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A veteran's service, 58 years after WWII
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 06:15 pm
"It was the middle of the war, and I wanted to serve my country; just like everybody else," Wayne Cooper said simply. He didn't have grand visions of being a hero or winning medals; he was just a regular guy whose father owned a sign-making company.
LCTV hosts next orientation session
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 07:00 am
Lockport Community Television will hold its fall orientation session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 293 Niagara St., Lockport. This will be the last opportunity to attend a full workshop series this year.
New bariatric surgery support group to meet
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 07:00 am
Dr. Dang Tuan Pham and Dr. Bala Thatigotla of Niagara Metabolic & Bariatric Services will offer a monthly support group for bariatric surgery patients beginning Sept. 9.
Celebrating a century
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 12:00 am
The Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co. recently hosted a 100th birthday party in its pavilion on Lockport Road for Elmer Moje. More than 200 people attended to honor Moje, who has been a member of the fire company for more than 60 years and just reached the century mark.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announces comprehensive joint replacement surgical program
Fri, Aug 23rd 2013 11:40 pm
Area residents now have an attractive new option for the alleviation of joint pain.
Terrana, DeMarco awarded Sass scholarships
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 11:40 am
Nicole Terrana has been awarded the 2013 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship. Erin DeMarco has been awarded the 2013 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Book Scholarship.
Memorial Medical Center completes new operating theater
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 11:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently completed construction of a $366,000 operating room in the center's Hodge Building. The new facility, located in Memorial's women's health pavilion, will increase surgical capacity.
'Dodge' high fares with Allegiant
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 07:00 am
Allegiant wants Niagara Falls travelers to "Dodge High Fares." The company, known for its travel deals and low fares, is hosting a dodgeball tournament in Niagara Falls and providing travel deals.
Keep your pets inside: USDA begins 2013 oral rabies vaccine efforts in eastern United States
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 01:20 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has begun its oral rabies vaccine initiative in the eastern U.S. to control rabies in wildlife.
Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. hosts 'Celebrity Bartending Night' to benefit individuals with developmental disabilities
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 11:50 am
The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. is hosting the 16th annual "Celebrity Bartending Night" to benefit the Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation. The event runs from 5 until 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22.
Niagara Hospice celebrates 25 years
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 12:20 am
To celebrate its 25 years of service to Niagara County residents, and to increase awareness of hospice care, Niagara Hospice held a 25th anniversary gala, "Under the Stars," beneath the newly constructed Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion
Carrousel Chat: Immigration and Industry in late 19th century New York
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 02:30 pm
Though the Herschell Companies in North Tonawanda produced thousands of beautiful hand-carved carrousels, Allan Herschell himself was not a carver. He was, however, part of a great wave of immigration in the late 19th century, with people coming to America in search of a better life.
Memorial Medical Center announces new date for Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
An outdoor gospel festival that was canceled in the wake of a devastating July thunderstorm has been rescheduled and moved to a new location.
Leftovers cause problems for Quasar
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 03:40 pm
Quasar Energy Group, which is building a waste-to-energy plant at 2175 Liberty Drive in Wheatfield, has hit a snag in its plans.
Fusco fitting in as new N-W superintendent
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 03:40 pm
Dr. Lynn Fusco has taken over the duties of superintendent at the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District.
'I do' with fireworks
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 03:40 pm
Fireworks helped bring Felicia Ewert and Steven Heinz together, and fireworks will play a part in their wedding this weekend.
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?

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