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Aquarium of Niagara harbor seals take a vacation
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara will begin a series of capital improvements on its 30-year-old outdoor harbor seal exhibit, "Rescue Harbor." The project is budgeted at $150,000, and will include enhancements to filtration, beach space, and animal access areas.
'Les Mis' is the people's show
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:50 pm
The last time 12-year-old Samuel Fesmire trod the boards it was as part of the large von Trapp family at Artpark's production of "Sound of Music" this past summer.
Quiet heroes
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 06:40 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council held a special luncheon honoring World War II veterans at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. The guest speaker was Rita Cosby, Emmy Award winner, special correspondent for the CBS program "Special Edition," and best selling author.
Fashion Outlets expansion is a go
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 11:55 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board on Tuesday jubilantly gave final approval for the expansion of Fashion Outlets of Niagara.
YWCA honors local women
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:50 pm
Women were in charge Tuesday evening at the Conference Center Niagara Falls, and they performed brilliantly.
SPCA animals mending
Fri, Sep 27th 2013 07:05 pm
Animals recovering after incidents.
'Diamonds Are Forever' at Memorial's 2014 Premier
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 11:35 am
Ask a jeweler to suggest the perfect gift for a 10th wedding anniversary and the answer you'll get is, "Diamonds are forever."
M&T Bank sponsors 'Winds, Waves & Wines'
Sat, Sep 21st 2013 07:00 am
Thursday's "Winds, Waves & Wines" event, the annual Aquarium of Niagara celebration of the grape, was a success, with scores of people in attendance at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
Lt. Col. Emily Desrosier takes command of New York Air National Guard's 107th medical group
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 09:20 pm
A New York Air National Guard officer who spent nine years preparing to coordinate space shuttle rescue missions has taken command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Medical Group of the 107th Airlift Wing.
St. John remembers 9/11
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 07:00 pm
St. John Lutheran School commemorated Patriots Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, which honor those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Fireworks
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 06:55 pm
After Town of Niagara residents Steven Heinz and Felicia Ewert got married, they and their family and friends held a picnic and fireworks display the next day in the town's Veterans Memorial Park.
Earth Voices celebrates Native American culture
Thu, Sep 19th 2013 07:00 am
Earth Voices of the Great Spirit will be held in conjunction with the Lewiston Harvest Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Lewiston Peace Garden, 476 Center St., Lewiston.
Wheatfield Republicans sweep their line
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 12:35 am
Wheatfield Supervisor Bob Cliffe and Councilman Art Gerbec, both incumbents, and newcomer Randy Retzlaff swept the Republican primary election on Tuesday.
Be a clown
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 12:30 am
"So You Want to Be a Clown," a five-week, hands-on, interactive class, will begin Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Niagara Falls High School. For more information on the class, phone Niagara Clown Alley at 716-754-7112.
Town of Niagara: Niagara Electric Lights Parade seeks participants
Fri, Sep 13th 2013 09:45 am
Applications to participate in the Niagara Electric Lights Parade now are available at www.tnbpa.com as well as Town of Niagara Town Hall Clerk's Office.
Senior fun
Fri, Sep 6th 2013 08:20 pm
The Wheatfield Seniors held its annual luncheon last month at the Wheatfield Community Center.
Wheatfield: Perfect day for a picnic
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 07:00 am
Wheatfield's new interim recreation director, Mike Ranalli, took the opportunity to thank the members of the Wheatfield Family Picnic Committee at Monday's Town Board meeting.
Tuscarora Indian School wraps summer school
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:50 pm
The Tuscarora Indian School recently finished another successful summer school program.
Town of Niagara: Touch the Truck Day
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:45 pm
Town of Niagara Active Hose Volunteer Fire Company on Lockport Road held Touch the Truck Day.
N.T. Meals on Wheels sells 2014 coupon books
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 03:05 pm
North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels is selling " Save Around Buffalo 2013" coupon books until Dec. 15.
Local couple writes authentic 'best sellers'
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 03:00 pm
Richard and Claire Knowles, currently of Lewiston and formerly of Wheatfield, have made literary news.
Celebrating a century
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 12:00 am
The Shawnee Volunteer Fire Co. recently hosted a 100th birthday party in its pavilion on Lockport Road for Elmer Moje. More than 200 people attended to honor Moje, who has been a member of the fire company for more than 60 years and just reached the century mark.
Memorial Medical Center completes new operating theater
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 11:40 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently completed construction of a $366,000 operating room in the center's Hodge Building. The new facility, located in Memorial's women's health pavilion, will increase surgical capacity.
'I do' with fireworks
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 03:40 pm
Fireworks helped bring Felicia Ewert and Steven Heinz together, and fireworks will play a part in their wedding this weekend.
Wheatfield Republicans hold picnic
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Republican Club will hold its 43rd annual family picnic from 1: 30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at the Wheatfield Lions Club picnic pavilion on Ward Road next to the Wheatfield American Legion.
NT: Ortt announces 'bigger, better' 'Thunder on the Niagara' at Gratwick Riverside Park
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 11:05 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Robert G. Ortt announced during a press conference today that the "Thunder on the Niagara" boat racing event at Gratwick Riverside Park will be "bigger and better" than the past seven years.
Niagara Hospice celebrates 25 years as only hospice provider in Niagara County
Tue, Aug 6th 2013 03:25 pm
To celebrate 25 years of service and to increase awareness of hospice care, Niagara Hospice will host a 25th anniversary gala, "Under the Stars," on Friday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m. beneath the newly constructed Dominic Lariccia Family Pavilion on Niagara Hospice's Sunset Drive Campus in the Town of Lockport.
Say FAREwell to food allergies
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
With all the things that can cause parents gray hairs these days, you would think something as innocent as a birthday cupcake or the childhood staple of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches wouldn't be on the list.
Santa makes summer stop at Wheatfield market
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 06:25 pm
The Wheatfield Farmer's Market welcomed a special visitor.
Summer heat can be hard on the heart
Sat, Jul 27th 2013 07:00 am
Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the weather, but be sure to protect your heart in the heat.

With temperatures hitting the 90s, it's important to know that extreme heat can be hard on the heart.

As the temperature rises, so can your risk for suffering health issues like heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Doctors recommend using good judgment when it comes to activities outside in the heat, and that you stay hydrated.

Bridge Commission celebrates anniversaries
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:05 pm
The Niagara Falls Bridge Commission is planning a series of commemorative activities in honor of its 75th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

"To properly acknowledge and pay tribute to 75 years of effective, binational service to the Western New York and Southern Ontario regions, the commission has a series of exciting events and activities planned for the second-half of 2013," said NFBC Chairperson Thomas G. Pryce.

Residents mop up after windy, wet and wild storm
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 08:00 pm
Some Wheatfield and Town of Niagara residents are still mopping up after last Friday evening's major thunderstorms that took down tree branches, and flooded basements and roads in scattered areas of the towns. Making matters worse, power outages lasting as long as 18 hours shut down basement sump pumps.
Back to the Marble Orchard
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 11:25 am
Pleasant weather greeted the folks who came to Hennepin Park in Lewiston Sunday afternoon for the Marble Orchard Players production, "The Spirits of 1813."
Good 'Olde' times in Sanborn
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:35 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club presented Olde Sanborn Days last weekend on the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Co. grounds.
Niagara County nets $350k brownfields rehab grant
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:30 pm
Following the successful launch of a brownfield rehabilitation effort in North Tonawanda last week, county officials were notified Wednesday that the county has been awarded an additional $350,000 in cleanup money.
FedEx to donate shipping for local Peace Corp volunteer
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:30 pm
State Sen. George D. Maziarz has announced that, thanks to the donation of FedEx, local Peace Corps volunteer Luis Rivera is able to ship equipment to Botswana for a team he started during his service in that country.
NIMAC board of directors elects John A. Cooper Sr. as new chairman
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 03:50 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council, the nonprofit organization that works to support the growth and prosperity of the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station and its personnel, elected John A. Cooper Sr. as the organization's new chairman.
This year's Goochfest returns home for a dear friend
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:50 pm
Jesse Gooch first hosted Goochfest in 1995 as a neighborhood attraction with live music and a comfortable party atmosphere among friends and neighbors.

Since 2006, the party's attendance has expanded into an annual charity event. Each year, Gooch has selected a charity to which he donates ticket sales and other proceeds.

Eventually, Goochfest's attendance and popularity grew to such an extent that Gooch's Wheatfield back yard simply couldn't hold all in attendance, and so the decision was made to relocate the party to the Lions Club.

Making a difference
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:45 pm
Members of Crafting for a Cause at Crestwood Commons in Wheatfield sell a variety of handmade items they make during meetings and in their spare time.
Happy Fourth of July
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 12:55 pm
The Town of Niagara started the holiday week Monday evening with a bang-up affair in Veterans Park.
 


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