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Tops offers double giveback days in September, as it launches 12th season of 'Tops in Education'
Thu, Aug 31st 2023 08:00 pm
Tops Friendly Markets announced that, during the month of September, it is offering schools the chance to earn double the rewards as part of its "Tops in Education" program.
Memorial Medical Center awards Junior Volunteer Scholarship
Wed, Aug 30th 2023 04:50 pm
Jaclynn Tato, a June graduate of Lewiston-Porter High School, is the recipient of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's Junior Volunteer Scholarship.
As schools reopen, New York Association for Pupil Transportation reminds drivers of dangers of passing a stopped school bus
Tue, Aug 29th 2023 04:20 pm
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) is reminding drivers to be extra careful this year as school districts begin to reopen across the state. NYAPT is also alerting parents and caregivers that there could be disruptions to school transportation this year, as school districts continue to face an unprecedented shortage in school bus drivers driven by the ongoing demand for workers across the state.
Lew-Port alums set Raby Family Memorial Race and 1-Mile Fun Walk
Tue, Aug 29th 2023 04:20 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association is sponsoring its annual Raby Family Memorial Race and 1-Mile Fun Walk at 11 a.m. Sept. 16. For the first time, this race will be held on the newly designed Lew-Port cross-country course.
D'Youville University kicks off fall semester by giving back to 12 WNY-based organizations
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 03:55 pm
Today, D'Youville University began its 2023 fall semester. In doing so, the school welcomed more than 300 new students (noting prepandemic enrollment numbers) to campus through a refreshed five-day orientation model.
Hannah Strong lemonade stand to benefit Sweet Buļ¬€alo Rocks
Fri, Aug 25th 2023 12:30 pm
Twelve-year-old Hannah Koepsell of North Tonawanda is an amazing young girl who is battling leukemia. You may recognize her from a photo on the back of the Josh's Jaqs cereal box that was taken with Josh Allen at Oishei Children's Hospital. Hannah and her younger brother, Jackson, and parents, Patti and Jason, have been so grateful for all the support they've received for Hannah that they decided they wanted to give back.
NYPA, New York State Canal Corp. collaborate with Buffalo Maritime Center to provide unique, hands-on internship opportunity for stem students
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:10 pm
The New York Power Authority and the New York State Canal Corp. announced a collaboration with the Buffalo Maritime Center that provided a technical trade and skill-building opportunity for students participating in the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program.
40 P-TECH students complete career-readiness internship with New York Power Authority
Thu, Aug 24th 2023 09:10 pm
Forty Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) interns got a head start on their career plans this summer by working alongside New York Power Authority employees on a series of energy projects that will benefit the utility industry.
Back-to-school sun protection tips from The Skin Cancer Foundation
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 05:55 pm
With summer ending and the busy back-to-school season in full gear, sun protection may slip down the list of health and wellness priorities. But harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays are present year-round, and one study notes that children sustain a significant amount of sun exposure at school. About 23% of lifetime UV exposure occurs before the age of 18, and this exposure can have far-reaching effects.
Niagara University disability awareness training director presents at international conference
Tue, Aug 22nd 2023 12:50 pm
David Whalen, Niagara University's first/emergency responder disability awareness training project director and ADA coordinator, was a featured presenter at Crisis Intervention Team International's annual conference, "Improving Crisis Response Systems," Aug. 14-16 in Detroit. This was the third consecutive year Whalen presented at this conference.
Niagara and Medaille reach agreement for clinical mental health counseling and M.S.Ed.
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 02:45 pm
Niagara University's College of Education recently finalized its partnership agreement with Medaille University to teach out both the clinical mental health counseling program and the M.S.Ed. in teacher education program. Through this agreement, more than 320 graduate students from Medaille can complete their degree program at Niagara University.
UB's Dandona receives lifetime achievement award for research on low testosterone, diabetes, obesity
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 12:55 pm
Paresh Dandona, M.D., Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of endocrinology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Androgen Society.
Jazz Festival scholarship winner announced
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:15 am
The Lewiston Jazz Festival Inc. board of directors announced Benjamin Mekinulov as the recipient of the 2023 Carol Calato Jazz Scholarship.
2023 Mason FOREVER Foundation scholarship winners announced
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:15 am
The Mason FOREVER Foundation has announced its scholarship winners for 2023:
Troop 829 members enjoy thrills of whitewater rafting
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 12:25 pm
Members of Youngstown Boy Scout Troop 829 participated in an exciting whitewater rafting adventure down the Black River in Watertown this summer.
Falls church teaches youths Bible and cooking lessons
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 11:35 am
Colonial Heights Free Methodist Church has reached out to youths this summer with two special programs: Vacation Bible School (VBS) - and cooking.
'4 U 2 Learn' at Lewiston Public Library
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 11:20 am
Artist Susan Geissler recently gifted a pair of custom-built "alphabet blocks" to the Children's Room at the Lewiston Public Library. As viewers circle the blocks, the message "4 U 2 Learn" can be viewed.
UB: First-place Social Impact Fellows team helps connect refugees with critical resources
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:10 am
This summer, while working with Journey's End Refugee Services, a team of Social Impact Fellows from the University at Buffalo discovered that it takes an average of 10 minutes for a case manager to connect one client with a single resource. To meet all their clients' needs, case managers might spend hours each day scouring for essential services like housing, education, health care or food.
Funding for Niagara Falls Public Library
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 09:05 am
As a part of the statewide series of funding awards, Niagara Falls Public Library has received two grants from New York state in the amount of $124,901. The funds will go toward renovations for both library branches.
Notice of UB Dental Clinic third-party data security incident: Data Media Associates
Wed, Aug 16th 2023 07:05 pm
Data Media Associates LLC (DMA), a third-party organization that provides billing services to the UB Dental Clinic, has informed clinic officials that DMA was one of an estimated 2,500 organizations worldwide recently affected by the MOVEit software vulnerability and subsequent data breach earlier this summer impacting millions of people.
Newest Park Police class sought by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 05:15 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) is looking for the next class of Park Police officer trainees committed to protecting the State Park system's record 79 million annual visitors.
Back to school and back online: Catholic Charities mental health counselors share tips for parents & caregivers
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
According to a U.S. surgeon general's advisory issued earlier this year, there are increasing concerns about the impact of social media, both positively and negatively, on youth mental health. With the start of a new school year weeks away, the mental health counselors at Catholic Charities of Buffalo are sharing tips for caregivers to help keep their children and teens safe online.
New mural painted on Grand Island Memorial Library walls
Sat, Aug 12th 2023 07:00 am
Terry Klaaren and his assistant, Anita Long, had just started painting a mural in the children's section of the Grand Island Memorial Library on Aug. 1, when a woman approached them, saying that her granddaughter was an artist.
National Immunization Awareness Month: Hochul encourages New Yorkers to stay up to date on vaccines as school returns, fall nears
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 04:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recognized National Immunization Awareness Month with a reminder to parents and guardians to ensure their children are up to date on required vaccinations before heading back to school.
Attorney general, NYSED commissioner issue guidance to promote diversity, equity & inclusion in public schools
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 12:40 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James and New York State Education Department Commissioner Betty A. Rosa issued guidance reminding New York public schools and local education agencies of "their obligation to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in educational planning and decision-making."
Lewiston Police Department to host informational meeting on Explorers program
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 09:00 am
As a new school year approaches, the Lewiston Police Department announced it would host an informational meeting on plans for the Police Explorer Post for 2023-24.
NFL-quality training to treat critically injured high school athletes
Thu, Aug 10th 2023 02:30 pm
Niagara Falls High School is hosting a sports emergency care training on Friday for high school sports coaches, athletic trainers, EMS, physicians, school resource officers and firefighters.
New therapeutic targets for endometriosis could be on the horizon
Wed, Aug 9th 2023 05:35 pm
New research on the connection between endometrial lesions and pain in endometriosis could lead to new therapies for this chronic, painful and poorly understood condition that affects 5% to 10% of women worldwide and costs an estimated $69 billion in medical and surgical expenses. Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to uterine tissue develops and grows outside of the uterus, causing chronic pain that can be severe.
'Architect Barbie' co-creators explain impact of 'Barbie' movie
Wed, Aug 9th 2023 09:40 am
As Greta Gerwig's "Barbie" movie continues its momentum, breaking box office records and becoming one of the most talked about movies of the summer, Kelly Hayes McAlonie and Despina Stratigakos are keenly aware of the film's significance for women everywhere.
Girl Scouts of Western New York set 'year of fun' kickoff party
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 12:55 pm
The Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) are preparing for a new year of fun, learning and adventure for its members - and part of the experience is to welcome new members, too.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides targeted back-to-school tips for parents & children
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 11:35 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing targeted scam prevention and shopping tips for adults and children ahead of the new school year.
Artpark Bridges Festival to celebrate community connections
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 11:15 am
Artpark & Company has announced a new, free festival celebrating its connections to the Western New York community and visiting artists from around the world.
Fashion Outlets announces free back-to-school events for educators and students
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 05:55 pm
Join the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA for back-to-school season, featuring free special events for educators and students, hosted on Thursday, Aug. 17, and Saturday, Aug. 19, respectively.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES skilled trades programs connect students with employers
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 10:00 am
Helping local employers connect with new skilled tradespeople is an important goal for the Orleans/Niagara BOCES adult skilled trades programs.
NYS: $108 million available for schools to address pandemic learning loss, support mental health
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $108 million is available for school districts to support student well-being through expanding mental health supports. The new state matching fund, the $100 million Recover from COVID School Program, will provide funding to create or expand programs to help students address trauma caused by the pandemic, prioritizing school districts with the highest need.
D'Youville University announces Katie Mallinson as executive director
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:45 pm
D'Youville University has announced the appointment of Katie Mallinson as the Executive Director for the Kavinoky Theatre. This new role comes in addition to her current position as the university's program director for the Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Theater Arts - the first acting and performance MFA in Western New York
UB social worker receives $150,000 NIH award to advance a support program for pregnant and new moms
Fri, Aug 4th 2023 01:45 pm
A University at Buffalo social work researcher and a local health and human services agency have received a $150,000 challenge prize from the National Institutes of Health to further develop a support program for pregnant and new mothers who have experienced trauma.
Carnegie Art Center to host 3-day summer art camp for children and families
Thu, Aug 3rd 2023 07:25 am
The Carnegie Art Center will host a summer art camp, Aug. 24-26, geared toward children ages 8-12 years old.
Special Olympics New York announces 17th annual Buffalo Polar Plunge
Thu, Aug 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Special Olympics New York will once again be taking on the chilly waters of Lake Erie to raise funds and awareness for athletes throughout the state. The two-day Buffalo Polar Plunge is set to bring thousands together for one reason: inclusion.
With her first R01, junior faculty member at UB is exploring what drives drug resistance in prostate cancer
Tue, Aug 1st 2023 05:45 pm
Remi Adelaiye-Ogala, Ph.D., knows that choosing a career in science requires a thick skin. An assistant professor of medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, Adelaiye-Ogala is familiar with the ups and downs of competing for grants and peer review, not to mention the uncertainties of microscopic worlds that don't yield their secrets easily.

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