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NCCC announces fall 2021 plans
Sat, May 8th 2021 11:10 am
Niagara County Community College has announced its academic and extracurricular plans for the fall 2021 semester, with intentions to increase its face-to-face capacity in both areas.
Cardinal O'Hara celebrates teachers
Fri, May 7th 2021 03:55 pm
Cardinal O'Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda decided to show its appreciation of its teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week with thank you sign put up at the entry to the school on Monday. The tribute was put up to show teachers how much they mean to the students and to honor all the hard work they accomplished in the pandemic.
NCCC has virtual 57th annual commencement
Fri, May 7th 2021 03:55 pm
Niagara County Community College's 57th annual commencement will use a virtual format at 7 p.m. tonight. The ceremony will stream on the college's website, https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/commencement. Graduates, along with their family and friends, are welcome to join the online celebration from the safety of their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
NWHS reunion canceled
Fri, May 7th 2021 03:00 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield High School Alumni Committee announced the multiclass reunion previously scheduled for August has been canceled due to the pandemic. Plans are being made for a reunion to be held Aug. 21, 2022.
Lew-Port student holds fundraiser to help out Youngstown fire families
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:55 am
On Tuesday, March 2, a fast-moving fire at a Village of Youngstown apartment complex resulted in significant damage to the building and displaced four families with children into the chilly winter night.
Village of Lewiston recognizes 4th-grade dog advocate
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:45 am
Mayor Anne Welch presented a certificate of appreciation to Lewiston-Porter Intermediate Education Center fourth-grade student Charlotte Ryan, whose "passion project" was pushing elected leaders to look out for dogs.
Girl Scouts goes live with in-person day & overnight camp after unprecedented year of virtual summer camp
Fri, May 7th 2021 10:05 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) recently announced its beloved day and overnight camp programs will be in-person for the 2021 summer camp season for girls after an unprecedented virtual summer camp season.
Statement from Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Saniyya Dennis
Fri, May 7th 2021 08:55 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn released this statement on Thursday:
Jill Pettigrew is grand prizewinner of poster art contest for Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Wed, May 5th 2021 02:25 pm
Tops Friendly Markets and the Taste of Buffalo announced Jill Pettigrew, an artist from Batavia, is the grand prizewinner of the 2021 Taste of Buffalo Tops poster art contest.
UB names Brian F. Hamluk new vice president for student life
Mon, May 3rd 2021 05:20 pm
Brian F. Hamluk, a leader in higher education student services and associate dean of students and director of administration at the University of Pittsburgh, has been appointed vice president for student life at the University at Buffalo.
Villa Maria College to include books & most supplies for students in cost of tuition
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 01:45 pm
The full cost of books and supplies is now included in the price of Villa Maria College's tuition. This announcement, the school said, removes a major barrier to student success - the cost of textbooks, art supplies and medical supplies.
Higgins: Child Tax Credit will benefit nearly 400,000 children in Western New York
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced improvements to the Child Tax Credit included in the American Rescue Plan will benefit nearly 400,000 children in Western New York.
Construction nears completion on inclusive coffee facility in the Congo
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:40 am
Construction is nearing completion on a specialty coffee facility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that is expected to infuse vital new economic opportunities around one of the world's most coveted agricultural commodities, while potentially being replicated in other coffee-producing parts of the world.
UB extends 'Boldly Buffalo' campaign with historic $1 billion goal
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:40 am
Citing remarkable fundraising success and record engagement with its alumni, friends and community partners, the University at Buffalo announced it is extending its "Boldly Buffalo" campaign goal to $1 billion.
Town of Lewiston Recreation Department to offer youth fishing program
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:00 am
As recreational activities continue to rebound from COVID-19 restrictions, Lewiston Town Board members learned more Monday of a new fishing program on Lewiston's waterfront planned for children.
Online driver learner permit test now available statewide
Tue, Apr 27th 2021 01:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced the online learner permit test for Class D (passenger vehicles) and Class M (motorcycles) is now available to New Yorkers statewide.
Niagara County Youth Bureau seeking Governor's Youth Council representative
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is seeking a new representative for the New York State Governor's Youth Council. The group is to be made up of 62 young people ages 13-21, one representing each county, to be selected via attached process. In 2020, the council was represented by Jaydon Lang of Lockport.
NCCC workforce development to offer songwriting workshop
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College's Workforce Development department has announced a songwriting workshop for those who want to write music for video games, television and movies. The class is also ideal for music enthusiasts who practice songwriting as a hobby or who want to begin a songwriting pastime.
WNY Invention Convention goes virtual: Annual competition engages youth inventors
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:00 pm
Take a bright spark of creativity, a wild imagination, a dash of fearlessness, and a working knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and you have the design plan for the annual WNY Invention Convention.
Main Street cleanup part of Levesque Institute week of service
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 07:00 am
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement's IMPACT program, in collaboration with several offices on campus, is organizing a cleanup on Main Street in Niagara Falls as part of a weeklong series of service opportunities and other events.
NT reunion postponed
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda High School multiclass reunion committee met April 15 to determine whether or not to hold the annual event. With the pandemic and its concerns, testing, social distancing and adhering to state mandates, it was decided in the best interest of all to not hold the event this year.
Kennedy, Cooney, Magnarelli, AAA WCNY, New York State Police, AT&T team up to call attention to Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:50 pm
As traffic begins to pick up across the region with increased vaccinations and decreased pandemic restrictions, AAA Western and Central New York reminds drivers about the importance of focusing on the road ahead and not on their smartphones during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Wegmans Buffalo stores to host hiring event
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:45 pm
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Wegmans is hosting a virtual hiring event to immediately fill customer service team member positions at its Buffalo-area stores.
Lew-Port to hold session on school reopening process
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:05 pm
Since our last edition, things have really progressed on a number of fronts: The state budget was finalized in Albany, and new guidance was (finally) released by the New York State Department of Health, aligning to the updated guidance from the CDC related to social distancing in schools. We have moved quickly to advance both the 2021-22 budget and plans to return students to campus under the new guidance.
CAO Head Start programs celebrate 50th annual Week of the Young Child
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:05 pm
Community Action Organization of WNY's Head Start programs celebrate the 50th annual Week of the Young Child (WOYC) April 10-16 with an emphasis on the importance of early childhood education.
Grand Island: 5-day school resumes April 26 for elementary students
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 08:45 am
Grand Island's elementary school students head back to the classroom five days a week starting Monday, April 26.
NCCC Film & Animation Festival to offer free workshops
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:00 pm
Niagara County Community College's 2021 Film & Animation Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1. This year's festival is being held entirely online and features three Zoom workshops, led by industry professionals, which are free and open to the public. Sign up at www.bit.ly/ncccfilmfest. Enrollment is limited to the first 20 persons to register for each workshop.
Arbor Capital Management donates Girl Scout cookies to local hometown heroes
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:05 pm
On April 9, Arbor Capital Management donated 500 packages of Girl Scout cookies to The Hometown Heroes Project through the Girl Scouts of Western New York. The cookies were delivered to local essential workers, first responders, and other hometown heroes to thank them for their tireless work in the community.
New York state to provide new separate allocation of 35,000 COVID-19 vaccines for college students
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 01:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced New York state will provide a new, separate allocation of 35,000 vaccines to address the college student population at SUNY schools and private colleges. This initial allocation will include 21,000 vaccines to be administered to SUNY students and 14,000 vaccines to be administered at private colleges. The vaccines will be administered to residential and non-commuter students who are leaving for the summer.
NYS updates in-person school guidelines
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 04:15 pm
On Friday, the New York State Department of Health updated its interim guidance for in-person instruction at pre-K to grade 12 schools during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Changes related to physical distancing and use of barriers. That document can be read HERE.
Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest announce return of 'Live's Top Teacher Search'
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:05 am
Earlier this week on "Live with Kelly and Ryan," hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest announced the return of one of the show's most popular and meaningful initiatives: "Live's Top Teacher Search." The show will honor outstanding educators the week of May 3-7, during "Live's Top Teacher Week," and in celebration of the national "Teacher Appreciation Week."
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation songwriter's scholarship winner
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:55 pm
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, in collaboration with the Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation, announced the winner of the 2020 songwriter's scholarship competition: Gunther's Radio, with band members John Fera, Parker Ford and Jeff Colson. They performed their original composition, "Let Me Go."
First ever drive-thru hiring event at Six Flags Darien Lake
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:55 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake will continue its search for over 1,500 employees with a first-of-its-kind drive-thru hiring event on Saturdays, April 10 and 17. Applicants should apply online beforehand for positions at the park, waterpark, and hotel and campground, and then interview from the comfort and safety of their own cars at the park.
New UB website a go-to resource for researchers & community groups focused on reversing health inequities in Buffalo
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 12:20 pm
In late 2019, the University at Buffalo took a major step toward addressing health disparities in Buffalo's African American community and developing innovative solutions to eliminate them when it established its Community Health Equity Research Institute.
Lew-Port planning for anticipated state updates
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 09:50 am
We hope you are enjoying spring recess this week, Lewiston-Porter. The well-deserved break continues through next week, with classes resuming Monday, April 12. There will be a traditional remote Monday schedule for all students in the hybrid model.
Wilson Middle School eighth-grader pays it back
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:10 am
Rayn Cooper, an eighth-grader at Wilson Middle School "took it on the chin" Tuesday to send a thank you to a special person who has made an impression on her life.
WNY's top volunteer-led organization celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Month
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:15 pm
As the region's top volunteer-led organization, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) celebrates the nearly 6,000 adult volunteers that serve to build girls of courage, confidence and character, throughout GSWNY's nine counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming. As Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low said, "Truly, ours is a circle of friendship united by ideals."
Cerebral palsy fundraiser at BOCES Center raises funds, awareness
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:50 am
Charlie Dieteman, a senior from Lewiston-Porter High School and a student in the conservation program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, said he was thrilled his recent fundraiser for Empower raised $636.
Niagara University, Leadership Niagara invite community to 'Halt Hate'
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 07:00 am
In a year that has seen unprecedented racial and political divide, threats to this nation's democracy, questionable election conspiracies, and barriers to voting rights, Niagara University's Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement, in partnership with Leadership Niagara, is asking the community to choose not to hate for 24 hours.
Daemen ranked a 2022 U.S. News Best Graduate School
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 07:25 pm
Daemen College has made U.S. World News' Best Graduate Schools Rankings in nursing.
 

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