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Girl Scouts launches a new series of 50+ outdoor programs for girls to have 'Endless Summer Adventures'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 01:35 pm
Girl Scouts of Western New York (GSWNY) summer camp registration is open for all girls ages 5-17 to preregister to reserve a spot to attend day camp, resident camp, alternative camp and/or family summer camp options.
COVID-19 vaccine developed by UB startup approved for human trials
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 01:35 pm
A COVID-19 vaccine candidate, under development by UB spinoff company POP Biotechnologies and South Korean biotech company EuBiologics, is moving into human trials in South Korea.
Cardinal O'Hara honor roll
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:50 pm
Cardinal O'Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda announced the following students were named to its honor roll for the second quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Lewiston-Porter High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:50 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the second quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Holy Ghost Lutheran School high honors, honors, merit rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Holy Ghost Lutheran School in Bergholz announced the following students have been named to its high honor and honor rolls for the second quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
NCCC names dean's list students
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Niagara County Community College announced the following students were named to its dean's list for the fall 2020 semester.
St. Peter's R.C. School honor rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
St. Peter's R.C. School in Lewiston announced the following students were named to its high honor and honor rolls for the first trimester marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Buffalo State College announces fall 2020 dean's list
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Buffalo State College announced the following students have been named to the fall 2020 dean's list. In general, students who have completed at least 12 credit hours and who have attained a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher qualify for the Buffalo State dean's list. Full criteria and grade-type exceptions can be found in the undergraduate catalog.
St. John Lutheran honor rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Katie Gundell, principal of St. John Lutheran School in North Tonawanda, announced the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2020-21 academic year.
New York Guard member from NT honored
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Shields, adjutant general for the state of New York, announced New York Guard Pfc. Nicholas McKinney from North Tonawanda, serving with the 10th Area Command, received the Operational Support Medal during recent unit training events.
Lewiston-Porter High School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Lewiston-Porter High School announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Holy Ghost Lutheran honor rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Holy Ghost Lutheran School in Bergholz announced the following students were named to its roll for the first quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
Zonta Club announces YWPA award
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
The Zonta Club of Niagara Falls, New York's Young Woman in Public Affairs Award recognizes young women, ages 16-19, in the Lewiston-Porter, Niagara Wheatfield and Niagara Falls school districts for their commitment to volunteerism, community service, leadership and dedication to empowering women.
Edward Town Middle School high honor, honor, merit rolls
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:45 pm
Edward Town Middle School in the Niagara Wheatfield School District announced the following students were named to its high honor, honor and merit rolls for the first quarter marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
New York Power Authority offers remote monitoring of utility assets to customers to reduce downtime, increase productivity
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 12:10 pm
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced the availability of an asset health monitoring service that enables centralized management of power plants, substations and power lines for use by its power supply customers, including municipal utilities, coops and manufacturers.
Biden, Trudeau announce 'Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:55 am
U.S. President Joe Biden and Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau put forth the following statement Tuesday, with regard to ongoing cross-border relations and initiatives.
Town of Porter traveler advisory
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that, beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, March 1, the Route 93 bridge over Twelve Mile Creek in the Town of Porter will be closed to traffic, as the replacement of the bridge gets underway. Passenger vehicles will be directed to follow a posted detour along Dickersonville, Braley and Porter Center roads. Truck traffic will be directed to follow a truck detour along NY routes 18 and 425.
NYSUT statement on federal government's decision to require state standardized exams
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
New York State United Teachers strongly rebuked the federal government's decision to mandate that states administer standardized tests this school year.
Pandemic highlights inequities produced by 'digital divide'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
The "digital divide" - a common term for the lack of internet access and technological devices for K-12 students - is especially consequential during the pandemic when students are remote learning, according to a new report by the New York Educational Conference Board (ECB), a coalition of seven statewide educational organizations.
National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum to host 'Between Black and Blue: Complexity within Black Law Enforcement'
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
The National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum (NLEMM), with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), will host a free virtual panel event, "Between Black and Blue: Complexity within Black Law Enforcement," at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25.
Shadow day at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute gives potential students hands-on experience
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 10:25 am
The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is known for giving its students a hands-on learning experience that prepares them for careers in hospitality, culinary arts, and baking and pastry arts. A new initiative will now give potential students the opportunity to connect with current students and faculty, having a hands-on experience of their own through a shadow program.
'Sweetest Valentine's Pet Photo Contest' raises close to $7,000 for Ten Lives Club
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:50 am
Ten Lives Club recently hosted a "Sweetest Valentine's Pet Photo Contest." It said community support was overwhelming, helping to raise close to $7,000 for the nonprofit cat rescue.
Eligible New Yorkers can begin making appointments at state-FEMA vaccination sites including Buffalo
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:45 am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced eligible New Yorkers in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Yonkers areas can begin making appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at the state-FEMA community-based vaccination sites scheduled to open Wednesday, March 3, in the four cities. The four vaccination sites will operate between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily and each site has the capacity to administer 1,000 doses per day.
NT department working with DiBernardo to assist people in getting vaccinations
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:45 am
The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation, Parks & Seniors, in collaboration with Second Ward Alderman Frank DiBernardo, recently announced a COVID-19 vaccine assistance program (CVAP) for North Tonawanda senior citizens who are seeking help with navigating the process of registering to receive a vaccination.
BlueCross BlueShield connects with 50,000 at-risk members through targeted efforts amid pandemic
Wed, Feb 24th 2021 09:45 am
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has hit a major milestone: connecting with 50,000 members since it launched an outreach campaign to connect at-risk members with support and resources amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The health plan will continue to expand its targeted efforts for the next several months to help even more members manage the impacts of the pandemic.
Higgins: Biden-Trudeau meeting positive step in rebuilding binational trust & progress
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 07:20 pm
Congressman Brian Higgins, D-NY-26, who serves as co-chair of the congressional northern border caucus, released the following statement in response to Tuesday's bilateral meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
ECMC prepares updated visitation guidance for Terrace View
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 07:20 pm
Based on the New York State Department of Health's recently updated guidance regarding general nursing home visitation, Terrace View Long-Term Care (located on ECMC's Grider Street Health Campus) is updating its visitation policies for its residents' families, friends and loved ones.
Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative launching 'Community Currency Program'
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 05:45 pm
The Create a Healthier Niagara Falls Collaborative (CHNFC) is set to launch "Niagara Falls Community Currency" on Feb. 25. The new program is an organized exchange system where members earn time for time spent helping other members in the community. Members can exchange hours of service they want or need with the time, or hours they have earned.
Cuomo: New directive requiring insurers to cover infertility services, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced the Department of Financial Services issued guidance requiring New York health insurers to cover fertility services for all New Yorkers regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
DEC announces agreement with state & local partners to redevelop former industrial sites in Niagara, Orleans counties
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Tuesday announced a new cooperative agreement with the state comptroller's office; Niagara County; Orleans County; the cities of Lockport, Niagara Falls and North Tonawanda; and the Niagara Orleans Regional Land Improvement Corp. (NORLIC) to promote the redevelopment of dozens of potentially contaminated properties in Niagara and Orleans counties.
BISON Children's Scholarship Fund receives $3.5 million grant from Mother Cabrini Health Foundation
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 05:40 pm
The BISON Children's Scholarship Fund announced a $3.5 million grant from the New York-based Mother Cabrini Health Foundation. This is the largest grant in BISON Fund history, and it allows the BISON Fund to expand its reach across Western New York and administer financial support through existing programs in Rochester and Syracuse.
Grand Island's Civil War soldiers to be memorialized
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 03:50 pm
Mary Cooke was attending her first Memorial Day ceremony at the former DeGlopper Park early in her Grand Island political career when an Island resident's comment sent her on what has become a nearly quarter-century search of Islanders who served during the Civil War in the mid-1800s.
Reassessment answers just a video away
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 03:50 pm
It's no longer a coming attraction. The new video about the town's 2021 reassessment project arrived last week on the town's website, Grand-island.ny.us.
Temporary trail route OK'd for hikers, bikers
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 03:45 pm
Bicycle riders crossing either bridge will soon be greeted by directional signage sending them 12 miles through the South Parkway Bike Path, along the West River or an approximately 6-mile new temporary route through the center of town that will connect the Niagara Greenway Shoreline Trail's 37 miles from Lackawanna to Youngstown.
St. Martin's donates baby items to Family Justice Center
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 03:45 pm
On Feb. 1, the Family Justice Center received a "ton of diapers, wipes, and other baby items" from the Ladies in Faith Together group of Saint Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church. In addition, the group donated $250, which the Family Justice Center requested to establish a new pantry for baby items.
Making her mark: Islander Danielle Martin is competing in tattoo beauty contest
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 03:45 pm
Danielle Martin is making an impressive showing in the 2021 Inked Magazine Cover Girl Search, a worldwide tattoo beauty competition. After three elimination rounds in the online contest, Martin is holding strong at first place in her group.
'Grandpa' Goulding enjoys 5-generation family
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 03:45 pm
Bob Goulding, 90, the patriarch of a five-generation Island family, is proud to welcome the family's youngest member - his great-great-grandson Wyatt Nicholas Lancaster.
Grand Island author rereleases book on Polish herbs, folk medicine
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 03:40 pm
Longtime Grand Island resident and retired nurse Sophie Hodorowicz Knab is going strong in her second career as the author of a series of books on Polish history and customs.
Seneca Niagara: Temptations & Four Tops, Cedric The Entertainer shows postponed
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 03:20 pm
Due to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on live entertainment performances, shows featuring The Temptations and The Four Tops (Aug. 13), and Cedric The Entertainer (Sept. 17) at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino have been postponed. New show dates will be announced once confirmed.
Erie County Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Task Force completes draft plan
Tue, Feb 23rd 2021 03:20 pm
The Erie County Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Task Force, formed last summer pursuant to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order 203, announced the completion of a preliminary report and recommendations ready for public review and input.
 

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