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NCCC Presidential Search Committee completes interviews
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Community College Presidential Search Committee completed its mission of interviews and selecting the final NCCC presidential candidates last week and forwarded the results to the NCCC board of trustees for the final interviews to fill the open position of president of NCCC. 
Saph named director of campus facilities and operations at NCCC
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:50 pm
Niagara County Community College has hired Donald Saph of Ransomville as the new director of campus facilities and operations. 
Niemiec gains new endorsements for NT 2nd Ward alderman
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:45 pm
Zachary Niemiec recently received the endorsement of Run for Something, the groundbreaking organization that recruits and supports strong voices in the next generation of progressive leadership. 
Mayor Pappas and City of North Tonawanda announce Arbor Day tree dedication
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:45 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas will join city officials and Senior Forrester Patrick Marren of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for the dedication of a tree in Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road, North Tonawanda. 
Sanborn Area Historical Society potluck dinner & regular meeting
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:40 pm
Tuesday, April 23, the Sanborn Area Historical Society will host a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and its regular meeting at 7 p.m. The events will occur at the Sanborn fire hall. 
Columbia Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 honored by FASNY
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:40 pm
Christopher Wildey, president of Columbia Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 in North Tonawanda, in February enrolled his company in the event. In March, FASNY selected Columbia Hook and Ladder for the honor in Western New York, a region covering 10 counties. 
Town of Wheatfield hosts Easter party
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:35 pm
Last Saturday, the Town of Wheatfield Recreation Department hosted its annual Easter party at the Youth Center, 2795 Church Road. Children and families alike were treated to games, crafts, refreshments and snacks, a few hours out of the house and, of course, visits with the Easter Bunny. 
Town of Niagara Board, Reger agree on old Army base
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:35 pm
Tuesday night, the Town of Niagara Town Board met for its monthly meeting. A topic of discussion was the former U.S. Army Reserve Base off Porter Road.
Town of Wheatfield: Resident comments on Barge Brewing
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:35 pm
Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its second regular meeting of April. To open the meeting, Dana Weber asked the Town Board what it knew regarding an article in the Tribune of Barge Brewing talking about a Bergholz location. As a resident of the hamlet of Bergholz, she was curious about the possible location.
National Grid approves grant to support City of Tonawanda streetscape improvements
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 10:35 am
National Grid has approved an economic development grant for The City of North Tonawanda, which is undertaking a major eco-friendly construction project to upgrade and beautify a streetscape that will provide pedestrian amenities along Northern Main Street.
Niagara County clerk announces shared services initiative in NT
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:45 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski announced the start of the "shared services initiative," which now allows the county to expand its services to the City of North Tonawanda.
Project Pride to host spring cleanup events
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:45 pm
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 planting and fundraising ideas for the upcoming season.
NT Botanical Garden Org. winter cleanup/work day
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:45 pm
The North Tonawanda Botanical Garden Organization is sponsoring its fourth annual winter cleanup/work day from 9 a.m. until noon, on April 27, at the North Tonawanda Botanical Garden, 1825 Sweeney St. The public is invited to help with winter cleanup and preparation for planting. On the same day, NTBGO will host a Chiavetta's chicken dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Botanical Garden. Tickets are $12 and all proceeds go towards purchasing plant material and supplies for the Botanical Garden. To purchase tickets in advance, call 692-0237 or email [email protected] Remaining tickets will be for sale on April 27. This work day qualifies as community service hours for North Tonawanda High School and other organizations that require community service hours. Bring gloves and water. Contact [email protected] for any questions, or more information.
NT council candidates partner with Empire United Soccer for Earth Day cleanup
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:40 pm
North Tonawanda Common Council candidates Bob Brennan and Adam Dickey have partnered with Empire United Soccer to announce an Earth Day cleanup of Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda.  The cleanup is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 22.
Lumber City Church to host overdose rescue training at The Hope Center
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:35 pm
Lumber City Church will host opioid overdose rescue training from 5-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, at The Hope Center, 383 Vandervoort St., North Tonawanda. The event is sponsored by the Niagara County Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. 
EMS class spends day at Mercy Flight
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:30 pm
The EMS program, taught by Sara McCartin at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, had a very informative day recently at the Mercy Flight facility division headquarters in Batavia. 
Sirianni seeks re-election in Town of Niagara
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:15 pm
Town of Niagara Councilman Richard Sirianni recently announced his candidacy for re-election as he seeks a second term on the Town Council. Sirianni said he has been known to be the fiscal watchdog and flourishes in that role.     
Starpoint students show 'somebunny' cares
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:15 pm
As part of an annual tradition, first-graders at Starpoint's Fricano Primary School are bringing some joy to patients that are being cared for by Niagara Hospice.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS hosts summer job fair for students
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:15 pm
On Thursday, March 27, Niagara-Wheatfield High School held a Summer Job Fair for students. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school's adult learning center, local employers visited Niagara-Wheatfield High School to conduct job interviews for more than 60 students.
North Tonawanda hosting 14th 'Canal Clean Sweep'
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:10 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas recently announced the city will once again participate in the annual "Canal Clean Sweep,"going into its 14th year, on Saturday, April 27.
NT Alderman-at-Large Tylec, alderman candidate Smolinski team up to bring Slow Roll to NT
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:30 am
North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec and Third Ward alderman candidate Ed Smolinski are bringing Slow Roll to the streets of North Tonawanda. 
Niagara County Legislature votes against paper bag tax
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 01:15 pm
On Tuesday night, the Niagara County Legislature voted unanimously against a state paper bag tax that would be imposed in March of next year with the beginning of the plastic bag ban.
'The Lottie & Bernice Show' at Ghostlight Theatre
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
The comedy "The Lottie & Bernice Show," by local playwright L. Don Swartz, will be presented the weekends of May 9-19 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. Tickets can be purchased online at
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue to hold annual fundraiser
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:40 pm
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue, a local rescue that has been saving the lives of unwanted, abandoned and homeless animals since 2012, will team up with a local school for its annual fundraiser.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation schedules annual golf fundraiser
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 07:00 am
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation's annual golf raffle will take place from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Sanborn Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. All proceeds will benefit individuals with developmental and other disabilities who are supported by Intandem.
Egg sandwich sale helps philanthropy efforts of Niagara Academy
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:30 pm
The students and staff at the Niagara Academy had a successful fundraiser recently. The Orleans/Niagara's BOCES School had an egg sandwich sale in March and will use the proceeds to donate to charitable causes, pay for guest speakers and offset student costs for yearbooks and T-shirts.  
NFCI's Scott Steiner honored as Chef Educator of the Year
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:25 pm
Chef Scott Steiner, assistant professor and culinary arts program coordinator at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, was awarded the American Culinary Federation Chef Educator of the Year for the Northeast Region. 
Gentle yoga through NT Department of Youth, Rec. & Parks
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:15 pm
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks announced last Thursday they are accepting reservations for the gentle yoga program - session two.
Historical Society of the Tonawanda offers program on Nikola Tesla
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:15 pm
The Historical Society of the Tonawandas has announced its April program - Nikola Tesla: The Man, The Inventor.  
Life is a beautiful ride in Niagara County: National Donate Life Month kicks off
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:15 pm
It's the beginning of April and, as the fresh spring air brings a renewed sense of life to Western New York, it also brings with it National Donate Life Month. Americans are encouraged to consider becoming an organ donor and giving the gift of life.
NT Alderman Tylec pushing for energy efficiency & renewable energy in North Tonawanda
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:10 pm
North Tonawanda Alderman-at-Large Austin Tylec is proposing legislation that will bring energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements to NT by establishing an Energize NY Open C-PACE financing program. 
Easter egg hunt in NT
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:05 pm
An Easter egg hunt will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, snow, rain or shine in the wooded area of Pine Woods park in North Tonawanda. The event is sponsored by the North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks, the North Tonawanda Youth Board, NT Student Council and the NT mayor's office.
NCCC athletics deserves upgraded athletic facilities
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:00 pm
Niagara County Community College was established in 1962 and was temporarily located in downtown Niagara Falls. 
Holy Ghost service-learning visits senior citizens
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:55 pm
As part of an ongoing service project, seventh- and eighth-grade students from Holy Ghost Lutheran School volunteered at Elderwood Assisted Living Facility.  
Town of Niagara Farmland Conservancy organized to protect open farmland from development
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:50 pm
A group of Town of Niagara residents and historians have organized a Farmland Conservancy to preserve some of the remaining land in the town that has been farmland since the early 1800s. 
Rotary Club of Niagara County Central, Wheatfield Lions Club present 1st annual 'Market in the Country'
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:50 pm
The Rotary Club of Niagara County Central and the Wheatfield Lions Club will present the first "Market in the Country," from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 8. The free-admission event will occur at the Wheatfield Lions Club's Five Senses Park, 6535 Ward Road.  
DEC presents Niagara Sanitation Landfill results
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:50 pm
Residents of North Tonawanda and Wheatfield showed up in full force Saturday at the Wheatfield Community Center. On hand was the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to present the results of the comprehensive environmental investigation for the Niagara Sanitation Landfill.
Town of Wheatfield hosts public hearing on FCC law
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:40 pm
On Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board held its first meeting of April. Prior to the meeting, the board held a public hearing regarding a proposed telecommunications law in the town. 
New president at Carnegie Art Center
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
Kimberly Renda of North Tonawanda was elected president of the Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda. She is a business office manager for Brookdale Senior Living and has BA and MPA degrees from Buffalo State College.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum opens for 2019 season
Wed, Apr 3rd 2019 10:55 am
North Tonawanda's Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, located at 180 Thompson St., will open for the 2019 season today.

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