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Where we live: Town of Tonawanda

Town of Tonawanda

Marchers in the annual Memorial Day parade should have a new coat of asphalt underfoot when they set off May 25 down Delaware Avenue.

Work to mill the existing pavement surface and overlay it with a layer of asphalt to prevent additional deterioration began in late April, according to the state department of transportation.

The project will affect the stretch of Delaware between Kenmore Avenue and Sheridan Drive. Town and village officials say the state DOT expects to complete the work in time for the parade.

Officials also note parking will be restricted on Delaware and traffic patterns will be affected. Motorists are asked to obey No Parking signs and to use caution while traveling during this construction period. Motorists are also asked to slow down and obey traffic signs and flag persons.

This week:

• The Kenmore Village Improvement Society celebrates its 7th anniversary at 7 p.m. Monday in the Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber Ave. The group will also award its 2015 Christopher & Frederick Sachs scholarships. This year’s winners are Nicholas Phillips, Stephen Phillips, Lucas Post, Katelyn Pray and H. Willow Yeoh. The public is invited. Visit the society’s new website for more information.

• The Ken-Ton School Board will conduct a regular meeting and budget hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the east cafeteria of Kenmore West High School, 33 Highland Parkway.

• Roll of Honor Post 120, Disabled American Veterans, will host a mobile bus outreach from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Brounschidle Post, American Legion, 3354 Delaware Ave. A service officer will be available to help veterans file or pursue claims, and learn more about benefits for which they qualify.

• The Ken-Ton Closet will offer some of its clothing, toiletries and school supplies to families on the east side of town when it sets up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Franklin Elementary and Middle School, 500 Parkhurst Blvd. Packing up on Friday night before the event, unpacking and pick up are all suitable for students that need community service hours, according to event organizers. Prospective volunteers may contact Jill O’Malley at or 218-9589.