Weekly Feature

February 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

For a good cause

Caleb Francis, left, 3, and his cousin Haley Loss, 11, of the Town of Tonawanda, tried out some of the toys that were on sale at Kenmore East High School’s garage sale held Saturday in the scho More...

Editorial

Community’s Groundhog Day support appreciated

Being asked to come out in support of an event held at the crack of dawn isn’t the most appealing request for some people, but Village of Kenmore residents, including Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District students and local dignitaries, as More...

Spindle items

SWEET- HEART TIME — For those who are looking for something different — as opposed to dinner and a movie — to attend as part of the celebration of Valentine’s Day this weekend, the Niagara Regional Theatre Guild is presenting More...

Out of the Past

Totaled

(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...

Police Blotter

Woman sets off alarm while spraying her legs

Village of Kenmore  Friday, Jan. 27  A vehicle was tagged for parking on the sidewalk along Euclid Avenue.   More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

DALY, Mark J., of Tonawanda, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012. Mr. Daly is survived by one brother, Timothy; three sisters, Maureen Morino, Kathleen Daly and Pauline Seth; and godson and nephew, Shaun Kaster. More...

Sports

Kenmore East eyes first place in division

The good times continue to roll for the Kenmore East Bulldogs’ hockey team. Those good times have the Bulldogs still just out side of first place in the Western New York Federation Small School standings.  More...

St. Joe’s rebounds after rare defeat

The St. Joe’s Federation hockey team won its 19th game of the season on Sunday with a hard-fought, 3-2 victory over Frontier at the Buffalo State Ice Arena. More...

Kenmore West stays hot behind Campbell, Bailey

There was no letdown for the Kenmore West Blue Devils last week after knocking off top-seeded Niagara Falls during the last weekend of January.  More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Support group available for widowed women   More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-Feb. 10   Rumsey Award Recipients — UB Department of Visual Studies Exhibition, on display now through Friday, Feb. 10 at UB’s Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; Free. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 9   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, Feb. More...

Concerts

sat. 11   Gold lame, leather jackets and pompadours will be rockin’ as classic fifties group, Sha Na Na, takes the stage 3 & 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Officer could be fired for alleged misconduct

A Town of Tonawanda police officer is being reprimanded, and may even be fired for unspecified actions allegedly committed last week.  The Town Board during its meeting on Monday delegated the authority to Chief Anthony Palombo to commence a dis More...

Bridge work being conducted near Colvin

The New York State Department of Transportation will be conducting bridge maintenance Interstate 290 near Route 425, Colvin Boulevard, in the Town of Tonawanda this weekend. More...

Library makeover complete

Kenmore Branch reopens today

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library – Kenmore Branch, scheduled for temporary closure from Jan. 23 through Feb. 5, has to extend its closing for further construction. The library will reopen on Feb. 8, featuring many updates. More...

Local News

Town Clerk’s office provides numerous ways to make tax payments

Town of Tonawanda Clerk Marguerite Greco reminds residents of the many convenient payment processes available to them for meeting the Wednesday, Feb. 15, deadline for Erie County and the Town of Tonawanda property taxes.  More...

Photo

NOT QUITE HOMELESS — Cassie Panna, left, a sophomore at Kenmore West High School, and Rebekah Davidson, a third grade student at Lindberg Elementary, chat with “tenants” in a box ac More...

Citizen’s Police Academy seeking participants

The Village of Kenmore Police Department is offering an inside look into the day-to-day responsibilities of law enforcement officers.  Kenmore Detective David Lewandowski invites those interested to contact him and sign up for the upcoming Citiz More...

Letters to the Editor

Oil spill might damage aquifer

I thought David Sherman’s column (on the Keystone XL pipeline) was very interesting. More...

NFTA reductions going undetected

Are people aware that 216 bus lines are threatened with being cut by the elite powers to be connected with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority?  This includes buses that travel to and from the Walden Galleria, Thruway, Boulevard and Mc More...

Column does not offer whole story

In last week’s edition, Dave Sherman’s column on President Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline gave one side of the story.  It’s quite obvious that Mr. Sherman is a Republican. More...

Education

Kenton Center receives community service grant

High school students enrolled in career programs at Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical Center in Tonawanda will use their newly acquired skills to help The Miracle League of Grand Island & WNY.  More...

Lindbergh Elementary receives nutrition award

John Magnarelli, United State Department of Agriculture’s top regional school lunch official, presented Charles A. More...

Kenmore Middle names honor roll students

Grade 6   More...

Lifestyles

Theatre Guild presenting comedy, magic duos

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild is presenting an evening of laughs and magic starring magician husband and wife team Rob and Carol Allen of Niagara Falls and comedy juggling act Airplay at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 and at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. More...

Garden club features color coordination

Kenmore Garden Club will feature a Power Point Presentation by Babbidean Huber, past director of 8th District, master gardener and New York State Horticulture judge, who will tell participants how to plan a color coordinated garden during its meeting More...

Lifestyles ‘Seussical Mu sical’l’ the takes the stage

AA cat in a hat, and an elephant and two “things,” gives a reason to clap and a reason to sing.  Cardinal O’Hara High  School is bringing “Seussical the Musical” to its stage — let the chaos begin!  More...

Business

Curves enhances workout with smart chip technology

Curves, a workout facility for women, has added a personalized fitness coach for those using its equipment without actually adding a person to its staff. More...

Study shows optimism in Buffalo-Niagara workplaces

Leaders of Buffalo-Niagara private businesses have higher expectations in 2012 for revenues, profits and new worker hires than their counterparts in Rochester, Syracuse and Albany, according to results from First Niagara’s annual survey of Upst More...

Buffalo Bills hire director of construction management

The Buffalo Bills recently hired Joe Frandina as director of construction management. Frandina, a Tonawanda resident, previously served 15 years with the Buffalo Bills, most recently as vice president of stadium operations. More...