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Town will pickup brush each month starting in March

LOCKPORT -- The town will begin monthly brush pickups in March for the first time ever, Highway Superintendent David J. Miller announced Thursday.

Discarding the seasonal pickup weeks the town has long used, Miller said brush on or north of Lincoln Avenue will be collected by town workers on the third Monday of every month from March through November. Areas south of Lincoln Avenue will have pickups on the fourth Monday of the month.

Miller said he expects to save 768 man-hours of labor each year because more frequent brush pickups mean a smaller crew can be assigned to the job.

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Deerwood Golf Course passes will go on sale Feb. 1

NORTH TONAWANDA -- Season passes and resident passes for Deerwood Golf Course will go on sale Feb. 1, according to the city parks department.

The passes will be available at the Department of Youth, Recreation and Parks, 500 Wheatfield St. Two-year passes for residents and seniors will again be available this year.

Office hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday. After Memorial Day, the office will be open 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. On Tuesdays from April 5 through May 24, there will be extended hours from 8:15 a.m. until 7 p.m. For more information, call 695-8520.

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Applicants are sought for hospice internships

LOCKPORT -- Niagara Hospice will offer two paid summer internship opportunities for college students living in eastern Niagara County.

Internships will be offered in human resources and marketing, and in public relations, from May to August.

Those applying for the paid positions must be in college and returning to his or her studies in the fall, or a high school graduate who has been accepted at an accredited college for the fall semester.

Applicants for these positions need not attend college in Niagara County. To apply, applicants are asked to visit the careers page at www.NiagaraHospice.org for more information and application instructions. The internships are made available through the Grigg Lewis Foundation's Workership Program, now in its tenth year.

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Chinese New Year observance to be held at UB North

The University at Buffalo Confucius Institute and the Chinese Club of Western New York will present a Chinese New Year celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Center for the Arts on the UB North Campus in Amherst.

The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will feature lively music, colorful dance and other performances by members of the Chinese Club.

Following the performance, a dinner will be held in Imperial Buffet, 2122 George Urban Blvd., Depew.

The dinner, which will feature traditional Chinese New Year delicacies and entertainment, will begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue until midnight.

Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance and prices range from $8 to $22. For further information on ticket purchase, visit www.cc-wny.org.

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