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Behind the scenes of N-W's 'Adopt-A-Family': Local high school gives back every year
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 02:20 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School kicks off the holiday season by decorating the main hall of the school with mini Christmas trees, hot chocolate sales made in the morning and hallways lined with red and green. Mr. Pogel's sociology classes manage to remind everyone of the true meaning of Christmas through a program called "Adopt-A-Family."
Cataract City Classic ends with a bang
Sun, Dec 4th 2016 02:20 pm
The final day of the Cataract City Classic could not have finished any better. Each game on Saturday was action-packed and close the entire way, as the biggest defeat was by 12 points. Some of the best athletes from Western New York, as well as the Rochester area, came to the "Wolvarena" at Niagara Falls High School and did not disappoint the loud and energetic fans.
Cataract Classic lives up to billing
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 02:15 pm
Day one of the Cataract City Classic at Niagara Falls High School did not disappoint.
New York City's breaking point: Donald Trump's election followed by protest from city that never sleeps
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 10:00 pm
New York City is the definition of a melting pot. Filled with all types of races, ethnicities and backgrounds from all over the world, it can be concluded New York City is one of the most diverse cities in America.
New fall games are getting gamers excited
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:55 pm
It's a brand new season for gamers. With many new titles coming out from big developers, there is plenty of new content for gamers to be excited about.
Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream taking Western New York by storm this winter
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:35 pm
In 2007, Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream was started by two lifelong friends turned Lockport High School teachers. Today, Erik Bernardi, who teaches biology, and Jason Wulf, who is an art teacher, have made Lake Effect into an award-winning ice cream shop.
NFL TV ratings have fallen and they can't get up
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:00 pm
"Williams is the running back," Al Michaels states, laying the foundation for one of the most memorable plays in NFL history. "The ball is snapped. Play action. Aaand Manning's going to heave one. ..."
Disability and dance!
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:00 pm
Have you ever seen a disabled person dancing? Nowadays, seeing people in wheelchairs is not as shocking as a few decades ago. Nevertheless, even today, dancers with disabilities appear in peoples' minds as surprising and inspiring artists.
Kahlil Dukes and his long, winding road to Niagara
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 10:00 pm
The path to success for Niagara University men's basketball player Kahlil Dukes has not been the easiest to come by. The redshirt junior has had an up and down college career that has taken him all across the country.
'Everyone deserves to be heard'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:05 pm
For the first time, the Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association awarded a non-teacher a mini grant. Susan Gentile, secretary at the middle school, was recognized by the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education at the November meeting for receiving a $500 mini grant to purchase wireless microphones for use in the middle school musical and drama productions.
North Tonawanda churches rally together with local schools to bring a 'Box of Hope' to community
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:00 pm
"Box of Hope" consists of three different events or outreaches meant to reach needs specific to that time of year and in way that is important "because it addresses every single tier of Maslow's hierarchy of human needs. One of these tiers is essential needs, like food and water, which is always provided through the different outreaches of 'Box of Hope.' "
A day in the life of a student-athlete
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 07:00 pm
Life as a student-athlete in college isn't all fun and games; it is a nonstop grind that leaves athletes both physically and mentally exhausted at the end of every day.
How to become a successful beauty guru
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 06:05 pm
There are many routes to success, but the ever-growing one is being a YouTube star.
College Fashionista gives NU student spotlight to shine
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 05:00 pm
Niagara University sophomore Grace Billiski shares how College Fashionista is helping her career for the future.
Living with multiple sclerosis: How one couple continues to fight it together
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:35 pm
Multiple sclerosis, a chronic illness, creates a constant battle with exhaustion, body aches and muscle spasms.
NU men's hockey tries to turn around season after early struggles
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:00 pm
The Niagara University Purple Eagles men's hockey team got off to a rough start to its 2016-17 season.
Concussions: Impact and protocol at local high school
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:00 pm
Protocol has changed over the years on how to treat athletes who are suspected or have suffered a concussion.
North Tonawanda Christmas Caroling Trailer back for 3rd year of spreading cheer
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
Like Buddy the Elf, a group of friends is helping spread Christmas cheer around North Tonawanda. As they build their display and great ready for their busy holiday season, like Santa busy at his workshop, they want to let everyone know carolers are coming to town.
Forgotten and unforgettable Stanley Cup performances
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
Many consider the Stanley Cup to be the most prestigious trophy in all of sports. It is also one of the most difficult to win.
Is fake news replacing real news?
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
In today's world, it is said that the young generations get their news almost completely from Facebook rather than actual news sites, but can they trust it?
Historic Bethlehem Steel plant turns to inferno
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 02:00 pm
It was not just another weekday morning for the residents of Bethlehem Park, as they woke up to see a massive black cloud covering the sky. It happened to be coming from their neighboring steel plant, now known as Steel Works Industrial Park.
Black Friday: The dark side of the holiday season
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 02:00 pm
Every year on Thanksgiving, stores all around the U.S. open for the biggest shopping day of the year. On Black Friday, people flock to stores around their area for special offers by retailers. It is noted as the first day of traditional Christmas shopping, because the prices and deals are exceptional this time of year.
Christmas: What would it be without holiday eats & treats?
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 02:00 pm
What better way to end the year than with Christmas cheer? Food is the one essential variable that brings people together during the holiday season.
The story behind a once well-known Niagara Falls Boulevard landmark
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:30 pm
Before both Melvin and Elton were even born, their parents, Edwin and Lily DeVantier, opened the stand in front of their house at 2761 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Obstacles of theater profession showcased on 'Stage Door'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
As a young girl, Rachael Buchanan had an inner passion for the stage. Never was there a defining moment that particularly sparked Buchanan's interest in acting, but an underlying feeling from within that she just couldn't ignore.
'Spelling' is 'Resplendent': A Glimpse at Niagara University's production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
Niagara University has produced many grand musicals in the past. In a typical production, the set is elaborate, the costumes are heavily decorated, and numerous actors are present onstage.
The Stock Car Boys: Racing to be top new thing
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
If you live in Western New York, chances are you probably haven't heard of the local, alternative band The Stock Car Boys. There isn't anything wrong with that, as the band is relatively new and has a small following, but the band is gaining a following nonetheless.
Niagara University's Alliance provides 'Safe Place' for LGBT+ youth
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
Niagara University's Alliance has an annual program called "Awesome People Say Awesome Things," or APSAT, that encourages students to get involved with a community they might not necessarily have previously been in.
The fine act of balancing college sports
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
College can be heavily stressful. The workload given each week is massive, homework and exams are tremendously difficult, not to mention trying to balance all of this and a social life. Take into consideration juggling a sport.
Julia Casolo strives for greatness in her collegiate swimming career
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:00 am
"This season I've been trying to remind myself during practice of the immense happiness I felt after winning MAACs my sophomore year. Keeping this feeling in my head helps remind me of what I'm working so hard towards," Julia Casolo said after finishing off a challenging afternoon practice.
Purple Eagles open strong
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:00 am
On Friday, Nov. 11, the Niagara University women's basketball team opened up their season with a home opener against St. Bonaventure.
Trumpism has won over America ... but what is Trumpism?
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:00 am
This presidential election had an outcome many did not expect, in this election the 70-year-old billionaire known for his phrase "You're fired" that lost three of out three debates, has no political background or experience to qualify him to be president won the presidency.
Purple Eagles look to soar on & off basketball court as they look to future
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Gallagher Center on the campus of Niagara University has seen its share of great college basketball since its opening in 1949.
NFP High School Game of the Week: Bennett ruins Starpoint's undefeated record to claim Section VI A title
Sat, Nov 5th 2016 02:40 pm
Inside a stadium built to hold more than 70,000 people, the Bennett Tigers defeated the Starpoint Spartans, 28-13, in front of a much smaller crowd at New Era Field, home of the Buffalo Bills.
NFP High School Game of the Week: Turnovers doom NT Lumberjacks in loss to Bennett
Sat, Oct 29th 2016 05:10 pm
On a cold night at Robert E. Rich All High Stadium, the North Tonawanda Lumberjacks were defeated by the Bennett Tigers, 44-23.
NFP High School Game of the Week: North Tonawanda survives in a playoff thriller versus Iroquois
Sat, Oct 22nd 2016 06:00 pm
On a cold, damp Friday night at George Vetter Stadium in North Tonawanda, the Lumberjacks survived a fight from the Iroquois Chiefs, defeating them 20-16.
NFP High School Game of the Week: Niagara Falls heads into playoffs strong after defeating Orchard Park
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 11:35 pm
In front of a packed house celebrating Senior Day at Niagara Falls High School, the Wolverines defeated the Orchard Park Quakers, 26-23, on Saturday.
NFP's High School Game of the Week: Cheektowaga shows dominance in win over Lew-Port
Sat, Oct 8th 2016 11:15 am
In front of a loud crowd celebrating senior night, the Cheektowaga Warriors defeated the Lewiston-Porter Lancers, 62-0, under the lights at Lew-Port on Friday night.
NFP's High School Game of the Week: Niagara Falls spoils Niagara-Wheatfield's homecoming
Sat, Oct 1st 2016 06:10 pm
In front of a large away crowd, the Niagara Falls Wolverines spoiled the Falcons' homecoming festivities with a 28-0 win over rival Niagara-Wheatfield at Terry Harvey Field on Saturday.
NFP's High School Game of the Week: Clarence outlasts Niagara Falls, 26-16
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 04:30 pm
In front of a large Cataract City crowd on Saturday, the Clarence Red Devils defeated the Niagara Falls Wolverines in the latter's homecoming game, 26-16.