Weekly Feature



June 6, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Tonawanda man charged again with drug trafficking

Two town residents arrested in cocaine bust

A Town of Tonawanda man who was charged in November for possessing and trafficking substantial amounts of cocaine and marijuana was apprehended on Wednesday in connection with a drug bust conducted by the New York Attorney General’s Crime Task More...

Editorial

Distracted, impaired driving can lead to disasters

Caps, gowns, the perfect outfit — there are plenty of things involved in getting ready to go to graduation, and seniors at Sweet Home, Kenmore East and Kenmore West high schools still have time for last-minute planning for their graduations bei More...

Spindle items

BIG WINNER — Michael Bandini of Tonawanda recently became the first major winner in Tops Friendly Markets’ 50th Anniversary Monopoly Collect and Win Game.  Bandini was the recipient of a  $5,000 cash prize as part of the custome More...

Valid hydrofracking information emerges on the Internet

A few weeks ago, WPX Energy drilled more than a mile below the surface of the earth in Susquehanna, Pa., in search of natural gas. More...

Education

On the Campus

Ryan M. Kopera from Kenmore, a junior majoring in civil engineering, earned dean’s list status for the spring 2012 semester at Clarkson University.  More...

Canisius names first honors students

The following Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda area students who attend Canisius High School achieved first honors status for the third marking period:  More...

Mount Saint Mary’s Graduation 2012

Lauren Walsh, left, Anna Jones, Adrianne DiBrog, and Gabriella Buzzelli take a moment to pose for a photo while getting ready for Mount Saint Mary's graduation on Sunday. More...

Lifestyles

Walking the line

Residents share well-wishes, concerns for high-wire walker

Most people wouldn’t risk their lives walking 1,800 feet on a 2-inch-in-diameter steel cable, strung directly over the Niagara Falls. But 33-year-old Nik Wallenda isn’t like most people, so on June 15, he will do just that.  More...

Garden club meeting set for June 12

The June program for the Kenmore Garden Club will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 12 at Kenmore United Methodist Church, 32 Landers Road, Kenmore. 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:  Thursday, June 7   More...

Business

Events

Elder Law Day to be held at Hearthstone   More...

Better Business Bureau names Kenmore native as new president

The Better Business Bureau Board of Directors has unanimously selected Warren Clark as the organization’s new president, effective June 4.  The Kenmore native succeeds David Polino, who is retiring from the post after 30 years of service. More...

Basil Resale Delaware celebrates grand opening with month long deals

The Basil Family of Dealers are proud to unveil its newest location, Basil Resale Delaware, celebrating its Grand Opening throughout the entire month of June starting with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by Mayor Byron Brown.  Basil Resale Dela More...

Town board names new director of labor relations

A new individual has been hired as Town of Tonawanda director of labor relations, effective at the end of next month. Eileen S. More...

Up and over

Kenmore West’s Marcus Lobdell goes up and over a hurdle at the Section VI Track and Field Championships at Lew-Port High School on Friday. More...

Local News

Commemoration marks 200th anniversary of War of 1812

Western New York will look back at a violent piece of its history this weekend with the annual War of 1812 commemoration at the Garrison Cemetery in the Town of Cheektowaga. More...

Pair of Tonawanda parishioners ordained as deacons

Two men who are parishioners at a pair of churches in Tonawanda are among a group of five who will be ordained permanent deacons in the Diocese of Buffalo on June 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo.  More...

Village building inspector to discuss department’s role

Mike Berns, Village of Kenmore building inspector, will be the guest speaker at the Kenmore Village Improvement Society’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Kenmore Community Center on Wilbur Avenue across from Mang Park.  More...

Police Blotter

Woman with frizzy hair defecates near business

Sunday, May 27   An officer reported that the employees at a Kenmore Avenue tavern were advised to cease allowing patrons to take alcoholic beverages outside.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

CLAPPER, Joan (nee Patton), of Kenmore, died Saturday, May 26, 2012. Mrs. Clapper is survived by one daughter, Susan Keppler; three grandchildren; and one brother, John Patton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester. More...

Sports

Town to offer Summer Synchro program

The Town of Tonawanda is offering a summer synchronized swimming program at all three town pools. Residents and non-residents are welcome to join. Girls of all ages are encouraged to register, but they must be able to swim unassisted. More...

St. Joe’s falls short in MMA championship game

Boys Lacrosse

No team had come close to beating Bishop Timon-St. Jude during the 2012 Monsignor Martin Association regular season. Timon rolled through its league schedule with nine wins and was victorious in each game by at least 12 goals.   More...

Lobdell takes sectional title for second straight year

Track and Field

For the second year in a row, Marcus Lobdell was tops at the Section VI Outdoor Track and Field Championships.  This year, Lobdell saved a little bit in the tank for New York State championships, which will take place this weekend at Cicero Nort More...

What's Going On

What’s Going On

KVIS seeks public input at monthly meetings   More...

Entertainment

Theater

tues. 7   Memphis — The 2010 Tony Award Winner for “Best Musical.” Performances: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7; 8 p.m. Friday, June 8; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 9; and 2 and 7 p.m. More...

Concerts

thurs. 7   More...

Symphonic

thurs. 7   More...