Weekly Feature

July 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Scoutmaster passes torch after leading troop for 20 years

Mark Oetinger has a long history with Boy Scout Troop 286, where he achieved his Eagle Scout ranking — the highest possible — in 1974.  He joined the troop when he was 11 years old and became cub master in 1997 and then scoutmaster i More...

Editorial

Task Force sets field hearing on opioid addiction

Issues related to increased heroin and opioid use are not something to stop talking about. There are many people in the community who may know a friend, neighbor or family member who has or is still battling a drug addiction. More...

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Editor

SAVE THE DATE — There will be a lot of events happening this month, including the anticipated Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 8, 1992   More...

Education

Kenmore High School grads earn advanced distinctions

On June 24 and 25, the Ken-Ton School District community honored 551 graduates of Kenmore East and West high schools during commencement ceremonies at Kleinhans Music Hall.  More...

On the Campus

Alfred State College has named the following students to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester: Rachel Caltagirone, Kayla Class, Jessica Padley and Brad Thomas, all of Tonawanda.  More...

Assemblyman speaks with Kenmore East students

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger recently visited Kenmore East High School, where he talked with teacher Karen Machniak’s International Baccalaureate history class about the role of a New York State assemblyman. More...

Lifestyles

Artist Illustrates Talent in Upcoming Film 'Marshall'

MJ Myers continues to develop his career as a “fly on the wall” artist. “I like observing how people act around each other in different surro undings,” said Myers. 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...

Business

Local leaders tout ride-sharing in WNY

Members of the Western New York delegation to the state Legislature, local elected leaders and ride-sharing stakeholders gathered last week to celebrate the launch of ride-sharing in Buffalo and across the state. More...

Horizons Tour of Homes returns in July

The 2017 Horizons Tour of Homes, sponsored by KeyBank, will be held from Thursday, July 13, through Sunday, July 16, and Thursday, July 20, through Sunday, July 23. The hours are 3 to 8 p.m. on the Thursday and Friday sessions and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Comptroller Mychajliw saves taxpayers nearly $3 million through refinancing

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw submitted a resolution to the Legislature for refunding 2005 sewer bonds, which he says will save taxpayers roughly $2.7 million.  More...

Twin City Elks gives back to the community

For more than 100 years, members of the Twin City Elks have been making a difference in the community through their support of various charities.  The organization, which started in 1904, donates to TCCO Food Bank, the YWCA, Kids Fishing Derby, More...

Charges against Sen. Rob Ortt dismissed

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s indictments against state Sen. More...

Local News

Senior Wishes sends Kenmore resident to baseball game

Senior Wishes, established by the United Church Home Society, is a program dedicated to honoring the lives of area seniors.  According to a press release, the organization has granted more than 100 wishes to Western New York seniors, with the su More...

St. Joe’s Institute earns reaccreditation

After an intensive evaluation process spanning years, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute once again earned reaccreditation through the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools.  More...

Tonawanda Opportunity Area project meeting planned

A public meeting to reveal the results of the Tonawanda Opportunity Area project will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the Philip Sheridan Building Community Room, 3200 Elmwood Ave. in Tonawanda. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports strange smell in home

Village of Kenmore  Monday, June 26   A Delaware Avenue business clerk reported a possibly intoxicated man in the store.  A North End Avenue resident reported that she is having problems with her upstairs neighbor.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Iagreewiththecallerwhosaidit is a big mistake to change the farmers’ market in Kenmore from Saturday to Sunday. I always went to the market, but now we won’t be going because it’s on Sunday. More...

Sports

Second straight title earns Hudecki Coach of the Year honors

St. Joe’s did not become a lacrosse powerhouse overnight. The Marauders are now clearly the class of Monsignor Martin, having won back-to-back league titles. But it was not always this way. More...

St. Joe’s dominates 2016-17 school year in Ken-Ton sports

Another school year has come and gone. Three seasons of sports will soon be reduced to trophies, certificates and fond memories.  It was a year that featured championships, state tournament appearances and heartbreaking loss. More...

Maryvale boys hoops program to host annual summer camp

The coaches and players within Maryvale’s boys basketball program will once again be hosting its annual Maryvale Basketball Camp from Monday, July 10, through Friday, July 14, at Maryvale High School, 1050 Maryvale Drive.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Kenmore Garden Club sets tour for July 11   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 6   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 6  Knox Farm State Park Evening Hike — This 3-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, July 6. Meet in the parking lot by the red barns. Rain may cancel the hike. More...

Theatre

sat. 8   More...