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Avery offers assistance to Library and Economic Development budget woes

 I attended one of the budget hearings featuring Tom Desantis (on behalf of the Economic Development and Planning Departments), and Michele Petrazzoulo and Jill Onesi, the fashionable librarians. … [READ MORE...]


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National Small Business Saturday – November 29th, 2014

The day will kick off with some breakfast (HashbrownLiveNF) at Nellies Cafe Italiano on Pine Avenue at 8:30am. Afterwards, the Park Place Market which will open at 10:00am, where you will be able to … [Click here to read full article...]

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Avery offers assistance to Library and Economic Development budget woes

 I attended one of the budget hearings featuring Tom Desantis (on behalf of the Economic Development and Planning Departments), and Michele Petrazzoulo and Jill Onesi, the fashionable librarians. … [Click here to read full article...]

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From Niagara to Hamilton- a hop, skip and a jump along the escarpment way [by 2chicks2go]

[From 2chicks2go.wordpress.com] Early this fall we went to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, which is another city along the west end of Lake Ontario. It’s an hour’s drive from Niagara Falls. Although … [Click here to read full article...]

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Jamie Holka’s Git In Where You Fit In – Episode 4: What’s this brother really trying to say?

Jamie entered the studio slightly perturbed, but after mellowing out with some Steely Dan, all was right with the world.  Watch the video here: … [Click here to read full article...]

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Scenes from the Robert Moses Parkway removal press conference

Robert Moses with a symbolic shovel load of bad ideas. Today symbolic shovels dug into the dirt to erase this man's shit eating grin. "After years of advocacy and input by citizens, work is finally … [Click here to read full article...]

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Aerospace Museum looking to land some goods

As the Niagara Aerospace Museum prepares for its expansion we are in need of display cases for artifacts and mannequins to display military uniforms. If you know anyone who works at a mall, gift shop, … [Click here to read full article...]

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Cousins Lounge Reunion – Thanksgiving Eve, November 26th

  Wednesday Thanksgiving Eve 26th 7pm at The Bakery Lounge 3004 Niagara St NFNY $5 at the Door Door Prizes, 50/50 raffle Come spend an evening with all your old friends from your … [Click here to read full article...]

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Award winning country group, Eli Young Band to perform at Seneca Resorts & Casinos

With three No. 1 hits under their belt, as well as a Grammy nomination and an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year for their hit “Crazy Girl,” Eli Young Band will bring sheer star … [Click here to read full article...]

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What era of the NBA are we in now? [by Patrick Mackenna]

If you’re anywhere in the neighborhood of mid to late thirties and grew up an NBA fan, then you’ll understand some of this, I'm sure. My generation came to know basketball in the Bird-Magic … [Click here to read full article...]

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More than I’d expected: The Argyll Highlander’s connection [By 2chicks2go]

[From 2chicks2go.wordpress.com] With all that transpired last week in Ottawa,Canada, little did I know it would result in a journey of my own. Sometime early last week, my husband and I decided … [Click here to read full article...]

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NFMMC December 2014 Calendar of Events

December 2014 Calendar of Events Thursdays Meeting: Project Runway Weekly Peer Group, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Mary C. Dyster Community Education Room, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, 621 … [Click here to read full article]

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Dr. John Blundell joins Memorial Medical Center staff

John Patrick Blundell, M.D., has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center as a member of its hospitalist team. An internist who served his residency in Internal Medicine at … [Click here to read full article]

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Ebola: Facts not Fear – discussion at Earl W. Brydges Library

EBOLA: FACTS NOT FEAR THE LOCAL RESPONSE TO A GLOBAL CONCERN PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATIVE DISCUSSION BY TWO HIGHLY KNOWLEDGEABLE INFECTIOUS DISEASE SPECIALISTS REGARDING THE EBOLA VIRUS AND … [Click here to read full article]

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Dr. Wadhawan named chief of cardiology at Memorial

Sachin Wadhawan, M.D., has been appointed chief of the Department of Cardiology at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Wadhawan, who joined Memorial’s medical staff in 2012, is a member of … [Click here to read full article]

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“The Art of Magic” to benefit The NACC

@ Wine on Third $45/person *all inclusive: Seating limited CLOSE UP MAGIC with Garrett Thomas! One night Only Benefit for the Niagara Arts & Cultural Center. Join us for an unforgettable … [Click here to read full article]

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Benefit for Russell Wijesirwardena

Sunday, November 16, 2014
The Stone Room at Hyde Park
911 Robbins Dr
Niagara Falls, NY 14301
From 1pm – 5pm
$20 per ticket

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[From GoFundMe.com/Russells-fight]

Russell is our 17yr old fighter that has been battling Ewings Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer found mostly in children & young adults. He was diagnosed at the age of 12 when they found tumors on 2 of his ribs and 1 on his skull. Russell received chemo and surgical resection and completed his treatment in April 2010. He recently relapsed and now has 3 tumors. One on his rib, collar bone & spine. Russell is such a strong, smart, loving and giving kid. He was recently accepted and is currently attending SUNY Fredonia and trying to push forward to live his life and pursue his dreams. I can’t stress enough the strength, passion and determination he puts forth to accomplish his goals while commuting back and forth to Buffalo to receive treatment at Roswell. He has inspired me so much in the time I have known him. He is the 2nd out of 4 children and is the brother every sibling loves. Always there when you need him and always looking out for them.

His mom, Sri, is a cook at The Western Door Steakhouse & is not only a single mother of four but also doing the best she can to provide Russell with the best medical treatment as well as put him through college. He has such a passion for learning & she does her best to support him in all he does. The bond they share is one like I’ve never seen. Selfless, supporting, loving with a faith in hope that is out of this world.

We are asking our friends, family & community to come together & help support our fighter, Russell. Any amount helps & for those interested we will also be hosting a fundraising benefit as well on Sunday November 16th at the Stone Room at Hyde Park. Located right next to the Ice skating pavilion.

911 Robbins Dr. Niagara Falls, NY 14301 from 1pm-5pm. Please join us for food, music, 50/50, prizes & fun! Let’s join together to fight cancer!

 

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Jamie Holka’s Git In Where You Fit In – Episode 4: What’s this brother really trying to say?

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5 Secret Criminal Uses for Stuff They Sell In Gas Stations

[From Cracked.com] You've undoubtedly at one time or another found yourself standing next to a convenience store point-of-sale bong display and smirked at the absurd "For Tobacco Use Only!" signs … [Read full story here...]

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Fisherman Catches Giant 18-inch Shrimp-Like Creature in Ft. Pierce, Florida

[From LaughingSquid.com] The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission posted photos to its Facebook page of what appears to be a giant shrimp-like creature caught by fisherman Steve … [Read full story here...]

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The 5 Most Insane Original Uses of Famous Products

[From Cracked.com] Plenty of products we use every day have interesting little back stories to them. For instance, we bet your fourth grade self could find no greater joy than discovering that … [Read full story here...]

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Ghostbusters 3: Sigourney Weaver Shares Plot Details

[From WebProNews.com] They're baaack.  Well, maybe not all of the crew, obviously, but most of them... I guess.  Either way, it'll be a fun movie for a new generation.  I remember seeing the … [Read full story here...]

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The 10 most convincing Bigfoot photos ever captured

[From Answers.com] Answers.com has wrangled up 10 examples of the most convincing (I'll use that term loosely) Bigfoot photos that exist... Ya know, I usually am a believer in most UFO, ghost or … [Read full story here...]

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14 Amazing Professions From History

[From Ancestry.com] Have you ever pondered what kind of job you would have had if you lived a hundred or more years ago? There wasn’t a big call back then for IT professionals, auto repair shops, … [Read full story here...]

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Breaking Down the Multi-Billion-Dollar Seinfeld Economy

[From Vulture.com] Seinfeld not only paved the way for much of modern television (as Vulture's Matt Zoller Seitz argues), it also created its own financial empire. Here, an examination of the … [Read full story here...]

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Just a Guy In a Mentos Suit Falling Into a Pool of Diet Coke

[From Gawker.com] Remember the eruptive combination of Diet Coke and Mentos that everybody liked before it jumped the shark in a Weezer video? Here's a guy wearing it. The team from popular … [Read full story here...]

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