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10th annual Youngstown 'Christmas in The Village': Holiday celebrations continue in northern Niagara
Sat, Dec 7th 2019 07:00 am
Over past weeks, residents and visitors in our neck of the woods have certainly had the opportunity to experience and be part of a multitude of holiday delights. That included the "Noel of Niagara" light display that continues throughout the season at the Town of Niagara's Veterans Park on Lockport Road; holiday shopping offerings such as Small Business Saturday in Lewiston and Sanborn, "Jingle Falls USA" in Niagara Falls; last weekend's Ransomville Festival of Lights; and Friday evening's Holiday Light Up Parade in Newfane.
Youngstown Civic Guild opens 2019 Community Christmas Baskets Program
Sat, Nov 30th 2019 07:00 am
Giving and compassion for those in need around us is a year-round concern, but particularly so during the holiday season.
Festival of Wreaths returns to Ransomville
Sat, Nov 23rd 2019 07:05 am
Those venturing throughout the River Region in search of Small Business Saturday bargains are best advised to include the hamlet of Ransomville in their travels next weekend, as well. This little community on the east end of the Town of Porter will present its annual Festival of Wreaths celebration and a whole host of holiday events on Saturday, Nov. 30, and Sunday, Dec. 1.
GNBC hosts trivia night fundraiser
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 09:10 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company will host its annual trivia night fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, inside the American Legion VFW Post at 8643 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. Join in for a night of fun, with pizza, chips, a cash bar, a basket raffle, a pie auction, "catch the joker" and a 50/50 raffle.
Artpark & Funtime welcome Joe Russo's Almost Dead
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 12:25 pm
Artpark & Company and Funtime will present Joe Russo's Almost Dead on Friday, June 19, 2020, in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale at noon on Friday, Nov. 22.
Niagara, Orleans planning committee showcases 20 shoreline resiliency projects awarded New York state 'REDI' funding
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:35 pm
Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul and New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Erik Kulleseid today showcased 20 shoreline resiliency projects in Niagara and Orleans counties that are receiving an estimated $49 million in state funding through Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative (REDI). The projects were reviewed at a meeting of the Niagara and Orleans REDI Region Planning Committee, which includes local elected officials and other stakeholders.
$13,000-plus donated to Lewiston inclusive playground
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 06:30 pm
Two large gifts to the new playground project were announced prior to Monday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees work session.
Tribute to Clyde Burmaster
Sat, Nov 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Shown in a storefront window across the street from the post office in Ransomville is a tribute to former 1st District Niagara County Legislator Clyde Burmaster, who lost his lengthy battle to cancer earlier this fall. It was prepared by Ransomville resident Ruth Anne Buzzard, who wrote, "The Hamlet of Ransomville gives a Hometown Tribute to their friend, and Niagara County Legislator Clyde Burmaster.
Artpark & Company making progress on master plan
Sat, Oct 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Artpark & Company staff, board and master plan team on Thursday said they are keenly aware of the Lewiston venue's past, encouraged by its future potential, and motivated to use the park's resources to shape "values of cultural democracy, social justice and environmental health."
Game on: Village Board approves Peach Festival return to Academy Park
Tue, Oct 22nd 2019 09:30 am
The Peach Festival will return to Academy Park in 2020.
Lower Niagara Community Survivors group helping 'Rockout Cancer' volunteer
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
Though Casey LaFlair is from Pittsburgh and has no family ties to this area, she volunteered at the first "Rockout Cancer" event in 2018. LaFlair worked alongside the Lower Niagara Community Survivors group in raising funds for others - for people she didn't know and had never met, who were battling the disease and in need of assistance.
VIDEO: 10th anniversary of Freedom Crossing Monument in Lewiston
Sun, Oct 13th 2019 10:05 pm
A special celebration took place Sunday afternoon on the Village of Lewiston waterfront. The Freedom Crossing Monument's 10th anniversary was celebrated with speeches, historical reenactments, choral performances, a documentary screening and reception.
Left of Center: Lewiston Event Center now serving lunch
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 07:00 am
With The Silo and Water Street Landing closed for winter, and other eateries looking to scale back as the days grow shorter and the temperature decreases, the Lewiston Event Center is expanding its culinary offerings. The family-fun center recently began serving lunch.
Lewiston, Wilson mayors teaming with state & tourism leaders
Sat, Oct 5th 2019 07:00 am
High water levels wreaked havoc with the Niagara County boating season, and led some to skip out on visiting the villages of Lewiston and Wilson this summer. Not wanting a repeat of this in 2020 - and seeking to reinforce the idea local stores are open for business - Village of Wilson Mayor Arthur Lawson and Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch held a "Lake Ontario 2020 Preparedness Meeting" Thursday at the Red Brick Municipal Building.
Griffon to take over former supermarket
Sat, Sep 28th 2019 07:00 am
The Griffon House owners on Thursday officially declared they are coming to Youngstown and plan to move into the old grocery store that left the village with an empty storefront in 2018. The only questions remaining is how much will be invested and when.
Lewiston, as a work of art: Artist group sets sights on Lewiston Event Center
Sat, Sep 21st 2019 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch's artist group met Wednesday morning and discussed adding a mural and perhaps 3-D art to the Lewiston Event Center's exterior. She said she broached the idea to owners Emery Simon and Harold Hibbard, and they were receptive. Hibbard was in attendance at the meeting.
Community comes together to combat cancer
Mon, Sep 16th 2019 09:05 am
The Lower Niagara Community Survivors group held its second annual "Rockout Cancer" event Sunday at the Lewiston Stone House. People came out to support the organization that is now offering financial and manpower services to those battling the disease.
Peach Fest: Victoria Skrlin-Kozak named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 8th 2019 10:50 pm
Victoria Skrlin-Kozak was crowned Peach Queen Sunday night, capping off the 62nd annual Niagara County Peach Festival at Academy Park in Lewiston.
Fundraiser nets $10,000+ for inclusive playground
Wed, Sep 4th 2019 09:50 am
Village of Lewiston Deputy Mayor Vic Eydt joined with Ashley Olds, Bill Kilmer and Linda Fleck in presenting the municipality with $10,201 on Monday for the new inclusive playground project. The funds were generated at last month's "Moose's Mission" fundraiser, which was presented by Lower Niagara Moose Lodge No. 584 and Women of the Moose Chapter 1940.
Village of Lewiston gets its Just Desserts
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 06:40 pm
In what could only be described as a sight straight out of a Food Network kitchen, The Stone House was filled with delicious desserts of every shape, size, texture and taste on Thursday night. The occasion was a ribbon-cutting for Just Desserts by Aimee - which is kitty-corner to the Lewiston wine bar. Friends and family looked on with awe at the picturesque pastries, precisely piled on serving plates.
How do you like them Apples?
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 07:40 pm
Apple Granny Restaurant has a new sign, courtesy of artist John Lang (pictured) and John Lang Designs Metal Art Gallery.
Youngstown: Mug and Musket to host Jazz and Blues Weekend
Sat, Aug 17th 2019 07:00 am
Those taking in all that next weekend's Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston has to offer need to circle Sept. 6, 7 and 8 on their calendars. Yes, that's Peach Festival weekend in Lewiston. But it's also Jazz Festival weekend in Youngstown.
Historical Association of Lewiston announces trio of programs
Sat, Aug 10th 2019 07:00 am
Mark your calendar for the three special events coming to Lewiston, as the Historical Association of Lewiston continues its quest to share Lewiston's unique history and offer great education and entertainment to citizens.
Mainstream music in Youngstown, Part II: Photo recap
Tue, Aug 6th 2019 08:55 am
Youngstown hosted its first Village Music Festival on Saturday, Aug. 3. The Falkner Park event was co-founded by Ray Barry of Barry Entertainment and offered a dozen bands, plus craft vendors, food, drinks and games.
Sign of the times? Simonson report receives additional support
Sat, Jul 27th 2019 07:00 am
Lee Simonson's public awareness campaign regarding the placement and functionality of signs and wires in the Village of Lewiston continues to gain steam. His 36-page analysis recently received an endorsement from the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce.
Lewiston, as a work of art: Mayor brings art leaders together to work on collective ideas, programs
Sat, Jul 20th 2019 07:00 am
Lewiston is the summer events capital of the county. People come from around the state - sometimes farther - to explore an array of festivals, attend a concert or two, enjoy the waterfront and pay homage to history at a handful of monuments. From the first sign of spring through the last semblance of summer, Center Street is bustling and restaurants are overflowing. And yet, as Lewiston continues to make headlines for its many offerings, an important piece of village culture is being overlooked: the artistic community.
Lewiston student receives honors for community service
Fri, Jul 5th 2019 03:00 pm
On June 28, Charles Dieteman, a sophomore student at Lewiston-Porter High School, was awarded with both the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and the President's Volunteer Service Award for his work raising money for Empower.
Work begins on VFW memorial project
Sat, Jun 29th 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Lewiston VFW Downriver Post were in Academy Park last week to sign the contract to begin construction of the new memorial that will feature the names of Lewiston veterans.
Lew-Port senior embarks on new life chapter with USMC
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Members of Lewiston-Porter's Class of 2019 will take to the stage at Artpark on Friday evening for their high school commencement ceremony. But as they receive their diplomas and special honors, one class member will not be there. He'll already be embarking on the next chapter in his life - that of service to country.
Lew-Port Business Academy students graduate
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Lewiston-Porter High School graduated its seventh cohort of students from the Academy of International Business & Finance: Domenic Barile, Miguel Bautista, Lucas Diez, Vincent Holliday, Elaina Jowdy, Angelina Steffen, Hailey Swanson and Luke Wilson.
Youngstown: YBPA readies for summer
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Youngstown Business and Professional Association members covered a number of areas on Tuesday as YBPA held its pre-summer get-together at Bandana's Bar and Grill on Lake Road.
Make gardening family affair at Lewiston GardenFest
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
The 14th annual Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, is set for Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days along Center Street. It includes more than 80 vendors selling flowers, plants and garden essentials, along with speakers, demonstrations, a free garden walk and a container garden contest throughout the weekend.
Welcome to Lewiston, Rock Solid Tattoos & Permanent Makeup Studio
Wed, May 29th 2019 04:15 pm
David and Christina Mackenzie, owners of Rock Solid Tattoos & Permanent Makeup Studio, celebrated a ribbon-cutting on Monday, May 20, at their new location at 520 Center St., in the Village of Lewiston. They have been in business for 11 years and are excited to relocate their business to Lewiston.
GardenFest: Garden Club holds planting day ahead of annual Lewiston festival
Mon, May 20th 2019 10:50 am
Approximately 20 members of the Lewiston Garden Club broke out their shovels, spades, pots, planters, and green thumbs on Monday for their annual planting day throughout the Village of Lewiston.
Donate canned goods for Lewiston Police Department Explorers
Fri, May 17th 2019 03:30 pm
Earlier this week, Lewiston Police Department officers Brandon Hall (right) and Mitch Pegan dropped off a bottle and can drop-off box at the Red Brick Municipal Building. Deposit money will go to support the Explorers program.
KeyBank sponsors Chalk Walk competition
Mon, May 13th 2019 09:10 pm
KeyBank will once again this year sponsor the Chalk Walk competition, which is presented by Lewiston Council on the Arts.
YBPA awarded Mayne Business Community Grant
Sat, May 11th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association announced this week it is a recipient of the 2019 William G. Mayne Business Community Enhancement Grant Program award.
2019 Chamber Gala: Niagara Frontier Publications to receive Chairman's Partnership Award
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications has been chosen as the 2019 Chairman's Partnership Award recipient by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors and Chairwoman Christine O'Hara. We are proud to have a company that believes in the value of local news reporting and promoting our businesses, residents, achievements, organizations and community.
2019 Chamber Gala: Monsignor David LiPuma is 2019 Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 07:00 am
The Rev. Monsignor David G. LiPuma has been chosen by Mayor Anne Welch and trustees as the 2019 Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year. He has made a positive impact in the community leading and bringing people together while instilling the true sense of what community is all about.
Greetings from Kiwanis Club of Lewiston
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 03:55 pm
As we enter into spring, it is a great time to reflect on what the Lewiston Kiwanis has been up to and take a look into the near future.
 

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