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Lemonade Stand Raising Money for Kenya

TONAWANDA, NY -- The annual Devin's Drive, a volunteer project ran completely by children, will kick off it's Lemon-Aid Sale on Monday, August 16th.

The lemonade will be sold at the corner of Deerhurst Park Boulevard and Grosvenor in Tonawanda from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will run though Friday, August 20th.

The proceeds from the sale will support the expansion of the teaching program at Crossroad Springs Institute, an orphan care center and school in Hamisi, Kenya.

Devin's Drive is a volunteer effort started in 2005 by Devin Mueller of Tonawanda, when she was 7-years-old. Devin and her friends run the stand every summer, giving the proceeds to various deserving recipients.

For more information on Devin's Drive, visit www.devinsdrive.com

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New Teacher Orientation Takes Place in the Ken-Ton School District

When current Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District Superintendent Mark P.

Chris Collins to speak with Kenmore Residents

Kenmore Summer Green Series 2010

Speaker for Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 8p.m. (Last Speaker for 2010):
Chris Collins, Erie County Executive
Erie County Executive, Chris Collins will be here in Kenmore as the final Speaker of our Summer Green Series. He’ll talk about the County and we’ll have time to ask questions. Please bring your questions with you to the talk. The Series is free and open to all to attend. 

North Tonawanda Proposed Tax Increase

NORTH TONAWANDA, NY -  Residents of North Tonawanda may need to brace themselves for a significant tax increase.

Mayor Robert Ortt presented his first budget to Common Councilmembers Tuesday night, which includes a 7.8 percent property tax hike.

 

The mayor says the big increase is due to the former mayor's overly optimistic revenue projections, combined with the worst economy since The Depression.

 

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Ken-Ton Mechanic Corrals the Competition at Statewide “Roadeo”

Being the father of six children is just one reason why Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District Mechanic Mike Kleman places a high value on maintaining a fleet of safe buses: he understands how precious the cargo is that comes on and off those buses on a daily basis.  In his eight years with the District Kleman has come to know every part, plug, bolt, nook, and cranny in the fleet of 125 buses. 

That intricate knowledge has come in handy over the past five years as Kleman has won first place in the New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) “Roadeo” competition for bus mechanics in 2006 and 2009, and most recently finished in second place in the 2010 NYAPT competition at Saratoga Springs, New York.  Think of it as a high-pressure “Olympics” style competition for bus mechanics, where they have to quickly assess potential mechanical problems then fix them right away.

“I’m a father first and mechanic second, and I

Ken-Ton Mechanic Corrals the Competition at Statewide “Roadeo”

Ken-Ton Mechanic Corrals the Competition at Statewide “Roadeo”

Being the father of six children is just one reason why Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District Mechanic Mike Kleman places a high value on maintaining a fleet of safe buses: he understands how precious the cargo is that comes on and off those buses on a daily basis.  In his eight years with the District Kleman has come to know every part, plug, bolt, nook, and cranny in the fleet of 125 buses. 

That intricate knowledge has come in handy over the past five years as Kleman has won first place in the New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) “Roadeo” competition for bus mechanics in 2006 and 2009, and most recently finished in second place in the 2010 NYAPT competition at Saratoga Springs, New York.  Think of it as a high-pressure “Olympics” style competition for bus mechanics, where they have to quickly assess potential mechanical problems then fix them right away.

“I’m a father first and mechanic second, and I

Kenmore Children's Concert Series Continues

KENMORE, NY-Classical music is on the menu for the final performance of the season of the Kenmore Children's Concert series.

The Erie Saxophone Quartet will take the stage on Tuesday, August 10th at 6 PM on the lawn of Kenmore Middle School. If it rains, the free concert will move inside to the Kenmore United Methodist Church on Landers Road.

If you go, you're asked to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Food, desserts and drinks will be available for purchase.

Free off-street parking is also available at both the Methodist Church and at Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church on Chapel Road.