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Learn about joint replacement
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will offer a luncheon presentation on "Advances in Joint Replacement Surgery" at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, at Crestwood Commons Patio Homes & Apartments, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Wheatfield.
Oakwood Cemetery announces photo contest awards
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 07:00 am
Oakwood Cemetery, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, will announce the "Summer at Oakwood" photography contest awards on Saturday, Aug.17, at 10 a.m., inside the Earl W. Brydges Library.
Niagara Falls Memorial names Susan Martin director of women's services
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 11:50 am
Susan V. Martin, RN, BSN, has been appointed director of women's services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective Aug. 19.
Bob Cliffe seeks re-election as Wheatfield supervisor
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Bob Cliffe has announced he is running for another term as supervisor in the Town of Wheatfield.
Wheatfield Republicans hold picnic
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Republican Club will hold its 43rd annual family picnic from 1: 30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Wheatfield Lions Club picnic pavilion on Ward Road next to the Wheatfield American Legion.
Peach Festival advance ride tickets available
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Kiwanis Club of Lewiston announces advance ride tickets for next month's Niagara County Peach Festival are now on sale.
Niagara County Fair: Classic car awards presented
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
Two Niagara-Wheatfield residents were among those who took home awards at the Niagara County Fair 2013 Classic Car Show on Aug. 4.
Painters Plus Home Decorating selects North Tonawanda resident for third annual Project H.O.P.E.
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:30 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt announced Jesse Gooch, proprietor of Painters Plus, has selected the winner of the third annual Project H.O.P.E contest. Megan Sholtz, a 35-year-old mother of three, was selected from the entries submitted for the paint makeover.
Saturday's household hazardous waste drop-off open to residents of Lockport, surrounding communities
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 03:30 pm
Local residents will have an opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous items Saturday when the Niagara County Refuse District holds a household hazardous waste and electronics drop-off at Lockport Town Hall.
Infectious disease specialist announces office hours at Niagara Falls Memorial
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:45 pm
Infectious disease specialist Rajinder Bajwa, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and is scheduling appointments for new patients. His office hours will begin Sept. 12.
Grisanti announces $400,000 in funding for Tonawanda
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, has announced he secured funding for the Town of Tonawanda that will be used for environmental, public safety and parks and recreation projects that will enhance and improve conditions in the town while accomplishing budgetary relief and increasing efficiency.
Niagara Animal Rescue: Paws for a cause at Lewiston Art Festival
Fri, Aug 9th 2013 07:00 am
The 47th annual Lewiston Art Festival will premiere on Center Street in Lewiston on Aug. 11 and 12, featuring signature designs from more than 175 artists and fine crafters. Of these artists this year, "man's best friend," is transforming the festival and bringing a new level of interaction that has never been available before through Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue.
Alex's Lemonade Stand contributes to kids' cancer fight
Fri, Aug 9th 2013 07:00 am
In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, the Berg family, will host an Alex's Lemonade Stand at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at 6996 Lakeside Drive, Wheatfield.
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station: 'Operation catch me if you can!' is a go
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 01:00 am
For the first time in history, the Air National Guard Camp Fund Program has donated money for a unique kind of children's camp. This year, the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station opens its gates for the children of military families to attend Spy Camp.
Smokin' Eagles International BBQ Festival returns canalside
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 12:40 am
The hot, sweet smell of barbecue will pervade Gateway Harbor in North Tonawanda and Tonawanda this weekend as the Smokin' Eagles International BBQ Festival returns.
NT: Ortt announces 'bigger, better' 'Thunder on the Niagara' at Gratwick Riverside Park
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 11:05 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt announced during a press conference today that the "Thunder on the Niagara" boat racing event at Gratwick Riverside Park will be "bigger and better" than the past seven years.
Niagara Hospice celebrates 25 years as only hospice provider in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 03:25 pm
To celebrate 25 years of service and to increase awareness of hospice care, Niagara Hospice will host a 25th anniversary gala, "Under the Stars," on Friday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. beneath the newly constructed Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion on Niagara Hospice's Sunset Drive Campus in the Town of Lockport.
Reminder: Project scoping to begin on historic Niagara Falls bridges
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 03:25 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have released a scoping report for work on the historic American Falls bridges (pedestrian bridges) at Niagara Falls State Park.
Old Falls Street, USA, hosts 'Touch-A-Truck' on Aug. 10
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 03:30 pm
Fire trucks and police cars and ambulances, oh my! It's time once again for Old Falls Street, USA's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event, to be held Saturday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. The afternoon allows children and their families to climb into a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate.
NT: Mayor Ortt to announce enhanced 'Thunder on the Niagara' event at Gratwick Riverside Park
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 03:00 pm
Mayor Robert G. Ortt will announce the enhanced "Thunder on the Niagara" boat racing event at Gratwick Riverside Park during a Tuesday afternoon press conference.
Help Ava
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 07:00 am
•Ava Pannozzo, the 4-year-old daughter of Christopher and Ida Maria (Colangelo) Pannozzo, was recently diagnosed with a rare immune disease called familial HLH. She is currently receiving chemotherapy, but is in need of a bone marrow transplant.
Tonawanda Engine Plant sets open house
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 07:00 am
The General Motors Tonawanda Engine Plant is using electronic billboards throughout Western New York to advertise its 75th anniversary open house scheduled for noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23.
Say FAREwell to food allergies
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
With all the things that can cause parents gray hairs these days, you would think something as innocent as a birthday cupcake or the childhood staple of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches wouldn't be on the list.
'Over the Edge' takes fundraising to new heights
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
A birds-eye view of Niagara Falls atop the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel was a breathtaking experience that left me awestruck and reminded of my humble mortality. What better time to be reminded of fragile existence than when dangling by a rope from the top of the tallest hotel in the area?
Santa makes summer stop at Wheatfield market
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
The Wheatfield Farmer's Market welcomed a special visitor.
Gerbec announces candidacy for Wheatfield Town Board
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
Councilman Arthur Gerbec has announced that he is a candidate for re-election to the Wheatfield Town Board.
Retzlaff running for Wheatfield Town Board
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
Randy W. Retzlaff has announced that he is a candidate for the Wheatfield Town Board.
Enter Oakwood photo contest
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
Submit up to three photographs of the Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls by Aug. 9 for the Friends of Oakwood photo contest.
Try out for travel soccer program
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
The NWAA Soccer Club is looking for youth soccer players interested in participating in the clubs travel soccer program.
Local fire chief recognized
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
Chief Bruce Mack of Wheatfield's Frontier Volunteer Fire Co. recently was awarded the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award, during a drill with his fellow firefighters.
Memorial announces Premier 2014 co-chairs
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 06:00 pm
Renee Taefi Baughman, M.D., and Lucy and Dominick Muto have been named co-chairs of The 2014 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala.
JoAnn Getman named nursing director at Schoellkopf
Tue, Jul 30th 2013 12:40 pm
JoAnn Getman, RN, a nurse administrator with extensive quality and clinical experience and long-term care expertise, was named director of nursing at the Schoellkopf Health Center. Her appointment is effective immediately.
Familiar favorites, new attractions at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 07:00 am
Citizens of Niagara County are eagerly anticipating the return of their very own Niagara County Fair, sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County.
Summer heat can be hard on the heart
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:00 am
Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the weather, but be sure to protect your heart in the heat.

With temperatures hitting the 90s, it's important to know that extreme heat can be hard on the heart.

As the temperature rises, so can your risk for suffering health issues like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Doctors recommend using good judgment when it comes to activities outside in the heat, and that you stay hydrated.

Sanborn Farm Museum Festival: Parades, local history and more
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:15 pm
If your family is looking for a fun, economically savvy weekend packed with uniquely quirky events that showcase the beauty of our area's history, look no further than the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival.
'Dog Days of Summer' supports SPCA
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:05 pm
For its second consecutive year, the Niagara County SPCA is hosting the "Dog Days of Summer," a celebratory event dedicated to the furry companions pet owners enjoy and adore.

The event takes place on Saturday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on shelter grounds, located at 2100 Lockport Road in Wheatfield. The event is non-exclusive and free of charge.

Amy Lewis, the shelter director for the Niagara County SPCA, believes the main purpose of the event is to "Get people onto shelter grounds and bring a bit of fun to the SPCA."

Bridge Commission celebrates anniversaries
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission is planning a series of commemorative activities in honor of its 75th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

"To properly acknowledge and pay tribute to 75 years of effective, binational service to the Western New York and Southern Ontario regions, the commission has a series of exciting events and activities planned for the second-half of 2013," said NFBC Chairperson Thomas G. Pryce.

Webinar series on Alzheimer's
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:05 pm
One out of every 10 New Yorkers age 60 and older have reported some form of memory loss.
Residents mop up after windy, wet and wild storm
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:00 pm
Some Wheatfield and Town of Niagara residents are still mopping up after last Friday evening's major thunderstorms that took down tree branches, and flooded basements and roads in scattered areas of the towns. Making matters worse, power outages lasting as long as 18 hours shut down basement sump pumps.
Ceretto: North Tonawanda to host mobile command center for victims of recent flooding on Friday
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 02:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced the New York State Department of Financial Services will deploy a second mobile command center to assist people who were affected by the recent floods. This one will be located at the North Tonawanda City Hall, 216 Payne Ave., on Friday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The mobile command center will assist those affected by the flooding with filling out applications and assessing damages.