Weekly Feature



September 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire causes approximately $850K in damages to business

North Bailey and Brighton firefighters responded to a Niagara Falls Boulevard business last week to extinguish a fire that caused extensive damage to the structure and its contents.   At approximately 12:55 a.m. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

As school starts, look out for children

Students will return to the schools in Kenmore and the Town of Tonawanda this week, something we should all keep in mind as we go about our daily activities. More...

Spindle items

• POMPA AND GAMMIE — When in kindergarten, the elementary school that I attended had a day in September for us to honor our grandparents.   More...

Out of the Past

Gridiron crew

Are you ready for some football? These guys were. Led by coach Andreas (Andy) Schultz, Kenmore High School’s football team had a 6-0-1 season in 1924. More...

Obituaries

Charles J. Funke, principal, area football chairman

Charles J. Funke, 67, of East Aurora, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at his home after a brief battle with cancer.   Mr. More...

Howard E. Amy Jr., World War II veteran

Howard E. Amy Jr., 89, of the City of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in the Buffalo VA Medical Center.   Mr. Amy was born July 1, 1921, in Detroit.   During World War II, Mr. Amy served in the South Pacific. More...

Sports

Blue Devils stun NT to kick off 2010 football season

Hawks, Marauders fall in opening games on road

The North Tonawanda High School Lumberjacks were the New York State Class AA champions in 2009. The Kenmore West Blue Devils, meanwhile, went 3-6. More...

Panthers tame Bulldogs, extend win streak to 27

by PATRICK J. NAGY Reporter The Sweet Home football team continued its winning ways on Saturday. More...

Tocke switches from East to West

Gary Tocke saw the Kenmore East-Kenmore West rivalry from one side for over 40 years. He’ll get a whole new perspective on it in 2010.   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 9  Celebrate America — Show off your red, white and blue as the Variety Club benefit takes off with live music, barbecue, raffles, kids activities and fireworks, 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 9  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...

Art

tues. 11  Basic Digital SLR Photography — Class instructed by Alison Slein at C EPA ’s educational facility featuring a darkroom and digital lab. Class must be paid in full at time of registration. 10 a.m. More...

Authority zings Ying’s with license revocation

Ying’s Wings and Things on Eggert Road will not be serving alcoholic beverages any time soon. More...

Police seek man involved in carjacking incident

As the Town of Tonawanda police continue a search for a man who stole a vehicle at gunpoint Sept. 1, they are also looking for a person of interest. More...

Local News

Kenmore Mercy spices up its menu

Kenmore Mercy Hospital is spicing up its food service by using fresh, locally and organically grown herbs and tomatoes that will come from the facility’s newly-planted rooftop garden. More...

Primary elections set for Sept. 14

There are several races in Tuesday’s primary involving state and federal offices.   Registered Independents will have a choice between Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer, R-Tonawanda, and Andrew J. More...

TIMED FINISH

TIMED FINISH — Town of Tonawanda resident Krista Noto checks her time as she reaches the end of the Run for Hope Race held at Lincoln Park on Saturday. More...

Police Blotter

Drug deal witnessed near bowling alley

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

Education

Sweet Home District sells land for park expansion

The Amherst Town Board at its meeting Tuesday was expected to approve the purchase of a 44 acre parcel of wetlands at 3015 Sweet Home Road near Nature View Park. More...

Building projects completed in time for 2010-11 school year

As Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District students headed back into the classrooms Tuesday, district administrators were excited that several big construction projects were finished before the start of the 2010-11 year.   More...

Bills, M&T Bank look to honor teachers

The Buffalo Bills and M&T Bank announced Tuesday the second annual “Touchdown for Teachers” program where teache are honored for their outstanding service to their schools and communities.   More...

Lifestyles

UB mounts Artpark retrospective

Artpark today is primarily a concert and theater venue. More...

Theatre group sets days for season’s performances

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild has set its performance schedule for its 88th season. More...

What's Going On

Wha t’s Going On

DeGraff Donation Center site for blood drive   Upstate New York Transplant Services Community Blood Service will host a blood drive from 11 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 and Monday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. More...

Business

Padovano Concrete and Construction gets job done right the first time

When you want a home project done right the first time, Darrin Padovano, and owner of Padovano Concrete and Construction, says to give him a call. More...

Events

BNI schedules   marketing   breakfast meeting   More...

Wilson Farms expands discount offers for AAA members

Wilson Farms has expanded its discount offers for AAA members to include its Fresh N’ Ready lunchtime menu consisting of freshly made subs, salads and sandwiches. More...