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Niagara University summit set to transform lives of children in poverty
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:05 am
Niagara University's College of Education, Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement, and Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission are co-sponsoring a summit titled "Mobilizing the Community to Transform the Lives of Children Living in Poverty." The free event will take place from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the Russell J. Salvatore Dining Commons on Niagara University's campus.
UB's nursing, education online programs ranked among nation's elite by U.S. News
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 11:05 am
Online programs in the University at Buffalo School of Nursing and Graduate School of Education were rated top 10 and 25, respectively, in the nation, in U.S. News & World Report's 2019 Best Online Programs rankings.
Disney to donate up to 1 million books to first book for seventh annual 'Magic of Storytelling' campaign
Mon, Jan 14th 2019 02:35 pm
Disney|ABC Television and Disney Publishing Worldwide announced the seventh annual "Magic of Storytelling" campaign, which aims to donate up to 1 million books to First Book, a nonprofit that provides new free and affordable books to educators and organizations serving children from low-income families. Now through March 31, the campaign aims to inspire families' imaginations, cultivate a lifelong love of reading in kids, and bring books to underserved communities across the country.
Lancers b-ball putting together one of best seasons in history
Sat, Jan 12th 2019 07:00 am
The Lancers have come into the 2018-19 season with, quite possibly, one of the most talented rosters compiled in some time.
Niagara-Wheatfield wins battle at Ken East
Fri, Jan 11th 2019 11:15 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield's Raejaun Smith would be the first to admit he's been struggling at the free throw line the past couple games. Despite the struggles, Smith came through when it mattered most for the Falcons. The Falcons defeated the Kenmore East Bulldogs 71-69 Friday night, in what was a thriller from start to finish.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES graduates new class of LPNs
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 12:50 pm
Congratulations were extended to the 18 students from the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Licensed Practical Nursing program. The graduation ceremony was held on Dec. 20.  
Falcons Flashback: Wrestling clinches NFL vs. NF
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 12:45 pm
Winter athletics are back in full swing at Niagara-Wheatfield High School after a short holiday break. Teams saw mixed results this past week, but the wrestling team, which has been the team of the winter, so far, continued its strong season.
Parks commits to Mansfield for football
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 12:35 pm
Tuesday, Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons quarterback and senior Jordan Parks announced on Twitter that he committed to Mansfield University in Pennsylvania to continue his football and academic career.
N-W wrestling retains Niagara Cup, clinch NFL
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 12:35 am
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons wrestling team has had tremendous success in the 2018-19 season. Wednesday night, that success came full circle, as the team defeated the 4-0 Niagara Falls Wolverines, by a score of 49-24.
NCCC Workforce Development seeks input from business community
Mon, Jan 7th 2019 01:25 pm
The Niagara County Community College Workforce Development Department, with the support of Niagara County Employment and Training and Niagara County Department of Economic Development, is conducting a survey of the Western New York business community.
Lewiston-Porter clobbers Niagara-Wheatfield
Sat, Jan 5th 2019 01:00 am
In the early goings of the 2018-19 high school basketball season, Lewiston Porter has made a knack for scoring a lot of points - averaging 83.6 points per game. Friday night, the Lancers hit their highest season total, eclipsing the century mark.
Niagara-Wheatfield & Grand Island to play in Hoops for Hope game
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 08:20 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School and Grand Island High School might be rivals on the basketball court, but come Jan. 8, the two schools will join together to remember someone very close to their hearts.
Starpoint Sports Wall of Fame night
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 01:30 pm
Starpoint High School will host their 16th annual Sports Wall of Fame night, Friday, Jan. 11, and will induct four former student-athletes.
Cardinal O'Hara plans special theme tray auction
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 01:20 pm
The Home School Association at Cardinal O'Hara High School will host a theme tray auction with a Let's Make A Deal intermission special Feb. 1, at Cardinal O'Hara.
Niagara Academy students give warmth to nursing home residents
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 01:05 pm
Some students at the Orleans/Niagara BOCES' Niagara Academy showed their giving spirit before the holidays. 
3-on-3 basketball tournament for boys set in Lewiston
Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 01:00 pm
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department is sponsoring a youth three-on-three basketball tournament starting at 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at the Red Brick Municipal Building gym, North Fourth and Onondaga streets. The tournament will be double-elimination. The youth age groups are 11-13 and 13-16.
Anonymous no longer: UB's largest-ever donor was a country doctor
Fri, Dec 28th 2018 05:30 pm
In September 2011, the University at Buffalo announced its largest-ever gift of $40 million, designated for the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. According to the terms of that gift, the donor's identity could be revealed only when he and his wife were deceased.
Starpoint Regan Intermediate School makes holidays bright for local families
Thu, Dec 27th 2018 01:55 pm
Anyone would agree that no child should go without at the holidays. The children at Starpoint's Regan Intermediate School pitched in to make sure that didn't happen for some local residents. The teachers felt it was an important lesson for the students to learn that the holidays should be focused on giving rather than receiving.  The students and their families opened up their hearts and the wallets to make the holiday season special for many less fortunate families. 
Niagara-Wheatfield CSD offers free pre-K program
Thu, Dec 27th 2018 01:50 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District recently received word it was tentatively awarded a grant from the New York State Education Department for pre-kindergarten. The district will begin the program starting Jan. 22, 2019.
UB School of Law to accept GRE scores as part of the application process
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 12:30 pm
Beginning with admission for the fall 2019 semester, the University at Buffalo School of Law will accept Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores in place of the Law School Admission Test (LSAT) as part of the application process.
Dr. Doug Tewksbury publishes article in Canadian Journal of Communication
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 12:30 pm
Dr. Doug Tewksbury, associate professor of communication studies at Niagara University, recently published an article in the Canadian Journal of Communication, an independent journal that is produced quarterly to advance the development of communication and journalism education in Canada.
Castellani Art Museum closed for Niagara University holiday recess
Thu, Dec 20th 2018 12:25 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University will be closed to the public Friday, Dec. 21, through Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the Niagara University holiday recess. The museum will be reopen at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Majewski ranks up to Eagle Scout
Wed, Dec 19th 2018 07:50 pm
Recently, Benjamin Majewski, a freshman at Niagara-Wheatfield High School, reached the rank of Eagle Scout.
Starpoint sophomore receives 4th-degree black belt
Wed, Dec 19th 2018 07:30 pm
Brendon Lauer, a 10th-grade student from Starpoint, has attained the rank of fourth-degree black belt in tae kwon-do at Jong Park Institute on Erie Avenue, North Tonawanda, after passing his testing on Saturday, Dec. 15. 
Bring Back the 100 game at N-WHS
Wed, Dec 19th 2018 07:30 pm
Coming Jan. 18, Niagara-Wheatfield High School will welcome back all honorees of its Falcons Athletic Hall of Fame for its Bring Back the 100 event.
Niagara Career and Technical Education students learn about respiratory system
Wed, Dec 19th 2018 07:20 pm
Students at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently got a very hands-on lesson about the respiratory system. 
NCCC surgical technology program receives continuing accreditation
Wed, Dec 19th 2018 07:20 pm
The Division of Nursing and Allied Health at Niagara County Community College recently announced that the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs awarded continuing accreditation for 10 years to the Surgical Technology program, with an approved satellite campus at Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo. 
VIP Food Service Program decorates cookies for troops
Wed, Dec 19th 2018 07:15 pm
Students in Lisa Cook's VIP Food Service Program at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center recently helped in an effort to make the holidays brighter for our troops. 
Niagara-Wheatfield hockey comeback falls short
Sat, Dec 15th 2018 12:05 am
Friday night, the Niagara-Wheatfield hockey team faced off against their arch-rival Williamsville North, in a rematch of last season's Section VI large schools championship. A lot has changed since that title game, which the Falcons won, 2-0, but in the rematch at Northtown Center, the Spartans took advantage of a bad second period by N-W to get revenge, 5-3.
Culinary Arts students taste sweet success
Thu, Dec 13th 2018 03:05 pm
The team of Wes Shyiah Thompson and Madison St. Cyr from the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center's Culinary Arts program brought home third place from the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute's gingerbread competition.
NCCC Practical Nursing Program to offer evening classes
Thu, Dec 13th 2018 03:05 pm
Beginning in the fall of 2019, Niagara County Community College will begin offering evening classes to students in the practical nursing program.
Falcons Flashback: Boys hockey gets 2 wins in NYC; Wrestling finishes strong in Cheektowaga Duals
Thu, Dec 13th 2018 02:50 pm
This past week in Falcons athletics saw a mix of results for the season's winter teams.
NTHS Honor Society gives back
Thu, Dec 13th 2018 02:30 pm
This past weekend at the Rockin' With Santa Christmas party, the North Tonawanda High School National Honor Society collected and donated over 100 toys to the foundations toy drive.
Holy Ghost hosts Mess Fest
Thu, Dec 13th 2018 12:45 pm
More than 60 students from Holy Ghost Lutheran School's pre-K and kindergarten classes recently attended the school's first ever Mess Fest.
Orrange represents NT at All State Music Festival
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 06:00 pm
North Tonawanda High School senior Paul Orrange was selected to sing with the All State Mixed Chorus and perform at the Eastman Theatre in Rochester.
Falcons wrestling soars at season-opening tournament
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 05:00 pm
After starting off the season with a 76-12 win over North Tonawanda, the Niagara-Wheatfield wrestling team traveled to Webster for the Matthew Marino Invitational Wrestling Tournament. The team traveled looking to see how well they would place and ended up winning the whole tournament.
Falcons Flashback: Winter sports a go at Niagara-Wheatfield
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 04:50 pm
Christmas break may be lurking around the corner, but for now, Niagara-Wheatfield winter athletics is up and in full swing.
Diesel technology program visits ethanol plant
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 04:45 pm
The Diesel Technology students in Wes Blidy's class recently toured the Western New York Energy facility in Medina. The facility is the first ethanol plant in the northeast United States. They are a locally owned company with a mission of developing the full potential of Western New York's renewable energy resources.
NCCC Alumni Association hit the ice at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion
Thu, Dec 6th 2018 04:40 pm
Lace up those skates, grab your family and friends, and join the Niagara County Community College Alumni Association for ice skating at Hyde Park Ice Pavilion in Niagara Falls.
'Lunch with Santa' at St. Peter's School
Tue, Dec 4th 2018 03:35 pm
From 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, St. Peter R.C. School will host "Lunch with Santa." A full pasta lunch will be served in the school cafeteria, compliments of the Macri family and Macri's Italian Grille.

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