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The Pendleton Veterans Association will hold its annual flag sale from 1 to 6 p.m. May 18 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 in the Pendleton Historical Building (log cabin) on the Pendleton Town Hall campus, 6570 Campbell Blvd. The event is a monument fundraiser for the group. For presale and postsale flags, call 625-4470. You may also bring worn and torn U.S. flags to t…

An evening of song will honor the memory of Nicholas Albano and raise funds for a memorial scholarship in his name when his friends gather at 7 p.m. May 11 at Artpark’s Mainstage Theater in Lewiston. Albano died unexpectedly last summer after battling epilepsy, but Niagara University classmates and alumni are keeping his memory alive with a performance of his favorite s…

Niagara University's College of Education offers summer camps to engage young people in the practical application of science, technology, engineering and math. Sponsored by National Grid, the camps are for: children ages 5-7, as an introduction to STEM activities and critical thinking skills, from 9 a.m. to noon, July 23-26 with a registration fee of $55; grades 3-8, fr…

Niagara Falls City Councilman Chris Voccio has scheduled his next “Coffee with Chris” for 8 a.m. May 17 at Knack’s Parkside Cafe, 2110 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Voccio said it will be a casual session and he will cover the coffee but people can order other food and drinks at their own expense. No reservations are needed. Future sessions will be held at locations t…

Robert M. Giannetti was recently awarded the Homer Medal, a juried European Medal of Poetry and Art, while participating in a new poetry series at the Yale Club of New York City. The Lewiston poet and author frequently collaborates with performance artists. The Homer Award was established in Brussels in 2016 and is awarded to outstanding creators in the world of literat…

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Niagara University will hold its end-of-year community garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 16 in the Kiernan Center. The service project called “2 Good 2 Toss” invites all NU students and employees to donate items that are clean and in good condition. Items may include: toasters, microwaves, mirrors, lamps, chairs, rugs, electrical equipment, books and small refrig…

The Newfane Historical Society presents its 42nd annual Apple Blossom Festival at 10 a.m. May 20 at its Country Village site, 2685 West Creek Road, Newfane. The event features a tractor and farm equipment show, live performances, crafts, historical demonstrations, flea market, and food and drink available for purchase. All historical village exhibits will be open. …

A fundraiser for Kathleen Gardner is planned for 1 to 7 p.m. June 9 in the Terry’s Corners Fire Hall, 7801 Chestnut Ridge Road, Gasport. The fundraiser will help Gardner with unpaid medical expenses, as she has had to quit her two jobs to battle advanced pancreatic cancer. The free event will include a basket auction, to start about 4 p.m., live auctions and a pasta …

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The Wilson community will gather at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the newly revamped Wilson House Restaurant and Inn to jump start tourist season with a national tourism advocate. Peter Pantuso, president and CEO of the American Bus Association in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker. “Peter is one of the most active tourism advocates in Washington,” said Wilson Village…

Topics including: Niagara County’s mineral springs; archiving photographs; and how to use the Internet to find historical information will be covered at the Annual Congress planned for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. The public is invited to hear speakers James Boles, Heidi Zeimer, Ann Marie Linnabery and Elaine Timm. …

Paul Lamont, a documentary filmmaker from Lockport, will be honored as Western New York Filmmaker of the Year Saturday at the Niagara County Community College Film and Animation Festival. Lamont is a 1986 graduate of NCCC’s Communication and Media Arts program. Lamont has produced, written and directed numerous documentary films for national and regional PBS. Past films…

A series of public workshops and walking tours are planned in North Tonawanda as part of a plan to promote walkability, vibrancy, urban development, local sense of place and quality of life. The first tour, set for 5 to 7 p.m. Monday <April30> will focus on Webster Street, in particular, Charlie Fleishman Park, and will meet in the Manhattan Street municipal lot. …

Participating organizations of Cross Border Blues events recently came together in a collaborative effort at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines, Ont., to cross-promote events on both sides of the border. Organizers use the Blues to build bridges across cultures, generations and geographies. Cross Border Blues participants include: Tim Horton's Sout…

The Thomas C. Rotondo, Jr. Scholarship Fund was recently granted permission by the Lockport City Council to conduct a fundraising event, including a 5k and 1 mile walk, in the memory of former Lockport Mayor Thomas Rotondo, Jr. on July 21. The event will start at 9 a.m. and permission was granted for organizers to erect tents in the municipal building parking lot and us…