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Lewiston-Porter Sentinel Easter coloring contest form
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 02:15 pm
Parents: If your child doesn't have access to the Easter coloring contest found in our newspaper, or if you are looking for an additional entry form, please feel free to download the poster HERE (PDF).
Island Dispatch coloring contest form
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 02:10 pm
Parents: If your child doesn't have access to the Easter coloring contest found in our newspaper, or if you are looking for an additional entry form, please feel free to download the poster HERE (PDF).
Explore & More, The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum, launches blog to help caregivers educate children at home
Mon, Mar 23rd 2020 12:40 pm
In response to the school closures in light of COVID-19, Explore & More is focused on helping the local community play and learn. While the museum is temporarily closed, the educational team launched a blog, "Sanity Savers," to help caregivers who are now finding themselves educating their children from home. The blog covers art, culture, STEM, vocabulary, local history and sensory-friendly activities designed to be both fun, playful and educational.
Colvin Cleaners 'Gowns for Prom' postponed; donations still sought
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 05:25 pm
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the 15th annual Colvin Cleaners "Gowns for Prom" distribution event is postponed until further notice.
UB community member tests positive for COVID-19
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 03:20 pm
A member of the University at Buffalo community has tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the university learned today from the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH).
NYSUT to DeVos: Waive grades 3-8 ELA, math testing mandates amid coronavirus pandemic
Wed, Mar 18th 2020 01:50 pm
New York State United Teachers is calling on U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to waive state testing mandates for children in grades 3-8 for the rest of this school year and the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, as New York schools are shut down to help stem the spread of the virus.
Niagara Falls City School District message to community
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 12:25 pm
The first priority of the Niagara Falls City School District is the health and safety of our students and our families. As part of our continued response to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, schools will be closed for an indefinite period beginning tomorrow Monday, March 16, 2020.
Grand Island Central School District closed until April 20
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 11:00 pm
In accordance with the Erie County Executive recommendation that people avoid large gatherings of more than 50 people, and in light of the declaration of multiple States of Emergency, all Erie County school districts will be closed until April 20, 2020.
Ljiljanich addresses Niagara-Wheatfield families
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 10:55 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District Superintendent Daniel G. Ljiljanich provided the following message Sunday night via the NW website:
Lewiston-Porter superintendent's message to community
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 10:50 pm
Lewiston-Porter Superintendent of Schools Paul Casseri provided this message via the Lew-Port website Sunday night:
Girl Scouts of Western New York outline coronavirus actions
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 04:50 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York today issued a series of guidelines for its Girl Scouts and families, emphasizing their health and well-being, communicating changes to programs, and urging parents to use their discretion in all public activities, including Girl Scouting.
Buffalo National College Fair cancelled
Thu, Mar 12th 2020 03:20 pm
In light of growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has cancelled several of its spring National College Fairs.
Niagara University 'Takes Back the Night' on April 2
Wed, Mar 11th 2020 12:30 pm
Niagara University invites the community to "Take Back the Night" on Thursday, April 2, through participation in an annual event that aims to end sexual, relationship, and gender-based violence in all forms.
Murabito sends message to NCCC community on coronavirus
Sat, Mar 7th 2020 10:15 am
Niagara County Community College President Dr. William J. Murabito has issued a statement to employees and students on the rapidly evolving coronavirus outbreak and how the college was taking proactive measures in dealing with situation. His email letter reads as follows:
Poll: School board members seek coronavirus guidance from state and local health officials
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 04:35 pm
Two-thirds of school board members said they need additional support or guidance from state and local health officials in preparing for a possible coronavirus outbreak, according to a poll by the New York State School Boards Association.
Local high school students have 'Sacred Conversations' at Niagara University
Thu, Mar 5th 2020 07:00 am
Approximately 200 students from eight high schools throughout Western New York gathered on the Niagara University campus Tuesday to participate in "Sacred Conversations," the third annual youth, race and equality conference hosted by the university's Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission.
NCCC welcomes community leaders to annual event
Wed, Feb 26th 2020 02:10 pm
Niagara County Community College will welcome community representatives from business, education, religious groups, nonprofit organizations and legislative leaders to a luncheon at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute on Thursday, March 12.
Carnegie Art Center presents works by North Tonawanda students
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:00 pm
The Carnegie Art Center will host the 2020 North Tonawanda School District Student Spotlight Exhibition from Feb. 27 through March 25 with an opening reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. The exhibition will feature artwork by the students who attend NT schools.
Buffalo Sabres announce partnership with Project Play Western New York
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 05:45 pm
The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has partnered with Project Play Western New York. This organization helps to highlight the resources available to the youth of Western New York by providing the opportunity for local kids to be physically active in sports regardless of their age, background, gender or ability.
Niagara Falls hoops recaptures NFL title
Wed, Feb 19th 2020 11:20 pm
The Niagara Falls High School tradition of basketball excellence continued Wednesday night, as the Wolverines defeated the Lewiston-Porter Lancers, 71-65, to take home the 2019-20 Niagara Frontier League championship.
Toronto Raptors game analyst Jack Armstrong keynotes Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 12:45 pm
Students interested in pursuing a career in sport and recreation management, tourism or a related field are invited to learn more about this industry at the Niagara University College of Hospitality and Tourism Management's Sport, Recreation and Tourism Summit.
'Blue & Gold Gala' to commemorate Canisius' 150th anniversary; Grammy Award nominee Tony Orlando to perform
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
The Canisius Board of Regents will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the college's 1870 founding on Saturday, May 2, when it hosts "Canisius 150: A Blue & Gold Gala" at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo. Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m.; dinner is at 7 p.m., followed by a celebrity headliner performance by Grammy Award nominee and showman Tony Orlando.
NCCC to host Career and Transfer Fair
Tue, Feb 18th 2020 07:00 am
Niagara County Community College welcomes the public to the annual Career and Transfer Fair on from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Banquet Hall on the Sanborn campus. Representatives from dozens of SUNY and private colleges will be in attendance in addition to area employers looking for interns and paid employees.
Michael Freedman becomes 2020 president of local Public Relations Society of America chapter
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:45 pm
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Buffalo Niagara Chapter welcomes Michael Freedman as president for the year 2020. Freedman heads a 12-person board of directors, which was recently elected by the local chapter's membership body.
Higgins invites high school students to participate in Congressional Art Competition
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is inviting local high school students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. This nationwide contest highlights the significance of art education in schools by showcasing the work of the country's most gifted young artists. The competition, initiated by Congress in 1982, includes hundreds of thousands of high school students from across the nation.
Price Rite Marketplace, University at Buffalo football team donate food to 'Sack Hunger'
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 05:20 pm
Representatives from Price Rite Marketplace and the University at Buffalo football team donated 43 "sacks" of food to New Beginnings Food Pantry on Tuesday at Price Rite Marketplace of Amherst. The donation was a result of the football team's 43 sacks this season and included canned goods, fresh produce, rice, pasta and water.
Early education starts for Niagara-Wheatfield
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
Pre-K is starting up for Niagara-Wheatfield School District. To be held at the Bunny Bunch Day Care, the classes have already filled 120 spaces in nine classes, but there are 21 slots remaining for parents to register their children. Best of all, the classes are free.
State Parks seeks lifeguards
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 05:05 pm
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced four lifeguard qualifying procedures are scheduled in the Niagara Region for the 2020 season. Lifeguard positions will be available at Beaver Island, Evangola, Woodlawn Beach Fort Niagara and Wilson-Tuscarora state parks.
Girl Scouts launches new series of over 40 outdoor adventures for girls to live 'Camp Life Unplugged'
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 04:30 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York summer camp registration is open for all girls in grades K-12th. Summer camp is a way for girls to explore leadership, build skills and develop an appreciation for nature. Whether for a day, a week, or longer, Girl Scout camp gives girls an opportunity to grow, explore and have fun in an all-girl environment under the guidance of trained adults.
Holy Ghost Lutheran School travels 'round the globe
Mon, Feb 10th 2020 04:30 pm
From 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6630 Luther St., students in grades five through eight will travel around the world without leaving Holy Ghost Lutheran School.
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society begins 2020 Student of the Year campaign in Buffalo
Thu, Feb 6th 2020 03:00 pm
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Western & Central New York Chapter has announced the 17 candidates who have signed up for Students of the Year.
Free field trips at Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center in February & March
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 10:15 am
In honor of Black History Month, the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center is offering free field trips sponsored by M&T Bank and transportation to all K-12 schools in Niagara County.
UB's Center on the Advancement of Sport posts concussion blog, plans conference on sports injuries
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 10:15 am
The University at Buffalo's Center on the Advancement of Sport has launched a four-part blog series on sports concussions clarifying the issues of traumatic brain injuries.
UB receives $800,000 NSF/Amazon grant to improve AI fairness in foster care
Wed, Feb 5th 2020 09:55 am
A multidisciplinary University at Buffalo research team has received an $800,000 grant to develop a machine learning system that could eventually help caseworkers and human services agencies determine the best available services for the more than 20,000 youth who annually age out of foster care without rejoining their families.
Presidents' Day children's program celebrates first ladies
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 12:15 pm
The Niagara County History Center continues its celebration of the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote with a Presidents' Day program for children featuring some of this nation's first ladies and their accomplishments. The event is slated to run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at the History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Higgins: Williamsville East student Vidya Shah selected winner of Congressional App Challenge
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 03:15 pm
During a visit to Williamsville East High School, Congressman Brian Higgins announced Vidya Shah as the winner of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge, an annual competition asking middle and high school students from House congressional districts across the U.S. to create and submit original apps.
Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announces 2020 scholarships available for foodservice & hospitality students
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 01:10 pm
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is now accepting applications for its annual scholarship program to support Western New York-area high school seniors aspiring to careers in the foodservice and hospitality industries. This year's program will award five recipients with a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward their room, board, books and fees.
Village of Lewiston, WTS youth sports partnership is all aces
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
The Village of Lewiston and Gary Hall have reteamed for another year of indoor tennis at the WTS court on North Second and Mohawk streets. Lessons are provided to participants ages 5-13, regardless of their residency.
7th-grader to represent local VFW at National Patriot's Pen essay competition
Sat, Feb 1st 2020 07:00 am
Lewiston's Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 announced Simon Zawistowski will represent the local legion at a national competition.
HS Hoops: Wolverines slide by Gayle-less Lancers
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 10:30 pm
Tuesday night, the Lewiston-Porter Lancers faced the Niagara Falls Wolverines on the hardwood without their star sophomore Roddy Gayle. Gayle was on the bench for the Lancers' battle, as he nursed an injury. And while most people counted L-P out in his absence, the Lancers gave the Wolverines everything they had. Despite the efforts, the Wolverines prevailed, 71-67, behind big nights from Taylor Sanders and Bryce Smith.

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