Weekly Feature

December 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Fire just one safety concern during holidays

When one thinks of holiday safety tips, fire is usually what comes to mind. More...

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Editor

HOLIDAY GREETINGS — Without a doubt, Christmas is my favorite time of year. It always seems that spirits are lifted and kindness is abundant as we count down to Dec. 25.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 26, 1990   More...

Education

CHRISTMAS CHEER

— Students at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute load nonperishable food items into trucks on Thursday to cap off the school’s 45th annual Food Basket program. More...

News Brief

Kenmore Garden Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Buffalo. More...

BELIEVE

— Fourth-grade students at Lindbergh Elementary School have been busy writing letters to Santa and working with the school cafeteria staff to get students actively involved in Macy's “Bel More...

Lifestyles

Helping the blind to see

Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service reads print materials for the visually impaired Reporter

When Bob Sikorski was busy studying to receive his law degree in Washington D.C., he came across a nonprofit that caught his eye, as well as his ear.  More...

St. Mark’s to hold Christmas services

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St., North Tonawanda, has announced its Christmas worship schedule. The Christmas Eve service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24; the Christmas Day service at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch  318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657  Library hours   More...

Business

Kenmore Mercy Hospital associates recognized by medical staff

Physicians at Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently recognized Helen Rovillo, unit clerk from 2 West, and Brian Wetzel, a clinical pharmacist, who received the annual Medical Staff Associate of the Year Award for 2015.  This award recognizes outstandi More...

Evans Bancorp names new CFO, controller

Evans Bancorp Inc., a financial holding company and the parent company of Evans Bank, has named John B. More...

Area United Way receives high marks for fiscal responsibility

The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County has earned a 4-star rating, the highest possible, from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator. More...

Town Board renews Ellicott Creek contract

The Tonawanda Town Board extended a contract with Amherst’s Ellicott Creek Volunteer Fire Company at its meeting on Monday night.  More...

Rocking with Santa sees another successful year

Rocking with Santa, an event to close the 15th annual toy drive in Ken-Ton, served the largest number of families in its history.  More than 150 families were able to go home with three gifts per child in addition to stocking stuffers for all, a More...

Officials urge state action on Huntley power station

Officials from the county, town and schools gathered Friday to discuss their efforts concerning the potential closure of the Huntley Generating Station in the Town of Tonawanda.  More...

Local News

Writing, literacy gains cited at Sweet Home

New technology and better staff development are credited with improving the level of literacy at the elementary and secondary level of the Sweet Home School District.  That was the summation given Dec. More...

CLASSIC CAROLS

— Ryan Hadden, left, and Jaimee Lewis perform in the St. John the Baptist annual holiday concert on Sunday. More...

Elks Lodge announces 44th annual Hoop Shoot

Elks Lodge 860 will hold its 44th annual National Hoop Shoot contest at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Police Blotter

Cab driver says customer left without paying

Village of Kenmore •  Tuesday, Dec. 15   A woman driving on Delaware Avenue was taken into custody for allegedly driving under the influence.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

KOEPPEL, Craig A., of Amherst, died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Susan; two daughters, Leah and Ellen; and two brothers, Gary and Glenn. Funeral services were held on Dec. 15 at the First Presbyterian Church. More...

Sports

Blue Devils rout rival Bulldogs in Coaches vs Cancer night cap

IT was the second game of an all-Kenmore doubleheader on the basketball court at Kenmore West High School. The Blue Devils just watched the girls basketball team fall to their rivals, Kenmore East. More...

O’Hara continues to show why they are the top of the state

The standings tell you the team is perfect. On paper, the team looks like a Federation competitor.  So far, the girls of the Cardinal O’Hara varsity basketball team are showing they are definitely a force to be reckoned with.  More...

Kenmore East stuns Kenmore West in rivalry matchup

In the opening act of the Coaches vs Cancer doubleheader at Kenmore West High School, it was the Bulldogs who came out of the matchup victorious as they stunned the Blue Devils, 44-37.  More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

YWCA to bring back holiday care program   More...

Entertainment

History museum announces winners

The North Tonawanda History Museum has selected winners of two drawings and of its holiday coloring contest for children, all of whom were part of its recent participation in Winter Walk day.  More...

Winter Wonderland

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HOLIDAY LIGHTS

—Santa, surrounded by Christmas lights, waves to passing cars along Parker Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda. More...