Weekly Feature

May 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Armed Forces Day deserves recognition, too

Pop quiz: What is the difference between Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day?  More...

Spindle items

• THE BEST OF EAST — It always impresses me to see the listings of those Ken-Ton School District alumni who earn a spot in Kenmore East High School’s Hall of Distinction.  More...

Republican Senate primary nearly invisible to voters

A lthough it seems like the 2012 presidential election campaign has been dragging on since Halloween, another important race is not getting nearly enough attention.  More...

Education

Ken-West auto tech pupil earns May honor

Each month, the faculty members at Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical Center recognize a deserving Student of the Month for his or her hard work, dedication and commitment to education.  Dillon Rappold’s many positive attributes ha More...

Photo

ACADEMIC HONORS — The Rotary Club of Kenmore recently made presentations to its student award winners for 2012. More...

Students receive leadership awards

The third series of four Leadership Awards from the Wilson Center for Leadership and Innovation were presented Monday at the Clarence Town Park Clubhouse.  The Wilson Center for Leadership and Innovation was founded by Dr. More...

Lifestyles

Skates, sleds and sacrifice

War veterans play hockey to heal

Jeff Gramlich and Dan Ohar have both served in the military.  The wars they fought may have been waged during different eras, but the two veterans have had the opportunity to find camaraderie once more, this time on the ice.  Both men are m More...

Church Flea Market seeking vendors

Payne Ave Christian Church 1459 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda will be holding a giant Flea Market in the Church parking lot from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 (rain date May 26). Ten foot by 15 foot spaces will be available for $20. More...

Ken-Ton Library News

Brighton Place  999 Brighton Road, 332-4375  Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday;  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 18  Benedict House Gala — Join the folks in their 25th anniversary gala event to benefit this organization that provides housing and support services to individuals living with AIDS, 6 p.m. More...

Literature

thurs. 17   Roberta Rich — Reading and book signing for The Midwife of Venice, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St., Buffalo; Free. 837-8554, www.tleavesbooks.com  More...

Art

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Breaking News - 5/15/2012 9:55 PM

Voters pass school district's budget

Voters seem to be OK with the budget that the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School School District put forth for next year, because they approved it today, according to unofficial figures. More...

School district, teachers’ union reach contractual agreement

¦ Deal gives teachers a three-year contract

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District has reached a contractual agreement with the Kenmore Teachers’ Association that has resulted in a new three-year contract.  The deal, which takes effect on July 1, features numerous cost-saving More...

Garden Tour now on the Web

Participation is part of what makes or breaks the Ken-Ton Garden Tour, so for its 10-year anniversary, the event’s committee is turning to the Internet to spread the word.  More...

Local News

In the Garden Ministry plans vegan cooking class fundraiser

In the Garden Ministry will offer a vegetarian and vegan cooking class from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Raintree Island Community Building, 103 Raintree Island, Tonawanda. More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Military service helps resident face fears

Armed Forces Day, May 19, is a day for the Spencer clan in the Town of Tonawanda to honor a family tradition. More...

Community brief

The YWCA Tonawandas will host a training session for the Canal Fest KidBiz 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at the YWCA, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. The informative training teaches kids, ages 8 to 13, the basics of the retail business.   More...

Police Blotter

Dog feces lead to offensive signage

Friday, May 4   A female Wardman Road resident reported that someone was making negative comments about her via Twitter — a social networking site. An officer advised the woman to ignore the comments.  More...

Obituaries

Peter E. Demmin, chemistry teacher

Peter E. Demmin, 74, of Amherst, formerly of the City of Tonawanda, died Monday, May 7, 2012.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

KREUTZER, Norbert Henry, of Tonawanda, died Friday, May 11, 2012. Mr. Kreutzer is survived by two sons, David and Paul; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gilbert. More...

Sports

Thunder continue to roll toward postseason

The Mount St. Mary Thunder remained unbeaten in league play last Monday with a 14-9 win over St. Mary’s of Lancaster. Despite the victory, head coach Marissa Dauria felt her team didn’t play its best. More...

Bulldog bats burn Kenmore West in rivalry showdown

In the second matchup of the season between Kenmore East and Kenmore West baseball, the Bulldogs were able to turn the tables on their rivals.  In Friday night’s rivalry showdown in front of a huge crowd at Sheridan Park, Kenmore East aven More...

Lady Blue Devils get back into NFL race

After falling into a bit of a slump, the Kenmore West Lady Blue Devils needed to turn things around quickly to get back into the hunt in the Niagara Frontier League. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Auxiliary hosting linens sales   Luxury linens will be available from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 in the Atrium of the Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.  Church Flea Market seeking vendors   More...

Business

Events

Sales execs set presentation on waterfront   More...

Serenity Yoga provides ways for body to find comfort

If you are looking to open your mind and rid your body of any aches and pains, it might be time to consider yoga.  After having back surgery a couple of years ago, Ramona Reinke said she would wake up each morning feeling stiff and in intense pa More...

Town agent earns community award

Allstate Insurance agent Paul Chrzanowski, whose office is located at 2746 Eggert Road in Tonawanda, has received the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community.  With this award came a $1,000 grant More...