Weekly Feature



January 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Marinelli resigns from County Legislature

Lynn Marinelli, a longtime member of the Erie County Legislature and Town of Tonawanda resident, resigned last week from her position as a representative of the 3rd Legislative District. More...

Editorial

Diocese plan has many positive aspects for schools

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo recently mapped out a plan to revitalize its school system. More...

Spindle items

• LETTING GO — I was pretty sure this was how I was going to die: on the back of a moped cruising in the Bahamas. More...

Out of the Past

Before it became a castle

Seen here on a postcard — circa 1917 — the Tonawanda Armory was built in 1897 for the 25th Separate Company of the New York National Guard. Now the Tonawanda Castle, it is available for tours and rental.   More...

Education

Students learn about famous composers

As part of their vocal music unit, students in the seventh grade at St. Andrew’s Country Day School recently learned about famous composers.  More...

Residents named to Niagara County Community College’s dean’s list

The following students in the Ken-Ton area were recently named to the fall dean’s list at Niagara County Community College:  More...

Friends of Youth Foundation offering education grants

The Ken-Ton Friends of Youth is again offering its educational grants and awards program.  Every year since 1997, the Ken-Ton Friends of Youth Foundation has donated thousands of dollars in educational awards and grants to area high school senio More...

Lifestyles

Painting it Red

Galloping toward good fortune in the Chinese New Year

Many celebrations are born out of myth and passed on through the animated voice of a storyteller.  According to eBeijing, the city’s official English language website, ancient Chinese legend spoke of a beast named Nian, who would emerge fr More...

Event to educate attendees on kidneys

Kidney Disease Education will host an event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the Northtowns Dialysis Center, 4041 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda. More...

Flu rising in Erie County

New York State is among the top 10 states reporting geographically widespread flu. Along with the rest of the state, the number of reported cases in Erie County is also rising.  More...

Business

Schimminger lauds Cuomo’s tax relief plan

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger says the tax relief plan introduced last week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is a “promising starting point.”  More...

Trellis Marketing hires Kenmore resident

Trellis Marketing, located at 41 Delaware Road in Kenmore, recently created two new account development positions.  More...

Kenmore resident organizing Soup-Fest

Kenmore resident Matt Carlucci is organizing the fourth annual Buffalo Soup-Fest, which will be taking place downtown at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. More...

Breaking News - 1/25/2014 11:57 AM

Sweet Home School District proposes the closure of elementary school

Sweet Home Central School District is proposing the closure of Heritage Heights Elementary School. It will be holding a community hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Search begins for successor to Mondanaro

Ken-Ton School District Superintendent Mark Mondanaro has announced plans to retire, effective Aug. 1, 2014. Mondanaro made the announcement at the Jan. More...

St. Francis of Assisi School slated to close

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Local News

News Briefs

A seven-week “Introduction to Sufism” class will be offered at the Turkish Cultural Center from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. starting Saturday, Feb. 1, at 1517 Kenmore Ave. The same class will also be offered from 5:30 to 6:45 a.m. More...

Highway Department making repairs on Delaware Road

Highway Superintendent William Swanson recently released a statement assuring residents that the Highway Department will be reconstructing Delaware Road once the water line replacement is finished.  More...

GETTING RID OF IT

Ron Schmitz plows the driveway to his Parker Boulevard home with a wheeled snow shovel on Saturday afternoon.   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BRUCATO, Bruce Charles, of Kenmore, died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Mr. More...

Sports

Marauders with signature win against Clarence

Boys Federation ice hockey

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Bienko breaks Monsignor Martin record with 823 series

St. Joe’s bowling

St. Joe’s senior Kevin Bienko broke a Monsignor Martin record on Thursday with an 823 series, which included games of 299, 279 and 245 at Thruway Lanes.  The previous league record was a 760 by Corey Wells from St. More...

Free throws lead Hawks past Walsh

The Cardinal O’Hara’s boys basketball team hit 12-15 free throws in the fourth quarter to defeat Walsh 72-64.  It was the first league win for the Hawks this season, and they improved to 8-5 on the season overall.  More...