Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Spring is here! At 12:57 p.m., the Spring Equinox puts an official end to one of the most brutal winters in recent times.
This week’s trivia tidbits start with the letter C. Cleopatra wasn’t Egyptian; she was Greek. Clinophobia is the fear of beds. Clocks made before 1660 had only one hand, an hour hand. Coconuts kill more people in the world than sharks do. Colgate’s first toothpaste came in a jar.
Our Newfane hospital is in the news and there is fear of a shutdown. Officials are at work to sort it out, and while input is welcome, it must be respectful as well as passionate. The town thanked the more than 200 people who showed up at the meeting at the town hall, but the time for public input will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Miller Hose Company hall. Supervisor Tim Horanburg asks that during this process, your posts, messages and comments on the Town of Newfane’s Facebook page remain respectful and respectable. Share the page with those who may not follow already as the Facebook page will be the place for up-to-date official information regarding the town’s position.
Get your detective skills ready for Family Story Time tonight at Newfane Free Library. The fun starts at 6:30, when they will be reading “The 13th Clue” by Ann Jonas, followed by an experiment with fingerprinting and making your own detective suitcases. Call 778-9344 to sign up for all the Thursday Family Story Hours through April 10. Next week will be “Dinosaurumpus” by Toni Mitton. Spring Story Hour for preschoolers will be held at 9:30 a.m. Fridays from March 28 to May 9 at the Newfane Free Library. April is National Poetry Month, which means it’s time for Newfane Free Library’s Annual Poetry Contest. The contest is open to kids in pre-K through eighth grade, and all poems need to be submitted to the library by April 4. Contest rules and entry forms can be found on the website at www.newfanelibrary.org.