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Como Deli on Center opens in Lewiston
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Como Deli on Center Street opened on Tuesday, and has already become a favorite with Lewiston residents. This delicatessen is the third for the Antonacci and Colucci families, who run the iconic Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue in Niagara Falls.
Underground Railroad doc 'Risking Everything' has Lewiston premiere
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 12:25 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston welcomed the community to the Brickyard Brewing Company on Tuesday for a special treat: Emmy Award-winning photojournalist Isadore "Izzy" Bleckman and his wife, Mary Roseberry, screened the documentary "Risking Everything: A Story of Niagara's Freedom Seekers." The 33-minute film chronicles Lewiston's role in the Underground Railroad, juxtaposing stories with sculptor Susan Geissler's work in creating the Freedom Crossing Monument.
Village of Lewiston welcomes new Frontier House ownership team
Tue, Mar 5th 2019 05:05 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held a reception on Monday to thank the new Frontier House owners for purchasing the vacant building and its one acre of land. Prior to the get-together, William Paladino, Jeff Williams and Bill Game were introduced to the public at a 6 p.m. work session.
Scott, Gayle lead Lew-Port to first Sect. VI title since 1978
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 09:40 pm
It's been 41 years since the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team has won a Section VI championship. Saturday night, the Lancers could party like it's 1978, as the team defeated Amherst, 51-40, in the Section VI Class A2 title game.
'Sip. Shop. Eat!' is winter wonderland, Lewiston-style
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 06:40 pm
The vast majority of retailers, professionals and restaurateurs banded together to beat the blues normally associated with this time of year. Their joint effort, titled "Sip. Shop. Eat!", provided a fun excuse to get out
Niagara University's CMAA student chapter celebrates a decade of success as best in country
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 05:10 pm
Niagara University's student chapter of the Club Management Association of America is the best in the nation - for the 10th straight year.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' nets more than 1,000 lbs.
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 07:00 am
Dr. Glenda R. Rose, Dr. Thomas G. Barba and the staff of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston held their 29th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 9. Chiropractic adjustments, examinations and nutritional testing were exchanged for donations of food, collected to benefit the Niagara Community Action Program's food pantry.
Lewiston Police Department introduces new officers
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 08:45 pm
Lewiston Town Board members and visitors to Monday's session at Town Hall had the opportunity to welcome the newest officers to the Lewiston Police Department. Chief Frank Previte officiated a swearing-in ceremony for new officers Mitchell Pegan, Adriano Medici and Lt. Michael Milbrand, who recently retired from the Tonawanda Police Department. All three joined the LPD on Feb. 18.
River Region survives Winter Storm Quiana
Mon, Feb 25th 2019 01:55 pm
The lower portion of the River Region in Niagara County appears to have escaped the worst of what was billed as Winter Storm Quiana, an extremely strong system that blew through the Great Lakes to the eastern seaboard this past weekend.
HAL, BBC team for premiere Lewiston showing of 'Risking Everything'
Fri, Feb 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The 33-minute documentary film, titled "Risking Everything," will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the Brickyard Brewing Company second-floor banquet hall, 436 Center St., Lewiston. Admission is free, and the public is invited. The room is easily accessible and an elevator is available.
Excitement for future of Frontier House on display at Village of Lewiston board meeting
Thu, Feb 21st 2019 08:25 am
A feeling of euphoria seemed to spread across the Village of Lewiston last week, as news broke of a limited liability company's purchase of the Frontier House. That emotion continued into Tuesday's municipal board meeting.
Olcott Lions to celebrate 50 years of 'Swim For Sight'
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
The event? Well, it's the 50th anniversary of the Olcott Lions Club's legendary "Swim For Sight," of course.
Lew-Port wins NFL boys b-ball title
Fri, Feb 15th 2019 12:15 am
It's been 34 years since the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team last hoisted a Niagara Frontier League title. Thursday night, the Lancers reset that number back down to zero, as the team defeated Niagara Falls, 75-71, to win the 2018-19 Niagara Frontier League title.
SOLD! Frontier House has new owners
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 03:10 pm
The 195-year-old Frontier House was sold to a group consisting of Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino and Lewiston developers Jeff and Jerry Williams. Their newly formed LLC purchased the building and almost one acre of land - including a parking lot - from Hastings Lewiston Inc. for the price of $800,000.
New entrances, exit coming to Lewiston's Rite Aid plaza
Sat, Feb 9th 2019 07:00 am
Motorists entering the Center Street (Rite Aid) Plaza take note: On Monday, the Village of Lewiston Board voted to switch the Center Street exit from the Stone House side over to the Orange Cat corner. Additionally, trustees agreed to make the entrance both an ingress and egress - thus allowing for two-way traffic at this driveway.
Old Fort Niagara presents 'Winter Woods Battle'
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 04:55 pm
Old Fort Niagara encourages the public to embrace winter and enjoy a day of living history on Saturday, Feb. 16, at its annual "Winter Woods Battle" featuring indoor and outdoor activities. The day's demonstrations start at 10 a.m. and include fur trading, shelter building, fire starting, weaponry, cooking, winter games, artisans and snowshoeing (or hiking) to a battle in the woods with complimentary hot chocolate with the re-enactors.
'Toast & Jam' returns Feb. 18
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 06:10 pm
Get ready to lose those winter blues! "Toast & Jam" begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, upstairs at the Brickyard Brewing Company (BBC), 432 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz-jammin', blues-rockin', poetry-reading event is back by popular demand and continues through March 25.
Gary Hall opens tennis facility to Lewiston Rec. Department youth
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 04:20 pm
When WTS Chairman Gary Hall proposed adding a tennis complex to his company's North Second and Mohawk streets property in 2013, his son, Brian, said the impetus is "My father very much cares for his employees. Building a health and wellness center for WTS employees, he felt, was the right thing to do. Health and wellness is very important. We want our employees to be happy, healthy."
Mark Cerrone awarded bid for Village of Lewiston waterfront rehab
Wed, Feb 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston on Monday accepted a bid from Mark Cerrone Inc. to refurbish the Lewiston Landing waterfront. The Niagara Falls site-contracting and construction company submitted the lowest proposal: $1,599,500.
Winter storm affects Niagara County, too
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Though northern Niagara County certainly escaped the brunt of this week's blizzards that paralyzed much of Buffalo and Erie County, that's not to say the area didn't have its share of problems, too. The area dodged the snow bullet, but it certainly didn't escape unscathed.
Samana Salt Spa to open at 700 Center
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Architect Jim Fittante and his fiancé, Cheryl Krouse, are taking over the property at 700 Center St., which was recently the 700 Café & Bistro. They are converting the three-room first floor into Samana Salt Spa.
Lewiston-Porter Central School District receives stem grant, tech donation
Fri, Feb 1st 2019 05:55 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District has received a $990 STEM grant from the Toshiba America Foundation. Funds will support the Intermediate Education Center STEM program. In particular, monies will be used to purchase Ozobot robots to assist in teaching elementary students how to write code. This will provide students with opportunities to be creative thinkers and engage in higher level technology projects.
Village of Lewiston DPW earns praise for snow removal
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 06:40 pm
As snow-covered roads were prominently featured on local TV news stations Wednesday morning, residents in the Village of Lewiston woke up to a very different site.
New senior van dedicated in Youngstown
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
"We're really happy to have this new van," said Village of Youngstown Mayor Raleigh Reynolds on Thursday, as village officials joined with elected leaders from the Town of Porter to dedicate a new 2019 Chrysler Pacifica. It will serve as the Youngstown-Porter Senior Van.
Lewiston Council on the Arts receives funding for new event
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 05:40 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts recently received notification of its award of decentralization grant funding in support of a new event that will take place at Hennepin Park during the Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 10-11. The gazebo area will be transformed into an Iroquois market, bringing to life the rich history of Native American traditions, and featuring traditional drumming, music, dance and free hands-on activities.
Lewiston: Smelt Festival moving to Academy Park
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 09:05 am
Unlike the fish it's named for, which is tiny and landlocked, the Lewiston Smelt Festival is large and needs room to expand. On Tuesday, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was granted permission by the Village Board to move the May 3 event from the Lewiston waterfront into Academy Park.
Spring opening expected for 765 Fairchild Place
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Construction is nearly complete at 765 Fairchild Place, and a May move-in date was announced on Wednesday night. The 29-unit living complex was constructed at the site of the former Fairchild Manor nursing home.
Lewiston: Artpark & Company begins long-range master plan process
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:05 am
Right before Christmas, Empire State Development announced Artpark & Company was the recipient of a $100,000 award from the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council. The money will go toward the creation of a master plan - a road map outlining what Artpark could and should be now and well into the future.
Lancers b-ball putting together one of best seasons in history
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Lancers have come into the 2018-19 season with, quite possibly, one of the most talented rosters compiled in some time.
Village of Lewiston taking appointments for water meter head replacement
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
Starting Monday, Jan. 14, the Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works will begin replacing water meter heads. Residents are asked to call the clerk's office at 754-8271 to make an appointment. There is no fee for this service, which should only take about 10 minutes.
Good morning, 2019
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce kicked off the new year by offering complimentary Orange Cat Coffee Co. beverages to members who stopped into the office on Friday morning. "Coffee & Conversation" is a community outreach initiative the chamber launched in 2018.
River Region 2018 year in review
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
As we enter 2019, it's time to take a look back.
2018 a 'bridge' year in Village of Lewiston
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
A bridge movie isn't always the most popular - or rewarding - chapter in a series' story. But it's absolutely necessary and, hopefully, leads to a proper payoff.
DiMino's Tops/NFP coloring contest winners announced
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 06:55 am
DiMino's Lewiston Tops has announced the winners of its 2018 Holiday Coloring Contest, held throughout the River Region this season in conjunction with Niagara Frontier Publications/The Sentinel. The annual contest saw dozens of colorful entries submitted in three age categories, many of which are found throughout the foyer area of the Center Street store.
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge helps local groups
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 06:55 am
Sacarissa Bell Rose Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows has been busy distributing checks to community organizations. At the December meeting, it was decided to send checks of support to the Family Justice Center of Buffalo; Heart, Love & Soul of Niagara Falls; Community Cats Alive of Lewiston; and Wings Flights of Hope, of Orchard Park.
New Niagara Hospice ambulette begins service thanks to proceeds from Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake
Fri, Dec 28th 2018 05:35 pm
Niagara Hospice unveiled its new ambulette on Friday, ensuring quality transportation for patients will continue for many years, thanks to the donation of more than $34,000 raised by the 19th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake on July 13.
Youngstown Community Baskets: Donations and volunteers help brighten Christmas for needy
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The 2018 version of the Youngstown Community Baskets campaign proved to be a success for many, with scores of volunteers assisting and upward of 50 needy families served in the Youngstown and Porter areas.
Lewiston: VFW hoping to have new monument built, unveiled in 2019
Sat, Dec 22nd 2018 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees endorsed a plan to build a "circle of honor" in Academy Park. Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 is raising funds to redo the monument area.
Tour of Homes announces 'Best in Show'
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 01:00 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston celebrated the 14th Tour of Homes event Dec. 1-2. The weekend was full of festive cheer, and attendees were given the chance to tour five beautifully decorated homes.
VIDEO: Lew-Port students, community leaders gather to thank Tuscaroras
Wed, Dec 19th 2018 09:40 pm
A remembrance ceremony was held Wednesday, Dec. 19, on the 205th anniversary of the Tuscarora Nation's brave actions to save Lewiston lives in an 1813 British attack.