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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.
Gingerbread house competition comes to a close
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:40 pm
It was a "Gingerbread Wonderland" in the Niagara Culinary Institute this last weekend as gingerbread houses were on display, with ribbons attached, for the American Culinary Federation competition.
Family & Friends race for Chase!
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:20 pm
On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Tuscarora Community came together to support the Hill family at the Tuscarora 5K Chase and Kids Fun Run.
Carnegie Center holds biggest 'Art off the Wall' to date
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:05 pm
The Carnegie Art Center hosted a big night this past Thursday for its annual "Art off the Wall" event. The largest wall was covered with small 5-by-7-inch pieces of art, while the space also contained a room dedicated to 12-by-12-inch canvases and even tinted glass that were bid on silently by artists' fans.
New look Niagara-Wheatfield hoops hungry in 19-20
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 06:55 pm
Those who have gone on a roller coaster know, the ride goes up, down and every which way. The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons 2018-19 boys basketball season was (in a way) like the amusement park thriller. There were ups, downs, turns and bumps, but the main emotion of that roller coaster - it was a thrilling time.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara USA, Town of Niagara donate on 'Giving Tuesday'
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 07:00 am
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace and the Town Board, in conjunction with John Doran, senior manager of Fashion Outlets, split up and gave away $50,000 to various charitable groups, including the Town of Niagara Lions and Lioness clubs on Giving Tuesday.
'Shop Small' in Sanborn
Fri, Nov 29th 2019 07:00 am
Sanborn's Business Association is hosting its fifth annual Shop Local / Shop Sanborn event for Small Business Saturday. For the first time, it has expanded into a full weekend of deals and holiday comforts for those who are in the know.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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."
Historic Falcons boys soccer season closes in Far West Regional
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 11:50 pm
It was a historic season for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons boys soccer team, but, with all good things, they come to an end. Friday night, the Falcons' 2019 campaign came to a close in the Far West Regional versus the Greece Athena Trojans, 3-0.
'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.
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)
Lady Falcons fall to Hamburg in semifinals
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 10:30 pm
For the last two years, the Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons volleyball team had appeared in the Section VI Class A finals. Vying for a third straight visit Tuesday night, the team fell short on the court versus the Hamburg Bulldogs, 3-1.
Rochester-bound: Falcons soccer wins Class A title
Mon, Nov 4th 2019 11:35 pm
All postseason, the magic number for the Niagara-Wheatfield boys soccer team has been two. Monday night, the Falcons continued the trend, as the team defeated Williamsville South, 2-0, to clinch the Section VI Class A title.
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.
 

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