Weekly Feature



August 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Tunnel vision

Emily Dee, 5, makes her way through an inflatable obstacle course during St. John the Baptist School’s annual Summerfest in Kenmore on Saturday. More...

Editorial

Volunteer to be a Guardian Angel

Bee Editorial

Nobody should have to face death alone. Ideally, people pass from life to death surrounded by loved ones or a nurse, but, oftentimes, hospital patients lack friends and family willing or able to stay with them. More...

Spindle items

DARLENE DONOHUE

NOW THAT’S IMPRESSIVE — I practically grew up in the water. My parents started me off with swim lessons before I could walk, and I spent a lot of time in the neighbors’ pool. More...

Out of the Past

Charred goodness

Brinson’s Red Hots was a hot dog stand that was in operation from the mid-1930s until 1960 at the corner of Colvin Boulevard and Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Police Blotter

Motion detectors bother Mang Avenue resident

Village of Kenmore  Thursday, July 21   A motorist on Elmwood Avenue flagged down a passing officer to report that a group of males was walking into and out of the street. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

MULÉ, Carlo A., “Carl,” of the Town of Tonawanda, died Saturday, July 23, 2011. He is survived by his brothers, Joseph and Angelo. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laura. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. More...

Nancy K. Ennis, Kenmore Rotary Club supporter

Nancy K. Ennis (nee Knochenhauer) of the Town of Tonawanda died Wednesday, July 20, 2011. She was 79.  Mrs. More...

Sports

South capitalizes on second-half miscues, wins All-Star Football Classic

St. Joe’s Nick Hall records 74-yard kickoff; Ken West kicker hits two field goals

The North forced more turnovers than the South at the 36th annual Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic, presented by ADPRO Sports, but it did not result in a victory.  More...

Agbeko to represent Buffalo at BCANY Hoops Festival

The cancellation of the Empire State Games has left a hole for high school athletes to compete at an elite level. However, basketball has been the only sport to create its own state-wide tournament to fill the gap.  More...

YMCA seeks volunteer coaches for Turkey Trot

YMCA Buffalo Niagara is currently seeking volunteer coaches to lead weekly walk/run groups in preparation for this year’s 116th annual Turkey Trot, to be held Thursday, Nov. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 4 . Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too! Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Special Events

sat. 6 . Cycle for Sight Bicycle Ride to Benefit Ross Eye Institute — The ride starts at the corner of Aurora & West Pleasant Ave, Lancaster. There is a $20 registration fee required.  More...

Speakers

thurs.  More...

Christians unite

House of Life leader plans reunion

Not much was expected of Bob Stains when he was growing up in the Kenmore-Tonawanda area in the 1970s.  He and his friends, then in their late teens, were part of a generation that he said was drugged out, had dropped out of high school, run awa More...

Kenmore Mercy needs guardian angels

Kenmore Mercy Hospital is in need of volunteers for one of its newest programs.  (See editorial on page four)  Last year, the hospital initiated the Guardian Angel program to assist some of its less fortunate patients.  More...

Local News

Town resident strives to beat world record

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Joe Wilkie isn’t much of a swimmer, but he became of fan of the water after injuring his lower abdomen a couple of years ago.  “I wanted to stay active, so I started to participate in water aerobics. More...

Photo

Del Szczesniak accepts a Foster Grandparent Service Award from Catholic Charities for Fay Lignos, who was absent, from Dorothy Turchiarelli, director of the Catholic Charities Foster Grandparent Proj More...

Greco announces candidacy for Town Clerk

Marguerite Greco, a 30-year resident of the Town of Tonawanda, announced that she will be seeking the office of Town Clerk. She said her three decades of public service makes her an exemplary candidate for this key office. More...

Letters to the Editor

Column resembled Fox News show

David Sherman’s July 27 column is so flawed it sounds like a written critique of the president from Roger Ailes of Fox News. All that was missing was the claim that the president wasn’t born in the United States.  More...

Rich must contribute to reduction of debt

I am writing to respond to last week’s column by David Sherman. I fully agree that it is essential to reduce the debt of the nation.  More...

Collins’ rat stance not common sense

This is the last straw for me and Chris Collins. I am appalled by the fact that our county executive refuses to spend the $70,000 allocated by the Legislature for rat control. More...

Education

Ken-Ton students named to honor roll at Christian Central

The following students from the Kenmore-Tonawanda were recently listed on Christian Central Academy’s honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2010-11 school year: Grade 6: Alexander Cook, Marissa Kruk, Kyle Timineri Grade 7: Asia Daniels Grade More...

On the Campus

Emily Gagola of Kenmore recently received the Outstanding Senior in English Award from The College of Saint Rose in Albany.  Katelin Blackburn, a resident of Tonawanda, was recently named to the dean's list at Boston University for the spring 20 More...

Lifestyles

Celebrating an ‘act’ of freedom

A round 16 years ago, Maura Kelley was battling mental illness and was unemployed and homeless. Then she was offered an entry-level position with Western New York Independent Living Inc., and her situation began to look up.  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, Aug. 4   More...

Marriages licenses

The following couples were issued marriage licenses in the Town of Tonawanda:  Jacob Hawkins and Danielle Wallenhorst, both of the Town of Tonawanda, on July 14.  More...

Business

Darlene Ceglia’s Dance Project celebrates 20 years

For the past two decades, instructors at Darlene Ceglia’s Dance Project have been molding some of the area’s most talented dancers at its studios in Kenmore and Clarence.  Passion and professionalism. More...

Events

infoTech Niagara to hold executive panel discussion   More...

First Niagara acquires HSBC branches

First Niagara Bank signed a definitive agreement on Saturday to acquire 195 Upstate New York and Connecticut branches and $15 billion of deposits from HSBC Bank.  First Niagara representatives report that the transaction accelerates the regional More...