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>Dinner dance planned by business association

NIAGARA FALLS -- The Pine Avenue Business Association will hold its annual Directors' Dinner Dance on Feb. 24, where several individuals and businesses will be honored.

The event, which is open to the public, will begin at 6 p.m. in Antonio's Restaurant, Banquet & Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd. The awards program will be at 8:30 p.m., when officers will be installed.

Tickets are $50 per person and $90 per couple.

For information, call the Pine Avenue Business Association at 285-0377.


>Food, shelter programs get a $135,000 boost

Niagara County has been chosen to receive $135,412 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area. The funds are appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity to distribute food and shelter in high-need areas across the country.

Applications for local groups to share in these funds will be accepted until Jan. 17, and information is available by contacting the United Way of Niagara at 285-8461.

A board made up of individuals from the local community will determine how these funds are distributed.

Under the terms of the grant, the money must be used by a nonprofit organization or a government agency and must supplement and extend existing resources and not substitute for ongoing programs. The group must have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs and must have a voluntary or not-for-profit board.


>Sommer is re-elected as Council president

NORTH TONAWANDA -- Members of the Common Council voted, 5-0, Tuesday to elect Brett M. Sommer as Council president for another term.

The Council also voted to change the date of upcoming meetings. The next workshop meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in City Hall, 216 Payne Ave.

After that, City Clerk Thomas M. Jaccarino said, all meetings will take place Tuesdays. The regular meetings will start at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays, and the workshops will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays.

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