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Merrell A. Lane, community leader, dies
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 11:55 am
Merrell A. Lane, 67, of Wheatfield, died Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, after a lengthy illness in Strong Memorial Hospital Palliative Care, Rochester.
OUN deadline extended: Talent show applications accepted through Sept. 10
Thu, Aug 21st 2014 11:25 am
All individuals ages 14 and older with a developmental disability living in or attending school/program in Niagara County are invited to pre-register and try-out for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara talent show.
Memorial Medical Center to hold community health care conversation
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 11:50 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center wants to hear your ideas for getting the community engaged in health care.
Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins and Collins help secure $1.3-million-plus for NFTA projects at Buffalo Niagara International Airport
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 02:05 pm
Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand joined Congressmembers Brian Higgins and Chris Collins in announcing two separate grants awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority for improvements to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport totaling $1,347,732 million.
Tweedie named interim director at Niagara Cerebral Palsy
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
Rita Tweedie, chief fiscal officer of Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will serve as the interim CEO/executive director for the organization. This comes after current CEO John Reardon's mid-August departure to relocate out of the area.
Not in my town
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday did some final tweaking on its biosolids law to ensure that Quasar won't be injecting its equate, which includes treated human waste, into town farm fields.
Lewiston practice joins HEALTHeLINK
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Lewiston-based Women's Medicine of Niagara is the latest health care organization to join HEALTHeLINK, Western New York's clinical information exchange.
Keeping beauty alive
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Dave Haseley is one of the Town of Niagara Highway Department workers who are making sure the hanging baskets and pots of flowers along Military Road that were installed by the town's Beautification Committee remain lush and beautiful with regular watering.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Audits, taxes and insurance costs focus of school board meeting
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:45 am
District residents expressed frustration with policies at the Aug. 6 Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District school board meeting.
Niagara County Department of Health plans disaster animal sheltering exercise with free microchipping
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
The Department of Homeland Security requires county emergency management plans to demonstrate animal management capabilities in disasters. Specific capabilities include emergency animal sheltering, and animal identification and tracking mechanisms to minimize the time and economic resources expended in the animal-owner reunification process in disasters.
OUN: Talent show applications accepted through Aug. 22
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
All individuals age 14 and above with a developmental disability living in or attending school/program in Niagara County are invited to tryout for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara talent show.
17th annual 'Celebrity Bartending Night' fundraiser at Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q.
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 01:20 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's 17th annual "Celebrity Bartending Night" is set for Thursday, Aug. 21, from 5-9 p.m. at The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., 432 Center St., Lewiston The event will benefit more than 600 individuals the agency serves with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Collins to host assistance to firefighters grant workshop
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
The office of Congressman Chris Collins will host an informational workshop where staff members with the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide an overview of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.
Holy Ghost Lutheran School teacher Poreda attends Space Academy
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 09:00 am
"Summer vacation" and "teacher" - when used in the same sentence these words typically produce responses varying from eye-rolling and head-shaking to exclamations of "Boy, it would be nice to have a job that gave me summers off."
Hibbard's launches new location
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 pm
Jim and Julie Hibbard have opened a new Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard location at the sweet shop located next to Clancy's (formerly Page's Whistle Pig) at the corner of Packard and Military roads, in Niagara Falls.
Alan Dikcis: Honoring a fallen soldier
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
The grief, the pride and the memories are still alive for the family of Army Spc. Alan N. Dikcis.

The 21-year-old Wheatfield resident was killed on March 5, 2010, in Afghanistan while on a mission to recover another vehicle that had been blown up on the roadway in Kandahar. Dikcis had been deployed to Afghanistan the previous July.

Thanks to the cooperative efforts of State Sen. George Maziarz, County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross and Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe, signs designating a portion of Walmore Road in Wheatfield as the Spc. Alan N. Dikcis Memorial Highway will be put in place. One sign will be at Walmore Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, near the Dikcis home; the other at the corner of Walmore and Lockport roads, not far from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station where Dikcis' body was brought home.

Welcome home event for veterans
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
VA Western New York Healthcare System will host its annual welcome home event and memorial ceremony from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. The event, held for the 10th time since 2004, will take place at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park, One Naval Park Cove, Buffalo.
Ground broken for C-130 simulator
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a C-130 aircraft simulator.
SPCA's Zaninovich sworn in as peace officer
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:45 pm
There's a new sheriff in town ... well actually, she's not a sheriff, but she is a peace officer for the Niagara County SPCA.
Students use their talents for a good cause
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:45 pm
Carly, an artist, wanted to create a T-shirt for her team and wanted to use a warrior motif to symbolize a fighter against the disease.
Fight against Quasar discussed
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:40 pm
On Aug. 4, several local residents were guests on "Environmental Justice," a weekly program hosted by Jack Kanack on 91.3 FM WBNY radio.
'Celebrate Lockport': Connecting people through faith and service
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope, or NOAH, a faith-based community organizing effort, will team with four congregations in Lockport to produce the first "Celebrate Lockport" event on Aug. 23.
Vattipally joins surgical team at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:40 pm
Vikram Reddy Vattipally, M.D., M.S., M.R.C.S., a bariatric and minimally invasive specialty surgeon, has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Puggle 'Hope' at Heart of Niagara August volunteer meeting
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 12:30 pm
"Hope," the lost but now found Puggle under the care of Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, will attend the August volunteer meeting. Join him Wednesday, Aug. 13, at 6:30 p.m. inside First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St.
Hospice volunteer training slated
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:00 pm
Niagara Hospice will hold a new volunteer training Tuesday, Aug. 19, and continuing Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 5-9 p.m. Niagara Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Mandy Raff said the organization is looking for compassionate individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of Niagara County residents as they make their final journey.
Attorney assists seniors
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 10:25 am
The Niagara County Office for the Aging has announced its attorney for the elderly, Gary Billingsly, will hold office hours in Wheatfield on the following days in August:
Firefighters rule in Wheatfield
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
The 115th annual Western New York Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention, hosted by the St. Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Co., was held July 23-26 in Wheatfield.
Wheatfield approves biosolids law
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board on Monday decided it had done enough homework and heard enough protests by residents to go ahead and pass a biosolids law for the town.
Shoe Carnival opens on Military Road
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
Footwear retailer Shoe Carnival plans grand openings at its new Niagara Falls and Hamburg stores beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2.
Wheatfield man receives award
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
A Wheatfield resident was honored at the annual Lutheran Awards Celebration Dinner held recently in Lancaster.
Scouts receive 'Regal' business, history tips
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
On July 16, Cub Scouts from Pack 833 out of Adams Firehall and their families took a trip to Regal Tips in Niagara Falls to see how and where drumsticks, drum brushes and many other cool items are actually made.
Niagara County Fair a summer highlight with food, rides, music, special events
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Bill Ross has a full load of events listed on his calendar for July.

The Wheatfield resident has one event double-circled on that calendar, however - Wednesday, July 30.

Six N-W grads receive booster scholarships
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Ann D. Bishara, president of the Niagara-Wheatfield Community Boosters recently presented this year's six scholarships in memory of Alice Stradley, treasurer, who passed away Feb. 24.
First Bishara scholarship goes to Belote
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
The William Bishara Memorial Scholarship was presented to Emily Belote, salutatorian of the Niagara-Wheatfield Class of 2014, at Senior Awards Night last month.
Visit the Carrousel Museum on Wednesdays
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Once again the Carrousel Museum in North Tonawanda is offering free admission s through the generosity of local businesses on Wednesdays from noon to 4 p.m. through Aug. 27.
Veterans convention set in Nebraska
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time.
Coopers collecting donations for needy
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Operation: Walk the Walk is a campaign to collect men's new and used shoes, sneakers and boots that are in good condition. These will be distributed to the homeless at the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission on Aug. 16.
Public comment invited on law
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Wheatfield's concerns with Quasar and human waste sludge in its equate product is back in the news.
Kiwanis awards two scholarships; receives award
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:15 pm
On June 12, Jessica Lamson and Brian Zuch were honored with the Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis' 2014 scholarship awards. The recipients and their families were treated to dinner at the Jetport Family Restaurant before Kiwanis President Mary Dohm presented the scholarship awards.
Department of Health awards $376,000 grant to Memorial for innovative post-hospital care program
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
The New York State Department of Health has awarded a $376,000 grant to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to support the launch of an innovative program to support family members caring for Medicaid beneficiaries at home and in the community.

The program, called "Building Bridges to Home and Community Care," will restructure the hospital discharge process to ensure better post-hospital care and reduce hospital readmissions and nursing home stays, thereby generating more than $2.3 million in Medicaid savings between now and September 2015.