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Village of Lewiston trustees seek uniformity with 'sandwich boards'
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 12:20 pm
For several weeks, Village of Lewiston trustees have been debating what to do with "sandwich boards" promoting Lewiston businesses. They relaxed municipal laws pertaining to A-frame posts at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, and have continued to permit the markers - particularly noting the need to direct people to slightly off-Center Street retailers Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces and Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop.
Mayor thanks those who fought Center Street fire
Tue, Dec 6th 2022 09:30 am
Prior to Monday's Village of Lewiston work session, Mayor Anne Welch provided her thoughts on the fire that shuttered three Center Street businesses last Wednesday.
Youngstown Presbyterian to light up Christmas Eve
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 10:45 am
First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown is sponsoring a Christmas Eve luminaria to light up the Village of Youngstown's Main and Church streets in celebration of the season.
Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade in photos
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 07:05 am
Despite bitter cold temperatures, myriad residents and visitors lined Center Street Sunday evening to watch the second annual Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade. The roughly 60-minute event featured colorful floats, dancers, first responders and local leaders doing their part to make the season, well, brighter.
Youngstown's 'Christmas in the Village' includes visits with Santa, crafts, gifts & more
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 07:00 am
"Christmas in the Village" returns Saturday, Dec. 10, to Youngstown, with plenty of holiday merry-making activities in store. It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Youngstown Red Brick School Village Center, 240 Lockport St., and throughout the village. The Village of Youngstown presents the event with assistance from the Youngstown Business and Professional Association and local merchants.
Santa overcomes weather to arrive in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 3rd 2022 12:30 pm
Despite high winds and wet, rainy conditions, Santa Claus did arrive safely in Lewiston on Saturday, to continue participating in Christmas Walk weekend events. Jolly Old St. Nicholas was scheduled to appear from inside his float in the International Peace Garden but, as the weather wasn't cooperative, opted to greet children and families from inside Deal Realty (451 Center St.)
Photos: Christmas tree-lighting in Lewiston
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 09:30 pm
Village Recreation Department Director Brendan McDermott served as emcee Friday night at the tree-lighting ceremony ringing in Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend.
Construction continues at Lewiston WellNow location
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 10:00 am
While waiting for a Small Business Saturday swag bag from the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce last weekend, people struck up conversations regarding the construction taking place across the street.
Local Rotary clubs send relief supplies to Ukraine
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:15 am
The Rotary Club of Lewiston, NY and Niagara-on-the-Lake, in combination with local Rotary District 7090 - which includes over 70 Rotary clubs in Southern Ontario and Western New York - announced a $25,000 grant to aid the citizens of Ukraine.
First responders battle Center Street fire in Village of Lewiston
Wed, Nov 30th 2022 08:15 am
Before 7 a.m. Wednesday, fire broke out in the two-story complex at 744 and 748 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. Crews arrived on scene to find flames on both levels.
RAIN - A Tribute to the Beatles presents 'Songs From Abbey Road,' 'Rooftop Concert' live at Artpark Mainstage Theater
Tue, Nov 29th 2022 12:55 pm
RAIN - A Tribute To The Beatles announced that, in addition to paying tribute to "Abbey Road," it will perform favorites from the "Rooftop Concert," as well as other Beatles favorites inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2023. Reserved seats will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2. This concert is presented by Artpark & Company.
Lewiston Christmas Walk expands
Mon, Nov 28th 2022 07:00 am
The annual Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend will take place Dec. 1-4 in the historic Village of Lewiston.
Celebrate local with Small Business Saturday
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 09:45 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26 to remind our neighbors how important their support is to local businesses this holiday season.
Village of Lewiston votes to increase water rate to offset new charges
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to approve a motion increasing the municipal water rate 8 cents - from $3.95 to $4.03 per 100 cubic feet of usage - effective Jan. 1, 2023. Mayor Anne Welch stressed this action is the result of an equal rate increase from the Niagara County Water District.
Old Fort Niagara brims with holiday spirit
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara offers a variety of special programs and activities for the holiday season.
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: Queen B's Cottage
Thu, Nov 24th 2022 07:00 am
Queen B's Cottage might be new to the Village of Lewiston, but its owner, Brooke Unversaw, is no stranger to local shoppers.
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: Healing Earth CBD
Wed, Nov 23rd 2022 07:00 am
When Healing Earth CBD opened in the summer of 2021, public response "was very, very positive," co-owner Brandon Rush said. "You know, obviously there's a huge issue with education. A lot of people come in, and they don't know the difference between marijuana and hemp. They don't know what the difference between CBD and what THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is, or what it does to the body. So, we spend a lot of time educating customers. But I think, overall, it's been a very positive customer experience. I mean, we've done very well; we're obviously still in business."
Small Business Saturday 2022 profile: Anchor Spirits
Tue, Nov 22nd 2022 12:25 pm
"We don't so much as direct people, and offer what I think they should buy. We speak to our customers, and find out what their interests are, what their tastes are," owner Mark Butera said. "And the advice I always give people is drink what you enjoy. And don't worry so much about all the technicalities of the wine and food pairings. What's important is that you're having a beverage that you enjoy with the meal you're anticipating having."
Youngstown Yacht Club, Civic Guild provide Thanksgiving dinners
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 12:25 pm
The Youngstown Yacht Club and Youngstown Civic Guild teamed up for the second year to distribute food for Thanksgiving dinner to local families on Saturday.
Parker McCollum to perform at Artpark Mainstage TheaterĀ Aug. 17
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 12:20 pm
As part of his 2023 summer tour, country music artist Parker McCollum will perform inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17, 2023. Reserved seats will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2. This concert is presented by Emporium Presents and Live Nation.
Niagara University President's Dinner honors several individuals who have impacted lives of others
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 02:35 pm
Niagara University honored Bishop Darius G. Pridgen, the OSC Charitable Foundation, and the Rev. Joseph G. Hubbert, C.M., at its 2022 President's Dinner, Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. Proceeds from the President's Dinner benefit Niagara University's scholarship programs. More than $275,000 was raised toward student scholarship assistance during the event.
Check out Ransomville's 'Lighting of the Wreaths' weekend
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 11:55 am
Coinciding with the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, officials of the Ransomville business community are throwing out the welcome mat for River Region residents to check out the hamlet Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26-27.
Town of Lewiston reaches agreement with Niagara University for holiday skating at Dwyer Ice Arena
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 11:25 am
As the 2022 holiday season opens, the Town of Lewiston has some good news for the community and for the town's essential workers employees: At Monday's work session, board members announced an agreement with Niagara University for open skating at the Dwyer Ice Arena during the holiday season.
Lewiston Event Center 'is back on the market'
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 10:00 am
Late Wednesday afternoon, the Lewiston Event Center posted the following message on its Facebook page: "News Release: The Lewiston event center is back on the market. Here's another chance to purchase The Lewiston Event Center."
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrates community contributors
Fri, Nov 18th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated the achievements of its members, last Thursday, at the returning gala awards dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The evening was full of music, fellowship and special recognition of members Everything Youngstown, Cheri Amour, Fittante Architecture, The Youngstown Lions Club, The Rose Hanger, Be OK Studio, The Historical Association of Lewiston and Margy Toohey.
New York Power Authority fishing piers close for season
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 04:45 pm
The New York Power Authority announced fishing facilities, including the fishing pier at the base of the Power Authority's Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant, will close for the season at dusk today, Tuesday, Nov. 15. The fishing pier located near the Upper Mountain Fire Co. at the Lewiston Reservoir and at the water intakes along the upper Niagara River will also close for the season.
Christmas Baskets Program in Youngstown to benefit needy in River Region
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:45 am
While Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away, planning for the Christmas season is already moving ahead in Youngstown.
State Parks: $500,000 grant to support preservation work at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:30 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced a $500,000 federal grant award to support the ongoing efforts of a significant historic preservation project at Old Fort Niagara State Historic Site.
Lewiston Choraleers holiday concert series includes performance during Christmas Walk
Tue, Nov 8th 2022 07:00 am
The Lewiston Choraleers will return after a two-year pandemic pause to present its annual holiday concert series at four area church sites. The series will include a performance on at St. Peter's Church to coincide with the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Village of Lewiston ZBA: Self-storage facility not permitted in B-1 business district
Wed, Nov 2nd 2022 12:00 pm
Self-storage is not a permitted use in the Village of Lewiston B-1 district, the Zoning Board of Appeals decided at a meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Center Street update: Major changes at Gather
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 11:05 am
To those Lewiston residents traveling Center Street who have noticed exterior work taking place at Gather American Eatery: That's just the beginning.
Lewiston offering Halloween happenings for children - plus shopping & dining deals for mom & dad - over next 2 weekends
Fri, Oct 28th 2022 11:00 am
Halloween - trick-or-treating, in particular - is normally seen as a time for children to cash in on a candy cornucopia. But this year, the Village of Lewiston wants to make sure parents, guardians and big siblings get in on the action, too.
De-Sign Committee 'Rejoices as sign comes down'
Mon, Oct 24th 2022 04:00 pm
The Lewiston De-Sign Committee, a group of local citizens dedicated to removing an overabundance of signs and clutter in the village, declared another victory on Monday, Oct. 24, when a large sign near the Niagara Scenic Parkway entrance was removed by the New York State Department of Transportation
CAM's historic Ransomville Speedway project included in Library of Congress for free public access
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 11:05 am
The Library of Congress recently published a collection of materials that highlight the rich stories, culture and traditions of the Ransomville Speedway, dating back to its inception in the mid-1950s as the Ransomville Slow Pokes club by Ed Ortiz, Rich Cantara and other racers, to keep local kids from racing on Ransomville streets.
Lewiston: Fence repair begins on Center Street
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:05 am
Earlier this week, Fox Fence began the process of replacing posts and installing new white picket fencing along Center Street.
Chamber gala returns to honor River Region contributors
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the community at the annual awards dinner Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The board of directors will present awards to member businesses from 2020 and 2022.
Village of Lewiston residents can pay bills online
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 11:00 am
Village of Lewiston Clerk Shannon Fundis and Treasurer Stephanie Longwell announced residents can now pay bills online via the municipal website, https://villageoflewiston.net. Items that can be viewed and paid include water and utilities, taxes, building permits, licenses, recreation department events and even parking tickets.
Piper looks to add to Lewiston cemetery, potter's field
Fri, Oct 21st 2022 07:00 am
As the Village of Lewiston bicentennial year comes to a close, I have decided to embark on one more important project relevant to Lewiston's history.
'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald' at Brickyard Brewing Company
Thu, Oct 20th 2022 07:00 am
At 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, the Lewiston Council on the Arts will present the ninth annual "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" fundraiser at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St. This multisensory and multimedia tribute will be hosted by artist and Edmund Fitzgerald enthusiast Thomas Paul Asklar, who will commemorate the 47th anniversary of the disaster.
Village of Lewiston tables mold remediation compensation
Tue, Oct 18th 2022 08:10 am
Village of Lewiston trustees voted Monday to table a resolution calling for fund balance monies to be used in paying 716 Clean Up and Restoration for recent mold remediation.
 

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