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GoFundMe underway for Tom Tower's Farm Market
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 09:00 am
Niagara University graduate and former Niagara County Peach Chelsea Pelsone recently started a GoFundMe fundraising campaign for Tom Tower's Farm Market in Youngstown.
Tim Hortons opens in Lewiston
Tue, Dec 15th 2020 09:05 am
The Village of Lewiston welcomed Tim Hortons to Center Street on Tuesday. Canada's premier coffee and bake shop opened as the main tenant in Ellicott Development's three-building plaza at the corner of North Eighth and Onondaga streets.
Niagara County moving into 'yellow zone'
Mon, Dec 14th 2020 02:10 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced Niagara County areas including Lewiston and Niagara Falls are moving into his micro-cluster action initiative "yellow precautionary zone." The following restrictions will be put into place:
Lewiston: Restoration of Frontier House begins
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 07:00 am
Mortar work began this week on the Frontier House. Abraxas Inc. of Grand Island was tasked with bolstering the exterior of Lewiston's 196-year-old "crown jewel."
Town of Lewiston to hold public hearing on solar energy law
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston will review changes to its proposed local law, covering solar energy systems installations in the town, at a public hearing scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Town Hall.
Niagara County starting to see coronavirus spike
Thu, Dec 10th 2020 09:15 pm
Though Erie County has made statewide headlines over the past month for its high number of coronavirus cases, more attention is starting to shift to neighboring Niagara County - where 11.5% of people tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday were positive. The seven-day average at that point was 8.6%, which was second in New York (only trailing Allegany County's 9.1%).
Garden Club gives back
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 02:10 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club has continued to contribute to the festive spirit of the community during the pandemic. Activities included: the preparation of the wreaths hung by the Department of Public Works on lamp posts, placement of wreaths on Center Street fences, and decoration of small gardens in the village.
Red Brick temporarily closed to public
Tue, Dec 8th 2020 12:15 pm
Due to the current events regarding COVID-19, the Village of Lewiston municipal building at North Fourth and Ridge streets will be closed to the public until future notice.
'Shop small' push continues
Fri, Dec 4th 2020 04:50 pm
Merchants and restaurant owners annually see that "shop small" support continue into the following weekend, when the Lewiston Christmas Walk and Tour of Homes traditionally bring families and history buffs to the village streets.
HUNT officially moves into new location
Thu, Dec 3rd 2020 12:10 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday for HUNT Real Estate ERA, which moved into a new office location at 716 Center St., Lewiston.
Holiday Market going virtual
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:05 am
As small businesses continue to navigate their way through these difficult times, Willow Consulting has decided to host its annual shopping extravaganza virtually this year.
Youngstown/Porter community baskets assist needy
Fri, Nov 27th 2020 07:00 am
As most realize, COVID-19 has prompted some significant changes in how we plan to mark the holiday season in 2020. Many activities have been outright canceled, with others seeing curtailing or adjustments to community functions.
Catholic Health debuts WNY's first mobile simulation unit
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 03:05 pm
Catholic Health's new mobile simulation unit was shown off to the public on Monday, with brief remarks, a dedication and live demonstration at the Lewiston No. 1 Fire Department on North Sixth Street.
Artpark presents Zoom special with improv stars Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood
Tue, Nov 24th 2020 01:35 pm
Improv legends and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" veterans Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood unleash a wild, comedic ride with "Stream of Consciousness," where the audience is in the driver's seat, live via Zoom. Artpark & Company welcomes the entertainers Dec. 5, 13 and 19.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Celebrating homegrown merchants - Warren's Village Hardware
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 06:15 pm
What is the key to success? For three of Lewiston's longest-tenured businesses, the answer is simple: service.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Celebrating homegrown merchants - Greg's Pools
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 06:10 pm
What is the key to success? For three of Lewiston's longest-tenured businesses, the answer is simple: service.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Celebrating homegrown merchants - Hibbard's Old Portage Shop Wines & Liquors
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 06:05 pm
What is the key to success? For three of Lewiston's longest-tenured businesses, the answer is simple: service.
New York Power Authority announces first milestone of $1.1 billion, 15-year project to extend operating life of largest power plant
Wed, Nov 18th 2020 09:25 am
The New York Power Authority on Tuesday announced the first milestone of its 15-year modernization and digitization program to significantly extend the operating life of its Niagara Power Project in Lewiston, the largest source of clean electricity in New York state and one of the country's largest hydroelectric projects.
The gift that keeps on giving: Artpark presents 'A (Virtual) Christmas with The Griswolds' and Chevy Chase & Beverly D'Angelo
Mon, Nov 16th 2020 10:20 am
Light up your holidays and join Christmas' favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold, for a virtual salute to the holiday classic "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation." Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D'Angelo (Ellen) will lead audiences through this live Artpark event as they share fan-favorite clips from the movie, reveal their favorite memories from the making of the "Vacation" franchise, and answer fan questions in a live audience Q&A at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.
Small Business Saturday 2020: Lewiston businesses strive to offer safe shopping experience
Fri, Nov 13th 2020 01:25 pm
It's business as usual - whatever that means in 2020 - as Lewiston merchants prepare for an uptick in holiday shopping in coming weeks. Though coronavirus cases have spiked in Erie and Niagara counties this month, the village has only reported four new cases in the past six weeks. Safety protocols put in place when New York was "unpaused" last spring are still in place, and storeowners are working diligently to keep their sites clean and virus-free.
PHOTOS: Veterans Day observed at 'Circle of Honor'
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 02:15 pm
When the "Circle of Honor" debuted one year ago in Lewiston's Academy Park, the cold, wet weather kept crowds away from a morning Veterans Day ceremony. With 30 more degrees on the thermometer this time around, people masked up and came out to celebrate the lives and service of those who served in defense of this country.
Mount St. Mary's golden once more
Wed, Nov 11th 2020 09:40 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital celebrated its American Heart Association's "Get with the Guidelines-Gold Plus" Award for Stroke Care with the hospital's stroke team.
Artpark & Company elects officers, welcomes new directors & reports on 2020 season
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 11:55 am
Artpark & Company's board of directors announced the election of new officers and directors at the organization's annual meeting held virtually via Zoom on Oct. 28. Reelected officers include Joanne Bauer of Employer Services Corp. as chairwoman, Vincent Agnello of Niagara University as secretary, and Stephen Turner of the Bonadio Group as treasurer. Christopher Leardini was elected vice chairman.
Lewiston plaza getting closer to completion
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 08:30 am
Following part one of NFP's Center Street construction series - which highlighted the plaza among other construction projects - the development at Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets was repaved in the area of building No. 1.
'Circle of Honor' celebrates one year in Lewiston
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:20 am
At 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11, VFW Downriver Post 7487 will conduct its annual Veterans Day ceremony at the "Circle of Honor" monument at Academy Park.
PHOTOS: Brickyard receives upgrade; progress seen at BBC
Fri, Nov 6th 2020 07:10 am
A late-May fire left Lewiston without its modern-day crown jewels, the Brickyard Pub & BBQ and Brickyard Brewing Company, for the summer months.
Stella Niagara launches shoe drive fundraiser
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:30 am
Stella Niagara Education Park is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through Nov. 25. It will earn funds based on the total weight of the pairs of gently worn, used and new shoes collected.
COVID-19: Niagara County health director offers guidance for residents as winter approaches
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 07:00 am
It's been said there was no playbook for the coronavirus. Instead, health experts and elected leaders had to come up with better practices on the fly, test those ideas with research, and see what worked best to limit the viral spread and keep people healthy.
PHOTOS: Happy Halloween
Sat, Oct 31st 2020 03:10 pm
Homeowners and community groups put their creativity on display in Lewiston, celebrating Halloween and creating a fun environment for trick-or-treating youth.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink 'on hiatus for 2020'
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Parks and Recreation Director Mike Dashineau announced this week the Lewiston Family Ice Rink will not be operational for the upcoming holiday season.
Owners of Brewed and Bottled, Sgt. Peppers, Mad Hatter look forward to reteaming, reopening on Center Street
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop will reopen with the added amenity of a beer garden, while Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces plans to expand its offerings (think: bacon), and Mad Hatter Tea House will partner products with paintings.
Red Brick Museum growing in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 07:00 am
This has been a big year for acquisitions and received donations. The museum collection has now tripled in size. Earlier this year, I acquired some local artwork from the Cary and Baker estate collections. Also, another signed print from Thomas Hanover, along with some other rare engravings, which are on display in the village boardroom.
Welcome to Lewiston, Jeri N. Wright, P.C.
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 12:15 pm
And welcome to the chamber! The board of directors of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, elected leaders, friends and family joined Jeri N. Wright, P.C., Real Estate Attorney, in celebrating her office ribbon-cutting in the Village of Lewiston.
French heritage history & activities at Old Fort Niagara
Tue, Oct 27th 2020 07:00 am
From René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle to Capt. Pierre Pouchot, the French had a significant presence on the Niagara River for almost 100 years from 1669 to 1759. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, Old Fort Niagara will celebrate that history and present French Heritage Day in cooperation with the American Association of Teachers of French.
Center Street projects moving along: Work continues on plaza, Fourth & Center, Frontier House
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 09:10 am
Center Street construction projects were delayed last spring by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent "New York State on PAUSE" executive orders. As summer approached and some restrictions were lifted, people expected to see a rush of activity on the village's main thoroughfare.
So caw, caw, cool: Scarecrows return to River Region
Sat, Oct 17th 2020 09:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's almost-annual display of scarecrows has again taken to local streets. Business owners celebrated the fall/Halloween season by constructing colorful effigies symbolic of their industry or trade.
Next steps revealed in Academy Park makeover
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:35 am
Plans are in place for the bandshell in Academy Park to move from the northwest corner of Center Street and Portage Road to the southwest end across from Syros Restaurant and Warren's Village Hardware at Portage Road and Cayuga Street. The stage will face the field.
Paul Williams awarded Historical Association scholarship
Mon, Oct 12th 2020 11:45 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston commemorated Indigenous Peoples Day by presenting its annual Tuscarora scholarship to Paul Williams, a Niagara County Community College student majoring in digital media.
Lewiston volunteers keep area monuments shining with annual wash & wax
Mon, Oct 12th 2020 07:00 am
Every year, volunteers from the Historical Association of Lewiston get together to keep Lewiston's bronze monuments in tip-top shape.
Lewiston No. 1 receives generous donation
Sat, Oct 10th 2020 10:35 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 EMS Capt. Matt Grainge said, "Lewiston 1 would like to thank Linde PLC / Linde Production - Niagara Falls for the generous donation of $9,179! These funds allowed us to purchase two Toughbooks and an electronic PCR software for our EMS program."
 

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