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Niagara Honor Roll / Achievers and achievements

*The recent launch of the Walk the Canal Villages tourism and health program in Lockport has won an award for its contemporary logo design.

Graphic designer Khrystyne Robillard-Smith was awarded a 2010 Summit International Bronze Award in Marketing from Summit International Awards for her creation of the Walk the Canal Villages logo.

This year's competition included thousands of entries from more than 24 countries.

Lockport was the first community chosen for a unique tourism marketing program highlighting the features and health advantages of walking the towpaths of the western counties through the towns and cities along the Erie Canal. The goal is to promote healthy activity and contribute to the economic development of the community.

The new logo design puts a contemporary spin on the Erie Canal as it's used today.

"Walk the Canal Villages: Lockport" is the pilot program created by the Western Erie Canal Alliance, which represents the Western Erie Canal Heritage Corridor. The corridor comprises the five western counties of the Erie Canal -- Niagara, Erie, Wayne, Monroe and Orleans.

The Western Erie Canal Alliance project was supported by a Heritage Area Program grant funded by the state Environmental Protection Fund and administered by the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.


*More than 160 golfers took to the links June 8 at Niagara Falls Country Club for the 19th annual Niagara Cup Classic golf tournament. The tournament netted $50,000, which will support Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center's state-designated stroke center.

A tournament co-chairman, Dr. Komal Chandan, presented the Niagara Cup to the championship team from Health System Services: Bob Minicucci, Jeff Ross, tournament co-chairman Doug Mooradian and Todd Anderson. The four carded a best two balls net team score of 123.

Women's all-star champions were Deb Kantor, Carrie Krieger, Patty McPherson and Kris Ruggiero.

Chris Collins carded a 66 to capture first-place gross honors.

Celebrating its 19th anniversary, the Niagara Cup Classic has raised more than $900,000 for programs and equipment at Memorial.


*Ronald Krul, commander of Wheatfield Post 1451, American Legion, recently completed the American Legion College of New York officers leadership program conducted at Morrisville State College. State Commander Bill Kearsing presented Krul his certificate.


*The National Children's Alliance has approved the reaccreditation of the Child Advocacy Center of Niagara.

A professional membership organization, the National Children's Alliance equips local child advocacy centers, multidisciplinary teams and child-abuse professionals with the training, support and technical assistance needed to respond appropriately and effectively to allegations of child abuse or neglect.

The Child Advocacy Center of Niagara, a service of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, is a countywide resource providing a place for multidisciplinary teams to investigate allegations of child abuse in a child-friendly environment.


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