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Social Services, Child Advocacy Center enlist community's help in preventing infant deaths
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 01:20 pm
Ten babies perished in unsafe sleep conditions in Niagara County during the past five years - three of them in 2017 alone. Most were sleeping on an unsafe surface such as an adult bed, sofa or chair, and most were sleeping with at least one other person. All were under 6 months of age; eight were less than 3 months old.
OUN golf fundraiser this weekend
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual golf raffle will take place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St.
Wheatfield: Town Board hears opinions on Vantage Point bike race series
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
Back in early March, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board brought in Jon Rosen of USA Cycling for a work session about a proposed series of bicycle races at the business park of Vantage International Point off of Lockport Road.
Town of Niagara board receives praise for Monday concert series
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday evening, Town of Niagara Town Board members were welcomed to Town Hall by a near-sellout audience looking to show their support for the "Music Mania Mondays" concert series at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Wheatfield board schedules two public hearings, discusses switch to LED lighting
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for their last regular meeting of April. During the meeting, the board scheduled two public hearings and Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan discussed the possibility of switching to LED lighting throughout the town.
Niagara County Central Rotary to hold free breakfast
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Saturday, May 12, the Niagara County Central Rotary will host its annual pancake breakfast in the Niagara-Wheatfield High School cafeteria. The breakfast, which starts at 8:30 p.m., is free to the public and come with pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit cup and either coffee, tea, milk or orange juice.
Comedy on Ghostlight Theatre stage
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 12:30 pm
The comedy "The Curious Savage," by John Patrick, will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10, inside the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. Performances continue through May 20.
Niagara County seeks youth for summer jobs
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 03:45 pm
Niagara County youth looking for jobs are being urged to consider applying for work through Niagara County Employment & Training, E&T Director Donald Jablonski said Tuesday morning. He explained the county anticipates filling approximately 150 openings.
Town of Niagara 2018 'Music Mania Mondays' concert schedule released
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 12:15 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace has released the full schedule for the 2018 "Music Mania Mondays" free concert events.
Local residents to be featured performers in Gliding Stars upcoming show
Fri, Apr 13th 2018 03:25 pm
The Gliding Stars of Western New York will present its 14th annual ice show, "Skating to your Favorite Tunes," at the Northtown Center in Amherst. Fun for the whole family, the show will pay tribute to some of their favorite songs and musical artists.
Christian Academy celebrates 25th year
Fri, Apr 13th 2018 03:25 pm
Christian Academy recently announced the celebration of its 25th year of operation. The event will include a public open house and basket raffle from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. More than 100 baskets, including many gift cards, a 28-inch Samsung TV, silver necklace and items from several area businesses, will be available. Admission is free.
TNT: Chamber of Commerce announces 716 Realty Group is Member of Month
Fri, Apr 13th 2018 03:25 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas named 716 Realty Group as its April Member of the Month.
Town of Niagara announces 'Music Mania Mondays' schedule release date
Fri, Apr 13th 2018 03:20 pm
In a recent Facebook post on the "Music Mania Mondays" page shared by the Town of Niagara account, it announced that the 2018 "Music Mania Mondays" concert schedule would be released on Monday, April 16.
NT participating in 13th annual Canal Clean Sweep
Fri, Apr 13th 2018 03:20 pm
North Tonawanda's Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has announced the City of North Tonawanda will once again participate in the annual Canal Clean Sweep, going into its 13th year, on Saturday, April 21.
Wheatfield Business Association inducts 2018 officers
Fri, Apr 13th 2018 03:20 pm
The Hon. Gary Strenkoski, Wheatfield town justice, swore in the Wheatfield Business Association's 2018 officers and board members at the group's monthly meeting at Yubb's Restaurant. Sworn in were Rob Allen as president, Jim Candella as vice president, Gilles Dube as treasurer and Danny Maerten as secretary.
Chief joins NCSO
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 10:50 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the new addition to the sheriff's office canine team has been named in honor of Chief Craig C. Harmon, who was the chief of the Niagara County Drug Task Force when he passed away in 2004. The new canine, Chief, is currently in training with handler Deputy Richard Bull. He was purchased through many generous donations and funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Give 'em a brake: Motorists reminded road crews are back at work
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 10:30 pm
Niagara County Public Works officials are asking motorists to be extra-vigilant as county, state and municipal road crews get to work repairing local highways and roads following a blistering winter.
North Tonawanda Common Council honors volunteer firefighters; talks School Board election signs
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:30 pm
The North Tonawanda Common Council had a busy night Tuesday. The council heard from several residents, approved several motions, and even honored a special group of individuals in the city.
Town of Wheatfield: Moog Inc. receives special use permit
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:30 pm
Monday night at the Wheatfield Town Hall, the Town Board held one of its quickest meetings of the year. Regardless of the length of the meeting, several items were taken care of, some of which have been ongoing within the town.
N-W Community Education courses set to begin
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:30 pm
What does a belly dancer, genealogist, ukulele instructor and an artist have in common? They are instructors in the newly revived Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's Community Education program, and classes begin as early as April 17.
North Tonawanda holding happy hour public workshop
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:30 pm
In October, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced North Tonawanda was a recipient of $2.5 million as part of the $20 million Smart Growth Community Fund Buffalo Billion II initiative. North Tonawanda, as well as the other municipalities that received $2.5 million, such as the City of Dunkirk, City of Lackawanna and Village of Gowanda, are focusing on projects that utilize existing infrastructure to support placemaking, walkable communities and sustainable development. Funding awards were recommended and approved by the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council.
Northgate Health Care Facility, BOCES offer 12-month LPN program
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:30 pm
The McGuire Group's Northgate Health Care Facility on Nash Road in North Tonawanda has partnered with Erie 2 BOCES to provide a 12-month, fully funded LPN certificate program. Participants are guaranteed a position within the company during the training period and upon graduation.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum now open
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:30 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum opened for the season on Wednesday, April 4. The museum's spring hours will be from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
One month left: Volunteer firefighters needed at RecruitNY 2018
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:30 pm
RecruitNY, a major initiative of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York, is rapidly approaching. On April 28-29, firehouses across the state will open their doors to the public in an effort to increase membership in the volunteer fire service. This will be the eighth straight year of this recruitment initiative, a cornerstone of FASNY's ongoing recruitment campaign.
Willow Senior Living commemorates 10-year residents
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:20 pm
On Tuesday afternoon, the Willow Senior Living apartments, a People Inc. living center, honored its residents who have lived at the complex since its beginning 10 years ago.
Opportunities Unlimited: Annual golf fundraiser date set
Thu, Apr 5th 2018 05:00 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara's annual golf raffle will take place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Sanborn Fire Hall, 5811 Buffalo St.
2018 Niagara Cup to honor Dr. John A.R. Marino
Thu, Apr 5th 2018 05:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will honor the late Dr. John A.R. Marino at this year's Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament.
Town of Niagara receiving transfer, additional funding to cover veterans memorial costs
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:30 pm
Tuesday afternoon, the Niagara County Host Community Standing Committee, which administers and oversees projects funded by Niagara River Greenway funding, held a brief meeting to hear several proposals. Two of the proposals came from Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace, who is also a vice chairperson to the group.
Wheatfield swears in new town justice, prosecutor
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:25 pm
On Sunday afternoon, the Town of Wheatfield held a luncheon at the town's Community Center to swear in David Heim as the new town justice. The town also recognized Matthew Mosher who was sworn in last Tuesday and replaced Heim as the town prosecutor.
Town of Wheatfield holds annual Easter party
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:25 pm
On Saturday morning, children and families gathered at the Town of Wheatfield Youth Center, as the town's Recreation Department put on their annual Easter party.
Celebrating volunteerism: Bergholz Fire Co. turns 100
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 02:55 pm
On March 20, 1918, a group of Wheatfield residents met and formed the First Volunteer Chemical Fire Co. of Bergholz. 100 years later, first Chief Julius Stoelting and first President Henry Voelker's volunteer company is still running strong along Niagara Road.
Project Pride to host spring cleanup events, disco fundraiser
Wed, Mar 28th 2018 07:00 am
After a long, cold winter, Project Pride of North Tonawanda is looking to spring forward with a series of cleanup and planting events. The group has been busy this winter discussing its planting and fundraising ideas for the upcoming season. In order to prepare for June planting, there is a need for cleanup. As the snow has slowly melted, litter and debris have appeared along key business corridors.
Niagara County Youth Bureau accepting applications for summer food service program
Tue, Mar 27th 2018 04:05 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau will sponsor the 2018 summer food service program (SFSP). This program ensures children who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. Meals are comparable to the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs (NSBP and NSLP, respectively) throughout the school year.
Free health workshop at Dale Association
Mon, Mar 26th 2018 01:40 pm
Do you have an ongoing health issue? The Niagara County Department of Health Nursing Division, in collaboration with the Niagara County Office for the Aging, is offering a free chronic disease self-management workshop for individuals with any ongoing health condition (for example: arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, pain or high blood pressure).
Niagara County Genealogical Society hosting photo dating event
Mon, Mar 26th 2018 07:00 am
It's as true now as it was 150 years ago: the fashions people wear are indicators of the times. In fact, styles of clothing and accessories can be very useful in helping people add a decade or even a date to their family's photographs, which can be invaluable to genealogy research.
Sanborn Historical Society to meet
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 04:05 pm
The Sanborn Area Historical Society is holding its regular meeting at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, at the Sanborn Firehall. The society is holding a special program, "Great Adventures of Western New York Women during WWI," led by Susan Eck.
Shawnee Junior Firefighters spaghetti dinner
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 04:05 pm
The Shawnee Junior Firefighter Explorer Post is holding its annual spaghetti dinner and basket raffle at noon on Sunday, March 25. The dinner at the Shawnee fire hall, 3747 Lockport Road, will run until 4 p.m.
Fashion Outlets food, clothing drive for Community Missions
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 04:00 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, is running a food and clothing drive to benefit Community Missions of Niagara Frontier. Customers who make a donation now through March 29 will receive a free savings pass ($5 retail value) and retailer offers.
Moog looking to expand Wheatfield facility
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 03:55 pm
On Monday evening, prior to the Town of Wheatfield Town Board regular meeting, the board held a work session and heard from representatives of Moog Inc.
Town of Niagara: Board discusses budget, status of town
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 03:55 pm
At Tuesday's monthly Town of Niagara Town Board meeting, conversations got quite heated at times.

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