Stella chicken BBQ July 16
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
Stella Niagara Education Park will host a take-out, chicken barbecue sale from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16. The dinners are being prepared by Krolick's Bar-B-Q and will include salt potatoes, coleslaw, roll and butter.
Youngstown Heritage Committee hosts walking tour
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
The Youngstown Heritage Tours and Tourism Committee announced its next walking tour, "Women's Voices: A Different View of the War of 1812," will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, on village streets.
Lewiston: Piper creates museum at Red Brick
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
Historical treasures, some dating back hundreds of years, now line the second floor hallway and a dedicated room inside the Red Brick Municipal Building. In total, a few thousand items are on display, courtesy of Russell H. Piper Jr.
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen set to open in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 09:00 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen is set to join the Village of Lewiston's Center Street restaurant row. On Wednesday, owner Michael Hibbard said, "We'll do friends and family for sure next week. We're going to just start bringing people in here tying to get the menu solid."
Town of Lewiston OKs drainage district for French Landing
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
Construction work, including final preparations toward paving, is now moving ahead at the French Landing subdivision off Lower River Road in northern Lewiston.
Fire causes more than $175K damage to Porter home; GoFundMe page created
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
A GoFundMe page has been set up to aid the victims of a major house fire that occurred the afternoon of Thursday, June 30, at 397 Howard Drive (Collingwood Estates) in the Town of Porter.