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Demolition begins at Fairchild site
Thu, Mar 23rd 2017 09:45 pm
Demolition of the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home began on Wednesday, and is expected to continue over the next few weeks.
Niagara Crossing - formerly Barton Hill Hotel - now open
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
The former Barton Hill Hotel & Spa has reopened with behind-the-scenes upgrades - and a new name: Niagara Crossing Hotel & Spa. The three-story Lewiston building, at 100 Center St., was shut on Jan. 1.
Winter Storm Stella belts Niagara County
Wed, Mar 15th 2017 06:30 pm
With less than a week before for the first day of spring, Niagara County residents were treated to perhaps the last vestiges of winter Tuesday and Wednesday, as "Superstorm Stella" roared through the area.
The Sentinel at 30: Publisher, first editor and ad rep recall starting newspaper
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Sentinel recently caught up with Michael Linenfelser, the newspaper's first advertising rep, and Joelle Logue, the editor who so eloquently laid forth the newspaper's goals and code of conduct in the very first issue. Also shedding light on the matter was Skip Mazenauer, The Sentinel's first and only publisher.
Vincentian seminarian spends apostolic month at Niagara University
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 03:20 pm
As an undergraduate student at St. John's University, Thomas King became acquainted with the Vincentian community. The Oakdale native was studying toward a degree in adolescent education (with a concentration in biology) - all while growing active in campus ministry and taking on a minor in theology.
Memorial Day 2017: Parade, remembrance ceremony, community luncheon returning
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, has announced it will again host a Memorial Day parade, remembrance ceremony and a community luncheon on Memorial Day, which is May 29.
Chamber Awards Gala: Sanger Farms & Bakery recognized
Sat, Feb 25th 2017 12:50 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Sanger Farms & Bakery as recipient of the Youngstown Business of the Year Award. The Youngstown Business and Professional Association assists the chamber in providing a business nomination that has shown dedication and service to the Youngstown community.
Elderwood sponsors free LCA concerts
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 01:10 pm
Elderwood at Wheatfield is supporting the efforts of Lewiston Council on the Arts by sponsoring the "Blue Mondays" and "Bluegrass Mondays" concerts in Lewiston.
Lewiston-Porter PEC and IEC families are reading!
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
Tuesday, Feb. 7, marked the official community start for the Lewiston-Porter Primary Education Center and Intermediate Education Center reading initiative known as "One District, One Book."
Artpark announces KeyBank as Tuesday concert series presenting sponsor
Wed, Feb 8th 2017 03:25 pm
Artpark & Company officially announced KeyBank as the new presenting sponsor of the award-winning "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series for the 2017 season. The new "KeyBank presents Tuesdays in the Park" series will present 12 concert events June 6 through Aug. 29.
Take a video tour of the new Lewiston-Porter High School
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 09:10 pm
It was a community celebration on Tuesday, as the Lewiston-Porter School District unveiled the signature piece of its $26 million districtwide capital improvement project at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held in the high school's new glass-enclosed atrium.
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.
Nearly $25,000 raised for Lewiston Police Department 'Invest in a Vest' campaign
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Lewiston Police Department recognized the efforts of two special women who went that extra mile over past months in their concern for the men and women of law enforcement who serve the Lewiston community.
Civil rights icon visits Lewiston
Tue, Jan 17th 2017 04:05 pm
Lee Simonson, Susan Geissler, Pete Henderson and Tim Henderson (aka Josiah Tryon) welcomed Dorothy Counts-Scoggins to the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday. Almost 60 years ago, at the age of 15, Counts-Scoggins was the first black student to attend Harding High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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.
NU Theatre presents annual Short Play Festival
Sat, Jan 7th 2017 11:25 am
Comedies, dramas and everything in-between will be offered from Jan. 20-28 when Niagara University presents its annual Short Play Festival. It's a smorgasbord of 10-minute, student-directed plays.
Morinello takes office in Albany
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 07:00 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-Niagara Falls, took his oath of office on Tuesday and was sworn-in as a member of the New York State Legislature.
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.
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.
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.
Mount St. Mary's donations
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 08:15 pm
Mount Mary's Hospital is fortunate to have several groups with dozens of community volunteers working year-round to raise funds for the hospital.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board receives update on 65 Center St.
Sat, Dec 17th 2016 08:00 pm
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours proprietor John Kinney provided the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission with an update, Monday, on his property at 65 Center St.
Old Fort Niagara & Niagara University partner to make historic clothing
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 03:05 pm
The Old Fort Niagara Association and Niagara University have partnered on a creative project to produce 18th century men's waistcoats, which theater department students are sewing and donating to the fort's fife and drum corps.
Barker Lions induct one, and recognize other long-time members
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 11:30 am
The Barker Lions Club recently held its annual holiday party in place of a regular meeting. At that time, 30 members and partners in service gathered to celebrate the holiday together.
Lew-Port instructor recognized
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter special education instructor Ashli Dreher (third from left) was honored this week with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2016 Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award.
Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival announces new officers, music & jazz coordinators for 2017
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 01:40 pm
The Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival will ring in its 16th year with new leadership at the helm: Former Artpark & Company President George Osborne has been appointed chairman of the executive board.
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.
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 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.
Celebrating veterans
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 05:25 pm
Holy Name Society marks 100th anniversary
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 04:10 pm
Richard Wood, left center, holds a citation congratulating the Holy Name Society of St. Peter Church in Lewiston on the 100th anniversary of its formation at the parish in 1916. Wood, who joined the Holy Name Society in 1950, has been a member of St. Peter's parish since 1955.
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.
Photo exhibit opening & student discussion on Cuban experience coming to Niagara University
Tue, Nov 1st 2016 03:25 pm
Last spring, 22 Niagara University students and three faculty members engaged in an intensive field-based research course in Havana, Cuba. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Castellani Art Museum, several of the participants will share stories, reflections, photographs and research from their experience.
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.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award
Wed, Oct 19th 2016 02:55 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award with Target: Stroke Honor Roll.
Lewiston: ZBA OKs Fairchild variances
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Zoning Board of Appeals approved six variances for Orchard Park developer James Jerge's 765 Fairchild Place development proposal. ZBA members offered little commentary on the plan, which they've seen in various incarnations this year.
Perinatal bereavement ceremony at Mount St. Mary's
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 05:00 pm
Associates and members of the community gathered at Mount St. Mary's on Friday for a special perinatal bereavement ceremony. October is Perinatal Bereavement Month.
Town tax looms for Lewiston; board approves tax override
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston opened the door this week to the strong possibility of a town tax as it released its tentative $16.250 million budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2017.
Ortt delivers a total of $55,000 to Niagara County museums
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 05:45 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt delivered a total of $55,000 in ceremonial checks to several museum organizations throughout Niagara County. He secured the funding as part of the 2016-17 state budget, in addition to funding secured last year for museums in his district.
Ellicott Development files brownfield cleanup program application for proposed plaza site
Mon, Sep 26th 2016 04:50 pm
Ellicott Development has submitted a brownfield cleanup program application and draft remedial investigation/interim remedial measures work plan to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for its Village of Lewiston property.