Weekly Feature



January 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Improvement Society presenting inaugural Groundhog Day event

‘Name the Groundhog’ contest in The Bee

Inspired by the movie “Groundhog Day,” the Village of Kenmore plans to host its own celebration honoring the little critter’s weather prediction. More...

Editorial

Instead of complaining, do something about it

I f you’ve complained about the state of the government in New York and the need for reform in Albany, you’re far from alone. More...

Spindle items

THERE’S A SHAPE FOR YOU — The Town of Tonawanda will be offering a couple of programs — one of them new — to help individuals get in shape for the new year.  The first is a weight-loss competition, which is based on the t More...

Out of the Past

Track installation

(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

Freshman Seminar class axed for Sweet Home High students

The Freshman Seminar course offered at Sweet Home High School will be dropped next year.  The high school restructuring project was outlined at the Jan. More...

Kenmore Mercy program exposes youth to health care careers

With a continuing nationwide shortage of doctors, nurses and other health professionals, hospitals, such as Kenmore Mercy Hospital in Kenmore, and government agencies are teaming up to develop creative ways to promote careers in health care.  More...

St. Joe’s athletes help Food Bank

The St. More...

Lifestyles

Support that stacks UP

Library to host annual fundraiser

When it comes to hosting an event based around wine and chocolate, Brighton Place Library writes the book.  “Books and Bordeaux Chapter 5,” the library’s fifth annual fundraiser, is set to take place the first Saturday in Febru 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:   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...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 26   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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Symphonic

fri. 27   Eastman Organists’ Recital — Presented by the UB Department of Music, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 at UB Slee Hall’s Lippes Concert Hall, UB North Campus, Amherst; $. 645-2921, www.slee.buffalo.edu  More...

Air monitors might be shut down

¦ Coalition asks to maintain testing

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York is petitioning to keep air monitoring in the Town of Tonawanda.  The environmental group and the public learned during a meeting held in October that the State Department of Environmental Conservation More...

Residents rehash flood, fire company protection concerns

Two residents at Monday’s Tonawanda Town Board meeting again raised issues related to street flooding and fire district expansion.  William Langenfeld of Cleveland Drive has been pressuring the board for the past couple of years to address More...

Local News

Five areas seen for improvement in state budget

Gov. More...

HEAP Outreach set for Feb. 7

A Home Energy Assistance Program Outreach will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, Room 4, Town of Tonawanda.  Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. More...

Village fire loss estimates soar

There was nearly $360,000 more in fire losses in the Village of Kenmore in 2011 than in the previous year.  Kenmore Fire Department’s Chief Brendan J. More...

Obituaries

Gary F. Docteur, Social Security administrator

Gary F. Docteur, 61, of Tonawanda, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.  Mr. More...

Herbert J. Roswell, Kenmore East art teacher

Herbert J. Roswell, 81, of Tonawanda, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012.  Mr. Roswell was born in Buffalo and was a graduate of Technical High School. More...

Death Notices

LONG, Dorothy K. (nee Long), of Tonawanda, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012. Mrs. Long is survived by two sisters, Carrie Davis and Agnes Dils; and many nieces and nephews. More...

Sports

Bailey has Blue Devils rolling into first-place showdown with Niagara Falls

Kenmore West had some business to take care of last week before preparing for perhaps their biggest game of the season later this week.  More...

St. Joe’s earns big victory over Aquinas

The St. Joe’s Marauders faced one of their biggest tests of the season on Saturday afternoon and passed it with flying colors.  More...

Marauders get another win against rivals from Canisius

The St. Joe’s Federation hockey team had another successful week, defeating school rival Canisius and large school opponent Lancaster. The wins give the Marauders an impressive 15 victories on the season. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Old Town community meeting on Jan. 25 The Old Town Community Watch Group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Assembly of God Church, 72 Riverdale Road, Tonawanda. Healing Mass set at Blessed Sacrament More...

Business

New owners maintain gourmet food shop

The Premier Gourmet Store, located at 3465 Delaware Ave. in Tonawanda, now has new owners.  Mark and Jonathan Notarius purchased the well-known business from Janet Ostrow, of LGR Gourmet Inc., on Jan. 17.  More...

AAA adds GM manager to Board of Directors

AAA Western and Central New York has named Steven Finch to its board of directors for 2012.  Finch, general manager of the GM Powertrain Tonawanda Engine Plant, has been elected to serve a three-year term.  More...

AAA hosting “Start Smart” events for parents, young drivers

Driving comes with a wealth of dangers no matter who is behind the wheel, but teenagers are the group most at-risk while on the road.  More...