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Bennett homes draw interest of museum

NORTH TONAWANDA -- The North Tonawanda History Museum is seeking owners of Bennett-made homes or Bennett-Bilt homes.

Ray H. Bennett Lumber Co., established at Main and Islands streets in 1902, later took over the W.G. Palmer Lumber Co. location at 190 Oliver St. and manufactured packaged homes until the late 1950s.

Bennett homes are located across the region and in other parts of the country.

Several museum members are interested in developing an organization, possibly to be named the Bennett Homeowners Association, to include owners of Bennett homes in the area.

Anyone interested in becoming part of such a group is invited to call the museum at 213-0554.


Program offers training for hospitality industry

NIAGARA FALLS -- The Niagara Falls Housing Authority is partnering with Niagara University to offer a four-week training program for people interested in the hospitality industry.

Participants learn about the skills and attitude necessary to get a job in a the hotel, casino or food service industry. The course is followed by a three-week internship program. Upon completion, participants receive a Hospitality Development Certificate.

Attendance at a class orientation at 10 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., is required prior to registering. Classes begin March 20, the be held in the Jones Family Resource Center and at Center City Neighborhood Development, 1824 Main St.

Call Julianne Galie at 285-5374 for more information.

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