Weekly Feature

March 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Strike up the music

American Legion Band of the Tonawandas members Al Schlisserman, left, Roger Watts and Mary Anne Harp play their trumpets at a concert held Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Photo by John Rusac. More...

Editorial

Townhome project would boost appeal of waterfront

Bee Editorial

Someone has finally stepped up to redefine an area in the Town of Tonawanda once used for industrial operations.  Mark Tiedemann, a Kenmore architect, has a vision of lining a portion of River Road with visually appealing townhomes, docks and a More...

Spindle items

BETH HUTCHINSON

2 PLUS 2 — I was never a good math student. More...

Out of the Past

The place to buy a Rambler

It was nothing more than a pleasant day in June 1971 when the business district of Kenmore was preserved for posterity in this photograph. Note the Chevy Nova parked on the left and two Fords, a Mustang and a Maverick, on the right.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Kimball, Eleanor F., of Kenmore, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. She is survived by her daughter, Karen A. Cook; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday, Feb. 25, at Holy Spirit Church.  More...

Donald D. Blackmon, decorated Army veteran

Donald D. Blackmon, Sr., 81, of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Feb. More...

Sports

Blue Devils see season come to an end

Boys Basketball

The 2010-11 season will certainly be remembered as a positive one for Mike Meetze and the Kenmore West Blue Devils. More...

Bulldogs advance to Buffalo State

The goal for the Kenmore East Bulldogs at the start of the year was to make it to Buffalo State for the semifinals of the Section VI A-1 playoffs. As the season went along, it looked as though the Bulldogs would likely fall short of that goal.  More...

St. Joe’s ready for rematch with Canisius in Cup final

The storyline sets up perfectly for the St. Joe’s Marauders on Wednesday. The Marauders are heading to the Manhattan Cup finals at Canisius College’s Koessler Center Wednesday at 6 p.m. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Qigong exercises set at Schofield center More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-March 4 . More...

sat. 5

You’ve Gotta Have Art Festival

Sales and display of a variety of fine arts featuring 40 Western New York artisans. Music, crafts for kids and much more, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Clarence Presbyterian Church, 9675 Main St., Clarence; Free. 689-1039   More...

Special Events

thurs. 3 . SEAsonings — The original “Taste of Niagara,” a mouth-watering fundraiser for the Aquarium of Niagara Falls. More...

Anner a co-winner of Oprah contest

Kenmore native Zach Anner has been awarded his own travel show on the Oprah Winfrey Network.  Anner, who attended Kenmore West High School, won the reality competition “Your OWN Show: Oprah’s Search for the Next TV Star” on Fr More...

School district adding high-tech response tool to public forum

At the touch of a button, community members in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District will be able to share their opinions with school officials during an upcoming public forum.  More...

Local News

Erie 1 BOCES honors Tonawanda patrolman

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A Town of Tonawanda officer proved that you don’t have to take the traditional path of schooling to get a diploma and start a career.  Typical high school courses didn’t exactly appeal to Edward Lattuca, who decided to enroll in the More...

Pothole problem? Call the DOT

Officials from the state Department of Transportation are urging motorists to report trouble spots by calling 1-800-POTHOLE or 1-800-768-4653. More...

Neighborhood Watch groups schedule March meetings

The following Neighborhood Watch groups have scheduled meetings at these times and locations:  Brighton, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the Brighton Community Church, 125 Brighton Road, Tonawanda.  Sheridan-Parkside, 7 p.m. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Today is Friday, Feb. 25, and we’re having a snow event. It was announced there was a jackknifed tractor trailer on the Youngmann, and they were stopping traffic at Delaware. More...

Education

Canisius HS lists Ken-Ton honor students

Canisius High School has named the following Ken-Ton residents to its honor rolls for the second marking period of the  2010-11 school year.  Grade Nine  More...

Ken-Ton district proud of state report card

Officials in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District are touting its “good standing” designation in an accountability report card from the New York State Education Department.  More...

NU accepting reservations for Student Chef Series

Niagara University is now accepting reservations for this spring’s edition of its Student Chef Series, which showcases the culinary skills of student managers in the university’s College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.  More...

Lifestyles

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST’ roars into St. Joe’s

Talking candlesticks, clocks and teapots. An enchanted rose in an enchanted castle.  And a love tale as old as time.  St. 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...

Family Film Series sponsored by YWCA, Riviera Theatre

The Saturday Family Film Series sponsored by the YWCA Tonawandas and Riviera Theatre will feature “Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” rated PG. The movie is about the return to the magic and wonder of C.S. More...

Business

First Rite Aid ‘Customer World’ in WNY opens in Tonawanda

Rite Aid held the grand opening of a new “Customer World” store — the first in Western New York — on Thursday at 2047 Sheridan Drive, near Colvin Boulevard, in Tonawanda.  More...

Events

BNSME to host Marketing Awards Gala   More...

NOCO gets noticed for easy-to-use technology

NOCO Express has been recognized by CSP Information Group for its efforts in using consumer-friendly technologies.  More...