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CONTEST OPEN: “Sensational Saturday: Staying Safe in the Sun,” a free poster competition, will be held at the Power Vista, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to participate in the contest that encourages precautions to deal with the sun’s harmful rays as summer approaches. Entrants can draw, paint or use photography to deliver a sun-safe message. Posters may be dropped off a the Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, any time prior to the event. All entries will be displayed that Saturday, with winners announced at 3 p..m.
The top three winning posters will be exhibited at Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Sunflower Cafe, Elm Street, Buffalo, from May 13 to May 30, in observance of Melanoma Awareness Month.
OFF THE PRESS: “The Civil War: Told by Those Who Lived It,” edited by Brooks D. Simpson, Stephen W. Sears, and Aaron Sheenan-Dean (Library of America, 3,624 pages, 4 volumes, $157.50. Even the ardent Civil War buffs may suffer sticker shock when they spot that price at the bookstore.
FALLS NATIVE: Word was recently received here that Leopold (”Leep”) Zelones, a former commercial photographer in the Niagara Falls area, died at his home in Orlando, Fla. He first worked as a news photographer for the Niagara Falls Gazette at age 15. In 1964, he sold his studio here and moved to Florida where he was a staff photographer with the Orlando Sentinel before opening his own commercial photography business. His clients included Disney, Circus World and SeaWorld.
TRIVIA QUIZ: What former U.S. president ended up trapped in his bathroom and had to be rescued by White House staffers. A locked door was not the problem. (Answer Sunday)
Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.Contact Reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246.