Weekly Feature



February 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Town libraries benefit from ‘Big Book Sale’

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Friends of the Library has reached its goal after a three-year drive to raise funds for library renovations and improvements. More...

Editorial

Veterans retreat sought for North Tonawanda

Veterans can return to a well-made bed, home-cooked meals or loved ones and still feel like a battle is raging in their head. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

SAVE THE DATE — There are many events happening this month, from finding out what has been going on in the town at the supervisor’s annual State of the Town address to the opening of a new art exhibition. More...

Out of the Past

24 Years Ago Feb. 5, 1992   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Where are the property rebate checks? The state has been promising property rebate checks, saying they are in the mail, and the last time the news reported anything was about seven months ago and the state promised they would be here in the fall. More...

Education

‘The Jungle Book KIDS’ to take stage at Lindbergh Elementary

Lindbergh Elementary School will present “The Jungle Book KIDS” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, and Friday, Feb. More...

Artpark to debut Broadway Jr. Program in summer ’17

Artpark Theater Academy is launching a new program aimed at children and young adults.  Broadway Jr., which is slated for this summer, will allow students ages 8 through 17 to explore all aspects of theater during a four-week session.  More...

Lifestyles

Canalside Buffalo

home to a multitude of winter activities

If you’re looking for something to get rid of those winter blues, there’s something to do pretty much every day of the week down at Canalside. More...

Children’s book sale set at hospital

A sale of children’s books will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in the atrium of Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave. The proceeds will benefit the hospital.   More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch  318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657 Library hours Winter hours are as follows: noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays. More...

Business

Kenmore Mercy’s Auxiliary raises $47,000 for hospital

The Kenmore Mercy Foundation was recently presented with a $ $47,000 check from the hospital’s auxiliary.  Susan Jandzinski, the foundation’s executive director, received the donation from Joan LeBlanc, auxiliary treasurer, at the an More...

SCORE Buffalo Niagara, SBA plan seminar

“The Straight Talk: The Series” hosted by the SCORE Buffalo Niagara Chapter and the Small Business Administration will feature a seminar titled “Business Plans II: Elements of a Financial Plan” from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m Wednesday, More...

Mount Calvary Cemetery Group honors employees

Mount Calvary Cemetery Group recently presented its 2016 Employee Awards. More...

Fundraiser for Veterans Retreat planned at Sikora Post

Glenn DiTillio of North Tonawanda and his fiancée, Rose Finnemore, are trying to help veterans in their return to civilian life by establishing a planned veterans retreat center.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

CREATING VALENTINE CARDS

— Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick sits with first-grader Mark Yatchuk, left, and second-graders Alyssa LaPlante and Ava Bell, as they work on cards for local veterans, through Hardwick&rs More...

Local News

Carousel woodcarver passes along skills

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

When veteran carver Doug Bathke talks about wood, he is quiet and deliberate, reminiscent of public television show painter Robert Norman “Bob” Ross.  Ask him anything about his hobby-turned-passion, or about preserving the iconic ho More...

City of Tonawanda man sentenced for role in boat crash

Timothy Wisniewski, 51, of the City of Tonawanda, has been sentenced to the maximum of two to four years in prison by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio for his role in a deadly boat crash, according to Erie County District Attorney John J. More...

A NIGHT OF JAZZ

— The Sweet Home High School jazz ensemble performs at “A Night of Jazz” at Banchetti by Rizzo’s in Amherst on Saturday evening. More...

Police Blotter

Boy finds ball on lawn; white powder found inside

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Jan. 23   A Keller Avenue resident called the Kenmore Police Department and said two men came to his residence and tried to sell him steaks. He reported that they left toward Elmwood Avenue.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

FABIN, Rosemary (nee Urban), of Tonawanda, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2017. Mrs. Fabin is survived by two children, David and Jeffrey, and two grandchildren. More...

Sports

North Tonawanda boys basketball vying for NFL title

Sports Reporter

The North Tonawanda boys basketball team is inching toward one of its major goals. The Lumberjacks are now 8-2 in Niagara Frontier League play and sit atop the division’s standings. More...

St. Joe’s hockey win streak continues with two dominant efforts

The St. Joe’s Federation hockey team improved to 17-1-1 on the season with two impressive wins last week. Thursday, the Marauders defeated St. Francis, 6-1, in a Catholic school seeding game.  More...

Kenmore West lady hoops wins three of four

The Kenmore West girls basketball team has won three of its last four to move to 6-4 in Niagara Frontier League play. More...

Entertainment

Charity Snowflake Ball planned for Feb. 18

City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas and his wife, Linda, will host the eighth annual Mayor’s Charity Snowflake Ball from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Ave. More...

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 2  Oil Painting with Skylar Borgstrom — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; $200. 833-4450, www.buffaloartsstudio.org   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 2  Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375   More...