Tonawanda News

Opinion

September 15, 2012

TUCKER: A vote for photo identification

Like chocolate? Then take yourself and the family to the third annual Chocolate and Wine Festival going on all day today at Gateway Harbor on Sweeney Street.

Taste lots of sweet treats and desserts and watch the chocolate pudding eating contest. This year, several local farms will offer pumpkins, apples, potatoes and fall vegetables. Don’t forget to bring the kids to the Candy Man Game Show.

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The public is invited to a free health fair between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at First Presbyterian Church, 149 Broad Street, City of Tonawanda. The fair, which is co-sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi Church, will be attended by 48 agencies and health care providers, who will provide information about their services.

There’ll be screening tests, flu shots, and massage therapists. This is a great opportunity to have your health checked — free. Mark you calendar.

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Primary Day is over. Hopefully, the terrible ads on TV and the slick, negative mailings will go away at lease for a month. But on Thursday morning (Primary Day) a reader called in on her cell phone having just driven by Tonawanda City Hall on Niagara Street on her way to work in Buffalo.

“I noticed two political Grisanti signs in front of City Hall,” she said. “Isn’t this a conflict of interest? Does that mean all candidates for whatever race can put their signs up in front of City Hall? Great location, for sure. But I’m stunned that the city allows this.”

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An interesting press release came in about the new online AAA ““Roadwise Rx” to help show how medications may affect the ability of seniors to drive safely. The idea is a great one. By going online you can check to see how medications can affect your driving. The only glitch with the program might be the number of those who should take the test but don’t have access to a computer. Perhaps it could be put be in print form as well as online so more elderly can access the program.

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