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Fantastic Friends of WNY holds annual special needs fashion show
Mon, Apr 24th 2023 09:40 am
Together with the D'Youville University occupational therapy department, Fantastic Friends of WNY Inc. hosted a special needs prom on Friday at the South Line Firehall in Cheektowaga.
Special Olympics returns to Niagara University campus
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 03:40 pm
After three years, due to COVID-19 and renovations to its recreation center, Niagara University will once again host the Special Olympics New York's Western Regional Basketball Tournament on its campus.
New York Association for Pupil Transportation calls on drivers to stop for school buses during Operation Safe Stop Day
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 10:40 am
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT), a statewide organization dedicated to the support, development and representation of professionals responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of our school children, is supporting Operation Safe Stop Day - an annual public awareness event to promote school bus safety and educate the public about the dangers of illegally passing a stopped school bus when its red lights are flashing.
Peach Queen prom dress giveaway
Fri, Apr 21st 2023 09:10 am
Jordan Brooks, the 2022-23 Niagara County Peach Queen, has been collecting donated prom Dress for the past two months. She currently has over 50 dresses available in all sizes for high school seniors who need a dress for their special prom night.
Wegmans make significant donation to Niagara University
Wed, Apr 19th 2023 09:30 am
Niagara University's Holzschuh College of Business Administration has received a $1.5 million gift from Wegmans Family Foundation to establish the Robert B. Wegman Endowed Director of Food Industry Innovation and Supply Chain Excellence.
16th annual 'Runway' show focuses on sustainability, equality
Wed, Apr 19th 2023 07:00 am
In recent years, Buffalo State University's fashion and textile technology department has promoted social and racial justice themes reflected in its annual "Runway" fashion show.
AHA: Commotio cordis is extremely rare; quick action essential: call 911, begin CPR and use AED
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 06:10 pm
Commotio cordis (kə-ˈmō-shē-ō-ˈkȯrd-əs) is an extremely rare and highly unusual cardiac event, yet it is vitally important for everyone to be aware of and recognize how to take action quickly in any type of cardiac emergency.
Alberto Rey returns to Castellani after 28 years for 'Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York' exhibition
Tue, Apr 18th 2023 05:05 pm
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will host two exhibition receptions celebrating "Biological Regionalism: Niagara River, Western New York" by Alberto Rey on Thursday, April 20, from 4-6 p.m. for CAM Members and the Niagara University community, and from 6-8 p.m. for the public.
CTE students enjoy career fair
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 11:05 am
Niagara Career and Technical Education Center students recently attended the Skilled Trades Career Fair at the Buffalo Bills Field House. The event was called "Be Your Own Hero."
UB to host two-and-a half-day Shakespeare workshop exploring race, class and culture
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 10:00 am
The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with the University at Buffalo, the UB Arts Collaboratory, and the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (B&ECPL), will present a unique two-and-a-half-day local workshop exploring Shakespeare's role in reinforcing and contesting questions of race, class and culture.
NCCC welcomes community to open house and student showcase
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 09:55 am
For anyone considering a college education or workforce opportunity, make sure to add the following Niagara County Community College (NCCC) events to your calendar!
LPAA to host 3rd annual Shred-it fundraiser
Mon, Apr 17th 2023 07:00 am
Do you have any personal information, old bank statements, canceled checks, or medical records that need to be destroyed? If yes, consider attending a Shred-it event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 29 at Lewiston-Porter High School (driveway), 4061 Creek Road, Youngstown.
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center partners with Bloneva Bond Primary School for 'teddy bear clinic' to promote health care education
Fri, Apr 14th 2023 11:20 am
Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center recently participated in an educational activity at Bloneva Bond Primary School. The event, which aimed to promote wellness, good hygiene and proper nutrition, featured interactive stations where K-2 students learned about various aspects of health care.
Buffalo Zoo is gearing up for busy summer camp season
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:05 pm
After a few years of limited camp offerings, the Buffalo Zoo is once again excited to offer week-long, full-day, summer camp this year.
Tyler Perry turns to UB sociologist ahead of WWII movie on groundbreaking military unit
Thu, Apr 13th 2023 08:00 pm
Brenda Moore, Ph.D., a University at Buffalo associate professor of sociology, wrote a letter to Oprah Winfrey in 1996 to share news with the talk show host about the publication of her book, "To Serve My Country, to Serve My Race: The Story of the Only African American WACS Stationed Overseas During World War II."
Former Buffalo Bills player Stevie Johnson releases second children's book
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
Former Buffalo Bills player Stevie Johnson is gearing up for yet another children's book release with the help of Buffalo-based co-author Charles Roberts III and illustrator Zachary McCabe. This book - "Freddy J Makes His Play" - features another former Bills player Fred Jackson telling the story of how he overcame long odds to become a fan-favorite and build his professional legacy.
Two initiatives at NCCC increase attention and support for students with disabilities
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
A two-person team from Niagara County Community College (NCCC) has earned sponsorship to the world's preeminent event for and advancing disability inclusion in higher education.
NCCC's medical assisting program earns reaccreditation
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
Niagara County Community College Vice President of Academic Affairs Lydia Ulatowski announced the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) has awarded continuing accreditation to NCCC's medical assisting program.
Professionals to share insights with Upward Bound-affiliated students
Wed, Apr 12th 2023 08:55 am
Buffalo State University's Upward Bound program will host a career day designed to connect economically disadvantaged high school students with professionals excelling in their fields on Thursday, April 13, from 9 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. in the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State.
Global Type 1 diabetes burden remains high despite advances, reports Lancet overview of disease
Tue, Apr 11th 2023 03:45 pm
The past few years have seen numerous advances in the understanding of how Type 1 diabetes develops and how to manage it, yet the global disease burden remains high, according to a review article published April 5 in The Lancet.
Tops raises over $321,000 in 30th year helping JDRF find a cure for Type 1 diabetes
Mon, Apr 10th 2023 05:15 pm
Tops Friendly Markets once again partnered with JDRF as it embarked on a 53rd year to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes (T1D). The campaign, which began Sunday, March 5, and ran through Saturday, March 25, raised $321,000. This was the 30th year Tops has helped run the JDRF campaign at its stores.
'Gowns for Prom' returns, ensuring every student in WNY has a prom gown
Sat, Apr 8th 2023 07:00 am
Jill O'Malley, a Town of Tonawanda Board member, and founder of the Ken-Ton Closet, which provides free clothing to families in need, recalls the wonderful memories of her high school prom. Years ago, when she heard about students at Kenmore West and East high schools who were not attending their prom because they could not afford a dress, she knew she had to do something about it.
Grand Island Central School District: A look at capital funding
Sat, Apr 8th 2023 07:00 am
In 2008, Grand Island voters approved the establishment of a capital reserve fund for the Grand Island School District. That fund was set to expire in 15 years, which is 2023. According to Assistant Superintendent for School Business and Finance Rubie Harris, "This current one is expiring. All the money that was placed in the fund has been spent. So now, we are planning and looking forward to the future."
Higgins: $575,000-plus to support student veterans at Daemen University
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 10:15 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a three-year federal grant totaling $575,697 awarded to Daemen University. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education and awarded through the Centers of Excellence for Veterans Student Success (CEVSS) program, the grant will provide critical support for the university's student veteran population from enrollment to graduation.
Katherine Conway-Turner joins 2023 AAUW NYS Celebration of College Women Presidents
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 09:20 am
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has invited Buffalo State University President Katherine Conway-Turner to participate on a panel in its 2023 AAUW NYS Celebration of College Women Presidents on Saturday, April 8, from 9:15 a.m. to noon via Zoom. It is open to the public.
Ruby Carey Memorial Scholarship
Thu, Apr 6th 2023 07:00 am
The Youngstown Free Library board of trustees and the Friends of the Youngstown Free Library are again offering the Ruby Carey Memorial Scholarship to any student who lives in the 14174 postal ZIP code and will be graduating this June.
BOCES students win prizes at Buffalo Auto Show poster contest
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 08:15 pm
Two students in Susan Staddon's graphic communications program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center took the top honors at the Buffalo Auto Show poster contest. The contest was sponsored by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association (NFADA).
Nationally recognized fashion and race scholar to speak at Buffalo State
Wed, Apr 5th 2023 11:15 am
Kimberly Jenkins, founder, director and principal researcher of the Fashion and Race Database, will share her expertise on inclusion and social justice concerns in the fashion industry at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Buffalo State University's LoRusso Alumni and Visitor Center. A Q&A session will follow. Her talk is free and open to the public.
Fashion design students sew for astronauts through NASA program
Tue, Apr 4th 2023 02:55 pm
The fashion design/interior decorating students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center have taken on a new project - making U.S. hygiene kits for NASA!
'AuSome Aquarium' returns Friday
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 07:10 pm
Families impacted by autism spectrum disorder are invited to visit the Aquarium of Niagara after hours to enjoy special programming in a supportive environment.
NYS: Heightened monitoring in response to increase in false threats to schools
Mon, Apr 3rd 2023 10:00 am
Over the weekend, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced heightened monitoring in response to the recent increase in "swatting" calls, or the false reporting of a serious law enforcement emergency, such as a bomb threat, hostage situation or homicide, across the state and country.
NHL Hall of Famer and Buffalo Sabres great Pat LaFontaine teams with Niagara University for Sports Summit
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
Pat LaFontaine grew up loving the game of hockey, as he played on backyard rinks in his hometown of Waterford, Michigan.
John Paul Szczublewski: Overcoming challenges and soaring as an Eagle Scout
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
John Paul Szczublewski started life as a premature baby, who experienced a variety of difficulties as a small child.
Grand Island: Students honored at Board of Education meeting
Sat, Apr 1st 2023 07:00 am
One of the most difficult feats to accomplish in bowling is the 800 series. To succeed at that, the bowler must average 267 in a series of three games. According to Craig Davis, coach of the Grand Island High School boys' bowling team, senior bowler Talon Newton succeeded in doing exactly that.
Niagara University shows 'Power of Our Voice' to end gender-based violence
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:35 pm
Hundreds of Niagara University students, faculty and staff were joined by members of the community on March 30 to "Take Back the Night." The annual event, now in its sixth year, aims to end gender-based violence in all forms, including domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
Racial trauma and Black lives: UB School of Social Work to host important conversation
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 01:30 pm
As Buffalo prepares to acknowledge the first anniversary of the May 14 massacre at the Jefferson Avenue Tops grocery store, the University at Buffalo School of Social Work will host a webinar on Black racial trauma. The event will be a moment of learning and reflection to denote the ongoing existence of racial trauma in the lives of Black people.
VFW Auxiliary Post 313 art contest underway
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:30 am
The VFW Auxiliary of Lake Ontario Post 313 in Youngstown is still accepting entries for the VFW Auxiliary's annual Illustrating America art contest.
NIMAC scholarship applications available
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:30 am
The Niagara Military Affairs Council (NIMAC) is accepting applications for the Merrell Lane Memorial Aviation Scholarship. The award is presented to an enlisted member assigned to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) in pursuit of an aviation-related career.
Can You Help? Lewiston-Porter BOE member's family impacted by fire
Fri, Mar 31st 2023 10:30 am
It was learned this week that Lewiston-Porter Board of Education member Julie Donnelley and her family were displaced in a house fire that occurred Saturday on Michelle Court in the Town of Lewiston. A fundraiser was announced Tuesday by the school district to help the family get back on its feet.
Niagara County Youth Bureau accepting applications for Summer Food Service Program
Thu, Mar 30th 2023 09:10 pm
The Niagara County Youth Bureau will return as a sponsor for the 2023 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This program ensures that children who are economically disadvantaged continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation. Meals are comparable to the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs (NSBP and NSLP, respectively) throughout the school year.

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