Weekly Feature

September 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Open house to showcase homeownership opportunities

Through New Opportunities Community Housing Development Corp., individuals who might not otherwise be able to purchase a home may have a chance to do so in the Town of Tonawanda.   An open house scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Is there no end to violations at Tonawanda Coke?

If you go to The Ken-Ton Bee website and type Tonawanda Coke in the search box there are at least 10 stories that pop up regarding how this company allegedly has wronged the area. More...

Spindle items

• HISTORY LESSON — For those who want to know the deep roots connected to Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda, your best bet is to contact Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana or New York State Assemblym More...

Out of the Past

Celebrating independence

(Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” ken-Ton Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410.)   More...

Obituaries

J. Mark Mogavero, Olympic gold medalist, probation director

J. Mark Mogavero, 88, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010.   Born in Buffalo, Mogavero was an Erie County probation director. He was a graduate of St. More...

Sports

New coach, QB, headline changes at St. Joe’s

2010 will be a year of new beginnings for the St. Joe’s Marauders’ football team.   For the first time in 29 years, St. More...

O’Hara seeks sixth straight league title

Winning football has become commonplace for the Cardinal O’Hara Hawks during the past five years. The Hawks have been piling up the hardware on O’Hara Road in Tonawanda with five consecutive Monsignor Martin Association League A titles. More...

Pressure builds for state champion Sweet Home

As the Sweet Home football team keeps earning state championships, so does the pressure to keep winning.   More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

Fundraiser set to benefit 5-year-old boy   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 2  After School Escape — Children in grades K-5 are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Festivals

sat. 4 & sun. 5  National Buffalo Wing Festival — Featuring the food of more than 30 restaurants, wing eating contests, 5k run, sauce contests, live entertainment and Miss Buffalo Wing contest, 12 noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Tours

thurs. 2  Chestnut Ridge Park — Join the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2 - meet in the parking lot in front of the casino. We will be walking the roads on the west side of the park. More...

Water pollution

Tonawanda Coke discharging excessive amounts of chemicals

First it was the air and soil, and now the water is showing signs of contaminants as a result of operations at Tonawanda Coke Corp.   More...

Simpson to retire as UB president

University at Buffalo President John B. Simpson on Monday announced he will retire effective Jan. 15. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Program director at Park takes work hands-on

Charles Wise takes his work seriously. More...

Eggs sold at Tops not affected by recent recall

Tops Markets officials announced last week that shell eggs sold at their locations remain unaffected by the recent nation recall of millions of shell eggs. More...

First class:

Local politicians recall Cardinal O’Hara’s infancy

There was a fire, a profound speech, and a chance to prove to Western New York that a new Catholic school could emerge as a place to receive a top-notch education. More...

Police Blotter

Man not drunk, just choking

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

Education

Welcome freshmen:

Kenmore West hosts orientation for undergrads ‘‘

Junior Elizabeth Brock and sophomore James Benders, have fond memories of their first day as freshmen at Kenmore West High School.   Neither felt nervous, lost or unwelcome when they walked into the school for the first time.   More...

Holmes Elementary hosts retreat for teachers

Amy Tabone, a teacher in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, has taught for the past four years at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School, but this year she’s switching buildings, becoming one of the new educators at Holmes Elementary More...

Community Education Department offering new course for writers

The Ken-Ton Community Education Department has added a new course this fall that will teach aspiring writing how to get their work in print.   More...

Lifestyles

National Drug Take-Back Day

Local disposal sites aim to get meds off the street

D rive up and drop off. It’s as simple as that when it comes to the disposal of unwanted,   expired or unused prescription drugs.   More...

Couple hold reception at Kleinhans Music Hall

Kimberly Geis married Adam Petrie during an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at St. Andrew’s Church in Kenmore. Monsignor Richard Siepka officiated. More...

Gym etiquette part of town’s Crash Course program

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks, and Recreation Department has set the fall schedule for this year’s Crash Course, a class that familiarizes youths with fitness equipment and gym etiquette.   More...

Business

Schimminger receives business award

The National Federation of Independent Businesses has named Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, D-C-I-Kenmore, a “Guardian of Small Business.”   More...

Lee outlines plan to boost companies’ global competitiveness

With a successful county business as the setting, Rep. Chris Lee last week unveiled a five-point plan that he touts as the method by which the nation will secure and create jobs in the manufacturing industry.   More...

Family Care of WNY moving into new village development

Primary Care of WNY will be the anchor tenant for Iskalo Development Corporation’s new mixed-use development project on Delaware Avenue in Kenmore, scheduled for completion this December.   More...