Weekly Feature



June 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

UB continues to evolve as a regional gem

A s elementary, middle and high school students across Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda celebrate the end of another school year, it is easy to overlook the presence of the University at Buffalo, which held its commencement exercises more than a month ago.& More...

Spindle items

ENDLESS LOVE — My coverage of couples renewing their wedding vows on Friday at the Schofield Residence in Kenmore couldn’t have come at a better time. Two individuals, Beckie and More...

Out of the Past

Drive-in replacement

(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...

Education

Sweet Home teachers’ contract OK’d by narrow margin

Despite impassioned appeals to reject it, the majority of the Sweet Home School Board voted to approve a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Sweet Home Teachers Association at its June 19 meeting.  The vote was 4-3 in favor, with More...

Graduation 2012

    Kenmore East High School seniors Cristian Burgio and Rachel Hess pose during the 53rd commencement ceremony for the Class of 2012 held Saturday at Kleinhans Music Hall.  More...

Graduation 2012

    Sweet Home Central graduate Kristen Milleville presents her address to fellow graduates.  More...

Lifestyles

Get Your Grill On

Western New Yorkers tell how to throw the perfect summer barbecue

From the guest list to the side dishes, right down to the fundamental issue of charcoal versus propane, there are so many details of the backyard barbecue that can be tweaked to perfection. More...

Free Emergency Prep program

Anyone wishing to learn how to better prepare themselves and their families in case of fire, storms or other disasters is invited to be “Red Cross Ready” for disaster, an event being held at 2 p.m. More...

Bee Senior News

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center   More...

Business

Events

BryLin hires new director of Services   More...

Vision Care introduces latest in eye care technology, services for Lasik candidates

For those interested in seeking corrective eye surgery, Vision Care offers some of the newest ocular testing equipment to determine if an individual is a candidate for such a procedure.  More...

Immediate Care secures Joint Commission Accreditation

Western New York Immediate Care centers have joined the ranks of urgent care providers nationwide that have received accreditation from The Joint Commission and are allowed to display its gold seal of approval.  More...

Couple united by art

Husbands and wives renew vows at Schofield Residence

It had been a typical afternoon for Joseph Carrubba when he stepped into the Albright-Knox Art Gallery one day in 1965. Typical, that is, until he saw a woman that he describes as a vision like no other, studying a painting on the wall. More...

Extra day added to Kenmore Days

Kenmore Days, which has traditionally been a three-day affair, has added another evening of events.  The entire festival will be held Wednesday, June 27, through Saturday, June 30, at Mang Park, located between Elmwood Avenue and Military Road i More...

Local News

Legislature passes I-STOP bill to curb prescription drug abuse

The New York State Legislature has unanimously passed the Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act, or I-STOP, a national model for other states and Congress to follow to curb prescription drug abuse.  Such abuse is the nation’s f More...

Law to encourage organ donation is passed

Members of the New York State Assembly and Senate voted unanimously last week to pass Lauren’s Law, encouraging organ donation throughout the state.  Under the law, individuals applying for a state driver’s license will be required t More...

‘Walk Off Hunger’ to be held July 28 at Island Park

The fifth annual “Walk Off Hunger” will be held at 6 p.m. More...

Letters to the Editor

Group lauds help from columnist

The recent column by David Sherman on the visiting Russian young professionals highlighted their resolve to help improve their communities and their country.  More...

Police Blotter

Gutterless rooftop proves attractive to pigeons

Saturday, June 16   A Colvin Boulevard resident reported that her neighbors were causing a disturbance outside. An officer reported that there was a man playing a harmonica and he was advised to play elsewhere.  More...

Obituaries

Gordon Harrington, veteran, athlete

Gordon Harrington, 73, of Tonawanda, died Monday, June 4, 2012.  Mr. More...

Richard B. McCormick, career intelligence officer, Navy Reserve

Richard B. McCormick, 90, of Amherst, died Friday, June 15, 2012.  Mr. McCormick was born in Queens and served on liberty ships during World War II after earning his commission from the Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. More...

Death Notices

KARNUTH, Robert C. Sr., of Tonawanda, died Sunday, June 24, 2012. Mr.  More...

Sports

Blackwell returns to International Junior Masters

Golf

The oldest international junior invitational in North America returns to Western New York this week as the International Junior Masters will be held Tuesday through Friday at East Aurora Country Club.  More...

Erie County Amateur Golf Championships to be held at Grover Cleveland

¦ Event will celebrate 100th anniversary of 1912 U.S. Open

The 2012 Erie County Amateur Championships, to be held July 7 and 8 at Grover Cleveland Golf Course, 3781 Main St., Amherst, will pit the county’s best amateur golfers in a two-round tournament.  It will be a celebration of the 100th anni More...

Brighton hosts Rally for Life tourney

The Brighton Park Women’s Golf League recently participated in a two-week American Cancer Society Rally for Life golf tournament. The tournament was held at the Brighton Golf Course in the Town of Tonawanda and had 30 participants. More...

Entertainment

On the Campus

Jonathan C. Beck, Kevin P. Hughes, and Gregory T. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 28 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...

Walking Tours

thurs. 28 Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 28, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, Orchard Park; Free. More...