Weekly Feature

August 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Summerfest activities set for next week

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation will host its annual Summerfest events starting a week from Wednesday.  “This is a fun-filled weekend for the entire family. More...

Editorial

National Night Out reminds us to be vigilant

At least one day a year the community is welcome to obtain valuable information from police, fire and government officials while participating in a variety of family friendly events. More...

Spindle items

• THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT — I’ve attempted to play table tennis. I was inspired to do so after watching the movie Forrest Gump.  During the movie, there is a segment where the main character is told by the U.S. More...

Out of the Past

Ready for anything

(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

Dogs reportedly drinking alcohol, using cocaine

Saturday, July 21  A male was taken into custody for petit larceny after police investigated a call from a male who reported seeing two males using flashlights to look into parked vehicles on McKinley Avenue.  There was a report that a McKi More...

Obituaries

James E. McGowan, salesman

James Edward McGowan, 85, of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, July 25, 2012.  Mr. McGowan was born in Buffalo and was attending St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute when, at age 17, he left school to enlist in the Navy. More...

Robert J. Stoetzel, former FBI section chief

Robert J. Stoetzel, 82, of Winston-Salem, N.C., formerly of Williamsville, died Friday, July 27, 2012.  Mr. Stoetzel was born in Rochester, attended Monroe High School and received All City First Team honors for basketball. More...

Sports

North sets multiple records, dominates South

Lions Club All-Star Football Classic

The North flexed its muscles at the 37th annual Kensington Lions Club All-Star High School Football Classic, presented by ADPRO Sports, pounding the South, 48-6, Wednesday at Depew High School.  The win not only ended North’s two-year drou More...

Golf tournament slated

The Trench Trophy Charity Golf Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Kis-N-Greens Golf Course, North Road in Alden. More...

Tonawanda Interpool Swim Meet held at Brighton Pool

The following are results of the Town of Tonawanda Interpool Swim Meet, held at Brighton Pool on Thursday, July 26:   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Hospital Auxiliary hosting jewelry sale   The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will be holding its Small Indulgences Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 in the Hospital Atrium, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 2  Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, meet in the casino parking lot at Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road, Orchard Park; Free. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 2  Creatures of the Night — Watch the forest and ponds transform under the setting sun and explore the world of nocturnal animals, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Festivals

thurs. 2-sun. 5   More...

Crematory halts operations

Residents’ complaints prompt voluntary shutdown

Vincent Amigone wants the deceased and those living around the Amigone Funeral Home’s Town of Tonawanda facility to be at peace.  More...

National Night Out events scheduled for Aug. 7

The Town of Tonawanda Crime Resistance Executive Board will celebrate its 27th National Night Out by offering multiple family friendly activities starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Lincoln Arena, corner of Parker Boulevard and Decatur Road.  More...

Golfing for meals

These community group members helped raise $2,200 for the Ken-Ton Meals on Wheels during a Hole in One Contest held Friday at Sheridan Park Golf Course in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Local News

Board to discuss consolidation study

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s Board of Education has plans to recommend shutting down a school as early as the 2013-14 school year. The Board of Education will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Sentence deemed weak by victim

Anthony Thompson, 23, of Buffalo, has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for last year’s crash that killed one of his passengers and severely injured an off-duty Buffalo police officer.  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...

Letters to the Editor

Research shows DuPont is a polluter

I am a natural resource sustainability scientist who lives near North Tonawanda. With great interest I read the response to the “Letters to the Editor” by Anthony Caruana, supervisor of the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Awareness is key to prevent suicides

In recognition of National Suicide Prevention Week (Sept. 9-15), we would like to encourage the public to learn more about suicide and ways to prevent it.  More...

Education

‘Battle’ to determine best of the branches

Two teams represent Ken-Ton area in reading competition

Ah, summer reading lists.  It’s the annual attempt by teachers to try and keep their students’ brains active during an extended school recess filled with swimming pools, video games, bicycles and every other possible activity as far More...

On the Campus

Syracuse University named the following Tonawanda residents to its dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester: Emily Kingston, Sarah Kingston, Violet Vejins and Sarah Sterns.  Kassandra Maser of Kenmore was named to the dean’s list for More...

Timon seeks nominations for alumni award

Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School is seeking nominations for four alumni to be inducted into the John Timon Society during ceremonies at the Orchard Park Country Club on Thursday, Nov. 15.  More...

Lifestyles

Beyond the sea

Single ‘fish’ describe online dating experiences

“ There are plenty of fish in the sea.” For some, the above cliché is a sign of hope, knowing their soul mate could be right around the corner. More...

Hospital Auxiliary hosting jewelry sale

The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will be holding its Small Indulgences Sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 in the Hospital Atrium, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda. A selection of gift-giving jewelry items will be presented. More...

Ken-Ton Library News

Brighton Place 999 Brighton Road, 332-4375  Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday   More...

Business

Horizons Home Show showcasing builders

M P Caroll Hardwood in Cheektowaga is just one of the local businesses that will gain a wider audience through the 2012 Horizons Home Show. The company is installing hardwood floors in a number of the homes to be displayed.  More...

Tonawanda parish benefits from mattress donation program

A Town of Tonawanda church will receive bed donations from a request submitted to Metro Mattress.  Metro Mattress is donating new beds to 12 charitable organizations — including St. More...

Praxair engineers assist with Buffalo Reuse project

Twenty-five members of Praxair’s Leadership and Technical Orientation and Hydrogen Technical Orientation programs recently assisted Buffalo ReUse with several projects at the organization’s new facility at 296 East Ferry St. More...