SANBORN — United Way of Greater Niagara is now accepting Community Care applications for 2020-2021. United Way is looking to actively partner with agencies in Niagara County and the Tonawandas area to collectively strengthen positive impact on the community.

Niagara Arts Guild member Kimberly Christy will offer a demonstration on abstract art at the guild's Friday meeting. Using acrylic paint on canvas or paper, Christy will show her technique influenced by nature and music.

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The Lockport Ancient Order Of Hibernians and the Lockport Ladies Ancient Order Of Hibernians DIV II will present the annual Great Guinness Toast on Feb. 15 at Ennis' West End Tavern, 392 Ohio St.

Through the VFW’s Scout of the Year program, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who display standout citizenship, patriotism and love of country are invited to compete for college scholarships. The first-, second- and third-place awards are $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 respectively.

GASPORT — Employees of Total Stylz salon and Countryside Barber Shop are offering "free cuts for kids" from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Feb. 9 at Total Stylz, 8403 Rochester Road, as a fundraiser for the cause of suicide prevention.

Sammy Hagar’s Full Circle Jam Tour featuring Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson and Jason Bonham will kick-off Artpark’s Tuesdays in the Park concert series on June 4 in the Artpark Amphitheater.

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 Roy B. Kelley Elementary's PTA will host a clothing giveaway for students on Thursday. Any time between 11:50 a.m. and 4 p.m., parents are invited to come into the school (Thursday is a half-day) and select five free items per student.

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Jerry Goss has always been a caregiver. Until he lost his wife Nancy to cancer in 2011, he was there through all of her treatments and illness. Also that year, Gross himself underwent a liver transplant and battled to regain his health to enjoy life with his children and grandchildren. Now, …

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GASPORT — Gasport Chemical Hose Company celebrated its 99th year of service at its annual Installation of Officers dinner on Jan. 26. A highlight of the celebration was recognition of three longstanding company members. Special awards were presented to Norm Pearson, who's marking his 65th ye…

MEDINA — Medina Historical Society will host its annual "show and tell" meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Lee-Whedon Memorial Library, 620 West Ave.

RANSOMVILLE — A Catholic Charities 2019 Appeal volunteer training workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Church, 2671 Townline Road. Members of the Appeal leadership team will present information about the 2019 Appeal, including what has changed, ho…

Lori Asher, middle school social studies teacher at DeSales Catholic School, has been recognized by Lockport-based VFW Post 2535 as a recipient of the Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. Asher won the honor at both the local post level and the district level.

Winter is the best time to test your residence for radon, according to the Niagara County health department.

A series of public forums on tick awareness in Western New York will get underway later this month. All interested citizens are invited to attend a live forum or satellite viewing.

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Need your high school diploma? Orleans Niagara BOCES has three options for anyone aged 17 years and older to prepare for obtaining their high school equivalency diploma.

Barge Canal Optimist Club will launch its 27th annual Just Say NO! program at Roy B. Kelley Elementary School, 610 E. High St., on Friday night.

The streaming service Hoopla is now available in all Nioga libraries which cover all of Niagara County as well as Orleans and Genesee counties. Librarians in both Lewiston and Youngstown agree that it is another way that libraries can serve the public — whether they are in contact physically…

Anyone would agree that no child should go without at the holidays. The children at Starpoint’s Regan Intermediate School pitched in to make sure that didn’t happen for some local residents. The teachers felt it was an important lesson for the students to learn that the holidays should be fo…

Students in grades 5 through 8 at DeSales Catholic School took part in the National Geographic Bee on Dec. 18. The field was narrowed to eight finalists who faced off in a question-and-answer round.

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MEDINA — After a two-year hiatus, the “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” will draw the community together again to celebrate the joyful and spiritual season of Christmas.

BUFFALO — Harmonia Chamber Singers, founded and directed by Lockport High School music teacher Robert Pacillo, will present "Christmas by Candlelight," its annual holiday concert, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 15) at St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St.

Free copies of the 2019 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar will be distributed at selected libraries and visitor centers in the corridor beginning Saturday. The calendar features winning images from this year's Erie Canalway photo contest.

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Lockport-based Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2535 provided six complete Thanksgiving meals for local veterans and families in need this year. This annual outreach is possible thanks to donations from VFW members, friends, patrons and local businesses. Says outreach chairman Ray Pierce, "It i…

Wilson Fire Company had its 95th annual installation ceremony on Nov. 3. Master of Ceremonies Christopher McArdle addressed topics of leadership and volunteerism as company officers were sworn in and members and affiliates were recognized for their service to the company.