Weekly Feature

January 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Christmas Day fight leads to man’s arrest

A Buffalo man was arrested Dec. 25 after a fight that occurred outside a Village of Kenmore bar.  Gerald A. More...

Editorial

Put volunteering at the top of your resolution list

I t’s common to make resolutions at this time of year. To eat healthier or to become more organized are two of the most common. More...

Spindle items

A MUST READ/SEE — I’m somewhat picky with the books I choose to read. I enjoy unusual tales and was told by some avid readers that “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” may be right up my alley.  More...

Elected officials should embrace chance to work together in 2012

The calendar now reads 2012, and in Erie County as well as in many suburban communities, new individuals are running the government. Other boards have downsized as well.  More...

Sports

Racquetball program begins Saturday

The Western New York Racquetball Association Development Program will begin on Saturday, Jan. 7 and continue through April. Challenge courts and instruction will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Determined minor leaguers set sights on NHL

From house league hockey to the pros.  Two Amherst natives are one step away from making their dreams by playing in the National Hockey League. More...

Marauders tie Spartans in showdown of champions

The St. Joe’s Federation Hockey team remained undefeated on Thursday, Dec. 22 with a 2-2 overtime tie in its huge matchup with Williamsville North. The tie improved the Marauders to 8-0-1 through nine games.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Garden Club to learn about air quality   More...

Business

Events

BNSME to host January 2012 business seminar   More...

WNY Immediate Care opens branch near Kenmore border

Individuals seeking care for services that are not life-threatening emergencies can take advantage of a new facility on the Kenmore Buffalo border.  Western New York Immediate Care, has opened a facility at 2497 Delaware Ave., between Kenmore an More...

Gelia promotes Kenmore resident to VP of client services

Gelia, a marketing communications agency based in Williamsville, recently promoted Jon Boal to vice president of client service operations and media.  More...

Parolee sought in investigation of burglary

Town of Tonawanda police are still looking for an individual wanted in connection with a recent burglary and possibly responsible for several others in the area.  That person is 41-year-old Scott Wendel of Broad Street in the City of Tonawanda. More...

Traffic Safety Committee awards $3M to counties to offset Leandra’s Law costs

New York State will continue to reimburse counties for a portion of the costs they incur by monitoring convicted drunk drivers who are required to install ignition interlock devices under a provision of the state’s Child Passenger Protection Ac More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

New Southeast Works CEO devoted to human services

A summer job as a teen turned into a career for Town of Tonawanda resident Pamela J. Hayes, Southeast Works’ new CEO.  More...

Preservation League seeks historic places

The Preservation League of New York State is seeking nominations for its 2012 Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, which recognize significant achievements in historic preservation throughout New York State.  More...

Community brief

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore.   More...

Police Blotter

Male changes his mind after yelling for help

Village of Kenmore  Saturday, Dec. 24   There was a report that a female was locked in the ATM room at a Delaware Avenue bank. More...

Obituaries

Death notices

BAUER, Frederick J., of Batavia, formerly of Kenmore and Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. Mr. Bauer was a past master of the Hiram Masonic Lodge 105 and a former inspector for the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. Mr.  More...

Lifestyles

Library System offers free eReader downloads

With the growing popularity of eReaders, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System reminds users of those hand-held devices that they can download books, music and video anytime, day or night, through the Library System website, www.Buffalo More...

School board meeting set for Jan. 10

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board of Education will host its monthly session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 in the Community Room of the Philip Sheridan Building, 3200 Elwood Ave., Tonawanda.   More...

Recognizing red flags, respect

Website informs youth about abusive relationships

Questions, threats, control and embarrassment. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 5   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, Jan. More...

Theater

fri. 6   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 5   Wellness Walk — Join Tifft volunteers and enjoy the fresh air and the sights & sounds of the season with a healthy outdoor walk, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Jan. More...