Niagara Gazette — •••
THE HEAD COUNT: Area athletes and coaches like their counterparts across the U.S., need to be more mindful of the tougher rules that the American Academy of Neurology released Monday concerning the long-term brain damage from concussions. The new guidelines call for athletes to be removed immediately from the action if a concussion is suspected. It’s vital that they first be checked out by a medical expert before they’re are allowed to play again.
A spokesman for the Academy of Neurology said upwards of 3.8 million sports related brain injuries — most from concussions — occur each year. Sadly many are not reported.
FAMILY FUN: The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, at Pine Avenue and Portage Road (the former Niagara Falls High School), is planning its fifth annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 30, from noon to 3 p.m. This year it will be held inside the NACC and not on the front lawn. In addition to the egg hunt starting at 1 p.m., other activities will include face painting, craft stations, a basket raffle and prizes for children of all ages
A spokesman said those attending the event should enter at the red door on the Portage Road side. Plenty of free parking is available in the South Junior High School lot, Portage and Walnut Avenue. Last year more than 300 children participated.
Basket donations and volunteers are still needed. If you would like to help, contact Laurie Martelli at the NACC (282-7530) or firstname.lastname@example.org.Contact reporter Don Glynn at 282-2311, ext. 2246