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Happy Fall-o-ween!
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 11:10 am
Lewiston merchants have outdone themselves this year, creating and displaying season-appropriate "friends" to greet their customers.
Chiavetta's chicken BBQ for Veterans Day
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 11:00 am
First District Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers announced plans for her annual Chiavetta's Veterans Day chicken barbecue. The event will take place from noon to 5 p.m. (or until sold-out) on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co. firehall, 625 Third St.
Leadership change coming to Lewiston Council on the Arts, as staff retirement announced
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 10:55 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts on Wednesday announced that, after 30 years of working together, the staff is retiring at the end of 2022 - and a leadership transition process is beginning immediately.
Welcome to Lewiston, Janet Dunstan's Dance Academy
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 07:00 am
Janet Dunstan's Dance Academy recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting at a new Lewiston location, 767 Cayuga St. - inside the former Bank of America building).
Lewiston Event Center sale: Boards unsure if storage facility is permitted
Wed, Oct 12th 2022 08:00 am
Officials in the Village of Lewiston are uncertain if the Lewiston Event Center can be converted into a 300-unit self-storage facility. Confusion centers on primary vs. accessory use in a B-1 zoned area, the definition of a warehouse, and what the codebook allows as it pertains to permitted stowage.
HAL scholarship commemorates Indigenous Peoples Day
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:55 pm
Ken Slaugenhoupt, right, president of the Historical Association of Lewiston, presents Elijah Smith, a member of the Deer Clan of the Tuscarora Nation, the annual HAL scholarship commemorating Indigenous Peoples Day, on Monday, Oct. 10.
Red Brick reopens, as mold is mitigated
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 02:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building is expected to reopen to the public tonight, after 5 p.m., now that 716 Clean Up & Restoration has finished its initial mold remediation process.
More art coming to Lewiston: Fall Festival chili-cooking competition at Gallo to benefit 'Lewiston Landing' sculpture
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 11:00 am
Michael Hibbard and his flagship Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen will host a chili cookoff and Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 15, to raise money for the "Lewiston Landing" sculpture.
Red Brick mold removal process, price, more than expected - but cleaner promises 'healthy, safe environment to return to and work'
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 09:15 am
The process of identifying and remediating mold within the Red Brick has exceeded initial expectations - and so has the project cost.
Speed limit lowered to 25 on Village of Lewiston roads - Center Street excluded
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 01:50 pm
Residential roads in the Village of Lewiston now have a posted speed limit of 25 mph.
UPDATED: Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building closed for cleaning
Fri, Sep 30th 2022 11:00 am
The building - which also includes a basement gymnasium and a second-floor suite of offices and fitness studios - closed to the public at 8 a.m. Monday. It is still being tested as of this publication. Results are due sometime around Oct. 13.
LCA embarks upon 'Spirit of Victory' sculpture restoration
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 07:00 am
The "Spirit of Victory", a sculpture sited at Joseph Davis State Park, is in need of repair. The statue, by artist Tom Mullany, was originally part of a larger installation titled "Drums Along the Niagara," created in 1989 when the artist was in-residence at Artpark.
Village of Lewiston's Red Brick Municipal Building closed for cleaning
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:30 pm
Unexpected and persistent sickness symptoms prompted workers in the Village of Lewiston clerk's office to initiate mold testing on Sept. 16. Results came back positive on Thursday.
Village of Lewiston to replace white fencing along Center Street
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:05 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees voted Monday to spend $94,486 to replace the white fencing along Center Street. Funding will come from proceeds of the "Big Yellow House" property sale.
Sandy Dugan gets ride of a lifetime
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:00 am
As the blueberry-colored jet boat circled around the Devil's Hole gorge class five rapids, Sandy Dugan began to cry what she called "tears of joy." Strapped in a red lifejacket, gripping the handlebar above her seat cushion, Dugan looked out on the Niagara River from this vantage point for the first time in her 84 years. Taking it all in as the vessel gently rocked up and down, she proclaimed, "This is every bit as exciting as Alaska." As the jet boat picked up steam and ascended its highest crest, Dugan exclaimed, "I'm so glad we did that. It was wonderful!"
Frontier House interior specs delivered, awaiting approval
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 11:00 am
Lewiston architect Jim Fittante recently presented the Village of Lewiston with interior designs for what is now being labeled "The Historic Frontier House." He submitted a conceptual site plan for 460 Center St. - including floor plans, fire protection, plumbing, mechanical and electric - on behalf of Ellicott Development.
Niagara County health director provides update on vaccine, tips for fall
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:35 am
As summer ended in 2020, and again in 2021, an ominous cloud hung over the region, as the rate of coronavirus infection rose - and with it, restrictions and cancellations.
Youngstown Presbyterian calls new pastor
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 11:55 am
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown begins a new season of church leadership upon the retirement of Rev. Dr. Rex Stewart after 29 years of service. The pastor nominating committee, with the unanimous endorsement of the congregation, announced the call of the Rev. Robert J. Hagel as the 21st pastor and head of staff.
Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival is back on Center Street this weekend
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:00 am
The 38th annual Lewiston Harvest & Hops Festival will take place this weekend - from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday - along Center Street in the village.
Wildlife Festival returns to Niagara Power Vista Sept. 24-25
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 07:00 am
Wildlife shows, conservation and science activities, and a glimpse of Tuscarora culture top the program at the New York Power Authority's Wildlife Festival Sept. 24-25. The free family festival, co-sponsored by the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs (NCFCC), will run both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
Developer looking to convert Lewiston Event Center into self-storage
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 11:15 am
Plans were presented to the Village of Lewiston's Historic Preservation Commission and Planning boards on Monday to renovate the Lewiston Event Center and convert it into a self-storage facility.
Kinney looks to improve Lewiston waterfront properties
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 11:05 am
The success of John Kinney's waterfront business - and that of his tenant - has resulted in a need for upgrades to his three properties.
Record crowd at 'Lewiston Jeopardy'
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 10:35 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston held its third annual "Lewison Jeopardy" fundraising event Thursday night at the Brickyard Brewing Company.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announces gala awardees
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, along with elected leaders, will honor three outstanding recipients for the 2022 Niagara River Region Chamber Awards Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10, at The Niagara Falls Country Club.
Tourism economy is thriving in Niagara County, reaching $831 million in 2021
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
In August, New York state released a tourism economics research study for 2021, detailing the economic impact of tourism across the state. The study revealed the total traveler spend in Niagara County in 2021 reached $831 million, which is an increase of 9.3% relative to 2019. Traveler spend was heavily impacted in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but tourism spending surpassed prepandemic levels in 2021.
Peach Queen Jordan Brooks is a double-winner
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:15 pm
Jordan Brooks barely had time to process winning her first award Sunday night when her name was called as the next Niagara County Peach Queen.
Modern English headlines next 'Spirit of the 80s' concert
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:05 pm
The "Spirit of the 80s" is back at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Ontario House, aka "The Stone Jug," 358 Main St., Youngstown. Tickets are $25 presale and online at Eventbrite.com, or $30 at the door.
Marble Orchard Ghost Walks are back (from the dead)
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 12:10 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently announced the return of its popular Marble Orchard Ghost Walks.
Village of Lewiston approves Coulter Farms Stand at Lewiston Landing; looking into replacing Center Street fencing
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 11:55 am
The Village of Lewiston Board on Tuesday agreed to give Coulter Farms a trial run at selling produce from a portable, 10-foot-by-20-foot unit on Center Street, just above Water Street (on the grass across from the fish-cleaning station).
Niagara County Department of Health to offer bivalent COVID-19 vaccine at upcoming clinics
Thu, Sep 8th 2022 09:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health will offer the bivalent coronavirus booster at all upcoming clinics.
Village of Lewiston Board votes to lower speed limit; no start date set
Wed, Sep 7th 2022 09:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Tuesday voted unanimously to amend local law 3-2022 and lower the municipal speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph. They sought to take advantage of legislation signed last month by Gov. Kathy Hochul (A.1007-A/S.2021-A) permitting municipalities to implement such a change.
HAL welcomes Susan Geissler to September meeting
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 02:50 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston's next meeting is titled, "A Long Journey from Clay to Bronze." Susan Geissler will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St.
Streets top of mind in Village of Lewiston
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston will vote Tuesday, Sept. 6, on lowering the speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph. If adopted, the change in law would be effective throughout the municipality - and not just on Center Street.
Lewiston Garden Club has successful summer
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 07:00 am
Over the summer, Lewiston Garden Club members have been caring for the flowers and the gardens in Hennepin Park, at the Lewiston Library, and around the Lewiston Museum.
Higgins, Visit Buffalo Niagara & Destination Niagara USA lead discussion on economic impact of travel & tourism
Thu, Sep 1st 2022 11:10 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday joined representatives from Visit Buffalo Niagara and Destination Niagara USA for a roundtable discussion led by the U.S. Travel Association. Western New York leaders, organizations and destinations chatted about the importance of travel and tourism to the local economy.
Artpark presents 'The Red Dress Exhibit: If Only These Dresses Could Tell Their Story'
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
"The Red Dress Exhibit: If Only These Dresses Could Tell Their Story" is a limited-time exhibit, available to see Friday, Sept. 2, through Sunday, Sept. 4, in Artpark's South Fourth Street entrance. Admission is free.
'Lewiston Jeopardy' teams preparing (or not) for an epic battle of wits
Mon, Aug 29th 2022 07:00 am
This year's "Lewiston Jeopardy" team captains practiced their buzzer skills recently in a show of support for the Historical Association of Lewiston. The popular "beer and pizza night" tournament is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St.
New headliner + everything you need to know about the Northwest Lewiston Jazz Fesitval
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 05:50 pm
The Northwest Jazz Festival in Historic Lewiston, NY will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27. It will be the event's first time back since the coronavirus pandemic halted activities in 2020-21.
Legislator Irene Myers has 'gift-giving' summer
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 12:20 pm
It's been a busy couple of months for Irene Myers.
Town of Lewiston public hearing spurs complaints
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 12:20 pm
Lewiston Town Board members heard residents' comments on two pending applications before the town for projects above and below the hill at their Monday session. However, the board opted to table both measures due to a number of concerns heard from the public.
 

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