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MondayPRAYER: The Healing Rooms of Buffalo Niagara is open to pray for anyone who needs physical, emotional or spiritual healing, 7 to 9 p.m., Potters House Christian Community Church, 723 Seventh St., Niagara Falls. No appointment or fee necessary. For more information, call 884-0048.TuesdayRECOVERY GROUP: 7:30 p.m., Wheatfield Community Church, 3571 Niagara Falls Blvd. A…

BarkerThe Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Village Hall, 8708 Main St.CambriaThe Town Board will meet at 8 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall, 4160 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn.HartlandThe Town Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Town Hall, 8942 Ridge Road, Gasport.LewistonThe Town Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 1375 Ridge Road.LockportThe Town Boar…

LEWISTON – The “It Happened to Alexa” Foundation will hold its 11th annual dinner Aug. 2 at Niagara Falls Country Club.The only one of its kind in the nation, the Lewiston-based foundation provides financial, emotional and advocacy assistance to victims of sexual attacks who prosecute. Founded by Tom and Stacey Branchini, the foundation honors the courage of their da…

OLCOTT – Get ready for some “Dancing in the Moonlight” as King Harvest plans a concert July 19 at the Olcott Beach Carousel Park with Olcott native Ron Altbach and friends.King Harvest reunited for the first time in 40 years last summer and drew more than 3,000 to this quiet lakeside community. This year’s concert, planned for 8:30 p.m., will be held in a more inti…

James General Broomfield was named in honor of his father’s fallen teammate, James General, a Mohawk Indian from the Six Nations tribe in Brantford, Ont., who died in a car crash on his way to visit the elder Broomfield during his freshman year at Potsdam State College.Broomfield’s father, Bob, and General played lacrosse and hockey together while growing up, winning a…

Have a hankering for a hike to look for birds in the Niagara Gorge? How about crouching by a creek in Wilson to look at fish or lingering in a lighthouse on Lake Ontario? An intriguing array of summer programs awaits patrons of the local New York State parks, accompanied by nature interpreters to point out interesting things along the way.These free programs are sponsored …

NORTH TONAWANDA – Mayor Robert G. Ortt will be a guest speaker at the Marine Appreciation Day celebration hosted by Conrad Kania Detachment, Marine Corps League, at 10 a.m. Saturday in Raymond Klimek Veterans Park on River Road.Ortt, a veteran of Afghanistan who served as a first lieutenant in the New York National Guard, said: “For 237 years, the United States Marine…

LOCKPORT– Saying “yes” to the dress is a relatively recent phenomenon. So is wearing white when a woman walks down the aisle.These and other interesting nuptial facts are being shared during a new exhibit, “Weddings Through the Ages,” which debuted last week in the Col. William Bond/Jesse Hawley House, 143 Ontario St.The event, curated by Bond-Hawley House co-dir…

NIAGARA FALLS – A Syracuse-based nonprofit is considering some residential development in the downtown area.Housing Visions, which completed the $8 million Lockport Canal Homes development last year, is looking at a number of city-owned, school district-owned and privately owned properties in the area of Fifth, Sixth and Seventh streets, said Seth A. Piccirillo, head of …

Every so often you meet a person who is instantly likable and willing to go the extra mile for everyone she meets.Betsy Diachun, who was selected Niagara County Senior of the Year, is one of those people.Retirement has not slowed her down one bit.At age 77, Diachun credits good genes, good health and good fortune, but her list of activities would put the most active person…

Lockport Mayor Michael W. Tucker has declared a state of emergency at the city’s waste water treatment plant, though he called it a “precautionary measure” and emphasized that there is no immediate threat to public safety.The waste water treatment plant was badly damaged by the flooding that affected Lockport on June 28, the mayor said.The plant has two “grit chamb…

Teamsters Local 375 on Friday delivered 10-day notice signaling its intent to strike privately owned Rural/Metro Medical Services if progress is not made to fix a system in which, according to the union, first responders are paid below the city’s living wage.Emergency medical technicians and paramedics voted July 3 to reject a contract offer from Rural/Metro.Kevin Drysda…

NIAGARA FALLS – The state Department of Health has approved Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s application to open a new wound care center this October, the hospital announced this week.Body copy rag: The center will include two hyperbaric chambers that will allow patients to receive 100 percent oxygen at high pressure to speed the healing of chronic or problem wo…

NIAGARA FALLS – Saladin Q. Allah, a member of the Green Party, announced this week that he is running for Niagara County legislator in the 4th District, a central Niagara Falls seat now represented by Democrat Owen T. Steed.Steed is running for his second term.Allah, 38, said he is running to promote his plans to expand youth outreach, increase community alliances, promo…