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January 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

State of the Town planned for Feb. 9

The Town of Tonawanda State of the Town address will be delivered by Supervisor Joseph Emminger at a luncheon on Friday, Feb. 9, at Classics V Restaurant, located at 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. More...

Editorial

January is a dangerous time for CO poisoning

According to data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, January is the worst month of the year for carbon monoxide poisoning. More...

Spindle items

Editor

COMFORT FOOD — In the wintertime, a hot meal is comforting.  St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy’s “Soup-er Chili Nights” will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 3, 1993   More...

Education

On the Campus

Buffalo State College has named the following students to the dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester: Tara Hark, Andrew Anable, Erin Griffin, Christina Catalano, Timothy Hirschbeck, Lisa Battaglia and Katherine Santoro, all of Kenmore; and Cour More...

Sweet Home debates value of college readiness program

A proposal to add a new college readiness program to the Sweet Home Central School District received mixed reaction from members of the Board of Education at their Jan. More...

Veterans named to Service Academy Advisory Committee

Rep. Brian Higgins has named nine local veterans to serve as members of his Service Academy Advisory Committee. The panel recently met to interview local high school students applying to an academy and make recommendations to the congressman.  More...

Lifestyles

LGBTQ children’s book offers ray of light

William Mason, an East Amherst native who graduated from Williamsville East and earned a master’s degree from the University at Buffalo, remembered what it was like for his sister growing up.  More...

Middle school dance planned for Jan. 27

St. Andrew’s Catholic Youth Organization will sponsor a middle school dance from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. Andrew’s McNulty Hall, 1545 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore. Admission is $5 per student. More...

Business

Sweet Charity to benefit Food Bank of WNY

The 12th annual Sweet Charity to benefit the Food Bank of WNY will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy food and drink selections from a variety of Western New York establishments all under one roof.  Presented by James Desiderio Inc., Sweet Ch More...

PLANT WNY to host seminars, show

The Professional Landscape and Nursery Trades of WNY Foundation is sponsoring a trade show and education conference on Friday, Feb. 2, at Salv atore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. More...

H&R Block tax offices open for 2018, offer free 1040EZ

H&R Block recently opened 10,000 offices nationwide to serve taxpayers during the upcoming filing season.  According to an H&R Block representative, H&R Block has an office located within five miles of 95 percent of Americans, includ More...

Getting physical

Jill Fittry of Mount St. Mary takes an elbow from Caitlin Bish of St. Mary’s but keeps position on defense. More...

Town Board sets public hearings

At the next meeting of the Tonawanda Town Board, there will be two hearings that residents can express their opinions about.  The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. More...

Local News

St. Andrew’s to hold open house

St. Andrew’s Country Day School — a Catholic school in Kenmore — is hosting an open house from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Jacobs applaud’s governor’s proposal for term limits

Sen. Chris Jacobs recently renewed his call for imposing term limits on the state’s elected offices and welcomed the support for the effort from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  More...

News Brief

The romantic comedy “Ah, Wilderness” by Eugene O’Neill, will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St. in North Tonawanda. Performances will continue through March 4, including 7 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Caller reports man throwing beer

Village of Kenmore  Monday, Jan. 15   • A West Girard Avenue resident reported that there are 10 to 12 children outside running around.  More...

Obituaries

Carol A. Leberer, worked at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Carol A. Leberer (nee Gareis), 88, of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.  Mrs. Leberer graduated from Holy Angels Academy, Class of 1947. More...

Anna D. Lesniak, 100, active in St. Benedict’s Parish

Anna D. Lesniak, a longtime member of the Rosary and Altar Society and senior citizens group at St. Benedict’s Parish, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, one day after her 100th birthday. More...

Death Notice

DERSCHUG, Beth A. (nee Gregg), of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Mrs. Derschug is survived by her husband, Darryl, and one child, Desiree Donhauser. She was preceded in death by one child, Diane. A funeral service was held on Jan. More...

Sports

Mount St. Mary basketball now 13-2

Sports Reporter

The Mount St. Mary basketball team is now 13-2 on the season and 2-1 in league play after another solid couple weeks of performances.  The Thunder got their first league win of the season with a 50-32 win over Mount Mercy. More...

Hawks basketball searching for consistency

The Cardinal O’Hara boys basketball team is setting some goals. The team is 6-6 and 3-2 in league play about halfway through the season. The team has been better than in years past, but inconsistency has been an issue. More...

Tonawanda wrestling repeats as ‘Battle for the Belt’ champion

Tonawanda’s wrestling team successfully retained the “battle for the belt” championship, downing North Tonawanda, 60-18, at home Thursday.  Approximately 200 fans attended the second annual event, which was also both teams&rsqu More...

Entertainment

Cardinal O’Hara to present fine arts awards at concert

Two Cardinal O’Hara High School alumni will be honored with the school’s Fine Arts Lifetime Achievement Award at a BBC Band concert next month.  The annual concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Niagara Regional Theatre Guild to present ‘All My Sons’

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will present Arthur Miller’s Tony Award-winning drama “All My Sons” in January and February at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, located at 530 Ellicott Creek Road.  Based on a true story Miller r More...

Art

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