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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.
New councilman in Porter
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
Town of Porter Justice Wayne Pollow administered the oath of office to John "Duffy" Johnston, newly appointed Town of Porter councilman, at a recent ceremony in Porter Town Hall.
Families invited for free pancake breakfast at St. Peter's R.C. School open house
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 01:15 pm
St. Peter's R.C. School will be hosting its annual pancake breakfast and open house from 9 a.m. until noon on Sunday, Jan. 29, in the school cafeteria, 140 N. Sixth St., Lewiston.
Getting down to business: YBPA recognizes members, plans for the future
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:00 am
It was an appreciation for the past and present, and optimism for the future, as the Youngstown Business and Professional Association got "down to business" with its annual membership meeting, held Tuesday at the Mug and Musket Tavern.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board approves Fairchild second submission, 'Paladino Plaza' exterior
Sat, Jan 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission on Monday unanimously approved a second submission from Orchard Park developer James Jerge for his 765 Fairchild Place proposal, and members approved Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino's exterior plan for his multiuse plaza.
Cecconi brings home gold with Team USA
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:35 pm
Joseph Cecconi, a native of Youngstown, competed on Team USA for the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Hockey Tournament in Montreal. He was one of 23 players from around the U.S. who competed, and brought home the gold by defeating Team Canada in a final 5-4 shootout victory on Jan. 5.
Artpark launches 'Broadway Jr.' program
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 01:50 pm
A new Artpark Theater Academy was announced on Monday, offering a unique experience for young performers. Artpark will present the "Broadway Jr." program from July 10 though Aug. 5.
Lewiston Redemption coming soon
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
Bill and Tina Schiavitti have teamed with Greg Robertson of Greg's Pools to launch Lewiston Redemption. The bottle and can exchange site is set to debut in the spring of 2017 at 820 Seneca St., Lewiston, right next to Greg's Pools.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink deemed a 'huge success'; LPD offers proclamations
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston closed down 2016 with routine approvals to its final audit, recognizing the efforts of area law enforcement, and receiving some very favorable news on the Lewiston Family Ice Rink.
2016 - The Year In Sentinel Covers
Sat, Dec 31st 2016 07:00 am
What follows is a brief recap of our staff's favorite prominent news stories, and images of past Sentinel covers, encapsulating major events and trends in northern Niagara.
Color Me Christmas
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 07:00 am
DiMino Tops Lewiston once again sponsored the Christmas Coloring Contest, wherein children decorated a holiday scene published inside the Sentinel. Entries were displayed inside the village supermarket, where winners were announced last weekend.
PHOTOS: Festival of Trees continues at Niagara Power Vista in Lewiston
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 07:00 pm
Scores of festively decorated Christmas trees line the Niagara Power Vista's clear-glass walkway. The trimmings are courtesy of local nonprofits, and each tree is adorned with energy-efficient lights.
River Region: 2016 storefront display contest winners announced
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 12:25 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual storefront display contest. Participants had the opportunity to bring their holiday magic to light with their own festive creations in the storefront windows of their businesses.
Tuscarora remembrance in Lewiston
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 03:25 pm
The 203rd anniversary of the Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance will be held at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston.
MORE PHOTOS: Celebrating Lewiston Christmas Walk
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 04:30 pm
The magic of the Christmas season descended upon the Village of Lewiston this past weekend with the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk celebrations.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Santa Claus is coming to town
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 04:05 pm
Christmas trees were lit Friday night in downtown Niagara Falls and in the Village of Lewiston.
Lewiston approves dedication of Wolf Run
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Town Board moved on approving a number of procedural items en route to dedication of the Wolf Run roadway in the French Landing subdivision at its Monday session. But not before a few questions arose.
Youngstown readies for Christmas in the Village
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
Up next, it's the seventh annual Youngstown Christmas in the Village celebration, Saturday, Dec. 10. Presented by the Village of Youngstown, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local businesses, this community event kicks off at 10 a.m. and continues all day with a number of holiday-themed events taking place at the Red Brick School Village Center, at area businesses and throughout Youngstown.
White lights give holiday cheer
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
On Wednesday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce teamed with local volunteers to repurpose the white lights. The glowing bulbs are now artfully strung across the International Peace Garden, nestled in between the historic Frontier House and the Lewiston Council on the Arts.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink opens
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 09:35 pm
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink opened Friday, on time, thanks to herculean efforts made last month by the Town of Lewiston recreation and highway departments.
Celebrating the season
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 11:30 am
Lewiston seniors were treated to a Thanksgiving lunch last week at the Lewiston Senior Center.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink taking shape
Sat, Nov 26th 2016 07:00 am
Overcoming budget problems, the Lewiston Family Ice Rink is now a go and starting to come together at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Lewiston named 3rd 'Safest Place to Live' in NY
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 10:35 am
Alarm System Reviews recently ranked Lewiston as the third "Safest Place to Live" in the state of New York.
'Paladino Plaza' a go: Village of Lewiston approves project site plan
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 08:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Monday approved Ellicott Development's site plan, a proposal to build a 4.1-acre, multimillion-dollar mixed-use plaza on the corner of Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Trustee Dan Gibson was the lone dissenting vote.
Fort Niagara's 'Castle by Candlelight' full of holiday spirit, hands-on history
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 12:10 pm
The French phrase "feu de joie" will roll off tongues and linger in memories after Old Fort Niagara's "Castle by Candlelight" (set for 6:30-8:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and 10), where visitors will welcome the holiday season in the spirit of the 1700s.
Lewiston Choraleers kick off holiday music series with Lewiston Christmas Walk performance
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 03:50 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will kick off its popular holiday concert series at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 620 Center St., Lewiston. The performance will be part of the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Tickets now on sale for 2016 Lewiston Tour of Homes
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has announced tickets are now on sale for its 12th annual Tour of Homes, scheduled for Dec. 3-4 in historic Lewiston.
Lewiston Senior Center celebrates Halloween
Thu, Nov 10th 2016 04:35 pm
The Lewiston Senior Center recently held a Halloween dress-up lunch. The event featured some unique costumes, like the ones pictured. The seniors are shown with Town of Lewiston Town Clerk Donna Garfinkel. (Photo by Don Butkuss)
Village of Lewiston to hold public hearing, likely vote on 'Paladino Plaza' on Nov. 21
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 01:55 pm
Four years after purchasing 4.1 acres of land in the Village of Lewiston, Ellicott Development seemingly has no more hoops to jump through, studies to produce, or speakers to present before receiving a final vote on plans to build a mixed-use plaza.
Volunteers clean and wax Lewiston monuments
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 02:40 pm
The village's two large-scale bronze monuments underwent their annual maintenance recently, when volunteers from the Historical Association of Lewiston cleaned and waxed the renowned sculptures.
Preparing for Small Business Saturday
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 08:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is once again participating in Small Business Saturday, and encouraging retailers in Lewiston, Youngstown, Porter, Ransomville and Sanborn to take advantage of the national promotion.
Ransomville: Festival of Wreaths to feature new happenings
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
The annual Ransomville Festival of Wreaths is taking place all day Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 and 27, in the hamlet of Ransomville.
Village Bake Shoppe offering cookies & discounts as part of customer appreciation day
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 07:00 am
To mark five fabulous years dishing out delicious desserts, the world-famous Village Bake Shoppe is holding a customer appreciation day on Nov. 12.
Village of Lewiston HPC approves Frontier House subdivision request
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 02:35 pm
A small change on paper made a big difference Monday, as the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission approved a modified request by Hastings Lewiston Inc. to subdivide the property at 460 Center St. Commissioners voted 4-0 to grant a certificate of appropriateness, and to move the concept along to the Planning Board.
PHOTOS: Artisan's Edge annual 'Haunted Frontier House' - enter if you dare
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 09:35 am
Classic and creative images of Halloween horror line the first floor of the historic Frontier House as part of the Artisan's Edge annual haunted home.
'Roam the Region' with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:30 am
"Roam the Region," siring on the Our Schools Channel (OSC-TV 21), features Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce members and to bring awareness to the area.
Town of Lewiston budget struggles continue
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston is facing some very tough choices as the budget season moves along.
New look at St. Peter's - and more to come
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 06:45 pm
When students returned to St. Peter R.C. School in September, they experienced some big changes.