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Village of Kenmore
2919 Delaware Avenue
Kenmore, NY 14217
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March 2024.  ECLIPSE April 8, 2024

The Village of Kenmore (along with all of Erie County) will experience a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024.  The solar eclipse happens when the moon crosses between the earth and the sun – resulting in the sun being partially or totally blocked by the moon. Exact local times will vary depending on your location:

  • The partial eclipse begins a little after 2:00 p.m. (EST)
  • Totality will begin at about 3:15 p.m., depending on your location.
  • Totality will last about 3 minutes 45 seconds if you are on the center line.
  • The farther you are from the centerline, the shorter the totality will be.
  • The partial eclipse ends at about 4:30 p.m.
  • Overall eclipse duration: 2 hours 27 minutes

The Total Solar Eclipse only occurs once every 18 months and rarely in Western New York.  So, this is a major event.  Changes in temperature, winds, and animal behavior occur during the time around totality.

Erie County is anticipating a large influx of visitors to our area, looking to view the eclipse.  Heavy traffic should be anticipated. 

In order to maximize your experience, please:

  • Consider staying home to enjoy this spectacular event with your family or organize neighborhood viewing parties
  • Plan any necessary travel in advance, and anticipate heavy congestion and slow traffic
  • Have certified solar glasses to protect your eyes, as direct viewing of the sun, even if it’s cloudy, can be dangerous to your eyes.

There are several local and national resources for you to plan your eclipse viewing.

How to Use Solar Eclipse Glasses
https://preventblindness.org/solar-eclipse-glasses/

Family Total Solar Eclipse Toolkit
https://preventblindness.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Family-Solar-Eclipse-Toolkit.pdf

Solar Eclipses and Your Eyes
https://preventblindness.org/solar-eclipse-and-your-eyes/

Buffalo Eclipse Locations
https://buffaloeclipse.org/locations/

Niagara Falls Solar Eclipse
https://www.niagarafallsusa.com/2024-solar-eclipse/

NASA: Total Solar Eclipse Safety
https://science.nasa.gov/eclipses/future-eclipses/eclipse-2024/safety/

Solar Eclipse Across America
https://eclipse.aas.org/eclipse-america-2024

Hosting A Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
https://preventblindness.org/planning-or-hosting-a-solar-eclipse-viewing-party/

Erie County: Total Solar Eclipse
https://www3.erie.gov/health/total-solar-eclipse

Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium: Events at Buffalo State University

https://planetarium.buffalostate.edu/eclipse

Buffalo Audubon Society Event
https://www.buffaloaudubon.org/total-solar-eclipse-2024.html

Associated Press: What to know about watch parties and safe viewing

https://apnews.com/article/total-solar-eclipse-april-2024-83164668ee08b0a0c92e1d2ac41e91aa

 

 

July 2023. The Kenmore Farmers Market has been named a 2023 Neighborhood Fave from Nexttdoor!  The Kenmore Farmers Market started in 2002 by then Trustee Patrick Mang.  Originally, the Market was set up in the Municipal Parking lots behind Marine Midland bank.  To give the Market more visibility, it was moved to the Municipal Green, where it continues to grow.  The Market is coordinated by Lauren Willet-Benson and takes place on the Municipal Green 9 AM - 1 PM every Sunday, June through October.  Come on out and see why the Kenmore Farmers Market is a Neighborhood Fave!

 

 

 

June 12 2023.  The Board of Trustees acknowledged Village Historian, Ed Adamczyk, at its June 6th meeting.  Mr. Adamczyk has served as the Village Historian since 2007.  He'll be retiring at the end of the month.  Whether giving a tour or talk, or answering various questions, Mr. Adamczyk always had the answer!  Ed made every history lesson interesting, and his love for history, and the Village, was clearly evident in his faithful stewardship of the Village's 124-year history.  Thanks, Ed!

In other June news, Kenmore Days runs 6/16 - 6/18.  Most events will be at Mang Park, with the exception of Truck Day which takes place on Saturday afternoon on Delaware Road by the Municipal Building.  The full schedule for this year's event is found on this website under Events/Kenmore Days.

The Kenmore Farmers Market will open on 6/18.  The Market is held on the Municipal Green and runs every Sunday 9 AM - 1PM.

Porchfest will take place on 6/25.  Live music will be playing throughout the Village, with over 50 band/groups performing.

 

 

March 7, 2023.  This is a historical month in Kenmore's history.  The iconic water tower, which has been a prominent presence of the Kenmore landscape, will be coming down.  The water tower hasn't been used since the 1970s.  Currently, T-Mobile uses the tower for antennae.  Some of you may have noticed the large crane on site yesterday.  That crane was used by TMobile to take down its equipment.  Just across the street, you'll see another tower, which will maintain the T-Mobile network while the deconstruction takes place.  Work will begin in the next week or so (weather dependent).  The first phase will involve paint removal and the second phase will see another large crane coming in to take down the structure.  Be sure to take before and after pictures!

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