Weekly Feature

April 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kenilworth hosting recruiting event

Kenilworth Fire Company is looking for individuals to build its ranks and is hosting a recruitment open house this weekend in hopes of getting new members.  From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

School board candidates file petitions

Those interested in being elected to the school board of education in both the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda and Sweet Home school districts had to present their petitions to the school districts this week.  Two individuals have submitted their peti More...

Editorial

Field trips are one-of-kind learning experiences

Field trips may be the most fond memory a student and teachers will have during their educational careers.  They complement instruction inside the classroom and help improve students’ cogni- tive and inquiry skills while increasing their s More...

Spindle items

EXPECT DELAYS — When traveling, among the many things I hate to encounter are unexpected road closures or detours.  More...

Constitution, tradition ignored if Inauguration Day is on a Sunday

The 20th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1933, changed the beginning of a presidential term from March 4 to Jan. 20. It took effect for President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s second term in 1937.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

PERRY, Donald H. Sr., of Tonawanda, died Sunday, April 15, 2012. Mr. Perry is survived by his wife, Virginia (nee Will); one son, Richard; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Enid Schultz. More...

Sports

Small, talented roster returns for Thunder

The Mount St. Mary Thunder field one of the most talented girls track and field teams in Western New York in 2012. The Thunder finished second overall last season at the All Catholic Girls Track and Field Championships with 91 total points. More...

Sweet Home boys, girls teams seek division titles

The Sweet Home boys and girls outdoor track and field teams always want to win division titles, but this could be the year both squads achieve first place. Last year the boys finished 3-2 and the girls went 2-3 in ECIC Division II. More...

Rebuilding Blue Devils ready to win this year

The Kenmore West Blue Devils are definitely still rebuilding. The team won just twice last season with a young roster going through growing pains. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Auxiliary hosting annual books, DVD’s, CDs sale   More...

Business

Business brief

Ray Witzleben, senior project manager at Empire State Development, will serve as the guest speaker for the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon being held at noon on Friday, April 20 at Rizzo’s, 2763 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. More...

Events

BNI Pinnacle schedules weekly meetings   More...

Boys and Girls Club win cash, receive honors

Staples Inc., and The Boys & Girls Clubs of America presented a $750 award check to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns Torch Club during a ceremony held Tuesday at the Riverdale Avenue club in Tonawanda.  More...

More than free labor

Hospital volunteers embrace meaning of giving back

During National Volunteer Week, April 15 – 21, Americans from all walks of life are encouraged to come together to make a difference. More...

Local News

Tolsma shares story in Everything Changed’

¦ Flight 3407 widow describes turning ‘personal tragedy into public triumph’

Robin Tolsma wants her new book, “Everything Changed,” to inspire others.  Tolsma lost her husband, Darren, in the crash of Flight 3407 on Feb. 12, 2009. More...

Tonawanda fire hall site for boater safety course

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, R-Tonawanda, in partnership with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, will host a free Boater Safety Course from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. More...

KVIS seeks help for village cleanup day

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is seeking participants to help clean up the neighborhood.  The community volunteer group is holding its second annual Big Kenmore Clean Up from 9 a.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thank you to those who attend events

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of the Kenilworth Fire District community and the surrounding areas.  For the past seven years we have put on a Fish Fry Friday during the season of Lent and year after year everyone k More...

Police Blotter

Scattered mail makes resident suspicious of neighbor

Saturday, April 7   A member of the City of Tonawanda Police Department requested that Kenmore Police contact the parents of a female minor who was picked up from an underage drinking party in their jurisdiction. More...

Education

Neighboring school districts unite for field trip to the Big Easy

Never before have students and staff from Kenmore East High School and Tonawanda High School joined together for an out of town field trip that encompasses science, music, and art.  For the first time, a group of 168 travelers from the two neigh More...

Lifestyles

Proudly celebrating a decade of dining out

Ten years, $611,000, and thousands of people living with HIV assisted.  That has been the effect that the annual Dining Out for Life event has had on the Western New York community.  More...

Help fight AIDS by dining at...

Buffalo   More...

Bee Weddings Engagements

Stasiowski-Caloyeras   Phyllis and Eugene Stasiowski of Tonawanda announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynn Stasiowski, to John-Michael Caloyeras, son of Eugenia and Anargyros Caloyeras of Pittsford, NY.  More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-April 21   More...

Special Events

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

Concerts

thurs. 19   The First Lady of Brainfeeder records, Tokimonsta (a.k.a Jennifer Lee) will bring her intricate use of a laptop, other pieces of instrumentation and multimedia to Soundlab for a show at 10 p.m. More...