Fall festival

Halloween activities set

In addition to trick-or-treating, which will take place between 6 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, the Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore have planned their annual Halloween parties. “The Halloween parties will provide a safe, fun evening of entertainment for families and children of the Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore,” said Town of Tonawanda Councilman Dan […]

Peace Corps volunteer starts project to help build classrooms in Africa

Kenmore West High School alumnus Troy Caruana is hoping to promote gender equality throughout Benin, Africa, and expand educational opportunities for children in the village of Ouèssè. It’s a place that has impacted him as a Peace Corps volunteer. He teaches at a school where classes are overcrowded and some even start late in the day. Students, especially young women, […]

Coats 4 Kids program collecting winter gear

Colvin Cleaners is asking Western New Yorkers to go through their closets and donate gently used or new winter coats, jackets, gloves, hats and scarves for toddlers to young adults in need this winter season. The 22nd annual Coats 4 Kids program — supported by The Allstate Foundation and Fidelis Care and presented by News 4 and KISS 98.5 with […]

Donations collected for Texas elementary school

Through a staff-led effort, 1,868 pounds — just shy of whole ton — of donations is on its way to a school district outside Houston that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Leading the effort were Kenmore East High School teacher Kathryn Puglisi and District Mentor Jill Pickering, with help from Wendy Breene from Kenmore West, April Owczarczak from Kenmore West, […]

Forum with School Board set for Saturday

Members of the Ken-Ton School District community are invited to attend a forum with members of the Board of Education and Superintendent Stephen Bovino from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The forum will take place in the second floor boardroom at the Administration Building, located at 1500 Colvin Blvd. Community members don’t have to stay for the entire […]

Winter parking ordinances to go into effect

The winter parking restriction between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. will go into effect for the Town of Tonawanda, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 15. The ordinance, which prohibits parking on all streets during those hours, aims to keep roadways clear for snowplows during the winter months, and will end March 31. For the Village of Kenmore, the law requires […]

On the Campus

Matthew Gemsheim of Tonawanda was awarded a deans’ scholarship from Oswego State College. The award recognizes past academic achievement and potential for success.

Ghoulishly good safety tips for Halloween

It’s that time of year again, when all the ghouls, goblins, and an array of paw patrol characters emerge into the night to knock on decorated doors in the hopes of receiving a tasty treat. While this holiday is centered on good natured scares, there is a very real danger for those walking on dark streets. This driver could be […]

Spindle items


OCTOBER GLOW — Readers may notice something different about my byline while scrolling through the paper. This past weekend, I married Anthony DeRosa, my best friend and partner, on Sweetest Day. I also gained four more brothers and two sisters. It was a beautiful and magical day. How lucky we were to have sunny weather in October for the ceremony […]