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New York Lottery reminder: Don't gift lottery tickets to youths this holiday season
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:55 am
The New York Gaming Commission's Division of Lottery is once again advising adults to not gift lottery tickets to children this holiday season.
Special Olympics New York hosts 'Polar Plunge' series
Mon, Dec 4th 2023 11:00 am
Over the weekend, Special Olympics New York hosted a "Polar Plunge" series, with proceeds benefitting the local athletes of Special Olympics New York. A total of 1,500 participants plunged into the chilly waters of Lake Erie at Woodlawn Beach State Park.
New KinderKiddz director sees teacher training as key to education
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 07:00 am
For Susan Muscato, who is serving as director of KinderKiddz Early Childhood Learning Center, one of the most important elements of a well-run school is providing training, encouragement and support for the teachers.
Children's safety discussed in program at high school
Sat, Dec 2nd 2023 06:55 am
Children face hidden dangers as they try to navigate the online world, as well as the sometimes more blatant dangers of daily life.
GNBC's 'The Nutcracker' showcases dancers, company's resurgence
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 11:00 am
When community members come out to watch the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's production of "The Nutcracker" next weekend, they will notice new backdrops, costumes and dance numbers. They're also bound to see the GNBC is having a resurgence.
New Cardinal O'Hara boys bowling coach brings excitement
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 10:30 am
Andrew Moje, the new boys bowling coach at Cardinal O'Hara High School, has had an interesting journey since graduating from O'Hara in 2016 to working fulltime as a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.
Niagara Wheatfield High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 10:30 am
Niagara Wheatfield High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2023-23 academic year.
UB announces new effort to enhance and expand aging-related research
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 10:30 am
To address the increasingly urgent needs of the growing population of adults aged 65 years and older, the University at Buffalo will dedicate $4 million to aging-related research.
Edward Town Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 10:30 am
Edward Town Middle School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2023-24 academic year.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 10:30 am
Lewiston-Porter Middle School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2023-24 academic year.
St. John Lutheran School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Fri, Dec 1st 2023 10:30 am
Katie Gundel, principal of St. John Lutheran School announced the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2023-24 academic year.
'Western New York's Sweetest Kid' photo contest to benefit WNY United
Thu, Nov 30th 2023 07:55 pm
Western New York United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse is teaming up with Sweet Buffalo for the first ever "Western New York's Sweetest Kid" photo contest.
Lewiston Kiwanis, volunteers assist needy at Thanksgiving
Wed, Nov 22nd 2023 08:30 pm
Last weekend, Lewiston Kiwanis Club members gathered with volunteers to assemble and deliver more than 70 Thanksgiving dinners to families in the community.
Stay safe the night before Thanksgiving
Tue, Nov 21st 2023 07:00 am
The evening before Thanksgiving may be crunch time for holiday hosts. However, for the hordes of college students arriving home for the first long break since the semester began, that night is often seen as a chance to let loose with friends close to home.
Buffalo Public School students unveil art project at Erie County District Attorney's office
Mon, Nov 20th 2023 12:45 pm
On Friday, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn invited Buffalo Public School students to attend an unveiling of their "Mural Mania!" summer art program project. The artwork, designed and created by the students, was recently installed in the reception area of the Erie County District Attorney's office.
Hochul signs legislation to 'strengthen democracy in New York'
Mon, Nov 20th 2023 12:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed legislation, her team said, to "make it easier for New Yorkers to understand proposed constitutional amendments and other questions put to voters on ballots in New York state. Under this legislation, proposed amendments and other ballot measures must be explained in plain and clear language that allows voters to understand the practical impact of adopting or rejecting the measure they are being asked to vote on."
Tops partners with area schools for 'Share a Smile' initiative
Thu, Nov 16th 2023 08:55 am
Over the summer, Sharrell Treat, a resident of Van Nuys, California, reached out to Tops Friendly Markets consumer affairs wondering what could be done to spread more goodwill in the community - something she does every day in her own city by sharing positive affirmations.
Youngstown science teacher makes hometown history with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 11:20 am
At Lewiston-Porter Middle School, Kimberly Alexander Carlo and her seventh grade science students are usually hard at work piecing together hypotheses and conducting thrilling, hands-on classroom experiments. However, today's all-school assembly derailed their plans - in a good way.
State legislators celebrate next step in relocating da Vinci High School
Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:10 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and Assembly member Jon Rivera celebrated the opening of the temporary home of Leonardo da Vinci High School at Public School 8 as the Buffalo City School District completes work on the school's new permanent home.
This week: Drop-off sites open for Operation Christmas Child
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 01:45 pm
As the Thanksgiving season approaches, many families and children are giving thanks for all their blessings - and sharing those blessings with children in need by packing shoeboxes with Operation Christmas Child.
Craft, vendor show at Cardinal O'Hara
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 01:45 pm
Unusual and unique Christmas gifts will be the focus of the holiday craft and vendor show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Cardinal O'Hara High School, 39 O'Hara Road, Town of Tonawanda.
Farm-to-school food program an economic success in Buffalo, researchers find
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 11:15 am
Farm-to-school programs - which bring healthy foods to children and support rural economic development and local farms - work from an economic perspective in the Buffalo City School District, according to new Cornell University research.
Lewiston Dance Center students take part in Thrive Dance Convention
Mon, Nov 13th 2023 09:40 am
Lewiston Dance Center students recently took part in a new local dance convention at the Niagara Riverside Resort in Niagara Falls - Thrive Dance Convention.
Students build beds for children in need
Sat, Nov 11th 2023 07:00 am
In Western New York, there is a great need for beds for children, said Eric Cohoon, who teaches woodworking at Grand Island High School. He and Shawn Sweet, also a woodworking teacher, spoke about the community service project at the Nov. 6 Board of Education meeting, held at Huth Road Elementary School.
Unity Playground puts 'Unity' into comm-unity
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 11:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield has a new playground whose name encompasses the reason for its being there: Unity Inclusive Playground at Fairmount Park.
UB to offer free dental care to WNY vets in honor of Veterans Day
Thu, Nov 9th 2023 03:15 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is proud to present the eighth annual "Dentistry Smiles for Veterans" event on Saturday, Nov. 11, on the South Campus. The initiative is dedicated to honoring veterans and ensuring they receive the dental care they deserve.
Sheeran elected president-elect of New York State Magistrates
Wed, Nov 8th 2023 05:15 pm
Dr. Thomas Sheeran, a longtime member of the faculty in the College of Education at Niagara University, was elected to the position of president-elect of the New York State Magistrate's Association at its annual meeting in November. This position is a prelude to moving to the position of the association's presidency in the fall of 2024.
Buffalo Sabres expand partnership with Hasek's Heroes
Wed, Nov 8th 2023 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will expand its partnership with Hasek's Heroes to include it in the organization's "Learn to Play" program.
Edward Town Middle School presents 'Frozen, Jr.'
Mon, Nov 6th 2023 04:45 pm
Edward Town Middle School's production of "Frozen, Jr." is playing at Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School at 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 3. The cast of approximately 50 students is directed by Ken Fick and Andrea Letcher.
Niagara University receives $2.5 million gift for endowed chair of chemistry
Sat, Nov 4th 2023 10:10 am
Niagara University alumnus Michael Kakos, '60, and his wife, Aimee, have pledged a $2,500,000 gift to establish the Michael J., '60 and Aimee Rusinko Kakos Endowed Chair of Chemistry and to support the compensation and research of Dr. Mary McCourt, professor of chemistry, who will hold that position.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES' CTE students inducted into National Technical Honor Society
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 02:40 pm
Congratulations to the students from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, who were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Out of all the high school students in the U.S., the National Technical Honor Society students who receive this honor comprise 1.6% of that population.
PHOTOS: Sister Joan Nelson celebrates her 100th birthday at Stella Niagara
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 11:00 am
Sister Joan Nelson celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 20, with her Franciscan sisters, students of Stella Niagara Education Park, family and employees of Stella Niagara.
'Tales for Tots' at GIHS
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island High School Spotlighters annual "Tales for Tots" will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Viking Theater.
Youngstown Lions Park grows & flourishes
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Gathering together in Lions Park on a day in early October, Lions from Youngstown and Lewiston were joined by Boy Scout Troop 829 and others who came out to plant trees to further develop the community park in the Village of Youngstown.
Upstate Niagara Cooperative affected by nationwide milk carton supply challenges
Thu, Nov 2nd 2023 07:10 pm
Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc. is one of many milk processors throughout the nation that has been affected by an unexpected school milk packaging supply disruption. Unfortunately, a significant industry supplier of half-pint milk carton packaging is experiencing operational challenges. This is negatively impacting their ability to fully supply school milk packaging orders.
Community Foundation: information sessions, deadline for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds application process
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 06:25 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process on Nov. 6. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Dec. 1.
Hochul celebrates 50th anniversary of New York State Tuition Assistance Program, opens program application
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 05:20 pm
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the program, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the New York State Tuition Assistance Program application is now open for applicants for the 2024-25 school year.
ACT launches nationwide 'twofer' testing program for December
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 05:15 pm
ACT, the nonprofit learning organization and provider of college and career readiness assessments, has announced a new program allowing students who register for the December test date to receive a credit that can be used to take another ACT test for free.
NYSUT members raise over $275,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 11:40 am
New York State United Teachers congratulated its 174 teams who participated in the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walks across the state, raising over $275,000 to save lives and fund the future of cancer research, patient support and advocacy.
Study abroad opportunities for high school students
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 11:40 am
Qualified high school students are offered a unique opportunity to explore the world by spending an academic year, semester or summer in Europe, Asia, North or South America, Australia or South Africa as part of the ASSE International student exchange program.

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