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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.
Paul Swisher returns to NT with book to help others in field
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:55 pm
Paul Swisher is many things. Husband, writer, musician, KanJam co-creator. But the biggest part of his life was originally almost just a temporary thing. In his book, "Let 'Em Go Pee," he talks about his 32 years in the teaching profession and the lessons he's learned.
Antiques & décor selling at two locations on Robinson Street
Fri, Nov 1st 2019 02:45 pm
The Old Chapel Antique & Artisan Market and the Old Greenhouse Antique & Décor are both large, yet charming buildings on Robinson Street in North Tonawanda. The owners of these co-op business models started out small with buying and selling old - yet valuable - items on and offline.
Healing Field coming to North Tonawanda
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:05 pm
In 2016, the Erie Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club sponsored the first Healing Field in North Tonawanda. The event was so successful, the group has scheduled another for the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Local haunt to benefit Niagara SPCA
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 04:00 pm
Looking for a spooky event, not able to afford Frightworld and maybe want to give to a good cause, too? Look no further because this year; the 870 Lee Home Haunt in North Tonawanda has you covered.
Niagara-Wheatfield survives playoff scare from McKinley
Wed, Oct 23rd 2019 08:10 pm
When it comes to playoff time, the saying is: "Survive and advance." Wednesday afternoon (and into the evening), the No. 1 seeded Niagara-Wheatfield boys soccer team did just that, as the Falcons finally pushed past No. 8 McKinley, 2-1, after two rounds of penalty kicks to advance to the Section VI Class A1 semifinals.
Party like it's 1985: North Tonawanda stuns Grand Island for NFL title
Wed, Oct 16th 2019 10:55 pm
It was a night of upsets at Gene Masters Field on the Grand Island High School campus Wednesday night. In the first Niagara Frontier League boys soccer title matchup, Lewiston-Porter defeated Niagara-Wheatfield. For the girls title, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks kept the upset specials alive, as they defeated the Grand Island Vikings, 2-1, to win the NFL crown.
O/N BOCES students attend Construction Career Days
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
Students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers recently spent a day at the IUOE Local 17 Headquarters in Lakeview to tour the 13th annual Western New York Construction Career Days.
First LPN class from Niagara Falls Workforce Training Center gradates
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
Fourteen licensed practical nursing students graduated Oct. 8 from the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Falls Workforce Development and Training Center. Orleans/Niagara BOCES Director of Career and Technical Education Joe Steinmetz and Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster made speeches and congratulated them on their achievement.
Out of Darkness works to end stigma, encourage communication
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:05 pm
The Out of Darkness Walk in Lockport will start with registration at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13. Walkers start at 1:30 p.m. and will journey one of two paths: one path on the south side following the Erie Canal for one mile and back, and the other on the north side following the canal for two miles and back. Participants will meet at the Lockport Locks Pavilion.
Helping guide next generation of HVAC techs
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:00 pm
The Career and Technical Education teachers at the Niagara and Orleans Career and Technical Education Centers depend on local industry leaders to help them design their course curriculum and provide internships for real-world experiences for students. These leaders sit on advisory committees and meet with teachers on a regular basis. Not only do they give up their free time, they often donate goods and machinery and offer valuable opportunities to the students in the Orleans/Niagara BOCES classes.
Lady Falcons volleyball creeps closer to third-straight NFL title
Thu, Oct 10th 2019 10:15 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons volleyball team continues to roll in 2019, as the squad defeated the Grand Island Vikings, 3-0, Thursday night in the Falcons Den.
Sharks & rays coming to Aquarium of Niagara
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:35 pm
The Aquarium of Niagara has been ramping up its own piece of property to properly serve both locals and visitors alike. For the past few years, the aquarium has made big changes such as "Penguin Coast" in 2018 and "Aliens of the Sea" in 2019. On Sept. 27, it announced even more construction to create a new - interactive - habitat for some of nature's misunderstood children in the sea. It's called the "M&T Bank Shark & Ray Bay"
Classes offered at Kin Loch Farmstead
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:55 pm
Kin Loch Farmstead is a sprawling, 37-acre plot on which Alex and Ryan Plante cultivated 2,000 lavender plants in 2018 and traded some growing space to Fran DePalma of Heirloom Soul Flowers. Since that time, the farm has outperformed expectations, receiving over 1,000 visitors during the summer who picked the freshly blooming lavender plants, take classes and experience country life.
NCCC celebrates new Athletic Wall of Fame
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
Athletes, both present and alumni, coaches, and administration all gathered together Saturday at Niagara County Community College's unveiling of its Athletic Wall of Fame.
Gerald Tidd: Local vet keeps giving back
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:40 pm
The term "goodness" is a term that can make plenty of us uncomfortable. In short, we don't all do right, at least not all the time. No matter how hard we try, it's difficult to say, honestly, that we live up to that ideal.
Niagara: Celebrate National Sight Week by clearing up your vision
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 10:15 am
The hardships of growing older affect many living within the Tribune's circulation. Some may need canes, walkers, wheelchairs; the nights may get longer, memories grow harder to access. Aches and pains from years of work may come to back to haunt the body, and of course, eyesight may become hindered.
Niagara SPCA to link business heads with big hearts
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:30 pm
The Niagara SPCA has a new program aimed at emptying its facilities. It seeks help from the community. Understandably, a lot of people can't help by adopting an animal, but the SPCA is hoping that community businesses and individuals would like to be the second best thing: the force behind finding each of these pets a home. It's called "Sponsor a Cage."
Electric Lights Parade on hiatus for 2019
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:05 pm
The talk of the residents in Town of Niagara on Friday was of a press release posted on the town's Facebook page. According to the release, the Electric Lights Parade is taking a year off from marching on Military Road. It will continue in 2020.
Gooch delivers concert funds to Veterans One-stop
Thu, Sep 12th 2019 10:00 am
At the final "Thursdays on the Water" concert of 2019, Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch presented a donation of $5,228.71 to the Veterans One-stop Center of Western New York.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual Scholarship Gala
Wed, Sep 11th 2019 03:50 pm
Six new, distinguished student scholarship recipients will be showcased at the annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Project H.O.P.E. helps another resident
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:25 pm
Painters Plus unveiled their ninth winner of Project H.O.P.E., Helping Others Paint Exteriors, late last week. Once the word got out, it was already certain that they'd come. Volunteers.
Fun, food & peace at Sunflowers of Sanborn
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:25 pm
Sunflowers, corn mazes, food trucks, and picnicking under apple trees. Sunflowers of Sanborn had all these things on Saturday during its Labor Day weekend event.
Lysiak's (literal) debut boosts Falcons to opening victory
Thu, Sep 5th 2019 11:05 pm
For some people, when they try something for the first time, they actually do pretty well. For example, Forrest Gump playing ping pong. Another example was present Thursday night, as senior Matt Lysiak led the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team to a 26-6 victory over the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks.
North Tonawanda job fair highlights 'enormous resurgence'
Mon, Aug 26th 2019 10:00 am
With the national economy continuing to show strong growth and record low unemployment, Niagara County leaders are taking steps to ensure that trend continues in the region by holding career fairs such as the one held on Wednesday in North Tonawanda.
Summer ends as festivals play to last note
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 03:15 pm
Summer means a lot of things to a lot of different people, but traditionally it has always been a season to get out of the house and attend local events with the rest of the community. Nobody knows this more than right here in Niagara County, where municipalities often end up competing with one another to draw in curious visitors and longtime residents alike for their own take of summer fun.
Multi-decade rock 'n' roll player Carl Dixon plays 'Thursdays on the Water'
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 03:15 pm
Carl Dixon, born and raised in Canada answered an ad for a band called Coney Hatch in 1979. He went on to tour around the world, rocked long hair and a killer voice, wrote hits like "Devil's Deck," "Hey Operator" and became the lead singer for the rock legend The Guess Who in 1997.
Mayor's Park Playground, kid-designed, volunteer-built
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
A new addition for the community surrounding Mayor's Park in North Tonawanda, which all kids and families will want to utilize, is now complete and open for kids of all ages and abilities.
Yellow Jack: Historically inspired music playing Oliver Street Art Festival
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
For art and music lovers, Yellow Jack, a folk and Americana band, will be sharing the stage, playing the 3-3:45 p.m. slot for the Oliver Street Arts Festival running noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 17, on Oliver Street between Robinson and Schenck streets in North Tonawanda.
Adams firefighters do good deed on vacation
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 01:15 pm
From Aug. 1-4 a group of Adams Fire Co. firemen went to Watkins Glen International to enjoy a weekend of NASCAR racing. 
Thank you, readers
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 12:55 pm
It's with a bit of sadness, I am reporting to you that I will no longer be the Tribune editor as of Friday. Sometimes in life, big opportunities come your way, and, although you might not want to leave something you've built, you must take leaps of faith. And that's what I'm doing. 
Grawe retires as town assessor
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 12:40 pm
At Monday night's Town of Wheatfield Town Board meeting, Assessor Brigette Grawe called it a career.
Thunder on the Niagara roars on the river
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 12:30 pm
This past weekend, thousands of people stormed to Gratwick Riverside Park in North Tonawanda to see and hear the roars of the Thunder on the Niagara. 
Edward Town Middle School student wins national pageant
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 07:00 am
Alyssa Strangio, 11, is a sixth-grader at Edward Town Middle School and a Wheatfield resident. Alyssa's first pageant was when she was 5 years old, where she won the Peach Blossom in 2014 at the Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival. 
Locals honored at Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Fest
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 07:00 am
Town of Lewiston Supervisor Steve Broderick was given a citation from the Sanborn Area Historical Society at the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum Festival for providing the society help financing a feasibility study; purchasing the farm in 2002; continuing to support it over the years, including this year; completing the museum's parking lot and connecting the venue to the town sewers, allowing the Sanborn-Lewiston Farm Museum to be open all year for the first time.
Niagara SPCA presented check from Release the Kraken Bench and Deadlift Meet
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 06:15 pm
Thursday evening, co-promoters of the 2019 Release the Kraken Bench and Deadlift Meet, Tom Stevenson and Mark Becht, handed the Niagara SPCA, 2100 Lockport Road, a check for $640.
Town of Niagara Board discusses Military Road School fire
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:00 am
It was a sad day Friday for those who might have attended the old Military Road School. A fire inside the building brought an eventual end to its presence in the Town of Niagara. 
 

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