Weekly Feature

August 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

New guidelines first step to creating healthier youth

Bee Editorial

While many of us cringe at the idea of the government interfering with our lifestyle, we don’t believe it’s a bad thing that authorities are setting standards that will lead students to healthier foods.  More...

Spindle items

A GIANT LOSS FOR MANKIND — I’m somewhat jealous of my older brother because he can say he was born just days before a historical event known to the entire world.  Born July 15,  More...

Out of the Past

Under construction

(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

Georgine C. Jasinowski, girl scout and lover of nature

Georgine Catherine Jasinowski, 54, of Kenmore, died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.  Ms. Jasinowski grew up in Buffalo, making her first communion and confirmation at Blessed Trinity Church. More...

Death Notice

OVERBECK, Mary F. (nee Manley), of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Mrs. Overbeck is survived by three sons, Daniel H., Timothy C. and Michael F.; one daughter, Peggy Kelley-Albers; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Turntables vs. iTunes

A battle of preference

To Kelly Mordaunt, it’s a generational thing.  “I’m an analog person. I’m a record collector,” said the 32-year-old store manager of the Record Theatre location in the University Plaza in Amherst. 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, Aug. 30  Exercise, 9:15 a.m. in the cafetorium.  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

Corner Bakery Cafe to open second location

Corner Bakery Cafe is ready to open its newest location, at 1551 Niagara Falls Blvd., near Romney Road, on Wednesday, Aug. More...

Tonawanda entrepreneur receives honors for customer service

An insurance agent who is a business leader and involved citizen in the Tonawanda has received a company’s top honor for customer service.  Allstate exclusive agency owner David Bielski has been designated an Allstate Premier Service Agent More...

Salon raises funds for charities

Employees at Louis Anthony Salon in Kenmore did more than cut hair during an event held recently at the salon. They helped earn money for two local charities.  The business, located at 221 Highland Ave., raised more than $6,500 to benefit St. More...

Faulty lawn mower blamed for Dunlop grass fire

Several Tonawanda-area fire companies spent nearly three hours extinguishing a grass fire on Aug. 21, that was started by a defective lawn mower.  More...

Part two of sewer project under way

Residents and businesses on and neighboring Fries Road are going to have to get used to detour signs, roadblocks, torn up roadways, restricted parking and construction vehicles lining the streets. More...

Local News

GROUPIE

— Lou Brehm, Mark Weber and Joe Weber, all members of the band Uptown, stand around Eleanor Licht, a 94-year-old Ken-Ton resident who danced while the band performed at the Kenmore Farmers Mark More...

County grant available to firefighters pursuing higher education at ECC

The first class of Erie Community College students slated to receive their associate degree through the Firefighters Association of the State of New York Higher Education Learning Plan grant will begin classes in September.  Until recently, Erie More...

Community brief

Ken-Sheriton Garden Club will host its fall perennial plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Augustana Lutheran Church Flea Market, 3143 Eggert Road, near Colvin, Tonawanda,   More...

Police Blotter

Vehicle left in neutral strikes building

Saturday, Aug. 18  There was a report that a man and a woman were screaming at each other on Tremaine Avenue. An officer reported that the individuals were having a dispute after a road rage incident involving their vehicles.  More...

Sports

St. Joe’s moves on with new faces in new roles

Football

Football season is here again on Kenmore Avenue as the St. Joe’s Marauders have been preparing for their season opener against Rochester’s Wilson Magnet on Saturday at the Robert T. Scott Athletic Field Complex.  More...

Sweet Home football seeks to extend win streak

Reigning five-time Class A champions riding 50 straight victories

For the last five years, the Sweet Home football team has set the bar in Section VI Class A.  The Panthers have won 50 straight games against sectional opponents, an incredible streak that started at the beginning of the 2007 season.  More...

Fall sports previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing the fall sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls soccer and volleyball teams. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Tai Chi beginner session Starts Sept. 13   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 30  Insects of the Night — Search for moths and other insects attracted by light and scent, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. More...

Art

thurs. 30  Gerald Mead Exhibit Tour — Enjoy this tour by Gerald Mead of “Fifty at Fifty: Select Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection,” 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Literature Comedy

thurs. 30  Hold Your Piece: A Play — Dramatic reading with Jerome Joseph Gentes and David Granville, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 at BUA Theatre, 119 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo; $. 886-9239, www.buffalobua.org   More...