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KeyBank grant to fund job-training program

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy was given a $10,000 grant this week to create a job-training program.

The money, from KeyBank, will be used for a program modeled after one in New York's Central Park. Participants will be trained in horticulture, grounds maintenance, visitor services and park management.


Dinner to celebrate 110 years of the PTA

A Founders Day dinner on Feb. 17 at the Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Amherst, will celebrate the National PTA's 110 years of service.

The National PTA was organized as the National Congress of Mothers on Feb. 17, 1897, in Washington, D.C. It has grown to include 6.5 million members across the United States.

For more information about the dinner, visit or call 827-0326 and leave your name.


Historic mill is focus of new art exhibit

An exhibit of paintings and photographs of the historic Williamsville mill is scheduled to open Wednesday with a reception at 7 p.m. in Amherst Senior Center, 370 Audubon Parkway.

Funds raised at the reception will be used to restore the 1811 water mill, which is one of the oldest buildings in the area. The exhibit, made up of 22 photos and paintings, will remain on display until March 1.

Sponsors of the event include the Village of Williamsville and the Mayor's Mill Committee. Refreshments for the reception have been donated by DiCamillo's Bakery and Village Desserts.


Juvenile diabetes gala will honor supporters

The Western New York Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will hold a black-tie gala at 5:30 p.m. today in Adam's Mark Hotel.

The event will honor those who have shown support for the foundation's mission, which is to find a cure for juvenile diabetes.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with diabetes. For tickets, call Jennifer Hickok at 833--2873 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Martin Luther King Day closings

This is how the following area offices and services will be affected Monday by the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

City Court .... Closed
County courts .... Closed
State courts .... Closed
Federal courts .... Closed
City offices .... Closed
County offices .... Closed
State offices .... Closed
Federal offices .... Closed
Post Office .... Closed
Schools .... Closed
Banks .... Closed
Most stores .... Open
Metro Bus, Rail .... Saturday service
City garbage .... Regular

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