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Niagara County Peach Festival to return
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:20 am
As announcements continue on the state level with regard to COVID-19 reopening plans and protocol changes, there's some upbeat news on the local level: The annual Niagara County (aka Lewiston Kiwanis) Peach festival is a go for this year.
Artpark & Company presents 'Sonic Trails'
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 01:40 pm
Artpark & Company presents "Sonic Trails," what it's calling a visionary season of free site-reactive audio experiences presented in a mobile app designed by The Holladay Brothers, curated and co-produced by Sozo Creative, from May 15 through Sept. 30.
Bella Rose, Modern embark on new recycling effort
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
Call it a groundbreaker for the area's wine industry.
New Silo season begins with new look, new flavor(s)
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
Lewiston's The Silo Restaurant was one of the eateries that took the COVID-19 situation seriously - and took noticeable action to ensure safety and comfort.
New HAL book asks, 'Is there hidden treasure at Artpark?'
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 11:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has published a new hardcover book titled "The Gully Treasure". The book details several aspects of treasure lost during the French and Indian War and how it may have ended up in Lewiston. It was written by local author Lee Simonson and is formatted as a letter to his grandson.
Lewiston/NOTL Rotary gives back
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
They said it couldn't be done!
Modern Disposal provides Earth Day cleanup in Lewiston
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 07:00 am
On Saturday, April 17, Modern Disposal Services employees and their family members celebrated Earth Day by helping to make sure the surrounding community looked its best heading into spring.
Village of Lewiston approves 2021-22 budget
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:30 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday voted unanimously to approve the 2021-22 budget, which totals $4,088,804. The fiscal year begins June 1.
Spring awakens at Artpark, where Mother Earth is celebrated
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 10:45 am
This Earth Day, Artpark turned to members of the Six Nations Confederacy for lessons on how to live in harmony with Mother Earth - something the Six Nations has done for millennia.
Cuomo: Decision on festivals coming soon
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 07:00 am
Will large-scale outdoor festivals and concerts be back this summer - and if so, what will the safety requirements look like?
NYPA approves 5-year roadmap to achieve enterprisewide sustainability agenda
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 05:40 pm
The New York Power Authority announced a five-year plan that establishes goals and strategies to achieve the state's bold climate leadership goals through a comprehensive sustainability agenda. Progress against NYPA's sustainability plan will be measured with annual sustainability reports that will detail NYPA's progress as the authority continues to lead New York's transition to a carbon-free, economically vibrant New York.
'Big R': 'Test, Tune, and Time' scheduled for April 30 at Ransomville Speedway
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:05 pm
Drivers will get their first opportunity to take their cars onto the track at the Ransomville Speedway on Friday, April 30, for "Test, Tune, and Time," presented by VP Racing Fuels. A 55-gallon drum of VP Racing Fuel will be presented to the pole winners in the Krown Undercoating Modifieds and Investor's Service Sportsman divisions.
DOT provides update on Center Street paving
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:20 pm
Center Street's face-lift might occur later than originally expected.
Lew-Port to hold session on school reopening process
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:05 pm
Since our last edition, things have really progressed on a number of fronts: The state budget was finalized in Albany, and new guidance was (finally) released by the New York State Department of Health, aligning to the updated guidance from the CDC related to social distancing in schools. We have moved quickly to advance both the 2021-22 budget and plans to return students to campus under the new guidance.
Spring Fling returns to Lewiston
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:05 pm
At 11 a.m. Sunday, May 16, the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department will host its 25th annual Spring Fling One Mile Fun Run for Kids. This free event promotes community spirit along with physical fitness. All child participants will receive a completion medal along with a commemorative T-shirt.
Nancy Price Memorial 5K returns with live & virtual racing in Youngstown
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 11:50 am
We missed seeing everyone for our 2020 Nancy Price Memorial 5K Race, but our community continued to support our event in a very big way. As things are continuing to open up and improve for all of us, the Nancy Price Memorial 5K Run will be run live this year as well as continuing to offer the option of running a virtual race.
Barenaked Ladies to perform at Artpark in 2022
Thu, Apr 15th 2021 11:35 am
Multi-Platinum band Barenaked Ladies will return to Artpark in Lewiston to headline a "Tuesdays in the Park" concert on July 5, 2022. The show was originally scheduled for the summers of 2020 and 2021, but was delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Behind-the-scenes work continues at Frontier House, plaza; BBC shooting for summer reopening
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 11:00 am
Two of the largest construction projects underway in the Village of Lewiston are being spearheaded by Buffalo's Ellicott Development, a self-described "full-service real estate, leasing, management and development firm," that handles more than 7 million square-feet of office, retail, residential and hotel space.
Lewiston Love(s) chicks
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:10 am
After a week of frolicking in the window of Lewiston Love, at 478 Center St., 12 baby chicks were transported to their new home at Humble Homestead, 785 Lockport St., Youngstown.
ASI Awards $122,500 to 46 WNY arts projects
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:05 am
Arts Services Inc. will award $122,500 in New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) decentralization grants to artists and arts organizations for the production of 46 arts projects in Erie and Niagara counties in 2021.
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard open for 2021
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 05:25 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the season Monday morning, in what is hopefully a sign of spring - and better days to come.
Celebrating Easter
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 12:05 pm
Easter Sunday was celebrated at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown. The Sunrise Service was officiated by The Rev. Dr. Rex T. Stewart, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown. The Rev. Steve Hong, associate pastor of Family Life, led the worship.
New Lewiston businesses spring forward
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:55 am
In part two of this series, we look at a notable trend in Lewiston: the rise, relocation and expansion of new businesses over the past 13 months, even as the pandemic brought major challenges. Also included is an update on two local construction projects.
Apple Granny Restaurant is 4-time 'Best Fish Fry' contest winner
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:15 am
Though the way in which fish is delivered to patrons has changed often in 13 months - indoor, takeout, curbside, indoor again - Apple Granny's prep standards have remained consistent. In a time when so much is unpredictable, a veteran kitchen staff and dedicated owners have doubled-down on a tried and true Friday fish fry recipe that is bringing some semblance of normalcy back to diners.
Village of Lewiston to vote on budget
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:10 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees will present the projected fiscal year 2021-22 budget at a 6 p.m. meeting Monday, April 19, inside the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Lew-Port awaits state direction on reopening
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:35 am
Lewiston-Porter is preparing for a return to a traditional five-day, in-person school week. Federal guidance has now changed, allowing for state guidance to follow.
River Region businesses still STILL open for business
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:00 am
A year ago this week, we published an article noting small businesses in the River Region would remain open, even as New York state went on "PAUSE" to slow the coronavirus spread.
Army Corps report focuses on Old Fort Niagara shoreline protection
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:15 am
The U.S., Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has released its project findings for the Old Fort Niagara Streambank and Shoreline Erosion Protection Study. A 735-page report represents the federal government's response to the Lake Ontario shoreline erosion problems that threaten historically significant structures at Old Fort Niagara.
NYS: COVID-19 vaccination appointments now available at Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls
Wed, Mar 17th 2021 10:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced appointments are now available at 10 new state-run mass-vaccination sites across the state, including The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls at 101 Old Falls St. All 10 sites will open Friday, March 19, and will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Each site will have the ability to vaccinate more than 1,000 New Yorkers daily, dependent on supply from the federal government.
'Big R': Scott Kerwin returning for some fun in 2021
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:20 am
Veteran Scott Kerwin is returning to Ransomville Speedway and adding his name to the competitive Investors Service Sportsman division. Kerwin will be behind the wheel of the Dirt Rocket Racing No. 1 for Bubby Pawlak.
'In the Loop': Lewiston-Porter Board of Education hears of student challenges, hopes & goals in 2021-22
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education met this week for an extensive work session.
Lewiston Police Department survey finds strong support
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Lewiston Police Department is currently reviewing the results of its just-concluded online performance survey with members of the Town of Lewiston community panel formed to comply with state mandates on police reform.
2021 Northwest Jazz Festival canceled; will resume in 2022
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 02:25 pm
The board of directors of the Northwest Jazz Festival of Historic Lewiston, NY (Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc.) announced Thursday the popular festival has been canceled for 2021. Planning is underway for the 2022 event, slated for Aug. 26-27.
HUD awards $5.2 million to NYS for affordable housing activities in Native American communities
Mon, Mar 8th 2021 05:25 pm
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced more than $652 million in Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) formula funding for eligible Native American Tribes and Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) to carry out affordable housing activities in tribal communities.
Youngstown families displaced by fire; cause remains under investigation
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:35 pm
Niagara County fire officials are continuing their investigations into a structure fire on Tuesday evening that caused extensive damage to an apartment complex at 310 Main St., in the Village of Youngstown.
'In the Loop': Lew-Port students fare well in hybrid, remote assessments
Fri, Mar 5th 2021 04:20 pm
March is here, and with it comes the one-year mark of the global pandemic shutdown. We have all grown very weary of COVID-19, but unfortunately that does not mean the crisis is over. All aspects of our lives remain affected while vaccination and other mitigation efforts progress.
'The Artpark Idea Series' conversations explore past, present & future of visual arts legacy
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 09:30 am
Artpark & Company on Monday announced a special series of online conversations to explore Artpark's visual arts legacy in a modern context. The "Artpark Idea Series" will feature eight notable artists connected to Artpark over six weekly sessions to be held via Zoom beginning Friday, March 19.
St. Paddy's takeout dinner to support historic old stone church
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 07:00 am
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston will offer a takeout traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston. Pick-up will be at the back entrance of the church (drive thru).
Old Fort Niagara hosts 'inverse parade' to celebrate St. Patrick's Day
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 07:00 am
St. Patrick's Day parades are a favorite activity this time of year, but many have been canceled due to the pandemic. From 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, March 13, Old Fort Niagara will host an "inverse" St. Patrick's Day parade. An "inverse parade" allows those on parade and those watching to switch places, maintain social distance and stay safe.
Communities embrace Northern Niagara Regional Trail Network
Sat, Feb 27th 2021 05:30 pm
Niagara County municipal leaders laid the foundation Friday for what is envisioned to be a 35-mile-long Niagara County bike trail system connecting the Village of Lewiston on the south to lake communities on the north and Lockport on the east.
 

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