Weekly Feature

April 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County land bank waiting on approval

The formation of an Erie County land bank took two important steps forward last week.  In an effort to combat the plague of vacant and abandoned properties throughout the area, the County Legislature unanimously approved the creation of a county More...

Editorial

Legislature should support animal cruelty registry

Mistreating an animal is behavior no one can condone, yet it continues to happen anyway.  Kudos to Erie County Legislator Terrence McCracken for bringing attention to the issue by proposing legislation that would establish a registry of convicte More...

Spindle items

CHEERS TO LIFE — The Bee editorial staff recently started a jeans day, during which we are allowed to wear denim pants in the office during our production day as long as we pay a couple of bucks for the privilege. More...

Job of school board members becoming even less desirable

Suppose an election were held for members of a board of education and no one ran? It's a frightening possibility this year in Western New York, given the difficult decisions boards have to make.  More...

Obituaries

Joseph W. Sleap, insurance agent, Ride for Roswell participant

Joseph W. Sleap, 57, of Kenmore, died Saturday, March 24, 2012.  Mr. Sleap was born in Buffalo and graduated from St. More...

Death Notices

BOYUKA, Andrew, of Kenmore, died Monday, March 5, 2012. He was a veteran of World War II and a retiree of the J.H. Williams Co. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Church plans Polish Festival

St. Francis of Assisi will host its third annual Polish Festival starting with Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 followed by festivities in the church hall, 70 Adam St., Tonawanda. Tickets are $17 each and $1 for youth 14 years of age and younger. More...

Smooth operators

Ham radio club celebrates 25 years

Kevin Retzer has always had an interest in radio operation.  “Almost any ham will tell you of their fascination with being able to put a piece of steel in the air, connect it to a radio and be able to talk to someone on the other side of t 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...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 5   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...

Art

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Classes

sat. 7   More...

Voters OK transportation, building sale propositions

Voters in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District gave the nod Tuesday to two cost saving measures that will help close the District’s budget $12.5 million budget shortfall. More...

Hazardous waste drop-off site comes to Tonawanda

A new drop-off site has been established in the Tonawanda area so residents will have a place to dispose of hazardous materials and chemicals that can’t be tossed out with curbside trash. More...

Blaze blamed on stovetop heating

A Sunday morning fire, which caused an estimated $30,000 in damage to the contents and structure of a residence in the Sheridan-Parkside community, was reportedly sparked by an inappropriate method of home heating. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Student serves as ex officio member of School Board

As a result of being voted president of the All-class Leadership Council at Sweet Home High School in 2011, senior Sarah Fiordaliso has served on the district’s School Board as an ex officio member during the 2011-12 academic year.  More...

Parking violators given shot to pay up

The Village of Kenmore is participating in a parking ticket amnesty program, which is in effect through May 31.  Registrants of vehicles with outstanding parking tickets can contact the Kenmore Police Department at 875-1234 or they can search by More...

Woman arrested for alleged violation of Leandra’s Law

A Buffalo woman, was charged with violating Leandra’s Law after she was pulled over in Kenmore on March 28.  Doreen Banks, 47, of Buffalo was arrested by Officer Joanne Davis on Kenmore Avenue for allegedly driving while intoxicated with a More...

Police Blotter

‘Deplorable’ apartment ‘dirty but livable,’ say police

Saturday, March 24   There was a report that a male who appeared to be about 20 years old was entering vehicles parked in a Delaware Avenue dealership’s lot. More...

Education

Photo

AT THE HOP — Mary John played the viola as a member of the Hoover Middle School Orchestra during a concert held at the school on Friday. The students performed music from the 1950s. More...

Sports

Marauders eye Monsignor Martin postseason

The St. Joe’s Marauders will not be lacking for motivation throughout the 2012 season. A veteran St. Joe’s team will have plenty of motivation from being forced to sit on the sidelines and watch the postseason from afar last year.  More...

ST. JOE’S LACROSSE SCHEDULE

DATE SCHOOL TIME 4-6 Williamsville East 1 p.m. 4-17 @ St. Francis 7 p.m. 4-19 @ St. More...

Buffalo Lacrosse Academy alumni succeeding in college

Of all high school sports, boys lacrosse may have the most alumni playing in college.  The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy has 60 members playing at the Division I, II and III levels. More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

Church offering free Easter meal   Pilgrim Lutheran Church, corner of Delaware and Chapel roads in Kenmore, is sponsoring a free Easter community dinner following the service at noon on Easter Sunday, April 8. More...

Business

Events

Stevens Driving School to offer boat safety course   More...

Schiralli’s looks to rekindle success

Dave Schiralli credits himself as being an old-fashioned guy and his repair shop as being the kind “you used to walk into with your father.”  He has a simple, basic approach to running Schiralli’s Service Complete Auto Repair, More...

Chamber event teaches environmental friendliness

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce is co-sponsoring a seminar that will teach participants ways to increase their bottom line and help improve the environment.  The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. More...