Weekly Feature

May 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

New tank, helicopter will complete memorial site

Just before Memorial Day weekend, we were excited to learn that the Town of Tonawanda plans to further enhance the corner of Walter M. More...

Spindle items

LOCKED UP — Believe it or not, I’m going to jail, and I need your help. I know; it’s the quiet ones who always get in the most trouble. More...

When it comes to Buffalo’s waterfront, don’t give up the ship

The motto, “Slow and steady wins the race,” is an apt fit for Buffalo’s fledging Canalside district, growing where Memorial Auditorium formerly dominated a sterile landscape.  More...

Education

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Graduation 2012

Mike Carter poses with his girlfriend Katie Palumbo while getting ready for St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute’s graduation, which was held Thursday at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo. More...

Kenmore West High School posts third quarter honor roll

The following Kenmore West High School students earned high honors status for the third quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:  Grade 9   More...

St. Joe’s to provide new technology to freshmen

Starting in the fall, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute will provide some new technology to members of the freshman class.  Each ninth-grade student will receive an iPad at the beginning of the next academic year.  More...

Lifestyles

Seeing singing strings

Guitar concerto competition to be broadcast on WNED-TV

For nearly 10 years, the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition has been bringing sweet strains of music from the string instrument to the ears of Western New Yorkers, but this year, locals can feast their eyes on the contest as wel More...

Two days set aside for Spring Concert

Hoover Elementary School will feature its Grade 4 and 5 chorus and orchestra when it presents its annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, and at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 6. 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...

Business

Events

WNYPA to hold annual dinner at Russell’s   More...

On the Rox celebrates 10 years, features father, son team

For the past 10 years, a father and son have been working side by side as owners of On the Rox, a liquor store at 4382 Bailey Ave., near Sheridan Drive in Amherst.  “I enjoy working with my son,” said Tom Zoratti. More...

Auto bureaus instituting ‘Rain-check’ service

In an effort to continually improve the customer service experience at the Erie County Auto Bureau, County Clerk Chris Jacobs is implementing a “rain-check” policy in the event customers are unable to complete their transaction as a resul More...

Tank, chopper coming to Veterans Memorial site

There are plans in the works for something really big to be placed near the Veterans Memorial site.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Library celebrates reopening

The Kenmore Branch Library, which closed for remodeling from Jan. 23 to mid-February, celebrated its reopening Thursday with a presentation to highlight some of the renovations.  More...

Local News

Mount St. Mary’s Jazz Ensemble wins grand championship

For the seventh consecutive year, the Mount St. More...

YMCA providing preschool, toddler programming

The Ken-Ton Family YMCA is accepting enrollment for its Preschool and Preschool Family programs for the summer.  Toddlers and preschoolers ages 1-4 can participate in the Waterworks Toddler/Preschool University Playgroup program with their paren More...

Transportation eligibility information is on the Web

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School district residents recently passed a transportation proposition that extends the minimum mileage limits for students who qualify for transportation next school year.  The proposition was part of a strategy to hel More...

Police Blotter

Birds in backyard just waiting for mom

Saturday, May 19   A female Nassau Avenue resident reported that her propane tank, located near her home, was on fire. More...

Obituaries

Death notices

BOVA, Michael J., of Tonawanda, died Friday, May 25, 2012. Mr. Bova is survived by two sons, Michael A. and Richard J.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Anthony and Salvatore. More...

Sports

Thunder make it eight straight league titles

Girls Lacrosse

The eighth time was just as excellent as the first seven for the Mount St. Mary’s girls lacrosse team as they claimed their eighth consecutive Monsignor Martin Association championship on Thursday at Nichols. More...

Marauders one win away from league championship

Boys Lacrosse

The St. Joe’s Marauders have climbed almost to the top of the Monsignor Martin Association as their 9-8 win over Nichols on Saturday sent them to league championship game on Tuesday evening. More...

Clarence bests Kenmore West in quarterfinals

Softball

The Clarence softball team kept the good times rolling on Friday as they opened the Class AA postseason with a 12-1 win over Kenmore West on Friday in the quarterfinals, in the process ending the season for the Lady Blue Devils. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Venture Crew 2001 seeks new members   The co-educational Leo Venture group for individuals ages 12 to 20 meets at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at Kenmore Middle School, 155 Delaware Road. Call 877-7420.  Scooter Club revises weekly schedule   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 31   Museum Week — Free mini tours of the Botanical Gardens, Thursday, May 31 through Wednesday, June 6 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; Free. 827-1584, ext. More...

Art

fri. 1   Jeanette Blair Art Show — Featuring an expanded collection of her work, with art show with reception, 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 1 at Benjamin Gallery, 419 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. 886-0898, thebenjamangallery.com  More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 31   Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park; Free. More...