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Smelt Festival kicks off summer season in Lewiston
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston's first festival of the season, the Smelt Festival, will take place on Cinco de Mayo, Friday, May 5. The rain-or-shine event will begin at 5 p.m. at the corner of Center and North Water streets, and is expected to draw hundreds of hungry visitors, as it has in years past.
Gilgore looks back on time as director
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Library director Jan Gilgore might be checking out a few of the books herself. Gardening is one of the retirement projects she is considering at the North Tonawanda home where she moved from the Town of Porter in November.
On second thought: Village of Lewiston doesn't plan to raise property taxes
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker had welcome news for the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Monday. Thanks to an increase in property assessments, trustees can maintain the current tax rate - $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation - and use less of the municipality's reserves.
Chamber Awards Gala: Claudia Fleckenstein & Ellie Murphy named Town of Porter Citizens of the Year
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 09:00 am
Claudia Fleckenstein and Ellie Murphy have been chosen by Supervisor Merton Wiepert and the Town of Porter Council as the 2017 Town of Porter Citizens of the Year. This year, two recipients were chosen, because of their unwavering support and volunteer hours given to the Care-n-Share Food pantry that serves our local community.
Patriots Day Weekend starts re-enactment season at Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 03:15 pm
Patriots Day Weekend launches Old Fort Niagara's re-enactment season with a salute to veterans and patriotism on April 22-23. The weekend's family-friendly, educational and interactive activities will enlighten visitors about the battles of Lexington and Concord that began April 19, 1775, and started the American Revolution.
Hibbard's is open!
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 04:25 pm
Just like the Bat Signal summons Batman to action, the "Open" sign at Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard paged patrons to come out for the first cone or shake of the season on Monday.
Ashli Dreher: Super Teacher
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 10:00 am
Ashli Dreher, a special education teacher in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District, has been inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. A teacher for 21 years, Dreher was honored Friday at a ceremony in the high school atrium.
Chamber Awards Gala: Thomas Deal named Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its Chamber Awards Gala, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Lewiston-Porter District Art Show at NACC
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:30 pm
The 2017 Lewiston-Porter District Art Show opened Saturday, March 25, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, with a reception for the many participating Lewiston-Porter student artists.
Artpark welcomes summer: 'Summer Solstice Celebration' with 7th annual Fairy House Festival featuring Lehrer Dance
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 01:30 pm
Artpark & Company will celebrate the beginning of summer on Saturday, June 17, by transforming the park grounds and the Mainstage Theater with a "Summer Solstice Celebration" from noon through midnight.
VIDEO: Demolition ramps up at Fairchild site
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 05:25 pm
A demolition crew is wasting no time tearing down the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home site on Onondaga Street in Lewiston. An entire wing was removed on Monday, and enormous piles of metal, concrete, wood and brick were sorted and removed on Tuesday.
YBPA sends thanks for successful St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:40 pm
The sixth annual "O'Riordan St. Patrick's Day Parade," held March 18, was a huge success!
Artpark makes final push for 'Niagara '79' 2017 campaign
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 06:25 pm
In the summer of 1979, artist Gene Davis (whose estate is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum) installed artwork at Artpark titled "Niagara '79." The artwork came to be known as "The Painted Parking Lot," and guests said it was "incredible."
Demolition begins at Fairchild site
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 09:45 pm
Demolition of the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home began on Wednesday, and is expected to continue over the next few weeks.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board receives updates on Cask & Cow, Tuscarora Street condo project
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 09:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission voted unanimously to endorse part of a redevelopment plan submitted by Jack Hornung, the new operator of the restaurant and bar located at 840 Center St.
Chamber Awards Gala: O'Connor Family Greenhouses, Garden Center honored
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce O'Connor Family Greenhouses & Garden Center as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
Niagara Crossing - formerly Barton Hill Hotel - now open
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
The former Barton Hill Hotel & Spa has reopened with behind-the-scenes upgrades - and a new name: Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa. The three-story Lewiston building, at 100 Center St., was shut on Jan. 1.
Youngstown Lions host Niagara Hospice
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 04:00 pm
At a recent Youngstown Lions meeting, President Richard Allen presented a check to Patricia Degan, director of marketing, public relations and volunteer services at Niagara Hospice, and Mike Shaw, a Hospice volunteer.
Chamber Awards Gala: Apple Granny is Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Apple Granny Restaurant as the 2017 Lewiston Business of the Year. The Lewiston Advisory Committee, comprised of Lewiston businesses and organizations, assists the chamber in providing a business honoree, voted upon from member nominations, that has showed dedication and service to the Lewiston community.
The Sentinel at 30: Publisher, first editor and ad rep recall starting newspaper
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Sentinel recently caught up with Michael Linenfelser, the newspaper's first advertising rep, and Joelle Logue, the editor who so eloquently laid forth the newspaper's goals and code of conduct in the very first issue. Also shedding light on the matter was Skip Mazenauer, The Sentinel's first and only publisher.
Fifes, drums & new waistcoats will parade in Youngstown on March 18
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara field musicians will participate in the Youngstown St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 18, starting at noon, in the village. The musicians will play the fifes and drums and wear, for the first time, the waistcoats sewn by Niagara University students during the fall 2016 semester.
Transformational enhancements begin at Fort Niagara State Park
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced work has begun on a series of transformational enhancements at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown. The work underway includes a brand-new, $2.7-million pool bathhouse and new boat docks for the 830,000-plus visitors who frequent the popular Niagara County state park every year.
PHOTOS: Chilly fun at Olcott Lions Swim for Sight
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 05:25 pm
Despite (because of?) the cold weather, a crowd came out to Olcott on Sunday for the Olcott Lions Club 48th annual Polar Bear Swim for Sight.
Registration opens for Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:10 pm
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 18th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for you. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 14, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club (rain or shine).
Memorial Day 2017: Parade, remembrance ceremony, community luncheon returning
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, has announced it will again host a Memorial Day parade, remembrance ceremony and a community luncheon on Memorial Day, which is May 29.
Niagara County: Proclamations for Sentinel in recognition of 30th anniversary
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
On Tuesday, Niagara County Legislator Clyde L. Burmaster recognized The Sentinel for the positive impact it has had in the community for the past 30 years.
Chamber Awards Gala: Sanger Farms & Bakery recognized
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Sanger Farms & Bakery as recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award. The Youngstown Business and Professional Association assists the chamber in providing a business nomination that has shown dedication and service to the Youngstown community.
Youngstown gets update on Discover Niagara Shuttle
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:45 pm
The Discover Niagara Shuttle is a go for 2017.
Village of Lewiston makes plans for summer
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:55 pm
In the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday, trustees started to make plans for summer. They agreed to continue working with charitable organizations, approved a handful of longstanding outdoor events, and pledged support for a newer tourism endeavor.
The Sentinel turns 30
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 12:00 pm
On Feb. 14, 1987, the paper was printed with a giant headline, in big, bold, red letters, that said, "We Need A Name!"
Historical Association of Lewiston looks back at decade that brought us The Sentinel
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
On behalf of the Historical Association of Lewiston and its board of directors, happy birthday Sentinel! The Sentinel's first edition was issued Feb. 14, 1987, and actually had the title of "We Need A Name!" It was since that very first edition that the HAL started its long relationship with the Sentinel, when we placed our member meeting notice in it for a historian to speak about the history of Lundy's Lane.
Artpark looks to go '70s retro
Sat, Feb 11th 2017 07:00 am
Tanis Winslow, director of art programs at Artpark, announced this week that Artpark & Company officials are seeking to return that now drab-looking parking area adjacent to the Mainstage Theater complex and below the outdoor amphitheater to its late '70s flavor, complete with multicolors.
Village of Lewiston approves Fairchild proposal
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 02:50 pm
With little resistance from the public, trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday unanimously approved James Jerge's plan to build apartments on Fairchild Place and Onondaga streets.
'Going Red' for Heart Month awareness
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 06:10 pm
Red was certainly the color of the day on Feb. 3 as associates from throughout Mount St. Mary's took part in the annual American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" heart disease awareness day.
Lewiston Mohawk Trail receives Greenway funding
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Niagara River Greenway Host Communities Standing Committee unanimously approved a request for funding from the Town of Lewiston to complete the Mohawk Trail. The municipality will receive $13,958 for the project, which is expected to commence in 2018.
Relay For Life kickoff breakfast
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:55 pm
On Saturday, Jan. 28, Relay For Life of Greater Niagara held its kickoff breakfast at the New York Power Authority's Power Vista in Lewiston. Breakfast was donated by Mrs. Thank You of Lewiston in memory of Rosemary Smith.
Take a video tour of the new Lewiston-Porter High School
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 09:10 pm
It was a community celebration on Tuesday, as the Lewiston-Porter School District unveiled the signature piece of its $26 million districtwide capital improvement project at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the high school's new glass-enclosed atrium.
Remembering Gary Raby Sr.
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 07:00 am
Coach Gary Raby Sr. goes by many names. No matter what you call him, though, you can't deny his heart of gold. He taught us so much in his life that sadly was cut too short last week while he was surrounded by his loving family at Hospice House. He will, however, continue to inspire us to believe in ourselves every day.
Niagara Trail Project becoming a reality
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 07:00 am
It's been a long time in progress, but, in coming years, if all goes as planned, local residents and visitors will be able to experience the scenic beauty of the Niagara River gorge like never before.
Think summer: Taste of Lewiston returning to village this May
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 04:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up to bring back A Taste of Lewiston. The event will be held on Center Street from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27.