Weekly Feature



December 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Youth need to do more to respect each other

Fresh on the heels of an anti-bullying summit held in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District on Dec. More...

Spindle items

A TASTY DISH — I learned recently that a friend of mine loves beef stew almost to the point where he could consume it for every meal.  More...

Economic development funding a return on our investment

The $100.3 million gift for economic development in Western New York announced Dec. 8 by Gov. More...

Education

Kenmore West names high honor roll students

Grade 9  More...

Blasting receives Athlete of the Week honor

Alanna Blasting of Kenmore was recently named Athlete of the Week at Brockport State College.  Blasting, a freshman, broke a school record by five seconds at the Fredonia Invitational over the weekend.  More...

Lifestyles

Theatre Guild presenting Christmas concert

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild is presenting “Ladies First Jazz Combo Christmas Concert” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, on the St. More...

Finding time, finding hope

Patients, caregivers, benefit from respite groups

I t can be scary when loved ones begin to lose their memory, but it is devastating when the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.  However, there is hope and help to be found if people know where to look.  More...

The Little Pebble Foundation seeks positive impact for child amputees

Overcoming adversity as an amputee can be difficult — especially for children. For parents of the children, teaching them to adapt to life with their disability can also at times be troublesome.  More...

Business

Economic development funding comes to Tonawanda businesses

Three Town of Tonawanda businesses are among the beneficiaries of a statewide economic development program announced Thursday by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.  More...

Events

Sisters of Mercy offering grant funds   More...

Tonawanda resident leaving Dioceses job to establish communications firm

A Town of Tonawanda resident has created his own business, which will focus on helping other businesses with various forms of communication.  Keenan Communications Group, a multifaceted communications firm to be led by Kevin A. More...

Inquiry into fight reveals racist chant

When two students on the Kenmore East girls varsity basketball team got into a physical altercation earlier this week, it prompted an investigation of the matter by school officials.  (See editorial on page four)  What they learned led to d More...

Governor announces funding for UB’s ‘bright future’

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Tuesday approved a $35 million state funding plan for the University at Buffalo.  More...

Local News

Photo

BECOMING AN ICE PRINCESS — Samantha Washington, 3½, receives an ice skating lesson with a "Tots” group on Sunday at Lincoln Arena in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Ken-Ton Y offering preschool programming

The Ken-Ton Family YMCA is offering programming for toddlers this winter and also enrolling youth for this program in the spring.  The Y’s Toddler/Preschool University program appropriately themed Baby It’s Cold Outside this winter a More...

County Executive-elect selects local leaders for transition subcommittees

When Erie County Executive-elect Mark Poloncarz chooses members of his administration it will be based on recommendations from some of the county’s leaders, including three individuals who are known in the Ken-Ton area.  The soon-to-be cou More...

Police Blotter

Fire extinguisher stolen after failure to get pen

Village of Kenmore  Friday, Dec. 2   A Westgate Road male resident spoke to an officer in regard to his ill mother driving. The complainant was advised to complete a driver review form and return it to police headquarters.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

KOCH, Matilda E. (nee Spachman), of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011. Mrs. Koch is survived by one son, Jack; one daughter, Rosemary Blinkoff; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred F. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s aiming for state championship at home

The 2010-11 bowling season was all about cementing a legacy for one St. Joe’s Marauders star. The 2011-12 season will be all about carrying on that legacy with a new collection of stars.  More...

Seniors return to lead Kenmore West keglers

Both Kenmore West’s boys and girls bowling teams return largely the same roster in 2011-12 as they did in 2010-11 and both have visions of winning division championships this season.  More...

Marauders run record to 6-0 during busy weekend

The St. Joe’s Marauders had a busy schedule last week, with four games in four nights, but were still able to remain unbeaten and improve to 6-0, including a hard-fought victory over Kenmore East on Sunday afternoon. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Towne Players sets dates for auditions   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 16   Holiday Coffee House & Open Mic — Don’t miss this night featuring Christmas music and a sing-a-long, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1475 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca; Free. More...

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, Dec. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 15   Wellness Walk — Join Tifft volunteers for a healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis. This drop-in program runs all year. 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Dec. 15 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $. More...