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NCCC, SUNY Empire State announce partnership
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 02:40 pm
Niagara County Community College President James P. Klyczek and SUNY Empire State College President Merodie A. Hancock announced Wednesday the two schools are partnering to offer students at NCCC's Niagara Falls Culinary Institute a pathway to earn a Bachelor of Science in business, management and economics, with a concentration in culinary management, from Empire State College beginning this fall.
N-W grad finds success in business
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 07:00 am
Sanborn native James Tretter has gone far since he graduated from Niagara-Wheatfield High School in 2004, even though he is still in Western New York.
Veterans show support for U.S. drone program
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:10 pm
A week after an anti-drone protest outside the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Base, a group of veterans gathered at the site for a different purpose: to show their support of the United States drone operations.
Kenworth lends truck to BOCES class
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 04:05 pm
Kenworth Truck Co. of Buffalo recently loaned a truck for students in Westin Blidy's heavy equipment/diesel mechanics program to work with at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center.
NWAA Wildcats win 145 lbs. division
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:55 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Amateur Athletics Wildcats football team won the 145-pound division with a 7-0 record. This is the Wildcats' second consecutive undefeated season.
Harlem Wizards pay a visit, play staff in Niagara-Wheatfield
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 03:45 pm
Elementary school-age children in the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District recently enjoyed the basketball magic of David Paul, or "DP" as his teammates call him, of the Harlem Wizards.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Corrections Division honored for reaccreditation from NYS Sheriff's Association
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 11:25 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Department was honored at the Sept. 16 Niagara County Legislature's meeting for completing reaccreditation of its corrections division.
Progress made on Summit Mall project
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 11:15 am
A Canadian developer addressed the Niagara County Industrial Development Agency board of directors Wednesday morning to request assistance in the revitalization and repurposing of the former Summit Park Mall.
Boy Scouts clean up Witmer Cemetery
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 11:15 am
Witmer Cemetery in the Town of Niagara was the site of a cleanup project by a North Tonawanda Boy Scout troop and the Town of Niagara Highway Department Saturday.
Terry Harvey honored at N-W
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 11:15 am
The Niagara Wheatfield Football Families Association presented the family of former Falcon Terry Harvey and Niagara-Wheatfield High School with framed jerseys Saturday, Sept. 27, during the rededication of the school's football field.
Greater Niagara FCU donates $1,000 to Child Advocacy Center of Niagara
Tue, Oct 7th 2014 04:55 pm
Greater Niagara Federal Credit Union President and CEO Carolyn DuBois, right, presented a check for $1,000 to Laura Kelemen, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.
TV raffle benefits WNY Heroes
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:45 pm
Every year for the past four years, Terry and Carol Vosburgh (pictured) from VOZ Cycle City, 3287 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Wheatfield, purchase a flat screen TV to raffle with the proceeds used to purchase bicycles and toys for Western New York Heroes.
107th Airlift Wing takes final flight
Fri, Oct 3rd 2014 03:40 pm
Airmen from the New York Air National Guard's 107th Wing took their final fight in a C-130 Hercules last Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station before making the transition to operating remotely-piloted aircraft.
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."