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Boating safety course
Sat, Feb 15th 2020 07:00 am
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 will offer its "About Boating Safety" one-day class this spring and early summer in the River Region. Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 29, March 28, April (TBA), May 16 and June 20, at the Officers Club, Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown. An additional class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lewiston Fire Co. No. 2, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road.
Niagara SPCA to waive adoption fees for dogs who prefer to be only pet
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
This Valentine's Day weekend, Niagara SPCA would like to let everyone know there's nothing wrong with being single. That's why it's running a "Single & Lovin' It" adoption promotion today and tomorrow to waive adoption fees for dogs who prefer to be the only pet in the home.
Empower to hold 'Snowflake Basket Auction' fundraiser
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
A quick Google search will show the word "empower" means to give someone the authority or power to do something; or make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights. Similar words of both definition, from that same search include: authorize, emancipate, unshackle and permit. Bearing this in mind might explain why United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County Inc. took it on as its nomenclature and became Empower in 2015.
Early education starts for Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
Pre-K is starting up for Niagara-Wheatfield School District. To be held at the Bunny Bunch Day Care, the classes have already filled 120 spaces in nine classes, but there are 21 slots remaining for parents to register their children. Best of all, the classes are free.
Wheatfield Gardens talks to Wheatfield Board
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
This past Monday, the manager of the Wheatfield Gardens greenhouses, Paal Eflstrum, came in front of the Town Board of Wheatfield to update the board members on some of the changes he had made on the border - as documented in a letter to the town - with the Timberlakes subdivision, and asked the board for further instructions on how to be "good neighbors."
NCCC hosts event to help victims of violence, trauma
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
For the second time in two years, NCCC will be hosting SUNY's "Got Your Back" comfort bag preparation volunteer event for those fleeing from violence and trauma.
Culinary fun for chefs of all ages at NFCI
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is a well-known spot for budding chefs to hone their culinary skills, and community education classes offer opportunities for even the youngest of kitchen connoisseurs. In addition to traditional degree and certificate programs, NFCI offers a healthy list of one-time classes for the public to enjoy.
Holy Ghost Lutheran School travels 'round the globe
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 04:30 pm
From 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6630 Luther St., students in grades five through eight will travel around the world without leaving Holy Ghost Lutheran School.
Count Dracula coming to NT
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:30 pm
The Ghostlight Theater will present "Nosferatu: The Legend of Dracula" at a variety of showtimes from Feb. 13-23 at 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda.
North Tonawanda: Pappas gives State of the City
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:25 pm
North Tonawanda's Common Council Meeting began with the "State of the City" address by Mayor Arthur Pappas. The subjects of focus for the address included development, jobs, highway and water projects, as well as the bail and discovery/speedy trial reform laws enacted at the beginning of the year by the state.
A look at Niagara Falls National Heritage Area
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:25 pm
Sara Capen works as the executive director of the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. In that role, she leads a small team on tourist-related projects such as the Discover Niagara Shuttle, the Niagara Falls Underground Heritage Center and the Heritage Arts Mural Project, just to name a few.
Niagara County Department of Health 'remains vigilant' in protecting community from novel coronavirus
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 11:50 am
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness. Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. A novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
Niagara County Department of Health to offer 5 free rabies immunization clinics in 2020
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 03:10 pm
Animal rabies continues to be a serious public health concern in Niagara County.
Voutour celebrated on last day
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 02:00 pm
At Niagara County Sheriff James Voutour's "walk-out" on Dec. 30, 2019 - his last day as a county law enforcement officer - he walked outside to find two long lines of sheriff's deputies in formal dress uniforms wishing him well in the next phase of his life.
Town of Niagara Supervisor Wallace sits down for interview with Tribune
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
In last year's elections, Lee Wallace ran for his second term as supervisor in the Town of Niagara unopposed by any candidates for the position. The hometown politician, who said he never wanted to be a politician, is now in his fifth year of working for the town as its head.
Wheatfield: MacSwan guides developer
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting opened Monday with a presentation by builder Fred Mallone and Barton & Loguidice engineer Matt Zarbo, on a development Mallone has invested himself to build in Wheatfield.
Wheatfield group enhances Niagara Falls Boulevard with banners
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
Nine banners have been put up along Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield, and one more at the Town Hall campus to welcome visitors, residents and commuters to the town. The idea is to make citizens proud to be a part of the town, and put an earworm into everyone else's brain about this place.
Bonnie Rice named executive director of Workforce Development Board
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 04:00 pm
The Niagara County Workforce Investment Board today named Bonnie Rice as its new executive director.
Morinello kicks off 'Valentines for Seniors' program
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 03:30 pm
Assemblyman Angelo Morinello joined third-graders from Niagara Street Elementary School to kick of his second annual "Valentines for Seniors." This year's program already features over 10 local public and private elementary schools in the assemblyman's district making valentines for seniors in the community who are in assisted living facilities, senior center participants or Meals on Wheels clients.
Super Bowl weekend DWI crackdown
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 08:55 pm
Acting Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University announces new hours
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 05:05 pm
The Castellani Art Museum announces new hours. The art museum on the Niagara University campus will now be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and closed on Sunday and Monday. For up-to-date information on all exhibitions, programs and events, visit www.castellaniartmuseum.org. For additional details, call 716-286-8200.
Niagara County encourages Purple Heart veterans to come forward
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 04:55 pm
Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski said Niagara County will once again honor Purple Heart veterans by adding their name to county's Book of Honor at a ceremony to be held this August.
Niagara County Legislature to be honored for supporting 2nd Amendment
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 07:00 am
The entire Niagara County Legislature will be honored by the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs with the John Daly Memorial Award for the governing body's unanimous, bipartisan support of gun owners' rights.
Sanborn to host historical program
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 12:05 pm
Sanborn Area Historical Society will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Sanborn Firehall, 5811 Buffalo St. A special program, "Niagara's International Bridges," will be presented by Niagara History Museum's Ray Wigle.
Community Missions: Sweetheart Dinner returns to Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The 23rd annual Sweetheart Dinner is trudging through each snowy day of the winter calendar to wow the community by showing them an enjoyable evening at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Sheraton Niagara Falls.
Town of Niagara tackles day-to-day business; delays public hearing on gas station
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Town Board meeting began early Tuesday, as the public hearing to collect input from residents on a new gas-station/convenient store being proposed for 7001 Packard Road was canceled.
Applicants sought for Merrell Lane Memorial Aviation Scholarship
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Merrell Lane Memorial Aviation Scholarship was established in memory of Merrell Lane, co-founder and the first chairman of the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC). Each year, NIMAC awards a $1,500 scholarship to a well-deserving enlisted member assigned to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station who has shown an interest in the aviation field.
Veteran donates $50,000 to Niagara SPCA
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:15 pm
Army veteran Bob Nowakowski made his second donation of $50,000 to Niagara SPCA during a check presentation held at the shelter this week.
Greenway: Standing committee approves Niagara County & Lewiston projects
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:15 pm
On Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner of Niagara County DPW Jeffrey Gaston and Town of Lewiston Parks and Recreation Department Director Mike Dashineau presented projects to the Niagara River Greenway Commission's Host Communities Standing Committee, a body of appointed and elected officials who oversee projects financed by the Greenway Recreation/Tourism Fund.
NCCC food pantry stocked for spring semester
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:10 pm
Food insecurity has been targeted as an issue that affects nearly half of all college students, and can be a barrier to academic success and even affect graduation. A food pantry was established at Niagara County Community College in 2016 - and continues to expand - to address the growing needs.
On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, volunteers range from bankers to pastors
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:45 pm
Rather than take the day off for the federal holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, BankOnBuffalo employees decided to turn their "day on," by helping at Community Missions of Niagara Frontier's Clothes Closet. Joining staff, the bankers worked organizing clothes at the Buffalo Avenue location, while volunteers from Damascus Baptist Church worked in the kitchen.
Niagara SPCA releases external audit results; no findings of animal mistreatment
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:30 pm
The Niagara SPCA recently underwent an external audit completed by Barbara Carr, former CEO of the SPCA Serving Erie County and currently a senior shelter consultant. The entire report is posted on the Niagara SPCA website (www.niagaraspca.org). Below is a summary of some of her recommendations.
Thousands attend Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:55 pm
Over the weekend, the seventh annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo invaded downtown Niagara Falls. The event was held at the Conference and Event Center with a focus on "Teaching Fishing" to the legions of anglers that can be found in New York, Southern Ontario and other nearby states.
Niagara County WorkSource One announces 'Success in Six Program'
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 11:50 am
Niagara County's WorkSource One announced its "Success in Six" program will begin Friday, Jan. 24 . Those interested in participating can still sign up.
Something's brewing: Sanborn home to unique coffee roasting company
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo Coffee Roastery hopes to solve this question by roasting, grinding and selling fresh beans from around the world in the hamlet of Sanborn, at 5844 Buffalo St.
Kaleida Health seeks buyer for DeGraff tower
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
The Kaleida Health DeGraff Memorial Tower in North Tonawanda, formerly used for inpatient care, has been listed with Pyramid Brokerage Co. to attract a developer to fill the five-story building. Some of the property's highlights, according to Pyramid, include easy access to the I-290 and its suitability for redevelopment, as well as it being ideal for multi-family residence and affordable housing.
Sanitation recommendations uncover strong opposition
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
A crowd - standing room only - faced North Tonawanda officials at the Jan. 7 public hearing for the proposed changes to the city's sanitation program. Several residents approached the board with deep objections to the recommendations proposed by Niagara County Environmental Science Coordinator Dawn Timm and DPW Superintendent Mark Zellner.
History of North Tonawanda Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball recalled, as 10th event planned
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Proceeds from North Tonawanda's 10th Mayor's Charity Snowflake Ball will benefit the Vietnam Veterans WNY Chapter 77, which maintains a museum in Tonawanda and helps provide food and necessities to veterans and their families in need. This chapter, with its 675 members, is the largest in New York and fifth-largest in the nation.
Martial arts teacher combines kicks with faith
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Bob Heisner teaches Bushido at his building on Niagara Falls Blvd. He became proficient in the martial art through a blending of six different disciplines that he learned while serving in the military during and after the Vietnam War. He said the process of training doesn't just help muscles, it stays with the student and gives the self-determination and will to become whatever it is they aspire to become.
Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association celebrates 2019 honorees
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Business & Professional Association is hosting its annual Awards Dinner for 2019 honorees on Jan. 29 at the Four Points Sheraton, 7001 Buffalo Ave. in Niagara Falls. All proceeds will go to the TNBPA Scholarship fund to help families offset the cost of college.
 

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