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Security, law enforcement students recognized for leadership
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:10 am
Two students in the Security and Law Enforcement Program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center were recently recognized as youth leaders in the community.
Town of Niagara eyes health care savings
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:10 am
The Town of Niagara Board agreed Tuesday to consider joining a Greater Niagara Orleans County Municipal health insurance consortium, which has a goal to reduce overall health care costs by having the two counties' 26 municipalities purchase joint insurance.
Communities to celebrate Memorial Day
Fri, May 27th 2016 10:05 am
Ceremonies and celebrations will be held throughout local communities in honor of Memorial Day this long weekend. Listed below are events scheduled for the Town of Niagara, the Town of Wheatfield and the City of North Tonawanda.
Volunteers needed for Chamber of Commerce welcome center
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:05 pm
As the summer approaches, the welcome center sees an increase in walk-in visitors requesting maps and general information on the region. Accordingly, the chamber is seeking volunteers to help staff the office in the evenings and weekends.
3rd annual Niagara Hospice Gran Fondo draws record number of riders
Wed, May 25th 2016 10:40 am
The Hospice Gran Fondo, presented by M&T Bank, brought its "party on wheels" to Niagara County May 14 for its third annual ride to benefit Niagara Hospice.
87 Lockport C.A.R.E.S. volunteers receive awards
Mon, May 23rd 2016 04:10 pm
Lockport CARES held a volunteer recognition and fire safety in-service for all current shift volunteers on May 21 at the shelter located at 188 Genesee St.
Pappas announces lineup for 2016 'North Tonawanda's Rockin' On The River'
Sat, May 21st 2016 10:15 am
The three-concert series takes place Fridays, June 24, July 1 and 8, at Gratwick Riverside Park, and features Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Rik Emmett and Three Dog Night.
Working toward betterment: Buffalo Avenue businesses look to improve the area
Fri, May 20th 2016 08:40 pm
Small businesses are working together to steer Buffalo Avenue on the road to improvement, by attracting new business and customers through enhancements to the area and beautification initiatives.
Pappas holds bike path, kayak launch dedication ceremony
Fri, May 20th 2016 03:55 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, along with members of the city's Common Council, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to highlight the bike path extension and two new kayak launches in the city.
Wheatfield: Town OKs stay on ground-mounted solar panels, solar farms
Fri, May 20th 2016 03:55 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board voted to approve a six-month moratorium Monday on the installation of ground-mounted solar panels and solar farms in the town.
Court rules biosolids law legal
Fri, May 20th 2016 03:50 pm
Wheatfield's biosolids law to ban the spread of human waste byproducts on town land has been ruled legal by State Supreme Court Justice Frank Caruso.
Buffalo Avenue's Ricky's Pub & Pizzeria hosts 'Good Times Never Come' film crew
Wed, May 18th 2016 05:30 pm
Crewmembers shot scenes of the new film "Good Times Never Come" Sunday at Ricky's Pub & Pizzeria (also known as Nifty Fiftys) at 7710 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Collins announces $88,858 grant for Adams Fire Co.
Wed, May 18th 2016 02:05 pm
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $88,858 in federal funding for Adams Fire Co. in Wheatfield.
Dominic Hofert Diamond Classic golf outing debuts this summer
Wed, May 18th 2016 01:10 pm
Friends and family of Dominic Hofert will host a golf tournament in his memory on Monday, Aug. 1, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club, 1058 Lake Road, Youngstown.
Niagara County Community College receives $500,000 from The John R. Oishei Foundation
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:40 am
A major grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation will help Niagara County Community College complete improvements to the college's current library facility, transforming it into a vibrant and welcoming learning commons space.
Niagara Open looking for golfers
Sat, May 14th 2016 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host its annual Niagara Open Golf Tournament on Monday, June 13, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club in Youngstown.
OUN to host succulent and cacti garden class
Fri, May 13th 2016 09:00 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will hold a hands-on succulent and cacti garden class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Sy and Witmer roads), in the Town of Wheatfield.
Summit Mall sports complex: Board gives site plan a conditional OK
Fri, May 13th 2016 08:50 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Planning Board approved the site plan of the proposed Niagara International Sports and Entertainment facility, contingent on if the town's engineering requirements are met.
Niagara Falls Memorial Auxiliary's 'Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner' returns
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:45 am
The Auxiliary of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host its third annual "Famous Rib & Chicken Dinner" from 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Bakery Restaurant, 3004 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
Lewiston Lions Club offers $500 scholarship
Wed, May 11th 2016 02:30 pm
The Lewiston Community Lion's Club is offering a $500 scholarship for a Native American graduating high school senior who resides on the Tuscarora Nation, and displays a commitment and dedication to his or her education.
Finger Food Products to expand in Niagara County
Fri, May 6th 2016 04:20 pm
Finger Food Products Inc., a family-owned business, is embarking on a multimillion-dollar relocation and expansion in the Town of Wheatfield. The company held its ground-breaking ceremony Tuesday at its new location in the Vantage International Point industrial park.
Home stretch in sight: Herschell Carrousel campaign surpasses halfway mark
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:55 pm
North Tonawanda's Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has officially raised more than $20,000, which is half the funding needed to repair and reassemble its main attraction - its 100-year-old carousel.
NT residents seek repair of potholes on city roads
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:55 pm
The potholes around North Tonawanda have long been a major nuisance in the community. Some city residents spoke up on that issue during Tuesday's Common Council meeting at City Hall.
Wheatfield residents seek answers on landfill fence
Fri, May 6th 2016 03:50 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board Monday night heard from North Tonawanda resident Cory D'Agostino, who said the fence planned to be installed around the Niagara Sanitation Landfill in Wheatfield "isn't going to do any good."
Parent Network, OUN have 'the conversation'
Fri, May 6th 2016 11:25 am
The Parent Network of WNY and Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host a free workshop titled "Sexuality ... Having the Conversation," on Wednesday, May 11.
Memorial Medical Center pharmacy residency program earns national accreditation
Fri, May 6th 2016 11:20 am
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) has granted full six-year accreditation to the postgraduate year one pharmacy residency program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
NIMAC has Niagara Falls base's back
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 04:45 pm
Sometime next month, when a C-130 lifts into the air above the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, it will be the final deployment from the base by the 914th Airlift Wing using the huge military transport aircraft.
WNY aviation history presented at Bergholz museum
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 04:35 pm
The Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall Museum in Bergholz welcomed Hugh Neeson, a longtime executive in the aerospace industry and member of the board of directors of the Niagara Aerospace Museum as a guest presenter, April 21.
JB Aaron and the Brethren takes Smokin Joe's Native Center house band title
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:45 pm
JB Aaron and the Brethren won the top prize of $750 and the right to be Smokin Joe's Native Center's house band during the "Search for the Sound of Smokin Joe's" event in downtown Niagara Falls.
WNY aviation history presented at Bergholz museum
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:40 pm
The Das Haus, Einhaus, und Der Stall Museum in Bergholz welcomed Hugh Neeson, a longtime executive in the aerospace industry and member of the board of directors of the Niagara Aerospace Museum as a guest presenter, April 21.
Votes welcome for Dumpster mural contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 03:40 pm
Four locally based community groups each hand-painted a Dumpster to demonstrate their vision of what Earth Day means to them. This year's participants included Girl Scout Troop 70072 of Ransomville, and students of Tonawanda High School, Ken West High School and the Charter School for Applied Technologies Middle School.
Tops Friendly Markets celebrates grand opening of new store in Sanborn
Thu, Apr 28th 2016 03:40 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, unveiled a $1 million renovation of its new store in Sanborn during a grand opening Wednesday.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum offers 3-D printing on Mother's Day
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 04:40 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will host a Mother's Day celebration from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, May 8.
Ceretto to host forum for seniors
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 03:45 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto will host a forum on programs available to local seniors. Several topics will be covered, and Ceretto encouraged members of the community to join him.
'Discover Niagara Shuttle' set to launch in May
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:05 am
A new trolley system is planned to transport visitors to points of interest in communities along and around the Niagara Gorge this tourist season.
Niagara County Central Rotary Club to host senior citizen breakfast
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The 33rd annual Roger W. Andrews Senior Citizen breakfast, hosted by Niagara County Central Rotary Club, will be held in the Niagara-Wheatfield High School cafeteria 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7.
Town of Niagara Lions to host 'Bowling for Sight' event
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:40 am
The Town of Niagara Lions Club will host its annual "Bowling for Sight" event Saturday, April 30, at the Bowl-O-Drome Lanes at 2712 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
Wheatfield board discusses stay on solar panels
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:35 am
The Wheatfield Town Board voted Monday to hold a public hearing regarding the implementation of a six-month moratorium on the installation and possession of ground-mounted solar panels in the town at 7 p.m. Monday, May 16, in Town Hall.
Town of Niagara Board OKs park updates, new community activities
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:35 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board approved updates to all of its parks for the coming warmer weather seasons.
Pappas: NT a 'Tree City USA' designation
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 10:35 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced the Arbor Day Foundation named the City of North Tonawanda the "2016 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.