Weekly Feature

April 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Anniversary event set for Saturday by North Tonawanda History Museum

The North Tonawanda History Museum will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Editorial

State designates grant for dementia programs, services

A n appropriation in the recently passed 2015-16 New York State budget cements the state as a leader in the fight against the Alzheimer’s epidemic, creating a model for other states to follow.  More...

Spindle items

HELPING OTHERS — It’s wonderful as a community newspaper editor how often I hear about young people helping others in their community.  Local elementary school student and avid young baker  Olivia Miles recently served cupcakes More...

Hillary’s bid for White House has ‘interesting’ attributes

A nyone who was waiting with bated breath for the official announcement that Hillary Clinton will be a candidate for president in 2016 finally had a chance to exhale Sunday afternoon.  She chose digital anonymity to make her historic statement, More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

DREW, Benedict D., of Kenmore, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015. He is survived by two sisters, Therese Drew and Carole Siegel, and two nephews. A memorial service was held April 12 at Greco Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in Mr. More...

Sports

ON THE BIGGEST STAGE

Aquettes’ McGee selected for US junior national synchronized swimming team

Hard work and determination has paid off for one Tonawanda area synchronized swimmer.  Alexandra McGee, a junior at Kenmore East High School, will be representing Western New York on an international level as she was selected to the United Stat More...

NT track teams return veteran leadership

There is no shortage of returning athletes on North Tonawanda’s boys and girls outdoor track and field teams.  NT coach Sean Kibrick said both squads have a number of veterans that he hopes will help the team be competitive in the Niagara More...

Kelly, McGregor hope to lead Warriors back to Section VI B1 title

¦ Tonawanda drops monday’s game to Springville

The Tonawanda Warriors hope to rebound from an early exit in last year’s Section VI Class B1 playoffs.  Tonawanda lost to Depew but this year look to a couple of star talents to lead them back to the title game.  Cody McGregor will ba More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

‘Lucky Number’ dinner slated for April 15 More...

Business

Ken-Ton Chamber hosts local experts who share inspiration

What is your source of professional motivation? Does it come from celebrity sponsored “how to’s”? What gets you up in the morning, a newscast brought to you by people you will never meet, in towns you may never visit?  More...

Events

D’Youville will hold graduate open house   More...

Praxair receives Green Globe Award from Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce

The Praxair Technology Center recently received the Green Globe Award from the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce.  This award recognizes companies that use a green or sustainability focused business philosophy.  More...

Ken-Ton School Board abandons boycotts, applauds dialogue

Testing boycotts backed by the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board will not be happening after all.  Facing retaliation from the state, the board decided the risks were too great and voted unanimously during a special meeting to abandon the p More...

Panepinto focuses on advocacy after first 100 days in office

As newly elected officials complete their first 100 days in office, state Sen. More...

Local News

Student serves on board as ex-officio member

After becoming involved in student government as a freshman at Sweet Home High School, Joe Gerlach realized he had a passion for being a leader and helping others.  Now a senior at the school, Gerlach is an ex-officio member of the Sweet Home Sc More...

Alleged race in OP results in multiple charges for Kenmore man

Orchard Park police say two vehicles were traveling recklessly at a high rate of speed on Abbott Road last week, resulting in a Kenmore man being charged with multiple traffic violations.  At 8:40 p.m. More...

Kenmore native to share experiences in Vietnam as soldier, tourist

When Richard Szczepaniec landed in Vietnam for the first time in 1968, he was set to take part in one of the most polarizing conflicts in the nation’s history. More...

Police Blotter

Sick skunk reportedly found on front lawn

Village of Kenmore

Friday, April 3   A Landers Road resident reported that two of her unlocked vehicles were entered overnight, and her iPod was stolen.  A Colvin Boulevard resident reported that his two unlocked vehicles were entered overnight. More...

Education

GOOD EATS

— Students at Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda recently ate their way to achieving funds for an outreach program at “Pi and Pie Day.” Getting ready to enjo More...

St. John’s students assist those in need during Lenten season

The students of St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore recently collected an assortment of food items to prepare a recipe to assist neighbors of the Ken-Ton community.  More...

Canisius High School posts honor roll

Canisius High School recently posted its honor roll for the third marking period of the 2014-15 school year.  More...

Lifestyles

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Senior News

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center   The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announces that the following events will take place at the center:  Wednesday, April 15   More...