Weekly Feature



April 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

O’Hara student sets bar high; earns Youth of the Year Award

Overcoming life’s obstacles to become a success is something that Brandon Lyles, a junior at Cardinal O’Hara High School, knows all too well.   He has had life experiences that most of us will never come to know.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Time to answer the Census call is now

Talk recently has focused on dissolving villages, reducing the size of governmental bodies and state budget deficits. More...

Spindle items

• THE BEE ON THE WEB — Effective this week, The Ken-Ton Bee is now available on the Internet. More...

Out of the Past

Architecture

Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with   Bee readers?   Send it to “Out of the   Past,” Ken-Ton Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo,   N.Y. 14221.   More...

Obituaries

Ruth M. Dunnigan, retired music teacher

Ruth M. Dunnigan (nee Goreke), 90, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Beechwood Nursing Home after a long illness.   Mrs. Dunnigan was born in Buffalo and graduated from Bennett High School in 1935. More...

Death Notice

MAZUROWSKI, Deborah A., of Tonawanda, died Monday, March 29, 2010. She is survived by her sister, Linda Sparks, and many nieces and nephews. A Mass was held Tuesday, April 6, at St. Francis of Assisi Church. More...

Lifestyles

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Pageant runner-up awarded scholarship

Two questions on the minds of most high school seniors are: “Where will I attend college?” and “How will I pay for it?” Mount St. More...

A ‘Damn’ Good Time

Cardinal O’Hara High School’s production of Damn Yankees’ is full of fiery fun

What if someone told you that you had the power to send the Bills to the Super Bowl or the Sabres to the Stanley Cup?   Sounds like a good deal, right?   But there’s just one catch. First, you have to sell your soul. More...

Local veterinarian’s book wins award

Less than a year after releasing his book, “Vetting: The Making of a Veterinarian,” D r. Peter Freyburger can now call himself an award-winning author.   More...

Entertainment

Concerts

thurs. 8 Experimental synthpop noise rockers Xiu Xiu featuring Jamie Stewart, Ches Smith and Angela Seo, with special guest Tune Yards, 8 p.m. Thursday, April 8 at the Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk Place, Buffalo; $. 855-3931, www. themohawkplace. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 8  Down to the Roots — 10 p.m., Allen Street Hardware Cafe, 245 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 882-8843, www.allenstreethardwarec afe.com  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. More...

Symphonic

fri. 9  Bohemian Rhapsody — The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra featuring violinist Michael Ludwig, under the baton of JoAnn Falletta. Works include Mozart’s “S ymphony No. More...

Ken-Ton superintendent to hold public forum

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District Superintendent Mark P. Mondanaro will host a community meeting for students, their families, staff and community members to communicate the academic and financial issues facing the district. More...

A little refreshment

Bella Sander, 8, took advantage of the nice, warm weather Saturday by selling pink lemonade on Highland Avenue. More...

Local News

Town plans to upgrade information technology

The Town of Tonawanda, after years of maintaining information using multiple individual software systems in addition to other record-keeping methods, is seeking to switch to a system that would be used townwide.   More...

Paladino officially enters gubernatorial race

Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino is “mad as hell.” And he isn’t going to take it anymore. More...

Motorcyclist dies following crash on Colvin

A Niagara Falls motorcyclist was fatally injured in a traffic accident that occurred Thursday afternoon in the Town of Tonawanda.   Michael A. More...

Letters to the Editor

Protect investment in higher education

The higher education infrastructure in New York State is among the best in the world, with a mix of 269 independently governed and state-supported colleges and universities.   More...

Police Blotter

Poor-tasting OJ taken to police headquarters

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

Education

NYS Women Inc. seeking scholarship applicants

The Niagara Frontier Chapter, New York State Women, Inc., is seeking female applications for its annual scholarship.   The organization will be awarding scholarships up to $750 each to women on June 22.   More...

Sports

Bee a 10 in 2010

Clarence contestant refocuses, makes herself top priority

After focusing on her family and her job and packing on the pounds due to unhealthy choices, Ann Laudisio, the Clarence contestant, found a way to make herself a priority by entering the “Bee a 10 in 2010” challenge.   More...

St. Joe’s lacrosse looks to establish new identity

St. Joe’s lacrosse coach Pete Hudecki has stressed that finding out what kind of team he has is the key to the Marauders’ 2010 season. After finishing a disappointing 3-13 in 2009, establishing a new identity is necessary.   More...

Sweet Home lacrosse is work in progress

This spring’s Sweet Home boys lacrosse team looks a lot different from last year. More...

What's Going On

Blessed Sacrament hosting healing Mass

A healing Mass will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont, Kenmore. For more information, call 834-4282 .   More...

Theme basket raffle slated for April 10

The Sheridan Park Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring its sixth annual theme basket raffle being held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Sheridan Park Fire Hall, 738 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda. For more information, call Deb at 390-2907.   More...

Ken-Ton groups hosting pancake breakfast

The Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club and the Town of Tonawanda Aquettes will be hosting their ninth annual pancake breakfast Sunday, April 11, at St. Edmund’s Church, 530 Ellicott Creek Road. More...

Business

Better Business Bureau issues warning to iPad users

The iPad — a tablet computer developed by Apple Inc. — has been released to the public but Better Business Bureau officials say to be aware that scammers are busy devising ways to take advantage of eager shoppers. More...

Kenmore native expands food options at Seabar

Mike Andrzejewski, who lived in the Village of Kenmore for nearly 20 years before moving to Buffalo a couple years ago, believes he knows a thing or two about creating the perfect dish. More...

Buffalo Niagara association honors Excellence Winners

The Buffalo Niagara Human Resource Association (BNHRA) recently named the 2009 HR Excellence Winners at their awards dinner held on March 31.   More...