Weekly Feature



April 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Arrest made in arson case

A Town of Tonawanda woman has been taken into police custody in connection with a fire that occurred on Vulcan Street on April 4.  Lashana James, 29, of Riverdale Avenue was arrested and arraigned on arson and additional charges Thursday, a day More...

Editorial

Take steps to prevent child abuse

A pril is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. It was first recognized as such in 1983, after Congress took steps to identify ways to eliminate child abuse. More...

Spindle items

A LITTLE MAN — It fascinates me when I see how intelligent my son seems to be at such a young age. More...

It’s never too early to start padding your obituary

The above headline was taken from a collection of Facebook posts about the distinguished looking gentleman who appears in broadcast commercials for Dos Equis beer. More...

Police Blotter

Woman’s cat ‘gone mad,’ screaming at owner

Saturday, March 31   An officer was flagged down and advised of a person who was using an unlocking device on a car parked on Military Road. More...

Education

Mount St. Mary offering summer camp

Mount St. Mary Academy will host its annual Summer Sessions camps for girls entering grades five through eight.  The program, running from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, through Friday, Aug. More...

Cardinal O’Hara to host Caribbean casino night

Cardinal O’Hara High School is hosting a Caribbean Casino Night at 7 p.m. More...

Technical Honor Society honors Ken-Ton students

Nine students from the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society in March.  All nine students are enrolled in a career program at the Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services.  More...

Lifestyles

Cancer survivor gears up for event

Lisa Johnson, 36, has never learned how to ride a bike. But now, due to her determination to help others, she’s ready to layer herself in bubble wrap and “put the pedal to the metal.” More...

Bee Weddings Engagements

Pair honeymoon in Finger Lakes following Buffalo nuptials

Chelsey A. Becker married Nectarios Kollidas during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation. The Revs. Christos B. More...

Bee Senior News

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center  The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announces that the following events will take place at the center:  Upcoming events:   More...

Business

Events

Free exhibit booth space offered at Enviro-Fair   More...

Power Authority approves low-cost power allocations

The New York Power Authority Board of Trustees on April 3 approved allocations of low-cost hydropower from NYPA’s Niagara Power Project to three Western New York firms in support of the companies’ capital expansions and the creation of 11 More...

Johnson named Public Citizen of the Year

Tonawanda resident Lavera Johnson, senior director of human resources at ElderWood Senior Care, has been named Public Citizen of the Year by the New York State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.  More...

Town to capture, store rainwater

The Town of Tonawanda has moved a step closer to obtaining two cisterns for the storage of rainwater.  At Monday night’s Town Board meeting, members authorized the supervisor and town attorney to sign an intermunicipal agreement with Erie More...

Ken-Ton Board of Education adopts $147.7 M budget

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education has unanimously adopted the proposed 2012-13 budget, which reduces positions, practically freezes spending and eliminates the largest budget deficit — $12.5 million — facing any Western New More...

Local News

Resolution supports firefighters gaining access to funding for college tuition

The Erie County Legislature, during its April 5 session, unanimously supported a resolution in favor of granting local volunteer firefighters reimbursement for tuition at Erie Community College.  More...

Fire prevention, safety grants available

Up to $35 million will be made available nationwide this year for Fire Prevention and Safety grants through the state Department of Homeland Security.  The funding is intended to assist local organizations in addressing fire prevention and safet More...

‘Operation 50’ pays tribute to WNY’s finest

Plans for new Buffalo waterfront memorial underway

No matter how far removed a veteran may be from war, the hunger for a mission will live in his or her heart forever.  That is being realized by retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Daniel E. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pass act to support military families

The American Military Society urges Congress to pass the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 1449) on behalf of its membership, which includes active, reserve, National Guard, retired and veterans of the uniformed services, their fami More...

Emotions run high in budget planning

This has been another disturbing budget year. I thought last year was bad, with the program cuts, staffing reductions and hits to education. This year has been more of the same.  More...

Obituaries

James R. McHugh, co-founder, Personal Touch Food Service

James R. McHugh, 52, of Buffalo, formerly of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012.  Mr. More...

Joseph W. Greico, former president, O-CEL-O

Joseph Walter Greico, 87, of Buffalo, died Sunday, April 1, 2012.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

CLARK, Betty (nee Bateman), of Tonawanda, died Sunday, April 8, 2012. Mrs. Clark is survived by two daughters, Judy Vogt and Carol Clark; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Marauders expect to win big in 2012

The 2011 season was a good start for Paul Nasca in his first season as St. Joe’s baseball coach.  More...

Bulldogs ready to defend NFL title

The 2011 baseball season is something Kenmore East head coach Les Simon will remember for a long time.  More...

Kenmore West looks to build on 2011 playoff win

In John Haynes’ first season as head coach of the Kenmore West baseball team, he took the team further in the postseason than they had been in years.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Vets helping vets event set for April 15   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12   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...

Special Events

thurs. 12   Elite Spring Fling Quarter Horse Show — 7:30 a.m. April 12-15 and 19-22, Showplex, The Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; Free. 649-3900, www.the-fairgrounds.com  fri. 13-sun. 15   More...

Performance

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