Weekly Feature

June 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Prom surprise

Senior Christina Gugliuzza of Sweet Home High School received a surprise for her senior prom Thursday. More...

Editorial

Youth can make a difference in the world

Bee Editorial

When we think of Vinnie Christiano III and Alex Rine, two fifth grade students at Lindbergh Elementary School in the Town of Tonawanda, we are hopeful that the future existence of wildlife is in good hands.  More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

GET ON THE ROOF — For those who are interested in joining a community theatre group, the board of directors of the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will be conducting auditions for actors, singers and dancers for the first production of the 2011- More...

Out of the Past

Hot night at the Steel Mill

Things were going full blast at the Wickwire-Spencer Steel Company’s River Road facility in 1943 when this picture was taken. The company, which was founded in 1907, lasted until 1963 in Tonawanda. More...

Sports

Lobdell claims medal at State Championship

Track and Field

Marcus Lobdell got his first taste of the New York State Public High School Track and Field Championships last June when he competed in the high jump at the 2010 Championships at Vestal High School just outside of Binghamton. More...

Registration open for Wiffalo

Registration is now underway for Wiffalo, Buffalo’s biggest charity wiffleball tournament. The seventh annual four-on-four tournament will be held Sunday, July 24 at Meadow Lea Park in Lancaster. The event is limited to 24 teams. More...

White posts top-five scores at Federation meet

Malayah White burst on to the scene during the 2010 track season for Mount St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Towne Players sets dates for upcoming play   The Towne Players will perform “Play On!,” a comedy by Rick Abbott. Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. on June 17, and 18 and at 2 p.m. on Sundays June 12 and 19. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 16 . Celebration of Hope — Fourth annual event to benefit Gerard Place featuring wine, food and silent art auction. Gerard Place empowers homeless families achieve greater self-sufficiency. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 16 . More...

Art

thurs. 16 . Art Sense-ations — Blind or partially-blind adults are welcome to tour the Albright-Knox, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, June 16 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $.  More...

Geelan leaving Kenmore West

Kenmore West High School will no longer have Karen Geelan at its administrative helm.  Geelan, who served as principal at the Highland Parkway school, is leaving the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District to pursue an administrative position More...

GM preps for open house

The General Motors Powertrain Plant in the Town of Tonawanda will be opening its doors to the public.  The River Road facility will host an open house from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, June 17. More...

Local News

Scout creating launch to earn highest ranking

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ben Crewdson enjoys being a member of the Boy Scouts of America and he also likes canoeing with his family, so he decided to combine the two passions for a project he is developing at Ellicott Creek Park.  More...

Group opposes Democrats’ redistricting plan

Threatens vote to return to board of supervisors

Members of a coalition led by Brant Town Supervisor Leonard K. More...

Town Clerk’s office providing satellite services

The Town of Tonawanda Clerk’s Office is temporary transporting some of its services to a location that is ideal for senior citizens.  The Clerk’s Office will be bringing its services to the Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road More...

Obituaries

Rosemary Mayer, registered nurse and WWII veteran

Rosemary Mayer, 84, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011.  Mrs. Mayer was a member of the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. She graduated as a registered nurse from St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio.  More...

Anne Patterson Cochrane, WWII veteran

Anne Patterson Cochrane, 89, of Buffalo, died Saturday, June 4, 2011, at her home.  Born Anne Patterson in Lockport, she grew up in the Van Horn Mansion in Burt and graduated from Lockport High School.  In 1943, Mrs. More...

Death Notices

LINDENAU, Thomas E., of Buffalo, died Wednesday, June 1, 2011. He is survived by two daughters, Deana L. Lindenau-Sikora and Lynn M. Civin; a sister, Joann Wilson; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanette. More...

Lifestyles

A ‘cents’ of compassion

School collects pennies for cause

Patrick Connolly can’t wait to ride his blue bike — without the training wheels — in this year’s “Ride for Roswell.”  More...

Tonawanda Towers site for flea market, bake sale

There will be a flea market and bake sale held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Tonawanda Towers, 5 Main St., Tonawanda.   More...

Benefit planned June 30 for injured police officer

After sustaining a large tear in the aorta, a ruptured spleen and having it removed, three life saving surgeries and a month in intensive care, Buffalo Police Officer, Gary Sengbusch is scheduled to be released from the Erie County Medical Center on More...

Business

Tonawanda medical group’s doctor awarded top honor

Dr. More...

Meals on Wheels receives grant

Meals on Wheels for Western New York, a nonprofit organization supporting the homebound elderly and disabled through home-delivered meals, has been awarded a $1,250 grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust.  More...

Liquor Authority pulls licenses from two businesses

The New York State Liquor Authority took disciplinary action recently against two taverns, one in the Village of Kenmore and the other in the Town of Tonawanda.  More...