Weekly Feature



February 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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KEEPING IT IN PLAY — St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s Reginald Agbeko keeps the basketball in play during the fourth period of Saturday’s game versus Niagara Catholic. More...

Editorial

PERMA, risk management services no longer needed

Two years ago, State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released an audit stating that the Town of Tonawanda had an inadequate risk management program and lacked a workers’ compensation claims management system.  More...

Spindle items

MOVIES — I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to watch “Kung Fu Panda,” “Smurfs: The Movie” and “The Wonder Pets: Save the Reindeer” with my son — sometimes all of them in the same day.& More...

If you want to escape reality, the Academy Awards are for you

Watching the Academy Awards Sunday night was a respite from the contentious political debate flooding mainstream television networks thus far this year and revealed how deep Hollywood has slid into a fantasy land.  More...

Police Blotter

Door-to-door meat sales denied without permit

Village of Kenmore  Friday, Feb. 17   A Kenmore Avenue resident reported that someone broke into his vehicle and stole his stereo. The complainant added that there were gloves and blood inside the vehicle.  More...

Obituaries

Norman J. Schihl, retired NASCAR driver

Norman John Schihl, 85, of Williamsville, formerly of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.  Mr. Schihl was born in Welland, Ont.; graduated from Fort Erie High School; and attended St. Jerome’s College in Kitchener, Ont.  More...

Death Notices

BAKER, Leonard M., of Kenmore, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 Mr. Baker is survived by his wife, Theresa (nee Adamo); two sons, Jay and Alan; his mother, Gertrude (nee Rosenfeld); and three grandchildren. More...

Sports

Kenmore East takes home Small School title

Bulldogs rout Flames to avenge last year’s loss

An old saying claims that revenge is best served cold. The Kenmore East Bulldogs dished out some cold revenge of their own on Sunday at the First Niagara Center to ice the Williamsville East Flames. More...

St. Joe’s shocked by St. Mary’s in Cup semifinals

On Saturday afternoon, St. Joe’s senior forward Reggie Agbeko dominated as he led the Marauders to an easy victory over St. More...

Blue Devils have hearts broken by Taplin, Spartans

Mike Meetze just did not have a good feeling about things throughout his team’s game on Friday night. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Boy Scouts hosting spaghetti dinner   Boy Scot Troop 539 is having a spaghetti dinner at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3 at the Kenmore Presbyterian church 2771 Delaware Avenue, between Parkwood and East Hazeltine avenues. Kenmore. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

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Family Activities

thurs. 1   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. More...

Literature

thurs. 1   Northside Writers Group — Join the group in discussion and informal readings, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 at Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., Amherst; Free.  More...

Town’s workers’ comp claims drop

Payments for employees who filed workers’ compensation claims in the Town of Tonawanda are on the decline, according to the entities that manage the municipality’s claims, the Town Board learned during a presentation at Monday’s mee More...

Congressman vows to fight for William Street postal facility

After months of speculation and rumors, the U.S. Postal Service announced on Feb. More...

Local News

St. Joe’s grad subject of book

New York Times best-selling author Douglas Waller will speak about his biography spy thriller, “Wild Bill Donovan — The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espionage,” at St. More...

Schumer urges Environmental Protection Agency to simplify hazardous materials reporting

The Environmental Protection Agency needs to take charge in ensuring that first responders have up-to-date information on hazardous chemicals in fighting industrial fires, according to Sen. Charles Schumer.  More...

Public officials encourage continuation of air monitoring

Rep. More...

Letters to the Editor

letters to the Detroit resident misses Buffalo

I read David Sherman’s column (“The Queen City could learn a lot from the Motor City”) with great interest as I just relocated to Michigan two months ago after spending the first 51 years of my life as a Western New York son.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

call: 632-0390

.The rats are running in the Town of Tonawanda wildly. At Thorncliff and Delaware Road, they are so bad that you even see them during the daytime. More...

Education

Kenmore West pupil selected as student of the month

Jennifer Renner, a senior from Kenmore West High School, was selected as Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical Center’s student of the month for February.  Renner is currently enrolled in the Culinary Skills program under the instruct More...

Scholarship program seeks group and soloists

The Distinguished Young Women of New York Scholarship Program is offering a $350 cash award to an outstanding middle or high school talent.  The program is seeking groups and individual singers to perform at Buffalo’s Most Entertaining com More...

St. Joe’s senior named National Merit finalist

If you ask David Bianchi why he was named a National Merit finalist, he will tell you that he was lucky.  However, Bianchi’s achievement had nothing to do with luck; instead, his hard work and dedication to academic excellence elevated him More...

Lifestyles

Support group available for widowed women

Support group meetings for widowed women of all ages will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7 at the YWCA Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St. North Tonawanda. There is no fee. More...

Kings and queensfor a day

Students attend annual special needs prom

Fourteen-year-old Ashley Geary chose a purple dress to wear to a dance her mother never thought she’d attend.  On Feb. 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...

Business

Kenmore Village Improvement Society offers chance to win prize for shopping local

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is kicking off a pair of initiatives aimed at helping local businesses thrive.  The community group will hold a Trolley Stop-in Campaign through March 31 in an effort to encourage patronage of participatin More...

Better Business Bureau offering scholarships

Just as college-bound students wait for their acceptance letters to arrive, parents may be full of worry about how to pay for the education.  The Better Business Bureau may have the answer.  More...

Events

BNSME to hold Marketing Awards Gala   More...