Weekly Feature



August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Summer festival to feature food trucks, car show

Mount St. Mary Academy will be buzzing with activity at its fifth annual Summer Music Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at 3756 Delaware Ave. More...

Editorial

Town anticipates outcomes from ‘zombie’ grant

With an emphasis on “zombie” property prevention and enforcement, the Vacant Properties Remediation and Prevention Initiative is supporting programs that address homeowner retention and housing vacancy. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

CLIMBING GOTHICS — The rugged wilderness can bring unfriendly aches and challenges. In the midst of nature’s solitude and vastness, the top of a mountain is an anticipated doorway. It leads to a godlike view. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 28, 1991 The main obstacle facing Cardinal O’Hara coach Frank Grandinetti this season is inexperience. “We’re a very young team,” he said. More...

Police Blotter

Unruly customer escorted off property

Village of Kenmore Monday, Aug. 15 An officer stopped a New York-registered vehicle on Military Road and found the vehicle to have a forged inspection sticker. More...

Sports

Depth to aid Tonawanda girls soccer’s chances of deep playoff run

Tonawanda’s girls soccer team fell one goal short of winning the Section VI Class B final, losing to Wilson 2-1. What last year’s team lacked was depth, something third-year coach Angela Nicholas said the team possesses in the pre-season. More...

Lady Warriors volleyball’s starting lineup returns

It’s only been one week since the start of the season, but already Tonawanda girls volleyball coach Renee Smith has been overly impressed with what she’s seen from the girls making up this year’s squad. More...

MSM soccer looking to build on title season

The 2015 season was kind to the Mount St. Mary soccer team. The Thunder won the Monsignor Martin “B” Division Championship. This year’s team will look drastically different, however, as seven seniors have been lost to graduation. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 25 Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free. 332-4375 More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 25 Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. Call 548-1401. www.foothillstrailclub.org sat. 27 More...

Performance

sat. 27 & sun. 28 More...

Town applies for grant to help identify vacant homes

A better way to identify and track vacant and “zombie” properties is on the Town of Tonawanda’s radar. More...

Cardinal O’Hara to transition as school begins

Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda will welcome Jill Monaco as the school’s new assistant principal, along with other transitions next month. More...

Local News

STAYING WARM

— McAuley Manor residents Helen, left, and Barb enjoy their new lap blankets donated by the Kenmore Lions Club. More...

Artwork depicts St. John’s historic chapel

A painting that was created by a former parishioner has been donated to St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore for its upcoming golf tournament. The artwork by Thomas N. Barone depicts the historic chapel at the school. More...

Quinn to retire from ECC following 2017 commencement

Erie Community College President Jack Quinn Jr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Ethics reform critical for candidate

I announced my campaign for New York State Senate in January in large part because of my disgust with Albany and the corruption that seemed to encompass every aspect of government. More...

Education

Bridging the gap

Area students schooled in the game of bridge, gain life skills

It was business magnate, investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett who once said: “Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were willing to keep the gam More...

Lifestyles

Knit together for a cause: Color the Runway holds third annual show

Fighting back tears, Zandalee Delgado stood before a crowd of more than 200 at the historic Hotel Lafayette in downtown Buffalo on Sunday, celebrating the beginning of the third annual Color the Runway Fashion Show. More...

Members sought for Kids Club program

The Kenmore Youth Center, located at 135 Wilber Ave. in Mang Park in Kenmore, is currently accepting new members in its Kids Club program. More...

Lions Club schedules hot dog sale

The Tonawanda Erie Canal Gateway Lions Club will be holding a hot dog sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 3, at the Valu Home Center, 4264 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda. More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Open house to be held at Sandra Lane Sandra Lane Senior Apartments, 705 Sandra Lane in North Tonawanda, will hold an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. Sandra Lane to host presentation More...

Business

Kid to Kid grand opening to kick off Aug. 25

Kid to Kid, an international franchise, is an upscale resale business that buys and sells clothing for young children. The franchise’s first location in the Buffalo Niagara area now stands at 1060 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...

BN360 sets kickoff party for Sept. 22

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and Buffalo Niagara 360, a partnership of young professionals, has scheduled its kickoff party to celebrate the start of the 2016-17 season. The event will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Brunch to feature Chick-fil-A executive

Women in the Spotlight GoinGlobal and DFS Buffalo will host the sixth annual Women’s Empowerment Brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Buffalo Marriott Harbor- Center, 95 Main St., Buffalo. More...