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Location of board meeting moved to facilitate ceremony

NIAGARA FALLS -- Tonight's meeting of the Niagara Falls School Board will be held in Harry F. Abate Elementary School, 1625 Lockport St., instead of in the board's Administration Building on 66th Street so the public and members of the board can attend a music recognition ceremony.

The ceremony, citing the public schools' accomplishments in music, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

The regularly scheduled meeting of the School Board will convene in Abate Cafeteria No. 132 immediately after the music recognition ceremony.

District Clerk Ruthel D. Dumas said a School Board agenda review session is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. in the same cafeteria.

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Democratic Party to collect, distribute old cell phones

LOCKPORT -- The Niagara County Democratic Party will collect used cell phones Saturday to assist the Niagara County Domestic Violence Intervention Program. All phones will be accepted, regardless of condition; they will be refurbished to enable victims of domestic violence to dial 911 in emergencies.

Donors are asked to deactivate their phone service and erase personal information before handing the phone in. Collection points will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They include the United Auto Workers Hall, Walnut and Vine streets, Lockport; Johnny's Bike Shop, Payne Avenue and Jackson Street, North Tonawanda; Earl W. Brydges Library, 1425 Main St., Niagara Falls; Youngstown Village Hall, 240 Lockport St.; Adams Fire Company, 7113 Nash Road, Wheatfield; and the old Pendleton town garage just south of Town Hall, 6570 Campbell Blvd., in conjunction with a chowder sale, which starts at 11 a.m., meaning the site will open an hour later than the others.

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'All That Chocolate' hosting open house

NEWFANE -- "All That Chocolate," one of the area's premier chocolatiers, is hosting an Easter Open House at Shoppe On Main through April 3.

This event takes the place of the company's previous annual open house at the chocolate company's headquarters on Maple Road in Wilson.

Shoppe On Main is at 2714 Main St. (Route 78).

For more information, visit www.ShoppeOnMain.com or call 778-5273.

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