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Shop local to support our communities this holiday season
Thu, Nov 28th 2019 07:00 am
During the holiday season, Americans across the country have a unique opportunity to strengthen their local economies, support their communities, and get great services and products by "shopping small" - patronizing small businesses in their own communities. The holidays give us all the chance to reconnect with our neighbors and, whether you're grabbing a cup of coffee from the shop around the corner or shopping at a local bookstore, every purchase at a small business makes a difference to those who matter most: our neighbors.
Thanksgiving season kicks off at N-W School District
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
Thanksgiving is a time for gathering together as a community and to celebrate good times by eating together and playing some games.
Volunteers are backbone at charitable works in North Tonawanda
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
The holiday season is here and many are taking the time to give back. However, it should be remembered that, for all the donations made during the holiday season, that generosity may end up just being something for the holidays.
Structural engineering company recognized by Tonawandas Chamber of Commerce
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
RAC Engineering, P.C. is a premier Structural Engineering firm founded in 2009 by Robert A. Curtis, PE. Curtis has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the construction and engineering industry. Unique to the industry, Curtis began his career in the field on construction sites experiencing the real time application of design initiatives.
N-W school board hears Unified Sport proposal
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
After coming out of executive session, Wednesday night's Niagara-Wheatfield Regular School Board Meeting began with two presentations.
NCCC receives $400,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for volleyball program
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
The NCCC Foundation is the recipient of a $400,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. This three-year grant supports a youth sport/leadership program between Niagara County Community College and the Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda School Districts.
Conversation on compassionate public policy set for Dec. 10
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
On the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 10, the idea of compassionate public policy will be explored at a mini-conference at Niagara Falls' City Council Chambers, 745 Main St. All members of the community are welcome to this free event, which will include refreshments and will be held from 6-8 p.m.
'Down Home Christmas' music celebration with The Oak Ridge Boys coming to Riviera Theatre
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
"The Oak Ridge Boys: Down Home Christmas" stops inside The Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.rivieratheatre.org or by calling 716-692-2413. This show is presented by Latshaw Productions.
'Breakfast With Santa Paws' to benefit Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
Heart of Niagara Animal Rescue Inc. welcomes families to its "Breakfast With Santa Paws" benefit this holiday season. Taking place at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, "Breakfast With Santa Paws" will be from 11 a.m. through 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8.
Daybreak coming soon to Heart, Love & Soul
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 04:20 pm
Heart, Love & Soul was founded by a prayer group from Sacred Heart Parish more than 30 years ago. Originally a pantry group, it became a place for a daily meal, and eventually moved to Ontario Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls business owners cited for work on 'Operation Safecam'
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 04:15 pm
Niagara Falls business owners Linda and Mark Milanovich of George's Appliance Inc., and Ghandi Jourdi and Master Khechen of Master Khechen's Martial Arts Academy were recognized earlier this month for their contributions towards development of a security camera network intended to protect Pine Avenue business and customers in Niagara Falls.
Batting cages now in former Summit Mall; more expected soon
Fri, Nov 22nd 2019 04:00 pm
From the outside, the Summit Mall in the Town of Wheatfield looks completely deserted. But once inside, and with a little imagination, it's hard to not see the vision of what this place could be.
Niagara Catholic sold to The Chapel
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 04:15 pm
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo on Thursday announced the former Niagara Catholic building was sold. NC was shuttered in 2018 due to a lack of funding.
'D4F' positively impacting communities
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 02:30 pm
Deposits for Food begins its seventh year of collecting returnable beverage containers and scrap metal, with all proceeds going to three Niagara County food pantries. In slightly over six years, founder Angelo Sarkees of Lewiston, a SUNY at Buffalo graduate, has donated $72,000 to Community Missions, and Heart, Love & Soul, both in Niagara Falls; and Care and Share Food Pantry in Ransomville.
Niagara County Community College names Murabito president
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 08:05 pm
The State University of New York Board of Trustees, in conjunction with the board of trustees of Niagara County Community College, on Wednesday announced the appointment of Dr. William J. Murabito as the seventh president of the institution.
Community Missions announces plans for seventh annual #GivingTuesday
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 04:35 pm
More than 100 volunteers and eight restaurants from the Niagara community will partner with Community Missions for its seventh annual #GivingTuesday event on Dec. 3.
NCCC Future Leaders engage in community service
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:50 pm
As part of the Liberty Partnerships Future Leaders program at Niagara County Community College, students from Lockport High School and North Park Junior High School will focus their community service efforts on environmental improvements this year.
2020 Niagara County tentative budget at a new historic low
Sat, Nov 16th 2019 10:25 am
Niagara County's taxpayers can expect their property tax rates to be reduced to a historic low next year if the budget prepared by County Manager Rick Updegrove and Budget Director Dan Huntington is approved by county lawmakers next month.
'Airman for a Day' puts spotlight on Tianna
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:20 pm
A special guest visited the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station last week named, Tianna Colarusso. The 9 year old was commissioned in as the youngest honorary U.S. Air Force 2nd lieutenant as part of the "Airman for a Day" program.
Officials, players rally around youth tackle football
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:15 pm
Though the New York Legislature is out of session, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello wants to start the grass-roots conversation on a bill that is likely to pass if opposition does not stop it.
Niagara Greenway projects to be discussed
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:35 pm
The Niagara River Greenway Commission will meet Tuesday, Nov. 19, to determine the consistency of the next round of projects. The meeting will take place at 3 p.m. at the NOCO Pavilion in Sheridan Park at 450 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda.
5th annual 'Art Off The Wall' fundraiser to benefit Carnegie Art Center
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 09:30 pm
The fifth annual "Art Off The Wall" exhibition and fundraiser to benefit the Carnegie Art Center opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, and will give visitors a unique opportunity to purchase original artwork. Local artists have donated works priced at $20 for the event.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls opens Free Agent store
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:05 pm
Free Agent, a locally owned and operated retailer, has opened a location at Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA. The 2,700-square-foot store can be found inside entrance 5, next to DAVIDs TEA. In celebration of its grand opening, Free Agent will offer 20% off eligible items through Nov. 11.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute presents sweet holiday tradition in 'Gingerbread Wonderland'
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 02:45 pm
The students and chefs of the baking and pastry arts program at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) have been working for months now planning and now building the life-size gingerbread village that is a part of "Gingerbread Wonderland."
Wheatfield approves budget; beefs up security
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 08:45 am
At a recent Town Board meeting, officials in the Town of Wheatfield had a lot to deliberate through, according to Supervisor Don MacSwan. The first matter of business was a public hearing on the preliminary budget, which was approved without any further input.
NT: Residents talk disc-golf & parks
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 08:40 am
The City of North Tonawanda Common Council convened with Mayor Arthur Pappas to hold a regular meeting right before Election Day. Officials encouraged residents to vote, and residents took time to hold elected officials accountable for different issues in the city.
Niagara County Community College to host first 'Day of Giving'
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College will participate in its first "Day of Giving" on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The one-day online campaign to benefit the students, faculty, staff and community of NCCC.
NCCC: New experience to Savor at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 07:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute has always provided up-and-coming chefs with a hands-on learning environment to sharpen their skills in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. Now, these unique programs will provide even more opportunities for students to excel and stand out in their field.
Niagara County Veterans Day programs
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 06:25 pm
Additional Veterans Day events in Niagara County this weekend include:
NCCC awaits final approval for new president
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 06:15 pm
Niagara County Community College's search for a president is finished, according to board of trustees Chairman Bill Ross. The trustees, having interviewed four finalists for the position and chosen the applicant most suited, are sworn to confidentiality on the subject, but have sent their chosen applicant to the SUNY Board of Trustees and SUNY chancellor for approval.
Councilmen clash, then compromise, over budget
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 04:00 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board parted ways Thursday night after three-hours of discussing the budget. Councilmen Samuel Gatto, Marc Carpenter, and Richard Sirianni ran plans to trim budget lines to free up funds for other endeavors by Deputy Supervisor Charles Teixeira via phone. The resulting argument ended the meeting.
Athletes, dedicated alumni, staff celebrated at N-W
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 04:00 pm
The 2019 Niagara Wheatfield "Athletic Hall of Fame" and Niagara-Wheatfield's "Falcon Wall of Fame" received a new class of inductees over the weekend. Those chosen were honored in a special ceremony.
'Everything NT Festival': From videos to festivals, all about NT
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 03:55 pm
The "Everything NT Festival" is in its second year to celebrate North Tonawanda in a special event. While the event lasts only three hours, it's packed full of good drinks, good food, an open bar, local vendors, and a basket raffle to benefit the Niagara SPCA.
Graduate talks about life in Coast Guard
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 03:55 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES Security and Law Enforcement teacher Dudley Gilbert recently had a special guest in class. Seaman Apprentice Ryan Burbee, who graduated from Mr. Gilbert's class at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center, stopped in to talk to the current students about his enrollment in the Coast Guard.
Wearing pink in support of breast cancer awareness
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 03:50 pm
Sevenson Environmental Services of Niagara Falls observed Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its employees wearing pink at the company's Niagara Falls and various project locations. Shown above is a drone photo taken Oct. 22 high above Sevenson's Lockport Road yard. (Photo by Nicholas Tomkins)
Niagara County resident honored at Developmental Disabilities Statewide Conference
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 09:40 am
A Niagara County resident received statewide honors at the Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York State conference on Oct. 28. The honoree was chosen from nominees across New York.
Niagara Wine Trail: 'Share the Bounty' this weekend
Mon, Nov 4th 2019 01:50 pm
For well over a decade now, the Niagara Wine Trail USA wineries have partnered with local food banks and charitable organizations - and this year is no different. To ensure a bountiful holiday season for area residents in need, the annual "Share the Bounty" event will be held Veterans Day Weekend, Nov. 9-11.
Niagara Hospice House announces residential improvements
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:30 pm
Niagara Hospice announced recently that 10 general-inpatient rooms and all 10 residential units at its Niagara Hospice House facility in Lockport now feature new Wieland sleeper sofas, providing flexibility and convenience during patient visits and overnight stays.
Helicopter revamped for vet memorial in Wheatfield
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:05 pm
The 1965 Huey helicopter is a big thing to miss. It's been gone for about a year now, but no one should be alarmed. The Vietnam era helicopter and its compatriot, the massive tank in front of the Town of Wheatfield Highway Department building, will be back together again at Town Hall on Church Street. It's just a question of when.
 

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