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A portion of Robinson Road, straddling the towns of Lockport and Pendleton, between the canal bridge and bypass, will be closed beginning at 8 a.m. Monday for approximately two weeks for the Niagara County Water District to install a new 36-inch waterline. Local traffic and school buses dropping off students will be able to pass through this area, however all through tr…

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Three new “Best of 716” Awards will be presented at the Niagara County Community College Film and Animation Festival, planned for noon to 4 p.m. May 5. They are: Best Western New York Film, Best WNY High School Student Film and Best WNY College Student Film. The submission deadline is April 1. Topping the event is an international film competition in which $200 awards w…

LaSalle Early Childhood Center is holding its registration/open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at 8477 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The center offers full and half-day programs for three- and four-year-old prekindergarten students and has state-certified teachers and an experienced staff. The center is the first child care center in Niagara County to be chosen for Quali…

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Toast and Jam returns at 7 p.m. Monday at the Brickyard Brewing Company, 436 Center St., Lewiston. This jazz, blues and poetry-reading event is back by popular demand and continues every Monday night through March 19. Singer-songwriter Dale Campbell hosts the six-week series of open mic entertainment, which is open to all singers, musicians, poets, actors, dancers, comi…

 An ikebana workshop is planned for 2 to 4 p.m. March 4 at the Lockport Art Co., 247 Market St., Lockport, featuring master artist Takako Michii, director of the Japan Culture Center of WNY. Ikebana is the art of Japanese floral arranging and has been practiced since the 7th century. Michii is also president of the Buffalo-Kanazawa Sister City Committee and has spen…

The Historical Association of Lewiston presents “Accept Everything America Can Produce: Glenn Curtiss Comes to Buffalo” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah Fellowship Hall, 915 Oneida St., Lewiston. Local historian Douglas DeCroix will discuss how World War I transformed Curtiss’ aeroplane and motor business from a small, hometown workshop into the …

Celebrate the Winter Olympics at the Niagara History Center’s free February Family Night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the center’s 215 Niagara St. site in Lockport. History Center volunteer Betsy Trometer will present a history of the Olympics, as well as an overview of the current games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Participants will find out about local athlete…

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Niagara University junior Nicole Schimmenti is serving an internship with the Olympic Broadcasting Services, while studying abroad this semester at Myongji University in Seoul, South Korea. She is serving as a video logger in the OBS’s archives department, tabbing statistical data during men’s and women’s ice hockey at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Sh…

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Three generations strong, Matt’s Music in North Tonawanda is still hitting the high notes. Matt and the late Jean Piorkowski started the shop in 1963 at 937 Oliver St. Piorkowski was a singer and accordion player, displaying his talents on “The Lawrence Welk Show” and for a cardinal visiting Buffalo who would eventually become known as Pope John Paul II. The shop gre…

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“Niagara’s Shared Vision for Better Population Health” will be the topic at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s first floor auditorium, 621 10th St. The free forum will serve two purposes. “We have made significant progress in meeting some of the health care challenges we’ve discussed in previous forums and we want to report on that, however,…

The Niagara Falls Power Cats Wrestling program’s sixth annual spaghetti dinner and basket auction is planned for 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Niagara Active Hose Fire Hall, 6010 Lockport Road, Niagara Falls. A $10 donation includes dinner and one sheet of basket auction tickets. Additional sheets are $5 each or 5 sheets for $20. Ticket drawings begin at 6 p.m. …

The community is invited to a session of the Niagara Falls Housing Court from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday to learn how the Niagara Falls Community Development and Code Enforcement Departments work to ensure responsible maintenance of housing stock, which affects a neighborhood’s quality of life. Housing Court is held in Courtroom 22 of Niagara Falls City Court, 1925 Main St. …

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Free opioid overdose rescue training will be offered throughout Niagara County next week. Participants will receive a free naloxone rescue kit after completing the training. The presenter is the state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The training will be offered from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 at Lumber City Church, 383 Vandervoort, North Tonawanda. Reg…

“At the Table” will be the theme of a Black History Month program hosted by Niagara County Legislator Owen T. Steed (D-Niagara Falls) from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Doris Jones Family Resource Center, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. The free event will include a meal, discussion and remarks by Rev. Dion Greer of St. John’s A.M.E. Church. Steed called the annual obse…

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 The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will present a special STEM week event from noon to 4 p.m. each day, Feb. 19-23.  The week’s project will be building Rube Goldberg machines, using a chain reaction to complete a very simple task in a complicated way. Supplies will be provided.  Cost is included in museum admission, $7 for adults and $3.50 for children age two …