Weekly Feature



August 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Rotary provides opportunities for involvement

The first Rotary club was founded by Chicago attorney Paul Harris on Feb. 23, 1905. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

HUG A TREE — I always love hearing of ways to make our environment greener.  The North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation & Parks is doing just that. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1990   More...

Education

Ken-Ton students named winners in essay contest

Students from Kenmore Middle School and Kenmore West High School were among this year’s Burt Nelson Essay Contest winners.  More...

New technology additions at O’Hara High School to supplement learning

Incoming freshmen at Cardinal O’Hara High School will start the year with new technology additions that are meant to supplement learning during classes.  More...

St. Francis Early Childhood Center offers pre-k, after-school programs

St. More...

Lifestyles

10 tips for college seniors

Reflections from an ‘almost-graduate Intern

Three years ago, I was gathering and packing up small bits of my life — clothing, bedding, electronics and new schoolbooks. Heading to college for my freshman year was just as intimidating as it was exciting. More...

What's Going On

The Towne Players will hold auditions for their fall show, “Night of the Living Dead,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Aug. More...

What’s Going On

Towne Players to hold auditions for fall show  YWCA Tonawandas to host summer camp   More...

Business

Liberty Mutual to honor Kenmore firefighter

Liberty Mutual Insurance will hold a ceremony honoring firefighter Brendan Finn of the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department for his assistance in the rescue of a woman and young boy from a house fire.  The ceremony will take place at 7:30 p.m. More...

SBA, SCORE will hold business workshop

The Small Business Association and Buffalo/Niagara SCORE will host “Starting and Managing Your Own Business” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo.  More...

Dale Carnegie Training to host sales workshop

Dale Carnegie Training will hold “A Human Relations Approach to Selling” as part of its summer seminar series from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at 4949 Sheridan Drive, Williamsville.  More...

Town Board honors paramedic unit

The Tonawanda Town Board honored the 40th anniversary of the town’s paramedic unit during Monday’s meeting, praising the quality and range of its services while heralding its benefit to the community.   More...

Serenity key to Schofield Residence artist

When you look at a painting by Judi Pufpaff, it is her intention to put you into a different state of mind — one devoid of the noise, stress and frustrations that can often dictate our daily lives. More...

Local News

WORKING HARD

— Michael Tyrpak, left, and Matthew Mavissakalian, members of the Roundabout Rotary Club of Buffalo-Niagara, carry chairs into a Buffalo apartment on Saturday as part of a service project to fu More...

Gratwick Park to host free two-day boat race event

For the 10th year, Gratwick Riverside Park will be hosting the “Thunder on the Niagara” boat racing event. The event, which is considered “the fastest show on water,” will take place on Saturday, Aug. 15, and Sunday, Aug. More...

Kenmore Lions present check to scholarship essay winner

Autumn Jenks, a recent graduate of Kenmore West High School, has received a $1,200 check as the winner of the 25th annual Scholarship Essay Contest of the Lions Club of Kenmore.  The club’s scholarship chairman, Donald A. More...

Police Blotter

Intoxicated man passes out on neighbor’s lawn

Village of Kenmore •  Friday, July 31   A Shepard Avenue resident reported that she found her hallway and kitchen doors both unlocked, and she was certain that she locked them.  A Westgate Road resident reported that there was a s More...

Obituaries

Death

COLUCCI, Teresa Ann (nee Marzullo), died Friday, July 24, 2015. She is survived by one son, Leon; two daughters, Lenore “Lynn” Magrum and Janet Repp; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Angeline Marano. More...

Sports

Training for 2016 US Olympic Team

Town of Tonawanda Aquette Anita Alvarez, pictured above, returned to Buffalo last week. More...

Meet the Kenmore West Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Lily Rzepa was the quintessential runner at Kenmore West High School. She dedicated herself to training and competition on the track and cross country trails earning 12 varsity letters in cross country, indoor and outdoor track.  More...

Young area golfers display their skills at regional contest

Amherst’s Jackson is sole area qualifier for Drive, Chip and Putt regional final

Some of the area’s best young golfers put their skills to the test Thursday at Harvest Hills Golf Club in Orchard Park, as they vied for one of the two coveted spots in the eight age and gender divisions during the Western New York Junior PGA D More...

Entertainment

Gratwick Park Boat Launch closing for event

The Gratwick Boat Launch will be closed to the public from noon Friday, Aug. 14, through Sunday, Aug. More...

Children’s crafting program set at Kenmore Library

The Kenmore Branch Library, located at 160 Delaware Road in Tonawanda, is offering a new crafting program for children.  Children ages 6 to 10 will be able to make a seasonal craft during “Crafter-Day at Kenmore.” The program will be More...

‘Because We Care’ Speaker Series planned

Sandra Lane Senior Apartments will host several presentations during August as part of its “Because We Care” Speaker Series. The presentations will begin at 1 p.m. More...