Weekly Feature

May 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Take precautions to stay safe this summer

With summer almost underway, we should take every opportunity to enjoy the outdoors while the warm weather lasts. However, it’s important to also take the proper precautions against some of the dangers posed by the season.  More...

Spindle items

MUSIC FOR EVERYONE — Residents may once again enjoy the sounds of piano music drifting from the gazebo near the Village Green.  More...

Doughboys deserve better from a grateful nation

Frank Buckles would not want any fanfare about his military service nor his niche in American history.  Buckles was the last surviving American veteran of World War I. He passed away in 2011 at the age of 110. More...

Police Blotter

Youth reportedly throwing birthday signs into field

Village of Kenmore

Friday, May 15   A Knowlton Avenue resident reported seeing a man climb into a window on the first story of a home that she believed to be vacant.  An Enola Avenue resident reported receiving an unwanted text message.  A Shepard Avenue More...

Education

Holmes Elementary hosts inaugural ‘First Book Cafe and Book Shop’

Holmes Elementary recently received 2,000 books, worth approximately $20,000, from Project Flight and a Golden Ticket award marking the 50th anniversary of the publishing of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl. More...

Cardinal O’Hara to host variety of summer camps

Cardinal O’Hara High School is offering a variety of summer camps hosted at its school facilities. From performing arts camps to sports camps, the school is covering a diverse range of interests to appeal to its elementary-age attendees.  More...

Ken-Ton Summer Music Program open to WNY students

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Summer Music Program — open to all Western New York students — will take place from July 6 to 30.  More...

Lifestyles

Reinstein Woods: Experience nature from sunrise to sunset

When the pink lily pads are blooming at Reinstein Woods, it resembles a Monet painting, said Meaghan Boice-Green. The 292-acre nature preserve comprising wetlands, ponds and mature forest is located at 93 Honorine Drive in Depew. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Kidney education class scheduled for May 28   More...

Business

Community and Business Fair fiesta to showcase members

Every season has its time and focus. Summer is here, although it may still be a bit chilly, and standard classes and events begin to wind down as we focus on the glorious months of sunshine, warmth, family and friends. More...

History museum looking for volunteers

The North Tonawanda History Museum is searching among town residents for new candidates to expand its board of trustees. More...

Town of Tonawanda resident named ‘Realtor of the Year’

Town of Tonawanda resident James Knight recently received the 2015 “Realtor of the Year” award from the Buffalo Niagara Association of Realtors Inc.  The award acknowledges the contributions of a Realtor who has contributed to the re More...

Budget passes, Gianni elected to BOE

Voters said yes last week to the Ken-Ton School District’s 2015-16 spending plan of $155.2 million and elected newcomer Andrew Gianni to the five-member Board of Education.  The budget was approved in a vote of 1,648 to 626. More...

Renaming of highway restores intended reference to Vietnam

Just days before Memorial Day, area officials gave some long overdue recognition to the men and women who served and died amidst one of the nation’s most unpopular wars.  More...

Local News

WNY Steel Museum visits library

Steel making in Buffalo and its surrounding suburbs may indeed be history, but Don Williams and the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York are doing what they can to maintain that identity and preserve its blue-collar essence forever.  More...

Kenmore author to debut novel on June 18

Kenmore resident Mary Mullett Flynn, a creative writing teacher, is launching her novella, titled “Cherry Blossom Diaries – Buffalo to Washington – 1942 to 1945,” from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

First O’Hara graduation class to be honored at graduation ceremony

The first class to walk the halls and to graduate from Cardinal O’Hara High School in 1965 will be honored at the school’s 50th graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tunnels superior to gondola system

I am with columnist David Sherman on gondola cars at the waterfront. My fear of heights will keep me off them.  It sounds like a plaintiff’s lawyer’s full employment act. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

REYNOLDS, Dolores K., of Kenmore, died Thursday, May 14, 2015. She is survived by her cousin, Peggy Karot, and friends. She was preceded in death by her brother, John. A Mass of Christian Burial was held May 22 at the St. Paul Church. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s advances to Georgetown Cup final four

¦ Tonawanda to open postseason tonight at Medina

this season then their one and done performance last season.  Kenmore East played its opening round game Tuesday against Williamsville South. Results were not available at press time.  Kenmore West lost its opening   More...

Kreuz scores 100th goal as Thunder enter playoffs undefeated

¦ Mt. St. Mary to play Sacred Heart today in semifinals.

Road wins against Immaculata and Mount Mercy helped Mount St. More...

THS track teams lose to JFK, Eden

Tonawanda’s boys and girls outdoor track and field teams fell to John F. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Family Activities

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Performance

thurs. 28   Bella Electra Strings — With special guests The Doyle Brothers, will be performing starting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413 or www.riveriatheatre.org  More...