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College is in session: National Grid offers lessons in saving energy and money as classes resume
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 03:35 pm
If your class schedule has replaced summer novels, and you're packing the family car, it can mean only one thing: it's back to school time.
Sacred Heart Villa School to hold open house
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 02:05 pm
Sacred Heart Villa School's motto is "Where Learning Begins."
NCCC, faculty association reach tentative agreement
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 12:00 pm
Niagara County Community College President James P. Klyczek announced Wednesday that a tentative agreement has been approved by the NCCC board of trustees, which was ratified by the college faculty association membership on Aug. 19.
Cuomo announces recipients of $340 million in pre-kindergarten funding
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 03:05 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the recipients of $340 million in full-day pre-kindergarten funding for 81 school districts and community-based organizations statewide, opening full-day classroom slots to nearly 37,000 children.

The funding, included in the 2014-15 state budget, is the first installment as part of the state's commitment to invest $1.5 billion over five years to build a statewide universal full-day pre-kindergarten program.

Assemblyman John Ceretto announced the Niagara Falls City School District is receiving a $289,131 grant to fund pre-kindergarten. This grant comes in addition to the millions in pre-k funding Ceretto helped secure during budget negotiations this year.

Elks bring children to Artpark
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 02:10 pm
Elks Lodge No. 346 Niagara Falls assisted Artpark & Company in presenting the fourth annual Fairy House Festival this summer at Artpark. The Elks have been the presenting sponsor of the annual event, which draws families and visitors each spring.
Niagara University 'SPIN sessions' set to showcase faculty talents
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 11:25 am
Niagara University is putting a new spin on thought-provoking presentations.
NCCC Culinary Institute sponsors Peach Festival taste-off
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 03:00 pm
Niagara County Community College has long supported the Lewiston Kiwanis Club and the Niagara County Peach Festival. Now that NCCC's Culinary Institute is up and running - and garnering praise for its offerings - the timing was right for the downtown Niagara Falls campus to sponsor the annual Peach Festival peach recipe contest taste-off.
GIHS is People's Choice at Lewiston Art Festival
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:45 pm
Grand Island High School students took home the People's Choice award and a third-place yellow ribbon from the Chalk Walk competition at the Lewiston Art Festival Saturday.
Grand Island Board of Education: Another assistant principal departs GIHS for better job
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:30 pm
During the Monday evening meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education, trustees heard reports on a variety of topics, including some important staffing changes. Dr. Andrés Arroyo is leaving his position as assistant principal of Grand Island High School to become principal at Newfane High School. Arroyo has served Grand Island for the past seven years and earned his Ph.D. in educational leadership and policy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

His resignation comes close behind that of Assistant Principal Michael Lauria, who left his job earlier this summer to become principal at Springville High School. Administrators acted quickly to search for and to hire replacements for Arroyo and Lauria, and high school Principal Dan Quartley introduced the new staff to the Board of Education at Monday's meeting. They are T. Michael Carter and Corey Gray.

National Grid-sponsored camp opens girls' eyes to STEM professions
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:15 pm
According to US2020, there will be 1.2 million job openings in the U.S. in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields by 2018, with a significant shortage of qualified applicants to fill them.
NCCC Foundation elects 2014-15 board of directors
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
The Niagara County Community College Foundation Inc. has elected its 2014-15 board of directors. Jerald I. Wolfgang of Lewiston was named chairman of the NCCC Foundation board.
Lewiston Garden Club announces GardenFest scholarship winners
Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:00 pm
Thanks to a successful GardenFest this summer, three students have earned scholarships from the Lewiston Garden Club.
Time Warner Cable deploys AMBER Alert to cable technicians
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:40 am
Time Warner Cable has announced that all of its 18,000 cable technicians around the country have been deployed with technology that allows them to receive AMBER Alerts when they are in the area of an active alert, and training to be vigilant and contact law enforcement if they see the abducted child.
Higgins presents Congressional Award medals to three local students
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:35 am
Congressman Brian Higgins recently presented three local students with the Congressional Award Medal.
'Journey of the Noble Gnarble' presented in Youngstown
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
The Village of Youngstown Recreation Department summer drama camp will present the play "Journey of the Noble Gnarble" Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Red Brick Schoolhouse gymnasium. Admission is free.
Niagara University professor appointed secretary treasurer of AIS special interest group
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 10:30 am
Dr. Anna McNab, assistant professor of management at Niagara University, has been appointed secretary treasurer of AIS SIGHCI, the special interest group on human-computer interaction that is affiliated with the Association for Information Systems, the highest level organization for information systems professionals around the world.
Niagara University named to Princeton Review's 'Best in Northeast,' 'Green' lists
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:35 pm
Niagara University is among the best and most environmentally friendly colleges in the entire Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.
Niagara University offering backpacking trip through Vietnam
Wed, Aug 13th 2014 01:30 pm
Niagara University is set to offer a 20-day backpacking expedition through Vietnam May 17-June 5, 2015.
First Niagara, Buffalo Bisons host a baseball clinic for local underserved children
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 01:20 pm
The First Niagara Foundation and the Buffalo Bisons are teaming up to provide a baseball clinic for children enrolled in the Willie Hutch Jones Educational and Sports Program. The clinic will take place Wednesday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. until noon at Coca-Cola Field.
Bring your favorite teddy bear to ride the carrousel at 'Teddy Bear Picnic'
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum invites children to bring their favorite teddy bear (or other stuffed animal) to the "Teddy Bear Picnic" from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Aug. 14.
Schneiderman and A.G.s of 29 states urge FDA to strengthen proposed regulation of e-cigarettes
Mon, Aug 11th 2014 07:00 am
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, together with the attorneys general of Illinois, Indiana, and Massachusetts, co-sponsored a letter submitted to the Food and Drug Administration that was signed by 29 state attorneys general.
2014 Lewiston Art Festival winners
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 11:20 pm
The Lewiston Council on the Arts has revealed its 2014 Lewiston Art Festival winners.
NFHA's environmental leadership program has spots available for local youth
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 02:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Housing Authority invites children ages 12 and older to participate in its annual "Adventures in Environmental Leadership" program. This unique learning experience provides students with the opportunity to explore local waterways while learning about science and the environment.
Holy Ghost Lutheran School teacher Poreda attends Space Academy
Sat, Aug 9th 2014 09:00 am
"Summer vacation" and "teacher" - when used in the same sentence these words typically produce responses varying from eye-rolling and head-shaking to exclamations of "Boy, it would be nice to have a job that gave me summers off."
Maher, NU faculty members visit Haitian School founded by alumnus
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 06:10 pm
A Niagara University alumnus who spearheaded the development of a world-class school in Haiti is receiving reinforcements from his alma mater.
Students use their talents for a good cause
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 11:45 pm
Carly, an artist, wanted to create a T-shirt for her team and wanted to use a warrior motif to symbolize a fighter against the disease.
New York offering hundreds of internship opportunities for fall semester
Thu, Aug 7th 2014 12:00 pm
Civil Service Commissioner Jerry Boone announced the application deadline is approaching for hundreds of internship opportunities available within New York state government. He encouraged college students to submit applications for the fall semester as soon as possible. The application deadline is Sept. 8.
Old Falls Street hosts 'Touch-a-Truck' event Saturday
Tue, Aug 5th 2014 07:00 am
Fire trucks and police cars and ambulances, oh my! It's time once again for Old Falls Street's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event, on Saturday, Aug. 9, 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.
New English summer camp exposes international students to Niagara University, Western New York and American culture
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
Twelve students and two chaperones from eastern Asia are taking part in a new summer camp at Niagara University intended to offer English language instruction along with immersion into American culture.
Niagara University president reads children's story to literacy program participants
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 10:20 pm
The Niagara Falls City School District students participating in Niagara University's primary enhancement program got a special treat Monday when the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., NU president, read them "Have You Filled a Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids."
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station hosts Cooperative Extension Military Kids Camp
Sat, Aug 2nd 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, home to the New York Air National Guard's 107th Airlift Wing and the Air Force Reserve's 914th Airlift Wing, will host a day camp for area military kids from Aug. 4-8.
Scouts receive 'Regal' business, history tips
Fri, Aug 1st 2014 04:30 pm
On July 16, Cub Scouts from Pack 833 out of Adams Firehall and their families took a trip to Regal Tips in Niagara Falls to see how and where drumsticks, drum brushes and many other cool items are actually made.
Maher, NU alumni attend Mets game, meet Terry Collins
Wed, Jul 30th 2014 02:00 pm
In the rare instances when the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., isn't consumed with fulfilling his demanding duties as president of Niagara University, he enjoys cheering on the New York Mets.
Vacation Bible School in Youngstown
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown invites all children entering kindergarten to fifth grade to gear up for the "Workshop of Wonders: Imagine and Build with God" Vacation Bible School. The fun runs from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 11-15 at 100 Church St.
UB 'Joining Forces' collaboration aims to improve the lives of veterans, military families
Mon, Jul 28th 2014 10:00 pm
A collaboration between the University at Buffalo's School of Social Work and School of Nursing will serve local veterans and families by teaching social workers and nurses how they can better care for and respond to veterans' needs.
100-plus golf for Marty Violante
Sat, Jul 26th 2014 05:50 am
The third annual Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Alumni Weekend ended Monday with the Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic at Niagara Frontier Country Club. More than 100 golfers and guests were in attendance for the event, which honored Lou Fernandez this year.
Six N-W grads receive booster scholarships
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
Ann D. Bishara, president of the Niagara-Wheatfield Community Boosters recently presented this year's six scholarships in memory of Alice Stradley, treasurer, who passed away Feb. 24.
First Bishara scholarship goes to Belote
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:20 pm
The William Bishara Memorial Scholarship was presented to Emily Belote, salutatorian of the Niagara-Wheatfield Class of 2014, at Senior Awards Night last month.
Kiwanis awards two scholarships; receives award
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:15 pm
On June 12, Jessica Lamson and Brian Zuch were honored with the Niagara-Wheatfield Kiwanis' 2014 scholarship awards. The recipients and their families were treated to dinner at the Jetport Family Restaurant before Kiwanis President Mary Dohm presented the scholarship awards.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Cellular Connection to host 2nd annual backpack giveaway
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 08:10 pm
Residents in Grand Island are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.

The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its customers, has announced that it will donate 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Last year, the company donated 60,000 backpacks.

More than 350 participating TCC stores across the U.S. are inviting local families to bring their children to the store between noon and 2 p.m. on Aug. 2 to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.

 


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