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Community support builds for Mason's Mission playground
Sat, Apr 20th 2019 07:00 am
Excitement - and plenty of support - continues to build throughout the River Region for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park, an all-inclusive playground project for children, envisioned for the Red Brick Municipal Building's backyard in the Village of Lewiston.
Youngstown Business & Professional Association planning a busy 2019: Expanded brochure, upcoming summer events discussed
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
The Youngstown Business and Professional Association held its annual spring get-together on Tuesday at the Ontario House (Stone Jug) in Youngstown.
'Big Bang' troupe Plasticiens Volants returns to Artpark with US premiere of 'Pearl: Secrets of the Sea,' plus The Machine performs Pink Floyd
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 03:10 pm
Artpark & Company announced the return of Plasticiens Volants, the world-renown French street theater group that visited Lewiston in 2017. PV will stage the U.S. premiere of its show "Pearl: Secrets of the Sea" on Aug. 22.
2019 Chamber Gala Awards: G-Mac's Inn named 2019 Sanborn Business of the Year
Sat, Apr 6th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce G-Mac's Inn as the recipient of the 2019 Sanborn Business of the Year Award. The restaurant has grown quickly over the past two years, revitalizing a historic building in Sanborn and bringing new business to the community.
PHOTOS: A 'Taste of Jazz' previews Lewiston festival, reveals headliners
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 10:20 am
Brickyard Brewing Company patrons on Sunday got a taste of summer, a taste of barbecue, and a taste of what's to come this summer in Lewiston.
Viva Nostalgia Radio debuts with Top 40, Lewiston spotlight
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 07:00 am
Roger Passero's Viva Nostalgia store, already home to Lewiston's coolest pop-culture toys, is now home to a radio station playing Top 40 tunes and showcasing Lewiston businesses and events. WVNR - Viva Nostalgia Radio - launched earlier this month at www.vivanostalgiaradio.com. The community station primarily focuses on two things: Music and Lewiston.
Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake prepares for 20th anniversary ride
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:25 am
The 20th annual Jack Beatty Memorial Hospice Cruise and Clambake is an opportunity for Niagara County residents to enjoy cookout and clambake fare on the blissful blue waters of the lower Niagara and Lake Ontario. The event is scheduled for Friday, July 12, at the historic Youngstown Yacht Club, come rain or shine. The cruise and clambake is a fundraiser for Niagara Hospice, a local nonprofit located in Lockport.
Greenway: Lewiston projects to receive funding
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 06:40 pm
The two Lewiston projects endorsed last week by the Greenway Commission will receive funding, following approval from the Host Communities Standing Committee on Tuesday.
'Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie' headed to Artpark Mainstage Theater
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 01:20 pm
BPO Nation will present "Live on Mars," described as "an amazing journey celebrating the very best of iconic pop hero David Bowie," inside the Artpark Mainstage Theater on June 8.
HART fundraiser returns to Lewiston Event Center with Summer of '69 headlining
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 07:00 am
The Home Assistance Referral Team's annual "Rockin' with HART" fundraiser will take place beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Lewiston Event Center, 845 Cayuga St. The event includes a basket raffle, a 50/50 split and a batch of celebrity bartenders. Admission is free.
Underground Railroad doc 'Risking Everything' has Lewiston premiere
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 12:25 pm
The Historical Association of Lewiston welcomed the community to the Brickyard Brewing Company on Tuesday for a special treat: Emmy Award-winning photojournalist Isadore "Izzy" Bleckman and his wife, Mary Roseberry, screened the documentary "Risking Everything: A Story of Niagara's Freedom Seekers." The 33-minute film chronicles Lewiston's role in the Underground Railroad, juxtaposing stories with sculptor Susan Geissler's work in creating the Freedom Crossing Monument.
'Doctors with a Heart Day' nets more than 1,000 lbs.
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 07:00 am
Dr. Glenda R. Rose, Dr. Thomas G. Barba and the staff of Rose Chiropractic P.C. in Lewiston held their 29th annual "Doctors with a Heart Day" on Saturday, Feb. 9. Chiropractic adjustments, examinations and nutritional testing were exchanged for donations of food, collected to benefit the Niagara Community Action Program's food pantry.
Excitement for future of Frontier House on display at Village of Lewiston board meeting
Thu, Feb 21st 2019 08:25 am
A feeling of euphoria seemed to spread across the Village of Lewiston last week, as news broke of a limited liability company's purchase of the Frontier House. That emotion continued into Tuesday's municipal board meeting.
Lewiston Town Board hears of LPD active shooter drills
Sat, Feb 16th 2019 07:00 am
All is quiet at Lewiston Town Hall, with select town officials scheduled to visit the annual Association of Towns meetings in NYC next week.
SOLD! Frontier House has new owners
Tue, Feb 12th 2019 03:10 pm
The 195-year-old Frontier House was sold to a group consisting of Ellicott Development CEO William Paladino and Lewiston developers Jeff and Jerry Williams. Their newly formed LLC purchased the building and almost one acre of land - including a parking lot - from Hastings Lewiston Inc. for the price of $800,000.
Old Fort Niagara presents 'Winter Woods Battle'
Thu, Feb 7th 2019 04:55 pm
Old Fort Niagara encourages the public to embrace winter and enjoy a day of living history on Saturday, Feb. 16, at its annual "Winter Woods Battle" featuring indoor and outdoor activities. The day's demonstrations start at 10 a.m. and include fur trading, shelter building, fire starting, weaponry, cooking, winter games, artisans and snowshoeing (or hiking) to a battle in the woods with complimentary hot chocolate with the re-enactors.
Samana Salt Spa to open at 700 Center
Sat, Feb 2nd 2019 07:00 am
Architect Jim Fittante and his fiancé, Cheryl Krouse, are taking over the property at 700 Center St., which was recently the 700 Café & Bistro. They are converting the three-room first floor into Samana Salt Spa.
Mark Cerrone teaming with Village of Lewiston for Mason's Mission playground
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston announced Niagara Falls-based Mark Cerrone Inc. will oversee construction of the Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park.
Northwest Bank joins as presenting sponsor at Old Fort Niagara
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 07:00 am
Representatives of Northwest Bank, New York Region, stopped by Old Fort Niagara on Thursday to announce a new relationship with the Old Fort Niagara Association as presenting sponsor of special events programming.
Town of Lewiston approves second utility-scale solar energy project
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
Community solar is beginning to make waves around Lewiston.
First baby of 2019 born at Mt. St. Mary's
Wed, Jan 2nd 2019 04:25 pm
The Mount St. Mary's Hospital maternity department welcomed little Nova Rogers at 3:46 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1.
River Region 2018 year in review
Sat, Dec 29th 2018 07:00 am
As we enter 2019, it's time to take a look back.
VIDEO: Lew-Port students, community leaders gather to thank Tuscaroras
Wed, Dec 19th 2018 09:40 pm
A remembrance ceremony was held Wednesday, Dec. 19, on the 205th anniversary of the Tuscarora Nation's brave actions to save Lewiston lives in an 1813 British attack.
Niagara River Region Chamber recaps 2018 at annual breakfast
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual year-end member's breakfast on Wednesday at The Brickyard Brewing Company.
Peach Festival to remain at Academy Park for 2019
Tue, Dec 4th 2018 01:15 pm
The Niagara County Peach Festival will remain at Academy Park for another year.
Plans coming together for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park
Sat, Nov 24th 2018 07:00 am
Excitement is growing for an all-inclusive play area unlike anything else in Lewiston. Village officials met recently to review a near-final set of designs for Mason's Mission Playground at Marilyn Toohey Park. When completed - hopefully by next summer - the playground is expected to be almost 14,000 square feet.
Lewiston Family Ice Rink opens for season
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 01:50 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick and members of the Town Board, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and trustees, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and local business leaders joined together Saturday afternoon to officially open a new season of the Lewiston Family Ice Rink at Academy Park.
Holiday market returns for second year at BBC
Sat, Nov 17th 2018 07:00 am
For a decade, former Angel to Apple owner Jamie Symmonds worked to unite businesses on Center Street. Most notably, she organized annual Black Friday events and street-long sales.Though Symmonds closed her own shop in 2016 to transition into other endeavors - most notably Willow Consulting - she hasn't stopped promoting local mom-and-pops.
Village of Lewiston seeks to develop Academy Park; Peach Festival likely to move
Sat, Nov 10th 2018 07:00 am
Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch on Monday unveiled a conceptual plan to revitalize Academy Park. Proposed improvements would allow the municipality's most prominent green space to be used year-round.As a result, the Niagara County Peach Festival would need a new home. Welch and the Board of Trustees discussed this with members of the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, who run the annual event.
Honoring our nation's veterans: Numerous Veterans Day programs scheduled this weekend
Fri, Nov 9th 2018 08:00 pm
Veterans Day 2018, observed Sunday, Nov. 11, brings new significance this year as it also marks the 100th anniversary of the ending of World War I (in addition to the nation's traditions of honoring its veterans who served in all wars, conflicts and in peacetime).
Veterans helping veterans: 3F Club hosts HAVA event for disabled veterans
Sat, Nov 3rd 2018 07:00 am
In recognition of Veterans Day, on Saturday, Oct. 20, the Fin-Feather-Fur Conservation Society in Lewiston (3F Club) played host to a small group representing the country's recent past heroes of conflict.
Porter GOP donates to Halloween celebrations in Ransomville
Sat, Oct 27th 2018 07:00 am
Wednesday evening at its annual recognition event in Ransomville, the Town of Porter Republican Committee presented Courtney Zimmerman of the Ransomville Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary with a $200 check. The funding will go toward this year's Halloween celebrations, set for Wednesday evening, Oct. 31.
Peach Fest parking yields returns
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 04:00 pm
Lewiston Community Lions President Sheila Zuhlke presents a check for $1,300 to Youngstown Lions Club President Millie Gibbs. Funds were raised as part of a Niagara County Peach Festival parking program.
Welcome to Lewiston, Fresh Fit Foods
Thu, Oct 18th 2018 01:45 pm
Fresh Fit Foods celebrated a ribbon-cutting on Monday. Co-owners Ramcy and Tyler marked the occasion with the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce board of directors, Village of Lewiston Mayor Anne Welch and Deputy Mayor Claudia Marasco.
Parking problems in Youngstown: Businesses at odds over 15-minute marker
Sat, Oct 6th 2018 06:55 am
Opposition continues to build in Youngstown on village plans to modify a long-standing street parking arrangement for a Lockport Street liquor store.
CAMfest: Castellani Art Museum's fall fundraiser returns to campus
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 05:45 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's annual fall fundraiser will return to the campus museum this year. "CAMfest" will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19.
Hundreds turn out to 'paint light' on Old Fort Niagara for RIT's Big Shot photograph
Sun, Sep 30th 2018 01:05 pm
The opportunity to "paint light" on a historic fortress drew hundreds of people to Old Fort Niagara on a crisp, fall Saturday night, helping make the Rochester Institute of Technology's nighttime Big Shot photograph a picturesque success.
Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours: Fall color tours set for adventure lovers
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:00 pm
Forecasters are calling for warmer-than-usual temperatures this fall, which will provide ideal conditions for those looking to soak up the colors of the changing seasons.
Ortt joins local law enforcement for funding ceremony
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 02:40 pm
On Tuesday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt joined five local police departments to present more than $60,000 in public protection funding.
New mural unveiled at International Peace Garden
Fri, Sep 14th 2018 04:30 pm
A new mural titled "Peaces" can now be seen in the International Peace Garden at 476 Center St., Lewiston. This work of art is the latest creation by artist Thomas P. Asklar. He was assisted by artists Matthew Conroy, Zach Carlson, Matthew LeBoeuf and a few local high school art students.
 

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