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2018-06-13 / Editorial

Out of the Past


READY TO GO — Kenmore’s fleet of Department of Public Works vehicles is shown in a photograph taken in the 1930s. 
From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society READY TO GO — Kenmore’s fleet of Department of Public Works vehicles is shown in a photograph taken in the 1930s. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago
June 23, 1993

• D-Day for the World University Games is drawing ever closer, and the Town of Tonawanda is getting ready for the big event. As of this Friday, June 25, the town’s Aquatic and Fitness Center will be closed to the public for security and so competing teams can get used to the facility in time for the Games, set for July 8-18. The security is a very complex issue, according to Lt. James Carney of the Town of Tonawanda Police, the venue commander at the Aquatic Center. He is working with coordinators from the Department of Defense stationed in Amherst to protect the athletes and spectators alike.

• With a song and a smile, Bill Hennessy has brought joy into the lives of thousands of senior citizens through his sing-along program, which he calls “Singing for Fun.” “There are lots of sing-alongs,” Hennessy said. “But this is a unique sing-along, in that I have what I call the ‘golden oldies.’” To the accompaniment of taped music, the lyrics of song hits from the 1920s and ’30s are projected onto a screen in large print. A bouncing ball moved from word to word to help residents along. Hennessy, of Moon Walk in the Town of Tonawanda, said he also walks through his audience with his microphone to encourage everyone to participate.

• There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Lincoln Park wading pool at 12:45 p.m. Friday, June 25, at the facility, located behind the arena off Decatur Road at Parker Boulevard. According to Tonawanda town councilmen, the new wading pool features zero entry depth and includes a mushroom, which cascades water onto users of the pool.

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