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January 10, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Winterfest events to kick off Thursday

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Winterfest celebration beginning Thursday, Jan. 11, with a dance at the Senior Center and continue through Monday, Jan. 15.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Editorial

Winterfest events offer fun for the whole family

This weekend, the annual Winterfest returns in the Town of Tonawanda from Jan. 11 to 15. The event is a great way to take advantage of many places in the town, such as Lincoln Arena, the DFK Pavilion or Aquatic and Fitness Center. More...

Spindle items

Editor

TALENT SHOW — In high school, I remember attending talent shows to watch my friends. I was always amazed by their ability to get up on stage and perform in front of an audience. More...

Out of the Past

24 Years Ago Jan. 20, 1993   More...

Sports

St. Joe’s hockey wins four of six

Sports Reporter

The St. Joe’s hockey team has had a busy few weeks. The Marauders just finished a stretch of six games in 10 days, when they went 4-2 overall.  More...

Lady Bulldogs shut down by Lancaster

The Kenmore East girls basketball team suffered another frustrating loss last Wednesday, 45-27, in a home game against Lancaster. The Lady Bulldogs had nearly a two-week layoff between games, and the offense had trouble warming up early on.  More...

Lady Blue Devil hoops gets first win

The Kenmore West girls basketball team put a checkmark in the win column for the first time all year. The Lady Blue Devils got a dramatic 41-37 win over North Tonawanda Wednesday. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Fundraiser scheduled at St. Amelia School   More...

Business

Maria Love Fund accepting grant applications

The Maria M. Love Convalescent Fund has announced that grant applications are available at www.marialove fund.org. Submissions will be accepted from Erie County nonprofit organizations. Grant requests may range in amounts from $1,000 to $10,000. More...

McGuire Group offering certificate program

The McGuire Group, operator of five health care facilities in Western New York, has partnered with Erie 2 BOCES to provide a 12-month licensed practical nurse certificate program.  Participants can have their education fully funded and are guara More...

Business Briefs

Michael Olear, a licensed real estate broker and member of the Olear Team at MJ Peterson Real Estate, will present informational seminars at Brookdale Kenmore at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2971 Delaware Ave.  More...

Tonawanda goes above goal for Solarize campaign

In August, the Town of Tonawanda launched a Solarize campaign to make the installation of solar panels more affordable for residents and increase energy efficiency.  The Solarize initiative is a component of the New York State Energy Research an More...

Jerry Starr SleepOut for the homeless set for Feb. 2

Next month, students, family members and other participants will sleep outside in refrigerator boxes — despite the winter weather — to raise money for local organizations that help those in need in the Ken-Ton community.  More...

Local News

RECOGNITION

— Veterans from the M. J. More...

Jacobs calls on Department of Labor to rescind proposed rule

State Sen. Chris Jacobs recently called on the state Department of Labor to rescind its proposed Employee Scheduling rule, citing the “devastating impact” it would have on businesses throughout New York State.  More...

On the Campus

Nazareth College has named the following students to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester: Raechel Campisi and Haley Schoelerman, both of Tonawanda, and Hannah Eberle of Kenmore.   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

MORAN, Paul T., of Williamsville, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Mr. Moran is survived by six children, Paul Jr., Patrick, Mark, Michael, Joseph, and Katie Lennon; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

So, you want to write a book …

Workshop to navigate nonfiction publishing process

Are you interested in publishing a book and becoming an author? If so, there is an opportunity available throughout the month of February. More...

Pancake breakfast slated for Jan. 14

The Varsity Tonawanda Boys Swim and Diving Team will be hosting a pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 14, at the Sweet Home Masonic Lodge, 641 Sweet Home Road. The cost is $8, and the event will also feature a basket raffle.   More...

Smokers Can Switch to Vaping to Keep New Year’s Resolution

Smokers across the US have been increasingly turning to vaping in 2017 as an alternative to tobacco’s smell, tar, chemicals and combustion.  More...