Weekly Feature

July 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Parker-Fries Project: Phase 1 set for completion

This weekend should mark the completion of the first part of a water and sewer project that is being conducted in the Town of Tonawanda.  Councilman Joseph Emminger said during Monday’s board meeting that Phase 1 of the Parker-Fries Interc More...

Editorial

Districts given tight time frame for APPR plans

Bee Editorial

School districts throughout the state are scrambling to meet the requirements of the New York State’s Annual Professional Performance Review law.  One of the most frequently used descriptors by school officials regarding the APPR requireme More...

Spindle items

• WNY LOVE — While many of my friends have gone on vacation in the past couple of weeks, or are planning to go on vacation in the next couple of weeks, I find no better place to spend my summer than in Western New York.  More...

Out of the Past

Water supply

(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

Mount Saint Mary Academy honors academic achievers

The following Mount St. Mary Academy students achieved academic honors for the fourth quarter of the 2011-12 school year:  Grade 9  More...

Residents receive academic distinction

The following Kenmore and Tonawanda residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2011-2012 school year:  More...

Cyberbullying bill signed into law

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...

Sports

Kelly cements legacy at St. Joe’s with record-breaking season

Male Athlete of the Year

Chad Kelly leaves behind a legacy at St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute that will be remembered for years to come. Kelly graduated from St. More...

Negrych receives warm welcome at Triple-A All-Star Game

WNY native humbled by reception from hometown fans

The Triple-A All-Star Game returned to Western New York for the first time in 25 years on Wednesday night as the International League All-Stars met the Pacific Coast League All-Stars at Coca Cola Field.  Perhaps the loudest ovation on the night More...

Bills’ Spencer Johnson hosts WNY Kids and Pros Day

Western New York Kids and Pros Day will be hosted by Buffalo Bills player Spencer Johnson beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at Kenney Field in Tonawanda.  The sports festival will feature a variety of activities for kids and adults.  More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 19  Science Cafe: The Gross Edition — Adult-only evening features presentations by “grossologists,” cash bar and Grossology exhibit, 6 p.m. More...

Performance

fri. 20-sun. 22  The Marble Orchard — The award-winning Marble Orchard series is a short, evocative and well-researched piece of historical theater. Performances: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 20 and 21, and 2 p.m. More...

'Distracted' driver strikes Kenmore home

A male was arrested early this morning after striking a Kenmore residence with an SUV.According to Chief Carl LaCorte, Toney Hardin, 32, of Buffalo, was traveling north on Charleston Avenue in a 2004 GMC Envoy before hitting the home at 368 Warren Av More...

Dry spell wears down green space

The drought that Western New York is experiencing is taking its toll on the Town of Tonawanda’s recreational areas.  Large patches of dry, brown grass and cracking dirt in the greens can be seen on the golf course, and the baseball diamond More...

Local News

Kenmore resident preps yard for 10th annual Garden Tour

Jane Hayes awakes each morning and immediately goes outside to tend to the green space on her property in Kenmore for one of the area’s big events: the Ken-Ton Garden Tour.  The 88-year-old Hartford Avenue resident has participated in the More...

Courier Express reunites for last time

Walking into the 30th annual Courier Express anniversary picnic, one would likely feel more like they had stumbled upon a family reunion than a group of people who once shared an office. More...

Road reconstruction to begin on Colvin

A state Department of Transportation roadway project started last week in Erie County and is set to make its way into the Tonawanda area.  The work, part of a $9.1 million job funded by Gov. More...

Police Blotter

Male inquires as to where to ‘get meth’ in the village

Friday, July 6  A Washington Avenue resident complained that his neighbor’s air conditioner fell out of the window and crashed onto his car. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

FASCIANA, Dolores M. (nee Breidenstein), of Grand Island, died Monday, July 9, 2012. Mrs. Fasciana is survived by two daughters, Elaine Pariso and Cynthia; three grandchildren; one brother, James Breidenstein; and one sister, Florence Breidenstein. More...

Evelyn ‘Dolly’ Dwyer, insurance agent

Evelyn “Dolly” Dwyer (nee MacDonald), 80, of Raleigh, N.C., formerly of Buffalo, died Sunday, July 1, 2012.  Mrs. Dwyer, the daughter of a Great Lakes ship captain and an insurance agent, was born and raised in Buffalo.  More...

Collin M. Young, popular waiter

Collin M. Young, 19, of Hanson, Mass., died Sunday, July 1, 2012.  Mr. Young attended Whitman-Hanson High School and was employed at Pogo’s Restaurant, where he was a favorite server of many.  More...

Lifestyles

Vacation ideas in a weekend and on a budget

If you are looking to get away this summer with a partner, friend or the whole family, but money and time are precious commodities, don’t fret. 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, July 19  Exercise, 9:15 a.m. in the cafetorium.  More...

‘Rockin for Rice’ to celebrate young woman’s life, spirit

Alix Rice loved music and her long board. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

KVIS seeks public input at monthly meetings   More...

Business

Kenmore Mercy’s Imaging Department receives accreditation

Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Imaging Department recently received an accreditation from the American College of Radiology for its newly installed Mammomat Inspiration digital mammography system.  More...

National Fuel warns utility customers of country-wide scam

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation warns customers of a national scam that promises a new program, often referred to as a “bailout” or “energy credit,” offered by the current Federal Administration to pay utility bills More...

Better Business Bureau warns of ‘smishing’ scam

If you own a cellphone, chances are very good that you have received spam text messages, known as smishing.  Smishing is a twist on an old scam that capitalizes on the explosive growth in smartphones. More...