>Police Advisory Board has several openings
Several openings remain on the Cheektowaga Police Advisory Board, which assists the Police Department in assessing community needs and expectations.
The board also helps enhance the flow of information to residents, schools and businesses in town.
Openings exist in the Midtown and French Road districts. A representative also is needed from the business community. Those who are interested may contact Chief Christine Ziemba at 686-3505.
>Kenmore Middle PTA offers $500 scholarship
The Kenmore Middle School Parent-Teacher Association is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior from the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District.
Applications are available in the guidance offices at Kenmore East and Kenmore West high schools. The deadline for completed applications is March 23.
Applicants must have attended Kenmore Middle School for at least one year and have an average of 80 or better. The scholarship will be awarded based on participation in school activities, community service, leadership and personal initiative.
>GCC receives honors for annex, Web site
BATAVIA -- Genesee Community College, with an enrollment of more than 6,500, has added two honors to its recognition as one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation.
The Eastern New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has selected its student activities annex, which opened a year ago, for a design award.
The National Research Center for College and University Admissions, meanwhile, has rated its Web site second best in the nation. Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg was rated No. 1.
>Additional apartments planned downtown
BATAVIA -- More than a dozen new apartments are being created in downtown Batavia, where hundreds of people had lived before urban renewal displaced them in the late 1960s.
The former C.L. Carr department store, a third-generation family business that closed in 2001, contains two apartments, and plans call for more.
On Jackson Street, the former Daily News building contains an apartment, two are located above a restaurant, and two are nearing completion over a jewelry store. All are studio or one-bedroom units, according to Edward M. Flynn, the community's development director.
Half a block away, Anthony Angotti has announced plans for a building that will contain offices and two or three apartments.
The Carr building, one of five Main Street properties purchased in recent years by developer Andrew Mistler, soon will house a display of high-end sports cars.
Mistler and his son Ken came from Long Island a decade ago to open PetMart, converting a former Coca-Cola Bottling plant into a supermarket for pet owners.