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Plaques commemorate Niagara Gorge Scenic Railway at Artpark State Park
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 07:00 am
Artpark's history was center stage as members of the Niagara Frontier Chapter - National Railway Historical Society Inc. and Railroad Museum Of The Niagara Frontier, in collaboration the Historical Association of Lewiston and Artpark State Park, unveiled two new historical plaques outside of the performing and visual arts venue on Saturday.
Ali Price celebrates 'treasure' that is Youngstown
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 12:25 pm
Over past months, the Village of Youngstown - like countless other places - has weathered the COVID-19 pandemic. And there have also been fresh positives.
Bike track: Lewiston Business Group prefers 2022 Center Street repaving; public meetings set
Wed, Sep 16th 2020 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Business Group assembled Wednesday morning to share concerns about a conceptual Center Street bicycle track recently proposed by Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens and Mayor Anne Welch.
Conde, Gibson reelected in Lewiston
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 10:30 pm
Incumbent Republican trustees Nick Conde and Dan Gibson were reelected to the Village of Lewiston Board on Tuesday. They will be sworn into office Monday, ahead of the 6 p.m. monthly meeting at the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Stevens provides additional details on conceptual Lewiston bike path
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 06:20 pm
Amid speculation the New York State Department of Transportation will decide which, if any, bike paths are selected for Center Street in the next 60 days, Niagara River Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens again appeared in the Red Brick Municipal Building to pitch a southside bicycle track on Monday.
Lewiston Dance Center makes most out of 'new normal'
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:30 pm
Lewiston Dance Center's competition and ensemble teams performed at the Lewiston Farmers Market on Sept 5. The teams showcased various styles of dance routines that they worked on throughout the year.
Have you seen 'It'? Halloween comes early to Lewiston
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 07:00 am
After more than a decade of entertaining (terrifying?) neighbors in Niagara Falls, Michael Nickles has brought his one-of-a-kind army of the undead to the corner of North Seventh and Onondaga streets.
Lew-Port announces meal plans for students, positive case correspondence
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 02:35 pm
Lewiston-Porter welcomed back students, faculty and staff to school this week. Thank you to everyone for your patience and support as we navigate returning to school during a global pandemic. With so many changes, so many new learning models, schedules, protocols, rules, restrictions, traffic patterns ... launching 2020-21 is a lot to manage.
VIDEO, PICS: Hochul joins Village of Lewiston to cut ribbon on new waterfront
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 06:40 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul joined Village of Lewiston officials in officially opening the new, multimillion-dollar waterfront on Wednesday. Improvements at the popular Lewiston Landing include new shoreline stabilization measures to protect the area from future flooding and the installation of new floating docks, a new pathway with railings, improved lighting and power stations.
Underground Railroad graphic rail dedicated in Youngstown
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 09:35 am
Youngstown celebrated its role as a final stop on the Underground Railroad on Saturday, Sept. 5, with the dedication of a graphic rail at Constitution Park.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donates to Brickyard workers
Sat, Sep 5th 2020 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston has been without its weekly meeting space since the end of May - when a fire tore through the Brickyard Brewing Company's second floor, causing residual damage to the Kiwanians' home-away-from-home, the Brickyard Pub & BBQ.
Youngstown: YBPA expands its focus in northern Niagara
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 11:00 am
Like many who have weathered the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association was forced to take a step back, with cancellations of a number of community favorites and a refocus on its priorities.
Mural completed at Artpark
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 10:30 am
Artpark & Company used its unusually (and pandemic-related) slower spring months to plot out a new mural project for the main parking lot on South Fourth Street in Lewiston. That grand canvas was recently completed and can be seen in these pictures from K&D Action Photo & Aerial Imaging.
Mount St. Mary's Clearview treatment services receives approval for expansion
Wed, Sep 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
St. Mary's Hospital has received approval from the New York State Department of Health to expand its Clearview treatment services inpatient chemical dependency unit.
Rob Nichols receives Robert J. Uplinger Award from Lions Club
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 03:05 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions awarded Lion Robert Nichols the Robert J. Uplinger Award this past weekend at the WNY Lions cabinet recognition luncheon. The Lions marked Nichols' success as a member, his dedication and commitment to the club and WNY Lions District.
300th anniversary celebration of Le Magazin Royal set for Sept. 12 at Artpark
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 07:00 am
In Western New York, it is not often one gets a chance to celebrate the tricentennial of an historic event. But that's what is happening on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Artpark in Lewiston.
Hibbard's Custard teams with Village Bake Shoppe, Just Desserts by Aimee on cookie sandwiches
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
Like so many locally owned businesses, Hibbard's took time during the coronavirus pandemic's early stages to go back to the drawing board. The Lewiston fixture came up with a sweet plan to collaborate with two popular pastry artists.
Kentucky Derby wagers, mint juleps and more at Tin Pan Alley
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 11:55 am
When Bill Castiglione and his son, chef Bill Castiglione II, took over Tin Pan Alley a year ago, the younger said he had "a few different things in the works."
Noted Lewiston musical director/pianist Donald D. Shrimpton passes
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 04:40 pm
Donald D. Shrimpton, 82, of Lewiston, passed away on Aug. 23, 2020. He was born on Sept. 2, 1938, the son of Frederick and Violet Shrimpton.
2020 Marble Orchard Ghost Walks canceled
Tue, Aug 18th 2020 12:35 pm
After much consideration, Lewiston Council on the Arts (LCA) regretfully announces the cancellation of this year's Marble Orchard Ghost Walks.
Lewiston looks a lot different this summer
Sat, Aug 15th 2020 07:00 am
Four-and-a-half months after New York state went on "PAUSE" to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, organizations are still cancelling events. In fact, it's been a pretty steady, rather depressing stream of "See you in 2021 - we hope" messages sent to this newspaper each week.
Andrea Costrino carries on decades-long tradition of excellence
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 12:55 pm
One of the area's renowned portrait photographers, Lewiston native Andrea Costrino is moving to a location that will enable her to carry on a decades-long tradition of artistic excellence.
NU folklorist Edward Yong Jun Millar awarded fellowship from Library of Congress' American Folklife Center
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 11:55 am
Niagara University folklorist Edward Yong Jun Millar recently received an Archie Green Fellowship from the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress to document and preserve the stories, experiences, knowledge and traditions of workers involved with the Ransomville Speedway. His is one of only seven projects in 2020 to have been awarded this competitive annual national fellowship.
$17 million+ in funding awarded through Lake Ontario Business Resiliency Program
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 10:30 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced over $17 million from the Lake Ontario Business Resiliency Program has been awarded to more than 140 businesses in shoreline communities to assist with restoration and resiliency efforts from prior flooding events, and to strengthen businesses against future flooding.
PHOTOS: Artpark drive-in series revisits Tragically Hip
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 09:20 am
The Tragically Hip is a beloved Canadian band that, in any given summer, could've performed for a full month at Artpark and found the venue sold-out each night.
Artpark announces launch of 'Cover The Water' by The Holladay Brothers
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 05:05 pm
Artpark & Company announces "Cover The Water," a new site-specific composition by acclaimed multimedia artists and composers The Holladay Brothers. Visitors are able to experience the work while at Artpark via free mobile app available now for download for Apple and coming soon for Google Play/Android devices.
No Art Festival, no problem: LCA awards Chalk Walk winners
Sat, Aug 8th 2020 10:50 pm
Though the Village of Lewiston was without its annual Art Festival this weekend, that didn't stop the Lewiston Council on the Arts from hosting a celebration of creativity just off of Center Street.
Lewiston Public Library reopens to public
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 04:30 pm
The Lewiston Public Library is now open to the public. A mask or cloth face covering is required to enter the library.
Lewiston Senior Center sets Sept. 1 reopening
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 09:30 am
At last, some good news for seniors in the River Region.
Lewiston Lions donate to local food pantry, hosting PB&J drive
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 11:55 am
The Lewiston Lions understands local food pantries are under tremendous pressure, with increased demand and decreased donations. The club was able to make donations to several food pantry locations during quarantine: Care-N-Share (Inter Community Services), Word of Life Ministries and the Magdalene Project. In addition to a monetary donation, 40 face masks were also donated to the Word of Life Ministries for distribution to those who may need one.
Casseri provides update to Lew-Port families
Tue, Aug 4th 2020 11:35 am
Lewiston-Porter Central School District Superintendent of Schools Paul Casseri sent out this correspondence on Friday:
Soup's (back) on: Como Deli reopens in Lewiston
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 03:45 pm
The Como Deli on Center Street reopened to customers on Monday. The Village of Lewiston eatery had been closed since early spring, when "New York State on PAUSE" was enacted to slow the coronavirus spread.
Lewiston-Porter submits two options on reopening
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 08:50 am
Lewiston-Porter has submitted its reopening plan to the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The reopening plan provides for in-person instruction, remote learning, and a hybrid of the two approaches as required by NYSED. Superintendent Paul Casseri shared our reopening plan with the school community this week.
Kiwanis Club donates to Magdalene Project as part of service project
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donated 50 backpacks (full of school supplies), and other personal items, to the Magdalene Project of Niagara Falls this past week. The donation is part of the Kiwanis New York District's First Lady's Project for 2019-20, which is to help homeless or less-fortunate students in local communities.
Historical Association of Lewiston nixes Tour of Homes, but adds fundraising opportunities
Thu, Jul 30th 2020 12:30 pm
Over the last 15 years, the major fundraiser for the Historical Association of Lewiston has been the annual Tour of Homes run concurrently with the Lewiston Christmas Walk in December. This year, that tradition regrettably is suspended.
Harvest & Hops Festival off for 2020
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 03:00 pm
The last of the River Region's summer festivals was canceled this week. "Harvest & Hops" will return in 2021.
Artpark adds more feature films to drive-in series
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 10:55 am
Artpark & Company has announced more feature films confirmed for its new drive-in series. As a safe summer alternative to large gatherings, the venue is presenting these movies on LED screens on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
Summer returns to Artpark
Mon, Jul 27th 2020 08:35 am
Artpark was alive with artistic activity Sunday, as patrons took part in a live concert by Svetlana & The New York Collective, a drum circle with Stephen Bell, and "The Art of Walking" tour.
Village of Lewiston hopes to use water surcharge to repair aging, insufficient lines
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
A fire temporarily closing the Brickyard family of restaurants was an eye-opener for the Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees.
Village of Lewiston: Bike paths in planning stages
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch has had several meetings recently with Niagara Greenway Commission Executive Director Greg Stevens regarding extending the bike path now entering the village from the Niagara Scenic Parkway on-ramp.
 

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