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'Pints for Progress' in North Tonawanda
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 12:25 pm
The Oliver Street Merchants Association will host the first "Pints for Progress NT" from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at the Buffalo Wings & Brewhouse, 653 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
Learn about role Erie Canal played in face of crime & law enforcement during the mid-1800s.
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 07:00 am
Lt. Jonathan Anderson will visit the Niagara History Center at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, to present his historical tale about policing during the Erie Canal era. He serves on the Onondaga Sheriff's Department and has been the department's honorary historian for many years.
'Twisted Tales From the Golden Days of Radio' at Ghostlight Theatre
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 07:00 am
"Twisted Tales From the Golden Age of Radio" will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, from March 19-22. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at: www.starrynighttheatre.com.
Niagara County still free from the coronavirus, as DOH issues new update
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 02:55 pm
There are currently zero confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Niagara County. While the risk of COVID-19 in Niagara County is low, the Niagara County Department of Health continues to remain vigilant in ensuring community members are protected.
Catholic Health announces new visiting hours for its hospitals and long-term care facilities
Tue, Mar 10th 2020 02:10 pm
As Catholic Health continues its coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency management preparations to protect the health and safety of its patients, long-term care residents and associates, the health system announced additional restrictions to its visiting hours.
United Way of Greater Niagara to host 10th annual meeting & awards breakfast
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 06:40 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara will host its 10th annual meeting and awards breakfast on Friday, April 3, at the Niagara Riverside Resort (formerly Four Points Sheraton), 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The event will celebrate the success of UWGN's 2019 annual campaign, which raised over $1 million to provide vital funding to 29 agencies in Niagara County.
Niagara Falls Memorial revises visitation policy
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 06:35 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center today revised its visitation policy to afford better protection to its patients, staff and visitors in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Entrepreneur series at NCCC
Mon, Mar 9th 2020 07:00 am
For those looking to enhance their business skills or strengthen an existing business, the Small Business Development Center at Niagara County Community College will offer an entrepreneur series this spring. The event is presented in collaboration with community partners from the Greater Lockport Development Center, the Niagara County Center for Economic Development, and the Lumber City Development Corp.
Murabito sends message to NCCC community on coronavirus
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 10:15 am
Niagara County Community College President Dr. William J. Murabito has issued a statement to employees and students on the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak and how the college was taking proactive measures in dealing with situation. His email letter reads as follows:
Popular fish fry continues at Toast & Roast
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 07:00 am
Patrons are well versed on Toast & Roast Café's breakfast menu, with the eatery even garnering local write-ups for its popular early-morning offerings. What customers were pleased to discover during the most recent Lenten season was a fresh, Friday fish fry.
Waterkeeper a multi-branch organization for all water concerns
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 04:50 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a 30-year-old nonprofit, presiding over an area of some of the most memorable waterways in the world. It's not just Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes Erie and Ontario, rivers Niagara and Buffalo. It also encompasses the groundwater, the creeks, the riverbeds and tributaries, all of which are part of the greater Buffalo Niagara watershed.
Niagara County: 4 people in quarantine protocol
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 04:10 pm
"At this time, Niagara County has four voluntarily quarantined individuals. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of well people, who may have been exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick. These public health actions are precautionary in nature and follow all CDC guidance. We will continue to provide information as the situation warrants."
Niagara County Office for the Aging adds 2 new wheelchair accessible vans to fleet
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging announced today it had recently taken delivery of two brand-new wheelchair vans, expanding the office's transportation fleet to 11 vehicles.
More than 100 jobs offered at Niagara Falls job fair
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 07:00 am
More than 100 jobs of various disciplines will be offered at the 2020 job fair sponsored by the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association. The job fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at the new TReC building by NGTI (Niagara Global Tourism Institute), located at 616 Niagara St., Niagara Falls.
Future scholars visit Niagara University
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
Twenty-five 10th grade students from Niagara Falls High School spent the day on the Niagara University campus last Wednesday as part of the Early College/Smart Scholars program, a partnership between Niagara's Rev. Joseph L. Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement and the Niagara Falls City School District to engage high school students in college/career exploration.
OUN: Heroes of Niagara Awards dinner date set
Tue, Mar 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation will honor members of the community who "generously invest in Niagara County, inspiring others to make the area a better place in which to live," and an individual supported by Intandem who has "made progress and reached many personal goals while participating in one or more of its programs." The dinner will take place Thursday, April 2, at the DoubleTree by Hilton located on Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls.
Nik Wallenda set to cross Masaya volcano
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 07:00 am
"Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, on ABC (WKBW-TV Channel 7). This will be Wallenda's highest and farthest wire walk.
Fresh haddock fish frys at The Great Foodini Pizzeria & More
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 07:00 am
Due to popular demand - and the good taste of those looking for a "Foodini Fix" - The Great Foodini Food Truck favorites and more can now be found at a brick-and-mortar in Ransomville.
Niagara County provides funding to help YWCA of the Niagara Frontier
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 11:30 am
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh, seated behind the desk, meets with YWCA of the Niagara Frontier Vice President of Programs Mary Brennan-Taylor and CEO Kathleen Granchelli to discuss several of the YWCA's life-saving services.
'NT Momentum' to revitalize NT downtown
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
The City of North Tonawanda has been working with the Lumber City Development Corp on a strategy called "NT Momentum." The plan is currently in phase one of its master plan for the 546-acre study area that includes properties downtown and River Road.
Town of Niagara supervisor announces plans to demolish vacant plaza
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
It was a night for bulldozing the eyesores, and rewarding the clean and sightly at the Town of Niagara Town Board meeting. Plans to take down existing vacant and unsafe structures were announced.
Niagara County Legislator addresses Town of Wheatfield Board and residents
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
Earlier this week, Niagara County Legislator David Godfrey was in attendance at the regular Town Board meeting in Wheatfield to discuss a few issues sure to affect residents, and perhaps the entire landscape of Wheatfield.
Mardi Paws celebrated by Niagara SPCA
Fri, Feb 28th 2020 07:00 am
"She's great," said Ray Kinz of Ransomville, speaking about Bonita, a five year-old pit bull who was at the Niagara SPCA's shelter for close to 500 days, before he adopted her.
Nik Wallenda Q&A
Thu, Feb 27th 2020 09:30 am
Seventh-generation aerialist Nik Wallenda will attempt his most ambitious highwire walk yet when he ascends to the top of the Masaya volcano in Nicaragua. "Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, on ABC (WKBW-TV Channel 7). This will be Wallenda's highest and farthest wire walk.
NCCC welcomes community leaders to annual event
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 02:10 pm
Niagara County Community College will welcome community representatives from business, education, religious groups, nonprofit organizations and legislative leaders to a luncheon at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute on Thursday, March 12.
New York State Labor Department to convene wage board to investigate and make recommendations on overtime work threshold for farm laborers
Tue, Feb 25th 2020 12:20 pm
New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon on Monday announced she will convene a wage board for farm laborers that will hold hearings, review and make recommendations regarding overtime work for farm laborers in New York state.
Pellicano's Marketplace: Neighborhood store moving down the block
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:15 pm
Pellicano's Marketplace has been a staple in Wheatfield since 1986. When Paul Pellicano opened the shop, he unveiled gourmet grocery items to the public, right on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Carnegie Art Center presents works by North Tonawanda students
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:00 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will host the 2020 North Tonawanda School District Student Spotlight Exhibition from Feb. 27 through March 25 with an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. The exhibition will feature artwork by the students who attend NT schools.
14th annual 'Art of Beer' set for March 6
Sat, Feb 22nd 2020 07:00 am
The "Art of Beer" - a signature beer and food-tasting fundraiser presented by the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center - will take place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, March 6. A bevy of Western New York's top brewers, craft beverage sellers, restaurants and musicians will participate in the 14th annual event.
Niagara County Legislature passes Gooch resolution on promoting job openings
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:50 pm
A resolution introduced by Legislator Jesse Gooch that would ensure the county's job postings and civil service exams are advertised on the Niagara County website's employment portal as well the jobs board at WorkSourceOne was unanimously passed by the Niagara County Legislature.
NT Botanical Gardens host students
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Yesterday, students from North Tonawanda High School were due to leave their books, papers and pens in the classroom, and get their hands dirty at the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens on Sweeney Street, where Dave Conti and the rest of the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Organization had some serious lessons to impart.
Waterkeeper holds open house in North Tonawanda
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Last week, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper held an open house at North Tonawanda's City Hall for those interested in learning more about the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Living Shoreline project.
NT officials worried about Canal Fest
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
On Tuesday night at North Tonawanda's Common Council Meeting, Mayor Arthur Pappas commented on the lack of communication between officials in the City of North Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda, in regard to the upcoming Canal Fest, an annual summer festival featuring rides, games and fireworks on the border of the two cities overlooking the Erie Canal.
Freedom of Information group sues Niagara County Legislature
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
The Buffalo Niagara Coalition for Open Government is a group that monitors the compliance of municipalities with open government laws. These include towns and cities in both Erie and Niagara counties to agencies such as the City of Lockport Housing Authority.
Green Beer Sunday Event back in Tonawandas
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
"We always say it's green beer, but it all depends on getting the dye into the keg. It is all Irish beer though," said Mark Saltarelli, the contact for this year's St. Patrick's weekend in the Tonawandas - the sixth annual Green Beer Sunday Event.
Aquarium of Niagara executive director outlines venue's future
Thu, Feb 20th 2020 02:30 pm
At an event Wednesday, the Aquarium of Niagara unveiled a new strategic plan and outlined the goals it will pursue in the next three to five years.
Pinnacle Community Services celebrates its 125th year with awards gala
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 07:00 am
In 1895, the world's first hydroelectric plant was built in Niagara Falls. The Great Gorge Route trolley line was the newest scenic attraction. Industry was booming in the Honeymoon Capital, and many came from afar to find work.
Toronto Raptors game analyst Jack Armstrong keynotes Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:45 pm
Students interested in pursuing a career in sport and recreation management, tourism or a related field are invited to learn more about this industry at the Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management's Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit.
Niagara County Legislature takes on NYS Article 10 law
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Legislature is expected to take up four resolutions tonight directed squarely at New York's Article 10 law, which involves the siting of electric generating facilities in this state. The law, which legislators said took away local control over siting decision and instead gave control to the Board of Electric Generation Siting and the Environment, has become a source of controversy as large wind and solar developers have descended on Niagara County to site their facilities.
Squirrels: Love 'em or hate 'em?
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
How do you personally feel about squirrels? Some people hate these little rodents for robbing their bird feeders. Others love the crazy antics squirrels go to, to get some nibbles from wild bird feeders.
 

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