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Niagara-Wheatfield overpowered by Grand Island
Fri, Sep 15th 2017 11:25 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons came into week three of the high school football season with an average of 44 points allowed per game. It was much of the same Friday night vs. the Grand Island Vikings.
Weir leading Wheatfield girls soccer to strong start
Thu, Sep 14th 2017 03:55 pm
At the end of last season, eighth grader Erin Weir finished with two goals and two assists, equaling six points. In seven games as a freshman in the 2017 season, she's more than tripled her points output from her first varsity campaign.
Wheatfield girls soccer endures first loss
Wed, Sep 13th 2017 12:20 pm
The Niagara-Wheatfield girls soccer team came into Tuesday as the No. 4 large school in Western New York - and undefeated, at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in league. Staring it down was the also-undefeated Grand Island Vikings, sitting at No. 2.
GNBC hosts 'Nutcracker' auditions
Sat, Sep 9th 2017 07:00 am
"The Nutcracker," the Greater Niagara Ballet Company's annual family-friendly holiday show, returns the weekend of Dec. 8-9 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The Beverley Feder-directed show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
Niagara University announces 2017 faculty award winners
Fri, Sep 1st 2017 07:40 pm
Niagara University's Office of Academic Affairs announced the selection of three distinguished faculty award winners during an event held Friday.
Summer of '69 All-Star Band headlining fundraiser for Lew-Port students
Fri, Aug 25th 2017 04:30 pm
The famous Summer of '69 All-Star Band will hit the Lewiston Stone House stage Saturday, Sept. 9, to raise funds for the Lewiston-Porter High School music scholarship program. The event begins at 6 p.m. at 755 Center St.
Summer STEAM program ends with presentation of 3-D-printed prosthetic hands
Mon, Aug 21st 2017 11:50 am
Life-changing. Surprising. Inspiring. These were some of the words enrolled students used to describe the experience they had designing prosthetic hands for children in need using 3-D printing technology as part of the "Hand in Hand Powered by AT&T" science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) experience organized by WNY STEM and AT&T.
UB assistant professor receives $1 million to study heart failure after a heart attack
Sat, Aug 12th 2017 11:00 am
A University at Buffalo researcher studying a protein involved in heart failure has received a five-year, $1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Town of Niagara: Fashion Outlets welcomes donations for Boys & Girls Club
Fri, Aug 11th 2017 02:25 pm
Macerich's Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, USA is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season by hosting two initiatives to benefit the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club.
Community celebrates 51 years of Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 07:00 am
Lewiston owes its reputation for being a thriving arts community to the annual Lewiston Art Festival. Sponsored by Lewiston Council on the Arts and now in its 51st year, the festival has been named top cultural destination/summer festival showcase event by a handful of national publications.
New agreement expands Niagara University's educational outreach in Vietnam
Thu, Jul 27th 2017 08:55 am
A new, three-way international partnership commissions Niagara University faculty to develop hospitality training curricula for students in Vietnam and other Asian countries.
Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship awarded
Fri, Jul 21st 2017 08:35 am
Niagara Falls High School seniors Kaitlyn Ivancic and Jeante Fitzsimmons were named the 2017 recipients of the Theresa Elizabeth Insana Memorial Scholarship. They were honored at a dinner Thursday at The Como Restaurant on Pine Avenue.
Nerds Gone Wild at Niagara Catholic
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:00 pm
On Saturday, Nerds Gone Wild performed at Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School as part of "Big Red Fest" and Alumni Weekend. Dressed to impress, well, dressed like what's shown in the photos, anyway, the five-piece had the crowd on its feet, performing the '80s' biggest hits.
Local students leave lasting mark on Buffalo Prep
Sat, Jul 15th 2017 12:05 am
On Friday, more than 220 Buffalo Prep students participated in the first "Buffalo Prep Goes Green" event, which involved planting a commemorative tree at the site of the organization's future home on the University at Buffalo south campus. The facility's upgrades will allow Buffalo Prep to offer more services and welcome more students. It is set to open next year.
Dive into free summer fun at Artpark
Fri, Jun 30th 2017 05:20 pm
Get the kids outside and get creative at Artpark's "Free Family Saturdays."
Artpark: 'Summer Solstice' celebrated in style
Mon, Jun 19th 2017 02:40 pm
One of Artpark & Company's premier summertime family events took place on Saturday with the "Summer Solstice Celebration" featuring the Fairy House Festival and Lehrer Dance.
Students sing for seniors
Fri, Jun 16th 2017 08:55 pm
On Tuesday, the Lewiston-Porter fifth- and sixth-graders band entertained the Lewiston Senior Center guests as part of a Father's Day luncheon. Those in the crowd said the show was "awesome."
St. Francis Guild Scholarships helps junior volunteers
Mon, Jun 12th 2017 07:00 am
The St. Francis Guild of Mount St. Mary's Hospital recently awarded five scholarships to junior volunteers who recorded four years of service and more than 120 hours of volunteer time.
Morinello welcomes winners of 2017 Italian-American scholarship awards
Tue, Jun 6th 2017 11:00 am
On Monday, Assemblyman Angelo J. Morinello joined his colleagues in welcoming the students who were awarded the New York State Conference of Italian-American Legislators' academic and athletic scholarships.
Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School 2017 Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic
Mon, Jun 5th 2017 02:20 pm
Now in its 12th year, the Marty Violante Memorial Golf Classic tournament will take place Monday, July 17, at the Niagara Frontier Country Club. This year's tournament will honor the late Jack Brundage.
Adell's School of Dance 10th anniversary showcase
Tue, May 30th 2017 10:35 am
Adell's School of Dance, owned by Adell Hoover-Manarino, will celebrate its 10th anniversary dance showcase at Niagara Falls High School at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. A "Future Star" red carpet showcase will take place at noon on Sunday, June 4.
Officials from China's Hunan First Normal University visit NU
Mon, May 22nd 2017 12:55 pm
Officials from Hunan First Normal University, a prestigious institution located in Changsha, China, met with administrators and faculty at Niagara University earlier this month.
Father Levesque celebrates 50 years of Vincentian priesthood
Wed, May 17th 2017 09:15 am
The Niagara University community celebrated the golden jubilee of the priesthood of the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., president emeritus, during a special Mass on May 6 in the Alumni Chapel.
Deal Realty awards first scholarship
Mon, May 15th 2017 01:15 pm
Kerstin Crum of Youngstown, a senior at Lewiston-Porter High School, is the recipient of the first Deal Realty Scholarship. Crum has been accepted into the State University of New York College at Brockport, where she plans to major in physical education.
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduates 64th class
Thu, May 11th 2017 11:20 am
The Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy graduated its 64th class during a ceremony held Wednesday at Niagara University's Castellani Art Museum.
Kathryn Rose Gould awarded Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad
Fri, May 5th 2017 05:40 pm
Kathryn Rose Gould, a junior theater major at Niagara University, has been awarded the Tara Laurie Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad.
Buffalo Bills, M&T Bank honor Sweet Home Middle School social studies teacher with 'Touchdown for Teachers' grand prize
Wed, May 3rd 2017 06:40 pm
The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank announced and honored the ninth annual M&T Bank "Touchdown for Teachers" program finalists and winner at a private draft party event on April 27 at the ADPRO Sports Training Center at New Era Field (Etkin is shown far right).
Ribbon cut at NU's Clet Hall dining facility
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 03:50 pm
Niagara University cut the ribbon Thursday on an $8 million renovation and expansion of its dining facility located at Clet Hall.
High school baseball: Big first inning pushes Lancers past Vikings
Wed, Apr 26th 2017 11:30 pm
On one of the warmest days of the spring, the Lewiston-Porter bats were even hotter.
Island of Hope: Student Ambassadors to Paint the Town Purple
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 03:20 pm
The 2017 Relay For Life Student Ambassadors will head up this year's Paint the Town Purple Day in support of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Grand Island.
Students 'Meet the Professionals' at NU PRSSN event
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:10 am
A few steps through the open doors into a tightly packed conference room led students who attended Niagara University's second annual "Meet the Professionals" night to many other doors full of opportunities.
Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara presents photos to NU Police Academy directors
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 09:40 am
Individuals from Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara presented a collection of photos on Friday to Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy co-directors Lt. Aaron Schultz and Det. John Faso.
St. Peter R.C. Church presents 3rd annual 5K run/walk
Sat, Apr 8th 2017 10:25 am
St. Peter R.C. Church invites the Western New York community to participate in its third annual 5K run/1k walk on Saturday, May 20.
Ask the expert: How to win the Island Dispatch Easter Coloring Contest
Sat, Apr 1st 2017 07:00 am
Anna Bartlo knows a thing or two - or five - about winning an Island Dispatch Coloring Contest.
Island of Hope: Dynamic Duo named Relay For Life honorary survivors
Sat, Mar 25th 2017 07:00 am
Mark Gorton, an audiovisual technician for the Grand Island school system, and Matthew Eggers, a second-grader at Huth Road Elementary School, have been named as "Dynamic Duo," who will serve as the honorary survivors in the 2017 Relay For Life, scheduled for 4 p.m. to midnight on Friday, June 9, at Veterans Park.
Home improvement expert shares tricks of trade with building trades students
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 05:35 pm
Buffalo home improvement expert Dominic Cortese recently stopped into the Niagara Career and Technical Education Center to spend some time talking to the building trades students in Anthony Molinaro's and Gary Benker's respective classes.
Camp Hope helps children heal through fun
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 03:35 pm
To address the special needs of grieving children, the bereavement department of Niagara Hospice is offering its 17th Camp Hope for grieving children. The event runs from June 23-25 at the YMCA's Camp Kenan in Barker.
Courtney Corbetta joins 'AM Buffalo'
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 10:55 am
Courtney Corbetta has joined WKBW-TV's "AM Buffalo" as a multimedia journalist.
NU's Sharon Green honored by Nat'l Association for Developmental Education
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 02:20 pm
Sharon Green, coordinator of instructional services in Niagara University's office of academic support, is the 2017 recipient of National Association for Developmental Education's (NADE) Gladys Shaw Outstanding Service to Developmental Students Award.
Scouts donate to children at firefighter event
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 03:20 pm
Junior Girl Scout Troop 70291 donated toys to the annual Niagara Falls Toy Telethon in December as part of their work to earn a Bronze Award. The girls were able to fundraise money by hosting a bake sale at their school in order to purchase the toys.
 

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