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December 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Police arrest juvenile for alleged sex offense at school

Amherst police on Friday arrested a 17-year-old male student at Sweet Home High School for an alleged sex offense.  According to Capt. Stephen J. McGonagle, police responded to the school at 1 p.m. More...

Editorial

Educate yourself before you give

A Dec. 14 fundraising report from New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman stated that charities are retaining an average of just 37 percent of what is raised by telemarketing fundraising campaigns.  More...

Spindle items

CAN WINTER BEAT OUT CHRISTMAS? — The calendar states that Dec. 22 is the official beginning of winter, which, in Buffalo, should mean that there will be temperatures below 20 degrees and snow likely on the ground.  More...

Drop-In Nation program needs help to remain successful

Most of the readers of this column have been fortunate enough to send their children to modern public schools that consistently rate near the top of local and regional assessments. More...

Education

School brief

Michael McClure, the son of John and Katalin McClure of Kenmore and piano student of Mary Handley of Amherst, was awarded a $100 Scholarship for outstanding performances at the recent Burlington Rotary Music Festival. More...

Board approves high school auditorium naming

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board, during its Dec. More...

Photo

SWEET SOUNDS — Nicolas Thompson, a fifth grade student at Hoover Elementary School, plays the violin during the school’s holiday concert on Dec. 16. More...

Lifestyles

Church offering ‘Sharing Shop’

Payne Avenue Christian Church will host a “Sharing Shop” from 9 to 11 a.m. each Tuesday at 1469 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. The “Sharing Shop” includes free clothing, coats, toys, various household items and more.   More...

St. Leo’s students look forward to Christmas

Dogs, gaming systems, musical instruments and robotic toys are a few of the things that students at St. Leo’s School in Amherst are hoping to find under the tree this Christmas.  “I hope I get a dog. 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

AAA installs electric vehicle charging station

The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Inc. and its partners unveiled 21 electric vehicle charging stations installed across the medical campus and announced two additional stations located at AAA Car Care Plus in Amherst and Clarence.  More...

Networking meeting planned

Clarence Chamber of Commerce is holding a networking meeting from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

National Grid to lower electric rates

National Grid customers will see a decrease in their electric bills.  The New York State Public Service Commission on Thursday approved lowering National Grid’s residential electricity delivery bills by an average of 11 percent and up to 4 More...

New home

Kenmore East hosted the first home boys basketball game of the season at its newly-refurbished gym on Friday night against Niagara-Wheatfield, a 53-47 overtime loss. More...

BOE reviews walking distance, building sale

Members of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board, in preparation for the 2012-13 budget process, discussed a handful of ways to save money and generate revenue during their Dec. 14 meeting. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Author tells story of being ‘Set Free’

At one time, Daniel Glushefski, a former Town of Tonawanda resident who now resides in Clarence, owned WCB Heroes bar in Williamsville and had a lifestyle some envied. More...

Hardwick sponsors resolution to limit primary elections

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, R-Tonawanda, has co-sponsored a resolution urging New York State leaders to implement a schedule calling for only two state primaries next year, saving taxpayers millions of dollars.  The item was approved More...

Town selects holiday decorating contest winners

The Town of Tonawanda recently honored the following residents for their participation in the Ken-Ton Holiday Decorating Contest:  Paul and Judy Rumschik of Edgewood Avenue won in the Best Overall Theme category.  Eric Nagel’s home on More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

MAURO, Charles A., of Kenmore, died Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Mr. Mauro is survived by his sister, Marie C. Mauro. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Dec. 16, from St. More...

Sports

Agbeko, Oliveri lead St. Joe’s to strong start

The St. Joe’s Marauders have set out to get back to the Manhattan Cup finals this season and this time bring home the championship. The Marauders appear to be well on their way to that goal through the first six games of the season.  More...

Blue Devils hang tough with Canisius

The Kenmore West Blue Devils received quite a challenge last week when they took on the Canisius Crusaders at the MMA/ECIC Challenge at St. Mary’s High School.  More...

Youngsters move into big roles in new season

The goal is to make it to the state championships for several competitors on the Kenmore East High School indoor track team.  The Bulldogs had several sectional qualifiers last season as they posted a strong indoor track season last winter. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Christmas Eve, Day church services set   Church of the Advent will host its holiday services at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24 and at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 25 at 54 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. For more information call 876-6404. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 23   Jim Brickman — America’s piano sensation in a Christmas celebration with special guests AnneCochran and Tracy Silverman, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 22   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...

Art

ongoing: now-Dec. 23   More...