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2018-02-07 / Editorial

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SAVE THE DATE — This month, residents can look forward to hearing the Town of Tonawanda supervisor’s annual State of the Town address.

The address, presented by Joseph Emminger, will take place at a luncheon on Friday, Feb. 9, at Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Registration will begin at 11:15 a.m., and the hot buffet lunch at noon.

If an RSVP is received after Feb. 6, the cost is $30. To make reservations, contact the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce office at 874-1202; Jeanne Stewart at 877-8804; or jstewart@ tonawanda.ny.us.

During Valentine’s Day week, the Tonawandas Erie Canal Gateway Lions Club is holding a blood drive. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the unyts location, Tonawanda Neighborhood Donation Center, at 96 Niagara St.

To make an appointment, call unyts at 512-7940, or for more information visit www.unyts.org.

Later this month, the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual chicken barbecue. This is a great way for residents to support their volunteer firefighters who give back to the community.

The drive-thru-only barbecue will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the fire hall, at 16 Nash Road. Tickets cost $10 presale or $11 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from any volunteer firefighter; in Room 3 of the Municipal Building, at 2919 Delaware Ave.; or at the fire hall.

For more information, visit www.villageofkenmore.org.

CALLING COLLECT — Maybe it’s something with monetary value such as vintage baseball cards or something with personal value such as bottle caps. Heck, you might even collect something that exists only to be collected, such as presidential plates.

If you think we should know about your collection, let us know, and we might feature it in an upcoming edition of The Bee.

If we think so, too, we’ll send a reporter to check it out and interview you about what got you started, why you collect and what makes your collection important to you.

Send an email with a description of your collection and a short pitch of why it should be included to Cheektowaga Bee editor Bryan Jackson at bjackson@beenews.com. FISH FRY — The annual observance of Lent begins next Wednesday, Feb. 14, and with the season comes the opportunity for many community groups to sponsor fish fries. This week, The Bee has published a one-time listing of the upcoming fish fries occurring in the town. Groups planning to hold these dinners during Lent are now encouraged to send the information to our advertising department.

Anyone interested in placing a paid advertisement for a fish fry should contact Advertising Sales Director Brenda Denk at 204-4937 or at brendad@beenews.com.

BIG WINNER — The Football Squares contest is now officially over. Congratulations to Kaila Werner of West Seneca, who was the winner of the Big Game Contest. She picked Spar Self Defense, which had the matching square. Kaila won a $100 gift card to Brennan’s Bowery Bar. Watch for more fun contests in the future.

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