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HS Football: Wheatfield stuns Bennett
Sat, Sep 23rd 2017 07:45 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's defense has had a tough start to the season, giving up over 40 points per game. On Saturday, the script was flipped. The Falcons defeated the reigning Section VI Class A champion Bennett Tigers, 28-20, on a unusually hot September day at Terry Harvey Field.
Students invited to create videos showcasing impact of technology in Buffalo as part of BNMC's Topcoder Open
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:20 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. is hosting a video competition for high school and middle school students as one of a number of events and activities that will complement the 2017 Topcoder Open hosted by the BNMC in October. TCO is a prestigious programming, design and data science competition that attracts some of the world's most talented design and technology experts.
A 'STREAM' of learning opportunities at St. Peter R.C. School
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 05:25 pm
St. Peter R.C. School has been formally accepted into Cohort 4 of the Buffalo Diocese STREAM initiative. "STREAM" is an integrated approach to education that brings science, technology, religion, engineering the arts and mathematics to all students in all grades. The goal is to better prepare students for successful careers in the 21st century workforce.
Lew-Port soccer game set for alums
Thu, Sep 21st 2017 07:00 am
The 28th annual Lewiston Porter/Niagara Pioneer alumni soccer game will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, on the Lewiston-Porter Central School District campus on Creek Road in Lewiston. All males and females who are graduates of Lewiston-Porter or the Niagara Pioneer soccer program are eligible to participate.
NU: Police academy students receive scholarships
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Two students of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy were recently presented with $500 scholarships from the Judges and Police Executives Conference of Niagara County Inc.
New website designed for Stella Niagara Education Park by JFG
Tue, Sep 19th 2017 01:05 pm
Stella Niagara Education Park, a 108-year-old educational institution that combines classroom learning and outdoor education for a holistic learning experience, has introduced a newly designed and mobile-friendly website at stella-niagara.com. The site was created and implemented by J. Fitzgerald Group, an integrated marketing communications firm based in Lockport.
Niagara University students present at American Chemical Society National Conference
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 05:45 pm
Seven Niagara University chemistry and biochemistry majors presented their research findings at the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. The event took place Aug. 20-24 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
UB psychiatry professor appointed director of admissions at Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 05:45 pm
Dori R. Marshall, M.D., assistant professor in the department of psychiatry in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been appointed director of admissions and assistant dean.
St. Joe's open house set for Oct. 1-2
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:35 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute will hold its annual open house for prospective students and their families from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2. Prospective students, currently in grades five through eight, and their families are welcome. No reservations are necessary.
Weir leading Wheatfield girls soccer to strong start
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 03:55 pm
At the end of last season, eighth grader Erin Weir finished with two goals and two assists, equaling six points. In seven games as a freshman in the 2017 season, she's more than tripled her points output from her first varsity campaign.
DASNY completes multimillion-dollar summer construction at SUNY Buffalo State College, University at Buffalo & Alfred State College
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 08:30 pm
Gerrard P. Bushell, president and CEO of DASNY, announced more than $10 million in upgrades have been completed at SUNY Buffalo State College Alfred State College and the University at Buffalo. The work is part of approximately $30 million in upgrades to SUNY campuses throughout New York state completed by DASNY over the course of 90 days - ready in time for students to begin the fall semester.
Wheatfield girls soccer endures first loss
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 12:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield girls soccer team came into Tuesday as the No. 4 large school in Western New York - and undefeated, at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in league. Staring it down was the also-undefeated Grand Island Vikings, sitting at No. 2.
Mason's Mission playground to open in Pendleton
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 03:00 pm
Mason's Mission, a nonprofit organization formed to assist families with special needs, announced the grand-opening of its first special needs playground at 6570 Campbell Blvd., Pendleton. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. New York State Sen. Robert Ortt will be on hand to help dedicate the site. The public is invited to attend.
GNBC hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 07:00 am
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's annual family-friendly holiday show, returns the weekend of Dec. 8-9 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
WNY high school football broadcasts to air on MSG Network
Thu, Sep 7th 2017 05:10 pm
As announced Thursday on "The John Murphy Show" on MSG Network and WGR Sports Radio 550, Pegula Sports and Entertainment will produce a series of Western New York high school football games presented by the DENT Concussion Center focusing on teams from the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association. The games will take place at New Era Field and air live on MSG Network and OneBuffalo.com. Chris Brown will call play-by-play and Donald Jones will serve as analyst.
Montessori at Stella: An alumnae's perspective
Mon, Sep 4th 2017 10:55 am
At Stella Niagara, its Montessori program is second-to-none, and I wanted to share my experiences to hopefully encourage parents to not only consider a Montessori program for your child, but also why Stella offers a unique learning experience in this specialized area.
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Grand Island Dance holds grand re-opening
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce helped the Grand Island Dance Center celebrate what studio owner and director Rachel Novelli called "almost a complete overhaul of the space we already had."
DEC announces 9th annual Arbor Day poster contest for fifth-graders
Sat, Sep 2nd 2017 07:00 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is now accepting submissions for the ninth annual fifth-grade Arbor Day poster contest. Students can showcase their artistic talents and help increase public awareness about trees in New York by participating in the contest.
Niagara Falls looking for revenge in 2017
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 04:45 pm
At the end of last season, the Niagara Falls Wolverines wrapped up the regular season with the team's first win in program history over Orchard Park. The win earned them a home playoff game.
Study co-authored by NU professor awarded best paper at international conference
Tue, Aug 29th 2017 05:15 pm
A study co-authored by Dr. Chang Huh, associate professor of hospitality and tourism management at Niagara University, received the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education's Best Research Paper Award during an international conference held July 26-28 in Baltimore.
Virginia signs on for Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training
Mon, Aug 28th 2017 01:10 pm
Another state has signed up to bring Niagara University's first responder disability awareness training program to its law enforcement officials and emergency personnel. This time, it's Virginia.
Niagara Catholic announces open houses
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 07:00 am
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School will hold open houses for prospective students from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at 520 66th St.
UB pharmacy school partners with University of Rochester on graduate program
Thu, Aug 24th 2017 02:40 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the University of Rochester have developed a new agreement to streamline admission between the Rochester post-baccalaureate pre-health program (PBPH) and UB Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
AAA op-ed: School's open, drive carefully
Wed, Aug 23rd 2017 06:50 pm
Disturbingly, a pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States, on average, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Clubs offers extended-day programs, 5K run
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 03:15 pm
Registration is open for the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club-sponsored extended-day (before- and afterschool programs) for grades K through 6 for the 2017-18 school year. Extended-day programming is offered at the following elementary schools: 79th Street, GJ Mann, Niagara Street, Kalfas, Maple Avenue, Hyde Park and Cataract.
William Mattar donations to schools exceeds 1 million pencils
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 12:00 pm
School supply shortages are found in many inner city and suburban schools. To combat need locally, upstate New York attorney William Mattar sponsors an annual "Pencils 4 Schools" campaign, which provides pencils to students in need.
ESD awards Center for Advanced Technology designation to UB
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:35 am
Empire State Development has announced its Division of Science, Technology & Innovation (NYSTAR) has awarded a Center for Advanced Technology (CAT) designation to the University at Buffalo. The University at Buffalo Center for Advanced Technology in Big Data & Health Sciences (UB CAT) will focus on big data and medicine, with an emphasis on drug development, medical devices and diagnostics.
UB dental school ranked among top 10 in nation, No. 11 worldwide
Thu, Aug 17th 2017 10:25 am
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine was ranked No. 10 among dental schools in the U.S. and No. 11 among dental schools worldwide in the 2017 global rankings of the Academic Ranking of World Universities.
Princeton Review: Niagara University ranks among 'Best in Northeast'
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 04:05 pm
Niagara University remains one of the best schools in the Northeast, according to The Princeton Review.
UB announces changes to the 2017-18 bus schedule
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 09:15 am
Officials from the University at Buffalo announced changes in the university bus schedule for the 2017-18 academic year.
SportsEngine launches North America's largest youth sports directory to serve parents & youth athletes
Tue, Aug 8th 2017 04:35 pm
SportsEngine Inc., an NBC Sports Group company, is launching North America's largest youth sports directory, where parents can search and compare youth sports programs in their areas. Available today, just in time for kids heading back to school, the SportsEngine.com directory contains more than 100,000 youth sports listings spanning across 20 different sports for youth and amateur athletes.
Historic Trinity welcomes Step-In-Time Studio of Dance
Mon, Aug 7th 2017 04:30 pm
Deby LeFevre said every day she thanks her lucky stars that she found a new home for her Grand Island dance school, Step-In-Time Studio of Dance. Moving to her new location, however, probably had more to do with divine providence than luck.
Biomedical informatics at UB gets a boost with $2.5 million from the National Library of Medicine
Fri, Aug 4th 2017 06:05 pm
Personalized medicine, tracking of deadly epidemics and new insights into drug side effects are just a few of the ways biomedical informatics is helping enhance medical research and clinical care. Big data science holds the promise of revolutionizing how health care data are used to provide better care for patients.
Niagara University offering new online certificate program in cybercrime and business security
Tue, Aug 1st 2017 04:05 pm
Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education is offering a new online certificate program in cybercrime and business security.
ESD: Burgard High School advanced manufacturing program moving forward with construction of new welding lab
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:05 am
Empire State Development on Thursday announced a $3.2 million Buffalo Billion initiative lead by Alfred State College is moving forward with the construction of a new, state-of-the-art welding lab, and renovations of the existing machine tool lab and auto lab for the use of the advanced manufacturing students. Burgard High School's advanced manufacturing program continues to be a pipeline for students interested in welding, automotive and other cutting-edge manufacturing careers.
Hot cars can be deadly for kids & pets in summer
Thu, Jul 20th 2017 09:45 am
Every year, dozens of children die due to heatstroke from being left in a hot car for too long. Nineteen children have already passed away this year; 723 since 1998 (according to the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians). While an overwhelming majority of these deaths were accidental, they were preventable.
31st annual UB Distinguished Speakers Series to feature Malala Yousafzai, Susan Rice, Alan Alda
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, former U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice, "Grey's Anatomy" actor and activist Jesse Williams and award-winning actor and science communicator Alan Alda are among the speakers who will headline the 2017-18 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo.
Michael Freedman joins PRSA Buffalo Niagara Chapter board of directors as treasurer
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 04:25 pm
The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has announced Michael Freedman joined the board of directors as treasurer.
Nerds Gone Wild at Niagara Catholic
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:00 pm
On Saturday, Nerds Gone Wild performed at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School as part of "Big Red Fest" and Alumni Weekend. Dressed to impress, well, dressed like what's shown in the photos, anyway, the five-piece had the crowd on its feet, performing the '80s' biggest hits.
Local students leave lasting mark on Buffalo Prep
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 12:05 am
On Friday, more than 220 Buffalo Prep students participated in the first "Buffalo Prep Goes Green" event, which involved planting a commemorative tree at the site of the organization's future home on the University at Buffalo south campus. The facility's upgrades will allow Buffalo Prep to offer more services and welcome more students. It is set to open next year.
 

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