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When the diagnosis is arthritis
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 03:30 pm
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of five Americans report they have been diagnosed with arthritis, which means, "joint inflammation." And as the aging population rises, so will those startling statistics. The CDC also reports that people of all ages can be affected by arthritis, including children, and that nearly two-thirds of those affected are under age 65.
Niagara County Legislature: Colangelo seeks 5th district seat
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 03:30 pm
Niagara Falls High School business teacher Giulio Colangelo has announced his candidacy in the upcoming election for the 5th District of the Niagara County Legislature.
HVAC awards given out at BOCES
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 03:30 pm
Several students in Tom Destino's heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration program were recently recognized for their hard work and dedication at the end of the year ceremony at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center. Kevin Dillion, Michael Greaser, Kyle Hanes and Korey Kelly were awarded scholarships.
Oishei Foundation awards challenge grant to Memorial for new cardiac/stroke care center
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 04:35 pm
A $750,000 challenge grant from The John R. Oishei Foundation to the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation has given a jump start to Memorial's $3 million campaign for a new inpatient cardiac/stroke care center. The grant is conditioned on Memorial raising a matching amount.
Niagara Falls: Project Runway announces community outreach effort
Mon, Jun 17th 2013 04:35 pm
Project Runway, a new program to prevent and reduce substance abuse among girls and women 14 to 25 years of age, has scheduled three public sessions to increase awareness and seek public input.
Memory Lane Café a treat for Alzheimer's families
Fri, Jun 14th 2013 07:00 am
According to the American Alzheimer's Association, more than 5.4 million Americans are living with the disease, including an estimated 55,000 in the Western New York region and close to 7,500 in Niagara County.
Niagara Wine Trail expansion approved by Legislature
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 04:00 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, announced today that both chambers of the State Legislature approved legislation (S.1095-A) to expand and rename the Niagara Wine Trail system. The new configuration will extend the trail in Niagara County, Orleans County and Western Monroe County, encompassing more wineries than ever before.
Rain doesn't deter seniors from SWIP
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 01:45 pm
It takes more than a steady downpour of rain and gray skies to keep Niagara County's senior citizens away from the annual Senior Walk in the Park.
Wheatfield Nitro softball team does well at Fort Niagara
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 01:40 pm
The Wheatfield Nitro 10U girls travel softball team came off a very strong weekend at the battle in the recent Fort Niagara Tournament.
Date change for Oakwood 'Shutterbugs'
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 01:35 pm
The free two-hour "Shutterbugs" workshop at historic Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls has been moved to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22.
SPCA elects new board of directors and officers
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held the first meeting of its 2013-14 board of directors on June 5.
Town of Niagara Historical Society: One-room schoolhouse offers special exhibit
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 01:35 pm
The Town of Niagara Historical Society will open its 1878 one-room schoolhouse for the season on Father's Day, Sunday, June 16, with a special exhibit that focuses on men in the community.
Guard engineers working at Bond Lake
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 01:35 pm
New York Army National Guard combat engineers assigned to the 152nd Engineer Support Company are spending a week of their annual training period regrading drainage ditches and regarding roads at Bond Lake Park in Lewiston.
Curbing ATVs in Wheatfield
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 01:25 pm
A wet spring hasn't slowed the complaints from Wheatfield residents about ATVs.
Could have danced all night
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 01:25 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's Class of 2013 held its prom on June 7 at Classics V on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Prom king and queen were Anthony Cappuccilli and Kali Ryan.
Niagara-Wheatfield faces more cuts
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 01:25 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education at its June 5 meeting answered concerns about transportation service and its costs to the district, as well as continued to look for more ways to cut its proposed budget.
Wheatfield Lions install officers, welcome new members
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 01:25 pm
In a ceremony at the Five Senses Nature Park, Past District Gov. Bob Shiveley installed the Wheatfield Lions Club officers for 2013-14.
Mount St. Mary's promotes artistic abilities with new collection from Opportunities Unlimited
Thu, Jun 13th 2013 12:00 pm
A collection created by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara artists was dedicated and blessed at a reception inside Mount St. Mary's Hospital. The works were created by people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities during fine arts classes offered through "Artisans Unlimited" at three OUN locations.
Memorial, OG Cruisers hold pre-Father's Day event
Wed, Jun 12th 2013 02:50 pm
The OG Cruisers and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold a free car show and health screening event from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Highland and Center avenues in Niagara Falls.
Health event set at Crestwood
Mon, Jun 10th 2013 07:00 am
A health and wellness event will be held at Crestwood Commons, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12.
Student business helps fight diabetes
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 09:20 pm
At Niagara-Wheatfield High School, Kevin Schucker's fifth period advanced marketing class organized its own business through the Junior Achievement program.
Sample the home parties
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 03:15 pm
The Bergholz Volunteer Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary plans a Home Party Extravaganza from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9, with vendors from Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Longaberger, Silpada, Origami Owl and more.
Travel with the seniors
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 03:10 pm
Several Wheatfield Seniors trips are planned in coming months, including:
Farmers Market to reopen for season
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 03:05 pm
The Wheatfield Farmers Market will reopen June 12 and run Wednesdays through Oct. 9, still outside of Town Hall, but relocated to the front parking lot to provide more visibility and convenience for both the vendors and clientele.
Larson to seek seat as Wheatfield supervisor
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 03:00 pm
Tom Larson this week announced his candidacy for supervisor in the Town of Wheatfield.
Legislators to meet with residents
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 03:00 pm
Niagara County legislators William L. Ross, Kathryn L. Lance and David E. Godfrey, representing the second, seventh, and 10th legislative districts, will hold their quarterly community meeting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Wheatfield Community Center next to Town Hall.
WBA awards scholarships
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 02:55 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association awarded three scholarships during its May 20 meeting at the Walmore Inn. The recipients of the 2013 scholarships are, from left, Kirsten Scherrer, Nilab Hussain and Christopher Galvano.
N-W sets hearing, vote on revised budget
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 02:55 pm
Residents who want to comment on the revised Niagara-Wheatfield School District's revised $62.35 million budget for 2013-14 are invited to a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, in the Adult Learning Center at the high school.
NWTA winners
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 02:55 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Teachers Association has announced its three scholarship winners for 2013.
'Do The Right Thing'
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 02:55 pm
All eight of the young award winners looked a bit nervous Tuesday as they were individually marched up on the vast Niagara Falls High School stage by a member of the Niagara County Sheriff's Honor Guard.

Wheatfield's Robert Dikcis wasn't that nervous when he reported the fire at West Street Elementary School last month.

Niagara Falls Memorial receives award for excellence in surgical care
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 04:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been awarded a certificate of excellence by Univera Healthcare for the highest overall performance in Surgical Care Improvement Project measures.
22nd Annual Niagara Cup Classic benefits cardiac, stroke care at Memorial
Thu, Jun 6th 2013 10:25 am
One hundred sixty-five golfers took to the links Tuesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club for the 22nd annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament. The event raised $40,000, which will support health care programming at the hospital, particularly cardiac and stroke services.
Wojtaszek hosts Thursday town hall meeting
Tue, Jun 4th 2013 12:00 pm
North Tonawanda residents will have an opportunity to learn more about county government and services that impact their lives Thursday evening, when Legislator Paul Wojtaszek, R-9th District, hosts a town hall meeting.
22nd annual Niagara Cup Classic to benefit Niagara Falls Memorial's cardiac and stroke services
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 12:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will hold its 22nd annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament on Tuesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club, 505 Mountain View Drive, Lewiston.
St. John Lutheran has new summer camp
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 07:00 am
St. John Lutheran Church and School is offering a new summer camp, called Camp Sonshine, this year.
Free outdoor concert planned
Mon, Jun 3rd 2013 07:00 am
Calamar and The Woodlands Residential Village are hosting a free outdoor concert from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the pond/gazebo located across from 3979 Forest Parkway, Wheatfield.
Niagara Falls Memorial announce dates for summertime 'Rockin' the Park' events
Fri, May 31st 2013 05:25 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will again be celebrating summer in the Cataract City by "Rockin' the Park" at Schoellkopf Park.
NIMAC: Local officials lobby for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, May 31st 2013 07:00 am
A delegation of local officials and community leaders, organized by the Niagara Military Affairs Council, returned last week from a two-day visit to Washington, D.C., where the group met with federal elected officials and Air Force leadership.
Wheatfield: Cliffe reports on lobbying for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, May 31st 2013 07:00 am
Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe made the following remarks at Wheatfield's Memorial Day ceremony on Monday:
Hiring Our Heroes fair is Wednesday
Fri, May 31st 2013 07:00 am
A 2013 Hiring Our Heroes veterans hiring fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Connecticut Street National Guard Armory, 184 Connecticut St., Buffalo.