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Former and current Love Canal residents to meet
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 am
An important Love Canal community meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, at the Elks Lodge at 1805 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Town of Niagara.
Building trades students aid in humanitarian effort for cats
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 am
Anthony Molinaro's Orleans-Niagara BOCES building trades program has helped out in the community numerous times. With winter approaching, the students got a special request to help out with a structure to house feral cats.
SPCA of Niagara: Party with the zombies
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 07:00 pm
Zombie Fest is your chance to don a spooky costume, scare a few people and get some shivers yourself. Bring your pooch in costume, too. After all, funds raised at this event will benefit the animals at the SPCA of Niagara.
Niagara County among 23 that piloted program to enhance victims' safety
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:55 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour joined members of the New York State Sheriffs' Association Institute in announcing this week a new program implemented in partnership with the state that will allow individuals who have been granted Family Court orders of protection to register to receive alerts when those orders are served.
Wheatfield ranks 40th for teacher pay
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:50 pm
Salaries for teachers are generally higher in Remsen than in any other school district in upstate New York. That's according to Business First's annual ratings of teacher pay, which are based on an analysis of salary levels at five selected points in teachers' careers.
Tomcats division champs again
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:50 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Tomcats ended their regular season at the top of the heap Oct. 19 after shutting out Williamsville Navy 33-0, ending their regular season undefeated and as the Niagara Youth Football League division champs for the second year in a row.
Wheatfield seniors invited to breakfast
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club will hold its annual free Pancake Breakfast for Wheatfield Senior Citizens on Sunday, Oct. 28, between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Henry Scibisz Five Senses Nature Park Clubhouse, located at 6535 Ward Road (Route 429) south of the Wheatfield American Legion Post 1451.
Coats 4 Kids returns, distribution dates set
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
Joe Petrozzi, and his son Russ, of Capitol Cleaners, are again collecting, cleaning and giving gently used coats and other winter wear to needy families in Western New York. The days for distribution to the community are Saturdays, Oct. 27 and Nov. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Veterans information event in Niagara Falls
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
VA Western New York Healthcare System will be holding an information event at the VA Clinic in Niagara Falls, 2201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
Keeping seniors informed
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:45 pm
Rep. Kathy Hochul released the following statement last week on the start of Medicare open enrolment:
Tax cut ahead in Wheatfield budget
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:40 pm
Wheatfield residents dealing with continually rising costs in food, gas and other areas will have at least one spot where the cost will be down in 2013.
Wheatfield strengthens focus on economic development
Thu, Oct 25th 2012 06:40 pm
The Town of Wheatfield has announced the introduction of two new electronic tools aimed at highlighting existing town businesses, as well as attracting new economic development to the area.
Lewiston: Reservoir State Park boasts new look
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 03:00 pm
The New York Power Authority and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on Tuesday marked the completion of a $6 million upgrade at Reservoir State Park in the Town of Lewiston and Town of Niagara at a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.
'Antler Alert': Thruway Authority, State Police remind motorists of deer season dangers
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 11:25 am
The New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Troop T are reminding motorists of the danger of deer season with their annual "Antler Alert." Most deer-vehicle collisions occur from October through December.
Memorial schedules Nov. 3 flu shot clinic
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will conduct a flu shot clinic for adults ages 18 and older on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic will be held in the Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.
Free community forum will focus on health care reform's impact on individuals and businesses
Wed, Oct 24th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will present a free program to help residents and business owners understand the changes mandated by federal health care reform on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road.
Hyde Park businesses, NFMMC team up to fight cancer
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 06:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Hyde Park Business & Professional Association teamed up to turn Niagara Falls pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Maziarz receives high rating from New Yorkers for Better Libraries
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 03:30 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, has been awarded a score of "A" by New Yorkers for Better Libraries. Maziarz received a 115, constituting an "A" on the grading scale from the organization.
'Opportunities Got Talent'
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 03:25 pm
Opportunities Unlimited invites readers to watch a competition celebrating the artistic talents of people with developmental disabilities. Cheer on your favorite performers as OUN highlights the many talents of people who participate in its programs.
Chow(der) down at St. Andrew
Sat, Oct 20th 2012 07:00 am
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 3229 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn, will hold a chowder sale on Oct. 27, beginning at 11 a.m.
Celebrating fall
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:10 pm
Whether it's scarecrows, pumpkins, corn stalks or scary figures, with Halloween coming, many individuals, community groups and businesses have decorated their homes and grounds with colorful, and sometimes haunting, fall displays.
Boot Brigade, food drive to highlight 2012 Electric Lights Parade
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:00 am
The eighth annual Niagara Electric Lights Parade honoring the Town of Niagara Bicentennial begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3.
'There's a Whale in the Canal' in Lockport
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:00 am
The Erie Canal Discovery Center welcomes local author Ron Mazzarella who will present a free, family-friendly program and book reading at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Material will come from his children's publication, "There's a Whale in the Canal."
Making a splash as volunteers
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 07:05 pm
About 30 members of the Niagara-Wheatfield girls swimming and diving team volunteered their time the morning of Sept. 22 to assist in the Hospice Dash 5K Race and the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon in Youngstown.
Promoting fire safety
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 07:00 am
October is Fire Prevention Month and volunteer firefighters in the Niagara-Wheatfield area have been busy, not only protecting the community, but holding open houses and special programs.
Town of Niagara: Bills, driveways, budget, bad neighbors top meeting
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 07:00 am
News about continuing work on the 2013 budget took a back seat at Tuesday's Town of Niagara Town Board meeting to some controversy over a change in the code for driveways and a councilman's unpaid water bill.
Project Future: Help make a difference
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 07:00 am
Networking works well in the business world, so the Rev. Bob Heisner, director of Project Future in Wheatfield, wants to give it a try in another area - the future of the community.
'So You Think You Can Dance' alum coming to Wheatfield
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 07:00 am
Ivan Koumaev of "So You Think You Can Dance" fame will bring his wealth of professional experience to Jaclyn Carol's Dance Academy in Wheatfield on Nov. 10 and 11, leading workshops with students of all ages.
Wheatfield approves 102nd, 103rd street rezoning
Wed, Oct 17th 2012 07:00 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Oct. 10 approved the rezoning of the areas on 102nd and 103rd Streets from C-1 to M-1.
'Stay Well on Your Feet' program offers free seminar for older adults
Wed, Oct 17th 2012 07:00 am
As individuals reach the age of 60 and older, they may begin to experience changes to their mind, body and spirit. "Stay Well on Your Feet" is a free health promotion program geared toward identifying these changes and providing tips for maintaining quality living.
DeGraff Memorial Hospital nuclear cardiology receives accreditation by Intersocietal Accreditation Commission
Wed, Oct 17th 2012 07:00 am
DeGraff Memorial Hospital's nuclear cardiology program was granted a three-year term of accreditation in nuclear cardiology by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission.
Tops Friendly Markets says 'thank you' to shoppers during 50th anniversary with 12-week 'Free For All' grocery giveaway
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 05:00 pm
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania and western Vermont, has launched Tops' "50th Anniversary Free For All Gigantic Grocery Giveaway."
Thriller continues at Ghostlight Theatre
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 03:25 pm
The classic thriller "The Spiral Staircase" continues at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda.
Niagara County Department of Mental Health recognizes volunteers
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 03:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Mental Health recently recognized three members of its community services board of directors.
Memorial nurses, Independent Health president to be honored at 2013 Premier
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 02:10 pm
Nurses from Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Dr. Michael Cropp, president and CEO of Independent Health, will be honored for their dedication to improving the health of the community at The Premier 2013, Memorial's annual dinner and entertainment gala.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center publishes community service plan
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 02:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's 2011-12 community service plan update is now available for public inspection.
Health System Services helps veterans visit World War II Memorial
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 11:25 pm
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Health System Services of Wheatfield will help local veterans take part in "Honor Flight." The program, which is co-sponsored by State Sen. George Maziarz, allows veterans to travel to Washington, D.C., and visit the World War II Memorial.
Local fire company open houses, meals
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 03:40 pm
Local fire companies welcome the community to tour firehalls and share meals this October.
Town of Niagara Bicentennial memories
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 02:05 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards and Deputy Supervisor Marc Carpenter show a hubcap painted with the town's bicentennial logo, which was sent to the town by Dottie Farrell of Niagara Falls.
Last chance
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 02:00 pm
The Wheatfield Farmers Market will celebrate its final Wednesday appearance for the season on Oct. 17 with another "Magic in the Market" event. Wheatfield magicians Rob and Carol Allen will keep youngsters entertained while parents shop for fall's bounty.