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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.
Young readers unite at WNY Children's Book Expo
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:00 pm
It's an exciting time when someone first starts to read. There are so many choices: "Nancy Drew," "Goosebumps," and "Charlotte's Web." It's like a lightbulb goes on, and stays on throughout their lives. All through reading.
'Service cloth' to be preserved
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 03:00 pm
In war, many will leave the places they lived in and fight in lands far off. That was the destiny of 152 men and women who left Belden Center to serve in World War II, 13 of whom never returned to their loved ones at home.
Paul Swisher returns to NT with book to help others in field
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:55 pm
Paul Swisher is many things. Husband, writer, musician, KanJam co-creator. But the biggest part of his life was originally almost just a temporary thing. In his book, "Let 'Em Go Pee," he talks about his 32 years in the teaching profession and the lessons he's learned.
Wheatfield's Purple Heart County sign first to go up
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:50 pm
On Feb. 19, the Niagara County Legislature officially recognized Niagara County as a Purple Heart County and joined municipalities across the country, including El Dorado County of California, Erie County of New York and Jackson County of Missouri, in honoring its Purple Heart constituents.
Culinary arts students at Niagara Hospice's 'Day of Remembrance'
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:50 pm
Culinary arts students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently lent a helping hand to Niagara Hospice. Teacher Bob Ihle and his students made and donated cookies to the Hospice House in Lockport for its "Day of Remembrance Celebration."
Antiques & décor selling at two locations on Robinson Street
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:45 pm
The Old Chapel Antique & Artisan Market and the Old Greenhouse Antique & Décor are both large, yet charming buildings on Robinson Street in North Tonawanda. The owners of these co-op business models started out small with buying and selling old - yet valuable - items on and offline.
ACT: Serving those who fall through the cracks
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:40 pm
There are many kinds of people in Niagara County, but not all of them have it as easy as others. For some, even every day tasks are a difficulty.
Town of Niagara Board wrestles with budget
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:40 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board convened at Town Hall to meet with justices Anthony Restaino and James Faso, as well as Highway Superintendent Bob Herman and Police Chief James Suitor in order to gain insight on the three department's budget needs as the deadline to change or approve Supervisor Lee Wallace's preliminary budget looms ever closer.
Community leaders join movement to fight hunger in North Tonawanda
Thu, Oct 31st 2019 07:00 am
The Little Free Pantry is a nationwide movement that addresses immediate and local hunger issues, an epidemic prevalent in the City of North Tonawanda. The concept entails small, independent, handmade food pantries placed in popular areas where people can take what they need and give what they can.
Volunteers needed to wrap gifts, support people with disabilities
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 03:00 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation is looking for people to staff its gift-wrap booth located at the Fashion Outlets Niagara Falls USA mall. Volunteers are needed for various shifts during mall hours Saturday, Nov. 30, through Tuesday, Dec. 24.
Capitol Cleaners collecting 'Coats 4 Kids'
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 03:30 pm
Capitol Cleaners seeks gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves for less-fortunate children and adults. The full-service dry-cleaning company will prep and distribute product from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7, at its downtown Niagara Falls site, 1227 Main St.
Oh deer! New York deer crashes peak in autumn
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:10 pm
New York drivers need to buck up this fall and watch for deer. AAA analyzed New York crash data and found that October, November and December are, by far, the peak months for deer crashes in the Empire State.
First of several county-designated 'Purple Heart' signs unveiled in Wheatfield
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 06:05 pm
Republican members of the Niagara County Legislature joined County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski and Wheatfield Town Supervisor and Purple Heart recipient Don MacSwan on Niagara Falls Boulevard today to unveil the first of several county-designated "Purple Heart" signs, which will be installed throughout various locations in the county.
Voting early?
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Board of Elections announced voters in Niagara County would be given opportunities for early voting from:
Wheatfield Board hears Summit Mall update
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:10 pm
Rodney Rinard, a Witmer Road resident, approached the Wheatfield Town Board at its Monday meeting to talk to the officials in regard to heavy drainage problems on his property.
NIMAC goes to Calspan
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:05 pm
On Thursday, the Niagara Military Affairs Council was given a tour of the Calspan wind tunnel in Buffalo. The wind tunnel "provides impartial test service to evaluate the aerodynamic flight mechanics and performance characteristics of aircraft and other aerodynamic vehicles."
Wheatfield taxes to go up less than $10
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:05 pm
The average Town of Wheatfield homeowner, with a house assessed at $125,000, will receive an additional $9.93 on their taxes this year, according to Budget Officer Edward Mongold. While the budget has not been put in front of the residents, the 2020 tentative budget is complete and can be accessed at Town Hall. A public hearing for the budget has been scheduled at 6:45 p.m., Nov. 4.
Healing Field coming to North Tonawanda
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:05 pm
In 2016, the Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club sponsored the first Healing Field in North Tonawanda. The event was so successful, the group has scheduled another for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Local haunt to benefit Niagara SPCA
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:00 pm
Looking for a spooky event, not able to afford Frightworld and maybe want to give to a good cause, too? Look no further because this year; the 870 Lee Home Haunt in North Tonawanda has you covered.
Bullying at Niagara-Wheatfield makes news
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:00 pm
Last week, the Niagara-Wheatfield School District was once again under scrutiny by the public. This time the newsworthy item was a video that showed a student at the high school being bullied by two of his peers. The student was subsequently suspended when he responded by attacking the bullies. The video quickly made its way onto social media, as well as local news stations.
 

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