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Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kolasny of Cheektowaga celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at Pott’s Banquet Hall in Cheektowaga. Mr. Kolasny and Theresa Pittner were married Aug. 17, 1963, in Holy Apostles Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Buffalo. He is retired from the U.S. Postal Service; she is retired from Buffalo Pharmacies in Cheektowaga. They have three …

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Mr. and Mrs. Isadore J. DeMarco Jr. of Orchard Park celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of marriage vows at Our Lady of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Orchard Park, followed by a family reunion dinner. A trip to Las Vegas and South Carolina is planned. Mr. DeMarco and Mary Geisendorfer were married Aug. 17, 1963, in Our Lady of Sacred Heart Catholic C…

BarkerThe Barker School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the district’s administrative offices, Quaker and Haight roads.CambriaThe Planning Board will meet at 8 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 4160 Upper Mountain Road, Sanborn.LewistonThe Lewiston-Porter School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Resource Center on the district’s Creek Road campus.LockportTh…

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Mr. and Mrs. John F. Urban of Niagara Falls celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation in Hawaii. Mr. Urban and Margaret M. Nowak were married Aug. 17, 1963, in St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Niagara Falls. He is a retired physical education teacher and coach for Niagara Wheatfield Central School District. They have two children, three grand…

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NIAGARA FALLS – The state is planning to either repair or replace a pair of hundred-year-old pedestrian bridges crossed by millions in Niagara Falls State Park every year.Officials from the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and Department of Transportation peg the costs in the tens of millions of dollars for the bridges that connect the mainland and Goa…

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LEWISTON – A great summer of free music and summer festivals in the Village of Lewiston culminates Friday and Saturday in one of the summer’s most anticipated events – the Lewiston Jazz Fest.The annual event boasts free music on five stages, featuring top names and new discoveries in jazz. Also on tap are a display of classic jaguars cars, jewelry, regional wines and culin…

MIDDLEPORT – An inaugural Town of Royalton Community Day is planned for noon to 4 p.m. next Sunday at Royalton Town Hall, 5316 Royalton Center Road.Volunteer fire companies from Wolcottsville, Terry’s Corners, Middleport and Gasport will be on hand with their fire trucks. The Niagara County Sheriff’s Office’s new command center will be on display for tours, joined by membe…

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., at the Potters House Christian Community Church, 723 Seventh St., Niagara Falls. No appointment or fee necessary. For more information, call 884-0048.TuesdayBIBLE STUDY: 7 p.m. St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Se…

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Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Sinicki of West Seneca celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a renewal of marriage vows at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Lackawanna. The couple took a trip to Rome for a visitation to see Pope Francis. Mr. Sinicki and Anita Vertino were married Aug. 10, 1963, in St. Margaret Catholic Church in Buffalo. He is a retired customer service …

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Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Reap of West Seneca celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner for family and friends at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens in Lancaster. Mr. Reap and Gail Widman were married Aug. 17, 1963, in Queen of Heaven Catholic Church in West Seneca. He is a retired teacher for West Seneca School District; she is a retired legal secretary. They have three …

Dr. Renee Taefi Baughman and Lucy and Dominick Muto have been named co-chairs of the 2014 Premier, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center’s annual black-tie dinner and entertainment gala, to be held Jan. 18 at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel. Proceeds will benefit the hospital’s Cardiac/Stroke Care Center Campaign.Baughman, a physician with Women’s Medicine of Niagara, …

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Mr. and Mrs. David Teloh of Depew celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A party hosted by their children at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant is planned for September. Mr. Teloh and Joy Manns were married Aug. 17, 1963, in Holy Family Catholic Church in Buffalo. He is retired from technical marketing for Pierce and Steven and Pratt & Lambert, recently retiring this year as a …

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Frank Garcia was 11 years old when he discovered his passion for golf. Walking from his home on 37th Street and Simmons Drive, through St. Joseph’s Cemetery and the gully of Hyde Park’s Red Nine, Garcia and his friends would collect lost golf balls on their way to playing 18 holes. On weekends, when youths could not play the course, Garcia spent full days at the practice a…

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Mr. and Mrs. A. Daniel McCaffrey of Elma celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Rick’s on Main Restaurant in East Aurora, followed by a family gathering at Chautauqua Lake. Mr. McCaffrey and Marlene White-Ferraro were married July 20, 1963, in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Elmira. He is senior vice president for Wells Fargo Advisors; she is a …

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By Nancy A. FischerNews Niagara ReporterLOCKPORT – For most of the thousands of visitors to the Niagara County Fair, which was held July 31 through Aug. 4, it was all about food, rides and fun.But for the hundreds of youth who participate in 4-H, the summer event is a chance to show off their hard work and be rewarded for a job well done.These 4-H members live their group’…