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$900,000 in grants awarded to state parks, trails, historic sites & public lands partner organizations
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:30 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced $900,000 in grants to support 30 not-for-profit organizations involved with stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites and public lands.
Niagara County officially dedicates Clyde L. Burmaster Park
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 01:10 pm
Members of the Niagara County Legislature, local dignitaries and family and friends of the late Clyde Burmaster held a ceremony Friday, July 23, to officially dedicate the Clyde L. Burmaster Park on Lower Mountain Road in Ransomville. The park had been formerly known Bond Lake Park.
Youngstown Village Diner marks 20 years on Main Street
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 11:00 am
You likely know it as the go-to place in Youngstown for some tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner fare. But did you know the Youngstown Village Diner is turning 20 this year?
Ortt recognizes Brickyard Pub & BBQ as 'Small Business of the Month' for July
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 10:00 am
New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt (far left) presented his "Small Business of the Month" award to The Brickyard Pub & BBQ and owners Ken Bryan (center) and Eric Matthews.
Mad Hatter Tea House opens on Center Street
Thu, Jul 22nd 2021 04:55 pm
The second tenant to open in attorney Alfonso Marra Bax's building at 442-444 Center is the Mad Hatter Tea House. Owner Barbara Gray said the Lewiston space, which faces the road, is a combination teashop and Shawn's Gate Art Studio.
Village of Lewiston doesn't go for Fourth Street mural
Wed, Jul 21st 2021 10:50 am
Upon further review, Artpark's new mural will be staying at the state park.
Old Fort Niagara hosts 'Living History Weekend'
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 04:45 pm
"Living History Weekend" at Old Fort Niagara, scheduled for July 31-August 1, will give visitors a glimpse of everyday life at a frontier outpost during the 18th century.
First Lewiston bicentennial coin released
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 03:50 pm
Lewiston's 200th anniversary celebrations are about to commence, and a series of commemorative coins will be issued featuring Lewiston's iconic landmarks. The first coin has just been released and is available from the Lewiston Museum.
Gov't Mule to perform Sept. 7 at Artpark
Tue, Jul 20th 2021 12:05 pm
Gov't Mule will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, as part of the "Miller Lite Concerts in the Park" series.
New York Power Authority approves 15-year construction services contract to modernize Niagara Power Project
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees has approved the award of a competitively bid contract, valued up to $275 million, to Voith Hydro Inc., located in York, Pennsylvania, for mechanical and electrical upgrades related to the Power Authority's 15-year modernization and digitization program titled "Next Generation Niagara."
Summer fun at Youngstown Yacht Club: CanAm Challenge, junior sailing, Boat Club, racing
Fri, Jul 16th 2021 07:00 am
As life in Buffalo-Niagara continues its gradual return to normalcy, up north the Youngstown Yacht Club is moving full speed ahead toward a fun summer, despite the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Canadian border closure.
Lewiston Stone House, Lewiston Event Center for sale as Simon seeks to retire
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 02:10 pm
Emery Simon's commercial properties are for sale - but he doesn't expect to part with them right away.
Niagara University dedicates main classroom building to James V. Glynn
Sat, Jul 10th 2021 03:55 pm
Though the world knows James V. Glynn as the man behind the iconic Maid of the Mist attraction in Niagara Falls, around Monteagle Ridge he's known for something else: a lifetime of philanthropy and countless contributions to Niagara University students.
New Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen set to open this month
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:05 am
Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen is expected to open to the public later this month.
New Olcott harbor breakwall project underway
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:00 am
Progress on repairing the flood-ravaged shoreline in Niagara County took a big step forward in past days with the startup of a massive, nearly 400-foot, $14 million breakwall project in the hamlet of Olcott Beach.
Village of Lewiston to use federal money to repair infrastructure
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 10:00 am
More than a quarter of a million dollars in American Rescue Plan Act funding has been earmarked for the Village of Lewiston. On Tuesday, trustees voted to use the money to make repairs to North Ninth Street.
Rotary Club active in challenging year
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 09:35 am
On June 30, Tom Gerbasi's first act as Rotary Club assistant district governor was to install Leslie Scibilia as club president of the Bi-National Rotary Club of Lewiston & Niagara-on-the-Lake. Scibilia said she hopes to continue Rotary's humanitarian projects in the communities it serves on both sides of the Niagara River, as well as in the wider world.
All the feels: Tuesday concerts return to Artpark
Wed, Jul 7th 2021 07:50 pm
After 22 months apart, Artpark and a few thousand of its closest friends reunited this week for the first "Tuesdays in the Park" of 2021 - the first Tuesday concert since 2019 - heck, the first Tuesday gig since the pandemic shut the world down, shuttered concert venues and grounded tours. There were hugs, warm greetings and cold beverages, at the "reunion show" in Lewiston.
Pulled pork takeout dinner to cap First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston cemetery plaque dedication
Mon, Jul 5th 2021 07:00 am
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St., will partner with village officials and the general public at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 17, to dedicate a sign announcing National Register of Historic Places designation for the Old Stone Church and adjacent village cemetery.
'T-MOBILE presents Outdoor Film Series' at Artpark
Mon, Jul 5th 2021 07:00 am
Artpark & Company on Thursday announced the "T-MOBILE presents Outdoor Film Series" at Artpark as part of the 2021 summer season. Films will be shown from July 10 through Aug. 25.
Lew-Port's Auer wins VFW scholarship
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 07:00 am
"To me, the flag is a breathtaking symbol of freedom, privilege, sacrifice, and pride," 18-year-old Graciana Auer proudly proclaimed when asked "What Does the Flag Mean to Me?"
Signing off: 'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 02:55 pm
Welcome to summer vacation, Lewiston-Porter!
Artpark presents 'The Power of Niagara' by the Jon Lehrer Dance Co.
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:10 pm
Artpark & Company welcomes "The Power of Niagara" by the Jon Lehrer Dance Co. on Saturday, July 17. The event begins at 8 p.m. on the site of Artpark's recreated Gene Davis "Niagara 1979" painted parking lot.
Local communities asked to take survey on Lake Ontario conditions
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 10:05 am
Legislator Irene Myers encouraged Niagara County residents along the Lake Ontario shoreline to participate in a survey on changing lake conditions as part of the Niagara Orleans Coastal Lakeshore Economy and Resiliency (CLEAR) initiative.
Amphitheater concerts return to Artpark; Fitz and the Tantrums: 'We are ready to get back and play shows after way too long of a break'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 02:25 pm
Artpark & Company will continue to spotlight nature, art and community this season, while also welcoming concertgoers back to its famed grassy bowl.
Hibbard's donates to VFW, memorial
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:15 am
Over Memorial Day weekend, Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard held a fundraiser for VFW Downriver Post 7487, which maintains the "Circle of Honor" memorial across the street in Academy Park. Proceeds from the custard cookies - a collaboration between Hibbard's and the Village Bake Shoppe - will go toward upkeep at the tribute to Lewiston veterans.
'Sometimes miracles happen': YBPA sends thanks for successful return of 'Street Dance'
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:05 am
After 15 months of isolation due to the pandemic, miraculously the Youngstown Business & Professional Association was able to hold our 11th annual "Here Comes Summer Street Dance & Car Cruise." It was held on June 17 (having been rescheduled from 2020).
Niagara University: $11.5 million in upgrades for Kiernan Center
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:40 am
Guided by its strategic plan to provide excellence in all phases of the student living-learning experience, Niagara University will break ground next month on an $11.5 million upgrade to the Kiernan Recreation Center. Project construction is scheduled to begin in July, and the renovation is expected to be completed for the fall 2022 semester. Funding for the project includes a $1 million grant from the NYS Higher Education Capital Matching program (HECap), as well as other private donations and university investments.
French and Indian War Encampment returns to Old Fort Niagara
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:15 am
From July 2-4, the French and Indian War Encampment will return to Old Fort Niagara. The three-day event will feature six battle reenactments, two living history camps, dozens of period artisans and merchants, artillery firing demonstrations and dramatic recreations of Native American diplomacy.
LCA to debut 'Bug Fest' on July 10
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:15 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts and the Lewiston Public Library have teamed up to present a new event for children of all ages. "Bug Fest," an afternoon of insect-related activities, displays and demonstrations, will take place Saturday, July 10, in Seneca "Bug" Park, 308 S. Eighth St., Lewiston.
Will Artisan Farmers Market leave Lewiston?
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 06:25 pm
Tensions were high at Monday's Village Board meeting, as Lewiston Artisan Market organizer Jamie Symmonds and about a half-dozen vendors appeared before trustees petitioning for equitable treatment.
Lewiston Art Festival applications still available
Tue, Jun 22nd 2021 01:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced, "Due to the COVID pandemic, our original plan was to decrease the number of artists at the Lewiston Art Festival. Since COVID restrictions have been lifted, we can now accommodate more artists - and have waived the $25 late fee!"
Halestorm to perform at Artpark
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 03:20 pm
Halestorm with special guests The Hu & Cory Marks will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1. The concert is part of the "Coors Light Concerts" series and is presented by Artpark and Funtime.
GardenFest in photos: Festivals make triumphant return
Mon, Jun 21st 2021 09:05 am
After a year without festivals, most concerts and large-scale events in general, the Lewiston Garden Club was the brave organization willing to take the first crack at staging a mass gathering in what we all hope is a post-coronavirus world. GardenFest returned to Center Street over the weekend, and drew attendees looking to bolster their gardens, plant flowers and admire the green thumb of residents who volunteered to show off their prized lawn configurations.
Lewiston Kiwanis welcomes Academy Park updates
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 11:00 am
Planning continues for the recently announced return of the annual Niagara County Peach Festival, to be held Sept. 9-12 at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
'All that possibility at Academy Park' with bandshell relocation, renovation
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 10:00 am
Standing in front of the relocated Alphonso DiMino Memorial Bandshell on Wednesday morning, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and Deputy Mayor Vic Eydt couldn't help but express their excitement for what Academy Park could be, now that its biggest asset is resituated.
Mount St. Mary's Clearview Treatment Services holds dedication and open house
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:40 pm
Twenty-four additional beds will soon be available at Mount St. Mary's Hospital's Clearview Treatment Services to accommodate the growing need for inpatient treatment for individuals suffering from substance use disorders. Hospital and Catholic Health leadership, Clearview staff, and community partners attended a dedication and open house of the renovated treatment unit housed on the third floor of the hospital, located at 5300 Military Road, Lewiston.
Artpark lifts COVID-19 restrictions for all venues
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:20 pm
Upon hearing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to lift COVID-19 restrictions, Artpark & Company has changed its coronavirus policies for 2021.
Melissa Etheridge to perform at Artpark on Aug. 24
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 04:40 pm
Melissa Etheridge will perform on the Artpark Amphitheater stage at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24. The concert is part of "Tuesdays in the Park" with featured act sponsor Miller Lite.
'New Music in the Park' debuts at Artpark
Mon, Jun 14th 2021 06:55 am
Lewiston's first outdoor concert of the summer took place Sunday at Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St. Emerald Grove was the site of the debut of Artpark & Company's "New Music in the Park."
 

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