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'Cupcakes for a Crown'
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 12:00 pm
It was sweets for a cause as The Lewiston Village Pub and Restaurant presented "Cupcakes for a Crown" last Sunday. Featured was a student cupcake competition fundraiser, with proceeds going to assist Lewiston-Porter freshman Grace Breen as she prepares to enter as a representative in the Miss Teen USA Contest.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomes first baby of 2013
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
The Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2013.
Pollow sworn in in Porter
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:45 pm
The New Year saw the swearing in of a new justice for the Town of Porter. Newly elected Wayne Pollow took his oath of office from Porter Justice David Truesdale before friends and family Tuesday at Porter Town Hall.
New Year's Eve celebrations in Wilson, Ransomville
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:30 pm
While the biggies were seen in New York City, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, even Lewiston, New Year's celebrations also included events in Wilson and Ransomville.
Ringing in New Years off the Lewiston Docks
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 09:20 pm
The Neptune Ski Club brought Santa Claus to Lewiston on New Year's Day to do a little skiing on the river.
Bee Hive donates to NCP
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 08:00 pm
The Bee Hive Ceramic Studio in Lewiston recently donated $250 to Niagara Cerebral Palsy to assist its many programs that support children and adults with developmental disabilities.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital nuclear cardiology medicine program granted accreditation
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 10:00 am
The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission has granted an accreditation to Mount St. Mary's Hospital nuclear cardiology medicine program. This three-year accreditation recognizes that the hospital's program has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts.
Mount St. Mary's welcomes last baby of 2012
Wed, Jan 2nd 2013 01:50 pm
Noelle LaBarr didn't want to wait a few hours to be the first baby born at Mount St. Mary's in 2013, so she became the last baby born at the expanded Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's for 2012.
Ceretto takes oath of office
Tue, Jan 1st 2013 10:25 am
Surrounded by his family, Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, was sworn in to office Dec. 31 by Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel at the Grand Island Town Hall.
Sentinel 2012: The year in pictures
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 11:25 am
Well, the world didn't end.

We figured it wouldn't. Yet that didn't stop residents in the River Region from seizing each day and living life to the fullest this year.

'World's Shortest Christmas Party'
Sat, Dec 29th 2012 07:00 am
The Orange Cat Coffee Co. in Lewiston hosted "The World's Shortest Christmas Party."
Community Christmas celebration in Wilson
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 09:30 pm
A community Christmas celebration was held in the Wilson High School auditorium. Several area churches came together for a fun, non-denominational celebration of Christmas.
Past peach queen gives thanks to community as fundraising comes to a close
Mon, Dec 24th 2012 07:00 am
It has been a busy few months since I crowned Lewiston's newest peach queen back in September. Not only have my classes at Niagara University been challenging and time consuming, but my ongoing fundraising efforts for the Arthritis Foundation have kept me a busy young lady, as well.
Niagara Falls Country Club: Building on success
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
It may be the off-season for area golfers, but that doesn't mean the folks at the Niagara Falls Country Club have been quiet.
DiMino Lewiston Tops announces coloring contest winners
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
Congratulations to the following artists, winners of the Sentinel's annual holiday coloring contest, sponsored by DiMino Lewiston Tops:
Appreciation abounds in Village of Lewiston
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 07:00 am
Paul Beatty, representing Niagara Hospice and the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon, presented the Village of Lewiston trustees with a certificate of appreciation prior to Monday's monthly board meeting.
Youngstown: Celebrating 'Christmas in the Village'
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:45 pm
A little light rain didn't do anything to put a damper on Youngstown's "Christmas in the Village" event .
Lewiston-Porter retired elementary teachers, staff donate children's gifts
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 08:30 pm
Retired Lewiston-Porter Elementary School teachers and staff have been donating children's gifts for several years to the Youngstown/Porter Community Holiday Baskets organization.
Lewiston Lions induct members, donate to Hurricane Sandy relief
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:00 am
The Lewiston Lions Club is ending the year on a high note. Four new members - Fred Smith, Bob Hartz, Carol Sommer and Lisa Ieraci, pictured from left - were inducted during December's dinner meeting.
Town of Lewiston Family Ice Rink adds sponsors, recognizes village
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:30 pm
The Town of Lewiston continues to add sponsors to the Lewiston Family Ice Rink for its 2012-13 season.
Lewiston Town Board discusses proposed rec/senior center
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:30 pm
Plans for a new recreation/community/senior center and a donation from an area hazardous waste landfiller were the newsmakers at opposite ends of an otherwise routine Lewiston Town Board work session Monday.
Frontier Lanes has new management, new name
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:20 pm
Emery Simon and Harold Hibbard recently purchased Frontier Lanes. They have renamed it the Lewiston Event Center, and plan to make full use of the almost three-acre property.
Dennis Brochey's Automotive set to close
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 01:15 pm
Over the course of 40 years, master technician Dennis Brochey has worked on more than 100,000 automobiles in his Center Street automotive shop. At the end of this month, he'll hang up his wrench.
Welcome to Lewiston, La Pelle
Wed, Dec 12th 2012 01:00 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday with new member Christina Zaroian, a licensed esthetician and the owner of La Pelle.
Welcome to Lewiston, Village Vet
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 12:30 pm
The Village Vet of Lewiston, a new member of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7, at its new location, 720 Cayuga St. (behind Rite Aid plaza), in the Village of Lewiston.
Welcome to Lewiston, Studio 763
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 12:25 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 2, with new member Studio 763.
Tour of Homes winners
Sat, Dec 8th 2012 07:00 am
Competition was stiff this year for the People's Choice Award for Best Holiday D├ęcor at the Historical Association of Lewiston's 2012 Tour of Homes. More than 1,000 ballots were cast and, while the numbers were close, the winner is ...
Leaf, brush pickups continue in Town of Lewiston
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 11:50 pm
The Town of Lewiston Highway Department reports leaf and brush pickups continue for town residents.
Helping families in need
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 11:50 pm
ROTC cadets from Niagara University, and students at Lewiston-Porter Middle School teamed up with the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Peter's Church in Lewiston to help families in need of assistance at Thanksgiving.
National Grid offers energy saving tips for safe and festive holiday lighting
Thu, Dec 6th 2012 01:45 pm
With the holiday season officially upon us, it's important to make time to celebrate with family and friends - and holiday lighting is a key part of those festivities. By following a few simple tips, customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective way to light up the holiday season.
Cornerstone CFCU to open Village of Lewiston branch
Wed, Dec 5th 2012 11:15 am
Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union, the largest locally owned credit union in Western New York, is announcing plans for a new branch located at 721 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston (inside the former HSBC). This latest branch will open in January 2013.
Old Fort Niagara offers 'Castle by Candlelight'
Tue, Dec 4th 2012 07:00 am
Candles twinkle in the windows of the 286-year-old French Castle. Outside the imposing stone structure, lanterns line Old Fort Niagara's walkways as soldiers in cocked hats and wool coats prepare their muskets to perform a grand feu de joie, a firing of joy, in honor of the holiday season.
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.