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Students Dress Down for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls, St. Dominic Savio Middle School Campus students dressed in pink on October 13, 2010 in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Students enjoyed showing their support with pink shirts, pants, skirts and even fuzzy pink slippers!  All donations received from the dress down day went to Roswell Park Cancer Institute. 

Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls students participate in many charitable works and community mission projects throughout the school year including donations of goods and monies to charities that assist areas ravaged by natural disaster and donations to Ronald McDonald House.  Students also complete service hours as part of their curriculum. 

Breast Cancer Fight to Rock Niagara Falls

Free Five For Fighting Concert, Living Pink Ribbon Rally on Rainbow Bridge highlight Hard Rock Cafe Pinktober

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - A big, first of its kind, breast cancer awareness event is coming to Niagara Falls this month to benefit the American Cancer Society and the Canadian Cancer Society.

Aquarium of Niagara Seeking Online Votes to Secure $50,000 Grant

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- The Aquarium of Niagara is still in the running for a $50,000.00 grant from Pepsi to fund a new coral reef exhibit. The grant is awarded via an online voting system in which the public can vote for the ideas they think are the best.

The planned exhibit will include an 800-gallon living coral reef, complete with an array of colorful corals and marine fish. The primary focus of the exhibit will be to educate the public about the importance of coral reefs, why they need protection and what can be done to help ensure their survival. A large screen LCD TV, two smaller digital screens, along with other interesting graphics, will bring this message across.

Somerset Church Renovation Begins

SOMERSET, NY – The giant maples that grow to the west of the Somerset Union Methodist Episcopal Church on Lake Road were trimmed to make room for the roofers and painters.  The maples are over sixty feet tall and were hanging over the roof of the church.  With the cutting of these imposing branches it is now possible to view the bell tower. 

Somerset Church to Become a Museum

SOMERSET, NY – The Somerset Union Methodist Episcopal Church at 8501 Lake Road, Barker, New York has recently been sold to a new owner.  This 6525 sq ft church fell into neglect and disrepair following its closure in 1969.  The roof leaks, the interior walls have significant water damage, the entry floors are rotted away, the electrical is from 1920 and there is no insulation.  The stained glass windows are in need of repair and protection.  There is no heat or air conditioning.  But the structure has great bones and only needs a little tender loving care to once again become a magnificent building.  The choice of converting the structure to a museum is important to the community because it is in an area where alternative uses for such a large structures are hard to find and the church is integrated within the historical identity of this rural community.  The property deed specifically states that the building can never be sold to another religious

Mount St. Mary's Hospital To Hold First "CardioCraze"

Mount St. Mary’s Hospital will conduct its first “CardioCraze” on Saturday, September 18 from 8 am – 11 am at Academy Park in the Village of Lewiston.

Designed around a wellness walk that will incorporate Artpark, the neighborhood streets of the Village, and Center Street, the event is a fundraiser for the Cardiology Department at Mount St. Mary’s.

The day will open with registration at 8 a.m. and the walk beginning at 9 a.m.  Walkers will proceed south and west from Academy Park through Artpark, S.