Weekly Feature

May 10, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Flooded basements may need expert inspections

With April’s record-setting rainfall totaling more than 6 inches, water in area creeks has become high and yards may be saturated.  At the Town of Tonawanda Board meeting on Monday, a group of residents from Dalton Drive were in attendance More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

CARNATIONS — Spring is a wonderful time to think about flowers, and The Kenmore Lions Club is planning its 2017 “Carnations for Sight.” More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago May 13, 1992   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Now that Trump had the worst 100 days of any prior president, you will hear him boasting about how wonderfully he has done. I’m sure he will accuse everyone of saying that he didn’t and they are all lying and it’s fake news. More...

Education

Mount St. Mary names honor roll

The following Mount St. Mary Academy students have been named to the honor roll for the third 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 third quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade Six   More...

Youth of the Month banquet planned

The Exchange Club of the Tonawandas annual Youth of the Month banquet will be held Thursday, May 25, at the Buffalo Launch Club, 503 East River Road in Grand Island.  The event honors the eight seniors from Tonawanda and North Tonawanda high sch More...

Lifestyles

Veteran, 103, celebrated on Honor Flight trip

It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday and more than two dozen people are gathered at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport to send off 37 veterans for the first Honor Flight trip of the year. 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...

News Brief

St. John the Baptist Church is hosting a revamped spring fling and meat raffle, featuring the Sloan Market, Friday, May 12, in Klauder Hall, 1085 Englewood Ave. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and raffles start at 7 p.m. More...

Business

Brokers Day event scheduled for May 17

In order to ensure that the Village of Kenmore remains a growing and lively community for generations to come, the Kenmore Village Improvement Society will again host its biannual event inviting commercial real estate brokers and agents to tour avail More...

Eastern Erie Retired Teachers plan luncheon

The spring luncheon of the Eastern Erie Retired Teachers Association will be held on Tuesday, May 16, at Alton’s Columns Restaurant, 2221 Transit Road, Elma. More...

Nurse Recruiting Job Fair set at Buffalo VA

Nurses looking for a career serving veterans are invited to attend a Nursing Job Fair at the VA Western New York Healthcare System, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo, from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, May 22, in Room 301, Freedom Hall. More...

Opportunity Area forum highlights key properties for redevelopment

The Town of Tonawanda has received a grant from the New York Department of State to create a master plan for redeveloping areas that have been underused, vacant or abandoned in the town. More...

Father and son take lead in keeping hometown safe

Following the family’s footsteps

In the Village of Kenmore, the uniforms of a father and son are both inscribed with the title chief. Since November 2012, Peter J. Breitnauer has been a familiar face as the chief of the Kenmore Police Department. More...

Local News

School districts to elect BOE members, vote on budgets

Voters will head to the polls next week to elect two candidates to the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board and to decide whether to approve the district’s budget of $160.7 million for the 2017-18 school year.  More...

Kenmore East to host induction ceremonies

Kenmore East High School and the Kenmore East Alumni Association will conduct its seventh Hall of Distinction induction ceremonies at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, in the school auditorium, 350 Fries Road. More...

Jacobs appointed to Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Task Force

Sen. More...

Letters to the Editor

NT History Museum needs help saving

We all have an opportunity to help North Tonawanda save its history and heritage. The city’s 14-year-old history museum at 54 Webster St. More...

Police Blotter

Man flees on bike with donation box

Village of Kenmore  Monday, May 1   A lieutenant reported high flooding at Delaware Avenue and Delwood Road.  A Wardman Road resident reported that she keeps hearing a car horn beeping and several people arguing.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

DEVLIN, William E., of Tonawanda, died Saturday, April 1, 2017. Mr. Devlin is survived by his wife, Betty (nee Abraham); three children, William, Diane and Gregory; and nine grandchildren. More...

Sports

Decision to part ways with popular Mount St. Mary coach causes fallout

Sports Reporter

James Merigold no longer sports a Mount St. Mary bumper sticker on the back window of his large blue van. The former sports booster and father of a Mount St. More...

St. Joe’s seniors sign National Letters of Intent

The athletic prowess of the St. Joe’s Class of 2017 was on full display Wednesday as 18 seniors signed their National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers into college. More...

Diehl leaves behind legacy of caring

Kyle Pray first met Tom Diehl when the latter was just 10 years old. The two met through the Tonawanda Lightning youth hockey program, Pray as a coach and Diehl as a player. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

fri. 12  Queen City Roller Girls — Come watch the Queen City Roller Girls Playoffs as 2 seed vs. 3 seed, 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., on the shore of the Buffalo River, Buffalo; $. More...

Art

fri. 12  This Realm: Ladies of Night — By artist Ashley Kay and presented by Buffalo Art Harbor, with an opening reception from 7 to 9 p.m. More...