Weekly Feature



July 11, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Homebuyers should research every aspect of purchase

Often when individuals are looking for a home to buy, they likely view the structure inside and out, but do they look at what businesses and other homes around it — are doing?  It’s important for individuals to review what is going o More...

Spindle items

WHO’S GOING — The Bee is looking for people who will attend the Summer Olympics later this month in London. More...

Watering your lawn is similar to running a political campaign

Thanks to a hot, dry summer here in Western New York, I have had a great deal of time to contemplate the best way to water my lawn in order to keep it healthy and green.  More...

Obituaries

Joseph Mandly, veteran

Joseph Mandly, 91, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Monday, July 2, 2012.  Mr. Mandly was born in the Town of Tonawanda and graduated from Kenmore High School. He worked for the Curtiss-Wright Corp. More...

Rita Crangle, Roswell volunteer

Rita Crangle, 76, of North Buffalo, died Sunday, July 1, 2012.  Mrs. Crangle was born in Buffalo and attended Sacred Heart Academy, where she was senior class president. She was a member of St. More...

Death Notices

ASKEY, Henry B., of Tonawanda, died Saturday, July 7, 2012. Mr. Askey is survived by his wife, Margaret M. “Peggy” (nee Horan); two sons, Thomas A. and Peter M.; four grandchildren; and four brothers, John, Tom, Bill and Ben. More...

Lifestyles

Thirst for knowledge quenched at Dwyer’s Pub Scotch Club

Local bar hosts group for enthusiasts, welcomes novices

On a sun-soaked Sunday evening in North Tonawanda, Dwyer’s Pub sits fairly empty. A few patrons dot the bar, slowly sipping on pints of beer. More...

Bee Senior News

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center  The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announced that the following events will take place at the center:  Thursday, June 28   More...

Couple celebrate 50 years of marriage

Joyce and Bruce Kirst of Kenmore celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a waterside dinner with family and friends.  Bruce Kirst married the former Joyce Jankowski on July 14, 1962, at St. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 12   Explore Buffalo — This one-hour 1- to 2-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club. Walk around Hertel Avenue and the surrounding area before the start of the Italian Festival, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12; Free. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 12   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...

Theater

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Evaluation process outlined at Sweet Home

Implementation of an Annual Professional Performance Review process in the Sweet Home Central School District should help improve the quality of teaching it provides, according to Michael Baumann, assistant superintendent for human resources and plan More...

Three passengers die in thruway car crash

An 86-year-old Kenmore man who was driving an SUV in the wrong direction along the Thruway on Grand Island early Monday morning was involved in a head-on collision that killed three people. More...

Children’s Concert Series returns to Kenmore

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society’s annual Children’s Concert Series will kick off next week.  This weekly, free, family-friendly event takes place at 6:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Kenmore Middle School, 155 Delaware Road. More...

Local News

Performing the blues: 12-year-old guitarist learns from music legend

Hayden Fogle, at 12, was recently able to do what most adults have not: play guitar on stage in front of more than 1,700 people alongside a blues legend. More...

Nonprofit search and rescue organization celebrates anniversary, seeks volunteers

When law enforcement agencies and forest rangers need help finding missing, lost or injured persons in Western New York — and beyond — they know they can count on the trained personnel from the Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Team.&nbs More...

Cyberbullying bill signed into law, aids schools

School districts looking to crackdown on cyberbullying will have aid from the state, now that a new law has been signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Court has ruled; now move on

In response to David Sherman’s column published July 4 and 5, it is tiresome to see the same old arguments trotted out once again. The Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act and it is constitutional. Full Stop. Now move on. More...

Police Blotter

Drive by pepper spraying reported on Delaware

Saturday, June 30   A Mang Avenue resident requested advisement regarding the fireworks being set off during Kenmore Days. The finale, the complainant said, was very irritating to his respiratory system.   More...

Education

District reflects on graduation, looks to new school year

On June 22, the Sweet Home High School Class of 2012 participated in commencement exercises marking their graduation from high school and the end of another school year. More...

Sweet Home High School posts honor roll students

The following students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:  Grade 12   More...

Sweet Home Middle School names students to honor roll

The following students were named to the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 academic year:  Grade Eight   More...

Sports

All-Americans among inaugural First Team picks

Two All-Americans and an Academic All-American are among the First Team All-stars on the inaugural All-Bee Boys Lacrosse Team.  In addition, four of the seven First Team All-stars are from the Town of Amherst, a pair of All-stars are from West S More...

Lancaster, Will North players dominate First Team

2012 All-Bee Girls Lacrosse

Lancaster and Williamsville North were two of the top girls lacrosse teams in Western New York in the spring, so it’s no surprise that players from both squads compose most of the inaugural All-Bee Girls Lacrosse Team.  Lancaster, the Sect More...

Sports briefs

Town of Tonawanda resident Scott Moser, of the Canisius College hockey team, was named to the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team for the fourth time in his career. More...

What's Going On

What is Going On

BBQ event set at Church of Advent   The Church of Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore, will host a Big Band BBQ from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 14. The event features performances from the George Scott Big Band and Melissa Kate. More...

Business

Events

Schedule released for UB Summer Training Institute   More...

Banquet facility comes to Kenmore

Sinatra siblings create catering company

Those seeking a banquet facility for hosting an event will no longer have to venture outside Village of Kenmore boundaries. More...

National Fuel grant fund offers heating assistance

Grant money remains available through the “Neighbor for Neighbor Heat Fund” by National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation, which aims to provide assistance for energy-related expenses.  This is a first-come, first-served home-heating More...