Weekly Feature



August 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Vaccinations necessary for all U.S. children

August, for many people, is known for hot summer days, back-to-school shopping and generally, celebrating the last bit of summer. More...

Spindle items

Editor

A WOMEN’S SPORT — I have never religiously watched wrestling on TV but remember watching a few high school matches when I attended Williamsville South High School. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Aug. 12, 1992   More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I think it’s a great idea Chris Collins has to eliminate the SAFE Act in New York State. New York has had more shootings than they ever had before the SAFE Act. Criminals will always have guns. More...

Education

SCHOLARSHIPS

— Michael Sindoni, left; Kenmore Lions Club Scholarship Chairman Don Kossuth; MJ Silliman, club president; Caitlin Tracy; and Rachael Adel attend a recent luncheon meeting of the Lions Club of More...

Ken-Ton Closet program provides children with school supplies

The Ken-Ton Closet’s Back to School Supply Program provides basic school supplies at no cost to children who live and attend a school within the Village of Kenmore or Town of Tonawanda.  More...

Lifestyles

NFTA veteran bomb dog a repeat pick for high-profile security details

In his short but illustrious working life, King, one of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s top explosives detection dogs, has seen a lot. More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. • 834-7657  Library hours  Summer hours are: 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...

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

thurs. 10  Wetland Band at Great Baehre Swamp — Search for frogs, turtles and birds along the boardwalk and use instruments to recreate the sounds of the swamp, for children ages 3-12, 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Art

thurs. 10   More...

Special Events

thurs. 10  Charity Clambake — Benefiting DeGraff Memorial Hospital, and featuring music with Nerds Gone Wild, 4-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at Gateway Harbor Park, Sweeney Street, North Tonawanda  fri. 11   More...

Patriotism in the park

Joe Pawli Sr., top photo, right, and his son, Joe, stand in front of the Town of the Tonawanda Highway Department’s new plow truck, decorated to honor U.S. More...

Ken-Ton Chamber schedules golf tournament

Later this month, golf enthusiasts will compete in the annual Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce tournament.  The Chamber is hosting the event on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at the Sheridan Park Golf Course, located at 490 E. More...

Local News

SUMMER GROOVES

Full Story

Museum to hold STEM Week Aug. 21-25

Back to STEM Week will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, to Friday, Aug. 25, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St. More...

School supplies drive planned for Aug. 16

A back-to-school supplies drive will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports his body feels like ‘plastic’

Village of Kenmore  Monday, July 31   A Nassau Avenue resident said someone entered his garage overnight and took some tools, including an air compressor and table saw.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

COOPER, Ann (nee Lucsok), of Kenmore, died Saturday, July 29, 2017. Mrs. Cooper is survived by two children, Shelley Patterson and Lori Engl; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit. More...

Sports

Glory Days’ 60+ division playoffs begin

¦ 50+ division’s attempt to play makeup doubleheaders washed out

The Senior Mostly Old Guys recently took on the Comfort Funeral Home Senior Cubs at Westwood Park in the opening round of the Glory Days Softball League’s 60+ Division playoffs.  Leo Noe (East Amherst) and Dave Weinman led the charge durin More...

Aquettes travel to Cali to compete in Junior Olympics

The Town of Tonawanda Aquettes recently returned from Riverside, California after competing at the Synchronized Swimming Junior Olympics. More...

Cheer coach to be enshrined in Kenmore West Hall of Fame

Coach Suzanne Dewey represented the Blue Devils of Kenmore West as the varsity cheerleading coach from 1972-2004, a span of 32 years.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Teddy Bear Picnic set at museum   More...

News Brief

Congress on Your Corner with Brian Higgins will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at North Tonawanda City Hall, 216 Payne Ave. More...

Business

Morton’s law would ensure American-made tag on Erie County purchases

Erie County Legislator Ted Morton, R-Cheektowaga, wants to bring the term “Buy American” out of the abstract and into the concrete at the county level, and a proposed law announced last week would be the first step in doing that.  More...

Hilbert College names new board members

Peg Adams, Laurie Boreanaz Carra, Philip Perna, Steven Vanuga and Lamont Williams have been named to the Hilbert College Board of Trustees. Hilbert also elected the following board officers: chairman, Michael J. More...

Family Day, Resource Fair set for Aug. 18

Niagara County residents are invited to a free Family Day and Resource Fair from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the New York State Power Authority, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston. More...