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A Taste of Lewiston on display at festival
Sat, May 20th 2017 09:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up to bring back A Taste of Lewiston. The grand return of the popular festival - after a 10-year hiatus - will take place from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, along Center Street. Almost all of Lewiston's restaurants and businesses will take "center stage" in the historic village.
Brickyard Brewing Co. set to become 'crown jewel of breweries'
Sat, May 20th 2017 08:00 am
The owners of Tin Pan Alley, The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. and Center Cut have painstakingly built a modern-day masterpiece that's an homage to Lewiston's past and present - and unlike anything the village has seen in its storied 200-year history.
Area attractions strive to carry on, despite high water levels
Sat, May 20th 2017 07:00 am
Water, water everywhere, and nowhere to go remains a continuing problem all along the lower Niagara River, from Lewiston out to Youngstown and beyond.
Village of Lewiston celebrates Lewiston Garden Club: '90 Years and Growing'
Tue, May 16th 2017 02:30 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston dedicated a sign and picture board to the Lewiston Garden Club on Monday. In 2017, the organization turns 90.
Memorial Day observance grows in Lewiston
Sat, May 13th 2017 10:00 am
When the Village of Lewiston's annual Memorial Day parade, observance and luncheon was cancelled in 2015, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Downriver Post No. 7487, vowed to bring it back bigger and better in 2016.
Rain can't stop Lewiston Smelt Festival
Fri, May 5th 2017 08:50 pm
As the rain flowed Friday in the Village of Lewiston, crowds of people flooded into the tented area of the Smelt Festival. A light shower couldn't deter visitors from coming up to the waterfront and supporting the Niagara River Anglers Association. Under cover, they were quickly able to catch free (paper) boatloads of the tiny, fried fish, and listen to the sounds of 90 West.
Artpark adds 'Big Bang' by Plasticiens Volants, William Close & The Earth Harp Collective
Tue, May 2nd 2017 11:35 am
For over four decades, Artpark has been a unique destination for new and experimental statements of art, nature and performance. In keeping with that idea this summer, Artpark & Company has announced a concert featuring two visually stunning outdoor spectacles: William Close & The Earth Harp Collective, and "Big Bang" by the French performance group Plasticiens Volants. The show will conclude the 2017 season on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Ellicott Development wasting no time in demolishing properties at future plaza site
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 09:00 am
Two of the three buildings on the Center Street side of Ellicott Development's 4.1-acre parcel were torn down Wednesday, as the Buffalo property management firm prepares to build a mixed-use plaza in Lewiston.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala photo gallery
Sat, Apr 29th 2017 12:15 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes volunteers
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 04:00 pm
More than 160 volunteers from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center were honored at the annual volunteer recognition luncheon on Thursday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours set to make a splash for 25th season
Thu, Apr 27th 2017 07:00 pm
As Canada prepares to celebrate its 150th birthday this summer, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours will mark a significant milestone of its own: its 25th season taking passengers on action-packed rides through the whitewater of the Niagara River.
Gilgore looks back on time as director
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Library director Jan Gilgore might be checking out a few of the books herself. Gardening is one of the retirement projects she is considering at the North Tonawanda home where she moved from the Town of Porter in November.
On second thought: Village of Lewiston doesn't plan to raise property taxes
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 09:00 am
Deputy Treasurer Edward Walker had welcome news for the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Monday. Thanks to an increase in property assessments, trustees can maintain the current tax rate - $7.38 per $1,000 of assessed valuation - and use less of the municipality's reserves.
Chamber Awards Gala: Claudia Fleckenstein & Ellie Murphy named Town of Porter Citizens of the Year
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 09:00 am
Claudia Fleckenstein and Ellie Murphy have been chosen by Supervisor Merton Wiepert and the Town of Porter Council as the 2017 Town of Porter Citizens of the Year. This year, two recipients were chosen, because of their unwavering support and volunteer hours given to the Care-n-Share Food pantry that serves our local community.
Patriots Day Weekend starts re-enactment season at Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Apr 6th 2017 03:15 pm
Patriots Day Weekend launches Old Fort Niagara's re-enactment season with a salute to veterans and patriotism on April 22-23. The weekend's family-friendly, educational and interactive activities will enlighten visitors about the battles of Lexington and Concord that began April 19, 1775, and started the American Revolution.
Hibbard's is open!
Mon, Apr 3rd 2017 04:25 pm
Just like the Bat Signal summons Batman to action, the "Open" sign at Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard paged patrons to come out for the first cone or shake of the season on Monday.
Ashli Dreher: Super Teacher
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 10:00 am
Ashli Dreher, a special education teacher in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District, has been inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. A teacher for 21 years, Dreher was honored Friday at a ceremony in the high school atrium.
Chamber Awards Gala: Thomas Deal named Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its Chamber Awards Gala, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Lewiston-Porter District Art Show at NACC
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 07:30 pm
The 2017 Lewiston-Porter District Art Show opened Saturday, March 25, at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, with a reception for the many participating Lewiston-Porter student artists.
Artpark welcomes summer: 'Summer Solstice Celebration' with 7th annual Fairy House Festival featuring Lehrer Dance
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 01:30 pm
Artpark & Company will celebrate the beginning of summer on Saturday, June 17, by transforming the park grounds and the Mainstage Theater with a "Summer Solstice Celebration" from noon through midnight.
VIDEO: Demolition ramps up at Fairchild site
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 05:25 pm
A demolition crew is wasting no time tearing down the former Fairchild Manor Nursing Home site on Onondaga Street in Lewiston. An entire wing was removed on Monday, and enormous piles of metal, concrete, wood and brick were sorted and removed on Tuesday.
YBPA sends thanks for successful St. Patrick's Day Parade
Mon, Mar 27th 2017 12:40 pm
The sixth annual "O'Riordan St. Patrick's Day Parade," held March 18, was a huge success!
Artpark makes final push for 'Niagara '79' 2017 campaign
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 06:25 pm
In the summer of 1979, artist Gene Davis (whose estate is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum) installed artwork at Artpark titled "Niagara '79." The artwork came to be known as "The Painted Parking Lot," and guests said it was "incredible."
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.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board receives updates on Cask & Cow, Tuscarora Street condo project
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 09:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission voted unanimously to endorse part of a redevelopment plan submitted by Jack Hornung, the new operator of the restaurant and bar located at 840 Center St.
Chamber Awards Gala: O'Connor Family Greenhouses, Garden Center honored
Sat, Mar 18th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce O'Connor Family Greenhouses & Garden Center as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
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.
Youngstown Lions host Niagara Hospice
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 04:00 pm
At a recent Youngstown Lions meeting, President Richard Allen presented a check to Patricia Degan, director of marketing, public relations and volunteer services at Niagara Hospice, and Mike Shaw, a Hospice volunteer.
Chamber Awards Gala: Apple Granny is Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 11th 2017 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Apple Granny Restaurant as the 2017 Lewiston Business of the Year. The Lewiston Advisory Committee, comprised of Lewiston businesses and organizations, assists the chamber in providing a business honoree, voted upon from member nominations, that has showed dedication and service to the Lewiston community.
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.
Fifes, drums & new waistcoats will parade in Youngstown on March 18
Thu, Mar 9th 2017 03:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara field musicians will participate in the Youngstown St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 18, starting at noon, in the village. The musicians will play the fifes and drums and wear, for the first time, the waistcoats sewn by Niagara University students during the fall 2016 semester.
Transformational enhancements begin at Fort Niagara State Park
Wed, Mar 8th 2017 09:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced work has begun on a series of transformational enhancements at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown. The work underway includes a brand-new, $2.7-million pool bathhouse and new boat docks for the 830,000-plus visitors who frequent the popular Niagara County state park every year.
PHOTOS: Chilly fun at Olcott Lions Swim for Sight
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 05:25 pm
Despite (because of?) the cold weather, a crowd came out to Olcott on Sunday for the Olcott Lions Club 48th annual Polar Bear Swim for Sight.
Registration opens for Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:10 pm
Whether you love to sail or prefer to keep your feet on solid ground, the 18th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake has something for you. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 14, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club (rain or shine).
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.
Niagara County: Proclamations for Sentinel in recognition of 30th anniversary
Sat, Mar 4th 2017 07:00 am
On Tuesday, Niagara County Legislator Clyde L. Burmaster recognized The Sentinel for the positive impact it has had in the community for the past 30 years.
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.
Youngstown gets update on Discover Niagara Shuttle
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 11:45 pm
The Discover Niagara Shuttle is a go for 2017.
Village of Lewiston makes plans for summer
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 04:55 pm
In the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday, trustees started to make plans for summer. They agreed to continue working with charitable organizations, approved a handful of longstanding outdoor events, and pledged support for a newer tourism endeavor.
The Sentinel turns 30
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 12:00 pm
On Feb. 14, 1987, the paper was printed with a giant headline, in big, bold, red letters, that said, "We Need A Name!"