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Village of Lewiston rescinds eclipse street closing, hears from fire co. volunteer about need for members
Fri, Jan 19th 2024 10:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board voted Tuesday to rescind prior approval given to the Historical Association of Lewiston to close Center Street on April 8 for an eclipse viewing event. Trustees Tina Coppins and Dan Gibson voted "no," preferring the roadway remain available to HAL for reenactment programming that had been billed, "The Eclipse: A Step Back in Time."
Erika Mallin to serve as executive director of New York State Council on the Arts
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 06:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the appointment of Erika Mallin to serve as executive director of the New York State Council on the Arts. An experienced and nationally recognized arts and cultural leader, Mallin recently led the Aspen Institute Arts Program and served for over a decade as executive director of New York's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre.
UB sleep expert offers 5 tips for a better night's rest
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 06:50 pm
Carleara Weiss, Ph.D., research assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing, is familiar with the seasonal habit of setting new health and wellness goals for the new year.
NFL PLAY 60 launches fitness tracking competition to help students get daily minutes of movement
Thu, Jan 18th 2024 06:50 pm
The American Heart Association and National Football League are asking classrooms, afterschool programs and other student groups to join the NFL PLAY 60 fitness tracking competition from Jan. 22 to Feb. 9.
Bush bringing 'Loaded: The Greatest Hits Tour' to Artpark on Aug. 17
Tue, Jan 16th 2024 10:40 am
Grammy Award-nominated, multi-Platinum-selling band Bush will celebrate its 30th anniversary with an extensive North American headline tour: "Bush - Loaded: The Greatest Hits Tour." The trek will kick off on July 26 in Bend, Oregon, and include a show at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater in Lewiston on Aug. 17. Jerry Cantrell and Candlebox will be the special guests on all dates.
Villa Coffee owner/chef Pusateri to open Bistro Avera on Center Street
Fri, Jan 12th 2024 11:00 am
A popular village restaurateur plans to open a second Lewiston location this spring. The Villa Coffee House owner/chef Stephen Pusateri is taking over 555 Center St., space formerly occupied by The Como Deli.
Hochul updates New Yorkers on state plans for April total solar eclipse
Wed, Jan 10th 2024 05:10 pm
With less than 100 days to go before the state's first total eclipse in nearly a century, Gov. Kathy Hochul updated New Yorkers - and the state's expected hundreds of thousands of visitors - on "plans to ensure a safe, enjoyable and awe-inspiring experience."
Local leaders excited for Frontier House future
Mon, Jan 8th 2024 07:00 am
Less than a month removed from the 19th anniversary of the Frontier House closing to the public, the surest sign of its reopening was announced on Friday.
Billy Club team to open restaurant inside Lewiston's Frontier House
Fri, Jan 5th 2024 12:15 pm
The historic Frontier House, a landmark of Lewiston since 1824, is about to welcome a new tenant that will delight food lovers and history buffs alike. Fairbanks, a restaurant by acclaimed restaurateurs Daniel Hagen and Jake Strawser (Billy Club), is set to open its doors in 2024, offering a unique dining experience that celebrates the rich terroir of the Northeast.
Lewiston eclipse event essentially canceled
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 07:00 am
Lewiston is losing its eclipse event.
Youngstown Lions Club announces holiday lighting contest winners
Thu, Jan 4th 2024 07:00 am
As its final community service project of its 75th anniversary year, Youngstown Lions Club is pleased to announce the four winners of the 2023 holiday lighting contest in Youngstown.
Los Lonely Boys to perform at Artpark on May 31
Wed, Jan 3rd 2024 10:20 am
As part of Artpark's 50th anniversary season, Los Lonely Boys are coming to the Artpark Amphitheater at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, with special guests The Sinseers and The Altons.
Niagara County welcomes first baby of 2024, born at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 06:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced the birth of Niagara County's first baby of 2024. Newborn Ella Jane Williams arrived at 12:56 p.m. Jan. 2, measuring 19 inches and weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. The healthy baby is the daughter of Lindsey Tompkins and Ricky Williams of Niagara Falls.
New York National Guard provided honors at 9,000 veteran funerals in 2023
Tue, Jan 2nd 2024 09:50 am
New York National Guard soldiers and airmen projected providing military funeral honors for the families of 9,000 veterans by the end of 2023.
Fresh air pays dividends, even when it's cold
Mon, Jan 1st 2024 07:00 am
The great outdoors beckons millions of people each spring, summer and fall, but far fewer individuals spend as much time outside in winter. However, spending time outdoors can help to improve mood just as much when the mercury drops as it can when temperatures are warm.
What is WinterFest?
Mon, Jan 1st 2024 07:00 am
For millions of people, the most magical time of the year begins in December and lasts into March. Though December is often characterized as the holiday season, it also marks the start of winter. WinterFest is a celebration of this festive time, and there are events to enjoy across North America.
'Tis the season to be jolly at Wheatfield Commons
Tue, Dec 26th 2023 07:00 am
With the holidays comes a cornucopia of reasons to feel merry, bright and grateful at Wheatfield Commons, a DePaul Senior Living Community in North Tonawanda.
Let's do more in 2024
Tue, Dec 26th 2023 07:00 am
It was 12 months ago when we heralded 2023 as "the year of we" - noting our vocation takes a team effort.
Old Fort Niagara: Celebrate end of Christmas season at 'Twelfth Night Ball'
Tue, Dec 26th 2023 07:00 am
On Saturday evening, Jan. 6, 2024, Old Fort Niagara will host the return of the "Twelfth Night Ball."
From your friends at NFP
Sun, Dec 24th 2023 07:00 am
Have a wonderful holiday season!
DiMino's Lewiston Tops opens time capsule, celebrates community milestone
Sat, Dec 23rd 2023 02:35 pm
DiMino's Lewiston Tops owner Anthony DiMino and his son, John DiMino, the store manager, opened a time capsule on Saturday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their family building the current, larger supermarket.
Modern Disposal Services, Myers bring holiday cheer to Care-n-Share
Fri, Dec 22nd 2023 11:30 am
Spreading the holiday cheer, Modern Disposal Services officials and Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers visited with Care-n-Share Pantry staffers last Friday in Ransomville for a presentation of checks and some potentially good news for the River Region agency.
Fun ways to enjoy the start of winter
Wed, Dec 20th 2023 07:00 am
Winter begins Dec. 21, 2023, and ends March 19, 2024. Many people lament the arrival of winter, perhaps thinking the colder temperatures and shorter hours of sunlight will compromise their chances to have fun. Even though particularly chilly thermostat readings or stormy conditions can hamper some plans, when people dig deeper they may find that even the coldest days present opportunities for enjoyment.
Scott Bieler donation to help transform Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's auditorium into innovation & training center
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 02:55 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced a "significant" donation from Scott Bieler, president and CEO of West Herr Auto Group, for the renovation of its auditorium into the Scott Bieler Family Foundation Innovation & Training Center. Work is set to begin in January, with completion expected by June.
Celebrate Kwanzaa with this beloved West African dish
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 07:00 am
Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African American culture that begins on Dec. 26 and includes the feast of Karamu, which typically is celebrated on Dec. 31. The feast of Karamu is evidence that Kwanzaa celebrations, similar to other holiday-related festivities, simply would not be complete without food shared with loved ones.
Fireplace safety during the holiday season
Tue, Dec 19th 2023 07:00 am
Gatherings with family and friends are an integral component of the holiday season. Certain rooms in the house are on display more than others, with kitchens, dining rooms and living areas serving as popular places to congregate. Of course, fireplaces also serve as popular gathering spots in homes that feature them.
Hochul celebrates opening of Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center, announces additional investments in Niagara Falls
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 03:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday joined elected and community leaders to officially open the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Welcome Center at Niagara Falls State Park.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club shares Christmas spirit
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 10:50 am
Last weekend, the Lewiston Kiwanis Club gathered to assemble and deliver over 70 Christmas dinner baskets to families in the community.
7 ways to organize and store holiday decorations
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 07:00 am
Decorating a home for holidays is quite popular. A survey from the National Retail Federation found that 53% of respondents said they were planning to decorate their home or yard for Halloween in 2023.
Holiday cooking for a crowd made easy
Mon, Dec 18th 2023 07:00 am
A number of things can be expected during the holiday season. Children will anxiously await visits from Santa and travelers recognize there is bound to be traffic on the roadways and crowds at the airport. And if you're opening your home to guests, those visitors will be expecting some delicious food.
A holiday must-see: 'Stony Brook Legendary Lights' in Lancaster
Sun, Dec 17th 2023 01:00 pm
Lancaster is home to "Stony Brook Legendary Lights," one of the most imaginative, must-see holiday lights celebrations in the country. Over the span of eight streets, more than 300 homes are creatively adorned with lights, giant inflatables, Christmas characters, messages of peace and moving images (figuratively and literally). It's a winter wonderland that can be walked, or driven through, each night from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.
Ellicott Development plans to take plaza anchor building in different direction
Fri, Dec 15th 2023 11:00 am
Ellicott Development has a new plan for its Lewiston plaza.
Hochul announces holiday season 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' enforcement initiative
Wed, Dec 13th 2023 05:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Police will participate in the national enforcement initiative to crack down on impaired driving this holiday season. "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" runs from Wednesday, Dec. 13, through Monday, Jan. 1, 2024.
Niagara County Arts & Cultural organizations celebrate creation of cultural endowment fund
Wed, Dec 13th 2023 01:45 pm
A coalition of eight Niagara County arts and cultural organizations is heralding the Niagara County Legislature's approval of its 2024 budget, which includes critical operating support for coalition members.
Artpark presents Giacomo Puccini's 'Tosca,' conducted by Gil Rose, featuring BPO
Wed, Dec 13th 2023 11:00 am
Celebrating its 50th season, Artpark & Company will present one of the world's favorite operas, Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca," in the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2024. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Reserved seats begin at $39.
USA Niagara Development Corp. holds public information session to share preliminary designs for Heritage Gateways in downtown Niagara Falls
Tue, Dec 12th 2023 11:15 am
USA Niagara Development Corp. (USAN) and the City of Niagara Falls held a public information session Monday at the Niagara Falls Convention Center to present preliminary designs for the $12 million Niagara Heritage Gateways Project, which was announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul last year.
Grammy & Juno-winning icon Sarah McLachlan announces show at Artpark Mainstage Theater on June 18
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 11:00 am
Today, acclaimed Grammy and Juno award-winning artist Sarah McLachlan announced "The Fumbling Towards Ecstasy 30th Anniversary Tour," live across North America next summer. Produced by Live Nation, the 30-date run includes a stop at Artpark Mainstage Theater in Lewiston on Tuesday, June 18. Very special guest Feist will also appear.
PHOTOS: Christmas in the River Region
Mon, Dec 11th 2023 10:35 am
Last week's Christmas Walk in Lewiston was just the beginning of holiday-themed events in the River Region.
Community Missions: Help spread 'Tidings of Joy' this holiday season
Fri, Dec 8th 2023 03:50 pm
The REACH (Restorative Environments Allowing Children Hope) division of Community Missions provides a safe haven for neglected, abused and troubled youth and young adults, ages 7-24. We provide services to the needy, homeless and emotionally disturbed populations in Niagara County and other neighboring counties as needed. Services include housing, case management, outreach, counseling, and restorative justice circle work.
Artpark awarded $30,000 by the New York State Council on the Arts
Thu, Dec 7th 2023 10:10 am
Artpark & Company announced a grant award totaling $30,000 from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support the nonprofit arts and culture sector.

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