Weekly Feature

April 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

It’s time Albany heard the message

The Ken-Ton School Board sent a strong message to Albany last week with its unanimous vote to “seriously consider” boycotting state-mandated testing.  More...

Spindle items

FUN SURPRISE — Residents enjoyed a little something special this year, courtesy of government officials who are as tired of winter as everyone else.  The overnight parking ban got lifted a week early in both the Town of Tonawanda and Villa More...

Love affair with baseball began 50 years ago this month

t took only two hours and 34 minutes to play, but it created memories for me that have lasted half a century.  Fifty years ago this month, I saw my first major league baseball game in person. More...

Police Blotter

Woman retaliates against mop handle noise

Village of Kenmore  Friday, March 20   Patrol reported that there was debris in the road from an accident that occurred at the location the previous evening.  A Shepard Avenue resident reported that there was a truck parked in front of More...

Education

Hermes String Quartet from Paris performs for Kenmore West orchestra Students

The internationally acclaimed Hermès String Quartet from Paris recently visited Kenmore West High School, where it performed a private concert for orchestra students and gave them the opportunity to interact with some of the best string musicians in More...

Kenmore East honors NHS inductees

Forty-three students inducted into Society

Kenmore East High School recently honored 43 students, all in the 11th grade, who were inducted into the National Honor Society for their academic achievements and contributions to the school community.  More...

WINNERS

— St. Andrew’s Country Day School teacher Mark Kobel is shown with students Brigid Benson and Zorianna Menclewicz and D.A.R.E. More...

Lifestyles

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Sweet Home High School names honor students

The following students at Sweet Home High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2014-15 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 2   Doc Licata Does The Beatles — 7 p.m., Pizza Plant, 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville. 632-0847, www.pizzaplant.com  fri. 3   More...

Concerts

thurs. 2   The bluegrass-inspired David Mayfield Parade will be the featured entertainment at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo; $. 874-7734 or www.sportsmenstavern.net  fri. 3   More...

Art

fri. 3   Loud Silence — Photography by Florina Altshiler, with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 3, and continues through April 12 at Glow Gallery, 224 Allen St., Buffalo. 983-2112, www.464gallery.com  More...

Panepinto supports Ken-Ton School Board

Sen. Marc Panepinto recently sent a letter to Gov. More...

FIGHTING THE BLAZE —

Firefighters from several Town of Tonawanda fire companies attack flames from the outside at a residential fire at 95 Roswell Ave. in the Town of Tonawanda on March 25. More...

Local News

Tonawanda junior chosen for summer civics program

A Tonawanda High School junior will have the opportunity this summer to learn more about the way government works through an intensive weeklong seminar on civics.  Ciara Woodin, 17, was chosen for participation in the American Legion Auxiliary G More...

Ken-Ton Meals On Wheels unveils new website

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Lane closures expected through April 4 on I-290 in Town of Tonawanda

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Letters to the Editor

BOE should not use students as pawns

Recent events in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District and actions the School Board has taken have been troubling. Whether Gov. More...

Obituaries

Amy M. Veneski-Oliver, former Bills cheerleader

Amy M. Veneski-Oliver, 46, of  Tonawanda, died Tuesday, March  24, 2015.  Born in Buffalo in 1969, Mrs. Veneski-Oliver grew up in East Amherst and attended St. More...

Death Notice

LONG, Angelia K. (nee Knowlton), of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Mrs. Long is survived by dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, George. A Mass of Christian Burial was held March 28 at St. Amelia’s Church.   More...

Sports

Mount St. Mary girls complete historic season

Thunder reach Federation hoops finals for first time in program history

It has been an incredible season for the Thunder of Mount St. More...

Lady ’Jacks lacrosse seeking steady improvement this year

Brandon Schmitt has been with North Tonawanda’s girls lacrosse team since day one of the program, so he’s been a first-hand witness to the improvement countless players have undergone — whether the squad was experiencing the highest More...

Thunder look to return to MMAA lacrosse finals

For years the main name in Western New York girls lacrosse has been Mount St. Mary.  If first-year head coach Jennifer Grimm and the Thunder have anything to say about it, this year will be no exception.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Art to be exhibited at Schofield Residence   More...

Business

Tops Friendly Markets receives distinction

Tops Friendly Markets has been awarded the Independent Retailer of the Year distinction.  The company received the accolade from Grocery Headquarters, located in New York City.  More...

SAMPLING

  Jessie Adamski, left, gives Debbie Curry of North Tonawanda a sample of olive oil at the D'Avolio booth at the T-NT Expo trade show held at the North Tonawanda High School on Saturday. More...

Zumbathon brings in enough to fund three wishes

Nearly 700 community members recently gathered at Tonawanda Castle in the City of Tonawanda for the annual Zumbathon benefiting Make-A-Wish Western New York.  The dance event aimed to raise awareness and funds to help grant the wishes of childre More...