Weekly Feature

2017-08-09 / Editorial

Out of the Past


A STAND-OUT SIGN — This ominous sign graced a Nash Road building in Kenmore during the 1950s. It’s actually the oil and lubrication bay of the service department of A. Rogers Studebaker, whose showroom was around the corner on Delaware Avenue. 
From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society A STAND-OUT SIGN — This ominous sign graced a Nash Road building in Kenmore during the 1950s. It’s actually the oil and lubrication bay of the service department of A. Rogers Studebaker, whose showroom was around the corner on Delaware Avenue. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago Aug. 12, 1992

We all know how the rain washed out the month of July for our own purposes of vacations, trips to the beaches, outdoor patio bars, golf courses, baseball games and all the other things we’re supposed to enjoy in the summer. But not everybody thinks of what bad weather does to the operation of a municipal government. It had a serious effect in July and could have a big impact on recreation and water revenues for the Town of Tonawanda this year. While actual revenue has not been tabulated at this point, income will likely be going down compared to previous years and especially against last year. The town saw sharp decreases in recreational patronage and water usage during July, the wettest and one of the coldest in the area’s recorded history.

The Tonawanda Aquettes marked 30 years of excellence Monday with an anniversary celebration at the Lincoln Park Arena. Scores of alumnae, parents and friends turned out to help the synchronized swimming team celebrate three decades of excellence. The squad formed its roots in 1960, when Tonawanda Director of Recreation Frank Diemer called Dorothy Sowers in regards to starting a team in the town. Ms. Sowers had started classes in West Seneca in 1953.

The KenTon Maple Leafs concluded a successful season with a first-place finish at the Lancaster-Depew Soccer Tournament in the Boys Under-16 Division. The Leafs overcame a tough Lancaster-Depew Kickers team 2-1 in the opening game.

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