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'Tis the season: Wheatfield celebrates Christmastime with tree lighting and party
Fri, Dec 18th 2015 09:15 am
Wheatfield residents celebrated the Christmas season during the annual tree lighting and Christmas party Saturday. The event was put on with the help of staff from the town's youth and recreation departments, as well as its Community Center. The night kicked off when Santa arrived near Town Hall on a fire truck.
Big plans proposed for the former Summit Mall site
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
Owner Zoran Cocov has significant plans for the former Summit Park Mall in Wheatfield.
Local hero talks to Meadow students about war experience and life
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
North Tonawanda Meadow Elementary teacher Judy Hagan can still remember Tim Payne as a little boy when she taught at Gilmore Elementary more than 20 years ago.
In the holiday spirit: Winter Walk offers family-friendly activities
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 10:50 am
On Saturday, Dec. 5, residents of North Tonawanda and Western New York gathered around Webster Street to partake in the annual Gateway Cities Winter Walk.
'You'll shoot your eye out': Stars of 'A Christmas Story' film to visit Riviera for families, fans
Sat, Dec 5th 2015 07:00 am
North Tonawanda's Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center is getting ready to welcome stars on Saturday, Dec. 12, from "A Christmas Story," a 1983 film that still airs each holiday season across the nation.
WNY economy moving forward
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 11:00 am
A presentation and panel discussion, "Economic Vision 2016 and Beyond: Creating a Vibrant Future," was held Tuesday by the Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce and Niagara University at the Castellani Art Museum.
Gateway Cities gear up for family festivities and shopping at Winter Walk
Thu, Nov 26th 2015 07:00 am
As shop owners across the nation prepare for the upcoming Small Business Saturday on Nov. 28, merchants of the Tonawandas are working away on another holiday tradition.
Carnegie Art Center is back, invites WNY to join in the arts
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 02:45 pm
Thanks to the combined efforts of the Tonawandas' Council on the Arts Inc., the Carnegie Art Center Artist Advisory Committee and the City of North Tonawanda, the Carnegie Art Center will soon open its doors again to the Western New York community, after undergoing extensive renovations.
For Our Veterans: Town of Niagara's first Veterans Appreciation Dinner a success
Fri, Nov 20th 2015 02:25 pm
The Town of Niagara hosted its first Veterans Appreciation Dinner Nov. 13 at the Town of Niagara Active Hose Fire Co. Inc., 6010 Lockport Road.
Town of Niagara board honors serviceman
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 02:30 pm
The Niagara Town Board took some time to honor a local man on his way to serve the country. William Jasper III, a volunteer firefighter for the town, will soon be headed to the United States Air Force - and his hometown was on hand to say "thank you."
All lit up: Electric Lights Parade a big success
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 07:05 pm
The Town of Niagara lit up Military Road on Saturday with its 11th annual Electric Lights Parade.
Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare celebrates official grand opening
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 07:05 pm
Fichte Endl & Elmer Eyecare welcomed more than 400 guests during its grand opening celebration for its new location at 6500 Porter Road in the Town of Niagara Tuesday night.
Children's Remembrance Gardenwalk planned at park
Fri, Nov 13th 2015 07:05 pm
A special project is underway in the City of North Tonawanda - one that will provide a peaceful place for family members who have suffered the incredibly heartbreaking loss of a child.
Niagara County Community College thanks veterans during annual ceremony
Thu, Nov 12th 2015 02:40 pm
Niagara County Community College hosted its annual Veterans Day Ceremony Tuesday at the campus' Veterans Memorial Park, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Cliffe to take on 4th term as Wheatfield supervisor
Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:25 am
Republican Robert B. Cliffe is set to begin his fourth term as Town of Wheatfield supervisor after winning the election against Democrat Gerald J. McCormick and Independent Thomas J. Larson, representing the No Bio-Sludge party.
Future plans aspire for Fairmount Park
Sat, Oct 31st 2015 12:40 pm
Town of Wheatfield officials broke ground Monday on phase one of the Fairmount Park improvement project, one that will include a new handicapped-accessible bathroom facility and a trail system that will connect sites within the park.
Generations gather at Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 11:30 am
It's that time of year again: Families are making a trip to the Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm to partake in seasonal hayrides, pumpkin picking and much more.
Opportunities Unlimited celebrates greenhouse grand opening
Fri, Oct 16th 2015 04:45 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County Chapter of NYSARC Inc., celebrated the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the Covanta Energy Greenhouse on Monday, at the agency's location in Wheatfield.
Trick-or-treaters be aware of NT's Haunted Harbor
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 04:40 pm
The North Tonawanda and Tonawanda Youth, Recreation and Parks Departments and the cities' Gateway Committee are sponsoring the annual Haunted Harbor event, set to take place from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Gateway Harbor Park in North Tonawanda.
Political drama: Lawmakers boost NT community theater with casino funds
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 03:00 pm
The Ghostlight Theatre Inc. recently welcomed county lawmakers from North Tonawanda to show them accessibility upgrades that had been made to their theater facility thanks to an infusion of county casino funds.
107th Airlift Wing aircrews complete first solo MQ-9 operational mission
Tue, Oct 6th 2015 06:00 pm
Members of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing completed their first MQ-9 operational mission overseas, remotely piloting combat air patrols without the assistance of other Air Force or Air Guard units for the first time last month during a deployment to Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.
'Murder in the Smokey Mountains': NT's Ghostlight Theatre to present new thriller
Sat, Oct 3rd 2015 04:00 am
It's the perfect recipe for a mystery: A bunch of people who may or may not know each other as well as they think, thrown together in an unfamiliar area ... when things start going horribly wrong.
60 years ... and counting: Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara marks decades of dedication
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 01:15 pm
Sixty years ago, a newspaper article was the start of something that's made a profound difference in the lives of hundreds of Niagara County families.
NCCC recognizes Distinguished Student Scholars
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
Six new Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala on Oct. 17 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Filling the boot
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 04:20 pm
On Sept. 18, members North Tonawanda Fire Department Local No. 1333 took to the intersection of Payne Avenue and Walck Road, boots in hand, to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Castellani gives back
Thu, Sep 24th 2015 04:40 pm
On Wednesday, the Father Joe Moreno Memorial Foundation proudly presented SuperMarket Liquors & Wines owner Christopher Castellani with an award for his dedication and generosity as a sponsor of the foundation's annual Walk to Remember.
Pieces of the Past: Cambria Historical Museum
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 12:10 pm
For those focusing on local history in the Town of Cambria, there's an awful lot of ground (and years) to cover.
Pieces of the Past: Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:45 am
Over the course of its time in North Tonawanda, more than 3,000 carousels pranced out of the Allan Herschell Co. factory to homes around the world. However, not a single one stayed in the city that produced so many of the attractions -- until 1983, when the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum was born.
Another year of art on Oliver
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 10:40 am
When she opened Project 308 Art Gallery in North Tonawanda in 2012, Natalie Brown wanted to bring art to a neglected portion of the city where she'd grown up.
Wheatfield: Residents pack meeting on compressor station
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 11:15 pm
Health, noise, wildlife issues and more have been major concerns for Pendleton residents about a 22,000-horsepower gas compressor station that National Fuel is looking to build in the town, and close to the Wheatfield border. That has a lot of people from both communities furious and looking to fight to send National Fuel's idea far away.
Money for wishes
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 03:45 pm
Cheryl Reed of the Town of Niagara wanted to teach her 8-year-old granddaughter about helping others.
Project H.O.P.E.
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 12:25 pm
Jesse Gooch of Painters Plus, a crew from the company, a group of North Tonawanda officials and other volunteers gathered Saturday morning to power-wash, prime and paint the home of Michael O'Connor of Chipmann Place, North Tonawanda.
Pieces of the Past: Porter Historical Society Museum
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 11:00 am
The Town of Porter Historical Society Museum is just four rooms (and their connected hallways), but there's a lot of history packed into those walls.
Helping with H.O.P.E.
Fri, Aug 21st 2015 10:50 am
Michael O'Connor is a survivor.
Higgins, Ortt and Pappas honor life and service of Robert J. Clark
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 11:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, New York State Sen. Robert Ortt and City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas remembered the life and service of Robert "Bob" Clark, former alderman and longtime member of the United States Armed Forces during a special ceremony at Veterans' Park.
Shoes, cake, scholarships, books and coffee - Kiwanis is common denominator
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:20 am
The Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield witnessed a very busy summer and is about to reach an apex at The Wheatfield Family Picnic to be held Aug. 23 at Fairmount Park.
Wheatfield GOP to host annual family picnic
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:20 am
The Town of Wheatfield Republican Club will hold its 45th annual family picnic from 1 to 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Wheatfield Lions Club Pavilion on Ward Road next to the American Legion Post.
Wheatfield Family Picnic returns - with a fine, feathered guest
Sat, Aug 15th 2015 09:00 am
A decades-long tradition will continue Aug. 23, when the Wheatfield Family Picnic takes place at Fairmount Park on Nash Road.
Painters Plus Home Decorating selects North Tonawanda resident for fifth annual Project H.O.P.E.
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 04:05 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has announced Jesse Gooch, proprietor of Painters Plus, selected the winner of the fifth annual Project H.O.P.E contest.