Weekly Feature

February 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Not just any birthday

Lillian Nichter, left, celebrates her 103rd birthday with fellow parishioner Ruth Brady at a celebration held Sunday at Blessed Sacrament Church in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Editorial

State redistricting raises familiar concerns

Erie County recently wrapped up its redistricting process, but not before allegations of gerrymandering were cast by both parties, lawsuits were filed and the responsibility for the final decision fell to a federal judge.  More...

Spindle items

IT’S A GIRL — The Bee and the Kenmore Village Improvement Society have selected the winner of this newspaper’s “Name the Village of Kenmore Groundhog” contest. More...

Rejection of Keystone XL pipeline hurts nation hungry for jobs

One would think that a project designed to improve our nation’s energy independence would be eagerly embraced in an election year. More...

Education

Nomination process open for Ken East Hall of Distinction inductions

Kenmore East High School and the Kenmore East High School Alumni Association are pleased to announce that they are now accepting nominations for their 3rd annual Hall of Distinction induction. More...

Kenmore East hosting indoor garage sale

Kenmore East High School will be the site for a garage sale to benefit the school’s senior class post prom celebration.  From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Kenmore West music groups to perform at Kleinhans

Members of the Kenmore West High School String Orchestra and String Ensemble will perform in the Mary Seaton Room at Kleinhans Music Hall at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Support group available for widowed women   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 2   More...

Art

fri. 3   Love for Sale — Studio Hart is proud to announce the third annual group show curated by Buffalo artist Molly Jarboe. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3. On display through Wednesday, Feb. More...

Auditions

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Redistricting under review

Town would get new rep in State Senate if approved

Change in representation at the state level may be coming to the Ken-Ton area. The redistricting process for the state Senate and Assembly has begun, and while still early in the process, proposed redistricting maps have been released. More...

Twenty-fifth annual Sleepout to benefit less fortunate

For more than two decades, a group of area teachers has been hosting an event to boost awareness of homelessness in Western New York. This year is no different. More...

Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels director steps down

The Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels program will be under new management as Amanda Matyjas Crotty, the organization’s executive director, has decided to leave her position.  More...

Local News

Photo

SAMPLING — Kristen Murray and Mike Nelson, employees at Buffalo Roadhouse Grill in Tonawanda, prepare a cup of hot banana pepper with sausage soup during the Buffalo SoupFest held at the Millen More...

Commission requests comment on changes to submetering regulations

Multi-family dwelling owners in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda area should take note that the state Public Service Commission has decided to solicit comments on revised regulations governing residential electric submetering, a system that allows a lan More...

Community briefs

The Brighton Neighborhood Watch Group will host its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 at Brighton Community Church, 125 Brighton Road, Tonawanda.  More...

Police Blotter

DPW notified of concern about dirty street water

Village of Kenmore  Friday, Jan. 20   There was a report of two groups of youths, ages 7 to 11, yelling at each other while walking on Colvin Boulevard. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

GOLOMBEK, Dorothy C. (nee Chrobak), of Tonawanda, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. Mrs. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s moves to top with win over Canisius

All season long, the St. Joe’s Marauders have been shooting for the top of the mountain in Western New York hoops. This past week, the Marauders finally got there and have set up shop for the long haul.  More...

Ken-East accepting HOF nominees

The Kenmore East Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee is accepting nominations for the Induction Class of 2012. Individuals may be nominated in three categories; Athlete, Coach/Administrator and Honorary. More...

Blue Devils pull off monumental win against Wolverines

After watching his team come away with Kenmore West’s biggest victory in 10 years, Blue Devils’ head basketball coach Mike Meetze was a little surprised how his team reacted in the locker room at Niagara Falls High School.  More...

Lifestyles

Hospital Auxiliary hosting book sale

From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7 the Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a children’s book sale in the hospital Atrium, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. A selection of materials from Suzie’s Books will be available.   More...

Hula-hoop class offers well-rounded exercise routine

‘‘I did it as a kid back in the ’60s,” Cindy Conwell said. 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

Bank offering free tax prep services

KeyBank is once again offering its free Super Refund Saturday tax preparation service on Feb. 4, in partnership with Belmont Housing Resources and Cash.  The day will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Medically Oriented Gym: two health benefits in one facility

Maintaining physical function and managing chronic injuries and illnesses through a good workout seem like two things that go hand and hand in developing a healthy lifestyle. Dr. More...

Events

Travel Pros to hear speaker at Marriott   More...