Weekly Feature



October 6, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Register to vote by Oct. 8

Melissa Brinson, Tonawanda town clerk, reminds residents that Friday, Oct. 8, is the last day to register in order to vote in the November general election. More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Class action: Your right to know what that means

Charles Cobb, a local attorney, recently filed a lawsuit against Tonawanda Coke Corp. — a foundry coke manufacturing plant on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Spindle items

• KUDOS — Last week, I had the good fortune of speaking with several City of Tonawanda residents regarding the lawsuits filed against Tonawanda Coke Corporation.   More...

Out of the Past

Opening day

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,   Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo,   NY 14221.   More...

Police Blotter

Cab driver spots drunk youths on roof

(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 High School Homecoming 2010

Emily Plewniak spins cotton candy, which was offered to patrons for free on behalf of the National Honor Society. More...

Medical secretary training available

The Kenmore-Tonawanda School District is offering free training to qualified individuals in the field of medical secretary. More...

School event

Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Road in Tonawanda, will be hosting a College Night from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, in the school’s Performing Arts Center. More...

Lifestyles

Taking on the Chicago Marathon

Teacher runs to raise diabetes awareness

R unning a 26.2 mile marathon is quite a challenge for anyone. However,   when having Type I Diabetes is added into the mix it’s even more impressive. More...

Make new memories with The 2nd Chance Prom

Prom can be the highlight of a high school career or a night best forgotten. Now adults have the opportunity to make new memories with The 2nd Chance Prom to be held at Samuel’s Grande Manor. More...

Marriage licenses

The Town of Tonawanda recently issued marriage licenses to the following couples:   Vincent M. Lovullo and Lisa A. Badgley, both of Buffalo, on Sept. 16.   More...

Business

BlueCross BlueShield kicks smoking off campus

Starting Monday, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York’s headquarters/campus became smoke-free, which will make the company one of the largest Western New York employers to do so. More...

Baby formula recalled due to possible insect contamination

Tops Markets recently that Abbott Nutrition, manufacturer of Similac brand infant formulas, has issued a voluntary recall of certain varieties of Similac brand powder infant formula due to the possibility of the product’s not meeting quality s More...

Events

Bankruptcy to be   discussed at UB   Center for the Arts   More...

Test shows Tonawanda Coke main source of benzene emissions

Already facing one lawsuit from Charles Cobb, attorney from Collins & Brown, Tonawanda Coke Corp. owner J.D. Crane received additional bad news on Thursday, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its test results.   More...

Royalty

Kyle Berry and Emily Plewniak were named 2010 Homecoming king and queen on Saturday during the Sweet Home High School’s annual dance. More...

Local News

Community group gathers crowd for health survey

When members from the Citizens United for Justice — a community environmental activist group based in the Tonawandas — came together last week to host a community wide health survey, they hoped to get enough questionnaires completed to &l More...

Residents weigh lawsuit options

Nearly four dozen residents from the areas surrounding Tonawanda Coke Corporation on River Road attended a meeting on Sept. 28 to learn about potential lawsuits that a group of attorneys are pursuing against the foundry coke manufacturing plant. More...

Walk to raise awareness about childhood speech disorder

Megan Mangone of Kenmore just wants to hear her son, Jackson, say the word “Mama,” but because of a rare disorder, the 3-year-old has yet to bring the word forward. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pro-choice isn’t a choice at all

Recently, I saw a news segment that showed Andrew Cuomo appearing with a group of women proclaiming that he is pro-choice (pro-abortion). Cuomo also mentioned that the people of New York State shared his position. More...

Erie County needs a ‘watchdog’

Edmund Burke wrote: “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”   If we as taxpayers in Erie County allow County Executive Chris Collins to decimate the County Comptroller’s Audit Division, More...

Sports

Marauders stun Crusaders

The St. Joe’s Marauders were given little chance by many prognosticators in their game on Saturday against rival Canisius. More...

Tocke defeats old team in ‘Kills for Cancer’ game at Kenmore West

Thursday’s Kenmore West-Kenmore East boys volleyball game had to feel a little different for Gary Tocke.   Tocke, the Kenmore West head coach, was the coach at Kenmore East for 41 years. More...

Photo

St. Joe’s senior Tyler Zirnheld taps the ball over the net during St. Joe’s win over Cardinal O’Hara on Monday. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Blessed Sacrament hosting healing Mass Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., in Kenmore welcomes the public to attend its healing Mass offering the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs. 7  Oliver! More...

Special Events

thurs. 7  Buffalo Meets Burma — A unique cocktail reception featuring Burmese fare, drinks, music and dancing. Hosted by the International Institute of Buffalo, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 at Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. More...

Dance

fri. 8  Lehrer Dance — LehrerDance returns with three world premieres that showcase the com pany’s trademark athletic, breathtaking and strikingly orginial style of dance. More...