Weekly Feature



November 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Town gets ready for Santa, decor contest

Two big events are happening in the Ken-Ton area, and each municipality is hoping that the many residents will participate.  Santa Claus is coming to town from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26. More...

Editorial

’Tis the season for heightened criminal activity

A s Buffalonians we joke about there being three seasons in Western New York: football, construction and winter, but we’ve come up with another one.  November to January will be dubbed as crime season because illegal activity seems to incr More...

Spindle items

A TRADITION — This year’s Thanksgiving isn’t going to be quite the same as years past given the loss of some of my close family members, but I’m still doing the best that I can to keep a least one tradition alive.  More...

An antidote to ‘Black Friday’ is right around the corner

Depending on your point of view, Nov. More...

Education

Sacred Heart lists Ken-Ton area honor roll students

The following Kenmore and Tonawanda residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-2012 school year:  More...

Sweet Home inducts students into honor society

Sweet Home High School recently inducted 96 juniors into the school’s foreign language honor society.  In order to be inducted, students must successfully complete first and second levels of the language they are studying and maintain an a More...

Re-enactment, Christmas concert tradition continues

Cardinal O’Hara High School will continue one of its longest-running holiday traditions.  The school will host its annual Greccio re-enactment and Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14. More...

Lifestyles

Book sale set at Kenmore Mercy

The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a sale of Children’s Books and assorted novelties from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the hospital Atrium, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore.   More...

Moves, music and motivation

Dance group taps into new studio

Kristine Kwiatkowski stood before several students on a new, state-of-the-art sprung floor and swayed her arms back and forth.  “Let’s get those arms in there,” she said as she glanced in the mirror at the reflections of the yo More...

Ken-Ton Library News

Brighton Place  999 Brighton Road, 332-4375  Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday   More...

Business

Better Business Bureau advises on layaway

While the countdown to the holidays has begun, there’s still plenty of time to consider those layaway plans offered at many retail outlets. The economy has left many shoppers searching for affordable methods of paying for their holiday gifts. More...

Events

Holiday networking event slated at Hyatt   More...

NYSERDA offers tips on savings

Whether you’re decorating your home with festive lights, running errands, or hosting holiday gatherings, extra energy usage can take a toll on the environment and your wallet.  That’s why the New York State Energy Research and Develo More...

Sweet Home Board of Education may close elementary school

One of four proposals made by the District Configuration Task Force last week to the Sweet Home Central Board of Education calls for the closing of one elementary school.  The report was outlined at the Nov. More...

Run down

St. Joe’s running back Rodrick Payne finds daylight against St. Francis in the Monsignor Martin Association title game on Thursday at Ralph Wilson Stadium. More...

Local News

Photo

SMASHING PUMPKINS — Thatcher Stevens, 7, appears to be preparing to kick a pumpkin but it was actually a rubber ball that resembled a pumpkin. More...

Police anticipate little action on Black Friday

Despite having Niagara Falls Boulevard — a mecca for shoppers — bordering the eastern portion of the Town of Tonawanda, the Police Department doesn’t anticipate any major problems in regard to the nation’s biggest shopping day More...

Town woman pleads guilty to fraudulent refunds

A Town of Tonawanda woman pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court on Friday to a larceny involving Shea’s Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, according to a release from Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita III.  More...

Police Blotter

Man cries to store worker over lack of employment

Village of Kenmore  Friday, Nov. 11   A Delaware Avenue store employee reported that a male who was crying came into the business, stating that he was upset because nobody would hire him. More...

Obituaries

Richard T. Campana, Food Bank server

Richard T. Campana, 81, of Williamsville, died Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011.  Mr. Campana attended Canisius High School and Canisius College.  He was married at St. Mark’s Church in Buffalo on July 2, 1955.  Mr. More...

Sports

Winter sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the winter sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls basketball teams. More...

Mistakes cost Marauders in MMA championship

Kelly’s high school career ends in 37-16 loss to St. Francis

One year ago, in the 2010 Monsignor Martin title game, St. Joe’s quarterback Chad Kelly had his finest moment with the Marauders in leading them to a win over St. More...

Sagasta, Rice have best times at State Championship

Lindsey Sagasta and Haley Rice both decided to save their best for last this past week.  The two Kenmore West swimmers each had career-best times at the New York State Swimming and Diving Championships this past weekend at Erie Community College More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Blessed Sacrament sets date for St. Nick Nite  Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Kenmore, will host a St. Nick Nite from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. More...

Entertainment

Art

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Family Activities

thurs. 24   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, Nov. More...

Literature

thurs. 24   Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739  mon. 28   More...