Tonawanda News


May 31, 2014

TUCKER: Partially fixed roads give hope to drivers


Tonawanda News — Sounds a lot like the Senior Moment Motorcycle Club.


Listening to a conversation while in line at a local store, two women were talking about retiring. One had already retired and was encouraging the other to do the same.

“What would I do if I retired?”

“Do something you always wanted to do but didn’t have time to do.”

The second woman replied: “I’ve done everything in my life I always wanted to do. So I guess I’ll just work until I fall over.”

Have you ever heard anyone say they’ve done everything they’d always wanted to do?


Don’t forget to go fly a kite today at Gratwick-Riverside Park in North Tonawanda. The Vietnam Veterans Chapter 77 will host the event which is fun for the whole family. Although I’ll be at a New York Forest Owners Association woods walk early in the day, I’ll have my kite in the car to enjoy the fun in the afternoon.


A group of parents at the St. Francis of Assisi School soccer game last week were talking about a plan they’d like to give Bishop Malone. (By the way, the soccer team, magnificently coached by Sheila Neumeister, has won every game so far.) 

They suggested that the bishop say: “Because of the great outpouring of love and devotion to St. Francis of Assisi School, I’ve taken another look at the school’s closing. Because I am new to the area, I didn’t realize that residents are land-locked along with those in North Tonawanda seeking a Catholic education for their children, as the two cities do not bus children out of the districts. The decision seems to have been made without a full disclosure of the facts. I would like the school to continue to grow and serve as Pope Francis would like.”

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  • adamczyk, ed.jpg ADAMCZYK: And now for something completely different... Last weekend I attended a local movie theater (a plushy, posh experience; they design these places now to get you out of your living room and away from your home electronics) to watch the sun set on the British Empire.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • wallace, amy.jpg WALLACE: Too much information? Is there such a thing as TMI or too much information anymore? Some might say yes.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • duvall, eric.jpg DUVALL: On reading and the lack thereof It was surprising to me a few weeks ago when a friend asked a group of us to estimate how many books we have each read over the last five years. The English teacher said 200 and he far and away led the pack. I was probably the median and my number was 20-25.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • confer, bob.jpg CONFER: A Con-Con would be a con game

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • duvall, eric.jpg DUVALL: Conflict in Ukraine now a concern of global proportions It seems increasingly clear Ukrainian separatists, with the help from the Russian military, are responsible for the tragedy. They, of course, have denied it. They've also denied access to the crash site to international investigators seeking to recover the dead and determine what happened. That's not something the innocent party does.

    July 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • ADAMCZYK: Personal development, rendered in steel Accepting the premise that everyone needs to fill the same amount of time every day (24 hours, every day), some people use theirs rebuilding things, tangible things, and thus fulfill a few intangible goals.

    July 18, 2014

  • WALLACE: Festival season is underway Summer is the season of fairs and festivals. From Canal Fest in the Tonawandas to the Allentown Art Festival and Italian Heritage Festival in Buffalo to the Erie County Fair in Hamburg, the Western New York area has no shortage of things to do with the family over the summer.

    July 17, 2014

  • duvall, eric.jpg DUVALL: King George's abdication leaves many questions I've covered Niagara County politics for 10 years and it's been a fascinating -- and often infuriating -- experience. With the news the man known with equal parts respect and cynicism as "King George" is walking away it's about to get more interesting.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Canal Fest, here we come This column should be titled "Roads and Streets." First of all, Meadow Drive is finally open. Although it took very long to be completed, it's beautiful. Riding by the other day brought into focus how many people will use this to cut across town. One less thing for residents to complain about.

    July 12, 2014

  • ADAMCZYK: Homesick for someplace I've never been You stumble over things that make you wonder. I do, at least, and the latest is one of those advertising artifacts from yesteryear that encourage me to ponder what's changed and what never will.

    July 11, 2014