Weekly Feature

July 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Take advantage of free exercise classes this summer

Throughout the summer, there are plenty of activities that can help you remain active, and some are even free of charge. More...

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Editor

GARDEN WORK — During the summer months, it’s nice to see people working in their gardens or those who’re lending a helping hand to maintain and improve other gardens in the community.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 10, 1991   More...

Education

St. John the Baptist students receive scholarships

Three students at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore have been awarded the Mary E. More...

Committee proposes designs of new turf fields

Proposed designs of the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District’s athletic fields have been created as a result of feedback from a Kenmore Tonawanda School District stakeholder committee.  More...

On the Campus

Patricia Mott of Kenmore has been named to the dean’s list at Daemen College for the spring 2016 semester.   Milica Opacic of Tonawanda has been named to the dean’s list at Daemen College for the spring 2016 semester.   More...

Lifestyles

Herschell Carrousel hits century mark

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum in North Tonawanda is home to a carousel that has a big birthday coming up.  It marks the 100th anniversary of the 1916 No. 1 Special carousel.  More...

Free speaker series set at Sandra Lane

As part of a free “Because We Care” speaker series, a representative from United HealthCare will be available to answer questions. The presentation is set for 1 p.m. More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. • 834-7657  Library hours  Summer hours are as follows: noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 7  Jack — The 1996 Robin Williams’ film is part of the Family Film Series, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at the Riviera Theatre and Performance Arts Center, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. More...

Literature

thurs. 7  Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, July 7, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. More...

Speakers

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Funding to support Tonawanda highways, roads

Nearly 1,600 municipalities across the state, including the Town of Tonawanda, have been awarded funds to support the rehabilitation and reconstruction of local highways and roads.  More...

Assemblyman sponsors free BPO concert at Niawanda Park

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is bringing the sounds of summer to Niawanda Park, where its members will be performing a free concert made possible through the sponsorship of Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, according to a press release.  More...

Paddock Chevrolet Car Show set for July 8

The 17th annual Super Cruise, sponsored by Paddock Chevrolet, will take place Friday, July 8, along Delaware Avenue, between North End and Girard avenues.  The cars will begin to arrive for placement around 3:30 p.m., and the show runs from 4 to More...

Local News

Kenmore guitarist to play concert

It all started with a broken guitar string.  When Jax Jordan was 4 years old, he broke a string on his guitar. More...

Riviera Theatre plans upcoming events

Tickets for a variety of events taking place at the Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center, located at 67 Webster St. in North Tonawanda, are now available for purchase.  The events include:  An Evening with Larry Gatlin at 7 p.m. More...

News Brief

A free community picnic will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 3143 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. There will be free admission, parking, food, drinks and balloons. For information, call 832-5720.   More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports statue’s broken head

Village of Kenmore  Monday, June 27   A woman called police to say another woman, pulling a suitcase down Colvin Boulevard, was yelling at cars.  A resident reported loud construction noise coming from Wabash Avenue. More...

Obituaries

William E. Kempker, World War II veteran

William E. “Bubbles” Kempker of Tonawanda died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Batavia. He was 90.  The World War II veteran was born and raised in Buffalo. More...

Clare M. Brownell, retired school teacher

Clare M. Brownell, a Town of Tonawanda resident and retired Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda elementary school teacher, died Tuesday, June 21, 2016. She was 93.  More...

Sports

O’Hara girls basketball named Team of the Year

The Cardinal O’Hara girls’ basketball team tore through Western New York competition on its way to another Monsignor Martin Championship this season. More...

Kacz repeats as indoor football champ with Columbus Lions

Another year resulted in another championship for Casey Kacz and the Columbus Lions professional indoor football team.  More...

Sports briefs

Villa Maria College will host a basketball camps for girls in grades 4-12 from Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15. It will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Friday.  More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Church plans ‘Star Wars’ movie night   More...

Business

Carousel designed by Spillman to return to Buffalo

The Buffalo Heritage Carousel Inc., the City of Buffalo and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation recently reached a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a future location for the DeAngelis Carousel at Canalside, according to a press release.&n More...

‘Network after Work’ to be held at Osteria 166

Network after Work will host a networking and socializing event from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at Osteria 166, 166 Franklin St., Buffalo. More...

Women in the Spotlight to host network event

Women in the Spotlight GoinGlobal and DFS Buffalo will host the fourth annual Summer in the City Networking Day Party on the rooftop of Skybar from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at 257 Franklin St., Buffalo. Tickets are $25. More...