Weekly Feature



August 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Father, daughter assist in lifesaving efforts

Mike Caruso is a Kenmore police officer; his daughter Gianna, a medical student. Family time is rare, given their hectic schedules, but when the Carusos were together on Aug. More...

Editorial

Teen exemplifies how one should live with illness

Bee Editorial

Kelsey McCarthy could complain about her constant headaches, fatigue, nausea, inability to concentrate, and a number of other symptoms that arise because of her recurring illness. More...

Spindle items

THINKING OF US — Good or bad, it’s nice to hear from my readers.  Mary Jo Caruso says she owes it to The Bee for being able to trace her daughter’s academic accomplishments as a medical student and for being able to follow her More...

Out of the Past

Making room for the masses

(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...

Obituaries

Death Notice

DiCORSO, Angeline A. (nee Abramo), of Tonawanda, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Mrs. DiCorso is survived by one son, Paul; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carmen. The family will be present from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. More...

Lifestyles

Summer sports leagues: a pastime, a culture

There are plenty of reasons to get involved in an adult summer sports league. More...

Church will be site for jazz event

The Church of Advent will host Smokey Jazz, an event featuring the Ladies First Jazz Combo, from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at the church, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore.   More...

Balancing motherhood and fitness

For many new mothers, exercise and getting back in shape after giving birth are an afterthought.  Between breast feeding, changing diapers, pureeing food and learning a routine that can be, well, not so routine, getting a workout in may just not More...

Business

Consignment shop deals ease back-to-school burden

When you’re a kid, you always are dressed to the nines. Somehow you look like a million bucks, even with a giant blue rhinoceros or green giraffe on your belly.  More...

John Murray retires after 38 years with YMCA

After 38 years of working for YMCAs both in Western New York and in Rochester, John D. More...

Business briefs

Mac Group Inc. will be providing a social media presentation and ice cream social from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 at John W. Danforth Co. at 200 Colvin Blvd., Tonawanda.   More...

Who will complete the school district’s study?

Ken-Ton BOE to select consultant

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education says it has some decisions to make in regard to potential school consolidations and closings in the near future.  The board was notified earlier this year by Superintendent Mark Mondanaro that he More...

Parker Boulevard residents concerned about unsafe home

With its patched rooftop, boarded windows and overgrown lawn, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that something isn’t right at 738 Parker Blvd. More...

Local News

Getting by with a life-threatening illness

Friends help teen’s family pay for proton radiation treatments

No fear. More...

‘Thank a Vet’ Program returning to the Town of Tonawanda

The Erie County “Thank a Vet” program is returning to the Town of Tonawanda, but this time at the Senior Citizen Center from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. More...

Summerfest activities set to start today

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

Letters to the Editor

Kids Escaping Drugs offers help

As a board member of Kids Escaping Drugs, the adolescent education and treatment arm of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Foundation of WNY, I was happy to see the supplement to The Bee exposing the world of alcohol and drug addiction and the problems More...

Police Blotter

Tremaine Avenue resident uses vacuum to trap bat

Saturday, July 28  A female Kenmore Avenue resident reported that a male who came to her home had threatened to stab her son over money that was owed to him. Patrols were unable to locate the subject.  Sunday, July 29  More...

Sports

Thoin honored as Section VI Coach of the Year

Coach of the Year

All the pieces were in place for the St. Joe’s soccer team to have a big season in 2011-12. More...

Youngsters impress at Town of Tonawanda Track Meet

On Friday, Aug. 3, at Crosby Field in the Town of Tonawanda, several youngsters competed in the annual Town of Tonawanda Track Meet.  More...

Buffalo Area Aquatic Club makes waves at long course championships

Buffalo Area Aquatic Club swam strong at the Niagara LSC Long Course Championships in Ithaca, N.Y., finishing second out of 32 teams.  With 35 athletes representing BAAC, the boys 12U 200 free relay team took first, the girls 12U 400 free relay More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

KVIS seeks public input at monthly meetings   More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

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Art

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Family Activities

thurs. 9  Teddy Bear Picnic — Bring your favorite (stuffed) friend to ride the carrousel, and also enjoy an afternoon of games, crafts and treats, 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...