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Grand Island School District honors retirees, tenured staff
Sat, Jun 12th 2021 07:00 am
Congratulations were in order for 27 employees invited to a reception preceding Monday's School Board meeting.
Castellani Art Museum reopens doors with 5 new exhibitions
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 05:15 pm
The Castellani Art Museum is reopening to the public with five new exhibits and a completely revamped gallery. The museum on the Niagara University campus was closed to visitors more than a year ago due to COVID-19, and NU used the gallery as a distance classroom.
St. Peter's salutes Flag Day, soldiers
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 03:10 pm
St. Peter R.C. School in Lewiston celebrated Flag Day on Friday with a group gathering in front of the church rectory. Students recited the Pledge of Allegiance before receiving a blessing from the Rev. Cole Webster. They then planted small American flags in the ground.
A call to young drivers: Be your own best advocate for safety!
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 07:00 am
New York SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is issuing a statewide call to action to combat the deadliest season for young people - the summer months. Known as the "100 Deadliest Days," the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the time when young people lose their lives most frequently in car crashes, as well as other destructive decisions. SADD is calling upon teens, caring adults, law enforcement, and the community at large to raise awareness and take action to help keep our young drivers safe.
William Mattar launches gift card giveaway for 'Buckle Your Belt' program
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 04:55 pm
William Mattar law offices is kicking off its "Buckle Your Belt" program promoting seat belt safety. Through June 30, the public may enter for their chance to win a $50 gift card to a local gas station when they pledge to buckle their seatbelt anytime they ride in a motor vehicle.
West Side Rowing Club receives $350,000 from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to increase reach of its youth rowing programs
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 02:50 pm
The West Side Rowing Club (WSRC) has received a $350,000 grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation. The funds will support the club's existing outreach efforts to increase participation and diversity in youth rowing programs over the next three years.
Tackling vaccine hesitancy in 15 languages
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 01:45 pm
In an effort to help explain how the COVID-19 vaccines were developed and how a vaccine works, the University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the International Institute of Buffalo and the Erie County Department of Health collaborated on the creation of a downloadable infographic. The infographic is available in 15 languages, thanks to translation by the International Institute.
'Annie JR.' on stage
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 11:20 am
Leaping lizards! Grand Island will "stick up its chin and grin and sing 'Tomorrow! Tomorrow!' " when Veronica Connor Middle School performs "Annie JR." this weekend.
NYSUT statement on mask guidance for K-12 schools
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 09:45 am
New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta issued the following statement Friday on the state Department of Health's planned changes to mask guidance for K-12 schools:
Niagara Wheatfield Community Education recruiting instructors for fall classes
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District Community Education is planning fall 2021 classes and ask residents to share their talents, and for business owners to promote their local business with the community. Instructors can create their own content, set their own schedule/fee, and have fun! They can teach a class one time, or as many times as they like between Sept. 15 and Dec. 22.
Wilson Middle student raises $8,000 in fundraiser for mentor
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Wilson Middle School eighth grader Rayn Cooper recently presented two checks totaling $8,000 to the Dale Shank Fundraiser at the 3F Club in Lewiston. The checks marked the successful completion of a wristband sales fundraiser Cooper held in the Niagara County community in honor of Shank - her role model - a Vietnam veteran and youth hunting mentor at the 3F who is battling cancer.
AAA: Nearly 20 people die in crashes involving teen drivers every summer during '100 Deadliest Days'
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 12:00 pm
The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. Nationwide, more than 7,038 people died in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days" over a 10-year period from 2010-19. That's more than seven people a day each summer.
Greater Rochester-area Girl Scout sets historic cookie sale record
Wed, May 26th 2021 01:20 pm
Thousands of girls participated in the Girl Scout Cookie Program this year and one Girl Scout, Ziyanece A. of Webster Troop 65105, achieved a groundbreaking accomplishment when she sold an astounding 7,125 packages of cookies - the most cookies ever sold in Girl Scout history for the Western New York Region (covering Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties).
Veronica Connor 3rd quarter honor rolls
Wed, May 26th 2021 12:40 pm
Veronica Connor Middle School announced the following students have been named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Youth fellowship offers mentorship, literary experience to aspiring young writers
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:50 am
Just Buffalo Literary Center announced the 2021 Just Buffalo Writing Center youth fellowship, a six-week summer opportunity for two Western New York-based young writers to develop their craft and explore professional avenues within the literary arts.
Wegmans awards 500 employee scholarships in Western New York
Wed, May 26th 2021 08:35 am
The past year has challenged us all in so many ways, especially our employees who are getting their education, while serving an essential role during the pandemic.
Higgins: Nearly $500,000 to support The Service Collaborative of WNY's early childhood program
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:20 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $499,999 to ensure the continued support of The Service Collaborative of WNY's AmeriCorps Builds Lives Through Education (ABLE) early childhood program, which helps prepare preschool children for success in mathematics.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University reopens June 12
Tue, May 25th 2021 10:20 am
After being closed to the public for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will reopen to the public Saturday, June 12. Patrons may visit the museum on weekends - from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.
13 Players announces summer camp at Niagara Arts and Cultural Center
Tue, May 25th 2021 09:55 am
13 Players and the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center announced theater will be back on stage this summer. 13 Players Theatre School is hosting a summer camp for ages 8-18 running from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 28, to Thursday, July 1. Camp will culminate with a performance July 1.
Lewiston-Porter Middle School honors
Tue, May 25th 2021 09:40 am
Lewiston-Porter Middle School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the third quarter and second quarter marking periods of the 2020-21 academic year.
Niagara Wheatfield High School third quarter honors
Tue, May 25th 2021 09:35 am
Niagara Wheatfield High School recently announced its third marking period high honor, honor and merit rolls.
Niagara Academy senior on fast track to success
Fri, May 21st 2021 03:00 pm
Joslyn Pinson, a Lewiston-Porter senior, says coming to the Niagara Academy to finish her academic studies is one of the best decisions she made. She not only has a place where she can excel at her studies, but to shine as an individual and part of a team.
Higgins & Nowakowski urge participation in Emergency Broadband Benefit
Fri, May 21st 2021 09:25 am
With the Federal Communication Commission reporting over 1 million households registered to receive the Emergency Broadband Benefit in the first week alone, Congressman Brian Higgins and Buffalo City Council member Mitch Nowakowski are encouraging Western New Yorkers to register, to ensure they don't miss out on the opportunity for reduced broadband rates.
Excelsior Scholarship application open for new applicants for 2021-22 academic year
Wed, May 19th 2021 04:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the application for the Excelsior Scholarship for new applicants for the 2021-22 academic school year is now open here.
Cuomo announces new guidance for health and safety measures at child care, day camp & overnight camp programs as New York proceeds with strategic reopening
Wed, May 19th 2021 10:35 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced updated guidance for health and safety measures at child care, day camp and overnight camp programs, effective May 19.
WNY Invention Convention announces winners
Mon, May 17th 2021 04:40 pm
Student inventors looked to the heavens, simplified laundry day, and gave their backyards a pro-football experience in the 18th annual WNY Invention Convention competition.
Global business leader Edward J. Brennan named chairman of Niagara University board of trustees
Thu, May 13th 2021 08:25 pm
Alumnus Edward J. Brennan, Class of 1978, a global business leader and humanitarian, was named chairman of the Niagara University board of trustees. The appointment was announced by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university.
Jacobs announces FCC program to lower broadband costs for customers
Tue, May 11th 2021 12:40 pm
Congressman Chris Jacobs recently announced a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program designed to lower internet service costs for customers nationwide. The Emergency Broadband Benefit will begin accepting applications on May 12.
UB 'strongly supports' vaccine requirement for in-person students
Mon, May 10th 2021 05:35 pm
The University at Buffalo is supporting an initiative announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a press conference on Monday morning.
NCCC announces fall 2021 plans
Sat, May 8th 2021 11:10 am
Niagara County Community College has announced its academic and extracurricular plans for the fall 2021 semester, with intentions to increase its face-to-face capacity in both areas.
NCCC has virtual 57th annual commencement
Fri, May 7th 2021 03:55 pm
Niagara County Community College's 57th annual commencement will use a virtual format at 7 p.m. tonight. The ceremony will stream on the college's website, https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/commencement. Graduates, along with their family and friends, are welcome to join the online celebration from the safety of their homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Cardinal O'Hara celebrates teachers
Fri, May 7th 2021 03:55 pm
Cardinal O'Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda decided to show its appreciation of its teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week with thank you sign put up at the entry to the school on Monday. The tribute was put up to show teachers how much they mean to the students and to honor all the hard work they accomplished in the pandemic.
NWHS reunion canceled
Fri, May 7th 2021 03:00 pm
The Niagara Wheatfield High School Alumni Committee announced the multiclass reunion previously scheduled for August has been canceled due to the pandemic. Plans are being made for a reunion to be held Aug. 21, 2022.
Lew-Port student holds fundraiser to help out Youngstown fire families
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:55 am
On Tuesday, March 2, a fast-moving fire at a Village of Youngstown apartment complex resulted in significant damage to the building and displaced four families with children into the chilly winter night.
Village of Lewiston recognizes 4th-grade dog advocate
Fri, May 7th 2021 11:45 am
Mayor Anne Welch presented a certificate of appreciation to Lewiston-Porter Intermediate Education Center fourth-grade student Charlotte Ryan, whose "passion project" was pushing elected leaders to look out for dogs.
Girl Scouts goes live with in-person day & overnight camp after unprecedented year of virtual summer camp
Fri, May 7th 2021 10:05 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) recently announced its beloved day and overnight camp programs will be in-person for the 2021 summer camp season for girls after an unprecedented virtual summer camp season.
Statement from Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn on Saniyya Dennis
Fri, May 7th 2021 08:55 am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn released this statement on Thursday:
Jill Pettigrew is grand prizewinner of poster art contest for Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops
Wed, May 5th 2021 02:25 pm
Tops Friendly Markets and the Taste of Buffalo announced Jill Pettigrew, an artist from Batavia, is the grand prizewinner of the 2021 Taste of Buffalo Tops poster art contest.
UB names Brian F. Hamluk new vice president for student life
Mon, May 3rd 2021 05:20 pm
Brian F. Hamluk, a leader in higher education student services and associate dean of students and director of administration at the University of Pittsburgh, has been appointed vice president for student life at the University at Buffalo.
 

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