Weekly Feature

April 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Ken-Ton School Board adopts spending plan

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board, during its April 22 meeting, adopted a $147,269,683 budget for the 2010-11 academic year.   The projected property tax rate is $38.56 per $1,000 assessed value, up 36 cents from the current budget. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Showcase may bring big gains to businesses, residents

The basic premise of the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce is to stimulate economy, and it does that by helping business grow. More...

Spindle items

• ROAD SAFETY — Last week, The Bee reported that a woman flipped her vehicle while traveling on Delaware Road in the Village of Kenmore. This and other accidents may be avoidable if all drivers participate in a safe driving course. More...

Out of the Past

Traveling by air

The Curtiss Airdrome was located where modern-day Niagara Falls Boulevard, Sheridan Drive and Eggert Road intersect. More...

Education

Zonta Club of Kenmore to honor high school students

The Zonta Club of Kenmore will present academic achievement awards to six students during a ceremony scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, at Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.   More...

Sweet Home Middle School posts honor roll students

The following students at Sweet Home Middle School were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2009-10 academic year:   Grade Eight   More...

O’Hara to host open house

Cardinal O'Hara High School, a co-educational private High School located at 39 O’Hara Road, in the Town of Tonawanda will hold its annual spring open house for sixth through eighth grade students and their families on from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Bee Senior News

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announced that the following events will take place at the Center: Ongoing events More...

Ken-Ton Library News

Brighton Place   Knitting Club meets at 6 p.m. every Tuesday and at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The club is for the most experienced knitter or a beginner. They sit, talk, knit, sew, or come with questions and materials. More...

Marriage licenses

The following couples were issued marriage licenses in the Town of Tonawanda:   David Staley Jr. and Renee Tower , both of Colorado Springs, Colo., on Feb. 9.   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 30  Chicken Barbecue — The Park School will host a fundraising Chiavetta’s chicken barbecue 3-7 p.m. Friday, April 30 at the Park School’s Rich Family Activity Center, 4625 Harlem Road, Snyder; $. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 29  After School Escape — A one-hour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring fun outdoor activity, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Theater

sat. 29  Lottie & Bernice in Get Off My Cabbage — World premiere of L. Don S wartz’s comedy starring Joann V. Mis and Debby Koszelak-Swartz under the direction of L. Don Swartz. Opens 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28 and continues 8 p.m. More...

Tonawanda GM plant’s $400 million engine line will help economy, save jobs

Speculation about a new engine line at the General Motors plant in the town of Tonawanda was laid to rest when plant manager Steve Finch confirmed the rumors at a press conference on Tuesday. More...

Some light reading

Audrey Kolbe, left, a member of the Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Ladies Auxiliary, helps Jane Cannito, a health information intern, select books during a sale held at the hospital on Friday. More...

Cutoff for school budget voter registration is May 13

Individuals must be registered voters by Thursday, May 13, if they want to vote on the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District’s 2010-11 budget and Board of Education candidates.   Individuals can register from 2 to 6 p.m. More...

Local News

May 1 declared Schofield Residence Day in the Town

At the Town of Tonawanda Board Meeting on April 19, Town Supervisor Anthony Caruana issued a proclamation declaring May 1, 2010 to be Schofield Residence Day in the Town of Tonawanda.   Schofield's President, Edward J. More...

Photo

Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana, left, during the April 19 town board meeting, presents Edward J. More...

Town requests additional bonds for sewer project

The Town of Tonawanda is requesting an additional $6 million in bonds to pay for an extensive sewer project scheduled to begin in the town in a couple of months.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Watch for tractors, other slow vehicles

Now that spring has arrived, another familiar sight will be seen on the rural highways of Western New York. Tractors, hay wagons and other slow-moving vehicles will once again be sharing our roads. More...

Police Blotter

Resident reports planes flying too close to home

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

Town man charged with mother's murder

David Heck, 55, who was accused of beating his mother to death in December was arraigned Thursday on an indictment charging him with one count of second-degree murder, according to a release from Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita.   More...

Sports

Tonawanda wins bid to host world’s largest synchronized swimming competition

After two years of waiting, the Town of Tonawanda recently learned it will be the host site for the U.S. Synchronized Swimming’s 2010 eSynchro Age Group Championships.   More...

SHOOTING FOR DISTANCE

SHOOTING FOR DISTANCE — Stacey Wade, a Town of Tonawanda resident, hits golf balls at the Town’s driving range near Brighton Park on Saturday. More...

West wins one, loses one at NT Tourney

Unlike previous years, there was no single tournament winner at this year’s 27th annual North Tonawanda Lady Jacks Softball Tournament held at Edward Belbas Fields on Saturday. More...

What's Going On

Tom ’s Restaurant collecting Books for Kids

To m ’s Restaurant is a book donation site for the 2010 ‘Books for Kids’ book drive. More...

Creative Dance Company offers performance

Creative Dance Company, a modern dance troupe for ages 8-15, will be performing at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 2 at Sweet Home Middle School, 4150 Maple Road, Amherst. Tickets are $7. For information about the troupe, visit www.creativedanceclasses.com. More...

Ken East hosting scholarship fund run

Kenmore East High School will host the Lou Reuter Scholarship Fund Walk and Fun Run along with a 5K race Saturday, May 8. The fun run will start at 8:30 a.m. and at 9 a.m. the 5K Race will start. More...

Business

Butterfly Kisses to open Monday

After teaching seventh-grade students at a Catholic school for several years, Leah Valentine decided she wanted to help children in a different capacity. More...

Alumnae Panhellenic to meet in May

The Greater Buffalo Alumnae Panhellenic will meet at noon Wednesday, May 5, at the Family Tree Restaurant, 4346 Bailey Ave., Amherst. The agenda includes a discussion of the end-of-the-season officer installation dinner. More...

NAWBO to host ‘Fashionista’ fundraiser, auction

The Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will hold its annual “Fabulous Fashionista” fundraiser and auction from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the Buffalo Club, 388 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. More...