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Ken-Ton Y reaches 73 percent of campaign goal
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 03:30 pm
The Ken-Ton Family YMCA officially kicked off its 2014 annual campaign Jan. 22. Just a few weeks later, organizers have reached 73.3 percent of their overall goal of $50,000. They're asking for the community's support to help reach the goal by March 19.
Warm up with 'SEAsonings' at Aquarium of Niagara
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 12:30 pm
Had enough slipping and sliding, sneezing and freezing? No need for cold medicine, just drop by the Aquarium of Niagara Thursday, March 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. It's time for the annual winter fundraiser "SEAsonings - The Original Taste of Niagara."
21st annual 'Baskets O'Plenty Auction' to benefit people with developmental disabilities
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 21st annual "Baskets O'Plenty Auction" is scheduled for Thursday, March 13, at BPO Elks Lodge No. 346.
Carol Miller presents 'World Rock Art from The Paleolithic to The Present' at Niagara County History Center
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 01:25 pm
Rock art is more complex and more widespread than just the painted caves of Europe. Speaker Carol Miller will offer a series of presentations on open-air rock art, which is every bit as impressive and even more prolific.
Free health screenings at Heart Smart event
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:45 am
Free health screenings will be the order of the day on Saturday, March 1, when Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center wraps up American Heart Month with "Heart Smart: A Free Wellness and Education Event."
Apex Personal Fitness offers new training concept
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:30 am
If your new year's resolution to get up and get in shape got up and went back to the couch, Anthony Kukovica might have the answer.
Just imagine
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 07:00 am
Colonial Village Elementary School held its annual Invention Convention earlier this month.
Oogie wants in on Military Road
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 07:00 am
Oogie Games, "Everything Video Games," believes business would be good on Military Road in the Town of Niagara.
Veterans tax break an issue at school board meeting
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 07:00 am
On Dec 21, 2013, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill that would authorize school districts to grant veterans an exemption from their school taxes. Tensions ran high on this very subject at the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting Feb 12.
Health and Wellness Fair at Starpoint
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 07:00 am
Starpoint High School's second annual Health and Wellness Fair will be held Friday, Feb. 28, in the fine arts lobby during lunches.
Free. Fish. Fry. Want one?
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 06:25 pm
Niagara Frontier Publications is hosting its third annual "Your Favorite Fish Fry" contest. From Feb. 25 through April 19, an entry ballot will be included in our "Fishy Deals" special section and online at www.wnypapers.com. Use it to vote for the restaurants that serve delicious fish dishes.
NIMAC vice chair meets with top Air Force leaders at 2014 civic leaders conference in Washington
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 12:10 pm
Merrell Lane, vice chairman of the Niagara Military Affairs Council and a member of the Air Force chief of staff's civic leaders program, recently met with top leaders of the U.S. Air Force at the 2014 Air Force Civic Leader Program Conference in Washington, D.C.
'Heart Smart' event to feature free health screenings
Tue, Feb 18th 2014 03:45 pm
Free health screenings will be the order of the day on Saturday, March 1, when Memorial Medical Center wraps up American Heart Month with "Heart Smart: A Free Wellness and Education Event."
'Hound' stalks Ghostlight stage
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:10 pm
A world premiere adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Hound of the Baskervilles" will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, at 7 p.m. Feb. 20.
'Spring Fling & Sale'
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 08:00 pm
On Saturday, March 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Longaberger Apple Tree Branch will be hosting its annual "Spring Fling & Sale" to benefit Niagara Hospice and the American Cancer Society at the Pekin Fire Hall, 3024 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn.
Obot to direct community health worker program
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Sarah Obot coordinator of its Niagara Falls community health worker program.
Ruffolo thanks staff for making Memorial Medical Center a great place to work
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo lauded the health network's 1,100-member staff after learning Memorial was selected as a finalist for the 2014 Business First's "Best Places to Work."
McGuire takes command of 107th Mission Support Group
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Col. Donald V. McGuire, a Lewiston resident, assumed command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Mission Support Group during an assumption of command ceremony held at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Feb. 8.
Proposals for Wheatfield veterans memorial unveiled
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Early proposals for a new memorial honoring veterans were presented to the Wheatfield Town Board by its Veterans Memorial Focus Group on Monday.
Bomb threat investigation continues
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Bureau is working on tracing the 7:55 a.m. 911 call on Monday reporting bombs at Niagara-Wheatfield and Niagara Falls high schools.
Kinetic Kitchen and Bath celebrates 10th anniversary
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Every time I get a few dollars ahead and think I will have a vacation someplace other than Veranda Beach, a silent alarm must go off at my house.
Wheatfield musician does well
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Town of Wheatfield musician Jay Moynihan, well known for his mastering of the sax, guitar and piano for more than 20 years, entertained the pregame crowd at the Chicago Bulls-Atlanta Hawks NBA contest Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the United Center in Chicago.
Catching up with K-Kids
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
The recently established K-Kids (Kiwanis Kids) at Errick Road Elementary School hosted an assembly in the school's gymnasium back on Dec. 10. The assembly for 595 students centered on caring, was administered by gym teacher Anthony Vekich, school counselors Jenn Henry and Liz Antonelli.
Wanted: A loving, safe home for DeeDee
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Some stories are told in words. DeeDee's story is told in her scars.

DeeDee, a chocolate brown pit bull mix with white markings, was rescued Dec. 2 by Lauren Zaninovich, SPCA supervisor for adoptions/admissions, who also works as the cruelty dispatcher and a rescue driver.

Heart of Niagara fundraiser draws a crowd
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:20 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue held its second annual "Heart to Heart" fundraising event, "A Taste of The Niagara Region," Feb. 8, at the Lewiston First Presbyterian Church Social Hall. The event featured sample tastes from more than 20 area restaurants, plus a basket auction with row upon row of donated baskets.
Memorial Medical Center health home roster hits 1,000
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center health home roster has topped the 1,000 person mark.
Niagara County Department of Health: free breast and cervical cancer screening, colon cancer risk assessments, in-home screening kits
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
Throughout the month of March, free colon cancer risk assessments and in-home screening kits will be available for qualified men and women ages 50 through 64, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at area locations.
NFHS Class of 1964 reunion
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
The Niagara Falls High School Class of 1964 will discuss plans for its 50th year reunion at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the administrative boardroom of Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St.
Youth can enter 2nd annual Niagara County Fair logo contest
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has announced its second annual Niagara County Fair logo contest.
Enjoy a 'Taste of Italy'
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
A "Taste of Italy" pasta dinner will be held Sunday, Feb. 23, from noon-4 p.m. at St. John de LaSalle Church/St. Charles Borromeo Parish Center, 8477 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The dinner will include spaghetti, meatballs, roll, salad, dessert and beverage.
Lifeguarding course offered in Town of Tonawanda
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department is offering an American Red Cross lifeguarding course at the Town of Tonawanda Aquatic & Fitness Center Monday, Feb. 17, through Friday, Feb. 21 (9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). The cost for the class is $180.
Memorial wears red for women's heart health
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:30 am
Members of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center family gathered inside the hospital's main entrance Friday to show their support for National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day. The annual observance is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease in women.
Voters OK N-W buses
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:20 am
It was a small turnout for the Niagara-Wheatfield bus vote Tuesday, evening, but the district got a definite nod to purchase up to five new school buses at a cost not to exceed $500,000.

With only 683 residents voting, the final tally was 472 yes votes and only 211 no.

The district serves all of Town of Niagara, most of Wheatfield and parts of Cambria and Lewiston. Essentially, anyone who is a citizen more than 18 years old and who has lived in the district for more than 30 days can vote.

NCCC scholarships available for fall semester
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:20 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall 2014 semester.
N-W swim team collecting awards
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:15 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield boys swim team collected a Niagara Frontier League first place with its 200 medley relay team scoring a time of 1:45.25 at last weekend's NFL meet at Lockport High School.
'Hire a Hero'
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:15 am
VA Western New York Healthcare System will host the third annual "Hire a Hero" employment and education fair for veterans from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, in Freedom Hall at the Buffalo site, 3495 Bailey Ave.
Warm up with Bergholz chowder
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:00 am
The Bergholz Volunteer Fire Co. and Ladies Auxiliary's monthly chowder and baked goods sale begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the truck hall on Niagara Road in Bergholz.
Last chance for Adams breakfast
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:00 am
On Sunday, Feb 9, the Adams Volunteer Fire Co. will present its final all-you-can-eat farmers breakfast for the season.
Holster believed dropped accidentally at Starpoint
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:00 am
The Starpoint School District notified the Niagara County Sheriff's Office at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning that an empty ankle holster was located on school grounds, outside of the high school buildings.
Judge reserves decision in Richards case
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:00 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards made his open court appearance before the Hon. Christopher J. Burns in Buffalo's State Supreme Court in the midst of Wednesday morning's snowstorm. Burns reserved decision on motions made by Richards' lawyers until a later date.
 


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