Weekly Feature



February 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Donate your prom dress to Gowns for Prom

As spring approaches in March, it’s not too early for young girls to be thinking about their prom — the day they get to dress up, wait for their date and take photos with high school friends. More...

Spindle items

Editor

BOARD SEAT — Next month, the Erie County Association of School Boards will host a free workshop for prospective school board members.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 3, 1993   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Every time I hear a legislator say something about trying to get a new law passed, I have to laugh. How many laws do we need on our books? How many laws are on our books that are extinct by now? More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

SULLIVAN, James P., of Tonawanda, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Mr. Sullivan is survived by two children, James and Valerie, and three grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Feb. 20 at St. Margaret Church. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s defeats Timon 8-0 to move onto Niagara Cup Final

Sports Reporter

St. Joe’s used a consistent and unrelenting attack to continue its unbeaten streak and yet again earn a spot in the Niagara Cup Final. More...

North Tonawanda boys hoops ready for playoffs

The North Tonawanda boys basketball team may not have been as experienced or deep as last year’s Section VI Championship team, but the Lumberjacks found success in the regular season regardless. More...

Weber qualifies for state meet with record-breaking performance

St. Joe’s Bowling

It was quite a week for St. Joe’s bowling star Mike Weber. The Marauders’ top guy broke a Monsignor Martin record and earned a spot in the CHSAA Championship tournament in March.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 22  Family Snowshoe Walk — Join Reinstein Woods for a morning snowshoe walk along the trails as you look for evidence of wildlife, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Special Events

thurs. 22  Happy Hour at Lumagination — One of the spaces in the Administration Building of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens will be transformed into a bar, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Art

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Students support environment through art

Kenmore East High School art students have added color and a meaningful message to Town of Tonawanda infrastructure.  As part of a project, teams of students painted stormwater drains last year in locations throughout Kenmore and the Town of Ton More...

Harzfest to raise funds on March 3

¦ Event held in memory of City of Tonawanda native

After reconnecting years later on Facebook, two City of Tonawanda High School graduates — Sue Holler and Jim Harszlak — started dating in 2009.  It was only a year later when both their lives unexpectedly changed. More...

Local News

Brighton Fire District elects board members

Brighton Fire District No. 5 Board of Commissioners recently held its organizational meeting for 2018.  Commissioner Patrick Langenfeld was approved as chairman by fellow board members Louis Arnow, Walter Byers, Steven P. More...

Universal Pre-K registration slated

Parents and guardians in the Tonawanda City School District can register their children for the 2018-19 universal prekindergarten program on Tuesday, Feb. 27, and Wednesday, Feb. More...

Tonawanda man guilty of criminal mischief

State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia has found 47-year-old John E. Smith of the City of Tonawanda guilty of criminal mischief in the fourth degree in connection with a June 16 garage fire.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports unfit babysitter

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Feb. More...

Canisius High names honor roll

The following Canisius High School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. More...

News Briefs

The Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department will hold its drive-thru-only chicken barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at the fire hall, 16 Nash Road. Tickets cost $10 presale or $11 at the door. More...

Education

Kenmore West High School names high honor roll

The following Kenmore West High School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year.  Grade 8   More...

St. Amelia’s posts honor roll

St. Amelia School recently named students to its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year.  Grade Four   More...

On the Campus

Noah Greene of Kenmore has been named to the dean’s list at Cortland State College for the fall 2017 semester.  Sarah Tomasello of Tonawanda has been named to the dean’s list with honors at Brockport State College.  More...

Lifestyles

A history of women in leadership: Sisters of Mercy celebrate 160 years

If you grew up in South Buffalo, it’s hard to imagine the area without its heavy Catholic influence. More...

Congress on Your Corner slated

Congress on Your Corner with Brian Higgins will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at North Tonawanda City Hall, 216 Payne Ave. More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. • 834-7657  Library hours  Winter hours are: noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.   More...

Business

Higgins pushes for Federal Opportunity Zones

Rep. Brian Higgins is advocating for Western New York neighborhoods to be nominated as Federal Opportunity Zones, under a new program that provides tax incentives to encourage investment in designated economically distressed areas.  More...

60 internships available at Univera

Univera Healthcare has 60 summer internship positions available for college students at its locations across upstate New York. More...

Vaughan appointed at Kenmore Mercy

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, has appointed William Vaughan to the position of vice president of mission integration for Kenmore Mercy Hospital.  Most recently, Vaughan served as Catholic Health’s director of chaplai More...