Weekly Feature

December 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

TOYS, OH MY

— This huge display of toys was collected through the 16th annual Rockin’ with Santa. More...

Editorial

River Road Fire Department to purchase turnout gear

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick has announced that $5,000 was allocated in the 2017 Erie County budget for the River Road Volunteer Fire Department to purchase turnout gear. The legislature approved the funding at the annual budget meeting. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

BLOOD DRIVE — The City of Tonawanda Fire Department is hosting a blood drive and fundraiser for Jed Woomer’s Open Heart Memorial Scholarship from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at 44 William St., Tonawanda.  More...

Out of the Past

24 Years Ago Jan. 1, 1992 More...

Education

Cardinal O’Hara holds Honor Society induction ceremony

Cardinal O’Hara High School hosted its annual National Honor Society induction ceremony Dec. 21.  The entire school gathered in the Performing Arts Center as parents of the inductees waited backstage.  More...

Mt. St. Mary posts honor roll

Mount St. Mary Academy has named the following students to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 school year.  Grade 9   More...

Tonawanda students inducted into National Honor Society

Tonawanda High School inducted 14 students into the National Honor Society in November.  According to a prepared statement, the basis for their selection was a minimum grade-point average of 90 percent, an essay, and their demonstration of the f More...

Lifestyles

New campaign against depression and drug abuse urges students to ‘Just Tell One’

Ten years. 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...

Library News

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

Business

Looking back with thanks, ahead with optimism

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Holiday greetings from the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce. As we reflect on 2016, the Chamber welcomed 40 new members to the organization, and we encourage you to patronize your local merchants for products and services whenever possible. More...

Career, job fair scheduled for Jan. 4 at ECC

Erie Community College, its One-Stop Career Center and the New York State Department of Labor will host regional employers and job seekers as part of its Job and Career Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

WNY Venture Association to hold forum

The Western New York Venture Association Forum will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.eventbrite.com.   More...

Year in Review

Closing of Huntley Plant, three schools mark new chapters in 2016

During 2016, the most significant events in the Ken-Ton community were closures, which took place not only in the school district but on River Road in Tonawanda when the Huntley Power Plant shut its doors.   School closings  More...

Kenmore East students perform at Disney’s Candlelight Processional

In March, Kenmore East High School choral director Jill Neuhaus and her students learned that they had been selected as one of the groups to perform for thousands of people as part of the Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Flor More...

Local News

Students collaborate on exhibit at gallery

For more than 10 years, University at Buffalo Art Galleries have partnered with the Ken-Ton School District Art Department to enrich the K-12 art curriculum, expand opportunities for students and provide professional development for teachers.  More...

Students collect clothing for families

Through its recent sock and underwear drive, the Edison Elementary School community has collected approximately 1,000 new pairs of socks and underwear.  A total of 724 pairs of socks and 370 pairs of underwear were donated directly to families i More...

Niagara County leaders to continue in top posts

The top leaders of Niagara County’s government are set to be returned for an encore after delivering a budget that cut taxes to their lowest level this century and imposed a half-million-dollar reduction in spending on county agencies, accordin More...

Police Blotter

Husband accused of throwing computer

Village of Kenmore •  Monday, Dec. 19   • A Nassau Avenue resident reported that she heard two people talking outside and banging on her window.  A West Hazeltine Avenue resident reported a bat in her house.  More...

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2016 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Sports

O’Hara girls start 3-2 amid slew of tough non-league games

Sports Reporter

The Cardinal O’Hara girls’ basketball team is 3-2 through five games this season.   On the surface, that might not sound very impressive for one of the area’s more dominant programs in any sports. More...

Sweet Home boys hoops wins league opener

Sweet Home’s boys basketball team continues to show signs of improvement.  The Panthers (2-2, 1-0) outscored Hamburg, 18-6, in the second quarter and 21-12 in the fourth quarter on their way to a 61-46 road win in their ECIC II opener on D More...

Kenmore rifle team aiming for improvement

The Kenmore rifle team will not have as good a record as last season, but the program is headed in the right direction, regardless. More...

Entertainment

HOLIDAY

sat. 31   More...

Art

ongoing now-Dec. 30 Starlight Studio Artists — On display through Friday, Dec. 30, at the Starlight Studio & Gallery, 340 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. 842-1525, www.starlight studio.org now-Dec. 31 More...

Concerts

sat. 31  Mary Wilson of The Supremes will perform at 7 and 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino’s Bear’s Den, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; $. 1-877-873-6322, www.senecaniagaracasino.com   More...