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Merrell Lane Aviation Scholarship benefits NFARS, Air Force industry
Fri, Jul 29th 2022 11:00 am
To honor one of its founders and longtime chairman, the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC) established the Merrell Lane Aviation Scholarship. At that time, in 2015, the United States Air Force was experiencing a pilot shortage and the scholarship was NIMAC's way of helping fill that gap in any way that we could.
NCDOH joins cooperative effort to wipe out terrestrial rabies
Thu, Jul 28th 2022 09:00 am
The Niagara County Department of Health environmental division is part of a collaborative effort to prevent the spread of rabies in the Western New York region through dissemination of oral rabies vaccine. The ORV project is led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Still no consensus on Amazon benefits, even as town approves project
Fri, Jul 22nd 2022 09:15 am
While Town of Niagara officials put their stamp of approval on the Amazon warehouse proposed for 8995 Lockport Road, questions still lingered Tuesday.
Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County joins 'Thank A Vet' program, will offer free fair admission to vets Sunday, Aug. 7
Wed, Jul 20th 2022 05:55 pm
Cornell Cooperative Extension Niagara County announced its recent enrollment in the Niagara County "Thank A Vet" program. CCE Niagara will offer free admission to the Niagara County Fair on Sunday, Aug. 7, to any current member of the military, or veteran, as part of the "Thank A Vet" program. First responders will also be admitted to the fair for free that day.
Canal Fest of the Tonawandas is TNT Chamber's July Member of the Month
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 05:30 pm
Executive Director Sarah Nelson of the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas presented the Canal Fest of the Tonawandas Inc. as the July Member of the Month at grand-opening ceremonies on Sunday.
$5 million in funding to support launch of new & existing cannabis accreditation programs - including at NCCC
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 05:25 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Monday announced SUNY and CUNY community colleges will receive $5 million in funding to support the creation or enhancement of short-term credential programs or course offerings that provide pathways to employment in the cannabis industry.
Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church celebrates a century of faith & service in LaSalle neighborhood of Niagara Falls
Mon, Jul 18th 2022 12:25 pm
"Serving Christ and Community since 1922" is the theme of the Bacon Memorial Presbyterian Church 100th anniversary celebration event to be held Saturday, July 23, for membership and friends from the community. The church opened in 1922 and continues to serve at that very same location today. The land for the church was part of a fruit tree farm and was donated by the family of the late Jonathan Bowen.
Amazon looking for NCIDA PILOT; improvements to Town of Niagara possible
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 06:55 am
What once looked like a long and arduous process bringing an Amazon warehouse to the Town of Niagara is now down to only a few remaining steps.
TNT Chamber food drive
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 12:25 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas is hosting a food drive to help support member food banks. Hours for nonperishable donations are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday, at 254 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda.
Higgins & Tylec announce construction on project improving & expanding North Tonawanda trailways
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 10:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined City of North Tonawanda Mayor Austin Tylec to announce construction of a project that will improve and expand trailways in North Tonawanda and better connect the Niagara Riverwalk to the Empire State Trail. (See map.)
New jazz festival to debut in Falls
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 12:35 pm
The Niagara Falls National Heritage Area and the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective are announcing the first Niagara Falls Jazz Fest will take place from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Beloved Community Center (lawn), 1710 Calumet Ave., Niagara Falls.
Banners installed for Town of Niagara 'Hometown Heroes'
Fri, Jul 1st 2022 11:00 am
With summer now underway, the Town of Niagara announced its annual "Hometown Heroes" project is in full swing, with banners installed on street poles and expected to remain to Veterans Day.
Bob Weaver technician No. 1 in the nation
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 05:10 pm
Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. recently selected its top six outstanding motorsports technicians, taken from over a hundred applicants. These individuals were chosen based on Yamaha technical training gold certification scores, and went to Atlanta to compete.
Ortt announces revolving loan fund for Niagara County
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 05:20 pm
Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt on Monday announced that, with the help of federal representatives, Niagara County has been awarded the Revolving Loan Fund of $3.9 million. These monies will help fund the clean-up process of brownfield projects, ranging from cleaning buildings with asbestos or lead contamination, to assessing and cleaning abandoned properties.
'I don't feel safe anymore': Niagara residents, leaders continue battles over Amazon warehouse proposal
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 10:25 am
Traffic concerns continued to dominate the conversation Tuesday, as residents and Town of Niagara elected officials butted heads over the proposed Amazon warehouse that could be a financial windfall for the town.
Niagara County clerk helps vets sign up for 'Thank A Vet' program
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 04:15 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph A. Jastrzemski welcomed a group of veterans to the Niagara County Courthouse on Tuesday to sign up for the county's "Thank A Vet" program and receive their photo I.D. card. This card entitles veterans to discounts on the purchase of goods and services at more than 500 participating businesses throughout Niagara County.
TNT Chamber Member of the Month
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 04:05 pm
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Executive Director Sarah Nelson awarded Apex Leadership Co. Greater Buffalo the June Member of the Month recognition.
'Thursdays on the Water' announces 2022 summer concert lineup
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 09:05 am
"Thursdays on the Water" returns to North Tonawanda with eight weeks of outdoor concerts starting July 7. Series President Jesse Gooch held a press conference Wednesday at the venue to announce this year's musical acts.
TNT Chamber has busy start to summer
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 04:35 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held its "Member Appreciation Night" June 9 at 254 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda. Food was provided from chamber member establishments.
Painters Plus: 11th annual Project H.O.P.E announced
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:25 pm
The owner of Painters Plus, Jesse Gooch, created Project H.O.P.E (Helping Others Paint Exteriors) in 2011 as a citywide campaign to help beautify exterior homes for people and families in need.
North Tonawanda waterfront venue Harbor House a hub for events serviced by local businesses
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 09:10 am
Since opening in April, entrepreneur Megan Leith has already brought bustling new business to her waterfront venue, Harbor House, formerly known as Michael's Landing, at 369 Sweeney St., North Tonawanda.
Liberty Drive cleanup marks 30th anniversary
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:00 am
The 30th anniversary of the Liberty Drive cleanup was held Saturday, May 7, coordinated by Town of Wheatfield Councilman Larry Helwig.
Women United of Greater Niagara donates goods to centers for local mothers & babies
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:55 pm
Women United of Greater Niagara's drive to benefit the women and children of Niagara County has officially wrapped up for the year.
'Music Mania Mondays' returns June 27
Fri, May 6th 2022 10:05 am
The Town of Niagara announced that its popular "Music Mania Monday" concert series begins its eighth season Monday, June 27, at the Veterans Memorial Community Park on Lockport Road.
Celebrate Pride Month by attending 'Spring Into Pride'
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:30 am
The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens and Niagara Pride invite readers to attend "Spring Into Pride," a brand-new event to welcome Pride Month and celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
Andres says warehouse proposal should be approved
Tue, May 3rd 2022 12:35 pm
Niagara County Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the county's Economic Development Committee, on Tuesday said the proposed site for the new warehouse project (of which Amazon is the potential tenant) was deemed shovel-ready by Empire State Development a decade ago and, as such, the project absolutely needs to be approved if the county wants to maintain credibility with national and international site selectors.
Traveler advisory: Intersection closure expected on Niagara Falls Boulevard at Erie & and Shawnee in NT
Mon, May 2nd 2022 10:55 am
The New York State Department of Transportation advised motorists the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard (U.S. Route 62) at Erie Avenue and Shawnee Road (State Route 425) in the City of North Tonawanda will be closed to traffic beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, May 9.
Niagara County celebrates Arbor Day with tree planting in Oppenheim Park
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:50 pm
Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh joined staff from the Niagara County Parks Department to plant a tree in Oppenheim Park to celebrate Arbor Day. The Parks Department will be planting more than 200 trees this season through a forest restoration grant that is part of the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
Town of Niagara on Amazon proposal: 'We have to make the best decisions for the town as a whole'
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 11:15 am
Town of Niagara residents living near the site of a proposed Amazon warehouse spoke up Tuesday as officials continue planning for next month's site plan review.
Lumber City celebrates Arbor Day
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
North Tonawanda Mayor Austin J. Tylec announced the annual Arbor Day celebration will take place at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, within Pine Woods Park.
Traveler advisory: Niagara Falls Boulevard at Erie & Shawnee in North Tonawanda
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 10:35 am
The New York State Department of Transportation advised motorists the intersection of Niagara Falls Boulevard (U.S. Route 62) at Erie Avenue and Shawnee Road (State Route 425) in the City of North Tonawanda will be closed to traffic beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, May 9. The closure is necessary to facilitate repairs to the railroad crossing by CSX, and is expected to last three days - weather permitting.
Traffic remains hot topic as Town of Niagara leaders continue Amazon facility discussion
Fri, Apr 15th 2022 11:00 am
Progress continues regarding plans to bring an Amazon shipping and warehouse facility to the Town of Niagara.
NCCC hosts student showcase during spring open house
Thu, Apr 14th 2022 07:45 pm
Niagara County Community College will host a student showcase from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21. This event gives students an opportunity to display and explain a project connected to a classroom experience under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students present their work as either a poster project, table project, art exhibition, or performance.
Wegmans now accepts EBT SNAP payments for same-day delivery & pickup via Instacart
Wed, Apr 13th 2022 01:10 pm
Instacart, a leading retail enablement company in North America, and Wegmans Food Markets announced they will accept Electronic Benefits Transfer and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (EBT SNAP) payments across 106 stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia and North Carolina. EBT SNAP will be available for purchases made at Wegmans via the Instacart website and mobile app.
Veteran-owned businesses can benefit from Niagara SBDC's free entrepreneurship classes
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 04:35 pm
The Niagara Small Business Development Center will host a series of free entrepreneurship classes for veterans and their family members. These courses enhance business skills and strengthen a new or existing business.
Great Place to Work names Wegmans a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, ranking No. 3
Mon, Apr 11th 2022 01:10 pm
Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine have honored Wegmans as one of this year's 100 Best Companies to Work For. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Wegmans has been on the list every year, and this year ranks No. 3. Earning a spot means that Wegmans is one of the best companies to work for in the country.
Niagara Falls City School District, NCCC celebrate Bloneva Bond
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:25 am
Niagara County Community College and Niagara Falls City Schools were part of the statewide "Women's Empowerment Draft" throughout the month of March. The two schools joined 24 other colleges and 30 grade schools to collectively celebrate Women's History Month. The program, created by Alfred University's Art Force 5, uses a pro-sports theme to build enthusiasm for historic icons.
United Way of Greater Niagara & Leadership Niagara announce partnership
Fri, Apr 1st 2022 10:10 am
On Thursday, United Way of Greater Niagara and Leadership Niagara announced both agencies will partner through Leadership Niagara's Leadership for the Youth of Niagara Communities program - LYNC - in order to reaffirm both agencies' commitment to Niagara County's youth. The event was held at Platter's Chocolates in North Tonawanda.
Niagara County Legislature recognizes March as Agriculture Month
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 11:00 am
Niagara County Legislator Mike Hill presented a proclamation at Tuesday night's legislature meeting to Niagara County Farm Bureau President John King and Farm Bureau Vice President Jeannette Miller, owner of The Eclectic Farmstead in Newfane. This was done in celebration of March as National Agriculture Month.
Vietnam Veterans Chapter 268 donates $20,000 to new NCCC Veterans Memorial Park
Fri, Mar 25th 2022 11:00 am
Members of the Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 268 attended the Niagara County Community College's board of trustees meeting on Tuesday. The chapter, founded in 1985, has donated more than $180,000 to the Niagara County community - including scholarships to high school graduates to attend college.
 

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