Weekly Feature

November 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Board approves eco-friendly projects

The Tonawanda Town Board approved the implementation of greener recycling and energy practices through multiple resolutions at Monday’s meeting.  The first resolution, recommended by the town Planning Board, approved a performance standard More...

Editorial

Take winter travel precautions before snow flies

Nearly one year ago to the day, Western New York was hit with a historic snowstorm that brought several feet of snow across the region. The November 2014 storm left motorists and residents alike stranded in treacherous weather conditions.  More...

Spindle items

Editor

AN INTRODUCTION — When I left my house the morning of Election Day, I planned to stop at my local polling place, maybe grab a coffee and head to the office. I had no idea what was about to happen.  More...

Out of the Past

Erie County Legislator Leonard Lenihan proposed a county-wide ban on free distribution of cigarettes and tobacco products, noting that these freebies often lead to a lifetime addiction for young people.  More...

Obituaries

Deaths

GIANCARLO, Teresa (nee Generoso), of Kenmore, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. More...

Sports

Marauders fall to Crusaders in MMAA semifinals

Hurting and wanting to climb back atop the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association, the Marauders of St. More...

Five programs represented on First Team

It has been a strong year for Western New York football. Area teams have impressed, school records have been broken and programs have advanced into state play. More...

Kenmore West’s Ford named Player of the Year

If you have been to Crosby Field in Kenmore during the last four football seasons you have definitely noticed No. 11.  If you look in the Kenmore West Blue Devils defensive backfield, you would see No. More...

What's Going On

Whats Going on

Zumbathon benefit to honor Kenmore native   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 19  Wandering Buffalos — 7 p.m., the Daily Planet Coffee Co., 1862 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. 551-0661, www.dailyplanetcoffee.com  fri. 20   More...

Concerts

thurs. 19  Legendary musician/singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder will make a stop in Buffalo when he performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the First Niagara Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo; $. More...

Literature

thurs. 19  Play Openings — Open to writers ages 12 to 18, and taught by playwright Neil Weschler, 3:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Just Buffalo Literary Center, 468 Washington St., second floor, Buffalo. More...

Christmas wish

Kenilworth firefighter Kyle Bakowski writes a Santa letter in support of Macy’s Believe with wish child Ajianaye from Buffalo. More...

Board of Education zeroes in on goals

The Ken-Ton Board of Education spent the bulk of its Nov. More...

Local News

O’Hara graduate selected as ceremonial marcher

Madison James Hall, a 2015 graduate of Cardinal O’Hara High School, has been selected to be part of the Ceremonial Marchers stationed in Washington, D.C.  Hall entered the U.S. More...

Ken-Ton students honor Veterans

In the days prior to Veterans Day, students across the Ken-Ton School District had the opportunity to learn from men and women who have served in the armed forces and to express appreciation for the veterans’ sacrifices and service to the count More...

VETERANS HONORED

— Six former servicemen representing various conflicts stand proud at the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda Veterans Day event. More...

Police Blotter

Officer stops vehicle for speeding, escorts car to hospital

Village of Kenmore  Sunday, Nov. 8  A Girard Boulevard resident reported a vehicle hitting his house. A man complained of two German shepherds being in a vacant house because he can hear an echo. More...

Education

FUN WITH BOOKS

— Kindergarten students at Lindbergh Elementary School listen to Maisy the Mouse, thanks to the school’s Parent Teacher Association and Barnes & Noble bookstore. More...

MUY BIEN

— The Spanish 4 and 5 class at Cardinal O'Hara High School wrote and performed a parody of the Ellen DeGeneres show in Spanish. More...

Football players help elementary students learn to read

More than 30 varsity football players from Kenmore West High School spent the day before homecoming at three Kenmore Town of Tonawanda elementary schools to promote the importance of reading and working hard in the classroom.  The players joined More...

Lifestyles

Preserving the Past

Brown family unites to renovate, restore church Editor

Family bonding can involve a variety of activities, from gardening and crafting to movies and game nights. For the Browns, who hail from North Tonawanda, it’s renovating and restoring a church, school and rectory. More...

14th annual Taste of the Mount slated for Nov. 21

Mount St. Mary Academy’s Sports Boosters is holding its 14th annual Taste of the Mount at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, in the school gymnasium, 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. More...

Business

Sweet Home Central adopts veterans tax exemption

School property tax relief is coming to veterans living within the Sweet Home Central School District for the 2016-17 school year.  At its Oct. More...

Salvation Army kicks off Red Kettle Campaign

North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas joined Majs. More...

Choose health coverage before Dec. 1

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

With the holidays approaching, many of us feel overwhelmed with the mountain of tasks on our to-do list.  However, that to-do list should include taking the time to review your health insurance coverage in order to choose a new plan for 2016, be More...