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HS Hoops: Book leads North Tonawanda past West Seneca East
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 10:00 pm
Trevor Book has been the anchor of the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks offense all season. Friday night versus West Seneca East he showed how he can take over a game at any time. The Lumberjacks defeated the Trojans, 59-43, in the Section VI Class A-1 quarterfinals.
Joan Wolfgang honored for her work at NCCC
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 06:05 pm
Joan Wolfgang, the second-longest-serving member of the Niagara County Community College board of trustees, was honored posthumously for her dedicated work at NCCC at the February board meeting.
NT: Pappas hosts 8th annual Snowflake Ball
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 06:00 pm
On Saturday, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas and his wife, Linda, hosted the eighth annual Snowflake Ball at Gratwick Banquet Hall.
Niagara SPCA executive director leaving
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 04:20 pm
The Niagara SPCA announced Thursday that Amy Lewis, executive director, will be leaving her position as of Aug. 31.
Town of Niagara board sets special meeting date
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
On Tuesday, the Town of Niagara Town Board held its monthly meeting at the Town of Niagara Town Hall. The meeting was quick, as public input was heard from two residents and agenda items were gone through quite smoothly.
Fashion Outlets to host free Winter Wellness Walk
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
For the second year, Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA is hosting the One Heart, One Mile Winter Wellness Walk and Health Fair to benefit the Buffalo Niagara American Heart Association (WNY AHA). The free event will take place on Saturday, March 3.
DEC calls for public comment on Wheatfield site
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
The public is invited to comment on a proposed remedy being reviewed by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to address contamination related to the Ekonol Polyester Resins site located at 6600 Walmore Road, Wheatfield.
N-WCSD announces return of Community Education Program
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 03:00 pm
On Tuesday, the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District announced its Community Education Program would return for the first time since 2012.
HS Hockey: Niagara-Wheatfield cruises past Lockport
Sat, Feb 17th 2018 04:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield is known for being one of the best hockey teams in Western New York. On Saturday at the Northtown Center, Division 3 Lockport saw just how talented the Falcons are. The Falcons defeated the Lions, 15-0, in the first round of the Section VI large schools playoffs .
Diabetes workshop and Microsoft Word basics programs coming to NT Library
Sat, Feb 17th 2018 07:00 am
People living with diabetes or caring for someone with the disease can attend the North Tonawanda Public Library, 505 Meadow Drive, from 9:30 a.m. to noon starting Wednesday, Feb. 28, for a six-week workshop series.
Fashion Outlets to celebrate Lunar New Year with exclusive deals, events
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 06:45 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA will celebrate Lunar New Year with a variety of special events taking place from Feb. 16 through March 4.
NT: Chamber of Commerce of Tonawandas holding Women's Expo and Boutique
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 06:45 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas is holding a Women's Expo and Boutique from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at the Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware St.
Wheatfield Winterfest shines bright in year 3
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 06:40 pm
Last Saturday, Wheatfield families gathered in the town's Youth Center for the third annual Wheatfield Winterfest.
Bald for Bucks: Niagara-Wheatfield vs. Sabres Alumni in charity hoops
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 06:40 pm
It began as a way to honor the life of Jim Campbell, the assistant principal who was dedicated to Niagara-Wheatfield High School.
Celebrate Winter Olympics at Feb. 20 Family Night
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 06:40 pm
Celebrate the Winter Olympics at the History Center's February Family Night, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Town of Niagara Lions scholarship award up for grabs
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 06:40 pm
The Town of Niagara Lions Club Inc., beginning its 65th year of service to the community, has announced the Lee Corra Scholarship Award for the 2018 school year is up for grabs. Application forms can be picked up from counseling offices at Niagara-Wheatfield High School, Niagara Catholic High School or for Town of Niagara residents attending a different high school, or by contacting Chairman Theresa White on the Town of Niagara Facebook page.
Historic Palace Theatre presents 'The Little Mermaid'
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 06:30 pm
This March, one of the world's favorite Disney classics will be brought to life on stage at the Historic Palace Theatre: a live musical production of "The Little Mermaid."
Niagara-Wheatfield hosts first NFL basketball crossover championships
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 12:20 am
Niagara-Wheatfield High School hosted the Niagara Frontier League basketball championships Thursday night. The games featured the Niagara and Frontier division winners going head-to-head to determine a true champion of the league.
Collins applauds funding for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station fitness center
Wed, Feb 14th 2018 02:15 pm
Congressman Chris Collins applauded President Donald Trump's budget proposal, which includes funding for a state-of-the-art fitness facility at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Last year, Collins corresponded with the Air Force to request funding for this facility be expedited to be included in the fiscal year 2019 budget instead of the original proposal for FY21.
HS Hoops: Niagara-Wheatfield drops non-league game versus Maryvale
Tue, Feb 13th 2018 12:55 am
Niagara-Wheatfield coach Erik O'Bryan will admit, his team has been close in almost every game, but a big run by the opposing team seems to always haunt the Falcons at the end. That's exactly what happened Monday night, as the Falcons dropped a non-league contest versus Maryvale, 65-49.
Declaring a public nuisance: Local law to enable opioid lawsuit set to advance through legislative committees
Mon, Feb 12th 2018 10:50 am
Niagara County lawmakers are set to declare opioids a "public nuisance" in their county if legislation advances through a series of committee meetings planned for Monday night. That legislation is critical for the county to seek damages under a multigovernment lawsuit against opiate manufacturers.
Niagara Community Center to be named Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Niagara Community Center
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 09:05 pm
The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation announced a $1 million grant to the Niagara Community Center Inc. for the primary purpose of supporting the final construction phase of the center. The remaining funds will be used to strengthen the young organization. In recognition of the grant from the foundation, which was established through the generosity and visionary leadership of the late Ralph C. Wilson, Jr., the center will be renamed the "Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Niagara Community Center," effective immediately.
Town of Wheatfield: Board applies for $15,000 grant for farmland reviews
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:45 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for the second time in 2018 Monday night. The meeting was didn't last very long, but several items were approved, all with relevance to town residents.
North Tonawanda: Pappas gives State of City at Common Council meeting
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:45 pm
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, Mayor Arthur Pappas gave his 2018 State of the City address, which reviewed the accomplishments of the city in 2017, as well as future goals for 2018.
Niagara Pioneer sets house league walk-up registration
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:45 pm
Niagara Pioneer Soccer player registration for its 2018 house league spring season is now underway, and is open to boys ages 3-14 and girls ages 3-17. Walk-up registration will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Feb. 10, March 17 and April 7, at the Youngstown Red Brick Village Center, 240 Lockport St.
Summit Mall project estimated to finish in late 2018
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:40 pm
For years now, other than a few surviving stores, the Summit Park Mall complex along Williams Road has been a ghost town. As 2018 progresses, the light is seeming to shine brighter for the complex.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS athletes sign college letters of intent
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 05:55 pm
On Thursday afternoon, student-athletes, family, friends, coaches and staff gathered in Niagara-Wheatfield High School's ALC to honor multiple athletes that signed letters of intent to extend their athletic careers into college.
HS Hoops: Grand Island pushes past Niagara-Wheatfield with big runs
Thu, Feb 8th 2018 12:35 am
Grand Island coach Ron Krysztof will tell anyone his team's ability to shoot the 3-pointer is critical. Wednesday night versus Niagara-Wheatfield, they only made six, a little below their season average, but all six came at key times to spark a Vikings win. The Vikings defeated the Falcons 51-30 Wednesday night for their second win in a row.
Niagara Catholic hosts annual Mardi Gras Dinner & Auction
Tue, Feb 6th 2018 01:00 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Antonio's Restaurant, Banquet and Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Community Missions holding 21st annual Sweetheart Dinner
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 02:45 pm
On Friday, Feb. 9, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier will host its 21st annual Sweetheart Dinner at Sheraton at the Falls, 300 Third St., Niagara Falls. Cocktail hour and basket viewing begins at 6 p.m. with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. There will be a basket/silent auction, raffles and live music.
Community Collaboration: County Rotary clubs meet with NCCC interim president
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 02:40 pm
On Jan. 24, members and officers from Niagara County Central, Niagara Falls USA, Albion, and Grand Island Rotary clubs, as well as the leadership from District 7090 gathered at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn. The groups wanted to meet the new leadership of the college and give them a welcome to Niagara County.
Rebekah Rehabilitation to join Elderwood
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 02:40 pm
Elderwood at Lockport, formerly Odd Fellow & Rebekah Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, became the newest member of the Elderwood Care Community, effective Tuesday. The skilled nursing facility is located at 104 Old Niagara Road, Lockport.
Newly opened NT redemption center gives workers with disabilities paid job training
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 02:40 pm
Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy, has opened a second bottle and can redemption center, called Empties for Empower, at 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Public invited to comment on Brownfield Cleanup Program application
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 02:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from Enterprise Lumber & Silo LLC for a site known as 211 Main St., site ID No. C932171. This site is located in the City of North Tonawanda.
Niagara Falls Powerhawks to throw Super Bowl fundraiser
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 02:40 pm
On Feb. 4, the day of the Super Bowl, the Niagara Falls Powerhawks of the North American 3HL are holding a fundraiser. The event includes a basket and silent auction, as well as raffles and cash prizes.
Wheatfield Winterfest back for year 3
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 02:35 pm
For two years now, the Wheatfield Winterfest has brought winter fun to the table for kids and families of the town. On Saturday, Feb. 10, the fun is back for its third straight year at the Wheatfield Youth Center, 2795 Church Road.
Volunteers from Western Niagara County gather in Niagara Falls for dinner, workshop to help launch 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities
Thu, Feb 1st 2018 08:25 pm
About 50 parish volunteers, clergy, lay leaders and Catholic Charities' staff attended a volunteer training workshop following dinner Wednesday to help kick off the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities in western Niagara County.
HS Hockey: Falcons and Marauders tie in Division 1 clash
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 10:05 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield and St. Joes played the most hyped up hockey game scheduled for Wednesday night, as the No. 6 ranked team in the state faced the No. 9 ranked team in the state, respectively. After 50 minutes of play, though, there was no winner and no loser. The Falcons and Marauders tied, 1-1, Wednesday night at the Hockey Outlet. N-W and St. Joes came in as the second and third place teams in Division, respectively.
HS Hoops: North Tonawanda second-half run ices Niagara-Wheatfield
Tue, Jan 30th 2018 10:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield and North Tonawanda's battle Tuesday night was a tale of two halves. One was strictly defense and another was strictly offense. In the end, the Lumberjacks used a big 30-13 second half run to put the Falcons away, 56-39.