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Children whose families may not have been able to afford a hat will be getting a NFL logo knit hat, courtesy of New Era, which donated more than 1,000 of the caps to be distributed in the Colvin Cleaners Coats for Kids drive. Colvin Cleaners officials said they are confident there will be enough winter wear for its second distribution from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov…

Town of Tonawanda

The holidays begin on Dec. 1 when Santa Claus arrives at the Village Green in front of the Kenmore/Town of Tonawanda Municipal Hall, 2919 Delaware Road. The free event begins at 6:30 p.m. with hot chocolate and doughnuts, trivia and prizes and caroling. Santa arrives by fire truck at 7 p.m. to light the tree and will receive visitors inside the Municipal Building. The e…

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A plan to picket on Tuesday afternoon at the Schofield Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Residence has been postponed. The nursing home is located at 3333 Elmwood Ave. in Kenmore. The 120-plus workers are represented by 1199SEIU, United Healthcare Workers East. Union management said both sides are continuing negotiations and the picket has been postponed "until further…

Town of Tonawanda

The Town of Tonawanda on Monday joined the Village of Kenmore in pushing back the date to begin enforcing its overnight winter parking ban. "Winter is on hold," crowed the Town of Tonawanda on Twitter Monday, announcing the overnight off-street ban will be delayed until midnight Nov. 22. Last week the Village of Kenmore pushed back its starting date until Dec. 1. The…

Town of Tonawanda

The 2017-18 school year marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Kenmore Union School, the first school of what eventually became the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, the area's second largest suburban school district with over 7,000 students. School board member Thomas Reigstad sparked the idea, which has been posted on the school website, www.ktuf…

The Town of Tonawanda Coalition will host a free Financial Wellness and Resource Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 2 in Room 113 of the Sheridan Parkside Building, 169 Parkside Drive. Information will be available from a number of community service groups to answer financial questions - from college financial aid and affordability to affording food, health insurance or housing…

Erie County

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society (KVIS) will host a celebration of the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in New York State at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Village Green in front of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Municipal Building, 2819 Delaware Ave. The free program will include stories of the efforts to win the vote and quotes by notable suffragists…

Erie County

Colvin Cleaners' 22nd annual "Coats 4 Kids" program is collecting gently used or new winter coats, jackets, gloves, hats and scarves for children. The donation drive continues through Dec. 1. Donations may be made at Colvin Cleaners, 2375 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore, or at Allstate Insurance agencies and Fidelis Care. A complete list of drop-off sites is available at www.coat…

Erie County

Fall is here and the Kenmore Village Improvement Society has spent hours decorating the Delaware Avenue Village Green and gazebo areas with cornstalks, scarecrows, lights, straw, leaves and ribbons to celebrate the season. But they won't take too much time to rest on their hay stacks, holiday decorating planning sessions will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the Community…

Erie County

Chris Kaszynski seems to be blessed with lucky numbers. The Kenmore West junior was born on the auspicious date of 01-01-01 and he will soon become Boy Scout Troop 104's 100th Eagle Scout. Chris' Eagle Scout project was to renovate and spruce up  The Teacher's Desk in Buffalo, which provides free school supplies to teachers in low income school districts. He organi…

Erie County

Friends and family will hold a benefit for Ben Cambria, a recent Kenmore West High School graduate who was diagnosed last year with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), on Sunday, Oct. 1 in the Town of Tonawanda. Cambria, 20, was among the first in the country to participate in groundbreaking medical treatment designed to slow the progress of ALS, also known as Lou Geh…

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Western New York's first traffic signal with a flashing yellow arrow has been installed by the state Department of Transportation at the busy intersection of Delaware and Kenmore avenues, on the border of the City of Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda. As part of the $2 million rehabilitation project of Delaware Avenue, the funky signal is expected to become operational…

"Building the Erie Canal" will be the title of a program presented by former Town of Tonawanda historian John Percy at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society and Museum, 100 Knoche Road. The free presentation will kick off the fall schedule of monthly programs at the museum.

Kenmore's Anita Alvarez is half of the synchronized swimming duo that placed 12th in the technical preliminary Friday at the FINA World Championships in Hungary. Alvarez and Florida's Victoria Woroniecki scored an 83.4526 ahead of the duet technical final on Sunday. The Russian tandem of Alexandra Patskevich and Svetlana Kolesnichenko set the bar with a 95.0062 on Frida…

The Town of Tonawanda and the Village of Kenmore have been awarded over $1.5 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to repair homes owned by low- to moderate-income residents and for infrastructure repairs in low- to moderate-income neighborhoods. An additional $191,983 will provide assistance for major home repairs and will also aid first-time home buyers, …