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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.
Finnegan finds a home: An SPCA love story
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
His eyes wide with panic, he darted from person to person in the room trying to find someone, anyone, who could take him away from this scary, noisy place. His raggedy, overgrown black coat was dull, and he obviously hadn't been eating - his frame was little more than skin and bone.
Find a forever friend at the SPCA
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
Like a proud parent, I can't help but brag about my success with adopting a pet at the SPCA. Finnegan, of course, is taken, but there are many more dogs and cats waiting to be your new best friend.
Senator Maziarz and Niagara Aerospace Museum representatives announce re-location of museum
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 08:30 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz was joined Friday by representatives of the Niagara Aerospace Museum and local leaders to announce the museum's re-location to the old terminal building at the Niagara Falls International Airport.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greets first newborn of 2013
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greeted its first baby of 2013 at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, when Kelly Freiermuth, right, of Niagara Falls gave birth to daughter Brystol Lynn Freiermuth.
Alzheimer's Association to hold Saturday workshop
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 07:00 am
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will present "Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters," at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.
'Behind the Badge' at History Center
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 07:00 am
Richard Lang will present a program and book signing on "Behind the Badge" at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Niagara County History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Get information on Young Life
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 09:55 am
An informational meeting about Young Life in the Niagara Wheatfield community will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2437 Niagara Road in Wheatfield.
NCCC to expand partnerships with $2.1M in grant funding
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 09:55 am
Niagara County Community College is the recipient of four grants that will aid it in expanding community-based partnerships and programming, according to President James P. Klyczek. The grants will help NCCC develop community, school-based or professional development programs in suicide prevention, working with at-risk youth, Landmarks in American History and career and technical education.

"This series of grants will to greatly enhance NCCC's connection to the community and our outreach to schoolchildren, young adults and educators alike," said Klyczek.

Tips for preventing skin cancer and keeping skin healthy
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 09:50 am
Adopting healthy skin habits in 2013 could save your life. Thousands of people in the United States die each year from skin cancer, a highly preventable and treatable disease. Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age or skin color, which is why making skin health a priority should be on everyone's list of New Year's resolutions.

With an easy to remember acronym, S.K.I.N., The Skin Cancer Foundation is proposing four simple steps for keeping skin cancer prevention and skin health top of mind in 2013 and beyond: Skip the tanning bed, keep up with skin exams, ignore the myths, and never skimp on sun protection.

Guard provides honors at funerals
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 09:50 am
The New York Army National Guard's honor guard was expected to perform about 10,200 military funerals by the time 2012 ended at midnight on Dec. 31.
Wheatfield's code enforcement officer responds to Sandy
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 09:40 am
When you hear the words "first responder," you probably think of someone like a firefighter, police officer or an EMT, or even the Red Cross. But there is another type of first responder who helps people affected by disaster try to put their lives back together.
Mount St. Mary's welcomes last baby of 2012
Wed, Jan 2nd 2013 01:50 pm
Noelle LaBarr didn't want to wait a few hours to be the first baby born at Mount St. Mary's in 2013, so she became the last baby born at the expanded Center for Women at Mount St. Mary's for 2012.
Ceretto takes oath of office
Tue, Jan 1st 2013 10:25 am
Surrounded by his family, Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, was sworn in to office Dec. 31 by Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel at the Grand Island Town Hall.
2012: Tribune Year in Review
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 07:00 am
Local government and education leaders in the Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune circulation area were contacted to find out their opinions on happenings, both good and bad, in their areas for 2012 and what is ahead for 2013.
Create art for Art of Beer
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center is holding its annual poster contest for the Art of Beer 2013, which will be held on Feb. 22, 2013.
Try 'Godspell'
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will hold auditions for the March production of the musical "Godspell" at 7 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3, 2013, at The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.
City of North Tonawanda: Mayor Ortt disavows Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 05:05 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt has disputed and disavowed an advocacy group's inclusion of his name among a group of mayors signing a letter to President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders urging new restrictions on gun ownership.
Niagara-Wheatfield athletes sign with colleges
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 04:55 pm
Two Niagara-Wheatfield athletes recently signed letters of intent for colleges.
Go 'Pairing for Penguins'
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 01:00 pm
Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery Inc. presents "Pairing for Penguins," a benefit for the penguin exhibit at the Aquarium of Niagara.
Memorial Medial Center: Premier chairs prepare for silent auction
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 12:15 pm
Anne and Dr. Richard Sawicki organize items for a silent auction that will be held at the 2013 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala.
N-W board honors athletes, discusses Sandy Hook tragedy
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education recognized outstanding student athletes from the fall sports program at its Dec. 19 meeting.
Local artist on display
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 07:00 am
Local artist Sarah Westphal, 23, a 2007 Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduate, poses with her grandfather Frank Wright, 82, of North Tonawanda, at a showing this month of her photography and painting at the Margaret E Bacon Gallery at Buffalo State College.
Coloring contest winners
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 07:00 am
Winners of the Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune's Christmas Coloring Contest gathered Saturday at Kinetic Kitchen and BathPlanet, 1655 Fashion Outlet Blvd., the company that sponsored the contest this year.
Supporting the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Wed, Dec 26th 2012 06:00 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Reiter, second from left, presented a $16,000 check to Linda Jackson, curator of the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum of the Sanborn Area Historical Society, at the society's election meeting.
NCCC's professional development sessions open to the public
Wed, Dec 26th 2012 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Community College professional development committee will hold professional development days for faculty and staff at the Sanborn campus of NCCC from Jan. 4-9, 2013.
Lighting the holidays: Dinosaur becomes family tradition
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:00 am
This time of year, it's not unusual to see lighted Santas, reindeer and snowmen decorating people's yards.

Danny Maerten's house on Niagara Road in Bergholz has a dinosaur.

AOH scholarship available for Niagara Catholic
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:00 am
Applications for the Ancient Order of Hibernians annual scholarship for Niagara Catholic Junior/Senior High School are now available at Niagara Catholic.
House passes defense bill, brings new mission to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 09:10 pm
Representative Kathy Hochul, NY-26, applauded the passage Thursday of the National Defense Authorization Conference Report, which allows for a new mission to be brought to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Rotary Club of Niagara County Central to award scholarships
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:15 am
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central will again offer $1,000 scholarships to students from the Niagara-Wheatfield, Starpoint and Wilson school districts.
St. James Lutheran Church sets holiday services
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:05 am
St. James Lutheran Church, 2437 Niagara Road, Bergholz, will hold a candlelight worship service at 5 p.m. and a children's program at 7 p.m. Dec. 24.
Drones likely for base's 107th Airlift Wing at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:05 am
Drones are likely to be the answer for a new mission for the 107th Airlift Wing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for base indoor firing range
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:05 am
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 18 to officially open a new $6.5 million indoor small arms firing range.
Greinerts keep Christmas bright
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:00 am
The extensive Christmas display at the home of Paul Greinert, 6962 Errick Road, is a Wheatfield holiday tradition. It was begun by his father, Edward Greinert, who initiated the display for his grandchildren and the community.

The lighted display, spread across the grounds, includes a manger scene, an igloo with penguins, snowmen, toy soldiers, a Santa house, train, elves, Santa and his sleigh, snowflakes, Christmas trees, signs, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and more.

Christmas Mass set at Gate of Heaven
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:00 am
A special Christmas Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at All Saints Chapel Mausoleum in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston.
Niagara County adopts $321.8 million spending plan
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 09:00 am
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $321.8 million spending plan Tuesday night in Lockport, with a slight 1.2 percent property tax rate increase that is below the county's legally required 2 percent tax cap.

The approved budget sets a full value tax rate of $7.72 per $1,000 of assessed value, up slightly from the $7.63 rate in the 2012 spending plan. Despite the minimal uptick in rates, the fiscally conservative budget maintains deep cuts in county tax rates achieved over the course of the past decade

 


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