Weekly Feature

May 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Woman perishes, home destroyed in fire

Volunteer firefighters from each of the town’s five districts, along with those from Kenmore and the City of Tonawanda, responded to a call at 3:25 a.m. Thursday of a fire at a home on Tonawanda Street.  More...

Editorial

Committee’s sleight of hand costs residents

Bee Editorial

By pushing through the vote on Chairman Adam Perry’s map last Wednesday, the Erie County Legislature’s Advisory Committee on Reapportionment failed to provide the people a chance to weigh in.  More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

ON THE WATER — At the end of this month I’m going on a three-day canoe trip along the Alleghany River into Pennsylvania.  More...

Out of the Past

Early Aerial Reconnaissance

Edwin Ronne and Milton Washburn pose with an aerial camera they developed, circa 1924. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BALZER, MAE, of North Tonawanda, died Thursday, May 5, 2011. She is survived by her son, Ronald; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, George. Services were held Tuesday, May 10, at St. More...

Sports

Terrance qualifies for State Championship

Golf

Pierce Terrance has enjoyed an impressive career as a Kenmore East golfer. He’s in his fifth year with the Bulldogs, whom he helped lead to an undefeated season and a Niagara Frontier League championship back during the fall.  More...

Bulldogs in first after four straight wins

Baseball

The Kenmore East Bulldogs faced a stretch of nine games in 10 days in a week and a half ago and needed to play well to stay in the hunt for a Niagara Frontier League Championship. More...

Marauders prepare for Monsignor Martin playoffs

Boys Lacrosse

Things appeared to be falling into place for St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Jewelry sale to benefit Kenmore Mercy Hospital   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 20 .Amherst Dusk to Dawn Relay — Eleventh annual Amherst Youth Foundation and Amherst Youth & Recreation sponsored fundraiser featuring a 12-hour Relay with non-stop entertainment, food and fun, 7 p.m. More...

Art

thurs. 19 . Visions of Greater Buffalo — As it has every two years since 2005, CEPA Gallery invited 100 individuals with unique community perspectives to take up single-use Kodak cameras.  More...

Family Activities

fri. 20 . Spring Carnival — Rides, games, food and vendors, 5 p.m. Friday, May 20 in the parking lot of Northtown Plaza, 3097 Sheridan Dr., Amherst; $. sat.  More...

Ken-Ton budget gets voters nod

The proposed 2011-2012 budget for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda has passed by a vote of 2,045 to 1,120. More...

Reapportionment

County committee passes plan

The work of the Advisory Committee on Reapportionment is done.  But a lingering bad taste sticks in the mouths of Democrats who feel they have been railroaded.  More...

Library receives grant for renovations

The Town of Tonawanda on Friday learned that it will receive state funding for construction projects for one of its libraries.  The Kenmore branch of the county’s Public Library System will receive $76,805 from the Public Library Construct More...

Local News

Energy Efficiency Training Center seeks participants for summer courses

The Energy Efficiency Training Center, located in Western New York at 34 Peuquet Parkway in Tonawanda, will be offering three training courses for July 2011. Registration is still open for May and June.  More...

Photo

SPECIMEN SAMPLE — Fana Brown, a phlebotomist, tends to donor, Mark DiFulvio of Kenmore during a blood drive held May 12 in the Community Room at the Kenmore Library. More...

Gas prices spur review by attorney general

After fielding an increase in consumer complaints, the office of New York Attorney General Eric T. More...

Letters to the Editor

Adjusting delivery needs to be done

The recent column by David Sherman on five-day mail delivery suggests this change would be a disservice to Americans and an inappropriate response to U.S. More...

Education

St. Joe's hosting battle of bands event

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute will host its its 11th annual “Battle of the Bands” fundraiser will and awareness event for Nativity Miguel School on May 20. More...

School brief

The Kenmore–Town of Tonawanda School District was named to New York State School Music Association’s “Best for Music Education in America” list for 2011.   More...

Students get advice by interviewing professionals

These days, when teens generally prefer texting to talking, Kenmore East High School accounting teacher Jennifer Dorigo has come up with a way for her students to strengthen communication skills while building their business knowledge: pick up the ph More...

Lifestyles

Creating memories

one page at a time

A lexis catches ants, potato bugs and worms with her grandma. Linda. Jason plays Chutes and Ladders with his dziadzia (pronounced jah-jah) Sam. Molly listens to all the stories her pépère tells her.  More...

Colonial Dances...

Celebrating early American heritage

He set sail for the New World on the Mayflower in 1620 but died while the ship was in harbor.  James Chilton’s signature on the Mayflower Compact, however, was enough to spark Tonawanda resident Mary Benzel’s interest in her heritage 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 19   More...

Business

Big swing band releases first CD

The Alex Rene Big Swing Band, after years of performing its music only before live audiences, has placed some of its tunes on compact disc.  Town of Tonawanda resident Alex Rene, director of the group, says the CD has been “a tremendous hi More...

Events

Marketing execs to hear speaker at Salvatore’s   More...

Better Business Bureau warns of roofing scams

Spring has finally sprung, but poor weather in recent months has taken a toll, and scammers are poised to take advantage.  More...