Ruth Lidlow wins monthly award

Ruth Lidlow, of 261 Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk, has been named Rising Star winner for July.

Lidlow transformed her home with a complete exterior renovation which began a few years ago when she first purchased the home. Her list of improvements include; a new roof, painting of the detached garage a tan color which incorporated installation of new white garage doors. A newly paved driveway, new front steps and back porch were complemented by the painting this summer of the house a deep red with white trim.

For all her efforts, Lidlow was presented a $100 gift certificate to The Home Depot, courtesy of assistant store manager Josh Hilliker.

The Rising Star program was created to promote and recognize city of Dunkirk property owners who make significant exterior improvements to their existing residential homes, which in turn helps to elevate the image of city neighborhoods.

Each month through October, a $100 gift certificate will be presented to the winning property owner. Program guidelines and nomination forms are available from the City Clerk’s office and the following Rising Star sponsors: Add Lumber, Bargain Outlet, Service Hardware and the Home Depot. All exterior home improvements will be considered and residents are encouraged to apply.

Questions can be directed to First Ward Councilman Mike Michalski at 951-0015.