Weekly Feature



May 26, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Ceremonies and parade set to memorialize fallen heroes

On May 31, the United States will celebrate Memorial Day as its many communities, including Kenmore Town of Tonawanda, host events to honor the men and women who died while serving in the nation’s armed services.   More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Farmers Market growth is additive to village’s success

It’s all about who individuals know and what they have to offer that often makes a person truly successful. More...

Spindle items

• FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED — When I was making my way through high school and college I worked in a family owned and operated grocery store.   More...

Corrections

Due to staff error, the column published in the May 12 edition for Legislator Kevin Hardwick, D-Tonawanda, was not his column. His column was correctly published in the May 19 edition. More...

Police Blotter

Bullying teens lob paint balls at garage

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

Obituaries

Death Notice

LINEHAN, Edna P., of Kenmore, died Monday, May 17, 2010. She is survived by by her sons, Daniel and John; daughters, Virginia Connare and Patricia Matthews; four grandchildren; brother, Robert; sister, Jean Stevens; and a niece. More...

Obituary Policy

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Sports

East, West softball ready to begin playoffs

It’s playoff time for both the Kenmore East and Kenmore West softball teams as Section VI postseason action gets underway this week. More...

Sweet Home boys lacrosse plays complete in loss

Sweet Home heads into the Section VI Class B playoffs playing its most complete lacrosse. More...

Sports briefs

Island Dugout improved to 3-0 with a 9-7 win over Lancaster Sunday at the Amherst Ice Center.   James Tronolone got the win by pitching five innings allowing one earned run and Nick Sherman picked up the save.   More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

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 along Delaware Avenue at 11 a.m. Monday, May 31. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

sat. 29  West Seneca Flag Flying Ceremony — The West Seneca Boy Scouts will place American flags on more than 1,000 veterans’ graves in the St. Matthew’s Cemetery, 180 French Road, West Seneca, 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29. sun. More...

Art

ongoing: now-May 23    Heat Waves in a Swamp — Retrospective of Charles E. Burchfield’s work. Buffalo State College’s Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. 878-6011, www.yournewburchfieldpenney. More...

Concerts

fri. 28 The “Pressure [will] Drop” from the soothing vocals of reggae/ska masters Toots and the Maytals flow from the stage, 8 p.m. More...

New to the Web: Power outage at Kenmore West prompts early dismissal

Kenmore West High School students will have an extra long holiday weekend after a power outage forced the school to close early today. More...

Creek fish

Zoe Oliver, 8, of Tonawanda holds a crayfish that she found while recently walking along Buffalo Creek at the Burchfield Nature Park in West Seneca. More...

‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign in force

Town police keeping watchful eye on seatbelt use

Town of Tonawanda police have joined law enforcement agencies across the region with increasing seatbelt enforcement patrols, which started last week as part of an annual campaign to get motorists to wear the device. More...

Local News

Kenmore Farmers Market 2010 Schedule

June 12 – A 10 a.m. performance will be provided by Piano Man Lou.   June 19 – Local singer/songwriter Scott Celani will perform a live show at 10 a.m. There will also be a food drive for the Food Bank of WNY. More...

SHOWING OUR APPRECIATION —

SHOWING OUR APPRECIATION — Ken Butkowski II, past Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club president, serves hot dogs to Joe Lovering, who coaches teams for Parkview Indians and Parkview Thunder Little League squad More...

Satellite DMV site provides services for Ken-Ton residents

A new satellite office has been set up in the Northtown Plaza on Sheridan Drive in Amherst to cater to the Ken-Ton community — an area that saw its local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) branches closed last week. More...

Letters to the Editor

Legion Auxiliary president returning

Our very own Karyn Porempski, from Kensington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 708, was elected to the high office of Department of New York American Legion Auxiliary president at the Department Convention in Buffalo in July 2009. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

(Editor’s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Education

National Federation of Just Communities honors St. Joe’s graduate

James Maiarana, a recent graduate of St. Joseph Collegiate Institute was recently presented with a Community Leader Youth Award by the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York (NFJC). More...

Holmes Elementary School hosting fine arts festival

Nearly 400 students from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade will be exhibiting artwork in “Viart: life through art – Exploring Pattern” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. More...

St. Amelia to present annual ‘Jammin’ in June’ festival

St. Amelia School will host its third annual Jammin’ in June” music festival during the first weekend of the month. More...

Lifestyles

Local Catholic high schools name VALEDICTORIANS

As many high school seniors prepare to graduate in the upcoming weeks, they eagerly await the world of opportunities that lie before them, all the while reflecting on the last four years. More...

Marriage licenses

The following couples were issued marriage licenses in the Town of Tonawanda:   Richard J. Szurczynski, of Buffalo, and Gail Gould, of North Tonawanda, April 26.   James Muszynski Jr. More...

Bee Anniversary

Couple celebrate 50th anniversary

Liz and Howard Bruce of Kenmore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a gathering of friends and family at their home. More...

Business

Evans Garage is one-stop shop for auto repairs, paint work

Third-generation owner maintains ‘honest’ values

Peter Evans knows all about cars and how they operate. He’s seen vehicles at their worst — after an accident — and at their best.   More...

WATER WORLD

WATER WORLD — Owen Barris, shows Ann Ohar, of Tonawanda, the proper way to exit a kayak on Ellicott Creek during his business’ Demo Days event held Saturday. More...

AAA to offer two defensive driving courses at Ken-Ton Chamber

AAA Western and Central New York will sponsor two, six-hour defensive driving courses in the month of June at the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce, 3411 Delaware Ave., Kenmore   The two sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...