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December 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Small businesses deserve support year-round

Holiday shopping has almost evolved into a sport. People are racing to get the perfect gifts for the best prices at any cost, whether it be loss of sleep, family time or just their patience.  More...

Spindle items

Editor

GIVING OF OURSELVES — This time of year is busy for many people, between shopping, cooking and preparing the house for guests.  Many of us try to make charitable donations around the holidays whether that be toys for underprivileged childr More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 5, 1990   More...

Sports

Blue Devils poised for big year in boys basketball

A winning spirit has taken hold of Kenmore West High School. More...

O’Hara girls hoops on track for historic season

Sports Reporter

There is a winning attitude at Cardinal O’Hara High School.  After a disappointing early exit in the Catholic State championships, Monsignor Martin Athletic Association powerhouse, the Lady Hawks, look to improve this season with perhaps o More...

Harrison’s seven three pointers guide Lady Warrior cagers to tourney win

Senior co-captain Dahnea Harrison knocked down seven three-point baskets — the most by one player in a single game in coach Jay Hall’s tenure with the club — to nearly guide Tonawanda’s girls basketball team past host Christia More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Blessed Sacrament plans Christmas events   More...

Business

Bank of America comes to the table

Foreclosure summit

The second of a two-day bank summit opened the lines of communication between neighborhood representatives and banks involved in incomplete foreclosures on vacant and abandoned properties in Western New York.   More...

‘Stop, Sip, Shop’ set for Dec. 10

The Kenmore Merchants Association will be offering shoppers a sort of all-in-one holiday shopping experience with the fourth annual “Stop, Sip and Shop the Blocks” event. set for Thursday, Dec. More...

Psychiatric Center to hold annual holiday gift drive

Buffalo Psychiatric Center is holding its annual Holiday Gift Drive to benefit individuals receiving inpatient services at the facility, which has been a tradition at Buffalo Psychiatric Center for more than 35 years. More...

Breaking News - 12/7/2015 4:10 PM

Police release details of Key Bank armed robbery

An armed robbery occurred at the Key Bank branch at 4248 Delaware Ave., this morning at about 11:40, according to a release from Town of Tonawanda police. More...

Zonta Club celebrates 90 years

In 1925, the Mount Rushmore memorial was dedicated, F. Scott Fitzgerald published “The Great Gatsby” and the presidential inauguration of Calvin Coolidge was the first to be broadcast on the radio. More...

Fire district elections set for Dec. 8

Elections will take place Tuesday, Dec. 8, in the Town of Tonawanda’s five fire districts. Residents of those districts are eligible to vote for the candidates. More...

Local News

St. Francis families receive donation

Families at St. Francis of Assisi parish in the City of Tonawanda, who are aided by the parish’s St. More...

Library will display Washington School time capsules on Saturday

After 33 years of being buried underground, the Washington School time capsules will resurface in a display this weekend.  More...

PBAs support earlier closing time for bars

The New York State Troopers and Erie County Sheriff’s police benevolent associations recently announced their support for changing the bar closing in Erie County from 4 a.m. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor covers cab fare for passenger who fled without paying

Village of Kenmore  Saturday, Nov. 21   A Mang Avenue resident reported a group of youths lying on the ground in the park. An officer did not locate anyone in the vicinity 10 minutes later.  Sunday, Nov. 22   More...

Education

Hoover Middle posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the Hoover Middle School honor roll for the first marking period of the 2015-16 school year.  Grade Six   More...

Mount Holiday Bazaar set for Dec. 6

Mount St. Mary Academy is hosting its third annual Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the school, 3756 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda.  More...

County will hold informational session on refugee resettlement

On Nov. 19, the Erie County Legislature approved a resolution that addresses the issue of the resettlement of refugees within Erie County. More...

Lifestyles

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site Welcomes its Reinvention

In the early morning hours of Sept. 14, 1901, William McKinley would take his last breaths as the 25th president of the United States. More...

Cardinal O’Hara to hold ugly sweater party

The choral department at Cardinal O’Hara High School will present its annual Christmas Cafe Concert from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the school cafeteria, 39 OHara Road, Tonawanda. More...

Entertainment

Library News

Kenilworth Branch • Library hours Winter hours are as follows: noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Library events More...

Holiday

thurs. 3  Artisanal Wreath Class — Learn how to design your own artisanal wreath handcrafted from flowers, herbs and other all-natural materials, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

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