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Girl Scouts across Western New York embrace e-commerce to expand entrepreneurship & digital skills
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 03:30 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York's fall product program returns, featuring a wide selection of chocolate, candy, nuts and magazines - plus opportunities to give back to military personnel and veterans.
AT&T and Explore & More team up to create all-new digital literacy enrichment program to help bridge digital divide locally
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 05:25 pm
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum and AT&T have collaborated to create and bring an innovative hands-on experience in digital literacy to 3,000 Buffalo and Niagara Falls area third-grade students that attend tier-1 schools. The AT&T Digital Enrichment Experience launched Thursday, Sept. 29, with 45 students being the first participants engaging in digital literacy activities across the museum.
Niagara University's Levesque Center presents free summit on early childhood mental health
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The COVID pandemic has focused national attention on the mental health of young children. To help early childhood professionals better support the mental health and well-being of children and their families, Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement is presenting an early childhood mental health summit.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual scholarship gala
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 07:00 am
Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients will be showcased at the Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Foundation Scholarship Diamond Gala on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Grandparents celebrated at St. Stephen
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
St. Stephen School celebrated grandparents with a special breakfast.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas names NT City School District September Member of the Month
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 07:00 am
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Executive Director Sarah Nelson recently announced the North Tonawanda City School District is the September Member of the Month.
NCCC Foundation's scholarship gala offers one-of-a-kind auction
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation scholarship gala will return to an in-person event on Oct. 22 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. To celebrate the college's 60th anniversary, this year's fundraiser will be celebrated as a diamond anniversary-themed gala.
DEC announces youth pheasant hunting weekend for WNY
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
A special youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 8-9, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced. The youth-only pheasant hunting weekend helps acclimate junior hunters to upland game bird hunting when fewer hunters are afield, and to learn safe hunting values and skills from experienced hunters.
Study: Often overlooked, molecules called glycans regulate COVID-19 spike protein function
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
If you're an avid reader of science news, you've probably heard of viral proteins such as the COVID-19 spike protein.
Preparing for the next pandemic: NSF grants $1 million to UB to develop a rapid response system, build community trust
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
They introduced genomic sequencing of the coronavirus to Western New York. They sampled wastewater to determine the level of the virus locally. They partnered with local groups to boost vaccinations and share scientific information in user-friendly ways.
New York Fed president to speak on economy at Buffalo State Oct. 7
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John C. Williams will share his thoughts on the regional and national economy, as well as monetary policy, at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Burchfield Penney Art Center Tower Auditorium on the SUNY Buffalo State campus.
UB research provides guidance for teaching positive, helpful content sharing on social media
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
Self-image goals are associated with and predict intentions to share self-promoting social media content, and there is some evidence suggesting that compassionate goals can generate helpful, prosocial content sharing on social media, according to the results of a new study from the University at Buffalo.
Hochul: Second phase of third-party CDL road test program to address truck & bus driver shortage
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of the second phase of her plan to allow third parties to offer the commercial driver license road test, expanding eligibility to public and private entities.
Niagara University launches $125 million campaign to elevate 'The Power of Niagara'
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 01:55 pm
Niagara University announced Thursday the public launch of the largest and most impactful philanthropic campaign in its 166-year history. "Powering Transformation: The Campaign for Niagara University," seeks to raise $125 million by December 2023.
Buffalo State president to retire at end of academic year
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 09:30 am
SUNY Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner announced she will retire at the end of the 2022-23 academic year. Conway-Turner has been at the helm of Buffalo State for the past eight years and has spent 43 years in higher education leadership.
Higgins: $1 million in federal funding for University at Buffalo to support pandemic preparedness
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $1 million awarded to the University at Buffalo.
National Child Passenger Safety Week: 46% of car seats are used incorrectly
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 10:10 pm
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13, and child traffic fatalities increased by 3% from 2019 (1,064) to 2020 (1,093), according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Author Ginger Strand presents hidden history of Niagara Falls
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:25 pm
Niagara Falls has stood for a lot of things: the horror of the wilderness, the sublimity of nature, the power of industry, the scourge of pollution, the thrill of a honeymoon, and even the promise of freedom. Ginger Strand, author of "Inventing Niagara," will share both the well-known and the hidden history of North America's most famous waterfall at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Gliding Stars registration dates scheduled
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The arrival of fall signals the start of Gliding Stars, an adaptive ice-skating program for people with disabilities.
'Baby Shark Live!: The Christmas Show' to delight audience across North America - special stop at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm
The Pinkfong Company and Round Room Live announced "Baby Shark Live!: The Christmas Show" will splash across North America this holiday season - including a special stop in Buffalo on Dec. 21, presented by Magic City Productions.
Niagara County correction officer exam dates
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:45 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced the 2022 Niagara County correction officer examination enrollment period has begun. Interested candidates may review the requirements of the position and sign up for the test at https://niagara-portal.mycivilservice.com/exams.
Students, teachers adjust to a new school year
Sat, Sep 17th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island's students and teachers returned to classrooms equipped with two air purifiers each, said Grand Island Central School District superintendent Brian Graham at Tuesday's board of education meeting.
Hochul urges New Yorkers to be aware of scams tied to federal student debt relief
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul issued a warning to consumers about scammers taking advantage of the recent student debt relief plan to steal borrowers' money and personal information.
DEC announces annual Arbor Day poster contest
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of DEC's annual Arbor Day poster contest. Each year, DEC's urban and community forestry program coordinates the contest to promote the value of trees in the environment and New Yorkers' lives. The winner of the contest will have their photo or artwork reproduced as the 2023 Arbor Day poster to commemorate the holiday.
Holocaust survivor Sol Messinger, UB alum and professor emeritus, tells his story in new Ken Burns documentary on PBS
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
In 1939, Sol Messinger and his parents boarded the MS St. Louis, the ship carrying 900 Jewish refugees who were desperately fleeing Nazi Germany. But no country, including the U.S. and Canada, would allow the ship entry, so it had to return to Europe where the Holocaust was rapidly unfolding.
UB department of music, BPO collaborate to commemorate Lukas Foss
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
Lukas Foss (1922-2009) was a composer, conductor, pianist and visionary whose legendary contributions to the Buffalo arts scene were transformative. From 1963-70, Foss served as the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), championing the works of living composers and 20th century music. In 1964, he co-founded and served as co-director of the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at the University at Buffalo, where he ushered in innovative works and performances for more than two decades.
Hochul announces free car seat checks during Child Passenger Safety Week
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee announced free child car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians will be available across the state during Child Passenger Safety Week, which starts today and concludes with National Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 24.
'Flowers for Ukraine' fundraiser underway
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 10:40 am
The world has become an uneasy place because of events that unfolded this year between Russia and Ukraine.
Security and law enforcement students hit the ground running
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center security and law enforcement students started the new school year hitting the ground running!
Hochul signs legislation to expand public servants' access to student loan forgiveness
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday signed legislation, her team said, "to expand and simplify access to the federal public service loan forgiveness program statewide. The new legislation establishes uniformity around what qualifies as full-time employment for the purposes of accessing PSLF, and allows public service employers to certify employment on behalf of workers, eliminating substantial barriers to applying for and accessing PSLF."
UB statement following Vice President Kamala Harris' visit
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 05:20 pm
Below is a statement from University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi following Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to UB Wednesday to talk about the Inflation Reduction Act:
Francis Center hires new director of children's programs
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
Francis Center, which has been offering educational and emotional support for Niagara Falls children since 1997, has hired Mary Elizabeth Smith, as director of children's programs. She will replace Elizabeth Neumeister, OSF, who recently retired after 25 years as director.
Cardinal O'Hara sets driver education course
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
All area high school students are welcome to join Cardinal O'Hara High School's fall driver education course.
UB statement on Vice President Kamala Harris' visit
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi issued the following statement regarding Wednesday's visit to UB by Vice President Kamala Harris, who will be delivering remarks on the climate and energy investments within the Inflation Reduction Act:
UB poised for Vice President Kamala Harris' visit
Wed, Sep 14th 2022 01:10 pm
When Vice President Kamala Harris visits the University at Buffalo today to provide remarks about the Inflation Reduction Act, she'll do so at a university and in a region poised to capitalize on the landmark legislation. A major thrust of the new bill is its commitment to addressing global warming.
NYS: Expansion of Virtual Career Center to connect more New Yorkers to careers
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Department of Labor has expanded its Virtual Career Center, "a cutting-edge online platform to help New Yorkers accelerate their career search."
University Express fall semester has 'universe full of free online and in-person classes on various topics'
Tue, Sep 13th 2022 07:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Senior Services' nutrition and wellness program announced the fall University Express semester.
AHA, Buffalo Bills team to offer students exciting ways to get moving with NFL PLAY 60
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
The American Heart Association and the National Football League continue their commitment to kids' whole-body health through physical activity.
Higgins & Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to virtual Service Academy information session
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting a virtual Service Academy information event at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. The session will provide an opportunity for Western New York high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs, and the application and nomination process.
Peach Queen Jordan Brooks is a double-winner
Sun, Sep 11th 2022 10:15 pm
Jordan Brooks barely had time to process winning her first award Sunday night when her name was called as the next Niagara County Peach Queen.
 

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