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Ceretto takes oath of office
Tue, Jan 1st 2013 10:25 am
Surrounded by his family, Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, was sworn in to office Dec. 31 by Grand Island Town Justice Mark Frentzel at the Grand Island Town Hall.
2012: Tribune Year in Review
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 07:00 am
Local government and education leaders in the Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune circulation area were contacted to find out their opinions on happenings, both good and bad, in their areas for 2012 and what is ahead for 2013.
Create art for Art of Beer
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center is holding its annual poster contest for the Art of Beer 2013, which will be held on Feb. 22, 2013.
Try 'Godspell'
Fri, Dec 28th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will hold auditions for the March production of the musical "Godspell" at 7 p.m. Jan. 2 and 3, 2013, at The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda.
City of North Tonawanda: Mayor Ortt disavows Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 05:05 pm
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt has disputed and disavowed an advocacy group's inclusion of his name among a group of mayors signing a letter to President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders urging new restrictions on gun ownership.
Niagara-Wheatfield athletes sign with colleges
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 04:55 pm
Two Niagara-Wheatfield athletes recently signed letters of intent for colleges.
Go 'Pairing for Penguins'
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 01:00 pm
Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery Inc. presents "Pairing for Penguins," a benefit for the penguin exhibit at the Aquarium of Niagara.
Memorial Medial Center: Premier chairs prepare for silent auction
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 12:15 pm
Anne and Dr. Richard Sawicki organize items for a silent auction that will be held at the 2013 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black tie dinner and entertainment gala.
N-W board honors athletes, discusses Sandy Hook tragedy
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education recognized outstanding student athletes from the fall sports program at its Dec. 19 meeting.
Local artist on display
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 07:00 am
Local artist Sarah Westphal, 23, a 2007 Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduate, poses with her grandfather Frank Wright, 82, of North Tonawanda, at a showing this month of her photography and painting at the Margaret E Bacon Gallery at Buffalo State College.
Coloring contest winners
Thu, Dec 27th 2012 07:00 am
Winners of the Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune's Christmas Coloring Contest gathered Saturday at Kinetic Kitchen and BathPlanet, 1655 Fashion Outlet Blvd., the company that sponsored the contest this year.
Supporting the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Wed, Dec 26th 2012 06:00 pm
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Reiter, second from left, presented a $16,000 check to Linda Jackson, curator of the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum of the Sanborn Area Historical Society, at the society's election meeting.
NCCC's professional development sessions open to the public
Wed, Dec 26th 2012 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Community College professional development committee will hold professional development days for faculty and staff at the Sanborn campus of NCCC from Jan. 4-9, 2013.
Lighting the holidays: Dinosaur becomes family tradition
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:00 am
This time of year, it's not unusual to see lighted Santas, reindeer and snowmen decorating people's yards.

Danny Maerten's house on Niagara Road in Bergholz has a dinosaur.

AOH scholarship available for Niagara Catholic
Fri, Dec 21st 2012 07:00 am
Applications for the Ancient Order of Hibernians annual scholarship for Niagara Catholic Junior/Senior High School are now available at Niagara Catholic.
House passes defense bill, brings new mission to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 09:10 pm
Representative Kathy Hochul, NY-26, applauded the passage Thursday of the National Defense Authorization Conference Report, which allows for a new mission to be brought to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Rotary Club of Niagara County Central to award scholarships
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:15 am
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central will again offer $1,000 scholarships to students from the Niagara-Wheatfield, Starpoint and Wilson school districts.
St. James Lutheran Church sets holiday services
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:05 am
St. James Lutheran Church, 2437 Niagara Road, Bergholz, will hold a candlelight worship service at 5 p.m. and a children's program at 7 p.m. Dec. 24.
Drones likely for base's 107th Airlift Wing at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:05 am
Drones are likely to be the answer for a new mission for the 107th Airlift Wing at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.
Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for base indoor firing range
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:05 am
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station officials hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 18 to officially open a new $6.5 million indoor small arms firing range.
Greinerts keep Christmas bright
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:00 am
The extensive Christmas display at the home of Paul Greinert, 6962 Errick Road, is a Wheatfield holiday tradition. It was begun by his father, Edward Greinert, who initiated the display for his grandchildren and the community.

The lighted display, spread across the grounds, includes a manger scene, an igloo with penguins, snowmen, toy soldiers, a Santa house, train, elves, Santa and his sleigh, snowflakes, Christmas trees, signs, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and more.

Christmas Mass set at Gate of Heaven
Thu, Dec 20th 2012 11:00 am
A special Christmas Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at All Saints Chapel Mausoleum in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Lewiston.
Niagara County adopts $321.8 million spending plan
Wed, Dec 19th 2012 09:00 am
Niagara County lawmakers approved a $321.8 million spending plan Tuesday night in Lockport, with a slight 1.2 percent property tax rate increase that is below the county's legally required 2 percent tax cap.

The approved budget sets a full value tax rate of $7.72 per $1,000 of assessed value, up slightly from the $7.63 rate in the 2012 spending plan. Despite the minimal uptick in rates, the fiscally conservative budget maintains deep cuts in county tax rates achieved over the course of the past decade

Free smoking cessation program begins Jan. 7
Mon, Dec 17th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will offer a series of eight free smoking cessation classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 2013, at the Earl W. Brydges Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls.
Hospice director named
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 12:40 pm
The Hospice and Palliative Care Group Inc. President CEO John Lomeo recently announced the appointment of Kay Dekker, RN, BSN, as director of hospice services at Niagara Hospice.
YWCA of Niagara, Child Advocacy Center of Niagara announce partnership
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 12:30 pm
The YWCA of Niagara and the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara have fulfilled a long-held vision with the dedication of a new facility to serve adult sexual assault victims and child victims of abuse. The announcement during ceremonies at the YWCA in Lockport.
Celebrate the holidays with Adell's School of Dance
Fri, Dec 14th 2012 07:00 am
If there's one studio that can turn a holiday show into an "Xtravaganza," it's Adell's School of Dance.
Adams Volunteer Fire Co. plans 'Santa Claus Drive'
Fri, Dec 14th 2012 07:00 am
As part of yearly tradition, Adams Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its "Santa Claus Drive" by visiting neighborhoods of its fire district.
Dispute simmers at Town of Niagara Town Board meeting
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 12:00 pm
Bad feelings erupted again at the Town of Niagara Town Board meeting on Tuesday as Councilman Danny Sklarski asked for an official investigation into why the town won't be reimbursed for demolition of a Petroleum Street residence last spring.
Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education to meet
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 12:00 pm
The next regular meeting of the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the Adult Learning Center Room at the high school, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Crestwood names Deyarmond director of social services
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 12:00 pm
Holly C. Deyarmond has been named director of social services at ElderWood Health Care at Crestwood, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd., Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara: Niagara Electric Lights Parade shines on
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 09:00 am
The annual Niagara Electric Lights Parade, which took place on Saturday, Nov. 3, continues to share its generosity through its Parade Food Drive. Food bins are still available for food drop off until Dec. 21. Items will support Community Missions of Niagara Frontier.
Cooper Sign and Old Glory Flag: Keep veterans warm
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 08:45 am
Cooper Sign and Old Glory Flag in Town of Niagara is running a new program, "Operation: Warmth," through Jan. 4, 2013, to get used coats, hats, gloves, scarves, sweatshirts, fleeces and other items for the veterans of Niagara Falls who cannot afford the basic necessities of life.
Spirit Airlines starting Myrtle Beach seasonal service early
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 08:40 am
Spirit Airlines has moved up the start dates for its 2013 seasonal service to/from Myrtle Beach between Niagara Falls International Airport.
St. John Lutheran School students help Food Bank
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 08:35 am
St. John Lutheran School is helping support The Food Bank of WNY. In the past few weeks, students have been donating food items as part of their chapel offerings. They have collected more than 400 pounds of food and plan to donate more to help those in need during the Christmas season.
YMCA program folds in Wheatfield
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 08:30 am
The YMCA has asked to terminate its recently approved agreement with Wheatfield to use the town's Youth Center and gyms during daytime hours, effective Dec. 31.
Wheatfield seniors merry at Christmas dance
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 08:30 am
PHOTOS: The annual Christmas Senior Dance at the Wheatfield Community Center last Saturday drew a large crowd for a turkey dinner, dancing and prize drawings.
Covanta Niagara submits application for assistance as part of $30 million investment at Niagara Falls facility
Wed, Dec 12th 2012 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Industrial Development Agency received applications for assistance Wednesday from Covanta Niagara L.P. and 210 Walnut Street for two major economic development projects in the cities of Niagara Falls and Lockport, respectively. Both applications will be voted on at the January board meeting after public comment sessions are held.
Niagara County Diabetes Education program
Tue, Dec 11th 2012 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Diabetes Education program will conduct its next class on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 7 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church, 716 Cayuga Drive and Pershing Avenue in Niagara Falls. The evenings' class is titled "The Chicken Pox Vaccine (Shingles): Are You a Candidate?" Jamie Whalen Latko, RPH, owner of Niagara Apothecary, is the presenter.
Holidays with H.O.G.
Tue, Dec 11th 2012 12:55 pm
In celebration of the holidays, leather- and denim-clad members of Niagara Falls Harley Owners Group recently made their annual convoy to New Directions' Wyndham Lawn Home for Children in Lockport to give the children residents' holiday presents.