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Annual Power Run to be held Saturday

YOUNGSTOWN -- Runners, walkers -- and even skaters -- are invited to join in the 13th annual Nancy Price 5K Power Run on Saturday.

Sponsored by the New York Power Authority and Youngstown Recreation Department, proceeds benefit the Nancy Price Scholarship Fund.

Nancy Price was director of the Youngstown Recreation Department for 20 years until her death from cancer in 1994. Scholarships in her name are awarded annually to students who have participated in the Youngstown Recreation program, excelled in academics and done volunteer work in their community.

Registration is from 8:15 to 9:45 the morning of the race, at the Youngstown Fire Hall, 625 Third St. The fee is $19 -- or $16 for pre-registration. Forms are available at Youngstown Village Hall or by calling the Youngstown Recreation Department at 745-3606, and at Stuart Sports in Lewiston.

The 5K run begins at 9:45 a.m. for walkers and skaters, and at 10 a.m. for runners. Awards will be granted in various age groups and a post-race party will follow in the fire hall.

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Town Board meetings to move to Wednesdays

WILSON -- The Wilson Town Board changed its monthly meeting schedule to Wednesday evenings, starting April 5.

The town board will meet in a work session the first Wednesday of each month and in regular session the third Wednesday of each month, according to Town Clerk Wanda Burrows.

The move to Wednesdays was adopted so the board could approve payment of bills in a more timely fashion, Burrows said.

Meetings are held at 7 p.m. in Wilson Town Hall, 375 Lake St. and are open to the public.

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YMCA raises $407,667 to aid area families

The YMCA Strong Kids Campaign raised $407,667, exceeding its goal of $400,000, according to campaign chairwoman Lisa Meneau, an administrative vice president at M&T Bank.

The funds assist children and families who otherwise could not afford YMCA programs and services, and also supports youth programs.

At a dinner earlier this month, Dan Gerber, chairman of the Southtowns campaign, received the A.F. Whitford Award for the division with the biggest increase in dollars pledged over the previous year -- $6,972.

Alex Luscher, who headed the Niagara Falls campaign, received the George M. Standish Award for raising the highest percentage over goal -- 213.7 percent; and Joe Jansen, chairman of the Ken-Ton campaign, received the Champions for Strong Kids Award for the highest growth in volunteer participation over the previous year -- 22 percent.

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Town announces dates for community yard sale

CAMBRIA -- The Town Board announced that planning for the fourth annual Town-wide Yard Sale has begun.

The event will be held July 15 and 16. Those interested in participating can sign up at the town's Web site, www.townofcambria.com, or applications can be found at the Town Hall, 4160 Upper Mountain Road. There is no admission fee for the event, and registration is free.

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