Restaino to Run for Town of Niagara Justice

February 22, 2017 Staff 0
Anthony L. Restaino
Anthony L. Restaino

Town of Niagara — With longtime Town Justice John Teixeira retiring this year, Anthony L. Restaino, 32, has announced he will run for Town Justice.

He is the son of Niagara County Social Services Commissioner Anthony J. Restaino, nephew of former Niagara Falls City Judge Robert M. Restaino, who is currently Vice President of the Niagara Falls School Board, and cousin to current Niagara Falls City Court Judge Danielle Restaino.

A Democrat, Anthony L. Restaino will run in the Democratic, Republican, Independence, Conservative and Working Families primaries.

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Senior Wishes is looking for seniors who have wishes they need to fulfill

February 22, 2017 Reporter 0
Senior Wishes, WNY’s only program dedicated to enriching the lives of deserving seniors by granting meaningful wishes, is continually on the lookout for more seniors to assist.

Senior Wishes’ first wish was granted in March 2014, and since then the organization has been recognizing WNY’s seniors in increasing numbers with the support of community members and corporate sponsors.  The non-profit was created by the United Church Home Society with a mission to foster respect and appreciation for seniors through wish fulfillment.

According to Wendy Miller Backman, Senior Wishes Executive Director,  “Senior Wishes was created to recognize that our aging seniors still have things they want to do, places they want to go, or people they want to see.  We transform those dreams into a reality.”

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NF Memorial Hospital Calendar of Events for March

February 20, 2017 Reporter 0

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on 10th St. in Niagara Falls has a steady stream of activities, many of them free, for people to improve their health and learn about options for the health needs.

Here is their: March 2017 Calendar of Events


Meeting: NA Group 7 to 9 p.m., Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.


Meeting: Alcoholics Anonymous First Step Group, 8 to 9 p.m., Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.


Meeting: Alcoholics Anonymous New International Group, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Medical Center Auditorium, 621 10th St.

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Success of Gala demonstrates support for Memorial Hospital

February 15, 2017 Staff 0
hospital-1 by Dharshan and Shannon Jayasinghe Dr. Michael and Liz Mitchell Co-chairs, The Premier 2017 Western New York again demonstrated just how much it appreciates and supports Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center on January 14 when 950 people attended Memorial’s sold out annual gala, The Premier. This year marked the gala’s 13th year at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, which once again provided five-star food, entertainment, and beautiful accommodations. We were pleased to honor two very special people for their service to Memorial and the community, Dr. Komal Chandan and James Roscetti.  Dr. Chandan has served our community as a family practice physician since 1992 and is known far and wide for the knowledgeable and compassionate care he has always provided his patients. He now shares his wisdom and vast knowledge with new physicians as a faculty member of Memorial’s Osteopathic Family Practice Residency Program. Mr. Roscetti is a longtime Memorial board member and chair who also serves as deputy counsel to the Niagara Falls City School District.  He has served as a Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority commissioner and as a trustee for Niagara County Community College, the Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club, Niagara Falls Public Library and the YMCA of Niagara Falls. Enjoying the evening with all our guests was tremendously rewarding as was seeing everyone so generously support this wonderful healthcare institution. We are also very grateful to everyone who generously made our text-to-pledge drive a success – raising over $45,000!  Proceeds from The Premier, which has raised well over a million dollars during the past 13 years, will support Memorial Medical Center’s Full Circle of Heart Care, a comprehensive heart health improvement initiative. It takes a dedicated team to produce The Premier.  We are grateful for the generous support of more than 80 corporate and individual sponsors. Special thanks go to our hosts, Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino and the Seneca Nation of Indians for sponsoring the headline entertainment.  The management and staff at Seneca Niagara really distinguished themselves in providing us all with a five-star experience. Special thanks also go to our many volunteers.  We couldn’t be more grateful for their hard work.  And WGRZ-TV news reporter and anchor Maryalice Demler was just stellar as our mistress of ceremonies!   The Premier 2017 was an unforgettable celebration thanks to the support of all our sponsors, contributors, volunteers and attendees. Thank you all for your contributions — we hope to see you again next year! Caption: Attorney James Roscetti (left) with former State Senator George Maziarz. Roscetti, chairman of the board at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, was honored for his efforts to place Memorial at the vanguard of community service and modern technology despite its being located in one of America’s poorest cities.

Niagara Falls celebrates Black History Month with NACC Exhibit

February 9, 2017 Reporter 0

The Niagara Arts & Cultural Center (NACC) is holding an art exhibition entitled Artists of Color: Freedom through March 19 at their Townsend Gallery.

The works of African American artists of Western New York, including Niagara Falls, Buffalo and Rochester are on display, according to exhibit curator Ray Robertson.  Artists of Color: Freedom is envisioned as a comprehensive representation of the African American experience from the historical, contemporary and personal perspective.

Highlighting the display is an artistic representation “Freedom Crossing” by Rochester artist Richmond Futch, Jr., enabling visitors to explore the story of the Underground Railroad Movement in this region and the people who risked their lives in the name of freedom.

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Neil Dashkoff, M.D., will discuss “Heart Health and the Importance of a Cardiac Catheterization Lab in Niagara.”

Dr. Dashkoff to discuss ‘Heart Health’ and importance of Memorial Hospital’s new cardiac catheterization lab; public invited

February 9, 2017 Reporter 0

The medical director of the new cardiac catheterization laboratory at The Heart Center of Niagara will be the featured speaker Wednesday (Feb. 15) during a Heart Month luncheon at the Elderwood Residences at Wheatfield Community Center, 2600 Niagara Falls Blvd.

Neil Dashkoff, M.D., will discuss “Heart Health and the Importance of a Cardiac Catheterization Lab in Niagara.”  He will explain the procedures performed at a cardiac catheterization lab and the impact the new facility will make on the health of area residents.

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Author Kathleen Kifer

Lewiston writer Kifer on how Love and Hope triumph over cancer

January 26, 2017 Staff 0


Lewiston novelist Kathy Kifer has published her second novel, “Tessa: Portrait of a Survivor” to critical acclaim, and a recent book signing that took place at the Lewiston Library Community Room.

In Tessa: Portrait of a Survivor, Kifer has drawn on her own raw experiences as a long-term cancer patient and amputee to create a remarkable and inspiring love story.

When Tessa Burke, a former model and wife of an affluent business man, requires more surgery after a long and difficult recovery from breast cancer, she is devastated, and as she tries to adjust to the shocking loss of an arm to the disease, her husband inflicts further pain. Tessa discovers that Max, repelled by her appearance, has found another sexual partner, and although he doesn’t want a divorce she insists that the marriage is broken and they separate.

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Wound Center of Niagara selected for groundbreaking clinical study

January 24, 2017 Reporter 0

Collaborates with Nuo Therapeutics Inc. on Aurix™ System study

The Wound Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has been selected with RestorixHealth and Nuo Therapeutics to participate in a nationwide clinical study of a breakthrough therapy for treating chronic, non-healing wounds.

The study begins this month at The Wound Center of Niagara and will evaluate the overall effectiveness of a new technology called Aurix™. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently decided to investigate the effectiveness of Aurix Therapy by supporting and reimbursing a real world clinical study involving Medicare patients and focused on collecting wound healing data in a registry format.  The Wound Center of Niagara is one of a select number of centers in the U.S. conducting randomized, controlled testing under this important Medicare program.

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Dr. Matthew DiPaola to present program on shoulder arthritis

January 14, 2017 Reporter 0

Although shoulders are less likely to be involved with arthritis than hips or knees, shoulder arthritis is quite common. But, its not always as straightforward as one might think.

Matthew J. DiPaola, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with extensive experience in treating shoulder arthritis, will discuss its diagnosis and treatment during a program on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. at The Niagara, the new community center at 530 66th St. on the Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School campus.

The presentation will be co-sponsored by UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

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NFMMC Chairman Memorial Chairman James Roscetti (pictured with Dr. Sujatha Addagatla)

Memorial Gala to Honor Roscetti, Dr. Chandan

January 12, 2017 Tony Farina 0

It is a special night. The annual black tie gala sponsored by the Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s Foundation will be held Saturday at the Seneca Niagara Casino, and will honor two of the area’s best, a medical professional and a veteran lawyer who have distinguished themselves with their contributions to the hospital and the community.

Niagara Falls attorney James Roscetti and family practice physician Dr. Komal Chandan are this year’s honorees at the much-celebrated and much-anticipated soiree known as the The Premier.

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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greets first newborn of 2017

January 2, 2017 Reporter 0

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center greeted its first baby of 2017 at 8:09 p.m. New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) when Santina Fittante of Youngstown gave birth to son Dillon John Barker. Dillon, shown here with his mother and father Jeffrey Barker in their private labor and delivery suite at Memorial’s Mary C. Dyster Women’s Pavilion, measured 19.5 inches tall and weighed in at 7 lbs., 2 ounces. The couple’s fourth child, he was delivered by Dr. Hannah Bailey.

L to R:  Representatives of the organizations accompanied by J & P Treasurer Tony Majka and J & P President James J. Faso.

Judges and Police Annual Christmas Celebration

December 22, 2016 Staff 0


Como Restaurant


Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Once again the Judges and Police Executives Conference of Niagara County gathered for their annual Christmas celebration at the Como Restaurant.  Members of the organization enjoyed the Christmas celebration.  But much more than that, the group was again able to help organizations in our community that help others.  The real reason behind this Christmas celebration is to help those community groups that reach out and help those in need all year round.  The Judges and Police were able to help four community groups with donations to further their cause.

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