Weekly Feature

January 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Help police by joining Neighborhood Watch

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department serves as an outstanding big brother to the community in terms of providing law enforcement and public safety, but much of its work is provided by a source that seems to be unknown to many in Ken-Ton: its Neigh More...

Spindle items

GIVE IT A NAME — The Bee is assisting the Kenmore Village Improvement Society with its inaugural Groundhog Day celebration in the village by holding a contest to name the groundhog featured at the Feb. 2 event. More...

The groundhog was up early; 10 more months of Romney

Punxsutawney Phil is not scheduled to make his legendary appearance until Feb. 2, but recent events surrounding the Republican presidential primaries indicate the die already has been cast in favor of Mitt Romney.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

BIHARY, John C., age 61, of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Buffalo, after a long illness. More...

Sports

Hilbert to host baseball clinic

The Hilbert College baseball team will host a Spring Baseball Clinic on Saturday, Feb. 11. The clinic, held at Hilbert’s Hamburg campus, will be offered in two age-based sessions: 7-12 and 13-17. More...

St. Joe’s gets memorable victory over Chinese team

The players on the St. More...

McDonell eclipses 1,000-point mark in O’Hara win

It was an historic evening for Leah McDonell and the Cardinal O’Hara Lady Hawks basketball team on Wednesday night.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Community Watch Group meeting date set   Lincoln Park Neighborhood Watch Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Police Satellite Office in Lincoln Park, 1200 Parker Ave., Tonawanda.  Old Town community meeting on Jan. 25   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 19   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

thurs. 26   More...

Performance

wed. 25 Blast!   Tony and Emmy Award-winning sensation comprised of 34 brass, percussion and visual performers in a unique musical production born on the athletic fields across the nation. Performance: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. More...

Man dies in apartment fire

A Town of Tonawanda man died Jan. 4 during a fire in his apartment.  Sheridan Park Fire Company Capt. Brett Rider said firefighters were called at approximately 9:30 a.m. More...

Neighborhood Watch group celebrates 30 years

Being an extra set of eyes and ears for the Town of Tonawanda Police Department is what the Belmont-Lindburgh Neighborhood Watch group has prided itself on for the past 30 years.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Fireman receives honors for 50 years of service

Jerry Hertel was born on one of the nation’s most memorable days in history — Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7 — so it seems only fitting that he himself would do something memorable.  More...

Kenmore Mercy offering free TV and phone services

Whether it’s The X-Factor, NCIS, the big game or even reruns of Seinfeld, a hospital stay shouldn’t mean you have to miss your favorite TV shows.  More...

Clean Air Coalition to teach about information act

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York, which has nearly a decade of sorting through government documents in order to bring cleaner air to Ken-Ton, will be educating the public on how to obtain government information during a presentation being More...

Letters to the Editor

Town should honor business contract

A recent (column) by Supervisor (Anthony) Caruana was published in The Bee defending the town’s termination of a contract with my company. More...

Police Blotter

Toy box lifted from curb wasn’t garbage

Village of Kenmore  Friday, Jan. 6   A Washington Avenue female reported that a bus driver has been videotaping her and taking pictures of her on her cell phone.  More...

Education

Edison receiving prize for health food creation

Something healthy is cooking at Edison Elementary School, and a national group has taken notice.  The American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, “Fuel Up to Play 60,” and Tops Friendly Markets will be present at Edison this week More...

Mount St. Mary’s site for Future City competition

Western New York school students will compete this weekend at Mount St. More...

Grant to fund college readiness programs

The New York State Higher Education Services Corporation announced Monday a $7 million College Access Challenge Grant to improve college awareness, readiness, and attendance among low-income students in New York. More...

Lifestyles

Winterfest

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Kenmore Art Society looking for members

The Kenmore Art Society is looking for new members. The group meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month, from September through May, at 135 Wilbur Ave., Kenmore. For more info., call Debra at 876-8424.   More...

Fostering a legacy of love, kindness

Respite program honors late Tonawanda resident

Bill Litto was passionate about life and was known as a great family man, which is why he and his long-term partner, Alicia Covey, loved being foster parents to two special needs children. More...

Business

Events

Sales execs set seminar on humor in business   More...

Chamber hosting installation dinner

¦ Restaurant owner to receive service award

The Ken-Ton Chamber and the Kenmore Merchants Association are administered their oath of office Thursday, Jan. 26 at Banchetti by Rizzo’s.  More...

Kenmore West graduate among community leaders to be honored

Michael Gross, executive director of Heritage Centers, will be among the individuals and organizations honored by the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York at its 2012 Community Leader Awards Luncheon on Jan. 19. More...