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Niagara Frontier League: High school sectional playoff brackets revealed
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 12:30 pm
The Niagara Frontier League has been the talk of high school basketball all season. The league was decided by a three-way tie between North Tonawanda, Kenmore West and Lockport. Two other top teams, Niagara Falls and Grand Island, also shared time in first place during the year.
Lewiston-Porter PEC and IEC families are reading!
Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am
Tuesday, Feb. 7, marked the official community start for the Lewiston-Porter Primary Education Center and Intermediate Education Center reading initiative known as "One District, One Book."
Niagara University seeking youth summer camp counselors
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 06:50 pm
Niagara University is looking for motivated individuals to be summer youth camp counselors.
ECC dental students deliver another successful Give Kids a Smile Day
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 11:20 am
On Feb. 3, SUNY Erie Community College's dental hygiene students partnered with Dr. Marti Peterson's Just 4 Me Pediatric dental team to provide free dental care to children from Erie and Niagara counties as part of the American Dental Association-sponsored Give Kids a Smile Day at the college's north campus dental hygiene clinic.
BPO brings NPR's hit show 'From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley' to Kleinhans Music Hall
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 04:45 pm
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has announced NPR's "From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley," a pre-eminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on stations nationwide, will come to Kleinhans Music Hall to record a radio broadcast on Tuesday, March 7.
'Sesame Street Live's' 'Make a New Friend' takes stage in Buffalo
Thu, Feb 9th 2017 02:45 pm
Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their "Sesame Street" friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to "Sesame Street." Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies.
Girl Scouts: All-female Olympian guest speaker panel to deliver keynote at 2017 leadership luncheon
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 07:00 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York has announced a guest speaker panel of all-female Olympians for its annual leadership event. Iris Zimmermann, Anja Pierce, Meghan Musnicki and Miranda Melville are slated to highlight the leadership luncheon on Friday, April 7, at the Hyatt Regency Rochester Hotel. The event begins at noon.
Adell's School of Dance takes center stage at Harlem Globetrotters show
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 12:45 pm
Adell's School of Dance performed with the Harlem Globetrotters at the KeyBank Center on Friday, Feb. 3. Dancers performed during the Globetrotters' halftime performance.
Grand Island Central School District to hold sub recruitment fair
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District will hold a substitute recruitment job fair Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
'Battle at the Border' lives up to billing
Sat, Feb 4th 2017 09:30 pm
The 2017 edition of the "Battle at the Border" did not disappoint. The four games played Saturday were action-packed and had their share of tremendous performances.
Battle at the Border' comes to Niagara Falls
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 07:10 pm
On Saturday, Feb. 4, Niagara Falls High School will host the "Battle at the Border," consisting of four American high school basketball teams facing four Canadian high school teams.
Lions storm back against the Lumberjacks, sweep season series
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 07:35 pm
In front of a loud crowd inside the "Lion's Den" at Lockport High School, the Lions defeated the first-place North Tonawanda Lumberjacks 61-51. With the win, Lockport sweeps the season series with North Tonawanda. The Lions are the only Niagara Frontier League team to beat NT twice.
Niagara Catholic: Mardi Gras dinner and auction 2017
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 11:20 am
On Saturday, March 4, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will hold its annual Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction at the school, 520 66th St., Niagara Falls.
Lockport defeats Niagara Falls in rematch
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 09:15 pm
In front of a modest crowd inside the "Wolvearena" at Niagara Falls High School, the Lockport Lions defeated the Wolverines, 58-53, on Saturday. The Lions lost the first time the two teams met, 64-43, so the win gives the teams a split of their season series.
North Tonawanda powers past Niagara-Wheatfield for season sweep
Sat, Jan 28th 2017 10:35 am
In front of a packed crowd at North Tonawanda High School on Friday, the Lumberjacks defeated the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons, 76-37. The win gives the Lumberjacks a season-sweep of the Falcons, as the Jacks won the first outing by a score of 72-34.
NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council awards grant to NU for first responder training
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 05:40 pm
Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training program has received a three-year, $320,000 grant from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.
Kenan Center Montessori preschool to hold open house
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 05:05 pm
The Kenan Center Montessori Preschool will hold an open house from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Education Building, located directly behind the Kenan House at 433 Locust St., Lockport.
Trocaire college receives national honorable mention award for new website
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 05:00 pm
On Tuesday, Trocaire College announced it received an honorable mention from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District II. Awarded in the Website: Institutional Homepage category, the recognition acknowledges the college's recently launched website, developed by Buffalo-based communications agency 19 IDEAS.
UB law school selects interim dean for its highest honor
Tue, Jan 24th 2017 04:55 pm
James A. Gardner, interim dean of the University at Buffalo School of Law, will receive the Edwin F. Jaeckle Award, the highest honor given by the law school and its Alumni Association, at the school's annual New York Alumni Luncheon on Jan. 27 in New York City.
Niagara Falls survives North Tonawanda comeback to split season series
Sat, Jan 21st 2017 10:10 am
The Niagara Falls High School Wolverines survived a comeback from the North Tonawanda High School Lumberjacks, in front of a loud crowd at the "Wolvearena" on Friday. The 52-50 win gives the Wolverines a season-split, as the Jacks won the first outing by a 42-37 score.
Niagara University accepting registrations for winter/spring 2017 continuing education courses
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 03:55 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is accepting registrations for its winter/spring 2017 schedule of courses. Credit-free classes are offered in person and online.
Cornell Cooperative Extension receives $69k through state 'Farm to School Grant'
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 05:50 pm
New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County has been awarded $69,000 in funding for the Niagara County Farm to School program, which aims to increase the use of healthy, locally grown foods on school menus.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 63rd class
Thu, Jan 12th 2017 02:35 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 63rd class during a ceremony held Jan. 11 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Buffalo Sabres announce return of Report Card Nights
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 11:10 am
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will once again offer Sabres Report Card Nights, presented by NY's 529 College Savings Program, on Friday, Jan. 20, against the Detroit Red Wings and Saturday, Feb. 4, against the Ottawa Senators. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.
Virtuoso reappointed to NCCC board of trustees
Mon, Jan 9th 2017 02:20 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently reappointed Gina I. Virtuoso of Niagara Falls to a seat on the Niagara County Community College board of trustees. Virtuoso was initially appointed in 2009 and completed her first term in June 2016.
Sabres announce 'One Buffalo Library Day'
Wed, Jan 4th 2017 08:55 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday announced the team will partner with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to put on the inaugural One Buffalo Library Day on Saturday, Jan. 7, when the Sabres take on the Winnipeg Jets at 1 p.m. at KeyBank Center.
Sionko's clutch 3-pointers lead Grand Island past Niagara Falls
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 10:55 pm
In front of a stunned home crowd, the Grand Island High School Vikings defeated the defending Section VI champion Niagara Falls High School Wolverines, 61-53.
EMS students roll out disaster plan
Fri, Dec 30th 2016 02:35 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES Emergency Medical Services teacher Amy Green assigns her senior class a unique assignment every year - a disaster plan.
Dispatch Christmas Coloring Contest winners awarded
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 06:55 am
Children who won prizes in the Island Dispatch/Grand Island PennySaver Christmas Coloring Contest received their prizes Saturday at Tops Market.
Grace signs letter of intent to play baseball at Niagara University
Fri, Dec 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
On Thursday, at the Niagara Falls High School fieldhouse, Wolverines shortstop and pitcher Matthew Grace signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at Niagara University.
Herschell hosts STEM event over winter break
Thu, Dec 22nd 2016 05:45 pm
The "STEM Snow Days: Cardboard Creations" event will be held during the Christmas break of local schools, from noon to 4 p.m. from Monday, Dec. 26, to Friday, Dec. 30, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda.
Rotary scholarship available
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 06:30 pm
The Rotary Club is seeking applicants for a $5,000 scholarship for students residing in Rotary District 7090, in which Grand Island's Rotary Club is a member.
Aquarium of Niagara offers classes and camps over winter break
Wed, Dec 14th 2016 01:15 pm
Don't let the kids be bored this winter break. There is plenty to do at the Aquarium of Niagara - and all inside.
Mystery dinner set at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:05 pm
On Jan. 20, 2017, Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host a "Western Murder Mystery Dinner."
UB: How organizations can boost charitable giving
Tue, Dec 13th 2016 03:05 pm
Charities and nonprofits can increase engagement and revenue by setting suggested donation levels that are appropriate for their donor lists, according to new research by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Ortt to SUNY: 'No sanctuary campuses'
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 01:20 pm
New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-C-I-North Tonawanda, on Monday called on the State University of New York board of trustees to immediately reject calls to establish "sanctuary campuses" at SUNY schools.
Lew-Port instructor recognized
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
Lewiston-Porter special education instructor Ashli Dreher (third from left) was honored this week with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 2016 Empire State Excellence in Teaching Award.
Niagara County Sheriff's Office hosts 'Shop with a Cop'
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 04:20 pm
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office hosted its fifth annual "Shop with a Cop" event Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Walmart store on South Transit Road in Lockport.
NU ranked among nation's top 10 small private 'Military Friendly Schools'
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:35 pm
Niagara University has been ranked among the country's top 10 small private schools for American military veterans and their families, according to comprehensive results released Thursday by Victory Media.
PHOTOS: 'The Nutcracker' onstage
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 04:10 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. presents "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road.