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Bergholz: Rose Court residents defend ditch filling
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:50 pm
Following the public hearing regarding a filled-in ditch on Rose Court in Bergholz at Wheatfield's Town Board meeting last week, one of the property owners has spoken out to defend the actions she and her husband took.
State education budget garners mixed reactions
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 04:50 pm
After much worry in school districts throughout the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has released a state budget with large increases in education funding. However, the news has been met with mixed reactions.
Bill Ross will not seek 12th term
Fri, Apr 3rd 2015 10:30 am
William L. Ross, the longest serving chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, will step down at the end of the 2015 calendar year. He has been elected chairman of the Niagara County Legislature a record 11 times.
Eggcellent: Making pysanky, traditional Easter eggs
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Easter is right around the corner and with it comes the time-honored tradition of egg-decorating.
End in sight for flooded-out Bergholz residents
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Residents of Luther Street in Bergholz have faced flooding issues for years, but a solution may finally be in sight after a public hearing at Wheatfield's Town Board meeting Monday.
Gateway Market, 'Rockin' the River' return
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Two more summer events were added to North Tonawanda's calendar at its Common Council work session Tuesday.
Diabetes advocate urges Congress to take steps to stop diabetes
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Nearly 200 American Diabetes Association volunteer advocates from across the nation joined together in Washington, D.C., in March for the association's premier national advocacy event, Call to Congress.
N-W student advocates against Common Core
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 07:00 am
Amidst tense budget discussions, a Niagara-Wheatfield student approached the district's Board of Education to discuss another controversial topic: the Common Core.
St. Joe's principal to return to Niagara-Wheatfield
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:00 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute principal Jeffery Hazel has been named director of instructional technology and learning for the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District. The district's Board of Education approved his hiring at its regular meeting March 16.
Niagara-Wheatfield principal named Elementary Principal of the Year
Thu, Mar 26th 2015 06:00 pm
Charles Smilinich, principal at Colonial Village Elementary School in the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District, was selected as the 2015 New York State Elementary Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York State and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Niagara Falls Memorial, Mount St. Mary's take to the ice for annual charity hockey game
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 09:35 pm
Doctors, nurses and staff members from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center took to the ice Friday evening for their second annual charity hockey game.
Raising awareness: OUN celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 10:10 pm
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. It's a time to educate the community about the issues facing people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and advocate for those individuals in Albany.
Girl Scouts earn Silver Award
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:50 pm
NICOWE Girl Scout Cadette Troop 258 earned its Silver Award by assisting the Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry in Niagara Falls. Heart, Love and Soul offers many services to those in need, including a food pantry, dining hall, health services and day camps for children.
Students run the show in NT
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:40 pm
The City of North Tonawanda and North Tonawanda High School teamed up Tuesday to celebrate Student Government Day, an opportunity for high school students to shadow government officials for a day and learn about how a city is run.
Town of Niagara modifies sex offender restrictions
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 08:40 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board followed Erie County's example nine years ago in limiting where sex offenders could live. On Tuesday, the board lessened the restriction based on a state court decision.
Third annual 'Spring It On' fundraising event expected to showcase 200 WNY nonprofits
Mon, Mar 16th 2015 11:25 am
On Thursday, 200 nonprofit organizations will welcome spring by participating in the third annual "Spring It On" campaign, the region's only 24-hour online fundraising event.
Dead geese found on Liberty Drive
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 11:00 am
An investigation has begun following the discovery of a seven dead geese dumped on the side of the road on Liberty Drive in Wheatfield.
Northgate Health Care: A birthday celebration that was twice as nice
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:20 am
It was a special day at Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield as resident Tom Burock of Wheatfield and his wife, Dorothy, both celebrated their 80th birthdays with family and friends.
Diesel students grateful to Milton CAT for donation
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:20 am
The heavy equipment/diesel/ag mechanics students at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Niagara Career and Technical Education Center are getting a chance to work with a brand-new engine courtesy of Milton CAT of Batavia.
BOCES culinary students take gold at Taste of Education
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:15 am
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES ProStart Culinary team cooked their way into first place at the 2015 Taste of Education at Salvatore's Italian Garden Restaurant
Aquarium of Niagara begins Seafood Watch partnership
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:05 am
A new program at the Aquarium of Niagara will help shoppers and businesses make environmentally friendly seafood choices.
North Tonawanda Common Council discusses Webster Street concerts
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:05 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council got a little glimpse of summer at Tuesday's work session when the organizer behind the annual Webster Street concert series stopped by to discuss this year's event.
Wheatfield moves forward with drainage study, library
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:00 am
Wheatfield's Town Board moved ahead with two major proposals Monday: one to begin the process of obtaining a library in the town, and another to start a comprehensive drainage study.
Wheatfield Lions host club's district governor
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:00 am
On March 5, the Town of Wheatfield Lions Club hosted the visit of Lions Club District Gov. Mike Lawkowski, as well as visiting former governors and dinner chairman Paul Wilson, who congratulated the organization for its hard work and presented three membership certificates to three new members.
Starpoint transportation requests due
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:00 am
April 1 is the deadline for transportation requests to non-public schools for the 2015-16 school year. If you are contemplating sending your child/children to a non-public school this fall, submit your request before April 1.
Advanced Dental extends Operation Whiter-Brighter
Fri, Mar 13th 2015 11:00 am
Advanced Dental is extending its fundraising program for the Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Station through April 1.
Adell's School of Dance hosts basket auction
Wed, Mar 11th 2015 07:00 am
Adell's School of Dance will host a basket auction from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the studio, 2420 Military Road, Niagara Falls. All proceeds will benefit the ASD performance competition team.
NYPA's 'Eggstravaganza' a sure sign of spring
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:30 pm
The New York Power Authority will hold its annual "Eggstravaganza" March 28 at the Power Vista, the visitors center for the Niagara Power Plant in Lewiston.
Ceretto meets with Renae Kimble of Cancer Services Program of Niagara County
Tue, Mar 10th 2015 03:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto and the Western New York legislative delegation met Monday with Renae Kimble, the program coordinator for the Cancer Services Program of Niagara County.
Spring rummage sale
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 12:20 pm
St. Vincent de Paul Parish hosts its spring rummage sale at the Catholic Academy elementary site.
Memorial staffers 'Go Blue' for colorectal cancer awareness
Mon, Mar 9th 2015 11:05 am
Staff members and volunteers at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center dressed in blue Friday to support "Go Blue," a state and national effort to raise awareness about colorectal cancer.
Senior shutterbugs wanted
Sat, Mar 7th 2015 07:00 am
The Council for Older Adults announced its annual photo contest is now underway. Applicants can submit up to five photographs for consideration under the following categories: "Nature's Moods" (scenic) and "Celebrations of Life" (people and/or animals).
N-W budget anyone's guess until Cuomo releases aid
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 06:20 pm
The preliminary budget released by the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education at its meeting Wednesday was essentially a guessing game about the district's funds and future. As with all districts in the state, local school tax rates remain up in the air until Gov. Andrew Cuomo releases state aid runs.
Town of Niagara: Proietti named senior citizens services director
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 04:55 pm
The Town of Niagara has appointed Joseph Proietti as its new senior citizens services director. Proietti began work Feb. 2. His goal is to increase participation at the center and to expand the programs and activities offered at the center.
Tuscarora Native American School dares to make good decisions
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:45 am
The fifth-graders at Niagara-Wheatfield's Tuscarora Native American School recently accepted their D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) diplomas from members of the Lewiston Police Department and Town of Lewiston Supervisor Dennis Brochey.
Buffalo Museum of Science prepares for first 'MessFest'
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:45 am
The Buffalo Museum of Science will hold its first "MessFest" event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo. MessFest invites families to explore science through messy experiments and demonstrations, including homemade slime, shaving cream, liquid nitrogen and erupting volcanoes.
Family performance at Gliding Stars Ice Show
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:45 am
Wheatfield and Lewiston natives Mitchell, Jen and Holly Martin will perform as a trio at the upcoming Gliding Stars annual Ice Show March 20 and 21.
North Tonawanda History museum to receive original Wurlitzer
Fri, Mar 6th 2015 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda History Museum has learned that it will be receiving a Wurlitzer grand piano, circa 1930s, in coming weeks. The instrument and its relationship to the now 11-year old History Museum are interesting.
Niagara-Wheatfield takes section VI Championship
Thu, Mar 5th 2015 12:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield claimed the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Section VI Championship for large schools for the third straight year, and fifth in seven seasons as a varsity sport.
Spring Fever Antique Fair
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 07:15 pm
Cases of spring fever are at epidemic proportions this year. The Spring Fever Antique Fair is arriving just in time to provide the perfect cure. The Niagara Art Trail will present the third annual event Friday, March 13, and Saturday, March 14.