Weekly Feature

December 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Social media involved in widespread cyberbullying

The trend may not be immediately visible to the naked eye, but the impact it continues to leave in its wake has been tangible.  Cyberbullying, or peer-to-peer abuse or harassment online, is an issue that continues to drastically affect youth thr More...

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Ken-Ton Editor

SAVE THE DATE — On Thursday, come out to not only do some holiday shopping, but to support local businesses.  The fifth annual Stop, Sip & Shop the Blocks event will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 11, 1991   More...

Education

Study pegs cyberbullying as prominent issue in WNY

With the prolific use of social media in recent years, the ease and efficiency with which teens can abuse their peers online has skyrocketed, and according to a new study conducted by the Siena College Research Institute, AT&T and the Tyler Cleme More...

Kenmore East names honor roll

The following Kenmore East High School students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade 8   More...

Lifestyles

Children’s book focuses on reality of losing loved ones

There was one student who always stayed in the back of Sandy Barton’s mind. Eighteen years ago, Barton was an elementary school teacher. She had a boy in her class who experienced the death of his cousin. More...

Dinner, concert planned

Cardinal O’Hara High School will present a Greccio re-enactment and Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 39 O’Hara Road. From 4 to 6 p.m., the music department will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. More...

Library News

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

Entertainment

Holiday

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Special Events

sat. 10  Craft & Vendor Fair — Event will feature basket raffles, artists and vendors and yummy treats, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Cardinal O’Hara High School Gym, 39 O’Hara Drive, Tonawanda.   More...

Dance

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Rockin’ with Santa helps collect toys for children

“Do you remember when you were a child and your eyes went big as a saucer or you had a smile that went ear to ear?” said John White. More...

Kenmore trustee always showed pride for village

“Caring and charitable” are the words Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang used to describe Trustee Tim Mc- Carthy.  “He loved the Village of Kenmore. He grew up here; it was a special place for him. More...

Local News

Youth attends Mass in St. Peter’s Square

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On Nov. 20, Pope Francis announced the formal end of the Holy Year of Mercy at a Mass in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City. This Jubilee Year of Mercy, which was called by Pope Francis on Dec. More...

Town of Tonawanda collecting barrels of toys

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department has placed Christmas toy collection barrels throughout the Town of Tonawanda.  According to a prepared statement, the collected toys will be offered to local schools or agencies to be More...

Fire District elections set for Dec. 13

Fire districts in Kenmore and Tonawanda will hold elections for the seat of commissioner in their respective departments on Tuesday, Dec. 13.  Residents can visit their fire district’s polling place to cast their vote. More...

Police Blotter

Man invades home, makes off with TV

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Nov. 28   A Wabash Avenue resident reported hearing someone yelling “don’t touch me” in the area. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

LITTLE, Marie R. (nee Smith), of Amherst, died Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. Mrs. Little was preceded in death by her husband, John; one child, John Jr.; and one grandchild. A funeral service was held on Dec. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s looking to defend state title

The St. Joe’s Federation hockey team has consistently been one of the best programs in Western New York for quite a while. That doesn’t seem likely to change this season.  More...

New NT wrestling coach familiar with program

Joe Hooley has always been a part of the North Tonawanda wrestling family.  He watched his older brother, Mike, wrestle for NT for six years, also competing with him when he was a seventh grader. More...

State champion Bulldogs look to build on success

Last March the Kenmore East Varsity Hockey team completed its dream season when it won the 2016 New York State Division II Public High School Championship. More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Holiday Trunk Show slated  The Project 308 Gallery will present the fifth annual Holiday Trunk Show from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the former NTC Ascension School, 69 Keil St., North Tonawanda. More...

Business

Power allocation marked for leather holster manufacturing company

Niagara County economic development officials and the leader of the County Legislature’s governing Majority Caucus hailed a decision by the county’s power proceeds board to approve a 75-kilowatt power appropriation for a local company tha More...

Insurance agency owner wins Blue Vase Award

Kenmore native Crista Dashnaw, agency owner of the Crista Dashnaw Agency representing Farmers Insurance, has received the prestigious Blue Vase Award for outstanding performance in life insurance sales.  According to a press release, the Blue Va More...

Tonawanda resident hired at MJ Peterson

Brianna Sepulveda has joined MJ Peterson as the property manager of Pepper Tree Heights Apartments.  A resident of Tonawanda, Sepulveda attended Brockport State College and is working on her master’s degree from Ohio University.  More...