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Summer events/seasonal eats update
Fri, Apr 10th 2020 07:00 am
On Wednesday, The Silo Restaurant owner Alan Hastings and GM Lexi Alfiere said, "We are eager to open for the 2020 season and have already started to assemble our team. We wish that we could take advantage of the great spring weather to begin our training, but will keep things on hold for a little while. We are watching the situation closely and anticipate a delayed opening."
Elected leaders working to reduce crowd sizes
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 12:35 pm
On Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order extending limitations he placed on social gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19. His mandate, "which closed or otherwise restricted public or private businesses or places of public accommodation, and which required postponement or cancellation of all nonessential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations, games, meetings or other social events) ... shall be continued ... until 11:59 p.m. on April 29, 2020, unless later extended by a future executive order."
Easter parading
Mon, Apr 6th 2020 09:50 am
Since families couldn't visit the Easter Bunny this spring, the Easter Bunny decided to visit them - in grand fashion, nonetheless.
Chamber, LPD look to start community watch program
Tue, Mar 24th 2020 10:05 am
Local leaders are working to establish a community watch program within the River Region as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and businesses are working with reduced staff.
River Region still open for business
Sat, Mar 21st 2020 07:00 am
In the interest of public safety, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has severely curtailed the ways in which people can gather together. Restaurants and bars are limited to takeout and delivery; movie theaters, bowling alleys, shopping malls and hair salons are temporarily closed; events are cancelled; and nonessential businesses have to reduce workforce 100%.
River Region continues to adjust to COVID-19 virus
Thu, Mar 19th 2020 08:15 am
With news of the coronavirus dominating the headlines, announcements of states of emergency, cancellations, postponements and business adjustments have been continuing nonstop. The following were announced this past week.
Youngstown celebrates St. Patrick's Day
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 04:55 pm
Despite the coronavirus causing numerous cancellations throughout the area, the ninth annual O'Riordan St. Patrick's Day Parade took place Saturday on Youngstown's Main Street - much to the delight of the dozens of residents who attended.
'Fort Niagara's Women of Distinction': An 18th-century fashion show featuring 4 historical women & a tour of sewing studio
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 02:20 pm
Old Fort Niagara will mark Women's History Month with a brand-new program and special access to its sewing studio from 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21, for "Fort Niagara's Women of Distinction." The program will feature four women from the fort's past, each representing different time periods, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, and wearing period-specific clothing currently being sewn in the fort's sewing studio.
Let the St. Patrick's Day celebrations begin!
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 06:55 am
As written here before, for its size, residents in the Buffalo-Niagara area really get into St. Patrick's Day celebrations. For 2020, our little metro area ranks an impressive No. 8 nationally among the top 200 cities in the U.S. when it comes to "Best St. Patrick's Day Celebrations," according to the latest Wallet Hub findings. Among the rating criteria, Buffalo-Niagara scored a nice No. 10 ranking for St. Patrick's Day traditions, a No. 29 rank for our weather, and No. 30 for the safety and accessibility of our many celebrations.
Police continue investigation into shooting fatality
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:50 am
Area police are continuing their investigations into an incident that occurred early Sunday morning. Police report shots were fired and two injured - one fatally - on the Tuscarora Nation reservation.
Niagara County provides funding to help YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:30 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh, seated behind the desk, meets with YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Vice President of Programs Mary Brennan-Taylor and CEO Kathleen Granchelli to discuss several of the YWCA's life-saving services.
Town of Lewiston: Jeanette Collesano retires as Senior Center director
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
This past Tuesday, a significant event was marked at the Town of Lewiston Senior Center. With dozens of visitors on hand, including town officials, area seniors and center members, family and many, many friends, Jeanette Collesano bid her goodbyes to all as Senior Center director.
Lew-Port students send 'Peace For Our Patriots'
Thu, Feb 13th 2020 07:00 am
Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students in Lewiston-Porter's multiage service learning classrooms are collecting items for soldiers stationed overseas. As part of "Peace For Our Patriots," the youngsters are sending troops pieces of home to make tours of duty more agreeable.
Aftermath awards grant to Lewiston Police Department
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:30 pm
Ken Rosa, senior manager, law enforcement relations for Aftermath, visited the Lewiston Police Department this week for presentation of the Aftermath K-9 $1,000 grant.
Planning Committee: Lake Ontario water levels already higher than at same point last year
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 06:30 pm
Niagara County Emergency Services Director Jonathan Schultz told the Lake Ontario Planning Committee that current Lake Ontario water levels are already higher than at a similar period a year ago. Schultz said the current water level is 246.59 feet, about 9 inches above where they were on this date one year ago.
Village of Lewiston, WTS youth sports partnership is all aces
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston and Gary Hall have reteamed for another year of indoor tennis at the WTS court on North Second and Mohawk streets. Lessons are provided to participants ages 5-13, regardless of their residency.
Lew-Port: 'One District, One Book' winner revealed
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 03:40 pm
Lewiston-Porter's much-anticipated "One District, One Book" reveal was held at the Lewiston Public Library on Wednesday. And the winner is "The One and Only Ivan," by Katherine Applegate.
'90s are back at Artpark: Barenaked Ladies return with 'Last Summer On Earth Tour,' Gin Blossoms & Toad the Wet Sprocket
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 12:40 pm
Barenaked Ladies return to the Artpark Amphitheater with the sixth edition of their "The Last Summer On Earth Tour" on July 7 as part of the "Tuesdays in the Park presented by M&T Bank" concert series. Barenaked Ladies will be joined by Gin Blossoms and Toad the Wet Sprocket.
Something's brewing: Sanborn home to unique coffee roasting company
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo Coffee Roastery hopes to solve this question by roasting, grinding and selling fresh beans from around the world in the hamlet of Sanborn, at 5844 Buffalo St.
Como corner taking shape
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:25 am
Construction is continuing on the second-floor living quarters above The Como Deli and The Country Doctor at South Sixth and Center streets in Lewiston. Owner Zach Casale is renovating the units while also adding a clock tower.
Brewed and Bottled, Sgt. Peppers headed to new Bax property
Sat, Jan 11th 2020 07:00 am
Two Lewiston businesses originally slated to become part of the renovated Fourth and Center streets complex are moving. The owners of Brewed and Bottled Craft Beer Shop and Sgt. Peppers Hot Sauces said the corner's concept just wasn't the right fit for them. As such, they're headed to 442-444 Center, a property developed by attorney and Town of Lewiston Councilman Alfonso Marra Bax.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston donates to Family Ice Rink
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 07:00 am
On Monday, Dec. 30, during the Town of Lewiston's final board meeting of 2019, Kiwanis Club of Lewiston President Lee Allan presented a $1,500 donation toward the Lewiston Family Ice Rink.
Porter officials take oath
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Porter held its swearing-in ceremonies of elected officials Thursday at Town Hall.
Sue's Frame of Mind celebrates 10 years of canvases, conversations
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Customers who walk into Sue's Frame of Mind should be prepared to block out.
Village of Lewiston: Historical room invites visitors
Sat, Dec 14th 2019 07:00 am
"There's a lot of history, if people will just take the time to look," Russell H. Piper Jr. said Sunday.
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.
 

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