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Memorial surgeon removes gallbladder through belly button incision with da Vinci system
Tue, Aug 21st 2012 08:55 am
A surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Monday performed Niagara County's first-ever da Vinci Single-Site cholecystectomy. The patient's gallbladder was removed through one tiny incision in the belly button or navel, making the procedure virtually scarless.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to provide primary care services to Dr. Bennett's patients
Tue, Aug 21st 2012 08:55 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center announced Monday that it will be providing primary care services to former patients of Dr. Matthew A. Bennett.
'Like' us, follow us, and enter to win Peach Festival tickets
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 07:00 am
One of Niagara County's biggest events of the year, the Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival takes place Sept. 7-9 at Academy Park. A highlight of the festival is the grand midway featuring rides fit for all ages.

Niagara Frontier Publications is giving away three booklets of Peach Festival ride tickets.

Celebrity Bartending Night to benefit Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 05:25 pm
The Brickyard Pub & BBQ, 432 Center St., in Lewiston, is hosting its 15th annual Celebrity Bartending Night from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Aug 23.
Input sought on term limit for supervisor
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 07:00 am
Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe is once again trying to implement something he has been saying is needed in the town since he first took office - term limits.
Mike & Nate biked the states for Wounded Warrior Project
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 12:00 pm
Mike & Nate give new meaning to the phrase, "God works in mysterious ways."

Over 50 days, the two churchgoing college buddies - Mike Buonaiuto, 22, and Nate Frankoski, 26 - biked 2,500 miles to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Thu, Aug 16th 2012 09:00 am
Attendance was down a bit this year due to intermittent rain, but organizers of the Smokin' Eagles International BBQ Festival reported a lot of happy customers last weekend at Gateway Harbor in Tonawanda.
Wheatfield Picnic is something to cheer about
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 08:55 am
Church services, a rock climbing wall, live animals, games, music, demonstrations and plenty of food - the 34th annual Wheatfield Family Picnic at Fairmount Park this Sunday, Aug. 19, has it all.
Lewiston Art Festival: 'Pop art' a hit at College Alley
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 08:50 am
Mia Skinner has given new meaning to the phrase "pop art."

The owner of Soda Can Earrings, Skinner and her business made a return visit this weekend to the Lewiston Art Festival, the event she said where her business all started.

Walking the dog
Thu, Aug 16th 2012 08:45 am
Another request for a dog park in the Town of Niagara is on the agenda for the Town Board work session Thursday, Aug. 16.
Kennedy, Kiely awarded Memorial's Junior Volunteer Scholarships
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 12:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has awarded 2012 Junior Volunteer Scholarships to Allison Kennedy and Brittney Kiely. The scholarships are funded by the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center Foundation and Auxiliary.
Time to Dance hosts free 'Community Day'
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 12:10 pm
Time to Dance hosts a free "Community Day" from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. The dance studio is located at 5000 Saunders Settlement Road, just past the Town of Lewiston.
Military members to pitch drug-free living in North Tonawanda
Mon, Aug 13th 2012 10:20 am
The New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force, in conjunction with the Old Orchard Estates Block Club, will provide a drug prevention program and climbing wall for children in North Tonawanda, from noon to 8 p.m. on Aug. 18.
Drive-thru for chicken
Mon, Aug 13th 2012 07:00 am
St. James United Methodist Church, 4661 Porter Road, will hold a drive-thru Chiavetta's chicken barbecue from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Program aids people with disabilities
Mon, Aug 13th 2012 07:00 am
The Social Security Administration helps people with disabilities who are interested in working to get the services, supports and work incentives they may need.
American Legion Post 1451 to host Legacy Run Home
Mon, Aug 13th 2012 07:00 am
American Legion motorcyclists from around the country will arrive in the Buffalo area for the 2012 American Legion Riders Legacy Run Home, hosted by Wheatfield American Legion Post 1451. Beginning Friday, Aug. 17, their ultimate destination will be Indianapolis.
'SAL' the Robot completes 100th surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 08:05 pm
Operating room staff members at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center joined board member Nancy Gara, front row center, and Chief of Robotic Surgery Dr. Donna Azam Feldman, first row right, on Friday to celebrate "SAL" the Surgical Robot's 100th surgery at the medical center.
N-W Board votes on employment of RNs, funding of non-league games
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 01:40 pm
The regular Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting on Aug. 1 saw a great deal of activity during the nearly three-hour session. Issues covered ranged from the progress of the capital improvement project overseen by Delbert Ambrosia, the district's director of facilities and operations, to financial issues such as budget cuts and layoffs.
Water line insurance unlikely to be needed
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 01:40 pm
"A recent review of our service area indicates that your home is not covered by Water Service Line Coverage. ... Without this coverage, you are responsible for the full cost of maintaining and repairing the exterior water service line that brings fresh water to your property. ..."
Preparing for Republican picnic
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 01:30 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Republican Club will hold its 42nd annual family picnic from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Wheatfield Lions Club picnic pavilion on Ward Road next to the Wheatfield American Legion.
Cooperation works for Wheatfield, North Tonawanda
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 01:25 pm
Wheatfield often has too much water, especially off Krueger Road. North Tonawanda has two huge, unused pipes going under River Road to the Niagara River.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas plans charity clambake
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 01:25 pm
The 15th annual Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Charity Clambake and Live/Silent Auction will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Shores Waterfront Restaurant in North Tonawanda.
Market offers fresh produce, plus entertainment
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 01:25 pm
The Hot Country Liners Dance Team will perform 40 minutes of high-energy line dancing to a variety of music at the Wheatfield Farmers Market at 6 p.m. Aug. 15.
Bergholz VFC to serve chowder
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 01:25 pm
The Bergholz Volunteer Fire Co. and Ladies Auxiliary's monthly chowder and baked goods sale begins at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the truck hall on Niagara Road in Bergholz.
Smokin' Eagles heats up
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 01:20 pm
There's nothing like a barbecue festival to set your taste buds on alert.

This weekend, wander down to Gateway Harbor in Tonawanda and take a deep breath of sauce, spices and grilling meat - the Smokin' Eagles International Barbecue Festival is back.

U.S. secretary of defense visits Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 10:00 am
Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta confirmed the importance of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on his visit here Thursday.
Hospice at Jeanne's House seeks volunteers
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Hospice Director of Volunteer Services Alice Beck recently announced several new volunteer opportunities with Niagara Hospice and the Niagara Hospice Alliance.
NYSARC trusts awards $5,000 recreation grant to Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County chapter of NYSARC Inc., received a much needed $5,000 grant from the trustees of the NYSARC trusts to enhance recreational opportunities for more than 150 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities served by the agency who live in the Niagara community.
Niagara County releases economic impact report on Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Tue, Aug 7th 2012 10:20 am
Niagara County's government released a detailed report Monday that argues strenuously against proposals to eliminate an Air Force mission at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, citing the "critical role" played by the base in national defense and homeland security.
Artisans Unlimited at 46th annual Lewiston Art Festival
Tue, Aug 7th 2012 07:00 am
Participants of Artisans Unlimited of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will be on hand at the 46th annual Lewiston Art Festival on Aug. 11-12. Visit their booth (in front of DiCamillo's Bakery on Center Street) to view original art and purchase prints of selected program-produced art priced from $6 to $12.
'Circus, Circus and More Circus' in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 7th 2012 07:00 am
Walker International Inc. is having a circus on the grounds of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Lockport on Monday, Aug. 20. Show times are 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Take the whole family for 90 minutes of fun and excitement.
Painters Plus Home Decorating selects North Tonawanda resident for 2nd annual Project H.O.P.E.
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 05:50 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt has announced that Jesse Gooch, proprietor of Painters Plus, has selected the winner of the second annual Project H.O.P.E contest. Jane Clark, a 90-year-old widow from East Robinson Street, was selected from the entries submitted for the paint makeover.
Memorial Medical Center will be 'Rockin' the Park'
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 05:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will celebrate summer in the city by "Rockin' the Park" at Schoellkopf Park from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23.
Panetta accepts Hochul invitation to tour Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 05:00 pm
On Monday, U.S. Representative Kathy Hochul, NY-26, announced that Department of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will travel to Western New York to visit the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Panetta is scheduled to arrive on Thursday, Aug. 9, to tour the base and meet with base personnel as well as state and federal officials to discuss the air base and its future.
Bariatric surgery support group to meet
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 12:00 pm
A support group for bariatric surgery patients will hold its first meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the First Assembly of God, 9750 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Niagara County Fair opens
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 05:25 pm
The Niagara County Fair opened in fine style Wednesday at the Lake Avenue fairgrounds in Lockport.
Find plenty of bargains at Holy Ghost
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 07:00 am
The "biggest yard sale in Bergholz" will be held at Holy Ghost Church/School, 6630 Luther St., Bergholz, on Friday, Aug. 10, and Saturday, Aug. 11.
'Once On This Island Jr.' free to attend
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 07:00 am
Now in its eighth year, In Good Company Productions will perform "Once On This Island Jr." in Tonawanda at the Miller Bandshell in Niawanda Park this summer.
Town of Niagara: Senior fun
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara held its annual senior picnic at the Calvin K. Richards Senior/Youth Activity Center in Veterans Memorial Park.
Thunder (on the Niagara) and lot's of sun
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara River will be roaring with excitement as the weekend of the 73rd annual "Thunder on the Niagara" event is coming soon.

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