Weekly Feature

April 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

City of North Tonawanda ‘speaks for the trees’

As warmer days approach, the greenery that surrounds us becomes even more apparent. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

START WEARING PURPLE —  Weddings can tug at one’s heartstrings.  My boyfriend’s best friend got married this past weekend at the Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic   Circle Inc. in Buffalo.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 24, 1991   More...

Sports

Blue Devils have depth, experience

Sports Reporter

Mike Panepinto is beginning his 20th year at the helm of Kenmore West girl’s track. More...

NT outdoor track teams change philosophy

In past years, North Tonawanda boys and girls outdoor track and field coach Sean Kibrick put a lot of emphasis on competing hard and winning dual meets, as well as placing high at the Niagara Frontier League Championships.  More...

High School Sports Scoreboard

Kenmore East Baseball: defeated Lockport, 6-1; lost to Niagara-Wheatfield, 9-1 Softball: lost to Niagara-Wheatfield, 14-3 Boys tennis: lost to Lew-Port, 3-2; defeated Niagara Falls, 4-1 Boys track: lost to Niagara-Wheatfield, 95-45; finishe  More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Awards dinner planned at Yacht Club   The 18th annual Ken-Ton Friends of Youth “Shining Stars Awards Dinner” will be celebrated on April 20 at the Buffalo Yacht Club, 1 Porter Ave. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 21  Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 21 at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375  fri. 22   More...

Art

fri. 22  Hans Van Den Broek: Landscapes — With an opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 22, and continues through Sunday, May 22, at Flux Gallery at CEPA, The Market Arcade, 617 Main St., Buffalo. More...

Special Events

thurs. 21-mon. 25   More...

Cruz addresses campaign promises in UB visit

Beginning with a loose conversation about a visit to Western New York not being complete without consuming chicken wings, U.S. Sen. More...

Are modules omitting the ‘teach’ in teacher?

Children who are given a crayon may start to draw, letting their imagination fill blank white pages. But what if a child looks up, tension roaming in her eyes, asking for some type of direction or what color to use first? More...

Local News

Former teacher pens middle-grade novel

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

In Dee Romito’s debut novel, “The BFF Bucket List,” a character named Ella creates a bucket list of activities, from sleeping outside and having a water balloon fight to shopping in pajamas and racing in shopping carts, with the goa More...

City of North Tonawanda showcases new Auxiliary Police cars

City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas, along with North Tonawanda Police Chief William R. More...

Tonawanda Town Board holds hearings

At Monday’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting, the board conducted two hearings in regard to parking and standing restrictions.  The board then approved a resolution to install “No Standing Here to Corner” signs on Liston Street, Gl More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports missing gallon of wine

Village of Kenmore  Monday, April 11   A Shepard Avenue resident reported that someone took a gallon of wine from her residence. After speaking with an officer, the resident admitted she may have misplaced it.  Tuesday, April 12   More...

Education

Kenmore West students learn CPR

Through the Emily Rose Foundation, hundreds of students at Kenmore West High School were trained in hands-only CPR techniques that can help increase the chances of survival for those who have suffered cardiac arrest.  More...

Riverview students create self-portraits for hospital mosaic

In the lobby of the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, self-portraits of Riverview students will be part of a community mosaic art piece that will become a “Wall of Smiles” centerpiece. More...

Lifestyles

Author Paul Reville... capturing a life through memories

Eighty-six-year-old Amherst resident Paul Reville has always had a distinctly acute long-term memory. It was due to this ability to recall some of his earliest memories that he decided to write and publish a personal memoir. More...

Church to host Chiavetta’s dinner

A Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 24, at Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road. The cost is $10 and includes a dessert and beverage. The dinner is eat-in or drive-thru.   More...

CREATIVE SOUNDS —

Daughters of Creative Sound perform an evening of powerful rhythms and tales of African-American history at the Kenilworth Library last week. More...

Business

Chamber asks, ‘What are you hungry for?’

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

The Ken-Ton Chamber wants to know what you are hungry for.  Is it new clients? More sales? More people to network with?  Are you hungry to learn more about how to start your own business or gain more exposure for your existing company? More...

ENGAGE NIAGARA slated for April 27

The Women’s Business Center at Canisius College will hold its second E Network: ENGAGING NIAGARA meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St. More...

Assemblyman secures $100,000 for Canisius

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger has secured $100,000 for Canisius College in the 2016-17 final state budget.  The recipients of the $100,000 will be the college’s Center for Professional Development and the Women’s Business Center.&nbs More...