Weekly Feature

September 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

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YOUR ROYAL MAJESTIES — Phil Magna, right, and Jordan Motz dance after being crowned homecoming king and queen during a dance on Sunday at Cardinal O’Hara High School. More...

Editorial

Crisis of bullying, suicide strikes close to home

Those who knew Jamey Rodemeyer are still mourning. At only 14 years of age, Rodemeyer died Sept. 18 of an apparent suicide, after years of being bullied by some classmates, simply for being gay. More...

Spindle items

GETTING HELP — You might have noticed the anti-bullying theme in this week’s edition, which was influenced by the death of Jamey Rodemeyer, a student at Williamsville North High School, who reportedly endured years of bullying before his More...

I was bullied in high school, but everyone bullied ‘Bobby’

The issue of bullying made a terribly strong return to the spotlight last week when 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer concluded he could no longer face the dawn of another day and took his own life.  His private life was filled with shame, fear, preju More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

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.Let’s put the blame where it belongs for that poor boy who was bullied to death at Williamsville North. Teachers in Williamsville are taking home huge salaries. What are they doing over there? More...

Sports

Marauders finding success on the road

The St. Joe’s Marauders have been road warriors so far in the 2011 football season. St. Joe’s has collected three straight victories on the road to improve to 3-1 overall. More...

Bailey ties record in Kenmore West win

It was a record setting day for Martin Bailey. More...

Panepintos help Kenmore West best rivals

After rolling to six-straight wins to open the 2011 season, the Kenmore West girls soccer team ran into the first bit of adversity of the season on Sept. 20 when they were shut out at Lockport, 2-0. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Senior case manager to speak at hospital   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Theater

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Family Activities

thurs. 29   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...

O’Hara appoints new principal

Cardinal O’Hara’s new principal has extremely close ties to the co-ed Catholic school in the Town of Tonawanda.  Mary Holzerland, who was recently appointed to lead the high school’s administration, is a former Hawk. More...

Schools have anti-bullying policies, clubs in place

Although the apparent suicide of a Williamsville teen has brought increased attention to the issue of bullying, Ken-Ton area schools appear to have policies, programs and clubs in place that continuously educate students about the consequences of the More...

Local News

Poloncarz blasts county’s upkeep of roads

Mark Poloncarz is blaming Erie County’s top official — and his political opponent — for shoddy upkeep of several county roads.  More...

Tonawanda airman finishes third in shooting contest

A Tonawanda airman, along with three other members of the New York Air National Guard’s 107th Airlift Wing, has finished third in a shooting competition involving the best National Guard teams in the Northeast.  More...

Residents air complaints about Parker-Fries project

A group of individuals who live on Parker Boulevard addressed the Town Board during Monday’s meeting to air their complaints about the town’s water and sewer project, dubbed the Parker-Fries Interceptor Project, which has been taking plac More...

Letters to the Editor

Fresh Air Fund thanks supporters

This year, 51 New York City children found out once again just how special summer is in Western New York.  Fresh Air Fund hosts, volunteers and local supporters dedicated their time and efforts to help these inner-city youths experience simple s More...

Police Blotter

Woman told to be quiet while looking for her pet

Village of Kenmore  Saturday, Sept. 17   A Delaware Avenue sub shop requested extra police patrol in the area because a female employee had been fired from the company that day.  More...

Obituaries

Dennis J. Gaffney, pharmacist

Dennis J. Gaffney, 58, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011.  Mr. Gaffney was born in Buffalo and grew up in Niagara Falls, N.Y. More...

Death Notices

LAMKER, Suzanne E., of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Miss Lamker was a member of the choir at St. Peter’s Church in Lewiston. She is survived by her aunt, Irene Minnick. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Lifestyles

KenTon Presbyterian site for arthritis class

Certified Arthritis Foundation instructor Cynthia Pegado will begin a fall session of classes for the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program at KenTon Presbyterian Village, 3735 Delaware Avenue . The classes will be held from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. More...

Musician in the kitchen

Singer-songwriter uses one passion to feed another

eneen Terrana provides musical snacks for her fans. More...

Bee Anniversary

Couple celebrate 60th anniversary

Domenica and Rocco D’Abate of Kenmore are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the home of one of their children.  Rocco D’Abate married the former Domenica DiBiase on Oct. More...

Business

Surgical Associates of WNY doctor to be honored at UNYTS event

Upstate New York Transplant Services is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Dr. More...

Restaurant chefs needed for Chili Fest

Restaurant chefs, including those from Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda, are needed to participate in the Buffalo Chili Fest.  The event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16, at Statler City, 107 Delaware Ave. More...

In brief

Wegmans shoppers have until Oct. 3 to donate funds to United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, a nonprofit organization that supports programs and collaborations meant to improve a community’s well-being. More...