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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.
Barker Lions open year
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 10:45 am
Lewiston Council on the Arts thanks Elderwood at Wheatfield
Fri, Aug 24th 2018 07:10 pm
Lewiston Council on the Arts Artistic Director Eva Nicklas recently presented Elderwood at Wheatfield Community Relations Coordinator Stacey Zahno with an appreciation plaque for the generous sponsorship of Lewiston's "Blue Mondays" concert series. The seven-week series regularly hosts an audience of 400-600 in the charming setting of the Hennepin Park Gazebo.
Lewiston: Northwest Jazz Festival headliner Veronica Swift forging her own path
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
Somewhere around the age of 9 is when Veronica Swift started doing her own thing.
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.
 

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