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High school musicians to present free concert

NIAGARA FALLS -- The music department of Niagara Falls High School will present a free outdoor concert at 6 p.m. Wednesday on the steps of the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave. The center occupies the former Niagara Falls High School building.

The public performance will feature the school's concert band, jazz ensemble, symphonic band and wind ensemble plus the combined band that earned first-place awards at the Fiesta-Val Invitational competition in March in New York City.

It is part of the bands' annual community outreach series called "Concert on the Road," traveling to a different location in the city each May. Members of the audience are invited to bring lawn chairs for the performance.

The program will mark a return for retiring music teacher Paul M. Wos, who spent most of his career in the former school building before the present high school opened in September 2000 on Porter Road.



Repaving will affect traffic on Millersport Highway

A section of Millersport Highway between the Lockport Expressway (Interstate 990) and Transit Road will be repaved starting Tuesday.

The road will be reduced to one lane northbound and southbound between the expressway and Transit from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The work is expected to last four days but is weather-sensitive and may be delayed for inclement weather.

Motorists are reminded that fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone, and convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual's driver's license.



70 electronic tablets donated to charter school by Samsung

The Health Sciences Charter School has received 70 electronic tablets, worth $50,000, donated by Samsung.

The donation enables the school to be part of the Verizon Innovative Learning School program, which trains educators to integrate technology into the classroom. The school will also receive a grant of nearly $50,000 from the Verizon Foundation to help offset the expenses of teachers when they attend online and on-site training during the year.



BUILD Buffalo convention to focus on health care

"Health, Access to Health Care and Other Equitable Social Issues" is the theme of BUILD Buffalo's 18th annual convention Friday and Saturday in the Friends Inc. Center, 118 E. Utica St.

The first day of the convention will run from 9 a.m. to noon and includes a brainstorming session and a workshop conducted by local medical professionals. Yvonne Ansari, president of Community Health Center of Buffalo, and Dr. Kunle Odunsi will speak. Also, there will be an evening reception and awards program at a cost of $20.

Registration includes breakfast and lunch on both days. The cost is $20 per person; $50 for a family of five; and $100 for groups of more than five.

For more information, contact Charley H. Fisher III at 650-8889.