Weekly Feature



November 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Town resident celebrates 109th birthday

When surprised for his 109th birthday, Norman Fonzlow said, “I love you all” to everyone who visited him at his home on Paramount Parkway, where he has lived for more than 50 years.  Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Joseph Emminger prese More...

Editorial

Stay safe, connected during hunting season

It’s that time of year: the leaves are crisp, the air is cool, and hunters in Western New York are bundling up and heading out to the woods in the hopes of catching the “big one.” More...

Spindle items

Editor

REUNION — This past weekend, I attended my 10-year high school reunion at The Irishman in Williamsville.  I graduated from Williamsville South High School in 2007, and I can’t believe how time flies.  More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 2, 1992   More...

Education

St. Joe’s names honor roll

The following St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year.  Grade 9   More...

Lifestyles

Community Services kicks off annual ‘Adopt-A-Family’ campaign

People throughout Western New York will have an opportunity to make a wish come true this holiday season. More...

Socks collected for Ken-Ton Closet

The “Soctober Drive,” which was the first of its kind at Hoover Middle School, was a success.  Last month, the Be the Change Club at Hoover Middle collected 1,034 pairs of new socks for local families in need.  Students were giv More...

Brylinski- Jackson

Janice and John Brylinski of Clarence Center announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Brylinski, to Matthew Jackson, son of Kathleen and Michael Jackson of Batavia.  More...

Business

New ownership continues family oriented style at Englewood Bar & Grill

Jeremy and Heather Bartee took over as the new owners at Englewood Bar & Grill, 850 Englewood Ave., Tonawanda at the beginning of this year. More...

Explore Buffalo plans festive holiday tours

Explore Buffalo will provide several holiday tours during the month of December. The Blessed Trinity Church, Goldome Bank and St. Mary’s School for the Deaf are just some of the tour locations. More...

LLS launches new fundraising competition

The Western & Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is seeking high school students who are enthusiastic about volunteerism, philanthropy, community outreach and leadership for a new fundraising competition called Studen More...

KT schools to become trauma-informed district

The Ken-Ton School District is planning to become a trauma informed district to address the social and emotional wellness of its students.  Through the support of the Tower Foundation, the University at Buffalo will be able to engage with the di More...

Kenmore Merchants Association will have new name, new focus in 2018

On Jan. 1, the Kenmore Merchants Association will become the Kenmore Business Association, a designation that will better represent its members and where they do business, according to the association’s lead officer.  More...

Local News

American Legion Band to perform concert

A Christmas concert will be presented by the American Legion Band of the Tonawandas Post 264 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Riviera Theatre, at 67 Webster St. More...

Rockin’ with Santa helps make Christmas wishes come true

John White and his wife, Kate, organize an annual toy drive that brings smiles to many faces, from the volunteers who participate to the families who get to have a brighter Christmas.  The event serves 150 families with three gifts per child, in More...

Book fair planned for Dec. 1-3

The Franklin Middle School Parent Teacher Association is sponsoring a Barnes & Noble book fair from Friday, Dec. 1, to Sunday, Dec. 3. The proceeds will benefit the Franklin Middle music department.  More...

Sports

NT hoops is focused on the present

Sports Reporter

Last season was historic for the North Tonawanda boys basketball team. But that is all in the past for the Lumberjacks. This year’s team is focused solely on this season. More...

Kenmore West hoops features mostly new group

The Kenmore West boys basketball team will bear almost no resemblance to last year’s squad. The team returns just two of the major contributors from last year’s NFL co-champions. More...

Former NT modified coach seeking success as new girls varsity leader

The person patrolling the sidelines for North Tonawanda’s girls basketball team will be different this winter, but by no means is coach Patrick Kennedy a stranger to the Lady Lumberjacks.  More...