Weekly Feature



April 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Bunny work

Joseph Dispenza, left, 2, got some help from older brother, Frank Dispenza Jr. 11, while decorating a paper bag to make it look like a bunny. More...

Editorial

Owner meant well, but should have set aside cash

Bee Editorial

Last month, The Bee reported that the Town Board, at the recommendation of its code enforcement officer, agreed to demolish a handful of properties in the Sheridan Parkside community in the Town of Tonawanda.  After following up on this story, w More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

SPRING CLEANING — In preparations for warmer weather, the Kenmore Village Improvement Society will host its annual “Big Kenmore Cleanup Day” from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 16.  More...

Out of the Past

Winter cleanup

This photograph from 1948 shows some heavy equipment used for snow removal in the Town of Tonawanda. It’s not a snowplow, but a snowblower.  Do you have a memory of the Kenmore Tonawanda area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Police Blotter

Siblings work together to access locked apartment

Village of Kenmore  Saturday, April 2   A Liberty Cab driver reported that a man didn’t pay his fare and hid in an Elmwood Avenue apartment building. Police reported that the man, a 29-year-old, was taken into custody.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

LICATA, Mary Ann, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, April 7, 2011. More...

Lifestyles

Societal norms and underage sobriety

Coalition provides awareness events for parents, community

Sally Yageric stood in front of a large glass cabinet that ran the length of the wall in her office and explained some of the hundreds of “not-so-obvious” drug and alcohol paraphernalia lining the shelves.  “Substance abuse is More...

Town resident wins Best Warrior competition

Town of Tonawanda resident John Spencer, a specialist in the Army Reserve, recently returned from Virginia, where he won the third round in the Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition.  Spencer, 19, is the son of Jeffrey and Michelle Spencer. More...

Four earn Eagle Scout ranking

A recent Eagle Scout Court of Honor recognized four Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 37, which is based in Kenmore.  Alex Fumerelle, Thomas Knab, Nathan Mang and Matthew Baglio earned their Eagle Scout rank after being involved in Scouting as members More...

Business

NYSERDA to fund clean-energy companies

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has announced two new investment programs that are designed to help the clean-energy industry grow and innovate in New York State.  More...

Better Business Bureau warns of data breach

Hundreds of consumers have contacted the Better Business Bureau with concerns over the massive data breach from Dallas-based Epsilon, the world’s largest “per- missions-based” email marketer.  More...

Metro Mattress launches second annual ‘50 Beds in 50 Days’ donation program

Metro Mattress has launched its “50 Beds in 50 Days” charitable program in the Ken-Ton area.  More...

Man dead after stabbing in Kenmore

Police reported one man died after a stabbing that occurred this morning at a Kenmore bar. More...

Services to be held this week for fallen soldier

Services will be held today and Thursday, April 14, for a local 26-year-old Army soldier who died April 4 while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.  More...

Resident says property demolition a result of county oversight

When Steve Zarbo purchased a property in the Town of Tonawanda during a county auction in 2001, he was told he was getting it free and clear, meaning there were no prior claims on it.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

Bee Newspapers wins nine state awards

Bee Group Newspapers won a total of nine awards in the 2010 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the New York Press Association.  Results were announced last week at the NYPA convention in Saratoga Springs.  More...

Photo

SERVICE WITH A SMILE — Town of Tonawanda Aquettes members Emma Bongiovanni, left, and Alyssa Mech, both 9, serve breakfast during a fundraiser on Sunday at the St. More...

Kenmore thinks green with Buffalo ReUse

As Earth Day approaches, the Kenmore Village Improvement Society has been considering ways that the Village of Kenmore can be part of the effort to keep recyclables out of landfills.  The community group has invited Buffalo ReUse to the communit More...

Letters to the Editor

We need solutions, not just demands

I listened to many people speak at (the April 5) Ken-Ton Board of Education meeting. More...

Schimminger did the right thing

Much has been written and discussed about upstate versus downstate, the have and have-not communities, and the dysfunctional state government, but nothing epitomizes the problems of New York more than the bias and spiteful attitude of Sheldon Silver. More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.I thought the 2011 basketball selections in The Bee were professionally done. The student athletes who achieved these awards certainly deserve them.  More...

Sports

Nasca looks to carry on tradition at Joe’s

Baseball

For the St. Joe’s Marauders’ 2011 baseball team, the story of the new season is new leadership.  More...

Blue Devils search for offense

Softball

Kenmore West’s pitching was good enough last season to contend for a fifth straight Niagara Frontier League title. Unfortunately, their hitting wasn’t quite good enough to push them over the top and win the title.  More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS CALENDAR

Wednesday, April 13 Boys Lacrosse — St. Joe’s at Bishop Timon, 5 p.m. Baseball — St.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Mothers of Twins Club sets date for meeting   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 14 . Imagination Theatre! — Celebrate National Library Week at the Clarence Library featuring the talented cast of Imagination Theatre, bedtime snacks and a live appearance from the Easter bunny, 6:30 p.m. More...

CSI: Critter Sign Investigation

tues. 19

Children ages 6-10 are invited to become a nature detective and look for clues left by wildlife along the trails, 10 a.m. More...

Art

fri.  More...