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August 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers, sponsors sought for Healing Field

In September, the Erie-Niagara Sunrise Exchange Club and Exchange Club of the Tonawandas will join together to host the area’s first Healing Field display of 3,000 flags for residents of Western New York.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Editorial

Healing Field to remember Sept. 11 with flag display

It began as a way for one person to be able to visualize the human loss that occurred during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Now, hundreds of Healing Field and Field of Honor displays are planned throughout the country for numerous reasons. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

SAVE THE DATE — It’s already August and there are still plenty of events to look forward to this month.  The Thunder on the Niagara boat racing event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 7, 1991   More...

Obituaries

Roberta Raiff, dance choreographer

Roberta Raiff, 83, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, July 21, 2016.  Mrs. Raiff (nee Cormick) was a pioneer in women’s fitness, starting one of the first classes to put music and exercise together at the Ken-Ton YMCA. More...

Sports

WNY has a long Olympic tradition

As the Summer Olympics approach, Western New Yorkers are preparing to cheer on the handful of local athletes who are slated to compete. More...

North holds off South, records 29-26 win

Lions All-Star Classic

Big plays highlighted the 41st annual Kensington Lions Club’s All-Star High School Football Classic, presented by ADPRO Sports July 27 at Tonawanda High School’s Clinton H. Small Stadium.  More...

High school teams to compete in Off Field Challenge

High school sports teams across the region are hosting Unyts blood drives this summer as part of the third annual Off Field Challenge. More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Sandra Lane plans presentation “Gentle Touch Massage with Marlene Marciniak” will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Sandra Lane Senior Apartments, 705 Sandra Lane, North Tonawanda. Seating is limited, and admission is free. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 4 Mary Poppins — Part of “Flicks on Old Falls” series, 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. on Old Falls Street’s Middle Block, part of Old Falls Street, USA, a three-block destination in downtown Niagara Falls, N.Y.; Free. More...

Festivals

thurs. 4-sun. 7  Eden Corn Festival — Food, contests, music, parade and rides, 3-11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4; noon-midnight Aug. 5-6; and noon-10 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, at the American Legion grounds, 2912 Legion Drive, Eden; Free to attend. More...

Theatre

fri. 5  Alice in Wonderland — The Alden Christian Theater Society presents “Alice in Wonderland,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, Saturday, Aug. 6, Friday, Aug. 12, and Saturday, Aug. 13; and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 7 and Aug. More...

Breaking News - 8/3/2016 11:13 AM

Tonawanda police respond to FedEx accident

At approximately 7:15 a.m.,  Town of Tonawanda police and paramedics responded to an incident at  FedEx Freight, 1930 Military Road, in which an employee was killed.  More...

School district to install GPS tracking system

The Kenmore-Tonawanda School District is moving ahead in the area of transportation and installing a new GPS tracking system on all district-owned buses.  Superintendent Dawn Mirand said the tracking system is one of many changes to look forward More...

Annual Police Club Picnic slated for Thursday

The Town of Tonawanda will hold its 28th annual Police Club Scholarship Picnic from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at Lincoln Park Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd., Tonawanda. More...

Local News

Kenmore resident to publish new book

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Author, college professor and Kenmore resident Mick Cochrane, who was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, said he always loved books as a child. More...

Legislator plans outreach meetings

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has scheduled district outreach meetings in August to meet with residents and discuss county issues along with answering questions.  More...

Board for Historic Preservation recommends North Tonawanda church

The New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended the addition of 27 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places, according to a press release from Gov. More...

Police Blotter

‘Out of control’ Cockatoo reported

Village of Kenmore  Monday, July 25   A resident called to report that he noticed a gate and door open on the house he is watching. More...

Education

Tonawanda High School names honor roll

The following Tonawanda High School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2015-16 school year. More...

RAT-A-TAT-TAT

— The top seven drum corps in the world will compete on Sunday, Aug. 7, in the Drums Along the Waterfront Tour of Champions event set for 7 p.m. at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park. More...

Hot Spot Fishing Maps available

Copies of the 2016 Western New York Hot Spot Fishing Map are available through Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick’s office.  According to a prepared statement, the map highlights Western New York’s best fishing spots, helping loca More...

Lifestyles

Fair opens new heritage center

A new heritage center and one day of 90 minutes of free midway rides are among the latest attractions fairgoers can look forward to during the 177th Erie County Fair.  More...

Trapped: A Buffalo Escape Room Experience offers unique, challenging experience

The year is 1978. You’re on a road trip when a huge storm hits. You have to stop for the night, so you pull up to a hotel. More...

Ken-Ton Closet awarded grant to enhance programs

The Ken-Ton Closet has been awarded a $2,500 grant to enhance community outreach for its programs.  According to a prepared statement, the Closet was invited to apply in May and received notification of approval on July 2.  More...

Business

Chamber to host Charity Clambake on Aug. 17

The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas will host its 19th annual Charity Clambake from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

WNY YARNS OPENS

— Representatives of three generations — Terry Benzel, left, Heather Schwartz, store owner, and Marge Sztorc — look at yarn during WNY Yarns opening on Monday. More...

WNYRPEA sets general meeting, luncheon

The Western New York Chapter of the Retired Public Employees Association will hold a general meeting and luncheon from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Polish Falcons Clubhouse, 445 Columbia Road, Depew. More...