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2015-04-17 / Editorial

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Ken-Ton Editor

HELPING OTHERS — It’s wonderful as a community newspaper editor how often I hear about young people helping others in their community.

Local elementary school student and avid young baker

Olivia Miles recently served cupcakes to cancer patients at CCS Oncology, located inside Windsong Medical Park in Amherst.

Olivia, aged 7, has a passion for both cooking and baking and wanting to make a difference. She is a student at Lindbergh Elementary school in Kenmore. When Olivia isn’t in school or in the kitchen she’s practicing ballet. Olivia has been in three performances for Greater Buffalo Youth Ballet and in the musical “Cinderella” at the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts. Olivia is the daughter of Jeffrey and Heather Miles and sister to younger brother Jack.

“We are very proud of Olivia for being a motivated young girl and the enthusiasm that she put towards her hobby of healthy cooking and baking,” said Heather Miles.

FLOWERS FOR A CAUSE — Meals on Wheels for Western New York will be holding its annual flower sale. This year’s sale will have a variety of plants, with a portion of the proceeds slated to go back to the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Western New York.

All flower sale orders and payments are due May 1. Pickup dates will be on May 8 and 9 at the following locations:

From 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, at Meals on Wheels, 100 James E. Casey Drive, Buffalo; from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 4536 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park; and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9, at the Clarence Senior Center, 4600 Thompson Road, Clarence.

WANT TO NOMINATE? — The Kenmore West High School Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee is accepting nominations until April 17 for the Induction Class of 2015. Individuals may be nominated in three categories: Athlete, Coach/Administrator and Honorary. To be eligible, athletes must be from the class of 2008 or earlier while coaches must be retired from the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District for at least two years.

Nominations must be sent to the attention of Assistant Principal Chris Ginestre at Kenmore West High School, 33 Highland Parkway, Buffalo, NY, or cginestre@ktufsd.org. The school may be contacted at 874-8401. The induction ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 16.

IN CONCERT – The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band has been selected to host the Association of Concert Bands’ National Convention, to be held in Buffalo in May 2018. The convention will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ACB and the 10th for the BNCB. Spanning a five-day period, the conference, will feature daily presentations on the many aspects of Concert Bands and Symphonic Wind Ensembles, from literature to performance. The conference will conclude each day with a performance by a number of visiting wind ensembles.

The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band, under the baton of music director and conductor Amy J. Steiner, is the only official concert band in the City of Buffalo. The BNCB has performed a number of concerts throughout Western New York since its inception.

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