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Sexual disease clinic extending its hours

NIAGARA FALLS -- The Niagara County Health Department has announced it is offering longer hours for its free sexually transmitted disease clinic. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday in the Trott Access Center, 1001 11th St., except on holidays when county offices are closed.

Confidential services are available for anyone 12 or older, with no appointment necessary. Testing and treatment are offered for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and other diseases. Anonymous HIV tests are available on request.

The Health Department also offers hepatitis C screening for high-risk clients, as well as Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B shots for patients age 19 and up. The clinic's number for more information is 278-1900.

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Niagara Area Foundation accepting grant applications

The Niagara Area Foundation, a division of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations serving Niagara County.

Grant requirements and guidelines can be found online at www.cfgb.org.

To qualify for consideration for the 2008 competitive grant cycle, applications for grants of no more than $20,000 must be received by by Oct. 20. Only Niagara County nonprofits are eligible.

Completed applications should be sent to: Niagara Area Foundation, c/o the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, Attn: Johnna Mauro, 712 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14202.

The Niagara Area Foundation was established in 2000 by a group of Niagara County community leaders who wanted to support long-term philanthropy in Niagara County. The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo was established in 1919 to enhance and encourage long-term philanthropy in the Western New York community.

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