Weekly Feature



September 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

O’Hara student getting low for world record

There is an 18-year-old Cardinal O’Hara High School student who is looking to make history on national television this week. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Keep Vegas-style signs in Sin City

It’s hard to miss the Las Vegas Strip while traveling through southwestern Nevada. Why? Because the bright, twinkling signs that line the Strip draw your attention to the area. More...

Spindle items

• BILLS AUTOGRAPHS — For those who were unable to nab autographs from the the Buffalo Bills before they stepped onto the field for Sunday’s season opener against the Miami Dolphins, there is a chance for you to meet some of the More...

Out of the Past

On sacred ground

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, N.Y. 14221.   More...

Education

O’Hara sets dates for open house

Cardinal O’Hara High School in Tonawanda will host an open house for sixth through eight grade students and transfer students on Sunday, Sept. 26 and Monday, Sept. 27.   Tour times are slated for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. More...

School event

St. Andrew’s Catholic Youth Organization will sponsor a middle school dance from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, at St. Andrew’s McNulty Hall, 1545 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore. Admission is $5 per student. More...

University at Buffalo

Nostaja requests further discussion of interim post

Ten days after being recommended to serve as interim president of the University at Buffalo, Scott Nostaja on Thursday requested that his name not yet be put forward to the State University of New York Board of Trustees. More...

Lifestyles

Family Promise of WNY ®

Churches again hosting homeless families

Every night, there are more than 2,000 people without homes in the Western New York area — not including the hundreds believed to be squatting and living in the streets, according to William O’Connell, executive director of the Homeless More...

BPO plans benefit concert for Food Bank

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra will present a benefit concert for the Food Bank of Western New York at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, at Kleinhans Music Hall, 1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo. 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...

Business

Established eye care facility hires new doctor

Kenmore Eye Care, which has been providing services for more than 25 years, has added a new member to its staff.   Dr. Sandra Segerson, who grew up in Kenmore and graduated from Nardin Academy in Buffalo, was recently hired to join owner Dr. More...

Dentist to offer free services for one day

Robert J. LaCarrubba, DDS and Associates are ready to perform free dental procedures for more than 500 individuals on Saturday, Sept. 18, at three locations near the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda area. More...

Ranzenhofer named Guardian of Small Business

The National Federation of Independent Business has named Sen. Mike Ranzenhofer a 2010 Guardian of Small Business for his consistent support on issues that affect small businesses.   More...

Kenmore West sets early dismissal for Monday

Kenmore West High School will have an early dismissal Monday, Sept. 20, to allow students and staff to attend the funeral of English teacher Brian Dugan. Dismissal for students and staff will take place at approximately 10:45 a.m. on Monday. More...

Death notice: Dugan, Brian C.

DUGAN - Brian C. Suddenly, September 15, 2010, age 37, beloved husband of Ann Marie (nee Christmann) Dugan; More...

New law being considered to prohibit bird feeders

Kenmore Village officials, during a public hearing held Sept. 7, said they plan to adopt a new law that will address the rat problem plaguing the area since spring. More...

Town approves digital billboards along highway route

Billboards are about to take on a new look along a stretch of an expressway that travels through the Town of Tonawanda.   (See editorial on page four)   More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Resident writes book about drinking history

From its inception through today, Western New York has had a curious affinity for alcohol, says Tonawanda resident Dan Murphy, an author and historian, who recently completed a book which discusses the history of alcohol and its influence in the area More...

GM hosting Electronic Recycling Day

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, R-Tonawanda, reminds residents to gather all unwanted computer and electronic items for an Electronic Recycling Day planned for this weekend.   More...

Worldwide Travel Staffing tops growing business list

For the fourth consecutive year, Worldwide Travel Staffing, Ltd., has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing entrepreneurial businesses. More...

Police Blotter

Crow escapes fighting match

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

Obituaries

Death notices

BOMPCZYK, Joseph A., of the Ken-Ton area, died Monday, Sept. 6, 2010. He is survived by his son, David; daughter, Teresa; many aunts, uncles and cousins; and friend, Nancy Bompczyk. A Mass was held Friday, Sept. 10, at St. Andrew Church. More...

Sports

BOOK SIGNING

BOOK SIGNING — Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly and his wife Jill signed copies of Jill Kelly’s book, “Without a Word,” about the effects of her son’s Hunter&rs More...

Hawks rebound in a big way

What a difference a week made for the Cardinal O’Hara Hawks. More...

Sweet Home dominates East, 54-0

The Sweet Home football team dominated in every category to win, 54-0, at Williamsville East last Saturday.   The Panthers built a 41-0 halftime lead and rolled up 440 yards of total offense. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

First Niagara Bank site for blood drive Upstate New York Transplant Services Community Blood Service will host a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22 at First Niagara Bank, 3105 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 16  The Floating Cocktail Party-Allentown Edition — Come enjoy a night of drinks and hors d'oeuvres at three downtown eateries as part of this Hallwalls fundraiser, 5:30-7:30p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 16  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...

Tours

thurs. 16  Wellness Walk — Healthy, outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis, 10 a.m. – 12 noon Thursday, Sept. 16 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; 825-6397, www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preser ve fri. More...