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Falls campaign begins with rally on Tuesday

NIAGARA FALLS -- The City of Niagara Falls will take on the issue of bullying during campaign that begins with the Anti-Bullying Rally at 5 p.m. Tuesday in True Bethel Baptist Church, 1112 South Ave.

Co-sponsors include the Niagara Falls Police Department, Niagara Christian Basketball League and Niagara Falls School District.

Police Superintendent John R. Chella said the goal is to make people aware of what bullying is and what can be done to stop it.

Featured speakers include Mayor Paul A. Dyster and State Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane, and Niagara County District Attorney Michael A. Violante.

Also addressing the rally will be Niagara County legislators, Niagara Falls City Council members, and officials of Niagara Family and Children's Services.

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Institute bridges digital divide for magazine, mobile website

Everyone is going digital nowadays -- even Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

Roswell Park made a digital edition of its Roswellness consumer magazine available this month and will launch a new mobile website Monday, allowing iPhone and Android smartphone users to access all content from its website.

New technology allows for significant cost savings and a broader reach, said Donald L. Trump, Roswell Park president and chief executive officer.

Roswellness, which has been a print product since its inception, made the issue, "Redefining Survivorship," available to all iPad users this month with the tagline "Touch. Learn. Live."

Users can go to the iPad App Store, select the issue and click on "Free" to download it.

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Array of bicentennial events scheduled for next weekend

TOWN OF NIAGARA -- The Town of Niagara will celebrate its 200th birthday Saturday and next Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park, 7000 Lockport Road.

Festivities include entertainment and fireworks and a parade -- the later launching weekend events, at 11 a.m. Saturday, on Fourth Avenue and ending at the Kmart shopping plaza parking lot on Military Road.

Events continue until 10 p.m. and conclude with fireworks in the park at 9:45 p.m.

Also scheduled Saturday are a car show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; women's bocce and volleyball tournaments at 10 a.m.; and Chiavetta's chicken barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m.

Both days will feature face painting, clowns and a puppet show, a Historical Society display in the town community center, a basket auction, vendors for arts, crafts and jewelry, food, and a beer and wine tent.

Pirate Dreams will perform in concert from 2 to 5 p.m., followed by Elvis impersonator Shawn Klush.

Events from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday include a men's bocce tournament at 10 a.m., tours of historical homes from 1 to 4 p.m., a reptile show at 1:30 p.m. and a re-enactment of the Fort Niagara War of 1812 battles from 3 to 5 p.m.

The presentation of the colors will be held at 4:30 p.m., with a fly-over from the 914th Airlift Wing and closing ceremonies at 5 p.m.

Musical entertainment features 90 West from noon to 3 p.m.