Weekly Feature

November 16, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Elected officials must strive to be good leaders

A few weeks ago, we noted that it was the time of year when people were encouraged to vote. They were reminded about the importance of doing their civic duty and urged to lend their voice to the political fray.  More...

Spindle items

RANDOM THOUGHTS — For the first time in a while, I am at a loss for words for my weekly column.  When I asked my co-workers for ideas they suggested talking about Black Friday or Thanksgiving, but I’m saving that for next week, so yo More...

Voter apathy helped seal fate of Collins campaign

Chris Collins will not be the Erie County executive come Jan. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

FAIRMAN, Carl B., 69, died Saturday, November 12, 2011 at the VA Medical Center in Buffalo. Mr. Fairman served in the United States Marine Corps from 1960 until his honorable discharge in 1964. He retired after 30 years of service from R.P. More...

Sports

Marauders come from behind to stun Crusaders

St. Joe’s advances to league final on two-point pass

Thursday was nearly the end of the line for the great St. Joe’s career of star quarterback Chad Kelly and his Marauders. More...

St. Joe’s season ends in State semifinals

Mike Thoin could be nothing but proud of the effort by his St. Joe’s Marauders both on Friday in the New York State Catholic semifinals and throughout the 2011 season.  More...

Kenmore Jaguars have undefeated modified football season

The Kenmore Middle School Modified football team made history in 2011. Kenmore went 7-0 to finish with an undefeated record for the first time ever. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Luncheon and re-gifting part of monthly event   Northtown Christian Women's Connections will hold its luncheon and annual re-gifting holiday shopping event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 17   Dr. Fameus — 10 p.m., DBGB, 253 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 240-9359, www.dukesbohemiangroovebar  Lance Drake — 8 p.m., Elmwood Lounge, 522 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 882-5881, www.theelmwoodlounge.com  More...

Theater

thurs. 17   More...

Concerts

fri. 18   If you still haven’t heard Bettye LaVette, go now before she gets too big to play a small venue. See this show, 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Second Floor, Buffalo; $. More...

Prostitution sting results in 10 arrests

Ten women were arrested on prostitution charges during the course of a two-day sting operation conducted recently by the Town of Tonawanda Police Department.  More...

Town adds more items to recycling list

A new agreement approved during Monday’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting will allow the municipality to recycle more trash.  The town will now recycle all electronics, including TVs, cellular phones, stereos and computers, that are left on th More...

Thanksgiving meal available to all

For anyone residing in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda area, there will be a meal waiting for you at St. More...

Local News

District’s summit provides anti-bullying message to pupils

A group of nearly 50 Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District students were part of a summit where they discussed how to reduce bullying in the area’s schools.  More...

Community brief

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department is taking reservations for birthday parties at the Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome on Brompton Road. More...

Democrats sweep Ken-Ton elections

Incumbents maintain their positions in government

Democratic candidates won each of the races in Kenmore and the Town of Tonawanda in the Nov. 8 election, according to results posted on the Erie County Board of Elections website.  More...

Police Blotter

Officer tells resident to leave stray cat alone

Village of Kenmore  Saturday, Nov. 5   A motorist reported that there was an injured bird on Military Road and that numerous cars were swerving to avoid it. An officer reported that there was a dead bird on the side of the road.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.Thank goodness Election Day has arrived and with it the end of robo calls and the pounds of junk mail. More...

Education

Mount St. Mary Academy performing ‘Godspell’

Mount St. More...

Ken-Ton student artist honors Board of Education

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District Board of Education members were honored with original works of art from students across 13 district schools as part of “New York State Board of Education Week.”  Superintendent Mark Mondanaro More...

Veterans bring history to life at Franklin Middle School

Nicholas Bandinelli stood next to his granddaughter, Sarah, in the Benjamin Franklin Middle School library and was the first volunteer to share his experiences on social studies teacher Tara Gabel’s “Take Your Grandparents to Social Studi More...

Lifestyles

Hospital Auxiliary hosting book sale

The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a Super Sale of children’s and adult’s books in the hospital Atrium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 17. More...

CLUED INTO READING

Book club engages young readers in mystery, exploration

Zachery Barrett sat on a carpet next to a coffee table in the middle of a few brown chairs and a couch, all occupied by several of his peers.  “It’s interesting because you’re always learning about something new,” he said 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

Events

BNSME to host speed networking event   More...

Former Kenmore fish company closing another location

Next week will bring about the end of an era for Hayes Fish Company’s seafood market at 3985 Harlem Road, Snyder, near Kensington Avenue and Wehrle Drive. More...

Tonawanda business named Contractor of the Year

New Buffalo Impact, Inc., a Tonawanda-based home energy performance contractor, has been recognized by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority as “New York 2011 State Contractor of the Year.”  NYSERDA cited the h More...