Town of Tonawanda
The four people running for seats on the Ken-Ton School Board will gather Wednesday for a “Meet the Candidates Night” sponsored by the Ken-Ton Parent Teacher Student Association Council.
The event, held in conjunction with the League of Women Voters, is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room of the Philip Sheridan Building, 3200 Elmwood Ave.
The race is for two seats on the board; incumbent board president Bob Dana is seeking a second term, while incumbent Jim Simmons isn’t. Terms are for three years.
The three other candidates are Richard Harned, Stephen Hart and Todd Potter.
Also this week:
• The Tonawanda Town Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Council Chambers at the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave. A work session begins at 4 in the second-floor conference room.
• The Kenmore Village Board meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Council Chambers at the municipal building. A work session begins at 6:30 in the mayor’s office on the first floor.
• Staff from the office of state Sen. Mark Grisanti, D-Buffalo, will hold satellite office hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the municipal building.
• Current students at Jefferson Elementary School will begin the transition to Hoover Elementary School on Thursday, when several events are planned. Incoming students from Jefferson, which is closing this summer, will tour Hoover and visit with teachers during the morning. Then, beginning at 6 p.m., they and their parents are invited to a question-and-answer session in the community room, followed by an open house and ice cream social. An art show and book sale also will be held.
• Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will be the guest speaker at this month’s luncheon meeting of the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon begins at noon on May 17 at Banchetti by Rizzo’s, 550 N. French Road, Amherst. The cost is $18 per person and May 13 is the deadline to register; call 874-1202.
• Used sunglasses and prescription eyeglasses will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the month of May at Wynwood Kenmore, a senior living community at 2971 Delaware Ave., which is working in partnership with Lions Club International. Donations will be shipped to the Lions eyeglass recycling centers to be cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution in developing countries.