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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.
How do you like them Apples?
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 07:40 pm
Apple Granny Restaurant has a new sign, courtesy of artist John Lang (pictured) and John Lang Designs Metal Art Gallery.
'Pearl' pics: Immersive spectacle staged at Artpark
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 07:30 pm
Tens of thousands of people have watched one or more shows at Artpark this summer. Few have had an opportunity to actually be in one - that was until Thursday night. Plasticiens Volants' "Pearl: Secrets of the Sea" made its U.S. debut at Artpark in Lewiston.
With Foreigner, it's all about music (not members)
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 03:00 pm
Some fans had a bone to pick with Foreigner when the band performed at Artpark in 2012. With founder Mick Jones not on stage in Lewiston, there were no original band members in the lineup.
Once a pilot project, Discover Niagara Shuttle earns permanent status as areas along route see progress
Thu, Aug 22nd 2019 05:30 pm
First launched in May of 2016 as a two-year pilot project led by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area, the Discover Niagara Shuttle will soon be a permanent fixture along the 14-mile "Falls to Fort" route during the busy tourism season.
Giant octopus on the loose in Lewiston!
Thu, Aug 22nd 2019 12:00 pm
This is not a drill. We repeat: This is not a drill! Dr. Giant Eyeball has returned to Lewiston - and this time he's brought his Sinister Quartet Under Ill-Fated Direction, or S.Q.U.I.D.
Cuomo: $6.4 million grant from Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation to improve Niagara Shoreline Trail, Genesee Valley Greenway
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 09:40 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced $6.4 million in grants from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, in addition to $4 million in state funding, which will support ongoing improvements to the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park and the Niagara Shoreline Trail in Western New York. The projects will help make key connections to the Empire State Trail. The not-for-profit Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation was created after the 2014 death of Wilson, the former owner of the Buffalo Bills and a co-founder of the American Football League.
Jazz Festival has 'most ambitious' slate of musicians
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 07:05 pm
The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY will present some of the top Western New York musicians, as well as a sampling of the country's best-in-genre artists. The adult-centric event is set for Friday, Aug. 23, and Saturday, Aug. 24, on Center Street.
Photos: Paul Rodgers + Bad Company at Artpark
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 05:00 pm
For Lewiston concertgoers, Tuesday night was, well, a "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy," as Bad Company with Paul Rodgers headlined a concert at Artpark. The show was one of only two-dozen live dates for the band in 2019.
Peach Festival 2020 location up in the air
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 07:50 pm
The 2019 Niagara County Peach Festival could be the last one held in Academy Park.
Youngstown: Mug and Musket to host Jazz and Blues Weekend
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Those taking in all that next weekend's Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston has to offer need to circle Sept. 6, 7 and 8 on their calendars. Yes, that's Peach Festival weekend in Lewiston. But it's also Jazz Festival weekend in Youngstown.
Lewiston, as a work of art: Artist group looks to connect with Artpark, Destination Niagara, Greenway
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Village Mayor Anne Welch assembled a group of artists in mid-July with the intent of promoting Lewiston as an arts destination. They met again on Wednesday - this time with some notable additions - looking to implement strategies to increase public awareness.
Lewiston: 'Big Bang' troupe Plasticiens Volants to bring 'Pearl' to Artpark
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Two summers ago, the French street theater group Plasticiens Volants wowed people when it debuted "Big Bang" Lewiston. The troupe told a story of creation through a dazzling mix of floating inflatables, videos, lights and music. Its colorful creations filled the night sky, and were manned by performers weaving in and out of the crowd.
Plan for 4th & Center calls for 'Gallo 2,' new digs for Sgt. Peppers, Brewed and Bottled
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 06:55 am
Fine art will meet coal-fired pizza when Michael Hibbard makes over the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Rick Springfield brings 'Jessie's Girl,' Tommy Tutone & Loverboy to Artpark
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 02:50 pm
"Tuesdays in the Park" boasted a triple-bill with Tommy Tutone, Loverboy and headliner Rick Springfield. The "Best in Show" tour offered more than three hours of high-energy performances, complete with a smorgasbord of hit songs and some unexpected fan interactions.
Out with a bang: Old Fort Niagara's 'War of 1812 Encampment' features evening battle
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 12:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara is hosting its final reenactment of the season, the "War of 1812 Encampment," on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, at the National Historic Landmark in Youngstown. This encampment portrays the British attack on Fort Niagara during the American occupation in December 1813, and includes a special evening battle and daily activities for all.
Niagara County to hold career fair in North Tonawanda
Wed, Aug 14th 2019 09:50 am
The Niagara County Workforce Development Board and Niagara's WorkSourceOne will hold a career fair from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Wurlitzer Events, 908 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.
Free emergency training in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:25 pm
readMedia: New York National Guard troops, in cooperation with the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), will present a free disaster preparedness class at the Niagara County Crossfire Community and Emergency Services Training Academy in Ransomville on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Fan Appreciation Night this Friday at Ransomville Speedway
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:15 pm
This Friday night, Ransomville Speedway will salute the fans in the stands on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Firth Jewelers and Relco Systems.
'Taste and Paint' at Marjim Manor
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:15 pm
Test drive an electric car at Niagara Power Vista
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 05:00 pm
Ever wonder what it's like to drive an electric car? The New York Power Authority invites readers to come to the Niagara Power Vista on Saturday, Aug. 24, and find out.
PHOTOS: Artpark Percussion Garden in bloom again with 'Bridges' garden
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 12:45 pm
The Artpark Percussion Garden is annually in bloom. Each year, new interactive installations come to life and add a fresh dimension to the scenic area of the park. The latest piece is a sculptural collaboration titled "The Artpark Bridges Garden." It opened Monday.
23rd annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo/Niagara to benefit individuals with Down syndrome, GiGi's Playhouse of Buffalo
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 10:50 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc. announces its 23rd annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo/Niagara, WNY's Down Syndrome awareness walk of Buffalo and Niagara County. The event will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, as part of the Niagara County Peach Festival parade in Lewiston.
PHOTOS: Winners announced at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed the winners of the 2019 Lewiston Art Festival.
Niagara County honors Purple Heart recipients
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:25 am
Niagara County's Purple Heart recipients were honored Wednesday evening at a special ceremony organized by the office of Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski.
DOT traveler advisory for Niagara Scenic Parkway, Packard Road area
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 10:20 am
The New York State Department of Transportation announced work is continuing on the project to remove a portion of the Niagara Scenic Parkway in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, new detours are scheduled to begin.
Community Education returns to Lew-Port
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
A new school year is around the corner and excitement is starting to build around the Lewiston-Porter School District.
Historical Association of Lewiston announces trio of programs
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Mark your calendar for the three special events coming to Lewiston, as the Historical Association of Lewiston continues its quest to share Lewiston's unique history and offer great education and entertainment to citizens.
Innovative fundraisers at Youngstown Free Library
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Those neat activities and community offerings found at the Youngstown Free Library just continue to pop up - the latest being some innovative fundraising ventures.
Youngstown officer praised by residents at meeting
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
At the Village of Youngstown Board of Trustees regular board meeting and subsequent work session on Thursday night, Kristine Ripson and Wendy Shaw thanked Youngstown Chief of Police Mike Schuey and officer John Emmons for Emmons's quick response to a medical emergency and saving the life of Ripson's cousin.
Discover a new world inside Vista North
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Over the hills, around the bend and behind the sweeping drives lies a hidden gem recently discovered by a handful of Lewiston residents. Vista North is a Ridge Road subdivision offering spacious lots for those with big imagination.
'Pet Sounds' performed at Artpark
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 02:10 pm
One of the most acclaimed records in modern music history was performed Wednesday at Artpark. Original Beach Boys members Brian Wilson and Al Jardine teamed with a talented backing band (including longtime bandmate Blondie Chaplin, and Jardine's son, Matt) to present "Pet Sounds."
Hickory Stick to host 6th annual David W. Kinney Memorial Charity Tournament
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 01:10 pm
On Saturday, Aug. 17, Seneca Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston will host the sixth annual Lt. David W. Kinney Memorial Charity Tournament. The day includes events open to the public, such as basket raffles, 50/50 splits, and a dinner.
Explore Stella Niagara Preserve
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 11:55 am
The Western New York Land Conservancy is hosting a self-guided walk through the Stella Niagara Preserve from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11.
Bin There Dump That expands into Lewiston
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 11:35 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elected and business leaders recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with member Bin There Dump That, a new, residential-friendly Dumpster outfit at 130 S. Fifth St., Lewiston. The company serves Niagara County and Northern Buffalo. It is online at https://wny.bintheredumpthatusa.com/home.
Welcome to Lewiston, SJC Handmade
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 11:30 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting Monday with SJC Handmade. The new Village of Lewiston art gallery features acrylic fluid paintings on canvas, wood panels and more for sale by artist Stephanie Casale.
 

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