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Lockport dancers to appear with Moscow Ballet
Wed, Nov 23rd 2011 09:00 pm
Several Lockport area youth have been selected to perform alongside the Russian professionals in Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at the Palace Theater in Lockport on Monday, Dec. 5, and Tuesday, Dec. 6. Both shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Dyan Mulvey Dance Academy of Lockport is the host studio for Moscow Ballet's Student Program, with a Moscow Ballet Russian master dance instructor and soloist serving as the audition and rehearsal director.

Dyan Mulvey Dance Academy combines the excitement of dance, the power of music and the feeling of self-confidence for students in classes that include ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, acro, and cheer dance.

Moscow Ballet has worked with dance studio owners in 70 cities across the country for almost two generations making a significant impact on aspiring dancers' lives.

Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association awards mini-grants
Wed, Nov 23rd 2011 08:45 pm
In news from the Nov. 15 Lewiston-Porter Board of Education session, the Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association awarded $3,500 in mini-grants to provide teachers with funds to conduct special projects at the school.
Ceretto sponsors bill to protect abused children
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 09:45 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-I-Lewiston, has signed legislation that seeks to address a dangerous loophole in state law and help protect children from abuse.
Open house, financial night set for Wilson Central
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 05:40 pm
The Wilson Central School District reports the middle/high school will hold an open house on Monday, Nov. 21. Classes are not being held and students will not have to report that day. The school's faculty will be on hand to meet with parents in two sessions - from noon to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Proposed capital project forums planned
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:55 pm
Monday evening, members of the Grand Island Board of Education met with school administrators and members of the district's facility committee to formulate an effective public information plan regarding the possible 2011 capital project. Two separate propositions, in the amounts of $46,822,155 and $4,596,629, will go to public vote on Tuesday, Dec. 20.
'Don't Drink the Water' Friday (but eat the spaghetti)
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:20 pm
A Saturday matinee performance by the Spotlighters drama club at Grand Island High School will be a family reunion of sorts.
Students win rides to school
Fri, Nov 18th 2011 01:00 pm
Eight very enthused Kaegebein students had an unusual but exciting ride to school on Monday, Oct. 17. They were picked up and driven to school in Grand Island Fire Co. trucks.
Castellani Art Museum shop sale on William H. Barlett prints
Wed, Nov 16th 2011 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is hosting a shop sale on William H. Barlett Prints from Dec. 1 to 4. All framed and unframed Barlett prints will be 20 percent off.
Niagara University English Department hosting conference on Shakespeare
Wed, Nov 16th 2011 07:00 am
To go or not to go, that is the question...
Josh Bernstein visits Niagara University
Tue, Nov 15th 2011 10:10 am
More than 100 students and history buffs gathered to see international explorer Josh Bernstein Tuesday night at Niagara University, as he told of his many adventures and television fame.
Grand Island native appears in TV commercial for Niagara University
Mon, Nov 14th 2011 09:20 am
Taelor Reynolds, a Grand Island native, is currently starring in a Niagara University TV commercial.
AAA scholarship applications now available
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 07:55 pm
AAA Members Insurance Agency announces that applications are now available for its fourth-annual AAA Insurance Scholarship for Community Excellence. Open to high school seniors, the deadline for consideration is Dec. 23, and applications are available for download by visiting
Bullying advice lands UB professor on 'Sesame Street'
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 07:40 pm
University at Buffalo Associate Professor of Psychology Jamie M. Ostrov's work on understanding the development of bullying behavior in pre-school children has won him some influential admirers and boosters.
Grand Island High School: DECA installation dinner held
Fri, Nov 11th 2011 06:45 pm
The official installation of New York DECA members took place at Salvatore's Italian Gardens last Tuesday night.
County QIP preparing pre-K children for success in school
Wed, Nov 9th 2011 02:10 pm
The Niagara County Early Child Care QIP is set to graduate its first cohort of child care centers.
Lewiston Lions announces 2011 Peace Poster winners
Sat, Nov 5th 2011 07:35 am
This year's Lewiston Lions Peace Poster Contest was held at Stella Niagara Education Park. First place was awarded to Camille Bennett. The second-place award went to Susan Dobrasz, who, incidentally, placed third in the 24-club district in last year's contest.
Lew-Port Middle School 'buzzes' for a good cause
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 05:25 pm
Lewiston-Porter Middle School was buzzing Monday, but not with noise, with hair clippers.
School Bands, chorus, orchestra hold fall concert
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 02:00 pm
Veronica Connor Middle School
Five musical groups performed at the Connor Middle School fall concert on Wednesday night in the Grand Island High School auditorium.
School Bus Safety contest winners
Fri, Nov 4th 2011 01:00 pm
School Bus Safety Poster Contest winners from Sidway, St. Stephen, Kaegebein and Huth Road schools were treated to breakfast at Tops on Thursday morning.
Have a say on budget
Thu, Nov 3rd 2011 02:50 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education will accept requests from any individuals interested in serving on the 2011-12 budget committee.
St. Peter School celebrates different customs
Wed, Nov 2nd 2011 11:55 am
Miss Posa's first grade class at St. Peter R.C. School in Lewiston is learning about culture, ancestry and heritage.
'Pumpkin Mania' at St. Peters
Mon, Oct 31st 2011 07:00 am
Fourth-graders at St. Peter R.C. School work hard, learn and have fun, too.
Reading has its rewards
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 04:20 pm
Reading is very rewarding, but more so for the students at the Lewiston-Porter Intermediate Education Center.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School student raises bullying awareness
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 03:30 pm
The Western New York community is still shaken over the suicide death of Williamsville North student Jamey Rodemeyer.
Niagara University school counseling faculty member receives career achievement award
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 01:15 pm
Niagara University announces Dr. Roselind Gullo Bogner, associate professor of school counseling, is receiving the career achievement award from the New York State School Counselor Association. The award is being presented to Bogner at the Statewide Conference of the New York State School Counselor Association Friday, Oct. 28, in Rochester.

The award recognizes the school counselor or counselor educator whose contributions to his or her students, place of employment, colleagues and community have been substantial and ongoing. In addition, the recipient exhibits a commitment to professional school counseling and has a record of service to the profession.

Lawsuit involves superintendent, school board
Thu, Oct 27th 2011 04:00 pm
Cut short by a power outage at its Oct. 19 meeting, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education passed a resolution naming Harris Beach PLLC, as its attorney in a lawsuit filed against them by Superintendent of Schools Carl Militello.
National Prescription drug drop-off site in Falls
Thu, Oct 27th 2011 04:00 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and the Niagara Falls City School District will host a local site for the National Prescription Drug Drop-Off on Saturday, Oct. 29.
Upstate school district rankings announced
Thu, Oct 27th 2011 04:00 pm
The Pittsford Central School District is the top-rated public school system in upstate New York, according to new rankings issued today by Business First, a Buffalo-based business publication.
Niagara University's student chapter of the American Chemical Society earns repeat recognition
Wed, Oct 26th 2011 11:40 am
For the second straight year and the fourth time in five years, Niagara University's American Chemical Society student chapter has been recognized by The Society Committee on Education. Dr. Mary McCourt, chair of Niagara's biochemistry/chemistry department, received a letter in late September from the society notifying her that the student chapter had been selected for an Honorable Mention Award for activities it conducted during the 2010-11 academic year.

More than 330 reports were submitted to The Society Committee on Education for 2010-11, with only 107 of them receiving honorable mention awards.

Niagara Region PTA launches 'Stop Bullying Now!' initiative
Wed, Oct 26th 2011 09:00 am
In light of another teen suicide as a result of bullying, the Niagara Region PTA wants to share the details of its "Stop Bullying Now!" initiative and implore adults and children alike to learn how emotionally damaging bullying behaviors can be.

A diverse task force of dedicated volunteers (including school administrators, Niagara Region PTA board members, PTA parents and students) has been working on this initiative since January of 2010. Each of the 31 individual PTA units and two councils within the Niagara Region has received (or will receive shortly) a "Stop Bullying Now!" toolkit to assist in finding unique ways to get the message out to students, parents and school districts that bullying cannot be tolerated.

'Respect Love, Love Respect'
Tue, Oct 25th 2011 07:00 am
New York state has unveiled a new website and Facebook page to educate teens and young adults about dating abuse, and to empower them to make healthy relationship choices.

"Respect Love, Love Respect." That simple phrase eloquently captures the important message behind a new website and Facebook page designed to educate teens and young adults about dating abuse.

New online and social networking resources are designed to raise awareness of dating abuse, encourage healthy relationships, empower teens and young adults to take action on the issue, and link them -- and the adults in their lives -- to resources and assistance.

Western New York colleges coordinate alumni networking happy hour
Mon, Oct 24th 2011 05:20 pm
On Thursday, Nov. 3, the offices of alumni relations from Buffalo State College, University at Buffalo, Canisius College, The College at Brockport, Daemen College, Medaille College and Niagara University will host their annual "Alumni After Hours" gathering at SOHO Burger Bar in downtown Buffalo. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., and admission includes an open bar until 8:30 p.m. as well as appetizers.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Wylegala to speak at NU about investment fraud
Mon, Oct 24th 2011 01:25 pm
Gretchen L. Wylegala, assistant U.S. attorney, will talk about her experience prosecuting and preventing investment fraud during a one-hour session Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Niagara University. The free, public event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Room 351 of Bisgrove Hall.
Hardy is first NU student to receive Fulbright Teaching Assistantship
Mon, Oct 24th 2011 01:25 pm
Shannon Hardy, Class of 2011, was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship.
War of 1812 speech, art competition
Sat, Oct 22nd 2011 08:00 am
Senior high school students in Western New York are invited to participate in next year's War of 1812 speech and art competition, as part of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Queenston Heights. Events are scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 12-14, 2012.
Lewiston-Porter focuses on bullying
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 06:25 pm
On the minds of most school administrators, teachers and parents are incidents both locally and nationally involving bullying.

Lewiston-Porter School District residents were told at Tuesday evening's Board of Education session that Lew-Port officials take reported incidents of bullying and harassment seriously, and that those incidents are fully investigated and appropriate actions are taken.
Lewiston Public Library November programs
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 06:25 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 November.
Gehrisch, Jacobs, Delaware North to be honored at NU Convocation
Thu, Oct 20th 2011 01:20 pm
Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management hosts its annual convocation.
Niagara University student published in marketing journal
Wed, Oct 19th 2011 02:05 pm
Candice Lymburner, a 2011 Niagara University graduate currently pursuing an MBA at her alma mater, recently had an article published in the Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness. The paper, "The Future of the Music Industry," appears in Volume 5 of the peer-reviewed journal, which covers the marketing arena and the interface between marketing and firm competitiveness.

Lymburner, a Niagara Falls native and current Buffalo resident, completed the paper as an undergrad, along with Bohdan Pikas, a professor of marketing in NU's College of Business Administration and chair of its commerce department, and visiting professor, Anastasia Pikas.

Noted philosopher Peter van Inwagen to speak at Niagara University
Mon, Oct 17th 2011 12:05 pm
Niagara University announced Peter van Inwagen, one of the world's leading philosophers, will deliver this year's Albertus Magnus Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 20. The free event, presented by NU's philosophy department, will begin at 5:15 p.m. in the university's Castellani Art Museum.

The address will be focused on the coherence of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic doctrine of the resurrection of the body.