Weekly Feature



July 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Poloncarz: Fiscal challenges lie ahead

County legislator offers financial suggestions

Halfway through 2012, Erie County Executive Mark C. More...

Editorial

Texting ban, one year later

Bee Editorial

Policies and procedures aren’t put into place until someone does something wrong. More...

Spindle items

CHECK OUT THE SHOW — I’m sure anyone who has a child that is five years of age or younger can agree with this statement: I don’t want to watch another Sponge Bob Square Pants rerun this summer.  Instead, I like to have my child More...

Out of the Past

Youth placed on the hood

(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...

Police Blotter

Feline chasing raccoon raises concern

Saturday, July 14  A Kinsey Avenue resident reported seeing a male on his lawn who was attempting to steal his lawn sprinkler.  Police were called to locate a Delaware Avenue resident who left a hospital with an IV still attached to her arm More...

Education

St. Joe’s lists honor roll students

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Tonawanda reported that its following students who live in the Ken-Ton area have been named to the honor roll at St. More...

On the Campus

Jeffrey Stelianou, of Tonawanda, was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at St. John Fisher College. Stelianou, a 2009 graduate of Kenmore East High School, is an accounting major.  More...

Lifestyles

Give them a hand

Puppeteers create life, preserve storytelling

It starts with an inanimate object. Maybe a sock or a few scrap pieces of fabric sewn together. Or perhaps some fur. More...

Couple united in Louisiana

Ashley Mistretta married Ryan Jarosz during an evening ceremony on Friday, May 25, 2012, at St. James Church in St. James, La. The Rev. Chris Decker officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Claudia and Stephen Mistretta of St. James. More...

Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club seeks new members

The Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club is enrolling new members. The club meets at 12:15 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at The Grill inside the Paddock Golf Dome, 175 Brompton Road near Brighton Park in the Town of Tonawanda.   More...

Business

Why is buying and selling old jewelry so popular?

Buying and selling old gold has been a staple of television commercials the last few years as any channel surfer will attest. More...

KeyBank acquires five Ken-Ton branches

KeyBank reports that it has completed its acquisition of 37 retail banking branches owned by HSBC Bank in both Buffalo and Rochester.  Among those branches are four locations in Kenmore-Tonawanda: 2858 Delaware Ave.; 2344 Niagara Falls Blvd.; 19 More...

GM story set for airwaves

General Motors Powertrain Tonawanda Engine will take to the airwaves later this month to give a behind the-scenes look at the engine plant that profiles the historic, economic and community service impact the plant has on Western New York.  More...

Town hires four officers

Two will replace retiring captains

The Tonawanda Town Board filled vacancies in the Police Department by hiring four new officers during its July 17 meeting.  Based on a recommendation from Police Chief Anthony Palombo, the Town Board hired Andrew C. More...

Pair of drivers strike homes

The fights between cars and houses went two rounds this week with all combatants sustaining damage.  A Town of Tonawanda woman and a Buffalo man each were responsible for striking a structure with their vehicles in separate incidents.  More...

Local News

REMEMBRANCE

— Tony and Cindy Mannino of Tonawanda are the first to look at the room dedicated in memory of their son Anthony V. Mannino on Friday at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. Anthony V. More...

Youth, Parks and Recreation seeks former employees

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department is searching for former employees to participate in a reunion.  The Department is hosting a reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at Brighton Arena, 251 Brompton Road, Tonawanda.  More...

Ken East needs nominees for arts hall of fame

If the inaugural class of Kenmore East High School’s Performing Arts Hall of Fame was any indication, this year’s search for the next set of inductees should turn up quite a bit of talent.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Grass roots efforts proven successful

Congratulations to David Sherman on his July 11 column “Watering Your Lawn is Similar to Running a Political Campaign.” He is right on target.  More...

Setting the record straight on DuPont

Last September, the Town of Tonawanda and several partners signed a charter to formally launch the “Tonawanda E3 Initiative,” a new program to help us address critical issues of economy, environment and energy in our community.  When More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I am very concerned about the number of accidents that senior citizens seem to be having hitting restaurants and going the wrong way. More...

Sports

Miller nets Kenmore a sectional hockey title

Female Athlete of the Year

Kenmore’s Kate Miller proved herself as perhaps the best girls hockey player in Western New York during the past two years. More...

South Buffalo Softball tryouts slated

Tryouts for the South Buffalo 10U travel girls softball team’s squad for the 2013 season will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at Okell Park, 293 Okell St. in Buffalo. More...

BNCC to hold sand volleyball tourney, youth camps

The Buffalo Niagara Court Center, 425 Meyer Road in West Seneca, will once again be the hub of the local volleyball scene later this summer when it holds a sand volleyball tournament, as well as a pair of camps for younger players to improve their sk More...