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Lewiston: Piper creates museum at Red Brick
Mon, Jul 11th 2016 07:00 am
Historical treasures, some dating back hundreds of years, now line the second floor hallway and a dedicated room inside the Red Brick Municipal Building. In total, a few thousand items are on display, courtesy of Russell H. Piper Jr.
Fire causes more than $175K damage to Porter home; GoFundMe page created
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 07:00 am
A GoFundMe page has been set up to aid the victims of a major house fire that occurred the afternoon of Thursday, June 30, at 397 Howard Drive (Collingwood Estates) in the Town of Porter.
'Celebration': 'Baila Brazil' brings dance, song, parade and carnival to Lewiston
Sat, Jul 2nd 2016 08:00 am
This summer, with "Baila Brazil," Sonia Clark and Artpark & Company are not just offering an hour or two of entertainment, but a parade down Center Street and a carnival inside the Fourth Street state park.
Village of Lewiston taking different route to speed limit reduction
Sat, Jun 25th 2016 08:15 am
Members of the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees said they're hopeful the third time will be the charm in requesting a lowering of Center Street's speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph.
Adventure Room Niagara opens in Lewiston
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 06:15 pm
Adventure Room Niagara officially opens to the public Saturday. It's located in the Cayuga Street mini-plaza behind Tin Pan Alley. For more information, call 716-713-9066 or visit
Billoni: Women's Porter Cup champion Josee Doyon embraces life en route to turning pro
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 02:55 pm
Josee Doyon, a 23-years-young native of St. Georges, Quebec, who plays left-handed because she grew up shooting left as a young hockey player, was the 2015 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year in women's golf for Kent State.
Peace poem included in Lewiston garden
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 05:00 pm
The Lewiston International Peace Garden received a new addition this past week: "The Peace Garden," a poem dedicated to the garden and written by local poet Robert M. Giannetti.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 2016 schedule of events
Thu, Jun 23rd 2016 02:55 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has released its 2016 schedule of events and activities.
Niagara County Planning Board passes on Ellicott Development plaza proposal site plan decision
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 04:50 pm
The Niagara County Planning Board passed on voting for or against Ellicott Development's proposal to build a mixed-use plaza on 4.1 acres of Village of Lewiston property.
Help Niagara County Peach Queen 'kiss cancer goodbye'
Mon, Jun 20th 2016 07:00 am
Every year the Niagara County Peach Queen, sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, chooses an organization that has a very special meaning to her and organizes a fundraiser where all of the proceeds go to that organization.
First Philip Burke Artpark painting unveiled
Fri, Jun 17th 2016 06:40 pm
This summer at Artpark, Philip Burke, a Buffalo-born artist whose work has adorned the pages of Vanity Fair, Vogue, Time and Rolling Stone, is painting outdoor headliners.
11th annual Lewiston GardenFest set for June 18-19
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, returns Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19. The 11th annual event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Tabulations top $45,000 for Relay For Life of Greater Niagara
Fri, Jun 10th 2016 05:25 pm
The tabulations are still coming in and Relay For Life of Greater Niagara is again being viewed as a success.
Ceremony honors Doug Janese
Sat, Jun 4th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston held a celebration of life memorial service Wednesday in memory of Highway Superintendent Doug Janese, who passed away Feb. 16 following a battle with cancer.
Video: In a Huey
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 06:00 pm
Visitors to Old Fort Niagara's "Soldiers Through the Ages" Memorial Day weekend had the opportunity of a lifetime with rides offered aboard a fully restored Vietnam War-era Huey.
Lewiston Lions youth eye-screening a welcome event
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 10:50 am
The Lewiston Community Lions, with the assistance of the Town of Niagara Lions, held a successful eye-screening event on Monday, May 30, during the Memorial Day luncheon at Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co.'s firehall.
VIDEO, PHOTOS: Memorial Day in Lewiston
Mon, May 30th 2016 07:20 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 hosted its almost annual Memorial Day parade, observance ceremony and community luncheon Monday.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce seeks comment on LED lights
Fri, May 20th 2016 02:45 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce seeks public input on its LED lights, which were on display in the Village of Lewiston over the winter.
Village of Lewiston again making push for pedestrian safety
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston prides itself on being a "walkable community." Its elected and appointed leaders work to make the municipality a safe place for residents and tourists to operate.
PHOTOS: Savoring smelt in Lewiston
Mon, May 9th 2016 04:25 pm
A large crowd came out to the Lewiston waterfront Friday, May 6, for the annual Smelt Festival. The Niagara River Anglers fried up over 400 pounds of the tasty little fish, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce helped to dish them out.
Village of Lewiston Zoning Board OKs variances for 'Paladino plaza,' tables Fairchild requests
Sat, May 7th 2016 07:00 am
Developers of the Village of Lewiston's two largest proposed projects sought area variances at a special Zoning Board of Appeals meeting Thursday.
Old Fort Niagara announces 2016 events, free admission to May 18 'Community Appreciation Night'
Thu, May 5th 2016 03:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara announces a new season of sharing historic, authentic and engaging battle re-enactments, programs and performances for the enjoyment and education of the public that highlight nearly three centuries on the Niagara Frontier.
Chamber Gala photo collage
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 10:55 pm
PHOTOS: The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, April 29, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Artpark welcomes Tears For Fears, YES, Beatles tribute RAIN and O.A.R.; full outdoor lineups announced
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 10:00 am
Artpark announced nine remaining concert dates today, revealing complete lineups for "First Niagara presents Tuesdays in the Park" and "Coors Light Wednesdays" outdoor concert series. The new shows include:
'Lewiston never Smelt so good': Smelt Festival returns to village Friday, May 6
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 07:00 am
Plans are moving along nicely for a rite of spring on the lower river - the 2016 edition of the annual Lewiston Smelt Festival, Friday, May 6, on the waterfront in the Village of Lewiston.
Welcome summer: The Silo is back in business
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:05 am
It's cruel and unusual having to go an entire winter without a "Haystack."
Frontier House parking lot closed - here's why
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
Center Street passersby noticed the historic Frontier House parking lot is once again closed to the public.
Village of Lewiston poised to approve budget, debuts new boardroom
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 05:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston unveiled its proposed 2016-17 budget at a public hearing and board meeting Monday. As published last week, the property tax rate ($7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation), water rate ($3.54 per 100 cubic feet) and sewer rate ($4.64 per 100 cubic feet) will remain the same.
Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake returns
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 07:00 am
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 17th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for everyone. The rain-or-shine event is scheduled for Friday, July 15, at the Youngstown Yacht Club.
UPDATED: Artpark receives Greenway funding
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 10:35 am
Artpark & Company was awarded $100,000 by the Host Communities Standing Committee at a re-vote Friday afternoon. The Town of Lewiston sponsored the funding request. Money will help offset costs associated with Artpark & Company's interactive children's and family festivals and programming.
Chamber Gala: Supermarket Liquors and Wines is River Region Partnership awardee
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
Supermarket Liquors and Wines was chosen as the 2016 River Region Partnership Award recipient.
Angel to Apple closing: Popular proprietor to focus on new endeavors
Sat, Apr 16th 2016 07:00 am
Jamie Symmonds is not dying, nor is she ill. She didn't win the lotto, nor settle any lawsuits, for that matter.
Hibbard's Custard is open!
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 05:15 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season earlier this week. Lewiston's landmark sweet-treatery is open from noon until 9 p.m. daily. Hours will expand as the weather warms.
HART of gold
Sat, Apr 9th 2016 07:10 pm
Local celebrities pitched in Saturday at the Home Assistance Referral Team benefit inside the Lewiston Event Center. The HART fundraiser featured live music and food, bowling and games for those in attendance.
Old Fort Niagara's Patriots Day re-enactment commemorates America's fight for independence
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara will host its first re-enactment of the season, Patriots Day Weekend, on April 16-17, to commemorate the start of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775.
'Thumbs Up for Sexual Assault Awareness': Village of Lewiston supports It Happened to Alexa Foundation
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 07:35 pm
Village of Lewiston leaders had a thumb (or two) painted teal during Monday's work session as a sign of support for the It Happened to Alexa Foundation.
Welcome to Lewiston, Sweet Peach Baby Boutique
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 11:05 am
Sweet Peach Baby Boutique, a children's clothing and accessories store - and a member of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce - held its ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 1.
Village of Lewiston Planning Board finalizes project variances
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 07:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission/Planning Board met Thursday with Department of Public Works Superintendent Terry Brolinski, Engineer Mike Marino, Building Inspector Ken Candella and Lewiston No. 1 Volunteer Fire Co. director Barry Beebe to confirm the required variances for Ellicott Development's Center/North Eighth/Onondaga streets plaza proposal and James Jerge's Onondaga Street apartment complex/Fairchild Place lots.
Artpark summer Art Camp, Rock Workshop now available for registration
Tue, Mar 29th 2016 05:40 pm
Registration is underway for Artpark & Company's annual summer Art Camp as well as its new Rock Workshop.
Christina Crane is new Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce sales and marketing manager
Sat, Mar 26th 2016 09:35 am
Christina Crane made a name for herself locally as she helped launch successful promotional campaigns for the Lewiston Stone House and the Lewiston Event Center. Now, she's looking to shine a spotlight on more of the area's businesses and attractions.