Weekly Feature

January 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

WARM FUZZIES

— Kenmore Middle School students and teachers donated more than 350 pairs of socks to the Ken-Ton Closet through a sock drive that ended on Dec. 22. More...

Editorial

In winter weather driving, caution should prevail

While the community didn’t necessarily see a white Christmas, the warmer weather was something to treasure.  More...

Spindle items

Editor

HELP WITH THE HEARTH — Although Western New York had an unseasonably warm start to the winter, heating bills can still be a challenge for many, but there is help available to residents of Erie County.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Jan. 9, 1991   More...

Obituaries

Angeline Tsakos, art teacher

Angeline Tsakos, of North Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015. She was 76.  Mrs. Tsakos was born in December 1939 in Veria Greece. She came to Buffalo in 1944 at age 5 with her parents and two sisters.  More...

Education

Students learn 3 R’s of Alzheimer’s awareness

Fifth-grade students recently participated in a special and purposeful lesson at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore, centered upon the three R’s of Alzheimer’s awareness: relax, remember and respect.  More...

Fourth-graders tackle engineering challenge

What’s the tallest tower that could be made using 25 pieces of dry spaghetti, a yard each of yarn and tape, and a marshmallow?  More...

Students investigate GIS systems

Geographic information systems was a special topic presented to fifth-graders at St. More...

Lifestyles

Photographer captures tourist experience through artistic lens

In the late 1990s, David Noyes left Bahia, Brazil, with a couple of hundred rolls of unprocessed transparency film. More...

Art Society show will display at Schofield

The monthly art show at Schofield Residence, features a variety of colorful acrylic paintings by Susan Hohl, who also does photography and framing. Hohl’s artwork is currently on display until Saturday, Jan. 30. More...

Library News

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

Business

Community Foundation now accepting applications for competitive 2016 grants

The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo is now accepting letters of intent for the Foundation’s 2016 competitive grant process, including the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. More...

HOME offering $2,500 in scholarships

Applications are being accepted for the Joanne Champion Granger scholarship, awarded each year by Housing Opportunities Made Equal Inc. to a high school senior in Erie or Niagara county. More...

Registration open for next Pre-Collegiate session

Erie Community College’s “Pathways to Success” Pre-Collegiate Studies program will start its next session on Monday ,Feb. 1,and registration is open through Jan. 29 for those looking to enroll. More...

Breaking News - 1/7/2016 10:44 AM

Man dies in industrial accident at Tonawanda Coke

An industrial accident occurred this morning at Tonawanda Coke, located at 3875 River Road in the Town of Tonawanda.A 60-year-old male employee died as a result of the accident, according to a release from the Town of Tonawanda Police Department. More...

Volunteer sewing group teaches refugees valuable skills

When Barb Lipiew retired two years ago, she started looking for a hobby to fill her time. However, after volunteering with various organizations, she settled with a group that combines her longtime hobby with volunteerism: Canisius Sew REDI.  More...

Local News

Campbell first female minister at church

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When Sara E. Campbell applied to become pastor at St. Stephens-Bethlehem United Church of Christ in Amherst, she was not expecting to get an interview.  Following a 10-month search process, the Tonawanda resident was selected on Dec. More...

Poloncarz begins second term stressing better community for all

Mark Poloncarz was sworn in Friday for his second four-year term as Erie County executive at an event held in the Ceremonial Court House of Old Erie County Hall in Buffalo.   More...

Citizen thwarts armed robbery

An armed robbery at a Tonawanda convenience store was stopped last week by a citizen wielding a flashlight.  According to Town of Tonawanda police, at about 10:55 p.m. on Dec. More...

Sports

Marauders Fed team wins Rhode Island Tourney

The St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Federation hockey team defeated Bishop Timon/ St. Jude Sunday, 2-0, at the Harbor- Center in downtown Buffalo. Leading the way for the Marauders was junior Michael Greco with the game winning goal. More...

Blue Devils win Ken-Ton tourney, Tucker named MVP

There is nothing like winning a basketball tournament in your home gym. More...

Britton leads Lady Blue Devils on comeback win over Mt. Mercy

The Kenmore West Lady Blue Devils earned a crucial win in a non-league tournament matchup against Mount Mercy.  More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Christian Central to host Alumni Mingle event   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 7   More...

Special Events

fri. 8-sun. 10   More...

Comedy

thurs. 7-sat. 9  Chris Quigley will perform at 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, and Friday, Jan. 8; and at and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, at Yuk Yuk’s at Casino Niagara, 5705 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...