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Holiday attraction: At left, Mike Filipski, of East Aurora, donates blood with the help of lab technician Gracemarie Sullivan from UNYTS during a Presidents Day blood drive in First Niagara Center. At right, Kyla Franczyk, 3, of Buffalo, bides her time dancing to the music played by a DJ.
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Open waters: Kayaker Chris O'Connell, of Buffalo, enjoys the ice-free water of the Niagara River off Beaver Island State Park in Grand Island on a sun-splashed holiday Monday.
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Run fun: Liz Alvarez, of Buffalo, and daughter Alyshaliz Perez, 3, enjoy a romp Monday in Delaware Park.
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Going for the "five-hole": Alex Prescott shoots the ball toward the net guarded by friend Cameron Miller outside their home in Wheatfield on Monday.
Studying balloons: Above, Sophie Sniadecki, 6, left, and Alison Rushanova, 9, take measurements of balloons Monday during Nanotechnology Discovery Camp in the Buffalo Museum of Science. At left, Elliott Borden, 8, is surrounded by balloons during an experiment.