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Panetta accepts Hochul invitation to tour Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 05:00 pm
On Monday, U.S. Representative Kathy Hochul, NY-26, announced that Department of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will travel to Western New York to visit the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Panetta is scheduled to arrive on Thursday, Aug. 9, to tour the base and meet with base personnel as well as state and federal officials to discuss the air base and its future.
Bariatric surgery support group to meet
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 12:00 pm
A support group for bariatric surgery patients will hold its first meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the First Assembly of God, 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Niagara County Fair opens
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 05:25 pm
The Niagara County Fair opened in fine style Wednesday at the Lake Avenue fairgrounds in Lockport.
Find plenty of bargains at Holy Ghost
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 07:00 am
The "biggest yard sale in Bergholz" will be held at Holy Ghost Church/School, 6630 Luther St., Bergholz, on Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11.
'Once On This Island Jr.' free to attend
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 07:00 am
Now in its eighth year, In Good Company Productions will perform "Once On This Island Jr." in Tonawanda at the Miller Bandshell in Niawanda Park this summer.
Town of Niagara: Senior fun
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara held its annual senior picnic at the Calvin K. Richards Senior/Youth Activity Center in Veterans Memorial Park.
Thunder (on the Niagara) and lot's of sun
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara River will be roaring with excitement as the weekend of the 73rd annual "Thunder on the Niagara" event is coming soon.
Town considers adding YMCA, YWCA programs
Thu, Aug 2nd 2012 05:05 pm
Programs such as Silver Sneakers exercise for seniors and day care for children were on the table Monday as the Wheatfield Town Board met with representatives of the YWCA Niagara and the YMCA Buffalo Niagara.
More hope for air base
Thu, Aug 2nd 2012 05:05 pm
On July 31, the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, which included language that would enact a one-year strategic pause for Air Force structure adjustments. This would prevent cuts to the Air National Guard and protect installations like the 107th Airlift Wing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Wheatfield: Christmas in July
Thu, Aug 2nd 2012 05:00 pm
The Wheatfield Farmers Market celebrated Christmas in July. Santa, AKA Wheatfield resident and County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross, braved the heat and arrived to pass out small gifts to a crowd of adoring children.
SPCA looks to become no-kill
Wed, Aug 1st 2012 10:00 pm
At the recent board meeting of the Niagara County SPCA, working committees were formed and tasked with helping Executive Director Amy Lewis continue to enhance the programs and services provided by the society.
First responders to host corn roast at Murphy Orchards to benefit Johnson family
Tue, Jul 31st 2012 03:55 pm
On Sunday, Aug. 5, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., The Wrights Corners Fire Co., Miller Hose Fire Co. of Newfane and the Olcott Fire Co. will host a corn roast at Murphy Orchards. The proceeds of the event will be donated to the Johnson family.
High up in the sky
Tue, Jul 31st 2012 12:35 pm
Niagara County Community College celebrated its 50th anniversary last weekend. Part of the celebration was Balloons Over Niagara. Although contrary wind conditions kept the balloons grounded for most of the celebration, these visitors were thrilled to see the colorful giants rising on NCCC's Sanborn campus.
Niagara Falls Memorial awarded state 'health home' designation
Tue, Jul 31st 2012 09:15 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center been awarded "health home" designation for Niagara County by the New York State Department of Health as part of a new state program designed to improve patient outcomes and control Medicaid costs.
Viatran Corporation raises $8,000 for Niagara Hospice
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 07:00 am
Viatran Corporation of Wheatfield recently presented Niagara Hospice with $8,060, which was raised largely through a Chiavetta's barbecue.
SPCA lowering cat adoption fees this weekend
Sat, Jul 28th 2012 09:00 am
To prepare for the cats we will be receiving from the Somerset case, the SPCA has planned a weekend-long promotion to help clear some space for the cats that are in desperate need of our care.
Niagara County Fair observes 75th anniversary of 4-H
Sat, Jul 28th 2012 07:00 am
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has always worked to better the community through local environmental and health research education.
It's official: Ceretto announces candidacy for re-election
Fri, Jul 27th 2012 08:10 am
Assemblyman John D. Ceretto, R-I-Lewiston, announced Thursday his candidacy for re-election in the newly drawn 145th District. Ceretto, who took office 18 months ago, pledged to continue his efforts to transform state government, help rebuild Western New York's economy and create jobs.
Gone fishing
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 02:40 pm
Participants caught and released 341 fish at the Town of Niagara annual Kids Fishing Derby at Veterans Memorial Park.
Waste-to-energy company thinking Wheatfield
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 02:35 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday heard from both its auditor, Drescher & Malecki, and from an Ohio-based energy group hoping to open a waste-to-energy plant on Liberty Drive.
Former 4-Her places in cook-off
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 02:35 pm
Sean Conlin, a former Niagara County 4-Her from Lockport, recently took third place in the Chuck Wagon Challenge to benefit the Double H Ranch in Lake Luzerne, N.Y.
NCCC celebrates 50 years
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 02:30 pm
Niagara County Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend with plenty of balloons rising into the sky, as well as three days of activities and entertainment.

Balloons Over Niagara returns to the campus, July 27 to 29, repeating the excitement of 25 hot air balloons taking to the sky in 2008 to celebrate the county's bicentennial.

Wilson: Johnson family continues to recover
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 02:15 pm
Three members of the Johnson family, who were injured in a house explosion in Wilson on Tuesday, are improving from their physical injuries.
Old Glory
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 07:00 am
Jennifer and John Cooper present an American flag to Michael Beam, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. The flag, which has 15 stars, is a reproduction of the flag in use during the War of 1812.
Have a 'Blast' at Matt's Military Boot Camp
Mon, Jul 23rd 2012 05:20 pm
Intense, extreme, challenging, enjoyable, unique. These are just a few adjectives Niagara-Wheatfield High School alum, Matt Daniels, uses to describe his unique workouts he creates for his clients.
Niagara County Fair returns Aug. 1-5
Mon, Jul 23rd 2012 07:00 am
There's something new for everyone at this year's Niagara County Fair, Aug. 1 to 5 on Lake Avenue in Lockport.
Niagara University dean named to finance committee at Memorial Medical Center
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 09:10 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Shawn P. Daly, Ph.D., P.E., to serve on its finance committee.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Festival offers expanded tractor display and festivities
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 07:00 am
The eighth Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Festival, an annual festival held on Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum grounds known for its tractor shows, family festivities and rich farm history offerings, is fast approaching.
Woodland, Tuscarora neighbors have continuing problems
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:55 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board on Tuesday received a pat on the back from its independent auditor, but faced flack from residents about neighborhood problems ranging from disorderly conduct to flooding.
Canal Fest is safe and fun
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:50 am
The much-needed rain showers cleared just in time Sunday afternoon for the opening ceremonies of the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. Every year, this weeklong event remains as an anticipated center point in the summers of local residents.
Summer fun in the park
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:45 am
Youngsters enjoyed "Tie Die Day," presented by the Town of Niagara Recreation Department, in Veterans Memorial Park on Lockport Road.
Med Fest
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:40 am
William Ross, center, chairman of the Niagara County Legislature, reads a proclamation for the eighth annual Mediterranean Festival, which took place July 13, 14 and 15 at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church on Saunders Settlement Road.
Santa to visit Wheatfield market
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:35 am
The Wheatfield Farmers' Market will celebrate its second annual "Christmas in July" from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25.
Niagara River Greenway Commission determines consistency
Wed, Jul 18th 2012 12:15 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission has announced the vote on project consistency as determined by the commission for the 28th round of projects submitted to the Greenway Commission.
Memorial to build new operating room to accommodate obstetrical services expansion
Wed, Jul 18th 2012 12:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced plans to construct a caesarean section delivery suite on its labor and delivery floor to serve the growing number of women delivering babies there.
Hands-on seminar at Niagara Floral Center
Tue, Jul 17th 2012 07:00 am
Join in on an August "hands-on" seminar at the Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 at 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd. (between Sy and Witmer roads) to create a tropical planter for $25. RSVP and payment are due in advance by Aug. 2.
Contribution of $18.12 kicks off campaign in a big way
Tue, Jul 17th 2012 07:00 am
When Chris Castellani learned HAL was launching an $18.12 campaign to help fuel the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights and the War of 1812, he stepped up to the plate in a huge way.
Can you help: Benefit planned for Mary Forster
Sat, Jul 14th 2012 07:00 am
In September 2010, Mary Forster was diagnosed with stage 4 follicular lymphoma. Since then, Forster has been receiving various tests and treatments. Because she has no medical insurance, her family and friends are holding a benefit to help alleviate the increasing costs.
Assisted living made easy at Crestwood
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 03:00 pm
Anne Gonzalez has been a resident of the new ElderWood Assisted Living at Crestwood for about three months now, and she loves it.
Local teen publishes e-book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 03:00 pm
Emily Spina, a senior at Starpoint High School, has been writing novels since she was 13. Now, her dream of being a published author is becoming a reality, as her novel, "Book of the Legion," is currently available as an e-book on both and

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