Weekly Feature

June 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Understanding loan repayment is crucial

The ink is barely dry on college diplomas, but the clock is ticking on the six-month grace period for federal student loans. Recent college graduates are reminded that repayment on their federal student loans will begin in November or December. More...

Spindle items

• HOST FAMILIES — Western New York truly does have a lot to offer, especially to someone who has never been here before. More...

Out of the Past

A new school

Lindbergh Elementary School in Kenmore opened its doors in 1930 and proudly celebrated its dedication at the end of the school year in June 1931. This program from the ceremony mentions music from the glee club and a concert by a harmonica band. More...

Education

Day pledges to continue tradition of quality education

Anthony J. “Tony” Day was exp to be formally named as the new superintendent of the Sweet Home Central School District at Tuesday night’s meeting of the Board of Education. More...

Willow Ridge elementary renovates recess

Swings, slides and monkey bars— playgrounds are an iconic feature of elementary schools. More...

Fairy tale performance ends teacher’s real-life act

When students in Germaine Washington’s first-grade class closed the curtain on their end-of-the-year performance of the “Three Billy Goats Gruff,” it will be the 12th consecutive and final show for the longtime Roosevelt Elementary More...

Lifestyles

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ken East grad becomes Woman of Distinction

Kenmore East High School graduate Carrie Kahn, an Amherst resident, has been named the 2010 Woman of Distinction for the 61st Senatorial District by Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer. More...

Photo

Don Hourigan, dressed as a member of the 6th Regiment of U.S. Infantry, speaks during Sunday’s War of 1812 commemoration ceremonies at the cemetery on Aero Drive in Cheektowaga. More...

Kiwanis Club awards scholarships

The Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club recently awarded scholarships to the following high school students:   Nate Wiles, a 2010 graduate of St. More...

Business

ElectroSonic of America comes to Tonawanda, creating more than 50 jobs

ElectroSonic of America LLC has officially opened its new, 65,000-square-foot facility at the Riverview Solar Technology Park in Tonawanda. More...

Events

BNSME plans golf outing in   Orchard Park   More...

Tops Friendly Markets names new community relations director

Tops Friendly Markets has promoted Andrew Brocato to director of community relations and special events. More...

More than Me wins battle of the bands

Kenmore East, Williamsville North grads to perform in London music festival

Justin Rizzo recalls a time when he used to strum his guitar while walking the hallways of Benjamin Franklin Middle School, dreaming of the days when he would perform before thousands of people as a member of a rock band. More...

Village kicks off summer with Kenmore Days events

As a way to kick off summer fun in the Village of Kenmore, the community will celebrate its annual Kenmore Days event Thursday, June 24, through Saturday, June 26. More...

Local News

Kenmore Village Improvement Society campaigning against dissolution

When it comes to dissolving Village of Kenmore government, the Kenmore Village Improvement Society is saying, “No, thank you.”   More...

Kenmore native wins Emmy Award

The 53rd annual New York Emmy Awards ceremony in New York City brought celebration and honor to Buffalo, as three Western New Yorkers, including a Kenmore native, were honored with a New York State Emmy Award in the category of Politics/ Government: More...

Police Blotter

Ice cream truck strikes vehicle on Parkwood

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

Obituaries

Dr. John D. Valiak, retired Canisius College history professor

Dr. John David Valiak, 74, of Buffalo, died Friday, June 4, at his home.   Dr. Valiak was born in Hazelton, Pa., and raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. More...

Death notice

PFEIFFER, Donald G. Jr., of the Ken-Ton area, died suddenly Saturday, June 5, 2010. More...

Sports

Tonawanda native Charlie Dingboom to enter sports hall of fame

Tonawanda resident Charlie Dingboom is among 13 new inductees into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.   The 2010 class was unveiled Tuesday, June 8, in the pavilion of HSBC Arena. More...

Local high school track stars compete at States

High School track and field stars from the Ken-Ton area had the opportunity to compete against some of the best from around the state this past weekend at the 2010 NYSPHSAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, held at Vestal High School just outside More...

Game on for girls hockey

New varsity league to feature six teams, 150 players

Abby Posner always wanted to play girls hockey for Amherst Central High School. Next year, she’ll finally get her chance.   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...

Brighton Church to hold rummage sales

Brighton Community Church, located at 1225 Brighton Road, Tonawanda will be having a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 18 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday June 19. Also, at 1 p.m. Saturday there will be bag sale. 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...

Entertainment

Family Activities

 Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 828-0282, www.erie.gov/parks fri.  More...

Art

thurs. 17  Members’ Open Exhibition — An exhibition from the Buffalo Society of Artists. Opening reception 7 p.m. More...

Special Events

thurs. 17  Opening Night Reception: Much Ado About Nothing— Enjoy an Italian buffet courtesy of Rich’s Renaissance Catering, live music by Presto String Quartet and mingling with our actors. Sample fine wines from Schulze Vineyard. More...