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Culinary students help out at convention
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:10 pm
Culinary arts students from the BOCES Niagara Career and Technical Education Center lent a hand and learned a thing or two at the US Foods Show at the Niagara Falls Convention Center recently.
When you 'See Something, Say Something'
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:05 pm
There's never been a more important time for Americans to unite and pledge that when they "see something," they "say something."
Sanborn Area Historical Society plans potluck
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:05 pm
The public is invited to the Sanborn Area Historical Society's potluck dinner and regular meeting, Tuesday, April 23, at the Sanborn Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St., Sanborn.
Recognizing National Infant Immunization Week
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:05 pm
National Infant Immunization Week is being held April 20 through 27. This is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.
Wheatfield Business Association inducts 2013 officers
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:00 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association recently inducted its 2013 officers and board members, plus announced this year's scholarship program.
Petitions due Monday for school board elections
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:00 pm
Petitions for candidates interested in running for the two open seats on the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education are due by 5 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the school district's Business Office.
Wild Kritters hosts annual fundraiser
Wed, Apr 17th 2013 12:50 pm
Wild Kritters of Niagara County Inc., an organization that cares for injured and orphaned wildlife, hosts its seventh annual basket raffle Sunday, April 21, at the 3F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown.
Applications for assistance for projects totaling $33 million submitted to Niagara County Industrial Development Agency
Wed, Apr 17th 2013 12:25 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors has accepted applications for assistance from Power Greenhouse Integration LLC for a greenhouse renovation project in the Town of Wheatfield and Plati Niagara Inc. LLC for another new hotel in Niagara Falls.
Carol Schmelz wins Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Apr 16th 2013 01:35 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center has announced local Canalway Trail enthusiast Carol Schmelz was selected to receive the eighth annual Key to the Locks Award on May 4 at 11 a.m. at the Discovery Center in Lockport.
Cosmetology students show off creative hairstyles
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 07:00 am
The cosmetology students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently held a hair show at the center in Sanborn.
Long-term care ombudsman spring training scheduled
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 07:00 am
For a volunteer experience where you can have a direct impact on the quality of life for elderly people living in long term care facilities, consider becoming a Niagara County ombudsman.
Organizers announce plans for third annual Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 08:40 pm
Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival President Rick A. Crogan, volunteer Becky Marchetti and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster spoke Thursday at a press conference announcing details for the third annual summer event, scheduled to take place this year from June 28-30.
County to draft consultants to shape plan to protect NFARS
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 08:05 pm
Niagara County leaders intent on protecting the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its 3,000 jobs are set to hire a consulting firm specializing in protecting military installations from defense cuts as the Obama Administration gears up to potentially launch a new round of base closures.
Arthritis, joint replacement seminar open to general public
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:25 pm
Cindy Repicci Romanowski, M.D., board certified rehabilitation specialist with the Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Center, will be the featured speaker at a free seminar titled "Arthritis & Joint Replacement Surgery" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at The McGuire Rehabilitation Center, at Northgate Health Care Facility, 7264 Nash Road, Wheatfield.
Collins visits Wheatfield business
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:20 pm
Rep. Chris Collins, NY-27, stopped at Health System Services in Wheatfield on Monday to assure owners and employees of his continued support for small business.
Crestwood Commons hosts open house
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:20 pm
ElderWood Crestwood Commons, 100 Crestwood Court (off Witmer Road), Wheatfield, will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 13.
Illusions cheer at nationals
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:15 pm
The 2013 Town of Niagara Illusions Cheerleaders went to national competition in Erie, Pa., and took first place in their team category and the national championship award for the recreation division.
Wheatfield in 'very good shape' financially
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:15 pm
Wheatfield is now $2.228 million "in the black," compared to the deficit of three years ago.
NCCC horticulture program wins three awards at Plantasia
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College horticulture program received three awards at the Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association annual garden and landscape show, Plantasia.
Fair is 'Springsational'
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 11:30 am
The "Springsational" craft and vendor fair will be held Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Peter Lutheran School, North Ridge (gymnasium), 4169 Church Road, Cambria (between Route 104 and Route 93).
25th annual Development Disabilities Awareness Day is May 23
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 07:00 am
The silver anniversary Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day conference is on Thursday, May 23. It will feature Western New York professionals and businesses that specialize in services for people with developmental disabilities. The full-day conference will be held at The Conference Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Free business workshop to assist all current and prospective businesses in Niagara County
Fri, Apr 5th 2013 01:20 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency, in conjunction with The Niagara County Center for Economic Development, Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, Niagara USA Chamber, Town of Niagara IDA and Town of Lockport IDA, are sponsoring a free series of business workshops to be held throughout Niagara County for all current or prospective businesses interested in learning more about various incentive programs offered by local and county economic development agencies
Ross re-elected chairman of Niagara Power Coalition
Fri, Apr 5th 2013 10:45 am
William L. Ross has been re-elected the chairman of the Niagara Power Coalition for the ninth consecutive term. Ross will also hold the dual positions of president/CEO of the NPC.
Ben & Jerry's Niagara Falls celebrates global 'Free Cone Day' Tuesday, April 9

Fri, Apr 5th 2013 12:30 am
Is there a better way to say thank you than free ice cream? Not if you're Ben & Jerry's! On Tuesday, April 9, from noon until 8 p.m. the Ben & Jerry's scoop shop at 1994 Military Road (Fashion Outlets of Niagara), Niagara Falls, will host the 34th annual "Free Cone Day."
Dr. Jayanta Chaudhuri named Grand Island medical director
Fri, Apr 5th 2013 12:25 am
Jayanta Chaudhuri, M.D., has been named medical director of Grand Island Family Practice.
1199SEIU, Memorial reach tentative new three-year labor agreement
Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 07:35 pm
Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East have reached a tentative three-year collective bargaining agreement with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
BOCES students place at regional SkillsUSA competition
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:25 pm
Forty-four students from Orleans/Niagara BOCES' career and technical education centers had a successful showing at the SkillsUSA Region 1 Leadership Conference and Skills Olympics held this month at SUNY Alfred.
'Barks and Bunnies'
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:20 pm
Kelly Stephens of Wheatfield, center, organized a successful fundraiser Sunday at St. James Lutheran Church in Bergholz to benefit Akron Canine Rescued Angels.
Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education honors Fick; facing hard times
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education passed a resolution at its meeting last week to raise the tax levy on district residents 5.91 percent.
Hoppin' down the Bunny trail
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:15 pm
PHOTOS: The Easter Bunny was busy last weekend with egg hunts and special events in Wheatfield and the Town of Niagara.
Town of Niagara moves forward on Fashion Outlets Mall expansion
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:15 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board on Tuesday voted to begin the SEQR (State Environmental Quality Review) process and take all necessary steps to have lead agency status on the planned expansion of Fashion Outlets mall.
Wheatfield approves waterfront development and master plans
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:15 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board's approval Monday of the town's Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and Comprehensive Master Plan doesn't mean work by the committee members is over.
Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation awards Project Runway grant to Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 07:00 am
The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation has awarded a three-year grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to establish and operate Project Runway, a community-based program to reduce drug and alcohol and drug abuse by young women.
Niagara Falls Memorial dedicates new inpatient medical-surgical unit
Thu, Mar 28th 2013 09:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center patients and their families will soon be enjoying the latest advances in hospital care following Wednesday's dedication and blessing of a new 24-bed medical-surgical inpatient unit.
'NYSARC Gives Back'
Thu, Mar 28th 2013 08:55 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County Chapter of NYSARC Inc., celebrated Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this March with a month-long special project.
LCTV orientation session
Wed, Mar 27th 2013 12:40 pm
Lockport Community Television will hold its next orientation session at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, at its studio, 293 Niagara St., Lockport. Attendees can receive training using LCTV's new, high-definition portable equipment, which volunteers can use to produce their own programs.
Memorial announces 2013 board appointments
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 05:30 pm
The Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors confirmed its 2013 slate of officers and re-elected six incumbent board members to three-year terms at its annual meeting Monday.
Raising awareness
Tue, Mar 26th 2013 09:10 am
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month - both nationally and in Niagara County. To commemorate this month, Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara program participant Laura Welder and her mom, Jen, of Youngstown, accepted a proclamation from the Niagara County Legislature.
Collins joins auto industry pension task force and meets with local retirees
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 10:45 am
Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, has joined the auto industry pension task force for the 113th Congress. Made up of members of the House of Representatives from both political parties, the group works to bring attention to the issues related to the termination of Delphi salaried retiree pensions.
NCCC chef among four to receive Cutting Edge Award at ACF Northeast Regional Conference
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 10:45 am
Four chefs from Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania received Cutting Edge Awards from the American Culinary Federation, the nation's premier organization of professional chefs, at the 2013 Northeast Regional Conference held at Turning Stone Resort Casino.