Weekly Feature



June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Kenmore resident provides service to others for 50 years

Mary Jane Uminski has received many “thank you” notes while working as a public servant for 50 years. She recalls a memory of one of her clients who started at a community college and then went on to achieve a doctoral degree. More...

Editorial

Tonawanda Tomorrow effort to discuss next steps

A group of people can help make a change if they come together and create a plan of action.  Many residents have been concerned about the future of Tonawanda’s economy after the closing of NRG’s Huntley Power Plant. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

MAKE A SPLASH —  Summer will be officially here on Wednesday, and residents can soon take advantage of cooling off at an outdoor pool.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago June 24, 1992   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think it would be a big mistake to change the farmers market from Saturday to Sunday. By the time Sunday comes around, people have already been to other farmers markets on on Saturday.  More...

Education

On the Campus

Geneseo State College has named the following students to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester: Luke Slate and Adam Wegman, both of Kenmore, and Erin Burris and Jonathan Weber, both of Tonawanda.   More...

Sports

First Team marked by championship pedigree

Sports Reporter

Aside from all being extremely talented players, there’s one thing six of the eight First-Team all-stars on the 2017 All-Bee Softball Team have in common: They played for schools that reached the local pinnacle this season.  More...

North’s Nicosia edges Depew’s Cotton for All-Bee Pitcher of the Year honors

¦ Lady Spartans’ ace is just third ever to earn accolade in award’s existence

Emily Nicosia earned her way into a fairly exclusive club this spring.  More...

Sports Brief

St. Joe’s will be holding a boys basketball camp from July 10 through July 13 for grades five through seven. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Registration information can be found at www.sjci.com.   More...

Business

Buffalo-Niagara SCORE offers free workshop

Buffalo-Niagara SCORE is holding a free workshop, “Employee Life Cycle: Interviewing, Hiring & What Comes Next,” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in the Audubon Public Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Buffalo. More...

Gentlemen’s Club barbers visit Veterans Hospital

At the Gentlemen’s Club Barber Shop, patrons can enjoy an old-fashioned hot-lather shave, with a hot towel and classic straight razor. The shop, at 1040 Payne Ave. in North Tonawanda, opened in 2011 and currently has a seven-person staff. More...

$5,000 Walker Scholarship due July 15

Applications for the $5,000 Jacquie Walker Scholarship offered by the Buffalo Branch of the American Association of University Women are due Saturday, July 15. More...

Capital project construction continues in summer

At the June 13 meeting of the Kenmore-Tonawanda School Board, an update on phase 2 of the district’s ongoing capital improvement project was presented by Campus Construction Management Group, which is overseeing the project.  More...

Oldenburg named superintendent of Tonawanda City Schools

After 11 years of viewing West Seneca as a second home, Deputy Superintendent   Timothy Oldenburg has resigned from his position to become superintendent of schools for the Tonawanda City School District.  During his 11 years with the West More...

Local News

Citizen Science mentoring program available to students

A summer opportunity is being offered to local high school students in Citizen Science Community Resources 2017 “Students Become Citizen Scientists” program.  Students will gain community service hours, firsthand experience collabora More...

St. Amelia students win challenge by recycling cans

St. Amelia School has garnered the title of New York Champion of the Great American Can Roundup’s School Recycling Challenge. More...

Bill to penalize harboring of sex offenders

Sen. Chris Jacobs has co-sponsored a bill that will make it a crime to knowingly harbor a sex offender who fails to register or verify with local law enforcement as required by state law, according to a press release from Jacobs’ office. More...

Police Blotter

Numerous callers report naked man

Village of Kenmore  Monday, June 12   A West Hazeltine Avenue resident reported that there has been a dog that has been in a crate in a backyard for four days.  A Wabash Avenue resident said her neighbor keeps yelling at her and callin More...

Obituaries

Donald Wurl, mechanic foreman

Donald Wurl, 78, of North Tonawanda, died Wednesday, June 7, 2017.  Mr. More...

Death Notice

FENWICK, Carl W. Jr., of Tonawanda, died Monday, June 19, 2017. Mr. Fenwick is survived by his wife, Betty Jane (nee Anderson); two children, Carl, and Leslie Fenwick Beiter; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Bill Wende contemplates past, future of Section6Runs website

Intern

Hundreds of athletes have been in Bill Wende’s camera lens as he spent countless days running around in — or sometimes biking in — torrential rain, blazing heat and the rare, perfect afternoons snapping pictures. More...

Class of 1967 plans 50th reunion

The Kenmore East High School Class of 1967 is planning a 50th reunion. The reunion will be a three-day event, taking place July 14, 15 and 16. For more information about the reunion, email kehs1967@gmail.com.   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...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

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Walking Tours

thurs. 22  Chestnut Ridge Park Evening Hike — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22. Meet in the parking lot by the casino. 548-1401, www.foothillstrailclub.org   More...