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November 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Resolve to honor nation’s veterans today

Veterans Day is a way for us to remember those who have made the sacrifice of defending our country’s freedoms.  It is a day to remember the men and women who have served in the armed forces in the effort to uphold our nation’s liber More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

RETIRING MY PRESS PASS — If you would have asked me six years ago if I’d ever leave journalism, my answer would have been “absolutely not.”  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Nov. 14, 1990   More...

Education

Students learn meditation at St. John the Baptist School

Faith formation was the topic of a recent staff development day attended by the faculty of St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore. More...

Lindbergh Elementary School to present ‘James and the Giant Peach Jr.’

Since May, 82 students at Lindbergh Elementary School supported by staff and dozens of parent volunteers have been at work preparing for the very first elementary school production of the musical “James and the Giant Peach Jr.”  More...

St. John’s students surprise police officer with birthday party

Officer Frank Bartolotta of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department recently received a special surprise from the fifth-graders at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore.  More...

Lifestyles

Snowvember

One year after the November storm of 2014, what changes have the county and state made? Reporter

Do a Google Images search for “Snowvember Buffalo,” and you may have a hard time determining whether the photos you’re looking at are from here or a Hollywood apocalyptic film set.  More...

Lifeguarding class offered Nov. 15-Dec. 20

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department will be offering an American Red Cross lifeguarding course from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays Nov. 15-Dec. 20. The cost is $180. The class is open to anyone turning 15 years of age or older. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Hawk-tion themed ‘Star Wars’ slated for Nov. 13   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 13   More...

Symphonic

thurs. 12  Center for 21st Century Music: loadbang — With Carlos Cordeiro, bass clarinet; Andy Kozar, trumpet(s); Jeffrey Gavett, baritone voice; and William Lang, trombone, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Art

fri. 13  Appetites & Anxieties — An exhibition of new work by Liz Lessner, with an opening reception from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, and continues through Sunday, Jan. More...

Colvin Cleaners ramps up Coats for Kids campaign

For more than 20 years, Colvin Cleaners of Kenmore has eased the burden of the harsh Western New York winters for many local families through its annual “Coats for Kids” campaign, which seeks to provide suitable jackets for the disadvanta More...

Honoring the soldiers

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Local News

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

— Volunteer Penny Conway, top, of the City of Tonawanda cheers on first-place runner Dan Harding of Oneida, New York, as he nears the finish line of the 26.2-mile marathon with a time of 3 hour More...

Buffalo Niagara Concert Band to perform at Kenmore East High School

The Buffalo Niagara Concert Band will perform its fall concert, titled “Celebration of Life,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the auditorium at Kenmore East High School, 350 Fries Road.   More...

Mount St. Mary’s finds ‘Magic to Do’ with ‘Pippin’

A circus is coming to town.  This weekend, Mount St. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

CHRISTIANO, Nancy A. (nee McGuire), of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. She is survived by one son, Francis Jr.; two daughters, Nanette Pohle and Colleen Malecki; six grandchildren; and one sister, Evelyn Campbell. More...

Kenneth W. Fremming, pitcher for Detroit Tigers

Kenneth W. Fremming, of Kenmore, died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. He was 86.  More...

Elva J. Allen, merchandising manager, hospital volunteer

Elva J. Allen, formerly of Williamsville, died Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. She was 99.  Mrs. Allen was born in Frewsberg, New York. She was the last remaining survivor of nine children. More...

Sports

Marauders triumph over Lancers to advance in playoffs

The Marauders of St. More...

Orchard Park defeats Kenmore West for AA crown

Two sections of the bleachers showed two sides of a story Friday night at Ralph Wilson Stadium.  One side, clad in maroon, was joyful, cheering and ecstatic for their team, the Orchard Park Quakers.  The other, proud but hurt.  More...

GOING FOR GOLD —

Kenmore’s Autumn LoCicero soars though the air during her floor exercise during the 2015 Section VI gymnastics championships at Williamsville South High School. More...

Business

MAKING PLANS

— A total of four companies, run by seniors in the economics class taught by Gary Gross in conjunction with Junior Achievement of WNY, are under way at Cardinal O’Hara High School in the More...

Veterans to receive discount at Tops Friendly Markets Nov. 11

Tops Friendly Markets will be offering military personnel and their immediate families an 11 percent discount off their grocery bill this Veterans Day. This marks the second consecutive year Tops has offered the Veterans Day discount.  More...

BN360 to host Board 101 seminar Nov. 19

In collaboration with the United Way, Buffalo Niagara 360 will hold Board 101 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 665 Main St., Suite 200, Buffalo. More...