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Resource Fair designed for developmentally disabled

Seventeen organizations serving the developmentally disabled and their families will be on hand for the Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga.

The fair, which is free to the public, is designed for students and others with disabilities who are transitioning to adulthood. Participating agencies provide service and support in employment, education, health, housing, self-advocacy and social/recreational.

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National Grid restores electricity to Parkside

About 800 North Buffalo residents found themselves without electricity for shy of two hours Wednesday night, National Grid spokesman Steve Brady said.

The outage affected residents east of the Buffalo Zoo, from Parkside Avenue to Main Street. Power went out at about 6 p.m. and was restored at 7:45.

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Showing of 1925 silent film to feature Mighty Wurlitzer

The 1925 silent film "The Lost World" will screen at 2 p.m. Jan. 16, with live accompaniment by organist Bruce Woody on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ in Shea's Performing Arts Center.

The movie presentation, part of Perry's Ice Cream Free Family Film Series, will celebrate Shea's 85th anniversary. Free tickets are available one week prior at Wegmans customer service desks and at Shea's box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

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Themed tours to include new exhibit on Red Jacket

The Buffalo History Museum will present two themed tours this winter in association with the Forest Lawn Group.

Wednesday, the tour will have a Red Jacket theme, and begin with a visit to the new exhibit, "Fact, Fiction & Spectacle: The Trial of Red Jacket," led by new Executive Director Melissa Brown. It will be followed by a motor coach driving tour of Delaware Park and Forest Lawn, where Red Jacket is interred. The cost for each tour is $55, or $45 for museum members, and includes lunch at the Lunch Box. For more information or to register, call 873-9644 or go to the museum's gift shop, 25 Nottingham Court.

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Scoping session set Tuesday on aquatic nuisances study

An Army Corps of Engineers public scoping session on the Great Lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Buffalo Conference Center, 2 Fountain Plaza.

The, meeting which will be duplicated in other communities, from Green Bay Wis., to New Orleans, is designed to gather input on a wide variety of issues to refine a study on ways to prevent the spread of species considered nuisances between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.

The Tuesday meeting will feature identical three-hour presentations on the study, at 2:15 p.m. and 5:45 p.m., both followed by comment periods. The scoping comment period ends March 31.

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