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Village Board OK's 'Gallo 2' plan
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
Michael Hibbard's development plan, to transform the plaza at Center and North Fourth streets into a new, larger Gallo Coal Fire Kitchen, received approval at Monday's Village of Lewiston Board meeting.
Skydive the Falls: New, unique offering for those of the daring persuasion
Sat, Aug 24th 2019 07:00 am
Visitors and residents of the River Region are certainly fortunate when it comes to the number and variety of experiences available in the area. From the arts to fantastic fishing, jet boats to wine trails, the living history of Old Fort Niagara to the high-caliber entertainment at Artpark, the countless festivals and so much more, nary a day goes by without something new, exciting and enjoyable for visitors as well as locals to partake in.
'Pearl' pics: Immersive spectacle staged at Artpark
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 07:30 pm
Tens of thousands of people have watched one or more shows at Artpark this summer. Few have had an opportunity to actually be in one - that was until Thursday night. Plasticiens Volants' "Pearl: Secrets of the Sea" made its U.S. debut at Artpark in Lewiston.
Photos: Paul Rodgers + Bad Company at Artpark
Wed, Aug 21st 2019 05:00 pm
For Lewiston concertgoers, Tuesday night was, well, a "Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy," as Bad Company with Paul Rodgers headlined a concert at Artpark. The show was one of only two-dozen live dates for the band in 2019.
Lewiston, as a work of art: Artist group looks to connect with Artpark, Destination Niagara, Greenway
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Village Mayor Anne Welch assembled a group of artists in mid-July with the intent of promoting Lewiston as an arts destination. They met again on Wednesday - this time with some notable additions - looking to implement strategies to increase public awareness.
Plan for 4th & Center calls for 'Gallo 2,' new digs for Sgt. Peppers, Brewed and Bottled
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 06:55 am
Fine art will meet coal-fired pizza when Michael Hibbard makes over the corner of Center and North Fourth streets in Lewiston.
Fan Appreciation Night this Friday at Ransomville Speedway
Tue, Aug 13th 2019 01:15 pm
This Friday night, Ransomville Speedway will salute the fans in the stands on Fan Appreciation Night presented by Firth Jewelers and Relco Systems.
PHOTOS: Winners announced at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:10 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed the winners of the 2019 Lewiston Art Festival.
Youngstown officer praised by residents at meeting
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
At the Village of Youngstown Board of Trustees regular board meeting and subsequent work session on Thursday night, Kristine Ripson and Wendy Shaw thanked Youngstown Chief of Police Mike Schuey and officer John Emmons for Emmons's quick response to a medical emergency and saving the life of Ripson's cousin.
'Moose's Mission' fundraiser in photos
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 09:20 am
On Saturday, Aug. 3, Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 proudly presented "Moose's Mission," a benefit for Lewiston's all-inclusive playground project set to be built in Marilyn Toohey Park.
VFW 'Circle of Honor' fundraiser at Art Festival
Fri, Aug 2nd 2019 07:00 am
VFW Downriver Post No. 7487 will sell old-fashioned pizza and deep-friend cheesecake by Favorites Pizzeria at the Lewiston Art Festival. All proceeds will help benefit the new "Circle of Honor," which will be dedicated to those who have served the country. The monument is set to be built in Academy Park, on the corner of Center Street and Portage Road.
New digs at Chamber of Commerce office
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted an open house Friday to debut its new look.
Town of Lewiston audit positive; LED street lights on their way
Fri, Jul 26th 2019 04:35 pm
The Town of Lewiston's independent outside auditing firm, Drescher & Malecki LLP, delivered an overall positive report to the Town Board last week regarding the 2018 fiscal year - albeit with some cautionary advice for the future.
Niagara Jet Adventures presents 'Wine & Water Wednesdays'
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 07:00 am
What could be better than enjoying a glass of wine on a warm summer evening overlooking the lover Niagara River? How about skipping along the water's surface in a state-of-the-art jet boat featuring three marine power Cadillac CTSV engines totaling over 1,650 horsepower?
Lewiston: Public support for playground nearing $50,000
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 07:00 am
Prior to the start of Monday's Village of Lewiston Board meeting, three organizations presented funds for the inclusive playground project.
Porter Cup returning for year 61
Wed, Jul 17th 2019 07:00 pm
As July happenings pile up, Western New Yorkers are out and about enjoying the summer weather. Coming up, though, hype is building for the 61st tee off of the Porter Cup golf tournament at Niagara Falls Country Club. 
Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation names new directors, officers
Tue, Jul 16th 2019 03:45 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation has announced its board of director members for the 2019-20 year. Joseph A. Ieraci, president at Aries Transportation, will continue to serve as chairman.
Groundbreaking for 'Circle of Honor'
Sun, Jul 14th 2019 07:00 am
Both local veterans and officials participated Friday in a groundbreaking ceremony for the "Circle of Honor," the new Lewiston veterans memorial at Academy Park.
Musical icons to take stage at Artpark: 'Weird Al' & Sarah McLachlan to perform in Lewiston
Sat, Jul 13th 2019 07:05 am
Earth, Wind & Fire (Tuesday) will kick-off a string of marquee performances at the Lewiston venue. The upcoming schedule includes The Flaming Lips (July 27), JoJo Siwa (July 28), Chris Isaak (July 30), Rick Springfield (Aug. 13), Paul Rodgers and Bad Company (Aug. 20), and Foreigner (Aug. 27).
Let's go, Buff-Silo
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 06:05 pm
Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott visited Lewiston last weekend, and made a stop at The Silo Restaurant. He is shown outside the Water Street eatery with Ciara McGrane.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital receives Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award
Tue, Jul 9th 2019 10:30 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines Target: Stroke Honor Roll Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This recognizes the hospital's commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Lewiston slips likely unavailable for 2019
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
Boating slipholders in Lewiston are once again out of luck.
YYC to cancel 2019 Can Am Challenge
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
On Tuesday, the Youngstown Yacht Club announced the 2019 edition of the Can Am Challenge has been cancelled. It was originally scheduled to run July 26-28.
Swans at Wilson launch
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
I recently took a little tour of the launch ramp at Wilson Harbor, searching for a safe place to launch a boat. I knew the lower river launches were a mess except for Lewiston, but Lewiston is a long way from the lake.
Sign of the times? Simonson receiving positive feedback on report
Sat, Jul 6th 2019 07:00 am
Signs, utility wires and the notion of visual clutter in a historic village have been the talk of the town in Lewiston over the past three weeks. Lee Simonson's report was featured in The Sentinel on June 22 and, since then, "All the feedback I'm getting is positive on the sign/wire report."
Village of Lewiston sets appointments for new fiscal year
Tue, Jul 2nd 2019 09:05 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees held its reorganizational meeting on Monday. Mayor Anne Welch announced the following appointments for the new fiscal year:
Lewiston Council on the Arts poised for busy 2019
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has a full docket of events and activities slated for 2019.
Lewiston: Question raised on town's birthdate
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
As usual, The Town of Lewiston's seal was prominently featured on the wall directly behind Town Board members during Monday's meeting. At the bottom of the seal, of course, the year 1823 is listed as the inaugural date of the town's formation.
International performers return to Youngstown for intimate performance
Fri, Jun 28th 2019 04:20 pm
A 6 p.m. concert will be held by musician composers Keely Mackey (cello with looping station and effects) and Max Buckholtz (violin) at St. John's Episcopal Church, 110 Chestnut St., Youngstown, on Thursday, July 11.
Artpark's Native American-themed Strawberry Moon Festival serves to unite community
Mon, Jun 24th 2019 08:10 pm
Artpark & Company's first Strawberry Moon Festival served as a means to educate the community on the Tuscarora and Cayuga nations through Native American singing, dancing, crafts, fare and even a parade. Culture and customs were defined, explained and then presented to hundreds of onlookers - onlookers who were invited to become participants.
Sign of the times? Lee Simonson issues report calling for less clutter in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:05 am
In a recently compiled report, the former Niagara County legislator said Lewiston is choking on a hodgepodge of signs, utility poles and wires, and it needs to be saved.
National Grid, NYSERDA funding new Village of Lewiston streetlights at no cost to residents
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board recently learned it's the recipient of an unexpected gift.
Village of Youngstown: YBPA readies for 10th annual Street Dance celebration
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Despite those seemingly never-ending rains -- not to mention the high water conditions on area waterways -- summer is very much here in the busy River Region.
Buffalo State students digging up history at Old Fort Niagara in Youngstown
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 06:20 pm
Anthropology students from SUNY Buffalo State College are spending time at Old Fort Niagara this month. They are participating in an archaeological field school that is actively excavating Building 428, a barracks spanning the years 1756-1813 near the North Redoubt. Built by the French in 1756, it disappears from maps and plans in 1814 without records of why or how. The barracks housed soldiers while they were garrisoned at the fort.
DPW looks to complete water meter replacement in Lewiston; Center Street work concluding
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 02:50 pm
The Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works has been replacing water meter heads since the beginning of this year. With summer projects about to begin, the DPW is looking to finish the water meter head replacement project.
Youngstown: Post Theater project receives Greenway backing
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, the Niagara Greenway Commission determined the refurbishment of the U.S. Military Post Theater at Fort Niagara State Park was in keeping with the Greenway Plan's goals, principles and vision. Niagara Post Theater Inc. (NPT) is requesting $120,000 to repair the theater's ailing roof. The nonprofit group is slated to go before the Host Community Standing Committee in September for final approval.
Sanborn's Myers running for Lewiston Town Council
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 07:30 am
Jason Myers recently announced his candidacy for a seat on the Lewiston Town Council.
Free family safety fair & touch-a-truck event Saturday at Niagara Power Vista
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 02:55 pm
Youngsters are invited to see trucks, electric cars, heavy equipment - even an armored assault vehicle and "Pinky" the pink concrete mixer - at the New York Power Authority's family safety fair and touch-a-truck event on Saturday, June 15, at the Niagara Power Vista.
Monument for 'The Mayor': Park named in honor of Richard Soluri; video & photos
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:10 am
Though he's been out of office for almost a decade, people still call Richard Soluri the "Mayor."
Lewiston: Artpark & Company introduces master plan team, collects public input
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:05 am
Having toured the grounds, analyzed the topography - and even watched Sammy Hagar in concert - Artpark & Company's master plan team took the next step in creating a map of the venue's future when it hosted a public listening session on Wednesday.