Weekly Feature



January 5, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hardwick schedules district outreach meetings

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, R-Tonawanda, and his staff will be available to meet with residents during three district outreach meetings scheduled in January.  Hardwick said that through the meetings he is able to meet directly with r More...

Editorial

State delayed on noting town’s risk management issues

Bee Editorial

Calling people out on their shortcomings when they are clearly trying to make changes to improve themselves likely isn’t the best tactic. That method will simply aggravate those attempting to do something right.  More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

SOMETHING NEW — Before heading to work on Tuesday, I added something different to my morning routine. I took my son to day care. More...

Out of the Past

All aboard

It's a “Class B-5” locomotive, photographed in 1903 as it rolled through Tonawanda.   Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Education

Kenmore Middle posts honor roll

The following Kenmore Middle School students earned honor roll status for the first quarter of the 2010-11 academic school year:   Grade 6  More...

Cardinal O’Hara lists honor roll

The following Ken-Ton area students attending Cardinal O’Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda have earned high academic honors for the first quarter:  Grade 9   Alexis Costello, Haley Haner, Alison Maurer, Emily Neumeister, Richa More...

NU accepting registration for continuing education courses

“The Best of NU,” an all-new set of classes that enlists Niagara University’s top professors to present their best two hours on a topic that they would like to teach, highlights the university’s winter/spring 2011 schedule of More...

Lifestyles

Widow makes T-shirt QUILT; patients remember

Patriotic, plucky, sometimes off-color, occasionally serious but mostly funny, Phil Page was known for his T-shirts, which were all of the above.  He had many, hundreds, though he often gave them to the Goodwill. 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:  Thursday, Dec. 6   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Kenmore Mercy site for six-hour course   There will be a New York State certified six-hour point and insurance reduction course from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. More...

Business

Buffalo Trim keeps men looking sharp

Visit any thriving business district, and you’ll find many salons that cater to women. Whether they prefer a trendy, modern environment, or a tranquil, spa-like atmosphere, it’s easy for them to get what they want. More...

Events

SCORE to host all-day business seminar  More...

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James Davis, of the Town of Tonawanda, recently joined Hiscock & Barclay, LLP. Davis is an experienced litigator with a focus on insurance defense. More...

Town cited for inadequate risk management

Director of Labor says changes have been made to improve program

When it comes to managing its Risk Management program, the Town of Tonawanda has some changes to make, according to State Comptroller Thomas Di- Napoli.   On Dec. 28, the comptroller completed an audit of the town’s program.  More...

Changes at the libraries

New hours listed, employees shifted, search for leader begins

The Buffalo & Erie County Library System was presented with a win-lose situation when the Legislature last week approved the use of $3 million in federal stimulus funds to keep libraries open longer during the week, said David Dietz, chairman of More...

THIRD PLACE

Jessica Huss, of the Kenmore West Blue Devils girls varsity basketball team, tries to dribble past Marylouise Lindner of Mount Mercy Academy during the Matt Colpoys Tournament consolation game held T More...

Local News

Town Board appoints committee members, plans meetings for 2011

The Tonawanda Town Council held its annual organizational meeting on Monday night, which included the approval of committee members and chairpersons for 2011.  Supervisor Anthony Caruana will chair the board’s Public Safety Committee, whil More...

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FUN BEFORE THE YEAR IS DONE — Ryan Henneberger, 9, bowls during a New Year’s Eve party at Kenmore Lanes on Friday. More...

Ford offering vans to nonprofits

The Ford Dealers of Western New York have announced that applications are now available for the annual Ford Friendship Express program.  Local nonprofit organizations looking to drive away in a brand new Ford van must apply by March 1. More...

Obituaries

Joan M. Cookfair, nursing professor

Joan M. Cookfair, 79, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2010, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.  Dr. Cookfair was a graduate of Kenmore West High School. She received her nursing degree from Buffalo General School of Nursing. More...

Lovisa R. Anderson, environmental activist

Lovisa R. Anderson (nee Peters), 69, of Grand Island, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010, after a long battle with cancer.  Ms. Anderson was born March 10, 1941, in Keating Summit, Pa. More...

Death Notices

Messina, Mary, 92, of Kenmore, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Crucian; sister, Rose; and brother, John. More...

Sports

Empire State Games top sports news in 2010

Individual accomplishments headlined several of the big stories in Ken-Ton sports in 2010. More...

Kenmore West looks to rebound from rough weekend

It was a bit of a disappointing weekend for the Kenmore West hockey team as the new year began.  The Blue Devils played on New Year’s Day against the West Seneca East Trojans, but couldn’t keep up and lost, 6-3, with West Seneca East More...

St. Joe’s impresses in Rhode Island

The St. Joe’s Federation Hockey team played well last week in the 15th annual Mount St. Charles Holiday Face-off in Providence, R.I. More...

Entertainment

Art

sat. 8 . Masterstrokes — Featuring a collection of paintings by master artist John Yerger and twenty of the artists, past and present, who have studied with him. On display through Friday, Jan. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 6 . After-School Escape — Featuring an outdoor activity for children grades K-5, 4:30 p. m. Thursday, Jan.  More...

Tours

thurs. 6 . Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve — Join the Foothills TrailClubfora3milehike,meetintheparkinglot,10a.m. Thursday, Jan. 6 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free.  More...