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Making reading fun
Thu, Feb 16th 2012 07:00 am
Colonial Village Elementary School's recent family reading night featured the Mike Randall & Friends "Reading is Magic!" show.
State representatives hail decision by Canadian officials to allow Wallenda walk across Niagara Falls
Wed, Feb 15th 2012 11:35 am
Today, State Sen. George D. Maziarz and assemblymen John D. Ceretto and Dennis H. Gabryszak praised the Canadian Niagara Parks Commission for its decision to grant permission to Nik Wallenda to traverse the Niagara Gorge on a high wire. The parties will now enter into negotiations to address safety measures, financial issues and logistics of the walk.

Today's approval by the NPC sets the stage for an event that is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to the region in 2012.

Digital mammography debuts at Summit Healthplex
Wed, Feb 15th 2012 07:00 am
Technologists Debbie Perkins (left) and Cori Cosgrove prepare a new digital mammography system for use at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Summit Healthplex outpatient facility in Wheatfield.
Artpark: New Celtic music camp added to summer camp lineup
Tue, Feb 14th 2012 08:55 am
Registration is now under way for the popular summer camps for children and teens offered each summer by Artpark & Company.
Ceretto makes Valentine's Day memorable for area seniors
Tue, Feb 14th 2012 08:50 am
Assemblyman John Ceretto is teaming up with local schools to help make this Valentine's Day a memorable one for area seniors.
Health care reform subject of NU Family Business Center breakfast
Mon, Feb 13th 2012 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center hosted "Health Care Reform - Regulatory Timeline" as part of its monthly breakfast forum. The next breakfast meeting is set for 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 6.
Lewiston Kiwanis Club names Kiwanian of the Year
Fri, Feb 10th 2012 05:30 pm
The Lewiston Kiwanis Club named its annual Kiwanian of the Year at the organization's Valentine's Day dinner on Wednesday at the Como.
1840s carriage house finds new Island home
Fri, Feb 10th 2012 09:00 am
A small piece of the 19th century has found a new home on Baseline Road, thanks to a two-year effort by an Island family.
Local leaders briefed on governor's spending plan
Wed, Feb 8th 2012 02:40 pm
Top government officials from Niagara County, Lockport and surrounding communities were on hand Wednesday at Lockport City Hall to receive a briefing on Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's 2012-13 executive budget from one of the state's top economic development officials.
NU applies for tax-exempt bonds for new science building
Wed, Feb 8th 2012 01:50 pm
The Niagara Area Development Corporation board of directors today received an application for assistance for consideration from Niagara University to refinance $24.5 million of existing tax exempt bonds and for $23.5 million of new tax exempt bonds to build a state-of-the-art science building on the Lewiston campus.

"This is an exciting project for Niagara County and Niagara University, and we will do all we can to assist in ensuring the new science building is constructed," said Henry M. Sloma, chairman of the Niagara Area Development Corporation. "Niagara University is one of the treasures of Niagara County, and we are thrilled to work with the school (to) build a new science building that will help train our future workforce in the latest sciences - a much needed trade for this region."

Legislators hail county's bold economic agenda efforts leading to job growth, retention
Wed, Feb 8th 2012 08:30 am
Niagara County lawmakers received the first segment of a two-part annual briefing on the state of the county's economy and economic development efforts.
Village of Lewiston donates painting to Mount St. Mary's in honor of Marnie Eydt
Wed, Feb 8th 2012 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees presented a framed copy of Capt. James Van Cleve's portrait of Lewiston to Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
NU students making cross-country bike ride to support cancer patients
Mon, Feb 6th 2012 11:40 am
Although the spring semester began just weeks ago, Vince Schiano and Chris Zukas are already making ambitious summer plans.
Memorial staff wears read for women's heart health
Sat, Feb 4th 2012 09:50 am
Members of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center family gathered at the waterfall by the gift shop Friday to show their support for National Wear Red/Go Red for Women Day.
SPCA hires former Lewiston vet
Fri, Feb 3rd 2012 07:45 am
Dr. Grant Hobika to "evaluate all animals and oversee their care, as well as assist in the development of animal handling protocols," according to SPCA press release.
Militello leaves N-W
Thu, Feb 2nd 2012 05:40 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Superintendent Carl Militello, beset by angry union members, budget shortfalls and a disgruntled school board, on Wednesday retired from the school district.
6 Northgate residents celebrate 100s
Thu, Feb 2nd 2012 07:50 am
Residents from The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility in Wheatfield sure had something to sing about as they helped six fellow residents celebrate their "2012 Century Birthdays" recently.
Students learn first-hand about government
Thu, Feb 2nd 2012 07:00 am
As a part of their social studies unit, fifth-graders at Colonial Village Elementary ran for election as class governor.
William Gacioch and family make $2 million gift to Niagara University
Wed, Feb 1st 2012 11:40 am
Niagara University has received a $2 million gift from William Gacioch, Class of 1961, and his family for the renovation of Meade Hall, which will be renamed the Gacioch Family Alumni and Admissions Center.
Wallenda wants to establish permanent entertainment home in Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 31st 2012 04:45 pm
Daredevil Nik Wallenda wants to establish a permanent theatre in Niagara Falls where he and members of his family can put on tightrope or aerial shows and other forms of circus entertainment.

"I've always said I want to make Niagara Falls my second home," the Florida-based Wallenda told Bullet News on Monday. "Why wouldn't I? Look at the crowds that come through Niagara Falls. I wouldn't be a very good businessman if I didn't consider something like that."

Wallenda, 32, is part of the famed circus family the Flying Wallendas.

NRTG presents 'Ladies First Jazz Big Band Valentine's Day Concert'
Tue, Jan 31st 2012 12:05 pm
The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild, Western New York's oldest theater group (since 1923), presents "Ladies First Jazz Big Band Valentine's Day Concert."
It's alive: 'Frankenstein' at Ghostlight Theatre
Mon, Jan 30th 2012 09:45 am
Daniel Arrasjid stars as The Creature and Camryn Porter as Mary Frankenstein in the upcoming production of "Frankenstein" at the Ghostlight Theatre.
NIMAC awaiting word
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 03:15 pm
The Niagara Military Affairs Council is wasting no time in the wake of a Jan. 26 announcement by U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta that could again put the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station in danger of closing.
Leadership Niagara presents: 'Breakfast for the Breakthrough Leader'
Fri, Jan 27th 2012 01:25 pm
Get a taste of what it means to go "Back to Zero" when Leadership Niagara hosts its "Breakfast for the Breakthrough Leader" from 8:30 until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Vantage Center, 6311 Inducon Corporate Drive, Sanborn.
Artpark brings magic to the stage with 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella'
Thu, Jan 26th 2012 04:00 pm
Artpark presents "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella" for eight enchanting performances Aug. 9-17.
Students raise funds for Save-A-Pet
Thu, Jan 26th 2012 12:40 pm
The Alternative Parenting Program students at Orleans/Niagara BOCES recently put together a fundraiser to help support Save-A-Pet of Niagara County, a non-profit animal rescue organization.
Airport parking fee doubled
Thu, Jan 26th 2012 08:05 am
Beginning April 1, parking fees at Niagara Falls International Airport will double to a maximum daily rate of $10 and a weekly rate of $50.
Artpark inviting schools, Scouts, groups to create fairy houses
Tue, Jan 24th 2012 12:00 pm
The second annual "Fairy House Festival" extends to two days in June.
LCA's 'Toast & Jam' is back by popular demand
Tue, Jan 24th 2012 07:00 am
Get ready to lose those winter blues! "Toast & Jam," now in its 13th year, begins on Monday, Feb. 13.
Celebrating local business
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 09:05 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center celebrated its ninth anniversary with a celebration and awards banquet at Rich's Renaissance.
Island demands its Dunkin' Donuts
Fri, Jan 20th 2012 08:20 pm
Dunkin' Donuts restaurant owner and manager Paul Orsino didn't need fancy market research to tell him that opening a restaurant on Grand Island would work.
Catholic Charities begins campaign in Niagara County
Wed, Jan 18th 2012 11:30 pm
Members of the Catholic Charities of Buffalo Appeal leadership team gathered at Antonio's Restaurant and Banquet Facility in Niagara Falls.
UPDATE: Second jet boat lawsuit dismissed; Williams to appeal
Wed, Jan 18th 2012 02:25 pm
State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. has dismissed the second lawsuit filed by developer Jerome Williams and Lewiston Management Group against Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and the Village of Lewiston.

The lawsuit, which was filed March 21, 2011, questioned the validity of an agreement between the village and WJBT. It asserted the Village of Lewiston violated Section 51 of general municipal law and was in violation of the public trust doctrine. The plaintiffs claimed a 2002 lease between the two parties violated easement requirements, and inferred trustees illegally granted said lease. This action, the suit alleged, resulted in the "waste of public property" alongside Water Street Landing on Water Street, where WJBT operates.

Ceretto: Cuomo budget gives lawmakers tools to build better Buffalo-Niagara
Tue, Jan 17th 2012 10:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto (left) met Tuesday with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Village of Lewiston: Center Street wine bar plan approved
Tue, Jan 17th 2012 08:05 pm
Both the Village of Lewiston Planning Board and the Board of Trustees approved the first submission for Emery Simon's "First and Last Chance Saloon."
'Betsy Potter: Breaking Nature' opens at CAM
Tue, Jan 17th 2012 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's TopSpin Series of exhibitions for emerging regional artists continues with "Betsy Potter: Breaking Nature."
On 'Snowshoe Patrol' at Old Fort Niagara
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 11:50 am
There wasn't enough snow to use snowshoes on Old Fort Niagara's annual "Snowshoe Patrol" Saturday, but the cold and small amount of snow on the ground was much better than muddy grounds.
Grand Island High School: Vikings conquer Tech Wars again
Fri, Jan 13th 2012 05:55 pm
Grand Island High School completed a three-peat of the Tech Wars competition Wednesday, winning for the third year in a row in the battle of school technology programs held at Niagara County Community College.
New group formed to promote marketing at Niagara Falls International Airport
Thu, Jan 12th 2012 08:35 pm
The Niagara Falls International Airport Stakeholders Group Inc. will promote further development and utilization of the airport.
Catholic Charities announces $10.6 million goal for 2012 appeal
Thu, Jan 12th 2012 11:30 am
Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, bishop of Buffalo, announced Wednesday a $10.6 million goal for the 2012 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities of Buffalo.