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Niagara County Youth Bureau seeking Governor's Youth Council representative
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is seeking a new representative for the New York State Governor's Youth Council. The group is to be made up of 62 young people ages 13-21, one representing each county, to be selected via attached process. In 2020, the council was represented by Jaydon Lang of Lockport.
NCCC workforce development to offer songwriting workshop
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College's Workforce Development department has announced a songwriting workshop for those who want to write music for video games, television and movies. The class is also ideal for music enthusiasts who practice songwriting as a hobby or who want to begin a songwriting pastime.
WNY Invention Convention goes virtual: Annual competition engages youth inventors
Thu, Apr 22nd 2021 05:00 pm
Take a bright spark of creativity, a wild imagination, a dash of fearlessness, and a working knowledge of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and you have the design plan for the annual WNY Invention Convention.
Main Street cleanup part of Levesque Institute week of service
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 07:00 am
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement's IMPACT program, in collaboration with several offices on campus, is organizing a cleanup on Main Street in Niagara Falls as part of a weeklong series of service opportunities and other events.
NT reunion postponed
Tue, Apr 20th 2021 07:00 am
The North Tonawanda High School multiclass reunion committee met April 15 to determine whether or not to hold the annual event. With the pandemic and its concerns, testing, social distancing and adhering to state mandates, it was decided in the best interest of all to not hold the event this year.
Kennedy, Cooney, Magnarelli, AAA WCNY, New York State Police, AT&T team up to call attention to Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:50 pm
As traffic begins to pick up across the region with increased vaccinations and decreased pandemic restrictions, AAA Western and Central New York reminds drivers about the importance of focusing on the road ahead and not on their smartphones during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Wegmans Buffalo stores to host hiring event
Mon, Apr 19th 2021 01:45 pm
From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, Wegmans is hosting a virtual hiring event to immediately fill customer service team member positions at its Buffalo-area stores.
Lew-Port to hold session on school reopening process
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:05 pm
Since our last edition, things have really progressed on a number of fronts: The state budget was finalized in Albany, and new guidance was (finally) released by the New York State Department of Health, aligning to the updated guidance from the CDC related to social distancing in schools. We have moved quickly to advance both the 2021-22 budget and plans to return students to campus under the new guidance.
CAO Head Start programs celebrate 50th annual Week of the Young Child
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 02:05 pm
Community Action Organization of WNY's Head Start programs celebrate the 50th annual Week of the Young Child (WOYC) April 10-16 with an emphasis on the importance of early childhood education.
Grand Island: 5-day school resumes April 26 for elementary students
Tue, Apr 13th 2021 08:45 am
Grand Island's elementary school students head back to the classroom five days a week starting Monday, April 26.
NCCC Film & Animation Festival to offer free workshops
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:00 pm
Niagara County Community College's 2021 Film & Animation Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1. This year's festival is being held entirely online and features three Zoom workshops, led by industry professionals, which are free and open to the public. Sign up at www.bit.ly/ncccfilmfest. Enrollment is limited to the first 20 persons to register for each workshop.
Arbor Capital Management donates Girl Scout cookies to local hometown heroes
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 02:05 pm
On April 9, Arbor Capital Management donated 500 packages of Girl Scout cookies to The Hometown Heroes Project through the Girl Scouts of Western New York. The cookies were delivered to local essential workers, first responders, and other hometown heroes to thank them for their tireless work in the community.
New York state to provide new separate allocation of 35,000 COVID-19 vaccines for college students
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 01:45 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced New York state will provide a new, separate allocation of 35,000 vaccines to address the college student population at SUNY schools and private colleges. This initial allocation will include 21,000 vaccines to be administered to SUNY students and 14,000 vaccines to be administered at private colleges. The vaccines will be administered to residential and non-commuter students who are leaving for the summer.
NYS updates in-person school guidelines
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 04:15 pm
On Friday, the New York State Department of Health updated its interim guidance for in-person instruction at pre-K to grade 12 schools during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Changes related to physical distancing and use of barriers. That document can be read HERE.
Kelly Ripa & Ryan Seacrest announce return of 'Live's Top Teacher Search'
Fri, Apr 9th 2021 09:05 am
Earlier this week on "Live with Kelly and Ryan," hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest announced the return of one of the show's most popular and meaningful initiatives: "Live's Top Teacher Search." The show will honor outstanding educators the week of May 3-7, during "Live's Top Teacher Week," and in celebration of the national "Teacher Appreciation Week."
First ever drive-thru hiring event at Six Flags Darien Lake
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:55 pm
Six Flags Darien Lake will continue its search for over 1,500 employees with a first-of-its-kind drive-thru hiring event on Saturdays, April 10 and 17. Applicants should apply online beforehand for positions at the park, waterpark, and hotel and campground, and then interview from the comfort and safety of their own cars at the park.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation songwriter's scholarship winner
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:55 pm
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, in collaboration with the Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation, announced the winner of the 2020 songwriter's scholarship competition: Gunther's Radio, with band members John Fera, Parker Ford and Jeff Colson. They performed their original composition, "Let Me Go."
New UB website a go-to resource for researchers & community groups focused on reversing health inequities in Buffalo
Mon, Apr 5th 2021 12:20 pm
In late 2019, the University at Buffalo took a major step toward addressing health disparities in Buffalo's African American community and developing innovative solutions to eliminate them when it established its Community Health Equity Research Institute.
Lew-Port planning for anticipated state updates
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 09:50 am
We hope you are enjoying spring recess this week, Lewiston-Porter. The well-deserved break continues through next week, with classes resuming Monday, April 12. There will be a traditional remote Monday schedule for all students in the hybrid model.
Wilson Middle School eighth-grader pays it back
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:10 am
Rayn Cooper, an eighth-grader at Wilson Middle School "took it on the chin" Tuesday to send a thank you to a special person who has made an impression on her life.
WNY's top volunteer-led organization celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Month
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:15 pm
As the region's top volunteer-led organization, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) celebrates the nearly 6,000 adult volunteers that serve to build girls of courage, confidence and character, throughout GSWNY's nine counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming. As Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low said, "Truly, ours is a circle of friendship united by ideals."
Cerebral palsy fundraiser at BOCES Center raises funds, awareness
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 09:50 am
Charlie Dieteman, a senior from Lewiston-Porter High School and a student in the conservation program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, said he was thrilled his recent fundraiser for Empower raised $636.
Niagara University, Leadership Niagara invite community to 'Halt Hate'
Wed, Mar 31st 2021 07:00 am
In a year that has seen unprecedented racial and political divide, threats to this nation's democracy, questionable election conspiracies, and barriers to voting rights, Niagara University's Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement, in partnership with Leadership Niagara, is asking the community to choose not to hate for 24 hours.
Daemen ranked a 2022 U.S. News Best Graduate School
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 07:25 pm
Daemen College has made U.S. World News' Best Graduate Schools Rankings in nursing.
Child Advocacy Center at BestSelf raises awareness for National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:40 pm
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt schooling and everyday life for families throughout our region, officials at the Child Advocacy Center at BestSelf (CAC) caution that cases of child abuse may continue to go unreported. At-risk children have been learning remotely at least part-time, without educators and other professionals who commonly recognize the signs of abuse and report it.
NCCC Alumni Association seeking nominations for annual award
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
The Niagara County Community College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its Distinguished Alumni Award. This honor is bestowed to deserving alumni who exemplify educational achievements, career success, community involvement, and support to NCCC.
Canisius College receives $4.4 million in HECap funding
Tue, Mar 30th 2021 05:00 pm
Canisius College received a $4,398,329 million Higher Education Capital Matching Grant (HECap) from New York. The grant will help fund the construction of classrooms and laboratory facilities on the second level of Science Hall, the college's interdisciplinary science center.
With SUNY funding, UB teams explore technologies to increase pandemic preparedness
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 12:00 pm
Supported by grants from SUNY, two University at Buffalo teams are laying the groundwork for technologies that could improve preparedness during the current and future pandemics.
Ruby Carey Scholarship amount increased
Mon, Mar 29th 2021 09:50 am
The Youngstown Library and Friends of the Library are teaming with the Youngstown Study Club in honor of its 100th anniversary. Another $500 has been added to the Ruby Carey Scholarship, raising the total amount to $2,000.
ABC presents 'Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days'
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 05:35 pm
Homelessness, multicultural representation, autism, refugee crises and addiction are just a few of the social issues fearlessly tackled by "Sesame Street" for over a half a century. On Monday, April 26 (8 p.m. EDT), ABC presents "Sesame Street: 50 Years of Sunny Days," a two-hour documentary special produced by TIME Studios, highlighting the 50-year impact of this iconic show and the nonprofit behind it, Sesame Workshop.
Majority of UB's fall courses will have in-person component
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 04:15 pm
It's not likely we'll be completely out of the woods with COVID-19 when the fall 2021 semester rolls around, but the University at Buffalo's three campuses will look more like they once did — most notably, with students and faculty in classrooms.
Mentor New York virtually hosts 18th annual Mentoring Matters Conference
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 04:10 pm
The mentoring movement is facing unprecedented challenges, during the changing landscape of a global pandemic and deepening divides rooted in racial inequity. MENTOR New York, a leader in the statewide mentoring movement, will convene New York's youth development and mentoring professionals virtually for the 18th annual Mentoring Matters Conference on Friday, April 16, to address increasing racial equity and creating spaces of joy for young people.
Russell J. Salvatore donates $6,000 to 'Shooting For A Cure!'
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 03:50 pm
Hospitality icon Russell J. Salvatore made a surprise donation to the Pembroke High School Dragons varsity girls basketball team, coach Ronald Funke, and "Shoot For The Cure" event organizer and special education teacher Michael Wilson on Thursday. Salvatore presented a check for $6,000, bringing the "Shooting For A Cure!" to a 10-year goal of $200,000, supporting research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Villa Maria College's 56th commencement ceremony will be held in-person
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 12:20 pm
Villa Maria College announced it will hold a face-to-face commencement ceremony in celebration of the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020. The ceremony, which will be held outside in front the Main Building, will take place beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 22.
Easter Bunny drive-thru visit is DeGlopper fundraiser
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:15 pm
When Megan Shores learned the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping the Easter Bunny away from his usual Grand Island indoor retail stops for the second straight holiday, she became concerned for her two children and others on Grand Island that COVID was now about to take away another Easter tradition.
GIHS Academy of Finance needs your assistance
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:15 pm
Grand Island High School's Academy of Finance is helping students become college, career and future ready through industry-specific curricula and work-based learning experiences, including internships. We work directly with companies to create internship programs that have a lasting impact on students, providing them with invaluable opportunities to explore career options. This year, our academy is in search of 13 paid internships for our Class of 2022 cohort.
'Paws for a Cause' pet drive benefits SPCA
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:10 pm
The pets at SPCA Serving Erie County will be getting an extra serving of treats, toys and comfort items, thanks to hard work and dedication March 13 by the Junior DECA team of Veronica Connor Middle School.
DEC, NY Sea Grant: $200,000 in grants available to support projects engaging youth in implementing Great Lakes Action Agenda priorities
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 12:45 pm
New York Sea Grant, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, announced funding is available for projects that engage youth under the age of 21 and address local watershed challenges and New York's Great Lakes Action Agenda priorities. A total of $200,000 - up to $25,000 per project - in New York Great Lakes Basin Small Grants will be awarded.
UB Humanities Institute invites entire community to play an innovative Zoom game that envisions socially just futures
Mon, Mar 22nd 2021 01:30 pm
The University at Buffalo Humanities Institute (HI) is presenting an innovative, card-driven storytelling game delivered via Zoom at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25. All are welcome to participate.
ConnectED NY fund to provide no-cost internet access for 50,000 students in economically disadvantaged school districts
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 05:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Reimagine New York Commission announced the launch of ConnectED NY, an emergency fund to provide approximately 50,000 students in economically disadvantaged school districts with free internet access through June 2022.
 

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