Weekly Feature



September 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Protect your home from electrical fires

Electrical fires continue to be a leading cause of home fires, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association, so it is never too late to take simple precautions.  More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

PASSPORT TO TRAVEL — I still remember what it was like getting my passport prior to my trip to Europe.  I flipped through the empty pages, dreaming about all the places I’d like to visit. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Sept. 26, 1990   More...

Obituaries

Peter J. Calleri, senior buyer at Westinghouse

Peter J. Calleri, of Kenmore, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. He was 94.  Mr. Calleri was born in 1921 in Buffalo. He graduated from Bennett High School before serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II.  More...

Death Notice

MICHAELS, Joseph E., of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Mr. Michaels was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He is survived by two sons, Bradley and David. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maureen Ann, and daughter, Kimberly. More...

Sports

Tonawanda defeats Barker/Roy-Hart in home opener

The Tonawanda Warriors varsity football team got its season started on the right foot, defeating Barker/Royalton-Hartland in its home opener Friday.  Tonawanda’s rushing attack, led by last year’s leading rusher, junior Ethan Shattuc More...

Meet the Kenmore West Athleitc Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Walter Chapman Class of 1971   It is safe to say, that no one has spent the hours Wally Chapman has dedicated specifically to Blue Devil Athletics. More...

Kenmore East football forfeits season opener

Low numbers lead to tough decision

After much consideration, the Kenmore East football program made the tough call to forfeit its first game of the season against Grand Island.  In an official release from the school district, the team said it did not have enough numbers to field More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

North Tonawanda to host flu shot clinic Sept. 10   More...

Business

Bottle and can return made easy at DTCC Recycling

No lines.  No sorting.  No machines.  No mess.  That is the mantra of DTCC Recycling, the cans-for-cash operation located at 735 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. More...

Partnership plans free events for mid-September

Buffalo Niagara Partnership will kick off Young Professionals Week with “Who’s Who in Professional Development” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. More...

BN360 to hold kickoff event on Sept. 17

BN360 will hold its annual kickoff party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at Acqua, 2192 Niagara St., Buffalo. The evening will include opportunities to network with other young professionals as well as happy hour specials. More...

Breaking News - 9/10/2015 10:12 PM

Hardwick appears to have secured Independence party line

It appears that Kevin Hardwick has secured the Independence Party line. More...

Speed limit to lower around St. John’s

Residents will notice people driving a little slower around St. John the Baptist School, located at 1085 Englewood Ave.  The Town Board recently approved the creation of a school zone around St. John’s. During the hours of 7 and 9 a.m. More...

Libraries to receive state grants

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-C-I-Kenmore, recently secured state legislative funding for the four public libraries in the 140th Assembly District.  The Town of Tonawanda Public Library, the City of Tonawanda Public Library, the North Tonawan More...

Local News

Kenmore officer honored for actions during fire

Kenmore Police Officer Jo-Anne Davis has been honored for her bravery after saving a young child from a burning house.  Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick recognized Davis at a recent legislative session.  Davis is credited with rushing More...

Town police, SWAT conduct raid

The Town of Tonawanda Special Investigation Unit, along with the town’s SWAT team, executed a search warrant at a Blackmore Street address early Friday morning, according to police.  The warrant was based on alleged drug-related sales at t More...

News Brief

St. Mark Lutheran Church, at 1135 Oliver St. in North Tonawanda, will hold a free “Oktoberfest” event from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, on the church grounds. More...

Education

NEW LOOK

— The Cardinal O'Hara High School student dining room has 36 new tabletops. More...

FRESHMEN WELCOMED

— Student Council members at Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda, under the guidance of Brian Lamping, organized a recent freshman orientation. More...

O’Hara freshmen to receive laptops

Incoming freshmen at Cardinal O’Hara High School will start the year in a technical world that will include a laptop computer for each one.  Lisa Fritz, technical coordinator at O’Hara, and her daughter Rachael, who will be a freshma More...

Lifestyles

Author uses life with autism as part of narrative

The next children’s book your son or daughter learns from may soon come from a 21-year-old professional writer in Mexico, New York, but if it weren’t for the advent of technology and the writer’s own resiliency, the books may never More...

National Federation of Blind to hold meeting

The National Federation of the Blind’s Buffalo chapter will hold a general membership meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Kenmore Library, 160 Delaware Road. More...

Entertainment

Recovery Day Set for Sept. 12

The fourth annual Recovery Day, a local communitywide observance coinciding with National Recovery Month, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at McCarthy Park in Buffalo’s University District.  More...

Erie County Master Gardeners sets fall classes, soil clinics

The Erie County Master Gardeners will hold a series of classes and soil clinics for the fall to close the gardening season.  More...

Ukrainian Festival slated for Sept. 13

The annual Ukrainian Festival will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 3275 Elmwood Ave. More...