Weekly Feature

July 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Department of Health reveals plans for study of cancer rates, birth defects in Tonawanda

At the July 15 meeting of the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York, Jim Bowers of the New York State Department of Health proposed a methodology for a health incident study in the Tonawanda area. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Reuter’s legacy should live on through ESG scholarship

Anyone associated with the Empire State Games — an Olympic-style event that draws athletes from across New York — has probably heard the name Lou Reuter. More...

Spindle items

• THE LAW — One of several tasks that I complete each week for the paper is reviewing the reports from the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda police blotters.   More...

Out of the Past

Twin buildings

No, it’s not the Eberhardt Mansion at Kenmore and Delaware Avenues, it’s the one that once was next door. More...

Obituaries

Robert J. Kurtz, Army veteran

Robert J. Kurtz, 76, of the Ken-Ton area, died Saturday, July 17, in Buffalo.   Mr. Kurtz graduated from Burgard High School. More...

Sports

GET THAT BALL TO THE HOOP

GET THAT BALL TO THE HOOP — Emily Caruana, a fourth-grade student at Jefferson Elementary School dribbles a basketball around a cone and towards the hoop during a recent girls basketball camp he More...

FINALLY MADE

FINALLY MADE IT — During a trip to England this month, the Kenmore West rugby players pose in front of Twickenham Stadium, home of the England rugby team. More...

Western scholastic looks to reclaim gold

Terry Miller, the head coach of the Western scholastic men’s ice hockey team for the Empire State Games coming up this week, hopes to follow in the footsteps of his father, Bill. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

UNYTS sets dates for blood drives Upstate New York Transplant Services is hosting a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 22 and Monday, July 26 at DeGraff Neighborhood Donation Center, 445 Tremont St. in North Tonawanda. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 22  Thursday Family Walk — Get a good cardio workout during this brisk evening 5 mile hike, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22 at Chestnut Ridge Park Casino, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Special Events

fri. 23  Beads Create Hope — The local charity will be featured at the GemStreet USA show as well as artists from around the world showcasing their jewelry and an array of gems and fossils, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. More...

Festivals

thurs. 22 - Aug. 1  Infrigement Festival — Eleven days of under the radar art at various locations throughout the city. More...

Breaking news: 40-plus workers return to GM

As of Monday morning, more than 40 workers had returned to work at the General Motors Powertrain Plant in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Bottle bombs found in public park, on school grounds

Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation facilities were put on notice and Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District buildings were placed on lockdown Thursday as police investigated the discovery of bomblike devices at a golf course and on sch More...

Detectives question five in connection with bottle bomb prank

Five individuals were taken into Town of Tonawanda Police custody on July 15 following an investigation that was launched after several bottle bombs were located outside of town recreational facilities and near a Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Dis More...

Local News

Boys & Girls Club helps spruce up GM

Most corporations donate both money and sweat equity to their local communities, but it’s not every day that a charity knocks on the door and wants to do a good deed.   More...

Veterans Administration simplifies access to care for veterans suffering from PTSD

Local government officials support new rules

Not all combat wounds are visible.   For decades, the U.S. Veterans Administration has influenced the health care community in treating and researching the psychological wounds of war, especially post-traumatic stress disorder.   More...

Clean Air Coalition receives RESIST grant award

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York, an environmental group based in the Town of Tonawanda, has been awarded $1,500 by RESIST Inc., a national progressive foundation located in Somerville, Mass.   More...

Police Blotter

Resident requests dating advice for daughter

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

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

(Editor’s note: Call The Bee at 632-0390 and record a one-minute comment on our Bee Heard line. It gives readers an opportunity to comment quickly and candidly on items of local or regional interest. More...

Education

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ken-Ton staffer named Teacher of Year

When Karen Brooks was in high school, she dreamed of becoming a teacher. As a senior in high school in the late 1970’s Brooks shared the desire with her school guidance counselor. More...

YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

YEARS OF EXCELLENCE — Cardinal O’Hara High School alumnae and sisters Bernadine Quinn, Class of 1971, left; Linda Quinn, '73; and Renee Quinn, '70, check out a showcase of school trophies More...

Sweet Home Middle posts honor roll students

The following students at Sweet Home Middle School were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2009-10 academic year:   Grade Eight   More...

Lifestyles

GUYS & DOLLS

Community theater group stages classic musical

In the musical “Guys and Dolls,” high-roller Sky Masterson relies on “Lady Luck” to get him through one of the biggest I gambles of his life. More...

St. Paul’s Vacation Bible School combines fun, learning

For those looking for an outlet in which to expose children to religious themes in a fun and exciting way, St. Paul’s Church in Kenmore offers a solution. More...

In the Military

Jeffrey Gatti from Tonawanda, and serving with the 152nd Engineer Support Co is promoted to the rank of Pvt. 1st Class in the New York Army National Guard.   More...

Business

Kenmore business handling admission sales for ESG

Those purchasing tickets to the Empire State Games (ESG) received them from a company based in Kenmore. More...

Events

Hispanic Women’s League expands   scholarships   More...

Chipotle Mexican Grill turns junk e-mails into meals for schools nationwide

Chipotle Mexican Grill, the national chain of burrito restaurants that includes a location on Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst, recently reported that it will double its donation to The Lunch Box if its new goal of one million junk e-mails is reac More...