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Memorial Day observance grows in Lewiston
Sat, May 28th 2016 07:00 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 is making up for lost time.
Lewiston Lions offer free youth eye screening
Wed, May 25th 2016 07:00 am
The Lewiston Community Lions will sponsor free youth eye screenings, with the assistance of the Town of Niagara Lions, during Monday's luncheon at the Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. firehall on North Sixth Street. The event immediately follows the Memorial Day parade and ceremony.
VFW thanks Memorial Day parade sponsors
Mon, May 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Memorial Day parade, observance and luncheon will take place Monday, May 30.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce seeks comment on LED lights
Fri, May 20th 2016 02:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce seeks public input on its LED lights, which were on display in the Village of Lewiston over the winter.
Village of Lewiston again making push for pedestrian safety
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston prides itself on being a "walkable community." Its elected and appointed leaders work to make the municipality a safe place for residents and tourists to operate.
PHOTOS: Savoring smelt in Lewiston
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:25 pm
A large crowd came out to the Lewiston waterfront Friday, May 6, for the annual Smelt Festival. The Niagara River Anglers fried up over 400 pounds of the tasty little fish, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce helped to dish them out.
Village of Lewiston Zoning Board OKs variances for 'Paladino plaza,' tables Fairchild requests
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
Developers of the Village of Lewiston's two largest proposed projects sought area variances at a special Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Thursday.
Old Fort Niagara announces 2016 events, free admission to May 18 'Community Appreciation Night'
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara announces a new season of sharing historic, authentic and engaging battle re-enactments, programs and performances for the enjoyment and education of the public that highlight nearly three centuries on the Niagara Frontier.
Chamber Gala photo collage
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 10:55 pm
PHOTOS: The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, April 29, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Artpark welcomes Tears For Fears, YES, Beatles tribute RAIN and O.A.R.; full outdoor lineups announced
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark announced nine remaining concert dates today, revealing complete lineups for "First Niagara presents Tuesdays in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series. The new shows include:
'Lewiston never Smelt so good': Smelt Festival returns to village Friday, May 6
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 07:00 am
Plans are moving along nicely for a rite of spring on the lower river - the 2016 edition of the annual Lewiston Smelt Festival, Friday, May 6, on the waterfront in the Village of Lewiston.
Welcome summer: The Silo is back in business
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:05 am
It's cruel and unusual having to go an entire winter without a "Haystack."
Frontier House parking lot closed - here's why
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Center Street passersby noticed the historic Frontier House parking lot is once again closed to the public.
Village of Lewiston poised to approve budget, debuts new boardroom
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 05:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston unveiled its proposed 2016-17 budget at a public hearing and board meeting Monday. As published last week, the property tax rate ($7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation), water rate ($3.54 per 100 cubic feet) and sewer rate ($4.64 per 100 cubic feet) will remain the same.
Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake returns
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 07:00 am
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 17th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for everyone. The rain-or-shine event is scheduled for Friday, July 15, at the Youngstown Yacht Club.
UPDATED: Artpark receives Greenway funding
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 10:35 am
Artpark & Company was awarded $100,000 by the Host Communities Standing Committee at a re-vote Friday afternoon. The Town of Lewiston sponsored the funding request. Money will help offset costs associated with Artpark & Company's interactive children's and family festivals and programming.
Chamber Gala: Supermarket Liquors and Wines is River Region Partnership awardee
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
Supermarket Liquors and Wines was chosen as the 2016 River Region Partnership Award recipient.
Angel to Apple closing: Popular proprietor to focus on new endeavors
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
Jamie Symmonds is not dying, nor is she ill. She didn't win the lotto, nor settle any lawsuits, for that matter.
Hibbard's Custard is open!
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 05:15 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season earlier this week. Lewiston's landmark sweet-treatery is open from noon until 9 p.m. daily. Hours will expand as the weather warms.
HART of gold
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:10 pm
Local celebrities pitched in Saturday at the Home Assistance Referral Team benefit inside the Lewiston Event Center. The HART fundraiser featured live music and food, bowling and games for those in attendance.
Old Fort Niagara's Patriots Day re-enactment commemorates America's fight for independence
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara will host its first re-enactment of the season, Patriots Day Weekend, on April 16-17, to commemorate the start of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775.
'Thumbs Up for Sexual Assault Awareness': Village of Lewiston supports It Happened to Alexa Foundation
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 07:35 pm
Village of Lewiston leaders had a thumb (or two) painted teal during Monday's work session as a sign of support for the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Welcome to Lewiston, Sweet Peach Baby Boutique
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:05 am
Sweet Peach Baby Boutique, a children's clothing and accessories store - and a member of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce - held its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 1.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board finalizes project variances
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 07:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board met Thursday with Department of Public Works Superintendent Terry Brolinski, Engineer Mike Marino, Building Inspector Ken Candella and Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. director Barry Beebe to confirm the required variances for Ellicott Development's Center/North Eighth/Onondaga streets plaza proposal and James Jerge's Onondaga Street apartment complex/Fairchild Place lots.
Artpark summer Art Camp, Rock Workshop now available for registration
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:40 pm
Registration is underway for Artpark & Company's annual summer Art Camp as well as its new Rock Workshop.
Christina Crane is new Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce sales and marketing manager
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:35 am
Christina Crane made a name for herself locally as she helped launch successful promotional campaigns for the Lewiston Stone House and the Lewiston Event Center. Now, she's looking to shine a spotlight on more of the area's businesses and attractions.
Planning underway for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 07:00 am
One neat event in coming months is the Great Contraption Race, a great on-river happening with the proceeds going to benefit the programs of the Lewiston-based It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Village of Lewiston OKs new entryway for St. Peter's
Fri, Mar 25th 2016 10:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston approved a handicap-accessible addition for St. Peter's R.C. Church and School at Monday's monthly board meeting. The renovation will take place on the west side of the building, facing North Sixth Street.
Cuomo announces $42 million project to remove two-mile stretch of Robert Moses Parkway and enhance access to Niagara
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 06:15 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York state will replace an underutilized two-mile stretch of the Robert Moses Parkway North in Niagara Falls with open space, scenic overlooks and recreational trails to make the waterfront more accessible to residents, tourists and visitors alike.
Park cleanup by volunteer Tuscarora landscape committee
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 02:45 pm
More than a dozen volunteers were hard at work last Saturday cleaning up the Tuscarora Heroes pocket park at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston to make way for over 1,000 daffodils that will begin to bloom in the next couple of weeks.
Mark Daul: Meet the 'Three Musketeers'
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
Last Sunday, my wife and I were passing by the Wilson State Park launch ramp, and we saw a small boat coming into the ramp. We stopped and watched. When it got closer, we could see it was all equipped with some extravagant fishing equipment, and three young men, whom we called the "Three Musketeers."
Celebrity fun at Lewiston Event Center to benefit HART
Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:00 am
Celebrity bartenders, live music, virtual golf and bowling will highlight a fundraiser for HART Interfaith Inc. Saturday, April 9, at the Lewiston Event Center.
Artpark denied Greenway funding ... for now
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 07:05 pm
The Host Communities Standing Committee could not reach consensus Wednesday on the Town of Lewiston's request for $165,000 to help fund Artpark & Company's interactive children and family festivals and programming. The New York Power Authority cast the lone "No" vote, thus making the required unanimous approval impossible.
St. Patrick's Day celebrations return to Youngstown
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
St. Patrick's Day certainly serves as a "rite of spring" in these parts, seemingly more than anything else. And it gets into full force next week with celebrations throughout Buffalo-Niagara.
Chamber Gala 2016: Ray's Tavern is Youngstown Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 12th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Ray's Tavern as the recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara names Thomas O'Brien Volunteer of the Year
Tue, Mar 8th 2016 04:05 pm
Old Fort Niagara honored Thomas O'Brien of Youngstown as the 2015 Volunteer of the Year at its March 5 volunteer recognition breakfast.
UPDATED: Celebrate the Beatles in Lewiston
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 01:25 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts introduces a new event, "Twist and Shout" - a daylong celebration of the Beatles - will take place from 4-10 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at The Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. Tickets are $5.
Village of Lewiston: So, what about that ice rink?
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 08:00 am
It's been 18 months since the Village of Lewiston made public its plans to upgrade the North Water Street parking lot, add extra spaces and build an ice rink and museum off North First Street. In that time, little has been said, with the explanation nothing would happen until funding was in place.
Chamber Gala 2016: Porter Empty Return Center is Ransomville Business of the Year
Sat, Feb 27th 2016 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the Porter Empty Return Center as recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
Town, Village of Lewiston hold joint work session
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 06:50 pm
The Town of Lewiston Town Council welcomed the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees to Town Hall Monday for the first of what is expected to become quarterly joint meetings.