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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.

Local leaders hail volunteer firefighters
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
Local leaders came out in force Wednesday night to thank volunteer firefighters and EMS workers as the Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association kicked off its 115th annual convention at the St. Johnsburg Firehall in Wheatfield.
Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival mixes food, fun and farming
Mon, Jul 21st 2014 07:00 am
During the summer months, people crave juicy homegrown fruits and vegetables. Purchasing these goods locally rather than at your corporate grocer is a simple "feel good" way to give back to your community.
Fire service convention coming to Wheatfield
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:10 pm
Some 1,000 volunteer firefighters, fire police and emergency medical services personnel are expected to arrive in Wheatfield for the 115th annual Western New York Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention.
Reach Out and Read with Wheatfield Pediatrics
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
As part of an initiative funded in four states by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust, Wheatfield Pediatrics has been awarded a three-year grant to promote early literacy and school readiness for its youngest patients.
Olde Sanborn Days friends
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
Anastasia Bajer, 2, of Sanborn, pets a goat at Olde Sanborn Days last weekend.
Kickoff fundraiser for Wallace
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
Friends to Elect Lee S. Wallace Supervisor of the Town of Niagara plans a campaign kickoff fundraiser, from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at The Casa Nova Restaurant, 3041 Military Road.
Walk to raise awareness of breastfeeding
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 07:00 am
Catholic Charities will hold a free Breastfeeding Walk and Healthy Baby Festival from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 31 at the Hyde Park splash pad, on the corner of Pine and Hyde Park avenues, in Niagara Falls.
Quasar issue still dominates Wheatfield meetings
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 05:55 pm
Quasar Energy Group's local representative Nate Carr is usually a minority of one at Wheatfield Town Board meetings when use of the company's equate as a farm fertilizer is discussed.

At Monday's board meeting, he brought reinforcements in the form of the Ohio-based company's Vice President for Technical Affairs Bruce Bailey and attorney Paul Keneally. The message was that the anaerobic digestion facility on Liberty Drive is not going to be driven out of town, and the town's moratorium and proposed ban on use of equate and building of a storage facility could be facing lawsuits.

Town of Niagara favors I-190 exit to mall area
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:10 am
Town of Niagara Deputy Supervisor Sylvia Virtuoso calls Assemblyman John Ceretto's proposal for another off-ramp to connect I-190 and Military Road around the Factory Outlet Mall area "magnificent."
Town of Niagara: Steve Richards' sentencing goes as expected
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:10 am
Former Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards received the expected sentence of three years probation from State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns on Monday in Lockport.

Burns said Richards could not be a political candidate during probation.

Richards had pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge on May 5 after being brought up on what started as 23 counts of official misconduct by the state attorney general's office. Richards' guilty plea involved having town employees pick up a drain and install it at his business.

As part of the agreement, Richards resigned from office and paid about $1,200 in restitution.

Good News Gospel Festival will cruise intersection of faith and health
Wed, Jul 16th 2014 01:40 pm
Popular gospel musicians from across Western New York will come together Saturday, July 19, to celebrate faith and good health at the eighth annual Good News Gospel Festival and Health Fair.
Town of Niagara: Outdoor movies, band concerts - free!
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:15 pm
Remember the old Starlite drive-in movie on Military Road? The Town of Niagara can't bring back the joys of sitting in or on the hood of your car to watch the latest movies in the summertime in what is now Wegmans Plaza. However, local residents can bring the family and spread a blanket or bring a lawn chair to Veterans Park on Lockport Road (across from Town Hall) this summer to watch outdoor movies on a giant screen.
New business helps mobile presence
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:10 pm
Puzzling Pixel LLC is a new company based out of Niagara Falls that helps business owners and organizations develop mobile ready websites and mobile apps.
Sabo re-elected N-W board president
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:10 pm
Steven Sabo was re-elected as president of the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education last week at the board's annual reorganization meeting.
N-W students talk money with Maziarz
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:00 pm
A group of students at Niagara-Wheatfield High School have had a lot of questions about why more funding can't be obtained for their district.
 


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