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VIDEO: Niagara County tourism is OPEN!
Thu, Jul 2nd 2020 09:05 am
The 2020 summer tourism season has begun in Niagara County, with Western New York now into phase four of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "New York Forward" reopening process.
Niagara-Wheatfield graduate awakens to a unique surprise from parents
Fri, Jun 26th 2020 10:55 am
If you've driven through the Niagara-Wheatfield School District in the last few weeks, you've certainly noticed the myriad black and red lawn signs honoring recent high school graduates. They're generally about the standard size of the campaign signs you see around election time, roughly 24-by-18-inches or so. They make for a nice, quaint, school-spirited way for a parent to show pride in their child's accomplishments.
Niagara Falls Memorial prepares for opening of Golisano Medical Oncology Center
Fri, Jun 19th 2020 07:55 am
Installers from Signmatic Systems in Akron recently hung the first of two backlit signs identifying Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as the home of the new Golisano Medical Oncology Center.
Have a seat: Local hair salons, barbershops welcome reopening, customers
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 09:40 am
Time to kiss that quarantine haircut goodbye. On June 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo named Western New York as one of the five regions in the state to allow barbershops and salons to reopen, albeit with some noteworthy restrictions.
Summertime eateries back in full swing after state OKs outdoor seating
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
The sun is out, the trees are in bloom, and the intoxicating scent of charbroiled burgers and hot dogs is making it hard for anyone stuck indoors to get any work done. It's summertime in Western New York and, as you would expect, many of the area's favorite seasonal eateries are opening back up for business.
Intandem: Annual golf fundraiser rescheduled
Wed, Jun 3rd 2020 03:00 pm
The Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara Foundation, Intandem's charitable foundation in Niagara County, has announced a new date for its annual golf raffle. Originally planned as a May event, the raffle drawing will now be held as a Facebook Live online event at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25.
Justice for George Floyd: Protests in Niagara Falls called 'peaceful'
Mon, Jun 1st 2020 09:30 am
Dozens of people showed up Sunday night in different parts of Niagara Falls to protest the untimely death of George Floyd.
NCCC hosts virtual commencement celebration for grads
Tue, May 26th 2020 04:30 pm
On Saturday, May 23, Niagara County Community College hosted a virtual commencement celebration for the Class of 2020, recognizing over 900 graduates. The prerecorded video allowed graduates to submit a photo of themselves, future plans, and messages of appreciation to friends and family. Additionally, the video included remarks from SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, and NCCC President William Murabito.
Medical oncology center nears completion at NFMMC
Thu, May 21st 2020 06:00 pm
Dr. Bhuvana Ramkumar, left, and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center President and CEO Joseph A. Ruffolo recently visited the site of the new $2 million medical oncology center under construction at the medical center.
Niagara County to host drive-thru mask pickup for businesses
Wed, May 20th 2020 02:00 pm
Niagara County has begun phase one of "New York Forward" with some businesses beginning to reopen. As such, Legislator Will Collins on Wednesday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services is hosting a two-day drive-thru mask pickup station for those who need to acquire face coverings for their employees.
Niagara County legislators offer affordable meals to Wheatfield and North Tonawanda seniors
Fri, May 15th 2020 07:00 am
In the early weeks of the lockdown, Niagara County Legislator Jesse Gooch knew he wanted to do something for his district's senior community. He partnered up with local food truck vendor J&L Boulevard BBQ to begin "Meals with Heart from 6 Feet Apart" to offer seniors $5 dinners (pickup only) from 5-6 p.m. each Wednesday at the Wheatfield Town Hall, 2800 Church Road.
Elderwood resident Joanne Bodman honored with parade to mark 100th birthday
Fri, May 8th 2020 03:25 pm
Family and friends gathered together Monday afternoon at Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield to help Joanne Bodman celebrate her 100th birthday. A drive-by parade took place outside the front door and featured the Bergholz Fire Department, local first responders, friends and admirers.
De Dee's Dairy serving up smiles to go
Thu, Apr 30th 2020 06:55 pm
In Niagara Falls, there are few images more iconic to locals than the giant cow that sits perched atop of De Dee's Dairy. Around this time of year, the beloved bovine is usually overlooking scores of sticky-faced patrons and pineapple-sized ice cream cones at the picnic table below. The sight is something of an official announcement that spring is here.
WellNow Urgent Care now announces testing for COVID-19 in WNY; available in Niagara County
Fri, Apr 24th 2020 10:15 am
Beginning today, WellNow Urgent Care is offering two types of COVID-19 testing at its Western New York facilities: molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing and blood antibody serology testing. Individuals who have or recently had COVID-19 symptoms are eligible to receive the tests. Tests are available seven days a week with no appointment needed.
Niagara County has face coverings available for essential businesses
Thu, Apr 23rd 2020 01:40 pm
As essential businesses across Niagara County seek to comply with executive orders requiring face coverings for employees, legislators David Godfrey and Jesse Gooch on Thursday announced the Niagara County Department of Emergency Services has obtained a supply of cloth face coverings that are being made available to essential businesses at no cost.
Stapleton on nursing home residents: 'We're going to do whatever we need to do to make sure that they remain safe'
Mon, Apr 20th 2020 03:40 pm
"We know nursing homes are a sign of concern for us, because the numbers of residents getting sick is going up, and number of positives in the nursing homes are going up. So, it'll allow us to take that hundred and put it towards trying to provide a testing for people who work in assisted living centers, nursing homes. These are people who have symptoms. And it allow us to make sure that we're preventing the spread of the infection through a nursing home or through an assisted living center."
Stapleton: Niagara County '2-3 weeks behind downstate' plateau
Mon, Apr 13th 2020 03:25 pm
As downstate New York continues to see a plateau in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations, and less coronavirus-related deaths each day, the New York City area is rapidly approaching its pandemic apex. Niagara County isn't quite moving that fast.
Hopping for happiness: Local NF resident festively spreads cheer during tough times
Thu, Apr 9th 2020 04:20 pm
Gina Streck, a hairdresser at Salon Diaz, took matters into her own hands to spread some smiles this past week. With one of her favorite holidays of Easter coming up, Streck did drive-by visits to local children in the area dressed up as the one and only Easter Bunny.
'We can all play a part in supporting strong & thriving families'
Tue, Apr 7th 2020 12:10 pm
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Pinnacle Community Services has kicked off its second annual campaign by painting Niagara County blue (the color of child abuse prevention) in a virtual way.
WNY elected leaders, medical officers against proposed downstate transfer of PPE, ventilators
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 02:40 pm
On Friday morning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo pledged to sign an executive order wherein the state can take ventilators and personal protective equipment from upstate New York hospitals and reallocate them to downstate medical facilities. With a higher number of positive COVID-19 cases in the five boroughs, Cuomo said this is where the equipment is needed most right now.
Positive COVID-19 cases rising in Niagara County; legislators pass 30-day tax penalty moratorium
Mon, Mar 30th 2020 03:45 pm
At a press update Monday afternoon inside the LCTV studios in Lockport, Niagara County Legislature Chairwoman Becky Wydysh and Public Health Director Daniel Stapleton announced a sharp - but not unexpected - spike in the number of positive COVID-19 cases.
Niagara County to extend tax deadline 30 days
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 03:00 pm
At a closed press conference televised live on LCTV Wednesday, Niagara County 8th District Legislator Rich Andres said Niagara County intends to extend the April 1 county tax deadline by 30 days. A formal legislature vote is slated for Friday.
Cuomo: In time of COVID-19 pandemic be 'socially distanced, but spiritually connected'
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 02:55 pm
On Monday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo urged Americans to be "socially distanced, but spiritually connected" during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara County deals with first COVID-19 case amidst testing shortage, health director confirms
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 05:30 pm
On Wednesday morning, Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton and Niagara County Legislature Chairperson Becky Wydysh confirmed Niagara County's first positive test for COVID-19. During his time, Stapleton voiced his frustrations about the severe lack of testing kits available in the region.
Niagara County Office for the Aging adds 2 new wheelchair accessible vans to fleet
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:30 pm
The Niagara County Office for the Aging announced today it had recently taken delivery of two brand-new wheelchair vans, expanding the office's transportation fleet to 11 vehicles.
Pellicano's Marketplace: Neighborhood store moving down the block
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:15 pm
Pellicano's Marketplace has been a staple in Wheatfield since 1986. When Paul Pellicano opened the shop, he unveiled gourmet grocery items to the public, right on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
Waterkeeper holds open house in North Tonawanda
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 07:00 am
Last week, Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper held an open house at North Tonawanda's City Hall for those interested in learning more about the North Tonawanda Botanical Gardens Living Shoreline project.
Empower to hold 'Snowflake Basket Auction' fundraiser
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
A quick Google search will show the word "empower" means to give someone the authority or power to do something; or make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights. Similar words of both definition, from that same search include: authorize, emancipate, unshackle and permit. Bearing this in mind might explain why United Cerebral Palsy Association of Niagara County Inc. took it on as its nomenclature and became Empower in 2015.
Count Dracula coming to NT
Fri, Feb 7th 2020 03:30 pm
The Ghostlight Theater will present "Nosferatu: The Legend of Dracula" at a variety of showtimes from Feb. 13-23 at 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda.
Wheatfield group enhances Niagara Falls Boulevard with banners
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 07:00 am
Nine banners have been put up along Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Wheatfield, and one more at the Town Hall campus to welcome visitors, residents and commuters to the town. The idea is to make citizens proud to be a part of the town, and put an earworm into everyone else's brain about this place.
On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, volunteers range from bankers to pastors
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 03:45 pm
Rather than take the day off for the federal holiday, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, BankOnBuffalo employees decided to turn their "day on," by helping at Community Missions of Niagara Frontier's Clothes Closet. Joining staff, the bankers worked organizing clothes at the Buffalo Avenue location, while volunteers from Damascus Baptist Church worked in the kitchen.
Thousands attend Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Mon, Jan 20th 2020 12:55 pm
Over the weekend, the seventh annual Greater Niagara Fishing and Outdoor Expo invaded downtown Niagara Falls. The event was held at the Conference and Event Center with a focus on "Teaching Fishing" to the legions of anglers that can be found in New York, Southern Ontario and other nearby states.
Martial arts teacher combines kicks with faith
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 07:00 am
Bob Heisner teaches Bushido at his building on Niagara Falls Blvd. He became proficient in the martial art through a blending of six different disciplines that he learned while serving in the military during and after the Vietnam War. He said the process of training doesn't just help muscles, it stays with the student and gives the self-determination and will to become whatever it is they aspire to become.
Stray cats a problem in Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 07:15 pm
It's getting pretty cold out and, with the harsh weather, comes several charitable organizations looking to serve those who have the least. There is one group that is undeniably at risk and it's not even our species. In a word: Cats.
Memorial welcomes first baby of 2020
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 03:05 pm
Niagara County's first-born baby of 2020 made her debut at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Michaela Rose Lucatra arrived at 2:52 a.m. on New Year's Day. Nineteen inches long and weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, she is the daughter of Lindsey and Michael Lucatra of Grand Island.
Wheatfield Lions, Community Care & Pellicano's team up for holidays
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield Lions Club, in partnership with Community Care and Pellicano's Marketplace, worked together to provide community help this Christmas and holiday season for those in need.
Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission: Volunteer for the holidays
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:00 pm
On Monday Dec. 23, the Niagara Gospel Rescue Mission will start its "Feed the Falls - Christmas" events with a "Pie Party" at Cornerstone Church, 1290 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island. Following, the work for "Feed the Falls - Christmas Blessing" will begin, where volunteers will deliver a free Christmas dinner right to the doorstep of a family or individual in need.
'Christmas at the Farm' is family fun
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:10 pm
For family fun with the kids this winter, there's a place at 2660 Saunders Settlement Road called the Sanborn Farm Museum. It's becoming the site of "Christmas at the Farm" for two days in the middle of the holiday season: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15.
Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity to host gingerbread event during Lewiston Christmas Walk
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 03:25 pm
Over the years, one holiday event has given Niagara County residents of all ages a chance to give back to the community while making memories. Niagara Area Habitat for Humanity's annual gingerbread decorating fundraiser gives local families the chance to design gumdrop roofs and licorice walkways for gingerbread houses as they support a local cause.
Structural engineering company recognized by Tonawandas Chamber of Commerce
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
RAC Engineering, P.C. is a premier Structural Engineering firm founded in 2009 by Robert A. Curtis, PE. Curtis has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of the construction and engineering industry. Unique to the industry, Curtis began his career in the field on construction sites experiencing the real time application of design initiatives.
 

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