November 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Visitor holds long lineage in Tonawanda

The North Tonawanda History Museum had a special guest on Oct. 24, with longstanding ties to the community. More...

Local News

Town of Tonawanda GOP seeks candidates for 2015 election

The Town of Tonawanda Republican Committee spent 2014 rebuilding its brand and growing its ranks, according to Sean O’Neil, chairman of the committee. Now the committee is seeking candidates for the 2015 town elections, O’Neil said. More...

Suspicious man offers female student a ride

A female student in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District was recently offered a ride and pursued by an unknown man, according to a release from the district. More...

New law supports growing craft beverage industry

The governor recently signed legislation introduced by Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-C-I-Kenmore, that will amend New York’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Law to support the growing craft beverage industry in the state. More...

Letters to the Editor

Museum a reminder of dark past

I recently read the column that David Sherman wrote after his visit to the Museum of disABILITY. For may years, I was employed at People Inc. as director of its prevention department. More...

Police Blotter

Man reports vehicle parked on lawn

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Nov. 7 • An East Hazeltine Avenue resident reported that she was showing an apartment for rent to a man named “Tony,” and he was making her uneasy. • A Wabash Avenue resident reported a vehicle parked on his lawn. More...

Education

Hamilton Elementary students learn about Afghanistan

The day before Veterans Day, third-grade students at Hamilton Elementary School who are studying Afghanistan had the opportunity to learn about it from a guest speaker: Capt. More...

FESTIVE TRADITIONS

Kindergartners Fox Burke, left, Gabriella Cannarozzo and Ryan Busshart learn about Thanksgiving traditions at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore. The students are immersing themselves in Thanksgiving leading up to the national holiday. More...

Alumna visits her alma mater

Janet Mietlicki recently visited her alma mater, St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore. The former student visited one of her favorite classrooms to meet with fifth-grade students who are taught by her own daughter, Mary Mietlicki. More...

Lifestyles

Paint Box Project partnership spreads holiday cheer nationwide

Since 1990, The Paint Box Project has been transforming young artists’ artwork into heartwarming holiday cards. More...

Turkish Coffee Night scheduled for Nov. 22 at cultural center

A free Turkish coffee night will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Turkish Cultural Center, located at 1517 Kenmore Ave. More...

Library News

Kenmore Library160 Delaware Road, 873-2842 Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays Preschool Story Time will be held at 10:30 a.m. More...

Town to see savings this winter on salt

The Town of Tonawanda will see some serious savings on salt this winter, thanks to the use of a machine that mixes water with salt, creating a brine mixture. More...

Colvin Boulevard repaving now finished

The repaving of the expanse of Colvin Boulevard between Brighton Road and Sheridan Drive is now finished, according to the Erie County Department of Public Works Highways Division. More...

Editorial

Caution, preparedness are of benefit on the roads

Bee Editorial

This week’s lake effect snow storm dumped more than two feet of snow in the central and southern regions of Erie County, creating unsafe and hazardous driving conditions for motorists. More...

Spindle items

• HOPE IN A SHOE BOX — Every year, I enjoy purchasing items to fill a shoe box, knowing these items will be in the hands of a child who owns very little. I imagine how the child might respond when he or she opens the box. More...

Out of the Past

The royal couple

Pictured are the king and queen of the 1984 Kenmore East High School homecoming dance: Scott Esposito and Jeanine Dowdall. (Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Obituaries

Joseph P. Reo, alderman

Joseph P. Reo, 84, of North Tonawanda, died Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Born in Geneva, New York, he received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Le Moyne College. Mr. Reo served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. More...

Ralph J. Vanner Sr., insurance company founder

Ralph J. Vanner Sr., 73, of Kenmore, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Raised on Buffalo’s East Side, Mr. Vanner graduated from Kenmore High School and attended the University of Buffalo. He also served in the U.S. More...

Death Notice

ASH, David P., of Kenmore, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Mr. Ash is survived by one son, David, and three siblings, Dana, Debby and Melissa. He was preceded in death by his brother, Douglas. More...

Sports

Timon gridders trip up Marauders in MMA semi

Turnovers were the name of the game during Thursday night’s Monsignor Martin League semifinal at Ralph Wilson Stadium. St. Joe’s and Bishop Timon-St. Jude combined to have 11 turnovers in the game. More...

Sweet Home, Will North dominate First Team selections

All-Bee Football — Defense

Football is all about winning, and these All-Bee Football First Team Defense selections have made winning much easier for their respective teams. More...

Irondequoit rallies over Sweet Home in Far West Regional

Panthers finish season 9-2 overall

On paper, the Class A Far West Regional football game Friday at Robert E. Rich All-High Stadium looked like a winnable game for Sweet Home. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Health insurance open enrollment slated The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce will hold open enrollment for its 2015 employee benefits and health insurance options from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce. More...

Business

Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce membership benefits companies

What can a Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce sponsorship do for your company? More...

RECEIVING AN AWARD

Alexander Cambria, a senior at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, has received its annual Phil Scaffidi Alumni Scholarship Award for the 2014-15 academic year. More...

BIG NIGHT

The Museum of disABILITY recently featured a movie directed by a Kenmore native — Brian Donovan — as part of its History Film and Speaker Series. The event featured the movie “Kelly's Hollywood” by Donovan. More...