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Vacation Bible School reaches out to community
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 10:30 am
Colonial Heights Free Methodist Church is on a mission: Give kids faith, hope and fun in the church's upcoming Vacation Bible School.
Students organize waterfront event to raise awareness about clean water access & water pollution
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:35 pm
Three Buffalo Public School students are partnering with Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper, charity: water, Water with Blessings, and ReNV Fitness to host a water awareness event at Buffalo's Canalside from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 24.
Villa Maria College's art students and faculty lend talent to Gerard Place
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:35 pm
The Gerard Place Community Center has been an anchor in the Bailey-Delavan neighborhood for decades. While the center continues to offer essential services to Buffalo's East Side, the building itself now looks vastly different.
Car accident attorney William Mattar launches 2021 'Pencils 4 Schools' program
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:30 pm
Registration is now open for the annual William Mattar "Pencils 4 Schools." Since the program's inception, William Mattar has donated nearly 2 million pencils to educators and students throughout the community. From July 14 through Aug. 13, New York state educators may submit their request to receive a pencil donation for their school district.
Local officials pledge support of Law Enforcement Academy move to NCCC campus
Wed, Jul 14th 2021 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, a press conference was held to celebrate the return of the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy to the Sanborn campus of Niagara County Community College. NCLEA will relocate to NCCC in August after a decade at Niagara University. Several elected officials joined college leaders to pledge their support of local law enforcement and the academy's move.
Niagara University breaks ground on $11.5 million renovation for Kiernan Center
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 05:15 pm
On Tuesday, Niagara University broke ground on its $11.5 million renovation project at the university's Kiernan Recreation Center. Project construction is scheduled to begin later this month, and the renovation is expected to be completed for the fall 2022 semester. Funding for the project includes a $1 million grant from the NYS Higher Education Capital Matching program (HECap), as well as other private donations and university investments.
Attorney General James calls on federal regulators to improve child car seat safety standards
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 02:00 pm
New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday co-led a coalition of 18 attorneys general in calling on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to take stronger measures to protect children while traveling in car seats. NHTSA is the federal agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that regulates child car seats.
New treatments could transform the way migraine headaches are treated
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 09:30 pm
An estimated 1 billion people worldwide suffer from migraine headaches, which can cause nausea, severe pain and sensitivity to light and sound. But despite the high incidence of the disorder, patients who have frequent headache and who typically take two medications - one for prevention and one for acute onset - often have to try several different medications before finding something that is effective.
Six Flags Darien Lake announces 'Project Ed'
Mon, Jul 12th 2021 05:35 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake , the "Thrill Capital of New York," announced the formal launch of "Project Ed." This hiring initiative is an opportunity for all educators and school employees to earn extra cash this summer, free tickets, and school supplies for their classroom in the fall.
Niagara University dedicates main classroom building to James V. Glynn
Sat, Jul 10th 2021 03:55 pm
Though the world knows James V. Glynn as the man behind the iconic Maid of the Mist attraction in Niagara Falls, around Monteagle Ridge he's known for something else: a lifetime of philanthropy and countless contributions to Niagara University students.
UB plans for a much more normal fall semester, with in-person instruction and vibrant campus
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 12:45 pm
Life at the University at Buffalo will be much closer to normal come fall with the announcement students who have been vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer need to wear masks or stay physically distanced while in the classroom.
Supreme court debate of landmark freedom of speech case could bring big changes to libel laws, press protections, says UB media law expert
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 11:55 am
The New York Times v. Sullivan landmark First Amendment precedent could face a turning point following the calls of two U.S. Supreme Court justices to reconsider one of the "most important and consequential" First Amendment decisions in U.S. history, says University at Buffalo libel and freedom of speech expert Samantha Barbas.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston announces scholarship recipients
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 09:40 am
Congratulations to the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston scholarship winners Charles Dieteman, Jessi Avila-Shah and Amaris Huang. The Lewiston Kiwanis Club awarded Dieteman with a scholarship of $1,000. In addition, scholarships of $500 were awarded to Avila-Shah and Huang. The William and Joanne Roth Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, was awarded to Isabella Guerrucci. All four recipients were chosen for their high academic achievement, leadership skills, and community service involvement.
City of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls City School District & Niagara Falls Coach Lines enter into partnership with BusPatrol
Thu, Jul 8th 2021 10:05 pm
Mayor Robert Restaino announced a partnership with BusPatrol involving the City of Niagara Falls, the Niagara Falls City School District and Niagara Falls Coach Lines. Thursday at City Hall, the contracts were signed between these four groups, creating this partnership.
Neglia Ballet to hold open youth auditions for 'The Nutcracker'
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:40 am
After a pandemic hiatus, Neglia Ballet's "The Nutcracker" returns to Shea's Performing Arts Center on Thanksgiving weekend for its 12th annual presentation of the beloved holiday tradition.
Open house for Lewiston Police Explorer program
Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:20 am
Lewiston Police Explorers Post 145 will hold an open house from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at the Lewiston Police Department, 4059 Creek Road, Youngstown (Lewiston-Porter campus). Food will be provided.
See, touch & explore different trucks at Explore & More's free weekly 'Trucking through the Summer' event
Mon, Jul 5th 2021 07:00 am
This year, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's museum's annual "Touch a Truck" event takes on a whole new form. Explore & More announced "Trucking through the Summer A-Z," presented by M&T Bank and Dunn Tire, a celebration of all things trucks all summer long.
Eagle Scout working to bring dog park to Youngstown
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 07:00 am
Many residents of Youngstown have been driving to Lewiston to make use of the dog park there for some time now. However, Youngstown's Veterans Park will soon be getting a dog park, too.
'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Lew-Port commencement includes a first salute
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 07:00 am
As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, please take a moment to honor the commitment of our recent Lewiston-Porter graduates who have joined the U.S. armed forces.
Lew-Port's Auer wins VFW scholarship
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 07:00 am
"To me, the flag is a breathtaking symbol of freedom, privilege, sacrifice, and pride," 18-year-old Graciana Auer proudly proclaimed when asked "What Does the Flag Mean to Me?"
Niagara University releases results of study intended to increase probation success & protect public safety
Thu, Jul 1st 2021 08:05 pm
Niagara University released the results of a grant-funded study to analyze the drivers of probation revocations and identify ways to increase probation success in Niagara County.
WNY STEM Hub announces openings for AT&T's free 'Hand in Hand' summer program
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 05:00 pm
WNY STEM Hub and AT&T are seeking 55 public school and underrepresented students from across Western New York entering grades 7-12 to participate in the digital literacy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused AT&T "Hand in Hand" summer program where they will create prosthetic hands and other adaptive devices for children, under-resourced adult residents, veterans and seniors.
Signing off: 'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 02:55 pm
Welcome to summer vacation, Lewiston-Porter!
Consumer alert: Division of Consumer Protection reminds parents & guardians to make water safety a priority for children
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 02:55 pm
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection reminded parents and guardians to make water safety a priority for young children as summertime water activities begin.
Academic accolades: Scholarships announced
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 02:50 pm
Academic accolades: Graduates named
Wed, Jun 30th 2021 02:50 pm
NYS OASAS, NYSED announce opportunity for school districts to participate in student health surveys
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 04:15 pm
The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and New York State Education Department (NYSED) announced the opportunity for school districts across New York to participate in the youth development survey (YDS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention youth risk behavior survey (YRBS).
Brown, Buffalo Police Athletic League kick-off 'Big Book Giveaway!'
Tue, Jun 29th 2021 10:45 am
Mayor Byron Brown and the Buffalo Police Athletic League (PAL) have launched the "Big Book Giveaway," an initiative tied to the 20th annual "Mayor's Reading Rules! Summer Reading Challenge."
NCCC library open to Niagara County residents
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 05:30 pm
The Lewis Library at Niagara County Community College is more than an academic resource for registered students.
AAA Insurance shares pool safety tips
Sat, Jun 26th 2021 11:00 am
More than 3,500 people drown each year in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control. Drowning is also one of the leading causes of unintentional death in children between the ages of 1 and 9. Many of these fatalities occur even with supervision.
Niagara University: $11.5 million in upgrades for Kiernan Center
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:40 am
Guided by its strategic plan to provide excellence in all phases of the student living-learning experience, Niagara University will break ground next month on an $11.5 million upgrade to the Kiernan Recreation Center. Project construction is scheduled to begin in July, and the renovation is expected to be completed for the fall 2022 semester. Funding for the project includes a $1 million grant from the NYS Higher Education Capital Matching program (HECap), as well as other private donations and university investments.
Women's Business Center to host free in-person & remote 'actionable insights' post-COVID business recovery seminar
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:15 am
A seminar hosted by the Women's Business Center (WBC) at Canisius College through the "ReConnect. ReStart. ReGrow." COVID-19 recovery program is bringing together a COVID-19 recovery task force (a panel of industry experts), women business owners and entrepreneurs for a morning of networking and business advice.
Niagara County Youth Bureau summer food service program
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 07:35 am
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP), which it said ensures all children continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation.
Play all! Unified basketball rolls at NWHS
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 11:00 am
The game of basketball can bring countless memories to all who have played. Some remember the first time they made their first basket, some remember game-winning shots, and some may just remember being part of a team. For some, though, they haven't been as fortunate to feel the experience of playing in front of fans or being on a team ... until recently.
NTHS and NWCSD revised graduation plans, protocols
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:15 am
The North Tonawanda and Niagara-Wheatfield Central school districts recently released revised graduation plans and protocols based on the most recent New York state guidelines.
Calling all New York chalk artists: Enter 2021 Chalk YOUR Walk Competition
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:10 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is once again taking the Chalk YOUR Walk Competition online.
Nik Wallenda walks over D'Youville College campus
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:00 am
A couple days past the ninth anniversary of his walk across Niagara Falls, "King of the High Wire" Nik Wallenda took to the Western New York sky once more - this time to highlight a new medical resource for Buffalo residents.
Niagara University's Carrie Teresa launches 'The Adolescentia Project: Love Letters to the Albums of Our Youth'
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:30 pm
The teenage years are notoriously difficult to navigate. Often, music helps us to manage the stress, uncertainty and excitement of those volatile years, giving us the courage to become who we are as adults. A recently launched digital music archive, "The Adolescentia Project," shares that collective experience while exploring musical identity, media culture, and nostalgia through stories about the albums that changed our lives when we were 14 years old.
UB providing dental care to WNY patients with disabilities through early July
Tue, Jun 15th 2021 12:25 pm
To deliver crucial dental treatment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, many of whom face immense barriers to oral health care, the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine has partnered with Arc of Genesee Orleans to provide care to patients with disabilities in Western New York throughout the summer.
 

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