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Local firefighter, Marine dies trying to help in accident
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:50 pm
Richard "Ricky" Jones, a Frontier Volunteer Fire Co. firefighter and U.S. Marine stationed in San Diego, died in a California highway accident last weekend.
Cub Scouts learn about Mercy Flight
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 05:40 pm
Cub Scouts from Pack 833 out of Adams Volunteer Fire Co. and their families took a trip to the old Flying Tigers and the home of Mercy Flight. They toured the facility and learned that Mercy Flight services more than seven different counties and is funded primary through donations.
Wheatfield: New life possible for Summit Park Mall
Thu, Feb 27th 2014 04:00 pm
There was joy in Wheatfield Town Hall this week at the "coming soon" possibility of a new, active Summit Park Mall.

Zoran Cocov, a Toronto developer, said Tuesday that his attorneys may have the purchase finalized by the end of the week, ending almost two years of negotiations with current owner Oberlin Plaza One LLC.

Bon-Ton, Save-A-Lot and Sears, all with exterior entrances, have continued to operate and draw customers to the Williams Road mall. However, the deteriorating interior has been closed for years and has been plagued with thefts, weather damage and broken pipes. The mall was built in 1972 and used to be a busy and active part of the community.

Apex Personal Fitness offers new training concept
Sat, Feb 22nd 2014 11:30 am
If your new year's resolution to get up and get in shape got up and went back to the couch, Anthony Kukovica might have the answer.
Just imagine
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 07:00 am
Colonial Village Elementary School held its annual Invention Convention earlier this month.
NIMAC vice chair meets with top Air Force leaders at 2014 civic leaders conference in Washington
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 12:10 pm
Merrell Lane, vice chairman of the Niagara Military Affairs Council and a member of the Air Force chief of staff's civic leaders program, recently met with top leaders of the U.S. Air Force at the 2014 Air Force Civic Leader Program Conference in Washington, D.C.
McGuire takes command of 107th Mission Support Group
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Col. Donald V. McGuire, a Lewiston resident, assumed command of the New York Air National Guard's 107th Mission Support Group during an assumption of command ceremony held at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Feb. 8.
Proposals for Wheatfield veterans memorial unveiled
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 07:00 am
Early proposals for a new memorial honoring veterans were presented to the Wheatfield Town Board by its Veterans Memorial Focus Group on Monday.
Memorial wears red for women's heart health
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:30 am
Members of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center family gathered inside the hospital's main entrance Friday to show their support for National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day. The annual observance is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to battle heart disease in women.
Voters OK N-W buses
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:20 am
It was a small turnout for the Niagara-Wheatfield bus vote Tuesday, evening, but the district got a definite nod to purchase up to five new school buses at a cost not to exceed $500,000.

With only 683 residents voting, the final tally was 472 yes votes and only 211 no.

The district serves all of Town of Niagara, most of Wheatfield and parts of Cambria and Lewiston. Essentially, anyone who is a citizen more than 18 years old and who has lived in the district for more than 30 days can vote.

N-W swim team collecting awards
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 12:15 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield boys swim team collected a Niagara Frontier League first place with its 200 medley relay team scoring a time of 1:45.25 at last weekend's NFL meet at Lockport High School.
NIMAC recognizes graduates of 2013 Niagara Commanders program
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 01:25 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council recently recognized nine regional leaders for successful completion of the organization's Niagara Commanders program.
Theater in the Mist presents 'Driving Miss Daisy'
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Pictured is a rehearsal scene for Theater in the Mist's production of "Driving Miss Daisy," which opens this Friday at 7:30 p.m. on the Stella Niagara stage.
Lewiston No. 2 honors service of late Joseph Passanese Sr.
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 02:15 pm
Jan. 25 marked a special evening for Lewiston No. 2 Volunteer Fire Co. at its 72nd installation of officers' dinner at the firehall on Saunders Settlement Road. It was a time for the fire company family to remember and honor one of its own.
Quasar looking at storage tank on Liberty Drive
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 07:25 pm
Quasar bounced back in the news this week at the Wheatfield Town Board meeting with an announcement that company officials will speak at a public information meeting Feb. 24.

The company wants to discuss with the board a site plan modification for an accessory storage tank for equate at the Quasar facility on Liberty Drive.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m., prior to the regular Town Board meeting at Town Hall.

"It's an information meeting. It's nothing more than that," Town Supervisor Bob Cliffe emphasized. "The folks from Quasar will come and give us their ideas and talk about their design."

Niagara Falls Memorial dedicates The Niagara Wellness Connection Center
Fri, Jan 31st 2014 06:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center inaugurated a revolutionary new coordinated care program Thursday that will integrate behavioral health, primary care, wellness services, and community and social support services under one roof.

Named the Niagara Wellness Connection Center, the outpatient program will be housed in a newly constructed, $1.98 million facility on the sixth floor of Memorial's Schoellkopf Building (S-6). It will enhance accessibility, improve patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care by reducing emergency room visits and hospital admissions.

Buffalo's own Jester
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
The Buffalo Zoo welcomes Jester the California sea lion.

Jester was born at SeaWorld in Orlando, Fla., in May 2002. He was a part of the U.S. marine mammal Navy program until December 2006, when he was transferred to the Aquarium of Niagara.

OUN recipient of $6,000 grant
Fri, Jan 24th 2014 03:20 pm
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara, the Niagara County chapter of NYSARC Inc., has announced receipt of a $6,000 grant from the trustees of the NYSARC Trusts to support recreational opportunities for more than 150 individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities served by the agency who live in the community.
Spaghetti dinner and raffle fundraiser for St. Francis
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 04:40 pm
St. Francis of Assisi School, 70 Adam St., Tonawanda, will hold its annual spaghetti dinner and theme tray raffle from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1.
'Love on the Rocks' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 03:00 pm
They're not related to the colorful lovebirds of Africa, but the Aquarium of Niagara's Humboldt penguins could be called "lovebirds." So as Valentine's Day approaches, the nine penguins will be featured in a special program from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.
Public's assistance sought in locating armed robbery suspects
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 05:00 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police, Niagara Falls Police Department, Middleport Police Department and the Lockport Police Department are currently investigating a string of armed robberies that have occurred throughout Niagara County, between Dec. 24, 2013, to Jan. 9, 2014.
Students help refugees enjoy first holiday in U.S.
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield teachers Lori Pruyn and Nicole Pasceri decided to give their students a lesson on the true meaning of the holidays. They told them about some new residents in the Buffalo area, many who had to flee their country with little more than the clothes on their backs to escape to a safer country.
Jaenecke earns Eagle Scout rank
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 09:00 pm
Wheatfield resident Daniel Jaenecke has become an Eagle Scout thanks to helping his mom.
Keeping the homeless warm
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 08:50 pm
The second annual Operation Warmth took place on Saturday, Jan. 4, with a total of 434 items including coats (212), hats and gloves distributed. The distribution targeted homeless veterans and those in need in the City of Niagara Falls.
Lighting up Town of Niagara
Fri, Jan 3rd 2014 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Beautification Committee has recognized outstanding efforts in Christmas decorating by town residents.
Toys for Tots Program beneficiary of donation by Supermarket Liquors & Wines
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 04:00 pm
Chris Castellani, owner of Supermarket Liquors & Wines, and patrons of his store, located at 8438 Niagara Falls Blvd., made a major donation to the Toys for Tots Program just before the holidays.
Army and Air Guard provide military funeral services
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 03:50 pm
The New York Army and Air National Guard expected to have provided military funeral services to more than 11,560 families in 2013 by the time New Year's Eve revelers welcomed the start of 2014.
Lawmakers inaugurated around Niagara County
Thu, Jan 2nd 2014 11:15 am
Several Niagara County lawmakers took their oaths of office Wednesday as a new Legislature with three new faces began to take place around a core of veterans, including an 11-member supermajority that will continue to lead the deliberative body after 10 years in charge.
NCCC's Marguerite Newton receives Jamieson Award
Thu, Dec 26th 2013 07:00 am
Marguerite C. Newton, design drafting technology professor at Niagara County Community College, received the Dr. Carol Jamieson Award at a ceremony held recently on the NCCC Sanborn campus.
Christmas baskets for the needy
Fri, Dec 20th 2013 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club and Pellicano's Meat and Produce Store are providing 16 food baskets for needy families in the Town of Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara celebrates Santa
Thu, Dec 19th 2013 03:35 pm
Cold, snowy weather didn't stop Town of Niagara youngsters from enjoying the annual Recreation Department Christmas Party.
Retzlaff's long service recognized by Town Board
Thu, Dec 19th 2013 03:35 pm
The Wheatfield Town Board said "so long" to one of its own as it honored Councilman Kenneth Retzlaff.
Wheatfield tradition continues
Thu, Dec 19th 2013 03:35 pm
Lighted Christmas displays are once again delighting passersby at the residence of Paul Greinert, 6962 Errick Road, Wheatfield.
Santa brings good cheer to Wheatfield
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:00 am
The main attraction at the annual Wheatfield Christmas party for town youngsters was, of course, the big man himself and Mrs. Claus, too.
Santa in a fire truck
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:00 am
The Adams Volunteer Fire Co. will hold its annual Santa Claus Drive by visiting area neighborhoods in its fire district
Ho, ho, ho on Washington Street
Fri, Dec 13th 2013 07:00 am
Santa is coming to the front of the DePlato house at 2430 Washington St., Bergholz, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 14 and 21.
West St. K-Kids compose letters to military personnel
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 05:45 pm
The 2013 K-Kids (Kiwanis Kids) of West Street Elementary School recently opened the first assembly at their school. As each member introduced themselves on stage they articulated the "7 Habits of Highly Effective People," a book by Stephen R. Covey, a leadership/ take responsibility outline.
Niagara County SPCA dealing with overcrowding, financial issues
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 08:30 pm
It's time for a serious message from the shelter. The Niagara County SPCA made the commitment to become a no-kill shelter in July of 2012, and we consistently work toward saving every animal that we can regardless of cost; regardless of physical space; regardless of the constraints in staffing, compensation from contracts and resources in general.

Without a doubt it has been a struggle for the shelter both financially and in terms of space.

Homeland Security urged to set up shop at NFARS
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 08:25 pm
Members of Western New York's Congressional delegation are pressing the Department of Homeland Security to establish missions at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.

In a letter to the acting secretary of DHS, Congressmen Chris Collins and Brian Higgins, joined U.S. sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer in urging the department to consider NFARS as a regional location for several DHS missions, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Customers and Border Protection, and certain operations of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Benefit for Tim Hayes
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 07:00 am
Tim and Mary Hayes, lifelong residents of Wheatfield, where they have also raised their two sons, have always been the first in line to help someone in need.
 


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