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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.
Niagara Falls Memorial, area schools collaborate on COVID-19 vaccine initiative
Tue, Mar 2nd 2021 04:35 pm
Jeff Thompson, a physics teacher at Lewiston-Porter High School, receives a first dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from registered nurse Laura Hickey during a Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center clinic held Tuesday at 60th Street Elementary School.
Orleans/Niagara BOCES receives grant to help youth
Mon, Mar 1st 2021 01:35 pm
Orleans/Niagara BOCES is looking to help at risk youth between the ages of 16 to 24 years of age. The adult education program is the recipient of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant that will allow it to coordinate and integrate the delivery of education, workforce and social services for out-of-school youth.
Deskside with David: High-risk sports back in action
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 10:15 am
Many of you know me for my dedication to covering the local athletes of our community and telling their stories. Another thing I dedicate myself to is helping the youth of our communities grow through coaching them in sport.
Guest Editorial: Schoolchildren better suited for in-school learning
Fri, Feb 26th 2021 09:05 am
As I scrolled the internet a few weeks ago I came across something that sparked my interest, something going on at the Rath Building in Erie County. A group called WNY Students First had organized a rally promoting their mission of getting kids back in school five days a week. I thought to myself, "Wow, I may not be the only person that seems upset at the current system. I may not be the only parent that has watched my children's mental health deteriorate; watched them struggle in general to find happiness in today's world; or witnessed those circles under their eyes growing larger and darker."
Orange Poppy Art Studio: A place to learn, create ... and find respite
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 05:15 pm
When artists Bonnie Nevans and Crystal Still, both of Grand Island, decided they wanted to start an art studio, the idea was born of hope and a vision.
Niagara University Ostapenko Center brings valentines to seniors and disabled individuals
Thu, Feb 18th 2021 11:05 am
Once again, Niagara Falls' most vulnerable residents were treated to holiday goodie bags, thanks to the outreach efforts of the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equity, and Mission at Niagara University, in partnership with the Niagara Falls Health Equity Task Force.
NPR's first director of programming headlines Daemen College virtual event
Mon, Feb 15th 2021 03:55 pm
Daemen College will host a virtual lecture and discussion with Bill Siemering, National Public Radio's first director of programming, at 6 p.m. Monday, March 1.
Buffalo Police Department recruiting for Buffalo Police Explorers
Wed, Feb 10th 2021 05:00 pm
The Buffalo Police Department, along with Buffalo Police Explorers (BPE), worked hard in 2020 to make a difference across Buffalo and is now recruiting BPE for 2021. The Larkin Commerce Center has taken notice of that work and donated space for the Buffalo Police Explorers to meet through 2021.
Zoom piano lessons strike a new chord
Tue, Feb 9th 2021 03:10 pm
Grand Island piano teacher Debbie Bastian is adding Zoom to her music repertoire.
Castellani Art Museum poised for grand comeback in 2021
Fri, Feb 5th 2021 02:15 pm
"We're moving forward," he said. "We have our goals, we have our time set, and we're working towards it as if life will get back to ('normal') and the museum can reopen and reenergize."
Planning continues for Lewiston Art Festival
Mon, Feb 1st 2021 02:15 pm
Applications are now available for the Lewiston Art Festival, which is slated for Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14-15, in the Village of Lewiston.
Section VI moves wrestling, creates new calendar
Thu, Jan 28th 2021 07:55 pm
The executive committee of Section VI on Thursday voted to move wrestling to the spring sports season. The decision came after the health departments in the five counties that make up the section released a joint statement of concern.
Alternative Baseball Organization looking to start team in WNY
Tue, Jan 26th 2021 09:55 am
The Alternative Baseball Organization is a 501(c)(3), authentic baseball experience for teens 15-plus and adults with autism and other disabilities to gain social and physical skills for success in life, on and off the diamond.
NCCC nursing students excel in licensing exams
Mon, Jan 25th 2021 03:45 pm
To become licensed as a registered nurse or practical nurse, students who graduate from a state-approved registered nursing or practical nursing program must pass the National Council License Examination (NCLEX). Both of the Niagara County Community College (NCCC) RN and PN programs have routinely received rates above the state and national averages for success in passing these exams. In 2020, NCCC nursing grads achieved a 94.05% pass rate for the NCLEX-RN and a 100% pass rate was achieved for the NCLEX-PN.
NU: Bill Newton named to Electronic Gaming Federation's first board of governors
Tue, Jan 19th 2021 10:30 am
Bill Newton, assistant director of Campus Activities at Niagara University, was one of seven officials from universities across the country named to the Electronic Gaming Federation's first board of governors. In this role, he will help to guide and expand the competitive and business vision for EGF, the national governing body for formalized collegiate D-I esports and high school level leagues.
Most generous fans in football: Buffalo Bills backers, M&T team up for $12K gift to Pancho Packs
Mon, Jan 18th 2021 12:45 pm
As the Buffalo Bills charge into the championship round of the playoffs, M&T Bank wants to keep the energy going - it's teaming up with Bills fans to do some good together!
Deskside with David: Low-risk HS sports ready to roll & local teams ready to dive forward after gutter of winter
Fri, Jan 15th 2021 11:45 am
Winter has dealt us a fair share of blows. The holiday season was sure different this year and, at certain times, it really didn't even feel like the "most wonderful time of the year."
NCCC to begin spring semester with safety measures in place
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 03:35 pm
Niagara County Community College will begin the spring 2021 semester on Jan. 19 at both the Sanborn campus and Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Most classes will operate virtually through Feb. 1 while a limited number of SUNY approved high-contact labs will take place in-person throughout the semester.
DiNapoli: School district tax levy cap below 2% for second straight year
Wed, Jan 13th 2021 01:50 pm
Property tax levy growth for school districts will be capped at 1.23%, down from 1.81% last year, according to data released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
NCCC student honored with statewide award
Mon, Jan 11th 2021 02:40 pm
On Dec. 14, State University of New York Chancellor Dr. Jim Malatras hosted a virtual Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Honors Awards ceremony recognizing the achievements of 45 students from 49 SUNY campuses statewide. Elaine Champagne-Lewis of Niagara County Community College was chosen to receive the 2020 Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award for EOP Student Excellence, which celebrates EOP students who have overcome significant obstacles in life to achieve their educational and personal goals.
Girl Scouts to host 12-hour 'Join-a-thon' across WNY
Fri, Jan 8th 2021 12:45 pm
A girl or adult volunteer can have a chance to win a year's supply of Girl Scout Cookies when registering for Girl Scouts during the 2021 "Join-a-thon."
UB architecture students add to Silo City's regenerating landscape
Mon, Jan 4th 2021 11:10 am
In a barren field in the shadows of towering grain elevators at Silo City, a group of University at Buffalo architecture students have created a beautiful structure that will continue to evolve and take shape. And they did it amid the stops and starts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tribune-Sentinel carrier receives award from Lewiston mayor
Thu, Dec 24th 2020 07:00 am
Ten-year-old Quinn Miller is an ambitious lad. He's been delivering The Sentinel for two years with the help of his mom, Meg. This year he decided to "up his game" and added the duty of collecting empty bottles and cans from the clients along his route.
Lew-Port's Roddy Gayle transferring to top Utah prep school
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 06:15 pm
In a normal year, many local teams would've been suiting up for practice or games Monday. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic in effect, and no end in sight for a return of HS basketball to the area, WNY's top-star Roddy Gayle Jr. announced he is transferring from Lewiston-Porter High School.
High school students get jumpstart on college at NCCC
Tue, Dec 22nd 2020 11:55 am
At a time when the pandemic has brought challenges for many in the academic realm, Niagara County Community College is improving access to higher education for high school students through the college acceleration program (CAP). CAP allows students to take college courses at their own high school, following NCCC curriculum. In essence, the dual-enrolled high school students are getting a head start on their college careers.
Lew-Port not in 'yellow zone'
Fri, Dec 18th 2020 07:00 am
As is a beloved holiday tradition, the board welcomed the amazing music department to our meeting. Each December, a talented ensemble joins us to perform a series of holiday favorites.
Grand Island Central School District to reopen Jan. 4
Wed, Dec 16th 2020 01:10 pm
Last Friday, Grand Island Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian Graham, Ed.D., provided parents and families with an update on COVID-19 and school safety.
Sheffield promoted to vice president for student affairs at Niagara University
Fri, Dec 11th 2020 10:20 am
Christopher Sheffield has been promoted to vice president for student affairs at Niagara University. The NU alumnus, who graduated in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in communications and earned his master's degree in criminal justice and criminology in 2001, has held a number of key roles at the university over his 19-year tenure, most recently serving as the associate vice president of student affairs and institutional effectiveness.
 

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