Weekly Feature



May 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

President meets with residents, businesses in visit to WNY

In the first presidential visit since George W. Bush came to Western New York in 2004, President Barack Obama met with owners and employees of an area manufacturing company last week as part of his White House to Main Street tour. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Tobacco-free policy adopted, and it’s about time

We’ve come a long way with banning the use of tobacco products in public areas. More...

Spindle items

• HAIL TO THE CHIEF — On Thursday, I was extremely fortunate to represent The Bee — along with Amherst Associate Editor Keaton De- Priest — when President Obama visited Industrial Support Inc. on the East Side of Buffalo. More...

Correction

Correction Due to staff error, Legislator Kevin Hardwick’s, R-Tonawanda, column was published incorrectly in the May 12 edition. More...

Letters to the Editor

Teachers underpaid for master’s degree

The reason that I am e-mailing you is regarding the coverage of the Kenmore Teachers Association negotiations between the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board and the union in The Bee. More...

Obituaries

Death notices

WITTMANN, Marion H. (nee Goeckel), of the Ken-Ton area, died Saturday, May 1, 2010. She is survived by her son, Richard; daughters, Christine Wittmann and Donna Ward; and eight grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, David. More...

Ralph A. Robertson, veteran and longtime educator

Ralph A. Robertson, 98, recently of Clarence and formerly of Kenmore and Niagara Falls, died Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Bristol Village in Clarence.   More...

Thomas E. O’Brien, St. Joe’s Collegiate Institute graduate

Thomas E. O’Brien, 78, of Williamsville, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at home.   More...

Sports

Marauders continue dominance over public schools

The St. Joe’s Marauders have proven themselves capable of playing with the top public schools in Western New York throughout the 2010 season. On Saturday afternoon, that trend continued.   More...

West softball wins under the lights

The Kenmore West softball team ended last week with a big win under the lights against their rivals. They started out a busy week on Sunday with another big win.   More...

Mariano to retire as St. Joe’s baseball coach at season’s end

For the first time in 14 years, there will not be another St. Joe’s baseball season on deck for Head Coach Rick Mariano. More...

What's Going On

Boys scouts seeking new members

Cub Scout Pack 104 will host an open house event at 7 p.m. 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...

MOMS Club monthly meeting set for May 25

The MOMS Club of Kenmore/ Tonawanda will hold our monthly social from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 25. The club is open to moms with children of all ages. More...

Legion and VFW holding annual parade May 31

The American Legion Milton J. Brounshidle Post 205 and VFW Harry E. Crosby Post 2472 will hold their annual memorial day parade Monday, May 31.   More...

Business

Kenmore native brings new martial arts studio to the Town of Tonawanda

Kenmore resident Chris Riederer has spent many years teaching martial arts methods to individuals in various professions, and he recently decided to create a business so he could instruct the masses. More...

Events

NFTA to hold public hearings   on Metro fare   study   More...

ProAct cards deliver savings on prescription medications

In the first two weeks since ProAct prescription discount cards were mailed out to Erie County residents, taxpayers are already seeing significant savings. More...

New to the Web: Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board Results

The proposed 2010-2011 Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District budget has been passed... More...

KVIS survey aims at bringing businesses to village

Members of the Kenmore Village Improvement Society feel that the village is a great place to do business. as long as its the right business, according to KVIS founder Melissa Foster.   More...

Local News

Town resident, volunteer celebrates ninth anniversary since lifesaving surgery

May 17, 2001, is a day that Don Horan will never forget.   That was the day the Town of Tonawanda resident received the news that his heart was failing, and doctors were uncertain how much time he had to live.   More...

Town recertified as ‘Tree City USA’

Since October 2006, when a snowstorm destroyed much of the forestry in the Town of Tonawanda, Highway Superintendent Brad Rowles has been on a mission to replenish those trees.   His department’s hard work has paid off.   More...

“St. Joe’s Rocks for Haiti” fundraiser set for May 21

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Police Blotter

Affectionate teens found in back seat of vehicle

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

Education

Ken East students gain professional experience through internships

Jasmine Green wore scrubs and witnessed two surgical procedures at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital while Mark Arnone surveyed potential bridge deterioration with state Department of Transportation engineers and Dane Rivera counted medications alo More...

Erie and Niagara County scholars to be honored

Andrew Kauffmann, a former Scholastic Achievement Recognition (SAR) honoree from Newfane High School, on track to receive his bachelor’s in chemistry and bio chemistry will be the keynote speaker at the 30th annual SAR dinner on Thursday, May More...

Mount St. Mary students receive Volunteer Service Award

Eighty Mount St. Mary Academy students have been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award, the nation’s highest honor of recognition for student service. More...

Lifestyles

Biggest losers

BIGGEST LOSERS —Jim Thompson, left, and Carol Schmit were the recent winners of a 12- week program hosted by the Town of Tonawanda’s Aquatic and Fitness Center. More...

Ride for Roswell

Racing to find a cure

CCancer survivors, as well as friends and family, are invited to bring their bicycles out of storage and participate in a race that fights for a cure. More...

YMCA seeks yard sale donations

The YWCA of Western New York, Inc. is seeking donations for a yard sale to be held on Saturday, June 19. More...

Entertainment

Art

sun. 23  Empty Bowls VII: Artists Helping Feed Western New York — Hundreds of handcrafted bowls by Western New York students, teachers and artists will be displayed and sold at the seventh-annual Empty Bowls fundraising event at 11 a.m. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 20  After School Escape — A one-hour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring a different, fun outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - No registration required. More...

Tours

fri. 21  Evening Riverwalk — 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 21 - meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds restaurant, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. 833-3851 sat. 22  Ellicott Creek Park — 9 a.m. More...