Weekly Feature

March 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Sewer work moving to Maplegrove Avenue

The road and traffic are about to get ugly along Maplegrove Avenue, but during a meeting held March 16 at Kenmore East High School, town officials say it’s a small price to pay for the type of work that will be done under the roadway.  The More...

Editorial

School district has enough feedback to make the right choices

Bee Editorial

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District has made every attempt to reach out to the community to gauge the thoughts of the residents as to what is necessary to retain in the 2011-12 budget.  More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

A WEEK WORTH RECOGNIZING — While I’m pretty good at planning things, I didn’t schedule the illness that overcame me during the middle of last week.  More...

Out of the Past

Shopping for coal on Delaware Avenue

This page of advertisements is taken from the 1934 “Municipal and Street Guide” of Kenmore and Tonawanda, a pamphlet of business listings and facts about Kenmore, whose merchants “extend to you a cordial welcome and trust that your More...

Education

On the Campus

Emily Herr and Elmarys Maldonado, both of Tonawanda, earned dean’s list status for the fall 2010 semester at Medaille College.  More...

Ken West students host fashion show to support UNYTS

While in the third grade, Kenmore West High School student Anna Gordon lost her beloved aunt, who was only 45 years old at the time of her death.  Gordon says her aunt gave many others the gift of life by donating her organs to be used in life-s More...

Sweet Home senior selected as national youth delegate

Amanda Moore, a senior in the Sweet Home Central School District, has been selected to represent New York as a national youth delegate to the 2011 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University.   More...

Lifestyles

Cardinal O'Hara travels to Land of Oz

Grab your ruby red slippers, click your heels three times and head on down the yellow brick road — we’re going to Oz. This week, Cardinal More...

Theme tray auction planned at Lindbergh

A theme tray auction to benefit Charles Lindbergh Elementary PTA will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the gymnasium, 184 Irving Terrace, at the corner of Crosby Street Tickets cost $5 for one sheet and $20 for five sheets. More...

"THE WIZ"

High-energy show celebrates friendship at Sweet Home

Whether it’s the classic movie version of “The Wizard of Oz,” the modern “Wicked” or the 1970s-era “The Wiz,” one of the primary themes of the story is friendship and the ties that bind people together.  More...

Business

Fuel cell project offers millions in funding

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has announced an incentive program for businesses, hospitals, or other large power consumers interested in installing fuel cells.  The technology allows users to generate some of their More...

Second-chance lottery available at Wilson Farms

New York Lottery-playing customers who don’t strike it rich with their MINUTE TO WIN IT instant scratch-off tickets will have a shot at redemption with the Wilson Farms Second-Chance Lottery.  Now through May 9, customers can submit their More...

Events

BNSME to hold leadership event at Millennium Hotel   More...

Marinelli spearheads resolution to restore rodent control funds

Now that spring is here and summer approaches, Ken-Ton officials, including Erie County Legislator Lynn Marinelli, D-Tonawanda, fear that rats may take over the area.  More...

Water pressure destroys roof

The roof of a parking garage located on the property of Bury & Roberts Funeral Home at 3070 Delaware Ave. More...

Sweet Home budget calls for layoffs, tax hike

The elimination of 13 teaching positions and a tax increase are key elements to the latest 2011-12 budget proposal being mulled by the Sweet Home Board of Education.  The board will hold its third 2011-12 budget study session at 8 a.m. More...

Local News

Photo

FOR FAITH AND FOOD — The linked parishes of St. Andrew’s in Kenmore and St. Timothy’s in Tonawanda celebrated the feast of St. Joseph with a St. More...

GM: Japan’s woes impact engine plant’s production

Nearly two weeks after an earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan, a Town of Tonawanda vehicle engine manufacturer is feeling the impact.  General Motors officials said on Friday that there will be some cutbacks in production and the temporary rel More...

Minority Caucus opposes dog license fee increases

The Erie County Legislature’s Minority Caucus has taken a stand against a state fee increase that would impact dog owners.  More...

Bee Heard

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.I encourage everyone to attend the Town Players’ next show in May. They are a talented group of people; the shows are great fun, and it’s an affordable afternoon. They really need your support, so please come out to see them.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

EDWARDS, Victor L. , of Buffalo, died Saturday, March 12, 2011. He is survived by his longtime significant other, RoseAnn Higgins; and brother, Bradford. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julia. Services are private. Mr. More...

Sports

Cheektowaga Lions to hold 13th annual doubleheader

Girls all-star basketball

The Cheektowaga Lions Club will be hosting its 13th annual Senior High School Ladies Basketball Classic all-star doubleheader beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at Cheektowaga Central High School, 3600 Union Road.  More...

Miller earns First-Team All-WNY girls hockey honors

Five years ago, Shauna Clair remembers going to school board meetings to promote high school varsity girls ice hockey. More...

Area’s best seniors to clash in tripleheader

Boys all-star basketball

The area’s top senior boys basketball players will cap off their high school careers Saturday by participating in the ADPRO INC., Silver Hoops All-Stars tournament. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Christian Women group set date for luncheon   Northtowns Christian Women will host its monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, at Classics V, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. Amherst. The cost to attend is $15. More...

Entertainment

Theater

thurs.  More...

Family Activities

thur. 24 . After-School Escape — Children grades k-5 are invited to come and enjoy a one-hour program featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity, 4:30 p.m. More...

Special Events

fri. 25 . Blues & Brews — Fundraiser benefiting the Kevin Guest House. More...