Weekly Feature



June 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Comptroller’s study has significant flaws

When Erie County Comptroller Mark C. More...

Spindle items

• KENMORE DAYS — Other than the celebration of my birthday — which is in nine days (hint, hint) — and commemorating our nation’s Independence Day by watching fireworks displays, one of my favorite things to do in the More...

Out of the Past

Got coal?

This is how the Colvin Coal and Coke Corporation would sell coal to Kenmore residents, with a hokey poem in a newspaper advertisement. More...

Education

Holmes class features ‘cool’ experience

Students at Holmes Elementary School learned that science can be “cool” when employees from the Praxair Technology Center, which neighbors the Dupont Avenue school, presented “Summer Brain Freeze” during an assembly held Frid More...

Sweet Home board has changing of the guard

There were hugs, tears and kind words aplenty at the June 15 meeting of the Sweet Home Central Board of Education. More...

Buggin’ out:

Middle school science teacher earns Earthwatch Fellowship to study specimens in New Orleans

Scott Schaefer, an eighth-grade science teacher at Benjamin Franklin Middle School, has earned a prestigious Earthwatch Fellowship award to study some creepy, crawly critters commonly called caterpillars in New Orleans in late September and early Oc More...

Lifestyles

HEADING TO LONDON

HEADING TO LONDON — Members of the rock group More Than Me, Justin Rizzo, left, Joey Nicastro and Todd Doyle, listen to the introduction at their Bon Voyage party held at the Niagara Falls Hard More...

Cor rections

Outdoor Movie Madness is scheduled for Friday, June 25; there is no Rain Date for the Saturday night fireworks; please add three additional food providers: Greek to Me, Simbad’s (with an “m”), Anderson’s; the Classic Car Show More...

Bikes & Bibles

Tonawanda church offers service for motorcyclists

T The Monday night service at the Tonawanda Free Methodist Church, 207 Grove St., is unlike any other. Instead of button-downs and ties, many of the parishioners are wearing distressed leather jackets and bandanas. More...

Business

Group aids job hunt for professionals

As a quality engineer for McGard LLC, a security products manufacturer, Tonawanda resident Wally Kensy worked to decrease “scrap” while improving product output, as well as create data collections systems and run departmental audits. More...

Applebee’s to serve free children’s meal on Fourth of July

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across Western New York are hosting the “Kids Eat Free” event for children ages 10 and younger on Sunday, July 4.   More...

Paladino to speak at Chamber luncheon; tickets still available

Carl Paladino, chief executive officer of Ellicott Development Company, who recently announced his candidacy for governor, will be the guest speaker at the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon. More...

DEC issues notices of violation for operations at Tonawanda Coke

Owner pays fines for wrongdoing at Erie, Pa., facility

Tonawanda Coke has some cleaning up to do in order to satisfy air quality guidelines set forth by the state Department of Environmental Conservation. More...

Town’s Aquettes plan to shine at national meet

The Empire State Games isn’t the only big ticket sporting event coming to Western New York this summer.   More...

Local News

Repair shop violates zoning code; special permit revoked

It will not be business as usual for one automobile repair shop located in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Kenmore Mercy Hospital expanding ICU services

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a Catholic Health facility in Kenmore, is taking a major step forward in patient safety next month with the expansion of its intensivist program, making it the only hospital in the region to offer around-the-clock, in-house c More...

Hardwick appointed to Niagara Erie Regional Coalition

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, R-Kenmore, has been named the Minority Caucus appointee on the board of directors of the Niagara Erie Regional Coalition.   The announcement was made during the Legislature’s June 10 session. More...

Police Blotter

West Girard home falsely placed on Craigslist

(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

STEIMAN, Gary R., of the Ken-Ton area, died Saturday, June 12, 2010. He is survived by his daughters, Natalie Piccione and Stephanie; six grandchildren; brothers, Ronald and Donald; nieces and nephews; and companion, Nancy Senerchio. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s product Mye signs deal with Oakland Athletics

Recently retired St. Joe’s baseball coach Rick Mariano recalls pro scouts coming to Marauder games to see Chaz Mye pitch throughout his senior season as St. Joe’s top pitcher. More...

World's largest Synchro meet comes to Tonawanda

More than 1,000 athletes will invade the Town of Tonawanda Aquatic & Fitness Center for the world’s largest synchronized swimming event. More...

St. Joe’s senior Michael Schreck honored by Hasek’s Heroes with Sportsmanship Award nomination

St. More...

What's Going On

Daily AA meetings set at Tonawanda building

An alcoholics anonymous meeting, titled Staying Alive, is held at noon and 6 p.m. daily at 75 Main St., near Broad St. in Tonawanda. For more information call Craig at 603-1465.   More...

Sheridan Lions Club seeks new members

The Sheridan Lions Club is looking for new members. It holds its meetings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month. Call 692-1907.   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. Membership is free.   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 24  Buffalo Spree magazine “Best of WNY” Party — This fifth annual event celebrates the best our region has to offer as the 2010 Buffalo Spree magazine “Best of WNY” winners are revealed! More...

Family Activities

thurs. 24-sat. 26  Kenmore Day — Family friendly three day festival features carnival rides, live music, outdoor movie, trolley tours, car show, fireworks, Monte Carlo games, beer tent and more at Mang Park in the Village of Kenmore. More...

Festivals

thurs. 24-sat. More...