Weekly Feature

December 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Residents reminded of snow removal, safety tips

As the snow moves in during the blustery winter months, snow removal is critical for keeping residents safe. At Monday’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting, Highway Superintendent William E. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

IN THE SPIRIT — It’s nice to see that some traditions are kept alive throughout the years.  Whether it’s families decorating cookies, cutting down a Christmas tree, participating in holiday singing, or giving to others, the tog More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 25, 1991   More...

Education

Hoover Middle School posts first quarter honor roll

The following Hoover Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade 5   More...

Tonawanda High names honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year at Tonawanda High School.  Grade 9   More...

Kenmore youth earns conservatory degree

Michael McClure of Kenmore is one of five students of Mary Handley who have been awarded degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto.  The conservatory said it is unusual that any studio would have five graduates in the same year and More...

Sports

Mount St. Mary hoping to hit stride soon

Playing in the Monsignor Martin League presents a host of challenges. The competition is tough, including WNY’s most successful program in Cardinal O’Hara. The league is deep and the players are talented.  But for Mount St. More...

St. Joe’s hockey splits pair of games

The St. Joe’s Federation team went 1-1 over the weekend. More...

Lady Warriors cagers defeat Eden in back-and-forth affair

Getting to the foul line — and cashing in more often than not — gave Tonawanda’s girls basketball team the edge it needed to take down Eden, 49-44, in a game on Dec. 13 that could’ve gone either way.  More...

Business

GM makes $295 million investment in Tonawanda Engine Plant

General Motors will invest $334 million in new machinery and equipment at its Tonawanda, Lockport and Rochester plants to produce future engine and component products, according to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.  More...

Noco Express customers donate to Salvation Army

During this season of giving, Noco Express customers donated $13,541 to support The Salvation Army Buffalo area services.  Throughout the month of November, paper kettles were sold for $1 each at all Noco Express’ 36 locations to benefit T More...

Scholarship applications sought

The Niagara Military Affairs Council has established a scholarship in honor of Merrell Lane, the longtime chairman of NIMAC. More...

School Board revisits turf talk with potential costs

Artificial turf has been a recurring topic in the Kenmore Tonawanda School District due to the different materials that are available and health-related concerns.  At the Dec. More...

Town of Tonawanda Toy Drive to bring joy to families

Families from every walk of life deserve a happy holiday, and the community has recognized this — with humble hearts — to help in any way they can.  Hoover Elementary School students and staff form teams and collect gifts, food, toil More...

Local News

Lillis named Service to Mankind recipient

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

The Western & Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society presents its most prestigious award once every year to a person who has contributed significantly to the chapter. More...

Hoover Middle donates to food pantries

Hoover Middle School has donated more than 1,600 food items through its annual food drive to local food pantries.  Students were able to pledge their donations toward any of the more than 20 staff members who entered a contest to wear a full-siz More...

Regional Council funds to support district projects

A number of projects in the 140th Assembly District are receiving funding as part of the 2016 Regional Economic Development Council Round VI Consolidated Funding Awards, according to Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-C-I-Kenmore.  More...

Obituaries

Francis H. Richey, maintenance electrical supervisor

Francis H. Richey, 92, of Kenmore, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016.  Mr. Richey was born in Malone, New York, in 1924 and moved to Buffalo in 1951. More...

Barbara Pries, Tonawanda voting inspector

Barbara Pries (nee Chopko), 78, of Kenmore, died on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016.  Born in Plains, Pennsylvania, she moved to Buffalo with her family at the age of 4. She graduated from Kenmore Senior High School. More...

Lifestyles

Musical talents lead to fitting, but unexpected career path for Lorentz

“Everybody has a hot button. It could be cars, hunting or anything else. More...

Education classes open for registration

Ken-Ton Community Education Winter registration begins Jan. 9. New classes include Psanky Eggs, Raising Talking Toddlers, Self-Esteem, Anger Management, and Heart Harmony for You and Your Animal. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Mark’s to hold Christmas services   More...

Entertainment

Riviera Theatre plans ‘Big Lebowski’ event

The Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center has scheduled its annual “Big Lebowski Event” for Saturday, Jan. 14.  More...

Holiday

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Family Activities

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