Tonawanda News — Know someone?
Put on your thinking caps — it’s Women of Distinction time. These are women who are often not recognized for the good they do, but really should be honored, which is where the News’ program comes in. She can be a teacher, coach, business owner, volunteer at a church or another organization or perhaps heads up a project or program that benefits our communities. If you have someone in mind, look on page 8A of today’s edition of the News, fill out the form and send it in. Thanks for helping!
A reader asked if anyone has a photo from the late 1960s of the old train tower at the Wheatfield Street crossing before River Road.
“The tower would pump the gates up and down. And when we were kids, they’d let us help,” he said.
If you have any photos or information, email me at the News and we’ll pass the information along.
She mentioned fundraisers coming up in November — more on that later.
“Bud” Hopkins, our former neighbor and every bit a fun guy, died this past week. His wife, Dona, died in April, also a sad day. These two livened up our end of Ilion Street. They raised three terrific daughters, all with as much light-heartedness as their parents. A deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church, Bud was also active at the Masonic Lodge and Carpenter’s Union and it seemed, could build anything. Although this is a sad time for the whole family, I couldn’t help but think that Bud and Dona are making heaven a lively place and once again, taking care of each other. Condolences to the family.Contact community editor Barbara Tucker at 693-1000, ext. 4110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org