Weekly Feature

January 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Resident requests contract reconsideration for fire company

Time and money are important to Town of Tonawanda resident Judith Peterson, and she asked the Town Board during Monday’s meeting to consider those factors when selecting a fire company to serve Raintree Island.  (See editorial on page four More...

Town police arrest accused home invader

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department has arrested the parolee whose photo and alleged crime were featured on the front page of The Bee’s Jan. More...

Editorial

Safety should be top priority when selecting first responder

When an emergency situation such as a fire occurs and the incident is phoned in to first responders, does it really matter which fire company is first to respond?  This is the question we pondered following Monday’s Town Board meeting.&nb More...

Spindle items

LOOKING BACK, LOOKING AHEAD — It is true what is said about the greatest education being the one we receive not in the classroom, but through living. More...

Dearly beloved, we gather to remember Kodak’s good times

We seldom call them funerals any more. The term “celebration of life” has come into play for a gathering to remember someone who has passed away, normally a painful event made more bearable by humor.  More...

Obituaries

William G. Baumler, industrial electrical engineer

William G. Baumler, 84, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.  Mr. More...

Robert W. Schwartz, owned Diamond Den

Robert W. Schwartz, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011.  Mr. Schwartz was a Rochester native, former owner of Diamond Den in Kenmore, and a member of the Hiram and BPOE 860 Elks lodges.  More...

Death Notices

ANKERUD, Nils Peter, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011. Mr. Ankerud is survived by his wife, Alice (nee Molnar); two sons, Eric and Marc; and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at Amigone Funeral Home.   More...

Sports

Pick-up basketball league seeks players

The Williamsville Community Education department is offering a seven-week basketball “class” for men over 25 years old from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Jan. 25. More...

Hawks make statement in big win over Lancers

The Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball team made a big statement against a league rival on Friday night.  More...

St. Joe’s knocks off St. Mary’s, Cardinal O’Hara

The St. Joe’s Marauders have continued their dominance of local teams through January as the Marauders started the new year with wins against league rivals St. Mary’s and Cardinal O’Hara last week.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

YMCA sets date for kickball event   The Ken-Ton Family YMCA will host a kickball family night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Advanced registration is encouraged. More...

Business

Events

Canisius WBC offers social media course   More...

Italian food restaurant adds Town of Tonawanda location

An Italian restaurant doing business in the City of Buffalo for more than a decade is bringing its cuisine to the Town of Tonawanda.  Vito and Susanna Semeraro have opened their third full-service restaurant, Romeo and Juliet’s Cafe, at 2 More...

Boilermakers recruiting construction apprentices

Boilermakers Northeast Joint Apprenticeship Committee, Local Lodge 7, will conduct a recruitment through December 6, 2012 for eight boilermaker construction apprentices, according to the New York State Department of Labor.  More...

Town hosting annual Winterfest celebration

The Town of Tonawanda’s Youth, Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its annual Winterfest, five days that feature family-friendly events this week.  More...

Staying in shape

Chris Kulik, a Town of Tonawanda resident and member of the town’s Aquatic and Fitness Center, rides a recumbent exercise bike while watching TV at the Center on Sunday. More...

Donations needed for Ken East garage sale

Proceeds benefit post-prom event

Kenmore East High School is proving that you don’t need warm weather to have a garage sale. The school will be the site of such a sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Local News

‘State of State’ bolsters Buffalo

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2012 State of the State message had some good news for Buffalo and Western New York. More...

Area’s legislature representatives make up part of Community Enrichment Committee

Erie County Legislators Lynn M. Marinelli, a Democrat, and Kevin Hardwick, a Republican, whose districts encompass portions of the Town of Tonawanda, will serve on the Legislature’s Community Enrichment Committee. More...

Out of the Past

A fire truck always draws a crowd

Photo courtesy of the Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society (Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Ken-Ton Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410). More...

Education

On the Campus

Joshua Orta from Tonawanda was named to the Dean's List at the University of New Haven for the fall 2011 semester.   More...

Online survey seeks taxpayers input on Ken-Ton School District budget

As another attempt to open channels of communication with residents, the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education and Superintendent Mark P. More...

St. Christopher’s School names Ken-Ton area honor students

The following students received honors status for the first trimester at St. Christopher’s School in Tonawanda:  Grade 8   More...

Lifestyles

Ladies of the Vine meeting Jan. 17

Ladies of the Vine Goes Global, the second in a series of dining experiences where members who wish to walk a bit more on the wild side of food and drink will have the chance to sip, sample and savor cuisine and wines from around the world at 6 p.m. More...

Up close and personal

Global art project displays faces with a mission

Seeing students peer out the windows of Kenmore East High School is not unusual. However, seeing gigantic posters displaying close-ups of faces is definitely unexpected.  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:  Upcoming Event   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12   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, Jan. More...

Art

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Film/Video

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