Weekly Feature

July 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Erie County disaster program addresses special needs

The October storm of 2006 continues to linger in the memories of Western New Yorkers.  People remember the frozen tree branches, the downed power lines, the streets blockaded by snow and abandoned vehicles. More...

Editorial

Two-sided parking isn’t the problem; it’s drivers

Bee Editorial

There is a controversy brewing on Woodcrest Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

MY DAD — Spending holidays with his family, watching Buffalo Bills games, talking about my mom, enjoying a home-cooked meal, listening and dancing to oldies tunes and polka, attending church, and making everyone he knew feel special. More...

Out of the Past

Building the fire hall

This dramatic photograph from 1929 shows the Kenmore Volunteer Fire Department headquarters under construction on Nash Road.  Do you have a memory of the Kenmore-Tonawanda area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

DANAHER, John E. “Jack,” 79, died Sunday, July 10, 2011. More...

Farry M. Conway, Buffalo Irish Center co-founder

Farry (Fred) M. Conway, 86, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Thursday, July 6, 2011.  Born in Ireland, Mr. Conway emigrated to the US and settled in Buffalo in 1949. He worked as a union carpenter in the 1950s and 60s. More...

Sports

Team of the Year

St. Joe’s hockey fulfills title aspirations

Rich Crozier had a legacy to fulfill when he took the job as St. Joe’s varsity hockey coach in 2008.  More...

Homerun Softball to host camps in Buffalo

The Homerun Softball program will be holding summer camps and tournaments in Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo throughout July and August. More...

Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp slated for young lax stars

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

Camp Spirit hosting chicken BBQ   Camp Spirit is holding its first Chiavettas Chicken Barbecue on July 14 at the camp located at 1601 Sweeney St. in North Tonawanda. Drive in service will run from 3-7 p.m. More...

Business

Discovering hidden market assets

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce invites local business employees to attend a seminar that will help them discover hidden market assets.  More...

Summer months bring highest burglary rates

Many families will head out of town for their summer vacation and, unfortunately, burglars may be heading for their home.  According to the FBI, the summer months of July and August have the highest rates of burglaries. More...

Funding approved to move construction forward at Spaulding Site

The proposed Spaulding Business Park is closer to becoming a reality.  Erie County Legislator Kevin R. More...

Disabled town woman dies in house fire

A woman was found dead in a Town of Tonawanda home following a fire that occurred at the residence on Monday evening, fire officials reported.  Suzanne DiSalvo, 53, was in her home at 272 Parkhurst Boulevard when the fire started at approximate More...

Parking dispute divides Woodcrest Boulevard

A handful of Woodcrest Boulevard residents claimed during Monday’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting that they live on a street of friendly neighbors, but there has been one item of contention on both sides of the street: parking.  More...

Photo

AN ONGOING ISSUE — Town resident Mark Tramont reported that there was graffiti on the back wall of the garages of the newly built senior apartments on Fries Road near Kenmore East High School i More...

Local News

NFL player bringing clinic to Tonawanda

Members of the National Football League are coming to town.  Kenney Field in the Town of Tonawanda will be the site of the Buffalo Bills Demetrius Bell Youth Football and Cheer Clinic on Saturday, July 23.  More...

Ken-Ton YMCA offering youth football league

The Ken-Ton Family YMCA welcomes children in third through seventh grade to participate in the organization’s Youth Flag Football League.  The league runs September through October, with registration beginning at noon on Aug. More...

Photo

Town of Tonawanda resident Doug Nixon polishes his recently restored 1955 Jaguar on Friday during the classic car show held at Paddock Chevrolet on Delaware Avenue. More...

Letters to the Editor

Same-sex marriage has huge impact

David Sherman wrote in his recent column, “Civil rights, human rights find acceptance in Albany,” that the controversial law redefining marriage that was imposed on New York by Democrats and a small band of Republicans “will be invi More...

Police Blotter

Dispute erupts over room cleaning duties

Village of Kenmore  Saturday, July 2   There were reports that two males, who appeared intoxicated, were watching a child play at a Myron Avenue playground. An officer reported that the men were advised to leave the area. More...

Education

Sweet Home Middle names students to honor roll

The following Sweet Home Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 academic year:  Grade Eight   More...

On the Campus

Tonawanda residents Tricia Breeze, Alyssa Cassiloo, Emily Heer, Daniel Hertel, Leah Lichtenberger, Jody Lang, Stephanie Neumann, Joshua Phillips, Danielle Primiano, and Michael Wlodarczyk, along with Kenmore residents Patricia Jetty, Brian Phillips a More...

Lifestyles

Adventures in storytelling

A dying art comes to Brighton Place

For hundreds of years, storytelling has been the primary source of cultural preservation and entertainment. Now, somewhat in the shadow of modern-day technology, its preservation is the mission of many local libraries and educators.  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 14   More...

Performance groups team up for summer program

When renovations at its former summer home at Kenmore East High School kept the Summer Theatre Arts Group Experience from performing there this year, another theater group assisted with finding it a place to perform.  The Towne Players, a commun More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 14 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. More...

Art

ongoing: now-July 16 . 20th Annual Member Show — On display now through Saturday, July 16 at Big Orbit Gallery, 30D Essex St., Buffalo.  More...

Festivals

wed. 13-fri. 15 . More...