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More than rides & food
When the Niagara County Fair opens Wednesday, hundreds of people will enter the county fairgrounds in Lockport for the first of five days of exhibits, shows, rides and food.
But what not all of the visitors may realize is that much of this summer tradition is the result of months of hard work by 4-H Club members and their leaders and families, all focused on the words of the 4-H motto: “Learn By Doing.”
Stop and smell the flowers
More than 90 private gardens throughout Western New York, and a number of public ones, are open to the public for select hours Thursdays and/or Fridays during July as part of the National Garden Festival’s Open Gardens program, now in its fifth year. The program is separate and distinct from local garden walks, and the gardens range from Gasport to Holland. They’re organized into districts of about five to eight gardens each, including Northtowns West (which includes gardens in Kenmore and the Town of Tonawanda) and Niagara Trail (which includes gardens in Lockport, Gasport and Lewiston).
UPDATE: Elderly town woman charged with killing husband
An 83-year-old Town of Tonawanda woman has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing her elderly husband, police said Tuesday.
Volunteers on wheels
Walking into the North Tonawanda Meals on Wheels offices one recent Friday morning, the air is full of the scent of baking ... fresh banana muffins prepared by kitchen staff, destined to be delivered to those who receive meals through the organization.
A sign hangs on the wall nearby: “Volunteers do not get paid NOT because they are worthless, BUT because they are priceless.”
Early voters hit polls
Before dawn Tuesday morning at North Tonawanda City Hall, things were already bustling.
Love at first sight
Carol Tallichet, is in the process of renovating the former Niagara River Yacht Club, which she is leasing from the city and plans to open by Memorial Day.
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Suspect flees botched robbery
A man remains at large after attempting to rob a Rent-A-Center employee and stealing a car in the City of Tonawanda Monday morning, according to police.
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