Weekly Feature



March 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Use weekend time change to check smoke detectors

Fire prevention experts advise changing batteries when daylight saving time starts and ends. Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 13.  It is important to take into consideration how working smoke detectors can save lives. More...

Spindle items

A NEW JOURNEY — ”Don’t plop like cow,” is a common phrase my tai chi teacher uses in class.  I recently started taking tai chi, an ancient Chinese martial art that focuses on gentle and flowing movements.  As I watch More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 13, 1991   More...

Education

Senior Wishes celebrates anniversary, plans fundraiser

Senior Wishes, an organization dedicated to honoring Western New York’s lower-income seniors by bringing their wishes to fruition, is celebrating its second anniversary this month, according to a release from the organization.  More...

Sweet Home Middle names students to honor roll

The following students at Sweet Home Middle School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade eight   More...

Sweet Home High School names honor students

The following students at Sweet Home High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2015-16 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Lifestyles

Aquarium of Niagara: Making Waves with Expansion

The Aquarium of Niagara is not the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, nor the  Monterey Bay Aquarium in  California.  Yet the small aquarium in  Niagara Falls, New York, with its obscure location and more intimate exhibits, is not letting More...

Spaghetti dinner scheduled at parish

Boy Scout Troop 104, sponsored by St. John the Baptist R.C. Parish, is hosting its annual spaghetti dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 20, in the school gym, 1085 Englewood Ave. More...

Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meals are held at noon daily for a $3 voluntary donation. Attendees must have a reservation. More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Town of Tonawanda to hold CERT class   More...

Business

CEO of Niagara Lutheran Health System named

Chris Koenig of Lancaster is the new chief executive officer of Niagara Lutheran Health System, effective April 19.  He succeeds Jurgen Arndt, who is retiring after 41 years of service to the organization. More...

Bookmiller named to new designation

Sharon Bookmiller of RealtyUSA has been named a graduate of the Realtor Institute, or GRI, by the New York State Realtor Institute.  She received the honor after successfully completing 90 hours of residential real estate education, meeting the More...

Evans Bank names Brosius as assistant controller

Jessica Brosius has joined Evans Bank as assistant controller and assistant vice president. She is responsible for internal and external financial reporting.  More...

Tonawanda Opportunity Area project seeks to redevelop underused properties

A plan known as the Tonawanda Opportunity Area project is bringing attention to the underused properties along River Road, the Niagara River waterfront, and other industrial areas encompassing more than 2,000 acres between Military Road and Sheridan More...

State of the Town address slated for March 18

Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joseph Emminger will deliver his State of the Town address at a luncheon on Friday, March 18, at Classics V Restaurant, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.  Emminger said he is looking forward to presenting his first More...

Local News

St. Andrew’s Country Day School to hold open house

St. Andrew’s Country Day School, at 1545 Sheridan Drive in Kenmore, will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

SPCA sets foster care informational sessions

A series of volunteer foster care information sessions for domestic animals and wildlife will be taking place at the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, located at 205 Ensminger Road in Tonawanda.  The SPCA Serving Erie County has More...

On mission to ‘Find Good Within’: Catholic Charities 2016 appeal underway

Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials and volunteer leaders have announced an $11 million goal for the 2016 appeal. The funds will assist Catholic Charities’ 70 programs across 61 sites in the eight counties of Western New York. More...

Police Blotter

Officer responds to man throwing pieces of wood

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Feb. 29   A woman reported that a vehicle struck her mirror as she was driving on Delaware Avenue.  Tuesday, March 1   More...

Obituaries

Valentine J. Nadolinski, former biology professor at SUNY Buffalo State

Valentine J. Nadolinski, a retired professor of biology and microbiology at SUNY Buffalo State, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. He was 95.  More...

Bernice Heppeard, restaurant bookkeeper

Bernice (nee Osowska) Heppeard, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. She was 89.  Born in 1926 in North Tonawanda, Mrs. Heppeard worked at several restaurants in the Ken-Ton area. More...

Sports

Lady Hawks win MMAA Class A girls hoops championship

by LEVI TRIMBLE Reporter   It was another championship run completed Sunday at Villa Maria College for the Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball team.  The Lady Hawks earned a 77-46 win over rivals Sacred Heart for the Monsignor Martin Ath More...

STATE CHAMPIONS

Ienco scores OT game winner in Private School title game

Twenty-one straight wins, a Niagara Cup, a No. 1 state ranking and, as of Saturday, a New York state Catholic school championship.  That’s the 2016 resume of the St. More...

Kenmore East routs St. Lawrence in boys hockey quarterfinals

The Kenmore East Bulldogs hockey team are on their way to the state tournament.  The Section VI small school champions defeated St. Lawrence in a 6-1 rout Saturday at the Northtown Center at Amherst to win the quarterfinal game  More...