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Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University announces fall public programs
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 05:05 pm
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) continues its mission of "connecting diverse audiences to art by inspiring creativity and learning within the campus community and beyond" with the release of its fall public programming schedule. The lineup marks the CAM's first comprehensive public arts initiative since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
Preparing for back-to-school? Here's how to pack your child a heart-healthy lunch
Tue, Sep 6th 2022 02:50 pm
With back-to-school season in full swing, parents are preparing for their children's return to school. The American Heart Association has some tips to help parents plan school lunches, since they play an essential role in a student's wellbeing and success in the year ahead.
City of Buffalo Division of Parks and Recreation announces new hours & fee schedule for 2 indoor pools
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:05 am
The City of Buffalo's indoor swimming pools will return to their pre-summer hours, starting Tuesday, Sept. 6, following a summer of free, extended hours. The city's Cazenovia Park and Lovejoy pools were open on weekends, and expanded weekday schedules from July 1 through Labor Day in response to the extreme shortage of certified lifeguards, which forced Buffalo's outdoor swimming and wading pools to remain closed this summer.
New school resource officers in Niagara County
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office has recently appointed three new school resource officers (SRO) throughout the county for the upcoming school year. This brings the ranks of the SRO team to five.
Troop 510: 3 earn Eagle Scout rank
Sat, Sep 3rd 2022 07:00 am
Alongside the circle in front of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church, 2587 Baseline Road, there is a wooden structure with a glass door. The structure is a little free pantry, also known as a blessing box, one of two on the Island.
Honors celebrated; new staff announced at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Sep 3rd 2022 07:00 am
The New York Council of Administrators of Special Education Summer Institute recognized Cheryl Cardone as the New York State Special Education Administrator of the Year, Grand Island Central School District Superintendent Brian Graham announced at Monday's Board of Education meeting.
Tops offers double give-back days in September, as it launches 11th season of 'Tops in Education' program
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 05:20 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 ("TIE"). Participants enrolled in the program will now be able to earn up to 10% for their school(s) during the month of September.
Consumer alert: New York DCP urges families to follow guidance to help minimize risk of child identity theft
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 11:10 am
In recognition of National Child Identity Theft Awareness Day on Sept. 1, the Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) urges parents to take preventative actions to safeguard their children's identities.
Back-to-school could mean back to nicotine addiction for some teens
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 10:30 am
With back-to-school season drawing near and COVID-19 protocols becoming less restrictive, teenagers will soon encounter more opportunities for socialization. This, unfortunately, could mean exposure to vape products, which often have high concentrations of nicotine and harm the still-developing brain.
Lewiston Garden Club has successful summer
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 07:00 am
Over the summer, Lewiston Garden Club members have been caring for the flowers and the gardens in Hennepin Park, at the Lewiston Library, and around the Lewiston Museum.
Recycler gifts $12,000 to Camp Good Days, kicking off National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Thu, Sep 1st 2022 09:00 pm
Local electronics recycler Sunnking presented a $12,696.63 check to Camp Good Days and Special Times, a local nonprofit organization helping children and families dealing with cancer.
24th annual 'Kidz 'N' Kites' finds new location in 2022
Thu, Sep 1st 2022 11:10 am
The Niagara County Youth Bureau and Niagara County Department of Social Services announce the 24th annual "Kidz 'N' Kites" event will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, at North Tonawanda's Gratwick Riverside Park.
Niagara Falls City School District recognizes Bloneva Bond
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 06:20 pm
The Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) officially renamed Niagara Street School Bloneva Bond Primary at a ceremony held Tuesday afternoon in the school auditorium at 2513 Niagara St. On hand were Bond's family members, former board members she served with, current NFCSD Board of Education members, teachers and staff.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 01:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker" is returning Dec. 9-10 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-friendly holiday show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
School's open, drive carefully - a lifesaving message for 76 years
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
AAA Western and Central New York, along with law enforcement and state leaders, kicked off the annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. With school buses back in action, commuters should give themselves extra time and be prepared for bus traffic. With many school districts facing bus driver shortages, all drivers are encouraged to be patient and use extra caution. Motorists should also be cognizant of less-experienced student drivers returning to high school and college.
Beat the heat at City of Buffalo's splash pads & indoor pools
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 11:35 pm
Now that repairs have been completed on the Allison Park Splash Pad, located at 38 Rees St., all 11 city splash pads are available for cooling off and relaxing. The splash pads are open every day, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., through Labor Day, weather permitting.
UB to host 8th annual WNY New American and Refugee Health Summit Sept. 10
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 03:05 pm
The eighth annual Western New York New American and Refugee Health Summit, happening next month at the University at Buffalo, will highlight the spirit of youth who arrived as refugees and the challenges they face in their new homes.
United Way of Greater Niagara running 14-week 'Equity Challenge' in partnership with Niagara University
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:50 pm
United Way of Greater Niagara is running a 14-week "Equity Challenge" in partnership with Niagara University, and offering "engaging and educational content" hosted at www.uwgn.org/equity.
NYS: $4 million to increase mental health workforce diversity
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:30 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $4 million in federal funding to support underrepresented students entering or enrolled in mental health degree programs at State University of New York or City University of New York campuses. Through a partnership with the New York State Office of Mental Health, SUNY and CUNY will each be provided $2 million to support tuition assistance, paid internships, and direct stipends for minority and multilingual students.
UB students, working with community physicians, to provide free sports physicals at Seneca-Babcock Community Center
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:30 pm
Parents whose children are playing sports this year can take advantage of free sports physicals that University at Buffalo faculty and students are providing at the Seneca-Babcock Community Center, under the supervision of physician volunteers from UB and the community.
BBB tip: Student loan forgiveness has arrived - here's how to avoid scams
Fri, Aug 26th 2022 02:25 pm
The Biden administration recently announced the federal government will cancel up to $20,000 of federal student loans per person. Millions of Americans will receive student loan debt relief; unfortunately, this creates an excellent opportunity for scammers. See our recent warning about student loan forgiveness scams.
Higgins welcomes historic action to address student debt
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 05:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, welcomed actions announced by President Joe Biden to cut student debt and lessen the financial burden on Americans pursuing higher education.
Biden-Harris administration announces final student loan pause extension through Dec. 31 & targeted debt cancellation to smooth transition to repayment
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 05:25 pm
Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced a final extension of the pause on student loan repayment, interest and collections through Dec. 31, 2022. Borrowers should plan to resume payments in January 2023.
Back to school focus this year is on overcoming learning gaps due to pandemic
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 01:10 pm
As school districts in New York begin the new school year, more than three-quarters (77%) plan on spending COVID-19 recovery funding they received from the federal government to address the impact of the pandemic on students, particularly learning gaps due to interrupted instruction, according to an analysis by the New York State School Boards Association.
BBB tip: Be safe when sharing back-to-school photos of your kids
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 01:10 pm
With the school year starting again, social media is full of adorable back-to-school photos. Often, these pictures feature a child holding a "first day of school" sign with basic information, such as their name and grade. But before you jump on the trend and snap a similar picture of your little one, read Better Business Bureau's tips and be cautious about what you share.
Trocaire College and Foundation 214 partner to offer veterans an IT career jump start program
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 01:10 pm
To prepare veterans for new career opportunities in information technology, Trocaire College, in partnership with Foundation 214, Inc., announced the launch of the first veterans IT career jump start program.
UB researchers unravel how mitochondrial dysfunction leads to premature aging and disease
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:20 am
Researchers at the University at Buffalo and their collaborators have developed powerful new ways to study and potentially reverse the cellular mechanisms that cause mitochondrial diseases and premature aging.
Terminator? Skynet? No way. Machines will never rule the world, according to book by UB philosopher
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:20 am
Elon Musk in 2020 said that artificial intelligence (AI) within five years would surpass human intelligence on its way to becoming "an immortal dictator" over humanity. But a new book co-written by a University at Buffalo philosophy professor argues that won't happen - not by 2025, not ever!
Cardinal O'Hara High School appoints new administrative team
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:15 am
The board of trustees at Cardinal O'Hara High School announced Joleen Dimitroff was named principal at the school, and David Lovering was named interim assistant principal.
Niagara University health ambassadors engage community in public health conversations
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Over seven weeks this summer, four youth workers between the ages of 14 and 18 from the Niagara County Office of Workforce Development served as health ambassadors for the Niagara Falls community.
Niagara University's Levesque Center presents free summit on early childhood mental health
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am
The coronavirus 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.
Consumer alert: New York DCP provides targeted back-to-school tips for parents & children
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am
As summer winds down and parents begin getting their students ready to go back to school, the NYS Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is providing targeted scam prevention and shopping tips for parents and children ahead of the new school year.
New UB certificate program prepares professionals to address affordable housing crisis
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 06:55 pm
The University at Buffalo's School of Architecture and Planning has launched a graduate certificate in affordable housing to help address the affordable housing crisis facing cities across the U.S.
NYS: Launch of $150 million expansion of tuition assistance program to part-time students
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 06:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the launch of the "historic" $150 million expansion of New York state's popular Tuition Assistance Program, which will now provide TAP to approximately 75,000 additional students who are pursuing their degree part-time.
Daemen University announces 75th anniversary keynote speaker
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 06:40 pm
Daemen University will celebrate its 75th anniversary with special keynote speaker Baratunde Thurston, an Emmy-nominated host who has worked for The Onion, produced for "The Daily Show," advised the Obama White House, and wrote the New York Times bestseller "How To Be Black."
Northwest Jazz Festival: Carol Calato Scholarship awarded
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 09:40 am
The Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY board of directors announced Ryan Eckl of Lancaster is the winner of the 2022 Carol Calato Jazz Scholarship.
Hochul announces relaunch of #VaxtoSchool COVID-19 vaccine effort
Wed, Aug 17th 2022 06:45 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the relaunch of #VaxtoSchool, the multifaceted statewide campaign aimed at increasing coronavirus vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers. Her team said the campaign furthers Hochul's "commitment to ensuring equitable access to vaccines, and to make the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority."
Chimera delivers funding for Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 02:05 pm
On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Erie County Legislator Lisa M. Chimera met with coaches and young players to present a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Hertel North Park Youth Baseball League (HNPYBL).
Catholic Charities seeking backpack recipients & school supply donations
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
With the start of a new school year only weeks away, Catholic Charities is again collecting school supplies for its annual backpack program, which helps students in need throughout Western New York with a backpack and school supplies.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA partners with Salvation Army, United Way, Boys & Girls Club for school supplies giveaway
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is once again teaming up with the Salvation Army, the United Way of Greater Niagara and the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club to distribute backpacks filled with school supplies for an annual back-to-school event.
 

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