Weekly Feature

August 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Parents should teach children how to cross the street

A t Monday’s Town Board meeting nearly half a dozen parents voiced their concern over the removal of a crossing guard at the corner of Irving Terrace and Crosby Avenue near Lindbergh Elementary School.  More...

Spindle items

BOOK COLLECTION — For the past month, I’ve slowly been cleaning out my father’s house. I can’t get over the amount of books that he has collected over the years. Talk about being an avid reader. More...

Buffalo kids suffer while Williams walks away

Watching the slow dismantlement of Dr. James A. Williams’ term as the Buffalo school superintendent during the last few months was as enjoyable as the shrill sound of fingernails across a chalkboard.  More...

Obituaries

William T. Goss, Ken West history teacher

William T. Goss, 69, a retired Kenmore West High School history teacher, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, in his Town of Tonawanda home.  Mr. Goss was born in Buffalo and attended Kenmore public schools. More...

Sylvester Kuligowski, merchant mariner, teacher

Sylvester Kuligowski, 86, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Erie, Pa.  Mr. Kuligowski was born in Nanticoke, Pa. More...

Death Notice

FORSTER, Franklin J., 89, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy E.; daughters, Carole A. Perry, Linda D. Jamieson and Nancy S. More...

Sports

Fall sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the sports teams for the 2011-12 school year in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the football teams. More...

Farrell brings home medals from Deaf Swimming Championships

The underdog U.S. National Deaf Swim Team put together a remarkable week’s worth of records and best times at the World Deaf Swimming Championships Aug. 6-13 in Coimbra, Portugal. More...

Buffalo Lacrosse Academy to offer multiple programs

Registration for the Buffalo Lacrosse Academy’s boys Fall Ball clinics is currently underway, as is a program geared at young first-timers to the sport.  More...

Business

BBB points to seven ventilation trouble signs

Homeowners everywhere have been doing their best to maintain a cool and comfortable home during the hot summer months. But all too soon, thoughts will turn toward keeping homes warm.  More...

Events

BNTP schedules September meeting   More...

Chamber hosting golf tournament

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas are seeking golfers for their annual Charity Golf Tournament of the Tonawandas being held on Monday, Sept. More...

Crossing guard removal yields discussion

Parents of students living near Lindbergh Elementary School were none too thrilled to learn that the Town of Tonawanda police chief has decided to remove a crossing guard from near the school grounds. More...

Bills player hosting sports race benefit

Buffalo Bills player Demetrius Bell is coming back to the Town of Tonawanda.  The NFL athlete was in the area last month to host a football clinic, and next month he’ll be at Kenney Field for The Great Sports Race Buffalo event to benefit More...

Kenmore Mercy first to receive Knee, Hip Joint Commission certifications

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has awarded Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, Disease-Specific Care Certification for Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement services.  Only five hospitals in New More...

Local News

Photo

HERE KITTY KITTY — Mary Erman, a volunteer at the Erie County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, spends some time with Missy, a 1-year-old domestic short-haired cat that has been More...

County Executive addresses infant safe sleeping

Erie County Executive Chris Collins and Social Services Commissioner Carol Dankert recently launched an infant safe sleeping campaign.  The campaign, funded by a New York State grant, involves informational bus and rail car advertisements warnin More...

Cardinal O’Hara grad earns scholar award for community service

Boys & Girls Clubs of America has named Brandon Lyles, a staff member of the Franklin Club, the 2011-12 Darden Scholar. He receives a $3,000 college scholarship from Recipe for Success workshop sponsor Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation. More...

Letters to the Editor

Kudos to buying American-made

I just want to take this opportunity to respond to the editorial about your American made car. Too bad our illustrious president does not share your same views.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident complains of noisy Dumpster exchange

Village of Kenmore

Saturday, Aug. 13 There was a report that a hypodermic needle was discovered on the apron of a driveway on Tremaine Avenue. An officer reported that the needle was retrieved and disposed of in a sharps container located in the Police Department. More...

Education

School brief

Kenmore West High School, 33 Highland Parkway, will be hosting its freshmen orientation from 8:15 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6 in the school’s East Cafeteria. For more information, call the school at 874-8401.   More...

On the Campus

Janelle Breitnauer of Kenmore, a senior accounting major, was named to the chairman’s honor roll at Canisius College  Brent Masich of the Town of Tonawanda, a junior accounting major, was named to the chairman’s honor roll at Canisiu More...

Teaching with the ‘tube’

Televised GED program channels opportunity

Crystal Howard graduated from Erie Community College in May, where she earned her associate degree in criminal justice, but she never set foot in high school. More...

Lifestyles

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. 25   The Senior Center is closed until Tuesday, Sept. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Neighborhood Watch meeting set for Aug. 24   The Old Town Neighborhood Watch Group will hosts is monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Town Boys and Girls Club of the Northtowns, 54 Riverdale, in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 25   Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Aug. 25 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - no registration needed. More...

Art

ongoing: now- Aug. 26   Theme Brúlée — Annual members’ show on display now through Friday, Aug. 26 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 854-1694, www.hallwalls.org  now- Aug. 27   More...

Festivals

fri. 26 & sat. 27   More...