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Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours: Fall color tours set for adventure lovers
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:00 pm
Forecasters are calling for warmer-than-usual temperatures this fall, which will provide ideal conditions for those looking to soak up the colors of the changing seasons.
Lewiston scholarship winners announced
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 02:05 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston has announced its scholarship winners.
Wonderful weekend: Harvest, Wildlife festival photos
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 09:45 am
It was the right mix of sun and fun that brought people in droves to both the Harvest & Hops Festival in the Village of Lewiston and the neighboring Wildlife Festival at the New York Power Authority.
Village of Lewiston recognizes community leaders; resets safety, fee regulations
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 07:00 am
Mayor Anne Welch and the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees issued proclamations to several community leaders on Monday. The awardees were lauded for recent beautification efforts on Center Street. Those honored included members of the Garden Club of Lewiston, the Lewiston Beautification Commission, Samuel and Judy Talarico, Gary Hofing of Lewiston Plaza (Rite Aid), Anthony DiMino of Lewiston Tops/CVS Plaza, and Fran and Marie Williams.
Ellicott Development breaks ground on Village of Lewiston plaza site
Sat, Sep 15th 2018 07:00 am
On Thursday afternoon, coworkers and local elected leaders joined Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino as he broke ground on property overlooking a new plaza project. His company, in 2012, purchased a 4.1-acre parcel of land at Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Three buildings offering a mix of commercial and culinary tenants, as well as rental spaces, are expected to open in the next year.
New mural unveiled at International Peace Garden
Fri, Sep 14th 2018 04:30 pm
A new mural titled "Peaces" can now be seen in the International Peace Garden at 476 Center St., Lewiston. This work of art is the latest creation by artist Thomas P. Asklar. He was assisted by artists Matthew Conroy, Zach Carlson, Matthew LeBoeuf and a few local high school art students.
Get to know 2018-19 Niagara County Peach Queen Santana Sawma
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
At this year's Peach Festival, Santana Sawma was crowned the new Peach Queen. She steps in place of 2017-18 Niagara County Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty, who raised $4,000 for Hillside Family of Agencies through multiple fundraisers, as well as volunteering for numerous causes in Niagara County.
Lewiston celebrating Peach Festival
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 07:30 pm
The first three days of the 61st annual Niagara County Peach Festival have gone off without a hitch. Thousands of people have traveled to Academy Park -- many in free, air-conditioned shuttles -- to enjoy Lewiston's signature event.
Ortt awards 5 Niagara County libraries new education funds
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 05:00 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt awarded $35,000 in state education funding to five local Niagara County libraries. Representatives from the Niagara Falls Public Library, the Lewiston Public Library, the Ransomville Free Library and the Youngstown Free Library joined the hosts, Sanborn-Pekin Free Library.
Mason's Mission founder to help Lewiston, Lions Club with new, inclusive playground
Wed, Sep 5th 2018 12:40 pm
A new playground project announced last month got a big boost Tuesday, when Jason Evchich - the man behind Mason's Mission - offered to help the Village of Lewiston and the Lewiston Community Lions Club bring the inclusive play space to life.
Village of Lewiston recovering from storm
Wed, Sep 5th 2018 12:35 pm
A thunderstorm invaded the Village of Lewiston late Monday afternoon, dropping trees, limbs and branches. A South Fifth Street transformer was injured, which temporarily left some residents without power. That portion of roadway was closed for the first half of Tuesday, as village Department of Public Works crews cleaned up the site and restored the power generator.
Niagara County Peach Festival: Lewiston Kiwanis Club announces advance ride tickets on sale
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
Time to begin planning for the upcoming Peach Festival.
2018 Great Contraption Race a fun event, despite some challenges
Fri, Aug 24th 2018 06:15 pm
The 2018 version of the Great Contraption Race took off for an overall successful day from its new digs last Saturday on the Buffalo River.
PHOTOS: Jazz Festival weekend in Lewiston
Fri, Aug 24th 2018 03:05 pm
The Northwest Jazz Festival, Lewiston, NY, kicks off tonight on Center Street and continues all day Saturday. Now in its 17th year, the popular event features local, regional, national and even international musicians performing on stages stretching from Center and Fourth streets to Center and Sixth streets. In addition, there is merchandise for sale, village vendors preparing food and selected portable snack shacks offering award-winning fare.
Village of Lewiston: Peach Festival press conference reveals new event details
Wed, Aug 22nd 2018 06:00 pm
Niagara County Peach Festival organizers and local elected leaders joined together Wednesday for a press conference announcing new additions for the 2018 Peach Festival.
'Save Labor Day for Youngstown!'
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Come Monday, Sept. 3, a Niagara County favorite - the annual Youngstown Labor Day Parade - returns to the village and all are invited. Presented by the Village of Youngstown and the parade committee, Mayor Raleigh Reynolds extends the invitation to residents from throughout the River Region to "join in the celebration."
VFW awards DiMino Tops
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post No. 7487 members Matt Zarosl and Vince Canosa (left two) on Thursday presented an award to DiMino Tops Lewiston owner Anthony DiMino and his son, John (right two).
Peach Festival: Win up to $500 in 'Taste Off'
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 01:50 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival recipe contest will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, on the stage at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston. The 2018 event is sponsored by the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, Niagara Gazette and Niagara Frontier Publications.
Welcome to River Region, Niagara Outfitters
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 12:05 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday for Niagara Outfitters. As the outdoors company has no brick and mortar location, the event took place at the foot of Water Street in Lewiston.
Lewiston Art Festival winners announced
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 08:30 am
The 52nd annual Lewiston Art Festival took place over the weekend, with more than 175 top artists along Center Street, and future exhibitors on display via the high school KeyBank Chalk Walk competition and College Alley.
Colonial rebels, British loyalists to clash at 'Soldiers of the Revolution'
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 09:50 pm
Old Fort Niagara's busy season of re-enactments continues with "Soldiers of the Revolution," Aug. 18-19, when the fort's staff and volunteers will work with visiting re-enacting units to share history from the American Revolution on the Niagara Frontier. During this event, visitors will gain an understanding of early America through the perspectives of the colonial rebels versus those who remained loyal to the British crown, called loyalists.
Artpark: Community, pros pair on 'The Odyssey'
Mon, Aug 6th 2018 01:00 pm
Artpark's production of "The Odyssey" lived up to billing on Sunday, as the Mainstage Theater show delivered on what the visual and performing arts company promised: Broadway professionals telling the tale of Odysseus and Penelope; grand props, including a spinning stage and a giant monster; members of the community joining together to serve as the people of Ithaca; and even a couple of Easter eggs, in the form of cameos from local celebrities and groups.
Lewiston Artisan Market growing
Sat, Aug 4th 2018 07:00 am
Jamie Symmonds' Lewiston Artisan Market has grown since its June debut in Academy Park.
Melissa Morinello offering yoga classes for children
Sat, Aug 4th 2018 07:00 am
To say Melissa Morinello is trying her hand at something new is an understatement.
Peach Queen fundraiser a success
Thu, Aug 2nd 2018 12:30 pm
Tuesday night, the 2017-18 Niagara County Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty held a Paint Night fundraiser to raise money for Hillside Family of Agencies.
Silo Restaurant to discontinue 2% fee
Thu, Aug 2nd 2018 10:30 am
A surcharge that drew the ire of some Village of Lewiston residents has been permanently removed. Late Wednesday afternoon, The Silo Restaurant proprietor Alan Hastings said his business will stop charging customers a 2 percent fee that was initiated when the 2018 season began in May.
Village of Lewiston: Frontier House scans to give detailed blueprint of building
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara Boundary and Mapping Services President Kenneth Lee Slaugenhoupt spent part of the past week laser-scanning the Frontier House. Working inside and outside the building, he used a FARO Laser Scanner, which, he said, is capable of collecting 488,000 measurements per minute with a tolerance of ±3mm (or 1/8 inch).
DiMino Tops sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 04:15 pm
Anthony DiMino of DiMino Lewiston Tops, a longtime supporter of the Lewiston Council on the Arts, recently made a generous contribution toward the Lewiston Art Festival, which the LCA presents.
Walsh wins 60th Porter Cup
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 11:45 am
On Saturday, Thomas Walsh, an Atlantic Coast Conference champion from the University of Virginia, won the 60th annual Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club.
Youngstown kicks off Can Am Challenge weekend with Street Dance
Sat, Jul 21st 2018 07:00 am
The fun of summer continues in the River Region with the Youngstown Yacht Club Can Am Challenge, taking place Thursday, July 26, to Sunday, July 29, on village streets, the Lake Ontario waters and on the grounds of the YYC.
Youngstown Fire Co.: Golf tournament set for Aug. 13
Sat, Jul 21st 2018 07:00 am
The Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. invites residents to enjoy a day on the links in Youngstown at its annual golf tournament, Monday, Aug. 13, at the Niagara Frontier Golf Club.
Welcome to Lewiston, Monica
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening with Monica Mehta and her husband, George, at the new retail location of Monica - Jewelry Design.
Town of Porter Summerfest to feature food & craft vendors, games, entertainment
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Come next Saturday, stop by Porter on the Lake for a day of family fun as the Town of Porter presents the 2018 edition of Summerfest at the town park located on the shores of Lake Ontario.
Welcome to Lewiston, John Lang Designs
Fri, Jul 13th 2018 08:00 pm
John Lang Designs celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the art studio on Friday, July 6, with friends, family, business owners, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and elected leaders. Mayor Anne Welch welcomed Lang and his family and staff member Allison to the Village of Lewiston in one of her first official duties in office.
Anne Welch sworn into office as mayor of Lewiston
Mon, Jul 2nd 2018 08:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has a new mayor, as Anne Welch was sworn into office on Monday. Her four-year term began with applause, as family, friends and supporters crammed into the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom to watch the former clerk/treasurer take the oath of office.
Frontier House charges dropped without prejudice
Fri, Jun 29th 2018 06:10 pm
Town of Lewiston Justice Hon. Thomas Sheeran on Wednesday dismissed the Village of Lewiston's charges against Hastings Lewiston without prejudice. What this means is that, if the municipality moves forward with purchasing the Frontier House, the alleged building code violations become the village's responsibility. If the purchase doesn't happen, charges can be refiled against Hastings Lewiston.
'Summer of '69' returns to Lewiston
Wed, Jun 27th 2018 09:00 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts brings back Lewiston's own 1960s rock musicians and friends for the 14th annual "Summer of '69."
New 'Circle of Honor' memorial design unveiled
Tue, Jun 26th 2018 07:00 am
Just before the Fourth of July holiday, the Lewiston Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced it will embark on a major project that will transform the current Veterans Memorial at Academy Park into a "Circle of Honor" that will pay tribute to Lewiston veterans who have served this country.
Village of Lewiston begins process of finding suitor for Frontier House
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:05 am
On Friday, the Village of Lewiston emailed Frontier House information to prospective buyers.
 

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