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Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls' Students Learn about Disabilities

Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls' Students Learn about Disabilities

Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls 5th graders participated in a program on March 31, 2011 presented by Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara to learn about people with disabilities.  The program was provided through the Mary Frawley Memorial Grant awarded from the New York State Association of Day Service Providers to Opportunities Unlimited. 

Presenters Jennifer McFarland, Karen Wallace and Bobby Golding spoke with students about intellectual and developmental disabilites and gave students the opportunity to spend a few minutes learning what it is like to have a disability.  Students wore dark goggles, ill-fitting gloves, arm braces or a brick tied to one foot and were asked to do simple tasks like write their name, hand out papers or pick up a puzzle piece. 

In one activity the students were asked to draw a picture to go with a poem that was written in many different languages.  Students discussed the challenges faced by those w

Niagara University U.S. Army ROTC Recognized for 'Excellence'

Niagara University U.S. Army ROTC Recognized for 'Excellence'

Niagara University is pleased to announce that its United States Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) – 2nd Brigade, Purple Eagle Battalion – has been recognized for excellence during the 2009-2010 school year.

The Purple Eagle Battalion completed its assigned mission by commissioning 14 new Army lieutenants, placing Niagara’s battalion among the top performers of Cadet Command’s 273 units last year. Its achievement demonstrates excellence in the overall Army ROTC program and exemplifies the hard work and dedication of the cadets, cadre and staff.

“This achievement recognizes the commendable support that Niagara University provides to the Purple Eagle Battalion’s cadets in the Army ROTC program,” wrote U.S. Army Major General James M. McDonald in a letter to the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., Niagara University president.

Ben Gardane Ras El Jedire: Libya Needs Our Help

Ben Gardane Ras El Jedire: Libya Needs Our Help

 

by Susan Marie and Hind Houas

 

Ben Gardane is a town in southeast Tunisia, close to the Libyan border, Ras El Jedire.  In 2011, during The Libyan Uprising, two entities became government of Libya. Muammar Gaddafi controlling Tripoli and Western Libya and Mustafa Abdul Jalail in Benghazi, controlling Eastern Libya.  Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa and 17th largest in the world.  Libya is one of the world's 10 richest oil-producing countries.

Wojtaszek-Gariano is Woman of the Year

Wojtaszek-Gariano is Woman of the Year

NIAGARA FALLS—The Niagara County Federation of Republican Women will honor former Judge Kathleen Wojtaszek-Gariano as the organization’s 2011 Woman of the Year Saturday, the Federation announced today.

Wojtaszek-Gariano will be named Woman of the Year because “she’s a positive role model for women throughout this county, and someone we expect to see do more great things in her already lengthy law career,” Federation spokeswoman Pat Castillo said.  Wojtaszek-Gariano will be presented with her award Saturday at noon at the Crowne Plaza, 300 Third St., Niagara Falls. 

Also being honored are Lockport Common Council President Richelle Pasceri, who will receive the organization’s Leadership Award, North Tonawanda Common Council President Catherine G.

Statewide Firefighter Recruitment Drive Comes to WNY

Statewide Firefighter Recruitment Drive Comes to WNY

First-Ever Statewide Unified Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment Drive to be Held at Local Fire Departments, April 9 - 10

Free Henry!: Help Send Them To The UK

Free Henry!: Help Send Them To The UK

On Thursday March 11, 2011, Free Henry! performed a live concert in front of their most loyal fans as well as top music industry professional judges at Niagara Falls, NY's Hard Rock Cafe to compete in this years Battle of the Bands.  

Niagara University Accepting Registrations for Popular Summer Youth Camp

Niagara University Accepting Registrations for Popular Summer Youth Camp

Niagara University’s recreation department is now accepting registrations for its popular Summer Youth Camp, which will be held on campus from July 5 to August 19.

Geared toward children ages six to 12, the camp is conducted in a safe, fun environment by an experienced and friendly staff, and features access to university facilities, tours of the Castellani Art Museum and a wide range of themed weekly activities, including Adventure Week, Sports Week, Real World Week, Game Show Week, Holiday Week and Wacky Week.

With the exception of the abbreviated first week ($105), the cost to register for a week of camp is $130. Campers may enroll for as many or as few of the seven weeks as they wish.  Pre-registration is required, at which time a $50 deposit per week is due.