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District residents to vote on funding for roof repair

East Aurora School District voters head to the polls Tuesday to vote in a special referendum to fund a high school roof repair project totaling $1 million. It is mostly funded by state building aid, with the remainder covered by $250,000 in district reserve funds.

The project would replace a section of the roof that recently developed a severe leak, school officials say. If approved, work would begin in late June and be completed in August.

The district said it can structure a financing plan that would not require local property taxes to fund the roof repair. Taxpayers would not be affected. Voting will be held from 7 a.m. To 9 p.m. in the Middle School cafeteria at 430 Main St.

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Deerwood Golf Course passes will go on sale Feb. 1

NORTH TONAWANDA -- Season passes and resident passes for Deerwood Golf Course will go on sale Feb. 1, according to the city parks department.

The passes will be available at the Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks, 500 Wheatfield St. Two-year passes for residents and seniors will again be available this year.

Office hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 695-8520.

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Pulaski Association to award $1,000 scholarship

The Gen. Pulaski Association of the Niagara Frontier will award the fourth annual $1,000 Dr. Hratch Karamanoukian Scholarship on March 4.

The scholarship is offered to a child or grandchild of military veterans of Polish descent. For information, call scholarship chairman Paul Siwula at 656-9549 or e-mail psiwula@peoplepc.com.

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Chinese New Year observance to be held at UB North

The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute, in partnership with the Chinese Club of Western New York, will present a Chinese New Year celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus in Amherst.

The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will feature lively music, colorful dance and other performances by members of the Chinese Club.

"Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival, is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays," said Kristin Stapleton, director of the Confucius Institute and the UB Asian Studies Program. "We are excited to be collaborating with the Chinese Club for this festive celebration, since our two organizations share the goal of increasing understanding about China in Western New York."

Following the performance, a dinner will be held at Imperial Buffet, 2122 George Urban Blvd., near Dick Road, Depew.

The dinner, which will feature traditional Chinese New Year delicacies and entertainment, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue until midnight.

Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance and prices range from $8 to $22. For further information on ticket purchase, visit www.cc-wny.org.

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