Weekly Feature



January 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Musician part of flourishing jazz scene

Musicians are mixing the old with the new and keeping jazz a relevant style of music in the area.  More...

Editorial

Blood pressure screenings can help save lives

February is American Heart Month, which helps raise awareness of heart disease and how people can prevent it. More...

Spindle items

Editor

CHARITY BALL — The eighth annual North Tonawanda Mayor’s Charity Snowflake Ball will be taking place at a different location this year, according to Mayor Arthur Pappas.   The event is planned for Saturday, Feb. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Feb. 10, 1993 More...

Education

On the Campus

Oswego State College has named the following students to the president’s list for the fall 2017 semester: Ryan Butkowski,   Jamie Hager and Kristina Rovison, all of Tonawanda.  More...

Carrousel Museum to receive ‘Engaging Communities Award’

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum’s Education Director Megan Hahin will be awarded the “Engaging Communities Award” for the museum’s STEM Classes as part of the Museum Association of New York’s 2018 conference &ldqu More...

A WINNING DESIGN

— The first Future City Team at St. Andrew’s Country Day School in Kenmore took home a Top 5 spot from the WNY Regional Future City Competition on Jan. 20. More...

Lifestyles

Couple wed at St. Amelia Church in Tonawanda

Mary Elizabeth Lelonek married David Nathaniel Camp during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at St. Amelia Church in Tonawanda. Monsignor Paul Belzer and the Rev. More...

Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy......

Celebrating 150 years of Olmsted in Buffalo

In 1868, architect Frederick Law Olmsted was approached by William Dorsheimer, a prominent Buffalo attorney, who asked Olmsted to develop a plan for a park, but also a comprehensive public park system within the city of Buffalo. More...

HEAP outreach planned for Jan. 31

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick will hold a Home Energy Assistance Program Outreach on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road. Applicants will be seen from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Business

Grace Guest House serves families of patients

The Grace Guest House, located in the former St. John the Evangelist Rectory at Cazenovia Park, recently became the first nonprofit guest house in South Buffalo to serve families with a loved one being cared for at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo.  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...

Heroin Addiction and Recovery Forum slated

The Canisius Golden Griffin Counseling Seminar will present “Four Components of Heroin Addiction and Recover y” from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, in the Grupp Fireside Lounge on the second floor of the Richard E. More...

Take a break at the Carrousel Museum

The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is not only a popular attraction but provides students with engaging events.  Although it is now closed for the season, the museum will be hosting a STEM Week during the winter recess and then will reopen i More...

Writing workshops to expand students’ skills, creativity

Through a series of workshops, students can nurture a love of writing outside the classroom.  Beginning Feb. More...

Local News

A WALK TO WATER

— Seventh-graders at Hoover Middle School Erin Devine, left, Mariah Huss, Jordan Hoffschneider and Maria Jagiello carry gallons of water around the school’s track for water for South Suda More...

Jacobs votes to approve tax relief bill in Senate

The New York State Senate recently passed legislation co-sponsored by Sen. More...

Kenmore woman indicted in counterfeit scam

Krystal Rains, 33, of Kenmore, has been arraigned by Erie County Court Judge Michael Pietruszka on an indictment charging her with multiple counts in connection with a counterfeit scam.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Caregivers act will address Alzheimer’s

On Jan. 22, the president signed into law the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage Family Caregivers Act of 2017, which was supported by Rep. More...

Congress maintains connection to your community

Congressman 26th District

The interconnected relationship between residents and members of Congress is what makes representative government successful. More...

Obituaries

David B. Belling, welding instructor

David B. Belling, 83, of North Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018.  Mr. Belling retired from the Orleans Niagara BOCES, where he was a vocational welding instructor. More...

Karen L. Novelli, local chef, Sweet Home graduate

Karen Lee Novelli (nee Mc- Neely), 55, of Gastonia, North Carolina, formerly of the Town of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.  Mrs. Novelli was born on Jan. 25, 1962. She graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1980. More...

Death Notice

MAZAK, Olga (nee Mudrowsky); of Kenmore, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Mrs.Mazakissurvivedbytwochildren, Linda Bonus and Paul Mazak; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron. More...

Sports

Hemphill reaches 1,000 points as O’Hara starts to hit stride

Cardinal O’Hara junior Justin Hemphill reached a pair of impressive milestones Friday night. The Hawks star recorded his 1,000th career point and 700th rebound in a blowout win over St. Mary’s. More...

O’Hara girls hoops having another dominant season

Star players have come and gone, but the Cardinal O’Hara girls’ basketball program has remained dominant. The Lady Hawks lost four players from last year’s team to graduation, including the three top scorers.  More...

Kenmore East track gearing up for postseason

The Kenmore East track teams have had a solid indoor season, despite some injuries. Between the boys and the girls teams, there are nine sectional qualifiers.  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Literature

fri. 2  .  Peach Mag+Allen Street Dress Shop: A Night of Poetry Readings — 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, at Allen Street Dress Shop, 89 Allen St., Buffalo. www.justbuffalo.org  mon. 5 & tues. 6   More...

Workshops/Classes

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