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>Ballfield requests due; golf ticket to go on sale

NIAGARA FALLS -- The city Parks Department has set Tuesday as the deadline to request time on city baseball diamonds for the coming season and Wednesday as the first day to buy season tickets for the Hyde Park Golf Course.

Groups that previously used the diamonds will get priority in filling this year's requests. Applications should be brought or mailed to the Parks Department at 1785 New Road, Niagara Falls 14302. Dates needed and names, addresses and phone numbers of the group's representatives must be included.

In addition to selling season tickets, the golf course will begin renting lockers and selling gift certificates Wednesday. For more information, call the golf office at 297-2067 or the Parks Department at 286-4956.

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>Services for the disabled to be outlined at forum

LEWISTON -- Parents and family members of children with developmental disabilities, such as mental retardation or autism, are invited to a presentation Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. on accessing and understanding the disability service system, said Connie S. Brown, executive director of Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara.

The event, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Lewiston Road, Room 249, will help families understand the eligibility requirements for obtaining services; learn the Medicaid service system; work with school systems; access medical and clinical services; understand the importance of advocacy; and become educated about the availability of specialized services in Niagara County for youth, children, adults and seniors.

For more information or to register, call the hospital at 298-2145.

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>History group seeks residents' old photos

LEWISTON -- The Historical Association of Lewiston asks local residents to look in their photo albums for any old photographs of the village or town.

The public is asked to bring such photos to this month's association program at 7 p.m. March 28 in the Water Street Landing restaurant on Water Street.

Photos can be Lewiston landmarks, buildings, homes and families.

"This is a great way for the community to come together to see what historical photographs of Lewiston we've missed," said Diane Finkbeiner, volunteer president of the association.

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