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2015-05-06 / Editorial

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Ken-Ton Editor

RED, WHITE AND BLUE The Buffalo Philharmonic will honor the military not only onstage, but also at the box office this year during its annual “Patriotic Pops” concerts. Active-duty personnel and veterans are being invited to attend the concert free of charge. They can get a ticket to either presentation of the concert by presenting their identification at the BPO Box Office at Kleinhans. In addition, their family members attending with them can receive a 20 percent discount on tickets.

The concerts will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 22, and at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 3 Symphony Circle, Buffalo.

This year’s concert will be conducted by BPO associate conductor Stefan Sanders. “The Armed Forces Salute,” “Colonel Bogey March,” and music by John Williams, George M. Cohan and John Philip Sousa are on the program. There will also be a sing-along of patriotic favorites such as “My Country ‘Tis of Thee” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Complimentary coffee and doughnuts will be available before the Friday morning concert starting at 9:30 a.m.

For tickets and additional information, call 885-5000.

CONSTRUCTION UNDER WAY — The state Department of Transportation is in the process of milling and repaving Delaware Avenue from Kenmore Avenue to Sheridan Drive, according to the Kenmore Police Department.

Parking is now restricted on Delaware Avenue, and the traffic patterns will be affected, police said.

Police are asking that motorists obey the “no parking” signs and use caution when traveling down Delaware Avenue during this construction period.

Traffic lanes will be altered and changed throughout the project.

“Motorists are asked to slow down, watch for pedestrians, and obey traffic signs and flag persons,” said Police Chief Peter Breitnauer.

ELECTION COVERAGE — It has been the policy of Bee Group Newspapers for many years not to publish any letters to the editor, Bee Heard comments or campaign announcements the week before any election. Therefore, none of these such items will be published next week. This policy does not pertain to paid advertising. We will publish profiles written by School Board candidates in contested races in our May 13 and 14 editions as a service to voters. Elections will be held May 19.

SUMMER HOURS — Beginning Monday, June 1, the North Tonawanda History Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays — with the exception of July 3-6 — through Aug. 31. The museum will be open Sunday, July 19, the first day of Canal Fest also. The rest of the year, the History Museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays.

CONGRATULATIONS — It’s wonderful when young people can receive financial assistance as they head into their college careers. Every little bit helps. Congratulations to Mary McCall of Kenmore, who recently won a $1,000 scholarship from the Western Division Federal Credit Union. The scholarships are given to high school seniors planning to further their education at a two- or four-year college or university.

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