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Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project to award certificates to third cohort
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 01:25 pm
Tonight, a third cohort of 10 child care centers will become Niagara Quality Improvement Project ambassador centers.
Keeping kindergartners safe and secure
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 03:00 pm
This fall, many youngsters are getting ready to embark on one of their biggest adventures: starting school.
Zombies to invade UB classroom this semester
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 02:15 pm
The zombie outbreak that has infected American popular culture will spread to the University at Buffalo this fall.
Buffalo Jr. Sabres 12U team tryout information announced
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 06:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced tryout information for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 12U hockey team, set to compete at the 55th Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament from Feb. 12-23, 2014, at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec.
NU's College of Education offering master's program in developmental disabilities
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 06:00 pm
Niagara University's College of Education has received approval from the New York State Education Department to offer a master of arts degree in developmental disabilities.
Ready to go back to school? BBB says shop smart
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 05:55 pm
Getting ready to go back to school? Join the crowd! In 2012, $83.8 billion was spent on back-to-school shopping in the U.S., according to the National Retail Federation. That breaks down to the average person spending around $688.62 on their children in grades K-12.

"It's important to take your time and plan accordingly when it comes to the shopping process," said Warren Clark, president of BBB serving upstate New York. "Knowing what questions to ask and having a plan can save both time and money."

Huntington Learning Center offers back-to-school tips
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 05:55 pm
It is back-to-school time, and if your student's summer has been filled with trips to the pool, hanging out with friends, television and video games, and other leisurely activities, now is the time to transition from summer to school mode.

"We always encourage families to relax and enjoy the less structured pace of summertime," said Wayne Sutcliffe of the Kenmore Huntington Learning Center. "However, there are several things you can do toward the end of summer break that are immensely helpful in getting students ready to return to the classroom."

Lewiston-Porter High School recognizes Darryl and Ann Johnston
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 05:50 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Athletic Department has announced it is honoring Ann and Daryl Johnston with its Niagara Frontier League Cornerstone Award. The two have been recognized for their tireless commitment to the entire Lewiston-Porter athletic program.
Herschell Carrousel Museum introduces program for Cub Scouts
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is excited to offer a special morning of activities just for Cub Scouts.
Obama in Buffalo: Opportunity of a lifetime: UB student introduces the president
Fri, Aug 23rd 2013 11:40 pm
Until Thursday, Silvana C. D'Ettorre had never given a public speech.
Islander rolls out new product: The Fact Wheel
Fri, Aug 23rd 2013 03:10 pm
An Island mon's frustration with her third-grader's math homework was the inspiration for a new product.
Terrana, DeMarco awarded Sass scholarships
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 11:40 am
Nicole Terrana has been awarded the 2013 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship. Erin DeMarco has been awarded the 2013 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Book Scholarship.
Amberleigh 'packed the bus' for those less fortunate school children
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 01:00 pm
The children are the future, and the residents of Amberleigh Retirement Community went all out to ensure the upcoming school year would be bright for less fortunate students in Western New York.
Former Cardinal Dougherty High School to receive a commemorative plaque
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 12:20 am
Thanks to the efforts of Steve Barone, Class of 1977, and the Black Rock Foundation, the Cardinal Dougherty High School Alumni Association is in the process of having a plaque erected on Hertel Avenue in front of the former school.
Excitement building as UB community prepares to welcome President Obama
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 04:45 pm
"Ready for President @BarackObama's visit to @UBCommunity this week! A historic event in the making!"
State Parks, Department of Health remind swimmers to practice beach and pool safety
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 02:30 pm
With the final weeks of summer approaching, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the State Department of Health encourage all visitors to practice swim safety while enjoying New York State Parks' beaches and pools.
USA Network: Carly Rae Jepsen '#UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying'
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
USA Network has announced a partnership between its award-winning public service initiative Characters Unite, R&R Partners Foundation's youth anti-bullying organization Flip the Script, and Cox Communications for "#UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying," headlined by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen.
Casey's Corner School Store to hold annual student agenda sale
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:15 pm
Casey's Corner School Store at Grand Island High School will once again sell agendas for students for the new school year.
Local families needed for cultural exchange students
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:15 pm
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world - France, Spain, Norway, Finland, Germany, China, Thailand and many others.
Grand Island High School: New STEM wing called 'game-changer'
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:10 pm
No one is happier about the new addition to Grand Island High School than the teachers who will teach in it.
Fusco fitting in as new N-W superintendent
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 03:40 pm
Dr. Lynn Fusco has taken over the duties of superintendent at the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District.
University at Buffalo to welcome President Barack Obama
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 02:00 pm
When President Barack Obama addresses an audience at the University at Buffalo on Thursday, Aug. 22, it will mark the first time since 1853 that a sitting U.S. president has spoken at the university.
100 Club awards $14,000 in scholarships
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 11:50 am
The 100 Club of Buffalo Inc. has awarded 20 scholarships totaling $14,000 to area students through its Scholarship of Excellence program. Scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,000 were presented to high school seniors and college students who are children of active first responders, including law enforcement, fire and/or emergency medical personnel, or are active first responders themselves.
YMCA Camp Kenan promotes water safety for youth through swim camps
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
YMCA Camp Kenan is offering two weeks of competitive swimming camps to encourage youth from across Niagara County to safely enjoy water activities and swimming.
UB gets $1 million HRSA grant to educate nurses on oral health
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:40 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has been awarded a $1,120,953 Health Resources and Services Administration Advanced Nursing Education training grant to enable nurse practitioners to work with dental students in interdisciplinary teams, sharing educational and practice experiences that improve oral and systemic care.
Niagara University again among 'Best in the Northeast' according to Princeton Review
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:30 pm
The Princeton Review has once again placed Niagara University among the best colleges in the northeast.
Froelich recognized during ROTC leadership course for possessing 'Warrior Ethos'
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:55 pm
Niagara University student Ethan Froelich was selected from a group of his peers at the 2013 Leader Development and Assessment Course as the ROTC cadet who best represented the "Warrior Ethos," a term coined to reflect the embodiment of a soldier.
Host families needed at Niagara Catholic
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is seeking host families for two foreign exchange students from Vietnam, who will visit the school through a collaboration with Niagara University.
Monster in the Great Lakes: UB students study plastic pollution
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 12:45 am
When Andrea Martinez opts for the can of juice instead of the plastic bottle at the store, it's apparent that the research she performed on pollution in Lake Ontario has had an effect on her.
UB joins National Science Foundation biometrics research center
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 03:30 pm
The partnership, which includes NSA, Homeland Security and others, is expected to generate more than $1 million for UB research
Old Falls Street, USA, hosts 'Touch-A-Truck' on Aug. 10
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 03:30 pm
Fire trucks and police cars and ambulances, oh my! It's time once again for Old Falls Street, USA's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event, to be held Saturday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. The afternoon allows children and their families to climb into a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate.
'E-Scrap 4 Camp' electronics recycling fundraiser raises $12,643 for Camp Good Days
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 10:35 am
Sunnking,Inc., in partnership with Camp Good Days and Special Times, created a program three years ago titled "E-Scrap 4 Camp," which facilitates the recycling of old electronics from participating locations in the Buffalo and Rochester areas to generate funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times.
Ride the carrousel at Teddy Bear Picnic
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am
Bring your best bear friend for a fun-filled afternoon of games, crafts, and treats from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda.
High school class reunions
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am
•The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1988 has announced plans for a reunion on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10.
Women's Respite Program: Celebrating 25 years
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:50 pm
The Women's Respite Program will mark 25 years of service at a reception Saturday, Aug. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Stella Niagara in Lewiston. The Respite Program, a nonprofit organization, provides time away to rest and renew for single mothers with low incomes, grandmothers raising their grandchildren, and women with cancer.
Empire State College at Cheektowaga to hold information sessions
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 02:45 pm
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor's degree programs at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga, on:
Dr. Walter Polka recognized as Distinguished Alumnus of SUNY Buffalo's Graduate School of Education
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 01:15 pm
Dr. Walter S. Polka, professor of professional programs and Ph.D. program coordinator at Niagara University, was presented with the 2013 State University of New York at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Alumni of Distinction Award during the school's commencement ceremony held May 10.
Junior Purple Eagles award Gary Hill Memorial Scholarships
Tue, Jul 30th 2013 12:40 pm
The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarship Committee has announced Mark Grozio, Antonio Guerrucci, Adam Stanczyk and Stephen Zafuto as the 2013 scholarship recipients.
Canisius: Institute for Autism Research receives grant from Tower Foundation
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 02:40 pm
The Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College received a $359,000 grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to fund three critical and timely studies to improve the outcomes of children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders.
UB researchers stalk a preventable killer

Thu, Jul 25th 2013 01:50 pm
One in eight adults ages 65 and older suffers falls every year, and since more than 40 million seniors who are aging are in their own homes, many of these accidents occur there.
 


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