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Ellen Owens named director of Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University
Sat, Oct 16th 2021 02:10 pm
Artist, educator and arts administrator Ellen Owens was named director of the Castellani Art Museum at Niagara University.
Niagara County Community College announces new Veterans Memorial Park campaign
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will be relocating and expanding its existing Veterans Memorial Park to honor the Niagara County veteran community. This park will not only represent those who served in the armed forces, but will also offer community programming to celebrate a proud heritage of military service.
Study: Heartburn drugs may have unexpected benefits on gum disease
Wed, Oct 13th 2021 02:40 pm
The use of heartburn medication is associated with decreased severity of gum disease, according to a recent University at Buffalo study.
'Ransomville Speedway: History, Community, & Culture at a Dirt Track' exhibition on view at CAM
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 10:10 pm
"The Ransomville Speedway: History, Community, & Culture at a Dirt Track" is the Castellani Art Museum's newest folk arts exhibition, on view starting this weekend.
NCCC Child Development Center receives grant to offer subsidized child care to community
Fri, Oct 8th 2021 09:45 pm
Niagara County Community College was recently announced as a recipient of a funding award under the competitive U.S. Department of Education Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) program.
New #VaxtoSchool pop-up sites
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced eight new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers.
Western New York Girl Scout earns Lifesaving Award
Wed, Oct 6th 2021 02:55 pm
On Sept. 29, Girl Scouts of Western New York presented the Girl Scouts of the USA Lifesaving Award, the Girl Scout Medal of Honor and the GSWNY Certificate of Merit to Leah, a seventh-grade Cadette Girl Scout.
NU's 'Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing Through Art' honors survivors, raises awareness of domestic violence
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 10:10 am
A viewing of artwork created by survivors of domestic violence was the centerpiece of an event Sept. 30 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum called "Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing Through Art."
Testing the waters
Tue, Oct 5th 2021 09:00 am
Paul Dewey's conservation students, at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center had a grand day at Grant Wilderness Park in Lockport. They conducted water quality analysis and riparian zone assessment.
Girl Scouts across WNY embrace e-commerce to expand entrepreneurship & digital skills
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:45 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York's popular fall product program has returned, featuring a wide selection of candy, nuts and magazines, plus opportunities to give back to local military personnel and veterans.
Study: Aerobic exercise after a sport-related concussion speeds recovery in adolescent athletes
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:05 pm
Adolescents can speed their recovery after a sport-related concussion and reduce their risk of experiencing protracted recovery if they engage in aerobic exercise within 10 days of getting injured, according to a new University at Buffalo study.
Testing, masking requirements create controversy at school board meeting
Sat, Oct 2nd 2021 10:00 am
Erie County recently chose to abandon its strict guidelines concerning quarantining in favor of New York State Department of Health guidelines, according to School Superintendent Brian Graham, who spoke at the Sept. 27 meeting of the Grand Island Board of Education.
Dental care: The best, worst & unproven tools to care for teeth, according to UB study
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:40 am
Do probiotics prevent gum disease? Is flossing necessary? Many patients are unable to confidently answer these questions and more due to the abundance of conflicting medical information. However, new research led by the University at Buffalo aims to separate fact from fiction in determining which oral hygiene tools actually prevent gum disease.
NT Class of 1972 seeks classmates
Thu, Sep 30th 2021 10:40 am
The North Tonawanda Class of 1972 is seeking classmates to help celebrate its 50th high school reunion, to be held the weekend of July 15-17, 2022.
DEC announces annual Arbor Day poster contest
Wed, Sep 29th 2021 02:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of DEC's annual Arbor Day poster contest.
Higgins encourages students to participate in Congressional App Challenge
Tue, Sep 28th 2021 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting Western New York students to take part in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge, an annual competition encouraging middle and high school students from across the U.S. to create and submit original coding applications.
COVID-19 vaccinations, flu shots will be offered to students, employees & general public at Villa Maria College's Health and Wellness Fair
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:15 pm
On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Villa Maria College will open its doors to the general public for a Health and Wellness Fair. Held in partnership with the college's on-campus food pantry, the Sister Mary Josette Food Pantry, the Health and Wellness Fair offers attendees the opportunity to receive COVID-19 vaccinations through Erie County, and flu shots through Rite-Aid.
Niagara University hosting 'Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art'
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 01:15 pm
A viewing of artwork created by survivors of domestic violence will serve as the centerpiece of an event Sept. 30 at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum called "Surviving...Thriving: A Journey of Healing through Art."
Niagara County clerk, school districts to offer 'school bus driver career fairs' at DMV offices
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:00 am
Clerk Joseph Jastrzemski on Friday announced he is partnering with school districts across Niagara County in an attempt to address the school bus driver shortage by holding school bus driver career fairs at three Department of Motor Vehicle offices on Saturday, Oct. 2.
NCCC signs agreements with Keuka College
Sat, Sep 25th 2021 10:40 am
Niagara County Community College President William J. Murabito, Ph.D., and Keuka College President Amy Storey signed articulation agreements on Friday that will facilitate seamless transfer pathways for students enrolled in the human services A.A. program at NCCC to a social work B.S. program at Keuka College, as well as the NCCC health studies A.S. program to a community health and wellness B.S. program at Keuka College.
Could AI help optimize aneurysm surgeries?
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 08:40 pm
A company founded by University at Buffalo researchers is looking to employ artificial intelligence (AI) to improve treatment of vascular lesions in the brain, starting with intracranial aneurysms.
Scout to raise funds for bicycle repair operation outside welcome center
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 06:45 pm
As part of Monday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting, Cambria Troop 8's Jack Olszewski presented a Boy Scouts of America proposal to install a new bicycle repair station outside of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce/welcome center on Center Street.
Ryan & Jean-Pierre successfully push NYS to extend emergency certification program for educators
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 12:00 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and New York State Assembly member Kimberly Jean-Pierre announced Wednesday the New York State Education Department (NYSED) agreed to take action as a result of the legislators' letter requesting the extension of the Emergency COVID-19 Certificate program past its initial deadline of Sept. 1. The deadline has been extended one year, to Sept. 1, 2022.
Hochul encourages college students & municipalities to educate themselves on campus fire safety
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 12:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday issued a proclamation declaring September as "Campus Fire Safety Month," which aims to educate the public about the dangers of campus-related housing fires across New York. With many of the state's colleges and universities beginning classes over the past two weeks, Hochul urged New Yorkers - especially students and renters - to take in their surroundings and evaluate their residences for fire safety measures.
New decision rule helps identify kids at risk for post-concussion symptoms
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 11:55 am
Researchers at the University at Buffalo's Concussion Management Clinic have developed a brief, standardized physical exam for sport-related concussive brain injuries in children and adolescents that can readily identify who is at risk for persistent post-concussion symptoms (PPCS).
Niagara County Community College announces foundation scholarship virtual celebration
Wed, Sep 22nd 2021 01:05 pm
Niagara County Community College announced, "COVID-19 has once again impacted in-person events. Unfortunately, the 2021 NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala has been canceled. Instead, guests are invited to join virtually throughout the entire month of October to celebrate and invest in NCCC's student scholarships and success!"
NCCC to partner with Keuka College
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 07:20 pm
Niagara County Community College will announce an upcoming partnership with Keuka College. President William J. Murabito, Ph.D., and Keuka College President Amy Storey will sign articulation agreements on Friday that will facilitate seamless transfer pathways for students enrolled in the human services A.A. program at NCCC to a social work B.S. program at Keuka College, as well as the NCCC health studies A.S. program to a community health and wellness B.S. program at Keuka College.
Villa Maria College launches free books and supplies initiative with help of Hyatt's
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:55 pm
With the start of the fall semester, Villa Maria College delivered books and supplies to students at no additional cost outside of tuition. CollegeBoard estimates this change saves students and their families an average of $1,240 in out-of-pocket costs per year. The college launched this effort to help make school more affordable and easier to navigate for all students.
2021 Great American Rivalry Series launches with classic WNY rivalry: St. Joes v. Canisius
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:55 pm
The Great American Rivalry Series season continues this Saturday, Sept. 25, with two premier Western New York teams: the St. Joseph's Marauders and Canisius Crusaders. The high school football game begins at 1 p.m. at Canisius High School.
Science, and some sparkle! Kids can grow crystals in national contest
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:50 pm
From chocolate to snowflakes to salt, crystals are everywhere in our daily lives.
Niagara University Center for Mindful Practice hosting 'Mindfulness Conversations'
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:45 pm
On Oct. 2 and 3, the Center for Mindful Practice at Niagara University is hosting "Mindfulness Conversations," a virtual conference that focuses on education and wellness through mindfulness and mindful movement. Participants and presenters will discuss their work, answer questions, share ideas and activities, and create connections so that ongoing conversations can take place.
UB to require COVID-19 vaccination to attend sporting and cultural events
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:35 pm
The University at Buffalo will require proof that spectators are vaccinated against COVID-19 to be allowed into football games at UB Stadium and men's and women's basketball games at Alumni Arena.
Hochul announces state actions to address school bus driver shortage
Mon, Sep 20th 2021 10:05 am
Governor directs state agencies to utilize creative approaches to support schools Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced a multiagency plan to address the school bus driver shortage affecting schools across the state.
Ryan announces state construction aid allocations for local libraries
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 05:40 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, chairman of the New York State Senate Libraries Committee, joined representatives from the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library to announce he secured $678,488 in funding for the Isaías González-Soto Branch Library in Buffalo and the Grand Island Memorial Library for renovation costs.
Over $100 million awarded to Community Action Organization of WNY & Holy Cross Head Start
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 05:10 pm
The Office of Head Start (OHS) has awarded the Community Action Organization of WNY Inc. a $77.1 million grant over five years to provide Head Start and Early Head Start programming to 1,080 Head Start students and 205 infants, toddlers and pregnant women in Erie County. Holy Cross Head Start Inc., formerly a delegate of CAO since 1969, was also awarded a portion of the Erie County grant and will now serve the community as a Grantee agency alongside CAO. Holy Cross was awarded $25 million over five years, serving 500 Head Start children.
Back-to-school resources to become tobacco-free
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Back-to-school season doesn't have to mean back to cigarettes or back to vape products. Numerous free resources to become tobacco-free are available through the New York State Smokers' Quitline and its partners. One visit to nysmokefree.com or a call to 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) is all it takes to begin a journey to better health, which will lead to improved mood and concentration in school.
CAO of WNY awarded $10 million-plus in Head Start funding for Niagara County
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Community Action Organization of WNY (CAO) has been awarded a five-year grant by the Office of Head Start to provide Head Start programming in Niagara County. CAO said it has a well-established reputation for enhancing the lives of children and families through its comprehensive child and family development program, which serves infants, toddlers, pregnant women, preschools, and their families.
Higgins: Multimillion-dollar grant supports Niagara Falls School District's 'cradle-to-career'
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:50 am
Congressman Brian Higgins on Thursday announced the Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) was awarded a federal grant totaling over $2.1 million annually for five years. The funding, provided through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will support Head Start and Early Head Start programs to give the city's children a strong foundation for success.
Lutzenkirchen to speak at East Aurora High School
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 09:25 am
Mike Lutzenkirchen of the Lutzie 43 Foundation, father of the late Auburn football great Philip Lutzenkirchen, will speak on driving safe and making responsible choices. He will address the community at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at East Aurora High School Auditorium.
AAA presents 'Trips, Trucks, and Trunks' car safety event
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 10:05 am
Child Passenger Safety Week kicks off Sept. 19, and AAA is getting a jump start on safety with the New York State Police and Erie County Sheriff's Office by offering free car seat checks and installation advice.
 

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