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Five charged in turtle beating
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
All five of those believed to be involved in the brutal beating of a snapping turtle at a party in Wolcottsville have been located and face charges for their actions, according to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Smokin' Joe's cited for tobacco violation
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
Smokin' Joe's Cigar Shop, 240 First St., Niagara Falls, was recently penalized for tobacco products sold to a minor at some point from Jan. 1 to June 30.
Royalty crowned at Canal Fest pageants
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
Cara Porto of North Tonawanda is the new Canal Fest queen.
St. Mary, St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church host annual festival
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church of the Greater Buffalo area has announced its seventh annual festival will take place Aug. 21-23 on the church premises, 350 Wheatfield St., North Tonawanda.
One man injured in Wheatfield explosion
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 02:45 pm
A 44-year-old man suffered a "catastrophic" injury to his foot in an explosion early Tuesday morning in the Town of Wheatfield, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Bomb-making materials were found at the site.
Thunder in the sky
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 04:30 pm
The Thunder of Niagara air show at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station offered tens of thousands of onlookers two days of airborne performers and ground displays this past weekend. The event returned after a four-year hiatus.
Pieces of the Past: Benjamin Long Homestead
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:00 pm
Many years ago, a family of seven, traveling in a covered wagon, made the long trek from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to their new home - a point where two creeks met, in a place called Tonawanda.
Celebrating Hounds & Heroes
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:00 pm
On July 11, the Niagara County SPCA held its first Hounds & Heroes celebration at the shelter grounds, 2100 Lockport Road. Participants took part in many activities, including a parade, demonstrations, a pie contest and more.
Canal Fest to kick off 33rd year in Twin Cities
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
The 33rd annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will kick off July 19 and run through July 26 with a few new features, a change in midway bracelet pricing and the traditional round of community classics.
Healing Field planned for Gratwick Riverside Park
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
Western New York's first planned Healing Field is set for Sept. 9 to 11, 2016, at the park as part of a combined project of the Sunrise Exchange Club and the Exchange Club of the Tonawandas.
Living a legacy: New director of the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas has Twin Cities roots
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
Angela Johnson-Renda has worked in many different roles over the course of her life to date, but they've all brought her here — to the Chamber of the Commerce of the Tonawandas' new office on Sweeney Street in North Tonawanda.
USAF Thunderbirds and U.S. Army Golden Knights visit local community
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 05:25 pm
In advance of the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show, featured performers from the U.S Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Army Golden Knights are visiting the community.
Guillemont Memorial Grant supports Community Missions soup kitchen
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 05:25 pm
Rita M. Franc, administrator for the Guillemont Memorial Grant of the Niagara Falls Episcopal Urban Ministry, presented community Missions Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger, left, and cook Jimmie Walker, right, a check Thursday.
Wegmans spruces up Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 04:50 pm
More than two dozen Wegmans employees took time to volunteer at the downtown Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club Wednesday.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes three new, exceptional marine mammals
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:55 am
The Aquarium of Niagara has three new marine mammals, and each one has a unique and compelling story that will resonate with guests.
Niagara County Fair begins with Farm-City Breakfast
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:45 am
The 2015 Niagara County Fair will kick-off at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, with the popular Farm-City Breakfast, sponsored again this year by the Niagara County Community College.
Bills coach Rex Ryan to jump with U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 01:35 pm
The 2015 Thunder of Niagara Airshow will feature The United States Army "Golden Knights" Parachute Team. This elite team will be performing in front of an anticipated record-breaking crowd. As part of the performance, Rex Ryan, the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, will participate in a tandem jump with the team at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Friday, July 17.
Tristan Greer named 340-B coordinator at Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Tristan D. Greer has been appointed 340-B pharmacy program coordinator at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
SPCA seeks suspect in turtle torture
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:55 pm
The Niagara County SPCA is seeking those responsible for the brutal beating of a snapping turtle July 6 in Wolcottsville.
Wings Flights of Hope fundraiser planned
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:50 pm
Every year, the incumbent Niagara County Peach Queen, sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, chooses an organization that has special meaning to her and hosts a fundraiser for the group.
Presale Canal Fest tickets available
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:35 pm
Discounted ride tickets for Canal Fest, which runs July 19 to 26, are now available online at
Ljiljanich steps in as Niagara-Wheatfield leader
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:25 pm
Daniel Ljiljanich wanted to be a teacher ever since the 10th grade.
Niagara-Wheatfield board prepares for 2015-16 school year
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:25 pm
With one major exception - the swearing-in of a new superintendent - business went pretty much as usual at the annual reorganization meeting of the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education.
NCCC only state college to have 100 percent pass rate on PTA exam
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
The 2015 graduates of the Niagara County Community College physical therapy assistant program earned a 100 percent pass rate on the national physical therapy assistant examination. NCCC is the only college in New York with 100 percent pass rate on the national exam.
Celebrating 65 years of love and friendship
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 09:30 am
It was a day 65 years in the making for Tom and Rose Giangreco, residents of the Northgate Health Care Facility in North Tonawanda.
New gazebo at Sanborn museum is a labor of love
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
As the wooden framework of a new gazebo rises near the buildings of the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum on Saunders Settlement Road, it's more than just a possible bandstand, or a place to sit in the shade.
Olde Sanborn Days is a team effort
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Over two days in July, about 2,500 to 3,000 people flock to the grounds of Sanborn Fire Co. on Ward Road (Route 429) to partake of the annual Olde Sanborn Days and all its activities.
Pieces of the Past: Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Like many local history museums, the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum has artifacts from the large (farm equipment, an entire storefront) to the tiny fragments of life that might otherwise be overlooked.
A fundraiser for the felines
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
In the kitten area at Precious Paws Rescue in North Tonawanda, five kittens romped and played during a recent summer afternoon. But at the tip-top of a small climbing tree, sisters Narcissa and Nutella napped the hours away.
NT library director chosen for leadership program
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:00 pm
In August, 40 librarians from throughout the United States will gather for an immersive leadership development program for future library leaders -- and one of them will be from North Tonawanda.
Contestants sought for Canal Fest pageants
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:00 pm
The various Canal Fest pageants have been taking place for most of the festival's 26 years -- but the allure of that once-prized crown and sash might be slipping.
Niagara County offers health workshops
Thu, Jul 2nd 2015 06:00 pm
Niagara County Office for the Aging and the Niagara County Department of Health are sponsoring several local, free health workshops in July.
Pappas asks voters to support him as mayor
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 09:15 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced Friday he will run for election this November.
Sirianni announces candidacy for Niagara Town Board
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:45 pm
Richard Sirianni, a local organized labor leader and Niagara-Wheatfield School Board trustee, formally announced his candidacy for the Niagara Town Board on Monday, saying that the town needs "hard-working leaders committed to fixing what's broken."
Sanborn Old General Store celebrates anniversary
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:45 pm
The Sanborn Old General Store, 5856 Buffalo St. (Ward Road/Route 429), Sanborn, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this month.
Wheatfield seeks comment on possible zoning changes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:40 pm
Possible zoning changes are coming up along Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield - and town officials want to know what the public thinks of them.
Erie Canal Fishing Derby marks 25 years
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:40 pm
The 25th annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby will kick off July 1 and run through July 12 along the 50 miles of the canal, from North Tonawanda to Albion.
Hounds for Heroes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 11:25 am
Niagara County will soon be able to claim the distinction of being the first of its kind to nominate a canine chief of staff, host a red, white and blue pet parade and decide, once and for all, just whose furry (or feathery, or scaly) companion is the most patriotic, thanks to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Tonawandas offer a gateway to summer
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 08:00 am
With all the artisans, musicians and food vendors present for the T-NT Gateway Market last Thursday, the biggest crowd congregated around Lloyd III, the third incarnation of the popular Buffalo-based food truck.
Memorial announces Niagara Cup Classic winners
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 07:00 am
The 24th annual Niagara Cup Classic was held June 9 at the Niagara Falls Country Club and Seneca Hickory Stick golf courses.

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