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April 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Kenmore Village Board approves slight tax hike for 2013-14

The Kenmore Village Board, during its meeting on April 16, unanimously approved a $16.5 million budget that carries a 2.5 percent homestead tax increase and a 3.79 percent non-homestead tax hike.  More...

Editorial

Devocalization legislation needed to protect animals

Bee Editorial

Canine barking and feline meowing are normal behaviors for these animals. Auditory cues supplement visual and postural cues as a means of communication, especially if visual cues are obscured. More...

Spindle items

• FULL CIRCLE — Any person who values quality footwear might have been jealous of me.  For many years, I always had the latest in high-end footwear since my father was a manager in a women’s shoe department at the Boulevard Mall More...

Out of the Past

The ladies of the Hollister family

The home of Lauren Hollister and family, on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda, included a dairy farm in back. Hollister was Town Supervisor from 1904 to 1911. This photo was taken around 1905. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Here we go again, the Ken-ton School Budget increase. Education is on the downside because of the caliber of dedication of employees and administration; it is of low level. More...

Education

Sweet Home Middle students encouraged to ‘celebrate’ learning

The academic performance of middle school students was discussed in detail at the April 16 meeting of the Sweet Home Central School District Board of Education.  Principal Marty Pizur and several teachers outlined added attention to reading and More...

St. Joe’s inducts five alumni into Signum Fidei Society

The St. More...

Coalition kicking off townwide reading program

The Clean Air Coalition will kick off the townwide book club Tonawanda Reads! More...

Lifestyles

Parker family’s legacy in good hands

The name “Do-ne-ho-geh-weh” may not be as prominent as others from this area’s past, but Ely Samuel Parker left a legacy that endures to this day.  That legacy is carried on by his great-great nephew, Al Parker, a South Buffalo More...

Willow Ridge Garden Club hosts Spring Fling

Willow Ridge Garden Club is presenting a Spring Fling at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creed Road, Tonawanda. Tim Walter of Flowers by Johnny will serve as a guest speaker. Tickets at the door are $10.   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...

Business

Bootery celebrates 50 years of service

Business offers valued footwear, fun for youth

For the last five decades, since 1963, families have been drawn to a specific shop located within the Boulevard Mall to meet their child’s footwear needs.  The Bootery owners Joe Toscano and Mark Slayton, who have both worked for the busin More...

National Grid offering new rates, hold delivery charges steady

National Grid’s electric and natural gas customers across upstate New York will begin to see the impact of reduced delivery prices this month as a recently approved, multi-year rate plan went into effect at the beginning of this month.  Th 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...

Home for developmentally disabled youth opens in town

Community Services recently held a grand opening for a home that will service Western New York families in need of respite care services.  More...

SES Study Team releases consolidation information; public sessions to follow

The Kenmore-Tonawanda School District has recently received and released possible options for school district consolidation from the SES Study Team, as well as two additional final reports.  More...

Local News

Ken-Ton Garden Tour accepting applications

The Ken-Ton Garden Tour is accepting applications for this year’s tour.  Town and village residents can visit KenTonGardenTour.com to register their garden in the tour and obtain the latest news and information.  More...

School Board candidates file petitions for elections

Those interested in serving on the Board of Education in both the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda and Sweet Home school districts had to present their petitions to the school districts no later than Monday.  Three individuals have submitted their peti More...

News brief

The Sheridan Park Fire Company will be hosting its annual open house and recruitment session from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the fire hall, 738 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda. For more information, call 873-2801.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Bombings are act of violence, evil

We, Turkish Cultural Center at Buffalo, share with all of you our concern and sadness with the events at the Boston Marathon.  We wish to express our deepest and heartfelt condolences to all the aggrieved families and loved ones of the victims, More...

Police Blotter

McKinley Avenue resident claims neighbor shoots birds

Friday, April 12  • A Nassau Avenue resident reported that lightning struck somewhere in the area and the whole block lost electricity. An officer reported that power was out on Nassau from Colvin Boulevard to Irving Terrace. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Frisby, mother, Kenmore graduate

Ruth Frisby (nee Buckner), of the Town of Tonawanda, died Sunday, March 31, 2013.  Mrs. Frisby graduated from Kenmore High School. She worked at Linde-Union Carbide Corp. More...

Death Notices

DiNUNZIO, Nina (nee Muscarella), of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Mrs. DiNunzio is survived by one son, Thomas J.; three daughters, Lia M., Elizabeth A. and Gina M.; parents, Joseph L. More...

Sports

Kenmore grads fuel UB’s run to Final 4

Women’s college rugby

The University at Buffalo Women’s Rugby team are the Northeast Champions and will be advancing to the Division II Final Four championships on May 2 and 3 at Steuber Rugby Stadium on the campus of Stanford University in Stanford, Calif.  More...

Young Thunder should be right in mix

Tennis

The Mount St. More...

Sweet Home boys outdoor track wins Panther Invite

Girls team places second

The Sweet Home boys and girls outdoor track and field teams had much success at the Panther Invite Saturday.  The boys team won the meet with 128.5 points while the girls team placed second to Lancaster with 121.5 points.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Casino night coming to Cardinal O’Hara   More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 26  Up the Stairs Art Steps Out — Dual exhibition features the paintings, collage and other multimedia works of Daniel Rodgers and Scott Klaurens, April 26-May 1 at 464 Gallery, 464 E. Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Special Events

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Announcements

WHISKEY REVERB IS HARD ROCK RISING LOCAL WINNER — Hard Rock Rising local winners for the second consecutive year is Whiskey Reverb. Through May 1 is the fan voting period. More...