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HELPING HANDS DEPT.: Angelo Sarkees’ idea to assist the needy paid off when he launched the “Deposit for Food” plan, collecting bottles and cans that people often toss into the garbage. After collecting some 6,000 such items in the summer and fall and converting that volume into cash, he presented checks of $350 to Community Missions and $300 to the Heart, Love and Soul Food Pantry, 939 Ontario Ave., Niagara Falls. Sarkees was assisted in the project by Fran Giles, vice president of community relations for the Modern Corp., Lewiston. Modern also donated recycling boxes and bags to recover the bottles and cans.
OUT OF THE PAST: More than 50 years after Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller’s son Michael disappeared in the Asmat Cultural Region near New Guinea, the mystery may be solved, based on new evidence reported in the current issue of The Smithsonian. The younger Rockefeller’s body was never recovered.
The in-depth magazine article features excerpts from the book “Savage Harvest, a Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art,” by Carl Hoffman. The book will be published later this month.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The Buffalo Niagara Builders Association has presented state Sen. George D. Maziarz, R-Newfane, with its 2013 Industry Appreciation Award in recognition ot industry excellence.
Maziarz was cited for his efforts in supporting policies that stimulate economic activity in Western New York. the builders association, a non-profit organization that serves as the voice of builders and developers, includes resident and commercial builders, contractors, supplies and others.
TRIVIA QUIZ: (Answer to Thursday question) - Johnny Cash was the first entertainer when the Niagara Falls Convention Center opened in 1974.
Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.