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First LPN class from Niagara Falls Workforce Training Center gradates
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
Fourteen licensed practical nursing students graduated Oct. 8 from the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Falls Workforce Development and Training Center. Orleans/Niagara BOCES Director of Career and Technical Education Joe Steinmetz and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster made speeches and congratulated them on their achievement.
Author of 'One on the Ground' to present at NT History Museum
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the North Tonawanda History Museum, Karen Wielinski will present her experience in 2009 when a Continental Airlines passenger flight crashed into her home in Clarence, killing 50 passengers and her husband who was in another room of the house.
Fashion Outlets: Shop fashionably for a cause
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls is celebrating breast cancer awareness month with a "Shop Fashionably for a Cause" initiative throughout the month of October. From Oct. 1-31, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls will offer a pink savings pass for $5, with 100% of proceeds benefitting the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
NCCC student to receive EOP honor in New York City
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:05 pm
On Thursday, Oct. 17, State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Kristina M. Johnson will host the first Educational Opportunity Program Honors Awards Ceremony at the SUNY Global Center in Manhattan. This inaugural event will honor students from 41 SUNY campuses across New York state, including Alisha Rivers, a radiologic technology major from Niagara County Community College.
Out of Darkness works to end stigma, encourage communication
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:05 pm
The Out of Darkness Walk in Lockport will start with registration at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Walkers start at 1:30 p.m. and will journey one of two paths: one path on the south side following the Erie Canal for one mile and back, and the other on the north side following the canal for two miles and back. Participants will meet at the Lockport Locks Pavilion.
Helping guide next generation of HVAC techs
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:00 pm
The Career and Technical Education teachers at the Niagara and Orleans Career and Technical Education Centers depend on local industry leaders to help them design their course curriculum and provide internships for real-world experiences for students. These leaders sit on advisory committees and meet with teachers on a regular basis. Not only do they give up their free time, they often donate goods and machinery and offer valuable opportunities to the students in the Orleans/Niagara BOCES classes.
DeVeaux Woods State Park opens new amenities
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 04:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, along with the City of Niagara Falls, cut the ribbon today on a new comfort station, as well as the city's first dog park, in DeVeaux Woods State Park.
Zombies coming to Ghostlight Theatre this month
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 05:00 pm
The play "Night of the Living Dead" by Lori Allen Ohm will be presented at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Performances continue at 8 p.m. Oct. 25-26, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased online at www.starrynighttheatre.com or by calling the theater at 716-743-1614.
Sharks & rays coming to Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:35 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has been ramping up its own piece of property to properly serve both locals and visitors alike. For the past few years, the aquarium has made big changes such as "Penguin Coast" in 2018 and "Aliens of the Sea" in 2019. On Sept. 27, it announced even more construction to create a new - interactive - habitat for some of nature's misunderstood children in the sea. It's called the "M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay"
Wheatfield Town Council hears proposals on future
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Board heard two presentations during its bimonthly board meeting, both of which involved changes, physical and intergovernmental, as well as opportunities to come.
North Tonawanda City Council celebrates mayor; public supports dog control officer
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
On Tuesday, the City of North Tonawanda City Council was hit with a hurricane of emotion, testimonials and support during a very vocal public input session after all the motions and resolutions had been made and voted on by the council.
Tree Top Pizza & Grill back in business
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:25 pm
Tree Top Pizza & Grill is back at 4900 Saunders Settlement Road to the delight of its customers. Nathan Addenbrooke, the son of the original owners, has taken the helm of the business and will be serving the classic, not deep-dish, not thin-crust, but completely authentic "pizza pie" that his fans have learned to crave.
American Legion Post 1451 celebrates 100 years with open house
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:20 pm
The American Legion is 100 years old and Wheatfield American Legion Post 1451 is planning to celebrate noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
North Tonawanda resident succeeds online
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:20 pm
Amy Shellman started her first business almost one month ago, but it's not an ordinary store or restaurant. It's called Sunsets and Souls Boutique, and while it's located in North Tonawanda, it won't be found on Payne Avenue or Oliver Street. A good place to look though might be the local library's computers.
NT Alderman-at-Large Tylec creates complete count committee leading up to 2020 census
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
Every 10 years, the U.S. government must complete a thorough population count. The accuracy of the report is crucial to each municipality as it secures federal funding and fair representation in Congress.
McNall announces re-election bid
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:05 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairman Wm. Keith McNall, who represents the 13th District, has officially announced his candidacy for reelection.
NCAP: Stay warm in winter, cool in summer
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 09:25 am
The Weatherization Assistance Program was created at the federal level in 1976 in response to a national energy crisis. Since its inception, it has continued to serve as the nation's core program for delivering energy-efficient services to eligible households in every state in America, with priority given to the elderly, persons with disabilities, and households with children.
Longest-running Niagara Hospice fundraiser celebrates 28 years
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 09:25 am
Niagara Hospice will celebrate the 28th anniversary of its longest-running fundraiser, "Cocktails and CA$H," at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11. The event will be held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension at 4487 Lake Road, Lockport. It is presented by the Niagara Hospice board of directors.
'Halloween Spooktacular' at Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory is hosting its annual "Halloween Spooktacular" event from 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. "Spooktacular" is a scare-free Halloween event that is suited for even the youngest members of the family.
Classes offered at Kin Loch Farmstead
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:55 pm
Kin Loch Farmstead is a sprawling, 37-acre plot on which Alex and Ryan Plante cultivated 2,000 lavender plants in 2018 and traded some growing space to Fran DePalma of Heirloom Soul Flowers. Since that time, the farm has outperformed expectations, receiving over 1,000 visitors during the summer who picked the freshly blooming lavender plants, take classes and experience country life.
Sanborn Business Association hosts Autumn Fest
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:55 pm
If you have kids between age 2 and 8 and are trying to have a nice day out of the house, this is your ticket to ride. Autumn Fest in Sanborn is coming back to the Farm Museum Grounds at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6.
Niagara County Legislature approves $316,000 for Gratwick Park upgrades
Wed, Sep 25th 2019 05:35 pm
The Niagara County Legislature last week unanimously approved $316,000 to support North Tonawanda's effort to upgrade Gratwick-Riverside Park.
Collins nets $67K for Cambria Fire Co.
Mon, Sep 23rd 2019 11:30 am
Congressman Chris Collins recently announced $402,687.59 in federal funding for the Springwater Fire Co., Cambria Volunteer Fire Co., Terry's Corners Fire Co. and the Swormville Fire Co. Each grant was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which is designed to help first-responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.
Lady Falcons win match and tie season with Grand Island's varsity tennis team
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:50 pm
In a take-two of a match earlier this month, Grand Island and Niagara-Wheatfield vied to be the best tennis team in the league. The result was the two teams are now tied at No. 1 after a 4-1 sweep by the Lady Falcons against the Vikings.
Friday the 13th doesn't haunt Lady Falcons
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 09:50 pm
Friday, Sept. 13, proved to be unlucky for the junior varsity volleyball team of Grand Island, the Vikings. Niagara-Wheatfield ascended to a 3-0 match against the Vikings, each set being close, but a win nonetheless for the Lady Falcons.
Niagara County receives federal grant to support emergency services
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 05:35 pm
At Thursday's legislative meeting, the Niagara County Legislature accepted a $2.1 million grant that was approved by the Department of Homeland Security to support the county's effort to enhance radio communication within the fire service.
Farm Museum welcomes Vietnam vets
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
On 58 acres, the Sanborn Farm Museum is something special to behold. With a barn, a church, a reception hall and plenty of generous donors, the space is filled up quite quickly with things from the past honoring its rural heritage.
Hands Healing Heroes salutes veterans
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
The sixth annual Veterans Appreciation Day presented by Hands Healing Heroes is coming back, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Gerald Tidd: Local vet keeps giving back
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:40 pm
The term "goodness" is a term that can make plenty of us uncomfortable. In short, we don't all do right, at least not all the time. No matter how hard we try, it's difficult to say, honestly, that we live up to that ideal.
Wydysh named Niagara County Legislature's first GOP vice chairwoman
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 03:35 pm
At a meeting Thursday, Niagara County Legislator Rebecca Wydysh was appointed as the first female vice chair in the history of the Niagara County Legislature.
Town of Niagara Board has busy night
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 12:35 pm
The Town Board of Niagara convened on Tuesday for a mere 30 minutes. During that time, the board resolved to grant Randal Sinatra a mixed-families residence zoning for his property on Laur Road, create a local law that paves the way for a possible recycling plant within the town, schedule a public hearing for the destruction of a zombie home and, of course, answer questions from citizens.
Niagara: Celebrate National Sight Week by clearing up your vision
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 10:15 am
The hardships of growing older affect many living within the Tribune's circulation. Some may need canes, walkers, wheelchairs; the nights may get longer, memories grow harder to access. Aches and pains from years of work may come to back to haunt the body, and of course, eyesight may become hindered.
GNBC to hold 'Nutcracker' auditions
Sat, Sep 14th 2019 07:00 am
With it comes "The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's annual family-friendly holiday presentation. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers. It will be staged Dec. 13-14 at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center.
Wheatfield meeting hits bumpy roads
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:35 pm
Al D'Angelo of the subdivision, Country Meadows, in the Town of Wheatfield made a plea to the Town Board to repave his street. The long-time resident who said that he was asked to represent his neighbors, noted he has been lobbying for years, but keeps getting the same answer from Highway Superintendent Paul Siegmann: "There's no money in the budget."
Greenway for Gratwick, but not Sutherland
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:35 pm
The Niagara Greenway Commission met on Tuesday at the Niawanda Park's pavilion in Tonawanda with two projects to consider and grant Greenway funds to.
Support local art at 'Uncorked for Creativity' in NT
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:35 pm
The Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda will be celebrating the beginning of fall with its event called "Uncorked for Creativity" in the outdoors right outside the building on the art center's lawn.
Niagara SPCA to link business heads with big hearts
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:30 pm
The Niagara SPCA has a new program aimed at emptying its facilities. It seeks help from the community. Understandably, a lot of people can't help by adopting an animal, but the SPCA is hoping that community businesses and individuals would like to be the second best thing: the force behind finding each of these pets a home. It's called "Sponsor a Cage."
Electric Lights Parade on hiatus for 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:05 pm
The talk of the residents in Town of Niagara on Friday was of a press release posted on the town's Facebook page. According to the release, the Electric Lights Parade is taking a year off from marching on Military Road. It will continue in 2020.
United Way kicks off campaign 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 03:25 pm
The United Way of Greater Niagara launched its fall campaign Friday at the Four Points Sheridan in Niagara Falls. UWGN Board Chairman Bob Kazeangin introduced Michael Sigurdson, a store manager of Wegmans in Niagara Falls, and Marcus Latham, a former teacher, as well as a former president of Niagara Falls Teachers Local 801, as co-chairs for campaign 2019.
NCCC Athletic Wall of Fame event this Saturday
Thu, Sep 12th 2019 02:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College Athletic Department will unveil the re-designed Athletic Wall of Fame from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the main gym.
 

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