Weekly Feature

April 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Tonawanda Town Board honors Kenmore East varsity hockey team

At Monday’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting, the Kenmore East High School varsity hockey team was recognized for its recent achievements, and each player received a medal from the board.  The team won the New York State Public High School Ath More...

Editorial

Solar energy, eco-friendly plans can go a long way

Last month, the New York State Public Service Commission announced new regulations under the state’s Clean Energy Standard, which makes it faster and easier for solar energy, microgrids and other distributed generation projects to connect to th More...

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RUNNING SHOES —  If you look forward to running in the sunshine and getting exercise, you might want to register for an annual run.  The Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center will once again be hosting a 5K run at 6:30 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 10, 1991   More...

Sports

Thunder lacrosse looking to maintain dominance

To say the Mount St. Mary lacrosse program has been dominant over the past decade would be a massive understatement.  The Thunder have won nine of the last 11 Monsignor Martin titles, losing in the title game to Sacred Heart in 2013 and 2014. More...

Lady ’Jacks lacrosse seeking improvement in 2016

North Tonawanda girls lacrosse coach Brandon Schmitt — the team’s only coach in its 10 years of existence — believes that the Lady Lumberjacks are on the cusp of breaking through and playing to their potential level in 2016 after st More...

St. Joe’s boys lacrosse looking to reload

Last season was bittersweet for the St. Joe’s lacrosse team. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Willow Ridge Garden Club sets meeting   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Family Activities

thurs. 7   After-School Escape — Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different fun hour-long outdoor activity each week, for children in grades K through 5,  More...

Special Events

thurs. 7   Roycroft Campus Art Lottery — Everyone is guaranteed to leave with a beautiful piece of art from this unique fundraising event, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the Roycroft Campus, 31 Grove St., East Aurora; $. More...

School district reduces projected deficit

Since earlier this month, the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District has reduced its projected $4.4 million deficit to $1.6 million, an update John Brucato, assistant superintendent for finance, shared at the board’s budget work session last More...

Teachers, staff come together for families in need

After noticing that two of their students — who recently immigrated to the United States with their mother — were sporadically absent from school, two teachers from Hoover elementary and middle schools made an effort to reach out to the f More...

Local News

Veteran helps erect monument for park

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Alongside Vietnam Veterans Chapter 77, Paul Pietrowski is working to create a Vietnam Monument Tribute to honor the nation’s men and women who served during that war, which lasted more than 15 years. More...

Mount St. Mary’s to offer summer camps

Mount St. Mary Academy will host summer camps for girls entering grades five through eight.  The program will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1-5 at the school, 3756 Delaware Ave. More...

School Board withdraws football merger proposal

A proposal to merge Kenmore East High School’s football team with that of a charter school was withdrawn at last week’s Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School Board meeting.  More...

Police Blotter

Money stolen from piggy bank during break-in

Village of Kenmore  Monday, March 28   • A Wardman Road resident reported that he came home to find his garage lock broken and was unaware if anything was missing. More...

Education

Former UB President Steven B. Sample enhanced university’s global stance

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Scholarship applications due

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VISITING GREECE —

A group of students from Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda spent their Easter vacation on a tour to Greece and Italy, led by O’Hara teacher Janene Scania. More...

Lifestyles

Boy Scouts participate in cyber, digital safety program

The Boy Scouts of America and the Greater Niagara Frontier Council have teamed up with AT&T and its Digital You program to provide a cyber and digital safety program for Scouts of all ages throughout the region.  More...

Big Wheels Bicycle Club sets open house

Big Wheels Bicycle Club of Tonawanda will hold an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle. The club brings together people who love bicycle riding and want to get fresh air and exercise.   More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch •  318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657  Library hours  Spring hours are as follows: noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.   More...

Business

City of North Tonawanda mayor selects administrative assistant

City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas has selected Peter Drossos for the position of administrative assistant. He began working in the Mayor’s Office on Monday.  The position was recently vacated by Robert W. More...

BNSME April dinner meeting scheduled

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will meet on Monday, April 25, at the Saturn Club, 977 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Cocktails will be served at 5:15 p.m., and dinner will begin at 6:15. More...

Kenmore Eco Mart offers U-Haul trucks

Eco Mart has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Kenmore community, according to the U-Haul Company of New York and Vermont Inc.  Eco Mart, located at 2355 Elmwood Ave., will offer U-Haul trucks, towing equipment, support rent More...