Weekly Feature

February 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Room 210: the perfect solution for at-risk students

Bee Editorial

For 10 years, Room 210 at Sweet Home High School has housed an alternative program that the students and faculty consider so special that they hesitate to call it that.  The word “alternative” can have a negative connotation, say tea More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

A MUCH-DESERVED HONOR — A couple of years ago, I had the honor of interviewing Gerda Weissmann Klein, a former Kenmore resident who, at the time of the interview, was celebrating the re-release of her book, “Blue Rose.”  More...

Out of the Past

Getting in and out of Tonawanda

Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Ken-Ton Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221.   More...

Education

Franklin Middle School lists second quarter honor students

The following Benjamin Franklin Middle School students have been named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2010-11 school year:  Grade 6   More...

Sweet Home High School names honor roll students

The following students at Sweet Home High School were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sweet Home Middle School posts honor roll

The following Sweet Home Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:  Grade Eight   More...

Lifestyles

‘Party with a purpose’

Parrot Head Club of WNY

It may seem an unimaginable thing to lead a tropical lifestyle in February on the Niagara Frontier, when the chore list consists of “buy salt, shovel driveway, dry-clean coat and get snowblower repaired.” More...

Lazewski-Nalbone

Karla and Wayne Lazewski of the Town of Tonawanda announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Lazewski, to Theodore Samuel Nalbone, son of Pamela and Samuel Nalbone of Niagara Falls.  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, Feb. 24   More...

Business

Calabrese urges small-business lobbying

Ken-Ton Chamber

Carl J. More...

Events

Community Foundation offers scholarships   More...

Program to focus on household energy savings

The Town of Tonawanda Commission for Conservation of the Environment will kick off its 2011 Town Environmental Speaker Series with the topic “Energy-Smart Household Solutions.”  The presentation is scheduled for 7 p.m. More...

Ken-Ton schools face perfect budget storm

“The Perfect Storm” was the title of the PowerPoint presentation outlining the challenges facing the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District.  More...

Sweet Home High helps at-risk students succeed

“We fight the word ‘alternative’ because it has a negative connotation. More...

Local News

Sweet Home District enters social network

The Sweet Home Central School District will soon have its own Facebook page, created to help the district keep pace with its ongoing goal to improve communication.  Public Relations Coordinator Don Feldmann made a presentation to the board of tr More...

Kenmore native makes finals in Oprah competition

Kenmore native Zach Anner is only one step away from his dream of hosting his own television show.  Anner, 26, first came to national attention during the summer, when he was one of 10 finalists in an online competition to become the host of a s More...

Governor’s proposal seeks independent redistricting panel

Years of political debate and charges of corruption in Albany could end with the passage of the Redistricting Reform Act of 2011, according to Gov. More...

Obituaries

Joan R. McCarthy, art, music teacher

Joan R. McCarthy (nee Rub), 81, of Amherst, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, after a long illness.  More...

Death Notices

BANKS, David W., of Kenmore, died Feb. 11, 2011. He is survived by his life partner, Anthony Swires; daughter, Cheralyn M. Willie; sister, Joan Morrison; and three grandchildren. Services were held Monday, Feb. 14, at St. Timothy’s Church. More...

Sports

Marauders stun previously unbeaten Wolverines

Louie’s layup wins it in final seconds

You couldn’t have scripted a better senior night for the St. Joe’s Marauders’ basketball team. More...

Sweet Home needs double OT to beat Ken West

Boys Hockey

Connor Beaudet’s first playoff goal of his high school career came at the right time.  The Sweet Home freshman scored at 5:48 of the second overtime to lift the fifth-seeded Panthers past fourth-seeded Kenmore West, 3-2, in a Section VI We More...

Blanch family looking to extend Bulldogs’ season

Girls Basketball

Jack Blanch said his daughter, Katie, has been with him for 445 straight games while he’s been a head coach. The two of them will look to see if they can keep that streak going a little longer this week.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Kenmore Hospital site for jewelry sale   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 24 . American Red Cross Blood Drive — 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at Leon Studio, 5221 Main St., Williamsville; Free. 1-800-RED-CROSS. sat.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 24 . Stories in the Woods — As part of the Story Hour series for preschoolers at the Julia B.  More...

Art

sun. 27 . 42nd Annual All High Exhibition — This juried competition is open to all high school juniors and seniors enrolled in secondary art programs throughout Western New York.  More...