Weekly Feature

July 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Schofield launches walking program

The Schofield Adult Wellness Center, 3333 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, invites community members to join the “Walk to Wellness Walking Program” on Wednesdays, July 13 through Sept. 7.  A beginners group walks at 9:15 a.m. More...

Editorial

Library proposal a good one, with a caveat

Bee Editorial

For nearly the last decade, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System has watched its buckets dry up as both the state and the county have reduced their contributions.  More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

GOOD TUNES — While stopped at a red light at Sheridan Drive near Colvin Boulevard in the town on Friday afternoon, I couldn’t help but notice that a vehicle stopped next to me had the volume turned up, music blaring.  More...

Out of the Past

Delivering the groceries

The Gunther-Dusel hardware store shared a building with Werner’s Market at Delaware and Courier avenues in Kenmore. This photograph, circa 1930, includes a truck for grocery deliveries around the village.   More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

SMIELECKI, Henry F., of Cheektowaga; died Saturday, July 2, 2011. More...

Lifestyles

Health Care service aids in independence

There is no place like home, and the employees at Schofield Home Health Care Services want to keep it that way.  More...

Couple honeymoon on Mayan Riviera

Natalie Andrea Mudd married Brian Michael Napierala in an afternoon ceremony on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Cheektowaga. The Rev. Fred C. Jacobi officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Andrea J. and Thomas J. More...

Gentle conditioning offered for sore joints

Certified Arthritis Foundation instructor Hilary Peacock will begin a summer session of classes from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Mondays, July 11 through Aug. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Brighton Place hosting annual golf tournament   Brighton Place will hold its annual golf tournnament and cookout starting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 7 at Rothland Golf Course, 12089 Clarence Center Road, Akron. Cost is $85 per person. More...

Business

Realty USA offers lifestyle options program for seniors

For senior citizens who are considering selling their home, Realty USA offers a program that aims to make the experience a little easier.  More...

Protect children’s identities from thieves

Identity theft is not only a concern for adults.  Thieves comb the Internet searching for inactive Social Security numbers online, most of them assigned to children, according to the Better Business Bureau. More...

Meals on Wheels elects board members

Meals on Wheels for Western New York, Inc., a nonprofit agency providing home-delivered meals and related support services to the homebound elderly and disabled in Erie County, elected to its board of directors: Lynne Dixon, Erie County Legislator, D More...

Woman dies in house fire

A woman was found dead in a Town of Tonawanda home following a fire that occured at her residence Monday evening, police reported. More...

Clean Air Coalition places second in web video contest

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York’s video regarding its fight for cleaner air in the Tonawandas appears to have been well received by those who voted recently in an online contest that featured clips submitted by some of Western New Y More...

Schools review bereavement policy

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board, during its meeting Friday afternoon, discussed establishment of a policy regarding expenditures for deceased persons associated with the district. More...

Local News

Bill promoting wine, grape industry headed to governor

The New York State Legislature has given final passage to legislation that amends the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law making the procedure for licensing and regulation of wineries and farm wineries in New York State a more seamless process.  More...

Blessed Sacrament to hold Friday concert

Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., will present the Halligan Brothers at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8.  Both “brothers” are named Robert Halligan, but one was born in Syracuse, the other in England. Bob Halligan Jr. More...

Energetic family completes journey through library system

When Al and Stacey Jafarjian watched the film “Julie and Julia,” it inspired a yearlong experiment and blog of their own.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Two-sided parking is safety concern

It’s called “Traffic Calming.” Imagine sending a bowling ball down an alley whose width has been substantially reduced with bumpers and expecting to avoid the bumpers 100 percent of the time. More...

Summer activities abundant in Kenmore-Tonawanda

ANTHONY CARUANA

A fter such a wet and soggy spring, it is great to see summer is officially here. Memorial Day ushered in another event in our 175th Town of Tonawanda anniversary year celebration with floats, banners, and much fun and excitement.  More...

Sports

Male Athlete of the Year

St. Joe’s Kelly garners national attention

Entering the 2010 high school football season, Chad Kelly’s name was recognizable, but more so because of who his uncle is. More...

Hall of Fame golf outing scheduled

The WNY Baseball Hall of Fame will hold its fifth annual golf outing, with a 10 a.m. shotgun start, on Wednesday, July 13, at Chestnut Hill Country Club, 1330 Broadway, Darien. The cost is $80 and includes 18 holes with a cart, lunch and dinner. More...

Blackwell defeated in match play opener

International Junior Masters

James Blackwell and Pierce Terrance both showed their stuff on the course at East Aurora Country Club last week against some of the best junior golf players in the world during the International Junior Masters.  Neither golfer advanced to the fi More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 7 Children’s Gallery Summer Class — The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is hosting a summer camp for children to teach them about carrousel-related history.  More...

Theater

thurs. 7 & fri. 8 . Peter Pan — J. M. Barrie’s classic tale presented by WeeFolk Little Theatre, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 and Friday, July 8 at the Gateway Building Auditorium, 3556 Lakeshore Blvd., Blasdell; $. More...

Announcements

 Twin Village Art Society — The Twin Village Art Society is seeking submissions for their second annual “Last Show of Summer” exhibition to be held Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011.  More...