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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?
Cuomo: Legislation prohibits schools from filing suit against parents or guardians for unpaid meal fees
Thu, Jul 29th 2021 06:50 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday signed legislation (S.5151A/A.65277A) that prohibits schools and school districts from filing any type of lawsuit against parents or guardians for unpaid meal fees. The new law builds on measures from the governor's comprehensive "No Student Goes Hungry" program and helps protect students and families from legal tactics related to their inability to make payments for school meals.
New UB study looks at relationship between microbiome and breast cancer
Tue, Jul 27th 2021 02:20 pm
Researchers are learning more about the relationship between the microbiome and cancer. But many questions remain, especially when it comes to the role of the microbiome in breast tissue and whether it contributes to the development of invasive breast cancer.
AAA: We are in the midst of the '100 Deadliest Days'
Mon, Jul 26th 2021 12:15 pm
Amid the "100 Deadliest Days," AAA Western and Central New York is urging drivers to use caution as July winds down. The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically.
Vacation Bible School reaches out to community
Fri, Jul 23rd 2021 10:30 am
Colonial Heights Free Methodist Church is on a mission: Give kids faith, hope and fun in the church's upcoming Vacation Bible School.
Villa Maria College's art students and faculty lend talent to Gerard Place
Thu, Jul 15th 2021 07:35 pm
The Gerard Place Community Center has been an anchor in the Bailey-Delavan neighborhood for decades. While the center continues to offer essential services to Buffalo's East Side, the building itself now looks vastly different.
Explore & More fundraises during 'Give 716' to build new fully accessible playground
Tue, Jul 13th 2021 10:00 am
On "Give 716 Day," an online fundraising campaign hosted by the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres Foundation, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum, will be fundraising for a very special cause. With the help of Mason's Mission and Dunn Tire, Explore & More is building a brand-new exhibit - a fully accessible indoor playground. This will be the first of its kind in Western New York, giving year-round play access to the nearly one in five people who have a disability in the U.S.
Kiwanis Club of Lewiston announces scholarship recipients
Fri, Jul 9th 2021 09:40 am
Congratulations to the Kiwanis Club of Lewiston scholarship winners Charles Dieteman, Jessi Avila-Shah and Amaris Huang. The Lewiston Kiwanis Club awarded Dieteman with a scholarship of $1,000. In addition, scholarships of $500 were awarded to Avila-Shah and Huang. The William and Joanne Roth Memorial Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, was awarded to Isabella Guerrucci. All four recipients were chosen for their high academic achievement, leadership skills, and community service involvement.
See, touch & explore different trucks at Explore & More's free weekly 'Trucking through the Summer' event
Mon, Jul 5th 2021 07:00 am
This year, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's museum's annual "Touch a Truck" event takes on a whole new form. Explore & More announced "Trucking through the Summer A-Z," presented by M&T Bank and Dunn Tire, a celebration of all things trucks all summer long.
'In the Loop' with the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education: Lew-Port commencement includes a first salute
Fri, Jul 2nd 2021 07:00 am
As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, please take a moment to honor the commitment of our recent Lewiston-Porter graduates who have joined the U.S. armed forces.
NCCC library open to Niagara County residents
Mon, Jun 28th 2021 05:30 pm
The Lewis Library at Niagara County Community College is more than an academic resource for registered students.
Niagara University: $11.5 million in upgrades for Kiernan Center
Thu, Jun 24th 2021 08:40 am
Guided by its strategic plan to provide excellence in all phases of the student living-learning experience, Niagara University will break ground next month on an $11.5 million upgrade to the Kiernan Recreation Center. Project construction is scheduled to begin in July, and the renovation is expected to be completed for the fall 2022 semester. Funding for the project includes a $1 million grant from the NYS Higher Education Capital Matching program (HECap), as well as other private donations and university investments.
Calling all New York chalk artists: Enter 2021 Chalk YOUR Walk Competition
Fri, Jun 18th 2021 08:10 am
The Lewiston Council on the Arts is once again taking the Chalk YOUR Walk Competition online.
As COVID-19 restrictions lift across state, UB scientists find highly transmissible delta variant in Erie County
Wed, Jun 16th 2021 05:40 pm
University at Buffalo scientists who are doing genomic sequencing of COVID-19 samples report the delta variant of the coronavirus has been detected in Erie County. First identified in India and now responsible for a significant outbreak in the United Kingdom, the delta variant is believed to be as much as 200%, or twice as transmissible, as the original coronavirus strain.
Castellani Art Museum reopens doors with 5 new exhibitions
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 05:15 pm
The Castellani Art Museum is reopening to the public with five new exhibits and a completely revamped gallery. The museum on the Niagara University campus was closed to visitors more than a year ago due to COVID-19, and NU used the gallery as a distance classroom.
St. Peter's salutes Flag Day, soldiers
Fri, Jun 11th 2021 03:10 pm
St. Peter R.C. School in Lewiston celebrated Flag Day on Friday with a group gathering in front of the church rectory. Students recited the Pledge of Allegiance before receiving a blessing from the Rev. Cole Webster. They then planted small American flags in the ground.
A call to young drivers: Be your own best advocate for safety!
Tue, Jun 8th 2021 07:00 am
New York SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) is issuing a statewide call to action to combat the deadliest season for young people - the summer months. Known as the "100 Deadliest Days," the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the time when young people lose their lives most frequently in car crashes, as well as other destructive decisions. SADD is calling upon teens, caring adults, law enforcement, and the community at large to raise awareness and take action to help keep our young drivers safe.
William Mattar launches gift card giveaway for 'Buckle Your Belt' program
Mon, Jun 7th 2021 04:55 pm
William Mattar law offices is kicking off its "Buckle Your Belt" program promoting seat belt safety. Through June 30, the public may enter for their chance to win a $50 gift card to a local gas station when they pledge to buckle their seatbelt anytime they ride in a motor vehicle.
NYSUT statement on mask guidance for K-12 schools
Sat, Jun 5th 2021 09:45 am
New York State United Teachers President Andy Pallotta issued the following statement Friday on the state Department of Health's planned changes to mask guidance for K-12 schools:
Wilson Middle student raises $8,000 in fundraiser for mentor
Fri, Jun 4th 2021 01:05 pm
Wilson Middle School eighth grader Rayn Cooper recently presented two checks totaling $8,000 to the Dale Shank Fundraiser at the 3F Club in Lewiston. The checks marked the successful completion of a wristband sales fundraiser Cooper held in the Niagara County community in honor of Shank - her role model - a Vietnam veteran and youth hunting mentor at the 3F who is battling cancer.
AAA: Nearly 20 people die in crashes involving teen drivers every summer during '100 Deadliest Days'
Tue, Jun 1st 2021 12:00 pm
The "100 Deadliest Days" is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day when fatal teen crashes increase dramatically. Nationwide, more than 7,038 people died in crashes involving teen drivers during the "100 Deadliest Days" over a 10-year period from 2010-19. That's more than seven people a day each summer.
Niagara County officially opening parks for summer
Thu, May 27th 2021 08:25 pm
Niagara County will officially open its county parks for the season on Saturday, May 29. The county operates five sites: Burmaster, Krull, Oppenheim, Royalton and West Canal. All amenities in the parks, including playgrounds, shelters and splash pads - as well as the disc golf course at Burmaster Park - are ready to go.
How to reduce COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy? UB experts weigh in
Mon, May 24th 2021 06:05 pm
Widespread vaccine distribution in the United States has been among the country's most successful public health programs, according to David Herzberg, a professor of history in the University at Buffalo College of Arts and Sciences. And though these programs have nearly wiped out many viruses responsible for causing virulent diseases, Herzberg says vaccine concerns and hesitancy, especially as they relate to COVID-19, are not new. They have been around as long as there have been vaccines.
 

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