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Auer: Lew-Port will be ready
Sat, Sep 5th 2015 09:00 am
Lewiston-Porter High School is in the midst of a nearly $26 million district capital improvement project and, with school ready to begin on Sept. 9, rumors have been floating throughout the district that Lewiston-Porter would not be ready to handle the masses come Wednesday.
The Buddy Walk: Celebrating the differences ... and what we have in common
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 01:50 pm
I look back at the photos from 2007, and I see a small boy who is just about swimming in his lime-green Buddy Walk T-shirt.
Summerfest returns to Porter on the Lake Park
Sat, Aug 29th 2015 08:00 am
The annual Porter on the Lake Summerfest will be held from 3-9 p.m. Labor Day, Sept. 7. This family-fun event will feature food, vendors, beer/wine as well as local bands The Frame, 90 West and Strictly Hip.
Lewiston: Previte named new chief of police
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 09:20 pm
The Town of Lewiston has a new police chief.
Cote Memorial Ride benefits WNY Heroes
Sat, Aug 22nd 2015 12:05 pm
Nearly 200 participated in the seventh annual Jonathon Cote Memorial Motorcycle Ride & Fundraiser, held in Erie and Niagara counties Aug. 2. It is presented each year in memory of Cote, a U.S. Army veteran. He served in Middle East conflicts in the early 2000s and returned as a contractor to Iraq only to be held captive and later killed in 2008.
Lewiston: Amidst complaints, jet boat companies look to appease residents
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:00 pm
Village of Lewiston waterfront residents filled the Red Brick Municipal Building boardroom Monday, asking trustees to enact a speed limit curtailing wake left by passing jet boats.
Celebrating Eddie's 60th
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 10:00 am
Among the many happenings in northern Niagara last weekend was a can't-miss one in Youngstown. Scores of friends turned out at the Ontario House (aka Jug) for the much-anticipated 60th birthday/retirement party for long-time Jug owner Eddie Wojick.
Cross-border love for The Spirit of The 80's
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:55 am
A bunch of 80s ska bands playing in a park, with all the proceeds going to supporting the arts? There is no way I would miss that. The Toasters and The English Beat were going to rip those grounds apart, and I had to be there.
Town of Lewiston Board approves paving
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:55 am
With Supervisor Dennis Brochey motorcycling out on Route 66 to Vegas, and Councilwoman Beth Ceretto absent too, the Lewiston Town Board carried on Monday with a number of lower-key but newsworthy matters.
Village of Lewiston: Public pressures Planning Board over proposed Paladino plaza (site photos included)
Tue, Aug 11th 2015 11:35 am
Nearly 75 Village of Lewiston business owners and residents made it clear Monday they are not in favor of Ellicott Development's latest proposal to build a plaza across 4.1 acres of land on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Creativity, fun abound at 2015 Great Contraption Race
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
The second annual Great Contraption Race, held last Saturday in the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown, may have been slow in its development over past months. But once under way, this unique race event held to benefit the educational and outreach programs of the It Happen to Alexa Foundation - much like the vessels mastering the river's waters - managed to overcome its growing pains quite well.
Mermaids of the Mighty Niagara swim into Youngstown
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 07:00 am
The first Mermaids of the Mighty Niagara takes over Youngstown's Main Street starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15.
Going to the pugs
Sat, Aug 8th 2015 06:55 am
On Saturday, Aug. 1, the fourth annual Pug Picnic took place in the Village of Youngstown.
Lewiston Art Festival returns with new artists, attractions and prizes
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 02:50 pm
Lewiston's reputation as a thriving arts community and cultural epicenter is due in no small part to the annual Lewiston Art Festival.
Best hot dog, hamburger, ice cream titles belong to The Silo Restaurant
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 07:00 am
Lewiston's The Silo Restaurant has won three-quarters of Niagara Frontier Publications' first "Summer Eats" contest. Readers voted the waterfront eatery tops in the hot dog, hamburger and ice cream categories.
Artpark & Company's 'Peter Pan' will leave audiences with 'happy thoughts'
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 12:30 pm
"Peter Pan" stars Hayley Podschun and John Bolton steal the show.
Peach Queen court prepares
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:50 pm
The 2015 Peach Queen contestants met Tuesday for a contestant orientation information session and to meet the reigning queen, Christina Oliveri of Wheatfield.
Stan Ridgway brings real 'Spirit of the 80's' to concert
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 03:00 pm
Stan Ridgway will bring his unique voice and sounds to Academy Park in Lewiston Friday, Aug. 7. He will headline the first night of the Spirit of the 80s weekend.
Countdown begins, excitement builds for Great Contraption Race
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 01:10 pm
Mark Saturday, Aug. 1, on your calendars. It's the day for the second annual Great Contraption Race, taking place on the lower Niagara between Lewiston and Youngstown.
Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada wraps up 25-year law enforcement career
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 12:55 pm
Friday marked a relatively quiet change at the top for the Lewiston Police Department. Chief Chris Salada finished his last day on the job and, at least for the time being, department operations will be maintained via seniority with LPD Sgt. Frank Previte expected to oversee day-to-day affairs until a replacement is officially named.
Pierce Arrow classics
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:15 pm
A fleet of Pierce Arrow cars could be found Wednesday on Water Street in the Village of Lewiston. The cars are circa 1913-30 and, yes, they are very expensive.
Village of Lewiston honors retiring Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 04:15 pm
Mayor Terry Collesano and the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees presented retiring Lewiston Police Department Chief Chris Salada with a framed proclamation of appreciation during Monday's monthly board meeting.
VFW Post 313 celebrates 70th anniversary
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:35 pm
Lake Ontario VFW Post 313 invited the public to come and share in a cookout Monday at the post to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
Youngstown: Old Fort Niagara hosts 'Soldiers of the Revolution' re-enactment
Fri, Jul 17th 2015 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara is preparing for its annual "Soldiers of the Revolution" re-enactment during the weekend of Aug. 1-2.
Video: Lewiston community steps up to curb cat population; Grandpaws hosts adoption event
Wed, Jul 15th 2015 06:35 pm
Members of the Niagara County SPCA and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce participated in a press conference Wednesday to discuss efforts designed to curb the feral cat population in Lewiston.
Poncho Sanchez to headline Lewiston Jazz Festival
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 11:05 am
The cool sounds of hot jazz will fill the summer air when the 14th annual Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival returns Aug. 28-29 along Center Street in the Village of Lewiston.
New Stella Niagara Preserve opens
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:45 pm
The Western New York Land Conservancy joined with the Sisters of the St. Francis, local officials and guests Tuesday in a grand-opening celebration of the Stella Niagara Preserve in Lewiston.
Niagara University students begin new internship in Haitian school founded by alumnus
Wed, Jul 8th 2015 05:35 pm
Six Niagara University students commenced a seven-week internship July 5 at Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a world-class educational facility in Haiti established by an NU alumnus.
Youngstown: Get ready for Great Contraption Race
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 11:00 am
The days are fast approaching for the return of a neat on-water event in the lower Niagara.
Niagara Pioneer soccer tourney to draw thousands
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 11:00 am
One of the largest youth soccer tournaments in the northeastern U.S. will visit Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12.
Fresh Start for new café and market, customers
Sat, Jul 4th 2015 09:30 am
Rose Muto and her family opened Fresh Start Café & Market to save Lewiston one "Green Machine" at a time.
Village of Lewiston: Gerry Gismondi named 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival chairman
Wed, Jul 1st 2015 09:20 am
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President Marty Pauly has announced Gerry Gismondi has been named chairman of the 2015 Niagara County Peach Festival.
Sisters of St. Francis bless Stella Niagara Meadow
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 04:55 pm
Despite the rain that fell Sunday, the Sisters of St. Francis, associates, friends and representatives of the WNY Land Conservancy gathered to offer a blessing and handing on of the Stella Niagara Meadow.
Town of Lewiston receives update on Niagara Gorge Trail project
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Lower river residents could ultimately see a long-stalled gorge trail project come to fruition - if all the pieces fall in place.
RealtyUSA raises funds for WNY Heroes
Sat, Jun 27th 2015 10:00 am
Chris Kreiger walked away from RealtyUSA Wednesday with a big check and an even larger donation. He received $815 from the Lewiston branch, which raised funds during its second annual basket auction. That donation is more than double the amount collected in 2014.
The big Deal reveal
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 06:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for Tom Deal and his team at Deal Realty. The business recently moved from Portage Road to 451 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston.
Ortt, VFW dedicate sign for Youngstown veterans
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:35 pm
State Sen. Robert Ortt and members of the VFW Lake Ontario Post 313 in Youngstown honored and memorialized all Youngstown veterans who have served overseas with a sign along Route 93/Lockport Road. The sign designates a portion of Route 93 as the "Youngstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Highway."
Youngstown: Summer kicks off with Street Dance
Sat, Jun 20th 2015 09:00 am
Ready for summer? Yeah, it starts tomorrow. But kick it off in style Thursday in Youngstown.
Artpark is putting the art back in the park
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:30 pm
For the past three weeks, five grad students from five colleges have been working on the installation of five different outdoor art projects around the Village of Lewiston's state park.
Oh, it's a big Deal
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 04:35 pm
Deal Realty is coming to Center Street.