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Thursdays on the Water kicks off in grand fashion
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 12:05 pm
Gratwick Park, along the Niagara River, was rocking in North Tonawanda Thursday night. The Thursdays on the Water concert series began at the NT park and debuted with the A-List Band.
Sanborn Old General Store serving Sanborn for 18 years (and counting)
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 04:30 pm
Out in the hamlet of Sanborn, there is a small shop that sells antique products. So small, in fact, you might miss it if you're not looking closely.
PHOTOS: Thunder of Niagara Air Show delights spectators
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 03:00 pm
This past weekend, fighter jets filled the sky as the 2018 Thunder of Niagara Air Show flew through the skies of Niagara County.
Falcons Flashback Awards 2017-18
Tue, Jun 12th 2018 03:35 pm
Phew. What a year it's been. Five teams won Niagara Frontier League championships, some teams and athletes reached the state finals; nevertheless, Falcons athletics gave this writer a lot to report on this year. Without further ado, here is the first ever Falcons Flashback Awards for the 2017-18 school year. The Falcons Flashback Awards will pick a most valuable player from each team during the past year, as well as a Best Team Award.
Fashion Outlets security team honored for heroics
Fri, Jun 8th 2018 07:00 am
Recently, the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA, security team was honored for their hard work on keeping shoppers safe when an emergency health situation arose with a shopper and the security team stepped in to help save a life.
North Tonawanda announces second annual Thursdays on the Water
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 01:20 pm
On Thursday, Mayor Arthur Pappas announced that the Thursdays on the Water concert series at Gratwick Riverside Park would return for a second year.
Niagara-Wheatfield softball halted in sectional final
Tue, May 29th 2018 10:20 pm
On Tuesday evening, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons strolled into Williamsville East High School with one thing on their mind: winning a Class AA Section VI title. Unfortunately, the Falcons were halted by No. 5 Lancaster, as the Legends defeated N-W, 7-5.
Belter brothers making name for themselves at Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, May 25th 2018 01:30 pm
Brothers - they fight together, cry together, live together and have each other's backs. For Zack, Tyler and Evan Belter, they do all of that and keep each other on the correct path while playing hockey and lacrosse for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons.
Niagara Falls Air Base holds accident response simulation
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On a rainy Saturday morning, the Niagara Falls Air Base hosted a mass accident response exercise to prepare for any possible crash in the future. With the Thunder of Niagara Air Show set to take place on June 9 and 10, the setting of the simulation was for preparation in the event of an air show crash.
North Tonawanda cuts ribbon to band shell
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On Saturday afternoon, the City of North Tonawanda avoided the rain and cut the ribbon to its new band shell at Raymond Klimek Veterans Park, 700 River Road.
Wheatfield grad Vendetti serving on one of first U.S. Navy stealth ships
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
A class of 1998 Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduate and Niagara Falls, New York, native is serving as part of the Pre-Commissioning Unit for the future Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, USS Thomas Hudner (DDG 116). Chief Petty Officer David Vendetti is a fire controlman assigned to DDG 116 in Bath, Maine. As a fire controlman, Vendetti is responsible for training and the professional development of junior sailors.
Scully wins Empire State Excellence in Teaching award
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's Elizabeth Scully was the proud recipient of the Empire State Excellence in Teaching award. Scully is a reading specialist whose job constantly changes to meet the needs of her students and the overall desires of West Street Elementary School.
Events at Wurlitzer looks to become premier event venue
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
The Wurlitzer Building along Niagara Falls Boulevard has provided a setting of history and elegance since its construction in 1892. Over 125 years later, that same history and elegance can be seen in the new Events at the Wurlitzer complex.
Local film group wins award at NCCC Film Fest
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
A group of local college students filmed the short film 'Last Trip' in Western New York, which screened and took home the "People's Choice Best Film" award at this year's Niagara County Community College Film and Animation Festival on Saturday, May 5.
Community garden installed in North Tonawanda
Thu, May 10th 2018 05:00 pm
Back in January, Rich Tedeschi of Imagine Community Gardens proposed a plan at Lumber City Church about a possible community garden in the City of North Tonawanda. Nearly four months later, that same idea is being installed on Sommer Street in NT.
Thunder of Niagara Air Show set for 2018 return
Thu, May 10th 2018 07:00 am
We're just about a month away from the exhilarating action of the Thunder of Niagara Air Show and get ready - it's back and better than ever in 2018.
Lee Wallace inducted into NCCC Athletic Wall of Fame
Fri, May 4th 2018 04:35 pm
A fixture within the Niagara County Community College athletic department for more than 13 years, Lee Wallace was inducted into the Athletic Wall of Fame at a ceremony on Wednesday night on the College's Sanborn campus.
Pappas announces 'Tree City USA' designation
Fri, May 4th 2018 11:30 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has announced the Arbor Day Foundation has once again named the City of North Tonawanda "2017 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters.
Niagara-Wheatfield softball turning heads in NFL
Thu, May 3rd 2018 03:30 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons softball team has had a knack for producing a quality team out of the Niagara Frontier League. With five Section VI titles and eight Niagara Frontier League crowns under their belt dating back to 1976 and 1982, respectively, the 2018 Falcons could use their experienced roster to ring in No. 6 and No. 9.
Wayside Landscaping & Nursery celebrating 50 years of service
Thu, May 3rd 2018 12:30 pm
For any small business, staying open for a few years is tough work, especially with surrounding competition. For the Rotella family at Wayside Landscaping & Nursery, they've made it look easy, as they will celebrate 50 years of service throughout 2018.
Wheatfield honors volunteers
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 07:00 am
As part of volunteer appreciation week, the Town of Wheatfield held its first volunteer recognition and training dinner for the Comprehensive Planning Implementation Task Force, numbering 30 volunteers, on Wednesday, April 18.
Town of Niagara 2018 'Music Mania Mondays' concert schedule released
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 12:15 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace has released the full schedule for the 2018 "Music Mania Mondays" free concert events.
TNT: Chamber of Commerce announces 716 Realty Group is Member of Month
Fri, Apr 13th 2018 03:25 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas named 716 Realty Group as its April Member of the Month.
Willow Senior Living commemorates 10-year residents
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:20 pm
On Tuesday afternoon, the Willow Senior Living apartments, a People Inc. living center, honored its residents who have lived at the complex since its beginning 10 years ago.
N-W boys lacrosse vying for gold in 2018
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 03:05 pm
Since 2011, the Niagara-Wheatfield boys lacrosse team has faced off versus Hamburg in every Section VI Class B finals. The Falcons have one title win versus the Bulldogs in that time frame. In 2018, coach Vince Schiffert said his team is ready to get back on top.
Wheatfield swears in new town justice, prosecutor
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:25 pm
On Sunday afternoon, the Town of Wheatfield held a luncheon at the town's Community Center to swear in David Heim as the new town justice. The town also recognized Matthew Mosher who was sworn in last Tuesday and replaced Heim as the town prosecutor.
Town of Wheatfield holds annual Easter party
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:25 pm
On Saturday morning, children and families gathered at the Town of Wheatfield Youth Center, as the town's Recreation Department put on their annual Easter party.
Celebrating volunteerism: Bergholz Fire Co. turns 100
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 02:55 pm
On March 20, 1918, a group of Wheatfield residents met and formed the First Volunteer Chemical Fire Co. of Bergholz. 100 years later, first Chief Julius Stoelting and first President Henry Voelker's volunteer company is still running strong along Niagara Road.
Empties for Empower formally cuts the ribbon to Wheatfield facility
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 02:30 pm
On Friday morning, Empties for Empower and Empower's Day Habilitation Without Walls programs formally cut the ribbon to their new facilities in Meadowbrook Plaza, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Niagara Yoga Co-op raises money for Community Missions
Sun, Mar 18th 2018 07:45 pm
Early Saturday morning, before people began the St. Patrick's Day festivities, around 35 people came to Reebok in the Fashion Outlets for some beneficial yoga instructed by Brian Ball of Niagara Yoga Co-op.
Just short: Niagara-Wheatfield falls in state championship
Sun, Mar 11th 2018 04:50 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team has been through it all this season. Coming off the previous season where they didn't make the sectional final; a middle of the season where they weren't playing their best hockey; a historic end of the season run; and the tragic loss of a classmate mixed into four months was just tidbits of what the Falcons went through. After the tragedy in the community, the team uplifted many Wheatfield spirits with a run to the New York state large schools championship. Unfortunately, good things come to an end, and on Sunday evening, the Falcons were defeated by the No. 1 team in New York state, the Victor Blue Devils, 5-1.
Niagara-Wheatfield community comes together for Ziegler family
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 09:25 pm
It's been a very tough week for the Niagara-Wheatfield community. On Wednesday, students, faculty, friends and family received tragic news that Michael Ziegler; a student at Niagara-Wheatfield High School and a member of the Falcons football, wrestling and lacrosse teams, tragically passed away.
Wheatfield residents see alternatives for river trail
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 05:55 pm
Last Wednesday, Town of Wheatfield residents gathered to view five alternatives for the Niagara River multiuse trail that would extend from the City of North Tonawanda line to the City of Niagara Falls line along River Road.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS holds basketball game for Bald for Bucks
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 11:30 pm
Tuesday night a couple thousand people gathered at the Niagara-Wheatfield gym for a basketball game between the Niagara-Wheatfield faculty and the Buffalo Sabres Alumni. The evening was more than a fun pickup game, though, as proceeds from the game benefitted the Bald for Bucks association in honor of the late James Campbell, who passed away in August due to cancer.
Five Star Urgent Care enters Niagara Falls market with new facility
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:35 pm
Late last week, Five Star Urgent Care - one of upstate New York's fastest growing urgent care providers - opened its doors to Niagara County with the grand opening of its Niagara Falls facility. As of Thursday, the facility began accepting new walk-in patients for non-life-threatening ailments.
Town of Niagara Board presented plans for WNY First Response & Preparedness Center
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:30 pm
On Tuesday evening, the Town of Niagara Town Board welcomed LaBella Associates and the Niagara County Center for Economic Development for a special Town Board meeting, in regard to the proposed Western New York First Response and Preparedness Center at the old U.S. Army Reserve Base off of Porter Road.
Champions: Niagara-Wheatfield hockey defeats Williamsville North to win Section VI finals
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 10:35 pm
It's been four days shy of three years since the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team raised their last Section VI championship. On Monday evening, the Falcons got back to the top, as they defeated unbeaten Williamsville North, 2-0, in the Section VI large schools title game.
Community leaders attend NCCC breakfast
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 12:40 pm
More than 60 community representatives from business, education, religious, nonprofit and legislative leaders attended a breakfast at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute to hear presentations on Niagara County Community College and its plans for the future.
NT: Pappas hosts 8th annual Snowflake Ball
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 06:00 pm
On Saturday, North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas and his wife, Linda, hosted the eighth annual Snowflake Ball at Gratwick Banquet Hall.
 

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