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2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Gary Zanardi honored as Town of Porter Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Gary Zanardi has been chosen by Town of Porter Supervisor Duffy Johnston and the Town Board as the 2019 Town of Porter Citizen of the Year.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Glenn Wienke honored as Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Glenn Wienke has been chosen by Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and Town Board as the 2019 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
Community support builds for Mason's Mission playground
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Excitement - and plenty of support - continues to build throughout the River Region for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park, an all-inclusive playground project for children, envisioned for the Red Brick Municipal Building's backyard in the Village of Lewiston.
Smelt Fest a fun opportunity to sample fried fish, give back to anglers, LPD
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Smelt Festival is the official start of the village's summer slate of activities. It is an enjoyable evening where, despite the weather - which is often about 55 and overcast - friends gather together to mingle, listen to live music and eat the #FriesWithEyes.
Apple Granny defends title; named 'Best Fish Fry' in Western New York
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 09:30 am
For the second year in a row, readers voted Apple Granny Restaurant as "Best Fish Fry" in Western New York. A record 2,006 votes were cast in the Niagara Frontier Publications contest.
Youngstown Business & Professional Association planning a busy 2019: Expanded brochure, upcoming summer events discussed
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its annual spring get-together on Tuesday at the Ontario House (Stone Jug) in Youngstown.
Msgr. David LiPuma to take over Our Lady of Victory Basilica, institutions
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
As the Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma was preparing to take on a second six-year term at St. Peter's - and continue overseeing St. Bernard's in Youngstown - the Most Rev. Richard Malone presented him with a new "daunting" challenge: shepherding Our Lady of Victory Basilica, the Lackawanna site founded by the Venerable Nelson Baker.
Hibbard's now open in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 03:55 pm
A sure (and satisfying) sign of spring: Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard officially opened for the 2019 season on Monday.
'Shop Hop': Spring (shopping) fever in Lewiston
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 02:20 pm
Patrons hopped to Lewiston on Saturday to participate in the first "Shop Hop." The spring and Easter-themed event provided a plethora of shopping deals across the business district, as well as an appearance by the Easter Bunny.
'Rockin with HART' at Lewiston's LEC
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 02:00 pm
The Home Assistance Referral Team's annual "Rockin' with HART" fundraiser was staged Saturday at the Lewiston Event Center on Cayuga Street. The event included a basket raffle, a 50/50 split and a batch of celebrity bartenders vying for tips for HART.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: G-Mac's Inn named 2019 Sanborn Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce G-Mac's Inn as the recipient of the 2019 Sanborn Business of the Year Award. The restaurant has grown quickly over the past two years, revitalizing a historic building in Sanborn and bringing new business to the community.
Brickyard, BBC owners focusing on Center Street eateries, paying it forward with Tin Pan Alley
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
Tin Pan Alley's pending sale is one of many changes across Ken Bryan and Eric Matthews' four-restaurant footprint.
Old Fort Niagara thanks volunteers at annual breakfast ceremony
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 04:00 pm
The Old Fort Niagara Association recently recognized its corps of volunteers, who collectively contributed 40,858 hours to reenacting, guiding tours and assisting with special events and programs in 2018, at an annual volunteer breakfast ceremony held in the fort's Officers' Club.
Motorists take note: Signs changed at Rite Aid plaza
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 11:40 am
There is a new Center Street exit and entry into the Rite Aid plaza.
Guess Who's coming back to Artpark? Burton Cummings set to return July 2
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 12:40 pm
Rock legend Burton Cummings and special guest Andre-Philippe Gagnon will perform in the Artpark Amphitheater on July 2 as part of "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank." Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
PHOTOS: A 'Taste of Jazz' previews Lewiston festival, reveals headliners
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 10:20 am
Brickyard Brewing Company patrons on Sunday got a taste of summer, a taste of barbecue, and a taste of what's to come this summer in Lewiston.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Youngstown Business of the Year is The Youngstown Galley
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce The Youngstown Galley as the 2019 Youngstown Business of the Year.
Viva Nostalgia Radio debuts with Top 40, Lewiston spotlight
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 07:00 am
Roger Passero's Viva Nostalgia store, already home to Lewiston's coolest pop-culture toys, is now home to a radio station playing Top 40 tunes and showcasing Lewiston businesses and events. WVNR - Viva Nostalgia Radio - launched earlier this month at www.vivanostalgiaradio.com. The community station primarily focuses on two things: Music and Lewiston.
PHOTOS: Lewiston's Como Deli on Center Street wildly popular in first month
Fri, Mar 29th 2019 08:25 pm
When the Antonacci and Colucci families opened the Como Deli on Center Street three weeks ago, they expected to be busy.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake prepares for 20th anniversary ride
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:25 am
The 20th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake is an opportunity for Niagara County residents to enjoy cookout and clambake fare on the blissful blue waters of the lower Niagara and Lake Ontario. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 12, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club, come rain or shine. The cruise and clambake is a fundraiser for Niagara Hospice, a local nonprofit located in Lockport.
Locals represent NFL in Silver Hoops Classic
Sun, Mar 24th 2019 01:55 am
Saturday afternoon, several local boys basketball players from Niagara Frontier League schools gathered at City Honors High School for the 2019 Silver Hoops Classic.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce to take over Taste of Lewiston in 2019
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
The Taste of Lewiston is returning this year - but with a twist.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Casa Antica named Lewiston Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 23rd 2019 07:00 am
Casa Antica is known for its authentic, from-scratch Italian dishes (including gnocchi Bolognese, rigatoni vodka, risotto with scallops and pork bracciole), as well as fresh fish specials, pizzas, antipasti and award-winning Arborio rice balls.
Greenway: Lewiston projects to receive funding
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 06:40 pm
The two Lewiston projects endorsed last week by the Greenway Commission will receive funding, following approval from the Host Communities Standing Committee on Tuesday.
PHOTOS: Welcome to Lewiston, Samana Salt Spa
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 02:40 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce on Friday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Samana Salt Spa. Owners Cheryl Krouse and Jim Fittante, and their children, welcomed elected leaders, fellow retailers and friends to their establishment, located at 700 Center St., Lewiston.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: Ransomville Speedway honored as Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Ransomville Speedway is the recipient of the 2019 Ransomville Business of the Year Award. The honor is given to a business or organization that has showed dedication and service to the community.
Lewiston: 'Lower River Road Town Park' plan encounters turbulence
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
Discussions about the "Lower River Road Town Park," considered for the Lewiston waterfront, hit a snag Monday, as the Lewiston Town Board opted to table any further action on the project and ask for additional testing.
HART fundraiser returns to Lewiston Event Center with Summer of '69 headlining
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team's annual "Rockin' with HART" fundraiser will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. The event includes a basket raffle, a 50/50 split and a batch of celebrity bartenders. Admission is free.
Mason's Mission playground, VFW 'Circle of Honor' receive Greenway backing
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
On Tuesday, nine members of the Niagara River Greenway Commission voted both the Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park and the Veterans of Foreign Wars "Circle of Honor" consistent with the Greenway Plan. The two Town of Lewiston-sponsored projects will now be considered for funding from the Host Communities Standing Committee.
Lewiston Art Festival: KeyBank Chalk Walk applications available
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 01:50 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts is looking for the most creative high school student artists to participate in the 35th annual KeyBank Chalk Walk competition, which will be held during the Lewiston Art Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10.
Lew-Port's season ends at Far West Regional
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 05:00 pm
It had been the best season in 41 years for the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team, but, Saturday, the squad ran into a juggernaut in undefeated Pittsford-Mendon of Section VI. The Lancers historic season came to a close with an 87-55 loss in the Far West Regionals.
Como Deli on Center opens in Lewiston
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Como Deli on Center Street opened on Tuesday, and has already become a favorite with Lewiston residents. This delicatessen is the third for the Antonacci and Colucci families, who run the iconic Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls.
Underground Railroad doc 'Risking Everything' has Lewiston premiere
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 12:25 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston welcomed the community to the Brickyard Brewing Company on Tuesday for a special treat: Emmy Award-winning photojournalist Isadore "Izzy" Bleckman and his wife, Mary Roseberry, screened the documentary "Risking Everything: A Story of Niagara's Freedom Seekers." The 33-minute film chronicles Lewiston's role in the Underground Railroad, juxtaposing stories with sculptor Susan Geissler's work in creating the Freedom Crossing Monument.
Village of Lewiston welcomes new Frontier House ownership team
Tue, Mar 5th 2019 05:05 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held a reception on Monday to thank the new Frontier House owners for purchasing the vacant building and its one acre of land. Prior to the get-together, William Paladino, Jeff Williams and Bill Game were introduced to the public at a 6 p.m. work session.
Scott, Gayle lead Lew-Port to first Sect. VI title since 1978
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 09:40 pm
It's been 41 years since the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team has won a Section VI championship. Saturday night, the Lancers could party like it's 1978, as the team defeated Amherst, 51-40, in the Section VI Class A2 title game.
'Sip. Shop. Eat!' is winter wonderland, Lewiston-style
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 06:40 pm
The vast majority of retailers, professionals and restaurateurs banded together to beat the blues normally associated with this time of year. Their joint effort, titled "Sip. Shop. Eat!", provided a fun excuse to get out
Niagara University's CMAA student chapter celebrates a decade of success as best in country
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Niagara University's student chapter of the Club Management Association of America is the best in the nation - for the 10th straight year.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' nets more than 1,000 lbs.
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 07:00 am
Dr. Glenda R. Rose, Dr. Thomas G. Barba and the staff of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston held their 29th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 9. Chiropractic adjustments, examinations and nutritional testing were exchanged for donations of food, collected to benefit the Niagara Community Action Program's food pantry.
Lewiston Police Department introduces new officers
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 08:45 pm
Lewiston Town Board members and visitors to Monday's session at Town Hall had the opportunity to welcome the newest officers to the Lewiston Police Department. Chief Frank Previte officiated a swearing-in ceremony for new officers Mitchell Pegan, Adriano Medici and Lt. Michael Milbrand, who recently retired from the Tonawanda Police Department. All three joined the LPD on Feb. 18.
River Region survives Winter Storm Quiana
Mon, Feb 25th 2019 01:55 pm
The lower portion of the River Region in Niagara County appears to have escaped the worst of what was billed as Winter Storm Quiana, an extremely strong system that blew through the Great Lakes to the eastern seaboard this past weekend.
 

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