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Anne Neville

Anne Neville is a native of Albany, N.Y. She has a master's degree in journalism from Ohio State University, where she was a Kiplinger Fellow.


A chili cookoff, basket raffle and 50/50 drawing to benefit Open Arms Animal Rescue of Western New York will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in KP Kitchen, 5407 Walmore Road, on the Tuscarora Nation. The event will benefit the rescue, which provides vaccination and spaying and neutering of pets owned by Tuscarora people. The cost to enter a pot of chili …

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So far this year, the Code Enforcement Department of the City of Niagara Falls has sent 184 new citations to Housing Court, had dozens of unregistered vehicles towed, and, it's safe to say, ruined one absentee landlord's Easter. That out-of-state landlord had just arrived at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Easter when a process server handed her papers requ…

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Free midmorning reflective walks in the Delaware Park Museum District will be held on the first Sunday of every month, starting and ending at the Hoyt Lake Marcy Casino. The 45-minute walks will be led by Dennis Galucki, founder of the Center for the Study of Art, Architecture, History & Nature & Imagine Lifelong Learning, and Philip Haberstro, executive directo…

The Newfane Historical Society welcomes spring with its annual Apple Blossom Festival and marks the end of summer with its Apple Harvest Festival. This year's Blossom Festival, the society's 42nd, kicks off at 10 a.m. May 20 at the Country Village, 2485 West Creek Road, Newfane. The days' events include a show of tractors and farm equipment, live music, crafts demonstra…

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Jennifer Pharr Davis of Asheville, N.C., the 2012 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, will lead a hike through the Niagara River gorge on April 22, followed by a talk and signing of her latest book. The event, sponsored by the New York State of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, is free, but reservations are requested. Pharr Davis has written six bo…

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If you stop into the Niagara History Center in Lockport this summer, don't be surprised if a young person offers you a tour. It could even be a very young person. The Center, operated by the Niagara County Historical Society, is starting a Junior Docent program that will prepare youngsters age 13 to 18 to lead tours, as well as assist with the summer children's progr…

Obituaries

Oct. 21, 1936 — March 16, 2018 Jacques “Jack” Berlin, a research scientist who was known as "the bug doc" for his expertise in insects and the diseases they cause, died March 16 at Buffalo General Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 81. Dr. Berlin moved to Western New York in 1970 and worked as a research scientist for the New York State Department of Health…

Businesses, organizations, agencies, schools, universities and groups of friends will compete in the International Institute of Buffalo's annual global trivia competition, Community WorldQuest. The event, which will pit 25 teams against each other for prizes and bragging rights, will begin at 5:30 p.m. May 8 in the Montante Cultural Center at Canisius College. Topics wi…

Recipes for appetizers and dessert from the Youngstown Free Library's collection will take center stage when the Friends of the Youngstown Free Library host the 9th annual “Dessert and Wine in the Stacks” bake sale fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 13 in the library at 240 Lockport St. The refreshments will be prepared by trustees, members of the Friends group and li…

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An early morning fire on Willow Avenue between 13th and 15th streets in Niagara Falls destroyed a vacant house on Easter Sunday morning, a fire department spokesman said. The fire was reported in the 2 1/2-story wood frame building at 1325 Willow Ave. at 8:36 a.m. when several people called 911, the spokesman said. Five engines, one ladder truck and a heavy rescue, a…

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A driver fled the scene after a black Jeep struck the stone foundation of City Honors School at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday, a Buffalo police spokesman said. The vehicle traveled through the school's parking lot and stuck the foundation at a window well on the south side of the building. A police report said it caused significant damage, and the Jeep also had extensive fron…

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Leaving the family home for the freedom of a college campus is a memorable step for young people. Seven Lewiston-Porter High School students from China have now made that move twice. First they left their homes across the globe for life with host families. In January, they moved from those homes into a residence hall on the Niagara University campus. The move, pro…

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At this time of year, the only sight more familiar than a deep pothole is a pothole half-filled with crumbling cold patch. But there's a new fix in the works for Niagara County roads that will leave them far from the usual uneven, semi-patched washboard-like surface. When finished, this work, done with a polymer mix heated to more than 400 degrees, looks like a dark …

"RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World," whose executive producer is a North Tonawanda native, swept all three documentary categories at the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Awards. The documentary, which tells the story of Native contributions to rock music, won Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary for Alfonso Maiorana; Ted Rogers Best Featur…

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NIAGARA FALLS — Bob LaVallee, a chaplain resident at St. Joseph's Hospital in Cheektowaga, will be ordained a minister starting at 4 p.m. March 18 in the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Niagara, 639 Main St. The ceremony is open to all and will be followed by refreshments. As a Marine, he was lay leader of the Kandahar Crossroads Unitarian Universalist Fellows…