Weekly Feature

June 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Protect your home from electrical fires

Electrical fires continue to be a leading cause of home fires, according to a new report from the National Fire Protection Association, so it is never too late to take simple precautions. More...

Out of the Past

Before expanding

An example of “vernacular architecture” was “the Blue Whale” on Young Street in Tonawanda, which is pictured in the photo. More...

If elected, Cuomo hopes to succeed where Spitzer failed

It it sounds all too familiar, that’s because it is. I’m speaking about Andrew Cuomo and his candidacy for governor and how it compares to the gubernatorial campaign of Eliot Spitzer. More...

Obituaries

Geoff Richter, retired band director, teacher, symphony member

From the dry, darkened orchestra pit at Williamsville North High School to the lush green hilltops surrounding Ellicottville, Geoff Richter was a man for all musical seasons.   Mr. Richter died Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at age 61.   More...

Peter Buch, biomedical photographer, figure skating coach

Peter Buch, 48, of North Tonawanda, died suddenly on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at his home.   Mr. Buch was born Jan. 4, 1962. More...

Death Notice

SZCZUBLEWSKI, Raymond, formerly of Tonawanda, died March 4, 2010. He is survived by his son, David; daughter, Barbara Raczka; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy. Mr. More...

Sports

West softball season comes to an end

It was a transition year for the Kenmore West softball team in 2010. Matt Chimera’s squad graduated many key players from the previous season and were counting on several young players to step up. More...

Thunder win MMA lax title

Mount St. Mary’s was one of several teams that suffered defeat at the hands of Nardin Academy during the 2010 girls lacrosse regular season as the Gators went 10-0. More...

Future bright for St. Joe’s lax despite playoff loss

For the first time in two years, the St. Joe’s Marauders found themselves in the semifinals of the Monsignor Martin Association playoffs as they faced Nichols on Monday.   More...

What's Going On

KUCC hosting used books sale

Kenilworth United Church of Christ is hosting a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 18 and 19 at the church, 45 Dalton Drive, one block west of Niagara Falls Boulevard, in the Town of Tonawanda.   More...

Augustana Church hosting Swedish Fest

Augustana Lutheran Church, 3143 Eggert Road, near Colvin Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda, is hosting a Swedish Heritage Festival and basket raffle from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 19. Admission is $1. More...

Blessed Sacrement hosting healing Mass

There will be a healing Mass, including the anointing of the sick with Celebrant Father Bill Quinlivan, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 at Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Kenmore.   More...

Business

Diversified Hearing brings new technology to WNY

Dr. Salvatore Gruttadauria, an audiologist, speech/language pathologist and founder of Diversified Hearing Services, is always looking for new ways to better serve his patients.   More...

Bureau warns insurance fraud flourishing

Soon, school will be out and outdoor activities will hit their peak. Many consumers may consider this the time of year to become insured.   More...

Events

Buffalo Alumnae Panhellenic sets June meeting   More...

Stocker eyes State Assembly seat

Sick of just voting for New York State leaders, Kevin Stocker looks to become one in an effort to fix what he calls a broken system. More...

Animal hospital event to benefit Town’s K9 unit

Lisa Stasio is using her love for animals and the work she does at a Town of Tonawanda animal hospital to earn some much needed funds for a very special police officer. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Town resident presented community service award

Melanie Denning, a Tonawanda resident and real estate salesperson with RealtyUSA, recently received the company’s annual community service award.   More...

Gaughan kicks off village dissolution process

Government reform activist and attorney Kevin Gaughan seeks to dissolve all the village in Erie County and plans to make headway on this mission by filing a petition today to force a resolution on dissolving the village government of Williamsville. More...

Power outage at Kenmore West prompts early dismissal

Kenmore West High School students had an extra long holiday weekend after a power outage forced the school to close early today. The early dismissal of students was prompted shortly after 10 a.m. when the building lost electrical power. More...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Grass clipping remains raise cause for complaint More...

Police Blotter

Grass clipping remains raise cause for complaint More...

Education

Mount Saint Mary Academy posts honor roll

The following Mount St. Mary Academy students earned honor roll status for the third quarter:   Grade 12   More...

Hoover Middle names honor students for third quarter

The following Hoover Middle School student earned honor roll status for the third quarter:   Grade 8   More...

Gold Medalist visits Kenmore East

Western New York native Steve Mesler recently spoke to Kenmore East freshman students during their monthly “Brown Bag Speaker’s Series” and met fellow Olympians during a tour of the high school.   More...

Lifestyles

Starlight Children’s Foundation

Replacing fear with fun

FFor a child with a chronic or life threatening disease, every day is a gift. More...

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. Participants do not need to attend every meeting. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 4  100 American Craftsmen — 109 artisans have been selected for this year’s anniversary show, including four “master craf tsmen,” who are past recipients of the s h ow ’s highest award. More...

Special Events

thurs. 3  Rummage and Bake Sale — 10 a.m. Thursday, June 3 at the City of Tonawanda Branch Library, 333 Main St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 3  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. More...