Weekly Feature



August 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

State grant to aid area libraries

Three area libraries have received a total of nearly $100,000 in state aid through the Public Library Construction Grant Program.  The Town of Tonawanda’s Kenmore and Kenilworth libraries will receive $50,291 and $17,235, respectively, wh More...

Editorial

Microbead ban will help combat waterway pollution

Recently, the Erie County Legislature passed a law banning the sale of products containing microbeads. This law will play an important role in the future of the county’s waterways and possibly how the state deals with water pollution. More...

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SOME UNEXPECTED WORK — During the “Cars & Connections” event held on Thursday evening at GM’s Tonawanda Engine Plant, visitors could sign up for tours of the plant. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Sept. 5 1990   More...

Education

On the Campus

Buffalo State has conferred master’s degrees on the following individuals from the Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda area:  More...

Mount Mercy plans all-year reunion

Mount Mercy Academy is hosting its first all-year reunion on Friday, Aug. More...

Lifestyles

Stuck in Time: The Dying Art of Watch Repair

Bob Hoffman sits at his workbench, tool in hand, delicately unscrewing a wristwatch component barely visible to the naked eye. The watch is illuminated by a soft light on the desk, while Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 plays quietly.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 20   More...

Festivals

fri. 21-sun. 23   More...

Literature

thurs. 20  Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Aug. 20, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. More...

Fun day

Tom Kerr, a naturalist from the Buffalo Audubon Society, shows "Dipstick" a black rat snake, to David Macro, 5, left, and Kerr’s son, Charlie, 4, during the community picnic on Saturday at Augu More...

Music Festival expands to three days

Mount St. Mary Academy will see an influx of around 15,000 people for its annual Summer Music Festival Aug. 28-30 on the grounds of the school, located at 3756 Delaware Ave. in the Town of Tonawanda.  More...

Local News

Tonawanda grad a UB Presidential Scholar

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Jamiee Harmon of Tonawanda graduates from the University at Buffalo, she will not be joining the estimated 40 million Americans who are weighed down by student debt.  More...

New street sweeper now in use on NT roads

To be used on more than 270 lane miles

A new street sweeper has been purchased for the North Tonawanda Department of Public Works and is currently in use throughout the city, according to Mayor Arthur G. More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters opening new site-based mentoring programs

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County, in partnership with the Town of Tonawanda Youth Parks and Recreation Department, will open two new site-based mentoring programs in the Kenmore and Sheridan youth centers.  BBBSEC’s site-based mento More...

Letters to the Editor

Prostate cancer awareness needed

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Please wear pale blue in support.  Prostate cancer does not get the same publicity as breast cancer. The main reason is because women are more vocal than men. More...

Police Blotter

Man in towel just didn’t want woman to leave

Village of Kenmore  Friday, Aug. 7   A Somerton Avenue resident reported that an unknown man was knocking on her side door. Patrol located a man who was known to the woman but unwelcome. He was so advised.  More...

Sports

WNY Junior PGA crowns Players of the Year

The 2015 Western New York Junior PGA tournament season came to an end August 11 with the tour’s annual two-round Tour Championship, which coincided with the naming of the tour’s Players of the Year for its six different divisions.  More...

Jindo Martial Arts receives Mark of Excellence award

In recognition of its dedication to quality martial art instruction and community involvement, Jindo Martial Arts has been recognized with the Mark of Excellence Award from Century Martial Arts, one of the most respected organizations in the industry More...

Meet the Kenmore West Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Justin Cicatello Class of 2002

Cicatello made his mark on both the gridiron of Crosby Field and the diamond at Kenmore West. More...

Business

GM plant presents $75,000 to community groups

Northtowns Boys and Girls Clubs awarded $10,000

A “Cars & Connections” event held on Thursday at the Tonawanda Engine Plant highlighted the GM Foundation’s $75,000 donation to nine Western New York organizations, including one of the plant’s neighbors, the Northtowns Bo More...

NYS Women Inc. will talk STEM at Sept. 2 meeting

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc. will hold its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Protocol, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. More...

NYS EAPA to offer free business training

The New York State Entrepreneurial Assistance Program will offer free business training courses for people wanting to start their own businesses. The courses are from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings from Sept. 9 through Nov. More...