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Inclusive playground opens in Lewiston
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 10:25 am
The inclusive playground at Marilyn Toohey Park is now open - splash pad included - and families and children have taken a liking to the new recreational area.
Niagara Wine Trail celebrates 20 years
Thu, Jun 23rd 2022 07:00 am
The grape has deep roots in Niagara County - and thanks to the Niagara Wine Trail, its growing climate and season, the fruit has become an important part of the local tourism industry.
Village of Lewiston election 2022: Anne Welch reelected mayor
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 09:00 pm
Anne Welch was reelected mayor Tuesday in the Village of Lewiston. She topped outgoing Trustee Claudia Marasco by a 52-vote margin (367-315 votes).
Modern Disposal sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 12:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts announced, "The Lewiston Art Festival will soon be here and we gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our friends at Modern Disposal Services for their sponsorship. Modern's donations and in-kind contributions are invaluable in helping us to present the 'Summer of '69' and 'Blue Monday' concerts, as well. Our gratitude knows no bounds!"
Photos: Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival celebrates Indigenous people, culture
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 10:50 am
Artpark & Company's Strawberry Moon Festival celebrated the indigenous cultures of the Western New York region through storytelling, music, dance, and arts and crafts on Saturday. Guests participated in an inclusive and engaging Native American community gathering, and were entertained by an eclectic lineup of artists performing on multiple stages.
GardenFest in full bloom
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 09:40 am
The Lewiston Garden Club celebrated its annual GardenFest this past weekend with beautiful weather, large crowds, and the finest in greenery. This year's theme was "Helping Lewiston bloom for 95 years," and the event featured speakers, open gardens, vendors and special displays along Center Street.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Kelsey Tavern a magnificent marvel
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 10:30 am
The golden age of historical Lewiston came alive from the early-1820s to the late-1830s, when travel through Lewiston was required to get further into the states without hassle. During this period of time, the Kelsey Tavern, on 625 Center St., flourished.
Beginning of Summer Street Dance and Car Cruise among topics at YBPA members session
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 10:25 am
As summer 2022 opens, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association held a busy dinner meeting for its members and guests Tuesday at Bandanas on Lake Road.
PHOTOS: Artpark takes a trip to New Orleans
Wed, Jun 15th 2022 02:00 pm
Trombone Shorty brought Orleans Avenue and his "Voodoo Threauxdown" to Artpark's outdoor amphitheater Tuesday night. The audience delighted in the curated mini-festival - a history of New Orleans music and a vision of where that music is headed in the 21st century - while singing and dancing to the music.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 2022 schedule, with events to celebrate bicentennial
Wed, Jun 15th 2022 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has announced its slate of events, activities and special programming for 2022.
Youngstown Lions present Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 02:05 pm
Youngstown Lions President Terry Cummings announced Richard Allen was awarded the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award.
Summer at the Castellani Art Museum
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 03:40 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) has many summer opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests.
Gearing up for Lewiston GardenFest
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 05:00 pm
Lewiston GardenFest, presented by Lewiston Garden Club, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19. The Center Street festival includes more than 60 vendors selling flowers, plants and handcrafted art and garden essentials, along with a garden walk, speakers, a container garden contest, and more activities throughout the weekend.
GardenFest 2022: Helping Lewiston bloom for 95 years!
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:55 pm
With sunny skies and rising temperatures, the weather has been perfect for getting outside and tackling work in our own gardens. The same can be said for Lewiston Garden Club, which is ramping up our own beautification projects and marking a big milestone - 95 years of helping Lewiston bloom!
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Meet Lewiston's brave, bizarre sheriff
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 09:05 am
First thing this week, let me say I have received many comments about this series of articles and all have been very positive. We at the Historical Association and the bicentennial committee are happy to hear how many people enjoy learning about the most mature buildings in our township.
Lewiston Museum debuts new take on historic post office
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 08:10 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston has a brand-new exhibit at the Lewiston Museum - with a centerpiece thought to be lost to the village burning in December 1813.
Griffon begins new chapter on Water Street
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:00 am
It's a thought experiment made real, 17 years in the making. Ken Scibetta and Ed Webster met each other while on staff at Water Street Landing. Over a short period of time, Scibetta found himself serving as the restaurant's general manager. Webster was bar manager.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Read about Raby Farm
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:00 am
As you read this, we are just one month away from the Lewiston bicentennial celebration. Years in the planning, altered by COVID issues (what hasn't been), but rising over the horizon as we make final preparations.
Ransomville: Fillmore Chapel celebrates 200; Flag Day Parade returns
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:00 am
The month of June opens with some interesting happenings to check out in Ransomville.
Mount St. Mary's honors EMS workers
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 04:25 pm
The week of May 15-21 was recognized as National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. On May 18, Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosted its 17th annual Niagara County Salute to Emergency Medical Services Recognition & Awards Dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
Memorial Day: Veterans worthy of reflection, celebration
Mon, May 30th 2022 12:55 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 held its annual Memorial Day celebration and ceremony Monday at the "Circle of Honor" monument in Academy Park in Lewiston. Cmdr. Gordon Spencer served as master of ceremonies. Veteran and New York State Sen. Robert Ortt delivered the keynote address. Boy Scout Troop 824 conducted a flag-folding ceremony, and Santino Hall led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Photos: Modest Mouse kicks off amphitheater series at Artpark
Fri, May 27th 2022 09:50 pm
Artpark & Company's 2022 outdoor amphitheater concert series debuted Friday with a headline performance by Modest Mouse. More than a dozen acts will perform at the award-winning venue this summer - and a half-dozen more will entertain inside the Mainstage Theater.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: The story behind Fairbanks Mansion
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:15 am
The mansion on 105 Third St. belonged to one of the earliest settlers of Lewiston, who built the home sometime around 1815. This man is Joshua Fairbanks. He was born Jan. 14, 1768, in Dedham, Massachusetts, and moved to Lewiston in 1805 after creating a successful tavern in Queenston, Canada. It is known that Aaron Burr and his daughter and son-in-law stayed at his tavern on their way to see Niagara Falls around 1805.
Village of Lewiston election: Marasco has vision for future, promises more inclusive decision-making
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:00 am
Greetings, if we have not yet met - I am Claudia Marasco and I am running for mayor of the Village of Lewiston. A main purpose in my life is dedication to public service. My political alignment has always been common sense, straight up the middle, moderate, bipartisan, ethical leadership.
Village of Lewiston Board votes to add fence to playground, resurface basketball court
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday voted to fence-in the new inclusive playground and resurface the outdoor basketball courts at Marilyn Toohey Park. They approved these improvements contingent on receipt of funds from the sale of the "Big Yellow House" at 475 Ridge St.
Honoring special seniors in Lewiston
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:00 am
In recognition of May as Older Americans Month, the Lewiston Senior Club at the Town of Lewiston Senior Center recently celebrated the birthdays of a number of 80- and 90-year-olds with a cake and testimonials given by local officials.
Take part in Lewiston's 'green thumb challenge'
Tue, May 24th 2022 02:35 pm
Calling all green-thumbers! There's a new gardening contest in town aimed at giving visitors a glorious welcome.
Historical Association of Lewiston invites community to 'see something very special'
Mon, May 23rd 2022 11:55 am
Over the past two months, volunteers at the Lewiston Museum have been working diligently to prepare a brand-new display of something very, very old.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Joseph Brant and Lemuel Cooke build historic site
Fri, May 20th 2022 12:15 pm
At 832 Ridge Road sits a house with history that predates its construction. The first known structure built on this spot was made by Joseph Brant, a Mohawk chief, and his tribe. It was the site of their camp, and later the cabin of Brant.
Down River Run 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk is back
Fri, May 20th 2022 07:00 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara is pleased to announce the return of The Down River Run 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Walk. The event will take place June 5 at Fort Niagara State Park, managed by Its Your Race, Race Management Solutions.
Ortt honors Bruce Sutherland with hall of fame nomination
Fri, May 20th 2022 07:00 am
Earlier this week, New York State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt was able to recognize and honor his nominee for the 2022 New York State Senate Veterans' Hall of Fame, Col. Bruce R. Sutherland. The family of Sutherland, who was honored posthumously, received the award from Ortt's office at the first Col. Bruce R. Sutherland Memorial Golf Tournament held at Niagara Frontier Golf Club - a local favorite of Sutherland's.
Niagara Post Theater, Fort Niagara among recipients of $900,000 in total grants
Thu, May 19th 2022 03:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced $900,000 in grants to support 27 not-for-profit organizations involved with stewardship of state parks, trails, historic sites and public lands.
Bruce Sutherland tribute: Niagara Wheatfield sophomore wins $1,000 putting contest
Wed, May 18th 2022 10:40 am
Brianna Scozzafava, a 15-old-year Niagara Wheatfield sophomore who plays on the high school's golf team, defeated some of the area's best golfers by sinking the only putt in the Col. Bruce Sutherland Golf Tournament's putting contest.
DOT nixes Center Street digital sign idea
Mon, May 16th 2022 10:00 pm
There will be no digital sign at Academy Park.
Can You Help: Fundraiser for Mason FOREVER Foundation
Mon, May 16th 2022 01:45 pm
My name is Lucia Sanchez. I am a senior at Lewiston-Porter High School and captain of the girls varsity lacrosse team. The girls lacrosse team is proud to be organizing a 5K race to support the Mason FOREVER Foundation. The event is scheduled for June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Artpark State Park.
'Soldiers Through the Ages' at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, May 16th 2022 11:55 am
As one of the longest occupied military bases in the United States, Old Fort Niagara has a lot of history to share. On Memorial Day weekend, the fort will present its annual "Soldiers through the Ages" event, a timeline of military history spanning four centuries.
Artpark looks to prove different is better in 2022
Fri, May 13th 2022 11:00 am
By now, you probably know Artpark's summer season will look a little different than 15, 10 and even five years ago. Heck, more than 50% of a promotional two-sided event flyer focuses on events other than concerts. What you might not know is why.
Niagara Wine Trail hosts 'Wine & Charcuterie' weekend event
Wed, May 11th 2022 11:20 am
Tickets are on sale now for the Niagara Wine Trail's first "Wine & Charcuterie" weekend food sampling and wine tasting event, set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, June 4; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5.
Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival to feature Blue Rodeo, Pamyua, tribute to Joanne Shenandoah
Tue, May 10th 2022 10:35 am
Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival will return Saturday, June 18.
Milling underway on Center Street - but businesses are open
Mon, May 9th 2022 05:00 pm
Don't let the empty parking spaces fool you: Center Street businesses are open, as usual.
 

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