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2018-03-14 / Editorial

Out of the Past


CELEBRITY SIGHTING — Woodrow Wilson, visible in profile beneath the electrical pole, visited Kenmore during his presidential election campaign on Labor Day, 1912. He is seen here at Delaware and Lasalle avenues in Kenmore. He won the election. 
From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society CELEBRITY SIGHTING — Woodrow Wilson, visible in profile beneath the electrical pole, visited Kenmore during his presidential election campaign on Labor Day, 1912. He is seen here at Delaware and Lasalle avenues in Kenmore. He won the election. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago
March 24, 1993

• The Ken-Ton Family YMCA is one of hundreds across the country which will take part in the YMCA Healthy Kids Day from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the local facility, 535 Belmont Ave., Tonawanda. The day is organized as a nationwide celebration of youth and family health and fitness open to the whole community. With various hands-on activities and games, the day’s goal is to teach people how to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

• Recent events have proven what many here have known for a long time. The Ken-Ton school system is an exceptional one. As school districts across the country and the state scramble to meet the requirements of the Compact for Learning, it is clear that what is the wave of the future for many is old hat for Ken-Ton administrators. “We have all the components except the district standards of excellence,” said Robert Freeland, the Ken-Ton director of curriculum and instruction. Two of the major components of the Compact are school planning teams and the introduction of a shared decision making process. School teams have been “in place” for 11 years, Freeland said, while shared decision making has been in practice for more than three years.

• Getting to the New York State High School Basketball Tournament is an extraordinary feat, but for the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute cagers, it’s getting to be old hat. At Binghamton High School on Sunday, the Marauders earned their third consecutive trip to Glens Falls with a 77-73 comeback win over Archbishop Stepinac of White Plains. It is the third straight New York State Catholic School Athletic Association Class B championship for St. Joe’s (24-2).

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