Weekly Feature

May 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Internet safety topic of workshop for parents, teens

Although the Internet can be a useful tool for young adults and teenagers, it can also lead to dangers that can affect a young individual in his or her personal and school life. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

FLAGS — The eight area YMCA Buffalo Niagara locations will be collecting old, worn and tattered flags that are ready for retirement.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 22, 1991   More...

Education

Forum provides education on opiate addiction

Walking into the auditorium at Christ the King Seminary on Saturday, members of the community were preparing to hear about addiction, loss and the opiate epidemic plaguing Erie County.  Western New York United Against Drugs and Alcohol held &ldq More...

Lifestyles

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Award-winning author talks native plants, biodiversity during UB visit

For years, fluffy, green lawns have stood alongside white picket fences, cars and 2.5 kids as pre-eminent symbols of American middle-class normality.  Keeping lawns well-manicured means mowing, watering and weeding, and the steady hiss of Roundu More...

Cardinal O'Hara Prom 2016

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Support group slated at First Trinity Church

A Grief Support Group meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at First Trinity Lutheran Church, 2235 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. The speaker will be Beth Lenegan, director of pastoral care at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. More...

Breaking News - 5/17/2016 10:34 PM

School budget, board election results

Voters in the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District today passed the budget for the 2016-17 academic year. The district’s proposed $157.1 million budget was passed by a margin of 1,436 to 638 votes. More...

School Board restores school psychologist position

After three psychologists spoke during last week’s 2016-17 school budget hearing, the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board decided to restore a school psychologist position that would have otherwise been cut.  More...

Workshop displays resiliency of Peer Movement

At a University of Youth Power conference, Caitlin Neumann spoke with a young girl who appeared to be upset.  “I asked her if I could draw a butterfly on her arm, in reference to the Butterfly Project,” Neumann said at a recent Peer More...

Local News

SWEET PREPARATION

— Culinary students from Cardinal O’Hara High School in Tonawanda work the kitchen at Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels with Darren Wells, left, owner of Sweet Beginnings Bakery and the instructor More...

Student board member honored by role

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After being elected president of the All Class Leadership Council last year, Conor Jackson was named the ex officio member of the Sweet Home School Board.  In that role, which he began in July, Jackson, a senior, has had the opportunity to act a More...

News Brief

As part of a free “Because We Care” speaker series, Sandra Lane veterans will hold a forum to talk about being in the military at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, at Sandra Lane Senior Apartments, 705 Sandra Lane, North Tonawanda. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports missing flowerpot from yard

Village of Kenmore  Monday, May 9   A Tremaine Avenue resident reported that her car was entered sometime in the night. More...

Sports

Tonawanda softball finishes up rebuilding season

Sports Reporter

The 2016 season was a rebuilding year for the Tonawanda softball program. The team went 5-7 in league play and 5-10 overall after bringing back just four players from the 2015 team. More...

Hirschbeck finishes first SJCI tennis season

Mike Hirschbeck is new to coaching tennis at St. More...

Mt. St. Mary track splits regular season title

The Mt. St. Mary track team capped a successful regular season Thursday in a tri-meet against both Nardin and Mount Mercy.  The Thunder dropped their first meet of the season to Nardin 60-45, but beat Mount Mercy 99-0.  More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Veteran Mobile Service to be offered   More...

Business

Gold Circle Optical focuses on quality, customer service

An optician and owner of Gold Circle Optical, Terri Bednarski prides herself on creating a relaxed environment where customers don’t have to feel rushed.  Since the previous owner retired, Bednarski has been with Gold Circle Optical, locat More...

BNSME meeting to feature Ride for Roswell founder

This month’s dinner of 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...

Webinar looks to improve online marketing efforts

BARQAR Marketing will continue its free series of educational webinars that provide advice to businesses looking to improve results from their online marketing efforts. More...