Weekly Feature



September 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

New administrator’s optimism is contagious

When The Bee spoke with Roosevelt Elementary’s new principal we couldn’t help but be a little excited for the school.  More...

Spindle items

WE WILL NEVER FORGET — This weekend marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on our country.  More...

War of words pervades race for county executive

The candidates for Erie County executive in this fall’s election — incumbent Chris Collins and challenger Mark Poloncarz — have taken the language of press releases to a lofty level where no cliché is safe.  More...

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.Regarding the new parking rules for the Bills games, this new policy is offensive to the loyal fans who for years have made it a Sunday tradition to tailgate to the games. Now you want to take this away from them? More...

Sports

St. Joe’s run over by Little Irish in season opener

The Aquinas Little Irish proved why they are the defending Class A state champions on Saturday afternoon as they dismantled the St. Joe’s Marauders, 40-20, in the season opener at the Robert Scott, AFSC Athletic Complex. More...

Quakers, heat overwhelm Blue Devils

Rich Harris said his Kenmore West football team was simply outmatched on Saturday afternoon. More...

Sweet Home blanks Williasmville East in opener

Jordan Johnson did it all to help the Sweet Home football team pick up an opening week 38-0 home shutout over Williamsville East on Saturday. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 8   After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Special Events

fri. 9 & sat. 10   More...

Concerts

thurs. 8   Country music star Keith Urban and his “Get Closer 2011 World Tour” stops in Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at the First Niagara Center, 1 Seymour Knox III Plaza, Buffalo; $. 855-4444, www.tickets.com  More...

Coalition gathers ideas from EPA conference

In continuing their fight for clean air in Western New York, members of the Clean Air Coalition attended a recent environmental conference in the Midwest.  Last week, the coalition, a community environmental activist group based out of the Tonaw More...

Color me happy

Nasir Saadig, left, starts the school year off on Tuesday at Thomas Jefferson Elementary with a coloring project as first-grade teacher Natalie McCarthy looks on. More...

Local News

GM partners with Erie County for recycling event

General Motors Tonawanda Engine is opening up its facility once again to partner with Erie County to hold its annual Computer and Electronics Recycling Event. More...

BBQ and Blues event to benefit Meals on Wheels

Food, music and beer are on tap for BBQ and Blues, the annual fundraiser to benefit Ken- Ton’s Meals on Wheels program. More...

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

LaBrake adds to new faces at St. Joe's

The incoming freshmen at St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Child safety is first priority for parents

It saddens me to read your editorial from Aug 24’s edition of The Ken-Ton Bee.  You have made light of a serious safety issue and turned it into Sunday School fodder or at best a lesson in your interpretation on public safety.  More...

Traffic should be the concern

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department’s recent decision to cut the crossing guard at Crosby Avenue and Irving Terrace endangers the lives of pedestrians as they cross this intersection.  More...

Obituaries

Dorothy M. Flurschutz, longtime Red Cross volunteer

Dorothy M. (Yount) Flurschutz, 92, of Kenmore, who devoted her life to volunteer work, died on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011.  Mrs. Flurschutz was born Oct. 12, 1918, in South Buffalo to Mary and Vance Yount, a City of Buffalo patrolman. More...

John Zorich, Army Corps of Engineers retiree

John Zorich, age 75, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.  Born in Crucible, Pa., he was the son of the late Joseph Zorich and Mary Billick Stopich Zorich.  More...

Death Notices

KANE, Robert J. Jr., 55, of Tonawanda died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. He was a 32-year employee of Morgan Services in Buffalo. More...

Lifestyles

Village historian gets women ready for football

Village Historian Ed Adamczyk will present “Football for Women (and Men Too),” an informative seminar about the sport. It will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, and the Kenmore Library, 160 Delaware Road. More...

Gluten Freedom Day offers advice to celiac sufferers

In recent years, gluten-free foods have become well-known. But for the estimated 3 million Americans with celiac disease, gluten-free products are not just trendy, they’re critical to their health. More...

NRTG casting for‘The Crucible’

The Board of Directors of the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild has scheduled a casting call for actors and actresses for “The Crucible,” the second production of the 2011-12 season.  The organization will hold auditions at 7 p.m. More...

Business

BBB warns of ‘storm chasers’ following Hurricane Irene

Hurricane Irene has left a path of devastation for many in Upstate New York with hundreds of homes destroyed and towns and farms flooded. The storm has hit close to home, and anyone not directly affected may want to help others who have.  More...

Business briefs

The Town of Tonawanda Planning Board will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Town Board Conference Room located on the second floor of the Kenmore-Tonawanda Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore.  More...

Events

Paralegal group to hold annual kickoff dinner   More...