Weekly Feature

September 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Children can ‘lighten the load’ in their backpacks

If a child’s backpack is too heavy, it can cause physical problems, including back and shoulder pain or poor posture. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

BATTER UP — Our Lady of Czestochowa Holy Name Society will hold a baseball excursion to Toronto on Monday, Sept. 26. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Sept. 18, 1991   More...

Police Blotter

Man accused in damage to store cookie display

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Sept. 5  A Wabash Avenue resident reported a dark Trailblazer racing up and down the street.  A Shepard Avenue resident reported that someone broke into her house to do laundry.   More...

Sports

NT football moves to 2-0 with win over Billies

Sports Reporter

North Tonawanda has plenty of reasons to be optimistic two weeks into the 2016 season. The ‘Jacks are 2-0 with two league wins after a 22-6 romp over Williamsville South this weekend.  More...

Ken West football falls to Will North

Kenmore West football dropped to 1-1 on the season with a 22-12 loss to Williamsville North on Saturday. The Blue Devils fell behind 16-0 early and began to rally, but ran out of time. More...

Tonawanda football suffers defeat against Cheektowaga

Tonawanda suffered a setback Friday night when the Warriors fell to Cheektowaga, 65-8.  The Warriors offense gained just 133 yards while the defense allowed 562. More...

What's Going On

Whats Going On

Presentation slated at Historical Society   More...

Business

BNSME program to feature CEO roundtable

Buffalo Niagara Sales and Marketing Executives will begin its 2016-17 season with a program titled “CEO Roundtable: National and Internationally Known Brands,” begin- ning at 5:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. More...

Checkers Restaurant to open Thursday

The new Checkers Restaurant, located at 2374 Niagara Falls Blvd. in the Town of Tonawanda, will open on Thursday. More...

THANK-A-VET PROGRAM GROWS

— Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs, center, stands with two “Thank-A-Vet” participating merchants, Colvin Cleaners owner Paul Billoni, left, and Ivy Lea Construction owner Mike Washin More...

Breaking News - 9/14/2016 12:06 AM

Small, Jacobs win primaries for state senate seat

Voters in the 60th State Senate District have chosen the Democratic and Republican nominnes for the seat of Sen. Marc Panepinto in the primary election, which was held Sept. 13. More...

Village of Kenmore Apartments proposed for 173 Delaware Road

Gregory Rodems of Rodems Construction has plans to bring new life to the vacant and former Masonic Lodge, which stands at 173 Delaware Road next door to Kenmore Middle School.  The plans, which include seven apartment units and 10 parking spaces More...

Tonawanda resident to shine in Times Square video

This weekend, Olivia Wood, a resident of Tonawanda, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square video presentation.  More...

Local News

New York State passes Brunch Bill

On Sept. 7, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law that permits bars and restaurants throughout New York State to serve alcohol earlier on Sundays.  This law will allow bars to start selling alcohol at 10 a.m. More...

Crisis Services to train police officers

Crisis Services has plans to begin training officers from the Buffalo Police Department in the Crisis Intervention Team training model, according to a press release.  The training will start on Sept. More...

TREE DEDICATION

— Claire Villanueva, left, watches on Saturday as Kenmore East High School alumni Tracie Riordan, Sal Andolina and Mike Divens place a plaque at the pin oak tree planted on July 23 in memory of More...

Letters to the Editor

Column about scrapple brings back memories

I liked the recent column about scrapple by David Sherman very much. I was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, and lived there till 1954. My father’s job took us to Buffalo, and I have lived here since then.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

WHITMAN-LABRIE, Jean K. (nee Ritenburg), of Tonawanda, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2016. She is survived by two children, Brian Labrie and Marisa Fernino; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. More...

Memorial service to honor deceased patients

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, will hold a memorial service from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo Philharmonic Presents New Season

Violinist Joshua Bell, tribute to John Williams, to start off the year

Shine up your dress shoes. the Buffalo Philharmonic is kicking off its season with an opening night gala at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.  After dinner that evening, violinist Joshua Bell will be performing at 8 p.m.  More...

Craft, vendor show planned for Sept. 24

The Sheridan Drive Lions Club will host a craft and vendor show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Dom Polski Club, 576 Oliver St., North Tonawanda.   More...

Senior News

These activities are scheduled at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Tonawanda, which is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Meals are held at noon daily for a $3 voluntary donation. Attendees must have a reservation. More...

Entertainment

Festivals

fri. 16-sun. 18  Ellicottville Rock N’ Roll Weekend — Event will feature live music, food and classic car show, Friday, Sept. 16, through Sunday, Sept. 18, Village of Ellicottville. 699-5046, ellicottvilleny.com   More...

Special Events

thurs. 15  2016 Women of Distinction Dinner & Awards Ceremony — Nine notable women will be honored by the Girl Scouts of Western New York, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Family Activities

sat. 17  Junior Audubon Club — Join the Juniors and naturalist Tom Kerr for the monthly birding adventure for children ages 8 to 16, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 17, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1411 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. More...