Giving back

Tom Lojacono of Kenmore is served by Alexis Clune, organizer for the last eight years, along with volunteers Dan Spors and Joe Greco, of the Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club, during the Thanksgiving Day dinner held at St. Andrew’s Church on Thursday. At left, volunteer Cathy Greco, also of the Kiwanis, stocks pies during the dinner.

Paramedic Unit receives six new cardiac monitors

Speed is everything in medical emergencies, and the Town of Tonawanda Paramedic Unit gained some with its six new Zoll cardiac monitors, unveiled last week during a press conference at the police station, where the unit is based. The purchase of this equipment, costing approximately $200,000, was made possible through a partnership between the James V. Ryan Paramedic Foundation and […]

Residents give input on Master Plan

The Town of Tonawanda is “sort of hip” again, thanks to a younger generation’s desire for smaller housing and closeness to an urban center, both features Tonawanda boasts. “Your town is right there to take advantage of those trends,” said Jocelyn Gordon, one of the presenters during an event last week at the Milton J. Brounshidle American Legion Post 205. […]

Town to see more waterline replacements

Water lines throughout the town will continue to be replaced, and a water storage tank along Two Mile Creek Road will receive updates. The Town Board unanimously approved these two projects — through a $3 million bond resolution — at its meeting on Monday night at the Municipal Building. Councilman Joseph Emminger estimated that during the last five to six […]

Young pianist gets awards at Ontario music festival


Receiving accolades for his musicianship and technical ability on the piano has become a recurrent happening for 12-year-old Michael McClure. About three weeks ago, the sixth-grader at Elmwood Franklin School received five medals and a $200 scholarship for his performances in each of the five classes, or small adjudicated recitals, in which he participated at the Rotary Burlington Music Festival […]

News Briefs

Town of Tonawanda Historian John Percy will be speaking at a Pearl Harbor Remembrance talk and dinner at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Heritage Center at Niagara, located at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Tickets are $25 per person. Call 693-0858 for more information. The Women Interested in Cystic Health holiday party will be held at noon […]

St. John students collect cellphones, eyeglasses

Students at St. John the Baptist school in Kenmore recently organized a used eyeglasses and cellphones drive to benefit two nonprofit organizations: Cell Phones for Soldiers and The Lions Club of Kenmore. Students in the sixth grade organized the drive, encouraging those in grades four through eight to collect used cellphones and prescription eyeglasses. The cellphones will be donated to […]

St. Amelia School host drive for Thanksgiving meals

Students at St. Amelia School recently collected food items to make Thanksgiving baskets for area neighbors in need. Each class was asked to bring in nonperishable food items that would make a complete Thanksgiving meal. The school was able to collect 28 complete meals by the end of the drive. Additionally, the school also took up a collection that benefited […]


Members of the Kenilworth Fire Department in the Town of Tonawanda spent a recent Saturday with Girl Scout Troop 30612 and Boy Scout Troop 286 going door to door placing flyers at all residential doors. The Kenilworth Fire Department Annual Food Drive Collection will take place today. The Kenilworth firefighters will be going door to door in the Kenilworth Fire […]

Fire commissioner elections set for next week

Fire districts across the Town of Tonawanda will hold their annual commissioner elections on Tuesday, Dec. 10. There is a race between Thomas Rider and Andrew Giambrone in the Kenilworth Fire District. The two are vying for the five-year commissioner term. Registered voters in that district can go to the polls from 5 to 9 p.m. at the fire hall, […]