Weekly Feature

July 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Apartments planned for St. Paul’s School

During the July 5 meeting, the Kenmore Village Board unanimously approved the planned unit development for the former St. Paul’s School, which will include a “faith-built community” of 37 market-rate apartments. More...

Editorial

Building reuse can complement village character

The reuse of a building, especially one that has been a part of the community for many years, can add to the character of a village or town.  From historic power plants to breweries to schoolhouses, the adaptive reuse potential of old buildings More...

Spindle items

Editor

USED BOOK SALE — During Canal Fest, the North Tonawanda History Museum will open its used book sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 17, 1991   More...

Obituaries

Joseph F. Koch, real estate broker, appraiser

Joseph F. Koch, formerly of Kenmore, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016, after a lengthy illness. He was 86.  Born in 1930 to Joseph and Mary Flynn Koch, he was raised in Kenmore and graduated from Canisius High School. Mr. More...

Sports

Pray named Ken-Ton Coach of the Year

Sports Reporter

Kyle Pray has been involved with the game of hockey in some way or another for nearly 50 years. More...

Cubs shut window on nine-game skid

Glory Days Softball

After nine straight losses to start the season, the Comfort Funeral Home Cubs finally got their first Glory Days Softball League 50+ Division win of the season at the expense of the Comfort Window Panes in last week’s action, 10-6.  More...

ALL STARS

- The 12-and-under Tonawanda American Little League (TALL) swept through the first division of the 2016 Williamsport Little League World Series and are the Western New York District Champions. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 14  Chestnut Ridge Evening Hike — This Foothills Trail Club sponsored 5-mile hike will take place at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, July 14. Meet in the parking lot by the casino; Free. 548-1401, www.foothillstrailclub.org   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 14  Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375  sat. 16   More...

Festivals

thurs. 14-sun. 17  Galbani Italian Heritage Festival — Food, contests, entertainment, vendors and activities, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. More...

Duck race back on at Canal Fest

Gov. Andrew  Cuomo announced on Tuesday that Community Missions of Niagara Frontier Inc.’s  annual duck race for charity will proceed this year at Canal Fest, according to a press release from his office.  More...

Canal Fest to open on Sunday

Celebrating the Erie Canal and its history, Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will provide eight days of entertainment Sunday, July 17, through Sunday, July 24. The festival will feature live music, food, carnival rides and a variety of events. More...

‘Rockin’ with Santa’ brings Christmas in July

“Rockin’ with Santa,” an event that gives back, will take place during Canal Fest on Tuesday, July 19, at the Elks Lodge, 55 Main St., Tonawanda.  Entrance is a gift for a child from birth to age 16, or a monetary donation.&nbs More...

Local News

Teacher retires after 37 years at St. John the Baptist

“Listen to the children” was one lesson Elaine Cambria learned while teaching a classroom full of kindergarten students.  After teaching for 37 years at St. More...

Kenmore Village Improvement Society sets concerts

This summer, the Kenmore Village Improvement Society’s Children’s Concert Series will take place on the lawn of Kenmore Middle School, located at 155 Delaware Road. More...

Tonawanda Coke cited after employee death

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s Buffalo office recently stated that the death of a Tonawanda Coke Corp. More...

Police Blotter

Man reports finding bag full of new hats

Village of Kenmore  Monday, July 4   An anonymous caller reported that four people who were kicked out of an apartment building earlier were just sitting in a car on Chapel Road, and he thinks it’s suspicious.  More...

Education

Registration still open for summer youth rugby

There is still time for parents to register their children for the Kenmore Youth Rugby Association’s 2016 summer rugby program. More...

Tonawanda resident honored as distinguished alumnus

On June 13, the Board of Education at Erie 1 BOCES recognized Shawn Ferger as Workforce Development’s distinguished alumnus, where he attended Potter Career & Technical Center.  More...

St. Joe’s names honor roll

The following St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year. More...

Lifestyles

‘Kickstock’ Kickball Festival hosted by SABAH

Remember what it was like to run around and play kickball in gym class? SABAH is giving anyone 21 and older a chance to be a kid again. More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. • 834-7657  Library hours  Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. • 834-7657 Library hours   More...

Kenmore West Alumni to host Night Out

The Kenmore West Alumni Association invites all graduates of Kenmore West High School to attend an All-School Summer Night Out event. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Business

Farmers Insurance keeps clients engaged

John Talarico and Robert Junge have more than six years of experience in insurance and both started their careers working at Geico.  The two are now the agency co-owners of Farmers Insurance, located at 2451 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...

‘Christmas in July’ to benefit B-Team

BN360 will host “Christ- mas in July,” a happy hour for a cause, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the New York Beer Project, 6933 S. Transit Road, Lockport. More...

Entrepreneur ‘boot camp’ to feature Moy Fung

A boot camp for entrepreneurs will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at the Hampton Inn, 220 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. The event will feature Moy Fung, certified business coach and entrepreneur and author. More...