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July 12, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

35th annual Canal Fest to open on Sunday

Canal Fest of the Tonawandas will return to provide eight days of entertainment from Sunday, July 16, through Sunday, July 23.  The festival will feature live music, food, carnival rides and a variety of events.  Individuals can save 50 per More...

Editorial

Town of Tonawanda aims to save energy costs

Through its Solarize campaign, the Town of Tonawanda hopes to increase its number of solar rooftops, which can have a positive effect on the environment.  More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

LAVENDER FEST — In Skaneateles, New York, Lockwood Lavender Farm holds a lavender festival where attendees have the chance to stroll through the fragrant fields and pick their own lavender, whether it’s for culinary purposes or making a b More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago July 15, 1992   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I can’t believe the police blotter. All these silly calls that people complain about their neighbors, they are outrageous. Do the police really respond to these calls? And, if so, why do they even respond? More...

Education

TMS posts honor roll

The following Tonawanda Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade Six   More...

Carnival Days set

Carrousel Carnival Days will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 15, and Sunday, July 16, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda.  More...

THS names honor roll

The following Tonawanda High School students have been named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade 9   More...

Lifestyles

Ice Creamcycle business...

Serving more than just city kids for 10 years

In 2007, North Buffalo native James Karagiannis had a corny idea. At least he thought it was. Inspired by street vendors in New York City, he wanted to break into Buffalo’s restaurant scene by selling ice cream by bicycle. 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...

FULL OF FLAVOR

— Charlyn James, left, and Sandy Carriero, both of Buffalo, stop to take a selfie with the giant piece of chalk art by artist MJ Myers at the Taste of Buffalo on Saturday. More...

Business

Business Spotlights

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Buffalo City Mission launches Summer of Hope campaign

The Buffalo City Mission has started its second annual Summer of Hope campaign to raise money for its rescue and restoration services and increase awareness about the specific burdens that summer brings for the homeless.  Having begun in June, More...

Horizons Tour of Homes returns July 13

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 Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Town of Tonawanda participating in Solarize campaign

The Town of Tonawanda is looking to increase energy efficiency by encouraging residents to go solar through “Solarize Tonawanda.”  (See editorial on page four)  The community campaign aims to help incentivize and promote the dev More...

Town Board approves arena replacement study

At Monday’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting, the board took a step to further pursue the idea of a new hockey rink in the town.  The board approved a resolution to engage in the professional services of Ballard King & Associates for an Ar More...

Local News

SHARED ROOTS

— Assemblyman Robin Schimminger welcomes Barbara Jones, consul general of Ireland in New York State, during her recent visit to a state legislative session in Albany. More...

Carrousel Museum to offer free Wednesdays

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum will be offering free admission for several Wednesdays in July and August due to the generosity of local businesses, according to a press release from the museum.  The next free day of the season will take More...

KVIS schedules Children’s Concert Series

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society will hold its Children’s Concert Series, a family-friendly summer event, in July and August.  According to KVIS, the event attracts families from the Kenmore Tonawanda area and from across Western Ne More...

Police Blotter

Youths chop off head of statue

Village of Kenmore  Monday, July 3   A motorist reported seeing a man dressed all in black checking door handles of cars on Colvin Boulevard.  A passerby said three youths on bikes are weaving in and out of traffic and cutting off cars More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

CARDOSO, Rosemarie (nee Sulea), of Clarence, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Mrs. Cardoso is survived by three children, Jeska, Stasia Thompson and Danton, and three grandchildren. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s hockey named 2016-17 team of the year

Sports Reporter

Euphoria is not an unfamiliar feeling for those who play hockey at St. Joe’s. The Marauders have won five state titles in the past seven years, dominating Monsignor Martin for much of this decade. The 2016-17 season was no different. More...

Dudas’ win streak hits nine games

Glory Days Softball League

The Wallenwein’s Dudas recently pushed their Glory Days Softball League 50+ Division winning streak to nine games after taking down Bobby J’s, 10-3.  More...

Cross country camp set

The All-Western New York Cross-Country Camp, a competitive running camp for students entering seventh through 12th grade, will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 19, 21, 24, 26 and 28.  Runners will travel to different sites each day. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Presale tickets available for Saladfest   More...

Entertainment

Historical Tours

fri. 14   More...

Festivals

thurs. 13-sun. 16  Galbani Italian Heritage Festival — Italian entertainment, food and beverages, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 13  Stories in the Woods — Enjoy hearing a nature story, followed by a guided walk in the woods, for children ages 3 to 7, 10 a.m. More...