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Community Tea Ladies event to aid home assistance team

LEWISTON -- The Community Tea Ladies are presenting an elegant Victorian Tea to benefit Home Assistance Referral Team (HART) Interfaith Inc. of Lewiston, at 1 p.m. May 14.

The deadline is April 30 for reservations for the event at First Presbyterian Church of Lewiston, 505 Cayuga St.

HART is a nonprofit referral service, matching people in need with skilled nurses, personal care aides, home maintenance providers, drivers and companions. It was founded nearly 30 years ago and relies on fundraisers, foundations, and individual donations to operate.

Tickets are $25. For reservations, call HART before noon, Monday through Friday, at 754-8313 or Karen Carroll at 434-1394.

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Women applicants sought for scholarship program

Applications are available at the North Tonawanda and City of Tonawanda public libraries and at the North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster St., for 2011 scholarships offered by the Niagara Frontier Chapter of New York State Women Inc.

Women living in Niagara or Erie county, either in college or returning to college for an undergraduate or graduate degree for career advancement, are eligible. They must show the need for financial assistance and proof of acceptance by an accredited college or school.

Additional requirements are noted in the instructions accompanying the application forms. Applications must be postmarked by May 20.

Requests for application forms also may be addressed to Jean Harmon, Scholarship Chair, Niagara Frontier Chapter, New York State Women Inc., 171 Elmwood Park West, Tonawanda, NY 14150, or by calling 694-8229. Requests by e-mail should be addressed to NiaFronNYSW@aol.com.

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Rotary International head to speak at Centennial Gala

For the first time in 25 years, Buffalo will host a visit from the president of Rotary International, who is coming to help the Rotary Club of Buffalo celebrate its 100th anniversary on April 28.

Ray Klinginsmith, an attorney from Kirksville, Mo., will be guest speaker at the club's Centennial Gala that evening in the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.

First, at 2 p.m., he will visit Rotary Park at the foot of Porter Avenue for the unveiling of a sculpture and signage at its entrance. Rotary contributed $500,000 toward construction of the Frank Lloyd Wright Fontana Boathouse for the West Side Rowing Club.

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Host families being sought for international students

Host families are being sought for international high school students coming to the Buffalo area to study during the 2011-12 school year.

Students will be staying for the school year or for a semester.

Anyone wishing more information can contact Melanie Donelson, the ASSE International Student Exchange Program area coordinator, by calling 235-0502 or (800) 677-2773 or e-mailing melanieasseeast@roadrunner.com

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