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College fair at NCCC
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:40 pm
Join Niagara County Community College and the Niagara Orleans Counselors Association as they host the 24th annual college fair from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, on the NCCC campus. 
Ortt presents Orleans/Niagara BOCES with check
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:30 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Clark Godshall recently received a check from New York State Sen. Robert Ortt for $50,000. 
N-W football team participates in suicide awareness walk
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:15 pm
On Saturday, before Niagara-Wheatfield's football game versus Frontier, the team and members of the Niagara-Wheatfield football family represented the Michael Ziegler "Heart of a Falcon" Scholarship award in the Out of the Darkness walk at Delaware Park in Buffalo.
Falcons Flashback: Girls swimming and diving start strong; football 2-0
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:00 pm
This past week, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons fall athletic teams continued their ways. A couple teams also started up their seasons: the girls swimming and diving team, along with boys and girls cross country.
Villa Maria College to host meet-and-greet with Interim President Dr. Matthew Giordano
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:05 am
Join members of Villa Maria College's board of trustees and the college community to meet Interim President Dr. Matthew Giordano on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES readies to open Workforce Training Center at 50 Main
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 05:00 pm
Anyone driving in downtown in Lockport has probably been wondering why there are lights on at 50 Main St. It is because the Orleans/Niagara board of Cooperative Educational Service administration and staff are hard at work renovating the site and getting ready to unveil their newest Workforce Training Center in Niagara County. 
Niagara Falls Powerhawks set to start second season
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 04:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Powerhawks, a North American 3HL team who play their home games at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion, is set to start their second season at their new home.
NTCSD fine arts faculty welcomes students back
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 04:20 pm
The North Tonawanda City School District's faculty of fine arts welcomed students to school and wished everyone a year of smARTS. Director of fine arts Dean Vallas said the Board of Education and superintendent have made new strides to foster fine arts in the district. The most noticeable being the construction of a full-time Fine Arts Center at North Tonawanda High School.
Canisius College writer-in-residence presents follow-up young adult novel
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 03:50 pm
Canisius College author and English professor Eric Gansworth follows up his debut young adult novel with a reading from his latest book, "Give Me Some Truth."
UB to offer unique graduate pharmacy degree
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 10:15 am
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has launched a new masters in pharmacometrics and personalized pharmacotherapy program.
AAA urges drivers to stay alert & distraction-free as kids return to school
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:05 pm
AAA Western and Central New York kicked off its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season is in full swing. AAA's "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign was launched nationally in 1946 to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Now, 72 years later, AAA clubs across the country continue to promote the campaign each fall to remind motorists to watch out for children as they travel to and from school.
Oishei high school scholarships available for fall 2019
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:00 pm
The John R. Oishei Foundation has announced the availability of full, four-year tuition scholarships for incoming high school freshmen at area private secondary schools for the fall of 2019. Oishei high school scholarships are awarded to talented, dedicated students of color in the Western New York area who want to attend one of 14 participating high schools that are members of the Education Collaborative of WNY (EdCo).
Attention parents: That USB drive for back-to-school might be an e-cigarette
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 03:30 pm
Double-check that "USB drive" in your teenager's back-to-school supplies - it might be an e-cigarette. That's the message the New York State Smokers' Quitline wants to send parents of teenagers as another school year begins across the state.
Blazejewski named outstanding HVAC student
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 05:00 pm
Congratulations are extended to Logan Blazejewski for being named the Two-Year Outstanding Student in Nick DiFelice's and Vinnie Piaskowski's HVAC program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center.
N-W CSD Community Education program back for fall
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 05:00 pm
Successfully revived this past spring, Community Education is back with a new theme, new classes, and new energy this fall. "Never stop learning" - the newly adopted motto of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's Community Education program is simple, but important. The district believes that education should not stop at graduation -it is a lifelong process.
BOCES' Leaders in Literacy Conference a huge success
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 04:50 pm
The Center for School Improvement and Professional Development at Orleans/Niagara BOCES recently held an event at the BOCES' Conference Center. It was called the Leaders in Literacy Conference and featured five presenters who are the top in their field. 
Niagara-Wheatfield joining in on girls hockey
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 04:05 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School's boys hockey team is known for its storied success on the ice, but now the girls will get their chance to show what they can do. Last week, N-W announced it would join forces with Starpoint High School, as well as North Tonawanda High School, to form a girls hockey team. Lewiston-Porter High School is set to join come the 2019-20 season.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball looking improve off record year
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 04:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball coach Brandi Cochran experienced a whirlwind of a season last year. She raised her first sole Niagara Frontier League title, and then ventured off to the Section VI Class A championship for the first time in program history, where they were eventually defeated. Nevertheless, Cochran knows, even though last season was good, 2018 could be better.
Falcons Flashback: N-W fall sports untouched to begin fall
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 03:45 pm
It's been way too long, but Niagara-Wheatfield athletics are back up and running. Some sports have gotten a head start on others, but, nonetheless, the schedules are out, and it's time for another fall edition of Niagara-Wheatfield sports.
Counting down! UB scientists await launch of NASA ice-monitoring satellite
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 02:40 pm
As the Sept. 15 launch date for NASA's new ice-monitoring satellite approaches, University at Buffalo scientists are among many worldwide who are counting down the days.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball sweeps league opener
Tue, Aug 28th 2018 09:50 pm
There was a lot of anticipation for the start of the Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons volleyball season. The team is coming off one of the best season's in program history, going 19-2, winning the Niagara Frontier League title, and reaching the Section VI Class A finals. Although the roster may look a little different this season, the Lady Falcons didn't miss a beat in their league opener versus Lockport.
Canisius College, Harborcenter reach 5-year lease extension
Tue, Aug 28th 2018 03:05 pm
Canisius College and Harborcenter announced a five-year lease extension that will keep Golden Griffins Division I college hockey games in downtown Buffalo through the year 2023.
Rotary awards scholarship to Lew-Port grad
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 02:25 pm
The Rotary Club of Lewiston and Niagara-on-the-Lake held its last picnic meeting of the summer at the home of President John Cich on Aug. 22. At that time, the club awarded a scholarship to graduating Lewiston-Porter High School student Natalie Smith.
Obey 'rules of the road' when it comes to school bus safety
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 02:25 pm
As summer winds down, children across Erie County are heading back to school and the yellow school buses once again dot our roadways.
KeyBank: Make sure budget basics are part of college-bound checklist
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 02:25 pm
All across the country, college students and their families are running through the start of semester checklist:
AAA driver programs offer advice for young drivers
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
With summer wrapping up and students heading back to high school and college, now is the time to ensure their safety on the roads.
Local graduates basic training in Texas
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:10 pm
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman First Class Anthony F. Zelinsky graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Adams recognized for academic success
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:00 pm
Recently, Alec Adams, of North Tonawanda, was honored by the National Society of High School Scholars. Adams, a senior at Canisius High School, was recognized as one of the top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prize.
Girl Scouts launches new series of programs in cybersecurity, eco-camping, robotics, college prep, space science
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 04:45 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York is releasing a host of new programs just in time for the fall and back to school season. With a new series of programs in cybersecurity, eco-camping, robotics, college prep and space science, there is no shortage of all-girl, girl-led adventures for girls in the fall.
Niagara Catholic to hold private alumni sale of school memorabilia
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
Memorabilia from Niagara Catholic High School, including trophies, portraits, banners and clothing, will be sold at a private sale for alumni, former staff, and family at the school, 520 66th St., on Thursday Aug. 23.The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m., and all items will be sold for cash on a first-come, first-served basis.
NCCC, UB sign articulation agreement to earn pharmacy degree
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
Niagara County Community College and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have signed an articulation agreement that will provide students the opportunity to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree in a streamlined process with the easy transfer of credits from NCCC to UB.
Lew-Port Academy to host summer fundraiser
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter High School Academy of International Business and Finance invites all to discover more about the its offerings during a summer fundraiser from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, on the grounds of the Youngstown Yacht Club.
Porter Empty Return celebrates 5 years in River Region
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
This summer, Ransomville's Porter Empty Return is celebrating five years of serving communities from Lewiston to Olcott, and all areas around and between.
Farewell, Niagara Catholic
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 06:45 pm
On Thursday, former Niagara Catholic students, teachers, administrators, board members, friends and family gathered at Antonio's to reminisce and say farewell to the high school, which is now closed. Those in attendance shared stories, laughs, and even some sad moments as they dined together in the Falls.
Niagara University set to build new veterans lounge in DePaul Hall
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 05:00 pm
Already recognized among the country's top 10 small private schools for American military veterans and their families, Niagara University will make major upgrades to its veterans lounge to better serve the needs of veteran students on campus.
Hospice: Annual scholarship awardees announced
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 03:30 pm
The Hospice and Palliative Care Group, Niagara Hospice, Kalos Health and Liberty Home Care scholarship committee awarded nine $1,000 scholarships to employee children in recognition of their academic achievements and ability to make a difference in the community.
Starpoint HS holds active shooter drill
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:50 pm
Last Wednesday, Starpoint High School held an active shooter training drill.
N-W CO '78 member looking to change sport cleat industry
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:25 pm
James Portese's experiences as a professional athlete gave him the knowledge for his next endeavor - a cleat to reduce injuries of young and professional athletes alike.
Open house for NCCC Future Leaders Liberty Partnerships Program
Thu, Aug 2nd 2018 02:30 pm
Niagara County Community College sponsored a new initiative this summer to empower girls as part of the Future Leaders Liberty Partnerships Program. Becoming Wonder Woman focuses on supporting students with life and social skills, mentoring, leadership, service learning, community service, wellness, and social and emotional development.
N-W volleyball player finishes top 10 at national event
Thu, Aug 2nd 2018 02:00 pm
Kelsey Tylec, 14, and a freshman at Niagara-Wheatfield High School; and Cassie Thayse, 14, freshman at Penfield High School, participated in the 14 and under division of the USAV Junior Beach Volleyball National Championships in Siesta Key, Florida, from July 24-26.
 

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