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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."
K-9s in Flight to perform at Niagara County Fair
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 07:00 am
K-9s in Flight, a scripted and choreographed show featuring "world class K-9 athletes," will be coming to this year's Niagara County Fair, July 31 to Aug. 4.
Don't leave your pet in a parked car
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 07:00 am
With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at its height and it's time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car. Whether you're parking in the shade, just running into the store, or leaving the windows cracked, it is still not OK to leave your pet in a parked car.
Adopt pets; get microchips
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health's Animal Response Team will participate at the Heart of Niagara adoption event July 14 at Blackwinds Pet Supply, 2494 Military Road, Niagara Falls.
Historic Holy Trinity open for 'Fish Fry Friday Tours'
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 07:00 am
The popular "Fish Fry Friday Tours" at Historic Holy Trinity have begun again.
Vacation Bible School begins in Sanborn
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 07:00 am
"Tell it on the Mountain" VBS will be held from Sunday, July 21, to Thursday, July 25, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church and School, 6168 Walmore Road, Sanborn.
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue hosts four adoption events this weekend
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 07:00 am
Many deserving animals will be on their way to finding forever homes as a result of four upcoming Heart of Niagara adoption events happening this weekend in Lewiston and Niagara Falls.
Lewis named Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center pharmacy director
Wed, Jul 10th 2013 07:00 am
Michelle A. Lewis, PharmD, MHA, BCACP, has been appointed director of pharmacy services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Healthy Moms-Healthy Babies Coalition to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week
Tue, Jul 9th 2013 10:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Community Health Worker Program and the Healthy Moms-Healthy Babies Coalition will celebrate the benefits of breastfeeding July 23 with a community picnic, breastfeeding walk and baby shower at Hyde Park.
Paolucci to join medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Mon, Jul 8th 2013 10:05 am
Patrice Paolucci, D.O., an obstetrician/gynecologist, is joining the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Happy Fourth of July
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:55 pm
The Town of Niagara started the holiday week Monday evening with a bang-up affair in Veterans Park.
Gurnett brothers earn Scouting deuce
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:30 pm
Only two kids out of every 100 who go into Scouting win its highest honor, Eagle Scout.

The Gurnett brothers of Wheatfield have both collected the award.

Niagara Academy graduates 51 students
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:25 pm
Fifty-one students from various school districts in the area proudly walked through the gymnasium to cheers and smiles from their loved ones and the staff at Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Academy.
SPCA starts fund for Jonah
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:20 pm
Sunday morning, the Niagara County SPCA met officers from Niagara Falls Police Department and removed three dogs from a residence on 12th Street in Niagara Falls. The dogs, male and female adults and a male puppy, were rushed to the Niagara County SPCA for immediate medical attention.
Hillary Rodham Clinton among UB Distinguished Speakers
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:20 pm
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head a lineup of luminaries taking the stage at the University at Buffalo for its 2013-14 Distinguished Speakers Series.
Wheatfield: Kislack announces candidacy
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:15 pm
Michael Kislack has announced his candidacy for councilman in the Town of Wheatfield.
Election year
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:15 pm
Shown is the Wheatfield Republican Club float, which took part in the Shawnee Field Days parade on Saturday. "The Republican and Democrat clubs generally put on a good show during local election years like this," said Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe.
Tuscarora Nation plans annual picnic
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 11:30 am
The Tuscarora Nation Picnic & Field Days will be held July 12-13 on the Tuscarora Nation, at Walmore and Mount Hope roads, north of Route 31.
Niagara Falls Memorial receives approval for new wound care center
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 11:30 am
The New York State Department of Health has approved Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's application to implement a comprehensive wound care program on its downtown campus.
Golf under stars to aid Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 11:30 am
Glo-Golf is the name of the game and everyone, regardless of handicap, plays, unless there's a snowstorm on Friday, July 19. Golfers spend the first few hours playing in daylight, break for a buffet dinner and play the rest of the round under the stars.
Community Missions' ducks are ready to swim
Wed, Jul 3rd 2013 10:45 am
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier will hold its annual "Duck Race" at Canal Fest of the Tonawandas on Saturday, July 20, at 3 p.m. The race will take place in the Erie Canal between Tonawanda and North Tonawanda. An estimated 200,000 spectators are expected over the weeklong festival, from Sunday, July 14-21.
Yet another milestone for 'SAL'
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 01:10 pm
Dr. Donna Azam Feldman has become the first surgeon to complete 100 robotic-assisted surgical procedures at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Memorial names two to behavioral health posts
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 01:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed two new clinical managers in its inpatient behavioral health unit. The appointments were announced by Vice President & Chief Nursing Officer Joanne Krolewski, R.N., B.S.N.
Mayor Ortt to speak at Marine Appreciation Day at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park
Tue, Jul 2nd 2013 12:20 pm
Mayor Robert G. Ortt will be the guest speaker at the Marine Appreciation Day celebration hosted by the Conrad Kania Marine Corps Detachment, Marine Corps League. The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park on River Road in the City of North Tonawanda.
Kids head off to New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute's 2013 Summer Camp
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 03:00 pm
Twenty-three children from Niagara County are attending the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute's 2013 Summer Camp. Eleven young people from Niagara County left last Sunday for the camp. A second group of 12 young campers will be heading to camp this Sunday, June 30.
Towns celebrate Independence Day with a bang
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 02:55 pm
Get a head start on the Fourth of July celebration with free entertainment and fireworks on Monday, July 1, at Town of Niagara's Veterans Park on Lockport Road, across from Town Hall.
Olde Sanborn Days
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 02:55 pm
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central met at the Olympia Restaurant on Niagara Falls Boulevard this week to review plans for Olde Sanborn Days.
Congratulations, N-W Class of 2013
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 02:45 pm
The list of graduated seniors from Niagara-Wheatfield High School.
Baby, it's hot outside!
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 02:45 pm
Summer has arrived in Western New York with plenty of heat and humidity.

Senior citizens should take special care this time of year as the risk for heat-related illnesses, such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion, increases with age, according to the National Institute on Aging.

Wheatfield discusses Article 75 hearing
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 02:45 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board, after a relatively quiet meeting on Monday went into executive session to discuss personnel matters involving the planned Article 75 hearing affecting its Recreation Department.
Moving ahead
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 02:45 pm
On Friday, June 14, eighth graders at St. John Lutheran School took their last steps as middle schoolers.
Oakwood Cemetery Association announces 2013 board of directors
Fri, Jun 28th 2013 08:00 am
At a recent board of directors meeting, Whitney Mallam, president of the Oakwood Cemetery Association, announced the 2013 board of directors.
Child Advocacy Center of Niagara honors Child Abuse Intervention Project members
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 11:55 am
Five members of the Niagara County Child Abuse Intervention Project were honored recently for their hard work and dedication during a recognition luncheon at Erie Canalside Banquets in Lockport. All those honored were nominated by their peers.
Oakwood Cemetery named Outstanding Preservation Project
Thu, Jun 27th 2013 07:00 am
Oakwood Cemetery Association, 763 Portage Road, Niagara Falls, one of the oldest cemeteries in Western New York, has announced it was recognized for its Outstanding Preservation Project by Preservation Buffalo Niagara.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office encourages readers to visit Nextdoor
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 04:15 pm
In an effort to help facilitate a virtual neighborhood watch program and help foster neighbor-to-neighbor communications, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office has partnered with Nextdoor (, the private social network for neighborhoods.
Discover Saturdays at Discovery Center
Fri, Jun 21st 2013 04:10 pm
In June, July, and August, The Erie Canal Discovery Center, 24 Church St., Lockport, will host a series of activities for children ages 3 to 12, run by "etc. Resources."

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