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Attention parents: That USB drive for back-to-school might be an e-cigarette
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 03:30 pm
Double-check that "USB drive" in your teenager's back-to-school supplies - it might be an e-cigarette. That's the message the New York State Smokers' Quitline wants to send parents of teenagers as another school year begins across the state.
Blazejewski named outstanding HVAC student
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 05:00 pm
Congratulations are extended to Logan Blazejewski for being named the Two-Year Outstanding Student in Nick DiFelice's and Vinnie Piaskowski's HVAC program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center.
N-W CSD Community Education program back for fall
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 05:00 pm
Successfully revived this past spring, Community Education is back with a new theme, new classes, and new energy this fall. "Never stop learning" - the newly adopted motto of the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District's Community Education program is simple, but important. The district believes that education should not stop at graduation -it is a lifelong process.
BOCES' Leaders in Literacy Conference a huge success
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 04:50 pm
The Center for School Improvement and Professional Development at Orleans/Niagara BOCES recently held an event at the BOCES' Conference Center. It was called the Leaders in Literacy Conference and featured five presenters who are the top in their field. 
Niagara-Wheatfield joining in on girls hockey
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 04:05 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School's boys hockey team is known for its storied success on the ice, but now the girls will get their chance to show what they can do. Last week, N-W announced it would join forces with Starpoint High School, as well as North Tonawanda High School, to form a girls hockey team. Lewiston-Porter High School is set to join come the 2019-20 season.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball looking improve off record year
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 04:00 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball coach Brandi Cochran experienced a whirlwind of a season last year. She raised her first sole Niagara Frontier League title, and then ventured off to the Section VI Class A championship for the first time in program history, where they were eventually defeated. Nevertheless, Cochran knows, even though last season was good, 2018 could be better.
Falcons Flashback: N-W fall sports untouched to begin fall
Thu, Aug 30th 2018 03:45 pm
It's been way too long, but Niagara-Wheatfield athletics are back up and running. Some sports have gotten a head start on others, but, nonetheless, the schedules are out, and it's time for another fall edition of Niagara-Wheatfield sports.
Counting down! UB scientists await launch of NASA ice-monitoring satellite
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 02:40 pm
As the Sept. 15 launch date for NASA's new ice-monitoring satellite approaches, University at Buffalo scientists are among many worldwide who are counting down the days.
Niagara-Wheatfield girls volleyball sweeps league opener
Tue, Aug 28th 2018 09:50 pm
There was a lot of anticipation for the start of the Niagara-Wheatfield Lady Falcons volleyball season. The team is coming off one of the best season's in program history, going 19-2, winning the Niagara Frontier League title, and reaching the Section VI Class A finals. Although the roster may look a little different this season, the Lady Falcons didn't miss a beat in their league opener versus Lockport.
Canisius College, Harborcenter reach 5-year lease extension
Tue, Aug 28th 2018 03:05 pm
Canisius College and Harborcenter announced a five-year lease extension that will keep Golden Griffins Division I college hockey games in downtown Buffalo through the year 2023.
Rotary awards scholarship to Lew-Port grad
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 02:25 pm
The Rotary Club of Lewiston and Niagara-on-the-Lake held its last picnic meeting of the summer at the home of President John Cich on Aug. 22. At that time, the club awarded a scholarship to graduating Lewiston-Porter High School student Natalie Smith.
Obey 'rules of the road' when it comes to school bus safety
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 02:25 pm
As summer winds down, children across Erie County are heading back to school and the yellow school buses once again dot our roadways.
KeyBank: Make sure budget basics are part of college-bound checklist
Mon, Aug 27th 2018 02:25 pm
All across the country, college students and their families are running through the start of semester checklist:
AAA driver programs offer advice for young drivers
Sat, Aug 18th 2018 07:00 am
With summer wrapping up and students heading back to high school and college, now is the time to ensure their safety on the roads.
Local graduates basic training in Texas
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:10 pm
U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman First Class Anthony F. Zelinsky graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Adams recognized for academic success
Thu, Aug 16th 2018 05:00 pm
Recently, Alec Adams, of North Tonawanda, was honored by the National Society of High School Scholars. Adams, a senior at Canisius High School, was recognized as one of the top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, a senior member of the family that established the Nobel Prize.
Girl Scouts launches new series of programs in cybersecurity, eco-camping, robotics, college prep, space science
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 04:45 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York is releasing a host of new programs just in time for the fall and back to school season. With a new series of programs in cybersecurity, eco-camping, robotics, college prep and space science, there is no shortage of all-girl, girl-led adventures for girls in the fall.
Niagara Catholic to hold private alumni sale of school memorabilia
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
Memorabilia from Niagara Catholic High School, including trophies, portraits, banners and clothing, will be sold at a private sale for alumni, former staff, and family at the school, 520 66th St., on Thursday Aug. 23.The event will run from 4 to 7 p.m., and all items will be sold for cash on a first-come, first-served basis.
NCCC, UB sign articulation agreement to earn pharmacy degree
Wed, Aug 15th 2018 12:00 pm
Niagara County Community College and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have signed an articulation agreement that will provide students the opportunity to earn a doctor of pharmacy degree in a streamlined process with the easy transfer of credits from NCCC to UB.
Lew-Port Academy to host summer fundraiser
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter High School Academy of International Business and Finance invites all to discover more about the its offerings during a summer fundraiser from 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, on the grounds of the Youngstown Yacht Club.
Porter Empty Return celebrates 5 years in River Region
Sat, Aug 11th 2018 07:00 am
This summer, Ransomville's Porter Empty Return is celebrating five years of serving communities from Lewiston to Olcott, and all areas around and between.
Farewell, Niagara Catholic
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 06:45 pm
On Thursday, former Niagara Catholic students, teachers, administrators, board members, friends and family gathered at Antonio's to reminisce and say farewell to the high school, which is now closed. Those in attendance shared stories, laughs, and even some sad moments as they dined together in the Falls.
Niagara University set to build new veterans lounge in DePaul Hall
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 05:00 pm
Already recognized among the country's top 10 small private schools for American military veterans and their families, Niagara University will make major upgrades to its veterans lounge to better serve the needs of veteran students on campus.
Hospice: Annual scholarship awardees announced
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 03:30 pm
The Hospice and Palliative Care Group, Niagara Hospice, Kalos Health and Liberty Home Care scholarship committee awarded nine $1,000 scholarships to employee children in recognition of their academic achievements and ability to make a difference in the community.
Starpoint HS holds active shooter drill
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:50 pm
Last Wednesday, Starpoint High School held an active shooter training drill.
N-W CO '78 member looking to change sport cleat industry
Thu, Aug 9th 2018 02:25 pm
James Portese's experiences as a professional athlete gave him the knowledge for his next endeavor - a cleat to reduce injuries of young and professional athletes alike.
Open house for NCCC Future Leaders Liberty Partnerships Program
Thu, Aug 2nd 2018 02:30 pm
Niagara County Community College sponsored a new initiative this summer to empower girls as part of the Future Leaders Liberty Partnerships Program. Becoming Wonder Woman focuses on supporting students with life and social skills, mentoring, leadership, service learning, community service, wellness, and social and emotional development.
N-W volleyball player finishes top 10 at national event
Thu, Aug 2nd 2018 02:00 pm
Kelsey Tylec, 14, and a freshman at Niagara-Wheatfield High School; and Cassie Thayse, 14, freshman at Penfield High School, participated in the 14 and under division of the USAV Junior Beach Volleyball National Championships in Siesta Key, Florida, from July 24-26.
Girl Scouts of Western New York launches new 'Girl Scout Difference Campaign'
Wed, Aug 1st 2018 01:15 pm
The "Girl Scout Difference Campaign" unleashes the power of the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) and states Girl Scouts is the best leadership development experience for girls in the world - one that is designed with, by and for girls. This special Girl Scout awareness and recruitment campaign runs from Aug. 1 through Nov. 30 in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming counties.
Niagara University early childhood development community programs cited for excellence
Fri, Jul 27th 2018 07:00 am
The Niagara County Early Child Care Quality Improvement Project (QIP), an initiative launched by Niagara University in 2010 to enhance early childhood development, was cited for excellence in a comprehensive study released July 16 that assessed the needs of early childhood education in Western New York.
Security and law enforcement student receives scholarships to pursue career
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:30 pm
Claudia Wrate, a student in the security and law enforcement program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center received a scholarship at closing ceremonies recently
Culinary arts student receives ServSafe Certification
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:30 pm
Reanna Hewitt, a recent Niagara-Wheatfield graduate, completed the culinary arts program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center. 
Champions: Nitro win West Seneca softball tourney
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
On July 1, the Wheatfield Nitro 16-and-under softball team defeated the WNY Sting to win the West Seneca Magic tournament. The team recorded a 7-1 record throughout the tournament, which included 16 different teams.
NCCC appoints Hesch as soccer coach
Thu, Jul 26th 2018 05:00 pm
David Hesch has been appointed interim, part-time head coach of both the mens and womens soccer programs at Niagara County Community College for the 2018 season.
Lewiston Community Lions present pair of scholarships
Tue, Jul 24th 2018 03:35 pm
The Lewiston Community Lions recently awarded high school scholarships to Abby Cullen of Lewiston-porter, pictured with President Sheila Zuhlke, and Kelsey Lachowski, a member of Tuscarora Indian Reservation shown with Turtle Clan Chief Leo Henry.
Borowicz represents GI in 60th Porter Cup
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 01:10 pm
This past week, Kevin Borowicz, a Grand Island High School alum, played in the 60th annual Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club.
Walsh wins 60th Porter Cup
Mon, Jul 23rd 2018 11:45 am
On Saturday, Thomas Walsh, an Atlantic Coast Conference champion from the University of Virginia, won the 60th annual Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES implements Workforce Training Center in NF
Fri, Jul 20th 2018 02:00 pm
The staff of Orleans/Niagara BOCES is once again taking steps to help members of the community find employment.
Niagara-Wheatfield classes of 1972 & 73 reunion
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 05:00 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield High School Classes of 1972 and 1973 will hold a combined class reunion at Jack's Grill and Banquet at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Niagara-Wheatfield HS football schedule released
Thu, Jul 19th 2018 01:00 pm
Recently, Niagara-Wheatfield High School released their upcoming football schedule.

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