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January 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Bee Editorial

Rowles’ departure from the town is bittersweet

While we’re happy that Highway Superintendent Brad Rowles has found joy in planning his retirement from the town, we're somewhat bitter that another municipality is going to benefit from his departure.  More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

MAKING HISTORY — On April 16, 2011, The Town of Tonawanda will celebrate its 175th birthday — its dodransbicentennial — and The Bee plans to be a part of it.  More...

Out of the Past

The original LOL cat

The Internet is full of photographs of pets, especially cats, in amusing postures and attitudes. Here’s an early version of a feline making a funny face, offered for sale in 1929 by a Kenmore photography studio.   More...

Obituaries

Charles L. Reiser, Korean War veteran, railroad engineer

Charles L. Reiser Sr., 82, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a short illness.  Mr. Reiser was born Dec. More...

Arthur E. Cosgrove, former fire chief

Arthur E. Cosgrove, 63, of the City of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, at Millard Fillmore Hospital.  More...

Irene Goldberg, WW II veteran, nutritionist

Irene Goldberg (nee Antonow), 92, of Amherst, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Rosa Coplon Nursing Home in Getzville.  Mrs. Goldberg was born Sept. 13, 1918, in Chicago to Anna and Julius Antonow.  More...

Lifestyles

Keeping your resolution to get fit? HERE’S HOW

Shelley McGraw chose that perennially popular New Year’s resolution: to get fit.  Whereas she once skipped around gyms, joining up and then dropping out, she is now a committed member of Gold’s Gym, where she works out three times a More...

WNY Biblical Storytellers set to present at Church of Nativity

The Western New York Guild of the Network of Biblical Storytellers will present a two-day celebration of the word of God on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21 and 22, at Church of the Nativity United Church of Christ, 1530 Colvin Ave. More...

NU to host live music series

Niagara University will host an event called the Live Music Series, which is scheduled to start next month.  All Live Music Series events will take place from 8 to 11 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 20 . After-School Escape — Featuring an outdoor activity for children grades K-5, 4:30 p. m. Thursday, Jan. 20 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew; Free. More...

Theater

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Regional premiere of Tony nominated musical by Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen about two young songwriters in New York City trying to write a show about… well… two young songwriters in New York City! More...

Rowles to retire as town employee

Longtime highway superintendent accepts new leadership role in NT

While many of the country’s retirees venture south to enjoy their days free of the daily workload, Town of Tonawanda Highway Superintendent Brad Rowles is doing just the opposite.  He’s heading north and will continue to work.  More...

Committee trying to boost parental involvement

A group consisting of Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District teachers and administrators is trying to find a way to encourage parents to get involved with their children’s in-school lives.  More...

Local News

FBI agent to talk on cyberbullying, ‘sexting’

It may seem like innocent messaging or teenage gossip, but what you text or post today could have lasting consequences tomorrow.  More...

Tax return deadline extended to April 18

Taxpayers will have until April 18 to file their 2010 personal income tax returns, according to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.  This action is being taken by the state due to the observance of the Emancipation Day holiday More...

Lawmakers unite to assist UB 2020

The Western New York Legislative Delegation on Friday said it would be submitting a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ensure that the main elements of the University at Buffalo’s 2020 plan be incorporated into the state’s 2011-12 budget. More...

Letters to the Editor

Fundraiser receives community support

On Jan. 16, Baby’s Sweet Beginnings and SH Portraits (owned and operated by Kenmore resident Samara Hutcheson) held an event to benefit Upstate New York Transplant Services and Ronald McDonald House of Buffalo.  More...

Police Blotter

Verbal dispute results in foot injury

Village of Kenmore  Saturday, Jan. 8   A 24-year-old man was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Delaware Avenue.  More...

Education

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DONE WITH SCHOOL — The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District honored Marilyn Selkirk, left, a clerical worker at Roosevelt Elementary School, and Bernadine Moldoch, Roosevelt principal, wit More...

St. Amelia School lists honor students

The following students at St. Amelia School, located in the Town of Tonawanda, earned honor roll status for the first quarter marking period:  Grade 8:   More...

Mount St. Mary Academy seeks award nominations

Mount St. Mary Academy is seeking nominations for its Alumna of the Year award, bestowed annually on a graduate of exemplary standing in the community.  More...

Sports

Blue Devils streaking heading into rivalry showdown

Boys Basketball

After a 0-2 start, the Kenmore West Blue Devils have completely turned around their season, winning six straight games. Their latest wins came last week as they knocked off Niagara-Wheatfield and North Tonawanda. More...

St. Joe’s riding six-game win streak

Heading into the new year, the St. Joe’s Marauders’ boys basketball stood at 5-4 overall. It was a solid start to the season, but nothing spectacular. More...

Kenmore West wins Alden Duals

Wrestling

It would be pretty tough for the Kenmore West Blue Devils to do any better than they did this past weekend at the Alden State Bank Varsity Duals.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Biblical storytellers will present celebration  The Western New York Guild of the Network of Biblical Storytellers will present a two-day celebration of the word of God on Friday and Saturday, Jan. More...

Business

Better Business Bureau says ask about gym memberships

Losing weight is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions after the holiday season. More...

Events

‘Straight Talk’ seminar set at Convention Center   More...

New doctor joins Riverview Chiropractic

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