Weekly Feature



April 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Weather puts damper on town’s spring cleaning

School sports teams aren’t the only ones affected by back-to-back days of precipitation. The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department is also having trouble getting its spring season under way.  More...

Editorial

Add your name to end an epidemic

Bee Editorial

Families Against Texting While Driving, like many other advocacy groups, was born out of tragedy and heartache.  Kelly Cline’s staunch efforts to ban the highly dangerous and deadly habit that claimed the life of her son are admirable. More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

DRUG DROPOFF— Catholic Health is sponsoring a National Prescription Drug Drop Off Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave. More...

Out of the Past

A peaceful view

In 1905, this was the view looking north from Delaware Avenue and Delaware Road in Kenmore. The building on the left is the old St. Paul’s Church; on the right is the Village Hall, since replaced by the Municipal Building.   More...

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.We in the Kenmore Village have many beautiful trees. Many are being cut down due to disease, but I hope the village will replace them.  More...

Education

Photo

  LAST CALL —Julia Murphy, left, 11, a fifth-grader at St. Amelia School in the Town of Tonawanda, sits with her dad, John Murphy, of Kenmore, during one of the last Lenten fish dinners held this year at St. Amelia. More...

St. Amelia’s names third quarter honor students

The following pupils were named to the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2010-11 academic year at St. Amelia School in Tonawanda:  Grade 4   More...

St. Joe’s names students to National Honor Society

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute is recently honored 55 students who were inducted into the National Honor Society on March 30 in a ceremony held at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens.  More...

Lifestyles

Taking it to the streets

New scooter club picks up speed

With the sun in their faces, wind in their hair and pavement stretching out for miles in front of them, members of the Niagara River Scooter Club can’t wait to hit the road. More...

Clarke-Schweitzer

Peggy and Dr. Ronald Clarke of Grand Island announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Colleen Potter Clarke, to Michael John Schweitzer, son of Mari and Robert Schweitzer of the Town of Tonawanda.  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...

Business

ElderWood to operate under new ownership

Robert M. More...

Dressbarn continuing Relay For Life participation

Dressbarn has just announced that it will be continuing its annual participation as an American Cancer Society Relay For Life National Partner for 2011.  More...

Events

BNTP announces May meeting at Fontana’s   More...

Drifters homicide suspect arrested

Kenmore police reported that the man suspected of stabbing another man at Drifters a little over a week ago was arrested Friday night. More...

Stick the Landing

St. Joe’s Patrice Lekeuneu lands in the sand pit after his long jump at Thursday’s Just Run ‘Em Relays at Maryvale High School. More...

Board member erupts over fireworks proposal

Consideration of a proposed law pertaining to the use of fireworks and explosives in the town ignited the concerns of one councilman at Monday’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting.  More...

Local News

Soon-to-be released film features parts of Kenmore

In December 2009, film crews and A-list actors invaded some of the streets in Kenmore to shoot scenes for a movie that will be released in Western New York theaters this weekend.  The film, “Henry’s Crime, is a drama with a hint of c More...

Photo

SPRING IS HERE — Tonawanda resident Ed Rzadkiewicz walks his 5-year-old female Siberian Husky "Shelby" along the docks of Isleview Park on Friday. More...

Vishion seeking election to Town Board

Another Ken-Ton resident has decided to enter the political arena.  Mike Vishion, a political newcomer, U.S. More...

Obituaries

Benedict J. Miller Jr., telephone engineer

Benedict Joseph Miller Jr., 82, of Williamsville and Fort Myers Beach, Fla., died Monday, Feb. More...

Death notices

DEANTONIS, Joseph, of Buffalo, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Josephine; sons, Joseph and Vincent; daughters, Genevieve Capizzi and Rosemarie Zielinski; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Confidence growing for St. Joe’s after hot start

Baseball

Heading into his first season as head coach of the St. Joe’s varsity baseball team, Paul Nasca was hoping to find a way for his young team to gain confidence early in the season. So far, that has not been a problem for the Marauders.  More...

East, West set to renew rivalry

John Haynes knows what the Kenmore East-Kenmore West rivalry is all about. Haynes experienced the rivalry first hand as a student and member of the baseball team at Kenmore West as a youngster. More...

Joe’s relays run away with titles

Track and Field

The relay teams from St. Joseph’s Collegiate institute shined at last week’s Just Run ‘Em Relays at Maryvale High School.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Rummage sale set for April 28   The Women’s Fellowship of Kenmore United Church of Christ will hold its Spring Rummage sales from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 in the church hall, 295 Delaware Road, Kenmore. From 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28 . 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...

Dance

thurs. 28 . Swing Dance Thursdays — Take lessons, 6:30 p.m. and then let loose on the dance floor, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at the Polish Falcons Hall, 445 Columbia Ave., Depew: $. More...

Walking Tours

sun. 1 . Inside the Central Terminal — This abandoned train station evokes poignant memories of departure and reunion. More...