Weekly Feature

January 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Kindergarten, pre-K registration begins

Parents wishing to register their child in Universal Pre-kindergarten or kindergarten classes in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District can now do so by appointment only at the Central Registration Office, located in the Administration Buildin More...

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Dissent shouldn’t divide us as a people

Sometimes, it unfortunately takes a tragedy in order to get people talking about things that should have been addressed a long time ago.  More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO HELP — In the Dec. 29 edition, I wrote an editorial suggesting that members of the community make a New Year’s resolution to help others. More...

Out of the Past

Riding the bus

Using this mode of transportation was the way to travel from Kenmore Avenue to River Road in 1939.  More...

Obituaries

Gloria M. Larson, elementary teacher, Army veteran

Gloria M. Larson (nee Marong), 87, of Williamsville, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital after a short illness.  Mrs. Larson was born July 29, 1924, in Buffalo. More...

Death Notices

O'Connor, Genevieve B., 92, of Buffalo, died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, and sisters, Lorraine Scott and Patricia Reck.  More...

Sports

Bulldogs have strong start to 2011

Boys Hockey

The Kenmore East Bulldogs closed out 2010 with a couple of tough losses to drop their record to .500 on the season. Their start to 2011 has been a lot better.  More...

St. Joe’s reaches double-digit wins

The St. Joe’s Marauders made it 10 wins on the season with a dominating, 8-0 win over Lockport on Thursday night.  Leading the way for the Marauders were senior Rob Finn and sophomore Dimitri Gogos, each with two goals on the evening. More...

Marauders step up to earn Simon his 200th career win

Boys Basketball

It was a special week for Mark Simon and the St. Joe’s Marauders’ basketball team. The Marauders went 3-0 between Tuesday and Saturday with wins against St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Historical Society site for 18th Century music   The Historical Society of the Tonawandas, 113 Main St., Tonawanda, will be the site for Ron Cary, deputy Niagara County historian to present 18th Century tavern music. He will perform at 7 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 13  After-School Escape — Featuring an outdoor activity for children grades K-5, 4:30 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html  sat. More...

thurs. 13

Snowshoeing 101

Learn how to use snowshoes, and take a guided walk along the trails, 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free - registration required. More...

Art

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Winterfest begins Thursday

The Town of Tonawanda’s Youth, Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Winterfest, five days that feature family-friendly events, this week. More...

Reform

Ken-Ton superintendent shares thoughts about governor’s plan

After hearing Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s State of the State address on Jan. 5, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Superintendent Mark Mondanaro found himself at a crossroads in deciding if the speech would help or harm the school district.  More...

Local News

Resident upset over graffiti in town

Town of Tonawanda resident Mark Tramont says he was quite happy with the area surrounding his residence — until he took a good look around.  More...

Sweet, frozen treat unites couple

A heart-shaped, antique ice cream scooper worth $10,000 wouldn’t be appropriate at any other wedding.  For theirs, it’s perfect.  Instead of symbolically cutting that first piece of cake together, the couple will scoop the first More...

Environmental activist plans visit to kick off inaugural fellowship

Environmental activist Lois Gibbs was scheduled to visit Buffalo after press time on Tuesday to welcome 15 individuals into her fellowship program.  Fifteen fellows were selected by the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York — a community More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports former tenant uses her shower

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

Education

Ken East students to raise funds to build school in Afghanistan

The Kenmore East High School Art and Global Impact clubs are hosting a family friendly fundraiser to build a new school in Afghanistan.  The “Painting for Peace” family art fair will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday Jan. More...

School brief

Sweet Home Central School District’s Board of Education has set two 2011-12 budget study sessions. The board will discuss the budget on the following times and dates: at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 and at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. More...

Tech program expands at area high schools

Ken-Ton School District

Kenmore West High School students Marguerite Hoover and Jessica Jolley share a passion for helping people in need of medical assistance, but the tech-savvy students aspire to build the tools that doctors use to save lives, rather than become physicia More...

Lifestyles

Richter Fest

Festival benefits scholarship fund for performing arts students

The late Geoff Richter, the much-loved Williamsville North High School music teacher who dabbled in most all things musical, will now be remembered through the legacy left by a scholarship fund in his name. 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...

Couple mark 30th anniversary with dinner gala

Dorothy and Franklin Merrill of Williamsville celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with family, friends, neighbors and dignitaries at a dinner gala held at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.  Franklin Merrill married the former Dorothy Vall More...

Business

Well-known dealership president/CEO to speak at Chamber luncheon

Duane R. More...

Events

BNHRA to present background screening seminar   More...

Better Business Bureau revisits top scams of 2010

The Better Business Bureau last week released a list of the top 10 scams, rip-offs and complaint types of 2010 for Upstate New York. More...