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Village of Lewiston meetings canceled
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 10:05 am
The regularly scheduled work session of the Village of Lewiston Board for Monday, Jan. 3, has been canceled due to lack of business. The next regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, inside the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom at the Red Brick, 145 N. Fourth St.
'Winter Warriors' event at Old Fort Niagara highlights winter survival skills
Mon, Jan 3rd 2022 09:40 am
On Saturday, Jan. 15, Old Fort Niagara presents "Winter Warriors," a day of family-oriented programming focusing on how people survived on the 18th century frontier during the winter months. From 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., visitors can learn how soldiers and Native Americans traveled hundreds of miles through sub-zero temperatures to conduct raids on enemy settlements.
Papers to resume next week: Here's to you, in 2022
Thu, Dec 30th 2021 07:00 am
In anticipation of what we know will be an amazing 2022, our reporters, designers, ad reps, carriers and office staff are taking a much-needed holiday rest to recharge and get back to covering your hometown news.
Niagara County coronavirus update
Wed, Dec 29th 2021 04:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health issued the following weekly update on positive COVID-19 cases in Niagara County from Dec. 23-29. Reports are made each Wednesday.
A great man has gone: Lewiston mourns Bruce Sutherland
Wed, Dec 29th 2021 01:30 pm
Bruce Sutherland was a treasure and a friend and a pillar of the Lewiston community.
Mental Health Association in Niagara County introducing youth peer support services
Tue, Dec 28th 2021 01:50 pm
The Mental Health Association in Niagara County, in collaboration with Mental Health Advocates of Western New York, will offer youth peer support services to middle and high school students.
Public notice: Village of Lewiston HPC to hold special meeting
Tue, Dec 28th 2021 01:45 pm
Please take notice that the Village of Lewiston Historic Preservation Commission will hold a Public Hearing on the advisability of Sec. 15-105 (c)(5) of the Criteria and procedure for designation of buildings, sites or districts; for local designation of 475 Ridge Street, Lewiston NY 14092, Tax ID #101.10-2-60
Counting down to Lewiston's bicentennial: 'The Little Yellow House'
Fri, Dec 24th 2021 07:05 am
In case you have not yet heard, the four days from July 1-4, 2022, we will host one of Lewiston's grandest parties in many years, our bicentennial celebration. Mark your calendar now - do not miss it!
Annual Youngstown-Porter Christmas Baskets program a success
Fri, Dec 24th 2021 07:00 am
Organizers of the annual Youngstown-Porter Christmas Baskets program held its distribution of Christmas gifts and food boxes to more than 60 area families in the River Region last weekend.
HPC, Planning boards table urgent care proposal
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 11:00 am
A proposal to build a new structure on vacant land at 860 Center St., Lewiston, was tabled Monday by both the Historic Preservation Commission and Planning Commission. This action was at the request of architect Jim Fittante, who said his client needs additional time to consider crafting a structure more in keeping with the village's preferred aesthetic.
YBPA spreads holiday cheer in Youngstown
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 11:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association announced has finalized its grant project, funded through the YBPA's participation in the annual Niagara County William G. Mayne Business Community Enhancement Program.
Youngstown celebrates 'Christmas in the Village'
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 09:10 am
It was a day for shirtsleeves instead of snow, but the annual Youngstown "Christmas in the Village" saw good crowds for the event.
Jacoby declared winner in Lewiston Town Board race
Fri, Dec 17th 2021 09:05 am
John Jacoby, a popular one-term board member, was declared the ultimate winner in the November election following a ballot recount and a court-monitored final determination triggered by a computer error.
Holiday flowers available at A-1 Landcare
Thu, Dec 16th 2021 10:50 pm
A-1 Landcare Nursery & Landscaping is in full holiday mode, with an assortment of table toppers and poinsettias available for purchase at 1527 Ridge Road, Lewiston. Fresh-cut Christmas trees also are available - but are going fast.
Gone, but not forgotten: American Red Cross of WNY to honor unclaimed WWI veterans with Wreaths Across America dedication
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 10:20 am
At noon on Saturday, Dec. 18, members of the American Red Cross of Western New York Service to the Armed Forces Committee will participate in their first national Wreaths Across America dedication at Riverdale Cemetery in Lewiston.
Piper starts Potter's Field monument fund in Lewiston
Tue, Dec 14th 2021 10:10 am
Moving along now that the dedication of the Presbyterian Church and Cemetery have taken place, I am starting a new project. Apart from regular cleaning, I'm hoping to move forward to placing a permanent granite monument in the Potter's Field behind the old stone church.
Community invited to candlelight Christmas Eve service at First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston
Mon, Dec 13th 2021 01:40 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston will open its doors to the community on Christmas Eve. All are welcome to attend the candlelight service in the historic Old Stone Church at 505 Cayuga St. "This is Noel - a Christmas Eve Service of music and story," will begin at 6 p.m. Robert Hull, music director for the church and renowned Western New York organist, will direct the choir.
$45 million in funding to propel recovery of nonprofit arts & culture sector
Mon, Dec 13th 2021 01:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced $45 million in grant awards through the New York State Council on the Arts. Her team said, "Grants administered by NYSCA this year will provide critical aid to bolster nonprofit arts and culture organizations and artists as they embark on a dynamic multiyear recovery process."
Tuscarora Heroes remembrance ceremony set for Dec. 19
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 11:40 am
At 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, there will be a brief ceremony recognizing the 208th anniversary of the Tuscarora Heroes courageous actions. The event will take place at the Tuscarora Heroes Monument at Portage Road and Center Street in Lewiston.
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 announces winner of fundraiser
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 11:20 am
Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1 recently completed its yearly fundraising drive by drawing for a large-screen smart TV. Don Cosentino of Lewiston was the winner.
Nothing puzzling about Niagara University grad's appearance on 'Wheel of Fortune'
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 07:00 am
When Olivia Bitetti completed her internship with NFP 10 years ago, the first word of her performance review was "genius." As in, this communicator is putting forth next-level work that is, in fact, genius.
Warren's Village Hardware for sale
Fri, Dec 10th 2021 07:00 am
In Lewiston, the answer to "Who you gonna call" isn't Ghostbusters. It's Warren's.
Rotary raises funds for local food pantry
Thu, Dec 9th 2021 03:25 pm
During the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, the proudly Binational Rotary Club of Lewiston & Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, offered locally made holiday-scented candles for sale, with net proceeds to benefit Ransomville's Care-N-Share. The food pantry serves an average of 320 individuals every month, providing food for families to prepare at home.
EFC: More than $19 million in cost savings for local ratepayers for water quality improvement projects
Thu, Dec 9th 2021 03:20 pm
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation President and CEO Maureen A. Coleman announced EFC successfully closed its State Revolving Funds Revenue Bonds, Series 2021 B (2010 Master Financing Program) (Green Bonds) bond transaction that will help ratepayers in 54 communities save $19 million over the next 20 years.
Lewiston Village Board praises Christmas Walk weekend
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 05:20 pm
Trustees in the Village of Lewiston were pleased with last weekend's Christmas Walk festivities. They were particularly impressed with the debut Lewiston Holiday Lights Parade, which was organized by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Lewiston Garden Club assists Community Missions
Tue, Dec 7th 2021 02:20 pm
Members of the Lewiston Garden Club gathered on Monday at the Red Brick to prepare donations for multiple families from Community Missions in Niagara Falls. Items donated included: clothing, food items, paper products, holiday presents and gift cards.
Champions honored at Ransomville Speedway awards banquet
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:45 am
Ransomville Speedway honored its 2021 track champions Saturday night at the annual awards banquet at the Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2 firehall. Breakaway provided music for the evening, and Donna Eick catered the meal. Rick Mooney and Steven Petty served as the masters of ceremonies.
'Candy Cane Story Lane' at Old Falls Street features fun for families
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 10:45 am
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement and its College of Education have teamed up with Old Falls Street USA to transform the three-block entertainment district into "Candy Cane Story Lane." For the month of December, children and their families can take a self-guided stroll along the path to read Gregg and Evan Spiridellis' charming story "Are You Grumpy Santa?" On Saturdays, those who answer questions about the story will receive a free treat courtesy of Bryce's Snack Trailer.
'It's A Wonderful Life' part of Youngstown's 'Christmas in the Village'
Mon, Dec 6th 2021 07:00 am
"It's A Wonderful Life" will be presented as a live radio performance at 7 p.m. Dec. 9-10 and 3 p.m. Dec. 11-12 at 418 Main St.
VIDEO: Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade debuts
Sun, Dec 5th 2021 10:20 pm
Christmas Walk weekend wrapped Sunday night with the inaugural Lewiston Christmas Lights Parade. The one-hour event featured floats and decorated first-responder vehicles, as well as dancers, costumed characters, musical performances and local nonprofits. Families lined the roadway to watch, cheer, take pictures and collect candy.
Santa on a tank; elves flying in the sky: Not your typical Saturday in Lewiston
Sat, Dec 4th 2021 02:35 pm
Santa and his elves made a grand entrance into Lewiston on Saturday morning as part of the weekend Christmas Walk festivities.
Christmas season has begun in River Region
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 08:45 pm
It's official: The holiday season is now underway in Lewiston and throughout the River Region.
'Weird Al' Yankovic returns to Lewiston for Artpark concert
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
"Weird Al" Yankovic has announced his 133-date "The Unfortunate Return of the Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour," which includes a concert in Artpark's Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2022. The show is presented by Live Nation.
Holiday happenings at Sanborn Museum
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 07:00 am
The Sanborn Museum and the Sanborn Business Association invite visitors to experience the holiday season at the museum complex, located at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road in Lewiston.
Artpark to welcome Dispatch & O.A.R.
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 02:20 pm
Dispatch and O.A.R., two of the most successful touring acts in the states, will hit the road together next summer for their first-ever North American co-headline tour, with special guest G. Love. The tour plays the Artpark Amphitheater at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Holiday fun along Niagara Wine Trail
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:20 pm
The weekend of Dec. 4-5 is the annual holiday event along the Niagara Wine Trail.
Ransomville Speedway to hold awards banquet
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:20 pm
Ransomville Speedway will honor its 2021 track champions as well as celebrate the season that was this coming Saturday, Dec. 4, at the Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2 hall, located at 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
Lock City Sound announces 2021 Christmas concert series
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:20 pm
The Lock City Sound, formerly known as the Lock City Glee Club, will perform a collection of Christmas and seasonal music this December to brighten and lighten hearts. This men's choral group has been welcoming the holidays with song for over 50 years with traditional and modern versions of seasonal favorites. Lock City Sound is currently under the direction of Drew Burke with Debbie Hutter accompanying.
Lewiston Choraleers to perform during Christmas Walk
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 01:30 pm
The Lewiston Choraleers will sing Christmas carols and other holiday music from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, in front of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, 620 Center St., in conjunction with the annual Lewiston Christmas Walk, sponsored by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Niagara County working hard on budget, hoping to reduce tax rate
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
All across the media spectrum, reports show that Americans are most concerned about current economic conditions. There is a great feeling of unease as the pandemic lingers on and a rise in inflation, the likes of which we have not seen in a generation or more, drives up costs on families. I can't tell you how many conversations I have had of late about how much people paid for a gallon of gas.

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