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Niagara County Community College announces 2014 Distinguished Alumni awardee
Thu, Oct 2nd 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to Patrick J. Sorge, Class of 1985, at the 24th annual NCCC Foundation Inc. Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Niagara-Wheatfield reinstates extracurriculars
Wed, Oct 1st 2014 10:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield School Board voted Wednesday to reinstate the athletic, music, theater and other extracurricular activities that were cut from the 2014-15 budget earlier this year. The sudden vote was the result of a report provided by Superintendent Lynn Marie Fusco, which revealed an unanticipated source of funding available to support the programs.

Fusco said that, as a result of 11 retirements and resignations processed after the budget was put into place, the district had in excess of $158,000, originally slated for those employees' salaries, available for use. Fusco said reinstating the extracurriculars would cost about $111,000, leaving just under $50,000 available for reserve.

Pasta and open house at BOCES
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
The Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Career and Technical Education Center will hold its annual pasta dinner and open house Wednesday, Oct. 1.
Niagara-Wheatfield High School September graduates
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School students Christopher Schimshack and Elizabeth Whittle stood proudly in front of their families, friends, school administrators and the Board of Education as they accepted their diplomas.
Year-round family fun at Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Sep 26th 2014 03:10 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara is celebrating its 50th year of operation in 2015, and the community is invited to become part of a very special experience.
Town of Niagara adds full-time police officer
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:35 pm
The Town of Niagara on Tuesday beefed up its police staff and equipment, as well as aired a beef with the county on lack of support for the increased needs of the town's police department due to business development.
Baskets for heroes
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:30 pm
The Gold Star family of late Wheatfield resident Army Spc. Alan N. Dikcis held a basket auction to benefit the nonprofit Western New York Heroes Inc. during the final Motorcycle Cruise Night of the summer at VOZ Cycle City.
Sweet ride
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:20 pm
Northgate resident Tom Burrock, a former mechanic from Wheatfield, was all smiles as he cruised around town in a 1974 Eldorado that was on display at the facility's recent fifth annual car show.
New electric vehicle charging stations installed at Niagara Falls International Airport
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 08:00 pm
Niagara Falls International Airport has two new charging stations for airport traveler use, as part of a statewide network of up to 3,000 EV charging stations slated for public and workplace locations across New York by 2018. The charging stations are being undertaken through Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Charge NY" initiative, launched last year.
Tom Golisano gifts $3.5 million to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for new center for community health for people with special needs
Wed, Sep 17th 2014 02:20 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has received a $3.5 million gift, the largest in its history, from businessman and philanthropist Tom Golisano to support construction of an innovative new Golisano Center for Community Health.
Pink for breast cancer
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 09:10 am
United Materials presented its pink concrete truck for breast cancer awareness at its company headquarters on Forest Parkway in Wheatfield Sept. 4. The truck also was part of the Niagara County Peach Festival Parade last weekend.
NOCO supports Hospice Foundation
Sat, Sep 13th 2014 08:45 am
NOCO Express stores, its customers, and employees recently raised a total of $13,334 to support the Hospice Foundation of Western New York by selling paper sunflowers for $1 each at all of NOCO Express' 36 locations.
Memorial Medical Center announces Premier 2015 co-chairs
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 07:00 am
Christin and Dr. Venkat Kolli and Gary and Francine Hall have been named co-chairs of the 2015 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala.
Niagara-Wheatfield: Back to school
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield area students headed back to school Wednesday morning. Aside from an accident involving an N-W school bus, opening day in local public and private schools seemed to go smoothly.
Truck goes pink for breast cancer
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:45 pm
United Materials unveiled the first all-pink ready mix concrete truck in Western New York at its corporate headquarters, 3949 Forest Parkway, Suite 400, Wheatfield, the morning of Sept. 4.
Wheatfield Lions go international
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:45 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club will hold its first "International Night" at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the Wheatfield Lions Club pavilion. The event will include Lion Clubs from Canada and the U.S., including Fonthill, St. David's, Lewiston, Niagara and Pendleton and the host Wheatfield.
Working for better town roads
Fri, Sep 5th 2014 03:40 pm
Bob Herman, Town of Niagara highway superintendent; Dave Grenier, division manager at Republic Services (Allied); and town highway staff, Bob Everard, Ryan Taylor, Barry Mitchell and Phil Mitchell show off the town's new hot box that was purchased with funds received from Republic Services.
Eagle Scout project helps Niagara Hospice
Tue, Sep 2nd 2014 02:10 pm
Over the summer, Steven Fournier, son of Carole and Joe Fournier, designed and built flower boxes for the entrance of Niagara Hospice House as part of his Eagle Scout project.
Wheatfield Family Picnic memories
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Family Picnic on Sunday started out with a few tears.

After the flag-raising ceremony, the signs that will be placed at the Niagara Falls Boulevard and Lockport Road ends of Walmore Road naming that section of the road the Spec. Alan N. Dikcis Memorial Highway were unveiled.

Dog Days at SPCA
Fri, Aug 29th 2014 07:00 am
People who love their dogs found plenty of kindred spirits at the Niagara County SPCA's annual Dog Days of Summer event last weekend.
Applications available for Niagara Electric Lights Parade
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:40 pm
The Niagara Electric Lights Parade committee is seeking bands, civic groups, businesses, schools, elected officials, candidates, first responders, churches, etc., to participate in this year's 10th annual parade on Military Road in the Town of Niagara.
WBA awards scholarships
Thu, Aug 28th 2014 09:30 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association awarded four scholarships during its May meeting at Westbys Pub & Grille. The 2014 scholarships were presented to Emily Belote, Joel Congi, Hannah Carrier and Jillian Wagner.
Picnic puts cap on Wheatfield summer
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 01:45 pm
The Wheatfield Family Picnic is back again on Sunday, Aug. 24, at the town's Fairmount Park with its usual abundance of food, activities, animals, cars, community services and music.
Tweedie named interim director at Niagara Cerebral Palsy
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
Rita Tweedie, chief fiscal officer of Niagara Cerebral Palsy, will serve as the interim CEO/executive director for the organization. This comes after current CEO John Reardon's mid-August departure to relocate out of the area.
Keeping beauty alive
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Dave Haseley is one of the Town of Niagara Highway Department workers who are making sure the hanging baskets and pots of flowers along Military Road that were installed by the town's Beautification Committee remain lush and beautiful with regular watering.
OUN: Talent show applications accepted through Aug. 22
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
All individuals age 14 and above with a developmental disability living in or attending school/program in Niagara County are invited to tryout for the upcoming Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara talent show.
Holy Ghost Lutheran School teacher Poreda attends Space Academy
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 09:00 am
"Summer vacation" and "teacher" - when used in the same sentence these words typically produce responses varying from eye-rolling and head-shaking to exclamations of "Boy, it would be nice to have a job that gave me summers off."
Hibbard's launches new location
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 pm
Jim and Julie Hibbard have opened a new Hibbard's Original Frozen Custard location at the sweet shop located next to Clancy's (formerly Page's Whistle Pig) at the corner of Packard and Military roads, in Niagara Falls.
Ground broken for C-130 simulator
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a C-130 aircraft simulator.
SPCA's Zaninovich sworn in as peace officer
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:45 pm
There's a new sheriff in town ... well actually, she's not a sheriff, but she is a peace officer for the Niagara County SPCA.
'Celebrate Lockport': Connecting people through faith and service
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara Organizing Alliance for Hope, or NOAH, a faith-based community organizing effort, will team with four congregations in Lockport to produce the first "Celebrate Lockport" event on Aug. 23.
Firefighters rule in Wheatfield
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
The 115th annual Western New York Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention, hosted by the St. Johnsburg Volunteer Fire Co., was held July 23-26 in Wheatfield.
Scouts receive 'Regal' business, history tips
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
On July 16, Cub Scouts from Pack 833 out of Adams Firehall and their families took a trip to Regal Tips in Niagara Falls to see how and where drumsticks, drum brushes and many other cool items are actually made.
Kiwanis awards two scholarships; receives award
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:15 pm
On June 12, Jessica Lamson and Brian Zuch were honored with the Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis' 2014 scholarship awards. The recipients and their families were treated to dinner at the Jetport Family Restaurant before Kiwanis President Mary Dohm presented the scholarship awards.
Local leaders hail volunteer firefighters
Thu, Jul 24th 2014 02:40 pm
Local leaders came out in force Wednesday night to thank volunteer firefighters and EMS workers as the Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association kicked off its 115th annual convention at the St. Johnsburg Firehall in Wheatfield.
Fire service convention coming to Wheatfield
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:10 pm
Some 1,000 volunteer firefighters, fire police and emergency medical services personnel are expected to arrive in Wheatfield for the 115th annual Western New York Volunteer Fireman's Association Convention.
Olde Sanborn Days friends
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 11:00 pm
Anastasia Bajer, 2, of Sanborn, pets a goat at Olde Sanborn Days last weekend.
Quasar issue still dominates Wheatfield meetings
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 05:55 pm
Quasar Energy Group's local representative Nate Carr is usually a minority of one at Wheatfield Town Board meetings when use of the company's equate as a farm fertilizer is discussed.

At Monday's board meeting, he brought reinforcements in the form of the Ohio-based company's Vice President for Technical Affairs Bruce Bailey and attorney Paul Keneally. The message was that the anaerobic digestion facility on Liberty Drive is not going to be driven out of town, and the town's moratorium and proposed ban on use of equate and building of a storage facility could be facing lawsuits.

Town of Niagara: Steve Richards' sentencing goes as expected
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 10:10 am
Former Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards received the expected sentence of three years probation from State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns on Monday in Lockport.

Burns said Richards could not be a political candidate during probation.

Richards had pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor charge on May 5 after being brought up on what started as 23 counts of official misconduct by the state attorney general's office. Richards' guilty plea involved having town employees pick up a drain and install it at his business.

As part of the agreement, Richards resigned from office and paid about $1,200 in restitution.

Town of Niagara: Outdoor movies, band concerts - free!
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 06:15 pm
Remember the old Starlite drive-in movie on Military Road? The Town of Niagara can't bring back the joys of sitting in or on the hood of your car to watch the latest movies in the summertime in what is now Wegmans Plaza. However, local residents can bring the family and spread a blanket or bring a lawn chair to Veterans Park on Lockport Road (across from Town Hall) this summer to watch outdoor movies on a giant screen.
 


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