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Author to discuss his book titled 'Fast Food Nation'

OLEAN -- Eric Schlosser, author of "Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal," will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Reilly Center Arena on the St. Bonaventure University campus. The event is open to the public.

Schlosser's visit to St. Bonaventure is part of "All Bonaventure Reads." First-year students were required to read "Fast Food Nation" prior to arriving on campus in August.

Since then, they have been involved in multiple conversations about the themes in the book in their University 101 classes, a one-credit course for all first-year students.


Utilities plan discussion for those with disabilities

NIAGARA FALLS -- Area utility companies and Independent Living of Niagara County will hold an open discussion for individuals with disabilities at 2 p.m. Thursday in Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St.

Representatives from National Fuel, NYSEG, National Grid and the Home Energy Assistance Program will answer questions or address issues for people with disabilities.

Limited transportation is available on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 836-0822, Ext. 150.


Ag Society to donate $2 for redeemed fliers

Parent-teacher organizations at more than two-dozen area schools have signed up to raise money through the third annual Fairgrounds Holiday Lights Festival.

Officials from other organizations who want more information or who wish to participate should call the Fairgrounds at 649-3900, Ext. 403.

Parent-teacher organizations will distribute fliers to those planning to visit the festival, which runs Thursdays through Sundays from Nov. 23 to Dec. 30 at the Fairgrounds in Hamburg.

The Erie County Agricultural Society will donate $2 for each flier from an organization that is redeemed at the festival.

The society will write a check to each participating organization at the end of the event, said Dennis Lang, chief executive officer of the Fairgrounds.

The Holiday Lights Festival features a two-mile drive of more than 40 holiday light displays, magic shows, children's rides and Santa.

Admission to the festival is $15 per carload, $25 per 15-passenger van and $50 per bus.

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