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Memorial Medical Center wears red for women's heart health
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 07:00 am
Members of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center team gathered at the hospital's main entrance Friday to show their support for the 10th annual National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day, an event dedicated to raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease in women.
Cliffe seeks state action on Niagara Falls Boulevard
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday authorized Supervisor Bob Cliffe to contact the state Department of Transportation seeking an earlier date for improvement of Niagara Falls Boulevard in the town.
Slapstick laughs at Northgate Health Care Facility
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
Ever wonder what it would be like to smack somebody with a pie like in the old slapstick comedies?
LaSalle's Griffon Manor topic of lecture
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
LaSalle Pride Inc., in conjunction with the LaSalle Library, will present a lecture on Griffon Manor at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the library's second floor meeting room, 8728 Buffalo Ave.
Gleason's School of Gymnastics Level 4 wins team trophy
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Level 4 Niagara Team from Gleason's School of Gymnastics recently participated in the fifth annual Jacquie Hirsch Memorial Girls Buffalo Challenge, winning the first place team trophy with 189.25 cumulative points.
Niagara-Wheatfield basketball: Raising awareness and funds
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Varsity and JV girls' basketball teams held a fundraiser basketball game on Jan. 25 to support the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. The girls sold donation cards, wristbands and collected donations and raised a total of $1,600.
Town of Wheatfield: Closed portion of The Summit mall floods
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 06:00 pm
An open roof hatch and freezing weather combined last weekend to burst water valves and flood the old Summit Park Mall. A Niagara County Sheriff's Office patrol doing an area check at the mall early Sunday noticed water coming from the old Steve & Jerry's location.

Anthony, CEO of a commercial real estate agency in Raleigh, N.C., also noted that he currently is negotiating with two parties on the possible sale of the mall, which closed in 2009 except for exterior stores.

Mall owner Jim Anthony said Tuesday that damage estimates are still being completed, but will be considerably less than originally reported.

Niagara USA Chamber elects new officers and members to board of directors
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 04:25 pm
At the January Board meeting of the Niagara USA Chamber, elections were held to fill open positions. Christian Boron from M&T Bank was elected the as chairman, a position previously held by Kevin Schuler from LP Ciminelli.
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel hosts 'Wags, Whiskers & Wines' to benefit SPCA of Niagara
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 04:15 pm
The phrase "lucky dog" will have added meaning this February at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, as the casino hosts and sponsors "Wags, Whiskers & Wines," a fundraiser to benefit the Niagara County SPCA. The event takes place Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Bear's Den Showroom.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum: Learn carving tradition that brought thousands of carrousel horses to life
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 04:10 pm
When Allan Herschell first began producing carrousels in the 1880s, he was fortunate to have a local population of talented carvers to draw his workforce from. Over the decades, advances in technology brought first metal and then fiberglass animals, and the hand-carved horse became a thing of the past. While modern animals undoubtedly offer a number of technological advantages, the beauty and craftsmanship of the hand-carved horses from the golden age of carrousels are unmatched.
Alicia Scott appointed stroke center clinical coordinator
Wed, Jan 30th 2013 12:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Alicia Scott, RN, MSN, ANP-C, clinical coordinator of its state-designated Stroke Center effective immediately.
Voutour elected third VP of state Sheriffs' Association
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:55 am
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour was elected third vice president of the New York State Sheriffs' Association at the 79th annual Winter Training Conference this week in Albany. Above, Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy (left) with Sheriff Voutour following the swearing-in ceremony.
Town of Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Co.: Serving the community
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:20 am
The Town of Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Co. held its annual installation meeting on Jan. 19.
BOCES students shine at auto competition
Fri, Jan 25th 2013 07:00 am
Kyle Jung, a senior at Niagara-Wheatfield and Dan Ruble, a senior from Wilson, took first place at the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers' AutoTech Competition on Jan. 19 at Erie Community College.
Hospice volunteer training scheduled in Wheatfield
Fri, Jan 25th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice Director Kay Dekker, RN, BSN, has announced volunteer training dates for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of nursing homes residents receiving hospice care.
Town of Niagara delays decisions on future projects
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 05:00 pm
A tied vote delayed action on a late resolution introduced by Councilman Danny Sklarski at the Town of Niagara Town Board meeting Tuesday.
Niagara-Wheatfield School Board approves soccer request
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 05:00 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education approved a request from the Girls Soccer Booster Club to move forward with fundraising and develop plans for soccer shelters to be used for boys and girls soccer and lacrosse.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to hold free health screenings
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 04:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will offer a series of free health screenings during the next several weeks.
TNBPA holds annual awards dinner
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 04:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association will hold its annual dinner and awards ceremony Thursday, Jan. 24, at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
NCCC's Gemma Fournier recognized
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:15 pm
Niagara County Community College announced that Gemma Fournier, surgical technology program coordinator, was recently selected as one of 10 recipients of the 2012 Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologists at the Association of Surgical Technologists national conference held in Washington, D.C.
Wheatfield, Town of Niagara: Dog park seen at SPCA
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:00 am
The towns of Wheatfield and Niagara are cooperating in a plan to bring a public dog park to the grounds of the SPCA of Niagara on Lockport Road.
Wheatfield considers changes in public hearings
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday held three public hearings before getting its regular meeting under way.
Sheriff's Community Police Academy to begin
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:00 am
Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the Sheriff's Community Police Academy will be held Feb. 28 and every Thursday through May 30 at no cost.
Niagara County Legislature State of the County Address
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:00 am
I want to thank my legislative colleagues for your vote of confidence in selecting me as the 2013 chairman of the Niagara County Legislature. It is an honor and a pleasure to address you this evening (Jan. 2) on the state of the county.
'Saturday Night Alive' at St. Peter's
Thu, Jan 17th 2013 06:20 pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6167 Walmore Road in Sanborn, will host its monthly contemporary worship gathering, "Saturday Night Alive," starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Wheatfield Business Association to meet
Thu, Jan 17th 2013 06:15 pm
The next Wheatfield Business Association social is set for Monday, Jan. 21, at the Walmore Inn, at the corner of Lockport and Walmore roads, Wheatfield.
NFTA K-9s to assist at inauguration
Thu, Jan 17th 2013 06:15 pm
Two Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Transportation Security Administration-certified Explosive Detection K-9 teams will assist with the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Niagara County Legislature: Syracuse will chair consolidation & shared services committee
Wed, Jan 16th 2013 12:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers are tasking a new government panel with devising shared services and consolidation agreements between the county and municipal governments with an eye toward cutting costs and red tape.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy promotes John Reardon to executive director and CEO
Mon, Jan 14th 2013 11:25 am
Niagara Cerebral Palsy, a non-profit agency providing high-quality care to children and adults with developmental disabilities, has announced that John J. M. Reardon was promoted to executive director and CEO. The agency also announced that Salvatore M. Passanese, Ph.D., has been elected president of the board of directors.
NCCC announces Tech Wars 2013 winners
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:35 am
Niagara County Community College hosted more than 800 students from 22 Western New York school districts at Tech Wars 2013 on Wednesday. Competitions ranged from RC Heavyweight Sumo Robotics to 3D Modeling and CO2 Car Races.
2013 Wheatfield Family Picnic needs volunteers
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Picnic Committee is preparing for the 35th annual Wheatfield Family Picnic, to be held at Fairmount Park on Sunday, Aug. 25.
Changes for the new year: Higgins to take command of 107th Airlift Wing
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 07:00 pm
New York Air National Guard Col. John Higgins, a master navigator with more than 3,500 hours flying in the F-4 Phantom fighter, the F-111 bomber and the C-130 Hercules, will replace Col. Jim McCready as commander of the 107th Airlift Wing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Changes for the new year: Towns' reorganization meetings see little change
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 07:00 pm
Wheatfield held its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 2. The Town of Niagara held its reorganization Wednesday.
Old terminal provides new home for Aerospace Museum
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 01:00 pm
The Niagara Aerospace Museum has hit some turbulence in recent years, bouncing to several different locations as it attempted to showcase some 100 years of local aviation history.
West Street K-Kids aid Christmas Fund
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 12:45 pm
The K-Kids (Kiwanis Kids) of West Street Elementary School is a group of 15 fifth-graders who are taking on the responsibility and leadership of running their club as they plan and participate in community/school service projects.
BOCES students, staff help stock food pantry
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 12:30 pm
Students and staff at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center decided to make the holidays brighter for those who are less fortunate.
Police crack down on DWI
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 12:25 pm
From Dec. 12 through Jan. 1, various Niagara County police agencies participated in a nationwide holiday season DWI enforcement program by increasing patrol units specifically designated for DWI enforcement.
Ice skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks open
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 03:20 pm
The outdoor skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks are open and ready for business. This will be the fourth season at DeVeaux (rink never froze in 2012) and the inaugural season at Reservoir.
Kathryn Lance to chair economic development committee
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 07:00 am
Legislator Kathryn Lance, a second-year lawmaker whose district includes commercial and industrial areas off Niagara Falls Boulevard, will be tapped to chair the Niagara County Legislature's economic development committee, Majority Leader Rick Updegrove, R-Lockport, announced Monday.
Vicki Landes named Memorial Health home director
Mon, Jan 7th 2013 05:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced that Vicki Landes, RN, BSN, will serve as director of the medical center's new health home.

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