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'Thunder on the Niagara' finishes 80th year, looks forward to 81st
Sat, Oct 19th 2019 07:00 am
In 1939, the Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association was founded by a few young men, "boat bugs," who'd been informally racing along the Niagara River for years. They decided they should organize into a boat racing organization and created the NFBRA. The sport quickly won popularity and drew thousands of spectators.
North Tonawanda: Pappas submits budget to council
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
Mayor Arthur Pappas of the City of North Tonawanda, delivered the 2020 budget to the City Council, two weeks after the official deadline of Oct. 1, and after being the recipient of a lawsuit for a 24-hour period of time, he said, because of that lateness.
Apraxia walk coming to NT
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
Every child deserves a voice. That's the motto of Apraxia Kids, a group that sponsors walks all over the country, as well as other initiatives, for this little-known speech disorder.
'Zac gives back'
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
Zac Campas of North Tonawanda was provided life-saving treatment by the Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo when he was an infant. Zac has since grown into an active member of the North Tonawanda community. He mows lawns around his neighborhood to earn extra money, works part-time as a cleaner at the Gentleman's Club Barber shop and is a regular with of North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch group.
Niagara County Central Rotary to hold annual 'Car Corral'
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary is holding its annual "Car Corral and Auto Parts Swap Meet" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Frontier Firehall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls. The event will give car enthusiasts a chance to meet, share and swap.
Gail's Diamond Exchange open
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:50 pm
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce celebrated a ribbon-cutting for member Gail's Diamond Exchange located at Gail's Smoke Shop on the Tuscarora Nation.
Local woman working to make holidays special
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:50 pm
Many people relish the holiday season not for what's received, whether it is a couple days off, or a few presents under a tree; for some, it's the giving nature that really makes the winter special. That being said, some give a few dollars to the Salvation Army or visit a family member who's down with a cold. Not everyone plans and executes a fund-drive for those in need, at least not this side of Facebook.
Meals on Wheels looking for drivers
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:45 pm
Meals on Wheels of Niagara Falls started in 1970. It was the very first local meal provider in Niagara Falls. It is a private nonprofit, meaning that it doesn't accept funding from the government, but subsists on client payments and private donations that generous individuals will often supply. The organization has been doing this for a very long time, and now they need help.
2019 N-W honors athletes
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 05:00 pm
A ceremony for the 2019 Class of the Niagara Wheatfield "Athletic Wall of Fame" will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Niagara- Wheatfield High School auditorium and cafeteria at 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Emergency management & community preparedness conference presented by Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:55 pm
Learn what is needed to be prepared in an emergency at "Cultures of Preparedness: Strengthening Partnerships to Build a Stronger Community," from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, on the Niagara University campus.
Niagara SPCA: 15,000 animals saved since becoming no-kill in 2012
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 01:35 pm
Niagara SPCA announced a major milestone: More than 15,000 animals have been saved since the organization became no-kill in 2012.
Lew-Port soccer shocks Niagara-Wheatfield, win NFL title
Wed, Oct 16th 2019 10:55 pm
After losing to the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons early in the season, 5-0, the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys soccer team chances of winning the Niagara Frontier League finals Wednesday night may have seemed slim to some. The Lancers were quick to prove the doubters wrong, though, as Lewiston-Porter defeated the Falcons, 1-0, to clinch the program's first NFL title since 2010.
Empower to honor 5 at annual luncheon
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 10:05 am
Empower, a not-for-profit organization that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will hold its fourth annual "Living the Values" Awards Luncheon at noon on Friday, Oct. 25, at Four Points by Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave. Tickets are $35, and may be reserved at 716-297-0798, ext. 120, or [email protected]
Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour announces retirement
Tue, Oct 15th 2019 09:45 am
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour on Tuesday announced he will retire Dec 30.
Diamonds in the Ruff animal rescue hosts fundraiser
Sat, Oct 12th 2019 10:40 am
Diamonds in the Ruff, a local nonprofit animal rescue, will hold its annual "Fall Fling" chowder sale and basket raffle from noon until 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. The event will be held at the Shawnee Fire Hall, 3747 Lockport Road, Sanborn.
O/N BOCES students attend Construction Career Days
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
Students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers recently spent a day at the IUOE Local 17 Headquarters in Lakeview to tour the 13th annual Western New York Construction Career Days.
As N-W principal resigns, district looks ahead
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Senior High School will continue to be administered by Jeffrey White for the rest of the school year following the resignation of Michael Mann, now former principal of the over 1,200 students who attend the school.
TNBPA expands holiday food drive efforts making $2,000 for local charities in need
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
The Town of Niagara Business and Professionals Association is proud to announce that the organization will donate $500 to each of the four charities that received food donations collected at previous years parades. These charities include Community Missions, St. Vincent DePaul, Niagara Presbyterian Church and Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission.
Fashion Outlets: Shop fashionably for a cause
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is celebrating breast cancer awareness month with a "Shop Fashionably for a Cause" initiative throughout the month of October. From Oct. 1-31, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls will offer a pink savings pass for $5, with 100% of proceeds benefitting the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Author of 'One on the Ground' to present at NT History Museum
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the North Tonawanda History Museum, Karen Wielinski will present her experience in 2009 when a Continental Airlines passenger flight crashed into her home in Clarence, killing 50 passengers and her husband who was in another room of the house.
First LPN class from Niagara Falls Workforce Training Center gradates
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
Fourteen licensed practical nursing students graduated Oct. 8 from the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Falls Workforce Development and Training Center. Orleans/Niagara BOCES Director of Career and Technical Education Joe Steinmetz and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster made speeches and congratulated them on their achievement.
Out of Darkness works to end stigma, encourage communication
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:05 pm
The Out of Darkness Walk in Lockport will start with registration at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Walkers start at 1:30 p.m. and will journey one of two paths: one path on the south side following the Erie Canal for one mile and back, and the other on the north side following the canal for two miles and back. Participants will meet at the Lockport Locks Pavilion.
NCCC student to receive EOP honor in New York City
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:05 pm
On Thursday, Oct. 17, State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Kristina M. Johnson will host the first Educational Opportunity Program Honors Awards Ceremony at the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan. This inaugural event will honor students from 41 SUNY campuses across New York state, including Alisha Rivers, a radiologic technology major from Niagara County Community College.
Helping guide next generation of HVAC techs
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:00 pm
The Career and Technical Education teachers at the Niagara and Orleans Career and Technical Education Centers depend on local industry leaders to help them design their course curriculum and provide internships for real-world experiences for students. These leaders sit on advisory committees and meet with teachers on a regular basis. Not only do they give up their free time, they often donate goods and machinery and offer valuable opportunities to the students in the Orleans/Niagara BOCES classes.
DeVeaux Woods State Park opens new amenities
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 04:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with the City of Niagara Falls, cut the ribbon today on a new comfort station, as well as the city's first dog park, in DeVeaux Woods State Park.
Zombies coming to Ghostlight Theatre this month
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 05:00 pm
The play "Night of the Living Dead" by Lori Allen Ohm will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Performances continue at 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at www.starrynighttheatre.com or by calling the theater at 716-743-1614.
Sharks & rays coming to Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:35 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has been ramping up its own piece of property to properly serve both locals and visitors alike. For the past few years, the aquarium has made big changes such as "Penguin Coast" in 2018 and "Aliens of the Sea" in 2019. On Sept. 27, it announced even more construction to create a new - interactive - habitat for some of nature's misunderstood children in the sea. It's called the "M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay"
North Tonawanda City Council celebrates mayor; public supports dog control officer
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
On Tuesday, the City of North Tonawanda City Council was hit with a hurricane of emotion, testimonials and support during a very vocal public input session after all the motions and resolutions had been made and voted on by the council.
Wheatfield Town Council hears proposals on future
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Board heard two presentations during its bimonthly board meeting, both of which involved changes, physical and intergovernmental, as well as opportunities to come.
Tree Top Pizza & Grill back in business
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:25 pm
Tree Top Pizza & Grill is back at 4900 Saunders Settlement Road to the delight of its customers. Nathan Addenbrooke, the son of the original owners, has taken the helm of the business and will be serving the classic, not deep-dish, not thin-crust, but completely authentic "pizza pie" that his fans have learned to crave.
North Tonawanda resident succeeds online
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:20 pm
Amy Shellman started her first business almost one month ago, but it's not an ordinary store or restaurant. It's called Sunsets and Souls Boutique, and while it's located in North Tonawanda, it won't be found on Payne Avenue or Oliver Street. A good place to look though might be the local library's computers.
American Legion Post 1451 celebrates 100 years with open house
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:20 pm
The American Legion is 100 years old and Wheatfield American Legion Post 1451 is planning to celebrate noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
NT Alderman-at-Large Tylec creates complete count committee leading up to 2020 census
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
Every 10 years, the U.S. government must complete a thorough population count. The accuracy of the report is crucial to each municipality as it secures federal funding and fair representation in Congress.
McNall announces re-election bid
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:05 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, who represents the 13th District, has officially announced his candidacy for reelection.
Longest-running Niagara Hospice fundraiser celebrates 28 years
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 09:25 am
Niagara Hospice will celebrate the 28th anniversary of its longest-running fundraiser, "Cocktails and CA$H," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. The event will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension at 4487 Lake Road, Lockport. It is presented by the Niagara Hospice board of directors.
NCAP: Stay warm in winter, cool in summer
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 09:25 am
The Weatherization Assistance Program was created at the federal level in 1976 in response to a national energy crisis. Since its inception, it has continued to serve as the nation's core program for delivering energy-efficient services to eligible households in every state in America, with priority given to the elderly, persons with disabilities, and households with children.
'Halloween Spooktacular' at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory is hosting its annual "Halloween Spooktacular" event from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. "Spooktacular" is a scare-free Halloween event that is suited for even the youngest members of the family.
Classes offered at Kin Loch Farmstead
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:55 pm
Kin Loch Farmstead is a sprawling, 37-acre plot on which Alex and Ryan Plante cultivated 2,000 lavender plants in 2018 and traded some growing space to Fran DePalma of Heirloom Soul Flowers. Since that time, the farm has outperformed expectations, receiving over 1,000 visitors during the summer who picked the freshly blooming lavender plants, take classes and experience country life.
Sanborn Business Association hosts Autumn Fest
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:55 pm
If you have kids between age 2 and 8 and are trying to have a nice day out of the house, this is your ticket to ride. Autumn Fest in Sanborn is coming back to the Farm Museum Grounds at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6.
Niagara County Legislature approves $316,000 for Gratwick Park upgrades
Wed, Sep 25th 2019 05:35 pm
The Niagara County Legislature last week unanimously approved $316,000 to support North Tonawanda's effort to upgrade Gratwick-Riverside Park.