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Troop 833 assists Wheatfield Lions Club
Tue, Nov 3rd 2020 10:25 am
The Scouts of Troop 833 visited our campus the other day in support of our continuing improvements to Five Senses Park.
Law mandating seat belt use in rear of all vehicles takes effect
Fri, Oct 30th 2020 11:15 am
New York's new rear seat belt law goes into effect Sunday, Nov. 1, requiring all passengers to wear a seat belt in the back seat of a motor vehicle, including passengers of ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft. Until now, passengers over age 16 were not required to wear seat belts in the rear seat in New York. The new law, championed by AAA New York State, will save lives and prevent injuries across state roadways by requiring all occupants in a motor vehicle to buckle up.
RG&E and AAA New York State join forces to prevent distracted driving
Wed, Oct 28th 2020 10:45 am
For the second consecutive year, RG&E and AAA New York State are partnering together during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to remind passenger and commercial drivers about the dangers of distracted driving. The companies urge drivers to take charge of eliminating distractions by focusing on the road ahead as visual and mental attention is key to safe driving.
Erie County Department of Health answers questions about youth sports travel
Mon, Oct 26th 2020 01:25 pm
The Erie County Department of Health has fielded calls and emails from school districts, coaching staff and parents of youth athletes related to travel sports teams. More recently, ECDOH received reports from concerned parents and school districts about independent youth sports teams scheduling or participating in out-of-state games, tournaments, scrimmages and other activities.
To improve medication use among older adults, UB's Team Alice partners with US Deprescribing Research Network
Fri, Oct 23rd 2020 12:05 pm
Team Alice, an initiative of the University at Buffalo's Center for Successful Aging, has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the U.S. Deprescribing Research Network (USDeN) to evaluate an educational video designed to encourage patient/caregiver-initiated deprescribing conversations with doctors and to evaluate its impact on medication use.
Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm open & welcoming families for fall fun
Wed, Oct 21st 2020 12:50 pm
Meet "Josh Allen," the Wheatfield Pumpkin Farm's 2,000-pound steer. Farmer Jim DeVantier, who has owned and operated the farm for over 30 years, affectionately named him after Josh Allen, quarterback for the Buffalo Bills. The steer is the star of the daytime hayride at the farm, which runs daily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Stella Niagara outdoor education program shines
Mon, Oct 19th 2020 10:55 am
In 2016, when Stella Niagara Education Park decided to integrate outdoor education into its curriculum, educators had no idea how fortuitous this decision would be.
Niagara Wheatfield's new athletic field stirs Falcon pride for a pair of alumni
Fri, Oct 16th 2020 11:30 am
Recently, Niagara Wheatfield High School celebrated the completion of its new multipurpose athletic field. The project, which was estimated to cost $7.6 million, included an all-new synthetic turf field and is able to accommodate football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer and field hockey. The project also included new bleachers (able to seat 2,000 home and 500 away fans), scoreboards, lights, fencing and backstops.
Paul Williams awarded Historical Association scholarship
Mon, Oct 12th 2020 11:45 am
The Historical Association of Lewiston commemorated Indigenous Peoples Day by presenting its annual Tuscarora scholarship to Paul Williams, a Niagara County Community College student majoring in digital media.
Niagara University establishes Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom Retention Scholarship to assist BIPOC students
Wed, Oct 7th 2020 01:30 pm
Niagara University has established a scholarship to assist BIPOC (Black or Indigenous person of color) students in their academic pursuits. The Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom Retention Scholarship, suggested by junior Lovell Lee and announced during a ceremony on Tuesday, will financially support students of color as they complete their degrees and establish and pursue their career goals.
Chair project kicks off school year in project-based engineering
Mon, Oct 5th 2020 02:00 pm
The first day that students showed up for Scott Brauer's project-based engineering class, they were a bit confused by the lack of some place to sit. The Orleans/Niagara BOCES class, located at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center, seemed to have no chairs.
Have a happy (safe) Halloween
Thu, Oct 1st 2020 07:00 am
Celebrating Halloween during the pandemic will definitely be different, but it's still possible to have fun while staying safe, say pediatric infectious disease specialists at the University at Buffalo.
Local Girl Scout creates winning camp mascot
Wed, Sep 30th 2020 01:45 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York is proud to announce Girl Scout Cyrene Blackley of Lockport as the winner of the 2020 Camp Windy Meadows Mascot Design Contest.
Culinary arts students honing omelet-making skills
Wed, Sep 23rd 2020 01:35 pm
Students in Robert Ihle's Culinary Arts class at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center spent some time perfecting their omelet making skills. Pictured are Samantha Calato (Niagara Falls), Emily Allan (North Tonawanda) and Austin Gibbs (Lewiston-Porter) with their creations.
Consumer alert: New York State DCP offers online safety tips at start of new school year
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 10:25 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) is advising parents, guardians and caregivers to review their online settings during this new school year. Whether your children are going to school in-person, virtually or following a hybrid schedule, the start of a new school year is a great time to ensure everyone's privacy remains protected while online.
Lewiston Dance Center makes most out of 'new normal'
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:30 pm
Lewiston Dance Center's competition and ensemble teams performed at the Lewiston Farmers Market on Sept 5. The teams showcased various styles of dance routines that they worked on throughout the year.
Intandem: Girl Scout donates habilitation supplies to people with disabilities
Mon, Sep 14th 2020 11:40 am
Local Girl Scout Julia Wasley just completed a Gold Award service project she titled "Craft Cupboard for Intandem," and donated her entire project to individuals with disabilities who attend the day-habilitation programs at Intandem in Niagara County.
Free drive-thru Fall Fest for families event hosted by Girl Scouts of Western New York
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 12:15 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York will offer a free drive-thru Fall Fest for families to provide girls in grades K-12 and adults ages 18 and older with an opportunity to have some family-fun and join Girl Scouts for the new program year. This is the first event of its kind for GSWNY and it's open to the public.
Cuomo launches 'The COVID-19 Report Card'
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 03:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the launch of "The COVID-19 Report Card," an online dashboard that tracks real-time COVID-19 infections and testing operations of every New York school and school district.
Cuomo announces school reporting requirements and online dashboard to track COVID-19
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 09:25 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced New York school districts will be required to provide the Department of Health with daily data on the number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in each school beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Reopening at St. Peter RC School in Lewiston: 'FAITH...FAMILY...FUTURE...SAFE'
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 12:00 pm
To say that things are different now than they were six short months ago is an understatement for sure. Life had come to almost a complete halt back in March and at St. Peter School we felt the impact of COVID-19 like everyone else.
Niagara University junior Gabriella Ortiz receives club management scholarship
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 10:15 am
Gabriella Ortiz, a junior hospitality and tourism/business finance major from Youngstown, was one of only 10 students nationwide recognized for her commitment to the club management industry with the coveted Joe Perdue Scholarship.
Newly discovered 'support system' for axons suggests a novel therapeutic target for neurodegenerative diseases
Wed, Aug 26th 2020 05:15 pm
Axons are long, finger-like projections of neurons that transmit critical signals throughout the nervous system. But because they are fragile, they are often among the first casualties of certain neurodegenerative diseases, causing symptoms such as muscle weakness or numbness of limbs.
Invasive 'jumping' earthworms are thriving, with destructive potential, expert says
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 07:00 am
Earthworm scientist Nick Henshue had not spotted invasive "jumping" earthworms in the Buffalo area until 2019.
FOXG1 symposium advances science, gives hope to families battling rare disease
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 12:00 pm
University at Buffalo biologists Soo-Kyung Lee and Jae Lee have devoted their careers to studying FOXG1 syndrome, a neurological disorder that affects their daughter, Yuna.
Hannah Mergi continues to make her mark in world
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 08:30 pm
The name Hannah Mergi is not unfamiliar to NFP readers. The 20-year-old Youngstown native has been featured in stories where:
Cuomo signs legislation requiring all motor vehicle passengers 16 and older to wear a seat belt
Tue, Aug 11th 2020 10:40 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday signed legislation (S.4336/A.6163) requiring all passengers in motor vehicles over the age of 16 to wear a seat belt. Currently, passengers aged 16 and older are only required to wear a seat belt in the front passenger seat next to the driver.
Cuomo: Schools can reopen in New York
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 12:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday gave each New York school district the go-ahead to reopen for in-person learning.
Lewiston-Porter to meet with parents regarding reopening in September
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 09:30 am
With our reopening plan now out, we are working diligently as a district to put our plan into action. We are focusing on reopening Tuesday, Sept. 8, in the hybrid model outlined in our plan. Our plan allows students to attend school in person or choose a 100% remote learning option. As parents decide what the best option is for their children, we are committed to providing all the information we can to support our families.
Cuomo: Schools will reopen on a regional basis
Thu, Aug 6th 2020 09:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday said he will reopen schools in the same way he reopened businesses across New York state: On a regional basis.
Lewiston-Porter submits two options on reopening
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 08:50 am
Lewiston-Porter has submitted its reopening plan to the New York State Education Department (NYSED). The reopening plan provides for in-person instruction, remote learning, and a hybrid of the two approaches as required by NYSED. Superintendent Paul Casseri shared our reopening plan with the school community this week.
DMV-licensed driving schools can now conduct distance learning pre-licensing courses
Wed, Jul 29th 2020 03:15 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced Department of Motor Vehicles-licensed driving schools can now conduct distance learning pre-licensing courses.
AAA: Area students backlogged for 5-hour pre-licensing course
Fri, Jul 24th 2020 02:45 pm
AAA Western and Central New York has heard from many young drivers and their parents who are inquiring about the five-hour prelicensing course that is required in New York state to obtain a driver's license. With classroom instruction not allowed in New York at this time, AAA driver training is closely following state mandates and cannot legally offer the course.
NYSPHSAA to delay fall sports start date & cancel fall championships
Fri, Jul 17th 2020 02:10 pm
The officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association voted to delay the official start date of the fall 2020 sports season, cancel the fall 2020 regional and state championships, and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19. This decision comes at the recommendation of the NYSPHSAA COVID-19 task force when it convened as a working group for the third time Thursday morning.
Erie County COVID-19 data shows increase in cases in younger adults
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 05:00 pm
The Erie County Department of Health is reporting a noticeable increase in the percentage of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases among the 20-29-year-old and 30-39-year-old age groups.
Cuomo outlines metrics for school reopening
Mon, Jul 13th 2020 04:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced new, data-driven guidance for reopening schools in New York. Schools in a region can reopen if that region is in phase four of reopening, and if its daily infection rate remains below 5% or lower using a 14-day average since "PAUSE" was lifted.
Youngstown Lions Club awards Riordan scholarships
Mon, Jul 6th 2020 02:45 pm
The Youngstown Lions Club has awarded $1,000 scholarships, honoring the memory of Neil Riordan, former mayor of Youngstown, to three Lewiston-Porter High School seniors.
WNY STEM Hub announces openings for 'Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T' summer program
Mon, Jun 29th 2020 02:05 pm
WNY STEM Hub and AT&T are currently seeking 39 public school students from across Western New York entering grades 6-12 to participate in the free science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) "Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T" summer program where they will create prosthetic hands for local youth and area veterans.
55th annual Hewitt Award winners announced
Wed, Jun 24th 2020 02:35 pm
Adrianna Frerichs of Wilson and Anthony Haak of Lockport were named the winners of the 55th annual Thomas E. Hewitt Sports Awards.
St. Peter RC School holds outdoor graduation ceremony for 8th grade class
Tue, Jun 23rd 2020 06:00 pm
St. Peter R.C. School held an outdoor celebration of its eighth grade class on Monday, abiding by the governor's rules for social distancing and graduation ceremonies.
 

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