Weekly Feature



April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Benefit for Scott Greenawalt set for April 30 at Gratwick Fire Hall

Members of a group called the “Buzzard’s Bees” are creating a supportive hive for Scott Greenawalt as he fights cancer.  Greenawalt, 46, was diagnosed with stage four metastatic prostate cancer in January. More...

Editorial

National Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday

National Drug Take Back Day, an event that allows community members to safely dispose of old medications at various sites across the area, is scheduled for Saturday, April 29.  Local leaders are coming together to encourage the community to take More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

KVIS — If you want to help beautify the community, volunteers will be coming together to spruce up the village this weekend.  The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is holding its seventh annual Big Kenmore Cleanup, starting at 9 a.m. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago April 29, 1992   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

WILL, Irene M. (nee Poliachik), of Sanborn, New York, died Sunday, April 23, 2017. Mrs. Will is survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Sr., and two children, Walter Jr. More...

Lifestyles

Senior Prom 2017

Alex Henning, left, Gabby Mauro, Nick Martone, Anthony Navarro, Emily DiGiulio, Nate Iannello and Megan Parucki make a toast at their table during the prom. More...

WNY Unified Basketball program bolsters community in second year

In an effort to develop community both on and off the court, and throughout the school year, high schools in 12 Western New York districts are creating unified basketball teams this year, in partnership with Special Olympics New York. More...

Rummage sale planned at church

St. Francis of Assisi’s Alumni Committee is sponsoring a rummage sale of gently used items on Saturday, April 29, in the school hall, 70 Adam St. in Tonawanda. Early bids will be admitted at 8 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Performance

thurs. 27  100 Years: Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald — The Katy Miner Quintet is excited to share with you a celebration of The First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, 7 p.m. More...

Bovino appointed permanent superintendent

Stephen Bovino will be the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District’s next superintendent.  The Ken-Ton School Board unanimously appointed Bovino to the position at a special meeting held on April 19.  Bovino has served as interim superinte More...

Mitigation fund sees increased support for school, town, county

When the Huntley Power Generating Station officially closed in March 2016, it was a serious financial hit to the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Local News

Kenmore West alumna receives honor

Kenmore West High School alumna and Cornell University graduate Christina Drakeford has been recognized as a Cornell University Merrill Presidential Scholar.  More...

O’Hara offers summer camps, clinics

Students in fifth to eighth grades are invited to join the summer camps and clinics offered at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Road.  These include a three-week academic enrichment camp starting July 10. More...

Village Board approves 2017-18 budget

At its April 18 meeting, the Kenmore Village Board approved a budget totaling approximately $18.5 million.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman says relative trying to steal dryer

Village of Kenmore  Monday, April 17   A Washington Avenue resident reported that someone keyed her car while it was parked on the street overnight.  An officer reported a man garbage picking on Argonne Drive.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.They want to extend the subway down Niagara Falls Boulevard. I think that would be a fantastic idea. We could bring people from Buffalo into the area to patronize restaurants and stores. More...

Sports

Thunder lax wins two of first three league games

Sports Reporter

The Mount St. Mary lacrosse team had a solid, if not quite perfect, start to league play this past week. The Thunder are now 2-1 in league play with two blowout wins and a close loss. More...

Mount St. Mary students, parents come to the defense of departing basketball coach

Parents and student-athletes of Mount St. Mary are pushing back against a decision the school made to not renew the contract of a popular coach. More...

North Tonawanda softball enters new era

The North Tonawanda softball program has entered a new era. The varsity team has a pair of new coaches in Danielle Frye and Michelle Maggard. The team is 2-3 on the season, but has won two of its last three games.  More...

Business

Stolzenfels named ‘Woman of the Year’

The Niagara Frontier Chapter of New York State Women Inc. recently honored Leslie Stolzenfels as its “Woman of the Year” with a reception held at Pane’s Restaurant in North Tonawanda.  More...

Partnership to feature student panel

Buffalo Niagara Partnership, 257 W. Genesee St., Buffalo, is hosting an event from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday, May 5, which includes a free breakfast and information on New York State P-Tech programming. More...

WNY RPEA will host 20th annual meeting

The Western New York Chapter of the Retired Public Employees Association will hold its 20th annual chapter meeting. This general meeting and luncheon will last from noon to 4 p.m. More...