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$1.6 billion clean energy infrastructure investment to extend operating life of flagship Niagara Power Project
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 01:05 pm
During Climate Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced completion of a $460 million modernization and life extension effort at the New York Power Authority's Lewiston Pump Generating Plant, and the digitization of the first of 13 hydropower turbines at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant.
'Pedal for Polio' set for Oct. 2
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 07:15 pm
Rotary members in Western New York and Southern Ontario will participate in the second annual "Dr. Ron Mergl Memorial Pedal for Polio" on Saturday, Oct. 2. Bicyclists, other participants, donors and sponsors will unite in America and Canada to raise funds to assist in Rotary International's goal of completely eradicating polio.
Ice rink returning to Village of Lewiston
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 10:30 am
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink will return to Academy Park this winter, just in time for the holidays.
What is 'Lewiston Jeopardy!' fun-raises for HAL?
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 11:55 am
The newly remodeled Brickyard Brewing Company was the scene, Saturday night, for the return of "Lewiston Jeopardy!" - a beer and pizza fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston. Fans filled the second-floor banquet room to watch four rounds of questions (plus the all-important final question) while also competing for raffle tickets and other prizes during the "commercials." This event - canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting gatherings - raised more than $1,000 for HAL.
Construction begins at new Lewiston playground
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 05:50 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch reports volunteers arrived bright and early Friday morning to begin work on the new inclusive playground located in Marilyn Toohey Park behind the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Bed and breakfast, reuse of rathskeller eyed for Frontier House
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 11:00 am
When it comes to the Frontier House's reopening, the question is this: Do you want it done fast, or do you want it done right?
'Sound Moves Me' opening at Artpark
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 10:30 am
Artpark & Company on Thursday announced a new series of interactive outdoor arts workshops titled "Sound Moves Me" set along the Niagara River Gorge in the Artpark Percussion Garden area (lower park, South Fourth Street entrance). The series, offered free of charge and open to people of all ages and physical abilities, is set for 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoons from Sept. 25 through Oct. 23.
'RockOut Cancer' returns to raise funds for those battling disease
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 07:00 am
"RockOut Cancer" will return to the Lewiston Stone House this weekend to raise money for services provided to those battling cancer - and more often than not - aid to their family members.
Lewiston-Porter Community Education returns with in-person instruction
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 07:00 am
With a new school year underway and the challenges of COVID-19 being addressed, the Lewiston-Porter School District has announced the return of its popular community education program for fall-winter 2021.
Peach Festival: Shanya Davis named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 12th 2021 11:00 pm
Sunday night at the Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. firehall, 19-year-old Shanya Davis of Niagara Falls was named the 2021-22 Peach Queen. She received her crown from Victoria Skrlin-Kozak, who took the title in 2019. The scholarship pageant did not take place in 2020, due to coronavirus safety restrictions.
Renovation to Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell completed
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Construction is now complete on the relocated and expanded Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell at Academy Park in Lewiston. In fact, a handful of parents wasted no time in bringing their children - contestants in next weekend's Peach Festival Fuzz and Blossom contests - to practice Friday on the new stage.
Lewiston playground work underway
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 01:00 pm
Construction is underway on the new playground to be built behind the Red Brick Municipal Building on North Fourth and Onondaga streets.
Lewiston photographer presents '40 Over 40' exhibit at Carnegie Art Center
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 01:40 pm
In celebration of the "40 Over 40" campaign - a movement she started in the Buffalo Region - Andrea Costrino presented an art exhibit for the project Thursday at the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda. All women involved in the campaign were invited to the pop-up exhibit of portraits from each women's session - and to toast each other in support of one another.
Kiwanians gearing up for Niagara County Peach Festival
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 09:40 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston held a news conference Wednesday at Academy Park in Lewiston to announce what's new for the 63rd annual Niagara County Peach Festival. The event returns after having to be canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 edition will take place Sept. 9-12 at Academy Park on Center Street.
Old Fort Niagara to host 'War of 1812 Encampment'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 12:35 pm
Old Fort Niagara's "War of 1812 Encampment" is set for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-5. This year's event will focus on U.S. troops who garrisoned the fort from June of 1812 through December of 1813, when the British captured the fort.
Village of Lewiston considering second Fourth Street mural proposal
Sat, Aug 21st 2021 04:00 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston were recently presented a revised proposal from Artpark & Company for a wayfinding mural on South Fourth Street. This one, titled "Unity in Diversity," is expected to be smaller in nature than the concept presented last month and not approved by the board.
Art Festival (crowd) returns to Lewiston
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 09:00 am
As evidenced by the throngs of people entering as and slightly before it began this past weekend, the Lewiston Art Festival was sorely missed.
BPO performs at Old Fort Niagara
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 11:15 am
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra returned to Youngstown on Sunday for a performance at Old Fort Niagara. Assistant Conductor Jaman E. Dunn led an evening of patriotic favorites as the BPO performed Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever," an "Armed Forces Song Medley" and Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture."
Niagara County Peach Festival: New park arrangements in store for visitors
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 07:00 am
News and excitement continues to build as the 63rd edition of the Niagara County Peach Festival nears.
Modern Corporation sponsors Lewiston Art Festival and 'Blue Mondays'
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 04:55 pm
Modern Corporation will sponsor one of Lewiston's biggest events of 2021.
Lewiston Art Festival returns following 'lost year'
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 02:50 pm
One of Niagara County's premier summer festivals returns next weekend, filling streets with art and music.
New York Power Authority launches first study to assess potential impact of climate change on its operations
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 01:05 pm
The New York Power Authority will study the long-term effects of climate change on its physical power generation and transmission assets and system operations.
Artpark & Modern Disposal Services present 'Power of Niagara'
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 09:45 am
Artpark & Company and Modern Disposal Services will present "Power of Niagara," "A celebration of arts, nature and a sustainable future" on Aug. 21. The evening will be a celebration of the environment, including a performance of "Branché" by Cirque Barcode & Acting for Climate Montréal; the world premiere of "The Power of Niagara" by Jon Lehrer Dance Company; performances by Buffalo String Works; and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta.
Niagara County to hold household hazardous waste collection in Lewiston
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Legislator Irene Myers are co-sponsoring a household hazardous waste collection on Saturday, Aug. 21, in conjunction with the Town of Lewiston, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Niagara County Department of Public Works. The event is open to all Niagara County residents. An appointment is required.
$900,000 in grants awarded to state parks, trails, historic sites & public lands partner organizations
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $900,000 in grants to support 30 not-for-profit organizations involved with stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites and public lands.
Niagara County officially dedicates Clyde L. Burmaster Park
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 01:10 pm
Members of the Niagara County Legislature, local dignitaries and family and friends of the late Clyde Burmaster held a ceremony Friday, July 23, to officially dedicate the Clyde L. Burmaster Park on Lower Mountain Road in Ransomville. The park had been formerly known as Bond Lake Park.
Youngstown Village Diner marks 20 years on Main Street
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 11:00 am
You likely know it as the go-to place in Youngstown for some tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner fare. But did you know the Youngstown Village Diner is turning 20 this year?
Ortt recognizes Brickyard Pub & BBQ as 'Small Business of the Month' for July
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 10:00 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt (far left) presented his "Small Business of the Month" award to The Brickyard Pub & BBQ and owners Ken Bryan (center) and Eric Matthews.
Mad Hatter Tea House opens on Center Street
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 04:55 pm
The second tenant to open in attorney Alfonso Marra Bax's building at 442-444 Center is the Mad Hatter Tea House. Owner Barbara Gray said the Lewiston space, which faces the road, is a combination teashop and Shawn's Gate Art Studio.
Village of Lewiston doesn't go for Fourth Street mural
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 10:50 am
Upon further review, Artpark's new mural will be staying at the state park.
Old Fort Niagara hosts 'Living History Weekend'
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:45 pm
"Living History Weekend" at Old Fort Niagara, scheduled for July 31-August 1, will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life at a frontier outpost during the 18th century.
First Lewiston bicentennial coin released
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 03:50 pm
Lewiston's 200th anniversary celebrations are about to commence, and a series of commemorative coins will be issued featuring Lewiston's iconic landmarks. The first coin has just been released and is available from the Lewiston Museum.
Gov't Mule to perform Sept. 7 at Artpark
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 12:05 pm
Gov't Mule will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, as part of the "Miller Lite Concerts in the Park" series.
New York Power Authority approves 15-year construction services contract to modernize Niagara Power Project
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved the award of a competitively bid contract, valued up to $275 million, to Voith Hydro Inc., located in York, Pennsylvania, for mechanical and electrical upgrades related to the Power Authority's 15-year modernization and digitization program titled "Next Generation Niagara."
Summer fun at Youngstown Yacht Club: CanAm Challenge, junior sailing, Boat Club, racing
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
As life in Buffalo-Niagara continues its gradual return to normalcy, up north the Youngstown Yacht Club is moving full speed ahead toward a fun summer, despite the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Canadian border closure.
Lewiston Stone House, Lewiston Event Center for sale as Simon seeks to retire
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 02:10 pm
Emery Simon's commercial properties are for sale - but he doesn't expect to part with them right away.
Niagara University dedicates main classroom building to James V. Glynn
Sat, Jul 10th 2021 03:55 pm
Though the world knows James V. Glynn as the man behind the iconic Maid of the Mist attraction in Niagara Falls, around Monteagle Ridge he's known for something else: a lifetime of philanthropy and countless contributions to Niagara University students.
New Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen set to open this month
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:05 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen is expected to open to the public later this month.
New Olcott harbor breakwall project underway
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:00 am
Progress on repairing the flood-ravaged shoreline in Niagara County took a big step forward in past days with the startup of a massive, nearly 400-foot, $14 million breakwall project in the hamlet of Olcott Beach.
Village of Lewiston to use federal money to repair infrastructure
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 10:00 am
More than a quarter of a million dollars in American Rescue Plan Act funding has been earmarked for the Village of Lewiston. On Tuesday, trustees voted to use the money to make repairs to North Ninth Street.
 

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