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Back-to-school resources to become tobacco-free
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Back-to-school season doesn't have to mean back to cigarettes or back to vape products. Numerous free resources to become tobacco-free are available through the New York State Smokers' Quitline and its partners. One visit to nysmokefree.com or a call to 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) is all it takes to begin a journey to better health, which will lead to improved mood and concentration in school.
CAO of WNY awarded $10 million-plus in Head Start funding for Niagara County
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Community Action Organization of WNY (CAO) has been awarded a five-year grant by the Office of Head Start to provide Head Start programming in Niagara County. CAO said it has a well-established reputation for enhancing the lives of children and families through its comprehensive child and family development program, which serves infants, toddlers, pregnant women, preschools, and their families.
Higgins: Multimillion-dollar grant supports Niagara Falls School District's 'cradle-to-career'
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday announced the Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) was awarded a federal grant totaling over $2.1 million annually for five years. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support Head Start and Early Head Start programs to give the city's children a strong foundation for success.
Lutzenkirchen to speak at East Aurora High School
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:25 am
Mike Lutzenkirchen of the Lutzie 43 Foundation, father of the late Auburn football great Philip Lutzenkirchen, will speak on driving safe and making responsible choices. He will address the community at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at East Aurora High School Auditorium.
AAA presents 'Trips, Trucks, and Trunks' car safety event
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 10:05 am
Child Passenger Safety Week kicks off Sept. 19, and AAA is getting a jump start on safety with the New York State Police and Erie County Sheriff's Office by offering free car seat checks and installation advice.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 10:05 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker" is returning Dec. 10-11 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-friendly holiday show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
UB Dental to offer free care to WNY vets in honor of Veterans Day
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:20 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will host the sixth "Dentistry Smiles on Veterans," an annual program that welcomes local veterans to receive a day of free dental screenings, cleanings, extractions, restorations and denture repairs.
Lewiston-Porter Community Education returns with in-person instruction
Mon, Sep 13th 2021 07:00 am
With a new school year underway and the challenges of COVID-19 being addressed, the Lewiston-Porter School District has announced the return of its popular community education program for fall-winter 2021.
NW Board of Education to meet
Fri, Sep 10th 2021 12:35 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield Board of Education meeting to be held Wednesday, Sept. 15, will begin at 6 p.m. with an anticipated executive session. The public session is expected to begin at 7 p.m. and will be held in the High School Adult Learning Center, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
Niagara University to observe 20th anniversary of 9/11
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
Students in Niagara University's introduction to criminal justice course assisted the university's Border Community Service program to place hundreds of American flags on the front lawn of the campus to commemorate the lives of the victims lost during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. The project was done in preparation for the university's 9/11 remembrance ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Consumer alert: New York State Division of Consumer Protection provides back-to-school tips
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is providing consumers with basic tips for students of all ages as classes are once again back in session. Consumers are urged to be mindful of their privacy, their dormitories, and back-to-school spending to protect themselves.
UB reports 99% student vaccination rate as first week of classes ends
Sat, Sep 4th 2021 10:00 am
With the first week of the fall semester at the University at Buffalo wrapping up, UB officials are pleased to report an extremely high COVID-19 vaccination rate among students.
UB's Distinguished Speakers Series back in person for 2021-22
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 09:35 pm
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "The 1619 Project," and gold medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman are among the speakers who will headline the University at Buffalo's 2021-22 Distinguished Speakers Series, which will be back in person for its 35th season.
Niagara University's Ostapenko Center provides vaccine education at Community Day
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 12:55 pm
Niagara University's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity & Mission was among the more than 30 local organizations that participated in Niagara Falls Housing Authority's Community Day on Aug. 27.
Niagara University starts academic year with a bang
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:45 am
Niagara University welcomed more than 700 incoming freshmen and transfer students to its Lewiston campus over the weekend with an engaging and informational new student orientation program that incorporated a number of traditions and introduced them to available opportunities.
Office of Mental Health video series aims to help parents & students prepare for return to school
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:35 pm
The New York State Office of Mental Health announced a series of "Back to School 2021" videos to assist and support parents, caregivers and students as they prepare for the new school year.
This rainbow-making tech could help autonomous vehicles read signs
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 05:30 pm
A new study explains the science behind microscale concave interfaces (MCI) - structures that reflect light to produce beautiful and potentially useful optical phenomena.
UB team proposes genome 'archipelago' as new model of how genomic information influences development & disease
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:40 am
A University at Buffalo team has developed a new model of how information in the genome is organized, called the novel genome archipelago model (GAM). The model provides new insights into how a multitude of interactions among genes may affect normal development as well as mutations that lead to cancer and other diseases.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA teams with Salvation Army, Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club, United Way of Greater Niagara to host back-to-school event
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 10:35 am
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with The Salvation Army, Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club and the United Way of Greater Niagara to host its annual back-to-school event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, at the shopping center, located at 1900 Military Road, Niagara Falls. The event aims to help local families gear up for the new school year and features a backpack and school supplies giveaway to the first 500 students, while supplies last.
UB poised for safe, successful fall semester
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 04:15 pm
With students arriving back on campus this week after a year-and a-half of mostly remote instruction, the University at Buffalo is well-prepared to ensure the fall semester is both safe and successful.
Canisius continues investment in Hamlin Park neighborhood
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 11:45 am
Canisius College on Wednesday announces the sale of its Griffin Hall and Main Humboldt apartment complexes to TDB Properties LLC, which will redevelop the buildings into 43 market-rate apartments.
Higgins: $280,000-plus for Grassroots Gardens, Niagara Falls School District & Buffalo Schools
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced three local recipients of U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grants. Grassroots Gardens of Western New York received an award totaling $96,627, the Buffalo Public School District was awarded $96,290, and the Niagara Falls Central School District received an award of $94,603.
Higgins announces $352,266 grant to Canisius College for academic talent search
Wed, Aug 25th 2021 01:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Canisius College was awarded a grant totaling $352,266 through the U.S. Department of Education's talent search program. The grant provides funding for the college's academic talent search program, which is designed to identify students in underserved communities with the potential for success in post-secondary education.
Hochul has 'comprehensive plan to help ensure a safe, productive return to schools this fall'
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 05:05 pm
On her first day in office, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new plan to help ensure a "safe, productive return to schools this fall in the midst of rising COVID-19 numbers fueled by the delta variant."
NCCC kicks off inaugural esports season with launch party
Tue, Aug 24th 2021 12:45 pm
The esports industry is expected to pass the $1 billion mark by early 2022. Niagara County Community College will meet demand within the industry both on the creative side and on a competitive level for students. A newly renovated portion of NCCC's cafeteria has been reconstructed and redesigned as the new advanced computing lab, which will host computer programming courses as well as serve as a home base for NCCC's esports teams.
Student vaccination requirement takes effect at UB
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 01:00 pm
University at Buffalo students who have yet to be vaccinated will have seven days to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and five weeks to be fully vaccinated, a 35-day grace period.
Erie County Department of Health shares school guidance for 2021-22 academic year
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:45 am
The Erie County Department of Health released a set of requirements and recommendations for Erie County grades pre-K to 12 public, private and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year.
New Adventurefuls Girl Scout Cookie joins lineup for 2022 season
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:40 pm
On Tuesday, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced the new Adventurefuls cookie will join the nationwide lineup for the 2022 Girl Scout Cookie season.
NCCC to offer free COVID vaccine clinic
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:25 pm
Niagara County Community College will partner with the Niagara County Department of Health to offer two coronavirus vaccine clinics that will be open to the public. All eligible individuals 18 years and older may register for a time.
'Frozen' resumes production Sept. 10 at Shea's Buffalo Theater
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 12:00 pm
The North American tour company of "Frozen," the Disney Theatrical Productions' smash hit, reunited in Buffalo on Monday and resumed rehearsals for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown.
Tops Friendly Markets teams with The Teacher's Desk in memory of Pancho Billa to help children in need
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
Tops Friendly Markets has teamed up with The Teacher's Desk in memory of Buffalo football superfan Ezra "Pancho Billa" Castro to help children in need this school year. Tops will be working with The Teachers Desk to fill backpacks with school supplies to help give students a good start to the school year.
Trucks return for fun, free day for families at Canalside
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
This year, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum's annual "Touch A Truck" event returns. The Western New York community is invited to come and join in the fun at Canalside in Buffalo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28.
'Scare Fair': Six Flags Darien Lake hiring over 200 positions for 'Fright Fest' during live auditions
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 10:40 am
Six Flags Darien Lake is looking for team members who aren't scared of the dark to be a part of Western New York's largest annual Halloween event, "Six Flags Fright Fest."
UB receives $1.8 million grant to make cancer treatments less toxic
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 01:00 pm
Cancer treatments are effective at destroying tumors, but they are also harmful to healthy cells. To reduce unwanted toxicity, University at Buffalo professor Joseph Balthasar received a $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to develop a novel strategy that blocks the delivery of anticancer toxins to healthy tissue.
NYSUT statement on COVID-19 vaccinations for K-12 school staff
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 12:35 pm
New York State United Teachers issued the following statement Monday regarding COVID-19 vaccinations for K-12 school staff:
UB to welcome 2020 grads to campus Oct. 1 for commencement
Fri, Jul 30th 2021 01:55 pm
The University at Buffalo is making good on its promise to recognize members of the Class of 2020, whose commencement ceremonies were disrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Niagara Falls City School District: Petrozzi sworn in as board president
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 07:05 pm
At its reorganization meeting on July 1, the Niagara Falls City School District Board of Education held a swearing-in ceremony for newly elected officers and board members.
Cuomo: Legislation prohibits schools from filing suit against parents or guardians for unpaid meal fees
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation (S.5151A/A.65277A) that prohibits schools and school districts from filing any type of lawsuit against parents or guardians for unpaid meal fees. The new law builds on measures from the governor's comprehensive "No Student Goes Hungry" program and helps protect students and families from legal tactics related to their inability to make payments for school meals.
Could your body's insulin response influence your food choices? A UB study aims to find out
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:50 pm
What is the relationship between the foods people eat and their body's insulin response? The University at Buffalo's Behavioral Medicine Lab is launching a study that aims to find out.
State selects UB lab as part of effort to bolster identifying COVID-19 variants
Wed, Jul 28th 2021 03:10 pm
A University at Buffalo lab has been selected to bolster New York state's efforts to identify COVID-19 variants, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday.
 

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