Weekly Feature



2018-02-07 / Editorial

Out of the Past


THEY WON — A team from Kenmore West High School — from left, Bob Kulberger, Wendy Wylegala and Robyn Czerwinski — defeated two other high school teams on “It’s Academic,” a local television quiz show, in 1984. 
From the collectionof the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society THEY WON — A team from Kenmore West High School — from left, Bob Kulberger, Wendy Wylegala and Robyn Czerwinski — defeated two other high school teams on “It’s Academic,” a local television quiz show, in 1984. From the collectionof the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago Feb. 17, 1993

With St. Valentine’s Day just 48 hours away last Friday, most people still looking for a gift for their sweetie were probably panicking. For two Town of Tonawanda residents, that was not a problem. Early last Friday morning, they were able to get plenty of candy to last through Valentine’s Day. Through Valentine’s Day 1997, that is. Two lucky people, Harriet Attridge of Woodgate Road in the town and Jane Casey of Eugene Avenue in Kenmore, each won a free shopping spree from Watson’s Candies and WYRK-FM. The winners had 106 seconds, matching WYRK’s location on the FM dial, to grab as much chocolate as they could from the shelves of Watson’s Delaware Avenue store in the heart of Kenmore. James Watson, who owns the store, said the two women were regular customers and he was glad they won.

“Once you are a Boy Scout, you are always a Boy Scout.” Those words from James Grimes help to explain why he was recently named Scoutmaster of the Year by the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of Boy Scout Troops. Currently the leader of Kenmore Presbyterian Church Troop 539, Grimes was selected from over 200 regional scoutmasters. He has been a scoutmaster for four years.

A plan to eliminate Erie County’s role in providing hepatitis vaccinations for emergency service providers has met opposition from several local groups. The situation is not helped by the potential for fiscal crisis in the county, which could make it difficult for any new funding to be allocated to the old vaccination program.

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