Except for a lack of local hotel space, the conference could have been held in Kenmore. While Chautauqua has plenty to look at, the stuff discussed would have been available by looking out the window.
Tightly packed houses, the garage in back instead of in front, people running errands by walking to them, joggers and dog-walkers finding their needs fulfilled on Delaware Road, the aforementioned brick on the Delaware Avenue sidewalks, storefronts with windows instead of walls of concrete.
You can say a lot of things about life in Kenmore, but “incredibly desirable, future-forward and ahead of its time?” That may be a new one.
Ed Adamczyk is a Kenmore resident whose column appears Fridays in the Tonawanda News. Contact him at EdinKenmore@gmail.com.