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Academy Park bleachers demo'd
Wed, May 27th 2020 11:10 am
The green bleachers were torn down on Tuesday and Wednesday. Lewiston Event Center co-owner Harold Hibbard donated manpower to have the seating area demolished.
Brickyard Brewing Co., Pub & BBQ involved in late-night Center Street blaze
Wed, May 27th 2020 02:40 am
A staple of Center Street in the Village of Lewiston endured a tough hit late Tuesday night. Brickyard Brewing Co., in addition to the Pub and BBQ, erupted in flames that resulted in a partial roof collapse.
Memorial Day observed in Lewiston
Mon, May 25th 2020 12:25 pm
A pandemic wasn't going to stop Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 from paying tribute to those who gave their lives defending this country.
Kiwanis Club donates to Lewiston DPW
Sat, May 23rd 2020 11:40 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donated more than a dozen food packs to the village's Department of Public Works on Friday. Each kit included a can of soup or ravioli, a reusable bowl, oatmeal, pudding, water and, of course, peaches - all courtesy of Kiwanian Dean Beltrano. In addition, Kiwanian Jan Mathews dropped off a tray of cookies.
Lewiston Council on the Arts cancels Art Festival, 2020 summer events
Fri, May 22nd 2020 11:10 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts regretfully announces the cancelation of this year's summer events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Bug Fest," the "Summer of '69," the "Blue Monday" concert series and the Lewiston Art Festival and KeyBank Chalk Walk Competition will return in 2021.
Now open: River Region businesses prepare for comeback
Fri, May 22nd 2020 10:50 am
Something happened Tuesday in the River Region that hadn't happened in two months. Doors opened.
Village of Lewiston: Ridge Street traffic change; fireworks still a no-go
Tue, May 19th 2020 01:10 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Monday voted unanimously to restrict traffic on Ridge Street. The roadway is now a one-way street, with motorists entering via the Fourth Street corner and exiting onto Fifth Street.
Northwest Jazz Festival will resume in 2021
Mon, May 18th 2020 03:05 pm
The Northwest Jazz Festival of Historic Lewiston, NY announced Monday this year's event was canceled.
Lew-Port: Additional details on budget vote, BOE election
Thu, May 14th 2020 09:00 pm
Last week, we were finally able to announce the date and details of the Board of Education election and budget vote. We now have more detail:
Lewiston's Michael LaDuca raises funds for small businesses, makes donation to Mt. St. Mary's
Thu, May 14th 2020 08:40 am
Lewiston native, artist and entrepreneur Michael LaDuca recently created an online campaign to support local businesses. He raised funds through a GoFundMe initiative, where, for a $50 donation, people could purchase an 11-by-39 print of his famed Lewiston landscape watercolor photo.
ASI Awards nearly $100,000 to local artists & nonprofits, including Artpark, Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, May 8th 2020 12:25 pm
Arts Services Initiative of Western New York Inc. has awarded $97,970 in emergency grants to 60 local artists and nonprofit arts and cultural organizations affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Is the Village of Lewiston more at risk for COVID-19 outbreak now that spring has sprung?
Wed, May 6th 2020 12:55 pm
Dozens of people were out and about in the Village of Lewiston enjoying the summer-like weather. They were walking down Center Street, eating on picnic tables and sitting on benches, looking at monuments, licking ice cream in Academy Park, and sprawled out on Water Street, looking out on the river. Many of those people were not wearing a mask or cloth face covering.
Village of Lewiston suspends July 4 fireworks
Tue, May 5th 2020 10:00 am
There will be no Fourth of July fireworks in Lewiston this summer.
Old Fort Niagara: 'Faces of the Fort' interactive video programs provide fun, distance learning for free
Fri, May 1st 2020 04:15 pm
Old Fort Niagara will host a series of free, distance learning videos that share important stories from Fort Niagara's early history on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of May.
Water Street Landing to open May 7
Fri, May 1st 2020 07:00 am
Water Street Landing is a unique property in that it normally offers three distinct dining options - outside patio, inside social hall and elegant dining room - each with its own menu.
Best Fish Fry 2020: Apple Granny wins 3rd title
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 10:30 am
Everything about this year's Best Fish Fry contest was different - except the winner. For the third year in a row, Apple Granny Restaurant battered, I mean bested, the competition. The Village of Lewiston restaurant once again garnered the most votes (and the most voters) to take the title.
Community giving spreads from California to Lewiston at Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Sat, Apr 25th 2020 07:00 am
After seeing a post on Facebook about a donation to Mount St. Mary's from Brickyard Pub & BBQ, Californian Rosemary Miklitsch reached out to the Lewiston restaurant to match the previous donation of 250 meals. As it turns out, Rosemary grew up in Lewiston, and her grandfather, Dr. George Berry, was a doctor at MSM many years ago. Rosemary's parents also received care at Mount St. Mary's.
Artpark has new update on summer concerts & events
Thu, Apr 23rd 2020 11:35 am
As the summer draws nearer, I am sure you are wondering about the status of Artpark's season and I would like to share some updates with you.
Hibbard's planning to open May 1
Tue, Apr 21st 2020 07:00 pm
Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard is anticipating opening for the 2020 season next week.
Lewiston Tops adds to delivery service program, provides update on commodities
Mon, Apr 20th 2020 05:00 pm
Lewiston Tops owner Anthony DiMino is adding an email option to the store's home delivery and pickup services. Customers can now email an order to [email protected]
Niagara County golf courses, campgrounds & boat launches open
Mon, Apr 20th 2020 01:25 pm
John Syracuse, vice chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, on Monday said golf courses, campgrounds and boat launches in Niagara County are open in full accordance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive orders, as well as guidance from the Niagara County Department of Health.
Lewiston GardenFest canceled for 2020
Mon, Apr 20th 2020 11:45 am
The Lewiston Garden Club's GardenFest is the latest large event canceled in the River Region.
PHOTOS: A salute to medical workers, as first responders stage parade at Mount St. Mary's
Sat, Apr 18th 2020 08:30 pm
Personnel from Upper Mountain Fire Co., Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1, Youngstown Fire Co., Tri Community Ambulance, Ransomville Fire Co., Cambria Fire Co., Lewiston Police Department and the Niagara County Sheriff's Department held an "Appreciation Parade" Saturday evening for Mount St. Mary's health care workers. Lights were flashing with cheers and sirens sounding for hospital staff as the procession moved through the main parking lot as a sign of gratitude for those keeping the community safe and healthy.
Easter: NOT CANCELED! Area photos
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 03:00 pm
With "New York State on PAUSE," and its residents staying home to stop the spread of COVID-19, families will be apart. Churches will be closed. Stores are shut. ... But that doesn't mean we can't celebrate.
Summer events/seasonal eats update
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
On Wednesday, The Silo Restaurant owner Alan Hastings and GM Lexi Alfiere said, "We are eager to open for the 2020 season and have already started to assemble our team. We wish that we could take advantage of the great spring weather to begin our training, but will keep things on hold for a little while. We are watching the situation closely and anticipate a delayed opening."
Elected leaders working to reduce crowd sizes
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 12:35 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order extending limitations he placed on social gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19. His mandate, "which closed or otherwise restricted public or private businesses or places of public accommodation, and which required postponement or cancellation of all nonessential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations, games, meetings or other social events) ... shall be continued ... until 11:59 p.m. on April 29, 2020, unless later extended by a future executive order."
Lewiston's Memorial Day parade canceled
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 07:00 am
It is with a heavy heart that Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee voted during a conference call on Saturday, the 4th of April, to cancel the remaining portion of our Memorial Day observance.
Easter parading
Mon, Apr 6th 2020 09:50 am
Since families couldn't visit the Easter Bunny this spring, the Easter Bunny decided to visit them - in grand fashion, nonetheless.
'Heroes Rock!' at Mount St. Mary's
Sat, Apr 4th 2020 07:00 am
With limitations in place regarding hospital visitation, Mount St. Mary's was looking for a way to bolster the spirits of both patients and medical personnel.
Summer events in limbo, as pandemic has no end date
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 09:00 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday said there's no immediate end date to social distancing or brick and mortar restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. Moreover, though he said there is likely a way to have businesses reopen as people are still taking precautionary measures, he acknowledged the coronavirus would still pose a public danger into the summer months.
There's bears out there: Community group creates stuffed animal scavenger hunt
Thu, Apr 2nd 2020 09:55 am
Elizabeth Corey Coffey and Jen Heinze recently invited community members to place bears and other stuffed animals in their windows, thus providing families an opportunity to get in the car and scavenger hunt.
DiMino: Lewiston Tops has 'plenty of stuff for everybody'
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 01:10 pm
Lewiston Tops will continue to meet the needs of River Region residents, even as demand for food and supplies increases amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lew-Port updates, resources for families; encourages students to virtually take part in 'Spirit Week'
Sat, Mar 28th 2020 08:20 am
As we head into the third week of this school closure, we hope you are doing well - physically, mentally, spiritually. In these challenging and uncertain times, I am very grateful for the dedication, leadership and unity of our administrators, faculty, staff and families. I am inspired by the incredible outpouring of support and kindness throughout our community, coming together in such creative and thoughtful ways. While we wait for the worst to arrive, we find strength knowing we will get through it together.
Facebook Journalism Project awards grant to Niagara Frontier Publications
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 08:00 pm
Six local newsrooms in New York were selected to receive almost $30,000 in funding - CNY Latino, Examiner Media, Niagara Frontier Publications, Spotlight Newspapers, Wallkill Valley Publications Inc., and Watertown Daily Times, with each of these recipients getting $5,000. In this first round, 50 local newsrooms across the U.S. and Canada are receiving $5,000 grants to help cover unexpected costs associated with covering the crisis in their communities. Additional recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.
Chamber, LPD look to start community watch program
Tue, Mar 24th 2020 10:05 am
Local leaders are working to establish a community watch program within the River Region as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and businesses are working with reduced staff.
3 more COVID-19 cases identified in Niagara County
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 03:35 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Monday said the county has received three new positive test results from the New York State Department of Health. As of this morning, Niagara County now has 12 positive results, 64 people quarantined, 12 in isolation and still four pending test results from last week.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce: Conference call reveals additional safety measures, update for businesses
Sat, Mar 21st 2020 07:00 am
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Pauly organized a conference call Thursday morning with Lewiston Police Department Chief Frank Previte, Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 Chief Les Myers, Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch, chamber staff and board members.
River Region still open for business
Sat, Mar 21st 2020 07:00 am
In the interest of public safety, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has severely curtailed the ways in which people can gather together. Restaurants and bars are limited to takeout and delivery; movie theaters, bowling alleys, shopping malls and hair salons are temporarily closed; events are cancelled; and nonessential businesses have to reduce workforce 100%.
Lewiston-Porter working to help students, families affected by school closure
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 02:50 pm
Things have escalated very quickly since I last wrote this column, and much more may change by the time you read this.
Fish fry tradition continues at Tin Pan Alley
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 02:45 pm
The Lenten fish fry has become increasingly popular in the past decade, as more and more eateries have added haddock or cod to their menus. While some are still learning how to perfect that beer batter or the keys to quality coleslaw, Lewiston's Tin Pan Alley has long since mastered the fish fry. In fact, its dish has been a spring staple in the River Region for a quarter-century.
 

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