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Medical center scholarships are open for applications

NIAGARA FALLS -- Niagara Falls-area nursing students may apply this month for a scholarship funded by an endowment at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.

Applications are due May 1 for the Ruth and William O. Sass Scholarship, awarded annually by the Medical Center Foundation to one or more students pursuing a course of study for a bachelor's degree in nursing.

Recipients must be graduates of Niagara Falls, Niagara Catholic or Lewiston-Porter high schools.

Criteria include academic achievement, community involvement and commitment, nursing career goals, personal and professional references, and the availability of other college resources.

Upon graduation, winners are expected to apply for appropriate job vacancies at Niagara Falls Memorial and to accept a position if offered, medical center officials said.

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Falls Bridge Commission again sponsors art festival

LEWISTON -- The Lewiston Council on the Arts and the Niagara Falls Bridge Commission believe that they both are in the business of building bridges.

The Council on the Arts said Tuesday that it can build bridges across cultures, generations and geographies with its many programs throughout the year.

The Bridge Commission operates the Rainbow, Whirlpool Rapids and Lewiston-Queenston Bridges across the Niagara River between the United States and Canada.

The two organizations announced Tuesday that the Bridge Commission will continue its policy this year of sponsoring the annual Lewiston Art Festival scheduled for Aug. 11-12.

Now in its 46th year, the art festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year from across Western New York and Southern Ontario, many of them using the international bridges for access.

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Tire drop-off day scheduled for April 28

PORTER -- A townwide tire day for residents to drop off scrap tires will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at the Youngstown Village Hall, 240 Lockport St.

Tires with rims will be accepted, and tires of all sizes can be dropped off, including tractor tires, according to the Town Board.

The tire drop-off day is open to only town and village residents.

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Buffalo State students plan career fair on Thursday

The African American Cultural Center will hold a career fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

The event will offer the opportunity to learn about the fields of culinary arts, marketing, family and consumer sciences, and building trades.

Presented by students from Buffalo State College, the event will be held at the cultural center, 350 Masten Ave.

It is free and open to the public.

For more information, call the center at 884-2013.