Weekly Feature

February 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Lawmakers support president’s message

Local lawmakers threw their support behind President Barack Obama following Tuesday’s State of the Union address, which highlighted a planned focus on innovation, education and job creation. More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

CLASSIC BUFFALO WEATHER — Chances are you’ve probably heard the weatherman predict that Western New York will receive the storm to end all storms starting Tuesday afternoon and continuing into Wednesday. More...

Out of the Past

Holy history

Knoche Road in the Town of Tonawanda was a sleepy dirt lane in 1918, when this photograph was taken. More...

Education

St. Amelia names honor students

The following St. Amelia School students have attained honor roll status for second quarter marking period:  Grade 8   More...

Kenmore West High School gets go-ahead on IB Programme

It’s official. Kenmore West High School will be the second public school in Western New York to offer a program that features an advanced curriculum. More...

Student Sleepout set for this weekend

High school seniors from the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District are scheduled to participate in the 24th annual Sleepout to be held in the Hoover Middle School parking lot, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, and ending at 6 a.m. More...

Sports

Blue Devils fall again to Wolverines

Boys Basketball

Back on Dec. 21, the Kenmore West Blue Devils gave the Niagara Falls Wolverines everything they could handle at Niagara Falls High School. More...

Medaille to host winter basketball program

Medaille College Basketball Coach Mike MacDonald will host a winter break basketball camp for boys and girls in grades K-6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday, Feb. 21, through Thursday, Feb. 24, for students who are on vacation. More...

Monsignor Martin remains the class of Federation

Girls Hockey

The Monsignor Martin girls hockey team keeps rolling along though the 2010-11 season as they sit at 13-1 overall and in first place in the new girls varsity Federation hockey league with just four games remaining. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 3 . Pirandello’s Wife — For 40 years, an insane asylum in Rome has been home to the wife of Italy’s most famous playwright.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 3 . Stories in the Woods — As part of the Story Hour series for preschoolers at the Julia B. Reinstein Library by the Reinstein Woods, 10:30 a.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 3 . Aspire Night on the Slopes — Hit the slopes to support children and adults with developmental disabilities. More...

Gaughan targets State Senate, Assembly for downsizing

Activist Kevin Gaughan spent much of 2010 focused on dissolving village governments in Western New York.  In 2011, he’s aiming higher.  Gaughan has targeted the New York State Senate and Assembly for downsizing. More...

Senior nutrition program needs volunteers

Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels needs your help.  The senior nutrition program delivers meals to the elderly and disabled people in the community, and the number requesting the service is growing.  But as the interest increases, so must volunteer e More...

Local News

Students urged to complete FAFSA early

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation has announced a month-long campaign to encourage students and families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — one of the most important tools in securing financial aid More...

YMCA seek rock climbing participants

The Ken-Ton Family YMCA has a rock climbing event scheduled for next week.  The Ken-Ton Family YMCA will visit the Niagara Climbing Center, 1333 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda) on Feb. 12.  Family fun is scheduled from 4 to 6:30 p.m.  More...

Ken West alumni group elects new officers, seeks award candidates

The Kenmore West Alumni Foundation recently elected new officers.  Elected for two-year terms were Victoria Wiese, vice president; Sandra Hoehn and Mercedes Calway, co-secretaries; and Hoehn, Calway and James Metzger, continuing terms on the boa More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Dave Sherman’s column was very interesting, and I can see where drawing the boundary lines for the new election districts for Erie County could be quite a challenge. I think the committee doing this job should be bipartisan by all means.  More...

Obituaries

Frances W. Esmonde, homemaker

Frances W. Esmonde (nee Wittreich), 89, of Kenmore, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011.  Mrs. Esmonde was born Sept. 13, 1921, in New York City. More...

Ed Tato, longtime railroad worker

Ed Tato, 78, of Wheatfield, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2011. Mr. Tato was born in Niagara Falls on Oct. 12, 1932. He graduated from Niagara Falls High School and Erie Technical College. Mr. More...

Death Notices

Anderson, Donald W., of Buffalo, died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Delores; sons, Todd, Lance and Luke Dahn; daughters, Kirsten and Elizabeth Anderson; and seven grandchildren. Services were held Tuesday, Jan. More...

Lifestyles

(Happy New Year)

A celebration of family, tradition

I n his short story “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” Dylan Thomas referred to Christmas as “a never to-be-forgotten day at the end of the unremembered year.” In the Chinese culture, Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, h More...

Library News

Brighton Place  999 Brighton Road, 332-4375  Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday   More...

Theatre Guild’s show to feature magic and comedy

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild is presenting a show, “An Evening of Comedy and Magic,” starring magician husband and-wife team Rob and Carol Allen of Niagara Falls and juggling comedy star Nels Ross of Buffalo.  The Allens have t More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Healing Mass set for Feb. 2 Blessed Sacred Church will host a Healing Mass at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2 at the church, 263 Claremont Ave., Tonawanda. Call the church at 834-4282 for more information. St. Francis of Assisi site for spaghetti dinner. More...

Business

Oracle Junction reaches its final chapter

A business that occupied the Delaware Avenue strip in Kenmore is closing its doors next month.  Oracle Junction Book Shop, a four-room store at 2964 Delaware Ave. More...

Events

NAWBO to present communications speaker   More...

New Yorkers encouraged to file taxes electronically

Filing your tax return electronically will bring a quicker refund.  That’s according to Thomas H. Mattox, acting commissioner of the state Department of Taxation and Finance. More...