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NFP pumpkin contest entries
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 11:25 am
Check out the entries in our pumpkin contest -- and don't forget to enter for a chance to win some great prizes.
Lockport: Panel to help area small businesses
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 07:00 am
A panel of local professionals will present ideas for local businesses on how to successfully grow their businesses while avoiding common pitfalls during a panel discussion titled, "How To Make Your Business More Successful." The event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m., at the Holiday Inn on Transit Road in Lockport.
Memorial Medical Center offers volunteer opportunities
Wed, Oct 31st 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is accepting applications for new volunteers.
Annual Niagara Electric Lights Parade food drive to benefit Community Missions food pantry
Tue, Oct 30th 2012 07:00 am
The annual Electric Lights Parade is Saturday, Nov. 3, on Military Road from Fourth Avenue to Packard Road (at Kmart). This year, the parade team is looking to raise more than one ton of food to assist the families and individuals in need of food for Thanksgiving and Christmas. This food drive helps feed families that cannot make ends meet for the holidays.
Niagara USA Chamber Honors seeks award nominations for 2013
Tue, Oct 30th 2012 07:00 am
Use your voice to nominate a superior business or businessperson of the year. The Niagara USA Chamber seeks entrants for its 2013 Chamber Honors award ceremony. Criteria for the award recipients as well as instructions for submission can be found online at
Hurricane Sandy: Niagara County update
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 06:00 pm
The Niagara County Public Information Office issued the following information related to county government functions and the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which is expected to hit Niagara County this evening:
Storm warning from Town of Niagara Police Department
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 02:15 pm
With the threat of power outages and/or flooding issues looming, the Town of Niagara Police Department encourages residents to plan ahead.
HANCI prom
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 01:55 pm
Hannah Olds, Lew-Port junior, dances with John Mikula, 92, of LaSalle, at Sunday's Health Association of Niagara County senior prom.
YMCA collects cans for a cause
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 07:00 am
As part of the YMCAs commitment to the community, the Y has teamed up with the Food Bank of WNY to help give back to those in need right here in Western New York. Beginning Nov. 1, all seven area YMCA Buffalo Niagara Branches and YMCA Buffalo Niagara's corporate office will begin taking donations of non-perishable items for the Food Bank of WNY.
Lewiston: Savory Sips working with spirits
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
When Rebecca Christie moved into her new Lewiston wine shop, Savory Sips, last October, she had the persistent feeling she wasn't alone, even when there were no customers in the store.
Lewiston: New location, new month for Relay For Life
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
VIDEO: Some big changes are in store for the Relay For Life of Lewiston/Niagara event in 2013.
Niagara Catholic's drama club presents comedies
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Drama Club will present two one-act comedies: "The Mad Tea Party" and "The Oz Monologues."
Mount St. Mary's Hospital to present series of health education programs in November
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 am
Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center will present a series of programs in November as part of its health education program and event series. November is Diabetes Awareness Month.
Trick-or-treat hours
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 am
Trick-or-treat hours in both Wheatfield and Town of Niagara will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
Meat raffle supports Wheatfield Business Association Scholarship
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Business Association Scholarship Fund Meat Raffle will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, at the St. Johnsburg Firehall on Ward Road in Wheatfield.
Former and current Love Canal residents to meet
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 am
An important Love Canal community meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Elks Lodge at 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Town of Niagara.
Building trades students aid in humanitarian effort for cats
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 am
Anthony Molinaro's Orleans-Niagara BOCES building trades program has helped out in the community numerous times. With winter approaching, the students got a special request to help out with a structure to house feral cats.
SPCA of Niagara: Party with the zombies
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 07:00 pm
Zombie Fest is your chance to don a spooky costume, scare a few people and get some shivers yourself. Bring your pooch in costume, too. After all, funds raised at this event will benefit the animals at the SPCA of Niagara.
Niagara County among 23 that piloted program to enhance victims' safety
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:55 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour joined members of the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute in announcing this week a new program implemented in partnership with the state that will allow individuals who have been granted Family Court orders of protection to register to receive alerts when those orders are served.
Wheatfield ranks 40th for teacher pay
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:50 pm
Salaries for teachers are generally higher in Remsen than in any other school district in upstate New York. That's according to Business First's annual ratings of teacher pay, which are based on an analysis of salary levels at five selected points in teachers' careers.
Tomcats division champs again
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:50 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Tomcats ended their regular season at the top of the heap Oct. 19 after shutting out Williamsville Navy 33-0, ending their regular season undefeated and as the Niagara Youth Football League division champs for the second year in a row.
Wheatfield seniors invited to breakfast
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club will hold its annual free Pancake Breakfast for Wheatfield Senior Citizens on Sunday, Oct. 28, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Henry Scibisz Five Senses Nature Park Clubhouse, located at 6535 Ward Road (Route 429) south of the Wheatfield American Legion Post 1451.
Coats 4 Kids returns, distribution dates set
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
Joe Petrozzi, and his son Russ, of Capitol Cleaners, are again collecting, cleaning and giving gently used coats and other winter wear to needy families in Western New York. The days for distribution to the community are Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Veterans information event in Niagara Falls
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
VA Western New York Healthcare System will be holding an information event at the VA Clinic in Niagara Falls, 2201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
Keeping seniors informed
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
Rep. Kathy Hochul released the following statement last week on the start of Medicare open enrolment:
Tax cut ahead in Wheatfield budget
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:40 pm
Wheatfield residents dealing with continually rising costs in food, gas and other areas will have at least one spot where the cost will be down in 2013.
Wheatfield strengthens focus on economic development
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:40 pm
The Town of Wheatfield has announced the introduction of two new electronic tools aimed at highlighting existing town businesses, as well as attracting new economic development to the area.
Lewiston: Reservoir State Park boasts new look
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 03:00 pm
The New York Power Authority and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Tuesday marked the completion of a $6 million upgrade at Reservoir State Park in the Town of Lewiston and Town of Niagara at a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
'Antler Alert': Thruway Authority, State Police remind motorists of deer season dangers
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 11:25 am
The New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Troop T are reminding motorists of the danger of deer season with their annual "Antler Alert." Most deer-vehicle collisions occur from October through December.
Memorial schedules Nov. 3 flu shot clinic
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct a flu shot clinic for adults ages 18 and older on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic will be held in the Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.
Free community forum will focus on health care reform's impact on individuals and businesses
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will present a free program to help residents and business owners understand the changes mandated by federal health care reform on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road.
Hyde Park businesses, NFMMC team up to fight cancer
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 06:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Hyde Park Business & Professional Association teamed up to turn Niagara Falls pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Maziarz receives high rating from New Yorkers for Better Libraries
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 03:30 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, has been awarded a score of "A" by New Yorkers for Better Libraries. Maziarz received a 115, constituting an "A" on the grading scale from the organization.
'Opportunities Got Talent'
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 03:25 pm
Opportunities Unlimited invites readers to watch a competition celebrating the artistic talents of people with developmental disabilities. Cheer on your favorite performers as OUN highlights the many talents of people who participate in its programs.
Chow(der) down at St. Andrew
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 3229 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn, will hold a chowder sale on Oct. 27, beginning at 11 a.m.
Celebrating fall
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:10 pm
Whether it's scarecrows, pumpkins, corn stalks or scary figures, with Halloween coming, many individuals, community groups and businesses have decorated their homes and grounds with colorful, and sometimes haunting, fall displays.
Boot Brigade, food drive to highlight 2012 Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:00 am
The eighth annual Niagara Electric Lights Parade honoring the Town of Niagara Bicentennial begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
'There's a Whale in the Canal' in Lockport
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:00 am
The Erie Canal Discovery Center welcomes local author Ron Mazzarella who will present a free, family-friendly program and book reading at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Material will come from his children's publication, "There's a Whale in the Canal."
Making a splash as volunteers
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 07:05 pm
About 30 members of the Niagara-Wheatfield girls swimming and diving team volunteered their time the morning of Sept. 22 to assist in the Hospice Dash 5K Race and the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon in Youngstown.
Promoting fire safety
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 07:00 am
October is Fire Prevention Month and volunteer firefighters in the Niagara-Wheatfield area have been busy, not only protecting the community, but holding open houses and special programs.

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