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Community garden installed in North Tonawanda
Thu, May 10th 2018 05:00 pm
Back in January, Rich Tedeschi of Imagine Community Gardens proposed a plan at Lumber City Church about a possible community garden in the City of North Tonawanda. Nearly four months later, that same idea is being installed on Sommer Street in NT.
Thunder of Niagara Air Show set for 2018 return
Thu, May 10th 2018 07:00 am
We're just about a month away from the exhilarating action of the Thunder of Niagara Air Show and get ready - it's back and better than ever in 2018.
Sears in Summit Mall closing doors
Wed, May 9th 2018 04:55 pm
On Monday, Sears announced its location in the Summit Park Mall off Williams Road would close its doors in early August. Sears also announced the store would begin a liquidation sale on May 18.
Carnegie Art Center and Gateway Harbor present 1st Music & Arts Festival of the Tonawandas
Mon, May 7th 2018 02:50 pm
The Carnegie Art Center and Gateway Harbor will host the first Music and Arts Festival of the Tonawandas in Tonawanda and North Tonawanda from July 31 through Aug. 4. The event will feature a variety of music, art, food, art activities for families and more on both sides of the Gateway Harbor, in addition to local businesses, galleries and museums in both cities.
Niagara County seeks applicants for NCCC trustee post
Mon, May 7th 2018 01:55 pm
The Niagara County Legislature is seeking résumés for a vacant post on the Niagara County Community College board of trustees.
Pappas announces 'Tree City USA' designation
Fri, May 4th 2018 11:30 am
City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has announced the Arbor Day Foundation has once again named the City of North Tonawanda "2017 Tree City USA" in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and National Association of State Foresters.
Town of Niagara Planning Board tables discussion on Bri Estates
Fri, May 4th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday evening at the Town of Niagara Town Hall, the Town Planning Board held its monthly meeting. Discussion on the revised Bri Estates site plan was expected, but the board had to table all discussion after developers from Double C Realty felt the need to make changes to their plan and submit an updated proposal. Planning Board members agreed they didn't know what changes would be made to the proposal.
Drake Elementary student honored for volunteerism
Fri, May 4th 2018 07:00 am
Last Friday at Drake Elementary School in North Tonawanda, sixth-grader Shelby Walter was honored with a bronze medallion recognizing her selection as a distinguished finalist for New York in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
NCCC Alumni Association to host 5K run/walk
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:25 am
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association will host its 20th annual 5K run/walk on Friday, May 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The course is USA Track and Field certified and features a fast, flat route around the scenic NCCC campus in Sanborn. The event is open to the public, alumni, faculty, staff and students.
Niagara County Central Rotary presents Roger W. Andrews Senior Citizen Breakfast
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:25 am
The Niagara County Central Rotary is sponsoring its 35th annual Roger W. Andrews Senior Citizen Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Niagara Wheatfield High School cafeteria, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Niagara-Wheatfield High School holds school safety forum
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 07:00 am
Student leaders at Niagara-Wheatfield High School came together to organize a Town Hall style school safety forum on April 19 for juniors and senior students.
'Faces of Niagara': HANCI announces book launch celebration
Thu, Apr 26th 2018 03:20 pm
The Health Association of Niagara County Inc. has a 90-year history of caring for and supporting residents of the Niagara County community. This Saturday, from 2-4 p.m. at the Wheatfield Community Center, 2790 Church Road, HANCI will celebrate a book launch and release for its "Faces of Niagara." The publication, being released to the community for the first time on Saturday, celebrates the lives of almost 70 Niagara County residents aged 90 and older.
NCCC announces keynote speakers for 54th annual commencement ceremonies
Thu, Apr 26th 2018 01:25 pm
Niagara County Community College Interim President William J. Murabito announced Tuesday that Stephen Eden, New York State Sen. Robert Ortt and JoAnn Pellegrino will deliver the keynote addresses at the college's 54th annual commencement ceremonies. As a change from the past few years, there will be three ceremonies taking place on the Sanborn campus at 9 and 11:30 a.m., and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, in the Arts and Media Theatre.
Town of Niagara board receives praise for Monday concert series
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Tuesday evening, Town of Niagara Town Board members were welcomed to Town Hall by a near-sellout audience looking to show their support for the "Music Mania Mondays" concert series at Veterans Memorial Community Park.
Wheatfield: Town Board hears opinions on Vantage Point bike race series
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
Back in early March, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board brought in Jon Rosen of USA Cycling for a work session about a proposed series of bicycle races at the business park of Vantage International Point off of Lockport Road.
Wheatfield board schedules two public hearings, discusses switch to LED lighting
Fri, Apr 20th 2018 07:00 am
On Monday night, the Town of Wheatfield Town Board met for their last regular meeting of April. During the meeting, the board scheduled two public hearings and Wheatfield Supervisor Don MacSwan discussed the possibility of switching to LED lighting throughout the town.
Niagara Catholic celebrates 90 years
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 05:30 pm
Niagara Catholic High School marked 90 years on Monday with a Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Richard J. Malone. The 66th Street School was formed out of a 1975 union between Duffy and St. Mary's/Madonna high schools.
Town of Niagara 2018 'Music Mania Mondays' concert schedule released
Mon, Apr 16th 2018 12:15 pm
Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace has released the full schedule for the 2018 "Music Mania Mondays" free concert events.
NT participating in 13th annual Canal Clean Sweep
Fri, Apr 13th 2018 03:20 pm
North Tonawanda's Mayor Arthur G. Pappas has announced the City of North Tonawanda will once again participate in the annual Canal Clean Sweep, going into its 13th year, on Saturday, April 21.
Wheatfield Business Association inducts 2018 officers
Fri, Apr 13th 2018 03:20 pm
The Hon. Gary Strenkoski, Wheatfield town justice, swore in the Wheatfield Business Association's 2018 officers and board members at the group's monthly meeting at Yubb's Restaurant. Sworn in were Rob Allen as president, Jim Candella as vice president, Gilles Dube as treasurer and Danny Maerten as secretary.
Chief joins NCSO
Tue, Apr 10th 2018 10:50 pm
Niagara County Sheriff James R. Voutour has announced the new addition to the sheriff's office canine team has been named in honor of Chief Craig C. Harmon, who was the chief of the Niagara County Drug Task Force when he passed away in 2004. The new canine, Chief, is currently in training with handler Deputy Richard Bull. He was purchased through many generous donations and funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
North Tonawanda Common Council honors volunteer firefighters; talks School Board election signs
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:30 pm
The North Tonawanda Common Council had a busy night Tuesday. The council heard from several residents, approved several motions, and even honored a special group of individuals in the city.
Town of Wheatfield: Moog Inc. receives special use permit
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:30 pm
Monday night at the Wheatfield Town Hall, the Town Board held one of its quickest meetings of the year. Regardless of the length of the meeting, several items were taken care of, some of which have been ongoing within the town.
Town of Niagara receiving transfer, additional funding to cover veterans memorial costs
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:30 pm
Tuesday afternoon, the Niagara County Host Community Standing Committee, which administers and oversees projects funded by Niagara River Greenway funding, held a brief meeting to hear several proposals. Two of the proposals came from Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace, who is also a vice chairperson to the group.
Wheatfield swears in new town justice, prosecutor
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:25 pm
On Sunday afternoon, the Town of Wheatfield held a luncheon at the town's Community Center to swear in David Heim as the new town justice. The town also recognized Matthew Mosher who was sworn in last Tuesday and replaced Heim as the town prosecutor.
Town of Wheatfield holds annual Easter party
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 03:25 pm
On Saturday morning, children and families gathered at the Town of Wheatfield Youth Center, as the town's Recreation Department put on their annual Easter party.
Celebrating volunteerism: Bergholz Fire Co. turns 100
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 02:55 pm
On March 20, 1918, a group of Wheatfield residents met and formed the First Volunteer Chemical Fire Co. of Bergholz. 100 years later, first Chief Julius Stoelting and first President Henry Voelker's volunteer company is still running strong along Niagara Road.
Moog looking to expand Wheatfield facility
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 03:55 pm
On Monday evening, prior to the Town of Wheatfield Town Board regular meeting, the board held a work session and heard from representatives of Moog Inc.
Town of Niagara: Board discusses budget, status of town
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 03:55 pm
At Tuesday's monthly Town of Niagara Town Board meeting, conversations got quite heated at times.
Town of Wheatfield: Board names new justice
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 03:55 pm
At Monday night's Town of Wheatfield regular Town Board meeting, the board announced several items, all with great relevance to the town.
Empties for Empower formally cuts the ribbon to Wheatfield facility
Fri, Mar 23rd 2018 02:30 pm
On Friday morning, Empties for Empower and Empower's Day Habilitation Without Walls programs formally cut the ribbon to their new facilities in Meadowbrook Plaza, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Public invited to Job & Transfer Fair March 20 at NCCC
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:45 pm
Niagara County Community College is hosting a spring Job & Transfer Fair from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Main Gymnasium, H Building. The event is open to the public. NCCC is located at 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
LaSalle Expressway traveler advisory
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 02:50 pm
The New York State Department of Transportation announced construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 19, on a project to mill and pave a portion of the LaSalle Expressway in the City of Niagara Falls.
Just short: Niagara-Wheatfield falls in state championship
Sun, Mar 11th 2018 04:50 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team has been through it all this season. Coming off the previous season where they didn't make the sectional final; a middle of the season where they weren't playing their best hockey; a historic end of the season run; and the tragic loss of a classmate mixed into four months was just tidbits of what the Falcons went through. After the tragedy in the community, the team uplifted many Wheatfield spirits with a run to the New York state large schools championship. Unfortunately, good things come to an end, and on Sunday evening, the Falcons were defeated by the No. 1 team in New York state, the Victor Blue Devils, 5-1.
Niagara-Wheatfield community comes together for Ziegler family
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 09:25 pm
It's been a very tough week for the Niagara-Wheatfield community. On Wednesday, students, faculty, friends and family received tragic news that Michael Ziegler; a student at Niagara-Wheatfield High School and a member of the Falcons football, wrestling and lacrosse teams, tragically passed away.
USA Cycling proposes series of bike races in Wheatfield
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 06:00 pm
On Monday night, Cycling USA presented to the Wheatfield Town Board and residents about proposing a series of bicycle races in Vantage International Point off of Lockport Road.
NT Common Council talks land bank, Gateway Park improvements
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 06:00 pm
Tuesday night at the City of North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, the council spoke out about land banking, which is looking towards the future to redevelop certain areas of a municipality.
Town of Wheatfield Board approves route for river trail
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 05:55 pm
After hearing from citizens last Wednesday on the five alternatives proposed for the Niagara River waterfront multiuse trail (see report on cover), the Town Board made its final decision Monday night at its regular meeting on which alternative would suit the town best.
Town of Wheatfield: Lighting an illuminating topic at board meeting
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:40 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Town Board met Monday night for its second regular meeting of February.
CPR training in Wheatfield
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:35 pm
Tri-Community Ambulance Service Inc., in conjunction with its co-sponsor, Action CPR LLC, is looking to potentially change the outcome for people who go into sudden cardiac arrest.

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