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The Kenmore Village Improvement Society has provided gifts of fresh pine boughs to senior residents living at the Kenmore Housing Authority. The Greens for Seniors initiative was started by the society to provide a token gift to the more than 200 residents of the senior apartments that will serve as a reminder that they are fondly thought of during the holiday season, a…

Erie County

Each year the Kenmore Village Improvement Society hangs 46 wreaths on lampposts along Delaware Avenue made possible by donations from community members as a memorial to loved ones and special causes, but the large wreaths are also a bright spot during the holiday season. On the Saturday after Thanksgiving, KVIS members and other volunteers prepared the wreaths for displ…

Town of Tonawanda

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society recognized 8-year-old  village resident Luca Sanfilippo on Monday with its monthly Good Neighbor Award for his efforts to light up his neighborhood with a smile and a free glass of lemonade. Luca's mother, Nicole Lamantia, said her son told her in September he wanted to open up a stand and hand out free lemonade just to make peopl…

Erie County

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society (KVIS) will host a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in New York State at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Village Green in front of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Municipal Building, 2819 Delaware Ave. The free program will include stories of the efforts to win the vote and quotes by notable suffragists…

Erie County

Fall is here and the Kenmore Village Improvement Society has spent hours decorating the Delaware Avenue Village Green and gazebo areas with cornstalks, scarecrows, lights, straw, leaves and ribbons to celebrate the season. But they won't take too much time to rest on their hay stacks, holiday decorating planning sessions will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the Community…

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society honored retired teacher, World War II veteran, accomplished violinist and dedicated volunteer Daniel Rydzynski at its meeting last week. Rydzynski, 96, received special recognition from the society for his contributions to society and his community. His daughter, Bette Hulley, who is a society board member, said that her father…

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From hot dogs to dog tricks, all things canine will be celebrated at the seventh annual Dog Days of Kenmore from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 11 in Mang Park. Over 100 vendors that cater to pets and six food trucks will be featured at the event presented by the Kenmore Village Improvement Society. There will also be live music and a basket raffle. Canine contests will…

Commercial real estate brokers and agents are invited to tour available vacant commercial properties in the Village of Kenmore at the fifth biannual Brokers Day event on Wednesday, hosted by the Kenmore Village Improvement Society, Plaza Group, Iskalo Development and Hulley Woodworking. The event is designed to show off what is available in the village. According to KVI…

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Volunteers can help clear the way for the spring flowers on Saturday at the seventh annual Kenmore Village Improvement Society's "Big Kenmore Clean Up," which starts at 9 a.m. at the Village Green at Delaware Road and Delaware Avenue. Participants are asked to bring brooms, rakes, garden tools and gloves. Trash bags and disposable gloves will be provided. Student volunt…