Tonawanda News — Trees combat the greenhouse effect, trees clean the air, trees provide oxygen, cool the city by up to 10 degrees by shading homes and streets, breaking up urban “heat islands” and releasing water vapor into the air through their leaves.
Trees also conserve energy, save water, prevent soil erosion, provide food, heal as studies have shown that patients with views of trees out their windows heal faster and with less complications.
Or how about trees mark the seasons, are teachers and playmates, provide a canopy and habitat for wildlife, block things like concrete walls or parking lots, provide wood and increase property values.
So think twice about cutting down a tree.
Cardinal O’Hara High School Song Corps will perform “The Star Spangled Banner” at the beginning of the Cleveland Indians/Minnesota Twins game at Progressive Field at 1:05 p.m. Sunday. They will also be singing “God Bless America” before the seventh inning. “We’re so excited and grateful that Christopher and his friends will be able to partake in this wonderful opportunity,” Theresa Conlon, Christopher’s mom emailed.
This month’s issue of the WNY Catholic magazine includes question and answer statements by Bishop Malone about the closing of parish schools including that an out of town company did the research on the schools.
Carolyn Gorski, who is working to keep St. Francis of Assisi School open, sent the bishop a reply. Here is some of her letter.
“So let me get this straight, Bishop Malone. You used a company not familiar with this area to do research about schools from this area. When this whole thing started back in September, the head of Catholic Education didn’t know there was a difference between the CITIES of Tonawanda, NORTH Tonawanda and the TOWN of Tonawanda. If she didn’t know the difference, did your research company?