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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.
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.
'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.
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.
New report unveils groundbreaking opportunities for US health care transformation
Tue, Oct 17th 2023 05:05 pm
"The Future of Health" - a forward-looking report jointly released today by the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo and the Jacobs Institute - heralds massive potential for improving health care in the U.S.
Teen Driver Safety Week: AAA says it's never too soon for parents to talk to teen drivers about safety
Mon, Oct 16th 2023 03:45 pm
National Teen Driver Safety Week runs from Oct. 15-21. This is a perfect time for parents to talk with teen drivers about the importance of safety behind the wheel.
'Hawk-tion': Cardinal O'Hara cheers 30 years
Mon, Oct 16th 2023 03:00 pm
"Cheers to 30 Years" is the theme of Cardinal O'Hara High School's 30th "Hawk-tion" gala on Friday, Nov. 3, at Banchetti's by Rizzo in Amherst.
Ryan: Expedited federal rule change will provide free school meals to more New York students
Mon, Oct 16th 2023 02:35 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan is highlighting a federal rule change that will expand the list of New York schools eligible to offer two free meals to all students every day.
DEC, Sea Grant, State Parks announce success of 2-year environmental education project in Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River watershed
Mon, Oct 16th 2023 02:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the successful completion of the "Day in the Life" of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Watershed project, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Eagle Scout project benefits community
Mon, Oct 16th 2023 07:00 am
Garrett Cassidy recently completed his Eagle Scout project and shared it with the community. He built a bottle and can return station, which was placed at Four Mile Creek State Park on Sept. 30.
Grand Island Board of Education discusses issues related to shifting to a fleet of electric vehicles
Sat, Oct 14th 2023 07:00 am
New York state's requirement that all school districts shift to a fully electric fleet of vehicles by 2035 was described as an underfunded mandate at the Grand Island Board of Education's meeting on Tuesday at Sidway Elementary School.
UB: A billion and beyond
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 04:25 pm
At his annual state of the university address, University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi announced today that UB has raised more than $1 billion through a comprehensive fundraising effort.
Niagara Wheatfield to induct 9 into Wall of Fame, Hall of Fame
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 12:50 pm
Niagara Wheatfield Central School District is pleased to announce that it will honor eight alumni and one community member into the Falcon Wall of Fame and the Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 4.
Canisius University receives bequest from alumnus
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 12:50 pm
Canisius University received a $441,000 bequest from the estate of alumnus Robert W. Hickey Jr. '65. This generous donation will provide crucial funding to enhance the student experience.
NYS: Record-setting Powerball jackpot delivers $66.1 million for New York schools
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 12:50 pm
The second-highest Powerball jackpot of $1.765 billion, while won in California, delivered more than $77.4 million combined for New York state public schools and Lottery retailers.
'If you build it, they will come': Inclusive playground under construction in Wheatfield
Fri, Oct 13th 2023 10:55 am
As goes the often-misquoted famous line from the movie, "Field of Dreams," the Town of Wheatfield is counting on the belief that "If you build it, they will come."
New York Association for Pupil Transportation supports National School Bus Safety Week
Thu, Oct 12th 2023 07:55 pm
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) on Thursday announced that the organization is supporting National School Bus Safety Week and is reminding drivers to be extra careful when they see the flashing red lights of a yellow school bus.
Arts for Learning to celebrate Erie Canal bicentennial by presenting free arts-integrated events
Thu, Oct 12th 2023 07:55 pm
Arts for Learning WNY will partner with various organizations throughout the eight counties of Western New York to bring free public arts workshops to the community.
This weekend's partial eclipse offers small preview of next year's total eclipse
Wed, Oct 11th 2023 08:15 pm
Western New York will experience a partial solar eclipse on Saturday (Oct. 14), and University at Buffalo scientists say it's a good opportunity to start preparing for the region's once-in-a-century total solar eclipse in 2024.
Levesque Institute hosts community events as part of NU's annual Vincentian Heritage Week
Tue, Oct 10th 2023 01:10 pm
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement hosted several activities in coordination with the university's 2023 Vincentian Heritage Week celebration. The annual observation highlights NU's rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, a 17th century Catholic priest who inspired and organized his contemporaries to serve the less fortunate.

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