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Carrousel Museum has Winter Break Camp
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 07:00 am
This winter, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda, has a new camp offering for elementary-aged children.
Scholarships available at NCCC
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 10:30 am
Niagara County Community College understands cost is one of the most important factors in a student's college plans. Through the NCCC Foundation Inc. and many local organizations, a wide variety of scholarships are available to incoming and current students for the fall semester.
Aquarium of Niagara: Annual Penguin Days amateur photo contest under way
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 10:30 am
Join the Aquarium of Niagara in celebrating its 22nd annual Penguin Days in March. On your next visit to the Aquarium of Niagara, snap a few shots of the attraction's favorite birds. Or submit photos you have taken of other penguins. Three winners will be chosen: first place, second place and honorable mention.
Sanborn resident studies abroad in Cuba
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 10:05 am
Sanborn resident Stephanie E. Petrie was among a contingent of Canisius students who did something that very few Americans are permitted to do legally: She spent five weeks living and learning in the Republic of Cuba.
2013 'Strong Kids Campaign' in full swing
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 10:00 am
The Niagara Falls Branch of YMCA Buffalo Niagara has begun its fundraising effort for the 2013 "Strong Kids Campaign," under the leadership of campaign co-chairs Donald E. Burns and Lori Pellow.
Wheatfield Family Dentistry celebrates grand opening
Sat, Feb 9th 2013 10:00 am
Hon. Michael Tucker, mayor of Lockport and acting chairman of the NCIDA, and Niagara County Legislator Kathryn Vance present a proclamation from the Niagara County Legislature to Dr. Kathy Casacci (center) to celebrate the grand opening on Feb. 1 of Wheatfield Family Dentistry.
Niagara USA Chamber announces 2013 Gala honorees; Nik Wallenda to headline annual event
Fri, Feb 8th 2013 09:55 pm
On Friday, the Niagara USA Chamber announced its award winners for the Chamber Honors Gala on March 22. Honorees include Nik Wallenda, the Rev. Joseph Levesque, Dr. James Klyczek, Certo Brothers and Timothy Mulvey of Mulvey Construction. Wallenda will also serve as keynote speaker for the event.
Rescued Poms finding new homes
Thu, Feb 7th 2013 01:10 pm
Some of the 64 Pomeranians rescued from squalid conditions in Lockport over the weekend started leaving the SPCA of Niagara for new homes Wednesday.
Wheatfield couple celebrates 71 years
Thu, Feb 7th 2013 07:00 am
John Jr. and Frances Herstek are still each other's valentines.

While celebrity marriages today sometimes can be measured in days and weeks, the Wheatfield couple will celebrate 71 years together on Feb. 7.

Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy accepting applications
Mon, Feb 4th 2013 01:30 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy is immediately accepting applications for its next class of sworn recruits and pre-employment students.
Wheatfield businessman assists wounded veteran
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 07:00 am
While on his second deployment in Afghanistan, U.S. Marine Cpl. Paul Schaus was left a double amputee after stepping on a landmine during a firefight with insurgents in Helmand Province, Afghanistan on June 5, 2009.
'Treasure Island' at Ghostlight Theatre
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 07:00 am
A world premiere adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island" by Wheatfield playwright L. Don Swartz will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.; Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m.; and on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.
Niagara-Wheatfield swimmers tops for third year
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 07:00 am
Congratulations to the Niagara-Wheatfield boys varsity swimming and diving team on its third consecutive Niagara Frontier League Championship.
Memorial Medical Center wears red for women's heart health
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 07:00 am
Members of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center team gathered at the hospital's main entrance Friday to show their support for the 10th annual National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day, an event dedicated to raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease in women.
Cliffe seeks state action on Niagara Falls Boulevard
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday authorized Supervisor Bob Cliffe to contact the state Department of Transportation seeking an earlier date for improvement of Niagara Falls Boulevard in the town.
Slapstick laughs at Northgate Health Care Facility
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
Ever wonder what it would be like to smack somebody with a pie like in the old slapstick comedies?
LaSalle's Griffon Manor topic of lecture
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
LaSalle Pride Inc., in conjunction with the LaSalle Library, will present a lecture on Griffon Manor at 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, in the library's second floor meeting room, 8728 Buffalo Ave.
Gleason's School of Gymnastics Level 4 wins team trophy
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Level 4 Niagara Team from Gleason's School of Gymnastics recently participated in the fifth annual Jacquie Hirsch Memorial Girls Buffalo Challenge, winning the first place team trophy with 189.25 cumulative points.
Niagara-Wheatfield basketball: Raising awareness and funds
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Varsity and JV girls' basketball teams held a fundraiser basketball game on Jan. 25 to support the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America. The girls sold donation cards, wristbands and collected donations and raised a total of $1,600.
Town of Wheatfield: Closed portion of The Summit mall floods
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 06:00 pm
An open roof hatch and freezing weather combined last weekend to burst water valves and flood the old Summit Park Mall. A Niagara County Sheriff's Office patrol doing an area check at the mall early Sunday noticed water coming from the old Steve & Jerry's location.

Anthony, CEO of a commercial real estate agency in Raleigh, N.C., also noted that he currently is negotiating with two parties on the possible sale of the mall, which closed in 2009 except for exterior stores.

Mall owner Jim Anthony said Tuesday that damage estimates are still being completed, but will be considerably less than originally reported.

Niagara USA Chamber elects new officers and members to board of directors
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 04:25 pm
At the January Board meeting of the Niagara USA Chamber, elections were held to fill open positions. Christian Boron from M&T Bank was elected the as chairman, a position previously held by Kevin Schuler from LP Ciminelli.
Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel hosts 'Wags, Whiskers & Wines' to benefit SPCA of Niagara
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 04:15 pm
The phrase "lucky dog" will have added meaning this February at Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel, as the casino hosts and sponsors "Wags, Whiskers & Wines," a fundraiser to benefit the Niagara County SPCA. The event takes place Sunday, Feb. 24, at 2 p.m. at the Bear's Den Showroom.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum: Learn carving tradition that brought thousands of carrousel horses to life
Thu, Jan 31st 2013 04:10 pm
When Allan Herschell first began producing carrousels in the 1880s, he was fortunate to have a local population of talented carvers to draw his workforce from. Over the decades, advances in technology brought first metal and then fiberglass animals, and the hand-carved horse became a thing of the past. While modern animals undoubtedly offer a number of technological advantages, the beauty and craftsmanship of the hand-carved horses from the golden age of carrousels are unmatched.
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.