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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.
Fair days: Young Niagara County Fair exhibitors take pride in their animals, projects
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 07:15 pm
It was a calm, sunny morning Friday at the Niagara County Fairgrounds - except in the Coliseum, where a flurry of activity was underway.
Pieces of the Past: Niagara School No. 2 Museum
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 11:00 am
For 78 years, children in the Town of Niagara trotted dutifully (or not so dutifully) off to class at the little one-room schoolhouse at the corner of Lockport and Tuscarora roads.
Filling in Wheatfield's 'missing link'
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:55 am
Those who pick up a brochure for the Niagara River Greenway Trails will see a map from Buffalo all the way up to Lewiston and Porter, with multicolored lines marking pathways and bike routes that wind along the river shoreline.
'The fastest show on water': Thunder on the Niagara boat races mark 10th year at Gratwick Riverside Park
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 10:50 am
They're loud. They're fast. And they're returning to the Niagara River and North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park for the 10th year on Aug. 15 and 16.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas to host Charity Clambake
Sat, Aug 1st 2015 02:05 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will host its 18th annual Charity Clambake from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at The Shores Waterfront Restaurant.
A family af-fair: The Niagara County Fair opens Aug. 5
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:40 pm
Starting Aug. 5, hundreds of people will flock to the Niagara County Fair in Lockport to sample the food, visit the animals and exhibits, watch the shows and ride the rides -- and many county residents will be there, behind the scenes, caring for the exhibits, working concessions and otherwise helping to make sure things run smoothly.
Explorers in NT: Nonprofit offers history tours of North Tonawanda during Canal Fest
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 05:25 pm
Some of them had never set foot in the city before; some of them grew up there. But the participants in a recent tour all had one thing in common: They wanted to learn more about North Tonawanda.
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.

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