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Wheatfield joins call for SAFE Act repeal
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 12:55 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday joined the Niagara County Legislature and other municipalities across the state in calling for repeal of the NY SAFE Act.
You can run for Starpoint school board
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 12:55 pm
Nominating petitions for persons interested in running for a seat on the Starpoint Central School District Board of Education are now available.
Lions celebrate 60 years of service
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 12:50 pm
The Town of Niagara Lions Club celebrated its 60th anniversary at Antonio's Banquet Hall in Niagara Falls.
Dumpster fire reported at SPCA
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 12:50 pm
A Dumpster fire outside the SPCA of Niagara on Lockport Road in Wheatfield Tuesday afternoon will result in some extra security measures at the facility.
Higgins warns of sequestration threat to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, spoke on the House Floor to bring attention to the serious consequences that sequestration would have on the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, Niagara County's largest employer.
'Spring It On': Buffalo/Niagara's 'Day of Giving' set for March 1
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 04:45 pm
"Spring It On," a new, 24-hour online giving event designed to raise awareness and funds for not-for-profit organizations in the Buffalo/Niagara community, will take place from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 1.
27th annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale runs March 6-8
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 04:35 pm
Hospice Buffalo will welcoming spring along with all Erie County First Niagara branches March 6-8 with the 27th annual Hospice Buffalo Spring Bouquet Sale. Thousands of fresh flower bouquets will be available for $8 to support Hospice care.
20th annual Baskets O'Plenty Auction to benefit people with developmental disabilities
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's 20th annual Baskets O'Plenty Auction is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, at BPO Elks Lodge No. 346, 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., in the Town of Niagara.
Niagara County Municipal Clerk's Association welcomes leaders
Sat, Feb 23rd 2013 10:30 am
The Niagara County Municipal Clerk's Association inducted its new officers on Thursday.
Niagara County Builders to present Parade of Homes home show
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 03:45 pm
The Niagara County Builders Association announced this week its 2013 Parade of Homes home show will take place in Niagara County and Grand Island on three weekends, starting Saturday, May 4.
'Saturday Night Alive' at St. Peter's
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 03:20 pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6167 Walmore Road in Sanborn, will host its monthly contemporary worship gathering Saturday Night Alive on Saturday, Feb. 23, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Workshop considers developmentally disabled
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 03:20 pm
"Guardianship, Wills and Trusts," a free workshop for families of people with developmental disabilities, will be presented by Parent Network of WNY from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, 1555 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Niagara Falls.
Free program on weight loss, living healthy
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 03:20 pm
A free overview of the TLS Weight Loss Solution program will be offered at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, and at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Wheatfield Physical Therapy.
Mongolian visitors in Town of Niagara
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 03:15 pm
Travelers from Mongolia visited the Town of Niagara Town Hall last week. From left are Mongolian Olympic champions Naidan Tuvshinbayar (judo) and Munkhsailhan Usukhbayar (wrestling) Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards; and Pagva Bira, Ph.D., chairman of the National Authority Police Force (Khuch) Bayanzurkh District, Mongolia.
Weightlifters are champs for military families
Fri, Feb 22nd 2013 03:15 pm
The 10th annual USPA Red Brick Bench Press Championship drew 135 weightlifters to Buffalo's Connecticut Street Armory last Saturday, Feb. 16, to raise funds for the Friends and Family of Western New York Military.
City of North Tonawanda: Mayor Ortt announces plans for re-election bid
Thu, Feb 21st 2013 04:00 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt announced Wednesday he will seek a second term as mayor of the City of North Tonawanda.
'SEAsonings' spices up Aquarium of Niagara
Wed, Feb 20th 2013 08:45 am
Whether it's cold, chilly or freezing outside, it will be cozy comfy inside the Aquarium of Niagara as it holds its first fundraiser of the year, "SEAsonings - The Original Taste of Niagara." The popular event is March 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Whirlpool Street facility.
State awards perfect scores to Niagara County Department of Health's preparedness program
Tue, Feb 19th 2013 12:45 pm
"After conducting a rigorous onsite review of Niagara County's emergency preparedness program on Oct. 22, 2012, the New York State Department of Health awarded the Niagara County Department of Health a perfect score of 100 percent for its efforts," said Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton.
Another milestone for 'SAL' - 200th robotic surgery performed at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Mon, Feb 18th 2013 05:05 pm
Operating room staff members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Monday celebrated the successful completion of the hospital's 200th robotic surgical procedure by "SAL" the Surgical Robot.
'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery visits with Aquarium of Niagara stars
Mon, Feb 18th 2013 10:30 am
Country music singer Scotty McCreery got up close and personal with some of the Aquarium of Niagara's biggest stars on Friday, Feb. 15. McCreery was in town for a performance at the Rapids Theater, which marked the second stop on his Weekend Road Trip tour.
Town of Wheatfield fills new rec position
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 09:00 am
Several new appointments, plus policy statements for use of town-owned vehicles and cell phones, were approved by the Wheatfield Town Board on Monday.
Lecture focuses on ice bridges in Niagara River
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 09:00 am
The Friends of Local History will present a free lecture on ice bridges in the Niagara River from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Niagara Falls Public Library.
Niagara's Choice staffers go red
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 09:00 am
On the 10th annual National Wear Red Day, members of the staff at the Sawyer Drive branch of Niagara's Choice FCU in Wheatfield showed their support of the American Heart Association and to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease by wearing red to work.
Crestwood has blood drive
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 09:00 am
ElderWood Health Care at Crestwood, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, will host an American Red Cross community blood drive from noon to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22.
Chris Collins joins small business caucus
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 08:30 am
Congressman and small businessman Chris Collins, NY-27, has joined the newly formed bipartisan small business caucus. The group of 21 members of the House of Representatives is committed to making Washington work for small business.
Muckland memories topic for German group
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 08:30 am
Martha Haseley, now of Lewiston, will present a program titled "Memories of Muckland" when the Historical Society of North German Settlements meets at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Wheatfield Community Center.
Wheatfield Business Association discusses taxation
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 08:30 am
Business taxation will be the topic at the next Wheatfield Business Association meeting on Monday, Feb. 18, at the Walmore Inn, Lockport and Walmore roads, Wheatfield.
Understanding dementia
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 08:30 am
The effects of dementia will be the topic of a special presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at ElderWood Health Care at Riverwood, 2850 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island.
Bingo and M&Ms
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 08:10 am
What do bingo, candy and a pharmacy have in common?

Not much, unless they are in the hands of Christopher Sauls, pharmacist at Summit Park Pharmacy in Wheatfield, as he works his audience of senior citizens.

Kenan Center to present 28th annual photo show
Fri, Feb 15th 2013 08:00 am
For the 28th year, the Kenan Center in Lockport will present the Storrs All High Photo Show, featuring the work of high school students from across Western and Central New York. This year's show opens Sunday, March 3, with a free public reception from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport.
Dr. Malik to join Niagara Falls Memorial Family Practice Residency Program faculty
Thu, Feb 14th 2013 09:05 am
Joshua Malik, D.O., will join the faculty of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Osteopathic Family Practice Residency Program and become a member of Memorial's outpatient primary care team at the Summit Healthplex.
UB OrthoCare to open at Summit Healthplex
Thu, Feb 14th 2013 09:00 am
People needing emergency care for orthopedic and sports injuries will have better access to specialized care beginning Monday when UB OrthoCare opens its first Niagara County center in the Summit Healthplex.
NCCC Small Business Development Center offering free business workshops
Thu, Feb 14th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Small Business Development Center and Cornerstone Community Credit Union are sponsoring free business workshops for local business owners to help their business succeed.
Pizazz celebrates 25th anniversary
Tue, Feb 12th 2013 02:30 pm
Pizazz recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. The salon is located at 8962 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Memorial names Kenneth Hatton environmental services director
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 12:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Kenneth Hatton as director of environmental services, effective Feb. 25.
Niagara Falls pastor to be honored at Black History Month celebration
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor the senior pastor of Mount Erie Missionary Baptist Church for his contributions to the community on Friday, Feb. 15, at the hospital's annual Black History Month celebration.
Carrousel Museum has Winter Break Camp
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 07:00 am
This winter, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, has a new camp offering for elementary-aged children.
Scholarships available at NCCC
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 10:30 am
Niagara County Community College understands cost is one of the most important factors in a student's college plans. Through the NCCC Foundation Inc. and many local organizations, a wide variety of scholarships are available to incoming and current students for the fall semester.
Aquarium of Niagara: Annual Penguin Days amateur photo contest under way
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 10:30 am
Join the Aquarium of Niagara in celebrating its 22nd annual Penguin Days in March. On your next visit to the Aquarium of Niagara, snap a few shots of the attraction's favorite birds. Or submit photos you have taken of other penguins. Three winners will be chosen: first place, second place and honorable mention.
Sanborn resident studies abroad in Cuba
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 10:05 am
Sanborn resident Stephanie E. Petrie was among a contingent of Canisius students who did something that very few Americans are permitted to do legally: She spent five weeks living and learning in the Republic of Cuba.

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