Weekly Feature

June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Riviera Theatre selects architecture firm for expansion

A mission to preserve the historic Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has not gone overlooked, as the theatre is setting the stage for future generations.  Throughout the past several years, the Riviera, located at 67 Webster St. More...

Editorial

Lock your car door during the summer months

During the summer, the Town of Tonawanda and Kenmore police departments will receive and dispense numerous reports, and more commonly, they will include items that are stolen from vehicles. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

JULY CEREMONY — The Town of Tonawanda will honor the resident veterans of the town and the Village of Kenmore at a special ceremony on Sunday, July 3, at Kenney Field.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 26, 1991   More...

Education

Elementary school students help raise money for 4-year-old

Hamilton Elementary School students became inspired after a visit from Piper Gabel, a daughter of two Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda teachers.  After hearing her story, the students in Carrie Whitney’s class launched an effort to assist two non More...

Dance studio holds free camp

Tonawanda Dance Arts, located at 368 Hinds St., recently held its annual June free dance camp for the children of Western New York.  The camp, a continuing effort of the studio to give back to the community, took place on June 14, 15 and 16. More...

O’Hara names new assistant principal

Jill Monaco has been named assistant principal of Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda by the school’s Board of Trustees.  Since 2010, Monaco has served as principal of Immaculata Academy. More...

Sports

West Seneca East’s Kelly voted Player of the Year

West Seneca East sophomore Anilese Kelly knows what’s going through a pitcher’s mind when staring down a batter of her caliber, having been at the other end of that showdown countless times during her career.  More...

Karsen Cotton repeats as All-Bee Pitcher of the Year

Karsen Cotton has built quite the reputation among softball circles near and far over the past few years.  More...

State semifinalist Depew’s Seelig tabbed All-Bee Coach of the Year

Sometimes, for a coach, the toughest thing to do is to make a strategic or lineup change, even if things aren’t going as well as planned.  Sometimes, the best coaches ignore what’s been ingrained in them over the years and throw conv More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 23   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23  . Trail Tuesdays & Thursdays — 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov   More...

Festivals

fri. 24-sun. 26  . More...

Update reveals increase in reading levels

At the June 14 meeting of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board, an update was given on the American Reading program.  Through the program, classrooms receive hundreds of books that are organized by color levels that match reading levels. More...

Joyce Brace Glendale principal caps 24-year career

There was a surprising encore at Glendale Elementary School’s recent fifth-grade chorus concert.  Principal Joyce Brace was asked to join the students on stage. More...

Local News

PURPLE HEART SIGN

— Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, left, Purple Heart recipient Ron Pilozzi, Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, and City of Tonawanda Mayor and Air Force veteran Rick Davis dedicate the new More...

Kenmore Days slated for this weekend

The Village of Kenmore’s annual Kenmore Days event will take place from Wednesday, June 22, through Saturday, June 25. More...

Fitness in the Parks set at Ellicott Creek

Independent Health and YMCA Buffalo Niagara are teaming up for the fifth consecutive year to offer Fitness in the Parks, free outdoor community exercise classes.  In Tonawanda, weekly yoga classes will be held at 6 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports missing lawn turtle

Village of Kenmore  Monday, June 13   An Argonne Drive resident reported that she was awoken from a sound sleep to her door being smashed in. She found her side gate open, which it was not the case before she went to sleep. More...

Obituaries

Thomas J. Connolly, WBEN news producer, reporter

Thomas J. Connolly of Kenmore, a news producer and reporter for the WBEN radio station, died Sunday, June 5, at Buffalo General Medical Center after a brief battle with renal cell carcinoma. He was 57. More...

William ‘Bill’ F. Baehre, teacher

William “Bill” Franklin Baehre, 83, of the Town of Tonawanda died Friday, June 17, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.  A lifelong resident of the Buffalo area, Mr. More...

Jack R. Baker, retired reliability engineer

Jack R. Baker, a retired reliability engineer, died Friday, June 3, 2016, in the McAuley Residence in Kenmore after a long illness. He was 84.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. More...

Lifestyles

CRAFT CRUISERS ...a hot summer attraction

With all of the exciting summertime activities in Western New York, there is one that stands out because it combines two hobbies that many people enjoy: bike riding and drinking. More...

Etiquette camp to begin classes

The Western New York School of Etiquette Summer Camp will begin classes every Saturday beginning June 25 and ending July 23. The camp is offered to teens between the ages of 5 and 17 years old and will be held at Gloria J. More...

Car show set at Central Terminal

Dozens of classic and popular vehicles are expected at “Cruise Into The Past,” a car show to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive.  More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Congress on Your Corner slated  Congress on Your Corner with Brian Higgins will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at North Tonawanda City Hall, 216 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. More...

Business

Schofield Residence recognized with award

Schofield Residence, located at 3333 Elmwood Ave. 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...

Youth programs benefit from grants

Three Ken-Ton youth programs have recently been awarded grants through the 7-Eleven Project A-Game program.  Ben Franklin Elementary School, the Kenmore Youth Center and the Ken-Ton T-Ball League each received grants from Project A-Game, which i More...