Weekly Feature



August 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Decisions, decisions

Nicky Moreno, 7, of Tonawanda, tries to choose which puzzle he would like to purchase at Blessed Sacrament Church’s garage sale, which was held Friday. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Flight 3407 families break deadlock on safety measures

When it comes to professionals working with us, we want to make sure that they have had complete practical experience before we climb into that chair. More...

Spindle items

• A LIFE WITHOUT SMOKES — Have you seen the new New York Health Department’s anti-tobacco ad campaign on TV?   If you have, chances are you may have had the same reaction to them as I did: absolute disgust.   More...

Out of the Past

Tavern changeover

Following the path forged by Flo’s Turf Club, the Village Pump and the Kenmore Tavern, Johnnie’s Old Timer was a fondly remembered Kenmore bar that now exists only in memory. More...

Police Blotter

Religious rant causes ongoing dispute

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

Obituaries

Anthony R. D’Alba, longtime employee at Trico Products Corp.

Anthony Russell D’Alba, 86, formerly of Williamsville, died Monday, July 26, 2010, in The Villages, Fla., after a brief illness.   Mr. D’Alba was born Aug. 9, 1923, in Buffalo. More...

Sports

South wins defensive battle on interception return

Kenmore East’s Kevin Wagner earns North offensive MVP honors

If you like to watch a hard-hitting, defensive-minded football game, then the Kensington Lions Club’s 35th annual All-Star High School Football Classic, presented by ADPRO Sports, was for you.   More...

Kus to enter NYSPHSAA Hall of Fame

When Sally Kus first became girls volleyball coach at Sweet Home High School, she knew very little about the sport. Three decades later, she will be inducted into her fourth Hall of Fame for her contributions.   More...

15U A-Turf Titans excel at showcase tourney

The A-Turf Titans played their way to the final of the Buckeye Elite Showcase Tournament held the weekend of July 9-11 but lost to a Dubois, Pa. based team, 5-3, in the final, securing a second place finish in the 56-team 15U pool.   More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

MOMS Club social   set for Aug. 9   Ken-Ton MOMS Club will host its monthly social from 10 a.m. to noon Monday Aug. 9 at Veteran's Park in the City of Tonawanda. More...

Business

Better Business Bureau: beware work-at-home scams

Job opportunities can appear legitimate, especially if you’ve been contacted by an employer to your personal e-mail account, you found a position through a website listing or you were contacted by phone after posting your resume on an Internet More...

Events

Empire State sets public sessions   on programs   More...

Payment Assistance available through National Fuel

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation reminds its customers that help with this year’s heating bills is still available through the Neighbor for Neighbor Heat Fund and other assistance programs. More...

BREAKING NEWS: Water main break causes early dismissal at Kenmore Middle

Due to a water main break in an underground pipe that provides water to Kenmore Middle School, students enrolled in the BOCES sponsored summer school will be dismissed as early as transportation becomes available. More...

Forty-plus workers return to GM Plant

Former General Motors Powertrain Plant employees are slowly trickling back to the Town of Tonawanda facility.   As of July 26, more than 40 workers had returned to work at the River Road plant.   More...

Family activities on tap for town’s Summerfest

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of events on schedule for a three-day festival being held in the area starting Wednesday, Aug. 11. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

New ‘Y’ Tonawandas director enhances camping program

Not new to children or teaching, Susie Sheron, a former art and education director of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning Program, has found ways to enhance the cultural education of school-age children throughout Western New York. More...

KPD first to offer online accident records

The Kenmore Police Department is the first agency in Erie County to provide a new service that will assist those in obtaining police accident records. More...

Tonawanda family trains guide dog for the blind

With the loss of their most dominant sense, the blind often have to rely on the help of others to do everyday activities that most take for granted. Without assistance, even leaving their house can put them in danger.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Senator’s remarks just partisan politics

State Sen. Mike Ranzenhofer’s comments on the state budget are nothing more than empty rhetoric. More...

Law enforcement help is appreciated

Last weekend, my office sponsored a car seat safety check in the Kenmore West High School parking lot, in conjunction with the New York State Police and Erie County Sheriff’s Office.   More...

Education

Junior Achievement of WNY names Ken-Ton ‘School District of Year’

For increasing student participation in its programs, along with a strong level of collaboration from teachers and administrators and creating a positive partnership that provides children with business and life skills, the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda More...

Ken East students earn academic honors for fourth quarter grades

The following Kenmore East High School student earned high honor roll status for the fourth marking period:   Grade 12   More...

Holy Angels’ SAGE Team earns World Cup competition awards

Five girls from Holy Angels’ Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship team are bringing home awards and $1,850 in prize money after competing in the organization’s World Cup competition held last week in Cape Town, South A More...

Lifestyles

Ken-Ton Garden Tour

Garden Residents to show off their green thumbs

In 2002, the Ken-Ton Garden Tour began as one of the first suburban garden walks of its kind in the area. The funny thing, though, is it happened as the result of a mistake. More...

Drums Along the Waterfront planned for Sunday

The 14th annual Drums Along the Waterfront will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park.   This year’s show will feature, for the first time, the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. 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: More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 5  Project WET Workshop — Educators of kids in grades K- 12 will love this hands-on water-related curriculum, 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 at Reinstein Woods, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - Registration required. More...

Special Events

thurs. 5 - sat. More...

Festivals

thurs. 5 - sun. 8  Eden Corn Festival — Who can resist hot buttery corn-on-the-cob, plus fair/festival food and entertainment. Festival opens 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5 and continues Friday, Aug. 6 (12 noon- 12 midnight), Saturday, Aug. More...