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Lewiston resident catches ginormous fish
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 01:05 pm
Last Thursday morning, 23-year-old Ben Bailey of Lewiston hauled in a 30-to-35-pound king salmon Chinook along the shoreline rocks. He used a lime yellow and reflective silver Little Cleo spoon.
Dr. Tamra Minor Introduced as Niagara University's inaugural vice president for diversity, equity & inclusion
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 09:20 pm
Tamra Minor, Ph.D., whom Niagara University called a "collaborative and visionary leader with extensive education, expertise and experience in promoting diversity in higher education," has come to Monteagle Ridge. She was introduced as NU's inaugural vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion during an event at the Castellani Art Museum on Monday.
Local leaders welcome Canadians back to WNY, 'offering a warm welcome to friends, colleagues & customers' as border reopens
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 05:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz were joined by Patrick Kaler of Visit Buffalo Niagara, Tom Kucharski of Invest Buffalo Niagara and Mary Roberts of Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House in welcoming Canadians back to Western New York on Monday.
Edmund Fitzgerald remembered
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 03:00 pm
The annual Edmund Fitzgerald commemoration and music event on Nov. 4, hosted by artist and enthusiast Tom Asklar, went off very well at The Brickyard Brewing Company, where many came to support the historic Lewiston Council on the Arts and its mission.
Holidays with HAL
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 07:00 am
First, the museum will be open for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again on Dec. 4-5 for Christmas Walk. We have all 10 of our ornaments and many new books for your Lewiston History friends and family. And the museum will be in Christmas attire.
Aquarium of Niagara harbor seal predicts frigid WNY winter
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 04:40 pm
In a Groundhog Day take on winter, Stryker the harbor seal at the Aquarium of Niagara made his annual winter weather prediction on Friday. Better bundle up, as Stryker predicts a frigid winter in Western New York.
Water rate likely to increase in Village of Lewiston
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 11:00 am
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston are considering a water rate increase after hearing from accountant Pat Brown of Brown & Company.
Welcome to Lewiston, Trait-Carré
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 08:50 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting at Trait-Carré, a boutique shop located at 480 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. The retail business is owned and operated by chamber board member Matt Villnave. Trait-Carré offers a personally curated collection of soaps, candles, aromatherapy and skincare products.
Niagara University: Kiernan Center construction progress marked by 'topping off' event
Thu, Nov 4th 2021 09:30 pm
On Thursday, Niagara University hosted a "topping off" ceremony to place the final construction beam into place as part of the university's $11.5 million renovation to the Kiernan Recreation Center.
Niagara University receives $5 million gift to support high-achieving students from under-resourced communities
Tue, Nov 2nd 2021 01:50 pm
A $5 million gift from Niagara University alumnus Edward J. Brennan, '78, a global business leader and humanitarian, and Deborah Brennan will enable talented, high-achieving students from under-resourced communities the opportunity to access the transformational education that Niagara University provides.
Holy cow! Halloween brings crowds to Lewiston
Sat, Oct 30th 2021 02:35 pm
These children have got game. More accurately, their parents should be designing shopping catalogs, because the Halloween costume game was legit on Saturday.
Artpark & Company elects officers, reports on 2021 season at annual meeting
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 01:50 pm
Artpark & Company's board of directors announced the election of new officers and directors at the organization's annual meeting held at Park Country Club on Oct. 13.
VFW hosts soldiers from Walter Reed
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 11:05 am
Veterans from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, were treated to lunch Sunday at the Lower Niagara Moose Lodge 584 in Lewiston. They were the guests of Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487.
Welcome to Youngstown, Barker Outdoors
Thu, Oct 28th 2021 07:20 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting with new member Barker Outdoors. Board members, elected leaders, business owners, friends and family celebrated alongside owner Jeffrey Barker and his family.
Old Fort Niagara hosts French Heritage Days
Fri, Oct 22nd 2021 07:00 am
Old Fort Niagara celebrates the Niagara Region's French heritage with two days of special programming designed to highlight the early French occupation of the area.
Artpark & Company awarded for interactive wayfinding system
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
Tuesday morning, at the "Murmuration" art installation, New York nonprofit organization Parks & Trails New York presented a "big check" to Artpark & Company. This was done to acknowledge a $50,000 award to create a comprehensive wayfinding system and incorporate public Wi-Fi along Artpark's pathways. The goal is to provide data access to a diverse demographic of visitors, and to serve as a functional necessity for an interactive signage system and data collection.
LCA's 'A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald' returns to BBC
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:40 pm
At 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, the Lewiston Council on the Arts will present the eighth "A Tribute to the Edmund Fitzgerald" fundraiser at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St., Lewiston.
Russell J. Salvatore donates to Mount St. Mary's
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Known for creating a welcoming atmosphere at his restaurants for decades, Russell J. Salvatore is doing the same for patients, visitors and staff at Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Research and Design brings life to vacant Lewiston space
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 11:00 am
Lewiston residents Rani (Somayaji) and Dennis Salemi recently opened Research and Design inside the former HSBC Bank on Center Street. The interior redesign is, quite frankly, shocking, as the space that once housed teller windows, cubicles and a conference room now boasts a mural; an open retail design with designer clothing, shoes and jewelry; and a children's room brimming with toys and Lewiston-branded shirts.
YBPA: Somewhere recognized as 2020 Business of the Year
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 10:00 am
Tuesday evening, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association held a formal get-together at Fort Niagara's Officer's Club.
Monumental
Thu, Oct 14th 2021 08:35 pm
It was a beautiful sunny morning for volunteers from the Historical Association of Lewiston as they undertook their annual washing and waxing of two local landmarks last Thursday. The bronze Freedom Crossing and Tuscarora Heroes Monuments were each buffed to a shiny finish.
Higgins announces plans for US to reopen its northern border to vaccinated Canadians in November
Wed, Oct 13th 2021 08:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Wednesday night announced the United States is planning to reopen its land border to Canadians in November.
MacKenzie Smith awarded HAL Tuscarora scholarship
Mon, Oct 11th 2021 01:35 pm
Sunny skies and mild temperatures greeted community leaders and citizens who met on Indigenous Peoples' Day, Oct. 11, to honor a local student from the Tuscarora Nation.
Halloween will be 4-night event in Lewiston
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 10:35 pm
If you're into creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, or all together ooky ... well, you're in luck.
Phone calls to change: NCSO reminds residents of new 10-digit dialing transition
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 11:20 am
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti, along with the Niagara County Police Chiefs, remind residents the 10-digit dialing transition is approaching.
Kiwanis Club installation ceremony
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:50 pm
The Kiwanis Club of Northern Niagara County held its installation of 2021-22 officers on Sunday.
NU's 'Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing Through Art' honors survivors, raises awareness of domestic violence
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 10:10 am
A viewing of artwork created by survivors of domestic violence was the centerpiece of an event Sept. 30 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum called "Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing Through Art."
Starbucks opens at Lewiston Tops
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 05:20 pm
Starbucks debuted inside DiMino Lewiston Tops on Monday. The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for owner Anthony DiMino and his staff.
Changes coming to Lewiston Christmas Walk weekend
Fri, Sep 24th 2021 07:00 am
Santa Claus is coming to town - and he's bringing some extra goodies this year.
Welcome to Lewiston, All Dolled Up
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 08:30 pm
All Dolled Up celebrated a ribbon-cutting Tuesday at 421 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. Owner Kim Queffelec has expanded her original business in West Seneca to this second location in Lewiston.
$1.6 billion clean energy investment to extend operating life of Niagara Power Project
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 01:05 pm
During Climate Week, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced completion of a $460 million modernization and life extension effort at the New York Power Authority's Lewiston Pump Generating Plant, and the digitization of the first of 13 hydropower turbines at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant.
'Pedal for Polio' set for Oct. 2
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 07:15 pm
Rotary members in Western New York and Southern Ontario will participate in the second annual "Dr. Ron Mergl Memorial Pedal for Polio" on Saturday, Oct. 2. Bicyclists, other participants, donors and sponsors will unite in America and Canada to raise funds to assist in Rotary International's goal of completely eradicating polio.
Ice rink returning to Village of Lewiston
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 10:30 am
The Lewiston Family Ice Rink will return to Academy Park this winter, just in time for the holidays.
What is 'Lewiston Jeopardy!' fun-raises for HAL?
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 11:55 am
The newly remodeled Brickyard Brewing Company was the scene, Saturday night, for the return of "Lewiston Jeopardy!" - a beer and pizza fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston. Fans filled the second-floor banquet room to watch four rounds of questions (plus the all-important final question) while also competing for raffle tickets and other prizes during the "commercials." This event - canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions limiting gatherings - raised more than $1,000 for HAL.
Construction begins at new Lewiston playground
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 05:50 pm
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch reports volunteers arrived bright and early Friday morning to begin work on the new inclusive playground located in Marilyn Toohey Park behind the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Bed and breakfast, reuse of rathskeller eyed for Frontier House
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 11:00 am
When it comes to the Frontier House's reopening, the question is this: Do you want it done fast, or do you want it done right?
'Sound Moves Me' opening at Artpark
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 10:30 am
Artpark & Company on Thursday announced a new series of interactive outdoor arts workshops titled "Sound Moves Me" set along the Niagara River Gorge in the Artpark Percussion Garden area (lower park, South Fourth Street entrance). The series, offered free of charge and open to people of all ages and physical abilities, is set for 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday afternoons from Sept. 25 through Oct. 23.
'RockOut Cancer' returns to raise funds for those battling disease
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 07:00 am
"RockOut Cancer" will return to the Lewiston Stone House this weekend to raise money for services provided to those battling cancer - and more often than not - aid to their family members.
Lewiston-Porter Community Education returns with in-person instruction
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 07:00 am
With a new school year underway and the challenges of COVID-19 being addressed, the Lewiston-Porter School District has announced the return of its popular community education program for fall-winter 2021.
Peach Festival: Shanya Davis named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 12th 2021 11:00 pm
Sunday night at the Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. firehall, 19-year-old Shanya Davis of Niagara Falls was named the 2021-22 Peach Queen. She received her crown from Victoria Skrlin-Kozak, who took the title in 2019. The scholarship pageant did not take place in 2020, due to coronavirus safety restrictions.
 

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