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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.
Niagara Academy senior on fast track to success
Fri, May 21st 2021 03:00 pm
Joslyn Pinson, a Lewiston-Porter senior, says coming to the Niagara Academy to finish her academic studies is one of the best decisions she made. She not only has a place where she can excel at her studies, but to shine as an individual and part of a team.
UB: Every 'variant of concern' has now been detected in Erie County - but US vaccines provide protection
Fri, May 21st 2021 12:40 pm
Locally and nationwide, the number of COVID-19 cases is plummeting and the predominant message seems to be that the worst of the pandemic may be behind us.
Say hello to Khari & Zahra: Buffalo Zoo's lion cubs make public debut
Fri, May 21st 2021 12:35 pm
The Buffalo Zoo's two African lion cubs - born to Lusaka and Tiberius on March 7 - finally have names. Members of the Buffalo Zoo community selected Khari for the boy and Zahra for the girl via an online poll. Both cubs and mother Lusaka were set to make their public debut Thursday.
Global business leader Edward J. Brennan named chairman of Niagara University board of trustees
Thu, May 13th 2021 08:25 pm
Alumnus Edward J. Brennan, Class of 1978, a global business leader and humanitarian, was named chairman of the Niagara University board of trustees. The appointment was announced by the Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., president of the university.
On the anniversary of its founding 175 years ago, UB celebrates its origins in study of medicine
Wed, May 12th 2021 12:45 pm
They developed a sickle cell anemia test for newborn babies, found a way to make blood transfusions safer, and discovered that the body can, indeed, attack itself. They brought new scientific understanding to Buffalo, even when their ideas were initially ridiculed and later accepted as essential to human health. They fought and curbed devastating outbreaks in the city from typhoid, cholera and the 1918 influenza pandemic; today, they are fighting COVID-19.
All Grand Island students could return to class May 19
Wed, May 12th 2021 09:50 am
Grand Island secondary students could be heading back to five-day, in-person classes as soon as next Wednesday, May 19.
Girl Scouts goes live with in-person day & overnight camp after unprecedented year of virtual summer camp
Fri, May 7th 2021 10:05 am
Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) recently announced its beloved day and overnight camp programs will be in-person for the 2021 summer camp season for girls after an unprecedented virtual summer camp season.
Barker School, Somerset Conservation Club partner for 'I Love My Park Day' project
Wed, May 5th 2021 09:20 am
To celebrate "I Love My Park Day," the Somerset Conservation Club teamed up with the Barker Central School Middle School on a birdhouse project. Creations were installed in Golden Hill State Park.
UB names Brian F. Hamluk new vice president for student life
Mon, May 3rd 2021 05:20 pm
Brian F. Hamluk, a leader in higher education student services and associate dean of students and director of administration at the University of Pittsburgh, has been appointed vice president for student life at the University at Buffalo.
Construction nears completion on inclusive coffee facility in the Congo
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 11:40 am
Construction is nearing completion on a specialty coffee facility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that is expected to infuse vital new economic opportunities around one of the world's most coveted agricultural commodities, while potentially being replicated in other coffee-producing parts of the world.
Students build motorized open wheelchair for local boy
Mon, Apr 26th 2021 04:00 pm
More than 25 student participants from the WNY STEM Hub and AT&T open wheelchair building workshops program were joined by executives from WNY STEM HUB and AT&T at the Health Sciences Charter School to present a local young boy a new motorized wheelchair the students designed, built and donated to help him live a more mobile life.
NTHS Wall of Fame Project holding 'Party Like a Lumberjack' event
Fri, Apr 23rd 2021 02:10 pm
The North Tonawanda High School Wall of Fame Project - a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing both the high school's athletic and fine arts walls of fame - is holding a "Party Like a Lumberjack" celebration/fundraising event from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at Brownies Sports Bar, 775 Oliver St.
Lew-Port board pays tribute to Anne Orr
Wed, Apr 21st 2021 11:10 am
It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Board of Education member Anne Orr. Anne was an excellent board member, an amazing person and a wonderful friend. She was a woman of great wit, intellect, diplomacy and charm.
Lew-Port to hold session on school reopening process
Fri, Apr 16th 2021 12:05 pm
Since our last edition, things have really progressed on a number of fronts: The state budget was finalized in Albany, and new guidance was (finally) released by the New York State Department of Health, aligning to the updated guidance from the CDC related to social distancing in schools. We have moved quickly to advance both the 2021-22 budget and plans to return students to campus under the new guidance.
COVID-19: Updated guidance for graduation & commencement ceremonies
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:25 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced new updated guidance for graduation and commencement ceremonies organized by schools, colleges and universities. Effective May 1, indoor and outdoor graduation and commencement ceremonies will be allowed with limited attendee capacity, depending on the event size and the location (e.g., stadium, arena, arts and entertainment venue).
NCCC Film & Animation Festival to offer free workshops
Mon, Apr 12th 2021 04:00 pm
Niagara County Community College's 2021 Film & Animation Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 1. This year's festival is being held entirely online and features three Zoom workshops, led by industry professionals, which are free and open to the public. Sign up at www.bit.ly/ncccfilmfest. Enrollment is limited to the first 20 persons to register for each workshop.
NYS updates in-person school guidelines
Sat, Apr 10th 2021 04:15 pm
On Friday, the New York State Department of Health updated its interim guidance for in-person instruction at pre-K to grade 12 schools during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Changes related to physical distancing and use of barriers. That document can be read HERE.
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation songwriter's scholarship winner
Wed, Apr 7th 2021 05:55 pm
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, in collaboration with the Lucille and Jack Yellen Foundation, announced the winner of the 2020 songwriter's scholarship competition: Gunther's Radio, with band members John Fera, Parker Ford and Jeff Colson. They performed their original composition, "Let Me Go."
Wilson Middle School eighth-grader pays it back
Fri, Apr 2nd 2021 08:10 am
Rayn Cooper, an eighth-grader at Wilson Middle School "took it on the chin" Tuesday to send a thank you to a special person who has made an impression on her life.
WNY's top volunteer-led organization celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Month
Thu, Apr 1st 2021 09:15 pm
As the region's top volunteer-led organization, Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) celebrates the nearly 6,000 adult volunteers that serve to build girls of courage, confidence and character, throughout GSWNY's nine counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming. As Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low said, "Truly, ours is a circle of friendship united by ideals."
UB researchers detect 'California variants' of the coronavirus in WNY
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 04:50 pm
Since the pandemic began a year ago, University at Buffalo researchers and the Erie County Public Health Laboratory have been using a process called genomic sequencing to decode the genes of SARS-CoV2 and better understand how it is evolving.
Russell J. Salvatore donates $6,000 to 'Shooting For A Cure!'
Fri, Mar 26th 2021 03:50 pm
Hospitality icon Russell J. Salvatore made a surprise donation to the Pembroke High School Dragons varsity girls basketball team, coach Ronald Funke, and "Shoot For The Cure" event organizer and special education teacher Michael Wilson on Thursday. Salvatore presented a check for $6,000, bringing the "Shooting For A Cure!" to a 10-year goal of $200,000, supporting research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Easter Bunny drive-thru visit is DeGlopper fundraiser
Tue, Mar 23rd 2021 01:15 pm
When Megan Shores learned the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping the Easter Bunny away from his usual Grand Island indoor retail stops for the second straight holiday, she became concerned for her two children and others on Grand Island that COVID was now about to take away another Easter tradition.
Cuomo, Hochul announce opening of University at Buffalo's new downtown incubator
Fri, Mar 19th 2021 05:35 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the University at Buffalo on Friday announced the grand opening of UB's new business incubator in downtown Buffalo. The Incubator at the Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences is designed as a collaborative and diverse network that provides entrepreneurs with the support and tools needed to move from concept to formation to profit.
UB to hold in-person, outdoor commencement ceremonies
Thu, Mar 18th 2021 09:30 am
University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi on Wednesday announced plans for the university to safely hold in-person, outdoor commencement ceremonies to honor students graduating from UB this academic year.
Higgins: $172 million-plus for students & higher education institutions in WNY
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:30 am
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, announced colleges, universities and institutions of higher education in Erie and Niagara Counties can expect to receive approximately $172.7 million in federal funding through the American Rescue Plan, with the requirement that at least half of the funding is dedicated directly to students.
UB: Study: 94% of older adults prescribed drugs that raise risk of falling
Tue, Mar 16th 2021 11:15 am
Nearly every older adult was prescribed a prescription drug that increased their risk of falling in 2017, according to new University at Buffalo research.
'In the Loop': Lewiston-Porter Board of Education hears of student challenges, hopes & goals in 2021-22
Fri, Mar 12th 2021 07:00 am
The Lewiston-Porter Board of Education met this week for an extensive work session.
What is Builders Club like in 2020-21 at Lewiston-Porter Middle School?
Sat, Mar 6th 2021 11:25 am
Builders Club has worked extremely hard on many projects this year and each has turned out to be a great success.
Dr. Carrie Teresa Isard named inaugural recipient of Klein-Carnell Rising Scholar Award
Wed, Mar 3rd 2021 02:05 pm
Dr. Carrie Teresa Isard, chair and associate professor of communication studies at Niagara University, has been named the inaugural recipient of the Klein-Carnell Rising Scholar Award. The new honor recognizes a graduate of Temple University's Klein College of Media and Communication whose scholarly achievements within the first seven years since graduation indicate promise of a major research career in any field relevant to communication or media.
 

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