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North Tonawanda: Ortt presents $15,000 check to Carrousel Factory Museum
Wed, Jul 29th 2015 03:40 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today delivered a $15,000 check to the Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier. Ortt secured the funding for the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda to help support the educational, cultural and recreational programming the roughly 15,000 visitors experience every year.
Part of their world: In Good Company brings theater experience to WNY kids
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:20 am
On a recent summer evening at North Tonawanda's Fishermen's Park, there were no fishermen in sight - but there were many "fish."
Pieces of the Past: North Tonawanda History Museum
Fri, Jul 24th 2015 10:15 am
When new visitors arrive at the North Tonawanda History Museum, executive director Donna Zellner Neal warns them that they will almost certainly need more time than they've planned.
Thunder in the sky
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 04:30 pm
The Thunder of Niagara air show at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station offered tens of thousands of onlookers two days of airborne performers and ground displays this past weekend. The event returned after a four-year hiatus.
Pieces of the Past: Benjamin Long Homestead
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 05:00 pm
Many years ago, a family of seven, traveling in a covered wagon, made the long trek from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to their new home - a point where two creeks met, in a place called Tonawanda.
Celebrating Hounds & Heroes
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 04:00 pm
On July 11, the Niagara County SPCA held its first Hounds & Heroes celebration at the shelter grounds, 2100 Lockport Road. Participants took part in many activities, including a parade, demonstrations, a pie contest and more.
Canal Fest to kick off 33rd year in Twin Cities
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
The 33rd annual Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will kick off July 19 and run through July 26 with a few new features, a change in midway bracelet pricing and the traditional round of community classics.
Healing Field planned for Gratwick Riverside Park
Sat, Jul 18th 2015 10:50 am
Western New York's first planned Healing Field is set for Sept. 9 to 11, 2016, at the park as part of a combined project of the Sunrise Exchange Club and the Exchange Club of the Tonawandas.
Thunder of Niagara flies again
Sat, Jul 11th 2015 07:00 am
When the Thunder of Niagara air show kicks off July 18 and 19 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, it will be more than just two days of airborne performers and ground displays.
New gazebo at Sanborn museum is a labor of love
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
As the wooden framework of a new gazebo rises near the buildings of the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum on Saunders Settlement Road, it's more than just a possible bandstand, or a place to sit in the shade.
Olde Sanborn Days is a team effort
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Over two days in July, about 2,500 to 3,000 people flock to the grounds of Sanborn Fire Co. on Ward Road (Route 429) to partake of the annual Olde Sanborn Days and all its activities.
Pieces of the Past: Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
Like many local history museums, the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum has artifacts from the large (farm equipment, an entire storefront) to the tiny fragments of life that might otherwise be overlooked.
A fundraiser for the felines
Fri, Jul 3rd 2015 07:00 am
In the kitten area at Precious Paws Rescue in North Tonawanda, five kittens romped and played during a recent summer afternoon. But at the tip-top of a small climbing tree, sisters Narcissa and Nutella napped the hours away.
Ortt announces $500,000 for Niagara Falls Air Base
Mon, Jun 29th 2015 12:55 pm
State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced $500,000 in state funding to establish an emergency management hub at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Ortt secured the funds in the 2015-16 state budget (Empire State Development Corp., Aid to Localities, S. 2003-C) to help base retention efforts for NFARS.
Sanborn Old General Store celebrates anniversary
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 08:45 pm
The Sanborn Old General Store, 5856 Buffalo St. (Ward Road/Route 429), Sanborn, is celebrating its 15-year anniversary this month.
Hounds for Heroes
Fri, Jun 26th 2015 11:25 am
Niagara County will soon be able to claim the distinction of being the first of its kind to nominate a canine chief of staff, host a red, white and blue pet parade and decide, once and for all, just whose furry (or feathery, or scaly) companion is the most patriotic, thanks to the SPCA of Niagara County.
Tonawandas offer a gateway to summer
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 08:00 am
With all the artisans, musicians and food vendors present for the T-NT Gateway Market last Thursday, the biggest crowd congregated around Lloyd III, the third incarnation of the popular Buffalo-based food truck.
Pappas, Higgins, Ortt, Schimminger rededicate Frederick B. Durkee Memorial Bridge
Mon, Jun 22nd 2015 05:15 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, Congressman Brian Higgins, State Sen. Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger joined other local officials and members of the community for a ceremony Monday rededicating the Frederick B. Durkee Memorial Bridge, which is the only access to Tonawanda Island from River Road in the City of North Tonawanda.
Replica ships sail into Western New York
Fri, Jun 19th 2015 05:00 pm
Two pieces of history are docked at the Erie Basin Marina, 329 Erie St., Buffalo through early June 24.
Artistic talents of students, staff, local artist add sculpture to Errick Road Elementary
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:35 am
The students and staff at Errick Road Elementary School in Niagara-Wheatfield have added a new work of art to their courtyard.
Project Future presents Kick-A-Thon
Sat, Jun 13th 2015 06:25 am
Niagara Catholic High School was the place to be on Saturday, April 18, to watch the students of Project Future Center preform their annual Kick-A-Thon.
Alzheimer's caregivers find support, advice in group
Thu, Jun 11th 2015 07:00 pm
Sadness, depression, fear, loneliness, isolation, confusion, anger ... people who are the prime caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's can experience any of these feelings ... and more.
Tuscarora School celebrates culture, traditions of community
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 05:20 pm
Culture Night has been a longstanding tradition at Niagara-Wheatfield's Tuscarora Native American School. It was started by the late Marge Printup, who taught the Tuscarora language at the school.
Dog meets world: Niagara SPCA finds new ways to introduce adoptable dogs to potential 'forever homes'
Fri, May 29th 2015 06:05 pm
Walking down the halls of an animal shelter filled with dog kennels can be a little intimidating. Stuck in a small space with enough room to move around, but not to run and surrounded by strangers, a dog in a kennel can get pretty excited when it sees a new face walking by.
Town of Niagara Business and Professional Organization, Town of Niagara Beautification Committee awarded grant
Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:20 pm
On May 5, the Town of Niagara Business and Professional Organization and Town of Niagara Beautification Committee were awarded $2,500 through the Niagara County Legislature's William G. Mayne Jr. Business/Community Enhancement Program.
Welcome to Niagara's newest café
Sat, May 23rd 2015 06:20 pm
Hungry Town of Niagara residents have a new option when it comes to finding an affordable local restaurant for breakfast or lunch, thanks to Shannon Briggs' Toast & Roast Café.
'Vines & Wines' returns
Wed, May 20th 2015 06:55 pm
The second annual Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara "Vines & Wines" event will held Thursday to benefit the horticulture program and its participants with intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
North Tonawanda cleans up Heritage Park
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
A group of about a dozen volunteers, led by Alderwoman Donna Braun, met to clean up Heritage Park in North Tonawanda Saturday.
Niagara-Wheatfield honors effective teachers
Fri, May 15th 2015 07:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education gathered last week in a meeting that started an hour late after an extended executive session - a fact that did not go unnoticed by the residents in attendance.
James H. Cummings Foundation to underwrite rehab facility at Memorial's new Cardiac/Stroke Care Center
Thu, May 14th 2015 04:05 pm
The James H. Cummings Foundation has announced a $100,000 grant to underwrite an onsite rehabilitation therapy facility at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Scouts, students clean up
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
Boy Scout Troop 833 and members of New York Adventures in Homeschooling participated in two cleanups in Wheatfield Saturday.
North Tonawanda names May Meals on Wheels Month
Fri, May 8th 2015 07:00 pm
Mayor Art Pappas declared May Meals on Wheels Month in the City of North Tonawanda Tuesday during a proclamation to the organization, praising it for its service to residents.
NT Council President Rizzo announces retirement
Fri, May 8th 2015 06:55 pm
North Tonawanda Common Council President Phillip "Russ" Rizzo issued the following statement Thursday:
Painters Plus Home Decorating Inc., city officials team up for fifth annual Project HOPE
Fri, May 8th 2015 06:55 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced another city resident will experience an exterior paint makeover this summer.
Niagara County SPCA: 25 small breed dogs, puppies seized in Niagara Falls
Thu, May 7th 2015 04:30 pm
The Niagara County SPCA has received 25 small breed dogs ranging from 2 weeks of age to a couple of years old from a seizure on 10th Street in Niagara Falls.
Residents 'Re-Imagine Oliver Street'
Fri, May 1st 2015 03:35 pm
Breathing new life into an old neighborhood is the plan of action for North Tonawanda's Oliver Street in the coming years, at least if Lumber City Development Corporation has anything to say about it.
Boulevard reconstruction to continue next spring
Fri, May 1st 2015 03:35 pm
Wheatfield's community center on Church Street saw a steady influx of people Tuesday as NYSDOT held an open house and public meeting detailing the planned reconstruction of Niagara Falls Boulevard from Sy Road to Bergholtz Creek.
Deputy in Errick Road shooting will not be charged
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:55 pm
The deputy who responded to a 911 hang-up call that later turned into a gunfight on Errick Road last week will not be charged, Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announced Friday.
Canal Clean Sweep a success
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 10:30 am
North Tonawanda's Common Council praised city residents for their efforts in the 10th annual statewide Canal Clean Sweep Saturday. Volunteers throughout the city gathered to clean the parks and greenway surrounding the Erie Canal.
FASNY meeting highlights firefighters' concerns
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 07:00 am
Achieving standards for volunteers already granted to career firefighters was the focus of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York legislative outreach program in Cambria on Saturday.