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Student, teachers, board members thanked for service
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
The June 18 Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting was a night of "beginnings and endings, from celebrating retirees and graduates to welcoming aspiring youth."
N-W area authors offer summer reading
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 05:00 pm
David H. Brown of Sanborn has a new mystery in print, while Dr. Erwin Brese of Town of Niagara has a second printing in progress of his spiritual journey book.
Wound Center of Niagara earns RestorixHealth excellence award
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 04:00 pm
RestorixHealth, a management company that develops and operates wound care centers of excellence nationwide, is pleased to announce The Wound Center of Niagara is a recipient of the newly launched Wound Center of Excellence award.
State Firemen's Association urges New Yorkers to leave fireworks to professionals
Fri, Jun 27th 2014 07:00 am
With Independence Day right around the corner, it's important to keep safety a top priority during the upcoming holiday celebrations.
Summer children's programs at History Center of Niagara
Thu, Jun 26th 2014 12:15 pm
For four weeks in July and August, the History Center of Niagara will offer weekly children's programs. Each week has a different historical theme. The programs are open to children ages 7 through 12.
1812 Legacy Council to host First Nations performance at Fort Niagara
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:40 am
Watch history come to life with the site-specific multi-disciplinary performance that honors First Nations warriors of the War of 1812, featuring Onkwehonwe families who sacrificed to protect Haudenosaunee sovereignty, culture and land.
Identify tree species
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:40 am
The Arbor Day Foundation offers a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. "What Tree Is That?" is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.
Sheriff provides sex offender information
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:25 am
In Niagara County, there are approximately 470 registered sex offenders. By legislation, only 270 of the most serious offenders appear on the Niagara County Sheriff's website.
Free workshop on chronic disease
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:25 am
If you have a chronic illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, chronic pain or arthritis, a free Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will begin on Friday, June 27, at the Pendleton Town Hall, 6570 Campbell Blvd. The sessions run for six consecutive Fridays from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Good news for Town of Niagara residents
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Tuesday's Town of Niagara Town Board meeting brought lots of smiles and good news for residents.

It started out on a high note with the presentation of a certificate to longtime resident Fannie Scalzo honoring her 100th birthday on June 7. Most of Scalzo's descendants also live in the Town of Niagara.

Student's fundraiser helps out SPCA and vets
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Kyle Stoddard, 8, a student at Errick Road Elementary School and founder of Kyle's Guarding Warriors, was successful with his recent fundraiser for the SPCA and Dog Tags Niagara.
Go green with garden club sale
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
The Wheatfield Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the Wheatfield Community/Senior Center gazebo, 2790 Church Road, Wheatfield.
Learn about lineage groups
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
The Niagara County Genealogical Society will present the free program "The What and How of Lineage Groups" at 7 p.m. June 25 at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Poreda attends Space Academy
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Sara Poreda, a middle school math and science teacher at Holy Ghost Lutheran School in Bergholz, has been selected to participate with approximately 210 teachers - both national and international - in the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy in Huntsville, Alabama, from June 18 to 24.
Go fish
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
It's the seniors vs. the kids as the Town of Wheatfield holds its fifth annual Fishing Challenge from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21, at Fairmount Park pond.
Soccer players in regional competition
Sat, Jun 21st 2014 12:00 am
Four members of the Niagara-Wheatfield varsity soccer team have won the state cup in their respective age bracket and will travel to Rhode Island to compete in regional competition with their premier teams at the end of the month.
Ceretto passes Town of Niagara economic development bill
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:35 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, helped passed a bill, A.10051, that would allow the Town of Niagara to sell certain lands that have been designated as parklands. These parklands the town is authorized to sell have gone unused for the past decade and have been replaced by new parklands. This move allows the town to sell the lands for economic development and improve the local economy.

"I was happy to carry this important local measure through the Assembly," Ceretto said. "Economic development and job creation are among my highest priorities, and this bill allows the Town of Niagara to expand its economy.

Ceretto passes legislation to help aspiring young farmers
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 10:15 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, today helped co-sponsor and pass legislation, A.9288, which creates a low-interest loan program for aspiring young farmers.
Anti-Quasar activists head to Albany
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
Wheatfield residents Monica Daigler and Julie Otto spent the day in Albany on Tuesday lobbying for legislation to require food produced with fertilizer made from sewage sludge to be labeled. They were hosted by Assemblyman John Ceretto (R-C-I-Lewiston), State Sen. George Maziarz (R-C-I-Newfane) and Assemblyman Ray Walter (R-C-I-Amherst).
Rabid raccoon confirmed in Lockport
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
Laboratory results for a raccoon found recently on High Street in the area of Beattie Road, Lockport, are positive for rabies. This confirmation is not a normal occurrence; the Niagara County Department of Health would like to advise the public of what they can do to protect themselves against rabies.
Niagara Falls Memorial receives OK to pursue Niagara-Orleans health care coalition
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 08:30 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received state approval to form a two-county coalition to help reform the state's Medicaid system.
Union members ratify labor agreement at Memorial's Schoellkopf Health Center
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 05:25 pm
Employees at the Schoellkopf Health Center have unanimously approved a three-year wage and benefit agreement covering licensed practical nurses, certified nursing assistants, unit clerks and laundry aides.
Memorial Medical Center recruits four physicians to staff
Thu, Jun 12th 2014 04:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will welcome four talented physicians to its staff during the next several months.
Learn about primary care for seniors
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will present a free luncheon program, "Get Well/Stay Well: A New Approach to Primary Care for People 55+" on Tuesday, June 10.
NFARS team wins again
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:55 am
For the fifth year in a row, a team from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing has won the annual "TAG (The Adjutant General) Match," held May 31 to June 1 at Camp Smith Training Site, Cortland Manor.
Niagara County seeks residents' input on hazard mitigation update
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:55 am
The Lewiston town clerk's office informs that Niagara County has put the call for its incorporated municipalities to enlist public participation in a local hazard mitigation plan update. The plan is part of a federal requirement to identify hazards within the county and to explore means to reduce the risks and vulnerabilities to those hazards.
Residents squawk, fowl law axed
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
With the Quasar controversy, the Wheatfield Town Board has grown used to crowds of residents in the meeting room lining up to protest. But at Monday's Town Board meeting, a new, surprisingly large group showed up to peck down a proposed ordinance on the keeping of fowl in residential areas.
Purple Heart vets aid WNY VA's homeless
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The Niagara Falls John Paul Bobo Chapter 264 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart recently donated nearly $300 of clothing and toiletries to the Western New York VA Medical Center's Homeless Veterans Program.
Raffle and auditions for Ghostlight
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The Ghostlight Theatre will conduct the annual Theme Tray Raffle on June 7 at Knights of Columbus Hall, 755 Erie Ave., in North Tonawanda.
'The Brass Ring Thing' returns
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
The 14th annual Renaissance Festival presented by the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 7, will awaken interest in medieval games, arts and crafts, and entertainment.
Second-grader raising funds, supplies, awareness for Dog Tags Niagara
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:50 am
Errick Road second-grader Kyle Stoddard is at it again - getting classmates, friends and families involved in a lesson on giving.
Ceretto to host advocates for a sewage sludge fertilizer labeling bill
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:40 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-C-I-Lewiston, will host Julie Otto and Monica Daigler in Albany on Monday. They will arrive to support labeling legislation sponsored by Ceretto that would require food products produced from fertilizer made with sewage sludge (biosolids) to be labeled accordingly.
Dr. Venkat Kolli appointed full-time chief of surgery at Memorial
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:40 am
Venkat R. Kolli, M.D., F.A.C.S., has been appointed full-time chief of surgery at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center effective July 1. His appointment was announced by Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Vijay Bojedla, M.D.
23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic benefits cardiac, stroke care at Niagara Falls Memorial
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:35 am
One hundred sixty golfers journeyed to the Niagara Falls Country Club for the 23rd annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament. The event raised more than $45,000, which will support health care programming at the hospital - particularly cardiac and stroke services.
Search for Russell Mort continues
Sat, Jun 7th 2014 10:30 am
On Wednesday, May 5, 1982, at approximately 12:30 p.m., 2-1⁄2-year-old Russell Mort disappeared from his fenced-in backyard at 2080 River Road, Lot 140, in the Town of Wheatfield.

After 32 years, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office continues to actively investigate this missing person case.

'Soldiers Through the Ages'
Fri, Jun 6th 2014 03:10 pm
The annual "Soldiers Through the Ages" at Old Fort Niagara saw large numbers of people come to learn about the evolution of military life, gear and tactics. (photos by Wayne Peters)
Schoellkopf Health Center upgrades short-term rehabilitation wing
Thu, Jun 5th 2014 11:10 pm
Unit manager Sheri Pugh, RN, left, and certified nursing assistants Barbara Adams, center, and Lucy Rhinehardt prepare a newly renovated room for the next short-term rehab patient at the Schoellkopf Health Center.
Make a humming bird pot
Sat, May 31st 2014 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara will host a hands-on seminar on humming bird pots at 6:30 p.m. June 19. Brighten your yard, patio or porch with a planter designed to attract humming birds. The $40 class fee includes step-by-step instructions and all materials. No experience is necessary.
New turning lane sought on Packard Road
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:35 pm
The intersection of Military Road and Packard Road in the Town of Niagara can be a driver's nightmare.
Tri-Community Ambulance earns recognition
Fri, May 30th 2014 08:35 pm
The week of May 18-24 was National EMS Week. This year's theme was "EMS: Dedicated for Life." On May 21, Tri-Community Ambulance Service was proud to witness the recognition of a few of its own at the annual EMS Awards Dinner hosted by Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center in Lewiston at the Niagara Falls Country Club.