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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

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Como Restaurant

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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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Supt. Laurrie puts his children where his job is… School District leader shows confidence in Niagara Falls Schools

December 22, 2016 Staff 0

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Mark Laurrie, the recently installed Superintendent of Schools for the Niagara Falls School District, has risen through the ranks of this school district and its city.

He was a student of the district and worked in the district for years as an administrator before being appointed by the Niagara Falls School Board to replace Cynthia Bianco upon her retirement.

This ‘raising of our own by our own’ is a sign that, like everywhere else, some people in Niagara Falls get it that all people, all cities, all nations, must rise by their own exertion.

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Dr. Neil Dashkoff to lead new cardiac catheterization lab

December 16, 2016 Staff 0
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Dr. Neil Dashkoff

Neil Dashkoff, M.D., a prominent Western New York cardiologist and the former director of the cardiac catheterization (cardiac cath) laboratory at Erie County Medical Center, will become medical director of the new cardiac cath lab at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

Currently under construction on the second floor of The Heart Center of Niagara at Niagara Falls Memorial, the Niagara Falls Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is the result of a unique community collaboration between Catholic Health, Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center Corporation and Niagara Falls Memorial to address a pressing need for cardiac catheterization services in Niagara County. The $2.2 million facility is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017.

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Having fun making holiday placemats for the residents of Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

Winter Clothing Drive at The Connection

December 16, 2016 Staff 0

Sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, The Connection is a teen pregnancy prevention youth drop-in Center at 1700 Main Street in Niagara Falls. At The Connection, youth ages 11-19 years old can spend after-school hours doing homework, relaxing in a safe space or engaging in health and education-focused activities. Formerly located at the City Market, The Connection has been serving Niagara Falls youth for nearly 15 years.

The staff at The Connection has put out an appeal to the community for the donation of “teen-sized winter coats” and other winter gear such as boots, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens. Items can be dropped off at The Connection during the hours of 2:30-6 pm Monday-Friday.

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Birth Announcement

December 8, 2016 Staff 0

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Proud parents Vik and Naveet Bhargava joyfully announce the birth of a daughter, Sahana Bhargava and have informed their friends that “Sahana looks forward to being a part of your world, and we look forward to you enriching her life!”

Her father, Vik Bhargava, in addition to his varied business pursuits, and frequent work as a professional singer, is a well known and leading authority on the history of the British musical act called the Beatles.

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LEWISTON TOUR OF HOMES WAS A HISTORIC SUCCESS

December 8, 2016 Staff 0
By Matt Cole

Lewiston has long been considered, by locals, to be the Hamptons of Niagara County. The quaint shops of Center Street, the elegant pre-Victorian era homes. It’s the combination of the historic and modern worlds that the community works so hard to protect and maintain. At the forefront of these efforts is the Historic Association of Lewiston, led by their president, Zack Collister. Their focus currently is the preservation of The Lewiston Museum, originally known as St Paul’s Episcopal Church, built in 1835.

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Memorial posts online survey to identify community healthcare needs

December 1, 2016 Staff 0

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By Patrick J. Bradley

Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center is seeking the public’s help in identifying community healthcare needs.

Input is being gathered via an online survey that will be posted until Dec. 5. The survey, accessible via the hospital’s home page at NFMMC.org, takes only a few minutes to complete and asks questions about community health issues, wellness education, medical services and primary care access.

“The healthcare needs of the community are continually changing,” Memorial Chief Operating Officer Sheila K. Kee said. “In order for us to effectively address those needs, it’s essential that we truly understand them. This survey is extremely helpful in that regard and the more responses we receive the more valuable it will be.”

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For two days preceding Niagara Falls' Small Business Saturday, the NTCC ran ads promoting the Fashion Outlet Mall, located in the town of Niagara.

NTCC runs Fashion Outlet Mall advertisement on Small Business Saturday, of all days

December 1, 2016 James Hufnagel 1
Carmine's Restaurant pulled out all the stops for Small Business Saturday here in Niagara Falls.
Carmine’s Restaurant pulled out all the stops for Small Business Saturday here in Niagara Falls.

“Small Business Saturday” is a quaint new phenomenon that’s been gaining popularity the past few years, not just locally, but in many communities across the country. It’s to encourage patronage of small, local businesses, the true lifeblood of everyday Main Street, USA in terms of employment and economic activity, as opposed to large corporations like Walmart and Best Buy or online behemoth Amazon, which have wreaked havoc on traditional, locally-owned and operated retail shops and stores.

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Last year's Holly Trolley, promoted far and wide by City Hall and Old Falls Street USA, scrooged out by skipping a promised stop at City Market, kids there getting a lump of coal. Note (above) image, Mayor Dyster's face appears in the trolley.

Nothing Says Merry Christmas like the Holly Trolley!

November 25, 2016 James Hufnagel 1
Last year's Holly Trolley, promoted far and wide by City Hall and Old Falls Street USA, scrooged out by skipping a promised stop at City Market, kids there getting a lump of coal. Note (above) image, Mayor Dyster's face appears in the trolley.
Last year’s Holly Trolley, promoted far and wide by City Hall and Old Falls Street USA, scrooged out by skipping a promised stop at City Market, kids there getting a lump of coal. Note (above) image, Mayor Dyster’s face appears in the trolley.

The gala “Holly Trolley” featuring Santa Claus and his public sector equivalent, Mayor Paul Dyster, will be making the holiday rounds again this year on Dec. 2. The trolley will leave City Hall at 5:15 pm, stop at Gill Creek Park at 5:20 pm, Tom Barber Park, next to Foley’s at 5:55 pm, drive through LaSalle Waterfront Park and Hyde Park, stop at 6:45 pm in Highland Community Park, at 7:15 pm at Columbus Park on Pine Avenue, at Schoellkopf Health Center at 7:35 pm, drive around the Niagara Tourism and Convention Center for no apparent reason, stop on the middle block of Old Falls Street at 8 pm and then return to City Hall.

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