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Youngstown science teacher makes hometown history with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Wed, Nov 15th 2023 11:20 am
At Lewiston-Porter Middle School, Kimberly Alexander Carlo and her seventh grade science students are usually hard at work piecing together hypotheses and conducting thrilling, hands-on classroom experiments. However, today's all-school assembly derailed their plans - in a good way.
Sheeran elected president-elect of New York State Magistrates
Wed, Nov 8th 2023 05:15 pm
Dr. Thomas Sheeran, a longtime member of the faculty in the College of Education at Niagara University, was elected to the position of president-elect of the New York State Magistrate's Association at its annual meeting in November. This position is a prelude to moving to the position of the association's presidency in the fall of 2024.
Niagara University receives $2.5 million gift for endowed chair of chemistry
Sat, Nov 4th 2023 10:10 am
Niagara University alumnus Michael Kakos, '60, and his wife, Aimee, have pledged a $2,500,000 gift to establish the Michael J., '60 and Aimee Rusinko Kakos Endowed Chair of Chemistry and to support the compensation and research of Dr. Mary McCourt, professor of chemistry, who will hold that position.
Youngstown Lions Park grows & flourishes
Fri, Nov 3rd 2023 07:00 am
Gathering together in Lions Park on a day in early October, Lions from Youngstown and Lewiston were joined by Boy Scout Troop 829 and others who came out to plant trees to further develop the community park in the Village of Youngstown.
Hochul celebrates 50th anniversary of New York State Tuition Assistance Program, opens program application
Wed, Nov 1st 2023 05:20 pm
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the program, Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday announced the New York State Tuition Assistance Program application is now open for applicants for the 2024-25 school year.
CSEA donates to Tuscarora Nation Elementary School
Mon, Oct 30th 2023 07:00 am
CSEA Unit 7650 recently hosted a back-to-school drive to collect and distribute free school supplies to families in need. During the months of July and August, union members collected items including backpacks, tissue, pencil pouches, crayons, colored pencils, pens, pencils, folders, paper, notebooks and binders for Tuscarora Nation Elementary School students.
Veronica Connor Middle School students clean trail
Sat, Oct 28th 2023 07:00 am
On Oct. 13, eighth graders from Veronica Connor Middle School could be seen walking down the multipurpose trail on the West River. They were carrying garbage bags and collecting litter from the trail, as well as from the area between the trail and the river.
Niagara University Sabres Scholars begin one-of-a-kind educational experience
Thu, Oct 26th 2023 08:35 pm
Ten students in Niagara University's College of Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management are beginning a unique four-year program that will give them special access and opportunities in the field of professional sports with one of the leaders in the industry.
Lewiston Police Department offers tips for safe, fun Halloween celebrations
Mon, Oct 23rd 2023 07:00 am
Each year, Halloween is traditionally celebrated with trick-or-treating and parties - and candy and drinks. Unfortunately, the night often includes drunk drivers on the streets and distracted drivers as well. The Lewiston Police Department will have extra patrols on policing our ghouls and goblins. Here are some tips for you to keep Halloween safe.
Village of Lewiston's 'Haunted House Spooktacular' to include 'Skeleton Walk,' dog parade, 'Salem Sisters'
Fri, Oct 20th 2023 11:00 am
The Village of Lewiston Recreation Department will host its annual "Haunted House Spooktacular" from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Red Brick Municipal Building, 145 N. Fourth St. This event is held in conjunction with the Lewiston Business Group's "Trick-or-Treat Center Street" (see related story), and includes:
Eagle Scout project benefits community
Mon, Oct 16th 2023 07:00 am
Garrett Cassidy recently completed his Eagle Scout project and shared it with the community. He built a bottle and can return station, which was placed at Four Mile Creek State Park on Sept. 30.
New York Association for Pupil Transportation supports National School Bus Safety Week
Thu, Oct 12th 2023 07:55 pm
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) on Thursday announced that the organization is supporting National School Bus Safety Week and is reminding drivers to be extra careful when they see the flashing red lights of a yellow school bus.
Arts for Learning to celebrate Erie Canal bicentennial by presenting free arts-integrated events
Thu, Oct 12th 2023 07:55 pm
Arts for Learning WNY will partner with various organizations throughout the eight counties of Western New York to bring free public arts workshops to the community.
Levesque Institute hosts community events as part of NU's annual Vincentian Heritage Week
Tue, Oct 10th 2023 01:10 pm
Niagara University's Levesque Institute for Civic Engagement hosted several activities in coordination with the university's 2023 Vincentian Heritage Week celebration. The annual observation highlights NU's rich history of education and service in the spirit of St. Vincent de Paul, a 17th century Catholic priest who inspired and organized his contemporaries to serve the less fortunate.
Niagara University celebrates Vincentian charism & those who exemplify it
Mon, Oct 2nd 2023 11:00 am
As part of its celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, Niagara University recognized four individuals who exemplify the charity and mission of its patron, St. Vincent de Paul, at its annual convocation, held in the Alumni Chapel on Sept. 28.
Lew-Port Community Education covering all bases, offering more than 100 classes & 40 new topics
Fri, Sep 29th 2023 11:00 am
Lewiston-Porter's Community Education program for fall 2023 is now underway. With more than 100 class offerings, including 40 new topics, residents from throughout the county and beyond are invited to partake, learn and enjoy.
Niagara Falls City School District superintendent leads national initiative to champion health in schools
Mon, Sep 25th 2023 05:30 pm
Mark Laurrie, superintendent of Niagara Falls City School District, is working with the American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, and nine other superintendents from across the country to improve the health and well-being of students, families and educators nationwide.
UB to offer free dental care to WNY vets in honor of Veterans Day
Tue, Sep 19th 2023 12:20 pm
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine will present its eighth annual "Dentistry Smiles for Veterans" on Nov. 11, an initiative dedicated to honoring veterans.
Greater Niagara Ballet Company to host auditions for 'The Nutcracker'
Fri, Sep 8th 2023 07:00 am
The Greater Niagara Ballet Company's "The Nutcracker" is returning Dec. 8-9 to the Niagara Falls High School Performing Arts Center. The family-friendly holiday show features local dancers, guest artists and character performers.
NCSO: Keeping our children safe as new school year begins
Fri, Sep 1st 2023 11:05 am
A new school year is about to begin, and many preparations are undertaken by parents across Niagara County. Many are out purchasing the latest in backpacks or new clothes to start the year out.
'School's Open, Drive Carefully': A life-saving message for 77 years
Thu, Aug 31st 2023 08:00 pm
AAA Western and Central New York, along with law enforcement, has kicked off its annual "School's Open, Drive Carefully" campaign as back-to-school season gets underway. With school buses back on the roads, commuters should give themselves extra time and be prepared for bus traffic. Motorists should also be cognizant of less-experienced students drivers returning to high school and college.
As schools reopen, New York Association for Pupil Transportation reminds drivers of dangers of passing a stopped school bus
Tue, Aug 29th 2023 04:20 pm
The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) is reminding drivers to be extra careful this year as school districts begin to reopen across the state. NYAPT is also alerting parents and caregivers that there could be disruptions to school transportation this year, as school districts continue to face an unprecedented shortage in school bus drivers driven by the ongoing demand for workers across the state.
D'Youville University kicks off fall semester by giving back to 12 WNY-based organizations
Mon, Aug 28th 2023 03:55 pm
Today, D'Youville University began its 2023 fall semester. In doing so, the school welcomed more than 300 new students (noting prepandemic enrollment numbers) to campus through a refreshed five-day orientation model.
2023 Mason FOREVER Foundation scholarship winners announced
Mon, Aug 21st 2023 10:15 am
The Mason FOREVER Foundation has announced its scholarship winners for 2023:
Falls church teaches youths Bible and cooking lessons
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 11:35 am
Colonial Heights Free Methodist Church has reached out to youths this summer with two special programs: Vacation Bible School (VBS) - and cooking.
'4 U 2 Learn' at Lewiston Public Library
Fri, Aug 18th 2023 11:20 am
Artist Susan Geissler recently gifted a pair of custom-built "alphabet blocks" to the Children's Room at the Lewiston Public Library. As viewers circle the blocks, the message "4 U 2 Learn" can be viewed.
Back to school and back online: Catholic Charities mental health counselors share tips for parents & caregivers
Mon, Aug 14th 2023 03:30 pm
According to a U.S. surgeon general's advisory issued earlier this year, there are increasing concerns about the impact of social media, both positively and negatively, on youth mental health. With the start of a new school year weeks away, the mental health counselors at Catholic Charities of Buffalo are sharing tips for caregivers to help keep their children and teens safe online.
Lewiston Police Department to host informational meeting on Explorers program
Fri, Aug 11th 2023 09:00 am
As a new school year approaches, the Lewiston Police Department announced it would host an informational meeting on plans for the Police Explorer Post for 2023-24.
Consumer alert: NYS DCP provides targeted back-to-school tips for parents & children
Tue, Aug 8th 2023 11:35 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing targeted scam prevention and shopping tips for adults and children ahead of the new school year.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES skilled trades programs connect students with employers
Mon, Aug 7th 2023 10:00 am
Helping local employers connect with new skilled tradespeople is an important goal for the Orleans/Niagara BOCES adult skilled trades programs.
Carnegie Art Center to host 3-day summer art camp for children and families
Thu, Aug 3rd 2023 07:25 am
The Carnegie Art Center will host a summer art camp, Aug. 24-26, geared toward children ages 8-12 years old.
With her first R01, junior faculty member at UB is exploring what drives drug resistance in prostate cancer
Tue, Aug 1st 2023 05:45 pm
Remi Adelaiye-Ogala, Ph.D., knows that choosing a career in science requires a thick skin. An assistant professor of medicine in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, Adelaiye-Ogala is familiar with the ups and downs of competing for grants and peer review, not to mention the uncertainties of microscopic worlds that don't yield their secrets easily.
Consumer alert: As students head to campus, NYS DCP offers tips to avoid roommate, rental & moving scams
Tue, Aug 1st 2023 10:20 am
For this week's "Tuesday's Tips," the New York Department of State's Division of Consumer Protection is providing tips to help avoid roommate, rental and moving scams.
3 Niagara University students awarded Merani Scholarships
Mon, Jul 24th 2023 01:00 pm
Incoming freshmen Valentina Krajacic and Eoin Potwin, and Niagara University junior Gabriella Cole, are the 2023 recipients of the university's Merani Scholarship, a collaboration between Niagara and the Merani Hotel Group to provide opportunities for high-level experiential learning in the hospitality industry. The students will receive an annual scholarship of $7,500 and paid rotating internships at Merani properties.
Hochul announces site for New York State Police Basic School Auxiliary Academy
Wed, Jul 19th 2023 08:40 pm
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Cazenovia College was selected as the site that the New York State Police will lease for its new State Police Auxiliary Academy.
DiMino's Lewiston Tops awards scholarships
Tue, Jul 11th 2023 12:35 pm
The annual DiMino's Lewiston Tops Scholarship dinner was held on June 27 at the Niagara Falls Country Club. Owner Anthony DiMino and store manager John DiMino presented the awards.
First Niagara University 3+3 pre-law student admitted to University at Buffalo School of Law
Mon, Jul 10th 2023 04:15 pm
This fall, Caleigh Castlevetere will be the first student from the Niagara University pre-law advisement program's 3+3 pathway to begin her graduate studies at the University at Buffalo School of Law.
Niagara University's Kids 'n Arts Camp begins July 10
Thu, Jun 29th 2023 10:50 pm
Registration is now open for Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University's Kids 'n Arts Camp, a unique art and theater-fused five-week program entering its 19th year. Camp is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, July 10 to Aug. 11. Participants ages 5-12 can attend one or more weeks of camp. Child care is available before and after camp hours.
Higgins, Niagara University announce plans for science research lab on Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Wed, Jun 28th 2023 03:15 pm
Niagara University will open a science research lab on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus this summer, thanks to $750,000 in funding secured through the office of Congressman Brian Higgins.
AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council awards scholarships
Mon, Jun 26th 2023 01:50 pm
The board of the AFL/CIO Niagara/Orleans Central Labor Council has announced its scholarship winners following the 39th annual scholarship presentation.
 

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