Weekly Feature



February 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

State of Town address highlights business growth

The State of the Town address was delivered by Supervisor Joseph Emminger on Friday at Classics V Restaurant. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

LOCAL ART — Town of Tonawanda artist Mary McKee will be showcasing her original paintings at Schofield Residence through the end of the month, at 3333 Elmwood Ave. in Kenmore. More...

Out of the Past

24 Years Ago Feb. 19, 1992   More...

Police Blotter

Man allegedly throws alcohol at employees

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Feb. 6   A Chapel Road resident reported that a package that was delivered on Dec. 31 was taken by someone.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why are the Republicans in Congress afraid of Trump? There must be something or they wouldn’t let him get away with what he is doing and the cabinet he has picked, all billionaires and the elite he was campaigning against. More...

Education

Franklin Middle School posts honor roll

The following Franklin Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade Five   More...

Cardinal O’Hara names honor roll

The following Cardinal O’Hara High School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade 9   More...

Mighty Milers Program benefits students’ health, confidence

A total of 47 third- and fourth-grade students at Hoover Elementary ran a combined 1,278 miles in a seven-week program as part of the Mighty Milers. More...

Lifestyles

Sharing the memories:

Steel Plant Museum preserves photos, artifacts, personal accounts

On Nov. 9, 2016, Lackawanna and many Western New Yorkers were devastated by the fire at Bethlehem Steel. Thankfully, no lives were lost that day, but for many, all that remains are cherished memories from the famous steel plant. More...

Congress on Your Corner slated

Congress on Your Corner with Brian Higgins will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at North Tonawanda City Hall, 216 Payne Ave. 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

Ken-Ton Chamber encourages membership

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Baby, it’s cold outside. That’s why the Chamber invites you to warm up to new opportunities for your business by becoming a member in 2017. 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...

Lindbergh Elementary students create valentines for veterans

When Lindbergh Elementary students were asked if any of them had a veteran in their family — from parents to grandparents — almost all eagerly raised their hands, ready to share their knowledge.  More...

Tonawanda Tomorrow Meeting set for Feb. 16

A Tonawanda Tomorrow Strategy Session will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Local News

Photographer, artist inspired by NT history

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Before digital photography existed, Dennis Reed Jr. was learning the process of developing film in the darkroom of North Tonawanda High School. He graduated in 1992 and now mostly shoots digitally across the region. More...

Members appointed to O’Hara board of directors

Four new members have been added to the Cardinal O’Hara High School board of directors, according to Principal Mary Holzerland.  More...

WORKING OUT

— The Franklin Middle School Fitness Club helps fifth- and sixth-grade students stay healthy through different equipment and exercise. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support needed for Veterans Tax Exemption

Thank you for your editorial on Jan. 25 concerning the Veterans Tax Exemption. More...

Lymphedema Day brings attention to lymphatic diseases

In 2008, I noticed swelling in my left ankle. It began as a nuisance each year as the weather grew warm and humid. More...

Obituaries

Edgar L. Peard, English teacher

Edgar L. Peard, 85, of Williamsville, died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.  Mr. Peard grew up in Kenmore and graduated from Kenmore Senior High School. More...

Sports

Kenmore/Grand Island girls fall just short of sectional title

Sports Reporter

It was just like old times for Kenmore/Grand Island girls’ hockey this week. The program that represented Section VI in the state playoffs for five consecutive seasons was suffering through a bit of a down year. More...

St. Joe’s hockey wins four in four days

The St. Joe’s Federation Team clinched the Regular Season Division I Federation Championship, dominated a pair of non-league games and kept up its two-month unbeaten streak in a busy week.  More...

Kenmore rifle prepares for sectionals

The Kenmore combined rifle team is preparing for a Section VI Championship event that will be very different from years past. Previously, the team shot only from a standing position. This year, the team has been shooting three positions.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Special Events

thurs. 16-tues. 21  Lumagination — A captivating and interactive exhibit that will transform the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens with light, sound and imagination, Thursday, Feb. 16, through Tuesday, Feb. More...