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   The Niagara County American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion hosted a joint luncheon visit by Department Commander Rena Nessler, Auxiliary President Pat Hennessy, and Detachment Commander William Clancy, III on Friday in Niagara Falls. The Frederick F. Cadille Post #1664 hosted the luncheon, followed by dinner at the John J. Welch Post …

Elections will be held May 15 for three vacancies on the North Tonawanda Board of Education, along with the annual district budget vote. The terms will run July 1 of this year to June 30, 2021. Anyone interested in becoming a board candidate must obtain and file petitions containing at least 100 signatures of qualified voters in North Tonawanda. Petitions and instructio…

“Soup and Nostalgia” are on the menu from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday as George Stege, president of Ford Gum and Machine Company, discusses the company’s historic Lockport connection at the Niagara History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport. The program will feature hot homemade soups and desserts, while Stege shares Ford Gum’s story, from its colorful beginnings in Lockport…

 A Valentine’s Day lunch is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the John Duke Senior Center, 1201 Hyde Park Blvd., Niagara Falls. Musical entertainment will be provided by Second Time Around. The lunch will feature stuffed manicotti from the Niagara County Office of Aging, with a donation request of $3.25. Call 297-9324 for reservations.

Niagara Falls City Council member Chris Voccio has scheduled his second “Coffee with Chris” to get feedback from citizens, at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 at Power City Eatery, 444 Third St., Niagara Falls. These informal sessions are tentatively scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. Future sessions will be held throughout the city, and the coffee is on Voccio. …

The Niagara County Department of Health is offering a free Positive Pregnancy and Parenting class series from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 6 and repeated at that time every Tuesday and Thursday throughout March at the Community Health Center of Niagara, 2715 Highland Ave., Niagara Falls. All registered adult participants receive a gift card for participation at each class. …

Lockport’s Shamus Restaurant will again host its “History Center Night” from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Feb. 21 to support the Niagara History Center. The restaurant, at 98 West. Ave., will donate a portion of all proceeds that evening to the history center. Guests will order dinner selections from the menu, as usual, and are asked to phone in reservations directly to the Shamus at…

   On March 10, hundreds will descend on the stately Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center in North Tonawanda to listen to organ music while a tuxedo-clad emcee announces little known facts about the evening’s seven featured short films.    But the decorum ends there as the audience revs up for a gleeful evening of Three Stooges gems featuring Curly, Larry, Moe a…

The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, presents Second Monday Mixers from 6 to 8 p.m. each month in its gallery, which are free and open to the public. The next mixer features Ally Sponger and Chris Bacon discussing the Underground Railroad in Western New York on Feb. 12. The lineup also includes: Lee Simonson on “Eight Miracles that Sa…

An opening reception for an “Artists of Color” exhibit is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 in the Townsend Gallery at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. The exhibit continues through March 18. The NACC is also celebrating African American History Month with an Underground Railroad exhibit, “Freedom Crossing,” in the Heritage Ga…

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Free tax preparation help is available in Niagara Falls and Lockport for qualifying participants. The Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) and Niagara County Financial Literacy Coalition (NCFLC) offer those with an annual household income of $54,000 or less free help filing federal and state income tax forms. Appointments are available from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesd…

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Preservation Buffalo Niagara and the Niagara Falls Historic Preservation Society will host a Landmarks 101 workshop at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 in Niagara Falls Public Library, 1425 Main St. Participants can learn more about the basics of preservation, including landmarking, available financial resources and the beneficial impacts preservation can have within communiti…

Lewiston-Porter students recently jogged their way to a generous donation for Niagara Hospice, contributing $1,170 through their participation in a special event. The students each paid $1 to take part in the Jingle Jog, held Dec. 22 in the Primary and Intermediate Education Centers. Each participating student’s name was displayed on an ornament tree and the students jo…

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Dennis Wilson tries to have a smile for everyone he meets. “Every morning, I get up and walk my dogs and think positive thoughts,” he said. “Everyone I encounter, I try and make them smile. That’s my small part, to try and affect people’s spirits in a positive way.” And, as the new theater arts teacher at Niagara Falls High School, he’s eager to share his positive ou…

The romantic comedy "Ah, Wilderness," by Eugene O'Neill, will open at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. Performances continue through March 4 and will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursdays; at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and 2 p.m. Sundays. The play, directed by L. Don Swartz, features Joann V. Mis, DJ Swartz, Vanessa Stipkovits a…