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Youngstown Yacht Club Level Regatta begins July 26
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
Seems that high temperatures and high intensity go hand in hand in Youngstown this summer.
Village of Lewiston: Hoopla
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston councilmen Steve Reiter and Mike Marra unveiled the new playground behind the Red Brick Municipal Building in the Village of Lewiston.
Lewiston Lions go green by donating trees
Fri, Jul 20th 2012 10:35 pm
Lions International President Wing-Kum Tam of Hong Kong set a goal last July for the 1.4 million Lions worldwide to plant one million trees. This goal has been achieved with more than eight million trees planted thus far.
'Spirits of 1812'
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:45 am
The Marble Orchard Players are as hardy as the Niagara Frontier pioneers they portray. The volunteer actors braved Tuesday's heat and humidity in full costume in the Lewiston Cemetery to film a video of their latest show about the War of 1812.
Med Fest
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:40 am
William Ross, center, chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, reads a proclamation for the eighth annual Mediterranean Festival, which took place July 13, 14 and 15 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church on Saunders Settlement Road.
Santa Fe wins 'Best for Food'
Tue, Jul 17th 2012 05:10 pm
Santa Fe was named "Best for Food" in the 2012 Rand McNally/USA Today "Best of the Road" competition. The New Mexico town topped five other destinations - including Lewiston - to take the title. The official announcement was made Tuesday afternoon as part of the Destination Marketing Association International annual convention in Seattle.
Frontier House not forgotten
Mon, Jul 16th 2012 07:00 am
What if the Village of Lewiston had its own version of the famous Pearl Street Grill & Brewery smack dab in the middle of Center Street? That's one proposal under consideration for the long-vacant Frontier House.
Lewiston: 'Tuesdays in the Grass' debuts at Casa Antica
Sat, Jul 14th 2012 07:00 am
Casa Antica, 490 Center St., is offering all of your favorite menu items on the patio before each "Tuesday in the Park" concert at Artpark.
Jazz 'Cat'
Sat, Jul 7th 2012 07:00 am
The Orange Cat Coffee Co. hosts live entertainment each Friday, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., on its patio at 703 Center St., Lewiston.
Builders Club has a busy year
Sat, Jul 7th 2012 01:10 am
As another school year has come to a close, members of the Lewiston-Porter Middle School Builders Club can reflect on the fun and fulfilling volunteer work they participated in.
Junior Honor Society assists Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Jul 7th 2012 01:00 am
Proceeds from a spaghetti dinner presented by the Lewiston-Porter National Junior Honor Society will assist Old Fort Niagara with its upcoming bicentennial celebrations.
'The Marble Orchard: Spirits of 1812' returns next weekend
Sat, Jul 7th 2012 12:35 am
The 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 is approaching with the speed of a British cannonball. Lewiston played an important role in the War of 1812 and it's destiny was changed forever after it was burned to the ground in 1813.
'Free Family Saturdays' begin at Artpark
Fri, Jul 6th 2012 07:00 am
Summer is the perfect time to get "craft-y" with the kids. Dive into fun free art activities that the whole family will love at Artpark's "Free Family Saturdays" July 7 through 28 (noon to 4 p.m.) in the Outdoor Amphitheater area.
'Road Bros' video of Lewiston
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 03:45 pm
The "Road Bros," the "Best for Food" travel judging team of Mike Shubic and Brian Cox, have posted a video of their time in Lewiston. Check it out:
It Happened to Alexa Foundation hosts 10th annual fundraising dinner
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 09:35 am
The It Happened to Alexa Foundation will celebrate 10 years of successfully supporting hundreds of victims of sexual assault and their families - aiding U.S. citizens in 42 states and 14 foreign countries - at its 10th annual fundraising dinner.
Bass fishing - a Niagara River adventure, Coast Guard encounter
Sat, Jun 30th 2012 07:00 am
Last Saturday my grandson Jesse, son Danny, and I went on a little fishing excursion for bass on the lower Niagara. It was a bright, windless, and event-filled day as it seemed the fish wanted to show off.
Mount St. Mary's receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Wed, Jun 27th 2012 09:25 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Lewiston Lions roar at year-end awards dinner
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 11:00 am
Officers took the oath of office, new members were inducted and accolades were presented recently at the Lewiston Community Lions Club end-of-the-year awards dinner.
French and Indian War Encampment is July 6-8 at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 07:05 am
The French and Indian War Encampment at Old Fort Niagara is the largest annual event of its kind in the world, featuring some 1,000 re-enactors, huge living history camps and battle re-enactments that portray the historic siege of Fort Niagara in July of 1759.
French and Indian War Encampment description of public events at OFN
Tue, Jun 26th 2012 07:00 am
Here's the schedule for Old Fort Niagara's French and Indian War Encampment.
'Best for Food' judges welcomed to Lewiston
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:05 am
Residents and local volunteers welcomed Mike Shubic and Brian Cox to Lewiston at The Silo Restaurant Wednesday night.
Inspirational: 'Mama Moe' leads Lewiston Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:00 am
The sun was shining at the Lewiston-Porter High School track for the 15th annual Lewiston Relay For Life on Saturday, June 16. The day started at noon with the survivors lap and a speech from this year's honorary survivor, Maureen Castiglione, aka "Mama Moe."
Tour of Kitchens winners
Sat, Jun 23rd 2012 07:00 am
Sandy Hays Mies, event coordinator for the Lewiston Region Tour of Kitchens, has announced the winners of the 2012 People's Choice Awards.
Lewiston Council on the Arts: Buggin' out in Seneca Park
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 10:00 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts volunteers, board members, staff and supporters recently got together to spruce up Seneca "Bug" Park, across from the Lewiston Public Library.
Corps Buffalo District gets new commander
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:35 pm
Lt. Col. Owen J. Beaudoin (center) officially assumed command of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District from Lt. Col. Stephen H. Bales in a formal ceremony June 21 at the Connecticut Street Armory in Buffalo.
Olcott: Niagara County's hidden jewel - 'Ultimate Fishing Town'
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 05:20 pm
Father's Day found my wife and me on a car cruise to Olcott, and when we came over the Eighteen Mile Creek bridge and turned north, down the main drag into town we saw this little hamlet in the Town of Newfane bustling with people.
Summer begins
Fri, Jun 22nd 2012 09:00 am
The Start of Summer Street Dance in Youngstown Thursday saw a large crowd come out to eat, drink, dance, play with beach balls and visit with friends on a warm summer evening.
Brochey, Conde win Village of Lewiston election
Tue, Jun 19th 2012 09:55 pm
Starting next month, the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will have two new members. Democrat Dennis Brochey (197 votes) and Republican Nick Conde (129 votes) bested incumbents Ernie Krell (Republican, 79 votes) and Therese Mudd (Democrat, 74 votes) in Tuesday's election.
Sunday 'Best'
Tue, Jun 19th 2012 04:55 pm
The Village of Lewiston is pulling out all the stops for the "Road Bros" visit on Wednesday. The village's Department of Public Works is pictured Tuesday hanging a sign at Eighth and Center streets welcoming "Best for Food" judges Mike Shubic and Brian Cox.
'Best for Food': Lewiston volunteers promise to give judges royal welcome
Tue, Jun 19th 2012 07:00 am
"Best for Food" judges Mike Shubic and Brian Cox are in for a treat when they visit Lewiston on Wednesday. The "Road Bros," one of Rand McNally/USA Today's Best Small Towns in America travel teams, will receive a police escort down Center Street to a gathering at The Silo Restaurant. There, they'll find a "rousing welcome."
Lewiston 'Best For Food': Meet the 'Road Bros'
Mon, Jun 18th 2012 11:20 am
Judges coming to Lewiston for national contest; Travel Channel will be in Lewiston accompanying judges; public reception scheduled for Wednesday at The Silo Restaurant. Watch the preview video.

Lewiston is finalist in USA Today/Rand McNally "Best for Food" contest.

Ashker's is open in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 07:00 am
Ashker's Juice Bar, Bistro and Gallery opened this past week in the Village of Lewiston. The popular Center Street eatery was a little later opening this season due, in part, to the opening of a third Ashker's location (1002 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo).
Interactive art installation going up at Artpark
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 01:30 am
Local artist Jesse Walp and his team have been hard at work creating an interactive art installation geared toward children and nature lovers.
Niagara River Cruise & Schmooze to benefit Niagara Hospice
Mon, Jun 11th 2012 07:00 am
Preparations are now under way for the annual Cruise & Schmooze. The 2012 edition of the Niagara River Cruise & Schmooze, which benefits Niagara Hospice, will take place on Friday, July 13.
Prepping for Relay
Mon, Jun 11th 2012 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter Middle School technology teacher Mr. Mark Rivard and his tech students have been working furiously on making wooden candleholders for Lewiston Relay For Life's luminaria ceremony.
Village of Youngstown presents free summer concert series
Mon, Jun 11th 2012 07:00 am
This week marks the beginning of free concerts in the Village of Youngstown. Each Friday, from 7 until 9 p.m. in Falkner Park, bands will perform for guests and visitors.
More than 120 NU employees take part in annual Day of Service
Fri, Jun 8th 2012 09:00 am
More than 120 NU employees tackled community service projects throughout Western New York on Thursday. It was all part of the university's Day of Service, an annual tradition for faculty and staff in reflection of NU's Vincentian heritage.
Olcott Beach proclaimed 'Ultimate Fishing Town' in America
Thu, Jun 7th 2012 01:20 pm
After a record number of votes were cast, Olcott Beach topped the leader board in WFN: World Fishing Network's "Ultimate Fishing Town" contest. The town will receive a $25,000 community donation to be used toward a fishing-related project, plus a fully produced feature story to be aired on WFN.
Lewiston No. 1 renovation nears
Sat, Jun 2nd 2012 07:00 am
The long-awaited firehall renovation at Lewiston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1 is finally at hand.
Lewiston Peace Garden lives up to its name
Sat, Jun 2nd 2012 07:00 am
The Lewiston Peace Garden, located at 476 Center St., has definitely evolved over the years. Eva Nicklas from the Lewiston Council on the Arts explained how it began as a "funky gravel parking lot" and, after years of hard work, is now recognized as an International Peace Garden by the International Peace Garden Foundation.

"It's a beautiful green space that all of Lewiston is proud of," Nicklas said.

The Peace Garden contains a fountain, a stage, different kinds of flowering plants, and memory bricks throughout.

The garden has been host to various events over the years, including belly dancing, poetry readings, chainsaw artists, and fundraising events. But this summer will be different.