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Local Scout builds compost bin for Eagle Scout project
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:40 pm
Sam Fuster recently built a compost bin at Stella Niagara Education Park as the final project in his efforts to become an Eagle Scout. The compost bin will be used by the school as part of their Integrated Outdoor Education.
Culinary students explore NCCC offerings
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:35 pm
Culinary Arts teachers Bob Ihle and Caitlin Kucharski recently invited Niagara County Community College's Culinary Institute representatives into their classes at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center. 
Tuscarora Indian School an 'Incredible' place to be
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:30 pm
Students at Tuscarora Indian School were greeted by staff on the first day of school all decked out in matching Disney's The Incredibles T-shirt's.
Falcons golf finishes perfect regular season
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 03:15 pm
Over the past week, the Niagara-Wheatfield golf team complete a perfect 15-0 regular season, which extends its winning streak to 83 matches.
Mercer suiting up for Team USA
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 12:45 pm
Niagara University women's lacrosse assistant coach Alice Mercer, a member of the U.S. Women's National Team since 2015, is rejoining the national team to take part in the 2018 Team USA Fall Classic. The event will be held at U.S. Lacrosse headquarters on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Lew-Port welcomes new administrator
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Central School District welcomed Heather Lyon as the new assistant superintendent of curriculum, instruction and technology.
Making lemonade
Sat, Sep 29th 2018 07:00 am
Young creators gathered together on Sept. 16 to build their best juice stands as part of the "Grannie's Lemonade Stand Showdown" at Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets.
EMS students train in real-life scenario
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 12:50 pm
The EMS students in Sara McCartin's class at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently put their skills to the test by running a real-life scenario at the school. 
N-WCSD 2018 'Falcon Wall of Fame' & 'Athletic Hall of Fame' induction
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 12:45 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District recently announced its Class of 2018 "Falcon Wall of Fame" and "Athletic Hall of Fame" inductees.
Holtschneider named chair of Niagara University's board of trustees
Wed, Sep 26th 2018 04:45 pm
The Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M., has been named chairman of the Niagara University board of trustees. Frank Fiannaca and Karen Howard were named trustees.
New smart tool surgery technology has its U.S. debut in Buffalo
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:20 pm
A new smart tool technology that allows surgeons to perform complex movements deep inside the abdomen was used for the first time in the U.S. this month during two procedures performed at Buffalo General Medical Center.
Schumer, Gillibrand & Higgins: Federal grants to support sexual violence prevention & response efforts at Trocaire & Medaille
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 04:15 pm
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins announced nearly $600,000 in federal grants to Trocaire College and Medaille College toward efforts to enhance awareness, prevention and response to sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking and dating violence.
DASNY completes summer construction at SUNY Buffalo State, University at Buffalo, Alfred State College
Tue, Sep 25th 2018 02:15 pm
Gerrard P. Bushell, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), announced nearly $10 million in upgrades have been completed at SUNY Buffalo State, Alfred State College and the University at Buffalo. The work is part of approximately $31 million in upgrades to SUNY campuses throughout New York that was completed by DASNY during the summer months - ready in time for students to begin the fall semester.
Lewiston scholarship winners announced
Mon, Sep 24th 2018 02:05 pm
The First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston has announced its scholarship winners.
HS football: Jamestown hands Niagara-Wheatfield first loss
Sat, Sep 22nd 2018 12:55 am
After a 3-0 start to the season, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team was finally handed its first loss from Jamestown, Friday night. The Red Raiders defeated the Falcons, 26-14.
New York state announces Arbor Day poster & artwork contests
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:35 pm
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos announced the start of DEC's annual 2019 state Arbor Day poster and artwork contests.
Msgr. Martin high school football returns to New Era Field
Fri, Sep 21st 2018 05:25 pm
Regular season high school football is back at New Era Field. Pegula Sports and Entertainment announced a three-game slate of Monsignor Martin action that will kick off with a rivalry matchup between St. Joe's and Canisius on Friday, Sept. 28.
Regan Intermediate students learn 'The Power of Yet'
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:45 pm
At Starpoint's Regan Intermediate School the theme of the year is the Power of Yet.  Principal Monica Daigler said it's all about the growth mindset.
North Tonawanda starts One District, One Book initiative
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 01:15 pm
Ohio Street School Principal Michael Hiller said everyone at the North Tonawanda City School District is excited about the new One District, One Book initiative. 
Starpoint boys modified soccer playing for good cause
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:10 pm
The Starpoint Spartans boys modified soccer team will play for a good cause this season as the team shows its support for the Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo. In its first game Monday, the Spartans wore the signature Ronald McDonald red and white socks.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls swimming & diving looking to keep history rolling
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:00 pm
For the last three years, Niagara-Wheatfield girls swimming and diving has set up quite a history. After not winning a Niagara Frontier League title until 2015, the team started their own little legacy by clinching a share of the NFL titles in 2016 and 2017. For 2018, Falcons coach Mike Corsaro thinks title No. 4 could be in reach, too.
N-W boys soccer start dominant; hold high expectations
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:00 pm
Last season, the Niagara-Wheatfield boys soccer team won four games and lost two, but tied seven times. Every game seemed to wind up in a tie. In 2018, ties are turning into victories for the Falcons.
Falcons Flashback: Fall sports up to 45 combined wins
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 12:00 pm
Last fall, Falcons athletics accrued four Niagara Frontier League titles. As of now, this season's teams are on pace to do the same and then some.
Niagara SBDC offers small business/lender matchmaker
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 07:15 pm
The Niagara Small Business Development Center will host a free small business/lender matchmaker event from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at the new Learning Commons building on campus, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn.
UB ranked No. 1 among New York's public universities in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking
Wed, Sep 19th 2018 05:15 pm
The University at Buffalo is the No. 1 public university in New York state, according to the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking.
UB launches artificial intelligence institute
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 04:00 pm
The University at Buffalo announced it is launching a multidisciplinary artificial intelligence institute: the University at Buffalo Artificial Intelligence Institute (UBuffalo.AI).
AMR receives Community Service Award from Niagara Falls Teachers Union
Tue, Sep 18th 2018 07:00 am
American Medical Response (AMR) of Western New York has received an esteemed Community Service Award from the Niagara Falls Teachers (NFT) Union for its annual back-to-school backpack donation program that serves students in need at Hyde Park Elementary School.
HS football: Niagara-Wheatfield runs over Hamburg
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 10:50 pm
It wasn't the best start for the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons football team Thursday night, but in the end, the team prevailed in its first road game of the season. The Falcons rolled over the Hamburg Bulldogs, 35-12, Thursday night at Howe Field on the Hamburg High School campus.
College fair at NCCC
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:40 pm
Join Niagara County Community College and the Niagara Orleans Counselors Association as they host the 24th annual college fair from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, on the NCCC campus. 
Ortt presents Orleans/Niagara BOCES with check
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:30 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES District Superintendent Dr. Clark Godshall recently received a check from New York State Sen. Robert Ortt for $50,000. 
N-W football team participates in suicide awareness walk
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:15 pm
On Saturday, before Niagara-Wheatfield's football game versus Frontier, the team and members of the Niagara-Wheatfield football family represented the Michael Ziegler "Heart of a Falcon" Scholarship award in the Out of the Darkness walk at Delaware Park in Buffalo.
Falcons Flashback: Girls swimming and diving start strong; football 2-0
Thu, Sep 13th 2018 12:00 pm
This past week, the Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons fall athletic teams continued their ways. A couple teams also started up their seasons: the girls swimming and diving team, along with boys and girls cross country.
Villa Maria College to host meet-and-greet with Interim President Dr. Matthew Giordano
Tue, Sep 11th 2018 11:05 am
Join members of Villa Maria College's board of trustees and the college community to meet Interim President Dr. Matthew Giordano on Thursday, Sept. 20.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES readies to open Workforce Training Center at 50 Main
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 05:00 pm
Anyone driving in downtown in Lockport has probably been wondering why there are lights on at 50 Main St. It is because the Orleans/Niagara board of Cooperative Educational Service administration and staff are hard at work renovating the site and getting ready to unveil their newest Workforce Training Center in Niagara County. 
Niagara Falls Powerhawks set to start second season
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 04:45 pm
The Niagara Falls Powerhawks, a North American 3HL team who play their home games at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion, is set to start their second season at their new home.
NTCSD fine arts faculty welcomes students back
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 04:20 pm
The North Tonawanda City School District's faculty of fine arts welcomed students to school and wished everyone a year of smARTS. Director of fine arts Dean Vallas said the Board of Education and superintendent have made new strides to foster fine arts in the district. The most noticeable being the construction of a full-time Fine Arts Center at North Tonawanda High School.
Canisius College writer-in-residence presents follow-up young adult novel
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 03:50 pm
Canisius College author and English professor Eric Gansworth follows up his debut young adult novel with a reading from his latest book, "Give Me Some Truth."
UB to offer unique graduate pharmacy degree
Thu, Sep 6th 2018 10:15 am
The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has launched a new masters in pharmacometrics and personalized pharmacotherapy program.
AAA urges drivers to stay alert & distraction-free as kids return to school
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:05 pm
AAA Western and Central New York kicked off its annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season is in full swing. AAA's "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign was launched nationally in 1946 to help reduce the number of school-related pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Now, 72 years later, AAA clubs across the country continue to promote the campaign each fall to remind motorists to watch out for children as they travel to and from school.
Oishei high school scholarships available for fall 2019
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 04:00 pm
The John R. Oishei Foundation has announced the availability of full, four-year tuition scholarships for incoming high school freshmen at area private secondary schools for the fall of 2019. Oishei high school scholarships are awarded to talented, dedicated students of color in the Western New York area who want to attend one of 14 participating high schools that are members of the Education Collaborative of WNY (EdCo).

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