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Making the day matter

Bill Wippert/Buffalo News

Somewhere, out on the Plains: The American Bison exhibit attracts visitors Monday at the Buffalo Museum of Science. As part of its Martin Luther King Day program, the museum offered free admission, a Health and Wellness Fair and a Community Conversation, "Talking About Service," on how King's birth provides an opportunity for public service and civic engagement. Another photo on Page One.

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Derek Gee/Buffalo News

Ready for action: Volunteers from Western New York AmeriCorps listen to a program in the Harbour Club at HSBC Arena on Monday morning prior to going out into the community to perform service projects to honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King. Story and another photo on Page B1.

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Derek Gee/Buffalo News

A look back in time: Elaina Murphy, 10, left, and Jenna Gilbert, 8, both of Lockport, pore over pictures to find one that best portrays a 19th century occupation described during a program at the Niagara County Historical Society examining the contributions that African-Americans made to Lockport and Niagara County in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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James P. McCoy/Buffalo News

Frosty fun: Skiers and snowboarders took to the slopes at Holiday Valley in Ellicottville on a sunny but very chilly Monday when students were off for Martin Luther King Day.

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Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News

Keep moving to keep warm: Cross-country skiers make the most of the conditions in Delaware Park on Monday. Joggers, snowshoers and walkers also took advantage of the scenic venue.

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