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HS Hockey: Woods leads Niagara-Wheatfield to victory
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 09:35 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield head coach Rick Wrazin knows when his team is at its best. On Saturday night versus Lancaster, he saw some good things, but said his team was outplayed. Regardless, the Falcons won their third straight division game over the Legends, 2-0.
HS Hoops: Niagara Falls upends Lockport in NFL play
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 06:00 pm
For about two weeks now, Niagara Frontier League teams and fans had Jan. 20 circled on the calendar for one reason; Niagara Falls versus Lockport. The game was hyped up by players and students all over social media, as two of the top teams in the NFL battled on Saturday afternoon. The Wolverines were the victors, defeating Lockport, 72-58.
PhD alumnus makes $1 million gift to UB School of Management
Sat, Jan 20th 2018 10:30 am
As a graduate student choosing a Ph.D. program decades ago, E. Han Kim, Ph.D. Class of 1975, took a risk that paid off. Which is why he is giving back - a $1 million gift - to the place he bet on: the University at Buffalo School of Management.
HS Hoops: Niagara-Wheatfield gets outrebounded by CSAT in loss
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 10:45 pm
On Friday night, the Charter School of Applied Technologies did not shoot the ball well, but the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons were not able to corral in defensive rebounds, giving the Eagles plenty of second chances. It stung in the end, as the Falcons were defeated by CSAT, 56-48.
Battle at the Border returns to Niagara Falls
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 03:35 pm
The Battle at the Border is back at Niagara Falls High School. The one-day showcase on Saturday, Feb. 3, will feature four American high school basketball teams taking on four Canadian high school basketball teams. Some of the best talent, locally and nationally, will show off their skills at the Wolvarena.
Niagara-Wheatfield golf to represent NFL in first Section VI team championship
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 03:25 pm
On Thursday, Section VI boys golf Chairman Nate Leary announced that the section would hold its first annual Section VI boys golf team championship. The team aspect will be held alongside the annual individual championship and state qualifier. So, the tournament will not only crown an individual Section VI Champion and eight state tournament qualifiers, but also a Section VI team champion, something that hasn't been awarded in "many decades."
HS Hoops: Niagara Catholic uses big second half to push past Cardinal O'Hara
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 10:00 pm
Niagara Catholic is at their best when they're running in transition and making teams play up to their speed. On Wednesday night at Cardinal O'Hara, that's exactly what they were able to do. The Patriots defeated the Hawks, 64-50, in a big Monsignor Martin league game for both teams.
Castellani Art Museum recruiting docent trainees
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 05:10 pm
Do you love art? Are you a lifelong learner? Do you enjoy connecting with people of all ages? The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is seeking volunteers who are interested in becoming docents - volunteer tour guides - for the museum.
Niagara-Wheatfield basketball team to host 'Pink-out' night
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 11:40 am
As a teacher and a coach at Niagara-Wheatfield, coach Steve Miller has a lot that he has to take care of. Miller also has a family, which he cares for dearly. This summer, though, he was dealt a tough blow. Miller's wife, Krista, was diagnosed with breast cancer this past summer for the second time and he's been at the forefront taking care of his family. Along with that, he continues to help coach the Niagara-Wheatfield boys basketball team, which his son Cam Miller also plays for. The team has been nothing but supportive for the family, knowing what their coach and teammate is going through.
HS Hockey: Third period mishaps doom Falcons
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 12:15 am
In any type of sport, when you play the best, mistakes just can't happen. For 30 minutes, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons played mostly good, mistake-free hockey. But, it was the final 15 minutes the doomed them in the end. The Falcons took a tough loss to the hands of the reigning New York state champs, Williamsville North, 3-2, at the Northtown Center.
Buffalo Sabres Library Day to be held Jan. 20
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 05:10 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will partner with the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to put on Buffalo Sabres Library Day on Saturday, Jan. 20, when the Sabres take on the Dallas Stars at 1 p.m. at KeyBank Center.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball season gives back to good cause
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 12:15 pm
Being a high school student athlete is no easy task. Jumbling practice with homework, and games with important projects can be a difficult time for most. For Kelsey Lachowski, she's dealing with a lot more than being a senior in the classroom and on the court for the Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball team.
HS Hoops: Bradberry and Turner lead Niagara Catholic past CCA
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 10:10 pm
After two quarters of play Wednesday night, some Niagara Catholic fans may have been a little nervous. After two more quarters, the mood definitely settled. The Niagara Catholic Patriots defeated the Christian Central Academy Crusaders, 89-54, Wednesday night.
HS Hoops: Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons outshoot Starpoint in win
Tue, Jan 9th 2018 09:50 pm
Coach Gary Jackson said his Niagara-Wheatfield girls basketball team had gotten off to slow starts in past games. On Tuesday night, it was anything but a slow start. The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons defeated the Starpoint Spartans in non-league action Tuesday night, 55-43.
HS Hoops: Niagara Catholic survives fight from Nichols
Mon, Jan 8th 2018 10:35 pm
The Niagara Catholic basketball team is a team that, when they play a fast pace they're tough to beat. When teams can slow them down, they have a tough time on offense. Both paces were seen on Monday night. The Patriots defeated the Nichols Vikings Monday night, 72-64, in Monsignor Martin league play.
Niagara University's College of Education earns highest national accreditation
Mon, Jan 8th 2018 08:20 pm
Niagara University's commitment to holding itself to the highest national and international standards in teacher education has been reaffirmed.
GI school district launches new website design
Sat, Jan 6th 2018 07:00 am
The Grand Island Central School District has introduced a new, responsive website design that launched Dec. 29. With the update, the website layout adjusts itself depending on the device being used. On smaller screens such as tablets or phones, a menu button appears above the logo that is used for navigation.
No more pouts about the drought: Bills are in playoffs
Thu, Jan 4th 2018 12:15 pm
Waking up on New Year's Day was different this year. It wasn't that dates changed to 2018, or drastic cold weather, it was being able to say six words that had been absent from a Western New Yorker's vocabulary for what seemed like an eternity: "The Bills are in the playoffs."
Call for proposals for 2018 STEAM Conference
Wed, Jan 3rd 2018 03:40 pm
It all starts with a thought, a spark of innovation, or a wicked cool idea. Inspiring today's students to integrate design and creativity - the guiding power of the arts - with science, technology and engineering, is the goal of the annual WNY STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math) Conference.
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship process open
Wed, Jan 3rd 2018 03:40 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo scholarship application process for the 2018-19 academic year is open. Requirements and application instructions can be found by visiting www.cfgb.org/scholarship. Applications are due by April 1, and can only be submitted online.
Niagara-on-the-Lake counselor honored by Niagara University
Tue, Jan 2nd 2018 07:30 pm
Amanda J. Oosterveer, a mental health counselor at the Niagara North Family Health Team's site in Niagara-on-the-Lake, received the Ontario Counselor of the Year Award from Niagara University's College of Education on Dec. 18. The award was presented by Dr. Chandra Foote, dean of NU's College of Education.
Niagara County mental health practitioner honored by Niagara University
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 12:25 pm
Myrla Gibbons Doxey, a mental hygiene practitioner for the Niagara County Department of Mental Health, received the U.S. Counselor of the Year Award from Niagara University's College of Education. It was presented to her by Dr. Chandra J. Foote, dean of NU's College of Education, on Dec. 21.
Ross elected NCCC board chairman
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 03:10 pm
William L. Ross, a member of the Niagara County Community College board of trustees since 2005, was elected chairperson in a unanimous vote at the monthly meeting of the college's board on Tuesday evening on the Sanborn campus.
Writing your own life story: Free seminar available at NCCC
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Niagara County native and award-winning retired Gannett columnist Valerie Zehl will offer her popular "Writing Your Own Life Story" seminar at Niagara County Community College as part of the professional development days in January. The two sessions are free and open to the public.
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.