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House OKs bill to fund Heart Center upgrade

A bill that would provide $500,000 for technology upgrades and staffing for the Heart Center at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has taken another step toward final passage, Rep. Louise M. Slaughter announced Wednesday.

The bill passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday includes funding for the hospital. Slaughter said the Senate is expected to vote on the measure soon.


Program to feature cats needing homes

Niagara Feline Friends will hold a cat adoption program from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Petco, 1459 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.

Director Shirley Carter said available cats range in age from tiny kittens to 6 years old.

Niagara Feline Friends also is taking appointments for $70 cat health clinics that include spaying or neutering along with distemper and rabies shots.

Appointments can be made by calling 754-2050 between 1:30 and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.


12 restaurants to aid Niagara Hospice drive

LOCKPORT -- The benefit of a good meal will automatically turn into a benefit for Niagara Hospice as part of the annual HOSPICEtality event on Tuesday.

Twelve participating Niagara County restaurants will donate a percentage of their day's proceeds to Niagara Hospice during the fifth annual event.

Participating restaurants include One Eyed Jacks, Cammarata's Restaurant, Cousin's Cafe, Metropolitan Bar & Grill, The Shamus Restaurant and the Village Eatery in Lockport; Sandi's Family Restaurant in Niagara Falls; Mariner's Landing in Olcott; Nestor's Texas Red Hots and Roman Cafe in North Tonawanda; Johnston's Family Restaurant in Ransomville; and The Basket Factory in Middleport.


No garbage pickup on Veterans Day

LOCKPORT -- There will be no garbage pickup in the city Monday because of Veterans Day, City Clerk Richard P. Mullaney said.

Instead, city crews will stage a double pickup Tuesday, servicing regular Monday customers as well as regular Tuesday customers.

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