Weekly Feature

April 13, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Wolf Blitzer speaks at high school, college alma maters

It’s been almost 44 years since Wolf Blitzer crossed Kenmore West High School’s stage to receive his diploma, but CNN’s “The Situation Room” host decided to return to the school Friday and was in the spotlight again. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Industries beware: environmentalists sampling air

For those who thought the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York was targeting only the Tonawanda Coke Corporation in its quest for clean air, think again. More...

Spindle items

• A WORD FROM EXPERIENCE — Friday afternoon, I went to Kenmore West High School to report on Wolf Blitzer, a Ken West alum turned CNN political news anchor and host of the network’s show “The Situation Room” as he More...

Spindle items

• NOT SO BROKEN DREAMS — It’s a little known fact that before I had ambitions of being a writer, I was a struggling actress living in the heart of Hollywood, CA. More...

Education

Repeat Boutique aims at saving prom goers cash

Kenmore West Senior Ashley Brzyski was a young woman on a mission: find a beautiful prom dress.   More...

School events

A Spring Dance for 6th, 7th and 8th graders is being held on from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, April 23rd from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at Cardinal O’Hara High School gymnasium, located at 39 O’Hara Road in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Students embrace fitness during Ken West Wellness Week

If anyone knows the positive benefits of maintaining strong health and wellness, it is most definitely Kenmore West High School Senior Marissa Dressel.   More...

Sports

Bee a 10 in 2010

Getzville contestant closes in on weight-loss goal

With a few weeks left in the “Bee a ‘10’ in 2010” weight-loss challenge, Ed Howard, the Getzville contestant, is one pound away from his original goal and plans to push himself a bit harder to achieve even more success. More...

Lady Blue Devils eye another league title

Winning Niagara Frontier League softball championships has become commonplace for the Kenmore West Lady Blue Devils.   More...

Defense hoping to win championship for St. Joe’s

One of the oldest cliches in baseball is that good pitching will always beat good hitting.   The St. More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

fri. 16  Harbingers of Spring — Come and discover the real signs of spring and become attuned to the fascinating rhythms of nature through this unique indoor presentation at 7 p.m. More...

Art

fri. 16  Brought to Light: Rare Prints by Adele Cohen — The show and sale features rarely seen artworks from this important WNY artist at 6 p.m. Friday, April 16 at the WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Literature

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Hicks leaving Sweet Home

posted April 15, 2010 10:24 am

Geoffrey Hicks, superintendent of the Sweet Home Central School  District, announced Wednesday he is leaving to take a position as Superintendent of the Arlington Central School District, near Poughkeepsie. More...

Clean Air Coalition starts new round of testing

Curious to discover what’s in the Tonawanda air these days, the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York started another round of air quality testing on Saturday. More...

Local News

HOT CAKES

HOT CAKES — Robert Poeller, left, of Kenmore holds daughter Sophie, 2, so she can watch her pancake being flipped by Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club member John Story during a pancake breakfast held at St. More...

Village Board approves $14.9 million budget

The Kenmore Village Board approved a $14.9 million budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year at its meeting on Tuesday night.   More...

Fire department elects officers

The following officers were recently elected by the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department to serve as the officers for 2010-11:   More...

Police Blotter

Faulty furnace gives woman’s house the shakes

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

Obituaries

Frank J.A. World

awarded for service in the Marine Corps

Sgt. Frank Joseph-Alfonso World, 25, of Riverside, died suddenly Thursday, April 1, 2010, in Marjah, Afghanistan.   Sgt. World was born April 13, 1984. He graduated from Riverside Institute of Technology in 2003. More...

Andrew L. Coppola,

longtime cement mason

Andrew L. Coppola, 79, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, April 8, 2010, at the McAuley Residence after a long illness. Mr. Coppola was born March 24, 1931, in Buffalo and graduated from Kensington High School.   More...

Judith M. Rexinger, active in Town O’Tonawanda Irish Club

Judith M. Rexinger, 70, of Amherst, died Wednesday, March 31, 2010, in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.   Mrs. Rexinger was born Dec. 28, 1939, in Buffalo. She graduated from Bennett High School.   More...

Lifestyles

Taking the CAKE

Ken East grad nabs internship at ‘Cake Boss’ baker y

H er name says it all. Lisa Cook loves to cook. She especially loves baking, and some of her earliest memories are of helping her mother in the kitchen. More...

S enio r New s

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center   The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announced that the following events will take place in April:   Ongoing events   The Senior Center’s Computer room is open from More...

What's Going On

Community center is site for driver safety program

A driver safety class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, and Friday April 16, at the Kenmore Community Center. in the Community Room of the center. More...

Embroiderers’ Guild meeting set for April 14

The Buffalo Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at North Presbyterian Church, 300 North Forest Road, Amherst. For more info., call 632-0237.   More...

Ken-Ton YMCA plans family skating party

The Ken-Ton Family YMCA will host a skating party from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Rainbow Roller Rink, 100 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. The cost is $4 per person and includes admittance to the rink and roller skate rental. More...

Business

Kids Kampus Too offering new summer program

In hopes of providing youth with a place to have fun, Kids Kampus Too Child Care Center Inc. in Tonawanda is providing its first summer program.   More...

New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes gathers support at local supermarket

Volunteers from New Yorkers Against Unfair Taxes gathered at Budwey’s Supermarket on Kenmore Avenue last week to educate customers about the the potential repercussions of a statewide tax on sugary beverages, as well as collect signatures for More...

Kenmore Allstate agency awarded

Thomas Finn has been recognized by Allstate Insurance Company for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitability. His agency, located at 3493 Delaware Ave. More...