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Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Friends of Harmony Offer Singing Valentines

Looking for an affordable and creative alternative to candy, jewelry and flowers for your sweetheart? Surprise them with a gift that they will cherish forever - a Singing Valentine. On February 12th, 13th and 14th, the Friends of Harmony, a local male a Capella chorus, will be sending authentic Barbershop Quartets to personally deliver Singing Valentines to people all over Western NY. The quartets, in full matching costume, will appear at homes, schools, restaurants and places of business to sing two love songs and to present a flower and a personalized Valentine along with a photo with the quartet commemorating the event all for just $45.00.

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

POTHOLE PATROL: Who's Got the Worst One?

If you can safely take a photograph, send us a picture of the most devastating, rim-busting, hubcap-popping, alignment-wrecking pothole in your neighborhood. Let's see if we can find The Worst Pothole in All of WNY.

Be sure to include your name and the location of the pothole.

Lewiston Residents Overwhelmingly Support New Recreation Center

Lewiston Residents Overwhelmingly Support New Recreation Center

In stark contrast to the previous two Village of Lewiston Board meetings, where trustees were blasted for stumping for a new recreation center, residents Monday overwhelmingly voiced their support for a new indoor sports complex.

"It is needed for the kids," said Bruce Blakelock.

His son, eighth-grader Robert Blakelock, said, "There's not a whole lot of areas in Lewiston to go and play sports."

"If we don't accept this for our children ... we're throwing something away," said Dennis Brochey.

"There are a lot of people in the village that are very supportive of (a new recreation center)," Peter Nagy said. "It's a shame that this project is kind of dead in the water."

Breaking: Lewiston Recreation Center Proposal Shelved

Breaking: Lewiston Recreation Center Proposal Shelved

In a surprising turnabout Saturday, the Village of Lewiston has shelved the recreation center proposal. Mayor Terry Collesano spoke with Brian Hall, son of WTS President and CEO Gary Hall, who informed him his father was not moving forward with plans to build a new, multimillion-dollar complex in Lewiston.

On Friday, trustees were confident Hall would change his mind after his son sent an email Thursday indicating Gary was pulling out. A new drawing of the proposed recreation center was created, showing the two-story, 36,000-square-foot building on the Lewiston plateau, instead of behind the Red Brick Municipal Building. Letters in support of a new rec center were collected. There was even some talk that the village would look for other sponsors or donations if Hall did, in fact, withdraw.

FREE Emergency Preparedness Training Available in Wheatfield

Border Community SERVICE of Niagara University will host a free CERT training course beginning Jan. 17, 2012, at the St. Johnsburg Fire Company, located at 7165 Ward Rd. in North Tonawanda (Wheatfield). 

CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training is a community preparedness course that includes academic and hands-on instruction as well as a disaster training exercise that is designed to prepare you to help yourself, family and neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Individuals can make a difference by using CERT to save lives and protect property in your neighborhood.

The classes will run for eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and culminate in a disaster simulation on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

CERT training topics include:

LaSalle PRIDE: Your Community Organization to Decorate LaSalle Branch Library

LaSalle PRIDE:  Your Community Organization to Decorate LaSalle Branch Library
LaSalle PRIDE Organization Decorates The LaSalle Branch Library  Once again the community organization, LaSalle PRIDE, Inc.

Vets and Active Duty Military Served Free Meal at Niagara Falls Applebee’s

Vets and Active Duty Military Served Free Meal at Niagara Falls Applebee’s

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across the U.S., including the location on 1608 Military Road in Niagara Falls, are giving a heartfelt “thanks” to veterans and those on active duty on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11.

On Veterans Day only, veterans and those on active duty with proof of United States military service can choose one free entrée from Applebee’s Veterans Day Menu: