Weekly Feature



February 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Youth Basketball Tournament to return with a swish

The Town of Tonawanda Youth Bureau and the Town of Tonawanda Police Club will be hosting a 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 4, at Kenmore West High School, 33 Highland Parkway.  The tournament, which had formerly been run in More...

Editorial

District seeking input for superintendent search

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education has begun the search process for the next superintendent of schools and is encouraging the community to get involved.  More...

Out of the Past

24 Years Ago Feb. 12, 1992   More...

College internships worth their weight in gold

Managing Editor

As the second semester of college students’ academic year slowly begins to wind down and the days draw longer, one word surfaces over and over: internship. More...

Obituaries

Gerald L. Baskey, retired lawyer

Gerald “Jerry” Louis Baskey, 86, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017.  Mr. Baskey graduated from high school in Bound Brook, New Jersey, before moving to Buffalo in the late 1940s. More...

Death Notices

GUGLIUZZA, Joseph N., of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Mr. Gugliuzza is survived by his wife, Margaret Mary “Peggy”; two children, Michael and David; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Kenmore West hoopsters vying for NFL title

Sports Reporter

On the heels of a four-game win streak, the Kenmore West boys basketball team is right in the thick of the race for the Niagara Frontier League title. There are four teams tied with three losses and one with four as the season nears its end.  More...

Kenmore West hockey clinches division title

The Kenmore West boys hockey team can cross one item off its to-do list. The Blue Devils clinched the Federation Division IV title with a win over Lew-Port Saturday. This was something the team had discussed doing since before the season began.  More...

Mt. St. Mary tops Sacred Heart for the first time ever

The Mount St. Mary girls’ basketball team got a pretty special win last Monday. The Thunder defeated Sacred Heart for – potentially – the first time in program history, 46-41.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Art exhibition to open at Project 308 Gallery   More...

Business

Support Group meetings planned at Kenmore Mercy

To help area stroke patients live their highest quality of life, Catholic Health is offering quarterly Stroke Support Group meetings at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.  “Life After Stroke” will be the topic of the next meeting, which is sche More...

Polish Arts Club offers scholarships

The Polish Arts Club of Buffalo Scholarship Foundation is accepting applications for a $1,000 college or university scholarship. Applicants must be legal residents of New York state and of Polish ancestry. More...

LCTV opens scholarship applications

Lockport Community Television, the Lockport Community Cable Commission and Charter Cable have announced that applications are being accepted for college scholarships to students enrolling in a communications field and to those students currently work More...

Taking the stage

Starring as Gertrude McFuzz, Grace Riordan, left, performs beside Emma Jones as Thing 1; Julia Burkhard as Cat in the Hat; Lauren Peruski as JoJo; and Taylor Rubach as Thing 2, in the musical product More...

Microenterprise loan awarded to Paul Wolf Agency Inc.

The Town of Tonawanda has restarted a Microenterprise Loan Program for small businesses. Eligible businesses are those with five or fewer employees that meet certain eligibility requirements established through the U.S. More...

FLY AWAY TO NEVERLAND

— Alexandra Lipinski as Tinker Bell, left, and Llana McDermott-Fry as Peter Pan, in the production of “Peter Pan Jr.,” which was held Saturday afternoon at Franklin Middle School. More...

Local News

KYC Summer Camp registration to open

Registration for the Kenmore Youth Center Summer Camp will open March 2.  The camp will be taking place from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 26 to Aug. 25, at the Kenmore Community Center, 135 Wilber Ave. in Mang Park.  More...

Riviera to host Throwback Thursday Movies

The Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center, at 67 Webster St., will be holding “Throwback Thursday Movies 2017,” presented by M&T Bank and built by Ivy Lea Construction. The Throwback Thursday Movies will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Jacobs to serve as co-chairman of addiction task force

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Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Most of my friends and neighbors have all received their property rebate checks, except myself and another senior citizen. We are in our 80s. Is there anything we can do? More...

Education

City of Tonawanda School District schedules Universal Pre-K

A Universal Pre-K Program will run during the 2017-18 school year through the City of Tonawanda School District.  UPK is open to district resident students who will turn 4 years old by Dec. 1 of the current year. More...

On the Campus

Christopher Woodard of North Tonawanda has been named to the dean’s list at Wagner College for the fall 2016 semester.   More...

Lifestyles

Airbnb... giving travelers a homelike atmosphere option

For those with an urge to travel, staying at an Airbnb gives the option of staying in a homelike atmosphere.  Many of these spacious per-night rentals come without the higher price tag of hotels.  More...

Spaghetti dinner slated at St. Amelia’s

A spaghetti dinner, featuring music by Parkside Avenue Brass, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at St. Amelia School, 2999 Eggert Road, Tonawanda. Adult tickets cost $8, and children’s tickets cost $5. 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

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 9  Oil Painting with Skylar Borgstrom — 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Buffalo Arts StudioX25, Tri-Main Building, 2495 Main St.,   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 9  Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375   More...

Special Events

thurs. 9-sat. 11  Lumagination — A captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination, Thursday, Feb. 9-Saturday, Feb. More...