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WINTER PARKING BAN IN CHEEKTOWAGA

The winter ban on parking in Cheektowaga will start this week.

On-street parking is not permitted in the town from 1 to 6 a.m. Thursday to April 1.

In the Village of Sloan, on-street parking is not permitted from 2 to 7 a.m. Nov. 15 to March 15.

SAFE Home Foundation plans event

The National SAFE Home Foundation, which has provided hundreds of smoke alarms to senior citizens, the deaf and hard of hearing, disabled people and needy families, will hold its inaugural fund-raising event, "Salute to Our WNY Firefighters," on Nov. 9 for the benefit of its Children's Fire and Burn Fund.

Michelle Destino-Moran, foundation president, said the organization is doing its own fund-raising rather than relying on telemarketers who take a portion of the donations as their fees.

The fund-raiser will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Frontier Fire Department, 2176 Liberty Drive, Niagara Falls, and feature a ticket auction, raffles and entertainment, along with food and beverages, at a cost of $10 per person.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the foundation headquarters, 1333 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda, or at the door.

ECC day focuses on construction

Erie Community College will hold a Construction Career and Education Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at ECC's North Campus, 6205 Main St., Amherst.

High school students from Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties who are interested in a career in construction are expected to take part in the event, being held in conjunction with the Western New York Construction Users Council.

A number of local construction companies, trade associations and architecture and engineering firms will have displays and representatives on hand to talk to the students about careers in the construction industry.

The students will be able to take part in a national video-conference, "Careers in Construction: Build Your Future," and to tour ECC's departments of construction technology, electrical engineering, architectural technology and building management and maintenance.

NU to present forums on terrorism

LEWISTON -- Niagara University will present several community forums on terrorism and America's response to the Sept. 11 attacks.

"Terrorism: Where Does America Stand?" will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Room 407, St. Vincent's Hall.

The community is invited to attend this free event, which is sponsored by Niagara University members of Delta Epsilon Sigma, the national honor society for Catholic colleges and universities.

This forum is the first in a two-part series. The second program, sponsored by Niagara University's Justice and Peace Council, will cover topics such as military service, business and financial implications, the psychological impact of terrorism and its impact on our democracy. The second program will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Room 407, St. Vincent's Hall.

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