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June 22, 2017

Carrousel museum hosting 4th of July kids parade down Thompson St.

Kids can celebrate the 4th of July by marching in their own parade taking place near NT’s iconic Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum.

Line up for the parade will take place 9:30 a.m. at Pine Woods Park near the corner of Thompson and Niagara Streets.

The parade — which is a new event to the city this year — will begin at 10 a.m. and travel down Thompson Street for five blocks to the museum.

Families of children participating in the parade will receive free admission to the museum and children will be given two ride tickets as well as an American flag.

Although not a requirement, children are [...]

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April 19, 2017

NT clean-up event 9 a.m. Saturday at Mayor’s Park; Oliver Street area next Sat.

Many hands make for light work.

And there’s plenty of worthy beautification projects in North Tonawanda for residents who want to roll up their sleeves and get those hands to work.

For starters, N.T. will be participating in its 10th Canal Clean Sweep 9 a.m. Saturday at Mayor’s Park. The event takes place in conjunction with dozens of other clean-ups along New York’s 524-mile canal system in preparation for its 193rd consecutive season of navigation along the water route that built America.

Would you spend a morning with your fellow residents picking up brush and fallen branches and other projects to make the canal an [...]

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March 22, 2017

Getting the skills to run for political office in WNY

“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.”

That’s food for thought, but it’s also no small affair running for local political office.

There’s fundraising, canvassing, budgeting, speeches, planning, targeting voters, recruiting volunteers, field activities, message development, persuasion and, of course, what to do on election day.

All of that was discussed March 25 at the DoubleTree Niagara Falls, 401 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

RISE Niagara teamed up with The Working Families party to offer its new-candidate training class.

“We are seeking progressive champions willing to [...]

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September 11, 2016

“Healing Field” along Niagara River remembers 15 years later

Three thousand American flags flew along the Niagara River from Sept. 9 through 11, helping to remind citizens across Western New York that freedom — one of the things we can all agree on — comes with a cost.

 ( Keep pointer off of pictures to view slideshow … Hover on picture to pause … )

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