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2018-03-14 / Editorial

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SCHOOL OBSERVANCE — Last week, a letter was sent home to Ken-Ton School District families about the nationwide observances that will show support for those directly affected by the tragedy that unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The observances are taking shape as organized walkouts on March 14. Students across the country, including many in Ken-Ton, are participating.

In school meetings with school administrators, student leaders identified the observances they have chosen to participate in, according to Superintendent Steve Bovino. Kenmore West High School will be observing today and Kenmore East High School on April 20.

BICYCLE CLUB — If you enjoy biking, the Big Wheels Bicycle Club might pique your interest. The club is for people of all ages who would like to join a group to expand their experience.

The bicycle club will be holding an open house and membership meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle in Tonawanda.

Individuals younger than 18 who want to join must have a parent or legal guardian with them at every club ride or event. Nonmembers are welcome to ride with the group twice before they must pay the annual membership dues of $20.

The club rides to a variety of destinations in Western New York and Southern Ontario. The group also has morning rides every day of the week and evening rides Monday through Friday.

Cue sheets are provided online via the group’s Team-Up Calendar at www.teamup.com for Sunday morning rides, which vary in length from 25 to 63 miles. According to the group, most of its morning rides have a coffee stop and longer rides have a lunch stop.

Beginner riders are encouraged to join the group on Monday evening rides. Each club ride will have a leader and a follower.

The club highly recommends lightweight, derailleur-geared bicycles. All bikes must be in A-1 condition. A spare inner tube(s) to fit each wheel of the bicycle is required. Additionally, an approved bicycle helmet is mandatory for all club members and guests on all club rides.

For more information, visit www.bigwheelsbikeclub.com.

AUDITIONS — Auditions for the comedy “The Curious Savage” by John Patrick will be conducted at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St. in North Tonawanda, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 26 and 27.

The theatre is looking for five men and six women of various ages for the production. Candidates will be asked to give cold readings from the script in a group setting, and no appointment is needed.

“The Curious Savage,” directed by L. Don Swartz, tells the story of Ethel Savage who is committed to a sanitarium by her greedy stepchildren for hiding $10 million.

According to the theatre, the inmates of the sanitarium come to her rescue, and together they wage a battle against the powerful stepchildren.

Show dates are scheduled for May 10-20 at the Ghostlight Theatre. For more information, call 743-1614 or visit www.starrynighttheatre.com.

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