Town of Tonawanda

A Buffalo News carrier is being credited for alerting authorities to a potentially dangerous natural gas leak she encountered on a Town of Tonawanda delivery route early last Sunday morning.

Town police were called at 3:22 a.m. by the carrier, who reported smelling natural gas when she stepped onto the front porch of a home off Delaware Avenue, south of Sheridan Drive. Police and Kenmore firefighters responded, and a crew from National Fuel reportedly determined the odor was caused by a leak in a gas meter nearby.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the carrier for ... caring and concern in not just walking away from a potentially dangerous situation,” Brian H. Newbigging of Athol Springs, the homeowner’s son, wrote in an e-mailed Letter to the Editor.

“Good work on this delivery person’s part,” added Lt. Nicholas A. Bado, a police department spokesman. “You wish more people would be proactive.”

Also this week:

• The monthly meeting of Kenmore Village Improvement Society begins at 7 p.m. Monday in Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber Ave.

• A Kenmore Village Board meeting begins at 8 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers at the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 6:30 in the mayor’s office on the first floor.

• The Town of Tonawanda Zoning Board of Appeals meets at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers at the municipal building.

• Winterfest Weekend 2013 begins with a dance Thursday night in the Senior Center and runs through next Monday, Jan. 21, with a variety of activities held indoors and out. Visit for the full Winterfest schedule.

• Friday is the deadline to register for “Stuffed – A Ravioli Workshop” to be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at YWCA Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. The fee is $15, plus there’s an $8 supply fee to be paid to the instructor the night of the class. Call 692-5580 to register.

• A four-session boys and girls soccer clinic on fundamental foot skills begins Saturday at YWCA Tonawandas. The cost is $10 a session, which run from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and additional sessions are scheduled for Jan. 26, and Feb. 2 and 16. The minimum class size is six children and registration is required before the start of each session. Call the Y at 692-5580 to reserve a spot.