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Town of Niagara budget approved, increasing townwide spending $300,000
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 11:00 am
There are few things constant in Western New York autumns. Leaves changing colors, Buffalo Bills-themed decorations adorning residences and businesses, and local towns finalizing their budgets for the upcoming calendar years.
'If you build it, they will come': Inclusive playground under construction in Wheatfield
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 10:55 am
As goes the often-misquoted famous line from the movie, "Field of Dreams," the Town of Wheatfield is counting on the belief that "If you build it, they will come."
Fashion Outlets hosts 7th annual 'Boo Bash' family event
Thu, Oct 12th 2023 07:55 pm
It's time for spooky Halloween fun as Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA hosts its seventh annual "Boo Bash" event for families with young children. The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, inside the mall at 1900 Military Road. It is free and open to the public.
Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum offering lantern tours and 'Cookies & Carrousels'
Fri, Oct 6th 2023 02:35 pm
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum has announced will host two adult events this holiday season:
NT Market celebrates national honor with Customer Appreciation Day
Fri, Sep 29th 2023 11:00 am
The North Tonawanda City Market, which was recently named the No. 1 best farmers market in the U.S., will host a grand celebration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday in recognition of the national honor during a Customer Appreciation Day.
NT City Market voted No. 1 in U.S., state, region
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 01:10 pm
It's official! The North Tonawanda City Market is the No. 1 farmers market in America. The American Farmland Trust - Farmers Market Coalition has crowned the NT Farmers Market as the "People's Choice" winner as the top endorsed farmers market in the country!
NACC names new executive director: Q&A with Kevin Leary
Fri, Sep 22nd 2023 11:00 am
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center's board of directors recently announced the appointment of Kevin Leary as the new executive director.
Niagara board to consider zoning amendment over self-storage
Fri, Sep 15th 2023 11:00 am
Add another issue to the growing list the Town of Niagara Town Board is facing in the not-so-distant future.
A 'Pawsitive' pairing: Service dogs matched with veterans in need
Fri, Sep 15th 2023 11:00 am
The WNY Heroes program held a unique graduation on Sept. 8. But reading, writing and arithmetic are not part of the skill set for the trainees. In fact, it's doubtful that these grads could even read their certificates: That's because they are graduates of the four-legged variety - service dogs trained in the program, "Pawsitive for Heroes."
NT Farmers Market aims for the top
Fri, Sep 8th 2023 11:00 am
The North Tonawanda City Market wants to be the top farmers market in the nation. And the market manager and city mayor are asking for the support of the market's customers and fans to help it win.
Ryan highlights NYS free school meals investment, urges federal government to expedite rule to expand free school meal availability
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 04:35 pm
On Wednesday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan joined Assemblyman Bill Conrad and officials from the Ken-Ton School District to announce Ken-Ton is among the school districts benefiting from New York's $135 million investment in free school meals in the 2023-24 state budget.
Guardsmen based in Niagara Falls, around NYS, head to South African competition
Wed, Sep 6th 2023 10:20 am
Fifteen New York National Guard soldiers and airmen are headed to the Republic of South Africa on Friday, Sept. 8, to compete in the South African National Defence Force Military Skills Competition.
Wheatfield is building inclusive playground
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 11:15 am
The Town of Wheatfield is constructing a new, inclusive playground at Fairmount Park, and the project committee wants the community's help to name it.
Finding a path from toxics to victory
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 09:15 am
An environmental group plans a Community Victory Garden near where toxics from Tonawanda Coke's smokestacks once violated federal clean air standards and sickened those who lived nearby.
$250,000 from NY says: 'Long live the Riv!'
Fri, Aug 25th 2023 11:00 am
Assemblyman William Conrad announced $250,000 in state funds will go to the Riviera Theatre to kick off a capital expansion project.
PHOTOS: High-flyers at Gratwick
Fri, Aug 25th 2023 10:45 am
It was a colorful, breezy experience this past Sunday, as kites of all colors and many shapes and sizes dotted the blue skies at Gratwick-Riverside Park.
NT Watch unveils newly renovated 'Imagination Station'
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:55 pm
On Tuesday, the North Tonawanda Neighborhood Watch unveiled the new and improved "Imagination Station," a community toy box where residents can stop by and take or leave toys, games or arts and crafts.
Falls church teaches youths Bible and cooking lessons
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 11:35 am
Colonial Heights Free Methodist Church has reached out to youths this summer with two special programs: Vacation Bible School (VBS) - and cooking.
'Savory Summer': Lumberjack's repeats as Best Summer Dining Spot
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 11:05 am
Lumberjack's Waterfront Patio Grill is the place to go for a relaxing lunch or a fun dinner. Its 100% Angus burgers taste the way burgers should taste: juicy and beefy. French fries are crispy and seasoned perfectly - and your burger comes with a basket full of them. The staff is friendly and attentive, checking to make sure you have everything you need - even delivering food to your table. Guests can sit inside, or dine outside on a patio with a view that can't be beat.
'Hannah Strong Day' in North Tonawanda
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 07:05 pm
At Tuesday's meeting, the North Tonawanda Common Council and the Niagara County Legislature declared Aug. 15 as "Hannah Strong Day" in honor of 12-year-old Hannah Koepsell.
Air base concert to celebrate Air Force Reserve's 75th year
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 11:00 am
The public is getting an opportunity to visit the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station for a special evening of free entertainment. It's also a chance to see the air base itself, a key part of Western New York's ongoing history of military service.
'Thunder on the Niagara': Man, machine and the Mighty Niagara
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 09:00 am
Man and machine once again met on the mighty Niagara River for the annual running of the "Thunder on the Niagara" hydroplane racing event this past weekend - and what a weekend it was!
Adams Fire Co. recruiting drive brings in 3 new volunteers
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 09:25 am
Adams Fire Co. in Wheatfield has already had success in its recruitment efforts this year.
Carnegie Art Center to host 3-day summer art camp for children and families
Thu, Aug 3rd 2023 07:25 am
The Carnegie Art Center will host a summer art camp, Aug. 24-26, geared toward children ages 8-12 years old.
8th annual Oliver Street Art Festival set for Saturday
Mon, Jul 31st 2023 05:50 pm
The eighth annual Oliver Street Art Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, between Schenck and Robinson streets in North Tonawanda. The festival will feature more than 60 regional artists working in various media, including painting, photography, crafts and jewelry making.
North Tonawanda Corn Fest to highlight City Market farmers
Fri, Jul 28th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara County farmers are proud of the exceptional taste of Niagara County corn, and their produce is eagerly awaited each year at the North Tonawanda City Market at 365 Payne Ave.
A new era in law enforcement training: Officials break ground on police academy complex at NCCC
Fri, Jul 28th 2023 09:20 am
Tuesday marked an exciting beginning for the future of local law enforcement. Amid summer rain, county and state officials gathered with visitors from the law enforcement community to break ground for the new Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy training facility at Niagara County Community College.
Firefighters Association bringing 151st convention to Niagara Falls in August
Wed, Jul 26th 2023 06:20 pm
The Firefighters Association of the State of New York (FASNY) will bring its 151st annual convention to Niagara Falls, from Aug. 8-12 at the Sheraton Niagara Falls and the Niagara Falls Convention Center. Almost 1,000 people, including volunteer firefighters and their guests from across New York state, vendors and visiting dignitaries, will attend the convention and related events.
'Thunder on the Niagara' returns to North Tonawanda's Gratwick Park
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 07:00 am
The Niagara Frontier Boat Racing Association and Hydroplane Racing League of Canada are pleased to announce this year's "Thunder on the Niagara" boat racing event will return to Gratwick Park, North Tonawanda, Aug. 5 and 6.
Team effort revitalizes Canal Fest of the Tonawandas
Mon, Jul 17th 2023 05:30 pm
Teamwork brought Canal Fest of the Tonawandas from hiatus to hurrahs this past Sunday. It was opening day of the eight-day festival with a ceremony on the Renaissance Bridge between its Twin Cities hosts, Tonawanda and North Tonawanda.
'History makes me ready': Contino takes command of 914th
Fri, Jul 14th 2023 07:00 am
Col. Joseph Contino assumed command of the 914th Air Refueling Wing - leading 1,600 military and a civilian member force - at a change of command ceremony at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station on July 7.
Veterans event brings unity to Wheatfield community
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 11:00 am
The Wheatfield Veterans Memorial was the gathering spot on Saturday for veterans and families to educate, reflect, share stories, express gratitude and enjoy camaraderie.
BOCES graduates work with Jack Black on Tenacious D project
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 08:00 pm
Recently, two alumni of Jennifer Manning's Orleans/Niagara BOCES animation, film and visual effects program, Jack Gatto (Lewiston-Porter graduate) and Geoff Roberts (Niagara Wheatfield graduate), had the amazing opportunity to work on the animated video for the song "Video Games" by actor/musician Jack Black's band, Tenacious D.
'Ignite the Waterfront' set for Saturday in Tonawanda
Tue, Jun 27th 2023 03:55 pm
The Way Church will "Ignite the Waterfront" from 1-7 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at The Waterfront @ Niawanda Park Band Shell, 200 Niagara St., Tonawanda.
'Thursdays on the Water': NT concert lineup announced
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 11:00 am
The "Thursdays on the Water" concert series has launched its sixth annual lineup with a splash.
Wheatfield veterans plan July 1 summer event
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 11:00 am
The Wheatfield Veterans Memorial will be the setting on Saturday, July 1, for a special summer event that features Army trucks and fire engines from all five Wheatfield fire companies.
Adams Fire Co. is coming for you
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 09:25 am
Adams Fire Co. needs volunteers - and it's going out of its way to find them.
Empower holds annual golf tournament, honors local businessmen with Humanitarian Award
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:55 am
On Wednesday, Empower held its annual benefit golf tournament to raise funding for job training and day programming for residents of Western New York with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Additionally, Empower honored Bob O'Leary and Gary Kaczor with the Empower Annual Golf Tournament Humanitarian Award in Memory of Neil and Mary Gruppo for their continued dedication to supporting Empower.
Ruffolo: Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center pledges to keep health care local
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:25 pm
As the leading health care provider in the Niagara Region, we are deeply concerned about the recent announcement by Catholic Health to cut a number of essential services at Mount St. Mary's Hospital. These service cuts, which include surgery, dialysis, imaging, maternity, GI, and some inpatient beds, will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the health care options available to Niagara County residents.
NT teacher among 15 to learn from scientists & NY Sea Grant aboard EPA Research Vessel Lake Guardian on Lake Ontario
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
Melissa Elliott, a biology teacher at North Tonawanda High School, is among the 15 educators from five Great Lakes states who will become scientists during the 2023 Lake Ontario Shipboard Science Workshop aboard the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) Research Vessel Lake Guardian.
 

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