July 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Libraries to face off at ‘Battle of the Books’

The City of Tonawanda Public Library and Town of Tonawanda Public Library will present a team of readers as part of nearly 240 preteens and teens representing 21 Buffalo and Erie County Public Library branches that will compete in the upcoming Battle More...

Gratwick Waterfront Park to host KanJam World Championship

The 2015 KanJam World Championship will be taking place in North Tonawanda, the birthplace of the Frisbee game. The event will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Gratwick Waterfront Park. More...

FRESH FOOD —

Tom Guercio, top left, buys some fresh vegetables from Mike Fox of Rizzo Farms in Eden on a recent Saturday morning at the Kenmore Farmers Market. The Farmers Market is held every Saturday morning through October at the Village Green. More...

Letters to the Editor

Garbage collectors do phenomenal job

I’ve had my share of jerseys throughout the years because of playing on a number of teams, and I never bought a jersey to promote any sport team. More...

Rose paid his debt; time to move on

Thank you very much for the very well-written viewpoint on Pete Rose in the July 23 Bee. Mr. Sherman’s viewpoint clearly is honest and recognizes Mr. Rose for who he truly had been during his baseball years as a player. Mr. More...

Rose should accept his punishment

Let’s see if I have this all straight. Pete Rose bet on baseball games while managing the Reds but denied it. He agreed to a lifetime ban from baseball. More...

Education

BEING ENRICHED

— The summer enrichment program is under way at Cardinal O'Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Kenmore students graduate with honors, IB diplomas and career academies recognition

Of the 543 graduates of Kenmore East and West high schools this year, 54 students completed the intensive two-year International Baccalaureate Program and were candidates for the IB diploma. More...

Lifestyles

Erie County Fair

prepares for 176th exhibition

For the 176th year, the Hamburg Fairgrounds are being prepared for the footsteps of fried dough-toting fairgoers who will visit the venue for the Erie County Fair, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 12. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

‘A Night Under the Stars’ slated at museum More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Art

sat. 1 Geminoid — Two art shows in one by Chris McGee, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, and continues through Oct. 1 at McGee Art Gallery, 10931 Main St., Clarence; Free. More...

Town approves demolition of two ‘unsafe’ homes

The Town Board on Monday voted to demolish two homes it deemed unsafe, one at 112 Irene St. and the other at 383 University Ave. The demolition should happen within the next couple of months, said Carl Heimiller, the town’s building inspector. More...

Catholic Health pet therapy program provides comfort to patients and families

Catholic Health’s hospitals — Kenmore Mercy, Mercy, Sisters of Charity Main Campus and Sisters of Charity St. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Camping opportunity a great summer option

A lot of people take advantage of the summer weather by planning camping trips with their families. More...

Spindle items

NIGHT OUT — Fortunately, here in Western New York we enjoy a lively theater community. Those who enjoy theater may want to consider attending an upcoming production in North Tonawanda. Starry Night More...

‘PainkillersKill’ message returns out of necessity

Sadly, a bold advertising and educational campaign is being brought to the forefront once again across Western New York. More...

Police Blotter

Man wearing Batman shirt opens car doors

Village of Kenmore

Friday, July 17 A Hoover Avenue resident reported that there was a suspicious person in his yard. Police reported finding two bicycles in the bushes at Mang Park. More...

Obituaries

Monsignor Paul J. Whitney, former Kenmore pastor

Monsignor Paul J. Whitney, a pastor of 12 years at St. Paul’s Church in Kenmore and a former assistant at St. Christopher’s Church in Tonawanda, died Monday, July 27, 2015. More...

Death Notices

ANZALONE, Rose M. (nee Lomanto), of Tonawanda, died Monday, July 20, 2015. She is survived by one daughter, Marsha Lettman; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Scott. More...

Sports

Meet the Kenmore West Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2015

George Koesters Class of 1949

The late George Koesters was a two-sport standout for the Blue Devils. He made his mark both on the hardwood and on the baseball diamond for Kenmore High School. Koesters stood 6’4” and played center for the Blue Devil basketball team. More...

Rivalry Renewed

Friday, two old rivals met again on the gridiron. Tonawanda hosted North Tonawanda at Clinton H. Small Stadium in the City of Tonawanda. The teams, made up of alumni from both high schools, played their third annual T-NT Alumni Football Game. More...

Niagara Thunderwolves to hold tryouts for 2016 baseball season

The Niagara Thunderwolves travel baseball program will be holding tryouts for seven of its Junior Thunderwolves squads throughout the month of August. More...

Business

SAMPLING THE FOOD —

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Carubba Collision certified as Collision Care Provider

Carubba Collision, located at 1500 Niagara Falls Blvd. in Tonawanda, is now part of the exclusive repair network of Certified Collision Care Provider. More...

NOCO Express stores raise $20,000 for United Way

NOCO Express stores’ customers and employees have raised $20,000 to support the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and several other United Ways in the region. More...