Weekly Feature

June 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Artificial turf fields, project upgrades break ground in Ken-Ton

On June 7, members of the Ken-Ton School District community — including Kenmore East High School coaching legend Dick “Sparky” Adams — came together at Adams Field on Parker Boulevard for a groundbreaking ceremony.  More...

Editorial

Blood donations needed after tragic events

In the wake of a tragedy, the country feels heartache. The worst U.S. mass shooting took place on Sunday at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Our thoughts and condolences remain with the victims and their families. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

A FATHER AND TEACHER — Although I never had the chance to meet my mother’s father, I sometimes see his resemblance in my cousin’s face or imagine the tan coat he’s wearing as he’s standing behind his two little girls in More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 19, 1991   More...

Education

TAKE A LOOK

— Kenmore East High School seniors Ariana Porter and Ethan Coniglio look at a preview of their prom portrait from photographer Alan Dunaway of Legacy Studios at their senior prom, which was hel More...

Kenmore West Alumni Foundation awards scholarships

The Kenmore West Alumni Foundation will award scholarships, totaling $40,000, to 10 students, according to a recent press release.  Many of the students were in advanced placement courses or took part in the international baccalaureate program.& More...

YMCA to offer diverse camp experiences

Whether it’s splashing in the pool, exploring nature, learning a new skill or going on field trips, summer camp at the YMCA provides an opportunity for children ages kindergarten to 17 years to build relationships and gain important life skills More...

Lifestyles

Students Journey to Past at Pioneer Day Camp

The Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village lets students time-travel the 1800s at its summer Pioneer Day Camp. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, until Friday, July 29. “We have had so much interest in our More...

Historians to present actor David Lundy

Actor David Lundy will explain preparation and research for his upcoming one-man show on Harry Truman in “Being Harry Truman” at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society, 100 Knoche Road. The event is free. More...

Kenmore East Prom 2016

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Business

Hot items to welcome summer at the Chamber

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Summer gardens are blooming, and the Ken-Ton Chamber has plenty growing in its activity garden for you to participate in.  First is our “Stamp Out Hunger: Year of Dining Raffle.” One lucky winner will receive 12 $50 gift certificates 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...

Montante Solar completes energy system

A large, 200-kilowatt rooftop solar energy system has been completed at the Waterfront Village, owned by Cedarland Development, on Lakefront Boulevard in Buffalo.  The installation work was performed by Montante Solar, located in Tonawanda.  More...

Kenmore Farmers Market to open this weekend

The Farmers Market will return to the Kenmore Municipal Green, located at Delaware Avenue and Delaware Road, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Explore and shop local at ‘Discover Kenmore’

Balloons will soon line the streets as the Kenmore Merchants Association is hosting its annual “Discover Kenmore” event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Local News

Young woman joins national service group

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

On Feb. 11, Sarah Albers arrived in Sacramento, California. She escaped the snowy weather here, trading for sunshine and service learning.  More...

O’Hara adds new summer camps

Students in fifth through eighth grade who are interested in creative writing or in acting and singing are invited to take part in two new summer camps at Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda.  More...

Summer fun for everyone: Kenmore Days 2016

The Village of Kenmore will kick off the summer of 2016 with its annual Kenmore Days event, which runs this year from Wednesday, June 22, through Saturday, June 25.  The event, which has been a tradition since the 1970s, features plenty of famil More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports missing area rug

Village of Kenmore  Monday, June 6   • A Nassau Avenue resident said loud music was being played in the area.  A man reported a group of people on Kinsey Avenue yelling and screaming at one another.  Tuesday, June 7   More...

Obituaries

Robert P. Barczak, fomer Sweet Home athletic director

Robert P. Barczak, a former athletic director at Sweet Home High School, died Monday, June 6, 2016. He was 81.  Mr. Barczak graduated from Kenmore High School, which is now Kenmore West High School. More...

Sports

Section champ Lancaster prominent on First Team

After another season of dominance on the field, Lancaster dominated voting for the All-Bee girls lacrosse team. More...

Veteran leaders split All-Bee Girls’ Coach of the Year

Julie Buccieri and Janet Battaglia have been around the metaphorical block.  Both have more than a decade of experience coaching girls lacrosse programs in Western New York, Buccieri at Lancaster and Battaglia at Amherst. More...

Shul earns All-Bee Boys’ Player of the Year honor

There’s not just one thing that makes Ron Shul stand out.  The Orchard Park senior takes face offs, scores in bunches and plays solid defense from the midfielder position. More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Caregivers Support Group to meet The next monthly meeting for the Parkinson Disease Northtowns Caregiver Support Group will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, at The Meadows in Weinberg Campus, 2650 N. Forest Road, Amherst. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 16  Trail Tuesdays & Thursdays — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov   More...

Special Events

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Festivals

fri. 17  BBQ and Blues Bash — Featured bands include the Tommy Z Band, Hayden Fogle Band, and the CDR Trio, 5-9 p.m. Friday, June 17, on Mississippi Street in the Cobblestone District, Buffalo; $. 823-3256, www.bbqbluesbash.com  fri. More...