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Town of Porter thanked for successful veterans outreach program
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
Arthur Lawson, mayor of the Village of Wilson, met recently with the Porter Town Board to express his thanks to the town on behalf of the New York State Division of Veterans Services.
Morreale seeks reelection to Lewiston Town Board
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
I was elected to my first term in 2015 and it has been my pleasure to serve the good people of Lewiston. During the past three-and-a-half years, I've reviewed budgets with the Town Board members, and together we made painful cuts and supported budgets that increased fund balances and improved our bond rating. We put our political affiliations aside and have worked together and are still working together today. If we fail to work with one another, only the taxpayers will suffer.
Lewiston church to bless pets
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St., will hold a blessing of pets at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14.
206-year-old Bible of founding father returned to Lewiston
Sat, Sep 7th 2019 07:00 am
On July 16, Historical Association of Lewiston Executive Director Patricia Mahoney and I received an email from Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch. The mayor asked if we could assist a woman named Jane Brogan from York, Nebraska. Jane's mother was an avid collector of books that she would collect from library sales around the state.
Is this the last Peach Festival at Academy Park?
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 07:30 pm
Tens of thousands of people will visit the Niagara County Peach Festival this weekend. It's a safe bet more than a few will wonder if this is the event's final ride at Academy Park.
Culinary champions crowned at Peach Festival
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:35 pm
Food took center stage on the first night of this year's Niagara County Peach Festival.
Peach Festival: Police looking into flyers, not expecting protests
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 02:55 pm
Amidst all the excitement building this week for the 62nd Niagara County Peach Festival, area residents received unexpected news in the form of flyers promoting the anticipated presence of the "Honorable White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan" at this weekend's festival in Academy Park.
Big changes & more fun ahead at Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 07:00 am
Excitement has been building for those looking forward to the 19th Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games, held this year on Sept. 14-15. For the first time, it will be held at the Niagara County Fairgrounds, which is a major change for the popular local event.
Niagara County set to provide mobile breastfeeding station at Peach Festival
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 04:55 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) will provide its mobile breastfeeding and changing station at the Lewiston Peach Festival from Friday to Sunday in an effort to create a safe and friendly environment for new mothers.
New 'Niagara Frontier Faith & Heritage Trail Excursions & Adventures' at Stella Niagara
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 10:05 am
In celebration of its 45th anniversary in retreat center ministry this year, the Center of Renewal Retreat & Conference Center at Stella Niagara is introducing a new concept in retreats. Niagara Frontier Faith & Heritage Trail Excursions & Adventures will be offer customary sponsored retreats and group hospitality rentals.
Castellani Art Museum presents 'Time Will Tell: Storytelling Traditions in Western New York'
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 10:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's folk arts program and "Meet Me at the CAM" series have teamed up to present a special fall program, "Time Will Tell: Storytelling Traditions in Western New York." The event will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 17, and feature speakers from the local arts community.
Fundraiser nets $10,000+ for inclusive playground
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 09:50 am
Village of Lewiston Deputy Mayor Vic Eydt joined with Ashley Olds, Bill Kilmer and Linda Fleck in presenting the municipality with $10,201 on Monday for the new inclusive playground project. The funds were generated at last month's "Moose's Mission" fundraiser, which was presented by Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 and Women of the Moose Chapter 1940.
LCA Marble Orchard Ghost Walks: Creepy. Crawly. Can't miss.
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts once again presents its Marble Orchard Ghost Walks this fall.
Combatting violence: YWCA receives support from Niagara County Legislature
Tue, Sep 3rd 2019 01:15 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Keith McNall appeared at the YWCA's Lockport location last week to present a check for $46,500, which was made official through a resolution he sponsored to help offset statewide cuts.
Niagara County Peach Festival: 4 days of peaches, rides, entertainment & fun
Mon, Sep 2nd 2019 07:00 am
A community favorite, the Lewiston Kiwanis-sponsored event opens Thursday, Sept. 5, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 8, at Academy Park.
Oktoberfest to benefit History Center
Mon, Sep 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Oktoberfest returns to the Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport, between 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Chef Donna Eick will provide a German buffet of traditional Oktoberfest food, including bratwurst, roast pork, sauerkraut, sweet and sour cabbage, German potato salad, chef salad and more, plus dessert. Beer and wine will be available for purchase from the cash bar.
Rudolph, Senek, Zimmerman & Martin crowned Ransomville champions
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 09:40 am
Mat Williamson won his third Krown Undercoating Modified feature of the season and Erick Rudolph of Ransomville won his second consecutive divisional title as Hy-Tech Concrete, WNY Heroes, National Maintenance Contracting Corporation, Lawns Unlimited, and Try-It Distributing (Busch Beer) presented Season Championship Night for Modifieds, Sportsman and Novice Sportsman at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday night.
Porter sets 2nd annual vets chicken BBQ, raffle
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Porter announced this week that preparations are now underway for the second annual veterans chicken barbecue/basket raffle. It will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 325 Third St. All veterans and residents are invited.
New bench in Lewiston for pet owners
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
Thanks to the Niagara Frontier Veterinary Society's Pet Emergency Fund, a new "Sit Awhile" bench was recently installed at the Lewiston Dog Park. Lowes Home Improvement workers from the Niagara Falls Boulevard location helped make the work area.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market moving to The Griffon for Peach Festival Saturday
Sat, Aug 31st 2019 07:00 am
For one week only, the Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market is moving across the street - to The Griffon House, at 810 Center St. This will take place Sept. 7, to accommodate the Peach Festival.
Town of Lewiston Board hears of Bri Estates impact
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:55 pm
It was a busy session for the Lewiston Town Board on Monday.
Village of Lewiston gets its Just Desserts
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:40 pm
In what could only be described as a sight straight out of a Food Network kitchen, The Stone House was filled with delicious desserts of every shape, size, texture and taste on Thursday night. The occasion was a ribbon-cutting for Just Desserts by Aimee - which is kitty-corner to the Lewiston wine bar. Friends and family looked on with awe at the picturesque pastries, precisely piled on serving plates.
GNBC stages 'Peter and The Wolf' at Castellani; will appear at Peach Festival
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 03:20 pm
Greater Niagara Ballet Company students recently staged excerpts from "Peter and The Wolf" at the Castellani Art Museum on the Niagara University campus. The dancers - under the direction of Beverley Feder - performed to the music of Sergey Prokofiev and the narration of Sean Connery.
Vendor culinary competition returns to Peach Festival
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 03:00 pm
The Peach Festival is famous for its shortcake - who doesn't like fresh fruit piled on a DiCamillo Bakery biscuit and covered in cream? But have you tried a peach chicken wing or pizza piled with peaches?
Peach Festival 2019: Rock 'n' roll, R&B, and a little country on stage
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 02:50 pm
There's a lot to do at the Niagara County Peach Festival.
Old Fort Niagara site of naturalization ceremony
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 04:00 pm
A naturalization ceremony took place Wednesday morning at Old Fort Niagara for 20 new U.S. citizens. Individuals from 11 different countries, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Canada, China, Congo (Kinshasa), Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia and Vietnam, took their oaths of allegiance from U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.
Becker Farms & Vizcarra Vineyards hold Labor Day Harvest Festival
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 01:50 pm
Becker Farms is welcoming fall with its annual Labor Day Harvest Festival, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2.
Artpark: Fans pleased with 'Foreigner 2.0'
Wed, Aug 28th 2019 01:40 pm
Though they had other concert options Tuesday - including a reunited Jonas Brothers in Buffalo - 10,000 music lovers chose to watch Foreigner perform at Artpark.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center headline sponsors for 'RockOut Cancer'
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 05:05 pm
The Lower Niagara Community Survivors group will hold its second annual "RockOut Cancer" fundraising event from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. Admission to the all-day event includes food donated from the Stone House, Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen, Casa Antica and the Brickyard Brewing Co. Live entertainment for the day is also donated by Vinyl Addiction, The Tower, Mr. Thank You and Different Districts.
Clyde Burmaster wake is Thursday
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 04:00 pm
Clyde L. Burmaster, 78, of Ransomville, passed peacefully on Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Women United of Niagara to host 'An Evening with JoAnn Falletta' on Sept. 18
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:45 pm
Women United of Niagara will host an "Evening with JoAnn Falletta" from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston. This is the first event of the group's "Spotlight Series," an ongoing program that will highlight the accomplishments and community endeavors of notable women in Western New York.
Elderwood supports LCA 'Blue Monday' series
Tue, Aug 27th 2019 03:15 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts staffers Eva Nicklas and Tim Henderson recently presented Elderwood at Wheatfield Community Relations Coordinator Stacey Zahno and Elderwood Residencies Property Manager Tammy Ooft with an appreciation plaque for their generous sponsorship of the 2019 "Blue Monday" concert series.
'Circle of Honor': Wydysh presents Greenway funds to vets
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 12:00 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh presented Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 leaders with a Greenway check that will go toward the establishment of the new Lewiston Veterans Memorial.
Artpark's season finale concert will star Foreigner, opening band contest winner, plus special guest choir featuring 'Artpark Bridges' & theater students
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:55 am
On Tuesday, Artpark & Company's concert season will come to a close with classic rock hitmakers Foreigner returning to the amphitheater stage. The Aug. 27 concert is part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank series. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 5 p.m.).
Cecconi overseeing Lions
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:50 am
Lion Regina Cecconi was elected district governor of Lions District 20-N at the Multiple District 20 Convention held in Binghamton. She was recently inducted by Lions International President Dr. Jung-Yul Choi at the Lions International Convention in Milan, Italy.
Photos: Jazz Festival takes over Lewiston
Sun, Aug 25th 2019 02:00 pm
Some people smirk when Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston organizers state the event annually draws upward of 40,000 people. Those doubters were converted this past weekend, as people were elbow-to-elbow across Center Street, and cars were stacked all the way back to Oxbow Lane at the Lewiston event.
Last licks of summer at The Silo
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
The Silo Restaurant is concluding a successful summer at the end of September.
Village Board OK's 'Gallo 2' plan
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
Michael Hibbard's development plan, to transform the plaza at Center and North Fourth streets into a new, larger Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen, received approval at Monday's Village of Lewiston Board meeting.
Lew-Port Academy hosts 'Creating Pathways to the Future'
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Yacht club was the setting Thursday, Aug. 15, for "Creating Pathways to the Future," the signature event for Lewiston-Porter's Academy of International Business and Finance. AIBF advisory board members organized the fundraiser.
Skydive the Falls: New, unique offering for those of the daring persuasion
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
Visitors and residents of the River Region are certainly fortunate when it comes to the number and variety of experiences available in the area. From the arts to fantastic fishing, jet boats to wine trails, the living history of Old Fort Niagara to the high-caliber entertainment at Artpark, the countless festivals and so much more, nary a day goes by without something new, exciting and enjoyable for visitors as well as locals to partake in.

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