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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.
Silo, Gallo team for charity hot dog eating contest
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 12:10 pm
Talk about giving new meaning to the phrase "dog days of summer." Lewiston's Silo Restaurant and Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen are teaming to host a hot dog eating contest on Saturday, Sept. 3. Proceeds will benefit the Niagara County SPCA.
Relive 1812 encampment at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:20 am
Nearly 100 reenactors and a nationally known historian will gather at Old Fort Niagara on Labor Day weekend to bring the War of 1812 to life. Richard V. Barbuto, who is both a retired Army lieutenant colonel and a Ph.D., will discuss the Battle of New Orleans at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3.
Northwest Jazz Festival to return for first time since 2019
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am
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.
Village of Lewiston to vote on reducing speed limit to 25 mph
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 11:00 am
Mayor Anne Welch said the Village of Lewiston intends to take advantage of a new state law and lower the municipal speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph.
Deadlines approaching for Niagara County Peach Festival
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 09:25 am
Planning continues for the 64th edition of the Niagara County (aka Lewiston Kiwanis) Peach Festival, set for Sept. 8-11 at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.
Bob Emerson, Old Fort Niagara recognized for service
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 09:15 am
July was an exciting month for Old Fort Niagara and Executive Director Robert Emerson, as all aspects of OFN's functions were acknowledged.
Welcome to Lewiston, Queen B's Cottage
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 07:00 am
Queen B's Cottage celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Aug. 12, with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce. Owner Brooke Unversaw opened the new retail location in the former Lewiston Council of the Arts building. She previously had space inside The Country Doctor Antique & Gift Shop. Unversaw has curated a unique mix of home goods and gifts at the location at 475 Ridge St. (located directly behind the International Peace Garden).
Village of Lewiston to add stop signs at Fourth, Center & Water streets
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 07:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston voted Monday to add a series of new stop signs in an attempt to prevent future automobile-related accidents.
Lewiston Art Festival top winner says show is 'one of my favorites'
Sun, Aug 14th 2022 04:45 pm
Bonnie Hedden Designs won Best in Show on Saturday at the 2022 Lewiston Art Festival. Hedden, a handcrafted-jewelry artist from Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, also took first place in the Artistic Craft I: Jewelry category for her "Aqua Shag" necklace.
PHOTOS: Lewiston Art Festival is best in show
Sat, Aug 13th 2022 06:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is hosting the 56th annual Lewiston Art Festival this weekend. This prestigious event showcases the work of more than 160 professional and student artists representing eight states and Canada, with creations lining Center Street.
Rice balls, chocolate chip cookie sandwiches and more fun foods at Lewiston Art Festival
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 11:00 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts Executive Director Irene Rykaszewski said Lewiston is "famous for its great restaurants." LCA staffers "love it" when local businesses have a presence on the street. "They typically offer some of their 'signature' items, which gives visitors a taste of our hometown delights!"
NCIDA approves Frontier House PILOT
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 10:30 am
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency on Wednesday voted in favor of granting a payment in lieu of taxes to 4600 Group LLC, the company that owns the Frontier House and adjoining property on Center Street in Lewiston.
Niagara Falls Bridge Commission sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Wed, Aug 10th 2022 12:35 pm
The arts can build bridges across cultures, generations and geographies. The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission supports the efforts of Lewiston Council on the Arts as sponsor of the Lewiston Art Festival.
HART partners with Stone Jug & Summer of '69 band
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 07:00 am
The Summer of '69 Band partnered with the (Ontario House) Stone Jug and the Home Assistance Referral Team for a fundraising event held July 3. Organizers said the evening was filled with great music - and all proceeds benefitted HART.
Artpark: France's spectacular Plasticiens Volants brings outdoor spectacle to Lewiston skies
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 07:00 am
Artpark & Company presents the return of Plasticiens Volants from Toulouse, France, for the North American premiere of "Leonardo." The larger-than-life show will celebrate one of the greatest inventors of all time: Leonardo da Vinci. Guests will witness oversized, helium-filled, hand-painted inflatables depicting Leonardo's ideas, inventions and visions floating weightlessly above the audience and moving through the skies as the sun sets across the Niagara escarpment.
'The Ghost' is revealed at Gallo art show
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 12:00 pm
Patti Thomas wanted to remain anonymous. It's hard nowadays, what with exhibiting her artwork in a museum in one of the country's largest cities.
Modern Disposal Services supports Niagara County Sheriff's Office with underwater metal detector
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:10 am
Modern Disposal Services recently teamed up Lt. James Lucas, Sheriff Michael Filicetti and the Niagara County underwater recovery team to support a new underwater metal detector unit for their division. The new device has advanced technology to make it easier for the underwater team to locate a variety of articles when needed in certain situations and difficult conditions.
Lewiston Art Festival brings top artists, family-friendly events to Center Street
Fri, Aug 5th 2022 11:00 am
The Lewiston Art Festival is back!
Mount St. Mary's Hospital unveils new nuclear medicine machine
Thu, Aug 4th 2022 10:50 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently acquired a new nuclear medicine machine, which it said comes with many enhanced capabilities that provide improved performance and patient outcomes.
$5.2 million restoration of Frontier House aided by National Grid economic development grant
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 01:05 pm
A $100,000 National Grid economic development grant will be used by developers as part of a $5.2 million conversion of the historic Frontier House in Lewiston into a mixed-use building.
Niagara County announces upcoming closing of section of Porter Center Road in Lewiston
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 02:40 pm
Niagara County Department of Public Works Commissioner Garret Meal on Tuesday announced a section of Porter Center Road in the Town of Lewiston will be closed to all motorists, except local traffic, beginning Monday, Aug. 8. Electronic message boards are already in place warning motorists of the pending closure.
Volunteer positions available for Northwest Jazz Festival
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 11:25 am
The Northwest Jazz Festival in historic Lewiston, NY will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27. The event will highlight local, international and North American jazz artists including Sally Terrell, John DiMartino, Stacey Kent, Corinne Mammana, Allison Au, Emmet Cohen and Joey DeFrancesco.
Local leaders support Lewiston Council on the Arts
Tue, Aug 2nd 2022 11:20 am
Ahead of its upcoming Lewiston Art Festival, the Lewiston Council on the Arts received new support from local elected leaders.
DEC: Nearly $1 million in first round of community forest conservation grants; one for Lewiston
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos recently announced more than $956,000 in awards to four towns in Western and Central New York and Long Island to establish community forests.
New York Power Authority approves 5-year $38 million contract to build new gantry crane at flagship Niagara Power Project
Mon, Aug 1st 2022 11:00 am
The New York Power Authority board of trustees on Tuesday approved the award of a competitively bid contract, valued up to $37,984,000, to REEL COH Inc. of Boisbriand, Canada, to fabricate, deliver and install a new gantry crane with a lifting capacity of 680 tons for the Power Authority's Niagara Power Project in Lewiston.
Lewiston Town Board session upbeat
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Lewiston Town Board members had a relatively light session Monday. The meeting was marked by recognition of the bicentennial committee for a job well done at the recent commemoration, as well as a positive town audit received for 2021-22.
Warren's Village Hardware to stay in the family
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Good news for DIY-minded River Region residents: Warren's Village Hardware is no longer for sale.
Village of Lewiston: Work on $1.8M DPW garage addition set to begin
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston on Monday gathered at the Department of Public Works to break ground on a $1.8 million expansion to the DPW headquarters.
No comments at Frontier House IDA public hearing, but more details revealed
Tue, Jul 26th 2022 03:15 pm
No members of the public were in attendance Tuesday when a hearing was held regarding a request made by the Frontier House owners for a payment in lieu of taxes from the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency. NCIDA Assistant Director Andrea Klyczek closed the meeting just two minutes after making her introductory remarks.
Superheroes on display in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 23rd 2022 09:30 am
As part of its free "Summer Friday Family Fun Night" series, the Village of Lewiston Recreation Department welcomed the world's greatest heroes to Marilyn Toohey Park. WNY Wonderland asked Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel to take the day off from crimefighting and, instead, visit with children and families outside the Red Brick.
Lewiston Police Department to crack down on jaywalking
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 03:05 pm
Jaywalkers beware: Our police officers are on the lookout for you.
Porter to host veterans outreach session
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 09:05 am
Attention veterans: The Town of Porter and Veterans Affairs Outreach will host an informational outreach session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 28, at Porter Town Hall, 3265 Creek Road. Open to veterans from throughout Niagara and Erie counties, this event is being presented in partnership with the New York State Division of Veterans Services and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Russ Piper, Anthony DiMino, bicentennial committee thanked for Lewiston celebration
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 12:55 pm
Lewiston's bicentennial weekend drew rave reviews from residents for its combination of special events - including a parade, a performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, and an extended display of fireworks on the Fourth of July - as well as a series of articles on historical sites that ran in this publication in the months leading up to the special occasion.
Village of Lewiston still undecided about upgrading playground surveillance
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 08:15 am
To see or not to see - that is the question Village of Lewiston trustees are grappling with as they decide whether or not to upgrade surveillance at the new inclusive playground in Marilyn Toohey Park.
Celebrating National Ice Cream Day with Sand Dock Sundaes at The Silo
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 07:00 am
Patrons at The Silo Restaurant on Sunday celebrated National Ice Cream Day in extraordinary fashion: Competing in the Sand Dock Sundae Challenge.
With developer eyeing mix of retail, restaurant & Airbnb, Frontier House renovation about to 'get more exciting for people'
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 07:00 am
Frontier House principals have cleared a major hurdle, and now have a plan in place to share the Village of Lewiston's "crown jewel" with residents and visitors.
Fairy House Festival fills Artpark with family fun
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 09:15 pm
Artpark & Company hosted the 12th annual Fairy House Festival last Saturday in Lewiston. Popular with both young and young-at-heart, the event has evolved from an art walk of miniature fairy houses installed by local and professional artists to an international, interdisciplinary and immersive performing arts festival with European street theater groups, modern dance, music and intricately costumed fairy performers.
Village of Lewiston cuts ribbon on new playground
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 08:30 pm
The Village of Lewiston celebrated its new inclusive playground Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Marilyn Toohey Park behind the Red Brick Municipal Building. Since the site opened earlier this summer, it has been a popular location for families with small children. The splash pad has been particularly busy.
Village of Lewiston starts new fiscal year with organizational meeting
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston held its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday. Prior to setting appointments for the next fiscal year, Mayor Anne Welch and trustees Vic Eydt and Tina Coppins were sworn into office.
 

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