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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.
Photos, video: Community parade for Lewiston-Porter High School seniors
Fri, Jun 12th 2020 03:05 pm
The River Region community came together Friday morning and early afternoon to celebrate the Lewiston-Porter High School Class of 2020. A parade began on the Creek Road campus and wound its way around the neighboring municipalities, including Center Street in Lewiston (as pictured).
Niagara University is first higher ed institution in country to provide students with virus-blocking pillows
Wed, Jun 10th 2020 04:00 pm
To facilitate better health and safety, as well as to ease the concerns of students and their families, Niagara University has partnered with Spry Therapeutics to provide filtered pillows to its resident students. The university said it is the first in the country to provide this clean-sleep solution, which was made available by Spry Therapeutics, a health and wellness technology company owned by brothers and NU alumni Bill and Bob Purdy.
Lew-Port seniors take center stage
Fri, Jun 5th 2020 07:00 am
Though graduating Lewiston-Porter High School seniors can't physically walk across a stage this month, they will take center stage in Academy Park this weekend.
Cuomo allowing drive-in graduation ceremonies
Thu, Jun 4th 2020 04:05 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced schools will be permitted to hold drive-in and drive-thru graduation ceremonies this year. The state will reexamine socially distanced outdoor commencements at a later time.
NCCC hosts virtual commencement celebration for grads
Tue, May 26th 2020 04:30 pm
On Saturday, May 23, Niagara County Community College hosted a virtual commencement celebration for the Class of 2020, recognizing over 900 graduates. The prerecorded video allowed graduates to submit a photo of themselves, future plans, and messages of appreciation to friends and family. Additionally, the video included remarks from SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, and NCCC President William Murabito.
As communities reopen, Kennedy, AAA, AT&T, New York State Police team up to raise awareness of traffic safety & distractions
Wed, May 20th 2020 02:25 pm
New York State Sen. and Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee Tim Kennedy, AT&T, AAA Western and Central New York and New York State Police teamed up to raise awareness of traffic safety as the unofficial start of summer is here.
Lew-Port: Additional details on budget vote, BOE election
Thu, May 14th 2020 09:00 pm
Last week, we were finally able to announce the date and details of the Board of Education election and budget vote. We now have more detail:
Congratulations, Dr. Angeles! What it's like to defend a PhD thesis on Zoom
Fri, May 8th 2020 12:50 pm
Like so much else in life, a rite of passage for doctoral students has gone virtual during COVID-19: the Ph.D. defense, in which students present their research and field questions from faculty before receiving a degree.
Cuomo: K-12, colleges will be closed for rest of academic year & continue distance learning programs
Fri, May 1st 2020 12:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday announced new York's 4.2 million students will not return to campus before the end of the academic year.
Wydysh offers update on NCCC drive-thru testing site, antibody test at Wegmans; county offering face masks to all businesses
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 03:35 pm
"One thing that we can offer right now is the cloth masks. Last week, we offered those free cloth masks through Niagara County Department of Emergency Management to businesses who needed to give them to their essential workers. We would now like to open that up to all of our area businesses. We gave out over 15,000 masks in the last week through that program. And we now want to offer this to businesses who are starting about their reopening process, and will need them for all of their employees most likely when that occurs."
Roswell Park, Catholic Health, University at Buffalo unite to answer question: Who will develop severe COVID-19?
Fri, Apr 24th 2020 12:25 pm
Western New York health care and medical research leaders are joining forces in an effort to uncover hidden information from the cells of those who have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, seeking insights on how best to care for those who develop COVID-19 illness. Called the Western New York Immunogenomic COVID-19 Study, the new initiative unites three leading regional health care organizations - Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Catholic Health and the University at Buffalo - in a project with great potential for advancing our understanding of COVID-19 for the benefit of patients worldwide.
To provide sickest COVID-19 patients with a possible therapy, UB seeks Western New Yorkers who have recovered
Wed, Apr 15th 2020 12:30 pm
To the health care workers who care for them, people who are hospitalized with COVID-19 are an extremely disconcerting patient population. There is no proven treatment and, while the most extreme critical care measures will help some recover fully, in other cases, they, tragically, have no effect.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University receives major gift from noted art collector & patron Gerald C. Mead Jr.
Tue, Apr 14th 2020 12:25 pm
In appreciation for his longstanding relationship with the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University - and the inspiration provided by its founders, Armand and Eleanor Castellani - curator, educator, artist and collector Gerald C. Mead Jr. has donated 58 artworks to the CAM.
Niagara Global Tourism Institute continues to support businesses during coronavirus pandemic
Wed, Apr 8th 2020 01:05 pm
Main Street businesses, entrepreneurs, startups and employees who are wondering "what's next" during these unprecedented times can turn to Niagara Global Tourism Institute's TReC. The business incubator has put into place a number of virtual resources to help business owners navigate through this uncharted territory.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute supports neighbors in need
Sat, Apr 4th 2020 07:00 am
Buffalo may be considered the "City of Good Neighbors," but Niagara Falls certainly comes together as a community when times are tough. This community spirit and support has been a hallmark of hope during the global coronavirus pandemic, and the staff at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute (NFCI) is doing their part to keep positivity flowing.
Niagara County Community College establishes student emergency relief fund amidst coronavirus crisis
Fri, Apr 3rd 2020 11:35 am
Joining other SUNY campuses across New York, Niagara County Community College has established a student emergency relief fund in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. This fund is designated to support the highest, short-term financial needs to students currently enrolled at NCCC who are now facing extenuating circumstances related to housing, food, and other vital resources.
Lew-Port updates, resources for families; encourages students to virtually take part in 'Spirit Week'
Sat, Mar 28th 2020 08:20 am
As we head into the third week of this school closure, we hope you are doing well - physically, mentally, spiritually. In these challenging and uncertain times, I am very grateful for the dedication, leadership and unity of our administrators, faculty, staff and families. I am inspired by the incredible outpouring of support and kindness throughout our community, coming together in such creative and thoughtful ways. While we wait for the worst to arrive, we find strength knowing we will get through it together.
Daemen donates thousands of gloves to Kaleida
Wed, Mar 25th 2020 11:10 am
Daemen College has donated 8,000 gloves to Kaleida Health in response to the critical shortage of personal protective equipment for local health care providers as the Buffalo Niagara region deals with the coronavirus pandemic.
Lewiston-Porter working to help students, families affected by school closure
Fri, Mar 20th 2020 02:50 pm
Things have escalated very quickly since I last wrote this column, and much more may change by the time you read this.
Cuomo signs executive order closing schools statewide for two weeks
Mon, Mar 16th 2020 07:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo today signed an executive order directing all schools in New York to close by Wednesday, March 18, for two weeks ending April 1.
Community supports St. Peter's
Sat, Mar 14th 2020 07:00 am
Last Saturday night, St. Peter's R.C. School hosted a "Strike Out for SPS" fundraiser at the Lewiston Event Center. The evening featured local celebrities bartending in a team challenge, as well as live music by local rock artists.
N-W state champion McDougald welcomed back home
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 10:20 pm
When people think of Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons athletics and its history, many turn towards the success of the wrestling program over the years. This past weekend, another N-W wrestler etched his name into the history books, as senior Justin McDougald became the fifth Falcons wrestler to win a New York State wrestling title.
Duff assisting Lew-Port hoops to success
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 12:40 pm
Over the last two seasons, the Lewiston-Porter Lancers boys basketball team have accomplished great feats going a combined 33-12 and won the Niagara Frontier League and Section VI Class A titles. Accomplishments and accolades take hard work, talent and success to achieve. While the Lancers feature star sophomore Roddy Gayle, there's another player wearing the Kelly green and white who has been a huge piece to the L-P squad ... and he's just a freshman. Jalen Duff has taken the role of point guard for the last two seasons under coach Matt Bradshaw's squad and, in just two years, the two-year varsity guard has stood out for the Lancers.
Culinary fun for chefs of all ages at NFCI
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 03:55 pm
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is a well-known spot for budding chefs to hone their culinary skills, and community education classes offer opportunities for even the youngest of kitchen connoisseurs. In addition to traditional degree and certificate programs, NFCI offers a healthy list of one-time classes for the public to enjoy.
Grand Island is home to Buffalo Sports Museum
Sat, Feb 8th 2020 07:00 am
It's also safe to say there is only one 1,000-square-foot basement on the Island referred to as "The Buffalo Sports Museum" and, after a tour, the name is perfect and it is a space any museum curator would be proud of. A countless number of Buffalo sports memorabilia meticulously fill every inch of the walls, ceiling and floor in the basement of John Boutet, sports archivist, author, athlete and a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors and the BFLO Experience, which is looking for a large downtown space to house the Buffalo sports, broadcasters and music halls of fame.
Castellani Art Museum hosts '20/20 Vision: Women Artists in Western New York'
Thu, Jan 30th 2020 07:00 am
The opening of "2020 Vision: Women Artists in Western NY" at the Castellani Art Museum will take place from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. This free event on the Niagara University campus will be the first comprehensive regional art exhibition focused on all women artists living in Western New York's five counties.
NCCC food pantry stocked for spring semester
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:10 pm
Food insecurity has been targeted as an issue that affects nearly half of all college students, and can be a barrier to academic success and even affect graduation. A food pantry was established at Niagara County Community College in 2016 - and continues to expand - to address the growing needs.
UB: Weber named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 02:40 pm
A. Scott Weber has been named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University at Buffalo following an international search launched in September.
Lewiston Tops-Sentinel coloring contest winners
Sat, Jan 4th 2020 07:00 am
DiMino Lewiston Tops once again partnered with Niagara Frontier Publications/The Sentinel to present a holiday coloring contest for children.
Barker Lions announce poster winners
Thu, Dec 26th 2019 07:00 am
For more than three decades, Lions Club branches around the globe have sponsored a special art contest in schools and youth groups.
Stella Niagara students donate Christmas dinners to Heart, Love & Soul
Sat, Dec 21st 2019 07:00 am
Stella Niagara students and faculty took part in a reverse Advent calendar this Christmas season.
New look Niagara-Wheatfield hoops hungry in 19-20
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 06:55 pm
Those who have gone on a roller coaster know, the ride goes up, down and every which way. The Niagara-Wheatfield Falcons 2018-19 boys basketball season was (in a way) like the amusement park thriller. There were ups, downs, turns and bumps, but the main emotion of that roller coaster - it was a thrilling time.
GNBC's iconic 'Nutcracker' takes stage this weekend
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Co. will present "The Nutcracker" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center, 4455 Porter Road. The GNBC's production showcases both local and Canadian dancers in a ballet set to the direction of artistic director Beverley Feder, FISTD, FCUSA, FICIA. In addition, local character actors and brave parents will participate in the Act I party scene.
Niagara University's Camp Courage Crew presents check to Camp Good Days and Special Times
Thu, Dec 5th 2019 04:45 pm
Niagara University Camp Courage Crew officers presented Lisa Booz, WNY regional director at Camp Good Days and Special Times, with a check for $10,700 on Thursday. Students raised the funds during their second annual dance marathon in October.
Lew-Port hoops ready for success again in 2019-20
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:10 pm
The Lewiston-Porter Lancers 2018-19 basketball season could be summed up in one word - historic. The squad went 21-4, won the Niagara Frontier League title, a feat that hadn't been accomplished in 34 years; were victorious in the Section VI Class A championship and made an appearance in the Far West Regional before the season came to a close. All in all, it was the program's best season in 41 years.
Niagara Falls hoops ready to continue winning tradition
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 09:50 pm
2018-19 was one of the best seasons in the long history of Niagara Falls High School basketball. The team finished 21-4, won its fourth straight Section VI Class AA title and reached the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Final Four for the first time in 10 years.
Thanksgiving season kicks off at N-W School District
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 05:00 pm
Thanksgiving is a time for gathering together as a community and to celebrate good times by eating together and playing some games.
 

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