Weekly Feature



May 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Keep students in mind when going to the polls

Every year, residents are asked to vote on their school district’s budget and board candidates. More...

Spindle items

FREE BOOKS — Unfortunately, many children don’t have access to books. Three groups are collaborating to change that in our community. More...

Summer festival season leaves no time to breathe

One thing you can say about Western New Yorkers is that we sure know how to enjoy ourselves once the weather breaks and spring steps up to the plate.  More...

Education

Kenmore East posts third-quarter honor roll

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

St. Amelia’s School names students to honor roll

St. Amelia’s School recently named students to its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2014-15 school year.  Grade Five   More...

Mount St. Mary Academy posts second quarter honor roll

Mount Saint Mary Academy has named the following students to its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2014-15 school year.  Grade Nine   More...

Lifestyles

Campers, hikers can enjoy 'best' state parks

W hile Buffalo may be noted across the country for the severity of its winters, the snowfall of 2014-15 had even the most battle tested Buffalonians reaching for their travel agent’s phone number. More...

VISITING POLAND

— St. John the Baptist alum Kait Garrity, Class of 2008, and Liz Suchan recently visited the first- and fifth-grade classrooms at St. More...

Stephen Peters speaks to Ken-Ton teachers Student wins four-year scholarship to O’Hara

Stephen Peters, who speaks nationally on education, recently visited Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda schools to deliver a keynote address for hundreds of teachers gathered at Kenmore East High School.  Prior to his career in education, Peters was a ba More...

Business

Hilbert College names new director of mission integration and campus ministry

Town of Tonawanda resident Jeffrey M. Papia was recently named the director of mission integration and campus ministry at Hilbert College. Papia will begin his role on July 1.  More...

Kenmore resident named Race for the Cure honoree

Kenmore resident Adrienne Thompson, a breast cancer survivor, was recently named the Susan G. More...

Business Brief

Buffalo Business Networking will hold an event from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at US Itek, 1016 Niagara Falls Blvd. To register, visit www.buffalo-tipclub-may2015.eventbrite.com.   More...

Emminger endorsed by Democrats for town supervisor

Councilman Joseph Emminger was endorsed Saturday by the town’s Democratic Committee for town supervisor, an election that will take place in November.  Supervisor Anthony Caruana recently announced that he will not be seeking re-election More...

Bills present grant to KidsPLAY of WNY

A sea of blue, red and white could be seen outside Lindbergh Elementary School on Friday, as two first-grade classes gathered to greet Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson and kicker Dan Carpenter, who helped present KidsPLAY of Western New York w More...

Local News

Golf tourney organized as Piatek’s first campaign event

Damon Piatek, president and CEO of Welke Customs Brokers, USA, and Republican candidate for Town of Tonawanda supervisor, will hold his campaign’s first event — the Friends of Damon Piatek (Mini) Golf Tournament — from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Contest to grant winner free home painting

A citywide contest titled “Project HOPE” to win a home makeover will be taking place the weekend of Aug. 8, with a rain date of Aug. More...

Residents to vote on budget May 19

Residents of the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District will head to the polls Tuesday to vote on the 2015-16 budget.  The $155.2 million spending plan will be on the ballot, in addition to two other propositions and one seat on the Board of More...

Police Blotter

Person in unmarked vehicle reportedly selling ice cream

Village of Kenmore

Friday, May 1   A Victoria Boulevard resident reported a dog was barking for one hour.  A Somerton Avenue resident reported two cats were stuck on an electrical pole.  A West Girard Boulevard resident reported that someone broke the re More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

DANIELS, Donald J. Jr., of Tonawanda died Thursday, May 7, 2015. He is a U.S. Navy veteran. Mr. More...

Sports

Bryndle creates Win Now Analytics for sports

¦ Local analyst tries to help local teams get an edge on the competition

Amherst native Daniel C. More...

West-East rivalry brings crowd to Sheridan Park

Every year, once a year, the lights come on at Sheridan Park.  The stands fill up and the biggest rivalry in the Town of Tonawanda, Kenmore East vs Kenmore West, writes another chapter.  More...

NT track teams sweep Ken East

North Tonawanda’s boys and girls outdoor track and field teams both defeated Kenmore East Thursday in a home dual meet.  The boys team won 92-49 and the girls team won 74-66.  Cody Sikora (100, 11.4; 400, 54.7); and Jake Lowery (long More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Franklin Food Truck Night slated for May 14 More...