Weekly Feature

August 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Programs to help district’s transitioning students

With few days left of summer, families are preparing for going back to school. The transition usually involves making new schedules, going shopping for school supplies and clothes, and planning transportation and meals, among other activities.  More...

Spindle items

ANNIVERSARY PARTY — The Town of Tonawanda is honoring long-married couples with a 50th anniversary party on Friday, Oct. 13, at 291 Ensminger Road.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Sept. 2, 1992   More...

Sports

Tonawanda football hoping for improvement in year two of Kelly era

The Tonawanda football program is aiming to make the leap into contention in year two of the Joe Kelly era. The 2016 team did not qualify for the playoffs in Class B. More...

Kenmore West looking to answer questions

It’s not easy to know what to expect from this year’s Kenmore West football team. The team will move down from Class AA to Class A North, which means they’ll play almost entirely a different schedule from last year.  More...

Antonio brings passion to Cardinal O’Hara boys soccer

Paul Antonio has a love of soccer in his blood. The England native and new Cardinal O’Hara soccer coach is hoping to channel some of that passion into his players this season.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 31  Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375   More...

Special Events

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Art

thurs. 31  Starlight Summer Group Show: Inaugural Eleven Twenty Projects Exhibition — With a closing reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, and is on display through Saturday, Sept. More...

Town of Tonawanda launches ‘Solarize Tonawanda’ campaign

The Town of Tonawanda is helping to bring affordable installations of solar panels to residents through its “Solarize Tonawanda” campaign, which launched last week. More...

COMPLETE STREETS DEMO

— Resident Ann Santiago, left, discusses the Complete Streets demonstration at the intersection of Parker Boulevard and Decatur Street last week with Jim Jones, Town of Tonawanda engineer, and More...

Local News

KAYAK LAUNCH

— A new kayak launch at Ellicott Creek Park has been completed and is open for residents’ use. More...

5K to fund smart home for local veteran

After last year’s inaugural race, the Buffalo chapter of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is holding its second annual 5K walk/run at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Firearm Safety Workshop planned

Rep. Chris Collins will host a New York 27th District Firearm Safety Workshop in partnership with New York State Sen. Rob Ortt at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Tonawanda Sportsmen’s Club Inc., 5657 Killian Road, North Tonawanda.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports youths lighting objects on fire

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Aug. 21   A Kenmore Avenue resident reported that she awoke to her gate open and missing patio furniture from her back porch.  A Palmer Avenue resident said a dog has been barking since midnight.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I took a ride through the temporary roundabout at Decatur and Parker. I don’t think we need this; it’s going to cause more problems. More...

Lifestyles

Holiday Open...

Showcasing work from more than 100 local artisans

Western New Yorkers will have the opportunity to purchase artwork from local artists in the first weekend of December in preparation for the holiday season. 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...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Hot dog sale slated for Sept. 2   The Tonawanda Erie Canal Gateway Lions Club will hold a hot dog sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at the Valu Home Center, 4264 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda. More...

Business

Tonawanda resident named chief operating officer at hospital

John Sperrazza, a Tonawanda resident, has been named chief operating officer of Sisters of Charity Hospital. More...

County to sponsor caregiver classes

Erie County officials are sponsoring “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” an educational series designed to provide people with the tools needed in caregiving, beginning later this month.  Classes consist of six sessions held once per we More...

TCIE to offer new safety course this fall

A training program that addresses safety enhancing manufacturing workplace practices debuts this fall at the University at Buffalo. This is part of The Center for Industrial Effectiveness’ professional development schedule of offerings.  More...