Weekly Feature

December 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Project CITE makes for a great resume builder

Bee Editorial

There are dozens of Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda youth whose parents or guardians probably can’t afford an up-to-date computer, making it difficult for them to both learn about today’s technology and keep up with the needs of the current job More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

• SCARY SANTA? — I don’t know if it was the big, red suit; the long, white beard; or the other accoutrements that Santa Claus displays, but my 20-month-old son was absolutely terrified at the sight of him this year.   More...

Out of the Past

Awaiting pavement

West Tremaine Avenue (now simply Tremaine Avenue) in Kenmore was under construction in this circa-1900 photograph. Houses were being built, but the road hadn’t, and the sidewalks were made of wooden planks. More...

Obituaries

Robert F. Rung Jr., owner of Riverside Furniture Store

Robert F. Rung Jr., 79, of East Aurora, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010, at Buffalo General Hospital. Mr. Rung was the longtime owner of Rung’s Riverside Furniture store.   Mr. Rung was born June 13, 1931, in Buffalo. More...

Death Notices

Brooks, Mary Lou, of Amherst, died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cynthia Bender. She is survived by her husband, Richard; sons Richard Jr. More...

Sports

Blanch collects 300th career win

Girls Basketball

It’s always been about the kids for Kenmore East girls basketball coach Jack Blanch. His number one priority has always been his children, P.J. and Katie, both of whom play basketball at Kenmore East. More...

Bowling season underway for Ken-Ton schools

The Kenmore West Blue Devils’ boys bowling team boasts two of the best bowlers in the Niagara Frontier League. More...

Monsignor Martin undefeated to begin inaugural season

Girls Hockey

They’ve dubbed themselves “Team Purple.” That’s the name the girls from the Monsignor Martin girls Federation hockey team have given themselves. The concept is simple: all the girls are playing for each other on one team. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 16  It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play — Timeless Christmas tale as a live 1940s radio broadcast as adapted by Joe Landry with original music by Kevin Connors. More...

Special Events

fri. 17  PraiseSong presents: “Praying Twice” Christmas Extravaganza — Join Fr. Bill Quinlivan, Norm Paolini and Gregg Prince for a “Praying Twice” reunion. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 16  John Allen & Billy — 5 p.m., Nietzsc he’s, 248 Allen St., Buffalo; $. 886-8539, www.nietzsches.com  Jony James Blues BandK — 9:30 p.m., Tudor Lounge, 335 Franklin St., Buffalo; $. 855-9643, www.tudorlounge.com fri. More...

Police chiefs, county officials demand funding for 911 services

Several area police chiefs joined Erie County officials last week to demand that Attorney General Andrew Cuomo end the raiding of 911 surcharge funds under the “Cuomo administration” and start filtering earmarked funds back to local gover More...

Meals on Wheels urges neighbors to help elderly

The executive director of Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels is urging all Western New York residents to check on their elderly neighbors during the inclement weather the area is experiencing.   More...

Local News

12 Days of Christmas contest

Bee Group Newspapers is sponsoring a 12 Days of Giving contest from now through Friday, Dec. 24, on its Facebook pages. More...

Teacher earns national honor while battling breast cancer

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For many teachers, just getting through a typical school day can be a battle, but it can be even more of a struggle when that educator is also trying to combat a disease. More...

Brighton Place receives grant to fund programming

Brighton Place, a community resource center in the Town of Tonawanda, has been awarded a grant from Univera Healthcare to fund children’s programs throughout the year.   More...

Police Blotter

Hospital employees enter wrong home

Village of Kenmore   Friday, Dec. 3   • Patrols reported hearing a beeping sound coming from one of the pumps at an Elmwood Avenue gas station. An officer reported that the middle pump alarm was sounding.   More...

Road rage incident leads to arrest

Cheektowaga police arrested a Kenmore man, who allegedly pointed a gun at another motorist during a Dec. 9 road rage incident.   Police received the call at about 8 a.m. of a road rage incident on Harlem Road. More...

Education

Boys & Girls Clubs boosts tech program with cable company funding

The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns reopened its newly renovated teaching room at its Town of Tonawanda facility for its Project Careers In Technology and Engineering (CITE) program as a result of significant support from Time Warner Cable&rsqu More...

Hoover lists honor roll

The following Hoover Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:   Grade 6   More...

Benjamin Franklin honors students

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Benjamin Franklin Middle School for the first marking period:   Grade Six   More...

Lifestyles

Fan Fest

Hockey festival caters to visiting, local fans

W estern New York hockey lovers will get a chance to be immersed in their sport of choice at the biggest hockey-themed festival ever to come to the region. More...

Library News

Brighton Place   999 Brighton Road, 332-4375   Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday;   10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday   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: Friday, Dec. 17 Tap dance, , 9:15 a.m. in room 7. Bowling, 9:30 a.m. at Manor Lanes. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On?

St. Joe’s Ensemble to sing for patients   More...

Business

Surgical Associates celebrates 35 years in Western New York

Surgical Associates of Western New York, PC, is celebrating 35 years in business in the area.   More...

Events

Federal credit union awards scholarships   More...

Better Business Bureau warns of deceptive ‘free heater’ advertising

Consumers hoping to cash in on an advertised offer of “free heaters” who order within 48 hours may end up frustrated and disappointed, warns the Better Business Bureau.   More...