Weekly Feature

November 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Police receiving nearly $900K in DOJ grants

Both the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda police departments will be receiving grant funding according to a release issued after press time on Oct. 25 by U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul’s office.  More...

Editorial

Justice Department grants needed advance notice

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr.’s Office issued a press release Oct. 25 notifying us that the U.S. Department of Justice had awarded grant funding to various police departments, including those in Kenmore and the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Spindle items

 NEW RIDE — The year was 2003: I was a recent college grad, and I decided to reward myself for that accomplishment, so I bought a new car.  More...

Father Joe offers light out of the darkness

I broke bread Sunday with a few close friends – more than 800 of them, it turns out – at an afternoon fundraiser to benefit one of Western New York’s most important resources.  More...

Sports

Registration underway for ECC baseball camps

Erie Community College will host two six-week baseball camps, at the North Campus in Buffalo, 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, starting Jan. 21 and the South Campus in Orchard Park, 4041 Southwestern Blvd. starting Jan. 29. . More...

Blue Devils fall short of Class AA final with loss to Red Raiders

All season long, the Kenmore West Blue Devils had been able to rip off big plays on offense from seniors Marcus Lobdell and Martin Bailey. More...

St. Joe’s clinches top seed, first-round bye

The St. Joe’s Marauders were looking to cap a perfect Monsignor Martin Association season and clinch the league’s number one overall seed on Saturday against one of the biggest surprises in the league: the 7-2 Bishop Timon-St. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Town’s vanished history up for discussion   Town of Tonawanda Historian John Percy will give a free presentation on “Things that aren’t there anymore” on at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. More...

Trick or Treat

Noah Louth, left, 11, and Julia Galante, 10, have a snack while comparing costumes with other children during a Halloween party at Brighton Fire Hall on Monday. More...

Town supervisor race tops local elections

The Town of Tonawanda supervisor’s race will be decided on Tuesday with either Republican challenger Mark Tramont or Democratic incumbent Anthony Caruana winning the four-year term.  Tramont will be on the Republican, Independence and Cons More...

Phase 1 of sewer project almost done

¦ Town will enter second phase of Parker-Fries Interceptor work next spring

Construction work for Phase 1 of the Town of Tonawanda’s largest project on record is coming to an end.  More...

Local News

Kenmore Citizen’s Police Academy seeking participants

The Kenmore Police Citizen’s Police Academy will begin its 13th session in mid-January, and applications are currently being accepted.  The three-and-a-half-hour sessions will be held weekly for 11 weeks.  More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ninety-year-old resident volunteers for alumni event

She’s nearly as old as her home, which was built in 1910 in the Town of Tonawanda, is slightly hard of hearing and has to use a cane to walk around, but Lorraine White Thomas doesn’t let her age or disabilities prevent her from helping th More...

Parking ban in effect

Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore residents are reminded that a town and village winter parking ordinance is in effect as of Tuesday.  The ordinance prohibits parking on all streets in the Town of Tonawanda between the hours of 2 and 6 a. More...

Letters to the Editor

Light rail system could link to Falls

I agreed with David Sherman’s take on the Light Rail Rapid Transit through Amherst to UB North. More...

Obituaries

Arlene E. Roth, hospital volunteer

Arlene E. Roth, 96, of Kenmore, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.  Mrs. Roth was born Arlene Dwyer in Syracuse, N.Y., to John P. and Marie Fox Dwyer. She was one of eight children.  More...

Death Notice

LENZ, Alice B. (nee Ford), of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011. Mrs. Lenz is survived by two sons, John Jr. and Raymond; three stepgrandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; and one sister, Barbara Checca. More...

Lifestyles

New plants for 2012 will be introduced

Ken-Sheriton Garden Club will host a presentation on “New Plants for 2012”, horticulture and perennials, by Mark VanBuren, owner, operator of Zehr’s on the Lake Farm Market & Nursery at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at St. More...

Jazzy, snazzy, country with a KICK

Line dancing team gives boredom the boot

Their boots are made for walking, dancing and entertaining, and that’s just what they do. The members of the Hot Country Liners Dance Team do what they love and love what they do. 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 5p.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

Medical group names town resident as PR director

Town of Tonawanda resident Joseph R. Martone, who served previously in public relations positions at Buffalo General Hospital and Catholic Health, has been named director of public relations at Buffalo Medical Group, P.C. He succeeds Michael H. More...

Chamber seeks board of directors members

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce is seeking individuals who would like to serve as members of its board of directors. “Chambers of Commerce across the nation are hubs of activities for their respective business communities. More...

Events

WNYPA to hold membership meeting More...