Weekly Feature



September 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

School Board should aim for diversity of voices

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education is considering some changes that, if made, would greatly change its dynamics. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

STEP BACK IN TIME — When I was a child, my parents would take my siblings and me every summer to Old Fort Niagara, where we would enjoy a breezy afternoon exploring a world recreated from the past.  Even though I wasn’t as fascinated More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Sept. 26, 1990   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.In response to Dave Sherman’s recent column on gun control, unfortunately all these people purchased their guns legally with background checks, but that didn’t stop the violence. More...

Education

‘Mountstock’ bands to take place at Mount St. Mary Academy

Mount St. Mary Academy will be hosting more than 200 area high school teens at their annual outdoor battle of the bands and social mixer. More...

Cardinal O’Hara High School to host fall Open House Sept. 24

Cardinal O’Hara High School will be holding its annual Open House for grades 6-8 and their families from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

NEW TEACHERS

— Cardinal O'Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda recently welcomed new teachers for the 2015-16 school year. More...

Lifestyles

‘Thank-a-Vet’ outreach event slated for Sept. 21 at Lincoln Park

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will be hosting a “Thank-A-Vet” outreach event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at the D.F.K. Pavilion in Lincoln Park, located at 1200 Parker Blvd. in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

‘Murder in the Smoky Mountains’ to premier

“Murder in the Smoky Mountains” — a thriller written and directed by L. Don Swartz — will be presented Oct. 8-18 at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. The show will be at 7 p.m. More...

"In the Heights" Opens MusicalFare's 2015-16 Season

Lights came up on Washington Heights last week at MusicalFare Theater, when its Curtain Up production of “In the Heights” opened, beginning the company’s 26th season.  The rest of the season includes “Pageant,” &ldq More...

Business

Chamber of Commerce has a lot going on; you just have to look

Ken-Ton Chamber Board of Directors

A few weeks ago I was having a conversation with someone who said they were interested in the Chamber of Commerce but that it never seems like we really have anything going on. He asked, “What exactly does the Chamber do? More...

BNSME to hold CEO Roundtable discussion

The Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will hold “Cheers! The Sales and Marketing of Spirits in WNY,” a CEO Roundtable, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. More...

UB seeks participants for paid focus group

The University at Buffalo’s Center on Knowledge Translation for Technology Transfer and Western New York Independent Living Inc. More...

Ken-Ton School Board may expand

The Ken-Ton School Board could look very different in just a couple of years.  (See editorial on page four)  The board is considering expanding from five to seven members, adding a student member and lengthening the terms of office from thr More...

Kenmore resident to see the pope

A dream will be realized for one Kenmore resident next week when he goes to see Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia.  Philadelphia is the last of the three stops the pope is making during his first visit to the United States, where he& More...

Local News

Kenmore resident writes first book of poetry

Janet McNally believes that stories are what makes us human, and poetry, she says, is another way to tell those stories.  “You can only use so many words,” she says, “and I find that very attractive.”  More...

Citizen Science Community Resources to co-host free conference Sept. 19

A free conference will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Kenmore resident recounts ‘Growing Up Irish’

Eileen Canning-DiPasquale may not have been born Irish, but if you ask her, she’s as Irish as anyone you’ve ever met.  More...

Police Blotter

Man cannot locate belt, pants fall down repeatedly

Village of Kenmore  Friday, Sept. 4   A North End Avenue resident reported that neighbors were yelling at each other and were possibly intoxicated.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BALTUS, Mary Gammon (nee Hood), died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. More...

Joseph A. DiGiore, owner of DiGiore Insurance

Joseph A. DiGiore Jr., owner of DiGiore Insurance Agency & Financial Services in the Town of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. He was 86.  Mr. DiGiore was born in Buffalo and attended Technical High School. More...

Sports

Young Kenmore field hockey team looking to future

So far this season, the Kenmore Devildogs field hockey team hasn’t had the best of luck.  According to head coach Les Simon, the team has worked hard in the offseason and in practice, but this year hasn’t been the year for the curren More...

Meet the Kenmore West Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Edvin Ramulic Class of 2008   Check any one of a dozen basketball records in the Blue Devil Record Book and you’ll find Ramulic’s name ranked near the top. More...

Lumberjacks rout Bulldogs in Class A football matchup

North Tonawanda’s football team is off to a quick start, both offensively and defensively, in this 2015 campaign.  After defeating Williamsville East, 23-0 last week, the Lumberjacks drew Class A rival Kenmore East Saturday at Parker Field More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

St. Andrew’s to host dance Sept. 19 at school   More...

Entertainment

Niagara Regional Theatre Guild to present ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will be presenting “Annie Get Your Gun” in September and October at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, located at 530 Ellicott Creek Road.  The story is about sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her rocky rela More...

Walking Tours

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Theatre

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