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Ancient Order of Hibernians awards scholarship to Niagara Catholic student
Thu, Oct 12th 2017 11:50 am
Kevin O'Brien, president of the Reverend James J. Browne Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Niagara Falls, and James Andrews, chairman of the division's scholarship committee, recently presented the division's annual George B. Reed Memorial Scholarship to Niagara Catholic High School student Courtney O'Gara.
Holtschneider, Jacobs-Vogt, Nicholson named to Niagara University board of trustees
Wed, Oct 11th 2017 05:55 pm
The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., Class of 1985, Ph.D., Pamela R. Jacobs-Vogt and Michael J. Nicholson, '88, have been named to the board of trustees of Niagara University. Their elections were announced by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university.
HS Golf: Wheatfield golf wins NFL tournament
Tue, Oct 10th 2017 08:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield golf team has turned heads with their play for the last several years. On Tuesday, they added to the program's legacy of success. The Falcons golf team took home the Niagara Frontier League title at the league tournament at Willowbrook Golf Course. The top six golfers from each team in the league were on hand, with each team keeping the top five scores from their players at the end.
HS Football: Wheatfield falls short in Clarence
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 12:00 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield football team went into Clarence desperately needing a road win to boost their playoff chances. The Falcons couldn't put it together Friday night and they fell to Clarence, 42-29.
Higgins & Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:10 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2017, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process.
Sweden's 'Environmental Hero of the Year' speaking at Niagara University on Oct. 12
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 05:05 pm
Lasse Wennman received Sweden's Environmental Hero of the Year Award last December for, among other things, his work in reducing food waste by obtaining perishable items from restaurants (and other businesses) and recycling them to feed those who are hungry.
Niagara-Wheatfield golf team setting a commitment to excellence
Thu, Oct 5th 2017 12:35 pm
Anyone that plays golf knows consistency in the sport is not easy. When it comes to Niagara-Wheatfield golf, consistency is all they know. The 2017 N-W golf team is currently 14-0, on a 59-match winning streak and seeking their fourth straight Niagara Frontier League title.
Buffalo Sabres: 'Learn to Play' program returns for second year
Tue, Oct 3rd 2017 02:00 pm
The Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday announced registration is now open for the team's "Learn to Play" program.
Play ball: Niagara University bringing baseball back to Niagara Falls
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 05:40 pm
The Niagara Power collegiate baseball team entertained kids, families and fans at Sal Maglie Stadium from 2007 to 2015. After two whole summers removed from the New York Collegiate Baseball League, the Power have come back home to Niagara Falls. On Monday afternoon, representatives from Niagara University and the Niagara Power came together to announce the return of the Power.
Schneiderman issues guidance for federal student loan borrowers ahead of 10th anniversary of public service loan forgiveness program
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 02:00 pm
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman recently issued guidance for federal student loan borrowers, who seek to qualify for forgiveness under the public service loan forgiveness program ("PSLF") beginning on the program's 10th anniversary.
Niagara County Community College announces scholarship gala co-chairs
Mon, Oct 2nd 2017 10:25 am
Niagara County Community College Foundation board members Jimmy Cancemi (Class of 1968) Geri Sdao and Ron Winkley ('78) have been named the honorary co-chairs of the 27th annual Niagara County Community College Foundation Scholarship Gala.
HS Football: Wheatfield run over by Lancaster
Sat, Sep 30th 2017 02:20 pm
On senior night at Lancaster High School, Niagara-Wheatfield experienced what it's like to play, truly, one of the best teams in the area. The Legends, ranked No. 1 in New York state for Class AA, came out and defeated the Falcons, 61-28.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS to host game under the lights
Thu, Sep 28th 2017 01:25 pm
The term "Friday night lights" has become a staple when referring to high school football. It's a night where the community gathers and watches its local high school football team try to take down its opponent. Niagara-Wheatfield High School is finally ready to be a part of that staple. For homecoming weekend, on Oct. 13 at Terry Harvey Field, the Falcons will host their first-ever Friday night football game under the lights.
Memorial selects three students for junior volunteer scholarships
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 11:55 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has awarded 2017 junior volunteer scholarships to Perya Bhagchandani, Gianna Teixeira and Tahir Cook. The scholarships are funded by the Medical Center Foundation and auxiliary.
UB School of Social Work part of statewide collaboration to build sustainable village in Haiti
Tue, Sep 26th 2017 11:50 am
Faculty members from the University at Buffalo's School of Social Work (UB SSW) will join colleagues from 10 SUNY campuses in various disciplines, and five not-for-profit organizations to work on an innovative project to create a sustainable village and learning community in the town of Arcahaie, Haiti.
HS Football: Wheatfield stuns Bennett
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's defense has had a tough start to the season, giving up over 40 points per game. On Saturday, the script was flipped. The Falcons defeated the reigning Section VI Class A champion Bennett Tigers, 28-20, on a unusually hot September day at Terry Harvey Field.
Students invited to create videos showcasing impact of technology in Buffalo as part of BNMC's Topcoder Open
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. is hosting a video competition for high school and middle school students as one of a number of events and activities that will complement the 2017 Topcoder Open hosted by the BNMC in October. TCO is a prestigious programming, design and data science competition that attracts some of the world's most talented design and technology experts.
A 'STREAM' of learning opportunities at St. Peter R.C. School
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:25 pm
St. Peter R.C. School has been formally accepted into Cohort 4 of the Buffalo Diocese STREAM initiative. "STREAM" is an integrated approach to education that brings science, technology, religion, engineering the arts and mathematics to all students in all grades. The goal is to better prepare students for successful careers in the 21st century workforce.
Lew-Port soccer game set for alums
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 07:00 am
The 28th annual Lewiston Porter/Niagara Pioneer alumni soccer game will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on the Lewiston-Porter Central School District campus on Creek Road in Lewiston. All males and females who are graduates of Lewiston-Porter or the Niagara Pioneer soccer program are eligible to participate.
NU: Police academy students receive scholarships
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Two students of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy were recently presented with $500 scholarships from the Judges and Police Executives Conference of Niagara County Inc.
New website designed for Stella Niagara Education Park by JFG
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Stella Niagara Education Park, a 108-year-old educational institution that combines classroom learning and outdoor education for a holistic learning experience, has introduced a newly designed and mobile-friendly website at stella-niagara.com. The site was created and implemented by J. Fitzgerald Group, an integrated marketing communications firm based in Lockport.
Niagara University students present at American Chemical Society National Conference
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 05:45 pm
Seven Niagara University chemistry and biochemistry majors presented their research findings at the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. The event took place Aug. 20-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
UB psychiatry professor appointed director of admissions at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 05:45 pm
Dori R. Marshall, M.D., assistant professor in the department of psychiatry in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed director of admissions and assistant dean.
St. Joe's open house set for Oct. 1-2
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:35 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute will hold its annual open house for prospective students and their families from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2. Prospective students, currently in grades five through eight, and their families are welcome. No reservations are necessary.
Weir leading Wheatfield girls soccer to strong start
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 03:55 pm
At the end of last season, eighth grader Erin Weir finished with two goals and two assists, equaling six points. In seven games as a freshman in the 2017 season, she's more than tripled her points output from her first varsity campaign.
DASNY completes multimillion-dollar summer construction at SUNY Buffalo State College, University at Buffalo & Alfred State College
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:30 pm
Gerrard P. Bushell, president and CEO of DASNY, announced more than $10 million in upgrades have been completed at SUNY Buffalo State College Alfred State College and the University at Buffalo. The work is part of approximately $30 million in upgrades to SUNY campuses throughout New York state completed by DASNY over the course of 90 days - ready in time for students to begin the fall semester.
Wheatfield girls soccer endures first loss
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 12:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield girls soccer team came into Tuesday as the No. 4 large school in Western New York - and undefeated, at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in league. Staring it down was the also-undefeated Grand Island Vikings, sitting at No. 2.
Mason's Mission playground to open in Pendleton
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Mason's Mission, a nonprofit organization formed to assist families with special needs, announced the grand-opening of its first special needs playground at 6570 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. New York State Sen. Robert Ortt will be on hand to help dedicate the site. The public is invited to attend.
GNBC hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 07:00 am
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's annual family-friendly holiday show, returns the weekend of Dec. 8-9 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
WNY high school football broadcasts to air on MSG Network
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 05:10 pm
As announced Thursday on "The John Murphy Show" on MSG Network and WGR Sports Radio 550, Pegula Sports and Entertainment will produce a series of Western New York high school football games presented by the DENT Concussion Center focusing on teams from the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association. The games will take place at New Era Field and air live on MSG Network and OneBuffalo.com. Chris Brown will call play-by-play and Donald Jones will serve as analyst.
Montessori at Stella: An alumnae's perspective
Mon, Sep 4th 2017 10:55 am
At Stella Niagara, its Montessori program is second-to-none, and I wanted to share my experiences to hopefully encourage parents to not only consider a Montessori program for your child, but also why Stella offers a unique learning experience in this specialized area.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand Island Dance holds grand re-opening
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Grand Island Dance Center celebrate what studio owner and director Rachel Novelli called "almost a complete overhaul of the space we already had."
DEC announces 9th annual Arbor Day poster contest for fifth-graders
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting submissions for the ninth annual fifth-grade Arbor Day poster contest. Students can showcase their artistic talents and help increase public awareness about trees in New York by participating in the contest.
Niagara Falls looking for revenge in 2017
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 04:45 pm
At the end of last season, the Niagara Falls Wolverines wrapped up the regular season with the team's first win in program history over Orchard Park. The win earned them a home playoff game.
Study co-authored by NU professor awarded best paper at international conference
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:15 pm
A study co-authored by Dr. Chang Huh, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management at Niagara University, received the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education's Best Research Paper Award during an international conference held July 26-28 in Baltimore.
Virginia signs on for Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
Another state has signed up to bring Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training program to its law enforcement officials and emergency personnel. This time, it's Virginia.
Niagara Catholic announces open houses
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will hold open houses for prospective students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at 520 66th St.
UB pharmacy school partners with University of Rochester on graduate program
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:40 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the University of Rochester have developed a new agreement to streamline admission between the Rochester post-baccalaureate pre-health program (PBPH) and UB Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
AAA op-ed: School's open, drive carefully
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:50 pm
Disturbingly, a pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States, on average, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Clubs offers extended-day programs, 5K run
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 03:15 pm
Registration is open for the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club-sponsored extended-day (before- and afterschool programs) for grades K through 6 for the 2017-18 school year. Extended-day programming is offered at the following elementary schools: 79th Street, GJ Mann, Niagara Street, Kalfas, Maple Avenue, Hyde Park and Cataract.