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North Tonawanda: Pappas submits budget to council
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
Mayor Arthur Pappas of the City of North Tonawanda, delivered the 2020 budget to the City Council, two weeks after the official deadline of Oct. 1, and after being the recipient of a lawsuit for a 24-hour period of time, he said, because of that lateness.
Apraxia walk coming to NT
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:55 pm
Every child deserves a voice. That's the motto of Apraxia Kids, a group that sponsors walks all over the country, as well as other initiatives, for this little-known speech disorder.
Local woman working to make holidays special
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:50 pm
Many people relish the holiday season not for what's received, whether it is a couple days off, or a few presents under a tree; for some, it's the giving nature that really makes the winter special. That being said, some give a few dollars to the Salvation Army or visit a family member who's down with a cold. Not everyone plans and executes a fund-drive for those in need, at least not this side of Facebook.
Meals on Wheels looking for drivers
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 05:45 pm
Meals on Wheels of Niagara Falls started in 1970. It was the very first local meal provider in Niagara Falls. It is a private nonprofit, meaning that it doesn't accept funding from the government, but subsists on client payments and private donations that generous individuals will often supply. The organization has been doing this for a very long time, and now they need help.
As N-W principal resigns, district looks ahead
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:15 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield Senior High School will continue to be administered by Jeffrey White for the rest of the school year following the resignation of Michael Mann, now former principal of the over 1,200 students who attend the school.
Author of 'One on the Ground' to present at NT History Museum
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 05:10 pm
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the North Tonawanda History Museum, Karen Wielinski will present her experience in 2009 when a Continental Airlines passenger flight crashed into her home in Clarence, killing 50 passengers and her husband who was in another room of the house.
North Tonawanda City Council celebrates mayor; public supports dog control officer
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
On Tuesday, the City of North Tonawanda City Council was hit with a hurricane of emotion, testimonials and support during a very vocal public input session after all the motions and resolutions had been made and voted on by the council.
Wheatfield Town Council hears proposals on future
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:30 pm
The Town of Wheatfield Board heard two presentations during its bimonthly board meeting, both of which involved changes, physical and intergovernmental, as well as opportunities to come.
North Tonawanda resident succeeds online
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 03:20 pm
Amy Shellman started her first business almost one month ago, but it's not an ordinary store or restaurant. It's called Sunsets and Souls Boutique, and while it's located in North Tonawanda, it won't be found on Payne Avenue or Oliver Street. A good place to look though might be the local library's computers.
NT Alderman-at-Large Tylec creates complete count committee leading up to 2020 census
Wed, Oct 2nd 2019 07:35 pm
Every 10 years, the U.S. government must complete a thorough population count. The accuracy of the report is crucial to each municipality as it secures federal funding and fair representation in Congress.
Sanborn Business Association hosts Autumn Fest
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:55 pm
If you have kids between age 2 and 8 and are trying to have a nice day out of the house, this is your ticket to ride. Autumn Fest in Sanborn is coming back to the Farm Museum Grounds at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6.
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.
Hands Healing Heroes salutes veterans
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
The sixth annual Veterans Appreciation Day presented by Hands Healing Heroes is coming back, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Niagara Falls High School, 4455 Porter Road, Niagara Falls.
Town of Niagara Board has busy night
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 12:35 pm
The Town Board of Niagara convened on Tuesday for a mere 30 minutes. During that time, the board resolved to grant Randal Sinatra a mixed-families residence zoning for his property on Laur Road, create a local law that paves the way for a possible recycling plant within the town, schedule a public hearing for the destruction of a zombie home and, of course, answer questions from citizens.
Support local art at 'Uncorked for Creativity' in NT
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:35 pm
The Carnegie Art Center in North Tonawanda will be celebrating the beginning of fall with its event called "Uncorked for Creativity" in the outdoors right outside the building on the art center's lawn.
Wheatfield meeting hits bumpy roads
Fri, Sep 13th 2019 04:35 pm
Al D'Angelo of the subdivision, Country Meadows, in the Town of Wheatfield made a plea to the Town Board to repave his street. The long-time resident who said that he was asked to represent his neighbors, noted he has been lobbying for years, but keeps getting the same answer from Highway Superintendent Paul Siegmann: "There's no money in the budget."
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.
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.
North Tonawanda project comes under budget
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:20 pm
City of North Tonawanda Engineer Dale Marshall was heard at the Common Council Meeting commenting on changing the price tag of the Sweeney Canal Dock Extension to approximately $14,000 less than was originally predicted.
Kidz 'N' Kites come to Town of Niagara
Fri, Sep 6th 2019 03:20 pm
The 22nd annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" celebration promises to be a winner when it takes flight Saturday, Sept. 14, in Veterans Memorial Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
'H.O.P.E.' springs eternal in Tonawandas
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 07:00 am
It started nine years ago when Jesse Gooch, owner of Painters Plus and a Niagara County legislator, decided to use his business to do some good for the community. Gooch noticed there were several houses in the community that needed an exterior paint job. Painters Plus handled jobs on similar houses and it was like a lightbulb went on. Gooch's business had all the supplies and the know-how to paint any of these houses.
Niagara-Wheatfield ready to start up new school year
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District will be opening to students on Tuesday, Sept. 3, but for Superintendent Daniel Ljiljanich, the journey has already begun.
Service clubs sound off at Wheatfield Lions' 5th annual event
Fri, Aug 30th 2019 07:00 am
The Wheatfield Lions Club invited their counterparts, the St. David Lions Club from Canada; as well as area service and business groups to a steak dinner at Five Senses Nature Park for their fifth annual Service Club Steak Night. Clubs included the Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis, Wheatfield Business Association, Town of Niagara Lions, and the Niagara County Central Rotary Club.
Bri Estates: Citizens speak on impact to environment
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 03:15 pm
The Town of Niagara Town Board listened to the objections of several residents from the towns of Niagara and Lewiston on the subject of Bri Estates, a proposed development north of Colonial Drive in the Town of Niagara, at a scoping meeting held during the board's regular monthly meeting on Tuesday.
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.
Town of Niagara: Public meeting on Bri Estates development
Fri, Aug 16th 2019 03:10 pm
News came out on Aug. 8 that Double C Realty Inc., owner of property north of Colonial Drive in the Town of Niagara, had submitted a draft scoping document to the Town of Niagara Town Board. In response, the board has scheduled a public scoping meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, to gather public input.
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.
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. 
Wheatfield constables performing house checks
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 12:50 pm
Ever go on vacation and the one thing on your mind is "What's going on at my house?" If you are like many who are curious about that status of your home when you're gone, the Wheatfield Constable Department has you covered. 
Wheatfield board rezones property on corner of Ward & Lockport roads
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 12:45 pm
Monday night, at the Wheatfield Town Board's regular session for August, the council held a public hearing to rezone property at 2872 Lockport Road. 
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.
'A Quiet Place 2' to be filmed in NT
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 12:35 pm
It's going to be lights, camera, action in North Tonawanda soon. Tuesday night, the North Tonawanda Common Council approved a location agreement with Paramount Pictures Corp. for the production of "A Quiet Place 2."
Wheatfield Town Board hears positive audit results
Thu, Aug 8th 2019 12:35 pm
The Town of Wheatfield received a boost of financial confidence at the Town Board's regular meeting Monday night. 
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. 
Former WWE star Gangrel coming to Empire State Wrestling
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 07:30 am
Empire State Wrestling returns to the St. Johnsburg fire hall, 7165 Ward Road, North Tonawanda, on Saturday, Aug. 17, for "Hit Me With Your Best Shot." Pre-sale general admission tickets are $15. Tickets increase $5 the day of event. Front and second row tickets are sold out. Doors open at 5 p.m. with bell-time at 6 p.m. "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" will be recorded for ESW's streaming service partners. 
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. 
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls opens Vans store
Wed, Jul 31st 2019 08:00 pm
Vans, the iconic action sports footwear and lifestyle brand, is making its debut at Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA with a grand opening on Thursday, Aug. 1 - just in time for back-to-school shopping.
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.
41st Wheatfield Family Picnic nearing
Thu, Jul 25th 2019 07:00 am
The 41st annual picnic will be held at Fairmount Park, Nash and Stieg roads, on Sunday, Aug. 18. The picnic starts at 10:45 a.m.
Start Me Up: U.S. Stones roll at 'Music Mania Mondays'
Wed, Jul 24th 2019 08:00 pm
Monday night, the "Music Mania Mondays" concert series in the Town of Niagara's Veterans Memorial Community Park continued to rock.