Weekly Feature



May 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Archiving tweets means dumbing down journalism

At the risk of compounding the senior generation’s reputation for old fogyness, here’s a warning about the latest virus of so-called social networking that is infecting American journalism. More...

Spindle items

• DISSEC - TION — I recently visited a biology class at Kenmore East High School where teacher Bob O’Connor and his students educated me about a computer program the class uses to learn about anatomy and how to dissect a non-liv More...

Out of the Past

Athletics

The Kenmore West High School varsity basketball team, pictured circa 1947, won 12 and lost two in the 1946-47 season to finish second in the Niagara Frontier League. More...

Police Blotter

Cooler repair sets off gas station’s holdup alarm

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

Education

Technology creates new way to dissect

Ken-Ton students’ progress documented in international journal

Is virtual learning a valuable tool for students? More...

St. Joe’s senior, a Rwandan emigrant, accepted into Ivy League school

Less than six years after immigrating to the United States from Rwanda without the ability to read, write or speak English, St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute senior Jean Jacques Sibomanna — known as J.J. More...

Budget approved for Erie 1 BOCES

School boards in Erie County have unanimously approved the proposed 2010-11 administrative budget for Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services.   More...

Lifestyles

FiT to WiN

Figure competitor coaches friend to first place

Casey Kelly, a 24-year-old graphic designer from Elma, had always considered herself an athletic person, but in December, she decided to take her dedication to fitness to the next level. Kelly wanted to train and compete in a figure competition. More...

Healthy Living Exposition coming to Buffalo Bills Field House

T he fourth annual Buffalo Wellfest — Western New York’s largest healthy-living exposition — will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the Buffalo Bills Field House, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park. More...

MOTHER’S DAY

MOTHER’S DAY — Alvera Robinson, left, sits with her daughter Joyce DiChristina while Beth Ann Haseley, executive director of Wynwood campus in Tonawanda, pours drinks for the pair during a More...

Business

Y generation, college students urged to Invisionit

When seeking the right career path, an individual’s personality matters. More...

Better Business Bureau issues red flag alert on debt settlements

The Better Business Bureau is warning financially troubled families to beware of debt settlement companies that claim they can easily reduce or eliminate credit card debt. More...

Business briefs

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Lazio will be the guest speaker during the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. More...

OSHA proposes $48,500 fine against Tonawanda Coke

River Road factory cited for 14 code violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a total of $48,500 in fines against Tonawanda Coke Corp. for what it alleges are 14 serious violations of workplace health and safety standards.   More...

Kenmore Teachers Association files impasse

After the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District and the Kenmore Teachers Association failed to reach a contractual agreement, the district was notified on May 4 that the teachers’ union has filed a declaration of impasse.   More...

Local News

MEET THE CANDIDATES

ELECTION DAY TUESDAY, MAY 18th — 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.  

Board Member Ken-Ton District I grew up in Williamsville and graduated from Bishop Neumann High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Hamilton College. More...

Residents to vote May 18

Residents of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda and Sweet Home school districts will be able to cast their votes for 2010-11 district budgets and school board candidates on Tuesday, May 18. More...

Iskalo construction to begin in Kenmore; sidewalks will be closed

Access to sidewalks along Delaware Avenue near West Hazeltine and Tremaine avenues in the Village of Kenmore will be temporary denied as construction workers prepare a corner lot for a new building.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Burnt coffee odor still unresolved

The article “Resident complaint gets investigation brewing” published in the May 5, 2010, Ken-Ton Bee was greatly written and to the point.   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

FENTON, Ruth E., formerly of the Town of Tonawanda, died Thursday, April 29, 2010. She is survived by her sons, Douglas and Jeffrey, and four grandchildren. A service will be held in the future. Arrangements were made by the R. More...

Sports

Ken West grad Mallory has tryout with Buccaneers

James Mallory had the experience of a lifetime just a couple of weekends ago. More...

West baseball breaks through in Niagara Frontier League play

The Kenmore West boys baseball team struggled through a tough Niagara Frontier League schedule throughout the 2010 season before finally breaking through on Thursday. The Blue Devils broke through in a couple of ways.   More...

Throwing star

Throwing Star — Kalie McHenry fires a pitch for Sweet Home during the Lady Panthers’ 9-2 home loss to Williamsville South last Wednesday. More...

What's Going On

Kenmore Rotary hosting wine tasting

The Rotary Club of Kenmore will host its 7th annual Wine Tasting and Basket Raffle event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12 at Banchetti’s Banquet Facility, 550 North French Road, Amherst. For more info., call 874-0516.   More...

Basket raffle scheduled to benefit scholarship

A Basket Raffle to benefit the Michael Caputi Memorial Scholarship Fund for Cardinal O’Hara High School will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 14 at the Rath Building Lobby, 95 Franklin St. in Buffalo. More...

Boys scouts seeking new members

Cub Scout Pack 104 will host an open house event Friday, May 21 at Klauder Hall in St. John the Baptist Parish, 1085 Englewood Ave., Kenmore. Boys entering grades 1-5 this Fall are invited to join in the fun and learn about Cub Scouting. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 13  Come Blow Your Horn — Dinner Theatre performance directed by Jay Desiderio, dinner at 6 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13 at Desiderio’s, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster; $. 683-7767 fri. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 13  Steve Woolsey — 7:30 p.m., Parings Wine Bar, 5893 Main St., Williamsville; $. 630-5951, www.paringswinebar.com fri. More...

Film/Video

sun. 16  Buffalo Movie-Video Makers — An organization dedicated to independent films and filmmaking in the WNY area, will be holding their May meeting at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 16 at the Screening Room Cinema, 3131 Sheridan Dr., Amherst; Free. More...