Weekly Feature



2018-01-17 / Editorial

Out of the Past


DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU — As the notation says, this Buick was the victim of an accident in 1934 at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda. 
From the collectionof the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU — As the notation says, this Buick was the victim of an accident in 1934 at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda. From the collectionof the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago Jan. 27, 1993

A retired telephone company employee from the Town of Tonawanda won second place honors in the recently judged “Wonderful Places” photo contest sponsored by the New York State Department of Economic Development’s “I Love New York” program. Richard McKinstry, who lives on Paramount Parkway in the town, was honored for his photo titled “Winter Wonderland.” The photo captures the American Falls of Niagara in the middle of winter. Judges were kind in their remarks on the photo. Milton Glaser, a renowned illustrator and designer, said the picture is “an astonishing view of the Falls in winter, which reminds me of the majesty of nature.”

There was a big party in Washington, D.C., last week. Yet one person in attendance said the party surrounding the inauguration of President Bill Clinton was overshadowed by the formal ceremony itself. Erie County Legislative Majority Leader Leonard Lenihan was among the throngs celebrating the transition of power on Jan. 20. Lenihan said that the social aspects of the event, including a reception and dinner hosted by Rep. John J. LaFalce (D-Tonawanda), were great fun. Still, the ceremony was what he remembers most.

Staffers at Kenmore Mercy Hospital last week honored the woman who is the first person most visitors see when they enter the Elmwood Avenue facility. Sister Mary Ellen, known as the hospital’s “Goodwill Ambassador,” is stationed at her desk in the main lobby every day to greet people.

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