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2017: The year in review (Sentinel)
Sat, Dec 30th 2017 07:00 am
Here is a look back at some of the top issues from 2017.
Making for a brighter Christmas: Youngstown/Town of Porter Community Holiday Baskets benefit area's needy
Sat, Dec 23rd 2017 07:00 am
The annual Youngstown/Town of Porter Community Holiday Baskets project has been declared a great success this year. Scores of volunteers worked a village-townwide collection campaign from Dec. 11-16 at the Red Brick Village Center gym. Through the efforts and the donations of many, 50 families received food boxes, and over 90 children received clothing and toy items.
Caroling returns to Youngstown
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 01:50 pm
It's that time of year again for another great, family-friendly, event: Youngstown's Caroling in the Village on Saturday evening, Dec. 23.
Lewiston Garden Club celebrates Christmas
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 05:45 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club celebrated its Christmas luncheon Tuesday at the Youngstown Yacht Club. The group is shown with gifts and food baskets collected for four families from Community Missions in Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Senior Center celebrates holiday season by giving back to Lew-Port, Heart & Soul families
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 03:20 pm
As part of a holiday luncheon program on Tuesday, the Lewiston Senior Center donated dozens of presents to needy Lewiston-Porter Central School District families, and even more canned goods to the Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls. In addition, scarves were given to the Youngstown Porter Community Christmas Baskets program.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club receives accolades, donations at December meeting
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:45 pm
Community support was the topic at the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston's dinner meeting Wednesday Dec. 6, at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Cub Scouts learn to save like 'Avengers'
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:45 pm
Cub Scout Pack No. 855 enjoyed a fun and educational meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, when Jennifer Grier, marketing specialist with Greater Niagara FCU, was invited for an interactive financial literacy workshop. The scouts learned the importance of saving money and making a plan for future purchases "Avengers" style.
Youngstown/Porter: Community Holiday Baskets campaign kicks off
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 07:00 am
The giving season is underway in Youngstown.
Lewiston Lions participate in 'Holiday Hero' program
Mon, Dec 4th 2017 03:05 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions provided needed toiletries for this year's "Holiday Hero" program through the American Red Cross.
PHOTOS, VIDEO: Christmas Walk weekend in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 10:35 pm
The North Pole temporarily relocated to Lewiston this weekend.
Phase one of Stella Niagara restoration complete
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:50 am
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper has announced completion of phase one of a restoration project at the Stella Niagara Preserve's landing in Lewiston.
'Christmas at the Farm' in Sanborn
Tue, Nov 28th 2017 01:50 pm
"Christmas at the Farm" will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9-10, at the Sanborn Lewiston Farm Museum, located at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road (Route 31). The family-centered event includes a meet-and-greet with Santa, with each child ages 2 through 8 receiving a small gift from St. Nick.
Old Fort Niagara's 'Castle by Candlelight' tours offer 18th century merriment
Mon, Nov 27th 2017 01:05 pm
Old Fort Niagara invites the public to experience the holiday spirit in the company of 18th century-style merrymakers at this season's "Castle by Candlelight" tours on Dec. 9 and 16. Music, crafts, demonstrations and more will make the French Castle, decorated by the Youngstown Garden Club, brim with festivities. The event will also include the feu de joie celebratory cannon and musket firings.
New drop-off box for retired U.S. flags
Sat, Nov 25th 2017 07:00 am
VFW Lake Ontario Post 313 in the Village of Youngstown has unveiled its new drop-off box for retired U.S. flags. The box is located outside the post at 434 Third St.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink readies for season
Sat, Nov 25th 2017 07:00 am
Driving down Center Street from Academy Park toward the river, you've probably noticed it already.
5 community leaders honored at Niagara University President's Dinner
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 11:30 am
Niagara University recognized the accomplishments of five individuals - while raising critical funds for student scholarships - during its 2017 President's Dinner, which was held Nov. 17 at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
'Shop Small': Small Business Saturday recognizes locally owned businesses
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 10:05 am
Small Business Saturday (aka "Shop Small Saturday") has grown by leaps and bounds as, each year, more and more communities participate and build advertising campaigns to encourage patronage. AMEX reported small business owners generated $15.4 billion in 2016, as 112 million people visited their local retailers.
Lewiston-Porter inducts 2 into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 03:20 pm
Col. Jeremy Robert Johnson and Village of Lewiston Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland were the most recent inductees into the Lewiston-Porter Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame.
Lewiston Town Board OKs amended Rubino concept PUD
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 10:55 pm
Following significant discussion, the Lewiston Town Board, by a 4-1 vote, gave its endorsement Monday of a local law to approve the amended Rubino brothers' concept PUD - with conditions - for a proposed development off Upper Mountain Road near Bronson Drive. The planned unit development covers 107 units, including 91 patio homes and four-unit townhouse buildings on property currently owned by Donald Smith.
'Christmastime with Fieldstone and Holly': Historical Association of Lewiston celebrates 13th annual Tour of Homes
Wed, Nov 15th 2017 08:05 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's signature event, the Lewiston Tour of Homes, will kick off the holiday season Christmas Walk weekend, Dec. 2-3. Tickets are on sale now for the 13th annual event, themed "Christmastime with Fieldstone and Holly," which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
Artpark to winter: Your days are numbered; venue announces return of BNL in 2018
Mon, Nov 13th 2017 10:05 am
Barenaked Ladies' "Last Summer on Earth Tour 2018" will make a stop at Artpark on July 10, alongside Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. The triple bill will be presented on the Outdoor Amphitheater stage as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park" concert series.
Jacoby win a surprise
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:25 pm
Northern Niagara residents hit the polls on Tuesday and spoke their minds with most candidates handily winning their respective offices - save for one exception in the Town of Lewiston. There, voters sent a message to the GOP-controlled majority by electing Democrat John O. Jacoby Jr.
FRONTIER HOUSE COULD BE SOLD
Tue, Nov 7th 2017 12:35 pm
The Village of Lewiston's crown jewel has a new owner - one who has yet to be identified. Over the weekend, the Hastings family - Richard, his wife, Judy, and son, Alan - reached an agreement to sell the Frontier House and almost one acre of property for $800,000. The deal was represented by Dian Ruta, a licensed associate broker with Great Lakes Real Estate Inc.
Veterans Memorial rededication in Ransomville
Sat, Nov 4th 2017 07:00 am
American Legion O. Leo Curtiss Post 380 in Ransomville invites the community to a Veterans Day rededication ceremony of the Veterans Memorial in the Curtis Cemetery, at the corner of Youngstown Lockport Road and Curtis Avenue in Ransomville. The ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.
Despite efforts this week, new Frontier House principal Alan Hastings could be subject to fines
Thu, Nov 2nd 2017 04:00 pm
Despite efforts this week by the Hastings family to try and answer the Village of Lewiston's Frontier House inquiries, and to provide some renovation plans, Zoning Officer Ed DeVantier still intends to issue appearance tickets in Town of Lewiston Town Court.
Village of Lewiston HPC ready to issue Frontier House fines
Sat, Oct 28th 2017 10:10 am
If the owner of the Frontier House doesn't provide a "schedule of performance" by Wednesday, Nov. 1, he could be fined hundreds of dollars - or more.
French heritage, free music performance & commemorating WWI: Old Fort Niagara in November
Mon, Oct 23rd 2017 03:10 pm
Old Fort Niagara will look to offer diverse and engaging programming in November, including French Heritage Day, a hearth cooking workshop, a free Scottish music performance, and a World War I history presentation. In addition, veterans and active military people will be admitted free on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.
VFW Post 313 kicks off capital campaign
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 07:30 pm
I'm sure you are aware of the important role the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 313 plays in helping veterans in the Youngstown area. Our work is supported largely by the generous donors who contribute to our annual capital campaign.
Art works at 2017 CAM gala
Wed, Oct 18th 2017 05:10 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University hosted its fall fundraiser on Saturday at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. The museum called this new event "CAMfest."
Village of Lewiston Planning Board backs St. Peter's playground project, approves Fairchild aesthetics
Sat, Oct 14th 2017 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission received an update on the second phase of St. Peter R.C. Church's construction plan during its monthly meeting on Tuesday.
18th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake raises $25,000 for Niagara Hospice
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 04:10 pm
Proceeds from The Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake were presented to Niagara Hospice on Wednesday. The fundraising event, held Friday, July 10, and celebrating its 18th year, raised $25,274.14.
Made in Lewiston: 'After the Sun Fell' screens at BIFF
Mon, Oct 9th 2017 12:20 pm
Multicom Entertainment Group and Choice Studios Group/Choice Films & Theatricals brought "After the Sun Fell" to the 11th annual Buffalo International Film Festival for a special screening Sunday inside the North Park Theatre.
Fighting polio
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 12:45 pm
Starting the celebration of World Polio Day (Oct. 24) a little early, Rotary Club of Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Secretary Tom Gerbasi, left, presented the club's annual contribution to District 7090 Gov. Reg Madison. Funds will be used in Polio Plus-Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio.
Serving the community: Lewiston fire crews stage quick response in village
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston fire crews are credited with staging a quick response to a structure fire in the village late last month. The Sept. 29 call on the 400 block of Plain Street involved a garage structure fire, fully engulfed in a historical section on the village's west side - an area of well-maintained residences, the nearby Lewiston Historical Museum and numerous businesses around the block on the Center Street strip.
A new (Peach) Queen reigns over Lewiston
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Jamie Hagerty, an 18-year-old Niagara University student majoring in psychology, won the Niagara County Peach Queen scholarship pageant last month. She also competed for Peach Queen in 2016, placing third. Jamie evolved as a contestant this year in her stage presence and ability to answer questions under pressure.
Barker Lions holding annual cheese sale
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:25 am
The Barker Lions Club is holding its annual cheese sale. Partnering with Kutter Cheese, various cheese blocks, cheese balls, cheese spreads and meats will be available.
'Invest in a Vest': Safety equipment arrives for Lewiston police officers
Mon, Sep 25th 2017 06:40 pm
The Lewiston Police Department announced Monday it is in receipt of 24 new tactical ballistic vests. Each vest contains a metal plate, weighs close to 30 pounds, and is rated level IV, which is the highest level of protective gear.
Owner's dream comes true at Chantilly Rose
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:00 am
In her high school years, Michele McCarthy had a dream to open a store on Center Street in Lewiston.
Cask & Cow debuts in Lewiston
Mon, Sep 18th 2017 11:30 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday to mark the official grand-opening of Cask & Cow at 840 Center St., Lewiston. Local business and elected leaders joined owners Jack Hornung and Joe Garfalo to christen the eatery.
Lewiston Garden Club celebrates 90 years with country club soiree
Sat, Sep 16th 2017 09:00 am
The Lewiston Garden Club concluded celebrations for its 90th anniversary with a party Tuesday night at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
 

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