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2018-07-11 / Editorial

Out of the Past


POPCORN HERE — This art moderne-style lobby was part of the Colvin Theater on Kenmore Avenue. Built in 1944, the theater was demolished in 1984 to make way for an apartment building. 
From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society POPCORN HERE — This art moderne-style lobby was part of the Colvin Theater on Kenmore Avenue. Built in 1944, the theater was demolished in 1984 to make way for an apartment building. From the collection of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society 25 Years Ago
July 21, 1993

• It was a golden grand finale for the Town of Tonawanda as the United States water polo team won the top prize Saturday, closing eight days of intense competition at the town’s Aquatic and Fitness Center. Once again the seats were all full for the match, as the U.S. defeated Hungary, 13-12, to win the gold and avenge a loss to the Hungarians earlier in the week. For the roaring crowd, not even the fact that the national anthem was skipped during the medal ceremony could dampen the significance of the win and the games in general.

• Town of Tonawanda officials are hoping to put an end to the jostling caused by high crowns along Brighton Road. The situation is not in the town’s hands, but Town Supervisor Carl J. Calabrese last week wrote a letter to John Lofredo, head of the Erie County Public Works Department, to find out how the problems at two particular Brighton Road intersections can be alleviated.

“The crowns in the roads are just too high, and it really makes it difficult to cross without getting all shaken up,” Calabrese said.

• Have you ever tried folding an origami crane? How about 1,000 cranes?

A group of eight youngsters who attend Hoover Middle School in the Town of Tonawanda did just that. And thanks to the help of Town Supervisor Carl J. Calabrese and the pool’s staff, the cranes were displayed in the town’s Aquatic and Fitness Center during the World University Games as a sign of peace to all people.

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