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2018-03-07 / Editorial

Out of the Past


WAR EFFORT — Kenmore’s Wood & Brooks Co., featured in last week’s “Out of the Past,” stopped making piano keys during World War II to build LCVPs — “Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel” — as a military subcontractor. 
From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society WAR EFFORT — Kenmore’s Wood & Brooks Co., featured in last week’s “Out of the Past,” stopped making piano keys during World War II to build LCVPs — “Landing Craft Vehicle, Personnel” — as a military subcontractor. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago
March 17, 1993

• It snowed Saturday. Yet for the most part, things were back to normal on Sunday. That’s how street crew supervisors in Kenmore and the Town of Tonawanda boiled down the details of the “Blizzard of ‘93,” which wreaked havoc on much of the eastern United States but only gave this region a hint of that greater devastation. “Things really went pretty well for us,” said John G. Hedges, superintendent of highways for the town. “It got tough for a little while there late Saturday because of visibility problems, but by early Sunday morning, things were in pretty good shape.”

• “You’re never a stranger when you’re sharing wine,” said Michael Von Heckler. As a frequent traveler, he speaks from authority. Von Heckler is the director of the Buffalo Chapter of the International Wine Circle, a non-profit educational group dedicated to the promotion of responsible wine drinking. In addition to a full calendar of wine tastings, the Wine Circle sponsors special dinners and events. This summer, the group is planning a wine tour of Southern France. Beginning on July 10, and continuing for six Saturdays, the Wine Circle is conducting a gastronomic exploration of Western New York’s great wine lists.

• After months of work and many unexpected delays, the handicapped-access project at the Kenmore Municipal Building has finally been completed. The work, which includes a wheelchair ramp to a basement entrance, an elevator, lower office-counter space, revamped restrooms and accommodations for the hearing- and sight-impaired, was unveiled last Monday at a ceremony attended by Town of Tonawanda and village officials.

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