Weekly Feature



September 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Libraries continue to be relevant

Bee Editorial

September is National Library Card Sign-up Month, a time to remind people of all the services made accessible by a library card.  As technology changes, libraries are among the entities that may seem to be approaching obsolescence, with the weal More...

Spindle items

NEIGHBORS TO THE WEST — Sunday morning, I made the three-hour trek to Cleveland for the Bills vs. More...

Out of the Past

Youth in the Yard

(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

Joseph G. Debo Sr., industrial engineer

Joseph G. Debo Sr., 90, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.  Born in St. Louis, Mo., Mr. Debo served in the Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1946 as a radar operator and attained the rank of sergeant. More...

Death Notices

AAVIK, Evi (nee Mets), of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Mrs. Aavik is survived by one son, Olaf; one daughter, Tina Short; three grandchildren; and one sister, Ene Cronk. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vambola. More...

Sports

Noble runs wild as Marauders clip Hawks, 35-0

Football

Football fans will be hard-pressed to find a better individual performance to start a game than the one turned in by Ilo Noble on Saturday afternoon at Cardinal O’Hara High School.  More...

Bulldogs fall in finals of Gary Tocke tourney

Boys Volleyball

The Kenmore East boys volleyball team made a run in the Gary Tocke Ken-Ton Tournament this past weekend at Kenmore West High School as they went all the way to the finals before falling to Grand Island, 25-27, 25-22, 25-21. More...

Mount St. Mary cross country tops Division II at WNY Meet

The Mount St. Mary cross country team braved wind and rain to put together an all-around team effort to finish first in Division II at the Western New York Track and Field and Cross Country Officials Meet on Saturday.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Red Cross offering babysitting training   More...

Entertainment

Literature

thurs. 27  Rustling the Leaves — Reading and book signing with Joyce Kessel and Jimmie Gilliam, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Talking Leaves Books, 3158 Main St., Buffalo. 837-8554, www.tleavesbooks.com   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 27  Chestnut Ridge Park - Good Cardio Workout — This 5-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. More...

Family Activities

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Crematory site proposal topic of upcoming public hearing

Relocating a crematory that exists in the Town of Tonawanda will be under public review during a meeting set for November.  More...

Kenmore resident seeks funds to test soil

Jackie James Creedon of Kenmore is continuing her crusade for a cleaner, healthier environment by turning her sights from air to soil.  More...

School Board work session to address feasibility study

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board hopes to learn more about school consolidation during a work session scheduled for next week in the Kenmore East High School auditorium, 350 Fries Road, Tonawanda. More...

Local News

Friends plan benefit to help Kenmore Mercy Hospital nurse

Sherri Valenti spent years helping people as a nurse at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, and now she is turning to the public for some assistance.  The 36-year-old Williamsville resident found out she had cancer in February.  She was diagnosed with More...

Hospitalist program expands at hospital

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, is increasing its daytime in-house physician coverage with the addition of two new hospitalists — doctors Shah Faisal and Matthew Missert.  More...

News brief

Meals on Wheels for Western New York is hosting a Plate Expectations fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew. More...

Police Blotter

Male throws dolls, tree limbs at neighbor’s yard

Village of Kenmore   Friday, Sept. 14  A Kenmore Avenue store worker reported that an employee did a “burn out” in the parking lot yesterday and told the worker in a threatening manner that he would be back the next day.  More...

Education

Mount St. Mary Academy honors alumnae, former teacher during anniversary celebration

Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore recently took time to recognize some alumnae and a woman who previously taught at the all-girls Catholic school.  Diane Petrella Bodman received the 2012 Mount St. More...

Critical thinking, debate new focus in social studies

The social studies departments for all students at the Sweet Home middle and senior high schools have adjusted their curriculums for this fall in order to have a more cohesive transition between grade levels.  Plans on how they intend to accompl More...

YMCA offers health seminars

The YWCA Tonawandas is offering a program this fall for adults and seniors on how to improve health by making gradual lifestyle and dietary changes.  The program will consist of two different seminars. More...

Lifestyles

Karaoke crooners

Residents share why they enjoy the popular sing-along machines

Some people are able to hit every high and low note and stay in tune while singing a song.  Others, not so much.  But for those who have the courage to stand up in front of people at a bar, restaurant or party and sing their favorites tunes More...

Historical Society offering Open House

The Tonawanda-Kenmore Historical Society will have an Open House at its museum from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30. 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:   More...

Business

Tonawanda Engine Plant produces last Ecotec 2.4-liter engine

United Auto Workers Local 774 employees at the Tonawanda Engine Plant have built out General Motors’ last Ecotec 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine.  On Sept. More...

Tonawanda resident joins Kideney Architects as interior designer

Tonawanda resident Corinn Soro has joined Kideney Architects in Amherst as an interior designer.  According to a release from the company, Soro brings a wealth of interior design experience to the firm, with a specialized focus in health care. More...

National Grid reminds customers to plan for emergencies

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month, and National Grid wants to remind its customers of the importance of planning ahead in case of emergencies.  Taking action now, before an emergency strikes, will help customers efficiently and More...