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Shea's Performing Arts Center accepting applications for 30th Annual Kenny Awards
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:40 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center announced it is accepting applications for the 2023 Kenny Awards, which will be held at Shea's Buffalo Theatre at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023.
2022 Mason FOREVER Foundation Award winners announced
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:45 pm
The Mason FOREVER Foundation awards scholarships honor of Mason Sawyer Monteleone. He was interdisciplinary health science major student at the University of Florida in Tallahassee when he tragically died in a car accident at the age of 21. Monteleone was interested in becoming a physician assistant or an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Canisius High School in Buffalo and attended middle school at Lewiston-Porter.
Canisius College: Presidential inauguration of Steve K. Stoute set for Oct. 22
Mon, Oct 10th 2022 12:40 pm
Canisius College will celebrate the formal installation of Steve K. Stoute as its 25th president during an inauguration ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, in the Koessler Athletic Center, located at the corner of Main Street and Delavan Avenue. A reception will immediately follow. Both the inauguration and reception are open to the public.
Grand Island High School NAF has special guest speaker
Sat, Oct 8th 2022 07:00 am
The National Academy of Finance (NAF) at Grand Island High School was proud to have a guest speaker this past week. Town Council member Pete Marston came to talk to the career and financial management students about how he became interested in government and service to the community.
GIHS announces September Viking Values Students of the Month
Sat, Oct 8th 2022 07:00 am
Principal Hillary Kretz-Harvey, Assistant Principal Jon Lattanzio, and Dean of Students Clare Battle of Grand Island High School announced the Viking Values Students of the Month for September.
Legislator Chimera & Literacy Buffalo promote Health Literacy Week
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 05:20 pm
The Erie County Department of Health and Literacy Buffalo Niagara have dedicated the third week of October as Health Literacy Week. On Thursday, Erie County Legislator Lisa M. Chimera was joined by representatives from Literacy Buffalo Niagara to present the resolution to the legislature.
NYS Commissioner of Education Dr. Rosa, NYSED visit Tuscarora Indian School
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 07:00 am
New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. Betty A. Rosa and members of the New York State Education Department made a visit to the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District, specifically to the Tuscarora Indian School. The goal of the stop was to meet with the members of the Tuscarora Council, tour the school, and inspect the beginning of school improvements that have started thanks to monies from New York state totaling $11.8 million.
'Living in Light: The Art of Healing' honors survivors, raises awareness of domestic violence
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 08:30 pm
For the sixth year, the NU campus community and local agencies came together to display and view artwork reflecting the journeys, experiences, hopes, and dreams of the survivors of domestic violence who created them.
Higgins: $3.5 million-plus in federal funding to address teacher shortages in Western New York
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 09:25 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a three-year grant totaling $3,564,905 awarded to the University at Buffalo.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls partners with United Way to host popular 'Boo Bash'
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 03:30 pm
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA has partnered with the United Way of Greater Niagara and Women United to host its "Boo Bash" free, family Halloween event at the shopping center on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. Guests are asked to enter though Entrance 6.
Girl Scouts across Western New York embrace e-commerce to expand entrepreneurship & digital skills
Tue, Oct 4th 2022 03:30 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York's fall product program returns, featuring a wide selection of chocolate, candy, nuts and magazines - plus opportunities to give back to military personnel and veterans.
AT&T and Explore & More team up to create all-new digital literacy enrichment program to help bridge digital divide locally
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 05:25 pm
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum and AT&T have collaborated to create and bring an innovative hands-on experience in digital literacy to 3,000 Buffalo and Niagara Falls area third-grade students that attend tier-1 schools. The AT&T Digital Enrichment Experience launched Thursday, Sept. 29, with 45 students being the first participants engaging in digital literacy activities across the museum.
NCCC Foundation to recognize distinguished student scholars at annual scholarship gala
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 07:00 am
Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients will be showcased at the Niagara County Community College (NCCC) Foundation Scholarship Diamond Gala on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
Niagara University's Levesque Center presents free summit on early childhood mental health
Mon, Oct 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The COVID pandemic has focused national attention on the mental health of young children. To help early childhood professionals better support the mental health and well-being of children and their families, Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement is presenting an early childhood mental health summit.
Grandparents celebrated at St. Stephen
Sat, Oct 1st 2022 07:00 am
St. Stephen School celebrated grandparents with a special breakfast.
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas names NT City School District September Member of the Month
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 07:00 am
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Executive Director Sarah Nelson recently announced the North Tonawanda City School District is the September Member of the Month.
NCCC Foundation's scholarship gala offers one-of-a-kind auction
Thu, Sep 29th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Community College Foundation scholarship gala will return to an in-person event on Oct. 22 at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. To celebrate the college's 60th anniversary, this year's fundraiser will be celebrated as a diamond anniversary-themed gala.
New York Fed president to speak on economy at Buffalo State Oct. 7
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John C. Williams will share his thoughts on the regional and national economy, as well as monetary policy, at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in the Burchfield Penney Art Center Tower Auditorium on the SUNY Buffalo State campus.
Preparing for the next pandemic: NSF grants $1 million to UB to develop a rapid response system, build community trust
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
They introduced genomic sequencing of the coronavirus to Western New York. They sampled wastewater to determine the level of the virus locally. They partnered with local groups to boost vaccinations and share scientific information in user-friendly ways.
DEC announces youth pheasant hunting weekend for WNY
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
A special youth-only pheasant hunting weekend will be held in Western New York on Oct. 8-9, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced. The youth-only pheasant hunting weekend helps acclimate junior hunters to upland game bird hunting when fewer hunters are afield, and to learn safe hunting values and skills from experienced hunters.
Study: Often overlooked, molecules called glycans regulate COVID-19 spike protein function
Wed, Sep 28th 2022 10:50 am
If you're an avid reader of science news, you've probably heard of viral proteins such as the COVID-19 spike protein.
UB research provides guidance for teaching positive, helpful content sharing on social media
Tue, Sep 27th 2022 09:50 am
Self-image goals are associated with and predict intentions to share self-promoting social media content, and there is some evidence suggesting that compassionate goals can generate helpful, prosocial content sharing on social media, according to the results of a new study from the University at Buffalo.
Hochul: Second phase of third-party CDL road test program to address truck & bus driver shortage
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of the second phase of her plan to allow third parties to offer the commercial driver license road test, expanding eligibility to public and private entities.
Niagara University launches $125 million campaign to elevate 'The Power of Niagara'
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 01:55 pm
Niagara University announced Thursday the public launch of the largest and most impactful philanthropic campaign in its 166-year history. "Powering Transformation: The Campaign for Niagara University," seeks to raise $125 million by December 2023.
Buffalo State president to retire at end of academic year
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 09:30 am
SUNY Buffalo State President Katherine Conway-Turner announced she will retire at the end of the 2022-23 academic year. Conway-Turner has been at the helm of Buffalo State for the past eight years and has spent 43 years in higher education leadership.
Higgins: $1 million in federal funding for University at Buffalo to support pandemic preparedness
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 07:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $1 million awarded to the University at Buffalo.
National Child Passenger Safety Week: 46% of car seats are used incorrectly
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 10:10 pm
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13, and child traffic fatalities increased by 3% from 2019 (1,064) to 2020 (1,093), according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Author Ginger Strand presents hidden history of Niagara Falls
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:25 pm
Niagara Falls has stood for a lot of things: the horror of the wilderness, the sublimity of nature, the power of industry, the scourge of pollution, the thrill of a honeymoon, and even the promise of freedom. Ginger Strand, author of "Inventing Niagara," will share both the well-known and the hidden history of North America's most famous waterfall at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Gliding Stars registration dates scheduled
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 07:00 am
The arrival of fall signals the start of Gliding Stars, an adaptive ice-skating program for people with disabilities.
'Baby Shark Live!: The Christmas Show' to delight audience across North America - special stop at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
Tue, Sep 20th 2022 07:55 pm
The Pinkfong Company and Round Room Live announced "Baby Shark Live!: The Christmas Show" will splash across North America this holiday season - including a special stop in Buffalo on Dec. 21, presented by Magic City Productions.
Niagara County correction officer exam dates
Mon, Sep 19th 2022 12:45 pm
Sheriff Michael J. Filicetti announced the 2022 Niagara County correction officer examination enrollment period has begun. Interested candidates may review the requirements of the position and sign up for the test at https://niagara-portal.mycivilservice.com/exams.
Students, teachers adjust to a new school year
Sat, Sep 17th 2022 07:00 am
Grand Island's students and teachers returned to classrooms equipped with two air purifiers each, said Grand Island Central School District superintendent Brian Graham at Tuesday's board of education meeting.
Holocaust survivor Sol Messinger, UB alum and professor emeritus, tells his story in new Ken Burns documentary on PBS
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
In 1939, Sol Messinger and his parents boarded the MS St. Louis, the ship carrying 900 Jewish refugees who were desperately fleeing Nazi Germany. But no country, including the U.S. and Canada, would allow the ship entry, so it had to return to Europe where the Holocaust was rapidly unfolding.
Hochul announces free car seat checks during Child Passenger Safety Week
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul and the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee announced free child car seat checks by certified child passenger safety technicians will be available across the state during Child Passenger Safety Week, which starts today and concludes with National Seat Check Saturday on Sept. 24.
Hochul urges New Yorkers to be aware of scams tied to federal student debt relief
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul issued a warning to consumers about scammers taking advantage of the recent student debt relief plan to steal borrowers' money and personal information.
UB department of music, BPO collaborate to commemorate Lukas Foss
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
Lukas Foss (1922-2009) was a composer, conductor, pianist and visionary whose legendary contributions to the Buffalo arts scene were transformative. From 1963-70, Foss served as the music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), championing the works of living composers and 20th century music. In 1964, he co-founded and served as co-director of the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at the University at Buffalo, where he ushered in innovative works and performances for more than two decades.
DEC announces annual Arbor Day poster contest
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 01:40 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of DEC's annual Arbor Day poster contest. Each year, DEC's urban and community forestry program coordinates the contest to promote the value of trees in the environment and New Yorkers' lives. The winner of the contest will have their photo or artwork reproduced as the 2023 Arbor Day poster to commemorate the holiday.
'Flowers for Ukraine' fundraiser underway
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 10:40 am
The world has become an uneasy place because of events that unfolded this year between Russia and Ukraine.
Security and law enforcement students hit the ground running
Fri, Sep 16th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara Career and Technical Education Center security and law enforcement students started the new school year hitting the ground running!
Hochul signs legislation to expand public servants' access to student loan forgiveness
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday signed legislation, her team said, "to expand and simplify access to the federal public service loan forgiveness program statewide. The new legislation establishes uniformity around what qualifies as full-time employment for the purposes of accessing PSLF, and allows public service employers to certify employment on behalf of workers, eliminating substantial barriers to applying for and accessing PSLF."
 

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