Weekly Feature

July 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Fireworks safety paramount amid lax restrictions

A lthough Independence Day is over, many people still enjoy celebrating summer with fireworks displays. Last fall, Gov. Andrew Cuomo relaxed restrictions on the sale of fireworks in New York State.  More...

Spindle items

ENJOYING THE FIREWORKS — I hope many residents were able to get out and enjoy the veterans ceremony and fireworks Thursday at Kenney Field.  More...

Town historian learns it’s OK to say, ‘I don’t know’

None of us receive a badge or a uniform. Most of us receive no compensation. More...

Education

St. Amelia School names students to honor roll

St. Amelia School, located at 2999 Eggert Road in Tonawanda, recently named students to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 school year.  Grade five   More...

Cardinal O’Hara names students to honor roll

Cardinal O’Hara High School recently named students to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-15 school year.  More...

On the Campus

Lafayette College recently named Andrea Parish of the Town of Tonawanda to its 2015 spring semester dean’s List. Parish is a graduate of North Tonawanda High School.  More...

Lifestyles

Thunder of Niagara

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The United States Air Force  Thunderbirds will take to the sky, displaying the capabilities of the fighter jet and those who fly it, at the Thunder of Niagara Air Show.  With the theme of “A Salute to Western New York,” the air More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Car show set for July 10 on Delaware Avenue   More...

Business

NOCO contributes $15,000 to Thunder of Niagara Air Show

Event slated to take place July 18-19

NOCO, which has locations in Tonawanda, recently contributed $15,000 to support the Thunder of Niagara Air Show 2015, an event that is taking place July 18-19 at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.  More...

North Tonawanda History Museum to hold summer used book sale

The North Tonawanda History Museum will hold its Summer Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1. The museum is located at 54 Webster St. in North Tonawanda.  More...

WINNING AWARDS

— Members of Kenmore Mercy Hospital stroke team include Cheryl Hayes, left, Dr. George Kalonaros, Dr. More...

Town Board approves medical marijuana growing facility

The Town Board on Monday approved a growing facility for medical marijuana at 2080 Military Road, a move that was unanimously recommended by members of the Planning Board.  More...

KVIS hopes to preserve village’s identity through book

If a community can be identified by the collective conscious of those who inhabit it, then the memories of those residents must be preserved in order to maintain its distinctive sense of character.  More...

Town of Tonawanda to host summer-long concert series

The Town of Tonawanda Youth Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a 2015 Summer Concert Series. All of the concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. on various Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer.  More...

Local News

Sandra Lane Apartments to host ‘Because We Care’ free speaker series

Sandra Lane Senior Apartments will be hosting several presentations as part of their free “Because We Care” speaker series. All events will be held at 1 p.m. More...

Niawanda Park to host ‘Art on the Riverwalk’ fine art show

For the 12th consecutive year, Tonawanda will be hosting the Art on the Riverwalk art show. The fine art show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 12, rain or shine, at Niawanda Park in Tonawanda.  More...

RUNNING FOR IT

— Nearly 150 runners took part in the first Black and Gold Run the Hawk 5K Run/Walk, which was held recently at Cardinal O’Hara High School. More...

Police Blotter

Man reportedly asleep atop slide

Village of Kenmore

Friday, June 26   A Kenmore Avenue resident reported that someone was trying to steal gas from vehicles.  A Kinsey Avenue resident reported that there was a possible drug deal going on nearby.  A Knowlton Avenue resident reported a sma More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

McDONALD, Michael J., of Tonawanda, died Monday, June 29, 2015. Mr. Mc- Donald was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.  More...

Sports

Thunder’s Grimm named Ken-Ton coach of the year

¦ Perfect league season leads rookie coach to top honor

When it comes to Mount St. More...

LEARNING THE GAME

— Monsignor Leo McCarthy, who has been involved in football for more than 55 years, offered a free football fundamental clinic at Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Golf results

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Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Special Events

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Festivals

sat. 11   Buffalo Niagara Blues Festival — Featuring the music of Smokin’ Joe Kubek and Bnois King, Teeny Tucker, Mississippi Heat, Tony Monaco with Bobby Militello, Chicago Blues Connection and more, noon-9 p.m. More...