Weekly Feature



September 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Casting your vote is a serious responsibility

Every year by mid-September, we start to hear the call to “get out and vote” as November’s general election approaches. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

A FINAL GOODBYE — I’ve written many obituaries during my years as a journalist but never one for someone I knew.  On Monday, that changed. I wrote one for my grandmother, Ruth Bender, who died early Friday morning.   More...

25 Years Ago Oct. 3, 1990

Members of the Town of Tonawanda Council have called a second public information session before making a final decision on the Browning Ferris Industries proposal for a recycling facility in the town. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. More...

Education

O’Hara’s fundraising event themed ‘Star Wars’

“Star Wars” complete with Jedi, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader characters will be the theme of the 2015 Hawk-tion, sponsored by Cardinal O’Hara High School.  The annual event will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute to host concerts

The St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Visual and Performing Arts Department will host two musical acts slated to arrive in Buffalo as part of the school’s 2015-16 Concert Series at the school, 845 Kenmore Ave.  At 7:30 p.m. More...

Firemen’s Association of New York to offer tuition reimbursement

The Firemen’s Association of the State of New York is offering tuition reimbursement through its historic educational initiative, the Higher Education Learning Plan.  This statewide community college tuition reimbursement program is geared More...

Lifestyles

The Franciscan Center...Providing young men with a fresh start

The Rev. Joseph Bayne called him the “wild dog.” Although the young man had never been in any trouble, he came from a broken home.  “He had that look in his eyes of just wandering,” said Rev. More...

Senior Center to host flu, pneumonia clinic

The North Tonawanda Senior Center will host a flu and pneumonia vaccine clinic from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Senior Center, 110 Goundry St., North Tonawanda. Call 695-8582 to register. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Wellness event slated at DeGraff Hospital   More...

Business

Erie County earns credit rating upgrade

Wall Street rating agency Fitch Ratings recently upgraded Erie County’s credit rating from “A” to “A+” and commented favorably on the county’s fiscal management. More...

‘Simple Steps’ series will kick off on Oct. 3

The Small Business Association and Buffalo/Niagara SCORE will hold “Simple Steps for Starting Your Business,” to kick off a five-week series, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. More...

NYS Women Inc. showcase slated for Oct. 7

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women Inc. will hold a “Women in Business” showcase beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Protocol Restaurant, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. A cocktail buffet is set for 6 p.m.  More...

Parents express frustration at lack of communication

Would eighth-graders be taking gym classes with upperclassmen? What would their sports participation look like? More...

Kenmore resident raises puppies for visually impaired

It began more than 10 years ago when Kenmore resident Barb McCabe was introduced to the Guiding Eyes puppy raising program through a friend. Since she decided to try it for herself, the program has become ingrained in her lifestyle.  More...

Local News

Concert slated at Kenmore West in honor of school’s 75th anniversary

Kenmore West High School will host a special concert in celebration of its 75th anniversary at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Ken-Ton School District plans math nights

Each elementary school in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District will host a Family Math Night in late September and early October to assist parents in developing a greater understanding of mathematics instruction.  More...

Town of Tonawanda to hold ice skating lessons

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department will hold registration for ice skating lessons from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Lincoln Arena, located on Decatur Road.  Lessons will be held Oct. 10-Nov. 15. More...

Obituaries

Ruth E. Bender, artist, antique collector

Ruth Eleanor Bender Stunkel), 87, formerly of the Town of Tonawanda, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Montgomery Park, a senior community in East Amherst.  Mrs. Bender was born in Buffalo on Feb. 19, 1928. More...

Death Notices

ATTEA, Shawn P., of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Kellie; five sisters, Deborah York, Julie Phillips, Mary Sue Caligiuri, Theresa and Tina; and four brothers, Anthony, Joseph, Michael and Albert. More...

Sports

Will East football routs Ken East, ends losing streak

The wait is over.  The Williamsville East football team snapped an 11-game losing skid with a 42-6 road victory Saturday over Kenmore East.  The last time Williamsville East recorded a win was a 21-14 victory against Niagara-Wheatfield on O More...

Marauders falls to WNY powerhouse Aquinas

The Marauders of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute fell to 1-2 on the 2015 football season, losing to Rochester’s Aquinas Institute, 27-7.  More...

Kenmore West’s offense wakes up, scores 55 points on Sweet Home

After two weeks of struggling to get the offense firing on all cylinders, the Kenmore West Blue Devils football team finally performed as advertised, scoring 55 points in a 55-7 win over Sweet Home in a Class AA vs Class A non-league matchup.  More...

Entertainment

‘Passports on the Move’ event slated for Sept. 30

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will be hosting a “Passports on the Move” outreach event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the AAA Travel and Insurance Center, located at 100 International Drive, Amherst.  More...

Special Events

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Family Activities

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