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Lewiston on display at second annual 'Taste'
Mon, May 21st 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts and Corey McGowan Productions have teamed up again to produce the annual "A Taste of Lewiston." After a hiatus, the event returned last year bigger and grander than in past years.
Village of Lewiston: Planning Board approves 'Paladino Plaza' site plan change; ZBA members suggest action nullifies variances
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Planning Commission on Monday voted unanimously to approve site plan changes at the Ellicott Development plaza site on Center, North Eighth and Onondaga streets. Specifically, members accepted a proposal to re-subdivide adjoining property located behind the building housing tenants including Vincenzo's Pizza House and Sue's Frame of Mind.
Lake property owners again hear of state funding delays
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
And the wait continues. Such was heard by attending Lake Ontario waterfront property owners on Wednesday at a Ransomville session on updates to long delays in awaited state reimbursement funding to damage victims of last year's lakeshore flooding and erosion. It was the second such meeting held to discuss funding delays.
Grand Island: DeGlopper statue supported
Sat, May 19th 2018 07:00 am
As work continues on the expansion of the DeGlopper Memorial in the center of Grand Island, about a dozen people held a peaceful gathering in the park to show their support for a statue depicting Charles DeGlopper with a rifle.
Events at Wurlitzer looks to become premier event venue
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
The Wurlitzer Building along Niagara Falls Boulevard has provided a setting of history and elegance since its construction in 1892. Over 125 years later, that same history and elegance can be seen in the new Events at the Wurlitzer complex.
21st annual Police Memorial Service honors officers killed on duty
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:45 pm
Law enforcement personnel who died in the line of duty were honored Wednesday at the 21st annual Niagara Interfaith Chaplaincy Police Memorial Service. The event took place at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 400 Ridge St., Lewiston.
PHOTOS: AFL/CIO labor unions pay tribute to memory of members who gave lives to job
Sat, May 12th 2018 01:25 pm
AFL/CIO Niagara Orleans Central Labor Council held its 27th annual Workers Memorial Day observation on Saturday. The event took place at the Workers Memorial Monument in Reservoir Park, located just off Route 31 at the base of the New York Power Authority reservoir. Workers, their friends and families, attended the ceremony, which was emceed by Labor Liaison Bill Jakobi.
Renovated Hibbard's Frozen Custard open for season
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:05 am
Following some spring construction, the world-famous Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard opened for the 2018 season on Sunday.
Lake to lake portage run set to visit Lewiston this summer
Sat, May 12th 2018 07:00 am
At the end of Monday's Village of Lewiston work session, Joe Guerrero announced what he hopes will be the start of an annual event in Western New York and Southern Ontario: A lake to lake portage run.
Thunder of Niagara Air Show set for 2018 return
Thu, May 10th 2018 07:00 am
We're just about a month away from the exhilarating action of the Thunder of Niagara Air Show and get ready - it's back and better than ever in 2018.
Niagara-Wheatfield counters Grand Island rally in NFL contest
Tue, May 8th 2018 08:35 pm
Coach Jim Proefrock calls his Niagara-Wheatfield softball team a "bunch of gamers." Versus Grand Island, the gamers fought back. After blowing a 4-0 lead, the Falcons rallied back to defeat the Vikings, 11-6.
PHOTOS: Destination Niagara USA hosts 4th annual Day of Appreciation
Tue, May 8th 2018 04:35 pm
In honor of National Travel & Tourism Week, Destination Niagara USA honored more than 700 employees from the hospitality and tourism sector on Tuesday. A luncheon was held inside the Niagara Falls Conference Center on Old Falls Street. Prizes were awarded, and tourist entities were given booths to provide more information on their respective summer seasons.
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.
Take a bite out of Lewiston
Mon, May 7th 2018 12:50 pm
Forget the big cities: Foodies need to look no further than Lewiston for a unique culinary scene. This charming village is being recognized for its eateries, due in part to the new restaurants offering nontraditional fare.
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.
Thaw-out and plan a trip to Olcott
Sat, May 5th 2018 07:00 am
Go back in time. See a stunning sunset. Enjoy salty and sweet delights. Where is this utopian destination? In Western New Yorkers' own backyard at Olcott.
Lewiston: Smelt Fest 1, windstorm 0
Fri, May 4th 2018 09:00 pm
Cars were zigzagging, traffic lights were swinging, and electricity was spotty, but it was going to take more than that to stop the Lewiston Smelt Festival.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center celebrates grand opening
Fri, May 4th 2018 05:05 pm
The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center celebrated its grand opening on Friday. The Heritage Center is an experiential museum that reveals authentic stories of Underground Railroad freedom seekers and abolitionists in Niagara Falls. It was designed to inspire visitors to recognize modern injustices that stem from slavery and to take action toward an equitable society.
'Into the Badlands': More Emily Beecham in The Widow this season
Fri, May 4th 2018 03:05 pm
As this black clothes-clad, well-made-up, intimidating figure spread her arms over the badlands and sent her butterflies to route her foes, something unexpected began to happen. In the season three premiere, fans began to see less of The Widow, and more of actress Emily Beecham.
Wayside Landscaping & Nursery celebrating 50 years of service
Thu, May 3rd 2018 12:30 pm
For any small business, staying open for a few years is tough work, especially with surrounding competition. For the Rotella family at Wayside Landscaping & Nursery, they've made it look easy, as they will celebrate 50 years of service throughout 2018.
HS Softball: Quider does it all in Falcons victory
Tue, May 1st 2018 11:40 pm
Mackenzie Quider has a huge role for the Niagara-Wheatfield softball team. Not only does she pitch in the circle for the Falcons, she hits fourth in a strong lineup. On Tuesday evening, she showed exactly what she's capable of. The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated the Grand Island Vikings in Niagara Frontier League play, 3-2. The game was the first home game of the year for the Falcons due to dreary April weather.
Buffalo's Food Truck Tuesdays returns to Larkin Square
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 11:00 am
What's better than having a chance to eat food from your choice of over a dozen food trucks in the heart of Buffalo?
Village of Lewiston: Bruce Sutherland, Anne Welch in race for mayor
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday, two-term Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland was the top vote-getter in the Republican Party caucus. Two days later, former Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch garnered the most tallies at the Democrat Party caucus.
Post-winter headaches in Town of Lewiston
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
Resident Mark Elias inquired on the rough road conditions plaguing Morgan Drive, the Morgan Farms area and the town's plans on addressing the matter. Jumping right into it, Town Highway Superintendent Dave Trane replied the town's considerable schedule of road related work and repairs is at last underway, with paving delays thus far placed on the prolonged winter type weather conditions.
Grand Island Lions Club spaghetti dinner raises $ for Special Kids Picnic
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 07:00 am
Preparations for the Grand Island Lions Club's annual spaghetti dinner began at 3 p.m., Sunday, a full day before the dinner.
Wheatfield honors volunteers
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 07:00 am
As part of volunteer appreciation week, the Town of Wheatfield held its first volunteer recognition and training dinner for the Comprehensive Planning Implementation Task Force, numbering 30 volunteers, on Wednesday, April 18.
Village of Lewiston: Anne Welch receives Democrat Party nomination for mayor
Thu, Apr 26th 2018 08:05 pm
Longtime Village of Lewiston Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch received the Democrat Party nomination for mayor at Thursday's caucus, and will challenge Bruce Sutherland in the June 19 election.
Bottom of lineup leads Falcons to league win over Ken-East
Wed, Apr 25th 2018 12:55 am
Tuesday evening provided some not-so-great conditions to play baseball. Nevertheless, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons were on the new turf facility at Kenmore West as the home team versus Kenmore East. In a game that provided 21 walks, double-digit errors, 22 runs and only 11 hits combined by both teams, the Falcons walked away soaked as the victors, 15-7.
Village of Lewiston mayoral candidate Bruce Sutherland wins GOP endorsement
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 09:05 pm
Village of Lewiston Deputy Mayor Bruce Sutherland won the Republican Party caucus on Tuesday and will serve as the GOP's candidate for mayor in the June 19 election. He bested former Clerk/Treasurer Anne Welch.
Niagara Wire, Ridge Report help local students break into journalism field
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 10:10 am
Dr. Carrie Teresa was sitting in her office when several students walked in with an idea. Teresa, as a professor of communications at Niagara University, has an extensive background in journalism and working with students. On that day, she became the faculty adviser for the new schoolwide newspaper, The Niagara Wire.
Smelt Festival returns to waterfront with favorite fish, live music by 90 West
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 07:00 am
Festival season in the Village of Lewiston kicks off with the annual Smelt Festival, to be held Friday, May 4, on the Lewiston waterfront. The event is centered on one of the region's most natural resource - smelt - which is netted in the Niagara River.
Lake Ontario: Property owners updated on funding
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
"We're working hard for the release of these funds."
Grand Island Board of Education passes $62 million budget, introduces new SROs
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
On the last day allowed by state law, the Grand Island Board of Education voted unanimously to adopt a 2018-19 budget of $62,481,712 Tuesday.
Grand Island Town Board: Work begins on West River Connector Trail
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
As work on converting the West River Parkway into the West River Connector Trail began April 16, residents long opposed to the parkway closure went to Town Hall for one last-ditch effort to keep it open.
From eyesore to eye-catcher: Holiday Inn Express to open in May in former Dunlop site
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 07:00 am
Developer Jayesh R. Patel is on the threshold of turning the long-vacant Dunlop building into a vibrant, new hotel on the north end of Grand Island.
PHOTOS: Chamber Gala, back at Niagara Falls Country Club, bigger than ever
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 11:35 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Gala returned to the Niagara Falls Country Club on Thursday, and the brand-new ballroom was jampacked. Business leaders, elected officials, residents, guests and friends arrived to show their support for the local commerce, tourism and events agency.
Antique and Classic Boat Show returns to Grand Island's BLC
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:30 pm
It seems to be taking forever for the area's boating season to come around this year, with early March-type winter weather now extending well into April.
Village of Lewiston budget approved; tax rate flat
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 09:25 pm
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees approved the 2018-19 budget on Monday.
Wheatfield board schedules two public hearings, discusses switch to LED lighting
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for their last regular meeting of April. During the meeting, the board scheduled two public hearings and Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan discussed the possibility of switching to LED lighting throughout the town.
Wheatfield: Town Board hears opinions on Vantage Point bike race series
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
Back in early March, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board brought in Jon Rosen of USA Cycling for a work session about a proposed series of bicycle races at the business park of Vantage International Point off of Lockport Road.
 

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