Weekly Feature



June 9, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Stop patronizing businesses you don’t like

Residents came to the Tonawanda Town Board meeting Monday to air their disgust regarding the renting and selling of adult materials by Family Video. More...

Spindle items

• INTERN — For the past week, I’ve been traveling around the Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda area, introducing Brianne Galli to the community. More...

Out of the Past

Changes on the main drag

Do you have a memory of the Kenmore-Tonawanda area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Ken-Ton Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410.   More...

Education

Superintendent search continues for Sweet Home District

The Sweet Home Board of Education is continuing the search for a new superintendent to replace Geoffrey M. Hicks, who leaves July 1 to head the Arlington School District in Duchess County. More...

Shot Down:

Ken-Ton students unload on rifle range closing

After learning that their rifle range had been closed, members of the rifle teams at Kenmore East and West high schools aimed their concerns at the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board during the June 1 meeting.   More...

Franklin Middle School teacher has artworks on display in N.C. law firm

When a prominent law firm in Charlotte, N.C., wanted to make a strong impression with a massive work of art to greet clients and lawyers in its main conference room, an attorney with the firm who has ties to the Buffalo area remembered an artist who More...

Lifestyles

The Greatest Gift of All

A grandmother’s mission to help spread stroke awareness

I n Hawaiian, the word “makana” means “gift.” To Rose Stephan of West Seneca, that word means so much more.   Stephan’s grandson, Oliver Michael Makana Anthon, was born in December 2007 in Hawaii. More...

Vacation photo contest offers valuable prizes

Bee Group Newspapers is offering readers a chance to win valuable prizes just for taking a copy of their local newspaper with them on summer vacation. More...

Community event

The Towne Players, a theater group that typically performs in the Sheridan-Parkside Building in the Town of Tonawanda, is having its annual banquet at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 27, at Pane’s Restaurant, 984 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 10  Voices Ending Violence Fundraising Breakfast— Benefit for the Family Justice Center, 8 a.m. Thursday, June 10 at Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 558-5281 More...

Art

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Family Activities

thurs. 10  After School Escape —Enjoy a one-hour program for kids in grades K-5 featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. More...

BREAKING NEWS

Sweet Home expected to name new superintendent

Anthony J. Day is expected to be approved as the new Sweet Home Central School District superintendent by the board of education at its June 15 voting meeting. More...

Council, residents air opinions on Family Video

Town of Tonawanda Councilman John Bargnesi is disturbed that in a residential area of town, there is a video store that rents and sells adult materials. Apparently, he is not the only one who feels that way. (See editorial on page four) More...

Kenmore thinks ‘green’ with Buffalo ReUse

Buffalo ReUse — a not-for-profit organization — will be accepting recyclable materials in the Village of Kenmore during several special drop-off events.   More...

Local News

St. Joe’s benefit concert helps raise $5,900 for Haiti relief

The St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute community came out in full force to rock for a good cause last week, generating several thousand dollars for Haitian relief efforts from the student-organized “St. More...

Community brief

The Erie County Conservative Committee has unanimously endorsed incumbent Mike Ranzenhofer, R-Tonawanda, for the 61st New York State Senate District.   More...

Four charged following alleged harassment, hit-and-run

Four individuals were charged following an altercation at a Town of Tonawanda residence on Sunday. More...

Police Blotter

Unwelcome guest drinks beer on neighbor’s porch

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

Obituaries

Death Notices

CIERLICKI, Stanley S. “Red,” of Ken-Ton, died Thursday, June 3, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Eugenia; sons, John and Robert; daughter, Elizabeth Kazmierczak; and five grandchildren. Mr. More...

Sports

Semifinal loss brings end to career of St. Joe’s Mariano

Thursday evening marked the end of an era for the St. Joe’s Marauders baseball team.   St. Joe’s 2010 season came to an end with a 4-0 shutout loss at the hands of rival Canisius at home in the Georgetown Cup semifinals. More...

Two Blue Devils qualify for State Track Championships

Two students from Kenmore West High School have qualified for the State Track and Field Championships this weekend in suburban Binghamton with a couple of top-two finishes at the Section VI Outdoor Track and Field Championships State Meet Qualifier More...

Level 5 girls post strong results at state meet

Capping the end of a very successful Level 5 season, the girls from Greater Buffalo Gymnastics Center faired well at the New York State Championship meet hosted by Victor’s Gym in Greece during May. More...

What's Going On

Autistic author to speak at NCCC

William Stillman, a well-known author with autism, will offer a presentation, “Demystifying Autism: An Inside-Out Perspective,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Screening Room hosting reader series event

Poet Jimmie Gilliam and writer Jerome Gentes will be featured at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 at the Screening Room, 3131 Sheridan Dr. in the Northtown Business Center in Amherst. Admission is $2. For more info., call 713-9340.   More...

Book exchange group to meet at satellite office

A book exchange will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays at the Town of Tonawanda Police Satellite office, 169 Sheridan-Parkside Drive. More...

Business

Tonawanda resident elected to Belmont Housing Resources board of directors

Tonawanda resident and area attorney Bruce S. Zeftel has been elected to the board of directors of nonprofit regional housing organization Belmont Housing Resources for Western New York.   More...

ElderWood Senior Care welcomes new Director of HR

Town of Tonawanda resident Lavera Johnson has joined Elder- Wood Senior Care as director of human resources.   More...

SCORE to hold business workshop

The Buffalo Niagara SCORE Chapter will hold a Starting and Managing Your Own Business workshop all day from 8:50 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, at the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square, Buffalo. More...