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Lewiston, as a work of art: Artist group looks to connect with Artpark, Destination Niagara, Greenway
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Village Mayor Anne Welch assembled a group of artists in mid-July with the intent of promoting Lewiston as an arts destination. They met again on Wednesday - this time with some notable additions - looking to implement strategies to increase public awareness.
Lewiston: 'Big Bang' troupe Plasticiens Volants to bring 'Pearl' to Artpark
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Two summers ago, the French street theater group Plasticiens Volants wowed people when it debuted "Big Bang" Lewiston. The troupe told a story of creation through a dazzling mix of floating inflatables, videos, lights and music. Its colorful creations filled the night sky, and were manned by performers weaving in and out of the crowd.
Plan for 4th & Center calls for 'Gallo 2,' new digs for Sgt. Peppers, Brewed and Bottled
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 06:55 am
Fine art will meet coal-fired pizza when Michael Hibbard makes over the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Rick Springfield brings 'Jessie's Girl,' Tommy Tutone & Loverboy to Artpark
Thu, Aug 15th 2019 02:50 pm
"Tuesdays in the Park" boasted a triple-bill with Tommy Tutone, Loverboy and headliner Rick Springfield. The "Best in Show" tour offered more than three hours of high-energy performances, complete with a smorgasbord of hit songs and some unexpected fan interactions.
PHOTOS: Winners announced at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed the winners of the 2019 Lewiston Art Festival.
Community Education returns to Lew-Port
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
A new school year is around the corner and excitement is starting to build around the Lewiston-Porter School District.
Bin There Dump That expands into Lewiston
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 11:35 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elected and business leaders recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony with member Bin There Dump That, a new, residential-friendly Dumpster outfit at 130 S. Fifth St., Lewiston. The company serves Niagara County and Northern Buffalo. It is online at https://wny.bintheredumpthatusa.com/home.
Welcome to Lewiston, SJC Handmade
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 11:30 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting Monday with SJC Handmade. The new Village of Lewiston art gallery features acrylic fluid paintings on canvas, wood panels and more for sale by artist Stephanie Casale.
'Moose's Mission' fundraiser in photos
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 09:20 am
On Saturday, Aug. 3, Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 proudly presented "Moose's Mission," a benefit for Lewiston's all-inclusive playground project set to be built in Marilyn Toohey Park.
Photos: Sarah McLachlan shines with songs, stories, skill at Artpark
Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 03:45 pm
Sarah McLachlan returned to Artpark to perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. The musical icon, Lilith Fair creator and Sarah McLachlan School of Music founder was, per usual, vocally dynamic, making for a memorable occasion. As she did in 2014, McLachlan shared stories, explained song origins and thanked fans for supporting her now 31-year career.
Locals honored at Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Fest
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick was given a citation from the Sanborn Area Historical Society at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival for providing the society help financing a feasibility study; purchasing the farm in 2002; continuing to support it over the years, including this year; completing the museum's parking lot and connecting the venue to the town sewers, allowing the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum to be open all year for the first time.
Didone wins 61st Porter Cup
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 06:00 pm
Another year of the Porter Cup has come and gone at the Niagara Falls Country Club. In the 61st edition of the prestigious tournament, Aiden Didone of Melbourne, Australia, walked away victorious. 
Sign of the times? Simonson report receives additional support
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
Lee Simonson's public awareness campaign regarding the placement and functionality of signs and wires in the Village of Lewiston continues to gain steam. His 36-page analysis recently received an endorsement from the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
20th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake overcomes late changes
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 09:55 am
The 20th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake, a popular fundraising event held for Niagara Hospice, was held Friday, July 12, at the Porter on the Lake. The high water levels of Lake Ontario required many last-minute changes to be made, but organizers said the event was still an exceptional celebration.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital medical staff announces scholarship recipients
Mon, Jul 22nd 2019 03:05 pm
The medical staff of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has awarded scholarships to four local high school students, and one hospital associate, to advance their education.
Lewiston, as a work of art: Mayor brings art leaders together to work on collective ideas, programs
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 07:00 am
Lewiston is the summer events capital of the county. People come from around the state - sometimes farther - to explore an array of festivals, attend a concert or two, enjoy the waterfront and pay homage to history at a handful of monuments. From the first sign of spring through the last semblance of summer, Center Street is bustling and restaurants are overflowing. And yet, as Lewiston continues to make headlines for its many offerings, an important piece of village culture is being overlooked: the artistic community.
Fire demos, hall tours, kids activities and more at Lewiston No. 1 open house
Fri, Jul 19th 2019 02:05 pm
River Region residents will be able to check out the latest in fire safety, view some cool fire demos, plus get a look at two new fire vehicles and one real classic as Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 hold its open house Saturday, starting at 11 a.m., at the North Sixth Street fire hall.
Porter Cup returning for year 61
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 07:00 pm
As July happenings pile up, Western New Yorkers are out and about enjoying the summer weather. Coming up, though, hype is building for the 61st tee off of the Porter Cup golf tournament at Niagara Falls Country Club. 
Musical icons to take stage at Artpark: 'Weird Al' & Sarah McLachlan to perform in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 13th 2019 07:05 am
Earth, Wind & Fire (Tuesday) will kick-off a string of marquee performances at the Lewiston venue. The upcoming schedule includes The Flaming Lips (July 27), JoJo Siwa (July 28), Chris Isaak (July 30), Rick Springfield (Aug. 13), Paul Rodgers and Bad Company (Aug. 20), and Foreigner (Aug. 27).
Lewiston slips likely unavailable for 2019
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
Boating slipholders in Lewiston are once again out of luck.
YYC to cancel 2019 Can Am Challenge
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Youngstown Yacht Club announced the 2019 edition of the Can Am Challenge has been cancelled. It was originally scheduled to run July 26-28.
Sign of the times? Simonson receiving positive feedback on report
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
Signs, utility wires and the notion of visual clutter in a historic village have been the talk of the town in Lewiston over the past three weeks. Lee Simonson's report was featured in The Sentinel on June 22 and, since then, "All the feedback I'm getting is positive on the sign/wire report."
Artpark in the '90s: Venue steadily bringing in more artists from decade of boy bands, grunge, alt-rock
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Over the past few years, Artpark has expanded its offerings to bring in more people. In doing so, venue management has cast wider nets for musical acts - including more from the '90s.
Work begins on VFW memorial project
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Lewiston VFW Downriver Post were in Academy Park last week to sign the contract to begin construction of the new memorial that will feature the names of Lewiston veterans.
Lewiston Council on the Arts poised for busy 2019
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has a full docket of events and activities slated for 2019.
Sign of the times? Lee Simonson issues report calling for less clutter in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:05 am
In a recently compiled report, the former Niagara County legislator said Lewiston is choking on a hodgepodge of signs, utility poles and wires, and it needs to be saved.
Lew-Port senior embarks on new life chapter with USMC
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Members of Lewiston-Porter's Class of 2019 will take to the stage at Artpark on Friday evening for their high school commencement ceremony. But as they receive their diplomas and special honors, one class member will not be there. He'll already be embarking on the next chapter in his life - that of service to country.
Lewiston Library presentation sheds light on Frontier House's past, offers hope for building's future
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Why was the Frontier House built almost 200 years ago, and what will it look like a year from now?
Collesano in Collesano
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
On a recent trip to Sicily, former Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano visited his grandparents' hometown of Collesano in Sicily. He took the opportunity to meet Town of Collesano Vice Mayor Mariano Ferrarello. The two men exchanged gifts and had a pleasant meeting in the sign of tradition.
Lew-Port Business Academy students graduate
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Lewiston-Porter High School graduated its seventh cohort of students from the Academy of International Business & Finance: Domenic Barile, Miguel Bautista, Lucas Diez, Vincent Holliday, Elaina Jowdy, Angelina Steffen, Hailey Swanson and Luke Wilson.
DPW looks to complete water meter replacement in Lewiston; Center Street work concluding
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 02:50 pm
The Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works has been replacing water meter heads since the beginning of this year. With summer projects about to begin, the DPW is looking to finish the water meter head replacement project.
New York state helping communities impacted by Lake Ontario flooding
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Monday hosted the first meeting of community leaders and the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Commission, where he announced up to $300 million in funding available for communities impacted by Lake Ontario flooding. Local governments will match 15% for every dollar the state spends.
Monument for 'The Mayor': Park named in honor of Richard Soluri; video & photos
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:10 am
Though he's been out of office for almost a decade, people still call Richard Soluri the "Mayor."
Lewiston: Artpark & Company introduces master plan team, collects public input
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:05 am
Having toured the grounds, analyzed the topography - and even watched Sammy Hagar in concert - Artpark & Company's master plan team took the next step in creating a map of the venue's future when it hosted a public listening session on Wednesday.
PHOTOS: 7 Lancers sign to play in college
Thu, Jun 6th 2019 08:00 pm
Thursday evening, seven student athletes from Lewiston-Porter High School signed to continue their playing careers collegiately.
Lewiston celebrates 765 Fairchild Place opening
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 04:30 pm
With construction now complete on 765 Fairchild Place, and people moving into the extravagant apartment complex, there was just one box left to check-off before the project was officially finished: a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Artpark kicks season off with sizzlin' Sammy Hagar, rockin' Night Ranger performances
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 10:50 am
The 2019 "Tuesdays in the Park" summer concert series began this week with a pair of crowd-pleasing performances by rock 'n' roll legends Sammy Hagar and Night Ranger. The "super" show - named that way for its unique pricing and seating configurations - lived up to billing, as the acts enthusiastically ran through five decades of hit songs, paired with a generous sampling of deep cuts.
Ransomville's Flag Day Parade, Community Faire takes over hamlet
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Festival season is now underway in the River Region. Next up for many is a visit out to Ransomville.
IJC members visit WNY: Impact of high water levels, Plan 2014 discussed
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Newly appointed commissioners of the International Joint Commission spent Tuesday in Western New York, learning more about the IJC's Plan 2014 and its shoreline impacts from the high water levels on Lake Ontario in New York state and on the St. Lawrence River system in Canada.
Make gardening family affair at Lewiston GardenFest
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
The 14th annual Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, is set for Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days along Center Street. It includes more than 80 vendors selling flowers, plants and garden essentials, along with speakers, demonstrations, a free garden walk and a container garden contest throughout the weekend.
 

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