October 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

HECKLED HARD

The St. Joe’s student section shows no mercy for any of the Canisius servers during Thursday’s volleyball match at home. Head coach Mark Anzalone said the sound in the gymnasium was deafening for the rivalry match. More...

Local News

Kenmore Mercy uses drill to test abduction policy

Associates at Kenmore Mercy jumped into action recently to search for a child abducted from the hospital’s lobby. Fortunately, it was all part of a drill, testing hospital policy on “Code A,” the designation for a child abduction. More...

Neighborhood Watch groups to discuss consolidation

A townwide meeting of all Neighborhood Watch groups will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Sheridan Building at 1200 Elmwood Ave. The topic will be consolidation into three groups starting the first of the year. More...

Child care sign-ups continue at YMCA

Ken-Ton Family YMCA is still taking registration for its before- and after-school child care programs in the Ken-Ton School District. The before- and after-school programs are located inside Franklin, Hoover and Lindbergh elementary schools. More...

Police Blotter

Blessing ceremony prompts noise call to police

Friday, Sept. 19 • Patrol reported that a sinkhole was starting by a sewage cover on Landers Road. The Department of Public Works was notified and responded to the scene. More...

Sports

Marauders volleyball on short end of five set thriller

Anytime St. Joe’s and Canisius hit the gym floor for a volleyball match, there are a couple things that never change. First, the atmosphere is always electric with fans filling the bleachers and heckling the opposition. More...

Fredricks twins return atop Thunder roster

Girls swimming

The junior duo of twin sisters Alexis and Grace Fredricks are the Thunder’s top two swimmers overall this season. Both qualified for the state meet last season as part of the 200-yard freestyle relay. More...

Learning process for O’Hara boys soccer

The Cardinal O’Hara boys soccer program saw a jump in numbers this year due to many first time players deciding to give it a try. It’s been a learning process as the season hits the midway point. More...

Lifestyles

Dining Out for Life feeds awareness

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, get hungry to make a difference. During the 12th annual Dining Out for Life, area restaurants will join together to not only satisfy your appetite but also help support the fight against HIV and AIDS. More...

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Couple honeymoon in NYC, walk for lymphedema

Lisa Johnson married Patrick Mc- Partland during a late afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at Classics V in Amherst. Town Attorney John Flynn officiated. The bride is the daughter of Margaret and Roderick Johnson of Tonawanda. More...

Business

Pink concrete mixer draws attention to breast cancer awareness

United Materials, LLC is paving the town pink with a newly acquired concrete mixer, working to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. More...

Presentation to feature craft beer glassware

The KegWorks Store, at 1460 Military Road in Kenmore, will give a presentation on craft beer glassware at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1. More...

School event to mark National Manufacturing Day

Students at the Charter School for Applied Technologies will be demonstrating for local manufacturers the advanced manufacturing skills they are learning in the classroom during an event on National Manufacturing Day, which is Friday, Oct. 3. More...

Environmental activist honored with award

Across the street from the Tonawanda Coke plant on Monday, local lawmakers presented Jackie James-Creedon with an Environmental Quality Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More...

Engine plant to be featured on TV show

A television show long awaited by employees of GM’s Tonawanda Engine plant will finally air this week. “How It’s Made,” filmed at the plant several months ago by a crew from the Discovery Channel, will be shown at 10 p.m. More...

Editorial

Stay healthy during the dreaded flu season

Bee Editorial

A utumn is officially upon us. It is a season of carving pumpkins, navigating corn mazes and sipping hot apple cider. Unfortunately, it is also the advent of flu season. More...

Spindle items

• LONGTIME BONDS — I remember when my first child started kindergarten. It was 33 years ago last month. I remember meeting some of the mothers. More...

Out of the Past

A landing at Mang Park

A new Bell Model 47-NX284 helicopter built in Gardenville — now a part of West Seneca — lands at Kenmore’s Mang Park, for publicity purposes, in this July 1947 photo. More...

Education

Reading room serves as memory of beloved aide

Sandra Sorrento spent nearly 30 years as a teacher aide at Kenmore Middle School — sharing her love of books, reading with students and helping them improve their reading skills. More...

Kenmore East high school student closes in on wish

Mariana Maniscalco, a junior at Kenmore East High School, is the 2,500th recipient of a wish through the Western New York Make-A-Wish Foundation. Maniscalco’s wish involves publishing her first book about an illness she suffered in high school. More...

FLAG-RAISERS

St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore has a new junior color guard, including Zachary Mical, left, and Jack Neinhaus, who raise the American flag each morning. Thomas Kirchgessner and Ian Klenk are responsible for lowering the flag. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Special Events

thurs. 2 Chinese Auction — Third annual fundraiser presented by the SouthTowns Amateur Radio Society, featuring theme baskets, raffles, 50/50, and refreshments, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. More...

Festivals

fri. 3 Oktoberfest — Experience an authentic German Oktoberfest, with music, beer, free parking and a heated tent all in the historic Cobblestone District, 5-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., Buffalo; $. More...