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>Volunteers sought for historic homes tour

NORTH TONAWANDA -- The Historic Treasures Tour 2007 Committee of the North Tonawanda History Museum will hold a planning meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the museum, 314 Oliver St.

Volunteers who want to work on planning or as docents or other workers during the tour on Aug. 5 are welcome to attend but encouraged to call the museum at 213-0554 beforehand.

The committee is screening homes for inclusion in the 2007 tour. Homeowners interested in having their home considered for the tour are invited to attend the meeting or contact the museum.

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>Business expo planned for weekend at Summit

TOWN OF NIAGARA -- The Town of Niagara Business and Professional Association will conduct its annual Niagara Expo in the Summit, 6929 Williams Road, Wheatfield, from Friday through Sunday. The event will be held simultaneously with the Western New York Boat Show, also being held this weekend at the mall.

Exhibitors will be local businesses that want to raise their public profiles. Sponsors include Cooper Sign Co., HSBC Bank USA, the Town of Niagara Industrial Development Agency, DeGraff Memorial Hospital and the Niagara USA Chamber.

Other exhibitors who want a chance to join in should call Joe Philippone and Michele Wasson at 283-6351.

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>Valentine's Day sale of flowers is under way

WHEATFIELD -- The Niagara Floral Center and Greenhouse at Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara is holding a Valentine's Day floral sale through Friday.

The sale features fresh flowers and planters created by people with developmental disabilities who participate in the agency's horticulture therapy program.

A "Bundle of Love" consists of assorted flowers in a basket and is available for $25. Wrapped mixed cut flowers trimmed with Valentine's colors are $12; a dozen boxed red and white carnations are $15; and a "Lasting Beauty" planter, featuring greens, Valentine trim and fresh flowers, is $20.

Orders may be placed in person from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Niagara Floral Center & Greenhouse, 2510 Niagara Falls Blvd., or by phone at 504-2617, Ext. 244. Pickup locations are at the greenhouse from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 14, or from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14 at the agency's 107 Heath St. site in Lockport. To download an order form, visit www.opportunitiesunlimited.org.

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>Mount St. Mary's gets $4,000 donation

LEWISTON -- Horace Horton, the New York Power Authority's regional manager for Western New York, presented a $4,000 check recently to Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Health Center.

The Power Authority annually provides a donation to the hospital's foundation, and the money will be used to help fund medical equipment and patient care needs.

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