Weekly Feature



August 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Entertainment

  Town of Tonawanda resident Shelly Mulvaine, a member of Gordon Highlanders, plays a drum during the Scottish Heritage Festival held at the Amherst Museum on Saturday. |align=left|width=186|height=250|link=node]  More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Police station in much need of recent improvements

Until recently, it was almost impossible for handicapped individuals to obtain their parking permits at the Kenmore Police Station. More...

Spindle items

• SAVING LIVES — While sitting at the Tonawanda Town Board meeting on Monday, I thought to myself, if I were to suddenly become ill in a public place other than a hospital, this is where I’d want to be.  More...

Out of the Past

Recognize this?

It’s the monument at Sheridan Drive and Delaware Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda, installed when Sheridan was completed in 1925. More...

Obituaries

William H. Schmidt, art teacher, WWII veteran

William H. Schmidt, 85, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a long illness.   Mr. Schmidt was born March 2, 1925, in Buffalo and went to Kensington High School. More...

Death Notices

BEASER, Eugenia (nee Wassell), of the Ken-Ton area, died Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010. She is survived by her son, James; one grandson; two great-grandchildren; and sister, June Scherrer. A service was held Monday, Aug. 23, at Amigone Funeral Home. More...

Sports

Criqui reflects on lessons learned at St. Joe’s

Kenmore native turned NFL broadcaster molded by education at SJCI

Don Criqui remembers his teachers at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute as being very effective communicators. More...

Hulbert chosen as preseason co-Player of Year

Kenmore East High School graduate Alyssa Hulbert, a junior midfielder on Hilbert College’s women’s soccer team, was selected as the preseason co-Player of the Year in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. More...

Mel Ott Little League sets tryouts for travel fast-pitch softball teams

Mel Ott Little League will hold tryouts for their 10U, 12U and 16U girls fast-pitch travel softball teams at 11 a.m. and the 14U at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 29 at the Mel Ott Complex 377 Meyer Rd, Amherst. More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

Parkview picnic set   for Aug. 28   The Parkview community in the Town of Tonawanda will host its annual summer picnic from 1 p.m. to dusk Saturday, Aug. 28, at Dexter Terrace playground. There will be food and games. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 26  Water Creatures — Check out the Touch Tank from the Aquarium of Niagara Falls and then create your own water creature with fish prints! 12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26 at Explore & More, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora; $. More...

Special Events

fri. 27  5th Annual Kids Day Fest: Unity In The Buffalo Community — Hundreds of families from all around Buffalo will join us in celebration of the culmination of a successful summer camp and unity in the community. More...

Festivals

fri. 27-sun. 29  Buffalo Irish Festival — The 28th annual event featuring Irish food and drink, goods, crafts and Irish step-dancing. Opens 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27; continues 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Rats! They’re back in Ken-Ton

Thorncliff Road resident Michelle Curto recently had two unwelcome guests at her residence. But instead of calling police, she took matters into her own hands and caught the trespassers in traps.   They were a pair of rats.   More...

Town postal carrier charged with selling drugs on the job

A Town of Tonawanda letter carrier is alleged to have delivered more than the mail, according to a charge placed against him last week.   Salvatore P. Bagarozzi, 44, a Parker Avenue resident, was arrested Aug. More...

Local News

Town dedicates Veterans Memorial expansion

A large crowd gathered at Kenney Field in the Town of Tonawanda on Aug. 18 to celebrate its military heroes. More...

Town appoints new justice, attorney

Judge John Flynn will no longer serve as the Tonawanda town justice, and Daniel Cavarello is leaving his post as town attorney, but the two aren’t calling it quits as far as their roles in town government are concerned. More...

Ken-Ton residents earn awards for creativity

Four Kenmore-Tonawanda area residents received awards for items they submitted for Erie County Fair contests. More...

Police Blotter

Teen refuses to drive late at night

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

Education

Transportation: Ken-Ton School District preps kindergarten, new students for bus rides

The first time new elementary students travel in a school bus can be an overwhelming experience. More...

Recent ratings bring optimism for 2010-11 school year

There is a sense of excitement, anticipation, and hope as we educators look forward to the new school year, one where our children will experience great academic and social growth throughout our new school year. More...

District administrators prepare for opening day

With less than three weeks to go before the start of school for students in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, a group of 25 administrators and curriculum learning specialists participated in a training program on how to share their resp More...

Lifestyles

United in the fight

Walk to benefit Chiari research and treatments

A lthough Chiari malformation is a condition that affects roughly 300,000 Americans, it still remains a disease   about which very little   is known. More...

Bee S enio r New s

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...

Ken-Ton Library News

Kenmore Library   The Niagara Aquarium’s Touch Tank, 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23.   Football for Woman, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9. Ed Adamcyk, Kenmore historian, will give an presentation about football. More...

Business

Frank’s Sunny Italy food is the real deal

For those who want to experience food with true Sicilian flavor, Frank’s Sunny Italy is the place to go for your next meal. More...

Assemblyman, trade experts to host export workshop

At a recent event hosted by the World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-Tonawanda, posed the rhetorical question: “As a local manufacturer can you afford not to export when 95 percent of the world’s populatio More...

SafeLink offers plans for low-income residents

TracFone Wireless Inc. More...