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'Rockin' With Santa' looks to help area children
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 07:00 am
John and Kate White and the "Rockin' With Santa" committee seek donations of new, unwrapped toys for youth up to the age of 16. Through Dec. 8, find barrel drop-off locations at the TNT city halls, the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, Tc Wheeler's Pizzeria & Sports Bar, Fast Teddy's Restaurant, Jamie's Ice Cream and the Royal Family Restaurant.
Higgins announces service academy advisory committee
Wed, Dec 1st 2021 12:40 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins named six local veterans to serve on a service academy advisory committee. The panel recently met to interview local high school students applying to one of the U.S. service academies and to recommend those deserving of a nomination.
BOCES culinary arts classes help out Lockport Salvation Army for Thanksgiving
Mon, Nov 29th 2021 03:25 pm
The culinary arts classes of Lisa Cook and Caitlin Kucharski at the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center helped out the Lockport Salvation Army for its Thanksgiving meal.
Neighbors Foundation grateful for donations from Realtors, students
Sat, Nov 20th 2021 07:00 am
On Nov. 6, the Hunt Real Estate Realtors and students from Grand Island High School's business department got together at Hunt's office, at 2098 Grand Island Blvd., to collect food, gift cards and donations for the Grand Island Neighbors Foundation.
New bike repair station at Academy Park
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:15 am
Cambria Troop 8's Jack Olszewski recently presented the Village of Lewiston Board with a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout proposal to install a new bicycle repair station behind the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce on Center Street.
10 state mass-vaccination sites now open to 5- to 11-year-olds
Sat, Nov 13th 2021 01:05 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Saturday announced 10 of New York's mass-vaccination sites will now be administering COVID-19 vaccines to newly eligible 5- to 11-year-olds.
1 year since New York's rear seat belt law: Is it working? Data says yes
Mon, Nov 8th 2021 03:00 pm
One year has passed since New York's rear seat belt law went into effect 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.
Emergency Physicians 'strongly support' COVID vaccinations for all eligible children
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 04:00 pm
As the COVID-19 vaccines become available for children ages 5 to 11, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) urges caretakers and families to get vaccinated and take the necessary steps to protect children during the upcoming holiday and flu season.
Hochul announces guidance & resources to support vaccination of 5-11-year-old children in New York
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 03:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday announced the launch of a new website, clinical guidance and additional information and resources in the effort to vaccinate New York's 5-11-year-old children against COVID-19.
Former Niagara Catholic site getting makeover by The Chapel
Fri, Nov 5th 2021 08:15 am
The former Niagara Catholic High School building, at 520 66th St., has sort of resembled Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory since it closed in the summer of 2018. Tremendous work has taken place inside - out of view from the general public - with great expectations in place for what might be when The Chapel reopens the site in the near future.
Computer technology classes visit Seneca One
Mon, Nov 1st 2021 02:05 pm
The computer technology students from the Orleans and Niagara Career and Technical Education Centers, at Orleans/Niagara BOCES, visited Seneca One Tower in downtown Buffalo.
Hochul signs legislation targeting those who pass a school bus
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 12:55 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday signed legislation S.4661/A.7330 that provides for the transfer of a portion of fines issued for illegally passing a school bus to the comprehensive school bus driver safety training program for the study and promotion of issues involving school bus safety, establishing a school bus motorist education fund. This legislation aims to discourage motorists from illegally passing stopped school buses thus increasing safety to school children.
84-year-old Niagara Falls artist completes 2nd mural as part of public art initiative
Fri, Oct 29th 2021 10:50 am
Niagara Falls' newest mural in Hyde Park captures the spirit of dance and was recently finished by Jonathan Rogers, a local artist with a storied career.
Niagara Wheatfield Community Education program has diverse offerings, invites new instructors
Thu, Oct 21st 2021 06:35 pm
Community Education has returned and is doing quite well at Niagara Wheatfield.
Hochul announces new #VaxtoSchool pop-up sites
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 06:50 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Tuesday announced 25 new #VaxtoSchool pop-up vaccination sites to increase vaccination rates among school-aged New Yorkers. On Sept. 21, she announced a total of 120 sites will take place over a 12-week period statewide. To date, 86 sites have been established.
Teen Driver Safety Week: AAA says it's never too soon for parents to talk to teen drivers about safety
Tue, Oct 19th 2021 12:50 pm
National Teen Driver Safety Week is underway, running from Oct. 17-24. Now is the time for parents to talk with teen drivers about the importance of safety behind the wheel. Recent AAA research shows that more than 60% of teens got their driver's license before the age of 18. Young drivers need training to understand the rules of the road.
Misinformation on stem cell treatments for COVID-19 linked to overhyped science, researchers argue
Fri, Oct 15th 2021 01:35 pm
The global race to develop new stem cell-based COVID-19 treatments during the pandemic was filled with violations of government regulations, inflated medical claims and distorted public communication, say the authors of a new perspective published Oct. 14 in the journal Stem Cell Reports.
Girl Scouts across WNY embrace e-commerce to expand entrepreneurship & digital skills
Mon, Oct 4th 2021 04:45 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York's popular fall product program has returned, featuring a wide selection of candy, nuts and magazines, plus opportunities to give back to local military personnel and veterans.
Erie County Department of Health announces school-based COVID-19 testing programs
Mon, Sep 27th 2021 07:05 pm
With support from approximately $18.5 million in federal funding, the Erie County Department of Health is coordinating COVID-19 testing for K-12 students and school staff.
NCCC signs agreements with Keuka College
Sat, Sep 25th 2021 10:40 am
Niagara County Community College President William J. Murabito, Ph.D., and Keuka College President Amy Storey signed articulation agreements on Friday that will facilitate seamless transfer pathways for students enrolled in the human services A.A. program at NCCC to a social work B.S. program at Keuka College, as well as the NCCC health studies A.S. program to a community health and wellness B.S. program at Keuka College.
Scout to raise funds for bicycle repair operation outside welcome center
Thu, Sep 23rd 2021 06:45 pm
As part of Monday's Village of Lewiston Board of Trustees meeting, Cambria Troop 8's Jack Olszewski presented a Boy Scouts of America proposal to install a new bicycle repair station outside of the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce/welcome center on Center Street.
UB to require COVID-19 vaccination to attend sporting and cultural events
Tue, Sep 21st 2021 06:35 pm
The University at Buffalo will require proof that spectators are vaccinated against COVID-19 to be allowed into football games at UB Stadium and men's and women's basketball games at Alumni Arena.
Over $100 million awarded to Community Action Organization of WNY & Holy Cross Head Start
Fri, Sep 17th 2021 05:10 pm
The Office of Head Start (OHS) has awarded the Community Action Organization of WNY Inc. a $77.1 million grant over five years to provide Head Start and Early Head Start programming to 1,080 Head Start students and 205 infants, toddlers and pregnant women in Erie County. Holy Cross Head Start Inc., formerly a delegate of CAO since 1969, was also awarded a portion of the Erie County grant and will now serve the community as a Grantee agency alongside CAO. Holy Cross was awarded $25 million over five years, serving 500 Head Start children.
Hochul adds mask requirements amid rise of delta variant
Thu, Sep 16th 2021 09:25 am
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a series of universal mask requirements designed to protect New Yorkers against the highly contagious delta variant and the recent surge in COVID-19 infections statewide.
Peach Festival: Shanya Davis named Peach Queen
Sun, Sep 12th 2021 11:00 pm
Sunday night at the Lewiston No. 1 Fire Co. firehall, 19-year-old Shanya Davis of Niagara Falls was named the 2021-22 Peach Queen. She received her crown from Victoria Skrlin-Kozak, who took the title in 2019. The scholarship pageant did not take place in 2020, due to coronavirus safety restrictions.
Consumer alert: New York State Division of Consumer Protection provides back-to-school tips
Thu, Sep 9th 2021 09:35 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection is providing consumers with basic tips for students of all ages as classes are once again back in session. Consumers are urged to be mindful of their privacy, their dormitories, and back-to-school spending to protect themselves.
UB's Distinguished Speakers Series back in person for 2021-22
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 09:35 pm
Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of "The 1619 Project," and gold medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman are among the speakers who will headline the University at Buffalo's 2021-22 Distinguished Speakers Series, which will be back in person for its 35th season.
Hochul announces new requirements & guidance for 'safe reopening' of New York schools
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 01:00 pm
Late Thursday, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced her strategy to reopen schools safely took a major leap forward on two fronts, "demonstrating her administration's commitment to making the health and well-being of students, teachers and families a top priority," her team said.
Niagara University starts academic year with a bang
Fri, Sep 3rd 2021 10:45 am
Niagara University welcomed more than 700 incoming freshmen and transfer students to its Lewiston campus over the weekend with an engaging and informational new student orientation program that incorporated a number of traditions and introduced them to available opportunities.
NYSSBA: Learning loss, mental health will be primary concerns in upcoming school year
Tue, Aug 31st 2021 04:50 pm
Across the country and throughout New York state, school boards and communities are discussing mask mandates, employee vaccinations, COVID protocols, and how to teach about race.
Local students showcase scientific research during summer science camps at Niagara University
Mon, Aug 30th 2021 01:15 pm
Niagara University's summer science and STEM camps returned this year, engaging local students in grades kindergarten through eighth in a variety of activities that utilized the practical application of science, technology, engineering and math.
Higgins: $280,000-plus for Grassroots Gardens, Niagara Falls School District & Buffalo Schools
Thu, Aug 26th 2021 09:55 am
Congressman Brian Higgins announced three local recipients of U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm to School Grants. Grassroots Gardens of Western New York received an award totaling $96,627, the Buffalo Public School District was awarded $96,290, and the Niagara Falls Central School District received an award of $94,603.
Student vaccination requirement takes effect at UB
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 01:00 pm
University at Buffalo students who have yet to be vaccinated will have seven days to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and five weeks to be fully vaccinated, a 35-day grace period.
Erie County Department of Health shares school guidance for 2021-22 academic year
Mon, Aug 23rd 2021 10:45 am
The Erie County Department of Health released a set of requirements and recommendations for Erie County grades pre-K to 12 public, private and charter schools for the 2021-22 school year.
Helping anxious students return to school during a pandemic
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 04:05 pm
With the start of a new school year right around the corner, the team of in-school social workers with Catholic Charities of Buffalo is sharing tips for parents and caregivers who may have a child who is anxious about stepping back into the classroom.
'Frozen' resumes production Sept. 10 at Shea's Buffalo Theater
Tue, Aug 17th 2021 12:00 pm
The North American tour company of "Frozen," the Disney Theatrical Productions' smash hit, reunited in Buffalo on Monday and resumed rehearsals for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown.
Virtually all Western New Yorkers now infected with COVID-19 have delta variant, UB researchers find
Mon, Aug 16th 2021 01:00 pm
Any Western New Yorker who tests positive for COVID-19 almost certainly has contracted the delta variant, University at Buffalo scientists recently reported.
Trucks return for fun, free day for families at Canalside
Wed, Aug 11th 2021 03:20 pm
This year, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum's annual "Touch A Truck" event returns. The Western New York community is invited to come and join in the fun at Canalside in Buffalo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 28.
28 new Girl Scout badges introduced as Girl Scouts of WNY prepares for another year of programming
Mon, Aug 9th 2021 10:15 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) and Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) recently announced 28 new badges focused on entrepreneurship, math in nature, and digital leadership that embolden girls to navigate a changing society and build the futures they want for themselves and the world.
Delegating effectively or avoiding responsibility?
Tue, Aug 3rd 2021 07:00 am
Think about the last time your boss delegated a task to you. Did you perceive that request as a sign of strong leadership - or as your manager shirking responsibility? In the end, did you successfully complete the task, or find a way out of it?
 

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