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Independent Living of Niagara County can help YOU register to vote!

Independent Living of Niagara County can help YOU register to vote!

Community News September 15, 2016 at 1:47 am

   If you’ve been intending to register so you can vote in the November General Election, but  haven’t gotten around to it and you’re going to be in Niagara Falls, New York on Tuesday September 27, 2016, Independent Living of Niagara County (ILNC) is participating in National Voters Registration Day.Read More

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Fall conference will focus on sex trafficking, crimes against children with disabilities

Community News September 15, 2016 at 1:38 am

  Nationally recognized experts on crime against children with disabilities and youth sex trafficking will headline a Nov. 3 conference at the Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center. “Safe at Home: Seeking Solutions for Adult and Child Victims of Family Violence” will be the 19th annual Safe at Home conferenceRead More

Vicki Landes

Memorial promotes Vicki Landes to vice president of Community Care Coordination and Services

Community News September 15, 2016 at 1:34 am

Vicki Landes, RN, BSN, MBA has been named Vice President of Community Care Coordination and Services at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Landes is a graduate of Medaille College, where she was awarded a master’s degree in Business Administration, and SUNY at Brockport, where she earned a Bachelor of ScienceRead More

Tip the Blues Festival volunteers, or not.

Niagara Falls Blues Fest: Volunteer Barkeeps Get the Blues as Tips Go Off to Big Corporation

Community News September 15, 2016 at 1:28 am

The Niagara Falls Blues Festival gets underway tomorrow night on Old Falls Street, leading off with SHAWN HOLT and the TEARDROPS with special guest JOHN PRIMER, followed by EDDIE SHAW and the Wolfgang with special guest Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh and MAC ARNOLD and Plate Full O’ Blues. The LateRead More

All this, and pony rides too!

Food, Music, Cars, Animals; Pigapalooza Open to All

Community News September 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm

If you are under the impression that you belong wherever there is something interesting to see, then Pigapalooza 12 might qualify for your consideration. Held Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 3:30 pm and lasting at least until 8 pm when the fireworks go off – at the Ransomville Free MethodistRead More

Carl Rivers faces a slew of charges.

This week in stupid crime

Community News September 1, 2016 at 2:32 am

Stop yelling obscenities Deirdre A. Dixon, 28, 1705 Pierce Ave., Apt. lower, was charged with disorderly conduct last week after she got into an argument out in front of her house. Police were called. Arriving on the scene, they told her she needed to stop yelling obscenities, but she flatRead More

NT Police Announce Civil Service Exam for Police

NT Police Announce Civil Service Exam for Police

Community News September 1, 2016 at 1:52 am

Interested in a Law Enforcement career with one of the best Law Enforcement agencies in Western New York? Sign up for the November civil service exam. The North Tonawanda Police Department will hire full time officers from this list once it is established. Questions regarding this process can be answeredRead More

A typical stretch of Grand Island waterfront, hugged by two roads - the West River Parkway and West River Road, which run side-by-side the entire eight mile length of the island. Together, they exemplify an exercise in redundancy, not to mention stupidity.

Grand Island envisioned as key to Niagara River parks system

Community News September 1, 2016 at 12:52 am

Think just a moment, if you will, of a Niagara River waterfront park system stretching from Mutual Riverfront Park on Lake Erie in Buffalo all the way to Old Fort Niagara on Lake Ontario in Youngstown. Spectacular, and rather like what was envisioned by the Niagara River Greenway Commission inRead More

North Tonawanda Senior Center to hold fundraiser

North Tonawanda Senior Center to hold fundraiser

Community News August 31, 2016 at 8:56 pm

The North Tonawanda Senior Center, located at 110 Goundry St. near the corner of Oliver Street, will be hosting its annual theme basket fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 10. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and drawings begin at 2:15 p.m. The entrance fee is $5, which includes 25 basket tickets, a drink ticket and a refreshmentRead More

Stephenson Avenue Park renamed in honor of the late Councilman Bob Anderson

Stephenson Avenue Park renamed in honor of the late Councilman Bob Anderson

Community News August 24, 2016 at 8:29 pm

Stephenson Avenue Park, a small but popular park on Stephenson Ave. near 74th Street in LaSalle will be renamed in honor of the late Robert “Bob” Anderson, Jr., a longtime resident of Niagara Falls who died last year after a brief bout with cancer. Anderson lived near the park forRead More

DEGRAFF MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO DOUBLE SIZE OF EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

DEGRAFF MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO DOUBLE SIZE OF EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Community News August 24, 2016 at 11:58 am

DEGRAFF MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO UPGRADE, EXPAND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT NORTH TONAWANDA Kaleida Health today announced plans to modernize and double the size of DeGraff Memorial Hospital’s emergency department (ED). The plan is to relocate the Emergency Department from the west side of hospital campus to the east side, fronting the TwinRead More

Memorial promotes Timothy Freer to vice president of HR

Memorial promotes Timothy Freer to vice president of HR

Community News August 24, 2016 at 11:19 am

Timothy J. Freer has been promoted to Vice President, Human Resources at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Tim joined the medical center staff as director of human resources in June 2014. A graduate of the University of Buffalo and experienced human resource executive, his areas of expertise include strategic planningRead More

FAMED PYSCHIC, BERNICE GOLDEN TO APPEAR AT PYSHIC FAIR IN NORTH TONAWANDA

FAMED PYSCHIC, BERNICE GOLDEN TO APPEAR AT PYSHIC FAIR IN NORTH TONAWANDA

Community News August 11, 2016 at 5:17 am

  The Dom Polski Psychic Fair and Expo will offer an opportunity for the public to meet and have readings done by psychics. The event will be held on Sunday, September 25th at 76 Oliver St, North Tonawanda, NY from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.     Tickets are $5Read More

Steinjan family car show raises $6,700 for new Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit

Steinjan family car show raises $6,700 for new Memorial Cardiac/Stroke Care unit

Community News August 10, 2016 at 11:34 pm

The family of a Niagara Falls man who was a patient at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center donated $6,700 in proceeds from a successful car show they held to support the hospital’s new cardiac and stroke care unit. The Robert O. Steinjan Sr. Memorial Car Show, which was held inRead More

Memorial names new director of Health Information Management

Memorial names new director of Health Information Management

Community News August 10, 2016 at 11:28 pm

  Cheryl Quarantello, RHIA, CHPS, CSS has been appointed director of Health Information Management at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.   A graduate of Niagara County Community College and Daemen College, where she was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Record Administration, Quarantello most recently served as aRead More

Free Live concert with A List in Schoellkopf Park; hosted by Memorial Hospital

Free Live concert with A List in Schoellkopf Park; hosted by Memorial Hospital

Community News August 10, 2016 at 11:01 pm

  Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will present a free outdoor concert at Schoellkopf Park, featuring live music by The A-List Band and food specials by the Hard Rock Café on Thursday, Aug. 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Schoellkopf Park is on Portage Ave. and extends from Pine to Walnut, and isRead More

LONELY GERMAN SHEPHERD, MASTER DIED, AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

LONELY GERMAN SHEPHERD, MASTER DIED, AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION

Community News August 10, 2016 at 10:44 pm

  As of press time, a four year-old female German Shepherd was available for adoption at the Niagara County SPCA. Her name is Holly, although should you adopt her, there seems to be no reason why you couldn’t change her name. Holly is not currently on the adoption side of theRead More

Trio of new physicians meeting demand for more women’s services

Trio of new physicians meeting demand for more women’s services

Community News August 4, 2016 at 11:55 pm

The growing demand for more women’s health services in Niagara County has prompted Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center to hire more OB/GYN physicians and open a second facility. The center’s new office is called The OB/GYN Center at Summit and is located in Suite 650 at the Summit Healthplex, 6934Read More

Niagara Falls Dance Studio  Wins Medals in Rochester

Niagara Falls Dance Studio Wins Medals in Rochester

Community News August 4, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Students from Miss Bev’s Dance Studio of Niagara Falls recently competed in the Summerdance Competition in Rochester, New York. Numerous students won gold and ‘high gold’ medals for their performances.  Miss Bev’s Studio was also awarded special recognition, for ‘costuming’ and ‘best sportsmanship’ at the competition. Miss Bev’s DanceRead More

Touma, Bird Seek to Reassure Taxpayers on Reassessment As Plans Move Forward on First Revaluation in 14 Years

Touma, Bird Seek to Reassure Taxpayers on Reassessment As Plans Move Forward on First Revaluation in 14 Years

Community News, Featured July 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm

  The first citywide property reassessment in 14 years is likely to begin in November, says Niagara Falls Assessor James Bird, with the new rates for taxpayers likely to be included with the school tax bill of August, 2018, if all goes according to plan. “A lot of people believeRead More

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