An extra base

School districts to vote on budget, BOE members

On Tuesday, district residents will head to the polls to vote on the Ken-Ton School District budget, which totals approximately $164 million for the 2018-19 school year. (See editorial on page four) The budget represents a $3.3 million increase from the current plan, or a 2.05 percent budget-to-budget increase. The projected tax levy of about $85 million would be a […]

Sheridan-Parkside building called ‘asset’ in town

Residents say structure needs repairs

The Sheridan-Parkside building houses many organizations and programs that positively impact the community, from youth to adults, such as the Ken-Ton Closet; Head Start; SPARK, a literacy program; the Towne Players; and after-school and teen programs. The building, which is located at 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive in the Town of Tonawanda, also provides a space for Meals on Wheels, the […]

Cardinal O’Hara plans post-prom activities

This weekend, Cardinal O’Hara High School students will be getting dressed up for their junior/senior prom. The theme of the prom, which will take place at the Avanti Mansion, is “Once Upon A Time.” Afterward, students will get to experience a “Happily Ever After” theme if they decide to attend post-prom activities. “After the ball, you have your happily ever […]


Workshop to be presented by student entrepreneurs

Middle school girls, in grades five through eight, are invited to learn the basics of running a successful business at the “How to Succeed in Business” workshop on Sunday, May 20, at Mount St. Mary Academy, 3756 Delaware Ave. The interactive event is hosted by the school’s award-winning student-run business team, Essence, and will be held from noon to 3 […]

St. Amelia School students learn social etiquette

During the months of March and April, St. Amelia eighth-grade students enjoyed an enhancement to their curriculum. They were instructed by their teachers on social etiquette, including dance, dining, social interaction and behavior. From learning how to conduct themselves in both formal and informal situations to knowing which fork and spoon to use during a meal, the students learned how […]

KVIS fosters program to help save bees

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society wants to help bees by providing residents with one of bees’ favorite foods: a plant called “Bienen-Freund,” or “Bee’s Friend.” According to KVIS, the proper Latin name for this plant is Phacelia tanacetifolia. This is why KVIS is starting the Save the Bees WNY initiative, which will provide the plant seeds free of charge to […]


Project Pride to host disco fundraiser

Project Pride of North Tonawanda will be hosting its first disco night from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the newly renovated Events at the Wurlitzer facility located in the Wurlitzer Building, at 908 Niagara Falls Blvd. It is the 20th anniversary of Project Pride of NT, founded by Dave Burgio to cultivate and promote a better community. […]