Weekly Feature



October 26, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Town changes budget to restore D.A.R.E

The Town Board on Monday accepted changes to the tentative budget for the purpose of restoring a program that helps prevent youth from engaging in drug use, gang activity and violent acts.  (See editorial on page four)  Drug Abuse Resistanc More...

Editorial

Councilman changes his tune about D.A.R.E

Five years ago, when the Tonawanda Town Board initially discussed cutting funding for the Drug Abuse Resistance program, better known as D.A.R.E, Councilman Dan Crangle seemed to be on board with the idea of eliminating funding for the program, thus More...

Spindle items

APPRECIATION — Each year a resident on Northwood Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda creates a haunted house on his property for residents to walk through. More...

Occupy Wall Street lacks the substance to build credibility

Somewhere between the Vietnam War protests of the ‘60s and police action in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, the seeds were sown for the current Occupy Wall Street movement.  More...

Education

St. Amelia’s School principal among nation’s best

One of the nation’s best principals works right here in the Town of Tonawanda, according to the National Association of Elementary School Principals.  The association recently selected James Mulé as one of the 2011 National Distinguished P More...

Food options questioned in Sweet Home district

Changes were urged in the food service program in the Sweet Home Central School District during the Oct. More...

Photo

WORK OF ART — Kenmore West High School senior Robert Rusch discusses his work with Villa Maria College animation instructor Sarah Hanson during Portfolio Day for art and design students held at More...

Lifestyles

Senior zumba classes offered

TSS Enterprises/Buffalo Zumba Fitness will offer free Zumba classes especially designed to encourage seniors to attend Zumba classes. More...

The Auslanders

A little bit of Bavaria in Western New York

I f you’ve raised a glass at an Oktoberfest this fall, chances are good that The Auslanders were playing at the time.  The German band has been performing throughout Western New York since 1974. More...

Ken-Ton Library News

Brighton Place  999 Brighton Road, 332-4375  Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday   More...

Business

Epic Center provides epic amounts of fun at multi-sport facility

Mike Weis’ first attempt at creating a recreational facility lasted seven weeks.  Originally built inside a dome, the Epic Center, 2793 Wehrle Drive, near Transit Road, Lancaster, couldn’t handle the wind and blew to the ground.  More...

Events

BNTP announces monthly meeting for November   More...

Kenmore dentist offers to buy your sweets

One area dentist is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.”  This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Lucchese Family Dentistry in Kenmore and receive $1 per pound.  Dr. More...

Halloween parades, parties set for this weekend

The Town of Tonawanda fire departments and the town’s Youth, Parks and Recreation Department along with the Village of Kenmore will sponsor the following Halloween parades and parties beginning Saturday.  More...

Sewer project update topic of public meeting

The Town of Tonawanda will host a presentation on Thursday, Oct. 27, during which residents will be updated regarding a project that started in the town last summer.  More...

Local News

County Executive candidates’ spokesmen size up debate at St. Joseph’s Collegiate

Two candidates for the Erie County executive race went head-to-head on Thursday as part of a debate at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in the Town of Tonawanda.  More...

Kenmore Mercy is site for Drug Drop Off Day

Residents are encouraged to drop off their prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to ensure they are properly disposed of when 14 sites across Erie County will be collecting pharmaceuticals during National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day  More...

Light pole saves memorial signage

A light pole located along Colvin Boulevard prevented a vehicle from damaging a memorial sign during an accident that occurred Friday afternoon.  Town of Tonawanda police said a 24-year-old male resident who was operating a 2003 Chevrolet SUV re More...

Obituaries

Herbert A. Hauptman, winner of Nobel Prize in chemistry

Herbert A. Hauptman, 94, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1985, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011.  He was Western New York’s only Nobel Laureate.  Dr. More...

Anthony F. Perna, barber shop owner

Anthony F. Perna, 66, of Tonawanda, died Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.  He was born in Buffalo and graduated from Grover Cleveland High School.   Mr. More...

Sports

Kenmore West goes overtime to beat Redskins

The Kenmore West Blue Devils were just two yards away from a win on Saturday and a trip to the Section VI Class AA semifinals. More...

Lady Blue Devils get revenge for loss to Lockport

There was just one blemish for the Kenmore West Lady Blue Devils during the 2011 regular season. More...

Marauders win first League title in four years

The St. Joe’s Marauders had a chance to clinch the Monsignor Martin Association League AA title for the first time in four years on Monday. The only thing standing between the Marauders and the title was their rivals from Canisius. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 27   Chris Maloney — 8 p.m., Blue Lantern, 6120 Seneca St., Elma; $. 652-2583  Caitlin & The Jamie Moses Band — 7:30 p.m., Elmwood Lounge, 522 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 882-5881, www.theelmwoodlounge.com  More...

Theater

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Concerts

thurs. 27   Electronic jam band, Lotus, with special guests Keys n Krates, 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at The Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., Buffalo; $. 852-3900, www.townballroom.com  fri. 28   More...