Town of Tonawanda

Dogs and their humans are welcome today from noon to 4 p.m. at Mang Park for the third annual Dog Days of Kenmore.

New this year is a dog parade at 3 p.m. led by “Phoenix,” the Jack Russell terrier puppy who survived being doused with lighter fluid and set on fire in October.

Contests for best trick, best costume, and owner look-alike will be held at 2:15 p.m. with prizes from the $5 entrance fees going to the winners. State Sen. Mark Grisanti, D-Buffalo, will be among the judges. Two area clergy will be on hand to individually bless dogs.

The event, sponsored by Kenmore Village Improvement Society, will also feature dozens of vendors and exhibitors, as well as Lloyd and Amy’s food trucks and live music. For the full schedule, go to

Also this week:

• The town Public Safety Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in the police building’s conference room 101, 1835 Sheridan Drive.

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

• The Town of Tonawanda Board of Ethics will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers at the municipal building, 2919 Delaware Ave. to review submitted financial disclosure statements for 2012.

• The Kenmore Police Department will be hosting a child seat safety check on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Heritage Centers, 1 Delaware Road. Any agencies wishing to send officers to assist may contact Officer Davis or Capt. Bill Phillips at 875-1234.

• The town requests that resident World War II veterans contact the Youth, Parks and Recreation Department at 831-1001 so they may be honored July 5 at Kenney Field at an event also featuring fireworks and a performance by the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas.

• The Town of Tonawanda Police will be conducting a dog census throughout the town and Village of Kenmore. Dogs will be checked for a valid town or village dog license. Residents found harboring an unlicensed dog will have 15 days to acquire a license. All dogs 4-months-old and over in the town and village must have a dog license. A current rabies certificate is required to purchase a dog license. To get a license, go to the Town Clerk’s office, 2919 Delaware Ave. Room 14, Kenmore. For more information, call 957-1506.