Weekly Feature



August 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Residents warned to lock vehicles, homes

Residents are being advised by Town of Tonawanda law enforcement to lock their vehicles and secure their homes since reports of burglaries and attempted break-ins in the area have been on the rise.  More...

Editorial

Make violators responsible for refreshing areas they deface

Bee Editorial

As youth, we’re taught to clean up after ourselves if we make a mess, so an action that Town of Tonawanda Highway Superintendent William Swanson took recently against a couple of graffiti artists seems fair. More...

Spindle items

SELL IT INDOORS — Typically, garage sales are reserved for spots located outside of a residence, but Kenmore East High School has caught on to the idea of hosting one indoors. More...

Out of the Past

Discussing a project in the making

(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

Ronald E. Hoffman, teacher

Ronald E. Hoffman, 85, of the Town of Boston, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.  Mr. Hoffman was born in Buffalo, graduated from Bennett High School and continued on to Clemson University in South Carolina on a football scholarship.  More...

Michael J. Aronica, teacher, coach

Michael J. Aronica, 73, of Clarence, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012.  Mr. Aronica was born in Buffalo and attended Seneca Vocational High School. More...

Donald J. Nelson, photographer, athlete, philanthropist

Donald J. Nelson, 89, of Kenmore, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012.  Mr. Nelson was born in Wausau, Wis., and lived in Hawaii for 47 years before moving to his wife’s childhood home of Kenmore in 2006.  More...

Sports

Buffalo Lacrosse Academy holding Fall Ball registration

The Buffalo Lacrosse Academy, one of the most accomplished boys youth club programs in Western New York, is currently holding registration for its Fall Program, which begins September 16 at The Nichols School.  The intent of Fall Ball is to prov More...

KINGS OF THE BEACH

— The New Era Elite Gold baseball team won the Rehoboth Beach Tournament, held August 10-12 in Delaware. More...

Fall sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the fall sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the football teams. More...

What's Going On

What is Going On

MSM hosting end of summer bash   Mount St. Mary Academy will host a musical festival from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the school, 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore.  Migraine support group meeting planned   More...

Business

Customized Surfaces offers latest designs of decorative concrete overlay

When it comes decorating a home or commercial space, an owner of Customized Surfaces on Niagara Falls Boulevard says his company offers a product that fits everyone’s needs.  More...

Election scammers want your support

From robo-calls offering a “free cruise” for taking a political survey, to promises that President Obama will pay your bills, scammers are already preparing for this year’s Presidential election.  Better Business Bureau is advi 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...

Board approves incinerator shutdown project

The Town of Tonawanda Water Resources Department will no longer be in the business of burning sewerage.  Town Board members on Monday approved a bond issue for $3.5 million to have the Waste Water Treatment Plant’s incinerators shutdown an More...

Elected officials blast proposed Thruway toll hike

Local and state officials are taking to task the New York State Thruway Authority over proposed toll hikes on commercial trucks.  In May, the Thruway Authority announced a 45 percent average toll increase for certain commercial vehicles, which i More...

Local News

A FRIENDLY COMPETITION

— Rowan Williams, left, 9, waits her turn as her sister Lily, 11, of Tonawanda, plays giant Janga during Summerfest held at the Lincoln Park Arena on Aug. 10. More...

Author to speak Monday on War of 1812 legacy

“The Burning of Washington and the Birth of the Anthem” will be the topic of a program presented by author and historian Anthony Pitch at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Event to help less fortunate set

The Western New York Coalition for the Homeless, in partnership with the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, Friends of Night People, Buffalo City Mission and the City of Buffalo, will host its fourth annual Project Homeless Connect Buffalo from 1 More...

Letters to the Editor

A thruway toll increase is absurd

I think this whole toll issue is just another Albany charade. They start off claiming they need a 45 percent increase.  The politicians starting with Gov. More...

Education

MSM hosting music festival this weekend

More than music awaits at this year’s Mount St. Mary Academy Summer Music Festival being held on Saturday, Aug. 25. More...

REUNITED

— Maurice VanSice, left, a lifeguard, shakes the hand of former employee Dick Brinkman, a rink guard/manager, as Erin McCarthy, lifeguard, looks on during the reunion celebration of former Town More...

Sweet treat awaits Hoover students

Going back to school just became a little sweeter for students at Hoover Middle School.  Hoover Middle School’s Student Council and Home School Association will host an Ice Cream Social Family Night featuring Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Cruising back in time

You can fix them up, show them off, cruise nice and slow, or race them down a quarter mile track.  For many, they bring back memories of years gone by, afternoons with dad laboring under the hood or sitting beneath the screen of a drive-in movie 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...

Marriage licenses

The Town of Tonawanda recently issued marriage licenses to the following couples:  Alex C. Dorofy and Ashley E. Weller, both of Kenmore, on June 21.  More...

Entertainment

Walking Tours

thurs. 23  Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Auditions

mon. 27   More...

Family Activities

sat. 25  Aquatic Exploration — Children ages 6-12 are encouraged to grab nets and scoop in the pond to search for aquatic animals, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. More...