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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center awarded HFAP accreditation
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 12:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded accreditation from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an independent accreditation organization recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Back to the Marble Orchard
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 11:25 am
Pleasant weather greeted the folks who came to Hennepin Park in Lewiston Sunday afternoon for the Marble Orchard Players production, "The Spirits of 1813."
Let there be light: Power returns to Niagara County
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 09:35 pm
Electricity gradually returned Saturday afternoon and evening to the homes of National Grid customers in Niagara County that were dark following Friday's storm.

As of 9:30 p.m., less than 1,000 homes were waiting to receive electricity. Just 12 hours earlier, more than 5,000 homes in Lewiston alone were without power. National Grid reported that, at the storm's peak, about 75,000 customers in upstate New York were left in the dark. About 28,500 customers were in the Western New York region - primarily in Erie and Niagara counties.

North Tonawanda: Mayor Ortt announces emergency shelter in aftermath of storm
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 02:40 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt has announced an emergency shelter has been set up at the North Tonawanda High School Alumni Center, 405 Meadow Drive. The Red Cross is there to assist and provide transportation to those who need it.
Remote control air show is back
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 03:10 pm
For the past 19 years, spectators have come to enjoy the Fly Over Niagara Remote Control Airshow. Hosted by The Wing and Rotor Flying Club of WNY, this event started as a way for remote control airplane enthusiasts to do what they love and for the public to understand the skill of this hobby.
FASNY tuition aid program expanded
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
Volunteer firefighters now can have up to 100 percent of their tuition costs for online courses at SUNY Empire State College's Center for Distance Learning funded by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Higher Education Learning Plan.
Wheatfield: Santa Claus is coming to town
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
The Wheatfield Farmers Market plans to celebrate Christmas in July on Wednesday, July 24, featuring one of its leading citizens as the "jolly old elf."
Town of Niagara's lending library open
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
The Town of Niagara Historical Society has opened its lending library for schoolchildren.
Anglers encouraged to review sportfish regulations
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
Proposed changes to the current freshwater fishing regulations were announced July 8 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
Town of Niagara: Kids can fish at Elmer's Pond
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
The Town of Niagara will hold its annual Kids Fishing Day Experience on Saturday, July 20, at Elmer's Pond in Veterans Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Good 'Olde' times in Sanborn
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club presented Olde Sanborn Days last weekend on the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Co. grounds.
Town of Niagara: Belden Center, audit top meeting
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
The Town of Niagara received a good independent audit report Tuesday, but a bad report from its Belden Center residents impatient with delays in drainage and road repairs.
The Marble Orchard returns to the War of 1812
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
When the Lewiston Council on the Arts Marble Orchard Players presented the "Spirits of 1812" at the Hennepin Park Gazebo in Lewiston last summer, one young audience member couldn't contain his enthusiasm.
Scoping hearing planned on Niagara Falls park bridges
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation has announced a scoping public hearing will be held between 5 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, to discuss the proposed rehabilitation/replacement of the American Falls bridges, which connect Niagara Falls, Green Island and Goat Island within the Niagara Falls State Park.
FedEx to donate shipping for local Peace Corp volunteer
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:30 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz has announced that, thanks to the donation of FedEx, local Peace Corps volunteer Luis Rivera is able to ship equipment to Botswana for a team he started during his service in that country.
Niagara County nets $350k brownfields rehab grant
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:30 pm
Following the successful launch of a brownfield rehabilitation effort in North Tonawanda last week, county officials were notified Wednesday that the county has been awarded an additional $350,000 in cleanup money.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute wins award for interior landscaping
Tue, Jul 16th 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute was recently named first place award recipient of the I-Plants Magazine 2013 Design Contest for interior landscaping design using permanent botanicals. I-Plants Magazine is an online magazine and the official trade journal for the interior plantscape industry.
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.