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Registration under way for YMCA diabetes prevention program
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 07:00 am
Over the past year, YMCA Buffalo Niagara has successfully assisted more than 100 Western New Yorkers in their battle with diabetes. By taking part in a 16-week diabetes prevention program, participants saw a positive change in their heath. This program was such a success that a need arose to expand the offering.
Five Senses Nature Park to be dedicated
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 07:00 am
Members of the Wheatfield Lions Club are inviting local residents to the Five Senses Nature Park at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, as they dedicate the park at 6535 Ward Road, Sanborn, in honor of the late Lion Henry Scibisz.
eBay workshops offered by Niagara Small Business Development Center
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College, in conjunction with the Pathstone Corporation, the Workforce Literacy Training Program, the Lockport Public Library and Lockport Main Street, Inc., are presenting two workshops on using eBay for business.
CPR class available in the Town of Niagara
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 07:00 am
Two community CPR classes will be taught by Alan Stevens on Sept. 11 at Town of Niagara's Calvin K. Richards Senior/Youth Activity Center in Veterans Memorial Park on Lockport Road.
N-W's Lumadue on NU golf team
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:25 pm
Head coach Kevin Miller has announced the addition of two players to the Niagara University men's golf team for the 2012-13 season as Jackson Lizardo and William Lumadue join the squad.

Niagara begins play with the Little Three Tournament in Orchard Park on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Wheatfield Lions Club holds annual steak roast
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:25 pm
It was another beautiful summer evening, Thursday, Aug. 16, when four civic groups met at Five Senses Park on Ward Road to enjoy Wheatfield Lions Club's annual steak roast.
Hours extended for absentee balloting
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:20 pm
The Niagara County Board of Elections at 111 Main St., Suite 100, Lockport, will be open extended hours on the following dates for absentee balloting for the Sept. 13 primary election:
Niagara Falls base helps 'Feed Families'
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:20 pm
Aug. 1 marked the kickoff to a national effort called "Feds Feed Families." The 914th Airlift Wing made it a personal challenge to raise more than 1,000 pounds of food to support families struggling with the economic downturn.
Wegmans BBQ salutes Town of Niagara's bicentennial
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:15 pm
The party isn't over in the Town of Niagara.

This Saturday, Wegmans on Military Road will offer its own salute to the town's bicentennial celebration with its version of a "Town of Niagara BBQ" to finish off the summer season.

Cliffe's bid for term limits fails
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:15 pm
For the second time since he was elected, Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe sought approval Monday for expanding the supervisor's term of office to four years and limiting each supervisor to a maximum of two terms.

Once again, his request for a second on his motion was met by silence from the members of the Town Board.

Cliffe said he had tried to change the individual board members' minds on the matter since he brought it up in his first year in office.

The Dale Association needs volunteers
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 04:15 pm
Volunteers are needed by The Dale Association to serve as long-term care ombudsmen, working as advocates for residents at 15 nursing homes in Niagara County, including Northgate and Elderwood at Crestwood in Wheatfield.
Norris audio statement from convention floor: Romney 'right person to put country back on track'
Wed, Aug 29th 2012 12:40 pm
Niagara County Republican Chairman Michael J. Norris released an audio statement Tuesday afternoon, telephoning directly from the floor of the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., moments after delegates formally selected Gov. Mitt Romney as the Republican Party's presidential nominee.
Memorial to host annual 'Ladies Night Out'
Tue, Aug 28th 2012 09:15 am
Ladies, this one's for you.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will host the second annual "Ladies Night Out: Women's Health & Wellness Expo" from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at The Conference & Event Center, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.

Louise Hines awarded Ruth and William O. Sass Nursing Scholarship
Tue, Aug 28th 2012 09:15 am
Louise Hines, R.N., center, of Niagara Falls, has been awarded the Ruth and William O. Sass Nursing Scholarship for 2012-13.
Maziarz receives high ratings from The Business Council and Unshackle Upstate
Tue, Aug 28th 2012 09:00 am
State Sen. George Maziarz recently received high ratings from both The Business Council and Unshackle Upstate in preparation for this fall's election. Maziarz received a 90 out of 100 from The Business Council and an 88 out of 100 from Unshackle Upstate.
Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association hosts 16th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo Niagara
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association Niagara Inc. announces the 16th annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo Niagara, a benefit for people with Down syndrome, will be held Saturday, Sept. 8.
Volunteers sought to sweep up shorelines and waterways with Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper
Mon, Aug 27th 2012 07:00 am
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is recruiting volunteers to join the fall "Shoreline Sweep" on Saturday, Sept. 22. "Sweep up" from 9 a.m. to noon at one of more than 25 parks and green spaces along the Buffalo Niagara shorelines.
Local farms prosper despite droughts and frost
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara County weather has been nothing if not extreme this year. Rapid changes include warm winter transforming to sudden cold in March and April, and the onset of one of the driest summers to date.
Give blood
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 07:00 am
The American Red Cross is planning two local blood drives this weekend.
Wallenda returns
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 10:00 pm
Highwire artist Nik Wallenda returned to Niagara Falls on Thursday, Aug. 23, to update the media about his plans to open a daredevil museum. It was Wallenda's first trip back to the area since he crossed over the falls to Canada on June 15.
N-W Board of Education honors retirees, discusses buses, campus exit
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:55 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting was off to an appreciative start last week with a reception honoring the 2011 and 2012 district retirees.
St. Peter's hosts 'Saturday Night Alive'
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:55 am
St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 6167 Walmore Road in Sanborn, will host its monthly contemporary worship gathering, "Saturday Night Alive," on Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 5:30 p.m.
Rev it up for a grooving good time
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:55 am
Members of the community are invited to bring their classic cars and join the residents and employees at Northgate Health Care Facility for a 1950s Night on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at 7264 Nash Road, Wheatfield.
Somerset cats ready for adoption
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:50 am
On Thursday, Aug. 23, only, from noon to 8 p.m., the Niagara County SPCA will feature a pick your own adoption fee promotion just for the cats rescued from the recent Somerset hoarding case.
Wheatfield legislators plan community meeting
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:50 am
Wheatfield's county legislators William Ross (2nd District), Kathryn Lance (7th District) and David Godfrey (10th District) will hold a six-month review of Niagara County government at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road, adjacent to the Wheatfield Town Hall.
SPCA of Niagara celebrates Dog Days of Summer
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:45 am
The SPCA is usually all about the animals - like Gabby, shown in the photo at right, taking a cooling dip in a plastic pool.
Major road project coming in Town of Niagara
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:45 am
About 80 percent of the roads in the Town of Niagara will be repaved in a five-year plan proposed by Supervisor Steve Richards at Tuesday's Town Board meeting.
Eternal Brothers do it again
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:35 am
The third time is certainly a charm for the Eternal Brothers Motorcycle Club. The club recently hosted the third annual Elizabeth Bondi Memorial Bike Run in support of the programs and services of Niagara Hospice.
Nik Wallenda to join Maziarz and Ceretto for a return visit to Niagara Falls
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:25 am
Nik Wallenda will be back in town on Thursday, Aug. 23, for the first time since his historic walk over Niagara Falls. He will join State Sen. George Maziarz and Assemblyman John Ceretto at Niagara Falls State Park to discuss his visit and what's next for him.
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.

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