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June 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Get hooked: Kids Fishing Derby set for June 18

Children can experience an educational day of catch and release at the City of Tonawanda’s 21st annual Kids Fishing Derby from 9 a.m. More...

Editorial

Light shed on ‘zombie’ property ordeal

In less than one year, the issue of vacant and abandoned “zombie” properties has been brought to the public’s attention by Assemblyman Michael Kearns, members of the Western New York Law Center and concerned individuals in communiti More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

STRING SOUNDS — This summer, the Buffalo Philharmonic will be performing across Western New York at a variety of parks and venues.  Under the leadership of music director JoAnn Falletta, the orchestra presents more than 100 concerts each y More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 12, 1991   More...

Education

Kenmore West High School Prom 2016

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Graduation 2016

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On the Campus

Nazareth College has named the following students to the dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester: Kelly Barrett and Laura Gennaro, both of Tonawanda.  More...

Lifestyles

Welcome to Buffalo:

Artist outlines Queen City landmarks

Twenty-six-year-old Amherst resident Mitchell Grosofsky grew up with an engrained respect for Buffalo’s architecture. More...

Church to host strawberry social

Payne Avenue Christian Church, 1459 Payne Ave. in North Tonawanda, will hold its annual strawberry social from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11. More...

Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meals are held at noon daily for a $3 voluntary donation. Attendees must have a reservation. More...

Business

Painters Plus and city officials team up for Project HOPE

A city resident will experience an exterior paint makeover this summer, according to a press release from North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas’ office.  The mayor and Jesse Gooch, proprietor of Painters Plus, announced that the annual Proje More...

Checkers Drive-In Restaurant coming to Tonawanda

The sale of the former John & Mary’s location, at 2374 Niagara Falls Blvd., has led to development plans for a Checkers Drive-In Restaurant in the Town of Tonawanda.  According to McGuire Development Company, the sale was made for $545 More...

Networking event offered for young professionals

Emerging Business Leaders and the Amherst Chamber of Commerce will host the EBL Summer ProMix from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the Marcy Casino, 199 Lincoln Parkway, Buffalo. More...

Taste of the Tonawandas

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Dog Days of Kenmore returns to Mang Park

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is hosting its annual Northtown Subaru Dog Days of Kenmore event from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Local News

Summer Music Program seeking enrollment

Students from across Western New York can participate in the Ken-Ton Summer Music Program, which will take place from June 27 to July 28.  The program allows students to advance their musical talents and participate in a musical ensemble twice a More...

Kenton Career & Technical Center receives Ford vehicle

As part of the second annual Ford Future Techs initiative, the Western New York Ford Dealers have selected three schools to receive current Ford vehicles and related technical and computer support items.  More...

Schimminger secures grants for City of Tonawanda

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger recently directed two state legislative grants to the City of Tonawanda, including $410,000 to purchase a new fire truck and $125,000 to replace other outdated equipment, according to a press release from the assemblyman More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports missing hair products

Village of Kenmore  Monday, May 30   A man reported that there was a female on the roof of a residence on Somerton Avenue who was trying to gain entry while five others were waiting on the ground below. More...

Obituaries

Thomas J. Kelly, Tonawanda board member

Thomas J. Kelly died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at the Hospice Buffalo Wells House at Beechwood in Amherst after a short illness. He was 88.  In 1945, Mr. Kelly graduated from St. More...

Earl E. MacDermot, welder, foreman

Earl E. MacDermot of Kenmore died Friday, May 27, 2016. He was 95.  Born in Buffalo on July 21, 1920, he was the son of Walter and Wilhelmena MacDermot. He graduated from McKinley High School, where he worked with sheet metal and welding.  More...

Sports

Aquettes compete in synchronized swimming championships

The Town of Tonawanda Aquettes recently competed in the Region “C” Synchronized Swimming Championships in Geneva, New York. The meet was held at picturesque Hobart and William Smith Colleges overlooking beautiful Seneca Lake.  More...

O’Hara hosts football, baseball camps

The annual free Football Clinic for boys going into seventh through ninth grades will take place from 10:30 a.m. More...

SJCI stars headline MMA All Catholic team

The Monsignor Martin champion St. Joe’s Marauders were well-represented on the All-Catholic team.  Peter Hudecki took home Coach of the Year honors after leading his team to the program’s first championship.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 9  Trail Tuesdays & Thursdays — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov   More...

Special Events

fri. 10  Buffalo Superhero Race and Wellness Walk — Dress up in your favorite superhero costume from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 10, at Delaware Park, 84 Parkside Ave., Buffalo; $. www.buffalosuperherorace.com  fri. 10-sun. 12   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 9   More...