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Amberleigh 'packed the bus' for those less fortunate school children
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 01:00 pm
The children are the future, and the residents of Amberleigh Retirement Community went all out to ensure the upcoming school year would be bright for less fortunate students in Western New York.
Former Cardinal Dougherty High School to receive a commemorative plaque
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 12:20 am
Thanks to the efforts of Steve Barone, Class of 1977, and the Black Rock Foundation, the Cardinal Dougherty High School Alumni Association is in the process of having a plaque erected on Hertel Avenue in front of the former school.
Excitement building as UB community prepares to welcome President Obama
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 04:45 pm
"Ready for President @BarackObama's visit to @UBCommunity this week! A historic event in the making!"
State Parks, Department of Health remind swimmers to practice beach and pool safety
Mon, Aug 19th 2013 02:30 pm
With the final weeks of summer approaching, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the State Department of Health encourage all visitors to practice swim safety while enjoying New York State Parks' beaches and pools.
USA Network: Carly Rae Jepsen '#UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying'
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 06:30 pm
USA Network has announced a partnership between its award-winning public service initiative Characters Unite, R&R Partners Foundation's youth anti-bullying organization Flip the Script, and Cox Communications for "#UniteLIVE: The Concert to Rock Out Bullying," headlined by Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen.
Casey's Corner School Store to hold annual student agenda sale
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:15 pm
Casey's Corner School Store at Grand Island High School will once again sell agendas for students for the new school year.
Local families needed for cultural exchange students
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:15 pm
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for boys and girls from a variety of countries around the world - France, Spain, Norway, Finland, Germany, China, Thailand and many others.
Grand Island High School: New STEM wing called 'game-changer'
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 04:10 pm
No one is happier about the new addition to Grand Island High School than the teachers who will teach in it.
Fusco fitting in as new N-W superintendent
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 03:40 pm
Dr. Lynn Fusco has taken over the duties of superintendent at the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District.
University at Buffalo to welcome President Barack Obama
Fri, Aug 16th 2013 02:00 pm
When President Barack Obama addresses an audience at the University at Buffalo on Thursday, Aug. 22, it will mark the first time since 1853 that a sitting U.S. president has spoken at the university.
100 Club awards $14,000 in scholarships
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 11:50 am
The 100 Club of Buffalo Inc. has awarded 20 scholarships totaling $14,000 to area students through its Scholarship of Excellence program. Scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,000 were presented to high school seniors and college students who are children of active first responders, including law enforcement, fire and/or emergency medical personnel, or are active first responders themselves.
YMCA Camp Kenan promotes water safety for youth through swim camps
Thu, Aug 15th 2013 07:00 am
YMCA Camp Kenan is offering two weeks of competitive swimming camps to encourage youth from across Niagara County to safely enjoy water activities and swimming.
UB gets $1 million HRSA grant to educate nurses on oral health
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:40 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has been awarded a $1,120,953 Health Resources and Services Administration Advanced Nursing Education training grant to enable nurse practitioners to work with dental students in interdisciplinary teams, sharing educational and practice experiences that improve oral and systemic care.
Niagara University again among 'Best in the Northeast' according to Princeton Review
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 01:30 pm
The Princeton Review has once again placed Niagara University among the best colleges in the northeast.
Froelich recognized during ROTC leadership course for possessing 'Warrior Ethos'
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:55 pm
Niagara University student Ethan Froelich was selected from a group of his peers at the 2013 Leader Development and Assessment Course as the ROTC cadet who best represented the "Warrior Ethos," a term coined to reflect the embodiment of a soldier.
Host families needed at Niagara Catholic
Mon, Aug 12th 2013 12:35 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School is seeking host families for two foreign exchange students from Vietnam, who will visit the school through a collaboration with Niagara University.
Monster in the Great Lakes: UB students study plastic pollution
Thu, Aug 8th 2013 12:45 am
When Andrea Martinez opts for the can of juice instead of the plastic bottle at the store, it's apparent that the research she performed on pollution in Lake Ontario has had an effect on her.
UB joins National Science Foundation biometrics research center
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 03:30 pm
The partnership, which includes NSA, Homeland Security and others, is expected to generate more than $1 million for UB research
Old Falls Street, USA, hosts 'Touch-A-Truck' on Aug. 10
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 03:30 pm
Fire trucks and police cars and ambulances, oh my! It's time once again for Old Falls Street, USA's, annual "Touch-a-Truck" event, to be held Saturday, Aug. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. The afternoon allows children and their families to climb into a variety of municipal and maintenance vehicles to see how they operate.
'E-Scrap 4 Camp' electronics recycling fundraiser raises $12,643 for Camp Good Days
Mon, Aug 5th 2013 10:35 am
Sunnking,Inc., in partnership with Camp Good Days and Special Times, created a program three years ago titled "E-Scrap 4 Camp," which facilitates the recycling of old electronics from participating locations in the Buffalo and Rochester areas to generate funds for Camp Good Days and Special Times.
Ride the carrousel at Teddy Bear Picnic
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am
Bring your best bear friend for a fun-filled afternoon of games, crafts, and treats from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda.
High school class reunions
Sat, Aug 3rd 2013 07:00 am
•The Lewiston-Porter Class of 1988 has announced plans for a reunion on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10.
Women's Respite Program: Celebrating 25 years
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 10:50 pm
The Women's Respite Program will mark 25 years of service at a reception Saturday, Aug. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Stella Niagara in Lewiston. The Respite Program, a nonprofit organization, provides time away to rest and renew for single mothers with low incomes, grandmothers raising their grandchildren, and women with cancer.
Empire State College at Cheektowaga to hold information sessions
Thu, Aug 1st 2013 02:45 pm
State University of New York Empire State College will hold public information sessions about its associate and bachelor's degree programs at its Niagara Frontier Center, Appletree Business Park, 2875 Union Road, Cheektowaga, on:
Dr. Walter Polka recognized as Distinguished Alumnus of SUNY Buffalo's Graduate School of Education
Wed, Jul 31st 2013 01:15 pm
Dr. Walter S. Polka, professor of professional programs and Ph.D. program coordinator at Niagara University, was presented with the 2013 State University of New York at Buffalo Graduate School of Education Alumni of Distinction Award during the school's commencement ceremony held May 10.
Junior Purple Eagles award Gary Hill Memorial Scholarships
Tue, Jul 30th 2013 12:40 pm
The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarship Committee has announced Mark Grozio, Antonio Guerrucci, Adam Stanczyk and Stephen Zafuto as the 2013 scholarship recipients.
Canisius: Institute for Autism Research receives grant from Tower Foundation
Fri, Jul 26th 2013 02:40 pm
The Institute for Autism Research at Canisius College received a $359,000 grant from the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation to fund three critical and timely studies to improve the outcomes of children with high functioning autism spectrum disorders.
UB researchers stalk a preventable killer

Thu, Jul 25th 2013 01:50 pm
One in eight adults ages 65 and older suffers falls every year, and since more than 40 million seniors who are aging are in their own homes, many of these accidents occur there.
Niagara University hosting July 30 appreciation reception for Father Levesque
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 12:35 pm
On Tuesday, July 30, from 1 to 3 p.m., Niagara University will hold a small reception in honor of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., as he steps aside as president. The going away gathering will be held on the Niagara campus in St. Vincent's Hall, rooms 405-406.
Niagara Catholic celebrates Alumni Weekend
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 12:25 pm
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School celebrated its legacy, as well as the storied history of St. Mary's, Bishop Duffy and Madonna, as part of Alumni Weekend 2013.
EquiStar 'Fun Day' fundraiser
Mon, Jul 22nd 2013 07:00 am
EquiStar Therapeutic Riding Center will host its open house "Fun Day" fundraiser on Sunday, July 28, from noon to 5 p.m., for people of all ages with disabilities to saddle up and experience the thrill of horseback riding.
St. Peter's School to celebrate 60th anniversary
Sat, Jul 20th 2013 07:00 am
On Saturday, Sept. 7, St. Peter's School in Lewiston will host a celebration to commemorate the 60 years of academic excellence and prestige that it has maintained. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at St. Peter's R.C. Church, where a Mass will be held. It will be followed by a reception at the nearby Barton Hill Hotel & Spa.

Food and refreshments will be available, and an evening program will feature a number of festivities. Alumni, former students, parents, faculty, and those who have shared an experience with St. Peter's are welcome to attend.

Applications now being accepted for Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 02:20 pm
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy is now accepting applications for its part-time police academy, which begins Sept. 3 and continues through May 9, 2014.
National Grid teams with Niagara Falls City School District, Niagara University for teacher STEM training program, student education camp
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 02:15 pm
National Grid, in partnership with NU and the Niagara Falls City School District, is providing funding for a graduate-level STEM and advance manufacturing professional development course for 45 teachers.
FASNY tuition aid program expanded
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
Volunteer firefighters now can have up to 100 percent of their tuition costs for online courses at SUNY Empire State College's Center for Distance Learning funded by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York Higher Education Learning Plan.
Town of Niagara: Kids can fish at Elmer's Pond
Fri, Jul 19th 2013 01:40 pm
The Town of Niagara will hold its annual Kids Fishing Day Experience on Saturday, July 20, at Elmer's Pond in Veterans Park, 7000 Lockport Road.
Niagara University students recognized during ROTC leadership training program
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:40 pm
Niagara University ROTC cadet Caleb Chin earned the No. 2 ranking among approximately 500 of his peers during a 29-day, leadership-infused training program designed to provide young men and women with the skills to become effective military leaders.
Ceretto announces free 'Reject Bullying' 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament
Thu, Jul 18th 2013 05:30 pm
Assemblyman John Ceretto, along with the Niagara PAL and the Niagara Christian Basketball Program, announced the free "Reject Bullying" 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament. The tournament will be held at Niagara University's Kiernan Center on Saturday, Aug. 3, starting at 9 a.m.
N.E.H. Landmarks of American History workshops at NCCC schedule announced
Tue, Jul 16th 2013 07:00 am
The National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History workshops, titled "Clinton's Ditch: the Erie Canal in Western New York," will be hosted at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn. Two sessions will be held: July 21-28 and Aug. 4-11.
Grisanti announces grants for Buffalo and Erie County public libraries
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 04:00 pm
State Sen. Mark Grisanti brought good news to local libraries Thursday afternoon when he announced $128,000 in grants through the "Bullet Aid" targeted education fund for libraries.