Weekly Feature

July 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Parents, not predators, should invade child’s privacy

Had it not been for a couple of nosy parents thumbing through their child’s cellphone text messages, Robert Leary might still be preying on youth in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District.  Leary, a former substitute teacher and coa More...

Spindle items

INDEPENDENCE — While many politicians declared that the approval of President Barack Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act made it either the worst or the best day in American history, I’m going to take the leap and say that the day our More...

Effect of Affordable Care Act leaves ample room for debate

Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, the topic of guaranteed health care for all Americans kept bobbing to the surface over and over again. More...

Education

Mount St. Mary Academy students receive Presidential Service Award

One hundred and four Mount St. More...

St. Amelia School posts first honors names

The following students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter at St. Amelia School in the Town of Tonawanda:   More...

St. John’s names honor students

The following students received first honors status for the third tri-semester at St. More...

Lifestyles

BookFest celebrates art of bookmaking

Workshops, demonstrations and one large piece of construction equipment take over street

For many, the Western New York Book Arts Center is a too-well-kept secret. More...

KVIS seeks public input at monthly meetings

Kenmore Village Improvement Society holds its general membership meetings at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Community Center in Mang Park, 135 Wilbur Ave., Kenmore. More...

Business

Events

Women’s center sets July 11 networking event   More...

Better Business Bureau offers AC savings tips

Consumers have turned on their air conditioners much earlier this year due to the warmer than normal temperatures and expect to keep them on for most of the summer.  More...

Ad campaign to boost state’s attraction

A new ad campaign launched by New York State is designed to show the rest of the country why the Empire State is the “place for businesses to grow, thrive and expand.”  More...

Former substitute teacher pleads guilty to charges involving young adults

A former substitute teacher and middle school baseball coach in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District pleaded guilty Thursday to participating in criminal activity involving minors.  More...

Wee!

Katelyn Hurley, front, 6, Caroline Andrews, 9, Emily Casio, 11, and Ciara Ferrilli, 10, all from Kenmore, ride the SuperSonic during Kenmore Days held Friday at Mang Park. More...

Local News

Kenmore Mercy ER construction is in full swing

The ground has been broken at Kenmore Mercy Hospital to make way for the facility’s new Emergency Department. The construction will be done in a number of phases in order to keep the impact to its patients and neighbors at a minimum. More...

Town police to conduct canine licensing census

Town of Tonawanda police will be on the lookout for dogs who don’t have a license.  Chief Anthony J. More...

Campaign nets $4,600 for Meals on Wheels

“Step Up to the Plate,” a fundraising campaign to benefit the homebound elderly and disabled served by Meals on Wheels programs, earned more than $4,000 for the Ken-Ton location.  In its eight consecutive year, the program raised $41 More...

Police Blotter

Food delivery placed as retaliation for arrest

Saturday, June 23   A Knowlton Avenue resident reported that someone threw something at her front door. An officer determined that someone had thrown an egg at the door.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

ALONGI, Rita M. (nee Nitto) of Buffalo, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Mrs. Alongi is survived by two daughters, Diane Knittel and Maryann; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfonso J. More...

Sports

State run helps Clarence dominate First Team

2012 All-Bee Softball

The bigger the stage Clarence’s softball team played on this spring, the better the Lady Red Devils played — all the way through the Class AA state championship game.  That level of visible success most likely played a significant fa More...

OP, Lancaster, Amherst fills out majority of First Team

2012 All-Bee Baseball

Several of the top baseball players in Western New York are featured as First Team All-stars on the inaugural All-Bee Baseball Team.  Four of the 10 spots on the All-Bee First Team are from Class AA semifinalist Orchard Park, two players are fro More...

All-Bee Baseball, Softball Teams named; selection process explained

Given the tremendous annual success of the All-Bee Basketball Team, The Bee’s sports staff decided to expand the papers’ all-star recognition this spring with the creation of the All-Bee Baseball Team and the All-Bee Softball Team.  More...

What's Going On

What is Going On

Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club seeks new members   The Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club is enrolling new members. The club meets at 12:15 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Concerts

thurs. 5   Legendary blues guitarist John Mayall will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., Second Floor, Buffalo; $. 852-2860, www.tralfmusichall.com  More...

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...

Special Events

thurs. 5-sun. 8   Empire State Youth Quarter Horse Show — Doors open at 9 a.m. More...