Weekly Feature

January 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Binge drinking needs to stop

While the cause of 19-year-old town resident Matthew Dungan’s death is still under investigation, there is some speculation — because of the alcoholic beverages located at the scene — that alcohol could have played a role.  More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

ANIMAL INSTINCT — No matter how mild or frigid the weather in Buffalo, I always keep my eye on the events of one day: Feb. 2, better known as Groundhog Day.  More...

Out of the Past

Equipment

A Town of Tonawanda Highway Department truck stands ready on Guideboard Road (now Eggert Road) in 1923. Harry Foster is in the cab, Fred Marohn stands by the front bumper, and Carl and Robert Marohn sit on the hood.   More...

Education

Chilly weather causes school delays

Cold weather led to a delay in operations for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District on Monday.  With thermostats in the area reportedly reading minus 7 degrees on Monday morning, Superintendent Mark Mondanaro decided to postpone the star More...

Photo

MAKING MUSIC — Zorianna Menclewicz, left, 7, of Brighton Place on Saturday. More...

Lifestyles

‘Music Man JUNIOR ’

marches on stage at Franklin Middle School

The students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School involved in the spring musical, “The Music Man  More...

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center

The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announced that the following events will take place at the Center:  Thursday, Jan. 27   More...

Marriage licenses

The following couples were issued marriage licenses in the Town of Tonawanda:  William McCormack IV and Marissa DiDio, both of Kenmore, Dec. 9   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Neighborhood Watch meeting set for Jan. 26  The Neighborhood Watch group for the Old Town area will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26 at the Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns building, 54 Riverdale Road, Tonawanda. More...

Business

New ownership, same service at Brighton Optical

After three decades under Bob Zachary’s ownership, Brighton Optical in the Town of Tonawanda has changed hands.  David Schmidt Jr., an employee with the company when Zachary announced his retirement, has taken over the eyeglasses and conta More...

Events

BNTP to host February meeting at Sonoma   More...

Town resident joins Fidelis Care

David Mika, of Tonawanda, has joined Fidelis Care as its assistant vice president of claims. He is located in the health insurance plan’s Western Region Office in Amherst.  More...

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District will be closed on Feb. 2

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District will close on Wednesday, Feb. More...

Forum will focus on redeveloping Brownfields

The Tonawanda Brownfield Opportunity Area Steering Committee invites residents, business owners and property owners to a public meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. More...

Local News

Web exclusive : Police investigating suspicious package

Town of Tonawanda Police are investigating a suspicious package that was located at a Brighton Road residence on Friday afternoon. More...

KVIS plans fundraiser to fight dissolution

The Keep Kenmore Committee of the Kenmore Village Improvement Society doesn't want to see its village government dissolve. More...

Police searching for pair who stole purse

Town of Tonawanda are searching for a pair who stole a purse, containing another person's belongings, from a local convenience store. More...

Police Blotter

Retrieval of fabric softener leads to laundromat alarm 

Village of Kenmore  Friday, Jan. 14  A Hiler Avenue resident reported that sometime on Thursday her residence was burglarized and all her jewelry was gone.  Saturday, Jan. 15   More...

Obituaries

Catherine S. Freer, art teacher, librarian

Catherine S. Freer (nee Smith), 93, of Amherst, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at ElderWood Health Care at Wedgewood.  She was born Dec. 25, 1917, in Buffalo. More...

Gerard C. Miller, longtime National Fuel employee

Gerard C. Miller, 82, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at home after a long illness.  Mr. Miller was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Buffalo and graduated from Technical High School. More...

Death Notices

Agen, JoAnn P., of Lancaster, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. She was born Sept. 26, 1939, in Buffalo and attended Holy Angels Academy. More...

Sports

Blue Devils push win streak to eight games

Boys Basketball

The Kenmore West Blue Devils ran their win streak to eight in a row this past week as Kenmore East and Lockport became their latest victims. The Blue Devils won’t tell you it was easy though.  More...

Bulldogs prevail in East-West battle

Girls Basketball

Kenmore East head coach Jack Blanch said you have to throw the records out when Kenmore East plays Kenmore West. More...

Cabin Fever program to be held at Eastern Hills

Cabin Fever Baseball, a little league instructional program for players ages 5 to 7, will be offered at Sports Performance Park Complex in the Eastern Hills Mall. Teams will meet on six consecutive Saturdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

wed. 2   More...

Film/Video

thurs. 27   More...

The Buffalo Soup-Fest

sun. 30

More than 30 vendors will compete in more than 12 categories, ranging from best potato soup to spiciest concoction, with attendees casting their votes. A chili tasting, children’s activities and celebrity taste challenge also will be featured. More...