Weekly Feature



March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Buffalo remains strong city for helping refugees

In Buffalo, helping refugees is not something that is new. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

CARROUSELS — With spring around the corner, the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will soon be opening for the season.  Its opening day, with the theme ‘Superheroes,” will be from noon to 4 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

24 Years Ago March 18, 1992   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

FORSTER, Dorothy E. (nee Gerber), of Kenmore, died Thursday, March 9, 2017. Mrs. Forster is survived by four children, Carole, Linda, Nancy and Scott; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Familiar faces dot First Team lineup

All-Bee Girls Hockey

There are a few things the six First Team all-stars on the 2016-17 All-Bee Girls Hockey Team have in common, but one of the bigger things is the fact that many of them were First Team selections last season, which just goes to show how talented the t More...

Williamsville’s Hopkins selected as 2016-17 Coach of the Year

Hockey has been a way of life for Williamsville girls coach Rick Hopkins for as long as he can remember, going all the way back to when he played for his father, Dick, for eight years.  More...

Mings, league’s best scorer, tabbed Player of the Year

It’s only appropriate that Julia Mings played for the combined Clarence/Amherst/Sweet Home girls hockey team — affectionately known as “CASH” — because when it came to scoring goals during this season, the 2016-17 All-Be More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 16 Trivia Night — Buffalo-themed trivia contest as part of the Burchfield Penney’s 50th anniversary celebration, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...

St. Patrick’s Day

thurs. 16  The Irishman St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration — Celtic Cross, 5:30 p.m; Ardán Rochez Irish Dancers, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at The Irishman Pub & Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville. More...

Town appoints new highway superintendent

At Monday’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting, Thomas C. Jones II was appointed to the position of highway superintendent.  He was selected to replace Bill Swanson, whose retirement was accepted by the Town Board at the meeting.  More...

Purple Pinkie Project raises funds to eradicate polio

Through the efforts of a Kenmore West High School senior, many other students and school district staff, in partnership with the Kenmore Rotary, $2,100 was raised to support Rotary International’s efforts to eradicate polio through the Purple P More...

Local News

Rev. Matt Nycz joins Blessed Sacrament

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Born and raised in Poland, the Rev. Matt Nycz became Blessed Sacrament’s new pastor in December. The parish is located at 263 Claremont Ave. in Tonawanda.  Twenty-eight years ago, Rev. Nycz came to the U.S. as a seminarian. More...

Snowflake Ball benefited Sikora Post

City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas and his wife, Linda, hosted the Mayor’s Annual Charity Snowflake Ball last month.  The charity event was held at the Knights of Columbus on Erie Avenue in the City of North Tonawanda and included More...

Schimminger observes ‘Sunshine Week’

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger is observing Sunshine Week by highlighting two pieces of legislation: one he introduced and the other he is co-sponsoring, aimed at promoting greater transparency in state government.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports underage drinking

Village of Kenmore  Monday, March 6   A Stillwell Avenue resident said her downstairs neighbors are yelling at each other again. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.So now Trump is claiming that Obama wiretapped him. Aren’t we all tired of the baloney he is throwing around? We are all too smart for that. More...

Education

Tonawanda students win regional National Science Bowl

A team of middle school students from St. Christopher School in Tonawanda won the regional competition for the 2017 National Science Bowl. More...

Tonawanda High School names honor roll

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

Tonawanda Middle posts honor roll

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

Lifestyles

Catholic Charities program serves as Buffalo beacon for refugees, immigrants

Immigration became a major focal point throughout the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, and since the inauguration of Donald Trump in January, questions surrounding those trying to come to the United States, especially refugees, has remained More...

Congress on Your Corner scheduled

Congress on Your Corner with Brian Higgins will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in the Community Room at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road. 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...

Business

Chamber to start KenTon-Opoly in the spring

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Spring is just around the corner, and the Chamber is excited to announce that KenTon-Opoly will soon begin. More...

Scholarship available for Polish women

The Professional and Business Women of Polonia Inc. is accepting applications for its $1,000 scholarship. The purpose is to help American women of Polish descent continue their education. More...

Career Expo set for March 30 at university

Niagara University is hosting a Career Expo on Thursday, March 30, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the Gallagher Center gym, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara Falls. More...