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Pictures from Aquarium of Niagara's SEAsonings 2013
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 06:00 pm
Those attending Aquarium SEAsonings 2013 on March 7 enjoyed not only the Aquarium of Niagara's usual attractions, but food and wine samplings. A variety of businesses provided tastes of everything from salads and bruschetta to salted caramels and tiramisu.
Chris Collins meets with local farmers to shape agriculture policy
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 03:25 pm
Congressman Chris Collins met with approximately 40 local farmers in Batavia at the first meeting of his agriculture advisory board. As a member of the House agriculture committee, Collins will routinely look to the group to help shape his polices and positions on matters before the committee.
Apply for Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship
Fri, Mar 8th 2013 07:00 am
Applications for the 2013 Young Women in Public Affairs Scholarship are now available from the Zonta Club of Niagara Falls.
Happy 100th Herb Wienke
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 04:00 pm
Wheatfield resident Herb Wienke will turn 100 years old on March 8.
N-W hockey team heads to state competition
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 03:10 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School's hockey team is heading for the state semifinals again.
Town IDA plans hearing on mall expansion tax abatement
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 03:10 pm
Town of Niagara residents will have a chance to comment on a possible tax abatement for a planned $71 million Fashion Outlets of Niagara expansion during a town IDA public hearing at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at Town Hall.
Security system installed at SPCA; cats taken from NT residence
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 03:10 pm
In the past week, the SPCA of Niagara received another mass rescue of animals - cats this time - plus became the beneficiary of new security cameras to that the SPCA hopes will prevent any future vandalism at its Lockport Road site in Wheatfield.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Strong late-season run ends in finals for Falcons
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 03:00 pm
After knocking off two higher seeded teams in the Section VI Class AA girls basketball tournament, Niagara-Wheatfield went down to defeat to top-seeded Jamestown 97-63 in the tournament championship game Tuesday.
Ross marks 200-meeting milestone
Thu, Mar 7th 2013 01:45 pm
Proud colleagues heaped praise on Niagara County Legislature Chairman William L. Ross, C-Wheatfield, Tuesday in Lockport as the long-time government head gaveled his 200th meeting as presiding officer of the Legislature to order.
Ceretto celebrates 'Read Across America'
Mon, Mar 4th 2013 10:35 pm
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto took part in "Read Across America" and Dr. Seuss' birthday celebration by reading to children at the North Tonawanda Library over the weekend.
Nominate someone for Niagara County Senior Citizen of the Year
Mon, Mar 4th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara County Office for the Aging is seeking nominations for Niagara County Senior Citizen of the Year. Each year the office recognizes a senior who is an integral part of the community, giving back to and serving residents of all ages.
Dates announced for poetry series at NCCC
Sat, Mar 2nd 2013 07:00 am
The dates for the "On the Edge Poetry" series at Niagara County Community College have been announced for the spring semester.
Historic LaSalle's street name changes remembered
Sat, Mar 2nd 2013 07:00 am
LaSalle PRIDE Inc., in conjunction with the LaSalle Library, will present a lecture by Teresa Lasher Winslow on the "Street Name Changes of Historic LaSalle" at 6 p.m., Monday, March 4, in the LaSalle Library, 8728 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls.
Benefit for Mark W. Farrell on March 3
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 01:05 pm
Family and friends of Mark W. Farrell will be hosting a benefit to help out with his growing medical expenses on Sunday, March 3, from 2 to 6 p.m. at St. Vincent De Paul (St. Leo site), 2748 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
'Spring Clothing Exchange' organized by N-W grad
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 01:00 pm
What started as a small, annual tradition among friends will become a community event on March 9 when Communify: Buffalo hosts a "Spring Clothing Exchange" at the Pierce Arrow Film & Arts Center, 1685 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.
Smokin' on Falls Street
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 01:00 pm
Smokin' Eagles leaders Roy "Honcho" Gregory of Wheatfield and Robert Giordano of Lewiston were a part of the Community BBQ held at the former St. George's Anglo Catholic Church at 1910 Falls St., in Niagara Falls.
Niagara University Family Business Center hosts March breakfast
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 01:00 pm
The Niagara University Family Business Center will present a breakfast forum, "When Disaster Strikes, Are You Prepared?", for private and family owned businesses on Tuesday, March 5.
'Biggest Loser' contestant lends a hand in Wheatfield
Fri, Mar 1st 2013 01:00 pm
Wheatfield's St. Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Co. was bustling with activity as the community responded to help one of their own.
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.