Weekly Feature



February 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County passes cyberbullying law

The Erie County Legislature unanimously approved a local law prohibiting cyberbullying in Erie County during its session on Thursday.  Legislator Edward A. More...

Editorial

PUSH yourself to get an evaluation

Economic times are tough, and we are always looking at ways to save money so when a new program comes along to help us do that we tend to hop on board.  More...

Spindle items

HAPPY BIRTHDAY — Rotary clubs around the world celebrate their 107th anniversary tomorrow.  Rotary, a global network of community volunteers, is one of the largest and most influential international humanitarian service organizations world More...

Try the environmental approach on the observance of Lent

I can guarantee you that six weeks from now, I will be totally sick of eating french fries. That’s because Lent began this week. More...

Obituaries

Norma R. Schlee, homemaker

Norma R. Schlee (nee Angst), 78, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012.  Mrs. Schlee was born in Buffalo and graduated from Kensington High School.  She was a model and a member of the Buffalo Model’s Guild for many years. More...

Death Notices

SCHMIDT, Nancy A., of North Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. She was a 20-year employee of M&T Bank and a dog lover. Mrs. Schmidt is survived by many friends, including the Perry family. More...

Sports

Call to Courage Breakfast tickets available

The 11th annual Call to Courage Awards Breakfast, which is open to the public, will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Buffalo. More...

Blue Devils clinch NFL co-championship title

There may be no team in Western New York entering the postseason hotter than the Kenmore West Blue Devils.  More...

St. Joe’s enters postseason play with back-to-back losses

The St. Joe’s Marauders enjoyed a nearly flawless season for most of 2011-12. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Towne Players perform ‘Steel Magnolias’   The Towne Players will be performing “Steel Magnolias” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. More...

Business

Events

BNI Pinnacle to host meetings at Westwood CC   More...

Lynch discusses drug abuse, trafficking

Timothy C. Lynch, chief of the Narcotics and Violent Crime Division for the Western New York District of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, served as guest speaker at Friday’s Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce luncheon in place of U.S. More...

Farrow to share memory building tips

A Guinness World Records holder will be the guest speaker as part of a Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce fundraiser being held next week.  More...

Kenmore FD receives funding for upgrades

The Kenmore Fire Department has received federal funding to be applied toward improving air quality in its hall.  Chief Brendan Kiefer said the fire department will apply the funding toward the purchase of a vehicle exhaust removal system for th More...

It’s electric

Grag Haines, a Town of Tonawanda resident, sets out his lighted bottles for sale during a craft show held Saturday in the Franklin Middle School gym. More...

Local News

Photo

CAUGHT ON VIDEO — Town of Tonawanda resident Ken Vitko lets his daughter Rachel, 8, use his cell phone to capture them sledding down a hill recently at Ellicott Creek Park. More...

Mentoring program expands into Tonawanda

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County recently received funding from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to provide services to at-risk children between the ages of 9 and 12 in the suburbs of Tonawanda, Cheektowaga and Lackawanna.  More...

Sweet Home evaluates cost-saving changes to transportation

The Sweet Home Central School District is reviewing potential changes to its transportation service that could save thousands of dollars.  More...

Police Blotter

Man asked to speak softer to hearing-impaired dad

Village of Kenmore  Friday, Feb. 10   A female Keller Avenue resident reported that her son refused to go to school and that he was throwing things around his room. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.Mr. Sherman’s comments in the Feb. 8 Bee about the younger audience being left in the cold was a joke. First, no one is being denied the opportunity to hear Rick Jeanneret, since he can be heard on the radio. More...

Education

On the Campus

Cortland College recently honored the following Ken-Ton area residents for earning dean’s list statue for the fall 2011 semester: Corey DeVille, Daniel Hannon, Sara Koppenhaver, Isabella Zaccagnino, Hannah Greene, and Rebecca Piduch   More...

Mount St. Mary Academy presents ‘Mount Olympus’

Mount St. More...

Niagara Frontier Chapter offering scholarships to women

The Niagara Frontier Chapter, New York State Women, Inc. is accepting applications from women seeking scholarships to be applied toward their college education.  To be eligible, the candidate must meet the following criteria:  More...

Lifestyles

Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club seeks new members

The Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club is enrolling new members. The club meets at 12:15 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at The Grill inside the Paddock Golf Dome, 175 Brompton Road near Brighton Park in the Town of Tonawanda.   More...

‘FUNNY GIRL’ visits Kenmore West

A Broadway star, a gambling man and a classic musical that is sure to entertain the masses.  This year, Kenmore West High School will present “Funny Girl,” and several members of the cast and crew said they can’t wait to showca More...

In the Military

Spc. Kevin Reynolds of Kenmore has re-enlisted to continue service with the Company C Recruiting and Retention in the New York State Army National Guard. More...

Entertainment

Art

ongoing: now-Feb. 24   Marla Hlady: Sound Objects — On display now through Friday, Feb. 24 at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, 341 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 854-1694, www.hallwalls.org  More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23   Wellness Walk — Healthy outdoor walk with a botanical emphasis and wildlife too. Drop in program, 10 a.m.-12 noon Thursday, Feb. 16 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - no registration needed. More...

Literature

thurs. 23   Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739  fri. 24   More...