Weekly Feature

April 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

RUNNING FOR IT

— Ian Cherico, left, tries to outrun Ryan Zunner as they practice lacrosse at Mang Park on Saturday. More...

Editorial

Local LGBT nonprofit sets example

Less than two weeks ago, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed into law the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, essentially protecting any individual or business from litigation should they refuse service to someone who violates their religious beliefs. More...

Spindle items

CALLING ALL WRITERS — Those who are interested in writing for film may want to consider attending an upcoming workshop at the Tonawanda Castle.  More...

Lincoln’s words, deeds endure long after tragedy in Washington

Most of the best-known facts about the American Civil War come from important dates and staggering casualty figures. More...

Obituaries

Michael Burtniak, former Canisius College professor

Michael Burtniak, 90, of Buffalo, died Monday, March 30, 2015.  Mr. Burtniak was born in Western Ukraine and arrived in Canada in December 1938. He completed his secondary and college education at St. Michael’s College in Toronto.  More...

Lifestyles

Local governments start ‘spring cleaning,’ improve roads

The snow has finally melted, and our thoughts are turning to the annual ritual of spring cleaning. In like fashion, our local governments are also preparing to clean up the mess left by the most brutal winter in recent memory.  More...

Kenmore Garden Club to meet April 14

The Kenmore Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road. More...

St. John the Baptist School posts honor roll

St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore recently named students to its honor roll for the first trimester marking period of the 2014-15 school year.  Grade Five   More...

Business

Student Awarded

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, right, introduces Kenmore East senior Mary DiCioccio, who is with her parents, Dave and Lisa, recently on the Assembly floor. More...

North Tonawanda History Museum seeks trustee candidates

The North Tonawanda History Museum, 54 Webster St., is seeking candidates for a three-year elected term on its board of trustees.  More...

Tonawanda resident to be given inaugural award by Susan G. Komen Western New York

The Susan G. Komen Western New York recently created the Nora McGuire Volunteer Award, named for the founder and longtime volunteer leader of the Komen WNY Race for the Cure.  More...

Schimminger secures additional funding for Centers for Excellence

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-C-I Kenmore, chairman of the Assembly Committee on Economic Development, Commerce, Industry and Job Creation, recently secured additional funding in the final 2015-16 state budget for two Centers of Excellence.  More...

Kenmore West grad readies first short story collection

While many writers take their inspiration from abstract themes, author Stephen G. Eoannou prefers to draw from a more tangible source — his hometown.  More...

Local News

HAPPY DYNGUS DAY

— Thousands turned out Monday afternoon in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood of Buffalo to celebrate Polish culture and heritage on the day after Easter. More...

Law regulating pawnbrokers approved by County Legislature

The Erie County Legislature recently approved a local law co-sponsored by Legislator Peter Savage, D-Tonawanda and Buffalo, regulating pawnbrokers and second-hand dealers.  The law creates a countywide electronic reporting database to assist law More...

City of North Tonawanda receives ‘Tree City USA’ designation

The City of North Tonawanda recently received the “2014 Tree City USA” designation from the Arbor Day Foundation.  The city received the honor in recognition of its “commitment to effective urban forest management,” accor More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports tires being left on his lawn

Village of Kenmore

Friday, March 27   A Kinsey Avenue resident reported a possible water main break on the street.  A Delaware Avenue resident reported that two large flower pots were knocked over and broken sometime during the night. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

As a taxpayer in the Ken-Ton School District, I am not willing to pay any increase in my school taxes, contrary to what school board president Bob Dana believes. More...

Sports

Marauders look to take back Georgetown Cup

After a disappointing end to last season, the St. More...

Tripi enters first season as Lady Bulldogs coach

Tina Tripi will be the newest coach in the Kenmore East varsity softball system.  Replacing coach Chris Robey, Tripi has the experience and expertise to lead the Lady Bulldogs on a Section VI playoff run.  More...

Blue Devils look to make statement in Niagara Frontier League baseball

¦ Seniors Deiboldt, Stoerr to lead Kenmore West

The snow and cold have kept baseball teams indoors across Western New York this spring but that won’t stop Kenmore West as they look to have a strong outing this season.  The Blue Devils will miss the pitching of Tommy Lunghino who was the More...

What's Going On

Bee What’s Going On

Art to be exhibited at Schofield Residence   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Special Events

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Family Activities

thurs. 9   Spring Into Nature Program: What’s Beneath Your Feet? — For children and adults, 10 a.m. More...