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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.
NCCC celebrates anniversary of The Gettysburg Address
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 09:45 pm
Gettysburg wasn't the only place celebrating the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's delivery of The Gettysburg Address on Tuesday.
Adell's takes first
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 10:50 pm
Adell's School of Dance took first place in the dance segment of the Niagara Electric Lights Parade, hosted by the Town of Niagara Business Association. The parade routine was presented by the studio's performance competition team, pictured, which is comprised of 70 dancers from the region.
Niagara County SPCA, local veterans join forces
Fri, Nov 15th 2013 12:00 am
The Niagara County SPCA is pairing with local veterans' groups and representatives from Niagara University to bring healing to veterans in the community and animals in the animal shelter.
Town of Niagara Lions plan annual Veterans Day ceremony
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 04:00 pm
On Monday, Nov. 11, the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness clubs will host their annual Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at Veterans Heights Park, located at the intersection of Lawson and Bellreng drives in the Town of Niagara.
Incumbents do well in local elections
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:50 pm
Official election results haven't been released by the Niagara County Board of Elections yet, but unofficial results show Republicans and incumbents did well in Tuesday's races.
Niagara Electric Lights Parade winners announced
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:50 pm
The winners were announced for the Niagara Electric Lights Parade held along Military Road in the Town of Niagara. The parade was judged by NY-PENN Judging Association Inc.
Local Rotarians enjoy evening at cemetery
Thu, Nov 7th 2013 03:50 pm
Members of the Grand Island, Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara County and Fort Erie Rotary clubs got together on Oct. 30 for chili from Ms. Thank You at the Lewiston Moose Lodge, followed by a ghost walk by the Lewiston Council on the Arts' Marble Orchard Players.
Errick Road unveils fourth-grade sculpture
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 07:05 am
Proud fourth-graders at Errick Road Elementary recently unveiled their first outdoor sculpture titled "Vertebrate Spines."
March into the holidays
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 07:00 am
The ninth annual Electric Lights Parade will once again jump-start the holiday season, starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, along Military Road in the Town of Niagara.
West Street School celebrates Fire Prevention Week
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 06:05 pm
Students and staff at Niagara Wheatfield's West Street Elementary School had a visit from the Sanborn Volunteer Fire Department in honor of Fire Prevention Week.
Moje presented Award of Excellence
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 06:00 pm
American Legion National Commander Daniel M. Dellinger honored a 100-year-old World War II veteran during an official visit to Western New York on Oct. 25.
Gift-wrap volunteers needed
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 06:10 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is looking for volunteers to wrap gifts at its gift-wrap booth this holiday season. The booth is located inside the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls and is open during all mall hours, including holiday hours.
Becoming sensitive to dementia
Thu, Oct 24th 2013 10:05 pm
We pulled on plastic gloves with the fingertips filled with corn kernels, donned glasses that distorted our vision and tried to follow and write down a series of instructions delivered only once while the room was darkened and distracting noise was broadcast.
Learning about fire safety
Thu, Oct 24th 2013 10:00 pm
In honor of Fire Prevention Month, Wee Havens Preschool in Wheatfield had members of both the Adams and St. Johnsburg volunteer fire departments at the school to teach fire prevention and fire safety.
Goal oriented
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 05:30 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School's soccer team has one Niagara Frontier League game left before heading into the sectionals.
Town of Niagara: Steve Richards pleads not guilty in 28-count indictment
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 07:00 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Steve Richards has vowed to clear his name in the 28-count indictment brought against him in State Supreme Court in Lockport last Friday.

A plea of not guilty was entered before Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. Since then, neither Richards nor his lawyer, Rodney Personius, nor town councilmen known to have been subpoenaed to testify during the preceding grand jury investigation have been willing to comment.

WNY Heroes Flight takes vets to DC
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 06:55 am
State Sen. George Maziarz will be taking a group of veterans to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, on a WNY Heroes flight.
Schneiderman, DiNapoli announce arrest of Town of Niagara Supervisor Steven Richards
Fri, Oct 4th 2013 03:40 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced the arrest of Steven C. Richards, the Town of Niagara supervisor, for "engaging in an ongoing scheme to steal town property and use town employees and equipment for his own personal gain." The Joint Task Force on Public Integrity is a cooperative effort between Schneiderman's and DiNapoli's offices to "root out public corruption and maximize the resources of each office."
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.