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2013-01-09 / Editorial

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DARLENE DONOHUE
Ken-Ton Editor

YOUTH CREATIVITY — Last year, as part of the inaugural Kenmore Groundhog Day celebration, I called upon my readers to help name the village’s groundhog.

We drew several responses, and the winner of that contest was Donna James Kavanagh who submitted the name Kenmore Kate.

I’m now turning to you, particularly the youth of Ken-Ton, to participate in another competition in honor of the second annual Groundhog Day celebration — the Kenmore Village Improvement Soci- ety organizes the event — that is scheduled to be held in the village on Saturday, Feb. 2.

I’m asking that youth submit a drawing of Kenmore Kate. Entry forms will be available in the Jan. 16 edition. The winner of this contest will have his or her picture, along with the submitted drawing, published in the Bee. There will also be additional prizes.

I can’t wait to see how my younger readers use their imagination to create their version of Kenmore Kate.

Good luck.

I’LL BE THERE FOR YOU — So how many of you watched the television show “Friends,” the sitcom that aired on NBC from Sept. 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004?

I’ll admit, I only watched a handful of episodes, but I’m sure there are many of you who can recite lines or recall scenes from the various episodes.

While knowing a lot about that show might seem like useless knowledge to many, Trivia Ad of Buffalo decided to host a “Friends” Trivia competition at Malone’s Bar and Grill, 3020 Delaware Ave., at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, to put cognizance of the show to the test.

Space is limited. To participate in the trivia night, teams — which can include up to four people — can send an email to triviaadbuffalo@gmail.com.

COLD WEATHER RELIEF — Chances are, if you’re like me, the cold weather brings about aches and pains in the hands and knees. Fortunately, I haven’t yet been diagnosed with arthritis, but for those of you who have, there are some classes being offered to assist you with those cold-weather kinks.

The Arthritis Foundation is hosting an exercise program from 1 to 2 p.m. each Monday starting Jan. 14 at the Buffalo Rehab Group, 350 Greenhaven Terrace (former Greenhaven Library, near Niagara Falls Boulevard).

To register call 507-4543.

There is also an exercise class being taught from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at Ken-Ton Presbyterian Apartments, 3735 Delaware Ave., between Sheridan Drive and Interstate 290, each Tuesday, starting Jan. 15. To register for those classes, call 874-6070

A CHOICE AWARD — Diana Bingham of Kenmore was the recent recipient of the “People’s Choice” award for the Fairgrounds Festival of Lights Decorated Wreath Competition. There were 28 exhibitors who entered wreaths in the competition.

PROMOTION — Officer Matthew J. Seelbach, a Town of Tonawanda police officer, was recently promoted to handle the department’s Records & Communications division. Seelbach was awarded the promotion to fill the vacancy created by the retirement on Dec. 31 of Officer Kurt Pfeiffer.

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