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Black Friday works in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 12:00 pm
Black Friday doesn't have to be associated with "big box" stores and middle-of-the-night wake-up calls any longer. Local retailers in The Village of Lewiston came together this year for Lewiston's first retail district-wide Black Friday event.
Lewiston Police Department reminds motorists of no parking ordinance
Sat, Dec 1st 2012 07:00 am
It's coming into that wintry season again and, before you know it, the roads will be covered with snow.
Small Business Saturday in northern Niagara
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 08:45 pm
Last weekend's Christmas buying extravaganza featured Black Friday sales at area malls and in the Village of Lewiston, and Small Business Saturday in northern Niagara County areas.
Welcome to Lewiston, End of the Road Boutique
Wed, Nov 28th 2012 12:15 pm
Owner Sherry McDonald and The End of the Road Boutique celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, business and community leaders, elected officials and friends and family.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club assists Special Spaces
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 07:00 am
At its Wednesday, Nov. 7, meeting, the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston presented representatives of Special Spaces with a $200 donation.
Village of Lewiston contributes $5,000 to Academy Park ice rink
Sat, Nov 24th 2012 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston trustees presented Town of Lewiston Recreation Department Director Mike Dashineau with a check for $5,000. The money represents the village's contribution to the town-leased rink.
New Welcome Center in Wilson
Wed, Nov 21st 2012 07:00 am
The Welcome Center at the entrance to Krueger Park in Wilson was dedicated on Monday, Nov. 20. Wilson Deputy Mayor Bernie Leiker and State Sen. George Maziarz addressed the crowd before the ribbon cutting.
Website places Lewiston in top 10 'Best Small Towns in America'
Sat, Nov 17th 2012 07:00 am
Business Insider, an award-winning, New York City-based website, has named Lewiston to its "10 Best Small Towns in America" list. The online publication cited Lewiston's placement in the Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" competition, its historic significance, and proximity to Niagara Falls in ranking the municipality No. 5.

In the past two years, Lewiston's restaurants were twice featured on the Travel Channel, its Historical Association events (including the "Battle of Queenston Heights Commemoration and Re-enactment") garnered national press, and its largest venue, Artpark, picked up a sixth award from Buffalo Spree magazine for its presentation and outdoor facilities.

'Tis the season
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:45 pm
Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works employees were out in force this week adorning Center Street with holiday lights.
Youngstown: St. John's Episcopal Church assists library
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 11:35 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown recently presented the Youngstown Free Library with a check in the amount of $475, an outreach donation from the proceeds of the church's annual Strawberry Fest in June and its August rummage sale.
NU celebrates Veterans Day with unveiling of 1812 Bicentennial Peace Garden plaque
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 03:45 pm
The Niagara University community celebrated Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12, with a program honoring those who have sacrificed to preserve the freedoms Americans hold dear.
Rivershore elects board officers
Tue, Nov 13th 2012 07:00 am
The annual Rivershore Foundation Inc. board of directors meeting was recently held and included the elections of the following board members as officers: Jerald Wolfgang - president; Christine Sirianni - vice president; Robert Fagiani - treasurer; and Harry Buckholtz - secretary.
A fascinating animal found in Niagara County
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 03:45 pm
Did you ever hear of an animal that can pay for its own yearly maintenance, like veterinarians fees, room and board, and be a great pet at the same time?
New business openings in Newfane
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 03:35 pm
A formal grand opening was held for three small businesses in Newfane. Scotchies Icecream and Cafe, Three Sisters Bakery and Red House Music all took part in the ribbon-cutting.
Formal military honors at Academy Park ceremony
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 03:30 pm
This past October, during Lewiston's commemoration of the Battle of Queenston Heights, the New York State Honor Guard, assisted by American Legion Post 873 Newfane, and "Bugles Across America," provided formal military honors for eight local deceased veterans.
H.M.S. Bounty, once in Lewiston, lost in Sandy
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:30 am
A famous ship with Lewiston ties went down in the recent "Super Storm."
Girl Scouts donate to help out Staten Island
Sat, Nov 10th 2012 08:20 am
Girl Scouts from the Lew-Port Service Unit recently held their fourth annual PJ Round Up at Lutheran Church of the Messiah in Lewiston. Each year, the girls come together for a pajama party - with a twist.
Delicious: Village Bake Shoppe celebrates first anniversary in Lewiston
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 09:40 am
PHOTO GALLERY: There's a reason professional chefs on television steer clear of baking: It's not easy.
Lewiston Lions announces winners for Peace Poster contest
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
VIDEO: The Lewiston Community Lions Club announces the winners of its annual Peace Poster contest.
Lewiston village, town meet on water, police funding
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
With the winds and rains of Hurricane Sandy pelting on the outside, the Village of Lewiston trustees and Lewiston Town Board met inside Monday at Lewiston Town Hall, and there were degrees of storminess felt at both sides of the table.
Dotty Gara: The incredible but true story of one Lewiston woman's life (so far)
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
"I'm 73 - and I brag about it," Dotty Gara says. "I was supposed to die when I was 40."
Fishing with Don Supon
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
Who is Don Supon? That's your first question, I'll bet.
Stella students learn patience and pysanky
Sat, Nov 3rd 2012 07:00 am
A group of eighth-grade students at Stella Niagara Education Park recently learned the ancient art of pysanky in one of SNEP's after-school clubs
Halloween fun in Youngstown
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 02:00 pm
Rain canceled the kids Halloween parade in Youngstown Saturday, but the party in the Youngstown Red Brick School Village Center was still a lot of fun for children of all ages.
Welcome to Lewiston, Town Hall American Bistro
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 01:15 pm
The Town Hall American Bistro celebrated a ribbon-cutting on Oct. 18, prior to hosting the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce "Business Blender" networking event. Members of the chamber and local elected officials helped celebrate, along with owner Tom McCormick (center, holding scissors).
Tickets on sale for eighth annual Lewiston Tour of Homes
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are on sale for its eighth annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at select addresses in Lewiston.
Tuscarora Indian School students make a difference
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
A small group of students can make a big difference. That is certainly evident at Tuscarora Indian School, where students recently participated in The Mighty Niagara Half-Marathon discount card fundraiser for the Niagara Hospice Alliance.
Lewiston: New location, new month for Relay For Life
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
VIDEO: Some big changes are in store for the Relay For Life of Lewiston/Niagara event in 2013.
Ransomville Country Cruisers help community
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:45 pm
Prior to the Town of Porter Historical Society meeting in Ransomville, Doug Diez, on behalf of the Ransomville Country Cruisers, made several check presentations.
Fish report: Fall perch are in at Wilson Harbor, finally!
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
Richard Fortier and Tim Badeneyck, both of Niagara Falls, found the fall perch running in Wilson Harbor off the north dock at the Tuscarora State Park launch ramp.
Village of Lewiston Board hears it on Lewiston Police
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
They came, voiced their opinions and then some. But, in the end, the matter remained far from settled.
Beauty and the beast
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications' Skip Mazenauer, publisher of the Sentinel, poses with Casa Antica manager Robert Herman, chef Charlie Soldano and the "Casa Girls" outside of the Italian restaurant.
Bicentennial boom
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 08:30 pm
On Oct. 12, Lewiston was home to the largest battery of 1812-period artillery ever assembled in one place, at one time.
Town of Lewiston sets sight on multimillion-dollar recreational and senior center
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 08:00 pm
A Town of Lewiston committee formed to look into the practicality of building a multimillion-dollar recreational and senior center has identified the Lewiston-Porter school campus as an ideal site.
Centenarians celebrate
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:55 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging sponsored a birthday party at the Lewiston Senior Center for individuals in Niagara County who turned 100 or older this year.
Johnson, Lieberman, Schweitzer honored during Niagara University convocation
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 10:15 am
Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management held its 12th annual convocation Thursday, Oct. 18, in the university's Alumni Chapel. Sponsored by the Maid of the Mist Corp., the convocation is the college's showcase event.
Niagara County Department of Mental Health recognizes volunteers
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 03:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Mental Health recently recognized three members of its community services board of directors.
Halloween in Youngstown
Sat, Oct 13th 2012 07:05 am
Youngstown Recreation will hold its annual Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. The party will be held in the Red Brick School Village Center gym.
Lewiston Police Department-Village of Lewiston stalemate over funding continues
Sat, Oct 13th 2012 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday. The Lewiston Police Department is not on the agenda, but the LPD-village stalemate over funding is on the minds of many.
Lewiston: 'Frame Works' fundraiser to benefit Lewiston Opera Hall
Tue, Oct 9th 2012 07:00 am
If you have some interesting old window frames sitting around the garage, recycle/reuse them for an exciting art project that will benefit the restoration of one of the most historic buildings in the village, the Lewiston Opera Hall at 736 Center St.