Weekly Feature

June 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Rockin’ On The River’ concert series to come to Gratwick Riverside Park

“Rockin’ on the River” — North Tonawanda’s free summer concert series — will be coming to Gratwick Riverside Park this summer, according to North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. More...

Editorial

Tips that will save you money at the gas pump

I t’s the same sad story every year: Warm weather arrives, and so do higher gas prices. More...

Spindle items

FOR A GOOD CAUSE — Franklin Middle School recently raised $2,700 through its “Drive for the Kids” fundraising event, held during the school’s Choral/Orchestra Concert.  More...

Patriot Act shouldn’t be a political football

While you were sleeping Sunday night, a very important ingredient in our defense against a potential terrorist attack evaporated into thin air.  The Patriot Act, crafted in the wake of the Sept. More...

Education

Cardinal O’Hara student’s artwork may appear on moon

Shannon Gilmartin, a sophomore at Cardinal O’Hara High School, has been involved in a project called “Moon Drawing,” which will potentially display her artwork on the surface of the Moon.  Gilmartin was introduced to the projec More...

St. John’s students present Americana concert

Students recently presented an Americana styled concert at St. More...

Kenmore East art students create Rosie the Riveter mural

Students from Kenmore East High School recently created a mural celebrating Rosie the Riveter for the school’s annual art installation.  Students from art teacher Matt SaGurney’s studio art classes created the mural.  More...

Lifestyles

Class of '05: Where are they now?

I t has been a full decade since the Class of 2005 walked across the stage and into the next phase of their lives. Over 10 years, interests can change and developments in life alter plans. More...

Mt. St. Mary's High School Graduation 2015

The Class of 2015 graduates from Mount St. Mary Academy on Sunday afternoon at the school. More...

NT mayor works with Meals on Wheels

North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas recently spent time volunteering with the Meals on Wheels organization. More...

Business

St. John’s students participate in Kid Biz Entrepreneurs event

Students in grades three through six at St. More...

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

— Texas Roadhouse in Tonawanda recently donated more than $5,000 in store gift cards to the VA Western New York Healthcare System. More...

O’Hara students participate in event at Buffalo Museum of Science

Students from Cardinal O’Hara High School recently participated in the “Mini Maker Faire” — sponsored by the Oishei Foundation — at the Buffalo Museum of Science.  Janene Scanio, a member of the Science Department a More...

Kenmore Farmers Market slated to open

Village residents will once again have fresh produce within walking distance with the opening of the Kenmore Farmers Market, slated for Saturday, June 20.  The Farmers Market takes place from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. More...

Man arrested in connection with May car break-ins

Town of Tonawanda police have filed charges against a man they say is a suspect in more than 12 car larcenies in May.  Eric D. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

MOW social worker delivers more than food

Few have the opportunity to go into work every day with the knowledge that they’re making a tangibly positive impact on their community. For Karen Hacherl, that opportunity is a daily reality.  More...

Ellicott Creek Fire Company awarded grant for more than $18,000

Ellicott Creek Fire Company was recently awarded a grant totaling $18,572, according to Rep. Brian Higgins. t is a federal fire grant that has been provided through the U.S. More...

Kenmore to end electronic waste collection

The Village of Kenmore will no longer be picking up electronic waste, which includes items such as computers, laptops and televisions, according to Village Clerk Kathleen Johnson.  The reason is because of recent changes in New York State law st More...

Police Blotter

Couple’s loud talking not a fight, just hearing loss

Village of Kenmore

Friday, May 22   A Colvin Boulevard resident reported that while she was waiting at a red light a short female approached her vehicle that she did not know.  A Somerton Avenue resident reported that a truck drove over her lawn, damaging pro More...

Obituaries

Lawrence A. Hoffman Jr., retired Tonawanda police chief

Lawrence A. Hoffman Jr., police chief for the town of Tonawanda for 13 years, died Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. He was 89.  More...

Death Notices

OSHIRAK, Susan Elizabeth (nee Strom), of Tonawanda, died Saturday, May 30, 2015. She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Sr.; one daughter, Amy Kita; one son, Michael Jr.; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Sharon and Patricia. More...

Sports

Mount St. Mary wins MMAA girls lacrosse title

¦ MVP Macdonald helps Thunder bring back crown

After back-to-back championship game losses, the Mount St. More...

NT girls place fourth at NFL Championships

North Tonawanda girls outdoor track and field team placed fourth at the Niagara Frontier League Championships Wednesday and Thursday at Crosby Field. More...

North Tonawanda's Connor Essenburg

trails in second place in his heat at the Niagara Frontier League Track and Field Championships at Crosby Field in Kenmore. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Lutheran Church to host play group on Fridays   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Speakers

wed. 10   History of the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle — A presentation by Mary Lanham, librarian and book editor for the Polish American Journal, 7 p.m. More...