Weekly Feature

May 4, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Municipal Building deserves spot on Historic Register

Bee Editorial

Yes, the Kenmore community is an older area, but with that comes something far better than any community in its infancy can boast: long-standing, well-crafted architecture.  More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

MOM — Just recently, my 2-year-old son realized that screaming “Mommy” does get him some attention. I’ve actually been waiting for him to understand that if he needs or wants me to be there, all he has to do is call for me. More...

Out of the Past

Awaiting the newcomers

This photograph, from the 1946 records of the Kenmore Welcome Wagon Newcomers Club, shows a crew making preparations for the “Fall Bazaar” held at the Kenmore YWCA.  More...

Obituaries

Bronislaus M. Sulkowski, maintenance worker, WWII veteran

Bronislaus M. Sulkowski, 88, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a short illness.  Mr. Sulkowski was born Sept. 19, 1922, in Buffalo. More...

Death Notices

REISER, Anita A., of the Town of Tonawanda, died Friday, April 29, 2011. She is survived by her son, Alvin Jr., brother, Wilfred Salisbury; sister, Beverly Busenlehner; and two grandchildren. Mrs. Reiser was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin. More...

Sports

O’Hara honors memory of former student

Sean Patrick Scott Tourney

The weather finally cleared up enough this past weekend for the first annual Sean Patrick Scott Memorial Baseball/Softball Tournament to be held at Cardinal O’Hara High School.  More...

Haynes earns first win against Kenmore East

Baseball

Thursday night marked an evening of new beginnings for the Kenmore West baseball team. The Blue Devils were opening their new field at the high school for its initial game. More...

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Prom 2011

Peter Smyczynski, a senior at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, helps his date, Jessica Augustine, a junior at Mount St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Golf league seeking new members   The Brighton Park Women’s Golf League is seeking new members for its 2011-12 season, which starts this month. The members meet on Tuesdays at Brighton Golf Course on Brompton Road. More...

Business

International Convenience Company buys Wilson Farms stores

WFI Acquisition Inc., led by the Nanula Family and Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co., LLC, has executed an agreement for the sale of its 188 Wilson Farms locations in New York to 7-Eleven Inc.  More...

Dialysis centers to open in Tonawanda

U.S. Renal Care will open three dialysis centers in Western New York this fall.  Construction has begun on the centers, located in Amherst, Cheektowaga and Tonawanda. More...

WNY boasts $130K in sales of MDA shamrocks

The Muscular Dystrophy Association recently announced that its 27th annual Shamrocks Against Dystrophy mobile promotion in Western New York was a resounding success.  More than 18 local businesses at more than 200 locations in Western New York p More...

Bin Laden’s death met by surprise, new questions

Gary Kadow loves being retired and living in The Villages, the sprawling Florida development home to more than 80,000 seniors. More...

Rating the air we breathe

The American Lung Association recently released its 2011 State of the Air, which provides ratings for air quality across the country.  More...

Local News

Resident leads college’s Amnesty chapter

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Thomas K. Rogers III’s resume is completely full and a solid three pages long.  More...

Kenmore Mercy hosting Health Fair

In recognition of National Hospital Week, May 8 – 14, Kenmore Mercy Hospital, part of Catholic Health, is hosting a health fair from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

In brief

Phil Aguglia, music director at Kenmore East High School in the Kenmore-Tonawanda School District was the recent recipient of the The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s and Erie Country Music Educators Association’s Award for Excellence in More...

Letters to the Editor

Additional driving regulations needed

Passing the road test and getting a driver’s license is a rite of passage for many 16- and 17-year-olds. It is a symbol of freedom and responsibility. More...

Police Blotter

Teens caught tossing doughnuts in parking lot

Town of Tonawanda  Tuesday, April 26   A store employee reported witnessing a man steal a 12-pack of beer and a package of medicine. The male was charged with larceny. An officer reported that the man admitted to taking the items. More...

Education

Sweet Home High posts honor-roll recipients

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

Sweet Home student wins teen writing contest

A Sweet Home High School student’s essay was selected as the best in a contest conducted by Gilda’s Club of Western New York.  Elizabeth Jasen, a senior at the high school, took home the top prize of $100 as the first-place writer in More...

Friends of Youth awards students, organizations

The Ken-Ton Friends of Youth Foundation held its 13th Annual Ken-Ton Friends of Youth Shining Stars Awards Dinner on Thursday.  Educational awards in the amount of $1,000 and Community Mini Grants were given to the following 2011 graduating sen More...

Lifestyles

Memorial Run

honors two teachers, friends

Students and teachers throughout the Kenmore Tonawanda School District are coming together to remember two treasured teachers who have made unforgettable impressions on their lives.  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...

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:  More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 5 . Caritas Awards Dinner — The annual Brothers of Mercy Campus Foundation fundraiser, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 5 at Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant, 6461 Genesee St., Lancaster; $. 759-7808 fri.  More...

Holiday

sat. 7 . Mother’s Day at the Gardens — Come celebrate Mother’s Day under the dome with the Buffalo Indie Market and B&EC Botanical Gardens. More...

Art

thurs. 5 . Sammie Noeson — A photography exhibit by the artist, opens 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 and continues through Friday, May 13 at Carnegie Art Center, 240 Goundry St., N.  More...