Weekly Feature



March 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Now is the time to act on opiate, heroin epidemic

It’s nearly impossible to tune into a news broadcast or browse local headlines without seeing mention of a death due to opiate or heroin addiction. More...

Spindle items

Editor

SO LONG, FAREWELL — Just as I seemed to begin settling down in Ken-Ton, life threw a curveball my way. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 6, 1991   More...

Education

Ken-Ton District earns ‘Good Standing’ designation

Based on progress and improvements in Ken-Ton schools, the state Education Department has designated the Ken-Ton School District as a “District in Good Standing.”  The district’s two high schools, Kenmore East and West, have al More...

Three seats open on Tonawanda City Board of Education

There will be three openings for the Tonawanda City School Board of Education on the May 17 ballot. The three-year terms will run July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2019.  More...

BMX biker will stop at Fletcher Elementary

Elementary students in the Tonawanda City Schools will be able to lead their parents to various activity stations that focus on reading during the district’s elementary literacy night on March 10.   More...

Lifestyles

Forest Lawn Cemetery Brought to Lilfe by Sounds of R&B Legends

Melodies of Taylor Made Jazz filled the chapel of Forest Lawn Cemetery on Feb. 21 as Van Taylor and a quartet of singers and musicians performed well-known songs by some of the legendary musicians buried in the cemeter y. More...

Mary Poppins

allows multiple schools to unite on stage

The story of Mary Poppins and the Banks Family will be performed by the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Visual and Performing Arts Department at Rockwell Hall March 11-13.  The cast combines the male students from St. More...

Lions Club to hold pancake breakfast

The Kenmore Lions Club will hold its 20th annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at St. Andrew’s Church Donovan Center, Sheridan Drive at Elmwood Avenue, Kenmore. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 3  . Noises Off — Farce written by Michael Frayn in 1982, 8 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Buffalo State College’s Upton Hall, Warren Enters Theatre, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. 878-3005, www.buffalostate.edu .   More...

Art

fri. 4   More...

Film/Video

thurs. 3   More...

Opioid overdoses continue to climb in Erie County

An epidemic grows

The numbers are in, and they’re staggering. More...

NRTG presents ‘When We Are Married’

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will present the Broadway play “When We Are Married,” directed by M. More...

Local News

Leaky Ledge Studios finds home in forgotten building

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Kurt Ebsary has converted a classroom in the basement of an old elementary school into a recording studio where he feels musicians can take chances.  A saz, or Turkish guitar, that he purchased in Istanbul hangs on the studio wall.  “ More...

Jacobs brings one-stop passport service to Northtowns

The office of Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will be holding a “Passports on the Move” outreach event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the AAA Travel and Insurance Center, 100 International Drive in Williamsville.  More...

Indictment handed down in fatal Ellicott Creek boating crash

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman receives bad check when trying to sell wedding dress

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Feb. 22   A North End Avenue resident reported that someone went through his unlocked vehicle sometime overnight and took loose change and an expensive pair of sunglasses.  More...

Obituaries

Frank C. Schulz, Army veteran, sales representative

Frank C. Schulz, of Tonawanda, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2016. He was 96.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Schulz attended Niagara University and graduated from Canisius College with a degree in history.  He was drafted into the U.S. More...

Death

BLASZKOWIAK, Helen A. (nee Kuntz), of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. She is survived by three daughters, Joan Warner, Carol Sikorski and Peggy Gabioud; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Marauders right last year’s wrongs with Niagara Cup win

The Marauders hockey team won’t be wondering, “what if” after Super Monday this season.  St. More...

Pray leads Kenmore East to small school hockey title

Senior forward scores all five goals in rout of Flames

Trevor Pray had the performance of his high school career.  Pray’s Kenmore East Bulldogs earned a 5-2 win in Monday’s Section VI small school boys hockey championship game over rivals Williamsville East at the First Niagara Center. More...

NT wrestler Keller loses in state final

Troy Keller’s amazing senior season on the wrestling mat did not have a storybook ending.  The North Tonawanda senior lost to Penfield sophomore Frankie Gissendanner, 10-4, in the Division I 145-pound finals at the New York State Champions More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Schofield to host paid nurse aide training class   More...

Business

Legislation would assist veterans seeking employment

State Sen. More...

Athena Awards luncheon to honor finalists

The Buffalo Niagara Partnership will host the 26th annual Athena Awards at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo. More...

M&T Bank promotes resident to group vice president

Donna J. Gorney, of Tonawanda, has been promoted to group vice president at M&T Bank. Gorney has been with M&T for 25 years, having most recently served as administrative vice president.  More...