December 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Brighton Road reopens for traffic

Brighton Road between Fries Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda recently reopened for traffic, according to the Erie County Department of Public Works Highways Division. More...

Local News

Town of Tonawanda police encourage residents to lock car, home doors

Town of Tonawanda and City of Tonawanda police made two arrests on Thursday, according to police. Kyle L. More...

Fun with Santa

Members from Town of Tonawanda Y.E.S. Kayla Alvear, top left, Zach Glaspy and Justin Fuzi, dance to the macarena during breakfast with Santa held at the Tonawanda Senior Citizens Center Saturday. More...

Robin Schimminger obtains funding for community organizations

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-C-I-Kenmore, recently secured funding for several community organizations that impact families in the 140th Assembly District, which includes the Tonawandas, Kenmore, Riverside and portions of North Tonawanda, North B More...

Obituaries

Marie J. Caruso, educator

Marie J. Caruso, 94, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Miss Caruso was a graduate of D’Youville College, Buffalo State College and the University at Buffalo and earned a certificate in guidance from St. Bonaventure University. More...

Valentine A. Bartkowski, Trico employee

Valentine A. Bartkowski, 83, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Born in Buffalo, Mr. Bartkowski attended Buffalo Technical Institute and then Canisius College and the University at Buffalo for engineering. He served in the U.S. More...

Death Notice

KOO, Sylvia C., of North Tonawanda, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. Mrs. Koo is survived by two daughters, Judy Forman and Margaret Ryan; one son, John Chu; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, King, and one son, Peter. More...

Sports

MILLS SAYS MOVE

Kenmore East’s Kendall Mills, left, powers her way past Clarence defender Gabbi Pacatte during the Lady Bulldogs’ 40-34 non-league loss Friday. Mills finished the game with five points. More...

East boys swimming looking to fill lineup holes

After having lost six seniors — four of whom qualified for sectionals and, for some of them, did well enough there to reach the state championships — off a squad that won three meets last season, it’s safe to say that Kenmore East b More...

Tournament wins over powerhouses highlight Marauders’ effort on ice

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Entertainment

Holiday Happenings

thurs. 18 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians — The 1964 holiday cult classic features Pia Zadora, 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Northtown Business Center, Amherst; $. 837-0376, www.screeningroom.net More...

Family Activities

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Literature

thurs. 18 Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Dec. 18, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. Membership is open to the public. More...

Advocacy group members speak out at board meeting

Members of a newly formed advocacy group in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District spoke at a recent School Board meeting, citing the need to return education to a student-centered learning environment. More...

City of Tonawanda police remember retired chief

City of Tonawanda police are mourning the loss of one of their own, with the passing of former Police Chief John F. Ivancic. The 47-year-old, 23-year veteran of the force died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. Mr. More...

Editorial

Reach out and help community during holidays

Bee Editorial

While the holidays are a time of joy, they can also be one of sorrow. One where we remember those people, or places, no longer here. One where memories of the past consume our ability to enjoy the present. For many, the holidays are not happy. More...

Spindle items

• GOING OLD SCHOOL — The sound was unfamiliar, a rhythmic, clacking noise. It was coming from not too far away. More...

Out of the Past

25 Years Ago Dec. 20, 1989

• Local officials are claiming an environmental victory after their efforts and public comments have the federal government looking at adding a fourth hazardous waste site to their review list for cleanup. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reportedly upset after losing game of Uno

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Dec. 5 • A woman stole $8,000 from a company, according to a Kenmore Avenue resident. • A Wardman Road resident reported that a person was stumbling down the street toward Delaware Road. More...

Education

FESTIVE FUN

Teacher Elaine Cambria enjoys a moment with students Ava, left, and Mara Richey at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore. Kindergarten students celebrated “National Gingerbread Day” recently. More...

Kindergarten registration slated to begin in January

Registration for kindergarten and universal prekindergarten at all schools in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda district will begin in January. Registration for all students is by appointment only at the Central Registration Office, 1500 Colvin Blvd. More...

Voters approve school district’s capital project

Proposition 1 received 1,151 yes votes and 247 no votes.

Voters in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District recently approved both propositions that compose Phase II of the district’s capital project. Proposition 1 received 1,151 yes votes and 247 no votes. More...

Lifestyles

Meals on Wheels for Western New York spreads holiday cheer

The 1,800 individuals served by Meals on Wheels for Western New York have learned that the organization is always about more than just a meal. That is even truer this time of the year. More...

Registration open for holiday care program

YWCA Tonawandas Holiday Care program for 5- to 12-year-olds will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 22, 23, 26, 29 and 30 and Jan. 2. More...

Couple celebrate 50 years

Kathleen and Robert Browne of Williamsville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Robert Browne married the former Kathleen Wilson on Nov. 21, 1964, in Kenmore. Robert is retired from National Fuel Gas Corp. and served in the U.S. More...

Business

January’s board inauguration luncheon to re-launch Chamber of Commerce

For the past six month’s this article has always touched on the initiatives our Chamber has been working toward: program improvements, membership enhancements, opportunities for member visibility, coaching and education, and tools with which to More...

Award presented to Tonawanda resident for volunteer work

Erie County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program recently recognized Leona Prinzbach of Tonawanda and six other volunteers, with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award at the Statler Erie Room of Erie Community College North Campus. More...

Holiday Care program slated for December, January

YWCA Tonawandas Holiday Care program for 5- to 12-year-olds will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 22, 23, 26, 29 and 30 and Jan. 2. More...