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Applicants sought for Merrell Lane Memorial Aviation Scholarship
Fri, Jan 24th 2020 07:00 am
The Merrell Lane Memorial Aviation Scholarship was established in memory of Merrell Lane, co-founder and the first chairman of the Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC). Each year, NIMAC awards a $1,500 scholarship to a well-deserving enlisted member assigned to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station who has shown an interest in the aviation field.
Lew-Port falls in physical battle vs. MEC
Wed, Jan 22nd 2020 11:25 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team has played tough non-league competition all season. Wednesday night, the team faced another challenge in Buffalo's Middle Early College Kats. Despite a physical and highly contested battle, the Lancers fell versus New York's No. 4 team in Class C, 72-69.
Higgins announces $350,000 for Buffalo State College Art Conservation Program
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 10:00 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Buffalo State's Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department will receive a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for preservation education and training. The three-year grant extends from 2020-22.
Want to umpire in 2020?
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 01:10 pm
The Niagara Falls Umpire Association is seeking men and women ages 16 and older to join as umpires. Members work high school baseball for the Niagara Frontier League, as well as many summer leagues in the Niagara County and Grand Island areas.
House of Blues Music Forward Foundation & Live Nation announce 2020 college scholarship programs
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 09:15 am
The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation, in partnership with Live Nation Entertainment and the Living Legacy Foundation, on Monday announced its 2020 application period. Students pursuing music industry careers can apply for the college scholarship program now through March 31.
Businesses and schools needed for Hospice Buffalo's spring bouquet sale
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 05:05 pm
Local businesses, organizations and schools are invited to participate in Hospice Buffalo's 34th annual Hospice Spring Bouquet Sale for the pre-sale phase held in January and February. Participants simply assign a coordinator from their organization to take their employees' bouquet orders. Bouquets will be delivered right to one's door for distribution.
History Center of Niagara: 'Achieving the Dream: Women of Color in Science, Business and the Arts'
Wed, Jan 8th 2020 07:00 am
Join the History Center of Niagara for children's program about women of African American decent who made their mark on U.S. history. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at 215 Niagara St., Lockport.
Second half run sets Lew-Port hoops past Niagara-Wheatfield
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 09:50 pm
Traveling on the road to play a basketball game in a hostile environment is no easy task. The Lewiston-Porter Lancers felt the affects of playing in Niagara-Wheatfield's gym Tuesday night, but as good teams do, the Lancers were able to overcome an early stumble. Lew-Port defeated the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons, 80-51, Tuesday, in a game that was close for the first 16 to 17 minutes.
Lewiston Tops-Sentinel coloring contest winners
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
DiMino Lewiston Tops once again partnered with Niagara Frontier Publications/The Sentinel to present a holiday coloring contest for children.
Food service students make cookies for troops
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 07:00 am
The VIP Food Service students from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center spread some holiday cheer to troops in Afghanistan. For the second year, students in Lisa Cook's class helped out a local Lewiston organization that tries to make the season brighter for men and women who cannot be home with their families.
Rotary youth groups assist with Red Kettle Campaign
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Members of the Grand Island High School and Connor Middle School Interact clubs and the Early Act Club members from the William Kaegebein and the Huth Road elementary schools have teamed up with members of the Grand Island Rotary Club this month collecting donations through the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign at Tops Friendly Markets on Grand Island Boulevard.
High schoolers invited to apply for 'Students Inside Albany' conference
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
The League of Women Voters invites motivated high school students to apply for its annual youth conference, "Students Inside Albany."
Canisius College receives $1.8 million grant from John Templeton Foundation
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 05:00 pm
Canisius College recently announced the John Templeton Foundation awarded a $1.8 million grant to its Institute for the Global Study of Religion (IGSOR). The grant will be used to conduct the first comprehensive, comparative and empirical study of megachurches in the global south.
Lancers hoops fall in season opener
Wed, Dec 4th 2019 10:00 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team has their sights set high for the 2019-20 season. The saying is, "To be the best, you have to beat the best." But, Wednesday night, in front of a stellar audience at the Creek Road campus, the Lancers fell against one of Western New York's best. Lew-Port was defeated in its season opener, 68-49, versus the defending Catholic School state and federation champions The Park School Pioneers.
Lew-Port hoops ready for success again in 2019-20
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:10 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Lancers 2018-19 basketball season could be summed up in one word - historic. The squad went 21-4, won the Niagara Frontier League title, a feat that hadn't been accomplished in 34 years; were victorious in the Section VI Class A championship and made an appearance in the Far West Regional before the season came to a close. All in all, it was the program's best season in 41 years.
Niagara Falls hoops ready to continue winning tradition
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 09:50 pm
2018-19 was one of the best seasons in the long history of Niagara Falls High School basketball. The team finished 21-4, won its fourth straight Section VI Class AA title and reached the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four for the first time in 10 years.
NCCC Future Leaders engage in community service
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 04:50 pm
As part of the Liberty Partnerships Future Leaders program at Niagara County Community College, students from Lockport High School and North Park Junior High School will focus their community service efforts on environmental improvements this year.
Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association to induct 3 into Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
Tue, Nov 19th 2019 09:10 am
On Dec. 5, the Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association will induct three Class of 1996 graduates into its Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame: Adam Burns, Dr. Michael Gambacorta and Dr. Peter Gambacorta.
Cuomo: $4 million to support green & clean energy solutions in New York schools
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 01:50 pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced $4 million is available under the "P-12 Schools: Green and Clean Energy Solutions" program to reduce energy use and assist with the conversion to carbon-free energy solutions for schools serving prekindergarten through grade 12 students. The program supports the state's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 85% by 2050, and the governor's "Green New Deal," the most aggressive climate and clean energy program in the nation.
UB launches Blue Table online food pantry service
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 04:05 pm
University at Buffalo students who have trouble accessing affordable food now have support on campus from Blue Table. The online food pantry service began with a soft launch in April and has been fully operational since the beginning of the fall semester.
Buffalo Sabres, Jeff Skinner announce return of '53's Difference Makers' program
Tue, Nov 12th 2019 03:50 pm
Buffalo Sabres forward Jeff Skinner announced the return of his "53's Difference Makers" program, which was originally launched in 2016.
NCCC awaits final approval for new president
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 06:15 pm
Niagara County Community College's search for a president is finished, according to board of trustees Chairman Bill Ross. The trustees, having interviewed four finalists for the position and chosen the applicant most suited, are sworn to confidentiality on the subject, but have sent their chosen applicant to the SUNY Board of Trustees and SUNY chancellor for approval.
Graduate talks about life in Coast Guard
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 03:55 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES Security and Law Enforcement teacher Dudley Gilbert recently had a special guest in class. Seaman Apprentice Ryan Burbee, who graduated from Mr. Gilbert's class at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center, stopped in to talk to the current students about his enrollment in the Coast Guard.
4 community leaders to be honored at Niagara University President's Dinner
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 01:35 pm
The accomplishments of four individuals will be recognized at Niagara University's 2019 President's Dinner, Friday, Nov. 15, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. Proceeds from the event benefit Niagara University's scholarship programs. Last year's dinner raised $330,000 toward student scholarship assistance.
Lady Falcons fall to Hamburg in semifinals
Tue, Nov 5th 2019 10:30 pm
For the last two years, the Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons volleyball team had appeared in the Section VI Class A finals. Vying for a third straight visit Tuesday night, the team fell short on the court versus the Hamburg Bulldogs, 3-1.
UB sets new high for Fulbright applicants
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:00 pm
The University at Buffalo took another step toward its goal of becoming a top producing university for Fulbright Scholars by submitting its largest number ever of applications for student Fulbright awards.
Matthew Giordano to be inaugurated as Villa Maria College's first lay male president
Mon, Oct 28th 2019 01:00 pm
For the first time in the college's history, a lay male will be officially inaugurated as Villa Maria's president. The inauguration of Matthew Giordano, Ph.D., who was appointed the institution's fourth president in March, will take place on Friday, Nov. 15.
Food pantry at Niagara University assists students facing food insecurity
Fri, Oct 25th 2019 06:00 pm
In recent years, the problem of food insecurity on college campuses has gained national attention, shedding light on a growing challenge faced by students across the U.S.
UB launches behavior change and weight loss program for adults with prediabetes
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:40 pm
Adults with prediabetes have an opportunity to participate in a powerful behavioral weight control program developed at the University at Buffalo that will help them lose weight, improve their blood sugar, and learn to make healthy decisions about diet and exercise.
DEC invites public comments on proposed 2020 Great Lakes fishing regulations
Fri, Oct 18th 2019 04:00 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the agency is seeking angler feedback on proposed fishing regulation changes for New York's Great Lakes. The proposed changes are designed to safeguard and expand certain fish populations while enhancing anglers' continued enjoyment of these world-class fisheries. The majority of the proposals are a direct result of DEC's work with anglers during the past several years to identify desired outcomes for Lake Ontario sport fishery management.
Lew-Port soccer shocks Niagara-Wheatfield, win NFL title
Wed, Oct 16th 2019 10:55 pm
After losing to the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons early in the season, 5-0, the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys soccer team chances of winning the Niagara Frontier League finals Wednesday night may have seemed slim to some. The Lancers were quick to prove the doubters wrong, though, as Lewiston-Porter defeated the Falcons, 1-0, to clinch the program's first NFL title since 2010.
NYSEG, AAA join forces to remind drivers about dangers of distracted driving
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 06:05 pm
NYSEG, a subsidiary of AVANGRID Inc., and AAA New York State, an advocate for traffic safety and security, recently announced they are working together to remind passenger and commercial drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.
Niagara University continues climb up U.S. News college rankings
Fri, Oct 4th 2019 04:50 pm
Niagara University leaped 11 spots on U.S. News & World Report's annual survey of "America's Best Colleges." Niagara secured the No. 32 position in "Best Regional Universities - North." This position is a dramatic climb from No. 70, which was the university's standing in 2013.
Higgins: Nearly $1.5 million for D'Youville College
Tue, Oct 1st 2019 01:25 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a federal grant has been awarded to D'Youville College from the Department of Education's Academies for American History and Civics Program in the amount of $1,492,475. The funding will be implemented over a period of three years, starting with $499,022 for the upcoming fiscal year.
Villa Maria College hosts first collegewide service day as part of 2019 Heritage Days
Mon, Sep 30th 2019 07:25 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 5, Villa Maria students, faculty and staff will join forces in an effort to make the Buffalo community a better place through service.
Niagara University honors 6 for outstanding work in Spirit of St. Vincent De Paul
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:40 pm
As part of its celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, Niagara University recognized the extraordinary contributions of six individuals who have lived the mission of St. Vincent de Paul at its annual convocation on Thursday.
Higgins & office of Sen. Gillibrand invite high school students & parents to Service Academy Night
Fri, Sep 27th 2019 08:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins and representatives from the office of U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand are hosting Service Academy Night 2019, an opportunity for high school students, families, school administrators and counselors to learn more about service academy institutions, programs and the application process. The event begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the auditorium at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main St., Williamsville.
Girl Scouts of Western New York announces its new executive leadership team
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:30 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) announced a newly formed executive leadership team consisting of nine staff members and including the promotion of five existing staff to serve GSWNY's nine-county jurisdiction.
Lewiston Explorers to hold open house
Tue, Sep 24th 2019 02:30 pm
The Lewiston Police Explorers will hold an open house at from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Lewiston Police Department, 4059 Creek Road (Lewiston-Porter campus).
NCCC celebrates new Athletic Wall of Fame
Fri, Sep 20th 2019 04:45 pm
Athletes, both present and alumni, coaches, and administration all gathered together Saturday at Niagara County Community College's unveiling of its Athletic Wall of Fame.

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