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Welcome to Lewiston, Transform Wellness Studio
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 04:00 pm
Transform Wellness Studio opened in 2020 during the pandemic. Two years later, the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce was finally able to celebrate the success of the business with owner Christina Venditti. She was joined by friends, family, elected and community leaders, and the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce for a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week.
Niagara University to create academic innovation hub at First Congregational Church in Falls
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, announced that the university is in the process of purchasing the First Congregational Church, at 822 Cleveland Ave., in the bridge district of Niagara Falls.
Flogging Molly to bring honesty - plus a little 'Swagger' and 'Anthem' - to Artpark
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 07:00 am
A little over 20 years ago, I caught Flogging Molly performing at a small club in Rochester. I was a single, custodial dad of a couple of young sons, and one of them begged me to take him and his younger brother to the show on a school night.
Niagara Wine Trail celebrates 20 years
Thu, Jun 23rd 2022 07:00 am
The grape has deep roots in Niagara County - and thanks to the Niagara Wine Trail, its growing climate and season, the fruit has become an important part of the local tourism industry.
Village of Lewiston election 2022: Anne Welch reelected mayor
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 09:00 pm
Anne Welch was reelected mayor Tuesday in the Village of Lewiston. She topped outgoing Trustee Claudia Marasco by a 52-vote margin (367-315 votes).
'Passion and Patronage Gifts from the Gerald Mead Collection' at Castellani Art Museum
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 09:50 am
"Passion and Patronage Gifts from the Gerald Mead Collection" opens at the Castellani Art Museum on Friday, July 1, and is on view until Sunday, Dec. 18. This exhibition features noted Buffalo art collector Dr. Gerald C. Mead Jr.'s gifted artworks to the museum (since 1997), as well as his promised bequest gift of 54 works by 43 artists.
'Big R': BRP Modified Tour invades Ransomville
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 03:05 pm
The BRP Modified Tour will be making their second-ever visit to the Ransomville Speedway this coming Friday night, June 24. A full Ransomville program will also be in action, featuring the Investors Service Sportsman, KiPo Motors Street Stocks, Sunflowers of Sanborn Mini Stocks, and the Kevin's Carpet Cleaning Novice Sportsman.
VFW awards scholarships in Lewiston
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 02:00 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 presented the Bruce R. Sutherland - Lawrence A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship to Evan Hoffmann and Anthony Peters at a ceremony Friday at the "Circle of Honor" in Lewiston's Academy Park.
Modern Disposal sponsors Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 12:35 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts announced, "The Lewiston Art Festival will soon be here and we gratefully acknowledge the generous support of our friends at Modern Disposal Services for their sponsorship. Modern's donations and in-kind contributions are invaluable in helping us to present the 'Summer of '69' and 'Blue Monday' concerts, as well. Our gratitude knows no bounds!"
Photos: Artpark's Strawberry Moon Festival celebrates Indigenous people, culture
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 10:50 am
Artpark & Company's Strawberry Moon Festival celebrated the indigenous cultures of the Western New York region through storytelling, music, dance, and arts and crafts on Saturday. Guests participated in an inclusive and engaging Native American community gathering, and were entertained by an eclectic lineup of artists performing on multiple stages.
YBPA names Ontario House as 2022 Business of the Year
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 11:00 am
The Youngstown Business Professional Association has announced The Ontario House, aka the "Stone Jug," as its 2022 Business of the Year.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Kelsey Tavern a magnificent marvel
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 10:30 am
The golden age of historical Lewiston came alive from the early-1820s to the late-1830s, when travel through Lewiston was required to get further into the states without hassle. During this period of time, the Kelsey Tavern, on 625 Center St., flourished.
Beginning of Summer Street Dance and Car Cruise among topics at YBPA members session
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 10:25 am
As summer 2022 opens, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association held a busy dinner meeting for its members and guests Tuesday at Bandanas on Lake Road.
HART hosts 'Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia' seminar
Thu, Jun 16th 2022 09:55 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team is hosting a seminar titled "Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia." The free event is offered to all caregivers enrolled in HART, and is also open to the public.
PHOTOS: Artpark takes a trip to New Orleans
Wed, Jun 15th 2022 02:00 pm
Trombone Shorty brought Orleans Avenue and his "Voodoo Threauxdown" to Artpark's outdoor amphitheater Tuesday night. The audience delighted in the curated mini-festival - a history of New Orleans music and a vision of where that music is headed in the 21st century - while singing and dancing to the music.
Artpark 'Wine & Wheels' returns for 2022 season
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 02:10 pm
Artpark's "Wine & Wheels" returns for the 2022 summer season after selling out in 2021.
Youngstown Lions present Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 02:05 pm
Youngstown Lions President Terry Cummings announced Richard Allen was awarded the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award.
Niagara County Community College announces diamond-themed gala, event co-chairs
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 01:55 pm
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Niagara County Community College. After a two-year hiatus, the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala will return in person with a special diamond theme to mark the occasion. This event is the primary fundraiser to support student scholarships, and will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Strawberry Fest returns to Youngstown
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 12:25 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church, overlooking the Niagara River on Main and Chestnut streets in Youngstown, will hold its annual Strawberry Fest. The event is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
Presti Karate's Master John Presti teams up with Grand Master Chuck Norris
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 12:25 pm
Master John Presti, owner of Presti Karate Centers in Niagara Falls and Lewiston, is once again teaming with his friend of 47 years - his teacher and grand master of UFAF - Chuck Norris.
The Land Conservancy joins community partners to celebrate Niagara Gorge at GorgeFest
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 12:25 pm
The Land Conservancy is teaming up with New York State Parks, the Niagara River Greenway, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center, the Buffalo Museum of Science, and more than a dozen local environmental organizations for a one-day celebration of the Niagara Gorge and its unique river.
Summer at the Castellani Art Museum
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 03:40 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) has many summer opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests.
Niagara University facilitates development of peer-helping programs in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:55 pm
The women in Dr. Roselind Bogner's special topics: peer-helping program class were a diverse group representing schools and community-based organizations in Niagara Falls. But they had a common goal: to develop a peer-helping program for the people they serve.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on new home
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 10:45 am
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity celebrated the first Saturday in June with a groundbreaking on their newest Habitat for Humanity home in Niagara County, a four-bedroom new build on 61st Street in Niagara Falls.
Gearing up for Lewiston GardenFest
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 05:00 pm
Lewiston GardenFest, presented by Lewiston Garden Club, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 18-19. The Center Street festival includes more than 60 vendors selling flowers, plants and handcrafted art and garden essentials, along with a garden walk, speakers, a container garden contest, and more activities throughout the weekend.
GardenFest 2022: Helping Lewiston bloom for 95 years!
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:55 pm
With sunny skies and rising temperatures, the weather has been perfect for getting outside and tackling work in our own gardens. The same can be said for Lewiston Garden Club, which is ramping up our own beautification projects and marking a big milestone - 95 years of helping Lewiston bloom!
KeyBank sponsors Chalk Walk Invitational
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 07:00 am
Representatives from KeyBank, Lewiston-Porter High School and Niagara Falls High School recently gathered to talk about the all-new Chalk Walk Invitational that will take place during the Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 13-14.
Lewiston Museum debuts new take on historic post office
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 08:10 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston has a brand-new exhibit at the Lewiston Museum - with a centerpiece thought to be lost to the village burning in December 1813.
Griffon begins new chapter on Water Street
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:00 am
It's a thought experiment made real, 17 years in the making. Ken Scibetta and Ed Webster met each other while on staff at Water Street Landing. Over a short period of time, Scibetta found himself serving as the restaurant's general manager. Webster was bar manager.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: Read about Raby Farm
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 11:00 am
As you read this, we are just one month away from the Lewiston bicentennial celebration. Years in the planning, altered by COVID issues (what hasn't been), but rising over the horizon as we make final preparations.
Youngstown fire displaces residents
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 10:35 am
This past Monday evening, a fire disrupted a quiet Memorial Day in the Village of Youngstown.
Relay For Life of Greater Niagara opens; 'Party in the Park' next Saturday
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 10:25 am
The annual Relay For Life of Greater Niagara returns for 2022 with a Luminaria ceremony from 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Lewiston-Porter High School. It continues Saturday, June 11, with all-day events at Reservoir State Park on Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara.
Mount St. Mary's honors EMS workers
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 04:25 pm
The week of May 15-21 was recognized as National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. On May 18, Mount St. Mary's Hospital hosted its 17th annual Niagara County Salute to Emergency Medical Services Recognition & Awards Dinner at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
LCA bringing 'Summer of '69' to bicentennial weekend
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 04:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts welcomes its 1960's rock musician friends back to the village this summer - as part of bicentennial weekend festivities. The 17th annual "Summer of '69" kicks off Thursday, June 30, with a 6 p.m. preparty and fundraiser at the Lewiston Stone House, 755 Center St. It's a $10 donation per person at the door.
Structure fire in Porter
Tue, May 31st 2022 11:15 am
On May 30 at 7:38 p.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a residential structure fire on Main Street in the Town of Porter. A responding fire chief arrived on scene and confirmed a working structure fire, with flames through the windows and roof of the building.
Memorial Day: Veterans worthy of reflection, celebration
Mon, May 30th 2022 12:55 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 held its annual Memorial Day celebration and ceremony Monday at the "Circle of Honor" monument in Academy Park in Lewiston. Cmdr. Gordon Spencer served as master of ceremonies. Veteran and New York State Sen. Robert Ortt delivered the keynote address. Boy Scout Troop 824 conducted a flag-folding ceremony, and Santino Hall led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Wydysh: Niagara County DPW working to make roads, parks better
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:25 am
I think it's safe to say that our team at the Niagara County Department of Public Works (DPW) can put the snow plows away for the season. Of course, that doesn't mean it is time for vacation, but rather DPW shifts its priorities and focus to other areas. I want to cover of few of those in this month's column.
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: The story behind Fairbanks Mansion
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:15 am
The mansion on 105 Third St. belonged to one of the earliest settlers of Lewiston, who built the home sometime around 1815. This man is Joshua Fairbanks. He was born Jan. 14, 1768, in Dedham, Massachusetts, and moved to Lewiston in 1805 after creating a successful tavern in Queenston, Canada. It is known that Aaron Burr and his daughter and son-in-law stayed at his tavern on their way to see Niagara Falls around 1805.
Village of Lewiston election: Marasco has vision for future, promises more inclusive decision-making
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:00 am
Greetings, if we have not yet met - I am Claudia Marasco and I am running for mayor of the Village of Lewiston. A main purpose in my life is dedication to public service. My political alignment has always been common sense, straight up the middle, moderate, bipartisan, ethical leadership.
Honoring special seniors in Lewiston
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:00 am
In recognition of May as Older Americans Month, the Lewiston Senior Club at the Town of Lewiston Senior Center recently celebrated the birthdays of a number of 80- and 90-year-olds with a cake and testimonials given by local officials.
 

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