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Visit a firehall this weekend
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:35 pm
The five Town of Wheatfield volunteer fire companies will open their doors to area residents this weekend as part of a statewide program called RecruitNY. Special events for kids and adults, as well as information on how to become a volunteer firefighter, will be offered.

Like most volunteer fire departments, the Town of Wheatfield fire companies need to bolster their emergency responder numbers, so they can continue to provide the optimum level of protection for their residents.

On Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, the five fire companies that serve Wheatfield will hold open houses for a unified recruitment drive, as part of National Volunteer Week 2013.

Fusco named superintendent at Niagara-Wheatfield
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 03:35 pm
Dr. Lynn Marie Fusco will assume the duties of superintendent of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District on July 1.

Fusco is currently serving the Alden Central School District in the same capacity. She has been with Alden since 2006 and prior to that served for 10 years as the director of curriculum, instruction and personnel for the East Aurora Union Free School District.

She has also been employed as a principal at Pembroke Intermediate School and taught special education at Pembroke and at Royalton-Hartland Central School.

In Vogue
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 11:15 am
Vogue Salon & Back Bar is hosting a grand opening hair show, complete with music, lights, refreshments, models and gift bags, on Saturday, at 5 and 7 p.m., at 10158 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls (next to Como at the Airport).
Tech Night in Wheatfield
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 07:00 am
On Tuesday, April 30, the Niagara-Wheatfield Honor Society will run its third annual Technology Night from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the Niagara-Wheatfield High School Room E101. Students will provide free computer instruction and assistance to senior citizens or other community members who would like to update their technology skills.
Niagara Cup names co-chairs for 2013 tournament
Mon, Apr 22nd 2013 07:00 am
A prominent cardiologist will join a local business executive in chairing the 22nd annual Niagara Cup Classic.
Basket auction at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church
Fri, Apr 19th 2013 08:20 pm
St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church will host its annual basket auction on Saturday, May 11, at 1073 Saunders Settlement Road (Route 31).
Moo-ving experience coming to West Street
Fri, Apr 19th 2013 07:00 am
The West Street Elementary School Parent Group annual basket auction and chicken barbecue last year was an "awesome" success, according to Co-President Jeff Haseley. Check out what's planned for this year's event.
N-W students and staff go Bald for Bucks
Fri, Apr 19th 2013 07:00 am
Fourteen students and several teachers from Niagara Wheatfield's Edward Town Middle School recently decided to shed their locks for Roswell Park's Bald for Bucks fundraiser.
Wheatfield Lions flip pancakes
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:15 pm
The annual Wheatfield Lions Club Spring Pancake Breakfast and Basket Raffle will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Henry Scibisz Five Senses Nature Park Clubhouse, located on Ward Road next to the American Legion Post 1451.
Peters plays in Bowman Cup
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:15 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield hockey player Matt Peters (No. 6) was selected to play for the Buffalo Seniors All-Stars in the 2013 Bowman Cup.
Town of Niagara Rec sets open house
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:15 pm
The Town of Niagara Recreation Department plans an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Veteran Park's Community Center.
Culinary students help out at convention
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:10 pm
Culinary arts students from the BOCES Niagara Career and Technical Education Center lent a hand and learned a thing or two at the US Foods Show at the Niagara Falls Convention Center recently.
When you 'See Something, Say Something'
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:05 pm
There's never been a more important time for Americans to unite and pledge that when they "see something," they "say something."
Sanborn Area Historical Society plans potluck
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:05 pm
The public is invited to the Sanborn Area Historical Society's potluck dinner and regular meeting, Tuesday, April 23, at the Sanborn Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St., Sanborn.
Recognizing National Infant Immunization Week
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:05 pm
National Infant Immunization Week is being held April 20 through 27. This is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughout the United States.
Wheatfield Business Association inducts 2013 officers
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:00 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association recently inducted its 2013 officers and board members, plus announced this year's scholarship program.
Petitions due Monday for school board elections
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 03:00 pm
Petitions for candidates interested in running for the two open seats on the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education are due by 5 p.m. Monday, April 22, in the school district's Business Office.
Wild Kritters hosts annual fundraiser
Wed, Apr 17th 2013 12:50 pm
Wild Kritters of Niagara County Inc., an organization that cares for injured and orphaned wildlife, hosts its seventh annual basket raffle Sunday, April 21, at the 3F Conservation Club, 904 Swann Road, Youngstown.
Applications for assistance for projects totaling $33 million submitted to Niagara County Industrial Development Agency
Wed, Apr 17th 2013 12:25 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors has accepted applications for assistance from Power Greenhouse Integration LLC for a greenhouse renovation project in the Town of Wheatfield and Plati Niagara Inc. LLC for another new hotel in Niagara Falls.
Carol Schmelz wins Key to the Locks Award
Tue, Apr 16th 2013 01:35 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center has announced local Canalway Trail enthusiast Carol Schmelz was selected to receive the eighth annual Key to the Locks Award on May 4 at 11 a.m. at the Discovery Center in Lockport.
Cosmetology students show off creative hairstyles
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 07:00 am
The cosmetology students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently held a hair show at the center in Sanborn.
Long-term care ombudsman spring training scheduled
Fri, Apr 12th 2013 07:00 am
For a volunteer experience where you can have a direct impact on the quality of life for elderly people living in long term care facilities, consider becoming a Niagara County ombudsman.
Organizers announce plans for third annual Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 08:40 pm
Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival President Rick A. Crogan, volunteer Becky Marchetti and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster spoke Thursday at a press conference announcing details for the third annual summer event, scheduled to take place this year from June 28-30.
County to draft consultants to shape plan to protect NFARS
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 08:05 pm
Niagara County leaders intent on protecting the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its 3,000 jobs are set to hire a consulting firm specializing in protecting military installations from defense cuts as the Obama Administration gears up to potentially launch a new round of base closures.
Arthritis, joint replacement seminar open to general public
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:25 pm
Cindy Repicci Romanowski, M.D., board certified rehabilitation specialist with the Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Center, will be the featured speaker at a free seminar titled "Arthritis & Joint Replacement Surgery" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at The McGuire Rehabilitation Center, at Northgate Health Care Facility, 7264 Nash Road, Wheatfield.
Collins visits Wheatfield business
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:20 pm
Rep. Chris Collins, NY-27, stopped at Health System Services in Wheatfield on Monday to assure owners and employees of his continued support for small business.
Crestwood Commons hosts open house
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:20 pm
ElderWood Crestwood Commons, 100 Crestwood Court (off Witmer Road), Wheatfield, will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 13.
Illusions cheer at nationals
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:15 pm
The 2013 Town of Niagara Illusions Cheerleaders went to national competition in Erie, Pa., and took first place in their team category and the national championship award for the recreation division.
Wheatfield in 'very good shape' financially
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:15 pm
Wheatfield is now $2.228 million "in the black," compared to the deficit of three years ago.
NCCC horticulture program wins three awards at Plantasia
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College horticulture program received three awards at the Western New York State Nursery & Landscape Association annual garden and landscape show, Plantasia.
Fair is 'Springsational'
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 11:30 am
The "Springsational" craft and vendor fair will be held Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Peter Lutheran School, North Ridge (gymnasium), 4169 Church Road, Cambria (between Route 104 and Route 93).
25th annual Development Disabilities Awareness Day is May 23
Wed, Apr 10th 2013 07:00 am
The silver anniversary Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day conference is on Thursday, May 23. It will feature Western New York professionals and businesses that specialize in services for people with developmental disabilities. The full-day conference will be held at The Conference Center Niagara Falls, 101 Old Falls St.
Free business workshop to assist all current and prospective businesses in Niagara County
Fri, Apr 5th 2013 01:20 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency, in conjunction with The Niagara County Center for Economic Development, Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce, Niagara USA Chamber, Town of Niagara IDA and Town of Lockport IDA, are sponsoring a free series of business workshops to be held throughout Niagara County for all current or prospective businesses interested in learning more about various incentive programs offered by local and county economic development agencies
Ross re-elected chairman of Niagara Power Coalition
Fri, Apr 5th 2013 10:45 am
William L. Ross has been re-elected the chairman of the Niagara Power Coalition for the ninth consecutive term. Ross will also hold the dual positions of president/CEO of the NPC.
Ben & Jerry's Niagara Falls celebrates global 'Free Cone Day' Tuesday, April 9

Fri, Apr 5th 2013 12:30 am
Is there a better way to say thank you than free ice cream? Not if you're Ben & Jerry's! On Tuesday, April 9, from noon until 8 p.m. the Ben & Jerry's scoop shop at 1994 Military Road (Fashion Outlets of Niagara), Niagara Falls, will host the 34th annual "Free Cone Day."
Dr. Jayanta Chaudhuri named Grand Island medical director
Fri, Apr 5th 2013 12:25 am
Jayanta Chaudhuri, M.D., has been named medical director of Grand Island Family Practice.
1199SEIU, Memorial reach tentative new three-year labor agreement
Tue, Apr 2nd 2013 07:35 pm
Members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East have reached a tentative three-year collective bargaining agreement with Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
BOCES students place at regional SkillsUSA competition
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:25 pm
Forty-four students from Orleans/Niagara BOCES' career and technical education centers had a successful showing at the SkillsUSA Region 1 Leadership Conference and Skills Olympics held this month at SUNY Alfred.
'Barks and Bunnies'
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:20 pm
Kelly Stephens of Wheatfield, center, organized a successful fundraiser Sunday at St. James Lutheran Church in Bergholz to benefit Akron Canine Rescued Angels.
Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education honors Fick; facing hard times
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 04:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education passed a resolution at its meeting last week to raise the tax levy on district residents 5.91 percent.