Weekly Feature



June 22, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

GM announces new investment in plant

Two dozen General Motors plant employees in brightly colored T-shirts were on hand Friday as GM plant management, union representatives and elected officials announced a $33 million investment in the plant.  More...

Editorial

District has to bring offer to the table for teacher aides

Bee Editorial

I f you are a teacher’s aide in a school system, chances are your job has been on the chopping block or close to it nearly every year when it comes time to create a budget for the next school year.  More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

COURT EDUCATION — I finally went to court to handle the traffic violation I received from the City of Tonawanda in early spring. The court proceedings there were an experience like no other.  More...

Out of the Past

Former airport location

The street at the bottom of this diagram is Ensminger Road; the top-to-bottom one on the far right is Military Road. In between was an airport with two runways, one of which is the diagonal stripe in the center. More...

Obituaries

George L. Schieder, Army veteran

George L. Schieder, of Kenmore, died Monday, June 6, 2011. He had lived in the area for 40 years.  Mr. Schieder moved to the village with his wife in 1970 and both were active members of the Kenmore Village Improvement Society.  More...

Death Notices

ASH, Betty H., of Kenmore, died Tuesday, June 14, 2011. She is survived by sons, Dana and David P.; daughters, Deborah Ash and Melissa Bailey; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, David. More...

Bee policy on obituaries

The Bee publishes death notices and obituaries free of charge. Please request that your funeral director send written information to The Bee. Submissions may be made by the funeral director or by family members. More...

Lifestyles

Oh, the places they'll GO!

Valedictorians show dedication, promise

Being ranked the highest academically is quite an accomplishment and can set the tone for a well-rounded college career and future outlook. More...

Hospital’s Auxiliary hosting jewelry sale

The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting C.J.’s Indulgences from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 23 in Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Atrium, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. More...

Marriage licenses

The Town of Tonawanda issued marriage licenses to the following couples:  Benjamin J. Ripson of Lockport and Laurie M. Sutton of Kenmore on May 12.  More...

Business

Catholic Charities’ staff reveal renovations at open house

Members of Catholic Charities staff, as well as partners, donors and supporters gathered Friday for an open house and reception to celebrate the recently completed renovations of the Kenmore Tonawanda office, located at 3370 Delaware Ave., Kenmore.&n More...

Events

SCORE to host Southtowns Workshop   More...

Energy Efficiency Training Center schedules classes

The Energy Efficiency Training Center, located in Western New York at 34 Peuquet Parkway in Tonawanda, will be offering three training courses for July and August.  More...

River Road firefighters break ground for new hall

Members of the River Road Fire Company have been waiting a long time for a new fire hall, and after nearly a decade of planning, they are going to get one.  More...

Kenmore Days, Farmers Market kick off summer events

Two annual traditions will launch the summer events season in Ken-Ton this weekend.  Kenmore Days, a three-day, family-friendly event, will be held Thursday, June 23, through Saturday, June 25, at Mang Park, located between Elmwood Avenue and Mi More...

Years of service

Kenilworth Librarian Amy Christman offers treats to patron, Shlaya Stewart, 11. More...

Local News

Union members fired up over additional layoffs

Betrayal and disappointment were the sentiments expressed by nearly a dozen union representatives during the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education meeting held June 14.  Members of the Ken-Ton School Employees Association voiced their con More...

Rotary Club honors two term president

In a special ceremony held Friday at the Buffalo Yacht Club the Kenmore Rotary Club honored a special member.  Barbara Henry, president, was honored for being elected the Club’s first female president. More...

Town board gives Delaware Avenue zoning changes the nod

It won’t be business as usual for much longer on Delaware Avenue in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda area.  The Tonawanda Town Board wants to see development plans along that street modified, so it approved amendments to zoning codes during M More...

Police Blotter

Young girls advised not to sell candy on Elmwood

Village of Kenmore  Saturday, June 11   A Wilber Avenue resident came to police headquarters to report that he had found a pair of 3D glasses in the street.  Sunday, June 12   More...

Sports

St. Joe’s Kelly commits to Clemson University

Nephew of Pro Football Hall of Famer joins Tiger family

Family has always been the most important thing for Chad Kelly.  More...

Hall of Fame Golf Tournament scheduled for July 27

The 17th annual Ken-Ton Schools Athletic Hall of Fame Golf Tournament scheduled for Wednesday, July 27 at Sheridan Golf Course. Spots are limited and fill quickly. More...

Miller Tennis Center brings first women’s pro tourney to area

Miller Tennis Center will be hosting the first women’s professional tennis tournament ever held in Western New York.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Casting call slated for Towne Players show More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Auditions

thurs. 23 . Towne Players of Kenmore-Tonawanda — Looking for nine men of all ages and infirmities, including one African-American male. One female, 16 to 35 years old. More...

Art

ongoing: now - June 24 . A Resting Place Revisited — Works featuring Thomas Dalbo, on display now through Friday, June 24 at Partners in Art Gallery & Studio, 74 Webster St., North Tonawanda; Free.  More...