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St. Paul's Church, Kenmore Presents Bible Study on the Acts of the Apostles

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom
by Jeff Cavins

Our study of the Acts of the Apostles takes place on the first three Tuesdays of each month starting on Tuesday, October 5th at two convenient times: either 10 a.m.-noon or 7-9 p.m. All our sessions will meet in the Parish Center located at 47 Victoria Blvd. in Kenmore.

The Acts of the Apostles provides an historic framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. Paul's letters in particular come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative.

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom has been granted the Imprimatur by Justin Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia.

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Picture Perfect Start to School Year

With cameras in hand, parents came to St. Andrew’s Country Day School today (Sept. 7) as the Kenmore elementary school opened its doors for another year of reading, ’riting and ’rithmatic. While the poparazzi and mamarazzi snapped photos, Principal Dennis Welka and St. Andrew’s pastor, Msgr. Richard Siepka, welcomed the new and returning students.

Parents admitted to be nervous and anxious for their kids, especially those starting kindergarten. Many are already familiar with the school from having attended pre-K there, so aside from attending a full five days a week, it’s not too big a change for the wee ones.  “I like the small atmosphere. I like the Catholic education. And he just enjoys being here. That helps it,” said Lucia Gullo, mother of 5-year-old Antonio.

Town Accepting Applications for Kenmore Youth Ctr.

TOWN OF TONAWANDA, NY-The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department announced that they are now accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year at the Kenmore Youth Center, located at 135 Wilbur Avenue in the village.

The Youth Center will open from Tuesday, September 7th through Wednesday, June 22, 2011, Monday through Friday between the hours of 3 PM to 6 PM for children ages 7-12 (through Grade 6). There will be new activities, field trips and events, which include a Homework Helper program. (Transportation is not provided.) The Youth Center will be open on school holidays, including half days and snow days.

The cost is $75 per month with a Town Access Card; $80 per month without one.

"Our main goal is to provide and maintain a safe place for all kids to have fun," said Councilman Dan Crangle, Chairman of the town's Youth, Parks & Recreation Committee.

Town Officials Blame Former Supervisor For Massive Deficit

WHEATFIELD, N.Y. - Town voters may have voted out Tim Demler a year ago, but the long-time Wheatfield Supervisor is at the center of another firestorm there.

After an audit from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli indicated the town had a massive deficit, about four times what local officials had predicted, nearly all town leaders pointed the finger at Demler.

"He started spending money like a drunken sailor," said current Supervisor Robert Cliffe, who defeated Demler in the Republican Primary last year.

DiNapoli's audit covers 2008 and 2009, when Demler was in office. The audit revealed, during that period, the town mismanaged finances and ran up deficits. The town had thought the deficit was less than $700,000. DiNapoli put it closer to $2.7 million.

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Buffalo Area S.P.C.A. Has Too Many Cats

TONAWANDA, N.Y. - With so many unwanted cats and kittens being turned in all summer, S.P.C.A Of Erie County Executive Director Barbara Carr says hundreds of cute and cuddly felines are in competition with each other for good adoptive homes. 

"Our waiting list has almost gotten out of control, at this point," said Carr.  

There are almost 600 cats and kittens on the waiting list, just to get into the shelter before they could even be adopted. The shelter, according to Carr has even come up with a plan to keep some of them in their current owner's home.

"Yesterday we started calling the list, and about 35-percent of the people on the list were able with our help to keep the cats in their homes, so we're very excited to see this number go down."

Ken-Ton Transportation Department Creates “Call Center”

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District added a new “Call Center” for families who would like to speak to a representative concerning bus routes, schedules, and pick-up locations.  Up to five employees will accept calls from parents and families during the entire month of September. Workers handling call center inquiries will provide information as well as accept bussing requests that will be communicated to transportation staff.  The number for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District Transportation Call Center is 716.871.3080.

Board of Education President Bob Dana Addresses Staff at Orientation

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District Board of Education President Bob Dana delivered the following remarks to 750 teachers in the Kenmore East Auditorium on the first day staff reported in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District.  His speech was part of Superintendent Mark P. Mondanaro’s opening day orientation for teachers:

Good Morning.  I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you this morning, on behalf of my fellow Board members, not just to welcome you back, but also to share with you, in the excitement and anticipation, of starting a new school year.