Weekly Feature



February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntley Power Plant remains focus of town address

After almost two years, the Huntley Power Plant’s future role in the Town of Tonawanda is still a relevant issue.  (See editorial on page four)  Huntley’s closure, which occurred in March 2016, resulted in a loss of roughly $6 m More...

Editorial

State leaders to present at energy workshop

People are re-imagining how energy might be produced, distributed and used. This is an important topic in the wake of the Huntley Power Plant closure due to its impact on the Town of Tonawanda and its residents.  More...

Spindle items

Editor

ENTRY DISCOUNT — On Feb. 19, Town of Tonawanda residents can take advantage of a discounted rate at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.  The center will be offering a discounted Presidents Day entry fee of $4 between 1 and 3 p.m.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 24, 1993   More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

HOLCOMB, Susan F. (nee Formhals), of Kenmore, died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018. Mrs. Holcomb is survived by her husband, William Sr.; three children, William Jr., Joseph, and Mary Kathleen “Katie” Hale; and three grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Catholic Charities puts focus on job training for 2018 appeal

In its 94th year, the annual Catholic Charities of Buffalo appeal will once again work to raise $11 million to fund a host of programs that meet the needs of roughly 153,000 Western New Yorkers who live in poverty or are in crisis. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Church to host Grief Support Meeting  A Grief Support meeting will be held at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 1570 Niagara Falls Blvd., in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Workshops/Classes

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Concerts

thurs. 15  The Smile Case will perform, along with Ophelia’s Looking Glass, North Divide, Echota, Nurse Joyful, and more, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Stamps Bar, 98 Main St., Tonawanda; $. 694-3475, www.stampsthebar.com   More...

Commission considers study of historic neighborhood

‘First Ward’

The North Tonawanda Historic Commission is looking to designate an area — once called the city’s First Ward — as a historic district.  Early on in its history, North Tonawanda established lumber as its primary industry, and the More...

Two Tonawanda businesses cited

Town of Tonawanda police conducted an underage vaping sales sting operation on Thursday, resulting in two businesses being cited for the alleged sale of liquid nicotine to minors.  According to police, Town of Tonawanda officers tested the sale More...

Local News

MORNING SUPPLIES

— St. Amelia School students display boxes of cereal that they brought in on “Pajama Day.” Students contributed more than 400 boxes of cereal for the parish St. More...

Kenmore Lions Club presents awards

Winners of the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest and Peace Essay Contest were recently honored at a luncheon meeting of the Kenmore Lions Club.  The theme was “The Future of Peace,” and parents and teachers were also in More...

Senators lead fight to restore Brownfield Tax Credits in state budget

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Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why does Kenmore continuously plow its roads throughout the night when there is absolutely no ice or snow on the streets? They are down to bare pavement, and the plows are just blowing sparks all over. Are they just collecting overtime?  More...

Sports

Tonawanda girls hoops upends pair of foes from Cheektowaga

Tonawanda’s girls basketball team made the most of its opportunities to play its divisional foes from Cheektowaga last week, defeating both Cleveland Hill and JFK to stay above the .500 mark against ECIC IV competition.  More...

Tonawanda-area foes get better of North Tonawanda girls cagers

North Tonawanda’s girls basketball team embarked on a stretch of games against foes from just over the other side of the Erie Canal last week, playing both Kenmore West and Mount St. More...

Kenmore wrestling places two at Section VI Championship Meet

The Kenmore combined wrestling team closed out its season at Section VI Championships this past weekend. The team had three wrestlers competing in the event. More...

Business

Anderson’s to celebrate founder’s 100th birthday

In celebration of the 100th birthday of Greta Anderson, founder of Anderson’s Frozen Custard, the company is inviting customers to share in the festivities.  More...

Junior League to offer two scholarships

The Junior League of Buffalo will award two $2,000 scholarships to graduating female high school seniors who are outstanding leaders in the Western New York community. More...

Forum slated on heroin addiction

The Canisius Golden Griffin Counseling Seminar will present “Four Components of Heroin Addiction and Recover y” from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Grupp Fireside Lounge on the second floor of the Richard E. More...