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Four locals honored at Section VI HOF banquet
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 07:00 am
On Friday, Dec. 8, Section VI held its fourth annual Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at the Columns Banquets in Elma. Four people from the Niagara Region were inducted into the 2017 class, including John Hayes, former basketball player at Niagara Falls; Rich Kilgour, former lacrosse player at Niagara-Wheatfield; Patrick Monti, former basketball coach of LaSalle; and Harris Wienke, former athlete at Niagara-Wheatfield.
Study: Struggling to get your kids to eat healthy? 'Don't give up!' UB researchers say
Wed, Dec 20th 2017 04:35 pm
Varied diets and persistence in exposing infants and children to healthy foods, even when they don't like them at first, are key to promoting healthy eating behaviors, a new review paper has concluded.
NCCC to honor 1977-78 men's basketball team at game on Saturday
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College 1977-1978 men's basketball championship finalist team that ended its season 26-1 will be honored Saturday at halftime of the NCCC men's game vs. Onondaga Community College (start time 3 p.m.; halftime approximately 4 p.m.).
UB project aims to ease burden on caregivers assisting older adults with cognitive decline
Wed, Dec 13th 2017 06:45 pm
Anyone who's helped an ailing loved one knows the job of a caregiver is not easy. The challenges are daily and range from lifting a spouse out of bed, to bathing, to coming to the realization that the care recipient's condition is likely only to worsen. The challenges become harder when cognitive decline is added.
Enrollment open for Artpark 2018 Theatre Academy & Art Camps
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 05:45 pm
Enrollment is now open for 2018 Artpark Theatre Academy and Art Camp sessions. Artpark Theatre Academy is set to take place July 9-Aug. 5, 2018 (ages 10-18); four weeklong sessions of Art Camp will begin July 9 (ages 9-14).
New downtown home of Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at UB officially opens
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 03:25 pm
Sixty-four years after moving to the University at Buffalo's South Campus, the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has returned to downtown Buffalo.
Cub Scouts learn to save like 'Avengers'
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 02:45 pm
Cub Scout Pack No. 855 enjoyed a fun and educational meeting on Thursday, Dec. 7, when Jennifer Grier, marketing specialist with Greater Niagara FCU, was invited for an interactive financial literacy workshop. The scouts learned the importance of saving money and making a plan for future purchases "Avengers" style.
HS Basketball: Cataract Classic day two recap
Sat, Dec 9th 2017 11:50 pm
In the second and final day of the 2017 Cataract Classic, the schedule provided a slate of six games that provided everything from close overtime games to teams showing their strength in victory. Games started at noon and the final horn sounded around 10 p.m. To catch up on the day and night's action, here is a recap of the final day of the 18th Cataract Classic.  
HS Basketball: Cataract Classic day one recap
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 11:15 pm
Day one of the 18th annual Cataract Classic lived up to the hype its amassed over the years. On Friday night, fans got to see six teams in three different games that all brought entertainment to the table. With another full slate of games on tap for Saturday, here's a recap of the first three games of the Classic from Friday night.  
Niagara University Danceline hosts annual dance clinic
Fri, Dec 8th 2017 07:05 pm
The Niagara University Danceline will sponsor its sixth annual dance clinic for girls ages 6 to 14 on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Niagara University.
Western New York Career Fair slated for RiverWorks
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 04:25 pm
Buffalo-headquartered Bryant & Stratton College is hosting a Western New York Career Fair on Thursday, Dec. 14, at the RiverWorks complex at 359 Ganson St. (off Michigan Avenue). More than 25 employers will man booths at the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HS Hockey: Niagara-Wheatfield survives late push from Clarence
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 01:40 pm
On Wednesday night, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons displayed superb defense versus Clarence throughout the course of the game. They needed the effort for all 45 minutes of play, and they got it. The Falcons defeated Clarence 2-1 in Section VI Division 1 action.
HS Basketball: Falcons fight back to win second straight
Tue, Dec 5th 2017 10:45 pm
Playing two games in as many nights demands a lot out of basketball players from high school to pros. On Tuesday night, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons played their second of three games in a row. Fatigue was shown early, but as the game went along, the Falcons seemed to gain energy and pull through for their second straight win. The Falcons defeated the Starpoint Spartans on the road, 48-41, behind a huge comeback run in the third quarter.
Niagara University library offers students an improved basement floor
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:40 pm
As the fall semester comes to a close, more students are finding their way to Niagara University's library.
Niagara University ROTC program 3rd in nation on Outcome Metrics List
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:50 am
Niagara University's Army ROTC program placed third in the nation on the National Accessions Outcome Metrics List, based on results released Nov. 6 by the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
Gordon named vice president for student affairs at Buffalo State
Mon, Nov 27th 2017 02:00 pm
SUNY Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner announced Monday she appointed Timothy W. Gordon as the college's new vice president for student affairs.
UB receives prestigious IBM award for 'green internet' collaboration
Mon, Nov 27th 2017 01:05 pm
Who hasn't cursed their smartphone battery? Or downloaded something that took too much time or data?
Greater Niagara FCU teams up with Child Advocacy Center to brighten holidays for children
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 10:50 pm
A longtime supporter of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara is teaming up with the agency to brighten the holiday season for children.
Niagara University students take 2nd at Smith Travel Research Competition
Wed, Nov 22nd 2017 10:35 pm
Four students from Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management earned a second-place finish at Smith Travel Research's annual Market Study Competition.
Niagara University junior Britini D'Angelo earns PRSA scholarship
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:45 pm
Britini D'Angelo, a Niagara University junior majoring in communication studies and theater, received the May C. Randazzo Memorial Scholarship from the Buffalo/Niagara chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Food donations from St. Peter R.C. School flow to needy families in community
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 12:35 pm
During the month of November, St. Peter R.C. School students and families were busy participating in the school's annual food drive. Families were asked to give items such as cereal, pasta, peanut butter, canned goods and paper products, among other things. Donations were then given to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for distribution to local needy families during the Thanksgiving season.
$4.5 million bequest gift from faculty member to benefit Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 07:20 pm
The late Peter Ayers Nickerson, Ph.D., a beloved University at Buffalo faculty member who spent nearly 50 years teaching in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, has given $4.5 million to the school.
Saturday's Msgr. Martin championship game between Joes and Canisius to stream online
Tue, Nov 14th 2017 12:50 pm
Pegula Sports and Entertainment's live broadcast of the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association high school football championship game will be available online at OneBuffalo.com, and on Facebook Live by visiting the New Era Field Facebook page. Canisius faces St. Joe's for the league title at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Era Field.
NU's Healy voted VP of New York State Advisory Council on Military Education
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 05:55 pm
Robert Healy, director of veterans services at Niagara University, has been named vice president of the New York State Advisory Council on Military Education.
School district honors Island veterans with first-ever parade
Fri, Nov 10th 2017 03:05 pm
A thousand students in the Grand Island Central School District honored veterans Monday during the first-ever veterans parade at the middle school and high school.
Dr. Henrik Borgstrom appointed associate provost at Niagara University
Mon, Nov 6th 2017 11:05 am
Dr. Henrik Borgstrom has been appointed associate provost at Niagara University.
Lew-Port cross country: Running with heart and believing
Sat, Nov 4th 2017 10:20 am
Last weekend, the Lewiston-Porter boys cross country team won the 2017 Niagara Frontier League Championship title.
Lew-Port celebrates veterans
Sat, Nov 4th 2017 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Historical Society will host its annual Veterans Day dinner Thursday, Nov. 9, in the high school cafeteria.
NCCC to hold Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 9
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 03:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will host its Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, on the Sanborn campus at the Veterans Memorial Park, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. The event is free and open to the public.
NU President's Dinner to honor 5, raise scholarship funds, celebrate Vincentian anniversary
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 08:05 am
Niagara University is set to recognize five community leaders while raising much-needed funds for student scholarships as a way to pay homage to its Vincentian heritage and celebrate the 400th anniversary of the birth of St. Vincent de Paul's mission of service.
HS Football: Falcons fall in season finale
Mon, Oct 30th 2017 12:55 pm
On Saturday, the Falcons' football season came to a close at Crosby Field and Coach Russ Nixon didn't have much to say to his team following a disappointing 40-20 loss at the hands of Kenmore West. He did say the team needs to focus in the offseason and work to build a foundation that lasts.
Erie County Sheriff's Office: Preparation is key to safe, fun Halloween
Fri, Oct 27th 2017 04:10 pm
With Halloween approaching, Erie County Sheriff Timothy B. Howard encourages parents to be mindful of potential hazards and dangers that tend to accompany this holiday.
NCCC to offer resident tuition to students displaced by hurricanes
Tue, Oct 24th 2017 03:35 pm
Students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have been displaced by recent hurricanes are now eligible for in-state tuition rates at Niagara County Community College for the 2017-18 academic year.
HS Football: Parks shines in Falcons' win over Frontier
Sat, Oct 21st 2017 02:10 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons might not be in the playoffs this year as they'd hoped, but they were in action on Saturday, in an extra regular season matchup versus Frontier High School. The Falcons came out on top, 41-26, in the last home game of 2017.
HS Sports: Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball captures gold
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 10:40 pm
In 13 seasons as head coach of the Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball team, Brandi Cochran hoped that one day her team would raise a Niagara Frontier League title. The dream became reality on Friday night, as the Falcons' defeated Grand Island, 3-0, in the NFL Championship game.  
HS Sports: Niagara-Wheatfield girls soccer moves on
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 06:35 pm
After coming a tough loss for a league championship, any team could've hung their head and lost confidence. Niagara-Wheatfield girls soccer did the complete opposite on Friday evening. The No. 2 seeded Falcons defeated the No. 7 seed Lockport Lions, 4-1, in the Section VI Class AA quarterfinals.
Pediatrics scholar to offer lecture at Niagara University on childhood obesity
Thu, Oct 19th 2017 03:05 pm
Dr. Stephen Cook, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center, will discuss the social determinants of health and childhood obesity during a Nov. 9 presentation at Niagara University.
Buffalo Sabres announce 'Captain's Class' program
Tue, Oct 17th 2017 08:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the creation of the "Captain's Class" program, which will reward students and athletes who are making a positive difference in their school and community.
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.
 

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