An aerial view

Drone photography changes perspective of Canal Fest

When he was a child, Jason Agnello liked to fly toys, such as wind-up birds, Styrofoam gliders or even kites. Now, he uses his creativity and skill set to capture aerial photographs of subjects, ranging from landscapes to architecture, with a drone. Agnello lived in New York City for 15 years and returned to the area a few years ago. […]

DeCecco appointed to seat on Kenmore Village Board

At the July 18 meeting of the Kenmore Village Board, Joseph M. DeCecco was appointed as a new trustee. The seat was previously held by Trustee Timothy McCarthy, who died in November. “Mr. DeCecco will be a terrific addition to the board,” said Kenmore Mayor Patrick Mang, adding that DeCecco was selected after a lengthy bipartisan canvass. Mang also noted […]


Garden Club launches ‘Tonawanda in Bloom’

The Ken-Sheriton Garden Club has started a “Tonawan- da in Bloom” program, which will take place now through Aug. 1. According to the club, “Tonawanda in Bloom” aims to help promote gardening and beautification in front of homes in Tonawanda by recognizing and celebrating the efforts of residents who beautify their streetscape with gardens. When “bloomed,” the garden will receive […]

On the Campus

Medaille College has named the following students to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester: Julia Barber, Angela Carr, Christopher Christia Jr., Michelle Ferrini, Stephanie Oswald, Charles Panepinto, Taylor Pfonner, Autumn Phillips, Kelly Rogers, Margaret Mary St. Pierre and Michele Tronolone, all of Tonawanda. Lynn Randall of the Town of Tonawanda has been named to the dean’s list at […]

Tonawanda Highway Department’s new truck honors U.S. service members, veterans

The Town of Tonawanda Highway Department has rolled out the newest addition to its fleet: a plow truck decorated to honor U.S. service members, veterans and their families. State Assemblyman Robin Schimminger recently joined Town of Tonawanda officials and veterans to commemorate the unveiling of the new truck. According to a press release, Schimminger secured the funding for the truck […]

Tornadoes, severe weather cripple Southtowns

Numerous Southtowns are still feeling the impact of severe weather after tornadoes touched down last week in Erie County, causing significant damage. The National Weather Service confirmed that the tornadoes touched down on July 20 and said the continuous track of the twisters included touchdowns in Hamburg, Orchard Park, South Wales and Holland. There was also damage in Aurora and […]

Camping offers health benefits and more in summer

Many people take advantage of the summer weather by planning camping trips with their families. The fresh air and reconnecting with children and spouses are often cited as top reasons that people enjoy spending their vacation days in the great outdoors. The National Institute for Health cites studies that show camping helps reset your body’s natural sleep cycle. And according […]

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

HELPING OUT — A humble act shouldn’t go unnoticed. A family from the Congo in Africa recently received some helping hands from the students, parents and faculty at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore. Under the guidance of James Werick, the school’s dean of discipline, students collected furniture, household items and clothing in addition to food to help settle […]