Weekly Feature

April 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Ride-sharing offers many opportunities for WNY

It’s an exciting time in Buffalo as the legalization of ride-sharing in upstate was passed as part of the 2017-18 budget. More...

Spindle items

Ken-Ton Editor

PANEL — Veterans are important members of our society due to the sacrifices they made for our country.  More...

Out of the Past

24 Years Ago April 22, 1992   More...

Police Blotter

Clerk reports man breaking windows

Village of Kenmore  Monday, April 10   A passer-by reported a man with a baseball cap drinking out of a plastic bag and appearing to be hitting something in a stroller.  A Knowlton Avenue resident said the front door is open and no one More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

REPICH, Jennie O. (nee Osadchuk), of Tonawanda, died Monday, April 10, 2017. Mrs. Repich is survived by three children, Shirley Petersen, Kenneth, and Robin Steszewski; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s track looking to defend Monsignor Martin title

The St. Joe’s track and field team will open league competition Thursday, looking to begin a journey toward a second consecutive Monsignor Martin Title. The team will take on St. More...

Ken East track looking for improvement

Last season was a rebuilding year for the Kenmore East boys track team. The goal for this season is to see tangible improvement. That seems plausible, considering the team is returning all but a half-dozen or so guys from last year.  More...

Blue Devils tennis team doubles in size

Last year, the Kenmore West boys’ tennis team did not win a match. In fact, with just six guys on the roster, the Blue Devils couldn’t even field a full team. This year, things are looking up. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 20   More...

Film/Video

fri. 21, sat. 22, tues. 25 & thurs. 27   More...

Special Events

thurs. 20-mon. 24   More...

City of Tonawanda looks at ways to combat opioid epidemic

Last month, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced that seven Erie County residents had died in 24 hours because of a deadly batch of heroin. Judge Mark E. More...

School board candidates file petitions for election

Two candidates had filed petitions for two seats on the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education by Monday’s deadline.  The candidates are incumbent Jill O’Malley of Kenmore and Michelle Tarbox, also of Kenmore.  Board membe More...

Local News

Pipe dreams come true for theater organist

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For 22-year-old Curtis Cook of East Amherst, wanting to play the theater organ wasn’t only for its powerful resonance and ability to imitate a full pit orchestra.  “I tell people it’s an instrument for people who like pushing b More...

News Brief

St. Andrew’s Catholic Youth Organization will be sponsoring a middle school dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at St. Andrew’s Country Day School, 1545 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore. Attendees should enter Donovan Center Door No. More...

Workers’ Compensation reform to produce savings for New Yorkers

The passage of a Senate-led Workers’ Compensation Reform package is expected to produce hundreds of millions of dollars in employer savings across New York while also improving protections for injured workers, according to state Sen. More...

Letters to the Editor

Free college plan a political move

I couldn’t agree more with David Sherman’s column in last week’s Bee; spot on. I live in East Aurora, and we are looking at a 7 percent increase in our school tax, in no small part from mandates and less aid. More...

Bee Heard

BEE HEARD

.I can’t believe our governor wants to spend $20 million to build a visitor welcome center on Grand Island. Doesn’t he realize Grand Island has two of them? They are called toll booths. More...

Education

Cardinal O’ Hara names honor roll

The following Cardinal O’Hara High School students have been named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  Grade 9   More...

Ken-Ton School District welcomes new staff

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District has appointed three new administrators, including an assistant superintendent for human resources, a director of secondary education and a supervisor of transportation.  More...

St. Joe’s to induct alumni into Signum Fidei Society

The St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Alumni Association will present five alumni with the school’s highest honor at a celebration on Saturday, April 29, at Brookfield Country Club.  More...

Lifestyles

Paralympic gold medalist shares her story at WNY Girls In Sports

It is estimated that the average child should get somewhere around 60 minutes of aerobic exercise per day. More...

Church to host Chiavetta’s dinner

Kenmore United Methodist Church Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, at 32 Landers Road. The cost is $10 for dine-in or drive-thru.   More...

Library News

Kenilworth Branch 318 Montrose Ave. • 834-7657  Library hours Spring hours are as follows: noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The library is closed Saturdays and Sundays.   More...

Business

Businesses to join the KenTon-Opoly craze

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director

Spring has sprung, and the Chamber is giving folks added incentive to get out of the house for a chance to win prizes by visiting area merchants taking part in the first KenTon-Opoly, an interactive game that will bring customers to our member busine More...

Community Foundation grants available   More...

Retirees Club looks to expand its membership

The Western New York General Motors Salaried Retirees Club is currently looking for salaried retirees to join the club. Annual activities consist of multiple luncheons at various local restaurants and banquet facilities. More...