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BOCES students win prizes at Buffalo Auto Show poster contest
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 08:15 pm
Two students in Susan Staddon's graphic communications program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center took the top honors at the Buffalo Auto Show poster contest. The contest was sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association (NFADA).
Nationally recognized fashion and race scholar to speak at Buffalo State
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:15 am
Kimberly Jenkins, founder, director and principal researcher of the Fashion and Race Database, will share her expertise on inclusion and social justice concerns in the fashion industry at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Buffalo State University's LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center. A Q&A session will follow. Her talk is free and open to the public.
Fashion design students sew for astronauts through NASA program
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:55 pm
The fashion design/interior decorating students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center have taken on a new project - making U.S. hygiene kits for NASA!
'AuSome Aquarium' returns Friday
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 07:10 pm
Families impacted by autism spectrum disorder are invited to visit the Aquarium of Niagara after hours to enjoy special programming in a supportive environment.
NYS: Heightened monitoring in response to increase in false threats to schools
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 10:00 am
Over the weekend, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced heightened monitoring in response to the recent increase in "swatting" calls, or the false reporting of a serious law enforcement emergency, such as a bomb threat, hostage situation or homicide, across the state and country.
Grand Island: Students honored at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
One of the most difficult feats to accomplish in bowling is the 800 series. To succeed at that, the bowler must average 267 in a series of three games. According to Craig Davis, coach of the Grand Island High School boys' bowling team, senior bowler Talon Newton succeeded in doing exactly that.
John Paul Szczublewski: Overcoming challenges and soaring as an Eagle Scout
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
John Paul Szczublewski started life as a premature baby, who experienced a variety of difficulties as a small child.
NHL Hall of Famer and Buffalo Sabres great Pat LaFontaine teams with Niagara University for Sports Summit
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
Pat LaFontaine grew up loving the game of hockey, as he played on backyard rinks in his hometown of Waterford, Michigan.
Niagara University shows 'Power of Our Voice' to end gender-based violence
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:35 pm
Hundreds of Niagara University students, faculty and staff were joined by members of the community on March 30 to "Take Back the Night." The annual event, now in its sixth year, aims to end gender-based violence in all forms, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Racial trauma and Black lives: UB School of Social Work to host important conversation
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:30 pm
As Buffalo prepares to acknowledge the first anniversary of the May 14 massacre at the Jefferson Avenue Tops grocery store, the University at Buffalo School of Social Work will host a webinar on Black racial trauma. The event will be a moment of learning and reflection to denote the ongoing existence of racial trauma in the lives of Black people.
Can You Help? Lewiston-Porter BOE member's family impacted by fire
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:30 am
It was learned this week that Lewiston-Porter Board of Education member Julie Donnelley and her family were displaced in a house fire that occurred Saturday on Michelle Court in the Town of Lewiston. A fundraiser was announced Tuesday by the school district to help the family get back on its feet.
NIMAC scholarship applications available
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:30 am
The Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC) is accepting applications for the Merrell Lane Memorial Aviation Scholarship. The award is presented to an enlisted member assigned to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) in pursuit of an aviation-related career.
VFW Auxiliary Post 313 art contest underway
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:30 am
The VFW Auxiliary of Lake Ontario Post 313 in Youngstown is still accepting entries for the VFW Auxiliary's annual Illustrating America art contest.
Niagara County Youth Bureau accepting applications for Summer Food Service Program
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 09:10 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau will return as a sponsor for the 2023 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program ensures that children who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. Meals are comparable to the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs (NSBP and NSLP, respectively) throughout the school year.
Orleans Career & Tech Education Center culinary arts team wins NYS ProStart Championship
Wed, Mar 29th 2023 07:40 pm
Congratulations to the culinary arts team of students Ella Dahlhaus (Medina), Jake Muessigbrodt (Orleans County Christian School), Rylee Hallows (Royalton-Hartland), Emily Clifton (Lockport) and Autumn Windham (Newfane) who took home first place at the New York State Restaurant Association's 2023 ProStart Competition.
SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center presents KidBiz Market
Tue, Mar 28th 2023 03:35 pm
The SUNY Buffalo State Small Business Development Center has announced the return of KidBiz Market, a small-scale entrepreneurial and educational program for third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders, which culminates in an open-air market along bustling Elmwood Avenue.
'What we've got here is failure to communicate' which might actually be helpful
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 10:40 am
Failing to clearly communicate when problem solving can actually benefit groups that lack diversity, and the degree to which miscommunication helps or hinders the search for a solution is strongly based on factors such as team dynamics, according to a new paper co-written by a University at Buffalo researcher.
Higgins invites high school students to submit artwork for Congressional Art Competition
Mon, Mar 27th 2023 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting high school students living in the 26th District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece from each site is sent to Washington, D.C., and displayed in the hall to the Capitol Building.
The Rotary Club of Grand Island wants your shoes!
Sat, Mar 25th 2023 07:00 am
The Rotary Club of Grand Island is extremely appreciative for everyone who has donated to its unique shoe drive fundraiser. Members spent hours last weekend in the Visitor Center filling bags of shoes that will raise much-needed funds for the club, while helping others by redistributing them throughout the Funds2Orgs network of microenterprise (small business) partners.
Grand entrance: New GIHS foyer design features Viking mascot, bridges
Sat, Mar 25th 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island High School foyer has graduated from being just a walled area to being a welcoming and dazzling statement of school pride.
Wilson & Niagara Wheatfield hold active-shooter training drills
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 02:45 pm
On the Superintendent's Conference Day on March 17, the Wilson Central School District and Niagara Wheatfield Central School District hosted emergency training and active shooter drills at Wilson Middle School/High School and the Niagara Wheatfield High School and Middle School.
Lewiston Porter Youth Football League shares football field plans with Village of Lewiston
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 11:00 am
The Lewiston Porter Youth Football League has grand expansion plans for Richard F. Soluri Park at the Lewiston plateau off Portage Road.
UB, Instacart partner on project designed to make it easier for families to eat healthy
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 10:45 am
University at Buffalo researchers who study what makes people buy and eat healthy foods are teaming up with Instacart, the leading grocery technology company in North America, to test nutrition intervention programs for families at higher risk for obesity. Their upcoming project aims to enroll 70 families, about half of whom will be low-income.
St. Peter's invites local celebrities, public to bowling & bartending fundraiser
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 09:35 am
St. Peter R.C. School invites the community to "Strike Out for St. Peter's" and enjoy a family-fun bowling fundraiser. The event will take place from 6-10 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the Lewiston Event Center.
Youngstown Lions Club offering Neil Riordan $1,500 Memorial Scholarships
Fri, Mar 24th 2023 07:00 am
All graduating high school seniors living in the Lewiston-Porter School District, including parochial and home-schooled seniors, are invited to apply for the Neil Riordan Memorial Scholarships sponsored annually by the Youngstown Lions Club in memory of former Youngstown Mayor Neil Riordan. Up to three recipients will be chosen this year to receive awards of $1,500 each.
Culinary arts students rise to National Guard meal challenge
Thu, Mar 23rd 2023 09:45 pm
Chef Lisa Cook's and chef Caitlin Kucharski's culinary arts students took on a challenge issued by the National Guard.
Niagara University 'Takes Back the Night' on March 30
Thu, Mar 23rd 2023 09:40 pm
Niagara University is inviting the community to "Take Back the Night," Thursday, March 30, through participation in an annual event that aims to end gender-based violence in all forms, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
UB: University Libraries to present an exhibit dedicated to Louise Blanchard Bethune, America's first professional female architect
Wed, Mar 22nd 2023 08:50 pm
The University at Buffalo Libraries will host an exhibit celebrating the life and career of Louise Blanchard Bethune, America's first professional female architect, beginning on March 29 in 420 Capen Hall on the university's North Campus.
Shining light on aging hearts
Wed, Mar 22nd 2023 07:50 pm
Light therapy has demonstrated its usefulness in treating a variety of diseases. But can it delay the occurrence of age-related disease?
Buffalo Police Explorers accepting recruits to join 12-week police youth academy program
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 01:05 pm
Now through April 4, the Buffalo Police Explorers program is looking for a new group of participants to join a 12-week-long police youth academy program at the Larkin Commerce Center in downtown Buffalo.
Girl Scouts of Western New York extending 2023 Girl Scout Cookie season
Tue, Mar 21st 2023 09:50 am
There's now more time to get your favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavors, as Girl Scouts in Western New York have extended the Cookie Program throughout April.
Lewiston Garden Club offers scholarship
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:50 am
The Lewiston Garden Club is seeking candidates for a $ 1,000 scholarship. To be eligible, the student must be a resident of the Town of Lewiston or reside in the Lewiston-Porter Central School District.
Local author and NU graduate's debut novel releasing soon
Mon, Mar 20th 2023 10:45 am
Local author Brandon Sturak will debut his new science-fiction novel "Imperium: Adventure Reality" on Wednesday, March 22. The story is a culmination of his professional writing career and life-long passions in the gaming and esports industries.
Grand Island Board of Education honors top 10 seniors
Sat, Mar 18th 2023 07:00 am
As a student in Huth Road Elementary School, Reagan Fast was assigned to a self-contained special education class.
'Soaring, A Story of Courage' released in partnership with acclaimed 'CSI' creator Anthony E. Zuiker
Fri, Mar 17th 2023 12:05 pm
Suneel Ram, a 26-year-old Western New York resident who lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD,) has released an inspirational book he co-wrote with Anthony E. Zuiker, the famed creator of the "CSI" television series. The book strives to help educate young people and build awareness of the genetic disease, and how it drastically impacts the lives of those living with the condition.
WNY kids eligible to get Lyme disease vaccine through Pfizer clinical study conducted at UB
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:40 pm
Springtime brings warm, sunny weather, more outdoor playtime for kids and, unfortunately, Lyme disease.
Hochul: New online tool to help New Yorkers access child care
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced efforts to help working families access child care throughout New York state, including launching a new online screening tool for them to check eligibility and reestablishing a statewide task force to develop an implementation plan for universal child care.
Unstoppable: UB student conquers cancer, prepares for graduation
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:20 pm
In a few months, Kara Skrubis will be graduating from UB - a milestone that wasn't guaranteed after a cancer diagnosis in 2020.
Aero Club of Buffalo scholarships
Wed, Mar 15th 2023 08:15 pm
The Aero Club of Buffalo is offering two $2,000 scholarship awards to students who are planning a career in the field of aviation:
UB, partners awarded $2 million to study equitable grading in computer education
Tue, Mar 14th 2023 03:25 pm
Researchers from the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have partnered with two universities to administer a collaborative $2 million grant to promote equitable and inclusive grading practices in the computing education community.

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