Weekly Feature



April 20, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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NICE DESIGN — Frank Catalfarno, left, and his wife, Lynne, look at daughter Mary’s winning poster entry during a ProjecTruth awards ceremony held Friday at Fairdale Banquet Hall in Amherst More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Cell phone use can wait when you’re on the road

Kenmore police believe that an accident that occurred Monday on Delaware Road was the result of the female driver using her cellular phone while operating a vehicle. More...

Spindle items

• GOING GREEN — April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. If you think you can’t make a difference, think again. More...

Spindle items

• COASTERS FOR CARING — Emma Reid of Depew has had a longtime goal to raise enough funds to travel to Ghana, Africa, where she’d like to lend a hand to orphans in need and ultimately help build a school for the children.   More...

Police Blotter

Gutter talk leads to further action

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

Education

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

St. Amelia eighth-grader likes to ‘bee’ challenged

Brian Hamp, an eighth-grade student at St. Amelia School in Tonawanda, has always enjoyed geography and spelling, and this past year he’s demonstrated his knowledge in both subjects.   More...

Three seeking election to Sweet Home board; district budget finalized

Three candidates have filed petitions to run for seats on the Sweet Home Central School District Board of Education.   Two seats are on the ballot.   Filing were Debbie Adams, former board member Mike Morrow and incumbent Carol Nowak. More...

Hicks to leave Sweet Home July 1

Geoffrey Hicks, superintendent of the Sweet Home Central School District, announced April 14 that he is leaving to take a position as superintendent of the Arlington Central School District, near Poughkeepsie. More...

Lifestyles

In the Military

The following local individuals were recently promoted within the New York Army National Guard:   Vincent Dimarco from Kenmore, serving with the 827th Engineer Company, to the rank of specialist.   More...

Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary sets dates for book sale

The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Used Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, April 23 in the hospital atrium, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. More...

Donate your appetite to the fight against AIDS

D o your plans this Tuesday evening involve a trip to the grocery store or some quality time with your DVR? If so, it’s a good night to change things up a little as the eighth annual Dining Out D For Life event comes to Western New York. More...

Business

Chamber seeking donations for Showcase

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce is asking businesses to donate gift certificates, free items, or small prizes to be used for giveaways for those who attend the Chamber’s 2010 annual Home and Business Showcase. More...

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FOOD FOR A CAUSE _— Ryan Ridley, a Kenmore East senior and club lacrosse player serves his mother Yvonne Ridley and sister Rachel during a team fundraiser held at Friendly's Restaurant on Maple More...

Prescription discount cards offered to Erie County residents

Erie County Executive Chris Collins said the county has partnered with ProAct Inc., a division of Kinney Drug, to help defray the costs of prescription drugs for residents. More...

Volcaniceruption disrupts team’s trip

Last week, the Kenmore West Club Rugby team had its planned 10-day European trip come to a halt after flights were stopped across the globe.   The team was on its way to England to compete against club rugby teams from Europe.   More...

Seven individuals petition for School Board seats

Seven people, including three incumbents, have submitted petitions to run for three open seats on the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education. More...

Local News

Town Department heads address health, flooding concerns

Tonawanda resident Christina Lewan has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma, which she said was manageable until the Town Board permitted members of the Kenilworth Fire Department to practice their firefighting skills near her Lyndale Av More...

Schimminger seeks re-election to Assembly

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger recently announced his candidacy for re-election to the 140th New York State Assembly District, which encompasses the Town of Tonawanda, including Kenmore; the City of Tonawanda; and most of the City of North Tonawanda. More...

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HELPING THOSE IN NEED — Colleen Hannon, 17, from the Town of Tonawanda, volunteers for Habitat for Humanity. More...

Letters to the Editor

Bins are not always for charitable use

Goodwill Industries of Western New York is among a host of cities nationwide that are seeing the sudden appearance of unattended donation bins for the collection of used clothing and household goods.   More...

Obituaries

Death notices

BATTAGLIA, Alice M. (nee Schultz), of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010. She is survived by her husband, Terry; sons, Terry, Brian and Marty; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Dorothy Kowalewski and Sylvia Michalski. More...

Sports

Thunder’s White sets MMA 100 meter record

Malayah White has already broken track records in just one season at Mount St. Mary Academy. She’s now turned her attention to breaking Monsignor Martin Association records in her second year.   More...

Kenmore West tennis looks to put winless season behind them

Kenmore West Boys Tennis Coach Lisa Siegal says her team is staying positive and upbeat throughout the 2010 season. In terms of wins and losses, there hasn’t been much to feel great about for the Blue Devils in recent years. More...

Niblock leads Sweet Home girls track, field team

Katie Niblock has one more chapter left in her high school track and field career to write and she wants it to be one to remember.   An early highlight will be at the Penn Relays Thursday at Franklin Field at the University of Philadelphia. More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

To m ’s Restaurant collecting Books for Kids   More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 23  I Am Here Today — Media-psychological phenomenon of simulation confusion - where a simulation (movie, TV and radio) affects not only our perception, but our engagement with realty by artist Sam Van Aken, Opens 7 p.m. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 22  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar and Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. 876-2884 fri. 23  Blind Vision — 11 p.m., Macaroon’s, 576 Dick Road, Cheektowaga; $. 681-7197, More...

Concerts

fri. 23 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former lead singer and gutarist of The Byrds,   More...