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Niagara University Again Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Niagara University Again Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Continuing a tradition that has become nearly as inevitable as taxes themselves, accounting students from Niagara University's College of Business Administration will again provide free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community this tax season.

Sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service, the program, called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), is entering its 30th year at Niagara. Under the program, NU students prepare and electronically file federal and state tax returns free of charge for elderly and low-income taxpayers in the community. The program is coordinated by members of Beta Alpha Psi, the international honor society for accounting, and the college's Accounting Society.

“VITA is yet another way that Niagara University strives to provide a meaningful service to its fellow community members, especially the less fortunate,” said Alfonso Oddo, a professor of accounting at the university.

Moving from Early Intervention to Preschool Services

Moving from Early Intervention to Preschool Services

Moving from Early Intervention (EI) to Preschool Services (CPSE)

Date: March 29, 2011

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Independent Living of Niagara County               

The Out of Sync Child: Understanding SPD

The Out of Sync Child: Understanding SPD

Parent Network of WNY, Early Childhood Direction Center (ECDC) and People Inc. are proud to present distinguished national speaker Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. at the annual "Parents and Professionals Learning Together" Conference on April 7, 2011 at Lucarelli's Banquet Center, 1830 Abbott Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218  The conference will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Ms. Kranowitz will present The Out of Sync Child: Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder.

Full-Day Conference- April 7, 2011 

Carol Stock Kranowitz will present a practical, dynamic workshop for parents and professionals on how to identify and support children of all ages with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  Topics to be discussed include:

Transition to Adulthood

Transition to Adulthood

Transition to Adulthood

Date: March 1, 2011

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Independent Living of Niagara County               

Kenan Center Event to Celebrate Completion of Arena Capital Projects

Kenan Center  Event to Celebrate Completion of Arena Capital Projects

This month the Kenan Center in Lockport will celebrate a milestone in its plans to expand and upgrade the recreational facilities of the Kenan Center Arena. A new soccer turf has been installed and will be officially unveiled at a ribbon-cutting event on Thursday, January 27 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Opening remarks will be followed by a team practice for the five to eight-year-olds and scrimmage games by the Lockport Soccer Club.

The original artificial turf was purchased in the mid-90s, and the Kenan Center established at that time a depreciation fund for the eventual replacement of the turf. Revenues from candy selling efforts by the players and the Kenan Soccer Committee helped to build the fund. Larger donations were provided by area funders to reach the final goals.  Funders include the Grigg-Lewis Foundation, Kenan Arts Council, Rotary Club of Lockport, and Lockport Lions Club.

Child Weight Management Program Offered by Mount St. Mary's Hospital

Child Weight Management Program Offered by Mount St. Mary's Hospital

The healthcare professionals at Mount St. Mary's Hospital are teaming with the Niagara County Health Department and The Mental Health Association in Niagara County, Inc. to offer a comprehensive Childhood Weight Management Program.

Organized in a program that will encompass eight sessions over a 16 week period, the initiative will begin in February.  An information session for parents will be held on Wednesday, January 26 from 6-7 p.m. in Room 249 of the main hospital building.  Registration is $35 per child.  For the program, a parent must accompany the child and be willing to work with the child to address the needs of the program.

Lockport YMCA to Host Annual SUNY Coaching Certification

Lockport YMCA to Host Annual SUNY Coaching Certification

Lockport, N.Y. – The Lockport YMCA is hosting a SUNY Youth Sports Institute Coaching Certification Course on Wednesday, January 19th.  The upcoming course will be the second SUNY Coaching Certification held with the Lockport YMCA since January 2010.   

The class is scheduled to begin at 6:30pm at the Lockport YMCA on East Avenue, and will last approximately 3 hours.  The course is open to all who are interested within the Lockport community.  John Strong will be the SUNY Youth Sports Institute Instructor teaching the Wednesday evening course.