Weekly Feature



July 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Scammers will continue to strike if not reported

Bee Editorial

Unfortunately, some people don’t do their homework before shelling out money to a complete stranger.  Scammers have profited from these types of individuals, usually senior citizens, for years.  One scam that has become increasingly p More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

AN OBSERVATION — While en route to my driving class at Kenmore Mercy Hospital on Saturday, I noticed a lone State Police vehicle pulled off to the side of Interstate 290 near the Colvin Boulevard on-ramp.  More...

Out of the Past

Modern style

This building on Knoche Road was constructed in 1849 as St. Peter’s German Evangelical Church and became a bicentennial restoration project in 1975-76 after it was turned over to the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Police Blotter

Bug repellent activates smoke detector

Village of Kenmore  Saturday, July 9   There was a report of a man sleeping in an alleyway on East Hazeltine Avenue. An officer reported that the man was waiting for a food pantry to open.  More...

Sports

Coach of the Year

Ken-East’s Simon sees title dream come true

The 2011 season was all about bouncing back for the Kenmore East High School baseball team. It’s what head coach Les Simon’s teams had been doing throughout his 11-year coaching career. More...

Impact travel softball to hold tryouts

The EMW Impact travel softball program will be holding open tryouts for their various teams during August.  The Impact is looking for players of all positions, and there is no residency requirement. More...

Photo

SCOUTING THE FUTURE — Don Fontana, Director of the Gold Glove Baseball Camp and part-time scout for the Milwaukee Brewers, speaks to young baseball enthusiasts at the Gold Glove Baseball Camp a More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Highlanders performing outside of KMS   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 21 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. More...

Special Events

thurs. 21 . Hallwalls Smokin' BBQ & Members' Exhibition — Before the Hallwalls Members’ exhibition gets underway, enjoy a Smokin’ Barrels Barbecue, 5-8 p.m.  More...

Festivals

sat. 23 & sun. 24 . More...

St. Andrew’s School saves with solar power

St. Andrew’s Country Day School in Kenmore is reaping the benefits of using sunlight for power.  Nearly three years ago the school had glass photovoltaic panels installed on its roof.  More...

Gov. Cuomo signs texting law

Texting while driving just got tougher for those who choose to drive distracted.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo ceremonially signed a law in Orchard Park Thursday making it a primary offense to use any hand-held electronic device while driving.  More...

Local News

Aspiring author compiles orphanage research

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Tamie Rovnak of Tonawanda has dedicated the last 10 years of her life to researching the history of area orphanages.  More...

Viewing a piece of history

The public will have a rare opportunity to set foot on a replicated piece of history this week.  At 2 p.m. More...

In brief

Stefan Mychajliw, former spokesman and community relations coordinator for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, will serve as spokesman for Chris Collins’ campaign for county executive. More...

Letters to the Editor

County libraries deserve better

This is truly amazing. Our esteemed county executive is at it again. First, he strips the libraries, almost destroying them.  Now, he comes up with a fix-it plan. More...

Collins’ actions put libraries in crisis

As a former member of the West Seneca Library Board of Trustees, I must comment on the county executive’s July 14 column regarding library funding.  More...

Education

Ken-Ton area students earn first honors at Canisius

The following Ken-Ton area students earned first honors status for the forth marking period at Canisius High School:  Grade 9  Jack Beltrami, Benjamin Capizzi, Cameron Daniel, Daniel Herzig, Michael McCall, Mark Saltarelli. More...

Kenmore East posts fourth quarter honor roll

The following Kenmore East High School students earned high honors for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 school year:  Grade 9   More...

Lifestyles

Flower Power

Annual garden tour grows

The ninth annual Kenmore Tonawanda Garden Tour is this weekend, and everything’s coming up roses.  A total of 61 houses will be participating in this year’s event, which stems from a history of beautification efforts and involvement More...

Marchese-Greever

Arlene Marchese of Tonawanda and Joseph Marchese of Batavia announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Marchese, to Ryan Greever, son of Sandy and Donny Greever of Orlando, Fla.  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, July 21   More...

Business

Better Business Bureau warns others of fake employment scams

As the New York unemployment rate continues to hover around 8 percent, many job seekers are searching for any opportunity. More...

Events

Buffalo State to host Google workshop   More...

YMCA appoints town resident as aquatic’s director

YMCA Buffalo Niagara was recently appointed Town of Tonawanda resident Shaun O’Donnell to the position of Aquatics Director at the Ken-Ton Y branch.  O’Donnell has been employed at the Y since 2001 and has worked in several positions More...