thurs. 15 Pat Shea Holiday Concert — Join the noted performer as he presents a concert of all your holiday favorites, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster; $. 683-1776, www.lancopera.org thurs. 15-sun. 18 A Christmas Story, The Musical — Young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of […]

Kenmore West basketball to rely on guard play

Backcourt play could be the key for the Kenmore West boys basketball team. The Blue Devils return three starters from last year’s second-place team, all of whom are guards or wing players. “The backcourt should be our strength,” Kenmore West coach Mike Meetze said. “Those guys are good all the way around, from rebounding to playing pressure defense to scoring. […]

Multi-faceted defensive effort helps Lady Warrior cagers win

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. That was Tonawanda girls basketball coach Jay Hall’s strategy on the defensive side of the ball in the second half of the Lady Warriors’ 41-23 non-league conquest of Barker on Dec. 5, as Hall speculated that he had his players switching up tactics every three or four trips down the […]

Lady Lumberjacks win one of first two hoops games

North Tonawanda’s girls basketball team bounced back from a tough season-opening loss to quickly even its record out at 1-1 overall following Friday’s 33-21 conquest of Niagara Falls. The Lady Lumberjacks jumped out to a 9-3 lead in the first quarter and increased their advantage to 21-10 by halftime, which helped them weather the storm that occurred when the Lady […]

Tonawanda wrestling’s Braddell wins at Penfield Tourney

Tonawanda sophomore Zach Braddell was the best wrestler at 120 pounds at the Penfield Hunter Holiday Tournament Saturday in Penfield. Braddell, a two-time state qualifier, pinned Eastridge’s Jayden Fayad; won by technical fall over Greece’s Paul Manning, 15-0; Penfield’s Lennon Black, 20-4; and Webs ter-Thomas’ Max Allen, 17-1; and beat Horseheads’ Jacob Scibek by major decision, 10-1. “He set the […]

St. Joe’s hockey starts season with tournament win

The St. Joe’s Federation team traveled to Saratoga Springs this past weekend and captured the Championship of the 16th Annual Don Kauth Memorial Invitational Tournament. Friday, the Marauders defeated the host team, Saratoga, by a score of 8-2. The team was led by senior Trevor Conshafter who scored two goals. Senior Donovan Broshier earned his first Federation victory in goal, […]

Special Events

ongoing: now-May 19 A Fair Day’s Work: The Role of the Union in the Steel Plants — The exhibit will examine the integral and often misunderstood role the unions played in the steel industry in WNY, on display through Friday, May 19, at the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York, located in the Heritage DiscoveRy Center, 100 Lee St., […]

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 15 Jam With Jacob Jay — 7 p.m., Northtown Music, 3648 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. 838-3835 fri. 16 Chris Maloney — 9 p.m., Mac’s On Hertel, 1435 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. 833-6227, www.macsonhertel.com The Rifts — With The Otherme, Average at Best, Elemantra, Blatant Thievery and Virus X, 7 p.m., Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., Buffalo; $. 855-3931, www.mohawkplace.com No […]


thurs. 15 Kathy and Zach Carr — Local entertainers will perform in a fun, informal setting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Salem United Church of Christ, 114 Morgan St., Tonawanda; Donation. 692-3429, www.salemchurchtonawanda.org Tangos and Much More with Moshe Shulman and Chris Vasquez — With Ivan Docenko (piano) and Miranda Shulman (violin), 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at PAUSA […]


thurs. 15 The Thing — John Carpenter’s 1982 horror film starring Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Peter Maloney and Keith David, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, as part of the Thursday Night Terrors series, at Dipson Amherst Theatre, 3500 Main St., Buffalo; $. 834-7655, www.dipsontheatres.com mon. 19 Buffalo Movie Videomakers Meeting — Open to the public, 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, […]