Weekly Feature

August 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Amended law protects residents, nonprofits

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department made a smart move when requesting that the Town Board amend a local law regarding peddling and soliciting in the town. The Town Board also was wise in approving the request.  More...

Spindle items

WORK BEHIND THE WINDOW — Each time I go to the Town of Tonawanda Police Department to review reports for our weekly blotter, I have to pass a series of dark windows located behind the department’s front desk.  More...

Out of the Past

Sixties-style ads

Do you have a memory of the Kenmore-Tonawanda area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Ken-Ton Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410. More...

Obituaries

Ethel M. Schippnick, Ken East grad, DOL employee

Ethel M. Schippnick, 95, of Kenmore, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at her home after a brief illness. Mrs. Schippnick (nee Koopman) was born in Buffalo. She grew up in Kenmore and graduated from Kenmore East High School in 1934. More...

Richard F. Teetsel, past president of Amherst Lions Club

Richard F. More...

Death Notice

McCANN, Julian Connor, 15, died on Sunday, July 31, 2011, of leukemia. He is survived by his parents, Patrick and Coleen, and siblings, Zachary Grinker and Alex, Kelsey and Seth McCann. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Aug. 4, at St. More...

Lifestyles

McAuley Residence hosting Chinese Auction

McAuley Residence,1503 Military Road, Kenmore, will host a Chinese auction on Aug. 10-16 to benefit its resident council. Items will be on display in the McAuley’s lobby and tickets will be available from 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. More...

S ’more than a feeling

The treats that make campers happy

National S’more Day is Aug. 10, a time to celebrate the popular campfire concoction: a sandwich made using two slabs of graham crackers, a piece of chocolate and a toasted marshmallow. More...

Bee 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. 11 More...

Business

Kenmore Mercy receives stroke center certification

Kenmore Mercy Hospital was recently awarded a special certification from the Joint Commission for its stroke care program.  The Elmwood Avenue facility is the first of the health care system’s hospitals to receive the Advanced Primary Stro More...

Scam uses BBB complaint system

The Better Business Bureau is cautioning consumers to beware of a website that is charging high fees for BBB dispute resolution services, which are free to the public.  OnlineBusinessScams.com claims to offer consumers a way to recover lost fund More...

Events

Canisius WBC to hold networking event   More...

Police requiring registration, identification for solicitation

The Tonawanda Town Board has amended a local law to allow the Police Department to collect additional information from organizations before they start peddling or soliciting in the town.  More...

One-breath wonder

Town resident earns Guinness World Record

After taking one breath, Town of Tonawanda resident Joe Wilkie sank to the bottom of the Aquatic and Fitness Center’s pool and began walking before a crowd of family, friends and media on Friday.  While at the bottom, the 21-year-old hunch More...

Summerfest activities start today

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department has a series of events in store for this year’s Summerfest, being held Wednesday, Aug. 10, through Friday, Aug. 12.  “This is a fun-filled weekend for the entire family. More...

Local News

Town man indicted in connection with criminal network

A Tonawanda man was among 72 people indicted for their alleged involvement in an international criminal network, according to a release issued recently by U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr.’s office.  More...

Tonawanda woman pleads guilty to endangerment of choking victim

A Town of Tonawanda woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges of endangerment for the behavior she displayed during an incident with her son.  Rolaine Foigelman, 68, of Montrose Avenue, was charged before Amherst Town Justice Geoffrey Klein fo More...

National Night Out

Clare Day, 4, in the photo on the right, is assisted by Ellwood firefighter Dave Buckfelder as she uses a chain ladder to exit the fire prevention trailer set up outside Lincoln Arena during National More...

Letters to the Editor

IDA incentives wrongly granted

Recently, the Amherst Industrial Development Agency granted Premier Wines and Spirits $500,000 in incentives.  More...

Overtaxing is no laughing matter

Ihavealways readthepoliceblotter in The Bee for a few good laughs.  Recently, David Sherman’s opinions have come to my attention through his weekly column. More...

No politicking in Town Hall

Talk about irony. More...

Sports

Northtown Tides to hold tryouts

The Northtown Tides will hold 2012 14U tryouts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at the Cardinal O’Hara High School diamond, 39 O’Hara Road, Tonawanda. Registration will be at the field. More...

Mesi recognized with induction into Buffalo Boxing Hall

Sweet Home grad, Town of Tonawanda native headlines 2011 class

Baby Joe Mesi is a man who has always taken pride in his hometown.  The Town of Tonawanda native and Sweet Home High School graduate brought the national spotlight to Buffalo when he fought his way to the top of the World Boxing Council heavywe More...

Golf

Blackwell wins State Junior Golf Championships

James Blackwell returned to the New York State Junior/Boys and Girls Championship last week one year after finishing in fourth place in the event as a 16-year-old. Blackwell had a share of the lead heading into the final round of the 2010 event. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

McAuley Residence hosting Chinese Auction   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 11   Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too! Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Aug. 11 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - no registration needed. More...

Theater

fri. 12   More...

Art

fri. 12   Don’t Call It a Comeback Show — Six solo exhibitions and one night of glory at the world’s bantamweight championship of Buffalo art, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...