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Kiwanis Club of Northern Niagara County awards scholarships
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:30 am
The Kiwanis Club of Northern Niagara County announced the presentation of scholarships to three deserving seniors. Pictured here are Barbara Gorzak, club secretary; Trevor Lange, scholarship winner of Newfane High School; and Donna Parent, club board member.
ON BOCES students bring home medals from National SkillsUSA
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:20 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES could not be prouder of all of their students who competed at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta. More than 6,500 outstanding career and technical education students - all contest winners - competed in 108 different trade, technical and leadership fields.
Youngstown Lions present scholarships to 2022 grads
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:20 am
Youngstown Lions Club President Terry Cummings announced the awarding of three $1,500 scholarships to three Lewiston-Porter High School seniors:
Buffalo Mayor Brown & PAL: Slots available for summer youth sports camps
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:45 am
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and the Police Athletic League of Buffalo (PAL) announced there is still space available for PAL's summer youth golf and tennis camps, which begin in July.
History Center announces summer children's programs
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:45 am
The Niagara County Historical Society's popular summer children's education programs will return this year. Children aged 7 to 11 can participate in one, several, or all of these five-or-six-hour daytime programs, which include historical backgrounds, crafts, outdoor events and other activities.
NYS announces $102 million project at UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences building
Mon, Jun 27th 2022 10:15 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the launch of a $102 million project that will create a new building housing the University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Niagara University to create academic innovation hub at First Congregational Church in Falls
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, announced that the university is in the process of purchasing the First Congregational Church, at 822 Cleveland Ave., in the bridge district of Niagara Falls.
City of Buffalo splash pads open every day through Labor Day
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:15 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown recently announced 10 of the city's 11 splash pads will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Labor Day, Sept. 5 (weather-permitting).
As New Yorkers plan their summer vacations, FASNY reminds families to stay safe
Wed, Jun 22nd 2022 05:15 pm
With the warm weather rolling in, many New Yorkers are eager to begin traveling and planning their summer vacation. Although most travel restrictions have been lifted ahead of summer, many people are still opting out of long-distance vacations. Many families will still practice "stay-cations," or "stay close-to-home vacations," as they adjust to a more post-pandemic lifestyle.
Mayor Brown & Police Athletic League of Buffalo announce 'PAL Taco Tuesday'
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 03:05 pm
City of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, chair of the Police Athletic League of Buffalo board of directors, invites the public to assist PAL's summer education and sports camps through "PAL Taco Tuesday," a 2022 "Camp Champs" fundraising event.
Higgins: More than $645,000 in funding for The Service Collaborative of Western New York
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 10:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $645,259 awarded to The Service Collaborative of Western New York. Funded by the American Rescue Plan and fiscal year 2022 appropriations, the AmeriCorps grant will provide support for the AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) Early Childhood Program, which helps close education gaps among preschool students in Western New York.
'Passion and Patronage Gifts from the Gerald Mead Collection' at Castellani Art Museum
Tue, Jun 21st 2022 09:50 am
"Passion and Patronage Gifts from the Gerald Mead Collection" opens at the Castellani Art Museum on Friday, July 1, and is on view until Sunday, Dec. 18. This exhibition features noted Buffalo art collector Dr. Gerald C. Mead Jr.'s gifted artworks to the museum (since 1997), as well as his promised bequest gift of 54 works by 43 artists.
VFW awards scholarships in Lewiston
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 02:00 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 presented the Bruce R. Sutherland - Lawrence A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship to Evan Hoffmann and Anthony Peters at a ceremony Friday at the "Circle of Honor" in Lewiston's Academy Park.
Niagara County Youth Bureau summer food service program
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 12:45 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP) and announcing the open program site locations. This program ensures all children continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. Meals are comparable to the national school breakfast and national school lunch programs throughout the school year.
Good Samaritans
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 08:40 am
Students in the Good Samaritan Club at Cardinal O'Hara High School made fleece tie blankets for patients at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. On June 7, some of the members, accompanied by their adviser, Renee Orr, delivered nearly 20 blankets to Roswell.
Niagara County Community College announces diamond-themed gala, event co-chairs
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 01:55 pm
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Niagara County Community College. After a two-year hiatus, the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala will return in person with a special diamond theme to mark the occasion. This event is the primary fundraiser to support student scholarships, and will take place Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
NCCC alumni: Celebrate summer with discounted Buffalo Bisons tickets
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 01:55 pm
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association is partnering with the Buffalo Bisons this summer to offer discounted tickets to home games for the 2022 season. A portion of each discounted ticket sold to Buffalo Bisons home games will benefit the NCCC Foundation/alumni.
WNY Book Arts Center hosts 2022 PRINTING PARTNERS sessions
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 11:30 am
WNY Book Arts Center (Book Arts) will launch the 2022 PRINTING PARTNERS sessions in conjunction with community partner Carnegie Art Center. This program offers free, sequential art classes to children and families in their own neighborhoods, and as always it is free to participate in. Open to ages 8-plus, students will learn the art of origami, printmaking, as well as an array of bookmaking techniques with resident teaching artist Ruby Meritt.
Summer at the Castellani Art Museum
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 03:40 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) has many summer opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests.
UB study presents 'critical step forward' in understanding Parkinson's disease - and how to treat it
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 03:05 pm
A new study led by a researcher in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo has important implications for developing future treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD), a progressive nervous system disorder that affects movement and often includes tremors.
Niagara University facilitates development of peer-helping programs in Niagara Falls
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:55 pm
The women in Dr. Roselind Bogner's special topics: peer-helping program class were a diverse group representing schools and community-based organizations in Niagara Falls. But they had a common goal: to develop a peer-helping program for the people they serve.
Hochul: SUNY chosen name, pronoun policy to create more open & accepting environments on campuses
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul recently announced the State University of New York Board of Trustees directed all 64 SUNY campuses to update their policies regarding the use of a chosen name and pronouns to ensure that transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary students' identities are fully reflected and represented in campus systems. This change is the next step taken in SUNY's mission to create a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for students within the LGBTQIA+ community.
UB class shows tiny homes can do a lot of good
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 01:40 pm
When Michael Napier was a student at Canisius High School in Buffalo, he spent 10 days sleeping in a tent on the roof of a homeless shelter in Los Angeles' Skid Row, interacting with, learning about and assisting homeless individuals there as part of an outreach program.
Children's art group self-publishes picture book with proceeds going to Save-A-Pet Niagara
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:40 pm
Seven of Lazy Creek Art's students, ranging from 6-9 years old, recently collaborated to create a self-published picture book titled "Kitty." On June 5, the young artists presented Save-A-Pet Niagara of Newfane with a $100 check from the initial proceeds from their publication.
Higgins announces student winners of Congressional Art Competition
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition. The top winner will have their art displayed in the halls to the Capitol Building and will also receive two tickets from Southwest Airlines to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held in Washington, D.C., at the end of June (alongside young artists from across the country).
Schultz wraps high school career with a smile
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 09:20 am
Rebecca Schultz thought, "Yeah, a trip to states would have been great"; but then again, it falls the same weekend as senior prom. And, well, her dress is paid for.
NCCC Alumni Association to set sail on Moondance Catamaran
Mon, Jun 6th 2022 07:00 am
Set sail with the Niagara County Community College Alumni Association on the Moondance Catamaran on Friday, June 24 (3:45-5:30 p.m.). Guests are asked to meet near "The Hatch" at 329 Erie St., Buffalo. The event is open to NCCC alumni, employees, and friends of the college. Proceeds will support the NCCC Alumni Association.
Talent, compassion on display as Lions Club announces poster contest winners
Sat, Jun 4th 2022 07:00 am
The winners of three years' worth of Lions Club peace poster contests were announced at the Lions Club meeting, held May 25 at the Buffalo Launch Club. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the recognition of peace poster contest winners to be delayed, explained Paul Bassette, chair of the poster committee.
Explore & More offers 'pay what you wish' every Saturday in June
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 04:05 pm
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum is offering "pay what you wish" admission, every Saturday in June, for everyone!
ECDOH funds air filtration equipment for K-12 schools in Erie County
Wed, Jun 1st 2022 12:15 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has announced that about 10,600 air filtration units have been ordered for every K-12 public and charter classroom in Erie County.
AAA: 18 people die in NYS crashes involving teen drivers every summer in '100 Deadliest Days'
Fri, May 27th 2022 04:40 pm
The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. Nationwide, 7,124 people died in teen driver-related summertime crashes over a 10-year period from 2011-20. That's more than seven people a day each summer, and that is nearly half of the total number of those killed in teen-driver crashes for the entire rest of the year.
NYS Division of Consumer Protection reminds New Yorkers to wear their bike helmets
Thu, May 26th 2022 09:00 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) and the New York State Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) alert New Yorkers, of all ages, the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike.
Excelsior Scholarship application open for new applicants for academic year 2022-23
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the application for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants for the 2022-23 academic year is now open here. The Excelsior Scholarship, in combination with other aid programs, allows eligible full-time students to attend a SUNY or CUNY two-year or four-year college tuition-free.
Just Tell One launches new website experience in alignment with May's Mental Health Awareness Month
Thu, May 26th 2022 08:10 pm
Just Tell One - a public awareness initiative of Mental Health Advocates (MHA) of WNY - has launched its new website to coincide with May's recognition as Mental Health Awareness Month. The refreshed site provides an interactive database of mental and behavioral health resources across Western New York's eight counties.
Ryan, Senate majority pass bill to improve Holocaust education in New York
Wed, May 25th 2022 04:05 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan and the Senate majority passed legislation (S.121B) designed to improve Holocaust education in New York schools. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Anna Kaplan and Assembly member Nily Rozic, has already passed the Assembly and now heads to Gov. Kathy Hochul's desk for her signature. Ryan is a co-sponsor of the legislation.
GIHS students enjoy mighty Niagara River
Wed, May 25th 2022 03:30 pm
On Friday, Grand Island High School tourism and hospitality students were treated to a full-on boat ride in the lower rapids via Niagara Jet City Cruises in Youngstown. They then enjoyed a luncheon at The Silo Restaurant in Lewiston.
NYS Division of Human Rights launches 'Human Rights Through the Eyes of Our Students' statewide student art competition
Mon, May 23rd 2022 07:00 am
The New York State Division of Human Rights announced the launch of the "Human Rights Through the Eyes of Our Students" art competition.
Memorial nurses collect dresses for NFHS prom
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:50 pm
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's nursing department has collected and donated 45 formal dresses to local high school seniors.
Special Olympics New York hosts spring games
Fri, May 20th 2022 04:45 pm
With the Summer sports season in full swing, Special Olympics New York's western region is set to host track and field competition Saturday at Tonawanda High School, 600 Fletcher St. Opening ceremonies will begin at 8:45 a.m., with the competition beginning at 9:30 a.m.
 

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