Weekly Feature



July 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Empire State Games’ revival begins in Buffalo

After a one-year hiatus, the Empire State Games are back.   The 32nd edition of the Games, the first statewide, multi-sport athletic event in the country, returns to Buffalo July 21-25. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

New local law is win-win for town and businesses

In the coming years, we look forward to seeing solar panels installed — and energy savings galore — across Western New York. And, we will have the foresight of the Town of Tonawanda Council to thank for it. More...

Spindle items

• REUNITED — I opted out of going to the 10-year reunion of my high school class so that I could attend a friend’s wedding instead. More...

Out of the Past

Travel services

Elmlawn Cemetery in the Town of Tonawanda opened in 1901 and was served by an electric trolley car customized for funeral duty (note the drop-down door on the side of the “Elmlawn Funeral Car,&r More...

Education

Board of Education taking monthly meetings on road

As a way to entice residents to participate in Board of Education meetings, the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board has decided to switch the spots where it will host some of its monthly meetings. More...

Ken-Ton School Board selects new president

After being elected to the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda Board of Education in May and recently telling The Bee he was anxious to get started as a trustee, Bob Dana has quickly made his way up the ropes. More...

Ken-Ton teacher rocks out on stages across WNY

When school is in session, Maria Aurigema, an instrumental music teacher in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda District, shares her passion for music with students, but once the school year is over, she is showcasing her guitar-playing skills before thou More...

Lifestyles

Helping the hungry

Food Shuttle of WNY delivers the goods

These days, it may seem that access to food is easier than ever. You can pick up the phone and order takeout, drive over to the closest diner or even choose a meal online. For many people, however, a substantial meal is a luxury. More...

Couple celebrate 50th anniversary

Margaret and Charles Stuart of Tonawanda, formerly of Belfast, Ireland, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an anniversary Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, followed by a party given by their children at J.W. More...

Ken-Ton Library News

Brighton Place   Golf tournament, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 15 at the Rothland Golf Course, 12292 Clarence Center Road Akron. It is $85 to compete. More...

Business

Group aids job hunt for professionals

During a job search, many find the help and extra push they need from the networking groups at centers such as the Erie Community College One-Stop. More...

Events

Hispanic Women’s League expands   scholarships   More...

Chipotle Mexican Grill launches kid-friendly menu

Chipotle Mexican Grill will soon offer entrees for their younger guests when it launches its new Kid’s Menu at its Niagara Falls Boulevard location this month.   More...

State awards $4M grant to town’s infrastructure project

The Town of Tonawanda is being awarded a $4 million grant for a water treatment project, according to Ken Maving, director of the Town of Tonawanda’s Water Resources Department.   More...

Town adopts new solar law

If you adopt a solar law, they will come.   (See editorial on page four)   That was the sentiment expressed by council members on Monday during a Tonawanda Town Board hearing to adopt a local law regarding solar power. More...

Local News

EPA, DEC air Tonawanda Coke emissions results

The amount of benzene emissions coming from Tonawanda Coke have decreased.   That was the update presented by the U.S. More...

Legislature approves $65M borrowing plan

During the Erie County Legislature’s July 8 session, legislators approved a declaration that will allow County Executive Chris Collins to borrow $65 million to fill a financial gap. More...

Republican Caucus supports firefighters’ criticism of comptroller’s report

The Erie County Legislature’s Republican Caucus met with volunteer firefighters last week to hear what they thought of County Comptroller Mark Poloncarz’s report on fire protection, and many had nothing positive to say about it.   More...

Police Blotter

Temper tantrum lands woman in police custody

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

Obituaries

Judith Manarina, homemaker

Judith Manarina (nee Fitzgibbon), of Williamsville, died Saturday, July 10, 2010, at ElderWood at Oakwood. Mrs. Manarina was born April 4, 1935, in New York City. She attended St. More...

Death Notices

SCHNELL, David D., of the Ken-Ton area, died Wednesday, June 30, 2010. More...

Sports

Team of the Year

Ken West girls swim to sectional, state titles

It was truly a family affair for the 2009 Kenmore West High School girls swimming team. The Blue Devil roster included three sets of sisters; the Rices, the Sullivans and the Sagastas. More...

Coach of the Year

Sciandra cements legacy at O’Hara

Angelo Sciandra helped build the Cardinal O’Hara High School football program from the very beginning. Eleven years ago, Cardinal O’Hara did not have a varsity football program. More...

Scholastic, open teams shoot for gold again

In 2008, the Western Region’s open and scholastic women’s gymnastics teams won gold medals at the Empire State Games held in Binghamton. More...

What's Going On

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. More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 15  The Doerfel Family — 7 p.m., Bassett Park, Youngs and Klein roads, Amherst; Free.  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. More...

Art

fri. 16  Remnants of A Life Undercover — Mary Johnson’s solo show opening at 6 p.m. Friday, July 16 at 464 Gallery, 464 E. Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. 983-2112 thurs. More...

Theater

now-August 7   More...