Weekly Feature

October 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Kenmore Mercy preps for ER groundbreaking

Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department is going to be experiencing a makeover soon.  (See editorial on page four)  Site preparation is under way as the hospital, located on Elmwood Avenue in Kenmore, prepares to break ground on More...

Editorial

Kenmore Mercy continues to improve its services

For the past 60 years, Kenmore Mercy Hospital has served Kenmore Tonawanda and the surrounding communities. More...

Spindle items

‘BILL’IEVE — I’m finally ready to drink the Kool-Aid. That’s what I told former Bee co-worker Chris Gordon after the Buffalo Bills victory over Philly’s Eagles on Sunday.  More...

Airline industry, special interests still blocking safety improvements

Frustration continues to mount among the families of the victims of Flight 3407 at a time when they should be able to relax and savor the victory they thought they had earned in Washington, D.C.  The tragic timeline begins on the night of Feb. More...

Obituaries

Rocco R. Gonnella, former Ken-Ton administrator

Rocco R. Gonnella, of Buffalo, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.  Mr. Gonnella was born in Union City, N.J., to Vincenzo and Rosa Gonnella.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1946 and was assigned to the USS Marias. More...

Death Notices

CEBULSKI, Paul S., of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011. Mr. Cebulski is survived by two sisters, Ruth Cebulski and Peggy Pfeiffer; and two brothers, Peter Cebulski and Don Pfeiffer. Mr. Cebulski was a Vietnam veteran, served in the U.S. More...

Sports

Offense paces Marauders over Cardinal O’Hara

The Cardinal O’Hara Hawks stunned the St. More...

Kenmore West clinches Class AA North title

For the first time since 2000, the Kenmore West Blue Devils clinched the outright Class AA North regular season championship as they pulled away from Niagara-Wheatfield for a 40-7 victory on Saturday afternoon at Niagara-Wheatfield.  More...

Kenmore East looks to pull upset in rivalry meeting

On paper, the 2011 rivalry matchup between Kenmore East and Kenmore West seems like a huge mismatch.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Trinity UMC offers spaghetti dinner   Trinity United Methodist Church, 711 Niagara Falls Blvd., is holding a spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Theater

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Family Activities

thurs. 13   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, Oct. More...

Uniform addition

Gavin Soos, left, Joey Haynes and Andrew Hoefler, all members of the “Mini Bills,” display pink wristbands that each team member of the Town of Tonawanda’s Football Association will More...

Village Board OKs contract with crossing guards

The Kenmore Village Board has approved a four-year collective bargaining agreement with its crossing guards — the last of its five unions to renegotiate their contracts.  According to Village Clerk Kathleen Johnson, the guards’ salar More...

Local News

Author, former resident shares message of hope

Nancy Lee Canfield spent time in an orphanage and multiple foster homes, including ones in Clarence and Orchard Park, before she was 13.  Although her parents were living, she spent time separated from them and her siblings. More...

DEC to report on results from air monitors

For the first time in two years the state Department of Environmental Conservation will be reporting the results from the two air monitors in Tonawanda.  The DEC will report on what is in the air, and the progress that has been made at a present More...

Political brief

Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick, R-Tonawanda, has presented a $500 check to the Boys & Girls Club of the Northtowns, located on Franklin Street in the city of Tonawanda. More...

Letters to the Editor

Call for humanity made by student

The recent buzz in news is sadly a now-silent one — the death and suicide of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer of Williamsville.  More...

Police Blotter

Caller warns of possible flea bomb fog

Village of Kenmore

Saturday, Oct. 1   A Delaware Avenue male resident reported that he had contacted a woman to give him a body rub. More...

Education

On the Campus

Michael Knott of Kenmore and T.J. Rogers of Tonawanda are among 16 members of the Canisius College Class of 2011 who committed to conduct a year of post-graduate service work. More...

Kenmore Middle students learn dangers of drugs

Kids Escaping Drugs and the Drug Enforcement Administration teamed up on Oct. 4 to teach Kenmore Middle School students about the dangers of substance abuse.  More...

Mondanaro substitutes as principal

While Kenmore West High School awaits the arrival of incoming Assistant Principal Michelle Jaros at the end of this month, current Principal Dean R. Johnson received some extra help from the district’s top administrator, Superintendent Mark P. More...

Lifestyles

DeGraff Hospital offers breast cancer screening

DeGraff Memorial Hospital and Niagara County Cancer Services are partnering to offer free breast cancer screenings to uninsured women older than 40. Screenings are offered from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. More...

Educational, energetic and ‘electric’

Prominent musician, students to hold workshop, concert

Students at Kenmore East High School are ready to rock. On Friday, Oct. More...

Bee Senior News

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center   The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announces that the following events will take place at the center:  Thursday, Oct. 13   More...

Business

Farm Bureau honors Kenmore politician

Assemblyman Robin Schimminger is one of 93 state legislators whom the New York Farm Bureau has named to its Circle of Friends for the year 2011.  The award is an indication of the individual lawmaker’s support of New York agriculture and t More...

Photo

Ray Hughes of East Amherst, listens to Officer Edgar Walker, on the proper installation and seat for child to be using it, during Amherst Police Department child car seat safety check held at Sweet H More...

Tops not affected by fruit recall

Tops Friendly Markets in upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania are not affected by the Fruit Fresh Up Inc. recent recall of cut cantaloupe and cut mixed fruit containing cantaloupe, according to an announcement made last week.  More...