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Murray R. Hewitt elected to Memorial Medical Center board
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Murray R. Hewitt, general manager of Greenpac Mill LLC, has been elected to a three-year term on the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center board of directors.
Hospice Pharm.D. earns certified pain educator status
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 03:55 pm
Niagara Hospice Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services Robert G. Wahler, Pharm.D., CPE, recently became a certified pain educator by the American Society of Pain Educators. Wahler is a University at Buffalo clinical assistant professor of pharmacy.
Classic car show at Niagara County Fair
Mon, Aug 3rd 2015 12:25 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County presents the 17th annual classic car show, on Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Niagara County Fair. Niagara's Choice Credit Union sponsors this event.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas to host Charity Clambake
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 02:05 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will host its 18th annual Charity Clambake from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at The Shores Waterfront Restaurant.
A family af-fair: The Niagara County Fair opens Aug. 5
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:40 pm
Starting Aug. 5, hundreds of people will flock to the Niagara County Fair in Lockport to sample the food, visit the animals and exhibits, watch the shows and ride the rides -- and many county residents will be there, behind the scenes, caring for the exhibits, working concessions and otherwise helping to make sure things run smoothly.
'Nunsense' to open at Ghostlight
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:30 pm
"Nunsense: the Mega Musical!" will open Aug. 6 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, presented by Starry Night Theatre Inc.
Explorers in NT: Nonprofit offers history tours of North Tonawanda during Canal Fest
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:25 pm
Some of them had never set foot in the city before; some of them grew up there. But the participants in a recent tour all had one thing in common: They wanted to learn more about North Tonawanda.
Albert Lewis III receives Lewiston Lions Scholarship Award
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 01:55 pm
Albert Lewis III, a recently graduated Niagara-Wheatfield High School student, was awarded a $500 scholarship from the Lewiston Community Lions Club. Lions John and Theresa Tourbin were present at the awards luncheon to present Lewis with his check.
Halgash named principal at Colonial Elementary
Thu, Jul 30th 2015 11:25 pm
Kami Halgash was named the new principal of Colonial Village Elementary School at a special meeting Thursday of the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education.
Hanavan joins Summit sports medicine team
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 04:45 pm
Family nurse practitioner John Hanavan has joined the Memorial Medical Center/UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team at the Summit Healthplex in Wheatfield.
North Tonawanda: Ortt presents $15,000 check to Carrousel Factory Museum
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:40 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today delivered a $15,000 check to the Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier. Ortt secured the funding for the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda to help support the educational, cultural and recreational programming the roughly 15,000 visitors experience every year.
Grati awarded Sass Scholarship
Mon, Jul 27th 2015 07:25 pm
Andrei Grati, R.N., has been awarded the 2015 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship.
O'Neill charged in Wheatfield blast
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 11:15 am
The Wheatfield man involved in an explosion Tuesday on Walmore Road now faces charges after investigators found seven improvised explosive devises in the garage where the blast took place.
A lot of work goes into that Polish platter
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:30 am
For visitors to the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas, the most strenuous part of getting that Polish platter at the Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish tent is waiting in the inevitable line of hungry festivalgoers.
Part of their world: In Good Company brings theater experience to WNY kids
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:20 am
On a recent summer evening at North Tonawanda's Fishermen's Park, there were no fishermen in sight - but there were many "fish."
Pieces of the Past: North Tonawanda History Museum
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:15 am
When new visitors arrive at the North Tonawanda History Museum, executive director Donna Zellner Neal warns them that they will almost certainly need more time than they've planned.
Five charged in turtle beating
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
All five of those believed to be involved in the brutal beating of a snapping turtle at a party in Wolcottsville have been located and face charges for their actions, according to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Smokin' Joe's cited for tobacco violation
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
Smokin' Joe's Cigar Shop, 240 First St., Niagara Falls, was recently penalized for tobacco products sold to a minor at some point from Jan. 1 to June 30.
Royalty crowned at Canal Fest pageants
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:05 am
Cara Porto of North Tonawanda is the new Canal Fest queen.
St. Mary, St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church host annual festival
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 04:25 pm
St. Mary and St. Moses Coptic Orthodox Church of the Greater Buffalo area has announced its seventh annual festival will take place Aug. 21-23 on the church premises, 350 Wheatfield St., North Tonawanda.
One man injured in Wheatfield explosion
Tue, Jul 21st 2015 02:45 pm
A 44-year-old man suffered a "catastrophic" injury to his foot in an explosion early Tuesday morning in the Town of Wheatfield, according to the Niagara County Sheriff's Office. Bomb-making materials were found at the site.
Thunder in the sky
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 04:30 pm
The Thunder of Niagara air show at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station offered tens of thousands of onlookers two days of airborne performers and ground displays this past weekend. The event returned after a four-year hiatus.
Pieces of the Past: Benjamin Long Homestead
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:00 pm
Many years ago, a family of seven, traveling in a covered wagon, made the long trek from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to their new home - a point where two creeks met, in a place called Tonawanda.
Celebrating Hounds & Heroes
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:00 pm
On July 11, the Niagara County SPCA held its first Hounds & Heroes celebration at the shelter grounds, 2100 Lockport Road. Participants took part in many activities, including a parade, demonstrations, a pie contest and more.
Canal Fest to kick off 33rd year in Twin Cities
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
The 33rd annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will kick off July 19 and run through July 26 with a few new features, a change in midway bracelet pricing and the traditional round of community classics.
Healing Field planned for Gratwick Riverside Park
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
Western New York's first planned Healing Field is set for Sept. 9 to 11, 2016, at the park as part of a combined project of the Sunrise Exchange Club and the Exchange Club of the Tonawandas.
Living a legacy: New director of the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas has Twin Cities roots
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
Angela Johnson-Renda has worked in many different roles over the course of her life to date, but they've all brought her here — to the Chamber of the Commerce of the Tonawandas' new office on Sweeney Street in North Tonawanda.
USAF Thunderbirds and U.S. Army Golden Knights visit local community
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 05:25 pm
In advance of the 2015 Thunder of Niagara Air Show, featured performers from the U.S Air Force Thunderbirds and U.S. Army Golden Knights are visiting the community.
Guillemont Memorial Grant supports Community Missions soup kitchen
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 05:25 pm
Rita M. Franc, administrator for the Guillemont Memorial Grant of the Niagara Falls Episcopal Urban Ministry, presented community Missions Executive Director Robyn L. Krueger, left, and cook Jimmie Walker, right, a check Thursday.
Wegmans spruces up Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 04:50 pm
More than two dozen Wegmans employees took time to volunteer at the downtown Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club Wednesday.
Aquarium of Niagara welcomes three new, exceptional marine mammals
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:55 am
The Aquarium of Niagara has three new marine mammals, and each one has a unique and compelling story that will resonate with guests.
Niagara County Fair begins with Farm-City Breakfast
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 11:45 am
The 2015 Niagara County Fair will kick-off at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, with the popular Farm-City Breakfast, sponsored again this year by the Niagara County Community College.
Bills coach Rex Ryan to jump with U.S. Army Parachute Demonstration Team
Tue, Jul 14th 2015 01:35 pm
The 2015 Thunder of Niagara Airshow will feature The United States Army "Golden Knights" Parachute Team. This elite team will be performing in front of an anticipated record-breaking crowd. As part of the performance, Rex Ryan, the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, will participate in a tandem jump with the team at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station Friday, July 17.
Tristan Greer named 340-B coordinator at Memorial Medical Center
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 04:25 pm
Tristan D. Greer has been appointed 340-B pharmacy program coordinator at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
SPCA seeks suspect in turtle torture
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:55 pm
The Niagara County SPCA is seeking those responsible for the brutal beating of a snapping turtle July 6 in Wolcottsville.
Wings Flights of Hope fundraiser planned
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:50 pm
Every year, the incumbent Niagara County Peach Queen, sponsored by the Lewiston Kiwanis Club, chooses an organization that has special meaning to her and hosts a fundraiser for the group.
Presale Canal Fest tickets available
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:35 pm
Discounted ride tickets for Canal Fest, which runs July 19 to 26, are now available online at www.canalfest.org.
Ljiljanich steps in as Niagara-Wheatfield leader
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:25 pm
Daniel Ljiljanich wanted to be a teacher ever since the 10th grade.
Niagara-Wheatfield board prepares for 2015-16 school year
Fri, Jul 10th 2015 03:25 pm
With one major exception - the swearing-in of a new superintendent - business went pretty much as usual at the annual reorganization meeting of the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education.
NCCC only state college to have 100 percent pass rate on PTA exam
Thu, Jul 9th 2015 12:40 pm
The 2015 graduates of the Niagara County Community College physical therapy assistant program earned a 100 percent pass rate on the national physical therapy assistant examination. NCCC is the only college in New York with 100 percent pass rate on the national exam.