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October 27, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

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Bee Editorial

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Spindle items

• TRICK OR TREAT — The Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore will allow trick-or-treating on Halloween, which is Sunday, Oct. 31. More...

Out of the Past

To the races

This is what drew a crowd in 1946. A remarkable photograph from 1946 shows Sheridan Drive hosting a Soapbox Derby in its westbound lane. That’s Delaware Road running left to right.  More...

Police Blotter

Mother, daughter fight over pair of shoes

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

Obituaries

George Markarian, international banker

George Markarian, 71, formerly of the Buffalo area and most recently of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, in Buffalo of a short illness.   More...

Sports

Blue Devils advance to Class AA semifinals

Football

The Kenmore West Blue Devils trailed at halftime of their Class AA quarterfinal playoff game Saturday against Frontier and needed a spark to get their sluggish offense going. More...

Marauders take positives from Ohio trip

It may have been a rough day on the scoreboard for the St. Joe’s Marauders on Friday, but there were several highlights for the team in their game at Steubenville, Ohio.   More...

Kenmore West wins Grand Island Tourney

Boys Volleyball

The Kenmore West Blue Devils’ boys volleyball team had played well in tournaments throughout the 2010 season. The one thing they hadn’t been able to do, though, was find a way to win a tournament. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Towne Players to stage ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ The Towne Players will present “Arsenic and Old Lace” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and 30; and at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 28  Mall-O-Ween Extravaganza — Event for area children of all ages that provides trick-or-treating bags, candy, store coupons and prizes. More...

Special Events

thurs. 28  Wellness Walk — 10 a.m.-12 noon at the Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org/tifft_nature_preserv e.php fri. More...

Performance

now-sun. 31  Dralion — (Pronounced Dra-lee-on) Cirque du Soleil’s newest show is a fusion of Chinese circus traditions and the Cirque’s avant-garde style, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 3:30 p.m. More...

Voters to decide local, state races

Ballots are set for the Nov. 2 general election. The listing that follows includes candidates in the Town of Tonawanda, as well as in county, state and congressional races. More...

Fire halls providing Halloween parades, parties

The following fire companies in the Ken-Ton area will be hosting Halloween parades and parties this weekend:   Ellwood Fire Company   More...

Local News

Former St. John student on mission to rebuild orphanage

Children sat fidgeting on the gymnasium floor at St. John the Baptist School Monday morning before former student Bob Greene began talking to them about his mission to rebuild an orphanage in Haiti. More...

County Library System prepares for cuts in county funding

Kenmore branch to serve as library center under proposed plan

The Buffalo and Erie County Library System is expecting cuts in county funding for next year, so its library board met on Thursday to devise a budget to prepare for the reduction.   (See editorial on page four)   More...

Police issue parking ban reminder

A winter parking ban in the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda will be in effect from Nov. 1, through April 1.   Vehicles will be prohibited from parking on any street in the village or town between the hours of 2 and 6 a.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Feature story rekindled memories

Never have I enjoyed an article so as the one published recently in the Bee Newspapers’ supplement, Life After 50, about the life and times of accordion player Henry Chimes, written by Naomi Spencer.   More...

Bee special section story misleading

Your newspaper ran a supplement titled “Parenting” in the last week of August. I am addressing what I thought to be an error in judgment on the part of your staff.   More...

Education

Freshman seminar, sequencing get good grades from faculty

Sweet Home District

Sequencing — or aligning an academic course for each high school student from the day he or she walks in the door — was discussed at the Oct. 19 meeting of the Sweet Home School District Board of Education.   More...

Foreign language teacher earns state leadership award

No one was more surprised than Cindy Kennedy to learn that she was named New York State’s top foreign language supervisor.   More...

Lifestyles

On my honor

Scouts learn timeless values

The Boy Scouts of America is known for teaching young men leadership and other life skills. Troop 37 in Kenmore is no different. Its troop members have been doing community service, fundraising and working on merit badges. More...

Couple celebrate 60 years

Gloria and James Gibson of Williamsville will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a gathering of friends and family at their daughter and son-in-law’s home in Williamsville. More...

Marriage licenses

The Town of Tonawanda recently issued marriage licenses to the following couples:   Jonathan J. Latke and Ashley M. Williams, both of the Town of Tonawanda, on Oct. 1.   More...

Business

Surgical Supply to move into new Delaware Avenue development

Benson’s Surgical Supply will open its new retail center on the ground level of Iskalo’s mixed-use development project at 2780 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore. More...

Events

Canisius Women’s Business Center to offer media basics   More...

Resident promoted to bank’s VP

Kenmore resident Nicolas J. Snyder was recently promoted to vice president at Evans Bank. More...