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'Hometown Heroes' banner program underway in northern Niagara
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 10:30 am
The "Hometown Heroes" banner program is slowly starting to gain recognition in northern Niagara County.
Travel bans in North Tonawanda, City of Niagara Falls
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 10:10 am
The Office of City of North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tyle announced a state of emergency has been declared, effective 9:30 a.m. This, officials said, is "to respond effectively to Winter Storm Elliot that threatens the public safety of the citizens of the City of North Tonawanda."
All Niagara County government offices closed Dec. 23 
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 09:50 am
In anticipation of the expected severe weather, Niagara County Legislature Chairman Becky Wydysh, in consultation with Sheriff Michael Filicetti, County Manager Rick Updegrove and Director of Emergency Services Jonathan Schultz, on Thursday announced the closing of all Niagara County government offices for Friday, Dec. 23.
'Jam Man' teams with Casal's Boxing Club to help children at Christmas
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 07:00 am
Remzi Yates III, aka "Jam Man," teamed up with Ray Casal Casal's Boxing Club for a toy drive to donate to John R. Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
'Transformative' Niagara Falls projects to attract new visitors & development
Thu, Dec 22nd 2022 07:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Heritage Gateways project, which is comprised of five public gateway features intended to stimulate reinvestment in Niagara Falls, will move forward. In addition, New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has approved an agreement authorizing the Aquarium of Niagara to manage operations at the currently closed Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. Construction will now start on transforming the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center into Great Lakes 360 - an "exciting new space for Great Lakes-focused exhibits."
'YuleTIDE Days' at Aquarium of Niagara
Thu, Dec 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The Aquarium of Niagara announced "YuleTIDE Days." Special programming will be offered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 31, at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls.
$959,000 in funding for Hartland Road bridge improvements
Wed, Dec 21st 2022 01:35 pm
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Biden-Harris administration awarded $959,000 from the new Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program (Rural) to Niagara County to support the rehabilitation of the Hartland Road bridge.
Niagara Area Foundation announces more than $60,000 in grants
Wed, Dec 21st 2022 01:35 pm
The Niagara Area Foundation announced awards totaling more than $60,000 to 10 Niagara-area nonprofit organizations for its 2022 grant cycle. The grants aim to support programs that will have a positive impact on Niagara County in the areas of youth enrichment and the environment.
Edward Town Middle School honor rolls
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 03:25 pm
Edward Town Middle School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2022-23 academic year.
Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund receives donation from Destination Niagara USA ornament sales
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 01:10 pm
The weekend after Thanksgiving, Destination Niagara USA kicked off a fundraiser to benefit the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund. One hundred percent of the profits from holiday ornament sales in the Niagara Falls USA Official Visitor Center from Saturday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Dec. 18, went to the annual toy drive, now in its 94th year.
Drive Against Diabetes (D.A.D.) provides $50,000 gift to Niagara Hospice fundraising campaign
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 11:05 am
Niagara Hospice announced a major gift from Drive Against Diabetes (D.A.D.) to its fall fundraising campaign toward the purchase of two new automated medication-dispensing system units at Hospice House.
Sweet Buffalo, WNY Property Kings, Stand Out Marketing team to bring Rocky the Sweet Buffalo Elf to children
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 11:05 am
Christmas is a time for giving, and that's why Sweet Buffalo teamed up with WNY Property Kings and Stand Out Marketing to bring smiles to children who need it most around the holidays - and it comes in the form of a giant elf!
Niagara University Student Nurses Association assists community with holiday drives
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 11:05 am
The holidays will be a little happier for those living on the margins of society, thanks to the students in Niagara University's Student Nurses Association. The group has been collecting canned goods, blankets, toiletries and personal hygiene products that it will donate to Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. at the end of the semester.
'Festival of Slice' canceled
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 10:35 am
Due to a lack of registrations from pizzerias, the "Festival of Slice" for 2023 will be canceled. Organizers said they did not receive enough interest from vendors to make the event successful.
WBA announces award-winners
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 03:05 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association finally was afforded the opportunity to award its Business of the Year and Business Person of the Year recipients. Following a coronavirus pause, the ceremony was held last week at Pane's Restaurant.
Niagara County Bar Association gathers to help local families
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Bar Association had its holiday party and toy drive on Dec. 14 to benefit the Niagara County Giving Tree. The organization collected toys from its members at the event, and the board of directors raised more than $3,000 for gifts.
North Tonawanda History Museum announces reorganization & expansion of gift shop
Mon, Dec 19th 2022 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda History Museum staff announced changes to the store at 712 Oliver St.
NYS: $24.3 million for recreation & historic preservation projects through round XII of REDC initiative
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 06:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $24.3 million has been awarded to support 56 municipalities and not-for-profit organizations for park improvements, heritage area enhancements and historic preservation projects through round XII of the Regional Economic Development Council Initiative. The grants from the Environmental Protection Fund are administered by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Town of Niagara: Lawyer hired to represent town, officers involved in November shooting
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 11:00 am
The Town of Niagara hired a lawyer Tuesday to represent them in any proceedings stemming from an officer-involved shooting Nov. 19.
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Dec. 16, 2022
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 09:50 am
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Dec. 16, 2022
Niagara University presents 'Story Lane on Ice'
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 07:00 am
On Dec. 8, Niagara University's Club Figure Skating, Future Teacher's Club, and Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement teamed up to transform the university's Dwyer Arena into "Story Lane on Ice."
Hochul announces 'transformational projects' for North Tonawanda as part of $10 million DRI award
Thu, Dec 15th 2022 08:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday announced 14 transformational projects in the City of North Tonawanda as part of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative award. Her team said the funding "will leverage the community's rich historic, cultural and natural resources."
'Tis the season to give for Aero Transportation
Thu, Dec 15th 2022 07:50 pm
Aero recently gave away 400 turkey meals to families in Niagara Falls. This was sixth year in a row the company made such a donation.
Annual Women United hygiene drive collects products for local agencies across Niagara County
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 04:25 pm
Women United of Greater Niagara's annual personal hygiene drive has wrapped up for the year. On Wednesday, Woman United volunteers gathered at the United Way office in Sanborn to separate and sort the estimated $5,000 of donated products for distribution to the nine local nonprofit agencies the drive supports.
Niagara Hospice House expansion opens to patients
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 04:25 pm
Niagara Hospice announced the Hospice House expanded residential wing is now open to admit patients at 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport. After a year of construction, the six new residential patient suites bring the total at the facility to 16, the maximum allowed by New York.
Niagara County Community College to host inaugural cannabis conference
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 05:15 pm
The inaugural SUNY cannabis conference will take place Jan. 10, 2023, at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. In conjunction with the State University of New York, Genesee Community College, Jamestown Community College and SUNY Erie, NCCC will facilitate a unique conference that covers an array of topics from the "seed to sale" lifespan in the cannabis business.
Hochul announces nominations for of historic places register, including Schoellkopf Hall
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 01:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding 11 properties to the state and national registers of historic places.
Jim Bittner receives New York Farm Bureau's Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 12:15 pm
At New York Farm Bureau's annual convention, Appleton Fruit Farmer Jim Bittner received the group's highest honor, the Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award.
Wreaths Across America ceremonies in Town of Niagara, Kenmore
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 11:40 am
On Saturday, Dec. 17, The Town of Niagara Lions Club, along with the Helping Hands and Town of Niagara Historian Peter Ames, will host a Wreaths Across America ceremony starting at 10 a.m. at the Witmer Road Cemetery. All are welcome to attend the gathering and remember the interred veterans.
NFARS: Reserve airmen help deliver donated firetruck to community in need
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 11:40 am
Air transportation specialists, or port dawgs, of the 30th Aerial Port Squadron and loadmasters of the 301st Airlift Squadron loaded a firetruck and a portable water reserve tank onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on Dec. 9, to be donated to La Ciénaga, Dominican Republic.
Niagara Falls police investigating homicide
Sat, Dec 10th 2022 06:45 pm
At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, the Niagara Falls Police Department responded to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center for a gunshot victim who had arrived at the emergency room.
Niagara University announces construction of solar array on campus
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 02:25 pm
Niagara University announced it has partnered with Montante Solar to develop and maintain a solar array on its Lewiston campus. The array, which is expected to generate four megawatts at peak solar capacity, is targeted to be operational in October 2023 - and represents another major step forward in the university's commitment to environmental stewardship.
Cardinal O'Hara hosts BBC Band
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 12:15 pm
The Cardinal O'Hara High School Alumni Association will present two live concerts in the O'Hara Performing Arts Center, 39 O'Hara Road, Town of Tonawanda.
Niagara County Department of Health offers free rabies clinic in City of North Tonawanda
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 12:10 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health is holding a free rabies clinic at the City of North Tonawanda Public Works Department, 758 Erie Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10.
Excelsior Orthopaedics announces Niagara Falls expansion
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 11:00 am
Excelsior Orthopaedics has targeted early January for the opening of a much larger facility in Niagara Falls, where new non-surgical and diagnostic services will complement existing care for patients with shoulder, knee, hip and other ailments.
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Dec. 9, 2022
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 09:55 am
Full free edition: The Tribune-Sentinel for Dec. 9, 2022
Popular writer, beloved community member and former NFP editor Susan Mikula Campbell passes
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 09:25 am
On Dec. 5, 2022, Susan Mikula Campbell of Youngstown passed through the gates of Heaven into paradise, and into the waiting arms of Jesus and her loving parents, John and Pearl Mikula.
Town of Niagara: New wrinkle with solid waste transfer facility
Fri, Dec 9th 2022 09:20 am
A planned expansion of a Town of Niagara-located solid waste transfer facility continues to be delayed, with the latest pushback made Wednesday.
Niagara Wheatfield High School honor rolls
Thu, Dec 8th 2022 06:55 pm
Niagara Wheatfield High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2022-23 academic year.
History Center receives Conservation Grant
Thu, Dec 8th 2022 06:50 pm
The Niagara History Center has been awarded a Conservation Treatment Grant from the Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). The award will go toward the conservation and preservation of an oil on canvas portrait of Belva Lockwood by M.W. Clark.

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