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Falcons Flashback: Falcons athletics head into homecoming weekend
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 03:45 pm
It's hard to believe the Niagara-Wheatfield athletics season is already through one month. The teams have reached homecoming week, which includes themed days, the always competitive pindodge game, powder puff football and, of course, the Friday night lights football game. With that, here's how the Falcons teams are shaping up heading into homecoming on Saturday.
Niagara-Wheatfield bringing back Friday Night Lights homecoming game
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 12:30 pm
After playing its very first Friday night home game under the lights last year versus Williamsville North, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons will once again suit up for homecoming at 7 p.m. on Friday versus Kenmore West.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual gala
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 02:05 pm
Five new Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
HS football: Jamestown hands Niagara-Wheatfield first loss
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 12:55 am
After a 3-0 start to the season, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team was finally handed its first loss from Jamestown, Friday night. The Red Raiders defeated the Falcons, 26-14.
100th birthday celebration in Wheatfield
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:00 pm
Last Friday, seniors and community members joined Drifa Seiwell at the Wheatfield Community Center for a 100th birthday celebration. Seiwell was joined by her son, Roy, as well as senior director Arlene Mante and councilmen Larry Helwig and Gil Doucet.
Edward Town Middle School student giving back to others
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:30 pm
Everyone in Niagara County can usually admit the region is notorious for helping each other out and having each other's backs. For 12-year-old, Town of Niagara resident and Edward Town Middle School student Samantha Tierney, that has been her mindset for years now.
Town of Niagara Town Board honors several for volunteerism
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:00 pm
On Tuesday night, at the Town of Niagara Town Board's monthly meeting, Supervisor Lee Wallace and the board took time to recognize several children who volunteered in the fourth annual Neaten Up Niagara.
N-W boys soccer start dominant; hold high expectations
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:00 pm
Last season, the Niagara-Wheatfield boys soccer team won four games and lost two, but tied seven times. Every game seemed to wind up in a tie. In 2018, ties are turning into victories for the Falcons.
Falcons Flashback: Fall sports up to 45 combined wins
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:00 pm
Last fall, Falcons athletics accrued four Niagara Frontier League titles. As of now, this season's teams are on pace to do the same and then some.
Town of Niagara Town Board issues positive declaration on Bri Estates
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 06:00 pm
Residents of the towns of Niagara and Lewiston were able to breathe a little easier after Tuesday night's Town of Niagara Town Board meeting. In front of a jam-packed audience at Town of Niagara Town Hall, the board issued a positive declaration for the preliminary plat for the Bri Estates subdivision.
HS football: Niagara-Wheatfield runs over Hamburg
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 10:50 pm
It wasn't the best start for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team Thursday night, but in the end, the team prevailed in its first road game of the season. The Falcons rolled over the Hamburg Bulldogs, 35-12, Thursday night at Howe Field on the Hamburg High School campus.
Get to know 2018-19 Niagara County Peach Queen Santana Sawma
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 07:25 pm
At this year's Peach Festival, Santana Sawma was crowned the new Peach Queen. She steps in place of 2017-18 Niagara County Peach Queen Jamie Hagerty, who raised $4,000 for Hillside Family of Agencies through multiple fundraisers, as well as volunteering for numerous causes in Niagara County.
Balanced attack paying off for Falcons girls soccer
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons girls soccer team is special, with the ability to score at a steady pace, but keep opposing teams off the board as well. The team is coming off a stellar 14-2 regular season last year, but they were ousted in the semifinals of the Section VI Class AA tournament.
N-W football team participates in suicide awareness walk
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:15 pm
On Saturday, before Niagara-Wheatfield's football game versus Frontier, the team and members of the Niagara-Wheatfield football family represented the Michael Ziegler "Heart of a Falcon" Scholarship award in the Out of the Darkness walk at Delaware Park in Buffalo.
Walsh retires after 30+ years of service to Town of Niagara
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:00 pm
If you've lived in the Town of Niagara long enough, you've more than likely heard of, or ran into, Jim Walsh.
Falcons girls tennis looking to continue winning ways
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield girls tennis coach Kristin Janese always says year in and year out, "I want to improve off of last season's record." This year, that's tough to do, because her squad last season went 14-0. Nevertheless, she hopes for much of the same in 2018.
HS girls soccer: Niagara-Wheatfield knocks off Lewiston-Porter
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 09:15 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons girls soccer team make it very difficult for teams to score. The team has given up just two goals in eight games, and on Tuesday, nothing was different versus Lewiston-Porter. The Falcons defeated the Lancers, 3-0, in Niagara Frontier League play behind two goals from Briana Zayatz and one from Erin Weir. The shutout was also the Falcons' sixth of the season.
Niagara-Wheatfield wins battle of Falcons, defeat Frontier
Sat, Sep 8th 2018 06:05 pm
What a difference a year makes. Last year, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team's defense struggled to slow teams down. In 2018, the Falcons haven't given up a point. The Falcons defeated the Frontier Falcons, 19-0, Saturday, on a cool and breezy day at Terry Harvey Field.
Synergy Nutrition & Wellness formally cuts ribbon in Town of Wheatfield
Fri, Sep 7th 2018 01:45 pm
On Friday morning, Synergy Nutrition & Wellness Owner Jimmy Scaringi formally cut the ribbon to his facility at 3376 Niagara Falls Blvd in Wheatfield.
NCCC cuts ribbon to new Learning Commons
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 12:35 pm
Thursday morning, faculty, trustees and students of Niagara County Community College, along with elected officials, cut the ribbon to the brand-new, $25 million Learning Commons on the Sanborn campus.
HS Football: Niagara-Wheatfield wins emotional home opener
Sat, Sep 1st 2018 07:10 pm
Opening day for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team was different this year. Before the game, players and coaches gathered around a painted "42" on the field and said a prayer together. The audience also gave the man who donned that 42 a moment of silence. The man who donned 42 was Mike Ziegler, who tragically passed away last winter. To honor their fallen teammate, the Falcons played just like "Ziggy" would have - hard, energetic, passionate and with heart.
Niagara-Wheatfield joining in on girls hockey
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 04:05 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School's boys hockey team is known for its storied success on the ice, but now the girls will get their chance to show what they can do. Last week, N-W announced it would join forces with Starpoint High School, as well as North Tonawanda High School, to form a girls hockey team. Lewiston-Porter High School is set to join come the 2019-20 season.
N-W football determined for postseason in '18
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 03:30 pm
Last season, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons faced one of the most difficult schedules in Class AA of Section VI, going against state title runner up Lancaster on the road, and sectional runner up Williamsville North at home. This year, the Falcons were classed as A1, and coach Russ Nixon hoped the team could improve off of last season.
Bergholz Volunteer Fire Co. hosts propane emergency training exercise
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 01:05 pm
On Saturday, at the Bergholz Volunteer Fire Co., 2470 Niagara Road, hosted a propane safety training exercise for emergency responders across New York.
What's next? Final stores close at Summit Mall
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 12:30 pm
The Summit Park Mall along Williams Road in the Town of Wheatfield used to be a gathering place for families and friends to shop, socialize and have an enjoyable time. In 2018, the mall is completely vacant, as the two remaining tenants - Sears and The Bon Ton - have shut their doors.
Wheatfield Family Picnic a hit at Fairmount Park
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 12:30 pm
On Sunday, families gathered at Fairmount Park for the 40th annual Wheatfield Family Picnic. The day of festivities kicked off around 10:45 a.m. and lasted until 5 p.m.
Welcome home: Soldiers return from NATO mission
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 08:20 pm
Thursday afternoon, families and friends alike gathered at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to welcome home their loved ones from overseas.
Thursdays on the Water finishes strong
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 01:40 pm
Last week, the Thursdays on the Water concert series at Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda came to a close with the featured act That '80s Hair Band.
NT Common Council honors veteran Gosch
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 01:30 pm
On Tuesday night at North Tonawanda City Hall, the NT Common Council met for their second meeting of the month. The meeting began with a proclamation presentation and the unveiling of a new Hometown Hero banner, which are hanged at the City Market.
'Kidz 'N' Kites' back for year 21
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 01:05 pm
"Kidz 'N' Kites" comes of age this year with the 21st annual appearance of the popular family event.
'Music Mania Mondays' goes out in (nerdy) style
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 01:00 pm
That's a wrap for the 2018 "Music Mania Mondays" concert series in the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Calamar Foundation presents check to American Heart Association
Thu, Aug 23rd 2018 01:00 pm
On Monday morning at Forestview Active Living, 3959 Forest Park Way, Wheatfield, the Calamar Foundation presented a check of $7,375.29 to the American Heart Association.
Carousel Society names new executive director
Wed, Aug 22nd 2018 01:00 pm
The Board of Trustees of the Carousel Society of the Niagara Frontier recently announced that it has hired Megan Hahin as its new executive director as of Sept. 1. The society operates the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda.
NCCC, NCSO partner to provide officer on campus
Tue, Aug 21st 2018 03:20 pm
On Tuesday morning, the Niagara County Community College Board of Trustees agreed to partner with the Niagara County Sheriff's Office to provide a uniformed off-duty deputy sheriff on campus grounds in a morning and afternoon shift.
Niagara-Wheatfield golf looking to continue success
Fri, Aug 17th 2018 11:00 am
Year in and year out, the Niagara-Wheatfield High School golf team always seems to find themselves at the top of the Niagara Frontier League standings. Although, Coach Tim Codd lost four key seniors - Nick Peters, Nick Clouden, Jacob Sillett and Peter Buffone - he still has talent at the top in 2018.
'Music Mania Mondays' gets the Floyd Concept
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:10 pm
On Monday, the Town of Niagara held its second-to-last Music Mania Monday's concert in Veterans Memorial Community Park.
One in a million: Life, death, football and Jordan Parks
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:15 pm
For some athletes, football is a way of life. Some players relish the opportunity of being between the lines, from goal post to goal post. For Niagara-Wheatfield High School senior quarterback Jordan Parks, his true love is the game of football. This past winter, though, that love was almost taken from him.
Oliver Street Art Fest a hit
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:35 pm
On Saturday, residents from all around the area visited Oliver Street in North Tonawanda for the fifth annual Oliver Street Art Fest.
3 from N-WHS being inducted into Section VI HOF
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:25 pm
Recently, former administrator Fred Barone (posthumously) and Falcons coaches Richard Bartha and Armand "Ace" Cacciatore were named to the Section VI Hall of Fame.
Town of Wheatfield Town Board hears 2017 audit results
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:15 pm
On Monday night, before the Town of Wheatfield's regular Town Board meeting, the board heard from Carl Widmer of Drescher & Malecki, who presented the results of the 2017 audit.
 

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