Latest North Tonawanda, New York Stories

2008-09-26 21:00:31

Students, volunteers build playground at Kalfas School NIAGARA FALLS -- More than 200 volunteers joined students Thursday at Henry J. Kalfas Magnet School in a one-day construction blitz to build a new courtyard playground, sports fields and an outdoor classroom. Volunteers from AmeriCorps, Hands On Greater Buffalo and Home Depot led the event to transform the school's outdoor facilities. Work also included creating a soccer field and kickball diamond and refurbishing an old playground....

2008-09-16 21:00:25

By Paul Westmoore It took him almost two years, but North Tonawanda School Superintendent Vincent J. Vecchiarella finally has his administrative team in place. The School Board earlier this month made that happen when it hired Kathleen M. Ellis, 40, as the district's director of curriculum and instruction at an annual salary of $75,000. The board added the second-to-last piece of the administrative puzzle in January when it hired Gregory Witman as the director of athletics, physical...

2008-09-15 21:00:28

Following is a weekly listing of upcoming events of area faith groups held around Niagara County. Wednesday PEACH SOCIAL: Hot dogs, hamburgers, macaroni salad, baked beans and shortcake, hosted by the Holy Name Society, 4 to 7 p.m., Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish Hall, 64 Center Ave., North Tonawanda. *** Thursday BAPTIST HISTORY CONFERENCE: Free lectures scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday will focus on Baptist history and convictions, Firm...

2008-07-14 09:01:11

By Thomas J. Prohaska, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 14--LOCKPORT -- Niagara County is about to allocate $200,000 for another year of civilian emergency training conducted by a program based at Niagara University. A County Legislature committee approved the contract with Border Community Service earlier this month, and if it clears the Administration Committee Tuesday, the full Legislature will vote July 22. The county kept the program running after its original funding expired....

2008-06-22 12:00:28

By Paul Westmoore, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 22--NORTH TONAWANDA -- North Tonawanda Catholic School will have a new principal when its doors open in the former Ascension School building in September. It also will be overseen by a new board of trustees that will include Niagara Falls School Superintendent Carmen A. Granto. School officials announced last week that Martha Eadie, a woman with 10 years experience teaching in the Catholic school system and about to earn her state...

2007-07-02 09:22:37

By Paul Westmoore, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jul. 2--NORTH TONAWANDA -- The North Tonawanda Board of Education has hired three new principals to replace three administrators who retired Saturday. Superintendent Vincent J. Vecchiarella said the board has hired Karen Cuddy- Miller from the Niagara-Wheatfield Central School District, Richard Jetter from the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District and Wendy Richards from Buffalo Public Schools to fill the vacancies. They will replace Drake...

2007-03-12 21:00:38

Following is Niagara Sunday's weekly listing of upcoming public events held around Niagara County. If you would like your event included, send the information two weeks in advance to: Niagara Community Calendar, c/o The Buffalo News, 8353 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY 14304, fax to: 283- 1691 or e-mail to: niagaranews@buffnews.com. >Today ARTILOGUE: A free forum for discussion and dialogue among artists and visual arts professionals and educators, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Kenan...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'