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Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center will celebrate the life-changing transformation of individuals who have undergone metabolic weight loss surgery by hosting a fashion show at 6 p.m. May 1 at Antonio’s Banquet and Conference Center, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. The event will highlight participants of Memorial’s minimally invasive bariatric weight loss su…

Old Fort Niagara is looking for volunteers. The fort’s staff and veteran docents provide engaging and in-depth training, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 and 29. Lunch is provided. Once training is completed, tour scheduling is flexible based on a person’s availability. Many volunteer opportunities exist, including; docents, Visitor Center docents, military in…

Old Fort Niagara recently honored James and Cheryl Brown of Lockport as “2017 Volunteers of the Year” at its annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast. The couple has volunteered at the fort for decades, displaying their talents in the fort’s boulangerie and bake house by demonstrating cooking techniques. They organize, supply, oversee and serve hundreds of re-enactors at…

Crime

A suspicious vehicle in a Main Street parking lot in Newfane early Friday morning piqued the curiosity of Niagara County deputies. Adult occupants of the car told deputies they were house hunting, but both wound up being arrested, and two children in the car were turned over to Erie County Child Protective Services. Amos L. Rowsey III, 36, of Buffalo was charged with…

A Lockport woman already was having a bad day last Sunday when she arrived at a Maple Road farm in Wilson, looking to reclaim a horse she had given to the owners last year. The visit resulted in her second arrest of the day. Niagara County Sheriff's deputies said they were called to the address the first time shortly before 1 p.m. for a woman who was trespassing and ref…

A man with a small knife who tried to hold up the Arby's restaurant on Cedar Avenue in Niagara Falls fled empty-handed Saturday morning when a cashier threatened to call the police. A light-skinned black male walked into the restaurant at around 10:30 a.m., ordered a coffee and then pulled a knife and demanded money when the cashier had her cash drawer open, according t…

The Village of Youngstown and Town of Porter announce Tire Collection Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Youngstown Village Center parking lot, 240 Lockport St. A dumpster for tires, with or without rims, will be available for Youngstown and Porter residents and identification may be checked to verify eligibility. This service is not applicable for businesses …

Spring cleanup will continue through April 23 in the Village of Youngstown. During this period, village workers will pick up grass, leaves, small twigs and branches, but residents are urged to observe the “Just Mow It” program and return grass clippings to the lawns throughout mowing season. Modern Disposal will not pick up bagged grass clippings. There are concrete bu…

The Battles of Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775, launched the American Revolution a long time ago, but its history will be retold and re-enacted Saturday and next Sunday at Old Fort Niagara during “Patriots Day Weekend.” The event kicks off the fort’s re-enactment season and it will also honor all U.S.military service people, who will be admitted free, with prope…

The Council for Older Adults in Niagara County (COA) is holding its annual Spring Conference, Luncheon and Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 23 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls. The theme is “Take 5 For You” with a series of speakers presenting 5 tips to age happier and healthier, including registered dietician Joan Panepinto; …

North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas and the Waterfront Commission are inviting volunteers  to meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at the large pavilion at Mayor’s Park on Sweeney Street for the annual Canal Clean Sweep. Individuals and groups are welcome to help tidy up along the Canal System and Canalway Trail. Supplies like rakes, gloves and trash bags will be supplied by t…

The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara has served more than 5,000 children from across Niagara County since its founding in 1995. This child-focused facility is designed to coordinate a multidisciplinary response to reports of physical and sexual abuse of children, as well as cases where a child has witnessed domestic violence or has experienced trafficking. It is a servi…

Emergency medical services personnel from AMR medical transport services, Mercy EMS (Emergency Medical Services) and the Niagara Falls Fire Department gathered recently at The Heart Center of Niagara to celebrate the one year anniversary of Niagara County's first and only Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Melissa Rackmil serves as Cardiology Services Director and Dr. …

Niagara University's recreation department is now accepting registrations for its Summer Youth Camp, planned for June 25 through Aug. 10. Geared toward children ages 6-12, the camp is conducted by an experienced staff, and features access to university facilities, tours of the Castellani Art Museum and a wide range of themed weekly activities, from Adventure Week to Gam…

Kelly Artieri, an Olcott author and member of the Newfane Public Library board of trustees, has organized a free local authors’ event from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room of Newfane Town Hall, 2737 Main St., open to readers of all ages. Artieri and nearly two dozen other local authors will sign and sell their books and chat with the public. Genres to b…