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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.
School's open, drive carefully - a lifesaving message for 76 years
Tue, Aug 30th 2022 06:05 pm
AAA Western and Central New York, along with law enforcement and state leaders, kicked off the annual "School's Open - Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. With school buses back in action, commuters should give themselves extra time and be prepared for bus traffic. With many school districts facing bus driver shortages, all drivers are encouraged to be patient and use extra caution. Motorists should also be cognizant of less-experienced student drivers returning to high school and college.
BBB tip: Be safe when sharing back-to-school photos of your kids
Wed, Aug 24th 2022 01:10 pm
With the school year starting again, social media is full of adorable back-to-school photos. Often, these pictures feature a child holding a "first day of school" sign with basic information, such as their name and grade. But before you jump on the trend and snap a similar picture of your little one, read Better Business Bureau's tips and be cautious about what you share.
Terminator? Skynet? No way. Machines will never rule the world, according to book by UB philosopher
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 11:20 am
Elon Musk in 2020 said that artificial intelligence (AI) within five years would surpass human intelligence on its way to becoming "an immortal dictator" over humanity. But a new book co-written by a University at Buffalo philosophy professor argues that won't happen - not by 2025, not ever!
Niagara University health ambassadors engage community in public health conversations
Mon, Aug 22nd 2022 07:00 am
Over seven weeks this summer, four youth workers between the ages of 14 and 18 from the Niagara County Office of Workforce Development served as health ambassadors for the Niagara Falls community.
Northwest Jazz Festival: Carol Calato Scholarship awarded
Fri, Aug 19th 2022 09:40 am
The Northwest Jazz Festival in Lewiston, NY board of directors announced Ryan Eckl of Lancaster is the winner of the 2022 Carol Calato Jazz Scholarship.
Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA partners with Salvation Army, United Way, Boys & Girls Club for school supplies giveaway
Tue, Aug 16th 2022 12:35 pm
The Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls USA is once again teaming up with the Salvation Army, the United Way of Greater Niagara and the Niagara Falls Boys & Girls Club to distribute backpacks filled with school supplies for an annual back-to-school event.
Ryan hosts groundbreaking for new Elmwood Village Playground
Mon, Aug 15th 2022 04:35 pm
New York State Sen. Sean Ryan on Monday joined community stakeholders and representatives from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo and Preservation Buffalo Niagara to break ground on a new playground in Buffalo's Elmwood Village.
State agriculture commissioner announces New York awarded more than $100,000 to grow its farm-to-school program
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 12:25 pm
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Richard A. Ball announced the Department of Agriculture and Markets was awarded a $110,000 USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) grant to grow its farm-to-school program. A press release said, "The grant will support producer readiness trainings that will help New York's farmers access the farm-to-school market, and provide the tools, resources and connections needed to sell their farm products to schools across the state."
Consumer alert: Division of Consumer Protection issues scam warning to all postsecondary students as they head back to campus
Thu, Aug 11th 2022 07:00 am
In the coming weeks, many students will be heading to college, vocational or graduate school programs. New York state is home to nearly 300 higher education institutions - the second-highest in the nation. Incoming students have many decisions to make at the start of the academic year and, while making choices independently is exciting, dealing with new situations can be challenging. Whether living away from home for the first time, navigating financial aid, or building credit, students have ample opportunities to get scammed.
BEOC's 'Community Day' at Explore and More offers fun & learning with discounted admission, superheroes, sweet treats, giveaways
Mon, Aug 8th 2022 11:00 am
Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (BEOC), in partnership with Explore & More, will present "Find the Superhero Within Community Day" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at 130 Main St., Buffalo.
The Summit Federal Credit Union organizes companywide school supply drive
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 01:50 pm
The Summit Federal Credit Union has kicked off its 2022 school supply drive. Donation boxes are located in all 14 branches of The Summit, as well as I-Square in Irondequoit, and Center for the Arts of Homer.
Police officer, former NFL player & Buffalo-born Niko Davis promoted to executive director of Buffalo Police Explorers
Wed, Aug 3rd 2022 10:00 am
The Buffalo Police Explorers announced Buffalo Police Department officer and former NFL player Niko Davis will become the new executive director of the Buffalo Police Explorers. He will replace the founder of the Buffalo Police Explorers, Det. Joelle Bence, who will enter the role of finance director within the organization.
Niagara University's Merani Scholarship awarded to Mount St. Mary Academy senior Sheila Strott
Mon, Jul 25th 2022 03:20 pm
Sheila Strott, an incoming freshman in Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management, is the 2022 recipient of the Merani scholarship, a collaboration between Niagara and the Merani Hotel Group to provide opportunities for high-level experiential learning in the hospitality industry. Strott, a Grand Island resident who graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in June, will receive a four-year, $30,000 scholarship, and three paid rotating internships at Merani properties.
Independent Health Foundation distributing free school supplies in underserved communities
Tue, Jul 19th 2022 07:00 am
It's time to start getting ready for school! Free school supplies, including paper, notebooks, folders, pencils, glue sticks, crayons and markers, will be distributed by the Independent Health Foundation, while supplies last, at four locations in underserved communities.
3F youth club pitches in: Kids spend brisk Saturday morning at Porter on the Lake
Fri, Jul 15th 2022 11:00 am
Early last Saturday morning, a group of youth volunteers visited Porter on the Lake Park for some heavy-duty cleanup work in preparation for this week's Town of Porter Summerfest at the park.
Fairy House Festival fills Artpark with family fun
Thu, Jul 14th 2022 09:15 pm
Artpark & Company hosted the 12th annual Fairy House Festival last Saturday in Lewiston. Popular with both young and young-at-heart, the event has evolved from an art walk of miniature fairy houses installed by local and professional artists to an international, interdisciplinary and immersive performing arts festival with European street theater groups, modern dance, music and intricately costumed fairy performers.
'Living Through War': Works from Kharkiv by contemporary Ukrainian artist Bella Logachova at Castellani Art Museum
Tue, Jul 12th 2022 05:10 pm
The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University has announced a new slate of work.
 

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