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Flag Day celebration in Ransomville
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:00 am
A Town of Porter tradition, the event leads off at 11 a.m. June 12 at the O. Leo Curtiss American Post No. 830, 2589 Youngstown Lockport Road. It will continue to the Ransomville Free Library at 3733 Ransomville Road.
Festivals are back! Lewiston GardenFest returns June 19 & 20
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 11:30 am
Festivals - long a staple in Lewiston, but lost to the 2020 coronavirus pandemic - are returning this summer.
Memorial Day: 'Think about the sacrifices that are giving you that freedom'
Mon, May 31st 2021 12:35 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 and American Legion C.C. Kenney Lewiston Post 1083 presented their annual Memorial Day observance Monday at the "Circle of Honor" monument inside Lewiston's Academy Park.
'Swim For Sight' takes plunge in Olcott
Mon, May 24th 2021 07:05 pm
The 52nd Olcott Lions "Polar Bear Swim For Sight" was staged Sunday at Olcott Beach.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market expanding for 2021 (and adding Orange Cat Coffee)
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:35 am
When the Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market returns to Academy Park this summer, patrons will find more vendors, a return of activities, and the addition of one notable village staple: The Orange Cat Coffee Co. coffee.
YBPA awarded 2021 Mayne Community Enhancement funding
Fri, May 14th 2021 11:00 am
As COVID-19 slowly drifts into history, the Youngstown Business and Professional Association has set its eyes for the future.
Lewiston Council on the Arts & Lewiston Public Library to debut 'Bug Fest'
Mon, May 10th 2021 03:30 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and the Lewiston Public Library have teamed up to present a new offering, called "Bug Fest." It will take place in Seneca "Bug" Park, adjacent to the library on South Eighth St., from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 10. LCA said the event will feature "lots of cool, bug-themed programs for children of all ages."
Village of Lewiston recognizes 4th-grade dog advocate
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:45 am
Mayor Anne Welch presented a certificate of appreciation to Lewiston-Porter Intermediate Education Center fourth-grade student Charlotte Ryan, whose "passion project" was pushing elected leaders to look out for dogs.
Artpark & Company presents 'Sonic Trails'
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 01:40 pm
Artpark & Company presents "Sonic Trails," what it's calling a visionary season of free site-reactive audio experiences presented in a mobile app designed by The Holladay Brothers, curated and co-produced by Sozo Creative, from May 15 through Sept. 30.
New HAL book asks, 'Is there hidden treasure at Artpark?'
Thu, Apr 29th 2021 11:00 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston has published a new hardcover book titled "The Gully Treasure". The book details several aspects of treasure lost during the French and Indian War and how it may have ended up in Lewiston. It was written by local author Lee Simonson and is formatted as a letter to his grandson.
Spring awakens at Artpark, where Mother Earth is celebrated
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 10:45 am
This Earth Day, Artpark turned to members of the Six Nations Confederacy for lessons on how to live in harmony with Mother Earth - something the Six Nations has done for millennia.
Lewiston Love(s) giving back
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 10:55 am
Lewiston Love owners Lisa Mies, left, and Leandra Collesano recently donated $200 to the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce's give or take table.
Barenaked Ladies to perform at Artpark in 2022
Thu, Apr 15th 2021 11:35 am
Multi-Platinum band Barenaked Ladies will return to Artpark in Lewiston to headline a "Tuesdays in the Park" concert on July 5, 2022. The show was originally scheduled for the summers of 2020 and 2021, but was delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Lewiston Love(s) chicks
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:10 am
After a week of frolicking in the window of Lewiston Love, at 478 Center St., 12 baby chicks were transported to their new home at Humble Homestead, 785 Lockport St., Youngstown.
River Region businesses still STILL open for business
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 11:00 am
A year ago this week, we published an article noting small businesses in the River Region would remain open, even as New York state went on "PAUSE" to slow the coronavirus spread.
Army Corps report focuses on Old Fort Niagara shoreline protection
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 11:15 am
The U.S., Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, has released its project findings for the Old Fort Niagara Streambank and Shoreline Erosion Protection Study. A 735-page report represents the federal government's response to the Lake Ontario shoreline erosion problems that threaten historically significant structures at Old Fort Niagara.
2021 Northwest Jazz Festival canceled; will resume in 2022
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 02:25 pm
The board of directors of the Northwest Jazz Festival of Historic Lewiston, NY (Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc.) announced Thursday the popular festival has been canceled for 2021. Planning is underway for the 2022 event, slated for Aug. 26-27.
NYPA names Daniella Piper regional manager for Western New York
Tue, Mar 9th 2021 02:30 pm
The Niagara Power Project has a new executive in charge of its operations following the appointment by the New York Power Authority of Daniella Piper to regional manager of Western New York - the top position at NYPA's flagship hydroelectric project in Lewiston. Piper previously served as chief of staff for NYPA President and CEO Gil C. Quiniones and vice president of NYPA's digital transformation office.
St. Paddy's takeout dinner to support historic old stone church
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 07:00 am
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston will offer a takeout traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, at 505 Cayuga St., Lewiston. Pick-up will be at the back entrance of the church (drive thru).
Ice boom in place in Lewiston
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:35 am
The Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works was at the waterfront Wednesday, overseeing installation of ice boom spans.
Village of Lewiston provides updates on events, public safety, bandshell & bike path
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 10:00 am
As Lewiston was dealing with its first major snowstorm of 2021, village trustees met Tuesday night to discuss plans for spring and summer. Updates also were given on several longstanding projects.
Memorial Day parade & luncheon on hold until 2022
Fri, Feb 19th 2021 07:00 am
Every Memorial Day since 2016, we have remembered our fallen veterans with a Memorial Day parade, community luncheon and a veterans memorial ceremony at Academy Park.
Following Jacobs' advocacy, IJC implements plan to increase outflows for 2021
Tue, Feb 16th 2021 05:25 pm
Congressman Chris Jacobs, R-NY-27, is releasing the following statement after it was reported the International Joint Commission (IJC) decided to extend the period for increased outflows from Lake Ontario after he lead and joined bipartisan efforts to advocate for lakeshore communities.
Lewiston Police Department seeks community input with survey
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 04:10 pm
The Lewiston Police Department issued its anticipated community survey this week, seeking input on its service operations, police practices and any needs for improvement.
Niagara Small Business Development Center to offer free entrepreneurship webinars
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 11:15 am
The Niagara Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a series of free entrepreneurship webinars aimed at those looking to enhance business skills and strengthen a new or existing business. The series will run from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting March 24 and ending May 19. The schedule of topics is as follows:
Doors shut at Lewiston APlus/Sunoco; Tops Xpress expands hours
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 12:10 pm
Earlier this week, the Village of Lewiston was notified Reid Petroleum Corp. was not renewing its lease with Sunoco/APlus for the gas station and convenience store at 890 Center St.
Lewiston Moose Lodge donates to LPD
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 09:05 am
Members of the board of officers from Lower Niagara Moose Lodge 584 on Water Street in Lewiston gathered last week with area law enforcement and local officials for a special presentation.
CBP takes hold of another half-ton of marijuana
Tue, Feb 2nd 2021 03:40 pm
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Lewiston cargo facility seized another 1,070 pounds of marijuana in a commercial shipment.
Planning continues for Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 02:15 pm
Applications are now available for the Lewiston Art Festival, which is slated for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14-15, in the Village of Lewiston.
Lewiston Town Board addresses personnel issues
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 08:15 pm
Lewiston Town Board members began the process Monday of getting the town's now-paused recreational programs restarted for 2021. Included was approval for Recreation Director Mike Dashineau to fill a part-time recreation clerk/typist position currently unfilled, and to begin planning for the town's youth baseball and softball programs, as well as the anticipated hiring of a recreational leader and rec program aides.
Niagara County gives greenlight to moderate- and higher-risk sports
Wed, Jan 27th 2021 10:50 am
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Wednesday said moderate- and higher-risk sports in Niagara County may proceed in accordance with New York state guidelines. Last Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the decision on whether these sports could start back up would be made by each county's health director.
Lewiston begins police reform process
Fri, Jan 22nd 2021 11:40 am
The Town of Lewiston ad hoc committee on police reform has begun its series of meetings in the community.
'Big R': Triple T Auto Parts to present 2 demolition derbies in 2021
Wed, Jan 20th 2021 11:30 am
Triple T Auto Parts will be presenting two demolition derbies in 2021 at the Ransomville Speedway. Those two dates are Fridays, June 18, and Sept. 3, after the completion of the racing program at "The Big R."
Ransomville eighth-grader has fundraiser in honor of 3F mentor
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 02:05 pm
Rayn Cooper of Ransomville, an eighth-grader at Wilson Central, is currently doing a neat project - and she'd like your help.
Morinello tapped for leadership in Assembly minority conference
Tue, Jan 12th 2021 01:25 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello, R-C-I-Niagara Falls, was named chairman of the Assembly Minority Steering Committee and will be continuing in his leadership position as the ranking member of the Standing Committee on Codes, his office announced.
Ransomville Speedway sets busy schedule for 2021 season
Tue, Jan 5th 2021 11:35 am
Ransomville Speedway is ready to roar back to life in 2021, and speedway management is proud to unveil a jam-packed schedule for the upcoming season featuring 23 events.
Seaman sworn into office
Wed, Dec 30th 2020 01:25 pm
Brian D. Seaman, with wife Donna by his side, was sworn in as Niagara County district attorney on Wednesday, Dec. 30. The oath of office was conducted by Niagara County Court Judge Matthew J. Murphy III - who himself served as Niagara County DA for 16 years, and hired Seaman as an assistant DA in 2006.
Reason for season
Wed, Dec 23rd 2020 04:40 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown held an outdoor Christmas pageant on Sunday, Dec. 20.
Honoring Tuscarora Heroes
Mon, Dec 21st 2020 01:00 pm
The annual Tuscarora Heroes Remembrance ceremony was held Saturday, Dec. 19, the 207th anniversary of the Tuscarora's brave actions that saved the lives of Lewiston citizens who were fleeing British forces who had invaded the U.S. from Canada.
Santa Claus parade coming to Youngstown
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 07:00 am
Get ready for a Santa Claus parade in Youngstown.
 

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