Weekly Feature



March 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Cuts to faculty, staff likely at Sweet Home

The Sweet Home Central School Board continues work on the proposed 2012-13 budget, hoping to set a tax levy increase that would come in below the state’s new tax cap limits.  Attendees at a budget meeting held earlier this month heard the More...

Editorial

Voting yes will save money, teachers, programming

Voters in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District have an important job to do on April 3. More...

Spindle items

GET IN ON THE ACT — The Towne Players will be auditioning individuals for Neil Simon’s “Prisoner of Second Avenue” from 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Thousands of baseballs await a new home

Diligent craftsmen are busy making memories this week as Major League Baseball prepares for the start of the 2012 season on Wednesday, April 4.  Far from Fenway Park, where baseball has been played for a century, and Camden Yards, with just two More...

Education

St. John’s names first honors students

The following students received first honors status for the first trimester marking period at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore:  Grade Eight   More...

Village native receives student, employee honors

Megan Hoover, a senior English and education major from Kenmore, who works in the Office of Admissions, was named Niagara University’s Student Employee of the Year at an awards ceremony held March 23 in the Heritage Room of Clet Hall.  Hoo More...

Canisius presents mixed media exhibit

ArtsCanisius presents “I Have…”, a soft sculpture and mixed media exhibit by Rebekah Champ, from Wednesday, March 28, to Friday, May 18, in the college’s Peter A. and Mary Lou Vogt Gallery in the Andrew L. More...

Sports

Magical run ends for O’Hara in Federation semis

The Cardinal O’Hara Lady Hawks enjoyed the dream season in 2011-12. More...

All-WNY girls ice hockey all-stars slated

The second season of the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation resulted in two new champions.  The Monsignor Martin Association beat West Seneca, 2-1, for the Federation championship while Kenmore beat West Seneca, 1-0, for the pu More...

Spring youth lacrosse slated for ECC North

The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy is accepting interested players for its spring youth programs to be held at noon on Sundays, April 15, 22 and 29, and May 6, 13 and 20, at the ECC North Campus, 6205 Main St., Williamsville.  More...

Business

Cub scout groups test cars at GM

An event for area Cub Scouts held at General Motor’s Tonawanda Engine Plant on Sunday was filled with a whirlwind of plant tours, advanced technology demos and of course the main event — the racing of wood cars.  More...

Events

Trocaire to host communications course   More...

Workshops held to aid small businesses

New York State is getting into the business of helping people start and grow small businesses.  More...

Propositions vote taking place April 3

Residents in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District are being asked to vote on Tuesday, April 3 on two propositions that will impact the cost of next year’s budget.  (See editorial on page four)  The first proposition is asking More...

Supervisor delivers State of the Town speech

¦ Aging infrastructure, economic development remain at forefront

There was a lot going on in town government in 2011, but replacing aged infrastructure and creating jobs appear to be the ongoing top priorities, according to the State of the Town address presented Friday by Supervisor Anthony Caruana.  More...

Local News

Mercy Flight WNY reaches milestone

Mercy Flight Western New York safely completed its 20,000th patient mission on Friday.  Responding to a call for help in Genesee County, Mercy Flight 5 and its crew transported a patient to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester for specialized e More...

Fire hall site for HEAP Outreach

A Home Energy Assistance Program community access site will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Ken-Ton Y day trip sure to tickle your funny bone

The Ken-Ton Y will be offering a brunch and theater outing Sunday, May 6, during which participants are sure to get a good laugh.  The group will be venturing to the Grapevine Restaurant, 2545 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst, for a brunch followed More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.So Sweet Home schools have enough decreased enrollment at the elementary level to close a building but won’t? More...

Obituaries

Peter E. McHugh, financial planner

Peter E. McHugh, 62, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, March 24, 2012. Mr. McHugh was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduated from Baldwin High School. More...

Julian J. Short, insurance claims supervisor

Julian J. Short, 87, of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012.  Mr. Short Was born in Hamden Conn., to a family of eight children.  He served in the Army during World War II and was awarded a Purple Heart.   More...

Death Notices

PASSANISI, Jamie Lynn, of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, March 20, 2012. More...

Lifestyles

Sweet Home students cut Footloose’

“Footloose” was one of the iconic films of the 1980s, spawning three top-10 hits still heard today and giving actor Kevin Bacon one of his first major roles.  The tale of a small town that has banned dancing and an outsider who arriv More...

Town hosting Easter egg hunt

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department will host its 29th annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31 inside Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd., Tonawanda.   More...

Amherst Symphony offers ‘trombone times three’ at spring concert

The trombones are moving out from the back of the orchestra.  The Amherst Symphony Orchestra concert on Sunday, April 1, will feature all three of the trombonists from the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performing solo works.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 30, sat. 31 & sun. 1   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 29   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. More...

Art

fri. 30   More...