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Blessing of St. Peter School
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 09:30 am
St. Peter R.C. Church in Lewiston recently held its "Blessing of the School" along with a family picnic. Families were asked to gather on the front lawn of the rectory where Father Michael Zuffoletto began the school year with a family blessing.
Lewiston Garden Club awards scholarship
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 09:25 am
The Lewiston Garden Club has awarded its 2012 scholarship of $1,000 to Amanda Smith. She is a 2012 Lew-Port graduate who has begun her collegiate career at Niagara University. Smith's goal is to become an environmental lawyer.
BOCES to offer driver education course
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 09:20 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES is getting ready to start the fall driver and traffic education course on Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Maziarz announces funding for Orleans County schools
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 07:00 am
State Sen. George Maziarz announced Thursday he was able to secure funding for the five school districts in Orleans County from the Legislative Education Aid Grant Process. Each of the five districts - Albion, Holley, Kendall, Lyndonville and Medina - will receive $50,000 to spend in their district on what their top priorities are. Maziarz was joined by the school district superintendents to announce the awarding of the funding as the new school year starts.
Niagara University offering health care programs through continuing education office
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is offering a trio of new courses tailored for current and future health care professionals. All classes begin in October.
Castellani Gala set for Oct. 13
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is holding its annual gala on Saturday, Oct. 13. This year's event, "Thank You for 10 Years of Support," is the 10th annual dinner and auction to benefit art education programs at the CAM.
N-W supervisor reminds drivers to be vigilant
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 12:00 am
Michael Dallessandro, supervisor of transportation at Niagara-Wheatfield School District, joined area law enforcement representatives at AAA headquarters in Williamsville recently to remind the public about staying vigilant on the roads now that schools are open.
Wilson becomes 'Harbortown'
Tue, Sep 4th 2012 01:20 pm
Calling all first- through fifth-graders: Wilson First Baptist Church is pumped, excited and ecstatic to invite you to visit "Harbortown," its newest ministry designed just for young kids.
Henrietta G. Lewis Campus School awarded $2,200 youth literacy grant by Dollar General Literacy Foundation
Sat, Sep 1st 2012 12:30 pm
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a youth literacy grant in the amount of $2,200 to Henrietta G. Lewis Campus School at Wyndham Lawn in Lockport.
GIBOE: Transportation center, Staley Road field discussed
Fri, Aug 31st 2012 06:10 pm
Returning students at Charlotte Sidway Elementary School and physical education teacher Kelly Greene greeted each other on the first day of school Wednesday. See more photos from the first day of school at Sidway on the Picture Page. (photo by Larry Austin)
Niagara University set to welcome new students, families to Monteagle Ridge
Thu, Aug 30th 2012 05:05 pm
The Niagara University class of 2016 arrives on Monteagle Ridge Friday morning, and what a welcome they will receive.
Free emergency preparedness training available in Cambria
Wed, Aug 29th 2012 12:40 pm
Beginning Sept. 19, Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University is hosting a free CERT training course at Cambria Fire Co., 4631 Cambria-Wilson Road, Cambria (Lockport). Classes run for nine consecutive Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., culminating with a disaster simulation on Nov. 14.
Niagara University, Leadership Niagara partner to offer college credit to LN participants
Tue, Aug 28th 2012 09:15 am
Niagara's foremost leadership-training organization is partnering with Niagara University to offer all former, current and future Leadership Niagara participants an opportunity to earn three college credits based on their LN experience.
Niagara University awarded grant to host Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence from Ethiopia
Tue, Aug 28th 2012 07:00 am
Niagara University has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence grant to host a visiting foreign professor for the fall 2012 semester. Assefa Beyene Bassa, a Ph.D. candidate at Andhra University in India and a lecturer at Dilla University in Ethiopia, will work closely with several sectors on Niagara's campus, especially its College of Education.
Peach Festival to hold cheerleading competition
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 08:10 am
This year's Lewiston Kiwanis Club Peach Festival Cheerleading Competition will be held on Friday, Sept. 7, at 5 p.m. in Academy Park.
N-W Board of Education honors retirees, discusses buses, campus exit
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:55 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting was off to an appreciative start last week with a reception honoring the 2011 and 2012 district retirees.
Niagara University again ranked among 'Best in the Northeast' by Princeton Review
Thu, Aug 23rd 2012 08:30 am
Niagara University is again ranked as one of the best colleges in the Northeast, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. It is one of 222 institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Northeast" section of its website feature, "2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region," that posted Aug. 20 on
Cropp named 2012 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year
Mon, Aug 20th 2012 11:50 am
Michael W. Cropp, MD, president and CEO of Independent Health, has been named the 2012 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year by the University at Buffalo School of Management.
Ruby Carey Scholarship awarded
Sat, Aug 18th 2012 07:00 am
At its annual scholarship dinner meeting on July 23, the board of trustees of the Youngstown Free Library presented the library's Ruby Carey Scholarship for 2012 to Corrine Casal.
Time to Dance hosts free 'Community Day'
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 12:10 pm
Time to Dance hosts a free "Community Day" from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. The dance studio is located at 5000 Saunders Settlement Road, just past the Town of Lewiston.
Lew-Port 4th and 5th graders to participate in 1812 commemoration
Wed, Aug 15th 2012 12:05 pm
More than 300 Lewiston-Porter Elementary School students will take a field trip to Academy Park this October to participate in the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights.
Niagara University offering graduate information, express registration session on Aug. 23
Tue, Aug 14th 2012 09:45 am
Niagara University will host a graduate information and express registration session on Thursday, Aug. 23, for anyone interested in learning how an advanced degree can launch or enhance their career.
Cultural Alliance of Niagara elects officers
Thu, Aug 9th 2012 07:00 am
The Cultural Alliance of Niagara, the arts and culture advocacy coalition serving Niagara County, has announced the election of officers for 2012-13.
Fresh Air children from NYC take summer vacation in WNY area
Wed, Aug 8th 2012 10:05 am
Twenty-three smiling New York City children boarded buses on Aug. 7, headed for the Western New York area, to reunite with their host families at the bus arrival in Amherst.
Stuffed turtles donated to Mount St. Mary's Hospital
Tue, Aug 7th 2012 07:00 am
First Presbyterian Church's VBS ran from July 16 to 20. Several girls worked on making stuffed turtles as their mission project. These turtles were donated to Mount St. Mary's to be given to young children who are there for surgeries.
UB Distinguished Speakers Series announces 2012-13 schedule
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 05:50 pm
Comedian Steve Martin, political commentator David Brooks and former First Lady Laura Bush will bring their voices to the lineup for the University at Buffalo's 26th annual Distinguished Speakers Series, which will run from Sept. 20 through April 27, 2013.
Lewiston Public Library August programs, events and activities
Fri, Aug 3rd 2012 08:15 pm
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of August.
Niagara University students offer tongue-in-cheek 'Guide to Facebook'
Thu, Aug 2nd 2012 07:00 am
How soon is too soon to "friend" a new acquaintance on Facebook? What does it mean to give someone a virtual poke?
Vote 'Duck for President'
Thu, Aug 2nd 2012 07:00 am
NU Theatre is presenting a free musical for all ages, "Duck for President," adapted by James Grote with music and lyrics by George Howe and direction by Terri Filips Vaughan.
Lew-Port hires principal
Sat, Jul 28th 2012 08:10 am
Dean Ramirez was named Lewiston-Porter Middle School principal at a special meeting of the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education on July 18.
NCCC celebrates 50 years
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 02:30 pm
Niagara County Community College will celebrate its 50th anniversary this weekend with plenty of balloons rising into the sky, as well as three days of activities and entertainment.

Balloons Over Niagara returns to the campus, July 27 to 29, repeating the excitement of 25 hot air balloons taking to the sky in 2008 to celebrate the county's bicentennial.

NU students travel overseas to investigate international justice
Tue, Jul 24th 2012 11:20 am
Twelve criminal justice majors from Niagara University recently joined Assistant Professor Dr. Diana Falco on a three-week study abroad program that examined law enforcement policies in four European countries.
Niagara University dean named to finance committee at Memorial Medical Center
Sat, Jul 21st 2012 09:10 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has appointed Shawn P. Daly, Ph.D., P.E., to serve on its finance committee.
Lew-Port students enjoy great tasting water with environmentally friendly fountains
Fri, Jul 20th 2012 08:30 pm
Third-grade students at Lewiston-Porter found this past spring that learning history can also help the environment and their community while teaching them how to live a healthier lifestyle. The subject: water.
NIMAC reaches out to N-W art students
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:45 am
Flanked on each side by a billowing American flag, "Western New York Supports our Air Base" can be seen on bumpers across Western New York.
Niagara University adds master's and certificate programs in TESOL
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 09:40 am
Beginning this fall, Niagara University's College of Education will offer a new master's degree program for candidates seeking certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Miss Bev's sponsors 'National Dance Day' celebration
Mon, Jul 16th 2012 07:00 am
Miss Bev's Dance Studio will sponsor its third annual "National Dance Day" celebration on Saturday, July 28. This day has been created to encourage people of all ages to get out and enjoy all that dance has to offer.
Town of Lewiston offers babysitting class
Sat, Jul 14th 2012 07:00 am
The Town of Lewiston Recreation Department announces it will offer a Red Cross-certified babysitting class this summer. The class is open to boys and girls ages 11 and up. It will be held on Friday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lewiston Town Hall, 1375 Ridge Road.
Former Lew-Port Superintendent Polka promoted at Niagara
Fri, Jul 13th 2012 11:25 pm
Dr. Walter S. Polka, former Lewiston-Porter superintendent of schools, was recently granted promotion to full professor with tenure at Niagara University.
Local teen publishes e-book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Thu, Jul 12th 2012 03:00 pm
Emily Spina, a senior at Starpoint High School, has been writing novels since she was 13. Now, her dream of being a published author is becoming a reality, as her novel, "Book of the Legion," is currently available as an e-book on both and

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