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Buffalo & North Tonawanda receiving $10 million as winners of fifth-round Downtown Revitalization Initiative
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Buffalo's Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood and the City of North Tonawanda will receive $10 million each in funding as the Western New York region winners of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative. As part of DRI round 5, each of the state's 10 regional economic development regions are being awarded $20 million, to make for a total state commitment of $200 million in funding and investments to help communities boost their post COVID-19 economies by transforming downtowns into vibrant neighborhoods.
Bear Bottom Wholesale taking over Scott's Furniture
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
Scott's Furniture, located at 4419 Military Road, has been purchased by Larry Bryer, owner of Bear Bottom Wholesale of Lockport. Bryer said he has been keeping an eye out for a second location and, when he came across Scott Furniture, it was just what he was looking for.
Participate in #GivingTuesday: Join Community Missions as it celebrates global day of giving on Nov. 30
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it is officially the giving season. Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is welcoming donations and volunteers as it prepares for its annual celebration of #GivingTuesday.
Small Business Saturday: Over a century, Wagner's Farm brings more than apples to market
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 08:00 am
It began as a stop at the side of the road. A stand, like so many others seen on countless country roads, that sells homegrown produce. That was over 100 years ago. And as things change, so they stay the same.
Niagara County records 400th COVID-related death
Wed, Nov 10th 2021 12:35 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health on Wednesday issued the following weekly update on positive COVID-19 cases from Nov. 4-10.
NCCC holds annual Veterans Day celebration
Tue, Nov 9th 2021 04:20 pm
The 2021 Veterans Day ceremony at Niagara County Community College will return to its prepandemic format. The event will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at NCCC's Veterans Memorial Park, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Empire State Wrestling returns to Niagara Falls with 'Wrestlebash'
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 09:20 pm
Empire State Wrestling comes back to its old stomping grounds in Niagara County - and brings back its traditional Thanksgiving Weekend super event with "Wrestlebash" on Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Frontier Fire Hall, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls. This is the first Empire State Wrestling event in Niagara County in two years, and the first ESW event at the Frontier Fire Hall in three years.
Season set to sparkle with 'Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show'
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 05:30 pm
Everyone loves the lights of the holidays, and this year's "Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show" at the Niagara County Fairgrounds is set to deliver fun for the entire family. Construction of dozens of towering displays with hundreds of colored lights is well underway. The show opens Nov. 19 with what organizers called "a safe, secure, drive-thru experience synchronized to holiday music through your car radio."
Niagara Pride holding holiday shopping online auction to fund 2022 programming
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 01:35 pm
Niagara Pride is asking Western New Yorkers and local businesses to help with its 2021 holiday shopping online auction by donating items or services to be part of the event. The auction will start on Black Friday, Nov. 26, and run through Saturday, Dec. 4. All items need to be donated by Nov. 20.
'Share the Bounty' on the Niagara Wine Trail
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 03:40 pm
On Nov. 13-14, the Niagara Wine Trail will host its annual "Share the Bounty" event. Each participating winery has selected a different charity. They will collection donation of items or donate the tasting fees to that charity. There is no ticket for this event, but people are encouraged to visit as many wineries as they wish.
Former Niagara Catholic site getting makeover by The Chapel
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 08:15 am
The former Niagara Catholic High School building, at 520 66th St., has sort of resembled Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory since it closed in the summer of 2018. Tremendous work has taken place inside - out of view from the general public - with great expectations in place for what might be when The Chapel reopens the site in the near future.
North Tonawanda unveils historical marker on Teddy Roosevelt's 163rd birthday
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 10:55 am
On Wednesday, City of North Tonawanda officials unveiled a new historical marker downtown on the anniversary of Teddy Roosevelt's birthday.
TNT celebrates Fall Expo, new business
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:40 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held its Fall Expo with member Gratwick Hose Co. on Saturday. This year's event featured vendors that cover everything from home improvement, health and wellness, beauty and fashion, to education, to a variety of personal, home, finance and novelty gifts. Admission was free to the public.
Rob Ortt recognizes Painters Plus
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:20 pm
On Tuesday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt recognized Painter Plus Home Decorating as the "Small Business of the Month" for October.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center partner in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mon, Oct 18th 2021 02:45 pm
Throughout October, Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The mall has teamed up with the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's breast and prostate peer education program to promote how early detection can save lives. From Monday, Oct. 18, through Friday, Oct. 22, representatives will be on-site talking with shoppers about the importance of breast health, risk factors, and signs and symptoms.
Hochul announces groundbreaking for $46 million welcome center at Niagara Falls State Park
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 02:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the beginning of construction for a new, $46 million state-of-the-art visitor center in Niagara Falls State Park. The new facility, her team said, "will be a gateway to adventure along the Niagara River Corridor, greatly improving the visitor experience, complementing nature, and increasing the length of visits within the park in all four seasons. The newly built center will welcome new and returning sightseers, enhancing awareness of regional recreational and cultural offerings."
Niagara County Community College announces new Veterans Memorial Park campaign
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will be relocating and expanding its existing Veterans Memorial Park to honor the Niagara County veteran community. This park will not only represent those who served in the armed forces, but will also offer community programming to celebrate a proud heritage of military service.
Wheatfield Lions Club gets assistance from Boy Scouts
Mon, Oct 11th 2021 02:05 pm
Recently at the Wheatfield Lions Club, we have seen actions that give us pride in our youth. With many thanks, we have achieved another achievement in our list of needed facility enhancements. It is help and support like this that has kept our Wheatfield Lions Club Five Senses Park at 6535 Ward Road in great condition.
Phone calls to change: NCSO reminds residents of new 10-digit dialing transition
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 11:20 am
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti, along with the Niagara County Police Chiefs, remind residents the 10-digit dialing transition is approaching.
11th annual Project H.O.P.E. gives Wheatfield family, community much-needed hand
Fri, Oct 1st 2021 10:00 am
Two weekends ago, a handful of volunteers joined the crews from Painters Plus to help out this year's winner of Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Paint Exteriors), an annual citywide contest that offers a free exterior home paint job to homeowners in need. Painter's Plus owner Jesse Gooch said this year's Project H.O.P.E., now in its 11th year, was perhaps its most unique yet.
Wegmans offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot by appointment only
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:10 pm
Wegmans Pharmacy locations are now offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible individuals by appointment only. The following groups are eligible to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series:
NCCC signs agreements with Keuka College
Sat, Sep 25th 2021 10:40 am
Niagara County Community College President William J. Murabito, Ph.D., and Keuka College President Amy Storey signed articulation agreements on Friday that will facilitate seamless transfer pathways for students enrolled in the human services A.A. program at NCCC to a social work B.S. program at Keuka College, as well as the NCCC health studies A.S. program to a community health and wellness B.S. program at Keuka College.
Local car shows drive charity fundraising efforts
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 04:55 pm
Beyond the mirrored chrome, gleaming parts and shining body of a classic car, there's an engine that pushes it.
Niagara County Office for the Aging adds another wheelchair-accessible van to fleet
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 01:50 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging announced has recently taken delivery of a brand-new bariatric-accessible wheelchair van, expanding its transportation fleet to 13 vehicles.
Dockside named top 'Savory Summer' location
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 11:05 am
Right after Memorial Day, Niagara Frontier Publications asked readers to nominate their favorite summer food locations because, well, our staffers have big appetites and full gas tanks.
Town of Niagara Historical Society to hold 'history hunt' program
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 11:00 am
Town of Niagara Historian Peter Aimes, the TON Historical Society and committee members are currently seeking the assistance of residents and others who attended the former Military Road School for an information collection effort on the school's history.
Fichte celebrates milestone: Eye care group marks 10,000th successful patient treatment
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 11:35 am
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare celebrated its 10,000th successful patient procedure on Tuesday.
Handsome Jack to perform at Carnegie Art Center
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:40 pm
The staff and board at the Carnegie Art Center announce Handsome Jack will perform an in-person concert on the lawn this Saturday, Aug. 28. Off the Wall will open.
Town of Niagara delays marijuana sales; outlines plans for American Rescue Plan funding
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 07:00 am
With marijuana being recently legalized in New York for recreational use, many towns across the state are preparing for an influx of burgeoning businesses ready to sell the product. However, the Town of Niagara will not be one of those towns - at least not initially.
Wheatfield veterans honored in memorial dedication
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 11:15 am
On Saturday, Aug. 8, a crowd of residents, including current and former military personnel and their families, joined local and state officials on a beautiful, sunny afternoon for a dedication ceremony for the Wheatfield Veterans Memorial.
Superintendents: Native American schools crumbling while NYS fails to act
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 07:00 am
Crumbling brickwork, failing roofs, leaking windows, unsecure doors - three Native American schools in New York state, three disturbingly similar stories.
Lions 'LEGO's for Roswell Kids' brings hope, joy to children
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:05 pm
Our Town of Wheatfield Lions have been practicing the root meaning of our motto - "We Serve." Our main service areas include: blind, diabetics, hunger, environment, disaster relief, humanitarian care, and children's cancer.
Ortt, Morinello & Norris request emergency flooding assistance
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 05:15 pm
On Thursday, New York State Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt and Assembly members Angelo Morinello and Mike Norris sent a letter requesting immediate coordination between the New York State Office of Emergency Management (SEMO), the cities of Lockport and Niagara Falls, and Niagara County, regarding flash flooding that occurred July 20. Severe rainstorms caused a significant amount of damage throughout those areas.
NYSDOT details $5.7 million project to address dangerous intersections along boulevard
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 11:00 am
On Wednesday, the New York State Department of Transportation held a public hearing at the Wheatfield Community Center to outline a proposed $5.7 million project meant to make some historically dangerous spots along Niagara Falls Boulevard safer.
Local officials pledge support of Law Enforcement Academy move to NCCC campus
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, a press conference was held to celebrate the return of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy to the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. NCLEA will relocate to NCCC in August after a decade at Niagara University. Several elected officials joined college leaders to pledge their support of local law enforcement and the academy's move.
Wheatfield memorial tank shines with new paint job
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:00 am
Last week, the M-60A3 army tank located at the Wheatfield Veterans Memorial received a fresh coat of paint. While it's still green, of course, the tank now more closely matches the paint of the UH1-D Huey helicopter also featured in the memorial.
Town of Niagara: Master plan taking shape in Veterans Memorial Community Park
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:00 am
On Monday, officials from the Town of Niagara held a groundbreaking ceremony in Veterans Memorial Community Park where construction for phase three and phase four of the park's master plan is set to begin this week.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas holds golf tournament
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:05 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held its annual Golf Classic on June 14 at member location Pendleton Creek Golf Club. Phyllis Gentner was the chairperson.
Thrill of the fight: Local fighter set to make debut after pandemic scraps first match
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 07:00 am
After five years of training and honing her abilities at the Fight-Sport Training Center, Town of Niagara's Mackenzie Musgrove was set to make her amateur kickboxing debut last year on May 9. The preparation leading up to the bout was grueling. As her trainer Pativaj Soundara explained, it's essentially a second job.
AirPower History Tour lands at Niagara Falls International Airport
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 07:00 am
The AirPower History Tour (part of the B-29/B-24 Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force) has touched down in Niagara Falls. It aims to give spectators the opportunity to experience the history and grandeur of some of the military's most historic aircraft up-close and personal.
 

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