Weekly Feature



March 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Panepinto rally supports Ken-Ton schools

Sen. Marc Panepinto organized a rally on Friday at Kenmore West High School in an effort to join educators, students, parents and administrators in advocating for full funding of public schools. More...

Editorial

‘State of County’ should focus on opioid epidemic

“A better Erie County is within our grasp if we have the courage and perseverance to work for it, and today we are sending out a clarion call for action to do that.”  More...

Spindle items

TAKING A STAND — On Friday, I had the chance to attend a rally, organized by Sen. Marc Panepinto at Kenmore West High School, to support fully funding public schools. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago March 20, 1991   More...

Education

Kenmore West names honor roll

The following Kenmore West High School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2015-16 school year.  Grade 9   More...

On the Campus

Cailey McGillicuddy of Tonawanda and Erika Walsh of Kenmore have been named to the dean’s list at Ithaca College for the fall 2015 semester.  More...

Cardinal O’Hara High School to honor Hall of Fame inductees

On April 9, Cardinal O’Hara High School will honor new inductees into the school’s Hall of Fame at a banquet and ceremony at Banchetti by Rizzo’s, 550 N. French Road, Amherst.  More...

Lifestyles

May the road rise to meet Jennifer Letina, parade grand marshal

Jennifer Letina’s family has a long history of involvement in the St. More...

Presentation scheduled at Sandra Lane

A “Quale’s Nest” presentation will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at 705 Sandra Lane, North Tonawanda. More...

Easter egg hunt set for March 19

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department and Rotary Club of Kenmore will host their 33rd annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 19, inside Lincoln Arena, located on Decatur Road.  “This is always a favorite event e More...

Athletic director presents football memorandum

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board has tabled a memorandum of agreement between the district and the Charter School for Applied Technologies for sharing an interscholastic football program.  More...

‘Age is just a number’ for Kenmore Mercy volunteer

Margaret Brown stands behind the cash register surrounded by a variety of fresh flowers, gift items, stuffed animals and candy in the gift shop at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, three times a month.  Rather than sitting home in a rocking chair, Brown b More...

Local News

Tonawanda native pens book featuring grandchildren

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For Tonawanda native Dave Bauer, the main sources of inspiration in writing his first book came from two places: his adventures with his grandchildren and the environment.  More...

Church plans brunch, raffle

A brunch and basket raffle, to support the Augustana Lutheran Church Refugee and Immigrant Driving Program, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 3, at the church, 3143 Eggert Road, Tonawanda.  The brunch will follow a 9:30 a.m. More...

News Brief

The Kenmore East High School Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee is accepting nominations for the Induction Class of 2016. Individuals may be nominated in one of three categories: Athlete, Coach/Administrator and Honorary. More...

Police Blotter

Attempted robbery reported; woman receives strange calls from Minnesota

Village of Kenmore  Monday, March 7   A Stillwell Avenue resident said she heard someone walking around in the yard. She didn’t see anyone but heard a noise. Police checked the area without results.  Tuesday, March 8   More...

Obituaries

Mary Lib Barnette, former Amherst Bee editor

Mary Lib Barnette, 93, a pioneering female journalist and former editor of The Amherst Bee, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Richmond, Indiana.  She was a graduate of the Ohio University School of Journalism, which her father, George Starr Lash More...

Death Notices

CHOBOY, Robert J., of Tonawanda, died Sunday, March 6, 2016. He is survived by one son, Robert; one daughter, Karen E. Rizzo; five grandchildren; and four sisters, Rosemary Putnam, Shirley McDonald, Betty and Mary. More...

Sports

BULLDOGS WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Pray’s overtime game-winner seals title for Kenmore East

It’s the moment every hockey loving child has dreamed about.  In the driveway, shooting hockey balls into a makeshift net, many aspiring young hockey players imagine they are in the big championship game, scoring the game winner in front o More...

Aquettes open up 2016 season with several big winners

The Town of Tonawanda Aquettes opened the competitive season with a bang. With all age groups competing in two separate meets, the Aquettes racked up a perfect weekend, winning all events in which they were entered. More...

Five squads represented on First Team

All-Bee Girls Hockey

Some of the top players in the Western New York Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Federation are members of the 2016 All-Bee Girls Hockey Team.  Five of the seven teams in the league are represented, including two selections from Williamsville, which was More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Golf Club seeking members to join   The Women’s Buffalo Golf League is seeking members to join its Monday morning golf leagues at Grover Cleveland Golf Course. There are openings in both the nine- and 18-hole leagues. 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...

Business

Mediator aids communication for divorcing couples

James M. Chernetsky brings couples face to face to help navigate the ending of their marriage.  “You have a joint problem. More...

Sales, marketing execs set dinner meeting

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives’ next dinner meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 21, at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst.  More...

Women’s Business Center to present WIN

The Women’s Business Center at Canisius College will present Women in Niagara from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at A Gust of Sun Winery, 4515 Baer Road, Ransomville. More...