Weekly Feature



2017-10-11 / Editorial

Out of the Past


ALL DRESSED UP — It’s the early 1900s, and children from the school of Kenmore’s Presbyterian Church are dressed in their best and ready to go. So are the several adults visible in the photo. The two Eberhardt buildings are visible – only one, on the left, remains – and the photo reads “On Parade” on the back, scribbled in pencil. 
From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society ALL DRESSED UP — It’s the early 1900s, and children from the school of Kenmore’s Presbyterian Church are dressed in their best and ready to go. So are the several adults visible in the photo. The two Eberhardt buildings are visible – only one, on the left, remains – and the photo reads “On Parade” on the back, scribbled in pencil. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago Oct. 14, 1992

The clothes were not new, and neither were the seats utilized by the audience, but the fashion show held last week at a Salvation Army facility in the Town of Tonawanda was still news. The show was held at the army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center, 1080 Military Road. A one-hour preview gave guests an opportunity to see what items were available for purchase afterward.

The Kenmore Village Board has approved a speed limit of 20 mph on Crosby Avenue between Colvin Boulevard and Irving Terrace. It also okayed the erection of signs to caution motorists of the school zone there. The action took place at the board’s Oct. 6 meeting. Trustee Bill Crowe was directed to do a study to ensure that all other Kenmore schools have the same type of signs. Crowe will be looking to ensure that all of the village areas near schools are similarly posted with the 20 mph speed limit, as well as signs notifying people of parking restrictions. “We want to make sure there is uniformity,” said Edmund O’Grady, village clerk-treasurer.

Donald F. Newman, chairman of NOCO Energy Corp., will receive the 1992 Sister Mary Mechtilde Memorial Award at the Kenmore Mercy Foundation’s annual award reception, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, at the 38th Floor Restaurant in the Marine Midland Center, Buffalo. A Tonawanda native, Newman’s business, philanthropic and community service activities are firmly rooted in the community. As chairman of NOCO Energy, a family-owned petroleum products corporation based in Tonawanda, Newman has been a driving force in the area’s petroleum products industry.

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