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Sculpting the future at the NACC
Fri, Dec 6th 2013 09:40 pm
Located at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, the former Niagara Falls High School is now home to the 180,000-square-foot Niagara Arts and Cultural Center. Commonly referred to as the "NACC" by locals and enthusiasts who support its grassroots efforts, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center has come to mean much more for the community than a building saved from demolition in 2000.
NYS awards $795,000 to Niagara Falls Memorial for groundbreaking outpatient mental health program
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 06:05 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded $795,000 in state funding for its new Wellness Connection Place, a groundbreaking coordinated care program for adult mental health patients.

The three-year award, announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, is one of just 37 statewide and the only one designated for a Western New York hospital in the second phase of the competitive Vital Access/Safety Net Provider Program.

Memorial is in the process of renovating its outpatient adult mental health center to establish a one-stop, multi-service center called the Wellness Connection Center.

'An O. Henry Christmas' looks at the homeless
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:50 pm
It's become a Christmas tradition for my sister Teenie and I to go to Theatre in the Mist's annual holiday show. We always leave filled with holiday spirit and ready to kickoff our own Christmas preparations.
Town of Niagara children celebrating
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:45 pm
Come celebrate the holidays at the Town of Niagara Community Center where a Christmas party for youth in the community will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14.
West St. K-Kids compose letters to military personnel
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:45 pm
The 2013 K-Kids (Kiwanis Kids) of West Street Elementary School recently opened the first assembly at their school. As each member introduced themselves on stage they articulated the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People," a book by Stephen R. Covey, a leadership/ take responsibility outline.
Get set for snowmobiling
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:45 pm
The Shawnee Sno-Chiefs Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with the Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., will hold a New York State Snowmobile Safety Course on Dec. 14, at Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co., 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
Niagara Hospice presents program 'Grief Never Takes a Holiday'
Wed, Dec 4th 2013 08:05 am
Niagara Hospice will present a program on dealing with grief during the holiday season. The free event will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Otto Redanz Funeral Home, 2215 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
Growing up giving
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 10:00 pm
The Stoddards of Wheatfield are a giving family.
2014 LaSalle Legacy Calendar is now available
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 07:00 am
LaSalle PRIDE Inc. has issued its third edition of the LaSalle Legacy Calendar featuring 12 new historical photos of the former Village of LaSalle. The purchase price is $10 and proceeds will benefit the Historical Programs of LaSalle PRIDE.
Niagara County SPCA dealing with overcrowding, financial issues
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 08:30 pm
It's time for a serious message from the shelter. The Niagara County SPCA made the commitment to become a no-kill shelter in July of 2012, and we consistently work toward saving every animal that we can regardless of cost; regardless of physical space; regardless of the constraints in staffing, compensation from contracts and resources in general.

Without a doubt it has been a struggle for the shelter both financially and in terms of space.

Homeland Security urged to set up shop at NFARS
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 08:25 pm
Members of Western New York's Congressional delegation are pressing the Department of Homeland Security to establish missions at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

In a letter to the acting secretary of DHS, Congressmen Chris Collins and Brian Higgins, joined U.S. sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer in urging the department to consider NFARS as a regional location for several DHS missions, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customers and Border Protection, and certain operations of the U.S. Coast Guard.

LaSalle's Griffon Manor topic of lecture
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 08:25 pm
LaSalle PRIDE Inc. will present a lecture on Griffon Manor at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the second floor meeting room of the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Ave.
Bala delivers presentation on advanced robotic surgery to national surgical society
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 08:10 pm
Dr. Bala Thatigotla of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was a featured presenter at the recently concluded annual meeting of the Society of Robotic Surgery in Orlando.
Burnett accepts permanent appointment as head of osteopathic family practice residency program
Mon, Nov 25th 2013 12:05 pm
Jeffrey O. Burnett, D.O., has accepted a permanent appointment as director of the osteopathic family practice residency program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Benefit for Tim Hayes
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Tim and Mary Hayes, lifelong residents of Wheatfield, where they have also raised their two sons, have always been the first in line to help someone in need.
Obit: Dr. William J. Spry
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 10:55 pm
William J. Spry Jr. of Wheatfield, formerly of Youngstown, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the age of 89, following a long illness and three years on dialysis.
Step into 'An O. Henry Christmas'
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
Theatre in the Mist will present "An O. Henry Christmas" from Nov. 29 to Dec. 8 at the Stella Niagara stage, 4421 Lower River Road, Lewiston.
Hospice plans tree lighting ceremony
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
The Niagara Hospice Alliance will host its annual Light-A-Life Memorial Tree Lighting Ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, under the Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion behind Niagara Hospice House at 4675 Sunset Drive in Lockport.
Thanksgiving dinner for veterans
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
Thanksgiving dinner will be served to homeless and other needy veterans and their families, Sunday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.
Sanborn Band celebrates holidays
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
The Sanborn Fire Co. Band will perform a traditional Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, in the Sanborn firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. (Route 429).
Create a tabletop tree at OUN
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
A "Hands-On" Seminar to create a fresh tabletop tree will be held at the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara on Dec. 17.
NCCC celebrates anniversary of The Gettysburg Address
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
Gettysburg wasn't the only place celebrating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's delivery of The Gettysburg Address on Tuesday.
Developer considering multi apartment complex in old corn maze
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
Wheatfield is expecting continued growth in the town and officials want to be ready.
Town of Niagara: Budget approved after lengthy meeting
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board approved its 2014 budget Tuesday, one day before its Nov. 20 deadline.
Memorial Medical Center celebrates renovation of women's pavilion
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 07:00 am
Think of it as an "Extreme Makeover: Hospital Edition."
Adell's takes first
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 10:50 pm
Adell's School of Dance took first place in the dance segment of the Niagara Electric Lights Parade, hosted by the Town of Niagara Business Association. The parade routine was presented by the studio's performance competition team, pictured, which is comprised of 70 dancers from the region.
Niagara County SPCA, local veterans join forces
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 12:00 am
The Niagara County SPCA is pairing with local veterans' groups and representatives from Niagara University to bring healing to veterans in the community and animals in the animal shelter.
Town of Niagara: Vote on town budget expected next week
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 12:00 am
The Town of Niagara still does not have an approved budget for 2014.
NCCC to observe 150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 12:00 am
Niagara County Community College will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address on Tuesday, Nov. 19, on the Sanborn campus, in the Arts and Media Theater, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road.
State awards $500K grant to Niagara Falls Memorial for innovative senior citizen program
Thu, Nov 14th 2013 05:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a $500,000, three-year grant from the New York State Office of Mental Health to operate a "Get Well/Stay Well" program to serve seniors residing in the Niagara community. The project will be operated in collaboration with The Dale Association, a well-known provider of mental health and elderly services in Niagara County.
Maziarz presenting Niagara County business fair at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Wed, Nov 13th 2013 01:45 pm
New York State Sen. George Maziarz will present a free Niagara County business fair Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 7-9 p.m. at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St. Attendance is free and check-in begins at 6:45 p.m.

The event, co-sponsored by Maziarz, the Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center and the Niagara USA Chamber, brings together numerous business resources, including local business associations, economic development partners and other local business owners.

Town of Niagara Lions plan annual Veterans Day ceremony
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 04:00 pm
On Monday, Nov. 11, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness clubs will host their annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Veterans Heights Park, located at the intersection of Lawson and Bellreng drives in the Town of Niagara.
Incumbents do well in local elections
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:50 pm
Official election results haven't been released by the Niagara County Board of Elections yet, but unofficial results show Republicans and incumbents did well in Tuesday's races.
Niagara Electric Lights Parade winners announced
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:50 pm
The winners were announced for the Niagara Electric Lights Parade held along Military Road in the Town of Niagara. The parade was judged by NY-PENN Judging Association Inc.
Local Rotarians enjoy evening at cemetery
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:50 pm
Members of the Grand Island, Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara County and Fort Erie Rotary clubs got together on Oct. 30 for chili from Ms. Thank You at the Lewiston Moose Lodge, followed by a ghost walk by the Lewiston Council on the Arts' Marble Orchard Players.
Wheatfield looks at creating an LDC
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:50 pm
Wheatfield's Business Development Focus Group is suggesting the creation of a Local Development Corporation to help attract new business to the town.
'Little Women' the musical at Niagara Regional Theatre Guild
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:50 pm
Most women remember either reading Louisa May Alcott's classic "Little Women" or seeing the movie version.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office dispatches State Police
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:40 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office 911 center has begun dispatching for the New York State Police barracks in both Lockport and the Town of Niagara.
American Legion Band of the Tonawandas salutes vets
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:40 pm
The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas Veterans Day concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda.
NCCC to honor veterans at annual ceremony
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:40 pm
Niagara County Community College will host its annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at NCCC's Veterans Memorial Park, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.