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Hochul: Second phase of third-party CDL road test program to address truck & bus driver shortage
Mon, Sep 26th 2022 07:00 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the start of the second phase of her plan to allow third parties to offer the commercial driver license road test, expanding eligibility to public and private entities.
Niagara University launches $125 million campaign to elevate 'The Power of Niagara'
Fri, Sep 23rd 2022 01:55 pm
Niagara University announced Thursday the public launch of the largest and most impactful philanthropic campaign in its 166-year history. "Powering Transformation: The Campaign for Niagara University," seeks to raise $125 million by December 2023.
National Child Passenger Safety Week: 46% of car seats are used incorrectly
Wed, Sep 21st 2022 10:10 pm
Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13, and child traffic fatalities increased by 3% from 2019 (1,064) to 2020 (1,093), according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Hochul signs legislation to expand public servants' access to student loan forgiveness
Thu, Sep 15th 2022 11:35 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday signed legislation, her team said, "to expand and simplify access to the federal public service loan forgiveness program statewide. The new legislation establishes uniformity around what qualifies as full-time employment for the purposes of accessing PSLF, and allows public service employers to certify employment on behalf of workers, eliminating substantial barriers to applying for and accessing PSLF."
AHA, Buffalo Bills team to offer students exciting ways to get moving with NFL PLAY 60
Mon, Sep 12th 2022 11:45 am
The American Heart Association and the National Football League continue their commitment to kids' whole-body health through physical activity.
Niagara Wheatfield Community Education a great way to learn and have fun
Fri, Sep 9th 2022 11:50 am
"Come together" is the theme for Niagara Wheatfield Central School District's fall 2022 Community Education program. Registrants are invited to come together and join our outstanding instructors and fellow participants to learn, share and have fun!
New school resource officers in Niagara County
Mon, Sep 5th 2022 07:00 am
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office has recently appointed three new school resource officers (SRO) throughout the county for the upcoming school year. This brings the ranks of the SRO team to five.
Lewiston Garden Club has successful summer
Fri, Sep 2nd 2022 07:00 am
Over the summer, Lewiston Garden Club members have been caring for the flowers and the gardens in Hennepin Park, at the Lewiston Library, and around the Lewiston Museum.
Niagara Falls City School District recognizes Bloneva Bond
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 06:20 pm
The Niagara Falls City School District (NFCSD) officially renamed Niagara Street School Bloneva Bond Primary at a ceremony held Tuesday afternoon in the school auditorium at 2513 Niagara St. On hand were Bond's family members, former board members she served with, current NFCSD Board of Education members, teachers and staff.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Wed, Aug 31st 2022 01:40 pm
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker" is returning Dec. 9-10 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-friendly holiday show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
School's open, drive carefully - a lifesaving message for 76 years
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
AAA Western and Central New York, along with law enforcement and state leaders, kicked off the annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. With school buses back in action, commuters should give themselves extra time and be prepared for bus traffic. With many school districts facing bus driver shortages, all drivers are encouraged to be patient and use extra caution. Motorists should also be cognizant of less-experienced student drivers returning to high school and college.
BBB tip: Be safe when sharing back-to-school photos of your kids
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 01:10 pm
With the school year starting again, social media is full of adorable back-to-school photos. Often, these pictures feature a child holding a "first day of school" sign with basic information, such as their name and grade. But before you jump on the trend and snap a similar picture of your little one, read Better Business Bureau's tips and be cautious about what you share.
Terminator? Skynet? No way. Machines will never rule the world, according to book by UB philosopher
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:20 am
Elon Musk in 2020 said that artificial intelligence (AI) within five years would surpass human intelligence on its way to becoming "an immortal dictator" over humanity. But a new book co-written by a University at Buffalo philosophy professor argues that won't happen - not by 2025, not ever!
Niagara University health ambassadors engage community in public health conversations
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Over seven weeks this summer, four youth workers between the ages of 14 and 18 from the Niagara County Office of Workforce Development served as health ambassadors for the Niagara Falls community.
Northwest Jazz Festival: Carol Calato Scholarship awarded
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 09:40 am
The Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY board of directors announced Ryan Eckl of Lancaster is the winner of the 2022 Carol Calato Jazz Scholarship.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA partners with Salvation Army, United Way, Boys & Girls Club for school supplies giveaway
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is once again teaming up with the Salvation Army, the United Way of Greater Niagara and the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club to distribute backpacks filled with school supplies for an annual back-to-school event.
Ryan hosts groundbreaking for new Elmwood Village Playground
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 04:35 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan on Monday joined community stakeholders and representatives from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and Preservation Buffalo Niagara to break ground on a new playground in Buffalo's Elmwood Village.
State agriculture commissioner announces New York awarded more than $100,000 to grow its farm-to-school program
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:25 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced the Department of Agriculture and Markets was awarded a $110,000 USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) grant to grow its farm-to-school program. A press release said, "The grant will support producer readiness trainings that will help New York's farmers access the farm-to-school market, and provide the tools, resources and connections needed to sell their farm products to schools across the state."
Consumer alert: Division of Consumer Protection issues scam warning to all postsecondary students as they head back to campus
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 07:00 am
In the coming weeks, many students will be heading to college, vocational or graduate school programs. New York state is home to nearly 300 higher education institutions - the second-highest in the nation. Incoming students have many decisions to make at the start of the academic year and, while making choices independently is exciting, dealing with new situations can be challenging. Whether living away from home for the first time, navigating financial aid, or building credit, students have ample opportunities to get scammed.
BEOC's 'Community Day' at Explore and More offers fun & learning with discounted admission, superheroes, sweet treats, giveaways
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 11:00 am
Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (BEOC), in partnership with Explore & More, will present "Find the Superhero Within Community Day" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at 130 Main St., Buffalo.
The Summit Federal Credit Union organizes companywide school supply drive
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 01:50 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union has kicked off its 2022 school supply drive. Donation boxes are located in all 14 branches of The Summit, as well as I-Square in Irondequoit, and Center for the Arts of Homer.
Police officer, former NFL player & Buffalo-born Niko Davis promoted to executive director of Buffalo Police Explorers
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am
The Buffalo Police Explorers announced Buffalo Police Department officer and former NFL player Niko Davis will become the new executive director of the Buffalo Police Explorers. He will replace the founder of the Buffalo Police Explorers, Det. Joelle Bence, who will enter the role of finance director within the organization.
Niagara University's Merani Scholarship awarded to Mount St. Mary Academy senior Sheila Strott
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
Sheila Strott, an incoming freshman in Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management, is the 2022 recipient of the Merani scholarship, a collaboration between Niagara and the Merani Hotel Group to provide opportunities for high-level experiential learning in the hospitality industry. Strott, a Grand Island resident who graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in June, will receive a four-year, $30,000 scholarship, and three paid rotating internships at Merani properties.
Independent Health Foundation distributing free school supplies in underserved communities
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
It's time to start getting ready for school! Free school supplies, including paper, notebooks, folders, pencils, glue sticks, crayons and markers, will be distributed by the Independent Health Foundation, while supplies last, at four locations in underserved communities.
3F youth club pitches in: Kids spend brisk Saturday morning at Porter on the Lake
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:00 am
Early last Saturday morning, a group of youth volunteers visited Porter on the Lake Park for some heavy-duty cleanup work in preparation for this week's Town of Porter Summerfest at the park.
Fairy House Festival fills Artpark with family fun
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 09:15 pm
Artpark & Company hosted the 12th annual Fairy House Festival last Saturday in Lewiston. Popular with both young and young-at-heart, the event has evolved from an art walk of miniature fairy houses installed by local and professional artists to an international, interdisciplinary and immersive performing arts festival with European street theater groups, modern dance, music and intricately costumed fairy performers.
'Living Through War': Works from Kharkiv by contemporary Ukrainian artist Bella Logachova at Castellani Art Museum
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:10 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University has announced a new slate of work.
Canisius, D'Youville sign articulation agreement for students interested in health care professions
Fri, Jul 8th 2022 12:45 pm
The Canisius College department of kinesiology in the School of Education and Human Services has entered into a formal articulation agreement with the School of Health Professions at D'Youville University for many of their allied health care majors.
ON BOCES students bring home medals from National SkillsUSA
Tue, Jun 28th 2022 10:20 am
Orleans/Niagara BOCES could not be prouder of all of their students who competed at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Atlanta. More than 6,500 outstanding career and technical education students - all contest winners - competed in 108 different trade, technical and leadership fields.
Niagara University to create academic innovation hub at First Congregational Church in Falls
Fri, Jun 24th 2022 03:50 pm
The Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of Niagara University, announced that the university is in the process of purchasing the First Congregational Church, at 822 Cleveland Ave., in the bridge district of Niagara Falls.
VFW awards scholarships in Lewiston
Mon, Jun 20th 2022 02:00 pm
Veterans of Foreign Wars Downriver Post 7487 presented the Bruce R. Sutherland - Lawrence A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship to Evan Hoffmann and Anthony Peters at a ceremony Friday at the "Circle of Honor" in Lewiston's Academy Park.
Good Samaritans
Fri, Jun 17th 2022 08:40 am
Students in the Good Samaritan Club at Cardinal O'Hara High School made fleece tie blankets for patients at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. On June 7, some of the members, accompanied by their adviser, Renee Orr, delivered nearly 20 blankets to Roswell.
WNY Book Arts Center hosts 2022 PRINTING PARTNERS sessions
Tue, Jun 14th 2022 11:30 am
WNY Book Arts Center (Book Arts) will launch the 2022 PRINTING PARTNERS sessions in conjunction with community partner Carnegie Art Center. This program offers free, sequential art classes to children and families in their own neighborhoods, and as always it is free to participate in. Open to ages 8-plus, students will learn the art of origami, printmaking, as well as an array of bookmaking techniques with resident teaching artist Ruby Meritt.
Summer at the Castellani Art Museum
Mon, Jun 13th 2022 03:40 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM) has many summer opportunities for visitors of all ages and interests.
Children's art group self-publishes picture book with proceeds going to Save-A-Pet Niagara
Fri, Jun 10th 2022 04:40 pm
Seven of Lazy Creek Art's students, ranging from 6-9 years old, recently collaborated to create a self-published picture book titled "Kitty." On June 5, the young artists presented Save-A-Pet Niagara of Newfane with a $100 check from the initial proceeds from their publication.
Artpark: 12th annual Fairy House Festival is July 9
Fri, Jun 3rd 2022 10:15 am
The Artpark Fairy House Festival will return from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Tickets are $12 and available at the Artpark box office (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston), and ticketmaster.com.
AAA: 18 people die in NYS crashes involving teen drivers every summer in '100 Deadliest Days'
Fri, May 27th 2022 04:40 pm
The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. Nationwide, 7,124 people died in teen driver-related summertime crashes over a 10-year period from 2011-20. That's more than seven people a day each summer, and that is nearly half of the total number of those killed in teen-driver crashes for the entire rest of the year.
Castellani Art Museum features contemporary Ukrainian artist in summer exhibition 'Living Through War: Works from Kharkiv by Bella Logachova'
Mon, May 23rd 2022 12:35 pm
War is destructive to people and their cultural heritage. "Living Through War: Works from Kharkiv by Bella Logachova" is a reaction against the war in Ukraine as it is actively taking place. Each work gives unique insight into the perspective of an artist living through the violence and destruction of her homeland.
Can You Help: Fundraiser for Mason FOREVER Foundation
Mon, May 16th 2022 01:45 pm
My name is Lucia Sanchez. I am a senior at Lewiston-Porter High School and captain of the girls varsity lacrosse team. The girls lacrosse team is proud to be organizing a 5K race to support the Mason FOREVER Foundation. The event is scheduled for June 2 at 6:30 p.m. at Artpark State Park.
Former NFP intern Courtney Corbetta finds her voice
Fri, May 6th 2022 11:40 am
If there is one lesson Lewiston native Courtney Corbetta has learned in her professional career, it's to amplify your voice for yourself and your community.
 

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