Weekly Feature

March 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Weapons seized from Kenmore home; pair arrested

Following an investigation conducted by Kenmore police detectives, various weapons were seized from a Westgate Avenue residence, and two men were arrested on March 24. More...

Editorial

Rotarians, athletes show impact of community service

Community organizations, volunteer groups and athletic squads should take a page out of the books of the Kenmore Rotarians and Kenmore West Rugby Club. More...

Spindle items

• A PLACE TO CELEBRATE — On Sunday afternoon, I attended my niece’s baby shower, held in the Town of Tonawanda at the NOCO Pavilion, located in Sheridan Park overlooking the first green.   Although I had   More...

Health insurance reform not perfect, but not unconstitutional

It is not totalitarianism. It is not socialized medicine. It is not a complete and total government takeover of the entire health care industry. And it is not unconstitutional. More...

Police Blotter

Ninjas seek water balloon fight

(Editor’s note: The Bee’s police blotter is a sampling of unusual, sometimes humorous calls received by the police department. More...

Sports

Justinettes, Lions prevail at Lions Classic

There were ankle-breaking open court one-on-one moves, shooting clinics and defensive efforts all on display at Cheektowaga Central High School Saturday as over 40 of the area’s top senior girls basketball players made the most of one final op More...

First Niagara answers call to save Empire Games with $500,000 donation

First Niagara Financial Group is leading the charge in fundraising this summer’s Empire State Games in Buffalo.   More...

ECIC dominates annual Silver Hoops Classics

The Erie County Interscholastic Conference put on a show at the Paul R. Missana Memorial 13th annual Silver Hoops Classics.   More...

What's Going On

Blessed Sacrement offers praise song event

Blessed Sacrement Church will present “At the Foot of the Cross” during its praise song event being held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 2 at the church, 263 Claremont Ave., Kenmore. All are welcome. For more info., call 834-4282.   More...

Elmlawn Cemetery hosting Easter service

Elmlawn Cemetery will host its 34 annual Easter Sunrise Memorial Service at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 4. The service will be held at Elmlawn’s Sunrise Mausoleum located at the entrance between Delaware Avenue and Colvin Boulevard.   More...

Faith United Presbyterian providing Easter meal

Faith United Presbyterian Church, 3150 Elmwood Ave., two blocks north of Sheridan Drive, will be hosting an Easter breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sunday, April 4. Free-will offering will be accepted.   More...

Business

Tonawanda resident sweetens skin, hair care products

Business owner goes ‘green’ to make green

Armed with her homemade, trademarked, moisturizing body scrub formula, Idalynn MacDonald has established a successful business that helps the environment. More...

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum receives grant

Recently the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) and the National Park Service (NPS), jointly announced the awarding of $9.5 million in federal competitive Save America’s Treasures (SAT) grants, which are made in More...

Applebee’s letting children eat free

Once the Easter egg hunting ends, children across Western New York will be able to enjoy a free meal at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants. More...

Environmental group, legislator call for continued funding of air quality monitoring

State funding for air quality monitoring in the Town of Tonawanda is set to expire soon, but a local environmental group and an Erie County legislator are calling for both funding and monitoring to continue in the area.   More...

Bee Newspapers honored for Flight 3407 coverage

Bee Group Newspapers Managing Editor David Sherman has won first place in the Best Spot News Photos category for photos taken at the site of the crash of Flight 3407 in February 2009. More...

Local News

Photo

ORDER UP — Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana, left, on Wednesday, helps volunteers Gerhardt Romano and Betty Baxter prepare meals for home delivery. More...

Man charged for filing phony claims on Kenmore home

A Buffalo man accused of using a bank account that didn’t exist to buy insurance on a home he didn’t own so he could cash in on property losses that didn’t occur was arrested March 23. More...

Town honors Mount St. Mary’s marching band

Mount St. Mary Academy has been chosen as an official representative of the Town of Tonawanda, an honor rarely awarded to a private school. More...

Letters to the Editor

Students should be picked up in groups

Every morning as I leave my house for work, I wonder is today the day I can escape what everyone who drives along surface streets experiences almost every day: sitting in the conga line behind other motorists waiting for a school bus to pick up pass More...

Riverkeeper seeks volunteers for Shoreline Sweep

Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper is seeking citizens to join the Spring Shoreline Sweep to help clean up the shorelines in Western New York.   The Shoreline Sweep will be conducted from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 17. More...

Lifestyles

HOME ON THE RANGE

Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club offers numerous facilities for outdoor enthusiasts

O n a chilly, damp Sunday morning in Pendleton, the loud snap of gunshots rings through the air.   “Pull!” yells a marksman, and a bright orange disc is propelled from a wooden box. More...

More cremations, more options, less tradition

Anthony Amigone Jr. stood on Aspen Mountain in Colorado. In his hand he held a lock of his mother’s hair. She loved skiing. But as he let her hair go, with the wind, it blew the wrong way. It wouldn’t float down the mountainside. More...

S enio r New s

Senior Center   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

Thurs., April 1   The Spring Flower Show   More...

Art

fri. 2  “Espaces” by Andre Fradet — Studio Hart is proud to present the first U.S. exhibition of paintings by Canadian painter Andre Fradet, opens 6 p.m. More...

Festivals

sun. 4  Pre-Dyngus Day Celebration — Featuring polka music by Lenny Gomulka’s Chicago Push and Jerry Darlak’s Buffalo Touch, 6 p.m. Sunday, April 4 at The Leonard Post Jr. VFW #6251, 2450 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga; $. More...