Weekly Feature



February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

GREAT TOSS

— Paul Przybysz prepares to throw a horseshoe during Vito’s Horseshoe League’s Icicle Tournament held Saturday. More...

Editorial

Answering foster care, adoption need brings rewards

Children in the foster care system face many difficult challenges. More...

Spindle items

CURTAIN UP — Growing up, March always meant the arrival of one of the highlights of my year — the high school musical. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 27, 1991   More...

Education

On the Campus

Jeremy J. Wood of Tonawanda was named to the president’s list at Brockport State College for the fall 2015 semester.   More...

Daemen honors high school artists

Area high school students were recognized for their outstanding works of art on display in Daemen College’s 47th annual All-High Exhibition, being shown through Feb. 26 in the Tower Gallery in the Haberman Gacioch Art Center.  More...

St. John’s fifth-graders graduate from D.A.R.E. program

A D.A.R.E. course at St. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Mini Maker Faire

celebrates invention, ‘do it yourself’ spirit

avid Cinquino says the Buffalo Mini Maker Faire is a giant show and tell. More...

‘Rainmaker’ auditions will be held at Towne Players

The Towne Players are seeking actors for a May production of“The Rainmaker.”Rolestobe cast include six men,aswell as one female. Auditions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

‘Anything Goes’ returns to Cardinal O'Hara for 20th anniversary performance

Cardinal O’Hara is set to perform “Anything Goes” March 4-6 in the high school auditorium. It will be the first time in 20 years that the school has presented the show, according to director Patrick Goatseay. More...

Business

Money-saving tax credits available to residents

Residents can take advantage of a number of state and federal tax credits that can help put more money back in their pockets, according to Assemblyman Robin Schimminger.  Here are some money-savers:  • The Empire State Child Credit, a More...

St John’s Girl Scouts earn tasty badge

The Girl Scouts of St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore partnered with Tonawanda’s Sweet Beginnings Bakery to earn the snack badge.  More...

Hardwick pushes for state to repay GEA

Erie County is calling on New York State to finally end the gap elimination adjustment that drastically reduced the amount of aid to school districts for the past six years, according to Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick.  In all, schools ac More...

Organizers postpone Backyard Classic charity event

The eighth annual Tim Hortons Backyard Classic has been postponed due to Wednesday's heavy rainfall, which caused adverse tournament conditions. More...

Parking resolution delayed for another two weeks

Residents anticipating a resolution to the months-long Brendan Avenue parking debate will have to wait longer for answers, as the Tonawanda Town Board tabled the issue on Monday until a future meeting.  More...

SPCA Board appoints new executive director

Barbara Carr, who announced her retirement in November as executive director of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County, has set a departure date of March 18. More...

Local News

BIG PRIZES

— Evan Richey, left, and Derek Gottler display some of the theme baskets that will be available for auction at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore. More...

Sixth annual ‘Fire and Ice’ set for April 7

Tickets are now available for the sixth annual Fire and Ice event to benefit the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. More...

Fostering a feeling of family

Ann-Marie Orlowski was placed into the foster care system at age 7. Efforts were made to reunify her with her birth mother, but it eventually became clear that would not be possible and at the age of 14, she was adopted by her foster family.  More...

Obituaries

Deaths

RADICE, Lucy, of Kenmore, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Mary Radice and Agnes Trost, and four brothers, Anthony, Nicholas, Daniel and Frank. More...

Sports

Marauders advance to Niagara Cup finals

The St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s Federation boys hockey team team advanced to the Niagara Cup Championship Game with an impressive 8-0 win over St. More...

Lady Bulldogs earn semifinal berth after win over Starpoint

The Kenmore East girls basketball team is in the semifinals of the Section VI Class A2 tournament.  The Lady Bulldogs opened the playoffs with a quarterfinal matchup against Starpoint.  Things went very much in the Lady bulldogs favor as t More...

St. Francis downs rival St. Joe’s in MMAA playoffs

The St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s boys basketball team saw their season end on Sunday after a loss to rivals St. Francis at Villa Maria College.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Meat and basket raffle slated for Feb. 27 More...

Entertainment

Art

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Special Events

thurs. 25  Arts, Crafts & Drafts — Annual arts, crafts and drafts event to give local artists a chance to display their work and interact with the public, 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Family Activities

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