Underused or vacant properties are not exactly new in downtown Niagara Falls. 

Niagara Falls entrepreneur Sarah Battaglia knows that many homeowners have about a dozen cans of unused paint in their basements. 

U.S. Census data shows that 72 percent of adults in Niagara and Erie counties read at a fourth grade level.

Students and staff alike are looking at some big changes at the North Tonawanda City School District over the next couple of years, as they quickly approach the start of a major capital project. 

Hanging from the entryway ceiling of the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Golisano Center for Community Health, the crystal blue mobile always catches Judy Nolan Powell’s eyes as it glistens in the rays of sunshine that fill the center’s lobby.

Sometimes the best way to deal with a difficult subject is simply to put it on the table and talk about it. That’s exactly what the folks at the O’Connell and Company are doing with their latest musical production. 

There are flash dances in the supermarkets, painting classes, dance parties, picnics and more. One thing is certain. Senior citizens in Niagara County can not say they have nothing to do.

Melvin Ricker is an example of the kind of person Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has come to rely upon year after year since it first opened its doors way back in 1895.

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center was established in 1895 on a pledge by 200 residents to contribute 25 cents each to bring the region its first full-fledged hospital.

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Our mother, Jean S. (Olejarz) Grabon, 99 years old, passed away on November 13, 2019 at the Erie County Medical Center one month short of her 100th birthday. She was born in Niagara Falls on December 11, 1919 the daughter of the late Anthony and Bernice (Skrobacz) Olejarz. She is survived by…

Martha Janese, 82, passed away on November 5, 2019, at Newfane Rehab. Born in Buffalo, NY, she was the daughter of the late Jules and Goldie (Forman) Bendes; wife of Michael R. Janese, Sr.; mother of Ellen (fiance Don) Thomson and Bernard Seman; step-mother to Michael (Joyce) Janese and Sher…

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