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One in a million: Life, death, football and Jordan Parks
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 12:15 pm
For some athletes, football is a way of life. Some players relish the opportunity of being between the lines, from goal post to goal post. For Niagara-Wheatfield High School senior quarterback Jordan Parks, his true love is the game of football. This past winter, though, that love was almost taken from him.
Company family picnic raises $4,500 for WNY Heroes
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 01:50 pm
At 86 degrees and sunny, the weather could not have been any more perfect. While many people were enjoying the Thunder on the Niagara, there was another event happening right around the corner last weekend. With everyone dressed in red, white and blue for the patriotic theme, the Precious Plate and Precision Process annual company family picnic raised funds for WNY Heroes.
Ortt, local officials host community forum on opioid epidemic
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 01:00 pm
Monday night, Republican New York Sen. Rob Ortt was joined by local officials to discuss what steps the state and local leaders are taking to address the opioid epidemic that has impacted communities across New York.
BankOnBuffalo opens first branch in Niagara County
Thu, Aug 2nd 2018 12:00 pm
BankOnBuffalo, which has been highly successful with its personalized banking approach since launching almost two years ago, opened its fourth branch location Wednesday, and its first in Niagara County at 6947 Williams Road in the Town of Wheatfield.
Town of Niagara: Planning Board recommends Bri Estates development to Town Board
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 02:00 pm
As rain wreaked havoc outside of Town of Niagara Town Hall Tuesday night, residents of the town, as well as the Town of Lewiston, did much of the same during the Planning Board's monthly meeting on the Bri Estates development.
PHOTOS: Canal Fest Parade runs through T-NT
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 12:00 pm
On Tuesday night, in the cities of North Tonawanda and Tonawanda, the annual Canal Fest parade ran through the streets in front of a well-attended crowd.
Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper acquires Weber Property in Town of Niagara
Thu, Jul 12th 2018 01:50 pm
Thursday morning, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper Executive Director Jill Jedlicka and Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace announced the acquisition and restoration of 30 acres along Cayuga Creek in the town.
Thunder on the Niagara to return to NT for 13th year
Mon, Jul 9th 2018 06:00 pm
North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas couldn't believe it had been a year since announcing the last Thunder on the Niagara boat races, but on Monday afternoon, Pappas revealed the family-fun show would make it's return to Gratwick Riverside Park Saturday, Aug. 4- Sunday, Aug. 5.
Bruce in the USA brings 'Glory Days' to 'Music Mania Mondays'
Thu, Jun 28th 2018 05:00 pm
On Monday night, This Vehicle and Bruce in the USA brought their talents to the stage at "Music Mania Mondays" in the Town of Niagara.
Town of Niagara: Fisher Associates displays Fourth Avenue pathway
Thu, Jun 21st 2018 05:00 pm
On Tuesday evening, Dennis Judson, client service manager at Fisher Associates, was available for discussion on the proposed pathway along the north side of Fourth Avenue. Judson explained the details behind the design phase and the three scenarios initiated for the approximately 2,400-foot pathway.
Thursdays on the Water kicks off in grand fashion
Fri, Jun 15th 2018 12:05 pm
Gratwick Park, along the Niagara River, was rocking in North Tonawanda Thursday night. The Thursdays on the Water concert series began at the NT park and debuted with the A-List Band.
Town of Niagara Planning Board hears from Bri Estates applicant
Thu, Jun 14th 2018 04:30 pm
On Tuesday night, the Town of Niagara Planning Board held an informational workshop to hear waiver and variance requests from Sean Hopkins, who represents Bri Estates developer George Churakos.
North Tonawanda announces second annual Thursdays on the Water
Thu, Jun 7th 2018 01:20 pm
On Thursday, Mayor Arthur Pappas announced that the Thursdays on the Water concert series at Gratwick Riverside Park would return for a second year.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES all-female CSI team to compete at national level
Fri, Jun 1st 2018 07:00 am
Three young ladies from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center are getting ready to compete at the SkillsUSA National Competition in Louisville on June 25-28. The competition is a showcase for career and technical education students from all around the country.
Niagara Falls Air Base holds accident response simulation
Thu, May 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On a rainy Saturday morning, the Niagara Falls Air Base hosted a mass accident response exercise to prepare for any possible crash in the future. With the Thunder of Niagara Air Show set to take place on June 9 and 10, the setting of the simulation was for preparation in the event of an air show crash.
Events at Wurlitzer looks to become premier event venue
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
The Wurlitzer Building along Niagara Falls Boulevard has provided a setting of history and elegance since its construction in 1892. Over 125 years later, that same history and elegance can be seen in the new Events at the Wurlitzer complex.
Niagara County Central Rotary donates to Empower
Mon, May 14th 2018 02:10 pm
The Niagara County Central Rotary recently presented a $1,500 donation to Jeff Paterson, CEO of Empower, the not-for-profit organization formerly known as Niagara Cerebral Palsy.
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.
Wayside Landscaping & Nursery celebrating 50 years of service
Thu, May 3rd 2018 12:30 pm
For any small business, staying open for a few years is tough work, especially with surrounding competition. For the Rotella family at Wayside Landscaping & Nursery, they've made it look easy, as they will celebrate 50 years of service throughout 2018.
Streaming freely in Niagara Falls: Complimentary wireless internet access goes live downtown
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 05:00 pm
Until recently, visitors to the American side of Niagara Falls had to utilize their own cellular data - sometimes while roaming - when determining where to eat, shop and enjoy themselves.
Wheatfield honors volunteers
Fri, Apr 27th 2018 07:00 am
As part of volunteer appreciation week, the Town of Wheatfield held its first volunteer recognition and training dinner for the Comprehensive Planning Implementation Task Force, numbering 30 volunteers, on Wednesday, April 18.
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.
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.
Willow Senior Living commemorates 10-year residents
Fri, Apr 6th 2018 04:20 pm
On Tuesday afternoon, the Willow Senior Living apartments, a People Inc. living center, honored its residents who have lived at the complex since its beginning 10 years ago.
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.
Niagara Yoga Co-op raises money for Community Missions
Sun, Mar 18th 2018 07:45 pm
Early Saturday morning, before people began the St. Patrick's Day festivities, around 35 people came to Reebok in the Fashion Outlets for some beneficial yoga instructed by Brian Ball of Niagara Yoga Co-op.
Boy Scout accepting American flags for Scout project
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:45 pm
Old, tattered, faded or worn American flags? Do you know how to dispose of an American Flag when it is no longer in proper condition to fly? Not many people do.
Wheatfield residents see alternatives for river trail
Fri, Mar 9th 2018 05:55 pm
Last Wednesday, Town of Wheatfield residents gathered to view five alternatives for the Niagara River multiuse trail that would extend from the City of North Tonawanda line to the City of Niagara Falls line along River Road.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS holds basketball game for Bald for Bucks
Tue, Mar 6th 2018 11:30 pm
Tuesday night a couple thousand people gathered at the Niagara-Wheatfield gym for a basketball game between the Niagara-Wheatfield faculty and the Buffalo Sabres Alumni. The evening was more than a fun pickup game, though, as proceeds from the game benefitted the Bald for Bucks association in honor of the late James Campbell, who passed away in August due to cancer.
Town of Niagara Board presented plans for WNY First Response & Preparedness Center
Fri, Mar 2nd 2018 06:30 pm
On Tuesday evening, the Town of Niagara Town Board welcomed LaBella Associates and the Niagara County Center for Economic Development for a special Town Board meeting, in regard to the proposed Western New York First Response and Preparedness Center at the old U.S. Army Reserve Base off of Porter Road.
Community leaders attend NCCC breakfast
Mon, Feb 26th 2018 12:40 pm
More than 60 community representatives from business, education, religious, nonprofit and legislative leaders attended a breakfast at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute to hear presentations on Niagara County Community College and its plans for the future.
Section VI hockey holds annual presser at KeyBank Center
Fri, Feb 23rd 2018 02:00 pm
On Friday morning, eight Section VI hockey teams came together for an annual press conference. The conference was held to present the eight teams playing in the girls, small schools, large schools and private schools championships.
Wheatfield Winterfest shines bright in year 3
Fri, Feb 16th 2018 06:40 pm
Last Saturday, Wheatfield families gathered in the town's Youth Center for the third annual Wheatfield Winterfest.
North Tonawanda: Pappas gives State of City at Common Council meeting
Fri, Feb 9th 2018 08:45 pm
At Tuesday's North Tonawanda Common Council meeting, Mayor Arthur Pappas gave his 2018 State of the City address, which reviewed the accomplishments of the city in 2017, as well as future goals for 2018.
Wheatfield Winterfest back for year 3
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 02:35 pm
For two years now, the Wheatfield Winterfest has brought winter fun to the table for kids and families of the town. On Saturday, Feb. 10, the fun is back for its third straight year at the Wheatfield Youth Center, 2795 Church Road.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas names January member of month
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 07:00 am
Recently, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas named Twin City Ambulance its January member of the month.
Edward Town students in 'High School Musical Jr.'
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 03:35 pm
Edward Town Middle School's production of Disney's "High School Musical Jr." is playing at Niagara-Wheatfield Senior High School, Jan. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. and Jan. 28 at 2 p.m. The cast of approximately 70 students is directed by Ken Fick and Andrea Letcher.
Vogue Salon & Back Bar marks 5 years; Conte continues to find success in salon business
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 11:45 am
"Impressive" was the word used in a 2006 Sentinel article to describe Christine Conte who, at 22 - just six months out of Mar Jon School of Beauty Culture - was the owner/operator of her very own Village of Lewiston salon business.
Voz Cycle City holds toy fund for WNY Heroes
Fri, Jan 5th 2018 03:10 pm
For years, Terry Vosburgh, CEO of Voz Cycle City, has been giving back to the local community with toy funds that help children and families have an enjoyable holiday season. In 2017, Vosburgh, with the help of local organizations and businesses, raised over $10,000 that went to purchasing toys and bicycles for local families with veterans through WNY Heroes.
DeLabio begins tenure as Niagara County Family Court judge
Thu, Jan 4th 2018 05:30 pm
Niagara County's newest judge began the week in Albany, attending specialized training, while her staff settled in at the Niagara County Courthouse in Lockport.