Weekly Feature



June 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Cyberbullying legislation needs to be passed

Each week we notice that there is a report in the police blotter regarding someone being the victim of a cyberbully.  More...

Spindle items

MEDIA ON THE RUN — We in the media always seem to be on the go, so it should be no surprise that there is a race dedicated to keeping us moving.  The Buffalo  Broadcasters 5K  Celebrity Run, a  USA Track &  More...

Five months until the election and we’re ‘doing fine’

Sometimes what happens on Pennsylvania Avenue and Capitol Hill is so highly charged with political electricity that one needs sunglasses to read about it. More...

Police Blotter

Officers had to trap injured canine

Saturday, June 2   A Town of Tonawanda police officer reported that there was a lot of smoke coming from a Delaware Road address. The officer reported that it was believed that there was a fire pit in the backyard. More...

Sports

Marauders win Georgetown Cup championship

Throw by Kopacz, tag by Kovacs clinches first title since 2005

Jake Kopacz got a second chance to end the game for the St. Joe’s Marauders, and he was not about to let it get away.  More...

Wolf recognized with induction to Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame

For almost half a century, Joe Wolf dedicated his life to St. Joe’s athletics.  More...

Kosar claims state title in discus

Track and Field

Saturday was the perfect capper to an incredible year for St. Joe’s junior Dominik Kosar.  More...

What's Going On

What is Going On

Christian Women Group hosting event at Classics   The Northtowns Christian Women Group is hosting a dinner from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 14   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

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Wallenda Walk Events

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Proposed legislation would prosecute hit-and-run DWIs

Tensions remain high in Western New York regarding the outcome of the Dr. James Corasanti case, in which a Getzville doctor struck and killed teenager Alix Rice as she was longboarding home from work and he was driving home while intoxicated.  More...

War of 1812 brought into spotlight with commemoration

President James Madison stood, adjusted his coat, and slowly but purposefully walked toward the podium.  With a serious and calm tone, he addressed those standing in front of him, talking about the importance of peace between nations.  More...

Local News

County Legislator to host District Outreach meetings

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, R-Tonawanda, has planned three District Outreach Meetings in June to meet with residents and discuss County issues.  More...

Legion Band sets show dates

The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Post 264, has selected three spots in Tonawanda where the group will perform as part of its Summer Concert Series.  The Tonawanda-based band will host a show at 7:30 p.m. More...

Community brief

Reverend Andrew R. Lauricella, a graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda, who was ordained transitional deacon in November 2011, was then ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Edward U. Kmiec on June 2.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Urban deserves Naval Park tribute

I would like to thank David Sherman for his column about hydrofracking. More...

Hydrofracking facts not public enough

I found the column by David Sherman last week about hydrofracking very informative. I always wondered about the chemical makeup of fracking fluid. These chemicals and their harmful effects should be more widely publicized.  More...

Education

Photo

LEAVING THE HAWK’S NEST — Amanda DeMarco, left, and Madeleine Luttinger, best friends at Cardinal O’Hara High School, pose with their high school diplomas following the school&rsquo More...

Ken West graduate earns ElderWood scholarship

Kari Brown of Kenmore has been awarded the ElderWood Senior Care Mary S. and Robert R. More...

Kenmore West Senior Prom 2012

Joel Andolino and Molly Pace, have their picture taken in the photo booth during the Kenmore West Senior Prom held at Samuel’s Grande Manor in Clarence on Friday. More...

Lifestyles

Kenmore Baptists sets dates for Bible School

Kenmore Baptist Church invites children ages 3 through 10 years old to its Vacation Bible School. All who attend will learn “Everything is possible with God. VBS will be held from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. More...

Lessons on the lake

Local youths can set sail this summer

A dventures on the high seas are only a few lessons away this summer for young people in Western New York.  The Buffalo Yacht Club is offering sailing lessons to children of all ages and ability levels.  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. Saturday   More...

Business

Events

Leadership forum plans discussion on cyber risks   More...

Dockside Inn provides waterfront dining

Citing that a person would be hard-pressed to find a place to enjoy a meal along Western New York’s section of the Erie Canal, Dan and Gloria Wingrove said they decided that the structure at 153 Sweeney St., near Gateway Harbor in North Tonawan More...

Amusement park offers competitive attraction

Martin’s Fantasy Island in Grand Island has a new ride that will help amusement park goers cool off this summer.  The new “Dragster Drench” racing water slide opened to the public on June 9 and was immediately the most popular More...