Weekly Feature

December 8, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

County budget should favor the majority

Bee Editorial

You don’t have to sit in the hot seat of Erie County Executive Chris Collins or be a county legislator to recognize the challenges that arise when planning a budget. More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

• A WINTER EXPERIENCE — Driving with a vehicle with the low fuel light on, being trapped on Interstate 90 for three hours, getting stuck on a side street, and digging through several pounds of snow while worrying about my dad — w More...

Out of the Past

Life in the lab

In 1969 St.  More...

Obituaries

Monsignor Charles T. Griffin, Kenmore clergyman

Monsignor Charles T. Griffin, 83, of Kenmore, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010, at the Autumn View Health Care Facility in Hamburg.   Monsignor Griffin was born May 25, 1927, in Buffalo and graduated from South Park High School. More...

Death Notices

Conley, Rita M. , of North Buffalo, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Sports

Bulldogs motivated by playoff loss

Boys Hockey

After going to the State Final Four in 2009, the Kenmore East boys varsity hockey team appeared heading on a similar path in 2010. The Bulldogs won the Small School regular season title with a 13-3 league record and a 16-4 overall record. More...

Freshman goalie leads veteran Kenmore West team

Nearly the entire Kenmore West boys hockey roster is made up of juniors and seniors. In fact, 18 of the 22 players on the roster are upperclassmen. Despite this, the team owes a debt of gratitude to a freshman goaltender.   More...

Ken-Ton athletic teams named New York State scholar- athletes

A total of 19 boys and girls varsity athletic teams from Kenmore West High School and Kenmore East High School have been given the “New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Team Awards” for the fall of 2010 More...

Business

Better Business Bureau offers new rules and tips for buying gift cards

It’s the one-size-fits-all gift …small, compact and wraps up easily. More...

Events

Special Santas Program to serve   needy families   More...

Time Warner supports Boys and Girls Club program

The Boys & Girls Club of the Northtowns are unveiling an upgraded teaching room for their Careers in Technology and Engineering program, due to a generous grant from program partner Time Warner Cable.   More...

Woman found dead in motel; man charged

Town of Tonawanda police detectives are not saying what caused the death of a woman found dead inside a Sheridan Drive motel room on Sunday morning, but a man has been charged in the case.   More...

Local News

Photo

COLLECTION — Polla Millian, left, a representative of the Food Bank of Western New York, and Jennifer Wudyka, the Service Club’s adviser at St. More...

Kenmore Mercy nurse manager receives national honors

Veronica Valazza, R.N., nurse manager at Kenmore Mercy Hospital in the Town of Tonawanda, has earned the designation of Certified Nurse Manager and Leader from the America Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and the American Association of Criti More...

Fire elections slated for Dec. 14

Town of Tonawanda fire districts will conduct their annual commissioner elections next week.   All residents of the fire districts who are registered voters may vote in the elections. More...

Police Blotter

Man attempts drug sale at golf store

A West Hazeltine resident reported that there was an unknown male waving a remote control at houses while driving around the neighborhood. More...

Education

Kenmore West HS posts honor roll for first marking period

The following students have been named to the high honor roll at Kenmore West High School for the first marking period of the 2010-2011 academic year:   Grade 9   More...

Kenmore East HS names honor roll

The following students have been named to the high honor roll at Kenmore East High School for the first marking period of the 2010-2011 academic year:   Grade 9   More...

Murder mystery takes center stage at Sweet Home High

When you watch a typical performance of a whodunit such as Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” usually you find out “whodunit,” and there’s no need to go see it again. More...

Lifestyles

"Hockey Courage"

Documentary gives WNY intimate look at sled hockey

P layers sit on a custom built sled equipped with two   blades, and they propel   across the ice with shortened sticks also used to hit the puck.   If you haven’t heard about it yet, it’s called sled hockey.   More...

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...

Entertainment

Holiday

fri. 10  The Sounds of the Season — Take a break from shopping and join The Buffalo Gay Men’s Chorus for a holiday concert. More...

Theater

thurs. 9  A Totalitarian Christmas — Subversive Theatre presents Clinton Ours comedy twist on the usual yuletide routine. More...

Concerts

sat. 11  Esperanza Spalding — Captivating jazz singer, just nominated for a “Best New Artist” Grammy Award, will perform music from her latest release Chamber Music Society, as part of the Great Performers series, 8 p.m. More...