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Niagara Catholic's Mardi Gras auction is a huge success
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 07:35 pm
The Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School's 2014 Mardi Gras dinner and auction recently held at Antonio's Banquet Center was a huge success, raising more than $60,000 for the school. The event included a basket auction (pictured), silent auction, live auction and a dinner.
Maziarz and Grisanti release joint letter in support of keeping St. Francis of Assisi open
Wed, Feb 12th 2014 09:00 pm
On Wednesday, State Sen. George Maziarz and State Sen. Mark Grisanti released a joint letter to The Most Rev. Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio to the U.S., in support of keeping St. Francis of Assisi open.
NFHS Class of 1964 reunion
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
The Niagara Falls High School Class of 1964 will discuss plans for its 50th year reunion at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the administrative boardroom of Memorial Medical Center, 621 10th St.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops now accepting scholarship applications
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 03:00 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program, which supports local high school seniors in pursuit of higher education in the foodservice and hospitality industries. The scholarship awards up to five winners with $1,000 each to be applied toward college education.
State Parks needs lifeguards
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 07:00 am
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced there are four lifeguard exams scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2014 season.
How do polar bears stay warm? Research finds an answer in their genes
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 01:15 pm
In the winter, brown and black bears go into hibernation to conserve energy and keep warm.

But things are different for their Arctic relative, the polar bear. Within this high-latitude species, only pregnant females den up for the colder months.

Local Doodle Bugs! supports New York Special Olympics Athletes
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
While the Winter Olympic Games are happening in Sochi, Russia, classes at Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers are supporting another group of athletes gearing up to compete here in Western New York.
Table set for Dr. Praetzel's final 'Toast of the Town' as dean
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 10:35 am
"Toast of the Town," an annual fundraiser for Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, March 29, at the Twentieth Century Club of Buffalo, 595 Delaware Ave.
State Board of Regents candidate Polka has main focus on students
Sat, Feb 8th 2014 07:00 am
On Thursday, Feb. 13, Niagara Falls High School will host a rescheduling of an education summit to discuss the impact of the Common Core Standards on New York state schools. One of the summit's key speakers will be Dr. Walter Polka, a Niagara University professor and former superintendent of the Lewiston-Porter Central School District.
Maziarz, Ceretto support Dr. Walter Polka for state Board of Regents
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:20 pm
State Sen. George Maziarz, R-C-Newfane, and Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-I-Lewiston, today announced they are giving their full support to their constituent, Lewiston resident Dr. Walter S. Polka, in his effort to be chosen to serve on the New York State Board of Regents as an at-large member.
UB launches major research effort to address 'most important environmental issues of our time'
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 11:00 pm
The University at Buffalo has announced the launch of "Research and Education in eNergy, Environment and Water," an ambitious, university-wide, interdisciplinary research institute that will focus on the most difficult and complex environmental issues, as well as the social and economic issues with which they are intertwined.
Niagara Catholic ready for Mardi Gras auction
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 11:35 am
Sean and Doreen O'Connor, chair couple for the 2014 Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School Mardi Gras Dinner and Auction, stop by to admire baskets and donations put together by Cindy Williams, Patti Rougeux, Jane Macri and Maureen Olson.
Open your heart and home to a Fresh Air Fund child
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 12:35 pm
Each summer, more than 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states - from Virginia to Maine and Canada - through The Fresh Air Fund's volunteer host family program.
Ken-Ton YMCA offers preschool programming
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
The Ken-Ton YMCA is offering programming for preschoolers during February break (Feb. 17-21). Staffers will keep children engaged in fun and engaging classes, such as "Little Chef's," "Crafty Critters," "Messy Play," "Princess Power" and "Ahoy Mate's."
'Kohl's Cares' scholarship program now accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 01:10 pm
The Kohl's Department Stores "Kohl's Cares" scholarship program will award nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes this year to more than 2,300 young volunteers who have made a positive impact in their communities. Nominations for kids ages 6 to 18 will be accepted through March 14 at kohlskids.com.
$1.5 billion state aid increase needed to maintain education programs
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 12:00 pm
The New York state Educational Conference Board reports aid to education would need to rise by a minimum of $1.5 billion in 2014-15 for schools to maintain current education programs.
New Niagara University professor, 13 students head downstate to work Super Bowl
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 11:55 am
An avid sports fan, professor Jimmy Smith, Ph.D., was ecstatic last fall when the dean of Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management asked if he would chaperone its annual experiential learning trip to the Super Bowl.
NU Family Business Center honors NFP publisher Mazenauer
Sat, Feb 1st 2014 07:00 am
Niagara Frontier Publications Publisher Skip Mazenauer was presented the Niagara University Family Business Center Vision Award on Jan. 29. The award recognizes businesspeople who are successful, lead a family- or privately owned Western New York business, are committed to benefiting the community, and who have created something when others did not foresee an opportunity.
Zonta offers scholarship
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
Applications for the 2014 Zonta Club of Niagara Falls Inc. non-traditional student scholarship are now available.
AOH scholarship available for Niagara Catholic
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:45 pm
Applications for the Ancient Order of Hibernians annual scholarship for Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School are now available at Niagara Catholic.
Niagara-Wheatfield discusses fiscal stress
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 02:40 pm
On the very bitter evening of Wednesday, Jan. 22, the Niagara-Wheatfield Board of Education meeting was held in front of a crowd of concerned residents.
Oishei Foundation gives $5 million to UB for School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences' new building
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 07:00 am
The John R. Oishei Foundation has made a gift of $5 million to the University at Buffalo to support construction of the new UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus.
Mount St. Mary's Hospital provides 'Pathways to Careers'
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 06:55 am
This year's "Pathways to Careers" internship partnership involving Mount St. Mary's, Niagara Catholic and Niagara University featured students Mackenzie Lozina and Ryan Prawel, both of NC. The pair is shown with the displays they created and exhibited in the hospital lobby as the final component of their project.
New CAM exhibit showcases artists, traditions, culture and community
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
"Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts" presents a journey across America through the lives of individuals whose creativity is rooted in their cultural identity and community.
NCCC scholarships are available for fall 2014 semester
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation is offering scholarships for incoming and current students for the fall 2014 semester.
Ceretto: Education summit rescheduled for Feb. 13
Tue, Jan 28th 2014 06:00 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto has announced the education summit originally set for Jan. 6 has been rescheduled to Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. inside Niagara Falls High School. The summit had to be postponed due to blizzard conditions in Western New York.
Niagara University launches free mobile application
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 02:25 pm
Niagara University has launched a free mobile application to help iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices connect to campus from anywhere in the world.
'Johnnies Adventures' book signing at Stone House
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 12:35 pm
Local author Suzanne Simon Dietz and illustrator Rex Taylor Stewart signed copies of their books in the "Johnnies Adventures" series at The Stone House in Lewiston.
Abraham Lincoln's birthday celebration at Buffalo History Museum
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 09:20 am
The Buffalo History Museum boasts the distinction of hosting the longest-running ceremonial celebration of our 16th president's birthday in the U.S.
Giddy-up! The Chinese Year of the Horse is upon us
Mon, Jan 27th 2014 09:20 am
The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York will celebrate the Chinese Lunar Year of the (energetic, bright, warm-hearted, intelligent and able) Horse on Feb. 2 with its annual free public performance of music, dance and Chinese martial arts.
Roser explains 'significant fiscal stress'
Sat, Jan 25th 2014 07:00 am
"... Lewiston-Porter was in the making for a perfect storm."
Artpark invites schools, artists, groups to create fairy houses
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 01:35 pm
Artpark & Company is seeking schools, Scout troops, regional artists, community groups and families to create fairy houses for display at Artpark's annual Fairy House Festival. The popular event returns to Artpark Sunday June 8.
'Kohl's Cares' scholarship program nominations begin Jan. 31
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 10:50 am
The "Kohl's Cares" scholarship program is part of "Kohl's Cares," Kohl's philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children. Since the program began in 2001, Kohl's has recognized more than 19,500 kids with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes. To learn more about last year's winners, visit kohlskids.com.
Entrepreneur course kick-starts student businesses
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 10:50 am
Twelve classmates have joined the ranks of the University at Buffalo's first entrepreneurial boot camp for students, and up to five of them have a chance to win $8,000 in seed funding when they complete it.
Niagara University Family Business Center hosts February breakfast forum
Tue, Jan 21st 2014 07:00 am
The Niagara University Family Business Center will hold its next breakfast forum Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Giancarlo's (Tony Walker Plaza), 5110 Main St., Williamsville. The event begins at 7:30 a.m.
Grisanti sends request to Skelos for education investment tax credit to be included as part of final 2014-15 state budget
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:35 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-I-60, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos requesting Senate Bill S4099, better known as the education investment tax credit, be included in the 2014-15 state budget.
Bishop Malone announces revitalization of Catholic elementary schools
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Three years of exhaustive research, collaboration and consultation culminated Wednesday with the announcement by the Diocese of Buffalo of the implementation of "Faith in Tomorrow," the strategic vision for Catholic elementary schools.

The Very Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, said the diocese and The BISON Fund are collaborating on a plan to fund new scholarships for students who have applied to transfer out of low-performing Buffalo elementary schools.

"We are involved in preliminary discussions with the BISON Children's Scholarship Fund regarding a scholarship program, which could potentially increase Catholic school enrollment and positively affect the future of our elementary schools," Malone said.

'Coffee & Conversation Night' at Niagara Catholic
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will host a "Coffee & Conversation Night" Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6:30-7:30 p.m., in the school cafeteria.
Guest speakers, community service activities highlight MLK celebration at NU
Thu, Jan 16th 2014 02:15 pm
Niagara University will present a full slate of service and awareness activities beginning Sunday, Jan. 19, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers celebrates 22 years in business
Wed, Jan 15th 2014 01:35 pm
Doodle Bugs! Children's Centers, a leading education-based child care provider, is celebrating 22 years of building a "Doodle community" of happy children, happy parents and happy children both inside and outside the centers.
 


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