Weekly Feature

April 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Tonawanda teen sues frozen food company after E. coli diagnosis

A Tonawanda resident is suing a subsidiary of Rich Products Corp. after he was infected with E. coli.  Robert Ormsby Jr., 18, said he developed E. More...

Editorial

Experiencing other cultures benefits students

A Kenmore native who recently traveled to Argentina proved that there are many benefits to studying in other countries.  Taking a trip as part of an education offers a student the opportunity to grow academically, professionally and personally w More...

Spindle items

• PLANT SALE — One of my favorite things about spring is watching my neighbors develop their gardens.  I have no skill in this area, other than placing the plant in the ground, so I appreciate that many residents who live on my street More...

Out of the Past

Steel in the street

That heap of steel in the street at Delaware and Gerard avenues in Kenmore, in this 1978 photo is a remnant of the village’s trolley system and found below the asphalt. More...

Police Blotter

Person drops used needles, then refuses to pick them up

Friday, March 29  • A Nassau Avenue resident complained that it appeared that someone had damaged the tree in front of his house. An officer reported that the tree looked like it had been pushed in a little.  More...

Education

Twelve named to National Honor Society

A dozen students from the Kenmore Tonawanda School District were among the honorees from across Erie 1 BOCES’ three career and technical centers who were recently inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.  More...

Lifestyles

Taking a hearty BITE out of literature

It’s that time of year when you can read your book and eat it, too.  On Sunday, April 14, the Western New York Book Arts Center will host its fifth annual Edible Book Contest, where contestants are invited to create edible interpretations More...

Event seeks used books, CDs, other items

Kenmore Mercy Hospital will host its annual used books event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 through Friday, April 19, in the atrium of the hospital, at 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.   More...

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...

Village resident takes studies south of the border

Although she is already well-traveled, Kenmore native AnnMarie Rudin had yet to see the sites and learn firsthand about Latin American culture. That was until a college program granted her the chance to study south of the equator. More...

Kenmore resident receives spot on County Library Board

A Village of Kenmore resident has been asked to serve as a member of the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Board of Trustees.  Katie Burd, a lifetime Kenmore resident who has frequented the community’s library branch since she was a More...

Local News

Firefighters rescue male following accident at coke plant

A 56-year-old male Tonawanda Coke Corp. employee was rescued by members of the Sheridan Park Fire Department on Thursday after an accident at the River Road plant.  More...

Village Improvement Society hosting welcome party

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is hosting an event for residents who are new to the area.  The New Neighbors Welcome Party will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilbur Ave., Kenmore. More...

Amherst Bee wins first place for sports coverage

The Amherst Bee won first place for sports coverage for the second time in the last seven years in the annual Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the New York Press Association.  In both cases, sports coverage was directed by reporter Patrick More...

Letters to the Editor

Nurses deserve fair contract for work

I first began my employment at Kenmore Mercy Hospital in 2000 as an admissions registrar while taking classes at the University at Buffalo for my bachelor’s degree in nursing.  I was amazed on a daily basis at the caring and compassion por More...

Deli service denial was shocking

I recently went to an Elmwood Avenue deli in the Village of Kenmore to purchase four slices of provolone cheese that my wife and I were going to use for our dinner sandwiches. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

GEORGE, Dorothy A., of Kenmore, died Sunday, March 31, 2013. Ms. George is survived by one brother, Daniel A., and two sisters, Angela D. Vukovic and Diane Palmer. A memorial service was held April 6, with arrangements made by Greco Funeral Home. More...

Sports

O’Hara starts season off with win over Maritime

Like other area baseball coaches, Cardinal O’Hara’s Ray Caso was anxious to get his team on the playing field this spring and out of the gym.  The Hawks showed their enthusiasm Saturday with a 13-0 win over Maritime in nonleague acti More...

Kenmore West brings balanced attack to field

Heading into the season, Kenmore West High School baseball coach John Haynes knew he had some solid hitting. With a few scrimmages and three games now completed, he’s finding out just how good the pitching might be this spring.  More...

Ex-player returns to guide Thunder

Caroline Polino may be the new softball coach for Mount Saint Mary’s Academy, but she’s very familiar with the Thunder as a former player.  She graduated from Mount St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Parish hosting Polish Festival St. Francis of Assisi Parish will host its 4th annual Polish Festival at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Adam Street Hall, 73 Adam St., Tonawanda. Admission is $15 for adults and $1 for children 14 and under. More...

Business

New wine, liquor store offers products Straight Up

When one wine and liquor store moved out of the Ken-Ton area, another moved in. More...

AAA names Kenmore resident as new travel specialist

Peter Green has joined Horizon Club Tours, AAA Western and Central New York’s group travel division.  In his position as a sales executive, Green will be responsible for group travel business, tour planning and transportation.  More...

County executive serving as luncheon’s guest speaker

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz will address members of the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce during a luncheon being held later this month.  Poloncarz will deliver a modified version of his 2013 State of the County address, covering achievements More...