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Empire State College at the Niagara Frontier Center to hold information sessions
Wed, Sep 4th 2013 07:00 am
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:
Higgins fights closure of VA Child Care Services
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 02:30 pm
In response to notifications that the Buffalo VA Medical Center's Childcare Service Center will be closed on Sept. 30, 2013, Congressman Brian Higgins, NY-26, called on congressional leaders to include continued funding for the Department of Veterans Affairs child care pilot program in a continuing resolution for fiscal year 2014.
New president, new building, new year: Niagara University welcomes new additions to its campus
Sat, Aug 31st 2013 07:05 am
Throughout the short summer months, the students at Niagara University have been preparing for their first day of classes. While new and returning students were buying books and finalizing their class schedules, the university's faculty and staff have been busy at work. This fall, Niagara will welcome a new president and a new science building to campus.
Lewiston Public Library September programs, events and activities
Sat, Aug 31st 2013 07:00 am
The Lewiston Public Library, 305 S. Eighth St., in the Village of Lewiston, announces the following programs, events and activities for the month of September.
St. Peter's celebrates 60 years with Mass, reception
Sat, Aug 31st 2013 07:00 am
On Saturday, Sept. 7, St. Peter's parish in Lewiston will host a celebration to commemorate the 60 years of academic excellence and prestige that St. Peter's School 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 Barton Hill Hotel and Spa on North First Street.
A small molecule may help reduce damage in aging-related heart attacks
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 04:10 pm
A small molecule developed at Yale University to limit damage done by ischemia - restricted blood flow - during heart attacks or surgery has been shown to reduce by 40 percent the amount of heart muscle damaged by myocardial infarction in animal studies by University at Buffalo pharmacologists.
'Jody Hanson: Imperfect' is new 'TopSpin' exhibition at Castellani Art Museum
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 07:00 am
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's "TopSpin" series continues with "Jody Hanson: Imperfect." The series of solo exhibitions for emerging regional artists is sponsored by Tops Friendly Markets. An opening reception with a 3 p.m. artist talk will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 2 until 4 p.m.
BOCES offers driving class
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 07:00 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES will start its fall driver and traffic education course on Monday, Sept. 16. The program is being offered at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES Conference Center in Sanborn and Medina High School to all students who are 16 years of age as of Sept. 16, and who possess a valid state permit and a 48-hour course to learn how to drive responsibly.
Tuscarora Indian School wraps summer school
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 04:50 pm
The Tuscarora Indian School recently finished another successful summer school program.
NCCC Foundation to recognize Distinguished Student scholars
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 07:00 am
Five new Distinguished Student Scholarship recipients from Niagara County Community College will be showcased at the annual NCCC Foundation Scholarship Gala on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.
William Mattar 'Buckle Your Belt Classroom Campaign' supports safety
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 01:25 pm
The William Mattar "Buckle Your Belt Campaign" was created in hopes of encouraging students in Western New York to practice seatbelt safety while traveling in a motor vehicle.
Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project to award certificates to third cohort
Wed, Aug 28th 2013 01:25 pm
Tonight, a third cohort of 10 child care centers will become Niagara Quality Improvement Project ambassador centers.
Keeping kindergartners safe and secure
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 03:00 pm
This fall, many youngsters are getting ready to embark on one of their biggest adventures: starting school.
Zombies to invade UB classroom this semester
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 02:15 pm
The zombie outbreak that has infected American popular culture will spread to the University at Buffalo this fall.
Buffalo Jr. Sabres 12U team tryout information announced
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 06:05 pm
The Buffalo Sabres have announced tryout information for the Buffalo Jr. Sabres 12U hockey team, set to compete at the 55th Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament from Feb. 12-23, 2014, at Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec.
NU's College of Education offering master's program in developmental disabilities
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 06:00 pm
Niagara University's College of Education has received approval from the New York State Education Department to offer a master of arts degree in developmental disabilities.
Ready to go back to school? BBB says shop smart
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 05:55 pm
Getting ready to go back to school? Join the crowd! In 2012, $83.8 billion was spent on back-to-school shopping in the U.S., according to the National Retail Federation. That breaks down to the average person spending around $688.62 on their children in grades K-12.

"It's important to take your time and plan accordingly when it comes to the shopping process," said Warren Clark, president of BBB serving upstate New York. "Knowing what questions to ask and having a plan can save both time and money."

Huntington Learning Center offers back-to-school tips
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 05:55 pm
It is back-to-school time, and if your student's summer has been filled with trips to the pool, hanging out with friends, television and video games, and other leisurely activities, now is the time to transition from summer to school mode.

"We always encourage families to relax and enjoy the less structured pace of summertime," said Wayne Sutcliffe of the Kenmore Huntington Learning Center. "However, there are several things you can do toward the end of summer break that are immensely helpful in getting students ready to return to the classroom."

Lewiston-Porter High School recognizes Darryl and Ann Johnston
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 05:50 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Athletic Department has announced it is honoring Ann and Daryl Johnston with its Niagara Frontier League Cornerstone Award. The two have been recognized for their tireless commitment to the entire Lewiston-Porter athletic program.
Herschell Carrousel Museum introduces program for Cub Scouts
Sat, Aug 24th 2013 07:00 am
The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is excited to offer a special morning of activities just for Cub Scouts.
Obama in Buffalo: Opportunity of a lifetime: UB student introduces the president
Fri, Aug 23rd 2013 11:40 pm
Until Thursday, Silvana C. D'Ettorre had never given a public speech.
Islander rolls out new product: The Fact Wheel
Fri, Aug 23rd 2013 03:10 pm
An Island mon's frustration with her third-grader's math homework was the inspiration for a new product.
Terrana, DeMarco awarded Sass scholarships
Thu, Aug 22nd 2013 11:40 am
Nicole Terrana has been awarded the 2013 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Scholarship. Erin DeMarco has been awarded the 2013 Ruth and William O. Sass, M.D. Book Scholarship.
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.