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Unity Playground puts 'Unity' into comm-unity
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 11:00 am
The Town of Wheatfield has a new playground whose name encompasses the reason for its being there: Unity Inclusive Playground at Fairmount Park.
UB to offer free dental care to WNY vets in honor of Veterans Day
Thu, Nov 9th 2023 03:15 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine is proud to present the eighth annual "Dentistry Smiles for Veterans" event on Saturday, Nov. 11, on the South Campus. The initiative is dedicated to honoring veterans and ensuring they receive the dental care they deserve.
Buffalo Sabres expand partnership with Hasek's Heroes
Wed, Nov 8th 2023 05:15 pm
The Buffalo Sabres announced the team will expand its partnership with Hasek's Heroes to include it in the organization's "Learn to Play" program.
Sheeran elected president-elect of New York State Magistrates
Wed, Nov 8th 2023 05:15 pm
Dr. Thomas Sheeran, a longtime member of the faculty in the College of Education at Niagara University, was elected to the position of president-elect of the New York State Magistrate's Association at its annual meeting in November. This position is a prelude to moving to the position of the association's presidency in the fall of 2024.
Edward Town Middle School presents 'Frozen, Jr.'
Mon, Nov 6th 2023 04:45 pm
Edward Town Middle School's production of "Frozen, Jr." is playing at Niagara Wheatfield Senior High School at 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2 and at 2 p.m. Dec. 3. The cast of approximately 50 students is directed by Ken Fick and Andrea Letcher.
Niagara University receives $2.5 million gift for endowed chair of chemistry
Sat, Nov 4th 2023 10:10 am
Niagara University alumnus Michael Kakos, '60, and his wife, Aimee, have pledged a $2,500,000 gift to establish the Michael J., '60 and Aimee Rusinko Kakos Endowed Chair of Chemistry and to support the compensation and research of Dr. Mary McCourt, professor of chemistry, who will hold that position.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES' CTE students inducted into National Technical Honor Society
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 02:40 pm
Congratulations to the students from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, who were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. Out of all the high school students in the U.S., the National Technical Honor Society students who receive this honor comprise 1.6% of that population.
PHOTOS: Sister Joan Nelson celebrates her 100th birthday at Stella Niagara
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 11:00 am
Sister Joan Nelson celebrated her 100th birthday on Oct. 20, with her Franciscan sisters, students of Stella Niagara Education Park, family and employees of Stella Niagara.
'Tales for Tots' at GIHS
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 07:00 am
The Grand Island High School Spotlighters annual "Tales for Tots" will be performed at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, in the Viking Theater.
Youngstown Lions Park grows & flourishes
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Gathering together in Lions Park on a day in early October, Lions from Youngstown and Lewiston were joined by Boy Scout Troop 829 and others who came out to plant trees to further develop the community park in the Village of Youngstown.
Upstate Niagara Cooperative affected by nationwide milk carton supply challenges
Thu, Nov 2nd 2023 07:10 pm
Upstate Niagara Cooperative Inc. is one of many milk processors throughout the nation that has been affected by an unexpected school milk packaging supply disruption. Unfortunately, a significant industry supplier of half-pint milk carton packaging is experiencing operational challenges. This is negatively impacting their ability to fully supply school milk packaging orders.
Community Foundation: information sessions, deadline for Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds application process
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 06:25 pm
The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will begin accepting applications for the 2024 Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds competitive grant process on Nov. 6. The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. Dec. 1.
Hochul celebrates 50th anniversary of New York State Tuition Assistance Program, opens program application
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 05:20 pm
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the program, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the New York State Tuition Assistance Program application is now open for applicants for the 2024-25 school year.
ACT launches nationwide 'twofer' testing program for December
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 05:15 pm
ACT, the nonprofit learning organization and provider of college and career readiness assessments, has announced a new program allowing students who register for the December test date to receive a credit that can be used to take another ACT test for free.
NYSUT members raise over $275,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 11:40 am
New York State United Teachers congratulated its 174 teams who participated in the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walks across the state, raising over $275,000 to save lives and fund the future of cancer research, patient support and advocacy.
Study abroad opportunities for high school students
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 11:40 am
Qualified high school students are offered a unique opportunity to explore the world by spending an academic year, semester or summer in Europe, Asia, North or South America, Australia or South Africa as part of the ASSE International student exchange program.
CSEA donates to Tuscarora Nation Elementary School
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 07:00 am
CSEA Unit 7650 recently hosted a back-to-school drive to collect and distribute free school supplies to families in need. During the months of July and August, union members collected items including backpacks, tissue, pencil pouches, crayons, colored pencils, pens, pencils, folders, paper, notebooks and binders for Tuscarora Nation Elementary School students.
Photos: Mega meat & basket raffle benefits Francis Center
Sat, Oct 28th 2023 01:00 pm
Town of Niagara Active Hose was the scene of a mega meat and basket raffle to benefit Francis Center, a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis at Stella Niagara. More than $3,000 worth of beef, pork, chicken and fish was up for grabs at the mid-October event, in addition to dozens of themed baskets.
Veronica Connor Middle School students clean trail
Sat, Oct 28th 2023 07:00 am
On Oct. 13, eighth graders from Veronica Connor Middle School could be seen walking down the multipurpose trail on the West River. They were carrying garbage bags and collecting litter from the trail, as well as from the area between the trail and the river.
Legislator Irene Myers secures funds for Scouting programs in Youngstown
Fri, Oct 27th 2023 07:00 am
Niagara County Legislator Irene Myers presented $1,500 in funding to scouting programs in Youngstown on Oct. 16 during an awards presentation to the Scouts, leaders and parents at the Youngstown Presbyterian Church. Cub Scout Pack 829 and Boy Scout Troop 829 each received $750 from the Niagara County Legislature.
Don't let Halloween haunt you
Thu, Oct 26th 2023 08:45 pm
Here's hoping for all treats and no tricks this Halloween! An estimated 73% of consumers plan to celebrate the holiday this year, up from 69% last year, according to The National Retail Federation. Moreover, 68% of consumers plan to hand out candy to millions of children trick or treating on Oct. 31. It will surely be a busy night on roads and sidewalks - and the worst night for vandalism.
All of Our Relations' exhibition celebrates Native American Heritage Month at Carnegie Art Center
Thu, Oct 26th 2023 08:35 pm
The Carnegie Art Center announced "All of Our Relations," a month-long celebration in honor of Native American Heritage Month, featuring the rich cultural heritage of the Seneca and Tuscarora nations. This event will take place from Nov. 1-29 at the Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., North Tonawanda.
Niagara University Sabres Scholars begin one-of-a-kind educational experience
Thu, Oct 26th 2023 08:35 pm
Ten students in Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management are beginning a unique four-year program that will give them special access and opportunities in the field of professional sports with one of the leaders in the industry.
$10M available through round 1 of state's Regional School Food Infrastructure Grant program
Thu, Oct 26th 2023 08:30 pm
As part of Farm-to-School Month, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $10 million is available through round 1 of New York's Regional School Food Infrastructure Grant. The program will support projects in schools that improve meal preparation and distribution for kindergarten through grade 12 students.
History Center to hold Veterans Day children's program
Thu, Oct 26th 2023 08:30 pm
The Niagara History Center will hold a school holiday Veterans Day program for children ages 7-11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.
Kids in your home? Know your risks of lead poisoning
Wed, Oct 25th 2023 05:55 pm
The Niagara County Department of Health lead poisoning prevention programs encourage everyone with a young child in their home to know their risks of lead poisoning and get children tested for lead at age 1 year and age 2 years.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides safety tips for adults & children for enjoyable, safe Halloween celebration
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 02:50 pm
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection reminds New Yorkers to stay safe during Halloween activities with health, treat, costume, d├ęcor and traffic safety tips.
Niagara Falls Public Library continues 'Monday Evening Talk Series'
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 02:50 pm
The local history department at the Niagara Falls Public Library will continue its "Monday Evening Talk Series," featuring speakers and institutions across Niagara Falls. These talks will be held at the Niagara Falls Public Library, LaSalle Branch, and are sponsored by the Friends of the Niagara Falls Public Library.
UB researcher receives $3.2 million NCI grant to study impact of cannabis on immunotherapy treatments
Tue, Oct 24th 2023 01:15 pm
A University at Buffalo psychologist has received a $3.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to assess how cannabis use affects patients who receive immunotherapy, a rapidly advancing treatment that helps the immune system fight cancer.
State School Boards Association's annual convention heads to Buffalo
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 12:45 pm
Some 1,500 school board members and other school district leaders from throughout New York will gather in Buffalo this week at the New York State School Boards Association's Annual Convention and Education Expo to immerse themselves in such timely issues as school safety, student mental health, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, teacher shortages and more.
Lewiston Police Department offers tips for safe, fun Halloween celebrations
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 07:00 am
Each year, Halloween is traditionally celebrated with trick-or-treating and parties - and candy and drinks. Unfortunately, the night often includes drunk drivers on the streets and distracted drivers as well. The Lewiston Police Department will have extra patrols on policing our ghouls and goblins. Here are some tips for you to keep Halloween safe.
NU swim makes its debut on ESPN+
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 03:55 pm
The Oxy Aquatic Center at Niagara University was abuzz with excited swimmers and families this past Friday, Oct. 13, for the season opener dual swim meet against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies. The Bonnies are a long-time "Little Three" rival of the Purple Eagles.
'Cupcakes with cops'
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 02:25 pm
Niagara Career and Technical Education Center's VIP food service class spent a delightful morning with School Resource Officer Deputy Michelle Ohar. Teacher Alan Benevento invited Deputy Ohar to help his students decorate cupcakes.
Holy Ghost students visit Elderwood
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 02:25 pm
Students from the fourth and eighth grade classes at Holy Ghost Lutheran school recently visited Elderwood Nursing Home. Students brought companionship to the elderly residents, as well as pumpkins and cards to decorate the facility.
O'Hara Players stage murder mystery
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 02:25 pm
"Murder Runs in the Family," a comedy whodunit, will be on stage Nov. 17 and 18 in the Performing Arts Center at Cardinal O'Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda.
Village of Lewiston's 'Haunted House Spooktacular' to include 'Skeleton Walk,' dog parade, 'Salem Sisters'
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department will host its annual "Haunted House Spooktacular" from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. This event is held in conjunction with the Lewiston Business Group's "Trick-or-Treat Center Street" (see related story), and includes:
Town of Niagara Halloween party & costume contest
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 07:00 am
The Town of Niagara Recreation Department will present a Halloween party and costume contest from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Town of Niagara Community Center, 7000 Lockport Road. This evening includes music, crafts and food, as well as costume contests for different age groups.
Higgins: $990,000 to support education and career services for at-risk young people
Thu, Oct 19th 2023 09:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a three-year grant totaling $990,000 awarded to the PathStone Corp. His team said, "Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and awarded through the Transitioning Gang-Involved Youth to Higher Education program, the grant supports PathStone's efforts in Erie County to provide at-risk young people with the tools they need to achieve educational and career success."
UB takes AI chat series to Grand Island Central School District
Wed, Oct 18th 2023 08:10 pm
Artificial intelligence has the potential to drastically alter education systems.
Hochul announces $13.5 million in suicide prevention funding
Wed, Oct 18th 2023 07:00 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state Office of Mental Health has received two federal grants totaling $13.5 million to expand access to mental and behavioral health services in primary care practices for youth and to implement the "Zero Suicide" model at 13 certified community behavioral health clinics across the state.
 

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