Weekly Feature

2018-09-12 / Editorial

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Ken-Ton Editor

HOST FAMILY NEEDED — To all warm and generous souls in the Twin Cities area, there is a girl in need of your help and hospitality.

A 15-year-old student who originates from Liberia is in need of a host family for the 2018-19 school year. The girl is legally blind and in the U.S. via World Heritage, a California based organization that fosters cultural enrichment and intercultural understanding through youth exchange programs, according to its website. The student wishes to stay in Western New York until the end of the school year.

The ideal host family for this student would be located in the North Tonawanda City School District and would be able to host the girl through June 2019. If you would like to assist World Heritage in its mission to help contribute to global harmony and cultural exchange — and you have a bed in your home that’s free through June — call Amanda at 330-360-6144. To learn more about World Heritage, visit www.WHHosts.com.

BOOK BARGAINS, CONTINUED — I’ve already told you about this week’s semiannual book sale at Brighton Place Library, but if that event isn’t in your neck of the woods, consider going to the annual Ken-Ton Friends of the Library Big Book Sale.

Running from Sept. 12 through 15 at Lincoln Park Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd., the sale boasts more than 50,000 books, most of which will be sold for between 25 cents and $1. The sale will also feature a book arts booth, with crafts for purchase that have been made with a literary theme.

Admission to the book sale, which begins at 4 p.m. today, is $6 for individuals and $8 for families. The sale will also run from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, and Friday, Sept. 14, with no charge for admission. The event will conclude with an all day bag sale that will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, during which an entire bag of books will be $5. Teachers who come to Saturday’s bag sale will receive a voucher for a free bag of books.

Funds raised will be used to support library reading programs and literacy outreach. For more information on the sale, how to donate, or how to become a volunteer, visit www.ktfol.com.

HEIGHT OF THE HARVEST — Fall is coming back to Western New York, and with it come harvests from local growers from around the region. Some are featured at the Kenmore Farmers Market, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28, on the Village Green, where Delaware Avenue and Delaware Road meet.

This past Sunday, my fiancee and I took a walk around the market for the first time, stopping to get some coffee, bread and gifts, and to look at all the interesting goods for sale, such as locally made mead, hand-spun yarn, Saturn peaches and buttercup squash. We also appreciated the pop hits played on electric violin and the visit by the Kenmore Branch’s “library on wheels.”

If you haven’t made it out to the market yet this season, don’t miss your chance. We can confirm that it’s a relaxing weekend activity, and food for thought when it comes to holiday gifts. To learn more, visit www.facebook.com/KenmoreFarmersMarket/.

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