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Niagara University accounting students offering free tax preparation help
Mon, Feb 6th 2023 07:00 am
Accounting students from Niagara University's Holzschuh College of Business Administration and members of its accounting society and Beta Alpha Psi will again provide members of the Niagara Falls community free tax preparation assistance through the Internal Revenue Service's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
Higgins & Laurrie announce nearly $3.5 million in mental health funding for Niagara Falls City School District
Fri, Feb 3rd 2023 03:35 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins joined Niagara Falls City School District Superintendent Mark Laurrie on Friday to announce a five-year grant totaling close to $3.5 million. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Education and funded by the School-Based Mental Health Services program, the grant will be used to support school and community mental health programs while creating opportunities for local graduate students.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP reminds parents to pay attention to lifesaving information related to product recalls
Fri, Jan 27th 2023 10:30 am
The New York State Division of Consumer Protection urges parents and caregivers to pay attention to product recalls. In January, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which issues product recalls across all categories of consumer goods, reissued earlier recalls for two inclined sleep products after additional infant deaths were reported. Inclined sleepers are dangerous for babies and increase the risk of suffocation.
Niagara University cuts ribbon on renovated Kiernan Center
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 11:00 am
Niagara University celebrated the completion of an $11.5 million renovation project at its Kiernan Recreation Center on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project was funded through a $1 million grant from the New York State Higher Education Capital (HECap) matching program, as well as other private donations and university investments.
Omicron caused fewer cases of MIS-C in children than delta and they were milder, says new study based on 2021-22 data
Fri, Jan 20th 2023 10:55 am
A new University at Buffalo study conducted at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital is one of the first to reveal that there were fewer cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) during the omicron wave of the pandemic than the delta wave.
Tops honors Black History Month with 3rd annual contest for 3rd-8th graders
Mon, Jan 16th 2023 11:40 am
Tops Friendly Markets announced "a unique opportunity for students in grades 3-8 to shine!"
UB awarded $20 million grant to establish national institute that creates AI technologies to help children with speech, language disorders
Tue, Jan 10th 2023 10:50 am
The University at Buffalo has been awarded a highly competitive grant by the National Science Foundation to establish a national institute that develops artificial intelligence systems that identify and assist young children with speech and/or language processing challenges.
Lewiston-Porter High School art students are looking for your photos
Fri, Jan 6th 2023 07:00 am
New this school year, the "Gallery Project" course allows students to design exhibitions and programming for Lew-Port's new Level Art Gallery. Students are currently preparing an exhibition about Artpark. Each student is researching a specific aspect of Artpark after learning about the park's history through reading, viewing an artist-created documentary, and participating in a guided tour of the park led by regional curator Albert Chao.
Girl Scouts of Western New York kicks off 2023 cookie season
Thu, Jan 5th 2023 09:20 pm
Girl Scouts in Western New York are now selling the exclusively online, berry-blasted Raspberry Rally cookie alongside the iconic cookie lineup, powering amazing experiences in outdoors, STEM, and beyond.
Niagara University professor publishes Himalayan travel piece on presence
Wed, Jan 4th 2023 08:25 pm
Dr. Joseph Little, associate professor of English at Niagara University, had been backpacking in the western Himalayas one January when Balrum took him in, graciously providing lodging in a nearby cabin and unforgettable conversations around the campfire as the quiet farmer, with remarkable grace and presence, said farewell to his family.
'Jam Man' teams with Casal's Boxing Club to help children at Christmas
Fri, Dec 23rd 2022 07:00 am
Remzi Yates III, aka "Jam Man," teamed up with Ray Casal Casal's Boxing Club for a toy drive to donate to John R. Oishei Children's Hospital of Buffalo.
Niagara University Student Nurses Association assists community with holiday drives
Tue, Dec 20th 2022 11:05 am
The holidays will be a little happier for those living on the margins of society, thanks to the students in Niagara University's Student Nurses Association. The group has been collecting canned goods, blankets, toiletries and personal hygiene products that it will donate to Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc. at the end of the semester.
Niagara University presents 'Story Lane on Ice'
Fri, Dec 16th 2022 07:00 am
On Dec. 8, Niagara University's Club Figure Skating, Future Teacher's Club, and Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement teamed up to transform the university's Dwyer Arena into "Story Lane on Ice."
Niagara County Community College to host inaugural cannabis conference
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 05:15 pm
The inaugural SUNY cannabis conference will take place Jan. 10, 2023, at Niagara County Community College, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. In conjunction with the State University of New York, Genesee Community College, Jamestown Community College and SUNY Erie, NCCC will facilitate a unique conference that covers an array of topics from the "seed to sale" lifespan in the cannabis business.
Buffalo Bills, Highmark announce Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY as 'Community Hero'
Mon, Dec 12th 2022 01:55 pm
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and the Buffalo Bills announced Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western New York (RMHC of WNY) as the "Highmark Community Hero" for Sunday's game versus the New York Jets.
Castellani Art Museum's latest exhibition, 'Connected Isolation,' explores shared struggles during COVID-19 pandemic
Mon, Dec 5th 2022 01:50 pm
Students from Niagara University's introduction to museum studies course navigated many emotions as they planned, curated and installed "Connected Isolation." This interactive exhibition, which explores the human experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, opened at the Castellani Art Museum (CAM) of Niagara University over the weekend. The public reception will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.
NYS: $28 million in federal funding to help students prepare for college
Thu, Dec 1st 2022 09:20 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced New York state was awarded a $28 million, seven-year Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase college and career readiness for more than 6,200 low-income New York state students. The GEAR UP program will help New York students attending high-poverty middle and high schools prepare for and succeed in college.
KeyBank, First Niagara Foundation & General Motors provide over $50,000 in funding to Field & Fork Network
Mon, Nov 21st 2022 07:35 pm
Niagara Falls High School students will have an opportunity to enhance their education and receive professional development thanks to an investment from two foundations focused on strengthening Niagara County.
Explore & More kicks off holiday toy drive with pay-what-you-wish admission
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 03:55 pm
Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum announced its open house weekend and toy drive collection Nov. 18-19.
Tonawanda City School District is TNT Chamber Member of the Month
Tue, Nov 15th 2022 07:00 am
Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas Executive Director Sarah Nelson announced the Tonawanda City School District is the November Member of the Month.
Four NW musicians selected for All-State Choir
Sat, Nov 12th 2022 11:20 am
Four Niagara Wheatfield Central School District Choir students were selected to perform in the New York State Area-All State Choir for 2022.
NIH awards major grant to UB to boost newborn screening accuracy
Fri, Nov 4th 2022 12:15 pm
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a University at Buffalo researcher an extremely competitive grant known as an R01 grant to lead an international effort to dramatically improve the accuracy of newborn screening for three rare, often fatal, genetic diseases. The five-year, $3.8 million grant is funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the NIH.
NCCC Workforce Development presents community academy classes
Thu, Nov 3rd 2022 09:40 am
The Niagara County Community College Office of Workforce Development will present a community education speaker series beginning Nov. 9.
October is National Pedestrian Safety Month
Sat, Oct 22nd 2022 11:20 am
October is National Pedestrian Safety Month, and AAA Western and Central New York is reminding both drivers and pedestrians of their responsibilities by sharing key safety measures to protect roadway users.
Updated COVID-19 boosters now available for children
Wed, Oct 19th 2022 08:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced children ages 5 and older may now receive the bivalent booster shots that are recommended to increase protection against the coronavirus.
Starpoint Middle School raises $12,000 for NFMMC
Mon, Oct 17th 2022 04:50 pm
Almost 250 students took part in Starpoint Middle School's annual "Color Run to Crush Cancer" event earlier this year, raising $12,000 for Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Niagara University receives $3.5 million gift from William and Nancy Gacioch
Fri, Oct 14th 2022 04:30 pm
William (Class of 1961, 2007 - honorary) and Nancy Gacioch have made a commitment of $3.5 million to Niagara University. The gift was announced at the dedication of the Gacioch Center for Career & Professional Development and the Gacioch Circle on Friday.
Shea's Performing Arts Center accepting applications for 30th Annual Kenny Awards
Tue, Oct 11th 2022 02:40 pm
Shea's Performing Arts Center announced it is accepting applications for the 2023 Kenny Awards, which will be held at Shea's Buffalo Theatre at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 27, 2023.
NYS Commissioner of Education Dr. Rosa, NYSED visit Tuscarora Indian School
Fri, Oct 7th 2022 07:00 am
New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. Betty A. Rosa and members of the New York State Education Department made a visit to the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District, specifically to the Tuscarora Indian School. The goal of the stop was to meet with the members of the Tuscarora Council, tour the school, and inspect the beginning of school improvements that have started thanks to monies from New York state totaling $11.8 million.
'Living in Light: The Art of Healing' honors survivors, raises awareness of domestic violence
Thu, Oct 6th 2022 08:30 pm
For the sixth year, the NU campus community and local agencies came together to display and view artwork reflecting the journeys, experiences, hopes, and dreams of the survivors of domestic violence who created them.
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.
 

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