Weekly Feature

March 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Mandate relief a must for New York State

Municipal governments and school districts that are struggling to make ends meet within the limitations of a tax levy limit are in a Catch-22 — they are mandated to provide certain services but are limited in what they can do to fund those requ More...

Spindle items

TRADITION— Each year during St. Patrick’s Day weekend, it was a longstanding tradition for my mother to prepare corned beef and cabbage with potatoes. My siblings didn’t like this particular meal.  More...

NYPD investigation tests clash between freedom, security

The New York Police Department’s effort to secretly monitor Muslim college students and businesses is the latest test of how far law enforcement should go to intercept potential terrorist attacks in the United States.  More...

Education

Photo

JUST A LITTLE OFF THE TOP PLEASE — Sweet Home High School Assistant Principal Tom Roberts, has his head shaved by Ashley Stasio during a fundraiser for “Bald 4 Bucks” on Friday at t More...

Caring for others is student’s career plan

The faculty members at Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical Center have selected Shannon Rease, a senior from Kenmore East High School, as their featured student for the month of March.  Rease is currently enrolled in the Introduction to More...

On the Campus

Ashley Bennett of Kenmore, daughter of Kim Bennett, and a graduate of Kenmore West High School was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2011 semester at Buffalo State College.  More...

Lifestyles

‘BABES in ARMS’

takes the stage at Kenmore East

They’re young, talented and banding together to ensure that their revue gets to the stage.  “Babes in Arms,” this year’s musical production at Kenmore East High School, is a show-within-a-show, and the students are ready More...

Hospital Auxiliary group hosting spring sale

The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Sewing Group will be holding their Spring Sale of hand-made articles, from themed pillows and knitted items, to decorative household items, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More...

Reel great dancing

Rince Na Tiarna School of Irish dance makes major strides

Rince Na Tiarna is a Gaelic phrase meaning “lord of the dance.”  It is also the well-earned name of an Irish dance school, which has turned out numerous internationally ranked dancers, presents more than 50 shows in the St. More...

Business

Events

Business writing class slated at Trocaire College   More...

Online purchasing carries risk

With more and more commerce being transacted online, the Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about the dangers of doing business on the Internet.  More...

Dealership offering sneak peek of new facility

Basil Resale Delaware is opening its doors to residents to get a sneak peek at the new, full-service facility on Delaware Avenue.  After roughly two years of construction, the former Tunmore Automotive property has undergone a floor-to-ceiling t More...

Air monitoring will continue

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has decided that air monitoring in the Town of Tonawanda will continue. More...

Three unpaid tickets in Kenmore equals tow

Drivers who have three or more unpaid parking tickets from the Village of Kenmore will be stuck with additional costs if they don’t pay up.  More...

Local News

Lions to hold annual hoops classic

The Cheektowaga Lions Club will be hosting its 14th annual Senior High School Ladies Basketball Classic all-star doubleheader beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at Cheektowaga Central High School, 3600 Union Road.  More...

Kenmore Mercy honors two associates

Physicians at Kenmore Mercy Hospital have chosen two individuals to receive the hospital’s annual Medical Staff Award recognizing outstanding associates for their service to patients and staff.  More...

Construction company suing town over bidding war

Accadia Site Contracting is suing the Town of Tonawanda after the Town Board awarded the second phase of the Parker Fries Interceptor Project to another company.  More...

Police Blotter

Cart usage comes into question

Sunday, March 4   An officer noticed that the glass on the secured entrance door for a Colvin Boulevard pharmacy was shattered. More...

Obituaries

Emerson J. Tiebor, firefighter, veteran

Emerson J. Tiebor, 87, of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Mr. Tiebor was born in Tonawanda. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served on the USS Denebola, USS Sierra and USS Aulick in the Pacific Theater. More...

Death Notices

PATTERSON, June A., of Kenmore, died Sunday, March 4, 2012. Mrs. Patterson is survived by two daughters, Terri Littere and Tina Walnock; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Carol Warren. More...

Sports

Bulldogs defeat Oswego, claim first state title

The Kenmore East boys hockey team has enjoyed great success during the past few seasons, building up a winning tradition that has seen them claim Federation championships and advance to the state finals.  More...

Pray backstops Kenmore to Section VI title

All season long, Kenmore girls hockey head coach Jeff Orlowski knew he had an advantage between the pipes over the other teams in the girls Federation hockey league. More...

Call to Courage Breakfast tickets available

The 11th annual Call to Courage Awards Breakfast, which is open to the public, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Variety Club holding telethon kickoff party   More...

Entertainment

Theater

fri. 16   More...

Announcements

MEETING—The Western New York Rose Society will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. Meeting will be held at St. Stephens-Bethlehem UCC, 750 Wehrle Drive, Amherst in the lower hall. All are welcome to attend. More...

Literature

thurs. 15   Northside Writers Group — Join the group in discussion and informal readings, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15 at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst; Free.  More...