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Teresa Sharp


Come early if you intend to sample a succulent smelt at the Village of Lewiston’s annual Smelt Festival, starting at 5 p.m. Friday at the foot of Center Street along the waterfront. They’re served until they run out -- and they always run out. The Niagara River Anglers Association (NRAA) and Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce (NRRCC) staff, board of directors and …

Robert B. Russell has a message and he’s reaching out to schools, churches, community organizations -- anyone willing to learn about his sincere, heart-tugging, first-person experience with Parkinson’s disease. He works hard every day to raise awareness about this neurodegenerative disorder and devotes a great deal of his time and talents to fundraising for research, se…

The Coalition of Agencies in Service of the Elderly (CASE) will hold its 29th annual Spring Professional Networking Conference, “Bridging the Communication Gap Over the Generations,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lewiston No. 2 Fire Hall, 1705 Saunders Settlement Road, Niagara Falls. The conference will feature specialists who will discuss positive communication sk…

Artists from Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara created a series of paintings and mixed media collages using the theme of “cozy and warm,” which are now on display in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health Programs at Niagara County Community College (NCCC), in Sanborn. Under the direction of Roberta Nickelsen, Fine Arts Coordinator for Opportunities Unlimited of …

Due to the wet start to spring, Niagara County Public Health Director Daniel J. Stapleton is advising communities to prevent health risks associated with home flooding. Problems could include: bacterial and viral contamination from sewage backup, and mold growth from residual moisture. These problems can lead to human infection and illnesses. Flooding may cause wastewat…

Applications are due by May 10 for Niagara County youth looking for jobs through the Niagara County Employment and Training office. Donald Jablonski, director of the county office,  said his department anticipates filling around 150 openings, available to ages 14 to 20. The jobs are funded through a state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families grant. “This is a gre…

Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum (CAM) will hold an opening reception for the exhibition “Think BIG: The Artists of Autism Services,” from 2 to 4 p.m. next Sunday. Featured artists include: Dan Carey, Langston Gardner, Erich Haneberg, Kevin Krauss, James Marino, Daniel Maysonet, Courtney McGovern, and Brandon Scott. The reception is free and open to the pub…

Town of Niagara Supervisor Lee Wallace has released the schedule for the 2018 Music Mania Mondays free concert events, beginning June 11 at Veteran’s Memorial Community Park, Lockport Road. Opening acts take the stage at 6:30 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. intermission, followed by the headliners. The season opens with Seventh Sign and Fleetwood Mania; followed by Storm Watch a…

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, 5300 Military Road, Lewiston, will host a free Vascular Health Screening from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to qualified participants. This is the third year Mount St. Mary’s and Catholic Health have teamed up to sponsor this screening program. The screening includes tests for; carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysms and peripheral arte…

The Newfane Board of Education will hold a public hearing on the $36,385,957 school district budget proposed for 2018-2019 at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The public hearing is scheduled for Room 129 of the Early Childhood Center, 6048 Godfrey Road. The board approved the budget at a special meeting April 18. The public will have the opportunity to vote on the proposed budget fro…

Call for artists. Applications are still available for the 52nd annual Lewiston Art Festival, which will be held Aug. 11-12 in the Village of Lewiston. More than 175 professional artists will display and sell their work and compete for $5,000 in prizes in the juried show. It is presented by the Lewiston Council on the Arts. Applications and instructions may be obt…

Niagara Hospice celebrated National Volunteer Week with an Awards and Appreciation Dinner April 19 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension in Lockport. Barbara Reed, a registered nurse, was honored for 25 years of service. The Pet Visit Award was given to Sadie and her handler, Mary Daily; Gregory Hood earned the Ernie Leder Memorial Speakers Bureau Award; and Adam and Lor…

A Vegan Pizza Night is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Pizza Plant Italian Pub at Canalside, 125 Main St., to benefit Asha Sanctuary in Newfane. Tickets for the event are $35 per person, and there will be a cash bar. The vegan menu includes: cheesy nachos, salad greens, soups and chili, hot flat pizzas and N.Y. style cheesecake. The event is presented by the Buffal…

A special exhibit entitled “Ex-is-ten-sion” by local artist and medical student Sarah-Grace Carbrey is planned for 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday through May 8 at Project 308 Gallery, 308 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. A $10 donation is appreciated, to benefit Zimbabwean Children, The Leprosy Mission of Kothara and CCC for the Deaf of Jamaica. In addition, a chance to meet the art…

The Starpoint PTA will host a Meet-the-Candidates’ Night at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Board of Education Conference Room for those seeking election to the Board of Education. Four candidates are running for three positions on the board. The candidates will introduce themselves and tell the audience why they are seeking election to the school board, followed by a question-a…