Weekly Feature



October 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN

— Snow has yet to hit the ground but that doesn’t stop Gina Santa Maria, center, from teaching Kaleb Copper, 5, and Olivia Boswell, 7, both of Tonawanda, how to ice skate during lessons h More...

Editorial

Say thank you to a School Board member

Next week, Oct. 29 through Nov. More...

Spindle items

FASHION — Other than having a pretty good handle on some of the different shoe designers, I know little about fashion labels.  More...

Consider all the facts, issues when voting for president on Nov. 6

The debates are over and the barrage of television commercials and personal attacks will cease within a few days. More...

Police Blotter

Frozen food destroys complainant’s property

Friday, Oct. 12   A manager at a Delaware Avenue pharmacy reported that a male who is in his 60s had been inside the store’s bathroom for approximately 45 minutes. More...

Obituaries

Clarence H. Hutt, veteran, Hutt’s Dairy salesman

Clarence H. Hutt, 90, of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.  Mr. Hutt was born in Buffalo and graduated from Riverside High School in 1939, and was a member of the West Side Rowing Club. More...

James H. Pries, rail worker, volunteer

James H. Pries, 73, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012.  Mr. Pries was born in South Buffalo and graduated from Frontier High School in Lakeview.  More...

Charlotte L. Svensson, longtime Ken East secretary

Charlotte Luella Svensson, 82, (nee Farrar) of Amherst, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.  Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Fraternities hosting zombie walk

The Professional Intra-Fraternal Council, a group of fraternities from the University of Buffalo will be hosting an event called the Zombie Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness from 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday Oct. More...

Be a ‘pumpking’ this Halloween

Try these four designs to shake up your Halloween routine

Pumpkin carving is one of the staples among Halloween rituals, but just because it’s a tradition doesn’t mean it has to be done in a traditional way.  Perhaps you find yourself carving the same face with the triangle eyes and toothy More...

Ken-Ton Library News

Brighton Place  999 Brighton Road, 332-4375  Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday   More...

Business

Events

Empire State College to hold info sessions   More...

Vacant River Road property dubbed DEC Superfund Site

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has recently added a Town of Tonawanda location to the Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites with the state’s Superfund Program.  More...

National Fuel forecast slight increase in heating bills

While those who forecast the weather are still hard at work determining what the winter will hold for Western New York, officials at National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation have their predictions on winter heating costs.  More...

PUSH Green expanding program to Tonawanda

After six months of helping more than 90 residents in Kenmore make their homes energy efficient, PUSH Buffalo is extending its PUSH Green program into Tonawanda and North Buffalo.  More...

Ken East administrator retires from alma mater

James Dunnigan, assistant principal at Kenmore East High School, walked the halls one last time on Friday as the second in command at the school. More...

Local News

Changes to bus routes saving Sweet Home money

Changes to bus routes have resulted in significant cost savings for the Sweet Home School District.  Bob Weselak, supervisor of transportation, told the Board of Education at its Oct. More...

Community brief

Grace Baptist Church will host a Trunk-or-Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the church parking lot, 2525 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. During the event, candy will be given to participants. More...

Minority Caucus, comptroller unsure of Poloncarz’s tax increase

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz says his proposed 2013 county budget restores funding for cultural organizations, but it also contains a 3.4 percent increase in the tax levy.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Mychajliw is great candidate

Mychajliw — can you spell it? Is it important?  Yes, it is most important. It is the last name of the great candidate for comptroller, Stefan Mychajliw.  More...

Honor school board members next week

On behalf of a grateful community, I would like to offer my heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the eight dedicated individuals who serve as members of the Sweet Home Board of Education.  More...

October brings awareness to breast cancer, domestic violence

October is a busy month for bringing awareness to a number of important issues that affect people of all ages and backgrounds. More...

Education

School and parish dedicate new Alumni Walkway

The St. John the Baptist Parish and school community formally dedicated the new Alumni Walkway on Sunday, with a noon Mass followed by the dedication ceremony.  More...

Sports

Marauders to face rivals with division crown on the line

The biggest game of the year has arrived for the St. Joe’s Marauders.  More...

Injuries, mistakes derail Blue Devils at Orchard Park

The Kenmore West Blue Devils were tested like they never had been before during their Class AA quarterfinal playoff game on Friday night in Orchard Park.  More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD

Wednesday, Oct. 17Boys Soccer — St. Francis def. St. Joe’s, 1-0 (2OT).Boys Volleyball — Cardinal O’Hara def. Bishop Timon, 3-0; St. Joe’s def. St.Francis, 3-0. More...

What's Going On

What is Going On

Towne Players stage Street Car Named Desire   The Towne Players will be performing “A Street Car Named Desire” Oct. 26 through Oct. 28 at the Sheridan Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside. Show times are 7:30 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 25   More...

Literature

thurs. 25   Andrew Kolin — “State Power and Democracy: Andrew Kolin,” talk and book signing as part of the Rustling the Leaves series, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25 at Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 25   Wellness Walk — 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Oct. 25 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org  fri. 26   More...