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If you didn’t know what war Army Cpl. Lawrence “Larry” Titzler served in, you would never guess his age. He’s sharp as a tack, with a great sense of humor and steel-trap memory. The 95-year-old World War II veteran has compiled memories of his long life into a short, entertaining memoir, entitled, “A Local Boy Goes to War: Memories of World War II,” just published by…

The Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club’s 36th Annual Auction is scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. May 19. The event is slated for the Conference and Event Center, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls. Hall of Fame honorees this year include Gary Hall, Assemblyman Angelo Morinello and the Alphonso DiMino family. The event will feature more than 300 items to bid on through silent and…

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Niagara County Community College Interim President William J. Murabito has announced that Stephen Eden, state Sen. Robert Ortt (R-North Tonawanda), and JoAnn Pellegrino will deliver the keynote addresses at the 54th annual commencement ceremonies Saturday. In a departure from previous years, three ceremonies will be held on the Sanborn campus, at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and …

Niagara University has hosted a Special Olympics New York's Western Regional Basketball Tournament every year since 2006 as a culminating experience for students who take its Special Olympics: Coaching and Games Management course. More than 220 Special Olympians, comprising nine clubs, and their families participated in this year’s event on April 21 at NU's Kiernan Recr…

Mother’s Day at Spring Lake Winery at Varallo Vineyards in Lockport will feature live music and a complimentary rose for all moms on May 13. It will also feature a wine and cheese platter special for $12. Jazz in the Vineyard will be presented from noon to 7 p.m. May 20, at $20 per person, which includes a glass of wine and music by the Bobby Militello Quartet, Colleen …

Three candidates will vie for two seats on the Niagara Falls City School District Board of Education May 15. They are: Anthony Paretto, Lynne Neveu and Ronald Barstys. The top two vote-getters will earn the seats. The unpaid, five-year school board terms will begin in July. Residents vote at the polling sites they use for the general elections. Residents will also ca…

The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls, will host a “Tour Through Time” Members Mixer from 6 to 8 p.m. May 14. Marge Gilles will lead a virtual tour of Buffalo Avenue, Niagara Falls, outlining the cultural history of the area. Also planned this month at the NACC, the 14th annual Beyond the Barrel Exhibit will feature all genres and medium…

The Starpoint School District will hold a number of events May 15, along with the public vote on its proposed budget for 2018-19 and school board elections. Voting will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Starpoint High School music room, 4363 Mapleton Road, Lockport. Enter through the school’s fine arts entrance for voting. In addition, a Chiavetta’s chicken BBQ…

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For those living along an international border, as we do in Niagara and Erie counties, the U.S. Border Patrol is a common sight: agents in khaki green uniforms, driving white SUVs emblazoned with bright green lettering. But what, precisely, is their role? What legal authority do they have and how do they carry out their daily operations in securing the border? These…

The Niagara Beautification Commission invites the public to an information session at 6 p.m. Thursday to discuss plans for the Rose Garden, just off Robins Drive and across from the Hyde Park Ice Pavilion. “Given the recent successes and ongoing momentum at Hyde Park – with the Niagara Falls Skate Park, the new playground, and more – the Hyde Park Rose Garden is the nex…

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Niagara Falls will offer Food Truck Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday and again May 24 at the Niagara Falls Train Station, 825 Depot Ave. W., off Main Street near the Whirlpool Bridge. Free parking is available. The event will be held rain or shine and will feature Ms. Judi’s International Cravings. The May 24 event will feature Mother Cluckers, flame grilled…

Niagara County GOP Chairman Richard Andres has announced the reestablishment of the Niagara County Young Republicans. The organization held its first chapter meeting April 23. The Young Republicans National Federation is tasked with bringing together Republicans between the ages of 18 and 40 to create a grassroots movement where individuals can influence change in their…

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Visitors to the American side of Niagara Falls may now enjoy complimentary wireless internet access in the downtown corridor thanks to the coordinated effort of a number of local institutions. The City of Niagara Falls, Niagara University and the New York Power Authority have pooled resources to launch "Niagara Free Wi-Fi." The public-private initiative was orchestrated…

The Niagara County Central Rotary is sponsoring its 35th annual Roger W. Andrews Senior Citizen Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The event will be held in the cafeteria of the Niagara Wheatfield High School, 2292 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn. Senior citizens age 50 and older, residing in the Niagara Wheatfield area, are cordially invited as guests of the Rotary. Th…

The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas invites the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Tonawandas heritage tour at 4 p.m. May 19 in the middle of the Renaissance Bridge, connecting Webster and Main streets. The driving-walking heritage tour features 26 historical landmarks, and visitors will be able to listen to an online historical narrative at each location.…