Weekly Feature

February 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Checking out the updates

Mary Kvetkosky, left, and her son, Matthew, 7, borrow eight books from the Kenmore Library’s children's section on Sunday with the help of library clerk Molly McDukk. More...

Editorial

Out of the Past

Depression-era luxury

(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...

Prevention is key to elimination of online crimes

Several days ago, a student at Sweet Home Middle School became the victim of an apparent hacking of a social networking page.  According to Amherst police, a 13-year-old juvenile gained unauthorized access to a student’s Facebook page and More...

Spindle items

A VOICE WORTH LISTENING TO — Some people will remember Whitney Houston as a singer who struggled with drugs and alcohol, but I’ll remember her for her God-given talent: a remarkable and distinguished singing voice.  More...

Obituaries

Angelo G. Campisi, WWII veteran

Angelo G. Campisi, 87, of Kenmore, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2012.  Mr. Campisi was a native of Donaldsonville, La., and moved to Buffalo as a child.  He attended Hutchinson High School and went on to serve in the Army.  Mr. More...

Death Notice

ZIRNHELD, Donald F., of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. He was a former employee of the Buffalo Psychiatric Hospital and a U.S. Army Korean-era veteran. Mr. More...

Sports

Caruana, Lathrop win titles for Ken-West at sectionals

It took a team effort to cap off one of the most memorable seasons in Kenmore West wrestling history.  More...

Wins continue to pile up for Marauders, Blue Devils

It wasn’t easy, but the St. Joe’s Marauders earned their second hard-fought victory over Bishop Timon St. Jude in two weeks with a 61-55 win over the Tigers on Thursday night in South Buffalo. The win was St. More...

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SCOREBOARD

Tuesday, Feb. 7Boys Basketball — Kenmore West def. Niagara-Wheatfield, 82-54; Niagara Fallsdef. Kenmore East, 82-44; Holland def. Cardinal O’Hara, 59-56.Girls Basketball — Niagara Falls def. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 17  Line & Shadow — Figure drawings by local artists opens 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Artsphere Studio & Gallery, 466 Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. 874-2863, www.artspherestudio.com  ongoing: now-Feb. 18   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 16   Diary of a Wimpy Kid Activity — This after school special, inspired by Greg of wimpy kid fame, features reading, games and crafts, 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Festivals

sat. 18   More...

Board slashes staffers, sports in preliminary plan

In early budget development for the upcoming school year, the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board focused its reductions on staffing and sports during its Feb. More...

Legislators discuss education reform

Mandate relief was once again a topic of consideration at the 2012 Erie County Association of School Boards Legislative Breakfast, held Saturday at the Protocol Restaurant on Transit Road.  More...

Local News

Mandate relief, Medicaid reform still needed, government officials say

Local and state government officials debated mandate relief, Medicaid reform, school aid and the merits of raising the minimum wage at a breakfast presented by the Western New York Chamber Alliance on Friday morning at the Creekside Banquet Facility More...

Town names new shared assessor

The Town and City of Tonawanda have chosen an individual to serve as the property assessor for both municipalities — part of a newly developed shared service agreement.  More...

Juvenile identified in Facebook threat incident

Amherst police on Tuesday identified a 13-year-old juvenile who they believe is involved in an incident that occurred Sunday regarding an unauthorized hacking into a Sweet Home Middle School student’s social networking page.  According to More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I was disgusted to read another short-sighted column in The Bee. The Keystone pipeline is more corporate greed looking only short term. The answer to our energy needs is green energy, like solar, wind and geothermal. More...

Education

Bands from the Bayou to visit Kenmore East

Kenmore East High School will turn into “The Big Easy” from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 as the school will host musicians during the day who are later scheduled to perform at the Tralf Music Hall. More...

Oncologist discusses career path with Mount St. Mary scholars

Christine Ambrosone, a professor of oncology and chair of the Department of Cancer Prevention and Control at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, spoke to students at Mount St. Mary Academy recently about her career in the field of epidemiology. More...

On the Campus

Brent Masich, Brittany Owens and Richard Harper, all of Tonawanda, and Rebecca Papaj of Kenmore were named to Canisius College Department of Accounting Chairman’s Honor Roll for the fall 2011 semester.  More...

Lifestyles

Keeping tabs on those in need

College students continue with mission to help charity

During the summer of 2011, Gabriel Sorrentino and Sean Farber began researching several charities they could connect with regarding a leadership project on their campus.  What they found was the Robert Hampson Tabs for Kids Fund.  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 events:   More...

Red Cross lifeguard course starts next week

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department is offering the new American Red Cross Lifeguarding course starting next week.  The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 through Friday, Feb. More...

Business

Events

VA to host employment, education fair   More...

Trio of area-known dentists create Sheridan Family Dentistry

When three dentists were looking for an area to expand their own private practices, they wanted a place that was centralized to their other locations. More...

US Attorney to serve as keynote speaker

US Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. More...