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N-W hosting 'Lax for Love'
Thu, May 9th 2019 02:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School will host its third event for a cause in a week on Friday, May 10, as the Falcons girls lacrosse team hosts "Lax for Love."
NCCC wraps up presidential candidate public forums
Thu, May 9th 2019 01:40 pm
This past week, Niagara County Community College hosted three public forums to introduce its presidential candidates. The forums also gave attendees the chance to ask the candidates questions they may have regarding the college. Following the remarks, attendees filled out a survey, which judged several categories of the presentation.
Niagara University's College of Education receives grant to help support summer STEM program
Tue, May 7th 2019 01:05 pm
Niagara University's College of Education has received a $60,000, two-year grant from National Grid to help support the college's summer STEM camp initiative. The camps, now in their 11th year, are intended to engage young people in the practical application of science, technology, engineering and math, and to learn about careers in the STEM fields.
NU senior Chris Rhue receives United Way's Volunteer of the Year Award
Tue, May 7th 2019 10:25 am
Niagara University senior Chris Rhue was presented with the United Way of Greater Niagara's Volunteer of the Year Award on Friday, April 12, at the organization's ninth annual meeting and awards breakfast at the Wurlitzer Event Center in North Tonawanda.
UB professor shares with NAM successes of telemedicine program that integrates treating opioid use disorder & HCV
Mon, May 6th 2019 04:20 pm
A University at Buffalo professor who has pioneered the use of telemedicine to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) patients who are in opioid treatment programs will share the successes of this approach with the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today in Washington, D.C.
NCCC begins presidential candidate public forums
Sat, May 4th 2019 07:00 am
On Thursday, Niagara County Community College hosted the first of three public forums to introduce its presidential candidates. The forum also gave attendees the chance to ask the candidate presenting several questions they may have regarding the college.
Erie County DA's office hosts student debate at courthouse
Fri, May 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
The Erie County District Attorney's Office hosted dozens of Buffalo Public School students, teachers and coaches for a series of debates at Erie County Court in downtown Buffalo.
First Niagara Falls CNA class graduates from O/N BOCES
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:35 pm
The first adult education certified nursing assistant class graduated from the new Orleans/Niagara BOCES building in Niagara Falls. 
Falcons girls lax setting high goals in '19
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:25 pm
After falling last season in the Section VI Class B semifinals to rival Hamburg and losing top scorer Erin Wegrzyn, some wondered what expectations the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons girls lacrosse team would have in 2019.
N-WHS hosting 'Race for Hope' track meet
Thu, May 2nd 2019 05:20 pm
The Falcons track team, along with the squad from Kenmore West, will host a "Race for Hope" track meet at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at Terry Harvey Field on the N-WHS campus. 
Deadline to apply for Erie County Fair Camp is May 6
Wed, May 1st 2019 05:15 pm
In 2009, the Erie County Agricultural Society inaugurated its award-winning Erie County Fair Camp program with the goal to stimulate an interest in agriculture, a passion for learning and foster a love of the Erie County Fair. In the 11 years of its existence, more than 350 children and their parents have slept overnight in a barn, assisted with farm chores, showed animals in a livestock competition and worked inside a fair food concession.
Buffalo State hosts 3 arts summer camps for area teens
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 06:30 pm
Middle and high school musicians and thespians have the chance to study with Buffalo State faculty members and local performing artists during Buffalo State's 2019 Summer Performing Arts Institute.
Allied health students learn to save a life
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:50 pm
Students in the allied health program at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently spent a day learning CPR. 
Gonyea wins ADK scholarship
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:45 pm
On April 13, Niagara-Wheatfield ADK held its annual Fashion Show. The fashions, modeled by ADK members, were provided by Talbots of the Fashion Outlets Mall. Proceeds from the event go to the annual scholarship for a Niagara-Wheatfield student.  This year, the scholarship was won by Olivia Gonyea. 
NCCC's Tylec a finalist for ATHENA Leadership Award
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:35 pm
Professor Gail Tylec, director of the Faculty Resource Center for Academic Excellence at Niagara County Community College, has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the ATHENA Leadership Award in collaboration with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership. 
Keynote speakers announced for NCCC's 55th annual commencement ceremonies
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:30 pm
Niagara County Community College Interim President William J. Murabito announced last Thursday that Phyllis Floro, New York State Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello and Anne E. McCaffrey will deliver the keynote addresses at the college's 55th annual commencement ceremonies. 
NCCC Thunderfest to feature Eric Van Houten
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:20 pm
The Niagara County Community College Student Senate Programing Board will host an end of the year festival on Friday, April 26 featuring a free concert with opener Wasted Whiskey at 5:30 p.m. and headliner Eric Van Houten at 7:30 p.m.
NCCC announces presidential search finalists
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:10 pm
The Niagara County Community College board of trustees announced last Thursday that its presidential search committee has identified four finalists for the college presidency and will hold open public forums for each candidate.  
NCCC Presidential Search Committee completes interviews
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:55 pm
The Niagara County Community College Presidential Search Committee completed its mission of interviews and selecting the final NCCC presidential candidates last week and forwarded the results to the NCCC board of trustees for the final interviews to fill the open position of president of NCCC. 
Saph named director of campus facilities and operations at NCCC
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:50 pm
Niagara County Community College has hired Donald Saph of Ransomville as the new director of campus facilities and operations. 
NFHS baseball flying under the radar in '19
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 12:20 pm
The Niagara Falls High School baseball team for 2019 is one that not many people charted high expectations for.
High school coders, scientists invited to apply for free summer workshop
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:25 pm
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the Eric Pitman Summer Workshop in Computational Science, presented annually by the University at Buffalo Center for Computational Research (CCR).
N-W baseball: Guthrie ready for big senior year
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 02:35 pm
An overlooked position in baseball sometimes is that of the catcher. Every game, the catcher is seeing a new style of pitcher, calling pitches from start to finish, helping guide the defense, throw base stealers out - oh, and they get to hit, too. As the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons baseball team comes into a 2019 season with high expectations, it is fortunate enough to have a backstop who has done all of that for quite some time: Ethan Guthrie.
Lewiston-Porter: Budget development an interesting process
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 07:00 am
As reported last week, the Board of Education has adopted its 2019-20 $48.487 million budget. Crafting the budget is an interesting process. While Lew-Port calculates its anticipated expenditures, it must proceed through budget development without solid numbers from New York on Lew-Port's state aid allocation (revenues).
UB responds to suspected overnight fraternity hazing
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:55 pm
The University at Buffalo community is deeply concerned about the health and well-being of our student whose injuries, Buffalo Police suspect, may have resulted from hazing overnight.
EMS class spends day at Mercy Flight
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:30 pm
The EMS program, taught by Sara McCartin at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, had a very informative day recently at the Mercy Flight facility division headquarters in Batavia. 
Niagara-Wheatfield HS hosts summer job fair for students
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:15 pm
On Thursday, March 27, Niagara-Wheatfield High School held a Summer Job Fair for students. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the high school's adult learning center, local employers visited Niagara-Wheatfield High School to conduct job interviews for more than 60 students.
Starpoint students show 'somebunny' cares
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:15 pm
As part of an annual tradition, first-graders at Starpoint's Fricano Primary School are bringing some joy to patients that are being cared for by Niagara Hospice.
Egg sandwich sale helps philanthropy efforts of Niagara Academy
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:30 pm
The students and staff at the Niagara Academy had a successful fundraiser recently. The Orleans/Niagara's BOCES School had an egg sandwich sale in March and will use the proceeds to donate to charitable causes, pay for guest speakers and offset student costs for yearbooks and T-shirts.  
Fashion design students help bling out prom shopping
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:30 pm
The students in Debbie Wilczak's fashion design/interior decorating program recently had a chance to help out a local business and get their schoolmates ready for prom.
NFCI's Scott Steiner honored as Chef Educator of the Year
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 01:25 pm
Chef Scott Steiner, assistant professor and culinary arts program coordinator at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, was awarded the American Culinary Federation Chef Educator of the Year for the Northeast Region. 
Holy Ghost service-learning visits senior citizens
Thu, Apr 4th 2019 12:55 pm
As part of an ongoing service project, seventh- and eighth-grade students from Holy Ghost Lutheran School volunteered at Elderwood Assisted Living Facility.  
Spring cleaning for springers ... and dogs, too
Mon, Apr 1st 2019 04:00 pm
If your four-legged friend needs a little springtime sprucing up, next weekend Medaille College's veterinary technology students have got a great deal for you!
St. Paul Lutheran 'Breakfast with the Bunny'
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:45 pm
St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Tonawanda will hold its annual "Breakfast with the Bunny" from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 30. The event will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 453 Old Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda.
Fashion design students help NT Goodwill Store displays stand out
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:40 pm
Fashion design and interior decorating students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center had an interesting and creative shadowing opportunity for the past several months.  
Young N-W boys lax team looking for rebound year
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:35 pm
Over the years, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons boys lacrosse team has made deep postseason runs and been in the running for Section VI titles. 
NCCC to participate in NSF Advanced Technological Education program
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:20 pm
Niagara County Community College has been chosen to participate in the Mentor-Connect Project funded by the National Science Foundation's advanced technological education program. NCCC is one of only 22 community colleges nationwide to be selected to partake in the unique mentorship opportunity. 
NCTEC cosmetology students impress with creative and sophisticated styles
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:20 pm
Students in Jill Beatty's, Cathy Bonaccorso's and Pauline Carney's cosmetology programs at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center put on an impressive runway show recently. 
Niagara University men's hockey season comes to close in conference finals
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:40 am
The Niagara University men's hockey team fell in overtime, 3-2, to AIC in the championship game of the Atlantic Hockey playoffs on Saturday night in HarborCenter. Picked to finish last in the conference in the preseason poll, the Purple Eagles earned the sixth seed in the playoffs and bowled confidently through Canisius, two-time defending champion Air Force, and RIT before the Yellow Jackets scored 1:16 into the extra period to end Niagara's season.
Medaille heading to NCAA Tournament
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 10:40 am
While all eyes have been on the University at Buffalo's men's and women's hoops squads, Medaille College's women's bowling team earned the same title shot, claiming the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title on Sunday over Mount Aloysius College in a best-of-seven championship in the Pittsburgh suburb of Beaver Falls. What's particularly noteworthy is Medaille is a Division III school, and the other programs in the tournament are Division I.

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