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Celebrate the holidays with Adell's School of Dance
Fri, Dec 14th 2012 07:00 am
If there's one studio that can turn a holiday show into an "Xtravaganza," it's Adell's School of Dance.
Wheatfield seniors merry at Christmas dance
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 08:30 am
PHOTOS: The annual Christmas Senior Dance at the Wheatfield Community Center last Saturday drew a large crowd for a turkey dinner, dancing and prize drawings.
'A Christmas Carol' delivered by 'Theatre in the Mist'
Sat, Dec 8th 2012 07:00 am
If you're the type of person whose Christmas spirit doesn't start to glow until the Grinch fibs to Cindy Lou Who, Charlie Brown props up his scraggly tree, Ralphie gets warned about shooting his eye out, or the bell rings on George Bailey's tree, Theatre in the Mist has just the ticket for you.
Santa sets up visits at Bergholz home
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 06:55 am
Paul and Jan DePlato of Bergholz once again are offering a chance to see one of the area's largest Christmas displays, with an added bonus: a visit with Santa.
Smiles, Niagara Falls Air Base families to have holidays brightened by Advanced Dental
Fri, Dec 7th 2012 06:55 am
Dr. Stuart Weinstein is again offering the community an opportunity to brighten their holiday smiles and, at the same time, the financial outlook of families with members serving in the military.
Kim's International Café opens at Niagara Falls Air Base
Thu, Dec 6th 2012 03:00 pm
Kim's International Café is serving up "from scratch" cuisine from American classics to Italian and traditional Asian dishes.
National Grid offers energy saving tips for safe and festive holiday lighting
Thu, Dec 6th 2012 01:45 pm
With the holiday season officially upon us, it's important to make time to celebrate with family and friends - and holiday lighting is a key part of those festivities. By following a few simple tips, customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective way to light up the holiday season.
Local Lions assist Canadian group
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 08:05 pm
Members of the Town of Niagara Lions Club participated in the Garden City Lions Club (Canada) bowling fundraiser on Nov. 17 for the purpose of raising money to assist Emily, a visually impaired young lady with a guide dog.
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.