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First Niagara University 3+3 pre-law student admitted to University at Buffalo School of Law
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
This fall, Caleigh Castlevetere will be the first student from the Niagara University pre-law advisement program's 3+3 pathway to begin her graduate studies at the University at Buffalo School of Law.
NYPA launches expanded P-TECH program to help students from disadvantaged communities develop clean energy workforce skills
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
The New York Power Authority (NYPA), in partnership with Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH), launched its third annual internship program designed to increase the number of students from disadvantaged communities pursuing studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
NYS Department of Labor encourages summer programs to help young New Yorkers explore careers with 'Career Jumpstart!'
Fri, Jul 7th 2023 12:45 pm
The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is encouraging summer youth programs statewide to incorporate "Career Jumpstart!" into their curriculums to help prepare young people for success after high school.
BOCES graduates work with Jack Black on Tenacious D project
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 08:00 pm
Recently, two alumni of Jennifer Manning's Orleans/Niagara BOCES animation, film and visual effects program, Jack Gatto (Lewiston-Porter graduate) and Geoff Roberts (Niagara Wheatfield graduate), had the amazing opportunity to work on the animated video for the song "Video Games" by actor/musician Jack Black's band, Tenacious D.
New legislation aimed at addressing minimum age of lifeguards
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 09:40 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced she signed legislation to address the minimum age of lifeguards at children's camps. Legislation (S.6467-A/A.5821A) will require lifeguards for children's camps to be at least 17 years of age except that up to 50% of the required number of lifeguards on duty may be at least 15 years of age if they are under the supervision of a camp aquatics director. Lifeguards required for wilderness swimming must be at least 18 years of age.
Higgins: Over $2.25 million to support Head Start in Niagara Falls City School District
Wed, Jul 5th 2023 09:40 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant totaling $2,256,804 awarded to the Niagara Falls City School District. His team said, "Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and awarded through the Administration for Children and Families, the grant will provide critical funding to continue growing the Head Start and Early Head Start program serving families in Niagara Falls."
Catholic Health presents 23 scholarships to associates pursuing health care degrees at Trocaire College
Fri, Jun 30th 2023 04:00 pm
Catholic Health has long supported the professional development and career advancement of its associates. Now, through a new program with Trocaire College, the health system is providing 23 fully paid scholarships to members of its workforce to pursue associate degrees in registered nursing and radiologic technology.
Niagara University's Kids 'n Arts Camp begins July 10
Thu, Jun 29th 2023 10:50 pm
Registration is now open for Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's Kids 'n Arts Camp, a unique art and theater-fused five-week program entering its 19th year. Camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, July 10 to Aug. 11. Participants ages 5-12 can attend one or more weeks of camp. Child care is available before and after camp hours.
AAA: Simple steps to swimming safety
Thu, Jun 29th 2023 10:50 pm
Summer is in full swing, and Independence Day weekend is going to be full of pool parties and beach getaways. Unfortunately, every year in the United States, there are an estimated 4,000 unintentional drownings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Higgins, Niagara University announce plans for science research lab on Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Wed, Jun 28th 2023 03:15 pm
Niagara University will open a science research lab on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus this summer, thanks to $750,000 in funding secured through the office of Congressman Brian Higgins.
Hochul announces 3rd round of Office of Strategic Workforce Development grant awards totaling nearly $11 million
Wed, Jun 28th 2023 03:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the New York State Office of Strategic Workforce Development has awarded nearly $11 million in grants to 17 projects across the state through the third round of the Workforce Development Capital and Pay for Performance grant programs.
Airman assigned to 107th Attack Squadron named Airman of the Year by 100,000-member Air National Guard
Tue, Jun 27th 2023 04:20 pm
A young Airman assigned to the 107th Attack Wing, based at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, has been named Airman of the Year for 2023 by the 100,000-member Air National Guard.
Cardinal O'Hara appoints chief operating officer
Tue, Jun 27th 2023 03:55 pm
The board of trustees of Cardinal O'Hara High School, a coeducational private Catholic-Franciscan high school in the Town of Tonawanda, recently announced the appointment of Michael Baumann to the role of chief operating officer.
DEC announces falconry, wildlife rehabilitator & leashed tracking dog examinations
Tue, Jun 27th 2023 03:30 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced examinations for individuals seeking a license to practice the sport of falconry, become a volunteer wildlife rehabilitator, or use leashed tracking dogs to find wounded or injured big game animals are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 11.
Niagara History Center offers summer children's programs
Tue, Jun 27th 2023 03:30 pm
The Niagara History Center will again be conducting four programs for children this summer. The series is designed for children ages 7 to 11 and includes crafts, games, stories and other hands-on activities. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on four Wednesdays in July and August.
AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council awards scholarships
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 01:50 pm
The board of the AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council has announced its scholarship winners following the 39th annual scholarship presentation.
Federal government: $1.7 billion to help put better, cleaner buses on roads across country
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 01:45 pm
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced 130 awards totaling nearly $1.7 billion from President Joe Biden's "Bipartisan Infrastructure Law" for transit projects in 46 states and territories.
Buffalo Naval Park to host 3rd annual Student Military Recognition Ceremony, honor local recruits
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 11:35 am
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park will host the third annual Student Military Recognition Ceremony to honor all Western New York student recruits from the Class of 2023. The event, which will take place at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, will recognize more than 120 students.
Learn2QuitNY text program ideal for quitting smoking during summer months
Fri, Jun 23rd 2023 07:00 am
Help in today's technological world can start with a simple text. For those looking to quit use of commercial tobacco or vape products, daily text reminders can provide focus amidst busy schedules.
American Heart Association issues its first treatment statement for pediatric cardiomyopathy
Thu, Jun 22nd 2023 07:15 pm
The American Heart Association has issued its first scientific treatment statement for pediatric cardiomyopathy, a rare disorder affecting the structure of the heart muscle that can lead to heart failure and death. Pediatric cardiomyopathies affect 1 of every 100,000 children, according to population-based studies in the United States, Finland and Australia.
Hochul advances $75 million SUNY Transformation Fund to improve student success, support innovation, help meet workforce needs
Thu, Jun 22nd 2023 07:15 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced guidance to advance the $75 million SUNY Transformation Fund to improve student success, support innovation, and help meet the state's future workforce needs.
Boy Scout to hold flag retirement ceremony
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 06:25 pm
Boy Scout Troop 855 member Alexandre Vanderlip will hold a flag retirement ceremony at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 24, near the "Circle of Honor" veterans memorial in Academy Park.
NCCC president announces retirement
Wed, Jun 21st 2023 09:35 am
Niagara County Community College President William Murabito announced his intent to retire next year at the college's board of trustees meeting Tuesday. Dr. Murabito, who became the institution's seventh president in 2019 after having served in an interim role for two years, will retire on June 30, 2024.
Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarship recipients
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 02:50 pm
The Niagara Junior Purple Eagles Gary Hill Memorial Scholarship team has announced the 2023 award recipients:
Niagara County Youth Bureau offers summer food service program
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 01:40 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau is sponsoring the summer food service program (SFSP) again in 2023, and is pleased to announce the open program site locations.
Ozempic, anti-obesity drugs usher in 'important moment' for field of weight management, UB expert says
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 12:45 pm
Ozempic, berberine and Wegovy are all the rage. Jenny Craig closed in May after four decades in business. Weight Watchers (now WW), meanwhile, recently purchased the telehealth and weight loss platform Sequence.
Wheatfield Business Association awards scholarships
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 12:45 pm
The Wheatfield Business Association awarded three $500 scholarships at its May 16 meeting.
Erie County funds air filtration units for licensed day care centers, school-age child care programs, K-12 school health offices
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 12:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) has purchased and coordinated delivery of about 1,700 air filtration units for licensed day care centers, school-age child care programs and K-12 school health offices and isolation rooms.
St. Joe's students finish strong at state race
Tue, Jun 20th 2023 09:40 am
The St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute's sailing team raced to a second-place finish at the New York State High School Championship races, hosted by the Chautauqua Lake Community Sailing Foundation at the Chautauqua Lake Sailing Club, on May 21.
UB receives $10 million in New York state funding for construction of a James Joyce Museum
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 01:25 pm
The University at Buffalo Libraries, home to the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of materials by and related to author and poet James Joyce, has received $10 million in funding from New York state for the construction of the UB James Joyce Museum. The facility aims to attract a broad global audience to discover and experience the achievements of the renowned Irish author, widely recognized as the most influential literary figure of the 20th century.
Youngstown Cub Scout Pack 829 inviting new families to join
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 10:15 am
Youngstown Cub Scout Pack 829 is recruiting new boys and girls, who will start kindergarten through 5th grade in September, to join the pack. The group's Scouts and parents will have a table and camping tent set up at the Youngstown Street Dance on from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 22, on Main Street. Curious families are welcome to stop by to learn about the group, pick up a program schedule, and meet the leaders.
Adams Fire Co. is coming for you
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 09:25 am
Adams Fire Co. needs volunteers - and it's going out of its way to find them.
UB study finds that cliffhangers keep audiences ...
Fri, Jun 16th 2023 08:55 am
Are cliffhangers a maddening way for writers to end an otherwise great story? Every audience member is likely to have an opinion but, despite the long history of cliffhangers, there has been little research done to study how audiences respond to the use of this common plot device.
State Parks schedules lifeguard qualifier
Thu, Jun 15th 2023 11:10 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced a final lifeguard qualifier will be held for the 2023 season.
Teaching Black history is about exploring Black humanity, culture & traditions, UB education expert says
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
While lawmakers across the country take aim at how Black history is taught in schools - from dictating language (like avoiding words such as "diversity") and banning books - educators are walking a tightrope trying to stay on top of it all, while still giving their students a complete picture of American and Black histories.
NT teacher among 15 to learn from scientists & NY Sea Grant aboard EPA Research Vessel Lake Guardian on Lake Ontario
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:20 pm
Melissa Elliott, a biology teacher at North Tonawanda High School, is among the 15 educators from five Great Lakes states who will become scientists during the 2023 Lake Ontario Shipboard Science Workshop aboard the U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) Research Vessel Lake Guardian.
Speaking at NU, NFL Executive Vice President Troy Vincent establishes The Vincent Commission
Wed, Jun 14th 2023 07:15 pm
Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president, and Tommi Vincent, chair of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, have launched The Vincent Commission, a newly established entity formed to study and address gender-based violence on college and university campuses.
Study: Weight-loss treatment for kids in pediatric primary care works best when it's family-focused
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 11:25 am
Obesity runs in families. That fact is at the root of an intensive, behavioral, family-based treatment developed by University at Buffalo researchers and targeted to children who are obese or overweight and their parents.
Exploring the complexities of using ladybugs as pest control
Tue, Jun 13th 2023 10:45 am
When creating a garden, it's likely that most people want to make decisions that leave a positive footprint on the local environment. In an attempt to limit the use of chemical pesticides and promote native species on their land, some gardeners have begun purchasing ladybugs as a form of "natural" pest control.
Conway climbing ladder in Navy
Mon, Jun 12th 2023 03:30 pm
U.S. Navy Lt. Carlee Conway has successfully completed the demanding strike fighter training conducted at Naval Air Station in Lemoore, California. The wing flies the F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, which are the same jet platform seen in the recent "Top Gun: Maverick" movie.

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