Weekly Feature



May 11, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Poloncarz: ‘Collins has failed’

The first salvo of what is sure to be a lengthy and heated battle over the Erie County executive seat came from Democratic challenger Mark Poloncarz Saturday.  The Erie County comptroller announced his candidacy in his hometown of Lackawanna, t More...

Editorial

Take time to thank a health care professional

Bee Editorial

Nurses perform a wide range of clinical and non-clinical functions necessary to the delivery of health care.  When individuals are first treated at a doctor’s office, emergency care facility, nursing home or hospital, it is typically a nur More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

HELP IS NEEDED — Each year, my in-laws travel to various states in the South for part of the winter to escape the North’s bitter cold temperatures and snowy weather.  This year, their trip was cut short.  More...

Out of the Past

Men only, please

It looks like a casting call for a barbershop quartet, but it’s the entry form for a 1974 beard- and moustache-growing contest in honor of Kenmore’s 75th anniversary. More...

Education

Sweet Home Middle posts third quarter honor-roll students

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

Photo

Michael Ihle, left, a Kenmore West High School student, speaks with German Parliament member Bartholomaus Kalbn while Kenmore West teacher John Carlino looks on. More...

Exchange Club’s travels take them to Spanish city

A group of 29 students from Kenmore East and West High schools recently returned from a trip where they received a first-hand look at life overseas.  More...

Lifestyles

Tuning in for insight

‘Readio’ service celebrates milestone

Cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. These are some of the eye conditions affecting many individuals, having an impact on how and what they see every time they open their eyes.  More...

Church of the Nativity to present human rights expert

Liberation Theology and the grass roots movement for social justice will be the topic of a free presentation by Rev. William Wipfler, former director of the Human Rights Office of the National Council of Churches. 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:  Thursday, May 12   More...

Business

OSHA fines DuPont plant following fatal accident

A Town of Tonawanda science based products and services company and a Buffalo contractor have been fined by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration.  More...

In brief

Tops Friendly Markets is continuing its sponsorship of the International Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation by holding its annual paper sneaker sale at all Tops locations. The campaign began April 23 and runs until May 14.  More...

Events

BNSME schedules meeting at Salvatore’s   More...

Fatality reported following house fire - Web exclusive

by Darlene M. Donohue

Town of Tonawanda police are investigating a fire that occured early this morning, which resulted in the death of a female resident. More...

Celebrating

Anna Malkiewicz, left, joined her grandmother, Laura Martin at a Mother’s Day tea party held for residents at Wynwood Assistive Living on Saturday. More...

Vet’s office collecting funds for injured animal

A 16-month-old dog needs your financial support.  Rex, a male tan and white Pitbull, sustained multiple burns to the left side of his face and rear legs during a fire that occurred on April 21 at a Sawyer Avenue home in the Town of Tonawanda.&nb More...

Local News

Anti-texting legislation in hands of Assembly

The State Senate, on May 3, passed legislation that would strengthen the state’s current law against texting while driving, making it a primary offense.  The bill passed by a vote of 57-3, according to Sen. Timothy M. More...

Town police keeping eye on seatbelt use

In keeping with its continued commitment to public safety, the Town of Tonawanda Police Department officials said officers will once again be participating in the statewide buckle-up New York initiative.  More...

In brief

Michael McClure, piano student of Mary Handley of Amherst, was awarded a $500 Scholarship for outstanding performances at the Stamford Music Festival in Niagara Falls, Ont. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thankful for help from strangers

I am a long-time subscriber, and look forward to each copy. I hope your circulation might be able to reach the young man who came to my assistance on April 28. More...

Headline praised

I simply cannot resist extending kudos for The Bee’s headline atop David Sherman’s May 4 column: “What went through bin Laden’s mind when U.S. pulled the trigger?”  The answer, quite unequivocally, is a bullet. More...

Obituaries

Maureen E. Bellia, homemaker and volunteer hairdresser

Maureen E. Bellia, 68, of Kenmore, died Monday in the Cleveland Clinic after a long illness.  Born Maureen E. Cheeley on Sept. 19, 1942, in Olean, she was a 1960 graduate of Mount St. More...

Sports

Marauders remain on right track

Track and Field

With a 3-0 Monsignor Martin Association dual meet record, a fourth place finish at Saturday’s Panther Relays and a first place finish at the Buffalo Public school Invitational on April 16, the St. More...

St. Joe’s getting back into swing of things

Baseball

After the St. Joe’s Marauders fired out to an 8-2 start to the season, the team came back to earth when its bats fell silent.  More...

Bulldogs continue strong start with win over Ken-West

Boys Tennis

The Kenmore East and Kenmore West tennis teams have found themselves heading in different directions during the 2011 season. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Arthritis Foundation offers exercise program   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 12 . The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum open house— The museum will host a free open house so members of the local community can learn more about the museum’s mission and services to the public, 6-8 p.m.  More...

Concerts

thurs. 12 .A special evening at the Hotel California as former Eagles lead guitarist, Don Felder plays solo, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 at 9 p.m.  More...

Art

fri. 13 .Alex Young — Opening reception of Young’s World Shaving exhibit with artist talk, 8 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $.  More...