Weekly Feature

November 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

GOBBLE, GOBBLE

— Ken-Ton Superintendent Dawn Mirand reads “Turkey Trouble” by Wendi Silvano and illustrated by Lee Harper to kindergarten students at Franklin Elementary School on Thursday as part More...

Editorial

Use safe food preparation tips this Thanksgiving

Many families across Kenmore, Tonawanda and Western New York will celebrate Thanksgiving this week by sharing a rather large meal. More...

Spindle items

Editor

TURKEY TIME — Thanksgiving is still a few days away, but my mom is already preparing treats for breakfast and helping plan a bountiful menu for dinner. More...

Out of the Past

Local governments throughout Erie County are threatening not to plow county roads after the first of the year unless they are paid $1,500 per lane mile for the work. More...

Obituaries

Death

WILL, Charles R. Sr., of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. He is survived by two sons, Charles Jr. and Kenneth; one daughter, Carol Bona; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Joan. More...

Sports

Three Thunder seniors sign Letters of Intent

Three Mount St. Mary Academy seniors signed National Letters of Intent to compete in the 2015-16 collegiate seasons on Thursday, Nov. 17.  More...

West Seneca East’s Dolac tabbed Player of the Year

All-Bee Football: Defense

To be successful on the football field these days, a player has to be able to rely on more than just his physical attributes, as important as they are.  More...

Six programs boast First Team All-stars

If it’s true that the best offense is a good defense, then the seven First Team All-stars making up the defensive side of the 2015 All-Bee Football Team are perfect choices to put faces to that adage.  More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Family Activities

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Film/Video

fri. 27  Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte — Film from 1964 starring Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, and directed by Robert Aldrich, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...

Holidays are headed to Ken-Ton

While the snow has yet to fall, the gingerbread- and pine tree-scented atmosphere of the holidays will soon be felt throughout the Ken-Ton community thanks to a few seasonal events.  More...

Presenters examine heroin epidemic, drug abuse at community event

“When I got out of me and started loving others, that’s when healing came for me,” said James Trapp at a recent presentation on drug abuse.  Trapp, who is a husband, father, pastor, speaker, consultant and coach, spoke about hi More...

Local News

Town reveals toy collection locations

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department has released the locations for the 2015 Christmas toy collection barrels.  “We are working very closely with the local churches, schools and the business community to help make t More...

Hamilton Elementary to present mini-musical

Fourth-grade students at Hamilton Elementary School are busy preparing for their upcoming mini-musical, “Why Mosquitos Buzz in People’s Ears,” to be performed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4.   More...

Hardwick schedules HEAP outreach

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick will hold a Home Energy Assistance Program Outreach from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the City of Tonawanda Senior Center, 35 Main St., Tonawanda. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

Man reports stolen shoes pictured on Instagram

Monday, Nov. 16   A woman requested police assistance after locking her keys inside her vehicle.  An officer reported that a driver on Wabash Avenue was driving with a suspended license.  Tuesday, Nov. 17   More...

Education

Schools could receive state aid due to tax-exempt cemeteries

Several school districts stand to gain supplemental state aid due to lost revenue from tax-exempt cemeteries.  During a press conference on Thursday, Sen. More...

Smart Schools rollout outlined at Sweet Home

Upgrades and acquisitions valued at $503,000 are proposed for the Sweet Home Central School District in the next year.  The district’s proposed Smart Schools Investment Plan was outlined at the Nov. More...

Lifestyles

The Hockey Mom Foundation

supporting cancer research, education for hockey players Reporter

O ff the ice, a hockey mom is her child’s biggest defender. She supports his or her endeavors and passion for the game.  More...

Dizziness and Balance group to meet Nov. 28

The next meeting of the Dizziness and Balance Support Group of WNY will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore. The guest speaker, Dr. More...

St. Amelia’s participates in Bake for Good

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Business

Praxair scientist honored by American Chemical Society

Dante Bonaquist, senior corporate fellow and chief scientist at Praxair Inc., recently received the Jacob F. Schoellkopf Medal from the Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society. More...

NYS Women Inc. will hold holiday shopping event

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NYS Women, Inc., will hold a holiday networking event and basket auction at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Protocol, 6766 Transit Road, Williamsville. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Happy hour for a Cause slated for Dec. 2

Buffalo Niagara 360 will sponsor Happy Hour for a Cause from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the Pan-American Grill and Brewery, 391 Washington St., Buffalo. More...