Weekly Feature

July 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Beat the heat

Alex Buckman, 5, of the Town of Tonawanda, cools off under an overhead sprinkler at the spray park in the Sheridan Parkside community on Thursday afternoon. More...

Editorial

Pollution will still be a problem, but the grant helps

Bee Editorial

The recent announcement that the U.S. More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

PARENTING  — My parents adored children.  More...

Out of the Past

Changes at the Village Green

This photograph of Kenmore's Village Green in the early 1930s suggests what's changed and what hasn't in the area where Delaware Avenue meets Delaware Road. More...

Police Blotter

Youth advised not to use matches in the house

Village of Kenmore  Saturday, July 16   A Washington Avenue resident reported that there were two female and three male teens possibly drinking beer on the corner of the street. More...

Sports

Farrell defies odds, heads to World Championships

Tonawanda resident Scott Farrell has overcome all the obstacles and beaten all the odds to earn his way on to the United States National Deaf Swimming Team.  More...

Blue Devils mix with Bulldogs at All-Star Classic

Some of the area’s top high school football players will have one last chance to play in a game before moving on to college when they participate in the 36th annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic, Presented by ADPRO Spor More...

Tickets on sale for Sports Hall dinner

Tickets for the 2011 Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony dinner are currently on sale and can be purchased by going online at www.gbshof.com, printing a ticket request form and mailing it. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. More...

Art

thurs. 28-sun. 7 . More...

Festivals

thurs. 28-sun.  More...

Tonawanda Coke agrees to reduce emissions

Cleaner emissions are expected to arise from the Tonawanda Coke Corporation’s River Road plant in the near future.  More...

National Night Out offers family friendly activities

The Town of Tonawanda Crime Resistance Executive Board will celebrate its 26th National Night Out by offering multiple family friendly activities starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, at Lincoln Arena.  More...

Local News

Photo

HONORING A TROOPER — Brooke Dobson, 4, is held by her sister Jamie, 15, while the pair are at the unveiling of a dedication sign for former New York State Trooper Kevin Dobson on Tuesday mornin More...

Education is topic of conference

The 33rd Annual Western New York Education Law Conference will be on the topic of, “Navigating the Perfect Storm: And you thought money was the only problem!”  More...

Political brief

Mark Poloncarz, candidate for Erie County county executive, held a press conference last week to announce his plan to manage the county’s Medicaid program.  More...

Letters to the Editor

State spends too much on big biz

We are repeatedly told that we are in an economic crisis, we are broke, and we have no choice but to cut vital programs and services.  Yet, it seems every week, I hear about a corporation or CEO making record profits, while the state allowed a f More...

Gay marriage right to be allowed

I was skimming through The Cheektowaga Bee when I came across a very appalling and hurtful opinion on same-sex marriage written by Kathryn Dillon of Amherst.  More...

Obituaries

Joe Malkiewicz, longtime Ken-Ton school teacher, dance instructor

Joe Malkiewicz, 71, of Buffalo, died Thursday, July 21, 2011.  Mr. Malkiewicz was born in Buffalo on May 11, 1940, to Joe Malkiewicz Sr. and Marion Malkiewicz.  More...

Paul J. Brinson, attorney, committeeman

Paul J. Brinson of Kenmore, 79, a retired lawyer, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, in Kenmore Mercy Hospital.  Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Books that stack up

Cool summer reads for all ages

Now in mid-summer, some of us are looking for a good book to read while sitting poolside, sipping a cool drink and enjoying lazy days in the sunshine.  More...

On the Campus

Tonawanda residents Susan Bishop, Joseph Bieron, Laura Deanna Bowers, Kayla Cairnduff, Greg Crimmen, Emily Daniel, Maria DeMartinis, Brittany Dennee, Aaron Deutschman, Brian Donovan, Nadia Durno, Sally Ernst, Marion Evans, Brianna Fischer, Melissa Fl 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 28   More...