Weekly Feature

April 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Kenilworth Library receives book donation

There are 100 new children’s books on the shelves at the Kenilworth Library thanks to a donation from the the Brownstone Book Fund.  The Brownstone Book Fund is a private foundation in New York City interested in fostering early reading an More...

Editorial

Community organization encourages involvement

As the weather starts to turn and spring brings more sun, it may be a good time to get involved in a community organization, especially since events will soon be piling up on the calendar and help is usually needed. More...

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Ken-Ton Editor

SAVE THE DATE — Keeping our planet clean and healthy is so important. This month, we celebrate Earth Day, and there are many ways the community can get involved.   More...

Out of the Past

24 Years Ago April 8, 1992   More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

BRICK, Leona May (nee Cleary), of Tonawanda, died Friday, March 31, 2017. Mrs. Brick is survived by five children, David, Kenneth, Kevin, Mindy and Patrick; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. More...

Henry B. Czochara, abrasive tester at Exelon Co.

Henry B. Czochara, 91, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Mr. Czochara was born on May 16, 1925, in North Tonawanda and was the son of the late Ludwig and Helen (nee Kosiba) Czochara. More...

Sports

Berger takes the reins for Mount St. Mary lacrosse program

One of the area’s most perennially successful lacrosse programs will have a new coach in 2017. The Mount St. Mary Thunder will now be led by Iroquois graduate Mackenzie Berger. More...

NT girls lax falls to Sweet Home in first time outside this season

Mother Nature hasn’t been too cooperative for virtually every spring sport team at a school where artificial turf isn’t an option, which is how a squad like North Tonawanda’s girls lacrosse team found itself outside for the first ti More...

St. Joe’s lax ready to defend its title

Last season was easily the most successful in St. Joe’s lacrosse history. The Marauders won their first-ever Monsignor Martin title – an overtime thriller over Canisius – before falling in the state title game. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Special Events

Craft and Vendor Fair — Presented by the Mended Little Hearts of WNY, and featuring more than 50 local crafters and vendors, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Fire Rescue Hall, 1241 Strad Ave., North Tonawanda.   More...

SPCA closes shelter in Tonawanda for relocation to West Seneca

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County officially locked the door of its Tonawanda location on Saturday, in preparation for its move to West Seneca.  Staff members and volunteers are moving from 205 Ensminger Ro More...

Easter Egg Hunt planned for Saturday

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department and Rotary Club of Kenmore are holding their 34th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, inside Lincoln Arena, 1200 Parker Blvd.  This free event is for Ken-Ton residents only, More...

Local News

St. Joe’s senior presented with scholarship award

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Check Out Challenge kicks off at library

The NIOGA Library System recently launched its 2017 Check Out Challenge during a kickoff event at the North Tonawanda Public Library.  According to a press release, the Check Out Challenge is an awareness initiative aimed at engaging young adult More...

Dodge ball, basket raffle event to benefit Make-A-Wish

Tonawanda City Schools will come together to host the fifth annual City of Tonawanda dodge ball and basket raffle event to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  The tournament will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Man reports cooking oil on his back steps

Village of Kenmore  Monday, March 27   A Lincoln Boulevard resident said his upstairs neighbor is being noisy.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Trump promised he was going to build a wall near the Mexican border, and they were going to pay for it. Well, now he is changing his mind because he knew he would never be able to do that. More...

Education

Students inducted into National Technical Honor Society

A total of 172 students, representing 29 local high schools, were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society in March.  Students from Erie 1 BOCES’ three career and technical centers — Harkness, Kenton and Potter — were More...

International Baccalaureate Program holds roundtables

The Kenmore West High School International Baccalaureate Program recently welcomed teachers from throughout Western New York for two IB roundtable events.  Science teachers Chelsea Grosskopf and Jennifer Gazdovich hosted the roundtable for IB ph More...

Summer programs available at St. Joe’s

Registration is now open for the summer programs held annually at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute.  Collegiate Summer! More...

Lifestyles

WNY sisters to support women hurt by mental health industry

On Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of this year, 32-year-old Jessica Lake Mason was taken to a psychiatric hospital.  More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch  318 Montrose Ave. 834-7657 Library hours Spring 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...

Cardinal O’Hara sets open house

Students in grades six through eight and their families are invited to a spring open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, at Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda. For information, call the school at 695-2600, ext. More...

Business

Chamber sets deadline for KenTon-Opoly

The deadline to register for the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce’s KenTon-Opoly is April 7.  Ken- Ton-Opoly is an interactive game that the Chamber hopes will bring customers to their member businesses to obtain game pieces that can be redeeme More...

Development company plans Artists Market

The Ellicott Development Company is hosting its fourth Buffalo Artists Market event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Located in the lobby of the Ellicott Square Building, 295 Main St. No. More...

Alumni association presents Man of the Year Award

The St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Alumni Association recently presented the annual Man of the Year Award to James Panepinto, ’87, at the annual Father Son Liturgy.  More...