August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local News

Jewish leaders travel to Israel on mission of solidarity

In the midst of the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, five Jewish leaders from the Buffalo area traveled to Israel to show their support for its people. More...

Political Brief

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State recently endorsed Sen. Mark Grisanti for re-election. More...

Brighton Road to see construction of storm sewers, curbs

Officials from the Town of Tonawanda and Erie County met Monday to announce the extensive upcoming repairs to Brighton Road, a $2 million project that will affect the stretch of Brighton between Fries Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard. More...

Police Blotter

Resident advised to cut grass at ‘reasonable hour’

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Aug. 15 • A Hiler Avenue resident reported finding a small Jack Russell terrier on the street. The dog was not wearing any collar or tag. The resident said he would keep the dog safe overnight. More...

Education

Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village to host University Express classes starting this fall

Ken-Ton Presbyterian Village, located at 3735 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore, is now one of the many sites throughout Erie County offering University Express classes. More...

Sweet Home sets schedule for latest ‘digital conversion’

The Sweet Home School District’s “digital conversion” should be completed for grades six through 12 by the end of September. More...

Canisius College to host writing class for veterans

Canisius College will offer a “Words After War” writing workshop for local veterans, civilians and military family members, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2. More...

Lifestyles

Teachers use summer to get their homework done

Most people imagine that teachers spend their summers on the beach or in the backyard with a book and a cool drink. Instead, they are likely to be designing courses and figuring out how to integrate new technology. More...

Crafter-Day scheduled at Kenmore Library

The Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road, will hold its next Crafter-Day on Sept. 6. The program, for children ages 6 to 10, is held at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of every month. The children make seasonal crafts. 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; closed Sundays More...

Business

Redline Rentals makes available high-performance, luxury vehicles

While attending college together and earning business degrees, Greg Straus and Matt Bona noticed a big-city trend they felt would be a good business for the Buffalo region. More...

Toshiba Business Solutions opens in Colvin Woods business park

Local document management company Toshiba Business Solutions recently held a grand opening celebration at its new facility in Tonawanda. The event was held at the new TBS office, 100 Colvin Woods Parkway, Suite 100. More...

Business Brief

BizMix Happy Hour, organized by the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce, will meet next at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Raintree Bar and Grill, 2970 Colvin Blvd., Tonawanda. More...

Turf may replace grass in school district’s fields

Athletes throughout the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District may soon be running on a surface other than grass. More...

Ice Bucket Challenge catches on in Kenmore

Village of Kenmore departments recently participated in the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge,” with employees dumping buckets of ice water on their heads for a good cause. More...

Editorial

Ice Bucket Challenge raises needed awareness, funds

Bee Editorial

I t seems like a silly challenge: dumping a bucket of ice water on one’s head. More...

Spindle items

• FAST CARS — Getting behind the wheel of a $75,000 car is a little frightening. As I slid into the leather seat of the red Corvette Stingray, I immediately noticed the cool, air-conditioned seat. More...

Out of the Past

View from above

This photograph — taken circa 1928 from an airplane — shows the fork in the road that is the intersection at Delaware Avenue and Delaware Road. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

DIMARTINO, Lucille (nee Mordino), of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Mrs. More...

Sports

Michael Phelps Swim School-NY Center to open in Amherst

Michael Phelps Swim School-NY is opening a new, full-time center within the Hopkins Square Plaza at 1560 Hopkins Road across from Williamsville North High School. More...

CHAMPS

Tristar Auto/Overtime Sports Grill defeated Vinny’s Aug. 15 at Griffin Park in Sloan, 4-2, to win the 2014 Frank “Pee Wee” Price Memorial 50-and-Over Cheektowaga Fast-Pitch Softball League championship. More...

Golf results

WNYPGA Locust Hill Pro-AmLocust Hill CC - August 17Place/Name Residence ScoreProfessional Division1. Lon Nielsen Orchard Park 69T-4. Eddie Suchora Williamsville 73T-14. Mark Kirk East Aurora 76T-14. Bobby Hogan Tonawanda 76 More...