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War of 1812: History invades Niagara for bicentennial celebrations

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Village of Lancaster: Fire department gears up to boost recruitment

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B-EC Greenway Fund Standing Committee awards $1.7 million to waterfront projects

The Buffalo & Erie County Greenway Fund Standing Committee approved more than $1.7 million in funding recently for five projects to improve the waterfront along the Niagara River Greenway.

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, Buffalo Olmstead Parks Conservancy, Buffalo Scholastic Rowing Association, Cazenovia Community Boating Center and the Niagara 1812 Bicentennial Legacy Council all received funding, which is from the New York Power Authority and was made possible as a result of the federal relicensing of NYPA's Niagara Power Project in 2007.

"The New York Power Authority is proud to support these great projects that will help the region capitalize on the natural beauty of the river," Harry Francoissaid.

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Authentic family recipes along Greater Niagara's 'Chocolate Trail'

Looking for the freshest candies this Easter and upcoming Mother's Day? Steer clear of the drug store and hop on the Greater Niagara Region's delicious "Chocolate Trail," which features outstanding confections made the old-fashioned way by local chocolatiers and sweet shops.

Created with all-natural ingredients and crafted to perfection, Western New York's specialty chocolate shops produce quality freshness that cannot be found in the "big box" candy aisles with prepackaged confections. Many of these family-owned sweet shops are run by third-generation candy makers, and have been serving up sweetness for decades.

Another bonus to buying straight from the source is you can ensure your Easter basket includes some dark chocolate.

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Cat doesn't like road trips? Tips to help Fluffy enjoy the ride

by TripsWithPets.com

When it comes to pets, dogs travel with their humans the most often. In fact, they account for over 85 percent of pet travelers. This makes sense; most dogs are happy to go on adventures. They love car rides and can't wait to hop in and head out anywhere, whether it's down the street to the park or halfway across the country on an extended road trip.

Cats, on the other hand, are not so keen on traveling by car. One reason is a difference in temperament - they're just not as adaptable and adventurous as dogs. Another is the fact the bulk of their travel experience tends to involve going back and forth to the vet.

To help ease your mind and make traveling with your cat travel experience a better one for both of you, here are seven steps that can effectively prepare your pet for car travel.

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Aquarium of Niagara has 'SEAster Egg Hunt'

DiamondThe Aquarium of Niagara's annual "SEAster Egg Hunt" will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Whirlpool Street attraction. Kids won't get their feet wet, but to find their "SEAster" eggs, they'll have to check out the various salt and freshwater tanks on both levels.

"SEAster" egg hunters, accompanied by a parent, will receive a special form to keep track of their finds. Prizes include plush animals, candy and more.

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