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NYPA Power Vista Hosts Fourth Annual Student Exhibition on Future Cities

NYPA Power Vista Hosts Fourth Annual Student Exhibition on Future Cities

NYPA POWER VISTA HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL STUDENT EXHIBITION ON FUTURE CITIES

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will exhibit some of the best engineering creations from sixth, seventh and eighth grade students from various Western New York schools from Feb. 11 through Feb. 26. The exhibition coincides with the observance of National Engineers Week. The designs are based on projects developed for the National Engineers Week Future City engineering competition.  Approximately 15 designs for cities of the future will be on display daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Niagara Power Vista’s visitors center, the Power Vista.

The exhibit will open with a reception and guest speaker for students and their parents on Saturday, Feb. 11, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Power Vista. NYPA Engineer Ed Szpala will talk about careers in the engineering field.

Public Invited to Health & Curriculum Fair at Annunciation School

Public Invited to Health & Curriculum Fair at Annunciation School

Annunciation School in Elma, home of the unique Center for Health Science, will host a Health & Curriculum Fair and Open House from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in the school, located at 7580 Clinton St.

The public is invited to visit with health care vendors, tour the school and visit the Center for Health Science, a special hands-on science lab and curriculum developed for the school’s seventh- and eighth-grade students. The Center for Health Science is supported by Catholic Health, Independent Health, Kaleida Health and Upstate New York Transplant Services (Unyts).

Energy Upgrades by NYPA Provide Big Savings to Williamsville CSD

Energy Upgrades by NYPA Provide Big Savings to Williamsville CSD

ENERGY EFFICIENCY UPGRADES BY N.Y. POWER AUTHORITY PROVIDING MAJOR SAVINGS TO WILLIAMSVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT AND BETTER LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

Newly Completed Project at District’s 13 School Buildings Reflects Wide Ranging Approach to Saving Energy

AMHERST—The Williamsville Central School District (WCSD)—Western New York’s largest suburban school district—has received a $7 million energy-saving makeover at its 13 elementary, middle and high schools thanks to a partnership with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) involving new lighting, cooling, heating and ventilation upgrades and other improvements. The wide ranging measures enhance the reliability of existing electrical systems while improving the comfort levels for building occupants, including nearly 11,000 students and 900 faculty members. Approximately 65 percent of the $7 million cost of the overall project will be funded through state aid.

Niagara Athletics Hall of Famer Eva Cunningham to Host a Free Girls’ Basketball Clinic

Niagara Athletics Hall of Famer Eva Cunningham to Host a Free Girls’ Basketball Clinic

On Saturday, February 25, basketball star Eva Cunningham will host a free basketball clinic for girls in grades 6 – 8. The clinic will be held at Buffalo Seminary, and will run from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Participants will have the chance to work one on one with Coach Cunningham to learn the fundamentals of basketball, as well as improve their dribbling, passing and shooting. Basketball players of all skill levels are welcome.

A 2005 graduate of Niagara University, Eva Cunningham is the all-time leading scorer for the Purple Eagles women's basketball program, with a record total of 1,753 points and 553 assists. She is also the first female student-athlete in Niagara’s history to have her jersey retired.

Open House, Tours Planned at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School

Open House, Tours Planned at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School

Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, providing a quality education for students in Pre-K, UPK, kindergarten and Grades 1-8, will hold its annual open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, at the school, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace (off George Urban Boulevard), Cheektowaga. The event is open to the public. 

Highlighting the open house event will be private tours of the school, which will provide guests an opportunity to visit the science lab, computer lab, music and art rooms, see SMART Board demonstrations, student projects and much more. Refreshments will be served. Guests will also have an opportunity to meet students, teachers and the school’s principal, MaryAlice Bagwell. 

BOCES Culinary Teacher Pens a Candy-Making Book

BOCES Culinary Teacher Pens a Candy-Making Book

Meg Finamore, a culinary arts teacher at Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career and Technical Center, has written a candy making book aimed at teaching home candy makers how to create professional-looking treats.

The book, Become a Candy Maker at Home, includes tips for working with chocolate wafers, more than 20 recipes and ideas for packaging the treats as gifts.

Her interest in culinary began as a student at Kenmore West High School when she was enrolled in Erie 1 BOCES culinary arts program at Kenton. After graduation in 2003, she attended the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and earned a bachelor degree in baking and pastry management in 2006. She received her master’s degree in vocational education from Buffalo State College in 2011. Following a year student teaching at Erie 1 BOCES Harkness Career & Technical Center, Finamore now teaches juniors in the culinary arts program and occupational education students at Kenton.

Buffalo Musician Goes to Work for Joan Baez

Buffalo Musician Goes to Work for Joan Baez

A Press Release from Music Is Art

On February 19, 22-year old musician Grace Stumberg is leaving Buffalo to work for music icon and social activist Joan Baez, for a five-week tour of the UK – maybe more.  For a young artist, insider career and learning opportunities rarely get better. While it may sound like Good Luck, it’s actually part of a bigger picture lesson, thanks to Robby Takac, Bob James and the local non-profit Music is Art.