Weekly Feature



May 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Board honors Olympians

Synchronized swimmer and hometown Olympian Anita Alvarez along with Mariya Koroleva were recognized at the Tonawanda Town Board meeting on Monday.  The duo will be competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Braz More...

Editorial

Promote safe teen driving by following practices

As spring finally arrives, many teens are beginning to drive for the first time. According to the National Safety Council, half of all teens will be involved in a car crash before graduating from high school. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

SPRING LAUNCH — Western New York’s only wooden boat-building organization will officially kick off the 2016 boating season with its “Spring Launch” event on May 14 at the workshop of the Buffalo Maritime Center, 90 Arthur St.& More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 1, 1991   More...

Police Blotter

Youths try to get tobacco at bus stop

Village of Kenmore  Monday, April 25   A Shepard Avenue resident reported that someone is messing with her plumbing downstairs in her house. An officer checked her house and said everything seems to be secure and working properly.  More...

Obituaries

Eugene Graves, retired bank vice president

Eugene “Geno” Graves of Tonawanda died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Hospice Buffalo in Cheektowaga. He was 66.  Born in Newark, New Jersey, he interned at the Newark Prudential Technology program after graduating from high school. More...

Sports

Five Mt. St. Mary students sign NLI

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Blue Devils baseball gets into the swing of things

Kenmore West baseball may have started the season out slowly, but things are picking up heading into the stretch run. The team moved to 6-4 after a successful week of league games.  More...

Marauders coming off busy stretch

St. Joe’s baseball team is making a few tweaks, adjustments and improvements, heading into the final one-third of the season.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Aquatic and Fitness Center plans 5K run   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 5  Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:15 p.m. Thursday, May 5, meet in the parking lot by the casino, Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 6 & sat. 7   More...

Hart and soul

Mount St. Mary attack Kaitlyn Hart handles the ball in a game against Orchard Park Friday. The Thunder lost to Quakers, 10-4. Hart had one goal in the loss. Mt. St. More...

Author chronicles surreal friendship between Salvador Dali and his doctor

In 1973, Paul Chimera met Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. At that time, Dali and his wife lived at the hotel during the winter months. More...

Local News

REMEMBERING THE HOLOCAUST

— Kadimah Academy seventh-grader Michael Sanders shakes hands with Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown at a proclamation signing and candle lighting ceremony to honor the victims of the Holocaust at the More...

Cancer survivor named Race for Cure honoree

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This year’s Western New York Race for the Cure honoree is breast cancer survivor Marilou Smith of Tonawanda, according to a release from the Susan G. Komen Western New York Race for the Cure.  More...

WNY Educational Service Council recognizes Ken-Ton

The Western New York Educational Service Council recently honored five individuals from Ken-Ton schools — representing a diverse range of backgrounds, roles and responsibilities — for their outstanding service to the schools and students. More...

Letters to the Editor

Hearts and Hands recipients know volunteers’ value

The month of April was National Volunteer Month. More...

Teachers deserve our appreciation

The first full week of May is National Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday, May 3, being designated as Teacher Appreciation Day.   More...

Education

Cardinal O’Hara to hold Fine Arts Night

Cardinal O’Hara High School’s Fine Arts Night will highlight music, art, dance and culinary presentations on Tuesday, May 10.  Art displays will be featured in the halls beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT

— Conner Shubert, a member of Troop 286 from Tonawanda, kneels next to the wooden bench he constructed for his Eagle Scout project. More...

Mount St. Mary students bring home gold awards

“We make scents” was the tagline for 15 Mount St. More...

Lifestyles

Savor food, experience at Culinary Institute

Niagara Falls Culinary Institute’s restaurant, Savor, aims to provide an experience that will keep guests hungry for more.  The restaurant opened in 2012 along with NFCI in conjunction with Niagara County Community College.  Kurt Guba More...

‘Small Indulgences’ set at hospital

“Small Indulgences” will be available in the Kenmore Mercy Hospital atrium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at 2950 Elmwood Ave. An assortment of gift-giving jewelry items will be presented by the hospital auxiliary.   More...

Library

Kenilworth Branch •  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.  Library events   More...

Business

Kenmore Mercy Hospital sustains ‘A’ rating in Leapfrog report

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, received the only “A” score — the top grade in Erie County — in the Buffalo area on the latest Leapfrog Hospital Safety Score report, according to a press release.  The More...

Strates Shows extends deal with Erie County Fair

The Erie County Agricultural Society announced last week that it has extended its contract with the Strates Shows Inc. More...

Network in Aging appoints new coordinator

Lisa Boron has been appointed to the position of coordinator of the Network in Aging of Western New York Inc., a nonprofit, voluntary corporation that networks individuals and organizations involved in aging and long-term care. More...