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Town of Tonawanda

Mary Lou Frost’s diving hobby has taken her to such exotic places as the Red Sea in Egypt, Cayman Islands, Galapagos Islands and Fiji’s barrier reef.

But it was on her most recent trip to the Turks and Caicos Islands in June that the 80-year-old Town of Tonawanda resident completed her 1,000th dive.

A retired Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda school music teacher, Frost began diving 30 years ago and considers it an essential part of her active lifestyle.

“It’s a sport that you can continue through your lifetime as long as your heart and lungs are healthy,” said Frost, who is a certified advanced open water diver.

She has traveled the world with her Canon G7 digital camera and Ikelite underwater housing to document the vibrant beauty she encounters at depths between 40 and 70 feet.

An exhibit of Frost’s stunning photography of marine life and landscapes is on display through August at the Amherst Center for Senior Services, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Also this week:

• The monthly meeting of Kenmore Village Improvement Society begins at 7 p.m. Monday in Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber Ave. The society will wrap up its “Kenmore in Bloom” gardening initiative at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, with a breakfast featuring awards and guest speakers Sally Cunningham and Solveig Hanson.

• Staff from Grisanti’s office will hold satellite office hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave.

• The City of Tonawanda’s Garden Walk will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Maps of the free, self-guided tour are available at city hall, the mayor’s office, library, police station and senior center.