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The Amherst Museum is seeking "Amherst connections" to the 1901 Pan-American Exposition for an exhibit planned for May.

The museum is looking for artifacts, photographs or information related to town residents who attended, were involved with or were influenced by the exposition.

Specifically, the museum is looking for information or photos on the installation of early electric lights on Main Street in Williamsville, which were inspired by the Pan-Am's influence, or photos of the exposition's Electric Tower as viewed from the village.

Action photos of Amherst residents at the event are also being sought, as well as information on anyone who housed visitors to the events or made changes to their property in preparation for the exposition.

Anyone with information or material is asked to call museum curator Jessica Norton or archivist Toni Scime at 689-1440.

Christian Central schedules open house

Christian Central Academy, 39 Academy St., Williamsville, will hold an open house for prospective students and parents at 7 p.m. March 6. The school offers instruction from kindergarten through grade 12.

Aviation writer to talk of DC-3 plane

Aviation writer Henry M. Holden will speak about the DC-3 airplane during a dinner meeting of the Area Club of Buffalo at 6:30 p.m. today. The meeting will be at the George Lamm Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 962 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. Holden is the author of "The Untold Story of Women Pilots in America" and other books, along with about 600 magazine and newspaper articles.

Anti-gun poster contest announced

An anti-gun poster contest for children has been announced by the local chapter of the Million Mom March.

Children from kindergarten to eighth grade in Erie County are invited to enter posters, 11 by 14 inches, to be displayed at the Erie County Public Library's main branch and judged by a panel.

The theme focuses on the victims of gun violence. Winners will receive a $250 savings bond. They will be announced March 21 at City Hall. For information, call Sue Adrian at 689-9258.

Interviews set for Rotary scholarships

Interviews will be held May 21 for applicants for Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships to foreign countries.

The written application deadline is April 1. For application forms, call the Rotary Club of Buffalo, 854-3397.

Former Lackawanna judge gets honor

Norman F. Walawender, a former chief judge of Lackawanna City Court, has been cited by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America for his efforts on behalf of the civil justice system.

Fred M. Baron, head of the group, which is one of the nation's major trial lawyer organizations, said his board of governors cited Walawender for his "tremendous level of support and commitment" to improving the nation's legal system.

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