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New directors at the helm of GNBC's 'The Nutcracker'
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 09:00 am
When the Greater Niagara Ballet Company stages "The Nutcracker" for a 54th year, it will be without founder, artistic director and show choreographer Beverley Feder. A cultural icon and Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Feder said she hopes to return in the future.
Bear Bottom Wholesale taking over Scott's Furniture
Fri, Nov 26th 2021 07:00 am
Scott's Furniture, located at 4419 Military Road, has been purchased by Larry Bryer, owner of Bear Bottom Wholesale of Lockport. Bryer said he has been keeping an eye out for a second location and, when he came across Scott Furniture, it was just what he was looking for.
Participate in #GivingTuesday: Join Community Missions as it celebrates global day of giving on Nov. 30
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it is officially the giving season. Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is welcoming donations and volunteers as it prepares for its annual celebration of #GivingTuesday.
Season set to sparkle with 'Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show'
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 05:30 pm
Everyone loves the lights of the holidays, and this year's "Buffalo/Niagara Holiday Light Show" at the Niagara County Fairgrounds is set to deliver fun for the entire family. Construction of dozens of towering displays with hundreds of colored lights is well underway. The show opens Nov. 19 with what organizers called "a safe, secure, drive-thru experience synchronized to holiday music through your car radio."
'Share the Bounty' on the Niagara Wine Trail
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 03:40 pm
On Nov. 13-14, the Niagara Wine Trail will host its annual "Share the Bounty" event. Each participating winery has selected a different charity. They will collection donation of items or donate the tasting fees to that charity. There is no ticket for this event, but people are encouraged to visit as many wineries as they wish.
North Tonawanda unveils historical marker on Teddy Roosevelt's 163rd birthday
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 10:55 am
On Wednesday, City of North Tonawanda officials unveiled a new historical marker downtown on the anniversary of Teddy Roosevelt's birthday.
TNT celebrates Fall Expo, new business
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:40 pm
The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas held its Fall Expo with member Gratwick Hose Co. on Saturday. This year's event featured vendors that cover everything from home improvement, health and wellness, beauty and fashion, to education, to a variety of personal, home, finance and novelty gifts. Admission was free to the public.
Vietnam veterans wall, photo exhibit on display at Niagara County Courthouse
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 08:05 pm
Niagara County Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski hosted a brief ceremony on Tuesday to open a display of the Niagara County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and the "Our Photo Album" exhibit featuring photos taken by Vietnam veterans during their tours of duty. The display will be open at least through Veteran's Day (Thursday, Nov. 11) at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.
Niagara County Community College announces new Veterans Memorial Park campaign
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will be relocating and expanding its existing Veterans Memorial Park to honor the Niagara County veteran community. This park will not only represent those who served in the armed forces, but will also offer community programming to celebrate a proud heritage of military service.
Memorial welcomes back Premier gala
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 09:10 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will welcome back its signature black tie gala, The Premier, after pausing the event in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Testing the waters
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 09:00 am
Paul Dewey's conservation students, at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center had a grand day at Grant Wilderness Park in Lockport. They conducted water quality analysis and riparian zone assessment.
11th annual Project H.O.P.E. gives Wheatfield family, community much-needed hand
Fri, Oct 1st 2021 10:00 am
Two weekends ago, a handful of volunteers joined the crews from Painters Plus to help out this year's winner of Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Others Paint Exteriors), an annual citywide contest that offers a free exterior home paint job to homeowners in need. Painter's Plus owner Jesse Gooch said this year's Project H.O.P.E., now in its 11th year, was perhaps its most unique yet.
Wegmans offering Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot by appointment only
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:10 pm
Wegmans Pharmacy locations are now offering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine booster doses to eligible individuals by appointment only. The following groups are eligible to receive a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot at least six months after their Pfizer-BioNTech primary series:
'Thursdays on the Water' raises $7,000 for Veterans One Stop
Fri, Sep 24th 2021 07:00 am
The 2021 "Thursdays on the Water Concert Series" officially wrapped up a historic season at the end of August and, like any great show, it saved perhaps its best part for last.
Local car shows drive charity fundraising efforts
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 04:55 pm
Beyond the mirrored chrome, gleaming parts and shining body of a classic car, there's an engine that pushes it.
Ortt awards Liberty Medal to local hero
Tue, Sep 14th 2021 09:05 pm
New York State Sen. Robert Ortt awarded a New York State Liberty Medal to Ryan Suitor for his "quick and decisive action in helping save the life of a 2-year-old boy suffering from a severe case of Roseola."
Community Missions slates 11th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:50 pm
Community Missions will present its 11th annual Interfaith Community Prayer Service for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5. The service will again be hosted by First Congregational United Church of Christ, 822 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls.
Town of Niagara Historical Society to hold 'history hunt' program
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 11:00 am
Town of Niagara Historian Peter Aimes, the TON Historical Society and committee members are currently seeking the assistance of residents and others who attended the former Military Road School for an information collection effort on the school's history.
Fichte celebrates milestone: Eye care group marks 10,000th successful patient treatment
Fri, Aug 27th 2021 11:35 am
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare celebrated its 10,000th successful patient procedure on Tuesday.
Handsome Jack to perform at Carnegie Art Center
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:40 pm
The staff and board at the Carnegie Art Center announce Handsome Jack will perform an in-person concert on the lawn this Saturday, Aug. 28. Off the Wall will open.
Town of Niagara delays marijuana sales; outlines plans for American Rescue Plan funding
Fri, Aug 20th 2021 07:00 am
With marijuana being recently legalized in New York for recreational use, many towns across the state are preparing for an influx of burgeoning businesses ready to sell the product. However, the Town of Niagara will not be one of those towns - at least not initially.
Wheatfield veterans honored in memorial dedication
Fri, Aug 13th 2021 11:15 am
On Saturday, Aug. 8, a crowd of residents, including current and former military personnel and their families, joined local and state officials on a beautiful, sunny afternoon for a dedication ceremony for the Wheatfield Veterans Memorial.
New York State Park Police partner with Niagara Falls Fire Department in Whirlpool State Park rescue
Tue, Aug 10th 2021 12:10 pm
The PBA of New York State announced members from the New York State Park Police partnered with the Niagara Falls Fire Department on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 8, to rescue an injured hiker from the Vanderbilt Stairs area of Whirlpool State Park.
Cuomo on COVID: 'We have seen this movie before'; Niagara County not mandating facemasks
Mon, Aug 2nd 2021 06:35 pm
At a press briefing on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo encouraged New Yorkers to "avoid reliving the COVID-19 movie" that played out last year.
Lions 'LEGO's for Roswell Kids' brings hope, joy to children
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:05 pm
Our Town of Wheatfield Lions have been practicing the root meaning of our motto - "We Serve." Our main service areas include: blind, diabetics, hunger, environment, disaster relief, humanitarian care, and children's cancer.
Wheatfield to hold dedication for Veterans Memorial
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 10:00 am
Wheatfield Veterans Memorial Inc. invites all current and former military men and women, their families, and all Wheatfield residents to the dedication of the Wheatfield Veterans Memorial, located at the Wheatfield Town Hall Campus, 2800 Church Road. An event is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7 (recognized as Purple Heart Observance Day in Niagara County). It is expected to last an hour and will feature:
Local officials pledge support of Law Enforcement Academy move to NCCC campus
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, a press conference was held to celebrate the return of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy to the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. NCLEA will relocate to NCCC in August after a decade at Niagara University. Several elected officials joined college leaders to pledge their support of local law enforcement and the academy's move.
Wheatfield memorial tank shines with new paint job
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:00 am
Last week, the M-60A3 army tank located at the Wheatfield Veterans Memorial received a fresh coat of paint. While it's still green, of course, the tank now more closely matches the paint of the UH1-D Huey helicopter also featured in the memorial.
'Thursdays on the Water' lineup announced
Thu, Jul 1st 2021 08:00 pm
On Thursday, North Tonawanda officials, including Mayor Arthur G. Pappas, joined Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch for a press conference at Gratwick-Riverside Park where the lineup was announced for the upcoming "Thursdays on the Water" concert series.
Town of Niagara Board honors Barney
Fri, Jun 25th 2021 11:25 am
On Wednesday, the Town of Niagara board held its first session at Town Hall (7105 Lockport Road) since St. Patrick's Day 2020. The facility had been closed during that time due to the pandemic.
Niagara Falls artist Nate Reilly putting final touches on Whirlpool Avenue mural
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 01:20 pm
Artist Nate Reilly will be putting the finishing touches on his new mural on Whirlpool Avenue on Tuesday as part of the NF Murals project spearheaded by the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area.
Wheatfield officials celebrate work and service of Richard Muscatello
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 11:00 am
On Monday, the Wheatfield Town Board issued a formal proclamation to Richard Muscatello, a beloved and admired figure, for his many years of work and dedicated service. The board presented him with a plaque, a memorial bench (to be installed at the new Veterans Monument site behind Town Hall) and even a cake.
LGBTQ+ flags raised across Niagara County for Pride Month
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 12:35 pm
On Tuesday, June 1, the LGBTQ+ flag was raised in a number of notable locations throughout Niagara County in honor of Pride Month. Flag-raising ceremonies were held at Niagara Falls City Hall, Lockport City Hall, Niagara Falls State Park and, for the first time this year, Artpark.
PHOTOS: Memorial Day in Niagara County
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 11:30 am
2021 Memorial Day observances in Niagara County.
Town of Niagara/Belden Center World War II service cloth to be unveiled in private ceremony
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:55 am
There will be a private unveiling of a World War II service cloth bearing the names of 148 men and women from the Belden Center area of the Town of Niagara who served in the military during World War II. The private ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 30, at the Community Center located in Veteran's Memorial Community Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Wheatfield Town Board honors Niagara County legislators
Fri, May 21st 2021 10:45 am
On Monday, the Wheatfield Town Board honored members of the Niagara County Legislature for the services they have provided the county/town, particularly since the pandemic began. 2nd District Legislator Rebecca Wydysh, 10th District Legislator David Godfrey and 7th District Legislator Jesse Gooch were issued signed proclamations to commemorate their dedication to the area.
Alder Creek Music Store to close
Fri, May 14th 2021 11:00 am
Behind every band and performer, there have been specialists like Steve Wingrove of Alder Creek Music (2880 Niagara Falls Blvd.) helping to make the instruments last at least as long as their owners.
'Road Rally' revelry in Niagara County
Tue, May 11th 2021 04:30 pm
Looking to escape the rigors and isolation of COVID-19 for a bit? The Niagara County Historical Society is hosting its first "Road Rally" fundraiser on June 12. The entry fee is a $50 donation to the society (per vehicle). A driver and at least one crewmember is required, but participants can add more, as long as they finish with everyone who started.
Community Missions' business clothing closet to help individuals take next step
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:00 pm
For nearly a century, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. has been a leading service provider for vulnerable individuals and families in Niagara Falls. For many who find themselves in positions of need, the organization is a vital source of food, clothing and shelter, as well as other crucial mental health, crisis and recovery services.
Former Page's Whistle Pig and Clancy's Restaurant site demolished
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:25 am
Last Thursday, demolition crews began tearing down the vacated structures located at 7001 Packard Road in the Town of Niagara. The location was most recently the site of Clancy's Restaurant. However, for many locals, the location will forever be remembered as the home of Page's Whistle Pig.
 

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