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Alicia Scott appointed stroke center clinical coordinator
Wed, Jan 30th 2013 12:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Alicia Scott, RN, MSN, ANP-C, clinical coordinator of its state-designated Stroke Center effective immediately.
Voutour elected third VP of state Sheriffs' Association
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:55 am
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour was elected third vice president of the New York State Sheriffs' Association at the 79th annual Winter Training Conference this week in Albany. Above, Lt. Gov. Robert J. Duffy (left) with Sheriff Voutour following the swearing-in ceremony.
Town of Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Co.: Serving the community
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 08:20 am
The Town of Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Co. held its annual installation meeting on Jan. 19.
BOCES students shine at auto competition
Fri, Jan 25th 2013 07:00 am
Kyle Jung, a senior at Niagara-Wheatfield and Dan Ruble, a senior from Wilson, took first place at the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers' AutoTech Competition on Jan. 19 at Erie Community College.
Hospice volunteer training scheduled in Wheatfield
Fri, Jan 25th 2013 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice Director Kay Dekker, RN, BSN, has announced volunteer training dates for individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of nursing homes residents receiving hospice care.
Town of Niagara delays decisions on future projects
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 05:00 pm
A tied vote delayed action on a late resolution introduced by Councilman Danny Sklarski at the Town of Niagara Town Board meeting Tuesday.
Niagara-Wheatfield School Board approves soccer request
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 05:00 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education approved a request from the Girls Soccer Booster Club to move forward with fundraising and develop plans for soccer shelters to be used for boys and girls soccer and lacrosse.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to hold free health screenings
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 04:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will offer a series of free health screenings during the next several weeks.
TNBPA holds annual awards dinner
Thu, Jan 24th 2013 04:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association will hold its annual dinner and awards ceremony Thursday, Jan. 24, at the LaSalle Yacht Club in Niagara Falls.
NCCC's Gemma Fournier recognized
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:15 pm
Niagara County Community College announced that Gemma Fournier, surgical technology program coordinator, was recently selected as one of 10 recipients of the 2012 Fellow of the Association of Surgical Technologists at the Association of Surgical Technologists national conference held in Washington, D.C.
Wheatfield, Town of Niagara: Dog park seen at SPCA
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:00 am
The towns of Wheatfield and Niagara are cooperating in a plan to bring a public dog park to the grounds of the SPCA of Niagara on Lockport Road.
Wheatfield considers changes in public hearings
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday held three public hearings before getting its regular meeting under way.
Sheriff's Community Police Academy to begin
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:00 am
Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the Sheriff's Community Police Academy will be held Feb. 28 and every Thursday through May 30 at no cost.
Niagara County Legislature State of the County Address
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 07:00 am
I want to thank my legislative colleagues for your vote of confidence in selecting me as the 2013 chairman of the Niagara County Legislature. It is an honor and a pleasure to address you this evening (Jan. 2) on the state of the county.
'Saturday Night Alive' at St. Peter's
Thu, Jan 17th 2013 06:20 pm
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6167 Walmore Road in Sanborn, will host its monthly contemporary worship gathering, "Saturday Night Alive," starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26.
Wheatfield Business Association to meet
Thu, Jan 17th 2013 06:15 pm
The next Wheatfield Business Association social is set for Monday, Jan. 21, at the Walmore Inn, at the corner of Lockport and Walmore roads, Wheatfield.
NFTA K-9s to assist at inauguration
Thu, Jan 17th 2013 06:15 pm
Two Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority Transportation Security Administration-certified Explosive Detection K-9 teams will assist with the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C.
Niagara County Legislature: Syracuse will chair consolidation & shared services committee
Wed, Jan 16th 2013 12:00 pm
Niagara County lawmakers are tasking a new government panel with devising shared services and consolidation agreements between the county and municipal governments with an eye toward cutting costs and red tape.
Niagara Cerebral Palsy promotes John Reardon to executive director and CEO
Mon, Jan 14th 2013 11:25 am
Niagara Cerebral Palsy, a non-profit agency providing high-quality care to children and adults with developmental disabilities, has announced that John J. M. Reardon was promoted to executive director and CEO. The agency also announced that Salvatore M. Passanese, Ph.D., has been elected president of the board of directors.
NCCC announces Tech Wars 2013 winners
Sat, Jan 12th 2013 11:35 am
Niagara County Community College hosted more than 800 students from 22 Western New York school districts at Tech Wars 2013 on Wednesday. Competitions ranged from RC Heavyweight Sumo Robotics to 3D Modeling and CO2 Car Races.
2013 Wheatfield Family Picnic needs volunteers
Fri, Jan 11th 2013 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Picnic Committee is preparing for the 35th annual Wheatfield Family Picnic, to be held at Fairmount Park on Sunday, Aug. 25.
Changes for the new year: Higgins to take command of 107th Airlift Wing
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 07:00 pm
New York Air National Guard Col. John Higgins, a master navigator with more than 3,500 hours flying in the F-4 Phantom fighter, the F-111 bomber and the C-130 Hercules, will replace Col. Jim McCready as commander of the 107th Airlift Wing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Saturday, Jan. 12.
Changes for the new year: Towns' reorganization meetings see little change
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 07:00 pm
Wheatfield held its annual reorganization meeting Jan. 2. The Town of Niagara held its reorganization Wednesday.
Old terminal provides new home for Aerospace Museum
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 01:00 pm
The Niagara Aerospace Museum has hit some turbulence in recent years, bouncing to several different locations as it attempted to showcase some 100 years of local aviation history.
West Street K-Kids aid Christmas Fund
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 12:45 pm
The K-Kids (Kiwanis Kids) of West Street Elementary School is a group of 15 fifth-graders who are taking on the responsibility and leadership of running their club as they plan and participate in community/school service projects.
BOCES students, staff help stock food pantry
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 12:30 pm
Students and staff at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center decided to make the holidays brighter for those who are less fortunate.
Police crack down on DWI
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 12:25 pm
From Dec. 12 through Jan. 1, various Niagara County police agencies participated in a nationwide holiday season DWI enforcement program by increasing patrol units specifically designated for DWI enforcement.
Ice skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks open
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 03:20 pm
The outdoor skating rinks at DeVeaux Woods and Reservoir state parks are open and ready for business. This will be the fourth season at DeVeaux (rink never froze in 2012) and the inaugural season at Reservoir.
Kathryn Lance to chair economic development committee
Tue, Jan 8th 2013 07:00 am
Legislator Kathryn Lance, a second-year lawmaker whose district includes commercial and industrial areas off Niagara Falls Boulevard, will be tapped to chair the Niagara County Legislature's economic development committee, Majority Leader Rick Updegrove, R-Lockport, announced Monday.
Vicki Landes named Memorial Health home director
Mon, Jan 7th 2013 05:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has announced that Vicki Landes, RN, BSN, will serve as director of the medical center's new health home.
Finnegan finds a home: An SPCA love story
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
His eyes wide with panic, he darted from person to person in the room trying to find someone, anyone, who could take him away from this scary, noisy place. His raggedy, overgrown black coat was dull, and he obviously hadn't been eating - his frame was little more than skin and bone.
Find a forever friend at the SPCA
Sat, Jan 5th 2013 07:00 am
Like a proud parent, I can't help but brag about my success with adopting a pet at the SPCA. Finnegan, of course, is taken, but there are many more dogs and cats waiting to be your new best friend.
Senator Maziarz and Niagara Aerospace Museum representatives announce re-location of museum
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 08:30 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz was joined Friday by representatives of the Niagara Aerospace Museum and local leaders to announce the museum's re-location to the old terminal building at the Niagara Falls International Airport.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greets first newborn of 2013
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greeted its first baby of 2013 at 8:46 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, when Kelly Freiermuth, right, of Niagara Falls gave birth to daughter Brystol Lynn Freiermuth.
Alzheimer's Association to hold Saturday workshop
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 07:00 am
The Western New York Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association will present "Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters," at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.
'Behind the Badge' at History Center
Fri, Jan 4th 2013 07:00 am
Richard Lang will present a program and book signing on "Behind the Badge" at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Niagara County History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Get information on Young Life
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 09:55 am
An informational meeting about Young Life in the Niagara Wheatfield community will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2437 Niagara Road in Wheatfield.
NCCC to expand partnerships with $2.1M in grant funding
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 09:55 am
Niagara County Community College is the recipient of four grants that will aid it in expanding community-based partnerships and programming, according to President James P. Klyczek. The grants will help NCCC develop community, school-based or professional development programs in suicide prevention, working with at-risk youth, Landmarks in American History and career and technical education.

"This series of grants will to greatly enhance NCCC's connection to the community and our outreach to schoolchildren, young adults and educators alike," said Klyczek.

Tips for preventing skin cancer and keeping skin healthy
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 09:50 am
Adopting healthy skin habits in 2013 could save your life. Thousands of people in the United States die each year from skin cancer, a highly preventable and treatable disease. Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age or skin color, which is why making skin health a priority should be on everyone's list of New Year's resolutions.

With an easy to remember acronym, S.K.I.N., The Skin Cancer Foundation is proposing four simple steps for keeping skin cancer prevention and skin health top of mind in 2013 and beyond: Skip the tanning bed, keep up with skin exams, ignore the myths, and never skimp on sun protection.

Guard provides honors at funerals
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 09:50 am
The New York Army National Guard's honor guard was expected to perform about 10,200 military funerals by the time 2012 ended at midnight on Dec. 31.

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