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Santa makes summer stop at Wheatfield market
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
The Wheatfield Farmer's Market welcomed a special visitor.
Gerbec announces candidacy for Wheatfield Town Board
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
Councilman Arthur Gerbec has announced that he is a candidate for re-election to the Wheatfield Town Board.
Retzlaff running for Wheatfield Town Board
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
Randy W. Retzlaff has announced that he is a candidate for the Wheatfield Town Board.
Enter Oakwood photo contest
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
Submit up to three photographs of the Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls by Aug. 9 for the Friends of Oakwood photo contest.
Try out for travel soccer program
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
The NWAA Soccer Club is looking for youth soccer players interested in participating in the clubs travel soccer program.
Local fire chief recognized
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
Chief Bruce Mack of Wheatfield's Frontier Volunteer Fire Co. recently was awarded the Liberty Mutual Firemark Award, during a drill with his fellow firefighters.
Memorial announces Premier 2014 co-chairs
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 06:00 pm
Renee Taefi Baughman, M.D., and Lucy and Dominick Muto have been named co-chairs of The 2014 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala.
JoAnn Getman named nursing director at Schoellkopf
Tue, Jul 30th 2013 12:40 pm
JoAnn Getman, RN, a nurse administrator with extensive quality and clinical experience and long-term care expertise, was named director of nursing at the Schoellkopf Health Center. Her appointment is effective immediately.
Familiar favorites, new attractions at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Jul 29th 2013 07:00 am
Citizens of Niagara County are eagerly anticipating the return of their very own Niagara County Fair, sponsored by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County.
Summer heat can be hard on the heart
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:00 am
Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the weather, but be sure to protect your heart in the heat.

With temperatures hitting the 90s, it's important to know that extreme heat can be hard on the heart.

As the temperature rises, so can your risk for suffering health issues like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Doctors recommend using good judgment when it comes to activities outside in the heat, and that you stay hydrated.

Sanborn Farm Museum Festival: Parades, local history and more
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:15 pm
If your family is looking for a fun, economically savvy weekend packed with uniquely quirky events that showcase the beauty of our area's history, look no further than the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival.
'Dog Days of Summer' supports SPCA
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:05 pm
For its second consecutive year, the Niagara County SPCA is hosting the "Dog Days of Summer," a celebratory event dedicated to the furry companions pet owners enjoy and adore.

The event takes place on Saturday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on shelter grounds, located at 2100 Lockport Road in Wheatfield. The event is non-exclusive and free of charge.

Amy Lewis, the shelter director for the Niagara County SPCA, believes the main purpose of the event is to "Get people onto shelter grounds and bring a bit of fun to the SPCA."

Bridge Commission celebrates anniversaries
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission is planning a series of commemorative activities in honor of its 75th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

"To properly acknowledge and pay tribute to 75 years of effective, binational service to the Western New York and Southern Ontario regions, the commission has a series of exciting events and activities planned for the second-half of 2013," said NFBC Chairperson Thomas G. Pryce.

Webinar series on Alzheimer's
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:05 pm
One out of every 10 New Yorkers age 60 and older have reported some form of memory loss.
Residents mop up after windy, wet and wild storm
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:00 pm
Some Wheatfield and Town of Niagara residents are still mopping up after last Friday evening's major thunderstorms that took down tree branches, and flooded basements and roads in scattered areas of the towns. Making matters worse, power outages lasting as long as 18 hours shut down basement sump pumps.
Ceretto: North Tonawanda to host mobile command center for victims of recent flooding on Friday
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 02:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced the New York State Department of Financial Services will deploy a second mobile command center to assist people who were affected by the recent floods. This one will be located at the North Tonawanda City Hall, 216 Payne Ave., on Friday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The mobile command center will assist those affected by the flooding with filling out applications and assessing damages.
Alan K. Barlow elected to three-year term on Memorial Medical Center board
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 01:50 pm
Alan K. Barlow, the CEO of the Seneca Nation Health System, has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.
Local trip to World War II memorial sites planned; spaces available
Thu, Jul 25th 2013 01:50 pm
Western New York Heroes Flight, a group trip started by State Sen. George D. Maziarz, is hopeful to visit Washington, D.C., again this fall. This free trip for veterans takes local heroes to visit the World War II, Vietnam, Korean and Lincoln memorials, and Arlington National Cemetery.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center awarded HFAP accreditation
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 12:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an independent accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Back to the Marble Orchard
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 11:25 am
Pleasant weather greeted the folks who came to Hennepin Park in Lewiston Sunday afternoon for the Marble Orchard Players production, "The Spirits of 1813."
Let there be light: Power returns to Niagara County
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 09:35 pm
Electricity gradually returned Saturday afternoon and evening to the homes of National Grid customers in Niagara County that were dark following Friday's storm.

As of 9:30 p.m., less than 1,000 homes were waiting to receive electricity. Just 12 hours earlier, more than 5,000 homes in Lewiston alone were without power. National Grid reported that, at the storm's peak, about 75,000 customers in upstate New York were left in the dark. About 28,500 customers were in the Western New York region - primarily in Erie and Niagara counties.

North Tonawanda: Mayor Ortt announces emergency shelter in aftermath of storm
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 02:40 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt has announced an emergency shelter has been set up at the North Tonawanda High School Alumni Center, 405 Meadow Drive. The Red Cross is there to assist and provide transportation to those who need it.
Remote control air show is back
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 03:10 pm
For the past 19 years, spectators have come to enjoy the Fly Over Niagara Remote Control Airshow. Hosted by The Wing and Rotor Flying Club of WNY, this event started as a way for remote control airplane enthusiasts to do what they love and for the public to understand the skill of this hobby.
FASNY tuition aid program expanded
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
Volunteer firefighters now can have up to 100 percent of their tuition costs for online courses at SUNY Empire State College's Center for Distance Learning funded by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Higher Education Learning Plan.
Wheatfield: Santa Claus is coming to town
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
The Wheatfield Farmers Market plans to celebrate Christmas in July on Wednesday, July 24, featuring one of its leading citizens as the "jolly old elf."
Town of Niagara's lending library open
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
The Town of Niagara Historical Society has opened its lending library for schoolchildren.
Anglers encouraged to review sportfish regulations
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
Proposed changes to the current freshwater fishing regulations were announced July 8 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Town of Niagara: Kids can fish at Elmer's Pond
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
The Town of Niagara will hold its annual Kids Fishing Day Experience on Saturday, July 20, at Elmer's Pond in Veterans Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Good 'Olde' times in Sanborn
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club presented Olde Sanborn Days last weekend on the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Co. grounds.
Town of Niagara: Belden Center, audit top meeting
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
The Town of Niagara received a good independent audit report Tuesday, but a bad report from its Belden Center residents impatient with delays in drainage and road repairs.
The Marble Orchard returns to the War of 1812
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
When the Lewiston Council on the Arts Marble Orchard Players presented the "Spirits of 1812" at the Hennepin Park Gazebo in Lewiston last summer, one young audience member couldn't contain his enthusiasm.
Scoping hearing planned on Niagara Falls park bridges
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced a scoping public hearing will be held between 5 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, to discuss the proposed rehabilitation/replacement of the American Falls bridges, which connect Niagara Falls, Green Island and Goat Island within the Niagara Falls State Park.
FedEx to donate shipping for local Peace Corp volunteer
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:30 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz has announced that, thanks to the donation of FedEx, local Peace Corps volunteer Luis Rivera is able to ship equipment to Botswana for a team he started during his service in that country.
Niagara County nets $350k brownfields rehab grant
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:30 pm
Following the successful launch of a brownfield rehabilitation effort in North Tonawanda last week, county officials were notified Wednesday that the county has been awarded an additional $350,000 in cleanup money.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute wins award for interior landscaping
Tue, Jul 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute was recently named first place award recipient of the I-Plants Magazine 2013 Design Contest for interior landscaping design using permanent botanicals. I-Plants Magazine is an online magazine and the official trade journal for the interior plantscape industry.
NIMAC board of directors elects John A. Cooper Sr. as new chairman
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 03:50 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council, the nonprofit organization that works to support the growth and prosperity of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its personnel, elected John A. Cooper Sr. as the organization's new chairman.
This year's Goochfest returns home for a dear friend
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:50 pm
Jesse Gooch first hosted Goochfest in 1995 as a neighborhood attraction with live music and a comfortable party atmosphere among friends and neighbors.

Since 2006, the party's attendance has expanded into an annual charity event. Each year, Gooch has selected a charity to which he donates ticket sales and other proceeds.

Eventually, Goochfest's attendance and popularity grew to such an extent that Gooch's Wheatfield back yard simply couldn't hold all in attendance, and so the decision was made to relocate the party to the Lions Club.

Making a difference
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:45 pm
Members of Crafting for a Cause at Crestwood Commons in Wheatfield sell a variety of handmade items they make during meetings and in their spare time.
Wienckowski named to Memorial Medical Center Foundation post
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:00 pm
A former Seneca Gaming Corp. executive has been appointed director of special events and projects for the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation.
Abandoned puppy dies, owner turns self into police
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 07:00 am
Donald Ruben, 42, of 254 12th St., Niagara Falls, turned himself over to authorities Wednesday morning, ending the search for the owner of three abandoned dogs, including a puppy that the SPCA of Niagara dubbed "Jonah."