Weekly Feature

June 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

County clerk position doesn’t need career politician

Bee Editorial

Why is it that the second someone leaves an elected position political analysts quickly think to have that person replaced with another politician? More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

ALCOHOL AND CANINES —Yes, I know, the two typically don’t mix. More...

Out of the Past

Structural evolution

Buried beneath all the remodeling is what is considered the second home built in Kenmore, for eventual mayor Myron Phelps at Delaware and Tremaine Avenues in 1889 at a cost of $4,500. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BAUDO, Mary J., of Buffalo, died Monday, May 23, 2011. She is survived by her sons, Joseph Jr. and James; sister, Josephine Baudo; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Sr. More...

Sports

Thunder strikes for seventh straight title

Girls Lacrosse

You would think Marissa Dauria and the Mount St. Mary’s Thunder would be used to it by now. The Thunder won another Monsignor Martin Association championship on Thursday, beating Sacred Heart, 15-7, at Nichols’ Strauss Truscott Field. More...

Bulldogs’ season ends with heartbreaker

Baseball

The Kenmore East Bulldogs’ baseball season ended Saturday with a heartbreaking, 7-6, loss to Hamburg in nine innings in the Class A-1 semifinal sectional playoff game.  More...

Blue Devils stunned by Quakers

Softball

The Kenmore West Blue Devils appeared to be in a good place after earning the top seed for the Section VI Class AA softball tournament. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 3-sun. 5 . Second Chance Sheltering Network Annual Yard Sale and Chicken Barbecue — All proceeds go to support the care of our homeless animals. More...

Art

fri 3-sun.  More...

Concerts

thurs. 2 .11-member band from Southern California, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, will perform their hit “Home” as well as others. More...

Potentials pop up for clerk position

Kathy Hochul’s election to the U.S. House of Representatives has begun a riptide of what could potentially become political musical chairs.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Flushing pollution down the drain

Coalition urges residents to keep stormwater clean

Among the area’s community activist groups that are trying to keep Western New York’s environment clean, there is one that aims to reduce and prevent storm water pollution.  Forty-three of the area’s communities have joined tog More...

Local News

Ken East student earns spot on national ensemble

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Michael Christie, the son of two accomplished string instrument players, his mother also a music teacher, seemed destined to play music. Fortunately, he had a natural talent.  More...

Town Clerk seeking re-election

Melissa Brinson, Town of Tonawanda town clerk, has decided to run for re-election this fall.  According to her campaign, Brinson has continued to enhance services to residents and create transparency in government since her election in 2007.&nbs More...

Clarence hires Ken East grad as new leader

Clarence Central School District has hired Geoffrey M. Hicks to replace Thomas Coseo as superintendent.  More...

Police Blotter

Teens snag, forced to return garden flamingos

Saturday, May 22   There was a report that a male stole beer from an Elmwood Avenue store. An employee reported that a man came into the store and placed the beer inside the back of his shirt before exiting the building. More...

Education

Kenmore West names third quarter honors students

The following Kenmore West High School students were named to the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2010-11 school year:  Grade 9   More...

School brief

Brendan Stubeusz, a Kenmore resident and Kenmore West High School student, was awarded a position in the national Chemistry Olympiad at a banquet that was held recently at the Fairdale Banquet Center in Amherst.   More...

Lifestyles

‘New-traditional’ ways to slenderize and energize

Making healthy changes to your lifestyle is no easy task, especially when you’re on the go lik e most of America and struggle to break bad habits. That’s where nutritional consultations and seminars take charge. More...

Marriage licenses

The following couples were issued marriage licenses from the Town of Tonawanda:  Brandon Charles Carr and Elsy Stephany Alvarez, both of Cheektowaga, on April 21.  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, June 2   More...

Business

Community Services CEO to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark R. Foley, president and CEO of Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled, which has a location in Kenmore, has been selected as the recipient of the DDDay! More...

Beware of auto accident fraud

Auto accident fraud (or “no-fault” insurance fraud) is a significant problem in New York.  One example of a fraud scenario involves intentionally causing an auto accident and recruiting those involved in the accident to go to medical More...

Fantasy Island inaugurates new ride

In celebration of Fantasy Island’s 50th year, Martin’s Fantasy Island opened a new thrill ride on Memorial Day weekend.  Called “Mind Warp,” the ride is the first of its kind in North America and one of only five in the w More...