Weekly Feature

May 24, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Lincoln Park Initiative discussed at meeting

A new path that will complement the already existing Tonawanda Rail to Trail path will serve as a community amenity, but some residents are concerned about how their properties will be affected.  The path is part of a Lincoln Park Green Initiati More...

Editorial

Come Fly A Kite event to kick off its fifth year

As summer events continue to be scheduled, there are many family friendly activities that residents can take advantage of, especially those that aim to give back to the community. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

BATTLE OF THE BOOKS —  Join the City of Tonawanda Library for the 19th annual Battle of the Books.  The event is for students entering sixth, seventh, eighth or ninth grade in the fall of 2017.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 27, 1992   The Dunlop Tire and Rubber Corporation received a special award from Honda of America Manufacturing for 100 percent on-time delivery of all parts the tire maker supplies to the Ohio auto plant. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.This so-called president is either going to get impeached or he is going to have to resign. More...

Education

Mount St. Mary to recognize valedictorian, salutatorian

Emily Ngo, a Niagara Falls resident, will be Mount St. Mary Academy’s Class of 2017 valedictorian, and Juliet Gay of Clarence has been named the class’s salutatorian.  Ngo and Gay will be recognized at Mount St. More...

Cardinal O’Hara senior honored in art competition

Brandon Borzynski, a senior at Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda, was the first runner up in the 27th District for his painting “My Dad” in the recent Congressional Art Competition.  Borzynski is a student in More...

Holocaust survivors tell Cleve-Hill students to speak up for the voiceless

When Tonawanda resident Beth Lewin was just a girl in 1939, she was packed onto a train and sent away from her native Germany, out of the hands of the Nazis and the genocide that was to come.  At the age of 7, she boarded a train bound for Holla More...

Business

Discover 716 app connects users with Buffalo attractions

Damian Spacca wants to make finding an Ethiopian restaurant in East Aurora, a brewery in Wilson or a gym in Kenmore a bit easier, and he’s betting the Discover 716 app will do just that.  The app, which is free to download, has been live s More...

NU awarded $4 million gift from estate

Niagara University has received a gift from the estate of the late Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko. The gift, which will exceed $4.1 million, will be used for several university projects and initiatives. More...

Avalon CEO to run WNY-EO Chapter

JP Midgley, chief executive officer of Avalon Document Services, will take the reins of the Western New York Chapter of the Ent repreneurs’ Organiza- tion when he is installed as president on Saturday, July 1. More...

Budget passes, two elected to BOE

Voters have approved the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s 2017-18 budget of $160.7 million, re-elected current School Board President Jill O’Malley and elected newcomer Michelle Tarbox to the five-member board. More...

Memorial Day events scheduled

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with American Legion Post 205, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2472 and the Village of Kenmore, will hold the annual Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29.  More...

Local News

Late NT resident, World War II veteran honored

State Sen. Rob Ortt recently honored World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient Silviu “Sil” Dan Sr. More...

NY Times editor discusses pursuit of truth during Williamsville forum

Returning to his native Williamsville to speak about the journalistic pursuit of truth, James Dao, op-ed editor of the New York Times, told residents that reality isn’t what it seems at first glance, and as readers, they should be skeptical.&nb More...

Food Service launches new website

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District Child Nutrition Program has launched a Food Service website with an assortment of interactive features for parents and guardians as well as students.  The website includes breakfast and lunch menus w More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports that her phones don’t work

Village of Kenmore  Monday, May 15   A Lincoln Boulevard resident said her brother kicked her bedroom door in for no reason and is being very argumentative.  A Tremont Avenue resident reported that someone entered her vehicle last nig More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

HOFFMAN, Melvin J., of North Tonawanda, died Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Mr. Hoffman is survived by his wife, Jennifer (nee Moll), and two children, Robert and William. A funeral service was held on May 22 at Church of the Advent. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s lacrosse wins MMA Title

Sports Reporter

The St. Joe’s lacrosse team followed up the first Monsignor Martin playoff title in program history with the team’s second-ever regular season title. More...

St. Joe’s track wins All-Catholic title

The St. Joe’s track team saved its best performance of the season for the exact right moment. The team won the All-Catholic Championship Meet with 132 points. This came after losing to both Canisius and St. More...

Mount St. Mary lax finishes first in Monsignor Martin

The Mount St. Mary lacrosse team is in a familiar place, even under new leadership. More...

Lifestyles

Author Lauren Belfer discusses Buffalo-based novel ‘City of Light’

As a child growing up in Buffalo during the 1960s and ’70s, Lauren Belfer never felt inspired by the city’s architecture or history. All Belfer wanted to do was escape the city and its lack of opportunities. More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. • 834-7657  Library hours   More...

Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meals are held at noon daily for a $3 voluntary donation. Attendees must have a reservation. More...