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A look at the 2022-23 Grand Island Central School District budget
Sat, May 14th 2022 07:00 am
The vote on the Grand Island Central School District's proposed 2022-23 budget, as well as an election of two trustees from four candidates, is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 17.
DEC celebrates student arbor day poster contest winner with tree planting in North Tonawanda
Fri, May 13th 2022 06:45 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on Friday announced fifth-grade student Cecilia Fedeson of North Tonawanda Intermediate School as the winner of DEC's annual 5th Grade Arbor Day Poster Contest. Her design is pictured.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES graduates second CNA class
Fri, May 13th 2022 12:15 pm
On April 21, a second class of certified nurse assistants graduated from a free, six-week training course made possible through a collaboration between Niagara Falls Housing Authority and Orleans/Niagara BOCES.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company readying spring ballet show
Fri, May 13th 2022 10:00 am
Having successfully helmed their first production of "The Nutcracker" last winter, Greater Niagara Ballet Company artistic directors Mary Schnepf and Molly Vine are back with a new show sure to please families and children of all ages.
Resources for New York families amid infant formula shortages
Thu, May 12th 2022 07:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced resources for New York families amid nationwide infant formula shortages. On Feb. 17, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers not to use certain powdered infant formula products from Abbott Nutrition's facility in Sturgis, Michigan; and Abbott initiated a voluntary recall of certain products.
Free tax service at UB brings nearly $300,000 back to WNY
Wed, May 11th 2022 09:55 am
During the 2022 tax season, 65 IRS-certified accounting students from the University at Buffalo School of Management brought nearly $300,000 back into the Buffalo Niagara Region through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Local high school softball teams support Mental Health Association in Niagara County
Tue, May 10th 2022 04:30 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield High School and Lockport High School softball teams conducted a fundraiser during the month of April, selling cards for $1 apiece, with proceeds going to the Mental Health Association in Niagara County in recognition of May's Mental Health Awareness Month. More than $1,400 was raised through the card sales to support programming and services for those living with a mental health diagnosis in Niagara County.
Registration opens for Independent Health Foundation's 2022 'Kids Run' in Delaware Park
Tue, May 10th 2022 10:40 am
Returning to an in-person event to kick-off healthy activities all summer long, the Independent Health Foundation will again host its "Kids Run" at Delaware Park. The event is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 4.
Youth fellowship offers mentorship, literary experience to aspiring young writers
Fri, May 6th 2022 02:05 pm
Applications are now open for Just Buffalo Literary Center's 2022 Just Buffalo Writing Center Youth Fellowship, a six-week summer fellowship opportunity for a Western New York-based young writer to develop their craft and explore professional avenues within the literary arts.
State lawmakers highlight historic investment in Western New York schools
Fri, May 6th 2022 01:35 pm
On Friday, New York State Sen. Sean Ryan, Assembly member Jon Rivera and Assembly member Bill Conrad gathered at Hamburg High School to highlight the $31 billion investment in New York's schools included in the recently passed state budget for fiscal year 2022-23. The budget provides a $169.2 million (6.8%) increase in funding for school districts in Western New York as part of a $2.1 billion increase in total funding for New York's schools.
Former NFP intern Courtney Corbetta finds her voice
Fri, May 6th 2022 11:40 am
If there is one lesson Lewiston native Courtney Corbetta has learned in her professional career, it's to amplify your voice for yourself and your community.
PHOTOS: High school seniors honor teachers and coaches in Celebration of Inspiration
Fri, May 6th 2022 11:00 am
In 2013, Emily Reynolds, then a fifth grader at Huth Road Elementary School, was named Relay For Life's honorary caregiver for the love and attention that she showed her 8-year-old sister, Caralyn, who was going through cancer treatments.
Niagara University receives $10 million gift from Jeff & Mary Helen Holzschuh
Wed, May 4th 2022 06:15 pm
Niagara University announced that Jeff and Mary Helen Holzschuh have pledged a gift of $10 million to the university. In recognition of the gift, the university will rename the college of business to the Holzschuh College of Business Administration. With this generous gift, Jeff and Mary Helen become the largest benefactors in the history of the university.
Hochul signs legislation preventing colleges from withholding transcripts because of unpaid debts
Wed, May 4th 2022 05:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation S.5924-C/A.6938-B that prohibits colleges from withholding a student's transcript because of unpaid debts or charging individuals who owe debts a higher fee to obtain their transcript. This legislation ensures students can access their transcript when necessary, so that they may continue their education or find a job.
Get ready for a 'STEAMsational' event Saturday at the Niagara Power Vista
Tue, May 3rd 2022 04:35 pm
Know a youngster interested in science and technology? Make a visit to the New York Power Authority's free "STEAM Ahead Career Fair" Saturday, May 7, and learn about robots, space, glowing rocks, buried artifacts, the skilled trades, computer programming and more - all at the Niagara Power Vista.
Villa Maria breaks ground on capital improvement project made possible by Russell J. Salvatore
Tue, May 3rd 2022 04:10 pm
On Tuesday, Villa Maria College broke ground on a significant capital improvement project to renovate its 61-year-old dining hall. Made possible by a major donation from local restauranteur, civic leader and philanthropist Russell J. Salvatore, the $1 million renovation project is scheduled to be completed ahead of the fall 2022 semester. The new space will be called The Russell J. Salvatore Commons.
NCSO Explorer Post advisers recognized
Tue, May 3rd 2022 01:55 pm
Niagara County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti recently announced Capt. Matthew Grainge and Lt. Daniel Zimmerman were recognized by the National Sheriffs' Association as the Explorer Post Advisors of the Year for 2022. Grainge and Zimmerman have been advisers to NCSO Explorer Post 2911 since 2016.
Fantastic Friends of WNY returns special needs fashion show after pandemic pause
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:40 am
Together with the D'Youville University occupational therapy department, Fantastic Friends of WNY hosted a long-awaited special needs prom last Friday at the Southline Firehall in Cheektowaga.
Shea's, Lipke Foundation announce Kenny Awards ceremony
Tue, May 3rd 2022 09:35 am
Shea's Performing Arts Center and the Lipke Foundation announces the 2022 Kenny Awards ceremony will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Shea's Buffalo Theatre. This event will mark the 29th celebration of high school musical theater programs in Western New York.
New building at NCCC to house Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy
Mon, May 2nd 2022 05:15 pm
A new training facility for the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy will be built on the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. An estimated $2.27 million for the building was appropriated in the SUNY building fund adopted by the state budget passage a few weeks ago.
Recent rankings point to UB's standing as a leader in sustainability
Mon, May 2nd 2022 04:15 pm
The University at Buffalo has once again been recognized as a leader in sustainability in higher education, garnering high marks in two recent rankings.
Evan Wright appointed community & academic engagement manager at Castellani Art Museum
Mon, May 2nd 2022 09:50 am
Evan Wright is the new community and academic engagement manager of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Using the CAM's distinguished art collection and unique folk arts program, Wright will design and manage public events and opportunities for various audiences that range from local schools, families, young adults and seniors, along with Niagara University faculty, students and staff.
GI BOE 'Meet the Candidates Night' scheduled for May 10
Sat, Apr 30th 2022 07:00 am
The Grand Island PTA Council will sponsor a "Meet the Candidates Night" for the upcoming Grand Island Central School District trustee election.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops: Cameryn Zastrow named grand prizewinner of poster art contest
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 01:20 pm
Tops Friendly Markets and the Taste of Buffalo announced Cameryn Zastrow, a talented artist from North Tonawanda, is the grand prizewinner of the 2022 Taste of Buffalo Tops poster art contest.
Mount St. Mary Academy student awarded US Figure Skating award
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 01:15 pm
Mia Quarantillo, a senior at Mount St. Mary Academy, was awarded the Graduating Seniors Bronze Award by the U.S. Figure Skating Association. Quarantillo competes for the Niagara University Figure Skating Club, a competitive club in which the members travel and compete individually.
Reality Check teens celebrate Earth Day with tobacco litter cleanup
Fri, Apr 29th 2022 12:55 pm
As an Earth Day project this year, Reality Check youth from Cataract Elementary School, LaSalle Prep and Gaskill Prep cleaned up over 375 cigarette butts and other pieces of tobacco litter around Packard Court Community Center on April 26.
Local students prepare for International Student Science Fair
Wed, Apr 27th 2022 02:45 pm
Lewiston-Porter is hosting the International Student Science Fair, an annual gathering of high schools from around the world that provides a platform for students to engage in scientific research and education. This is only the second time the event will be held in the U.S.
UB receives federal grant toward design of James Joyce Museum in Buffalo
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 03:10 pm
The University at Buffalo Libraries, home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about famed Irish author and poet James Joyce, has received a $100,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) toward the design of a new UB James Joyce Museum in Western New York.
Developer of COVID-19 mRNA vaccine is keynote speaker at UB Alumni Weekend
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 03:10 pm
A chance meeting at a photocopier. The promise of a safer way to vaccinate. Unexpected calamities in the lab. Finally, a breakthrough and a major publication, only to be met with ... crickets.
Tri Delta beats the clock to raise $60 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Tue, Apr 26th 2022 02:45 pm
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital announced that international women's organization and longtime partner Tri Delta completed its 10-year, $60 million fundraising commitment two years ahead of schedule, making it the single largest commitment ever completed by a St. Jude partner to date.
NU: 'Spring into Service' week concludes with community cleanup
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 03:20 pm
The Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement's IMPACT office concluded its "Spring into Service" week with a community garden cleanup at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center in Niagara Falls on Saturday. The weeklong series of service opportunities and other events was held in celebration of National Volunteer Week.
GI BOE 'Meet the Candidates Night' scheduled for May 10
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 03:20 pm
The Grand Island PTA Council will sponsor a "Meet the Candidates Night" for the upcoming Grand Island Central School District trustee election.
NYAPT calls on drivers to stop for school buses during Operation Safe Stop Day
Mon, Apr 25th 2022 03:20 pm
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) - a statewide organization dedicated to the support, development and representation of professionals responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of school children - is supporting Operation Safe Stop Day. The annual public awareness event promotes school bus safety and educates the public about the dangers of illegally passing a stopped school bus when its red lights are flashing.
University at Buffalo-led team receives $10 million grant for advanced cyberinfrastructure research
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 05:30 pm
The University at Buffalo will lead a $10 million project to develop software that academia, industry and government agencies use to manage high-performance computing infrastructure, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) announced on Friday.
Buffalo State partners with National Grid to offer tech camp to high school students
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:40 am
Buffalo State College, in partnership with National Grid, is offering a free technology camp for local high school students July 18-29 on campus.
Stella Niagara second quarter honor roll
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:10 am
Stella Niagara Education Park announced the following students were named to honor roll for the second quarter of the 2021-22 academic year.
Niagara Wheatfield third-quarter honor rolls
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:05 am
Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
St. John Lutheran honor roll
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:05 am
Katie Gundell, principal of St. John Lutheran School at Ward Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard, announced the honor roll for the third quarter marking period of the 2021-22 academic year.
Mount St. Mary Academy 3rd quarter honor roll
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:05 am
Mount St. Mary Academy announced its list of honor roll students for the third quarter. Local pupils include:
Diversity, equity and inclusion platform wins UB entrepreneurship competition
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 10:00 am
A platform that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts within institutions by empowering instructors and participants through guided social discussion took first place April 20 at the University at Buffalo's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC).
 

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