Weekly Feature



March 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Congressional districts get radical change

The imposition of new congressional districts in Western New York on Monday by a federal judge will affect several suburban communities.  Rep. More...

Editorial

No easy answers in difficult budget year

I t’s no secret that opinions are divided when it comes to the school budget. More...

Spindle items

IN LIKE A LION? — March has come in like a lamb actually, and I’m pleasantly surprised. This past winter was most likely the mildest it has been in Western New York in my 30-plus years of existence. More...

New York State primary a big prize for Republicans

More than three months ago, I wrote in this space that the Republican National Convention might be a fight to the finish in selecting a candidate to challenge President Barack Obama.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident creates hazard by pouring gas in backyard

Saturday, March 10   A male asked to speak to an officer regarding a male body part that was drawn on his vehicle.  Sunday, March 11   More...

Education

Ken-Ton students win first, fifth place in “Tech Wars”

Hoover and Kenmore Middle Technology Education students competed in the 15th annual Niagara County Community College Tech Wars.  More...

School brief

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s Board of Education will host its next budget work session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 in the auditorium at Franklin Middle School, 540 Parkhurst Blvd., Tonawanda.   More...

On the Campus

Canisius College recently inducted Tonawanda resident Dennis L. Misko ’67 into its DiGamma Honor Society. Misko is director of special gifts for institutional advancement at Canisius College.  More...

Sports

Schneider signs pro contract with Ottawa Senators

St. Joe’s grad, Williamsville resident set scoring records at Connecticut

Ever since playing Amherst Youth Hockey, Cole Schneider always dreamed of playing in the NHL. Now he’s got his shot.  The 2008 St. More...

WNY Tennis Magazine returns after four-year absence

When Mark Ahrens published two issues of WNY Tennis Magazine in 2007 and one in early 2008, the Williamsville resident was a one-man show, editing and rewriting stories, taking photos, and handling all of the fundraising and printing. More...

Photo

UP AND AWAY — Kenmore West’s Martin Bailey scores for the Niagara Frontier League All Stars against the ECIC I All Stars during the John Bellanti Memorial game of the Silver Hoops Classic More...

Business

Events

BNSME to host ‘Swap at the Top’ presentation   More...

Catering business tempting community to taste the difference

For those who put tasty food above anything else when planning an event, look no further than Castle Brook Catering in Kenmore.  Owners Jill Partsch and Gordon Welfare of Amherst promise their clients quality meals that will please any palate.& More...

ECWA releases 2011 water quality report

The Erie County Water Authority has released its 2011 water quality report.  “We are once again very pleased with the results of our water quality monitoring report for 2011,” said ECWA chairperson Francis G. Warthling. More...

Hearing focuses on mandate relief

Several area elected officials attended a public hearing on Friday that was used to gather input on the mandate relief proposals in Gov. More...

Handcrafted

Terry Calvert, who volunteers on the Welcome Wagon at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, talks about hand-stitched pillows she made to sell at a craft show held in the hospital lobby on Friday. More...

Local News

KVIS awards most improved commercial property

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society has presented the 2011 Most Improved Commercial Property Award to Paul Iskalo of Iskalo Development Corp.  The award recognizes Mr. More...

Resident hosting ‘Stick it to Cancer’ fundraiser to benefit Roswell

An adult learning to ride a bike while encased in bubble wrap, a magician and a Kids’ Corner will be featured during an upcoming fundraiser for Ride for Roswell and the Town of Tonawanda Paramedics.  More...

Town man pleads guilty in child porn case

Anthony F. Amato, Jr., 39, of Tonawanda has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to possession of child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney William J. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sustaining PERMA is a benefit to town

Thank you for your Feb. 29 editorial in which you pointed out the great progress that the Town of Tonawanda has made in controlling its workers’ compensation costs since joining the Public Employer Risk Management Association.  More...

Obituaries

Joseph A. Bonfante, veteran, contractor

Joseph A. “Buff” Bonfante, 87, of Buffalo, died Sunday, March 18, 2012.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

KRANITZ, Marvin R., of Kenmore, died Saturday, March 10, 2012. Mr. Kranitz is survived by his wife, Donna; one son, Jerry; two daughters, Jackie Lowinger and Barbara Frazier; four grandchildren; and one brother, Alan. More...

Shirley Rubenstein, education advocate

Shirley Rubenstein, 92, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011.  Mrs. Rubenstein was born in Virginia and raised in a variety of places, including Ithaca, N.Y. More...

Lifestyles

Wrestling tourney features heavyweights

BPW & Entertainment Group presents Buffalo Championship Wrestling’s Heavyweight Title Tournament on Saturday, March 24. More...

Honor Society plans Intergenerational Dance

The Kenmore East National Society, in conjunction with the Town of Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center, will host its annual Intergenerational Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 in the Kenmore East High School gymnasium, 350 Fries Road. More...

‘All you need is love’ and music

WNY All-Catholic Band performs in ‘Beatles Spectacular Concert’

Mount St. Mary Academy band director John Hathaway helps some of his students rehearse for the “Beatles Spectacular Concert” event being held at the school. From left are seniors Claire Kirby, Maria Patnella and Christine Colson. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 22-sun. 25   More...

Family Activities

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Announcements

CALL FOR ARTISTS — The National Garden Festival has issued a call for artists for its inaugural Buffalo-Style Garden Art Sale, Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park, Buffalo.  More...