Weekly Feature

September 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Clerk’s office profits from passport service

It’s been almost a year since the Town of Tonawanda began offering passport services, and Town Clerk Melissa Brinson says the operation has been quite successful.  “This service has been a moneymaker. More...

Editorial

Don’t just vote the party line

Get out and vote. We start to hear that call at this time of year as the general election approaches. Sometimes, however, it’s too easy to think that our civic responsibility starts and stops with voting.  More...

Spindle items

READING FOR A RECORD — Schools, child care centers, community organizations and individuals are invited to participate in Read for the Record, an attempt to break the world record for the number of children reading (or being read) the same book More...

The devil’s in the details concerning American Jobs Act

President Barack Obama unveiled the key points of his American Jobs Act last week before a joint session of Congress. It was the type of strong policy statement the country had been waiting for, but unfortunately, left me starving for details.  More...

Obituaries

Marion Bissell Wood, ‘Blind Worker of the Year Award’ recipient

Marion Bissell Wood, 82, of the Town of Tonawanda died at her home on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.  Mrs. Wood, who was born in Bergen, N.Y., was legally blind. More...

Joseph M. Gawronski, World War II vet, social worker

Joseph M. Gawronski, 86, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Mr. Gawronski was born in Elmira, N.Y. He attended St. Casimir’s Parochial School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. More...

Death Notice

BUBB, Margaret B. (nee Horvath), 94, of the Town of Tonawanda, died on her birthday, Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Delaware Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility. Mrs. Bubb is survived by her sons, George E. More...

Lifestyles

Baptist Ukranian Church hosting festival

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3275 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, will be the site for a Ukrainian festival being held from noon to 7 p.m. on Sept. 18. Traditional Ukrainian dancers, folk music, crafts will be featured at the event.   More...

ROCKIN' lockers

Students think outside the box, spice up their spaces

A llison Steiner turned the dial on her pink combination lock with one hand and held her tin “Star Trek” lunchbox with the other. More...

Theatre Guild presenting ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild is presenting “Fiddler on the Roof” at NRTG’s new home, the Ellicott Creek Playhouse.  It is based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special presentation of Arnold Perl, book by Joseph Stein, with More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 15 Winds, Waves and Wines X11 — Wineries provide you with tasting from the cellars as an annual fundraiser for the Aquarium, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Aquarium of Niagara, 101 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls; $. More...

Speakers

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Family Activities

thurs. 15 After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Rodent control

Kenmore among first to receive rat abatement funding

Nearly five months after the Erie County Legislature passed a resolution that appropriated $70,000 for use in rodent abatement, municipalities such as the Village of Kenmore are starting to receive funding.  More...

And away he goes

Kenmore West’s Martin Bailey takes off on a 55-yard punt return that put the Blue Devils up, 19-6, with 4:22 left in the third quarter against Hutch-Tech on Saturday at Crosby Field. More...

Town approves bond for sewer projects

A bond resolution in the amount of $2 million was approved by the Tonawanda Town Board on Monday for use toward two sewer projects.  More...

Local News

Photo

MEALS TO GO — Matt Fuzi, 12, a Town of Tonawanda Youth Engaged in Service volunteer, left, helps Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels Executive Director Amanda Crotty box up chicken dinners during a Meals o More...

Erie County residents needed for driving study

Nearly 500 residents of Erie County are being recruited for a Transportation Research Board study on driving behavior.  More...

Biking to ‘break the cycle’

Bikers of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to pedal for a cause on Sept. More...

Letters to the Editor

Traffic near school is safety issue

I feel compelled to respond to your editorial titled “Parents should teach children how to cross the street.”  The issue of having a crossing guard present has nothing to do with a child’s ability to cross the street. More...

Police Blotter

Teens in hot tub told not to swear

Village of Kenmore Saturday, Sept. 3 A Delaware Avenue resident reported that her son may have run away. An officer reported that the youth didn’t run away and that he was at a friend’s house around the corner. More...

Education

School brief

David Bianchi, a student at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Tonawanda, has been named a semifinalist in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program.   More...

St. Joseph’s Collegiate uses sunshine to save money

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NU gets OK for new graduate program

Niagara University’s College of Education has received approval to offer a new master’s degree in early childhood and special education.  The new program leads to initial and professional New York State teacher certification in both More...

Sports

St. Joe’s ready to square off with Canisius

On the road to a Monsignor Martin League AA championship last fall, the St. Joe’s Marauders had two huge victories that helped propel them to the title game at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  More...

Blue Devils pull away in second half

The Kenmore West Blue Devils were projected to be one of the favorites in Section VI Class AA North at the start of the 2011 high school football season. More...

Photo

TEEING OFF — St. Joe’s senior Patrick Waldron hits his shot off the third tee Friday at Sheridan Park Golf Course in the Marauders match against St. Mary’s of Lancaster. More...

Business

Events

BNI schedules September meeting   More...

Changing wine to wood

Len-Co Lumber replacing Premier Liquor

Len-Co Lumber will be opening a third location — this one in the Town of Tonawanda.  The lumber supply outlet recently purchased the Premier Liquor building, a 60,000-square-foot structure at 3465 Delaware Ave. for $2.95 million. More...

Martin’s Fantasy Island site for ‘Every Step’ benefit

The 2011 “Every Step” Walk to benefit the Hunter’s Hope Foundation will take place at Martin’s Fantasy Island on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 17.  There is an 8:30 a.m. registration time for the event.  More...