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July 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Don’t challenge the hot weather

It’s finally hot outside in Western New York, but that doesn’t mean that taking in as much sun and warmth as possible is a good idea. More...

Spindle items

• SAVE MONEY, HEALTH — Sometime around mid-January 2010, there was a day that my husband smoked his last cigarette.   More...

Out of the Past

Halfway point

Isadore Mang was the proprietor of a tavern, general store and barn at what are now Kenmore and Delaware avenues, roughly the halfway point for anyone traveling by horse and taking the all-day trip, b More...

Police Blotter

Ingredients in an order upset customer

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

Education

Cardinal O’Hara sets events to kick off 50th anniversary

Cardinal O’Hara High School will begin celebrating its 50th anniversary with several events slated for the summer.   More...

St. Amelia School lists honor roll

The following Ken-Ton area students at St. Amelia School in Tonawanda earned honor roll status for the fourth quarter marking period:   GRADE 8   More...

St. Joe’s to offer high school prep course and sports camps

For middle and high school athletes looking for a summer sports camp, there will be several offered at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, 845 Kenmore Ave., during what is traditionally a quiet time for high schools.   More...

Lifestyles

Songs of Praise

Local priest to release fourth album

When people ask me if I’m the ‘singing “ priest,’ I tell them I am a priest who happens to sing,” said the Rev. More...

Marriage licenses

The Town of Tonawanda issued marriage licenses to the following couples:   Jacob Schwartz and Danielle Regnier, both of the Town of Tonawanda on June 4.   More...

Bee 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...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 8  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. 828-0282, www.erie.gov/parks fri. More...

Art

sun. 11  Two Friends Exhibit — Members of the Kenmore Art Society, Sandra K. Usher and Tami Holbury-Ferraro, display their work from Sunday, July 11 to Saturday, August 28 at Unity Gallery, Unity Church, 1243 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. More...

Special Events

thurs. 8-sat. 10  Main-Transit hosts field days — Traditional field days with Slo Pokes Motorized Firematic Tournament (6:30 p.m. Friday) will be hosted by the Main-Transit Fire Department from 4-10 p.m. Thursday, July 8; 2-11 p.m. More...

Environmental agencies to present updates on Tonawanda Coke probe

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Environmental Conservation will be coming to the Town of Tonawanda on Wednesday, July 7, to speak about recent actions taken at Tonawanda Coke.   More...

I-290 repair work to begin today

Traveling is about to get a little tricky on Interstate 290 in the Town of Tonawanda.   More...

Local News

Playtime over

Kenney Field landmark to be fenced in

Those who have climbed the naval aircraft displayed on the corner of Brighton Avenue and Colvin Boulevard will no longer be able to do so. More...

POOL PLAY

POOL PLAY — Hailey Joyner, 7, uses "noodles" to float as she kicks and splashes in the Brighton wading pool on Saturday afternoon. More...

Ranzenhofer campaigns for reduced spending

Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer’s platform as the incumbent candidate for the 61st Senate District involves reducing costs for Western New Yorkers. More...

Letters to the Editor

Apartment odor distresses resident

For the past three months, or so, a bad odor has entered my apartment on Colvin Boulevard, acutely so at night.   More...

Obituaries

Peter J. Evans, third-generation business owner, entrepreneur

Peter John Evans, 47, of Amherst, died suddenly on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at his home.   Mr. Evans was born Nov. 23, 1962, in Buffalo and graduated from Hutchinson Central Technical High School.   More...

Death Notices

BARONE, Daniel C., of the Ken-Ton area, died suddenly on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. More...

Sports

Girls Athlete of the Year

Catipovic caps off record-setting career at MSM

When Bre Catipovic’s soccer career began at Mount St. Mary Academy, she couldn’t have imagined that she would break the school’s record for most goals scored in a career. More...

Mudd receives executive promotion

Amherst native and Sweet Home High School graduate Michael Mudd was recently promoted to president of the Worchester Sharks. The Worchester Sharks are the American Hockey League affiliate of the San Jose Sharks.   More...

Ken West grad recalls winning ESG hockey gold

Scott Moser has built an impressive resume during the past seven years throughout his high school and collegiate careers.   More...

What's Going On

Blessed Sacrament hosting garage sale

Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave. in Kenmore will be hosting a garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29 and 30 in Father Cotter Hall. Admission is $1. Children under 12 are free. For more information, call the church at 834-4282.   More...

Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club seeks new members

The Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club is enrolling new members. The Club meets at 12:15 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at The Grill in the Dome located in the Paddock Golf Dome, 175 Brompton Road, Town of Tonawanda.   More...

Kenmore Garden Club sets date for garden walk

The Kenmore Garden Club will participate in its annual Garden Walk on Tuesday, July 13. Starting at 9 a.m., the group will visit five gardens. The walk will end at about noon with lunch at the last venue.   More...

Business

Business survey makes Delaware Avenue bakery feel left out

Jamie and Darren Wells, co-owners of Sweet Beginnings bakery on Delaware Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda, want Kenmore residents to know that they are here for them.   More...

Better Business Bureau issues scam warning

The Better Business Bureau advises all consumers and small business owners looking to get loans to be on the lookout for a particular scam.   More...

Metro Mattress donates beds to Kenmore charitable organization

Metro Mattress, an upstate New York mattress retailer, is donating new beds to 28 charitable organizations in Western New York, which includes DePaul Adult Care Communities Inc. in Kenmore, through its “50 Beds in 50 Days” program. More...