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Sign of the times? Lee Simonson issues report calling for less clutter in Lewiston
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:05 am
In a recently compiled report, the former Niagara County legislator said Lewiston is choking on a hodgepodge of signs, utility poles and wires, and it needs to be saved.
Lewiston Library presentation sheds light on Frontier House's past, offers hope for building's future
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Why was the Frontier House built almost 200 years ago, and what will it look like a year from now?
National Grid, NYSERDA funding new Village of Lewiston streetlights at no cost to residents
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board recently learned it's the recipient of an unexpected gift.
Lew-Port senior embarks on new life chapter with USMC
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Members of Lewiston-Porter's Class of 2019 will take to the stage at Artpark on Friday evening for their high school commencement ceremony. But as they receive their diplomas and special honors, one class member will not be there. He'll already be embarking on the next chapter in his life - that of service to country.
ALL ABOARD: Discovering Niagara's shuttle
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Discover Niagara Shuttle kicked off its fourth season last month, connecting riders to 17 destination sites along a 14-mile route from Niagara Falls to Fort Niagara. Overseen by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area (NFNHA), the free hop-on, hop-off service has serviced over 105,000 riders from across the globe since its inception in 2016.
NPSL International Tournament brings teams, excitement to Youngstown
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
Niagara County's longest-running annual youth sporting event is set to kick off once again next week.
Grand Island: Town Board discusses mowing on West River
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
The Grand Island Town Board's workshop meeting Monday was its first chance to discuss mowing on the West River Connector Trail since the state revisited its maintenance plans last week.
Grand Island: Board approves special use permit for B&B
Sat, Jun 22nd 2019 07:00 am
After tabling the matter at its last meeting, the Town Board voted 4-1 to approve a special use permit for applicant Jie Zhu to have a bed and breakfast at 2568 West Oakfield Road. The board approved the permit, which is renewable yearly, with conditions.
Maid of the Mist summer season preview
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 07:25 pm
Put on your ponchos and sandals - the Maid of the Mist season is officially underway. Adventure-lovers and thrill-seekers from all over the world are lining up to get an up-close look at one of the greatest (and wettest) marvels in the natural world.
Island of Hope: Survivor shares heartfelt message at GI Relay For Life
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Cancer is something close to Lindsey Sterner's heart.
Veterans outreach to give rural vets a fighting chance
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
For veterans living in rural areas of Niagara County, accessing services can often be extremely difficult, if not impossible. While cities are generally more equipped to handle a veteran's needs, many rural vets, particularly those with disabilities, are unable to reach these areas to get the help they require.
Village of Youngstown: YBPA readies for 10th annual Street Dance celebration
Sat, Jun 15th 2019 07:00 am
Despite those seemingly never-ending rains -- not to mention the high water conditions on area waterways -- summer is very much here in the busy River Region.
DPW looks to complete water meter replacement in Lewiston; Center Street work concluding
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 02:50 pm
The Village of Lewiston Department of Public Works has been replacing water meter heads since the beginning of this year. With summer projects about to begin, the DPW is looking to finish the water meter head replacement project.
Youngstown: Post Theater project receives Greenway backing
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 02:45 pm
On Tuesday, the Niagara Greenway Commission determined the refurbishment of the U.S. Military Post Theater at Fort Niagara State Park was in keeping with the Greenway Plan's goals, principles and vision. Niagara Post Theater Inc. (NPT) is requesting $120,000 to repair the theater's ailing roof. The nonprofit group is slated to go before the Host Community Standing Committee in September for final approval.
George Clinton and friends entertain at Artpark
Wed, Jun 12th 2019 12:50 pm
This week's "Tuesday in the Park" concert offered an energetic, ferocious opening act in Miss Velvet & the Blue Wolf. What followed was Fishbone's musical cornucopia of funk sounds - metal, ska and rock, included.
Something for everyone - no, really! - at Artpark's Fairy House Festival
Tue, Jun 11th 2019 12:05 pm
Artpark & Company's annual "Fairy House Festival" offered a flurry of activities designed for all age groups. In fact, in each corner of the lower park area - where the event returned this year - one could find some new activity or sight. Throughout the afternoon, children and families dressed up, made fairy houses, concocted potions, visited the tea house, listened to music - made music in the interactive instrument garden - danced with costumed characters, picnicked and played games.
Monument for 'The Mayor': Park named in honor of Richard Soluri; video & photos
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:10 am
Though he's been out of office for almost a decade, people still call Richard Soluri the "Mayor."
Lewiston: Artpark & Company introduces master plan team, collects public input
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:05 am
Having toured the grounds, analyzed the topography - and even watched Sammy Hagar in concert - Artpark & Company's master plan team took the next step in creating a map of the venue's future when it hosted a public listening session on Wednesday.
Grand Island: D-Day Medal of Honor recipients honored with bell tolling
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Grand Island's Charles DeGlopper and the 12 other men who received the Medal of Honor for their heroism during the D-Day invasion 75 years ago this week were remembered with a bell tolling ceremony.
Island of Hope: Cooking up a cure: Honorary Survivor Lindsey Sterner
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Lindsey Sterner, a 39-year-old mother of two who works at Fresenius Kabi on Grand Island, described her younger child as a miracle. Miles, age 17 months, was conceived after Sterner had completed treatments for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Youngstown: YBPA readies for summer
Sat, Jun 8th 2019 07:00 am
Youngstown Business and Professional Association members covered a number of areas on Tuesday as YBPA held its pre-summer get-together at Bandana's Bar and Grill on Lake Road.
Learn about 'The Miracle on Lake Ontario Man Overboard'
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 04:35 pm
One afternoon last September, Justyn Dudeck took his sailboat out alone on to Lake Ontario. What began as an average fun-filled day out on the water quickly turned into the fight of Justyn's life when he was swept overboard.
Lewiston celebrates 765 Fairchild Place opening
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 04:30 pm
With construction now complete on 765 Fairchild Place, and people moving into the extravagant apartment complex, there was just one box left to check-off before the project was officially finished: a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Artpark kicks season off with sizzlin' Sammy Hagar, rockin' Night Ranger performances
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 10:50 am
The 2019 "Tuesdays in the Park" summer concert series began this week with a pair of crowd-pleasing performances by rock 'n' roll legends Sammy Hagar and Night Ranger. The "super" show - named that way for its unique pricing and seating configurations - lived up to billing, as the acts enthusiastically ran through five decades of hit songs, paired with a generous sampling of deep cuts.
Chamber to host miniature golf tournament on July 18
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 07:00 am
This year will mark the 10th year the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce has hosted a golf tournament. While the format has changed a bit from the first tournament, the camaraderie and friendly competition has remained constant.
Make gardening family affair at Lewiston GardenFest
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
The 14th annual Lewiston GardenFest, presented by the Lewiston Garden Club, is set for Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days along Center Street. It includes more than 80 vendors selling flowers, plants and garden essentials, along with speakers, demonstrations, a free garden walk and a container garden contest throughout the weekend.
IJC members visit WNY: Impact of high water levels, Plan 2014 discussed
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Newly appointed commissioners of the International Joint Commission spent Tuesday in Western New York, learning more about the IJC's Plan 2014 and its shoreline impacts from the high water levels on Lake Ontario in New York state and on the St. Lawrence River system in Canada.
Ransomville's Flag Day Parade, Community Faire takes over hamlet
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Festival season is now underway in the River Region. Next up for many is a visit out to Ransomville.
The Hub Pro Shop opens in Beaver Island State Park
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Golf has a way of becoming a big part of people's lives, as Grand Islander Cyndy Montana can now attest.
Island of Hope: Cancer survivor recounts journey of love, illness, adventure
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
Norine Hibschweiler Eaton, who is being honored as a survivor in Grand Island's third annual Zumbathon, to be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Radisson Niagara, has had a life full of love and loss, illness, and adventure. In 1979, Norine Hibschweiler went on a "date derby" with a bunch of single friends. The date derby involved visiting bars in Buffalo and collecting souvenirs, such as matches and napkins. For her efforts, Hibschweiler won the distinction of having "the most promising future."
Memorial Day on Grand Island
Sat, Jun 1st 2019 07:00 am
"I've been doing this for the last three years," said Town Supervisor Nathan McMurray at Monday's town ceremony in DeGlopper Park, which is undergoing reconstruction. "And I have never seen this many people here before."
'Dedicated to the men and women of this community who served our country in time of war'
Mon, May 27th 2019 03:25 pm
Memorial Day was observed Monday in the Village of Lewiston with a parade, remembrance ceremony and luncheon.
PHOTOS: Sun shines on A Taste of Lewiston
Sun, May 26th 2019 03:20 pm
Despite warnings of lions, tigers and bears - or at least a lot of rain - the entirety of A Taste of Lewiston was dry, warm and bright on Saturday.
VIDEO: St. Peter's dedicates shrine to Madonna
Sun, May 26th 2019 02:45 pm
A statue of the Madonna that once stood in front of Niagara Catholic High School has found a new home at the foot of St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston. On Sunday, the Rev. Monsignor David LiPuma led a Mass of thanksgiving and dedication as he stood next to the monument of Mary.
Lewiston's 2019 Memorial Day ceremony promises to be best yet
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:55 am
Lewiston's Memorial Day Remembrance Committee wishes to thank everyone who has worked this spring to prepare for our third Memorial Day celebration of the lives of the men and women who have sacrificed everything for us.
'Bordercrash' in Lewiston, as Headstones, The Trews, Lowest of the Low, Steven Page join for epic concert event
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:30 am
Artpark and Funtime Presents announced "Bordercrash" will invade Lewiston on July 13. The concert will feature Headstones, The Trews, Lowest of the Low and Steven Page. "Bordercrash" joins the Funtime Presents "Coors Light Concert" series in the Artpark Amphitheater. Tickets are now on sale.
Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market readies for year 2
Sat, May 25th 2019 07:00 am
Jamie Symmonds and Willow Consulting will return to Academy Park this summer for a second season of the Lewiston Artisan Farmers Market.
Cleveland Cavaliers introduce WNY's Beilein as head coach
Tue, May 21st 2019 01:20 pm
In Western New York, the last name Beilein is highly known for talented coaching. On Tuesday, a Beilein was in the national spotlight, as John Beilein was formally introduced as the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach.
PHOTOS: Scenes from the 2019 Nickel City Con in Buffalo
Mon, May 20th 2019 04:15 pm
Dave & Adam's presented Nickel City Con this past weekend at the Buffalo Convention Center.
More cashless tolls coming to WNY
Sat, May 18th 2019 07:05 am
Cashless tolls are here to stay, New York State Thruway Authority Executive Director Matthew J. Driscoll said Monday at a cashless tolling customer outreach event held at the Western New York Welcome Center in Grand Island.
 

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