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Tuscarora K-Kids wrap up 11th annual Canned Food Drive
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 10:55 am
The Tuscarora Indian School K-Kids recently concluded its 11th annual Canned Food Drive. Club adviser Paul Beatty reports the event encourages students in pre-K through sixth grade to collect non-perishable food items that are donated to families in need during the holiday season.
Niagara County Legislature Majority 'spreads' the love
Tue, Nov 27th 2012 08:05 am
For Rick Updegrove, leader of the Niagara County Legislature's Republican Majority, convincing his caucus to support the third annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive may have been the easiest thing he's done all year.

It's also the most rewarding.

NCTEC inducts 15 into National Technical Honor Society
Wed, Nov 21st 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently honored 15 students who were accepted into the National Technical Honor Society. The National Technical Honor Society is the highest award that can be given for excellence in career and technical education.
Students learn about careers in construction
Wed, Nov 21st 2012 07:00 am
Recently several classes from the BOCES Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers took part in Construction Career Days in Lakeview, N.Y., which exposed high school students and adults to diverse careers in the industry.
Sweet treats: Girl Scouts host annual cookie sale
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
It's Girl Scout cookie time again. Enthusiastic hordes of young saleswomen began the time-honored tradition of knocking on doors last month and now are taking advantage of the holiday season by enticing shoppers at stores around the area.
Pizazz donates to Komen
Fri, Nov 16th 2012 07:00 am
Pizazz recently hosted a "Big or Small Save Them All" basket and wine auction event to raise money for cancer awareness. The staff also sold ribbon suckers, cookies and purses.
St. John celebrates Dr. Seuss
Thu, Nov 15th 2012 01:15 pm
The kindergarten class at St. John Lutheran School recently celebrated the colors of black and white by having a Dr. Seuss day.
Special salutes to vets
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:00 am
November is the time of year that veterans receive well-deserved thanks. Among local observances in honor of Veterans Day are:
BOCES center plans open house, pasta dinner
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, at 3181 Saunders Settlement Road in Sanborn, will hold an open house and pasta dinner on Nov. 15.
Pinwheels, peaches, projects for N-W Kiwanis
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:25 pm
As the end of a perfect summer approached, the members of Kiwanis Club of Niagara-Wheatfield boasted a full schedule of events related to the local community.
Parade makes spirits bright
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:15 pm
The eighth annual Niagara Electric Lights Parade honoring the Town of Niagara Bicentennial was held Saturday before a bundled-up crowd.
The voters have decided
Thu, Nov 8th 2012 06:15 pm
A steady stream of voters kept Town of Niagara's polling place at the Niagara Active Hose firehall hopping Tuesday as voters decided who to represent them in Washington and Albany.
OUN talent show winners
Mon, Nov 5th 2012 07:00 am
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's "Opportunities Got Talent," an annual occasion featuring the aptitudes of individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities through song, dance, theater and comedy in a competitive format, occurred Friday at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda.
HANCI 'prom' brings generations together
Thu, Nov 1st 2012 11:00 am
Even though, in some cases, there were 75 years and more between them, local high school students and senior citizens obviously enjoyed an afternoon of dining, dancing and chatting on Sunday at Antonio's Banquet and Conference Center in Niagara Falls.
NWAA Tomcats and Grand Island Junior Vikings to face off at NYFL Super Bowl
Thu, Nov 1st 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Tomcats advanced to the 120-pound division Super Bowl by shutting out the Lew-Port Chargers 29-0 on Saturday, Oct. 27, continuing their undefeated record for their eighth win of the season.
HANCI prom
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 01:55 pm
Hannah Olds, Lew-Port junior, dances with John Mikula, 92, of LaSalle, at Sunday's Health Association of Niagara County senior prom.
Lewiston: Savory Sips working with spirits
Sat, Oct 27th 2012 07:00 am
When Rebecca Christie moved into her new Lewiston wine shop, Savory Sips, last October, she had the persistent feeling she wasn't alone, even when there were no customers in the store.
Building trades students aid in humanitarian effort for cats
Fri, Oct 26th 2012 07:00 am
Anthony Molinaro's Orleans-Niagara BOCES building trades program has helped out in the community numerous times. With winter approaching, the students got a special request to help out with a structure to house feral cats.
Hyde Park businesses, NFMMC team up to fight cancer
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 06:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Hyde Park Business & Professional Association teamed up to turn Niagara Falls pink in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Celebrating fall
Fri, Oct 19th 2012 07:10 pm
Whether it's scarecrows, pumpkins, corn stalks or scary figures, with Halloween coming, many individuals, community groups and businesses have decorated their homes and grounds with colorful, and sometimes haunting, fall displays.
Making a splash as volunteers
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 07:05 pm
About 30 members of the Niagara-Wheatfield girls swimming and diving team volunteered their time the morning of Sept. 22 to assist in the Hospice Dash 5K Race and the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon in Youngstown.
Promoting fire safety
Thu, Oct 18th 2012 07:00 am
October is Fire Prevention Month and volunteer firefighters in the Niagara-Wheatfield area have been busy, not only protecting the community, but holding open houses and special programs.
Thriller continues at Ghostlight Theatre
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 03:25 pm
The classic thriller "The Spiral Staircase" continues at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda.
Niagara County Department of Mental Health recognizes volunteers
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 03:20 pm
The Niagara County Department of Mental Health recently recognized three members of its community services board of directors.
Town of Niagara Bicentennial memories
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 02:05 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards and Deputy Supervisor Marc Carpenter show a hubcap painted with the town's bicentennial logo, which was sent to the town by Dottie Farrell of Niagara Falls.
Wheatfield: Goodman's still in the family, bright with fall colors
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 02:00 pm
It started in the late 1970s in an old pickup truck parked on the side of the road. Sisters Ann and Mary Jo Goodman would drive up from their parent's farm in Wilson and sell produce roadside at the same Wheatfield location, which now houses Goodman's Farm Market.
N-W BOE recognizes students
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 08:55 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education recognized a number of students at its Oct. 3 meeting. Among them was Zora Raglow-DeFranco who has been named as a Commended Student in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Going orange
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 08:50 am
October means pumpkins, and there's plenty of local spots to pick out the perfect specimen for carving or decorating.
SPCA of Niagara: Change continues
Thu, Oct 4th 2012 03:15 pm
"He's the boss," said Andrew Bell, indicating the black and white cat sprawled on the desk at the SPCA of Niagara.

As Bell sat behind his new desk, Sam the cat regally accepted a scratch behind the ears and spread out bonelessly claiming more territory. Sam, after all, came to the SPCA first. Bell just started his new job as executive director on Oct. 1.

Calamar corporate offices host movie production
Fri, Sep 28th 2012 07:00 am
Calamar's headquarters in Wheatfield was selected as one of the locations for a private and independent filmmaker working on his second feature film.
New Town of Niagara cheerleaders group thriving
Thu, Sep 27th 2012 06:15 pm
Jenny Vinson, head coach for Town of Niagara Illusions Cheerleaders, recognized the challenges that would face her team as she and a group of her students left the Wheatfield Cheerleaders and formed the Town of Niagara Cheerleaders.
American Bus Association Names 'War of 1812 Encampment' a 'Top 100 Event for 2013'
Thu, Sep 27th 2012 05:30 pm
The American Bus Association has announced the "War of 1812 Encampment - the Capture of Fort Niagara," held Sept. 1 and 2, was designated as one of the "Top 100 Events in North America for 2013" by an experienced tourism industry selection committee.
Great Pumpkin Farm plans World Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Thu, Sep 27th 2012 02:45 pm
The 2012 edition of the World Pumpkin Weigh-Off begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St., in Clarence.
Woodlands Senior Village resident celebrates 100th
Thu, Sep 27th 2012 02:30 pm
Violet (Heisterberg) Bush (pictured) celebrated her 100th birthday on Sept. 9. A dinner party was held in her honor with friends and family gathering Sept. 15 in the community room at the Woodlands Senior Village in Wheatfield, where Bush has lived since April 2008.
Kinetic Kitchen renovates, restructures
Fri, Sep 21st 2012 07:00 am
Kinetic Kitchen and Bath is now under new ownership and management. The showroom, located at 1655 Fashion Outlet Blvd., Town of Niagara, has been newly renovated.
Navy Day at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Sep 20th 2012 12:15 pm
It was Navy Day at the Aquarium of Niagara. Navy divers, visiting Western New York as part of Navy Week, demonstrated their skills in the main pool and even played underwater tic-tac-toe on the glass-viewing wall of the pool with the youngsters standing on the dry side.
Texting, funding, boo times occupy town meeting
Thu, Sep 20th 2012 10:00 am
The 2013 budget, public hearings, Halloween hours and even a warning were part of the Town of Niagara's Town Board meeting on Tuesday.
Wheatfield Lions Club's Five Senses Nature Park dedicated to Henry Scibisz
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Lions Club's Five Senses Nature Park on Ward Road was dedicated in honor of the late Henry Scibisz of Wheatfield on Sept. 9. Scibisz was founder of the club and promoted the establishment of the park.
Kisses
Thu, Sep 13th 2012 04:05 pm
This pit bull puppy gave a slurp of approval to Niagara County SPCA employee Lauren Zaninovich after unofficially "christening" a new improvement donated to the facility. (photo by Susan Mikula Campbell)
Wheatfield resident co-hosts 'The Fred Jackson Show'
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 12:05 am
WBBZ-TV will introduce "The Fred Jackson Show" to the local program roster beginning Monday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. Jackson, star running back for the Buffalo Bills, has been a member of the team since 2007.
 


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