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Niagara County: Façade program will have big impact in Niagara Falls, Town of Niagara
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:20 pm
The Niagara County façade program (NCFP) will have a significant impact in helping small businesses in Niagara Falls and the Town of Niagara, according to the four county legislators who represent the area.
Niagara County invites public participation in hazard mitigation plan
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 09:45 pm
The Niagara County Department of Emergency Services is inviting the public to take part in updating the county's hazard mitigation plan (HMP), beginning with an online plan launch meeting at 6 p.m. June 9. Those interested in participating can register at https://tinyurl.com/2aame9b7. The HMP was last updated in 2017.
Memorial announces outpatient nutrition program
Tue, Jun 7th 2022 10:45 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will now offer a nutrition program in the Summit Orthopaedic Center, located in suite 700 of the Summit Healthplex (6934 Williams Road, Niagara Falls). Starting June 8, outpatient registered dietitian Diana Korzhukova, M.S., R.D., C.D.N., will see patients at the center for nutrition counseling every Wednesday.
NCCC Alumni Association to set sail on Moondance Catamaran
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 07:00 am
Set sail with the Niagara County Community College Alumni Association on the Moondance Catamaran on Friday, June 24 (3:45-5:30 p.m.). Guests are asked to meet near "The Hatch" at 329 Erie St., Buffalo. The event is open to NCCC alumni, employees, and friends of the college. Proceeds will support the NCCC Alumni Association.
Relay For Life of Greater Niagara opens; 'Party in the Park' next Saturday
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 10:25 am
The annual Relay For Life of Greater Niagara returns for 2022 with a Luminaria ceremony from 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Lewiston-Porter High School. It continues Saturday, June 11, with all-day events at Reservoir State Park on Witmer Road in the Town of Niagara.
'Gather in the Garden,' an evening of prayer & reflection in NT
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 11:40 am
North Tonawanda residents Marybeth Kupiec and Paula Benedyczak, in conjunction with the Office of Mayor Austin Tylec, invite the public to gather at the Children's Remembrance Garden (216 Payne Ave.) June 5 for an evening of prayer, music and reflection in remembrance of the lives lost from recent tragedies throughout the nation.
Wydysh: Niagara County DPW working to make roads, parks better
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:25 am
I think it's safe to say that our team at the Niagara County Department of Public Works (DPW) can put the snow plows away for the season. Of course, that doesn't mean it is time for vacation, but rather DPW shifts its priorities and focus to other areas. I want to cover of few of those in this month's column.
WBA 2022 scholarship recipients
Fri, May 27th 2022 11:10 am
The Wheatfield Business Association received 11 applicants - 11 outstanding students from schools including Niagara Wheatfield, Starpoint and St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute - for its 2022 scholarships. After consideration of all the entrants, Hunter Hodge and Evan Blatner were named the winners.
Niagara County to participate in statewide Memorial Day weekend high-visibility engagement campaign
Fri, May 27th 2022 10:35 am
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced Niagara County law enforcement agencies will participate in a special effort to bring awareness to the dangers of impaired driving.
Commercial structure fire at Shawnee Golf Course
Wed, May 25th 2022 09:40 am
At 5:23 a.m., the Niagara County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received numerous 911 calls reporting a commercial structure fire at the Shawnee Golf Course in the Town of Wheatfield. Responding deputies found the structure to be fully involved on the north end, which was determined to be a maintenance garage for the business.
Morinello announces Assembly reelection bid
Mon, May 23rd 2022 07:30 pm
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello, R-C-I-Niagara Falls, announced he is seeking reelection to the Assembly. Morinello has served the 145th District in the Assembly since 2016 and previously served as Niagara Falls City Court Judge from 2001-15.
Cooper to join Niagara Gospel Mission staff as development director
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:40 pm
Niagara Gospel Mission has added army veteran John Cooper Jr. to its staff as director of development, as the agency plans to strengthen its financial base and increase services in the Niagara Falls region.
Sanborn American Legion Post 969 announces Memorial Day service
Fri, May 20th 2022 11:40 am
A Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Mount View Cemetery on Upper Mountain Road, across from the Pekin Fire Co., starting at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 30. The Sanborn Fire Co. Band, plus the color guard and firing squad from the Niagara Falls Air Base, and the Cambria Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, will march from the Pekin firehall to the cemetery.
Voters approve school budgets, fill open BOE seats
Fri, May 20th 2022 11:35 am
Voters in the Lewiston-Porter, Niagara Wheatfield and North Tonawanda school districts cast approvals Tuesday for their respective 2022-23 budgets, with incumbents reelected and some new faces chosen for open school board seats.
Niagara County Legislature allocates additional funding for façade program
Fri, May 20th 2022 10:15 am
The Niagara County Legislature has allocated an additional $2.2 million to the Niagara County façade program (NCFP), according to Legislator Rich Andres, chairman of the county's economic development committee.
Mooradian to challenge for New York State Assembly seat in 145th District
Fri, May 20th 2022 10:10 am
For the first time since 2016, residents of the 145th District will have a choice when they go to vote in November for New York State Assembly, as Doug Mooradian announced he will run on the Democratic ballot.
Memorial appoints new CFO
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:45 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Schoellkopf Health Center announced Richard Braun Jr. has come on board as executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 18.
WWII veterans to speak at NT History Museum
Tue, May 17th 2022 05:45 pm
The North Tonawanda History Museum is hosting a presentation by two World War II veterans - Richard Keil (U.S. Army Air Corp.) and William Gosch (U.S. Marine Corp.) - who will share their war-time experiences. This event is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at 712 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
DEC celebrates student arbor day poster contest winner with tree planting in North Tonawanda
Fri, May 13th 2022 06:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Friday announced fifth-grade student Cecilia Fedeson of North Tonawanda Intermediate School as the winner of DEC's annual 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest. Her design is pictured.
Niagara County increases pay, waives residency requirement to attract correction officers
Fri, May 13th 2022 02:00 pm
Niagara County has announced changes to the qualifications process for Niagara County correction officers, including increasing the entry-level pay to $23.83 per hour.
Memorial Medical Center celebrates Nurses Week
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:15 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center celebrated National Nurses Week by honoring, acknowledging and treating its nurses throughout the week of May 9-13.
C-130 unveiling ceremony to be held at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
Thu, May 12th 2022 08:00 pm
The 914th Air Refueling Wing will conduct an unveiling ceremony of a static C-130H Hercules aircraft at the Col. John Moriarty Memorial Air Park located near the main entrance inside the base on at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, May 15.
Diane Baehre becomes first female executive director at Empower
Wed, May 11th 2022 03:40 pm
The Empower board of directors has selected Diane Baehre as the next executive director of Empower, making her the first woman to lead the disability service provider since its incorporation as United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County in 1954.
NYS & Bermuda Lions Convention to be held in Niagara Falls USA
Wed, May 11th 2022 10:05 am
Destination Niagara USA and the Niagara Falls Convention Center (formerly known as the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls) will welcome attendees for the 98th annual Multiple District 20 (MD20) Lions of New York State and Bermuda Convention, May 20-22.
Local high school softball teams support Mental Health Association in Niagara County
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:30 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield High School and Lockport High School softball teams conducted a fundraiser during the month of April, selling cards for $1 apiece, with proceeds going to the Mental Health Association in Niagara County in recognition of May's Mental Health Awareness Month. More than $1,400 was raised through the card sales to support programming and services for those living with a mental health diagnosis in Niagara County.
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.
City of Niagara Falls traveler advisory
Mon, May 9th 2022 04:30 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced bridge joint repair will begin on a portion of Interstate 190 over Girard Avenue in the City of Niagara Falls. As a result, lane closures will occur.
'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.
Niagara County Democrats to honor North Tonawanda Mayor Tylec
Fri, May 6th 2022 10:05 am
The Niagara County Democratic Party announced will honor Austin J. Tylec, mayor of the City of North Tonawanda, as its 2022 Democrat of the Year. The program will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Gratwick Hose fire hall in North Tonawanda.
NT History Museum honoring veterans
Fri, May 6th 2022 09:50 am
North Tonawanda's History Museum announces upcoming events honoring veterans who served in Vietnam (7 p.m., May 10) and World War II (7 p.m. May 24). Activities will take place at 712 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.
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.
NRCA to meet
Wed, May 4th 2022 02:25 pm
The Niagara Region Construction Alliance will hold a member meeting and dinner at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, at Hideaway Grille, 399 Division St., North Tonawanda.
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.
Erie Canal Discovery Center opens full-time for summer season
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:50 pm
The Erie Canal Discovery Center, the museum and orientation center adjacent to the historic Lockport locks, will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, from May 1 through Oct. 31.
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.
Wheatfield Family Picnic seeks volunteers
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:45 pm
The Wheatfield Family Picnic Committee "urgently" needs volunteers to help plan and run the picnic on Aug. 14. Volunteers can contact Mike Zarbo at [email protected] or 716-807-7914.
'Deposits for Food' reaches $100,000 in giving to area food pantries
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 10:00 am
In August 2013, Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees put into action an idea he had for some time. A recent retiree, Sarkees began collecting bottles and cans at the Lewiston Jazz Festival, with the idea of turning them in to raise funds for local Niagara County food pantries. So began his "Deposits 4 Food" initiative.
State Parks Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee cancels meeting
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 08:45 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Niagara River Greenway Standing Committee has canceled its next standing committee meeting due to lack of business.
Niagara County participates in National Crime Victim's Rights Week
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 02:45 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office victim services is participating in National Crime Victim's Rights Week with displays in the rotunda of the Niagara County Courthouse and the first floor of the Niagara Falls Municipal Building.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA to host monthly Red Cross blood drives
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 02:45 pm
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA will begin hosting monthly blood drives thanks to its partnership with the American Red Cross of Western New York. The first blood drive of the series is set to take place from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30.
 

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