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Niagara Falls leads the way: Another record year for state parks in 2021
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced New York's state parks, historic sites, campgrounds and trails welcomed a record-setting 78.4 million visits in 2021, continuing the robust level of visitation seen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
NCDOH offers free rapid COVID-19 testing in Niagara Falls
Tue, Feb 8th 2022 04:50 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health (NCDOH) announced free rapid coronavirus testing will be available for all Niagara County residents. Starting, Wednesday, Feb. 9, testing will be offered at the Doris W. Jones, Family Resource Center at 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Testing will be available from 9 a.m. noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Catholic Health hospitals receive no penalties in CMS hospital-acquired condition reduction program
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 04:50 pm
Catholic Health received no penalties in the recently released Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) 2022 hospital-acquired condition (HAC) reduction program. For Catholic Health, the value-based incentive program includes patient data from Mercy Hospital of Buffalo, Sisters of Charity Hospital, Kenmore Mercy Hospital and Mount St. Mary's Hospital.
Niagara Falls Fire Department has pair of weekend blazes
Mon, Feb 7th 2022 01:50 pm
The Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to two fires over the weekend. On Friday, a call at 9:32 p.m. reporting a structure fire, at 764 16th St., resulted in firefighters finding a two-story wood structure fully engulfed in flames. Upon extinguishing the fire, crews entered the building and found it was clear. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Ryan declares candidacy for reelection to new 60th State Senate District
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 03:55 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan has declared his candidacy for reelection to New York's 60th Senate District. Ryan won the race for the seat in 2020 with 61% of the vote, winning the election by the greatest margin in the past decade - and flipping the district for the Democratic Party. Ryan previously served in the New York State Assembly, representing the 149th Assembly District from 2011-20.
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 4, 2022
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:50 pm
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Feb. 4, 2022
NFP's famous 'Best Fish Fry' contest returns
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Meatless Fridays are much better when you can order a fish fry from Apple Granny, The Beach House, Roman Cafe or any one of Western New York's finest restaurants.
Hometown Hero Project returns to Town of Niagara for 2022
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
Planning is now underway for the 2022 edition of the Home Hero Project in the Town of Niagara.
Niagara-Wheatfield Community Education opens Feb. 9
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
The concept of schools as the center of community life goes back a century in the United States. Progressive educators of the time, including John Dewey, Jane Addams and urban planner Clarence Perry first envisioned the model of schools that serve as the center of neighborhood social life and the agent of neighborhood-based social services, while also educating children.
Niagara County Central Rotary sets 25th annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale
Fri, Feb 4th 2022 12:15 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary announces its 25th annual Cabin Fever Antique Show and Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls.
Memorial Medical Center expands gastrointestinal program
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has expanded its gastrointestinal (GI) services for residents of Niagara County by purchasing equipment that will allow for wireless testing and monitoring to evaluate esophageal function.
Heart, Love & Soul receives $200,000 from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
Heart, Love & Soul was awarded $200,000 of grant funding from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation in support of its food and hospitality and social care programs. The funding will build upon the agency's mission of feeding those in need - body, mind and soul - by addressing food insecurity, inadequate housing, health, and other challenges associated with poverty.
Relocation of Niagara County Veterans' Service Agency complete
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 03:40 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski on Tuesday announced the relocation of the offices of the Niagara County Veterans' Service Agency is now complete. The new office is now open at the Niagara County Clerk's Office in the Niagara County Courthouse, 175 Hawley St., Lockport.
'Economic gardening' program comes to Niagara County
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Center for Economic Development on Tuesday announced the addition of "economic gardening" to its list of economic development programs. In partnership with Invest Buffalo Niagara, Niagara County is offering this program to second-stage companies that are looking to accelerate growth.
Artists of Color Exhibition on display in February at the NACC
Tue, Feb 1st 2022 08:50 am
In celebration of Black History month, the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center will host the 11th annual Artists of Color Exhibition Feb. 6 until March 19 in the Townsend Gallery, located at 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
NW Hall of Fame seeking nominations
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 02:00 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Hall of Fame board of directors is seeking nominations for the Niagara Wheatfield "Falcon" Wall of Fame Award and "Athletic" Hall of Fame Award.
Niagara Area Foundation announces more than $58,000 in grants to nonprofits
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 02:00 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation announced awards totaling more than $58,000 to eight Niagara area nonprofit organizations for its 2021 grant cycle. The grants will support programs that have demonstrated they will have a positive impact on Niagara County in the areas of health, human services, arts, civic needs, community development, education and the environment, with an emphasis on positive youth development.
NT Neighborhood Watch announces 2022 Dyngus Day Parade
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch announced its second annual Dyngus Day Parade will be held Monday, April 18. Commencing at 5 p.m. the route will go down Oliver Street starting at 10th Avenue and ending at Thompson Street.
Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center sets Black History Month events
Mon, Jan 31st 2022 07:00 am
As part of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center's commitment to preserving and promoting the legacy of and bringing visibility to Black stories in Niagara Falls, several events and programs in February will celebrate Black History Month.
Higgins, Poloncarz & Nowakowski announce FCC Affordable Connectivity Program
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and Filmore District Councilman Mitch Nowakowski on Friday announced efforts to expand and improve broadband access for families across Western New York.
What to do with 2022?
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 11:00 am
So, what is the mindset for 2022?
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 28, 2022
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 08:40 am
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WBA holds swearing-in ceremony
Fri, Jan 28th 2022 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Business Association recently swore-in a slate of leaders.
NCCC announces fall 2021 president's list, dean's and part-time honors students
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 07:05 pm
A total of 634 students were recognized recently for their outstanding academic achievements for the fall 2021 semester at Niagara County Community College. Full-time and part-time students were recognized with inclusion on the dean's list or part-time honors list.
New York state requests $1.6 billion in additional federal funding for emergency rental assistance
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 06:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced New York state requested an additional $1.6 billion from the U.S. Treasury Department to help fulfill the significant unmet need among struggling tenants and landlords who have applied for Emergency Rental Assistance.
Wheatfield, Town of Niagara, Royalton to distribute COVID at-home test kits
Thu, Jan 27th 2022 10:00 am
Niagara County noted it has distributed 7,200 test kits to cities and towns for distribution. Each municipality is putting together its own distribution plans. Residents may want to contact their city/town hall for information on any upcoming event(s).
The Hastings Duo named Members of the Month
Wed, Jan 26th 2022 08:15 pm
The Hastings Duo was named Member of the Month by the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas.
All-new adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson classic coming to North Tonawanda
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:50 pm
For the first time ever, the Ghostlight Theatre is putting on a production adapted and written by a company member.
City of Niagara Falls to distribute COVID-19 at-home test kits
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 05:00 pm
The City of Niagara Falls has received 900 at-home coronavirus test kits. It will distribute them at the Niagara Falls Fire Department Administration Building, 3115 Walnut Ave., on the following dates and times:
Structure fire at Williams Road apartment in Wheatfield
Tue, Jan 25th 2022 08:10 am
At approximately 6:54 p.m. Monday, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a possible apartment fire at 7200 Williams Road.
NWHS alumni reunion
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:55 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield High School Alumni Reunion committee announced it is planning a picnic-style reunion to be held from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Gratwick Hose pavilion in North Tonawanda. All alumni from the graduating classes 1960 through 1971 are invited to attend.
NCCC faculty members receive Dr. Carol Jamieson Award
Mon, Jan 24th 2022 02:55 pm
Faculty members Dr. Matthew Clarcq and Carolyn Stanko recently accepted the Dr. Carol Jamieson Award at Niagara County Community College. This honor recognizes faculty members who exemplify the traits of the late Dr. Jamieson, who was best described as "A veteran academician with in-depth historical perspective and acute foresight, a can-do attitude, ever-present resilience, and willingness to serve as a mentor to many."
Ortt & Morinello recognize Frenchy's Pizzeria
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 05:20 pm
On Friday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assemblyman Angelo Morinello recognized Frenchy's Pizzeria as the "Small Business of the Month" for December.
Niagara County Central Rotary Club offering student scholarships
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 04:15 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary Club will award three $500 scholarships to students in the Niagara Wheatfield, Starpoint and Wilson school districts. Eligible students must be entering college in the fall of 2022. Applications are due March 7. Interviews will be scheduled via zoom the evening of March 30.
#VaxforKids pop-up vaccination at NU, ON-BOCES
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 02:00 pm
#VaxforKids pop-up coronavirus vaccination clinics will be held at the following locations:
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 21, 2022
Fri, Jan 21st 2022 11:35 am
Full edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Jan. 21, 2022
DEC brownfield cleanup program marks successful year in 2021
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 09:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos celebrated another year of successful environmental cleanups this week as part of the state's brownfield cleanup programs. Included are a number of sites in Buffalo-Niagara.
DEC announces closure of all target shooting activity at Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Thursday announced that, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 1, target shooting will be prohibited at Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located in DEC's regions 8 and 9. The closure will bring the WMA into compliance with recently adopted regulations for WMAs statewide that prohibit target shooting.
Memorial's Guardian Angels project awarded $100,000 grant
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 08:15 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation in support of its Guardian Angels project.
Niagara County offering golf discount in Yeager's honor
Thu, Jan 20th 2022 07:55 pm
The Niagara County Department of Public Works on Thursday announced Tom Yeager, the longtime PGA golf pro at the Niagara County Golf Course in Lockport, will be retiring after two decades working for Niagara County and more than 40 years in the golf profession. Yeager's retirement is official on March 18.
 

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