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Grand Island

Better late than never.

John Lent, a 90-year-old World War II veteran, received his high school diploma in a ceremony last week.

Lent enlisted with the Coast Guard in 1942. He received an honorary diploma, with assistance from the office of state Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Buffalo, through the New York State Division of Veterans Affairs program Operation Recognition, which accredits veterans who left high school to serve in wars.

This week:

• The Grand Island School Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the professional development room at the high school, 1100 Ransom Road.

• A public hearing begins at 8 p.m. Monday in Town Hall, 2255 Baseline Road, on a proposed amendment to Town Code that would allow contractor’s maintenance yards as a special use in certain residential districts.

• The Boomers will perform ballads to boogie at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Marion Klingel Town Common outside Town Hall.

• A Zoning Board of Appeals meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday in the board room at Town Hall.

• The fourth annual Roast for Life, a pig and chicken roast to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, will be held from 3 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Post 9249, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2121 Grand Island Blvd. The event includes an all-you-can-eat pig and chicken roast, all-you-can-drink draft beer, live music, door prizes and a basket raffle. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets and donation information, call Kathy Butcher at 481-0588.