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Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls reopens
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is allowing shopping malls in "New York Forward" phase four regions to reopen to the general public.
Community rallies to support NT girl attacked on video
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:20 pm
The violent attack of Amelia, a 14-year-old North Tonawanda High School student, has galvanized a local community to come together in support, and to help put an end to bullying altogether.
Beat the heat: Ways to stay cool in Niagara County
Fri, Jul 10th 2020 12:20 pm
With temperatures exceeding 90 degrees this week, Western New York finds itself in the midst of a sweltering summer heat wave. It's so hot that in Buffalo, records are being broken. The Queen City is expected to break a 30-year-record for consecutive days with 90-degree temps, while Wednesday's high of 94 degrees tied a record set in 1988.
NCCC announces plans for fall semester
Wed, Jul 8th 2020 05:45 pm
Niagara County Community College has announced plans for the fall semester, which begins Aug. 31. The college will offer in-person, online and hybrid classes, as well as face-to-face labs that require hands-on instruction such as culinary, CADD, health sciences and other related courses. The announcement was made in conjunction with SUNY approving the "Fall 2020 Reopening Plan for NCCC."
Rock Burger: 4 years of great tastes - and a delicious-looking future
Fri, Jul 3rd 2020 07:00 am
Four years ago this week, Rock Burger made its debut in Niagara Falls - and waistbands throughout the area are still yet to recover.
Niagara-Wheatfield graduate awakens to a unique surprise from parents
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:55 am
If you've driven through the Niagara-Wheatfield School District in the last few weeks, you've certainly noticed the myriad black and red lawn signs honoring recent high school graduates. They're generally about the standard size of the campaign signs you see around election time, roughly 24-by-18-inches or so. They make for a nice, quaint, school-spirited way for a parent to show pride in their child's accomplishments.
New stores, safety procedures in works as Fashion Outlets looks forward to reopening
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:40 am
Although initially thought to be included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's phase four reopening plans, this week malls across the state learned they would have to remain closed for now. During the governor's press briefing on Wednesday, Cuomo said state health officials would continue to "study malls, movie theaters and gyms," as concerns rise that air conditioning systems could propel a resurgence of the coronavirus.
Niagara-Wheatfield graduation: Student government helps give Class of 2020 a proper send-off
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 09:45 am
Graduating seniors from Niagara-Wheatfield High School are set to get a send-off to remember on Saturday, June 20. Co-developed by school administrators as well as students, the three-part graduation ceremony will include a virtual ceremony, drive-up commencement and a community parade.
Have a seat: Local hair salons, barbershops welcome reopening, customers
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 09:40 am
Time to kiss that quarantine haircut goodbye. On June 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo named Western New York as one of the five regions in the state to allow barbershops and salons to reopen, albeit with some noteworthy restrictions.
Summertime eateries back in full swing after state OKs outdoor seating
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The sun is out, the trees are in bloom, and the intoxicating scent of charbroiled burgers and hot dogs is making it hard for anyone stuck indoors to get any work done. It's summertime in Western New York and, as you would expect, many of the area's favorite seasonal eateries are opening back up for business.
Niagara County legislators offer affordable meals to Wheatfield and North Tonawanda seniors
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:00 am
In the early weeks of the lockdown, Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch knew he wanted to do something for his district's senior community. He partnered up with local food truck vendor J&L Boulevard BBQ to begin "Meals with Heart from 6 Feet Apart" to offer seniors $5 dinners (pickup only) from 5-6 p.m. each Wednesday at the Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Road.
Elderwood resident Joanne Bodman honored with parade to mark 100th birthday
Fri, May 8th 2020 03:25 pm
Family and friends gathered together Monday afternoon at Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield to help Joanne Bodman celebrate her 100th birthday. A drive-by parade took place outside the front door and featured the Bergholz Fire Department, local first responders, friends and admirers.
De Dee's Dairy serving up smiles to go
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 06:55 pm
In Niagara Falls, there are few images more iconic to locals than the giant cow that sits perched atop of De Dee's Dairy. Around this time of year, the beloved bovine is usually overlooking scores of sticky-faced patrons and pineapple-sized ice cream cones at the picnic table below. The sight is something of an official announcement that spring is here.
Showing care with cookies: NCCC Class of 2020 'chips' in to sweeten day of local heroes
Mon, Apr 27th 2020 11:50 am
Students at Niagara County Community College are still adjusting to a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual learning has replaced in-person instruction, and plans for major milestones like commencement are being postponed in order to keep the community safe and healthy.
NCCC Student Showcase is virtually remarkable
Wed, Apr 22nd 2020 10:05 am
The Niagara County Community College Student Showcase has become an annual tradition, featuring students working with the help of faculty mentors to create projects highlighting every division on campus. In its third year, the showcase was not able to be held on campus due to COVID-19, but that did not stop organizers from pushing forward in a virtual format.
Easter: NOT CANCELED! Area photos
Sat, Apr 11th 2020 03:00 pm
With "New York State on PAUSE," and its residents staying home to stop the spread of COVID-19, families will be apart. Churches will be closed. Stores are shut. ... But that doesn't mean we can't celebrate.
Hopping for happiness: Local NF resident festively spreads cheer during tough times
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 04:20 pm
Gina Streck, a hairdresser at Salon Diaz, took matters into her own hands to spread some smiles this past week. With one of her favorite holidays of Easter coming up, Streck did drive-by visits to local children in the area dressed up as the one and only Easter Bunny.
Niagara County Community College establishes student emergency relief fund amidst coronavirus crisis
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 11:35 am
Joining other SUNY campuses across New York, Niagara County Community College has established a student emergency relief fund in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This fund is designated to support the highest, short-term financial needs to students currently enrolled at NCCC who are now facing extenuating circumstances related to housing, food, and other vital resources.
Facebook Journalism Project awards grant to Niagara Frontier Publications
Thu, Mar 26th 2020 08:00 pm
Six local newsrooms in New York were selected to receive almost $30,000 in funding - CNY Latino, Examiner Media, Niagara Frontier Publications, Spotlight Newspapers, Wallkill Valley Publications Inc., and Watertown Daily Times, with each of these recipients getting $5,000. In this first round, 50 local newsrooms across the U.S. and Canada are receiving $5,000 grants to help cover unexpected costs associated with covering the crisis in their communities. Additional recipients will be announced in the coming weeks.
3 more COVID-19 cases identified in Niagara County
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 03:35 pm
Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton on Monday said the county has received three new positive test results from the New York State Department of Health. As of this morning, Niagara County now has 12 positive results, 64 people quarantined, 12 in isolation and still four pending test results from last week.
Waterkeeper a multi-branch organization for all water concerns
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 04:50 pm
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper is a 30-year-old nonprofit, presiding over an area of some of the most memorable waterways in the world. It's not just Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes Erie and Ontario, rivers Niagara and Buffalo. It also encompasses the groundwater, the creeks, the riverbeds and tributaries, all of which are part of the greater Buffalo Niagara watershed.
Niagara County Office for the Aging adds 2 new wheelchair accessible vans to fleet
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging announced today it had recently taken delivery of two brand-new wheelchair vans, expanding the office's transportation fleet to 11 vehicles.
N-W state champion McDougald welcomed back home
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:20 pm
When people think of Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons athletics and its history, many turn towards the success of the wrestling program over the years. This past weekend, another N-W wrestler etched his name into the history books, as senior Justin McDougald became the fifth Falcons wrestler to win a New York State wrestling title.
Pellicano's Marketplace: Neighborhood store moving down the block
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:15 pm
Pellicano's Marketplace has been a staple in Wheatfield since 1986. When Paul Pellicano opened the shop, he unveiled gourmet grocery items to the public, right on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Waterkeeper holds open house in North Tonawanda
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Last week, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper held an open house at North Tonawanda's City Hall for those interested in learning more about the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Living Shoreline project.
NT Botanical Gardens host students
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Yesterday, students from North Tonawanda High School were due to leave their books, papers and pens in the classroom, and get their hands dirty at the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens on Sweeney Street, where Dave Conti and the rest of the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Organization had some serious lessons to impart.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stray cats a problem in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:15 pm
It's getting pretty cold out and, with the harsh weather, comes several charitable organizations looking to serve those who have the least. There is one group that is undeniably at risk and it's not even our species. In a word: Cats.
Former alderman honored at NT meeting
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:15 pm
At the City of North Tonawanda reorganization meeting, board members paused to ask Mark Berube to come forward and accept a plaque for his service.
Second half run sets Lew-Port hoops past Niagara-Wheatfield
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 09:50 pm
Traveling on the road to play a basketball game in a hostile environment is no easy task. The Lewiston-Porter Lancers felt the affects of playing in Niagara-Wheatfield's gym Tuesday night, but as good teams do, the Lancers were able to overcome an early stumble. Lew-Port defeated the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons, 80-51, Tuesday, in a game that was close for the first 16 to 17 minutes.
Wheatfield Lions, Community Care & Pellicano's team up for holidays
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club, in partnership with Community Care and Pellicano's Marketplace, worked together to provide community help this Christmas and holiday season for those in need.
Town of Niagara awards persons of distinction
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
After a recent Town of Niagara meeting, Supervisor Wallace announced, "We have these end-of-the-year awards. We want our residents and our citizens - people in our town - and also our employees, to know that we notice when you do something that we feel is above and beyond."
Town of Wheatfield officials thank residents as they're sworn into office
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 01:30 pm
On Jan. 1, the Town of Wheatfield Community Center hosted the inauguration of the 2020 officers for Wheatfield and surrounding area in front of an audience of 50 people.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission: Volunteer for the holidays
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:00 pm
On Monday Dec. 23, the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will start its "Feed the Falls - Christmas" events with a "Pie Party" at Cornerstone Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Following, the work for "Feed the Falls - Christmas Blessing" will begin, where volunteers will deliver a free Christmas dinner right to the doorstep of a family or individual in need.
 

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