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February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

SPARKS FLY —

Instructor Frank Rosiek teaches safety in welding to middle school student Matthew Sharpe during the “Taste of Tech” Career Day at Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Center Thursday. More...

Editorial

WNED program spotlights the right kind of news

With all of the negative news plastering our screens, whether they be handheld or mounted on the wall, it’s important to pay attention to the good deeds and unsung heroes that surround us.  More...

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Editor

SHARING IS CARING — One of the easiest ways to give back to the community is by donating blood. It’s free and very convenient thanks to neighborhood donation centers such as the one at 96 Niagara St. in Tonawanda.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 6, 1991   More...

Education

Seventh-graders absorb science of sponges

The glitz and glib of basic sponges was recently tested in the seventh-grade science lab at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore. More...

Hoover third-grader celebrated for reaching reading milestone

Shyun Aung, a third-grade student in Maryann Mercer’s class at Hoover Elementary School, was recently celebrated for reaching the 750th step in a new reading framework that focuses on empowering, motivating and engaging young readers and cultiv More...

BALL OF FUR

— Juniors Erica Beltz and Michael Coleman show middle school student Joshua Rosseland how to properly handle a cat and clip its nails during the “Taste of Tech” Career Day at Erie 1 More...

What's Going On

Towne Players will mount ‘The Odd Couple’

Towne Players will present the Neil Simon comedy “The Odd Couple,” directed by Glenn Jumper, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5, 6, 12 and 13 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Sheridan-Parkside Community Theater, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Drive, Tonawanda. More...

St. Francis of Assisi to host spaghetti dinner

St. Francis of Assisi Parish will hold its annual spaghetti dinner and theme tray auction from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Early Childhood Center gymnasium, 70 Adam St., Tonawanda. More...

Breast Cancer Network to hold February meeting

The Breast Cancer Network of WNY will hold its monthly educational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Bella Moglie building, 3297 Walden Ave., Depew. More...

Business

Kenmore man named president, CEO of Hodgson Russ

A Kenmore resident has been named president and CEO of the law firm Hodgson Russ LLP, effective Feb. 1.   Rick W. More...

Deadline approaches for Taste of Buffalo

While the Taste of Buffalo is quite a ways off — not slated until July 9 and 10 — vendors are approaching the deadline for registration in the event.  More...

Sales, marketing execs schedule networking party

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives’ Cocktails and Connections Networking Party will take place at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the North American Breweries Pub, 50 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo. More...

First responders

Volunteers from the Brighton Fire Company respond to a fire at Brighton Liquors at 930 Brighton Road just after 7 Sunday morning. The official cause of the fire has yet to be determined. More...

State of the Closet 2016 updates community on nonprofit program

When Jill O’Malley and her husband, Matt, formed the Ken-Ton Parent Alliance and toured the schools in the district, they noticed many children without jackets and other necessary clothing items.  More...

Local News

Kenmore native becomes first KFD female employee

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Julia Taylor started volunteering with the Village of Kenmore Fire Department when she was 22.  Taylor, who is now 25, had just returned from backpacking around Europe and was finishing her degree in business administration from the University a More...

News Brief

The Presbyterian Women of Western New York will hold a gathering from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at Tonawanda First Presbyterian Church, 149 Broad St., Tonawanda.  More...

Panepinto, school districts talk budget concerns

Sen. Marc Panepinto held roundtable talks on Thursday with school superintendents from across the 60th State Senate District related to the loss of school funding from the state. More...

Sports

Marauders rout Flames, Red Raiders in Federation play

The St. Joseph’s collegiate Institute Federation hockey team improved their record to 18 wins, two losses and one tie with two big wins over the weekend.  More...

Kenmore/GI upsets Williamsville in Section VI hockey semifinals

Girls hockey team looking for fifth straight Section VI championship

After years of winning, facing scrutiny that they were a one dimensional team riding on the back of a star goalie, the Kenmore/Grand Island girls federation hockey team showed that their experience in big games was equal to their skill on the ice.&nb More...

NT Keller’s wins Pete Rao Memorial Tourney

Senior improves season record to 37-0

Troy Keller’s impressive season on the wrestling mat continues with another tournament victory.  The North Tonawanda senior went 4-0 to win the 145-pound weight class at the Pete Rao Memorial Tournament Saturday at Lewiston-Porter High Sch More...

Lifestyles

Portrait of an artist:

Buffalo’s own Tom Toles

When Tom Toles left The Buffalo News in 2002 to become the editorial cartoonist of The Washington Post, he faced the monumental task of filling the shoes of the man who preceded him. More...

Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary to hold book, scrub sales

Susie’s Children’s Books will be in the Kenmore Mercy Hospital atrium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9. Proceeds from the book sale will benefit Kenmore Mercy Hospital. More...

Library News

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