Weekly Feature

June 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Saying good bye to high school

Jessica Bommer sings the national anthem before the start of Kenmore West High School’s commencement exercises held Sunday at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo. More...

Editorial

Health care reform benefits young college graduates

Bee Editorial

A fter graduating from college, it’s not likely that the first thing recent grads think about is how they are going to get their health care benefits.  More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

GIVE SWIM LESSONS A TRY — One of my favorite summertime activities is swimming.  More...

Out of the Past

General Motors open house

The recent open house at GM’s Tonawanda facility was by no means the first. More...

Education

Kenmore East and West high school’s graduations 2011

Erica Baker, left, helps fellow graduate Jen Tuttolomondo with her cap while preparing for Kenmore West High School’s commencement ceremony on Sunday at Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo. More...

Sweet Home High School Graduation 2011

Sweet Home High School valedictorian Grace Pan addresses the crowd during the commencement ceremony. More...

Lifestyles

Defining respect and leadership

Young Marine program instills values

Hearing “sir” or “ma’am” in a sentence nowadays seems rare. However, when you’re speaking with a member of the Western New York Young Marines program, it’s an everyday occurrence.  More...

Gentle conditioning offered for sore joints

Hilary Peacock will begin a summer session of classes from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, July 11 through Aug. 15 at Buffalo Rehab Group, 350 Greenhaven Terrace. Cost is $30; call 213-0772 to register.   More...

Garvin-Hemmingson

MaryAnn and Patrick Garvin of East Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Lee Garvin, to Dr. Daniel Thomas Hemmingson, son of Barbara and Thomas Hemmingson of Omaha, Neb.  More...

Entertainment

FIREWORKS

sat. 2 . Clarence—Fireworks will be held at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Day in the Park, 10405 Main St., Clarence. sun .3 . East Aurora— Fireworks begin at 10 p.m.  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 30 . More...

Festivals

thurs. 30-sun. 3 . Friendship Festival — 25th annual festival promoting international tourism and friendship between Canada and the U.S.  More...

Libraries could separate from county

Officials in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System are considering establishing a library district, which they say would give the system more autonomy and financial stability.  Currently, funding is decided by the County Legislatu More...

Kenmore Mercy ceremony to pay tribute to military

Staff and volunteers at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of the Catholic Health System, will pause for a moment of silence on Wednesday, June 29, to pay tribute to veterans and those who currently serve in the armed forces during a special flag cerem More...

Local News

Assembly, Senate pass law designed to fuel economy

The New York State Legislature has given final passage to legislation creating an information infrastructure that would increase access to the cutting-edge information needed to forge new partnerships between public and private universities and busin More...

Democrats endorse Whyte for county clerk

Erie County Legislator Maria Whyte was unanimously endorsed by the executive committee of the Erie County Democratic Committee for the position of county clerk.  More...

Kenmore Days

FLOWER POWER — Emma Luczak, 6, of Kenmore had her face painted by Sheila Reigh of the City of Tonawanda during the Kenmore Days event held Saturday at Mang Park. More...

Obituaries

George L. Schieder, Marine veteran

George L. Schieder of Kenmore died Monday, June 6, 2011.  A resident of the area for 40 years, Mr. Schieder was active in the Kenmore Village Improvement Society.  More...

Death Notice

KUZDZAL, ADELBERT C., of Tonawanda, died Sunday, June 26, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Ruth M.; sons, James M. and Timothy C.; daughters, Deborah A. Williams and Nancy A. Rehak; brothers, Ronald and Melvin; and nine grandchildren. More...

Sports

Co-Female Athletes of the Year

Panepinto sisters dominate in soccer, track

It’s hard to imagine what Lexi Panepinto would do without her sister, Jenna. It’s also hard to imagine what Jenna would do without Lexi. The twin sisters have been inseparable their entire lives. More...

Fall house league soccer sign-ups set

Registration for the Cheektowaga Soccer Club’s fall 2011 house league will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Cheektowaga Rec Center. More...

Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp slated

Entering its 13th year, Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp is offering two camps this summer, a youth camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 7 years old, as well as the camp’s traditional and highly successful boys camp for players ages 8 to 18.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

TOPS weight-loss support offered weekly   TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) #50 has a weight-loss support group that meets from 6:15 to 7 p.m. each Tuesday at the Zion Church of Christ, at the corner of Parker and Koenig roads. More...

Business

Can you hear me now?

Ken-Ton Hearing offers latest in auditory technology

For individuals who suffer hearing loss and want the ability to regain the use of this sense without having to wear a bulky hearing aid, Ken-Ton Hearing offers a device that can help.  The Wi series, a tiny, nearly weightless digital hearing ins More...

Events

SCORE to host Southtowns workshop   More...

Berkley Experience Trailer stopping in Tonawanda

The Berkley Experience Trailer will be at the Gander Mountain in Tonawanda on June 30 through July 2.  With 60 feet of fun and activities, the Experience Trailer brings fishing education to all levels and skill sets of anglers.  More...