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December 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Ken-Ton Board hears special ed updates

The Ken-Ton Board of Education heard an update on the special education department at its Dec. More...

Editorial

District’s transparency efforts don’t go unnoticed

There is no easy way to go about closing a school, much less two or three. More...

Spindle items

Editor

SWEET TREATS — This is always the time of year when I dig out my stretchy pair of jeans, thanks to the explosion of cookies in my house.  This year’s marathon started with gingerbread men, girls and moose plus my mother’s speci More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 19, 1990

After several months of discussion and public hearings on the proposal by Browning-Ferris Industries to open a materials recycling facility on Kenmore Avenue, the Town of Tonawanda has granted the company a performance use standards permit.  More...

Education

NEW BLING

— Members of the junior class at Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda admire their class rings, received in a special liturgy and celebration on Dec. More...

Holiday Tunes

Ken-Ton choristers from the ABC Bel Canto Choir have been chosen to perform in the “Holiday Pops” concert, singing a medley of Christmas tunes with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra this More...

On the Campus

Lindsay Andrews, a graduate of Kenmore East High School, has been inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for first-year students at Baldwin Wallace University. More...

Lifestyles

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD...

filling hearts with hope around the world Reporter

When he was 11 years old, Yves Dushime’s church in Togo, West Africa, received shoeboxes from Operation Christmas Child. The gifts contained items that many children in the church had never laid eyes on before, such as toys and school supplies. More...

Cardinal O’Hara will host chicken dinner

Cardinal O'Hara High School Junior Achievement class will host a Chiavetta's chicken dinner from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, in the student dining room. The dinner is in collaboration with the girls varsity basketball game against Jamestown. More...

Entertainment

Happy Holidays!

thurs. 17   More...

Walking Tours

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Performance

thurs. 17  Glenn Miller Orchestra — 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Riviera Theatre and Performance Arts Center, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org   More...

Consolidation updates to become regular at BOE meetings

With the 2015-16 school year nearly half over, the closing of three school buildings and the further consolidation of the Ken-Ton school district loom in the near future. More...

Moore Avenue shines for fifth year

Stony Brook Shines for Others has been lighting up Lancaster for eight years and was joined in its third year by Kenmore residents who have created Moore Avenue Shines for Others. More...

Local News

Tonawanda resident brings script to life

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Winters would run around with a camcorder, videos of his brother and friends. As a senior at  State, Winters directed a full-length pilot episode for television with his classmates.  More...

Song Corps plans holiday tour

The Song Corps at Cardinal O’Hara High School, led by music director Eric Kemnitzer, will launch a Christmas Song Tour at local elementary schools on Monday, Dec. 21.   The tour will begin at 9:15 a.m. at St. More...

More than $397,000 in HUD funds allocated to area

More than $397,000 in federal funds are being allocated to five municipalities, including North Tonawanda, and housing authorities in Western New York, according to U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports being scammed out of $2,500 through eBay

Monday, Dec. 7   A Westgate Road resident reported that a man had taken her headphones, bus pass and medication from her house.  More...

Obituaries

John Pezzino, occupational therapist, owner of realty

John Pezzino III, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. He was 47.  Mr. Pezzino was born in 1968 in Buffalo. More...

Donald F. Newman, chairman emeritus of Noco Energy Corp.

Donald F. Newman, of Clarence, chairman emeritus of Noco Energy Corp., died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015.  Mr. More...

Deaths

BELZ, Franklin M. "Bud,” of Tonawanda, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two sons, Mark and Kevin; two daughters, Anne DiCenso and Donna Renier; and four grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Dec. More...

Sports

Mahoney takes over Kenmore East bowling

Defending Section VI Bulldogs face Mahoney’s son in league play

The Kenmore East Bulldogs have returned to the bowling lanes for the 2015-16 campaign.  So far this season, both the girls and boys varsity bowling teams have started off 2-2.  The boys team returns after winning the Section VI championship More...

Marauders edge Canisius, shutout McQuaid Jesuit

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WINNING EFFORT

— Kenmore’s Emily King takes the puck up ice during a game against West Seneca in Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation Play.Kenmore won 6-1 at the West Seneca Ice Rink on Dec. 11. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Celtic duo program will benefit Ken-Ton Closet   More...

Business

Chamber of Commerce president reflects on year

Ken-Ton Chamber Board of Directors

As we get ready to close out this year with holiday celebrations and the promise of new opportunities in 2016, my term as president of the board for the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce comes to a close. More...

NAWBO Visionary Award recipient to be honored

The National Association of Women Business Owners has selected Key Bank among supporters of women entrepreneurs to receive the 2016 Visionary Award. The celebration and presentation of the award will take place on Wednesday, Jan. More...

Small business workshop slated for Jan. 7

Buffalo Niagara SCORE will host “Starting and Managing Your Own Small Business,” a full-day workshop featuring national and local expert speakers covering topics critical to every startup business. The event will take place at 8:30 a.m. More...