Weekly Feature

May 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Garden Tour accepting applications

The Ken-Ton Garden Tour is now accepting applications for this year’s tour. More...

Editorial

Neighbors should help solve ‘zombie’ issue

Zombie properties are ravaging nearly every neighborhood in Western New York, but now individuals have a way to hold the banks, mortgage lenders, legal owners and the state accountable.  Assemblyman Michael Kearns is encouraging members of the c More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

JOIN THE MOB — The Oliver Street Merchants Association will hold its second installment of the North Tonawanda Cash Mob at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Witter’s Pub, 300 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 15, 1991   More...

Sports

Blue Devils softball vying for NFL title

Sports Reporter

The Kenmore West softball program is no stranger to winning the Niagara Frontier League title, but the feeling is becoming less familiar.  More...

SJCI lax loads up on non-league schedule

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MSM lax looking for strong finish

After a mid-season rough patch, the Mount St. Mary lacrosse team appears to have returned to form.  The Thunder have won their last four games by a combined score of 43-14 after losing four of six.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Hospital Auxiliary schedules plant sale  The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will hold its spring plant sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the front lobby of the hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 12  White Chocolate — 9 p.m., Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill, 7800 Transit Road, Williamsville. 634-6000  fri. 13   More...

Performance

thurs. 12  Kendrick Scott Oracle — The jazz drummer and composer will perform at 30 p.m. More...

Forum discusses opiate epidemic

Across the United States, hundreds are dying from opioid use, and Erie County alone is averaging around 10 deaths per week, said Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz at a forum held at Kenmore West High School last week.  More...

Higgins sounds alarm on electricity rate spikes

Rep. Brian Higgins is bringing attention to the significant local electricity rate spikes following the shutdown of the Huntley Station power plant in Tonawanda.  More...

Local News

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

— Angel Brooks, left, Alex Crowe, Taylor Arana, Sade McClinton, Cayli Timkey and Chalise Brundige stand together at a luncheon where they were recognized for their achievements last month. More...

North Tonawanda Mayor highlights Canal Clean Sweep

North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas is recognizing the efforts that were carried out during the Canal Clean Sweep, which took place on April 23.  According to a prepared statement, as many as 80 people volunteered their time to participate in th More...

Tonawanda resident to speak at commencement

Maria Ta of Tonawanda will be a student speaker for the Canisius College 2016 undergraduate commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 21.  The general ceremony begins at 10 a.m. in the Koessler Athletic Center. More...

Police Blotter

Man reports sugar in vehicle’s gas tank

Village of Kenmore  Monday, May 2   A woman reported a fight on Kinsey Avenue at Delaware Avenue, with one person recording the fight. An officer spoke to three individuals who were all joking around and not fighting.  More...

Obituaries

Marie B. Shaffer, Coast Guard veteran, nurse

Marie B. Shaffer, 92, of Kenmore, died May 1, 2016, at the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  Mrs. Shaffer grew up in Buffalo and graduated from Buffalo Technical High School. She was one of four “Lucchino Girls.”  More...

Clifford C. Koerner, retired quality control engineer

Clifford Charles Koerner, of Amherst, a retired quality control engineer, died Sunday, May 1, 2016. He was 86.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Interactive event encourages anti-bullying and positivity in schools

Reporter

On May 14, Canisius College will host a program that advocates for a positive social climate in schools throughout Western New York and beyond. The program is a theatrical adaptation of the book “Have You Filled a Bucket Today? More...

Library News

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...

Rummage, bag sale scheduled at church

Kenmore Presbyterian Church, 2771 Delaware Ave., is holding a rummage sale from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, and a bag sale from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21. The cost for admission is $2, and the bag sale also costs $2.   More...

Business

Distracted Driving Awareness Day held at Auto Bureau

On May 3, Distracted Driving Awareness Day in Western New York was hosted at the Erie County Auto Bureau in the Town of Tonawanda, where young drivers, parents and all those who visited the bureau were educated about the dangers of distracted driving More...

BNSME meeting to feature Ride for Roswell founder

The May dinner for the Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives will begin at 5:15 p.m. Monday, May 23, at Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. More...

Performing arts scholarship now available

The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 college or university scholarship. Applicants must be legal residents of New York State and of Polish ancestry. More...