Weekly Feature

April 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Village of Kenmore releases proposed budget for 2017-18

The Kenmore Village Board held a public hearing April 4 on the proposed budget for 2017-18. More...

Editorial

Recycling totes to benefit residents, municipalities

The common phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is significant for more than one reason. Recycling is not only better for the environment, but a cost-effective measure for many municipalities.  More...

Spindle items

GOOD EATS — This past weekend, I had the pleasure of eating a meal at the Delaware Pub & Grill, at 3410 Delaware Ave.  My fiance had a gig there on Sunday, and I enjoyed a meal at the bar while listening to him play acoustic guitar.&nb More...

Out of the Past

24 Years Ago April 15, 1992   More...

Obituaries

Russell A. Fiorella, truant officer

Russell A. “Roddy” Fiorella, 75, of Kenmore, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017.  Mr. Fiorella was born in Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

Buffalo’s growing Dyngus Day celebration expands to Poland

In spite of past ridicule by CNN’s Anderson Cooper — and perhaps because of it — Buffalo’s Dyngus Day celebrations have ballooned in size since 2012. More...

Easter service, brunch planned

Augustana Lutheran Church, at 3143 Eggert Road in the Town of Tonawanda, will hold its Easter worship service at 9:30 a.m Sunday, April 16. The community is invited to the brunch after the service at 10:30 a.m. 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 heldat noon daily for a $3 voluntary donation. Attendees musthave a reservation. More...

Business

LDA of WNY staff, board team up for Giving Campaign

The Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York is one month into its 2017 campaign, which has put staff and board members on four teams: the White Cheddars, Blue Ribbons, Chum Cohos and Yellow Team, with a goal of raising $10,000 by May 31 More...

Community Foundation grants available

The Oliver G. & Sarah Sloan Bauman Fund for the Arts is now accepting grant applications for its 2017 granting cycle. More...

‘Insights into Taking Risks in Business & Life’

Buffalo Niagara Sales & Marketing Executives will be hosting a networking event and dinner starting at 5:15 p.m. Monday, April 24, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo. More...

School Board adopts 2017-18 proposed budget

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education unanimously adopted a budget totaling approximately $160.7 million at its April 4 meeting. More...

Town Board to start task force, apply for recycling grants

At Monday’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting, the board created an Abandoned Properties Task Force to carry out the objectives of the Zombie Home Program.  Late last year, the board was awarded a $250,000 grant through the Attorney General&rsq More...

Local News

Canal Clean Sweep seeks volunteers

The City of North Tonawanda will once again be participating in the annual Canal Clean Sweep on Saturday, April 22, according to North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur Pappas.  More...

Kenmore East sets Performing Arts Hall of Fame ceremony

The Kenmore East High School Performing Arts Hall of Fame will induct eight new members as part of its 2017 class at an induction event at 7 p.m. More...

Emergency response times raise concerns in North Tonawanda

The North Tonawanda Police Benevolent Association is expected to outline a series of options for consideration by the mayor and City Council that will address community concerns regarding response times and the safety of its police officers, accordin More...

Police Blotter

Man reports not hearing from his friend

Village of Kenmore  Monday, April 3   A Shepard Avenue resident reported that someone took a box of paperwork containing her tax information.  A Washington Avenue resident stated that a strange vehicle pulled into her driveway and park More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I feel very good after reading the comment that someone is confident that President Trump is going to be in for eight years, and his daughter is going to be in for eight years. I think that’s wonderful, but I’m going further.  More...

Education

Elementary students learn 3-D modeling, printing

With the help of the Kenmore West High School multimedia arts program, Lindbergh Elementary School fourth-graders are being introduced to 3-D modeling and printing.  More...

Sports

Ken West softball will rely on experience

The Kenmore West softball team is not short on experience. The Lady Blue Devils have plenty of returning starters from last year’s 15-5 team, including three four-year starters. More...

St. Joe’s baseball has depth and experience

The St. Joe’s baseball team won’t be hurting for depth this season. The Marauders have a roster full of versatile and experienced players who are capable of playing multiple positions.  More...

Tonawanda baseball short on depth, long on confidence

The Tonawanda baseball team might lack depth and experience, but that doesn’t mean the Warriors are aiming low in 2017. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13  Family Fishing Clinics — Through Earth Spirit, this is a basic introduction to the equipment, techniques and targeted fish species with a focus on angling for trout, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 13. More...

Easter/Dyngus Day

fri. 14   More...

Comedy

thurs. 13  Minor League ComedySportz is made up of players who are graduates or students of the CSz Training program. Come on out and see what they’ve learned so far, 7 p.m. More...