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WNY school districts awarded hundreds of Connect Kids to Parks grants
Fri, May 18th 2018 09:05 pm
In advance of Kids to Parks Day, celebrated nationwide on May 19, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced more than 500 Connect Kids to Parks Field Trip Grants have been awarded to schools from Western New York, sending 32,000 school students on visits to public lands throughout the western regions of New York state, including Niagara, Erie, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua counties since September 2017.
N-W Hockey holding annual golf tournament
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
On Sunday, June 10, the Niagara-Wheatfield High School hockey team will host its annual golf tournament at Willowbrook Golf Course, 4200 Lake Ave., Lockport.
ATF special agent visits North Tonawanda High School students
Thu, May 17th 2018 05:00 pm
North Tonawanda High School social studies teacher Peter Fezer loves to bring in guest speakers to talk to his students. He was thrilled that ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) Special Agent Gerry O'Sullivan and his K9 Dolly agreed to spend some time talking to his students. 
Niagara University graduates Mt. St. Mary's nurses
Wed, May 16th 2018 09:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's Hospital congratulated six of its registered nurses as graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees from the Niagara University School of Nursing on May 12. All graduated as part of an initiative between Catholic Health and Niagara University.
Great Lakes Research Consortium awards funding to 5 NY projects
Tue, May 15th 2018 06:15 pm
The Great Lakes Research Consortium of 18 colleges and universities in New York has awarded $111,331.00 in grant funding for five projects that will address critical issues associated with pharmaceuticals, pollution and septic leaching; harmful algal bloom, and climate-related coastal resiliency. Research sites are located along Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Sodus Bay and the Wayne County shoreline, Owasco Lake and Skaneateles Lake.
St. Francis Guild awards junior scholarships
Fri, May 11th 2018 06:45 pm
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital has announced four of the hospital's past junior volunteers will receive this year's Karen Mahoney Scholarships.
Educators invited to learn classroom innovations: Annual STEAM conferences highlight new ways to learn
Thu, May 10th 2018 07:00 am
Registration is now open for "Building Buffalo and Beyond," which is the theme of the 2018 STEAM Conference. The Aug. 6-7 event, co-presented by the Education Collaborative of WNY and WNY STEM Hub, will be held on the Daemen College campus, 4380 Main St., Amherst.
Elijah Vazquez awarded Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship to study abroad
Mon, May 7th 2018 01:55 pm
Elijah Vazquez, a junior theater performance major at Niagara University, has been awarded the Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for study abroad.
NU research conference features 'Smart City' app, psychological screenings of pediatric cancer survivors
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:35 am
On Friday afternoon, just a few miles north from where county officials were announcing details of new, complimentary Wi-Fi service in Niagara Falls, Jeffrey Weber and Noah Barnard were unveiling a mobile application they've developed to connect people with local services, training programs and volunteer opportunities.
Cornerstone CFCU hosting 'Prom Squad' contest
Thu, May 3rd 2018 11:25 am
The prom can be one of the first major expenses for teenagers. Cornerstone CFCU would like to help one lucky member through its latest Facebook contest.
Niagara-Wheatfield alum signed by Miami Dolphins
Mon, Apr 30th 2018 02:40 pm
This past weekend, the NFL held its annual draft, selecting over 200 players from college programs across the nation. Lucas Gravelle's name wasn't called, but the Niagara-Wheatfield High School alum will still get a chance to play in the NFL. Gravelle was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent.
It's AAA School Safety Patrol Week in New York
Mon, Apr 30th 2018 11:10 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proclaimed April 29-May 5 as "AAA School Safety Patrol Week" in New York state in recognition of the efforts of school safety patrol members.
53rd annual Hewitt Awards to be presented Sunday, May 6
Thu, Apr 26th 2018 11:20 am
Eighteen student scholar-athletes representing nine area high schools will be honored at the 53rd annual Thomas E. Hewitt Sports Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Antonio's Banquet Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. The dinner, sponsored by the board of associates of Mount St. Mary's Hospital, will begin with a reception at 5 p.m.
Kenan Center presents awards to student photographers
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 05:00 pm
On Sunday, the Kenan Center in Lockport presented 38 awards to student photographers whose work is currently on exhibit in the Storrs All High Photo Show in the Kenan Center House Gallery in Lockport.
Buffalo Prep recognized at national education conference
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 01:30 pm
On April 12, Buffalo Prep was recognized at the 2018 National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) annual conference as an Educational Access Sustainer. The honor was in recognition of Buffalo Prep's steadfast support of NPEA over the past several years.
Five Star Urgent Care offers healthy living tips for Every Kid Healthy Week, April 23-27
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
To celebrate Every Kid Healthy Week, Five Star Urgent Care has compiled a list of easy-to-adopt tips and habits for parents and guardians to help guide their children in living a healthy, active life. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services designated the last week of April as Every Kid Healthy Week about six years ago as a time to raise awareness of the link between nutrition, physical activity and learning in their children.
KeyBank Summer Solstice Celebration returns to Artpark on June 16
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 03:20 pm
Artpark & Company celebrates the beginning of summer by transforming the park grounds and the amphitheater into the "KeyBank Summer Solstice Celebration."
Niagara University presenting summer STEM camps for children
Mon, Apr 23rd 2018 12:50 pm
Niagara University's College of Education is once again offering summer camps intended to engage young people in the practical application of science, technology, engineering and math.
Ostapenko Center for Ethics in Medicine and Healthcare coming to Niagara University
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 05:10 pm
A new center at Niagara University will investigate ethical issues related to health care and medicine facing local and global communities.
Niagara County seeks youth for summer jobs
Tue, Apr 17th 2018 03:45 pm
Niagara County youth looking for jobs are being urged to consider applying for work through Niagara County Employment & Training, E&T Director Donald Jablonski said Tuesday morning. He explained the county anticipates filling approximately 150 openings.
Western New York high school students invited to create videos showcasing evolving relationship between technology, humans
Fri, Apr 13th 2018 05:15 pm
The challenge, "Machine Vs. Mankind," strives to engage high schoolers to take a close look at how technology is changing their world and encourage them to think how their futures will be structured vastly directly than today with the growing dependencies of technology in our everyday lives.
Christian Academy celebrates 25th year
Fri, Apr 13th 2018 03:25 pm
Christian Academy recently announced the celebration of its 25th year of operation. The event will include a public open house and basket raffle from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21. More than 100 baskets, including many gift cards, a 28-inch Samsung TV, silver necklace and items from several area businesses, will be available. Admission is free.
Digital guitar tech shreds to victory in UB entrepreneurship competition
Thu, Apr 12th 2018 12:35 pm
A team of electrical engineering and MBA students took first place on Tuesday in the University at Buffalo's Henry A. Panasci Jr. Technology Entrepreneurship Competition (Panasci TEC) for a technology that integrates digital sound effects directly into guitars.
Higgins: $3.1M for UB project examining use of mobile produce markets to improve health in underserved communities
Thu, Apr 5th 2018 05:00 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins announced a five-year, $3.1 million federal grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) for a project led by University at Buffalo department of community health and health behavior assistant professor Dr. Lucia Leone to expand access to fresh food in underserved communities through mobile produce markets.
Youth Month at Greater Niagara FCU
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 02:05 pm
Every child dreams about their future. Many of those dreams will require money to come true. How does one help the children in their life achieve such dreams? One way is to help them learn "The Science of Saving."
Scout seeks supplies to help Family & Children's Service of Niagara
Mon, Apr 2nd 2018 12:40 pm
Andrew Brown of Troop 855 announces his Eagle Scout project and seeks the community's help. The beneficiary of his project will be Family & Children's Service of Niagara, a local nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of human services for the community.
Girl Scouts celebrate National Volunteer Month
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 02:00 pm
April 1-30 is National Volunteer Month. Girl Scouts of Western New York is leading the way by celebrating all the volunteers who inspire and help build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. April 22 is especially important, as girls celebrate National Girl Scout Leader's Day.
Ostapenko Center youth event popular with participants
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 01:45 pm
On March 22, the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission hosted the Youth, Race, and Equality Conference.
Buffalo readies for first-ever blockchain 'buildathon'
Mon, Mar 26th 2018 04:35 pm
Chances are you're familiar with Bitcoin. But how much do you know about blockchain, the technology behind the headline-grabbing cryptocurrency?
NU Lions Club sees sharp increase in students willing to participate
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
For Niagara University students interested in helping others, the college's NU Lions Club is the perfect outlet.
A Niagara University student coordinating a Disney conference? Hakuna matata!
Tue, Mar 20th 2018 12:55 pm
The answer last week was Lindsay Yates, a Niagara University senior from Gasport who coordinated the Disney Institute's training seminar in Niagara Falls through an internship with the Niagara Global Tourism Institute.
Public invited to NCCC student showcase
Mon, Mar 19th 2018 12:30 pm
"The Holocaust: Restitution and Recovery of Stolen Art," "A Bug's Life," "India-Japan Relations" and "Grocery Store Gardening" are just a few of the projects to be featured in the student showcase hosted by Niagara County Community College. The event is part of the college's spring open house and will take place from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday on the college's Sanborn campus (main gymnasium, H Building). The showcase is open to the public.
Higgins invites high school students to participate in Congressional Art Competition
Fri, Mar 16th 2018 08:30 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins is issuing a call for art to local high school students interested in participating in the annual Congressional Art Competition.
Morinello announces Italian-American Scholarship opportunities
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 03:40 pm
Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello announced the New York Conference of Italian American State Legislators is accepting applications for its annual college scholarship contest. The conference will award four $3,000 scholarships to future and current college students. Two of these will be awarded for academic achievements while two will be awarded for athletic achievements.
Artpark invites fairy house creations for competition at annual Fairy House Festival
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 03:40 pm
Artpark & Company is seeking artists, schools, groups and families to create fairy houses for display and competition at the eighth annual Fairy House Festival. The event returns as part of the Summer Solstice Celebration on June 16.
Study: RIA scientist shares breakthrough discovery in neurotransmission
Thu, Mar 15th 2018 03:30 pm
Samir Haj-Dahmane, Ph.D., senior research scientist at the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions, has discovered how certain neurotransmitters are transported and reach their targets in the brain, which could lead to new drug therapies to help anxiety and other negative brain functions.
Niagara University camp to help children get ready for kindergarten
Tue, Mar 13th 2018 04:15 pm
Niagara University is once again offering a summer camp designed specifically for young children entering kindergarten in September.
Just short: Niagara-Wheatfield falls in state championship
Sun, Mar 11th 2018 04:50 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons hockey team has been through it all this season. Coming off the previous season where they didn't make the sectional final; a middle of the season where they weren't playing their best hockey; a historic end of the season run; and the tragic loss of a classmate mixed into four months was just tidbits of what the Falcons went through. After the tragedy in the community, the team uplifted many Wheatfield spirits with a run to the New York state large schools championship. Unfortunately, good things come to an end, and on Sunday evening, the Falcons were defeated by the No. 1 team in New York state, the Victor Blue Devils, 5-1.
HS Basketball: Niagara Falls upset in Far West Regional
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 11:40 pm
It was a season many believed could be "the year" for the Niagara Falls Wolverines basketball team. The team compiled one of their best seasons in recent history and hopes were high. The hopes and dreams of the state tournament are now let to be "what if's?" The Wolverines were defeated by the McQuaid Knights, 65-57, in the Far West Regional game at Buffalo State.
HS Hockey: Falcons cruise to state title game
Sat, Mar 10th 2018 12:55 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield community has been down in the dumps the last few days, but Saturday morning, the Falcons hockey team gave some joy to those hurting. The Falcons defeated the North Rockland Raiders in the New York state semifinals, 4-0.

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