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Welcome to River Region, Niagara Outfitters
Mon, Aug 13th 2018 12:05 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday for Niagara Outfitters. As the outdoors company has no brick and mortar location, the event took place at the foot of Water Street in Lewiston.
Photos: Rock legends Ann Wilson, Jeff Beck perform at Artpark
Wed, Aug 8th 2018 06:50 pm
Two legendary rock 'n' roll superstars joined forces on Tuesday at Artpark.
Can You Help: Eric's Angels benefit is Sept. 1 at 3F Club
Fri, Aug 3rd 2018 03:50 pm
On Friday evening, July 27, Town of Porter resident Eric Olds-Reid, 37, was the victim of a tragic ATV accident on Youngstown Wilson Road. He was taken via Mercy Flight to ECMC in Buffalo, where he succumbed to his injuries the following morning.
Village of Lewiston: Frontier House scans to give detailed blueprint of building
Sat, Jul 28th 2018 07:00 am
Niagara Boundary and Mapping Services President Kenneth Lee Slaugenhoupt spent part of the past week laser-scanning the Frontier House. Working inside and outside the building, he used a FARO Laser Scanner, which, he said, is capable of collecting 488,000 measurements per minute with a tolerance of ±3mm (or 1/8 inch).
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise & Clambake raises thousands for new ambulette
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 10:40 am
The 19th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Cruise and Clambake, held Friday, July 13, continued its tradition of lively entertainment, delicious food and leisurely sailing, all to benefit Niagara Hospice. The event raised a large amount to support the purchase of a new ambulette for Niagara Hospice. A formal check presentation will be in October at Niagara Hospice.
Artpark & Company expects 'The Odyssey' to be epic
Sat, Jul 14th 2018 07:00 am
Theatre Academy director Paschal Frisina was tasked with finding student-professional, semiprofessional and the acting equivalent of softball league talent to work alongside director Roger Danforth; Broadway's Terence Archie (Odysseus) and Emily Skinner (Penelope/Circe); Off-Broadway and Buffalo actor Christopher Guilmet (The Singer); and celebrated mime Gregg Goldston (Cyclops).
Anne Welch sworn into office as mayor of Lewiston
Mon, Jul 2nd 2018 08:40 pm
The Village of Lewiston has a new mayor, as Anne Welch was sworn into office on Monday. Her four-year term began with applause, as family, friends and supporters crammed into the Morgan Lewis Village Boardroom to watch the former clerk/treasurer take the oath of office.
2018 Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament kicks off July 7
Sat, Jun 30th 2018 07:00 am
On July 7 and 8, Niagara Pioneer Soccer League will host the annual R.E. Krug 2018 Niagara Pioneer Soccer League International Tournament at Fort Niagara State Park.
New 'Circle of Honor' memorial design unveiled
Tue, Jun 26th 2018 07:00 am
Just before the Fourth of July holiday, the Lewiston Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced it will embark on a major project that will transform the current Veterans Memorial at Academy Park into a "Circle of Honor" that will pay tribute to Lewiston veterans who have served this country.
Collesano calls it a career
Sat, Jun 23rd 2018 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Terry Collesano, far left, presided over his final Board of Trustees meeting on Monday.
Village of Lewiston: Anne Welch elected mayor - by 4 votes
Tue, Jun 19th 2018 09:55 pm
Former Village of Lewiston Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch was elected mayor on Tuesday, defeating Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland by four votes (359-355).
Lewiston: Expansion planned for Tops Xpress
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 07:15 pm
On Monday, architect James Fittante presented the Village of Lewiston Planning Commission with a proposal to expand the Tops Xpress mini-market on Cayuga and South Eighth streets. The five-member panel unanimously supported the idea, which now goes to the Village Board for approval.
Lewiston Council on the Arts announces 2018 schedule of events
Mon, Jun 11th 2018 07:00 am
Fresh from organizing the second annual "A Taste of Lewiston," the Lewiston Council on the Arts has released the rest of its culturally enriching - and entertaining - lineup for 2018.
Blue Aces Band enthralls Lewiston audience on Air Show weekend
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 08:30 pm
With beautiful, warm weather, a good-sized crowd and the perfect venue, The United States Air Force Blue Aces Band of the USAF Heritage Band couldn't have picked a better night to play at Hennepin Park in Lewiston than Thursday.
Expanded: Paladino says Village of Lewiston equally responsible for plaza delays
Sat, Jun 2nd 2018 08:00 am
As reported in last week's Sentinel, delays in construction of a new plaza on Center Street in Lewiston led the Zoning Board of Appeals to rule previously granted variances had expired. The ZBA's unanimous opinion is that construction should've begun on the project within one year of the granting of eight village code modifications - by late July 2017.
A work in progress for Alexa Foundation: Move to Buffalo has brought challenges for Great Contraption Race
Sat, May 26th 2018 07:00 am
Planning - albeit slowly - continues for this year's Great Contraption Race.
'Soldiers through the Ages' explores Old Fort Niagara's long military past
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:25 pm
Old Fort Niagara welcomes the public to its "Soldiers through the Ages" military history re-enactment event on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, over Memorial Day weekend. This annual event features special displays of military vehicles, period camps from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, weapons demonstrations, uniform programs and hands-on activities for families. In commemoration of the centennial of the Battle of Cantigny in World War I, a special program will also be presented in the Fort Niagara Officers' Club.
Niagara University graduates Mt. St. Mary's nurses
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital congratulated six of its registered nurses as graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees from the Niagara University School of Nursing on May 12. All graduated as part of an initiative between Catholic Health and Niagara University.
New York Power Authority commemorates Niagara Power Project's listing on National Register of Historic Places
Tue, May 8th 2018 03:30 pm
New York Power Authority representatives joined with local elected officials and members of local preservation groups at the Niagara Power Vista visitors center in Lewiston on Tuesday to commemorate the listing of NYPA's Niagara Power Project in the National Register of Historic Places.
Village of Lewiston: Weekly artisan market to debut June 2 in Academy Park
Sat, May 5th 2018 01:55 pm
Following-up on her successful holiday vendor fair, Lewiston entrepreneur Jamie Symmonds will debut a weekly artisan market on June 2 inside Academy Park. Each Saturday (through Oct. 13), a collection of a dozen-plus vendors will offer an assortment of locally grown or produced foods, plus handcrafted bath and body products.
Streaming freely in Niagara Falls: Complimentary wireless internet access goes live downtown
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 05:00 pm
Until recently, visitors to the American side of Niagara Falls had to utilize their own cellular data - sometimes while roaming - when determining where to eat, shop and enjoy themselves.
United Way of Greater Niagara celebrates caring community
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 04:40 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara held its eighth annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday morning inside the Four Points by Sheraton in Niagara Falls. The agency strives to make a difference in Niagara County by enhancing lives. To do so, it requires time, talent and resources. This event paid tribute to those who help the United Way achieve its mission.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital recognizes volunteers for contributing more than 40,000 hours of service
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:35 pm
More than 160 volunteers from Mount St. Mary's Hospital and the Mount St. Mary's Child Care Center were honored at the annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon Friday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
'Cross Border Blues' provides binational boost
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 12:25 pm
Participating organizations of "Cross Border Blues" recently came together in a collaborative effort at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines to cross-promote events on both sides of the border. They are using the blues to build bridges across cultures, generations and geographies.
Upbeat news for Youngstown: Happenings, plans for 2018 discussed at annual YBPA meeting
Sat, Apr 14th 2018 07:00 am
Tuesday evening at the Mug and Musket was full of news of interest for northern Niagara, as the Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its annual membership meeting.
Lewiston Democrats to honor John Jacoby
Mon, Apr 9th 2018 12:10 pm
The Lewiston Democratic Committee is recognizing Town Board member John Jacoby as its Democrat of the Year. Jacoby took office Jan. 1. He is a retired battalion chief with the Niagara Falls Fire Department.
Artpark: Jeff Beck with special guest Ann Wilson of Heart to perform Aug. 7
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 10:30 am
Jeff Beck with special guest Ann Wilson of Heart will perform on Aug. 7 as part of "Tuesdays in the Park" presented by M&T Bank at Artpark. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6.
Chamber Gala 2018: Perreault named Town of Lewiston Citizen of Year
Sat, Mar 31st 2018 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and the Town Board have selected David Perreault as the 2018 Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year.
Lewiston Police: 6-year-old, fatal hit-and-run cold case cracked; VIDEO
Sun, Mar 25th 2018 03:40 pm
The Lewiston Police Department on Sunday announced an arrest related to the 2012 hit-and-run death of Loren Jacobs on the Tuscarora Indian Reservation in Lewiston.
Water level: Lake Ontario drops, but uncertainty continues
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 06:55 am
As spring begins to emerge, those with an interest in the area's waterways - be they lake or riverfront property owners, boaters, sportsmen or recreational users - are once again paying attention to those water levels.
Lewiston Garden Club installs officers
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 12:55 pm
The Lewiston Garden Club held its installation luncheon Monday at Apple Granny Restaurant. District 8 Director Debbie Braun installed the officers, including: President Marianne Gittermann, 1st Vice President Janet Miller, 2nd Vice President Darinda Hoffman, 3rd Vice President Barbara Stafford, Recording Secretary Sharon Low, Corresponding Secretary Judy Talarico and Treasurer Barbara Carter.
Chamber Gala 2018: Alexander and Colleen Swavy named Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
Alexander and Colleen Swavy have been chosen by Mayor Terry Collesano and Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees as the 2018 Citizens of the Year.
Niagara County provides funds for portable radios in Porter
Tue, Mar 13th 2018 07:00 am
First District Niagara County Legislator Clyde Burmaster (center) visited with the Town of Porter Town Board, recently, and presented a check from the county in the amount of $1,800 to Supervisor Duffy Johnston (right) and Highway Superintendent Scott Hillman.
Village of Lewiston: Bruce Sutherland running for mayor
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 09:30 am
The time is now for Bruce Sutherland. Having served two consecutive terms as deputy mayor, the former Air Force pilot and Historical Association of Lewiston board president began his campaign for the village's top elected office earlier this week.
Lewiston Harvest Festival will be 'hopping' this year
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 05:05 pm
The Lewiston Harvest Festival, which expanded onto Center Street for the first time in 2017, is growing again in 2018.
Chamber Awards Gala 2018: Ed's Garage is Ransomville Business of the Year
Sat, Mar 3rd 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Ed's Garage as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award.
Mount St. Mary's raises funds at reverse draw
Thu, Mar 1st 2018 01:15 pm
The annual reverse draw of Mount St. Mary's Hospital was held Feb. 28 at the Como Restaurant. Nearly 280 people attended the gathering, brought together by the Mount St. Mary's Hospital Foundation, St. Francis Guild Auxiliary and the board of associates.
Village of Lewiston sets dates for summer festivals, events
Wed, Feb 21st 2018 09:55 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to approve dates and times for summer and late fall festivals and entertainment series.
Artpark: Vanessa Williams in concert with BPO on July 19
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 12:10 pm
Television, film and Broadway star Vanessa Williams and her band will join the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in a special concert event at the Artpark Mainstage Theater at 8 pm. Thursday, July 19. Under the baton of Stefan Sanders, Williams will perform songs that span her impressive career, including "Dreamin," "Save the Best for Last" and "Love Is."
Lewiston-Porter alums bring new art, new ideas to new atrium
Sat, Feb 3rd 2018 07:00 am
"With the renovation, the capital improvement project that happened with the school, the art rooms, the whole fine arts wing got significant renovations, and this beautiful atrium was added on," said art teacher Brett Coppins, Class of 1992. "Once that happened, it got us to thinking about how can we bring it to the next level. We really wanted to rename this section of the school the 'Center for the Arts.' "