Weekly Feature



October 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters will see new names on the ballot

The redistricting of the congressional and State Senate districts presents some new names for voters in the Ken-Ton area this year.  Voters are being encouraged to double check their polling place cards and the district they will vote in given t More...

Editorial

Department heads had town prepared for the worst

Bee Editorial

I n Western New York we are accustomed to all types of weather, but when news broke that remnants of Hurricane Sandy, a tropical storm that made its way up the East Coast over the past week, was predicted to wreak havoc on the area Monday night into More...

Spindle items

LOST IN TRANSLATION — I get so pleased when I receive news from my readers about their family members who are doing extraordinary things overseas, outside of those who are serving in the military.  More...

Out of the Past

On the campaign trail in 1975

(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...

Education

PRE-HALLOWEEN ACTIVITY

— Gabriella Mancino, 4, left, her sister, Maia, 7, of Tonawanda and Alex Kosowski, 6, of Amherst, work on crafts during the Boo Benefit held Saturday at Sweet Home High School. More...

Sweet Home BOE offers open forum

The Sweet Home Board of Education will hold an Open Community Forum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. More...

Sweet Home Distinguished Alumni WALL of Fame

Members of the 2012 installment of the Sweet Home Distinguished Wall of Fame will be recognized at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the main lobby of Sweet Home High School, 1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. More...

Lifestyles

Conventional wisdom

To say that some individuals are passionate about politics would be an understatement. Presidential elections every four years only exacerbate the intensity of those emotions, and this year is no exception.  More...

Driver safety course being held at hospital

There will be a New York State certified six-hour point and insurance reduction course offered from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. To pre-register, call 636-4151.   More...

Fire companies hosting Halloween parades

Three fire companies will offer Halloween activities on Oct. 31.  More...

Business

Dine out to help sheltered animals

A group of restaurants are participating in a fundraiser next week to benefit the Erie County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  The event, dubbed The Big Chew, will be held Tuesday, Nov. More...

Foundation helps families of youth with cancer

¦ Not for profit hosting meat raffle

When Drew Lawrence lost his nephew, Bryan, to medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor, 11 years ago, he and his family, who are Kenmore-Tonawanda residents, decided to develop a way to help others who have a child battling the disease.  More...

Bison Bath and Kitchen Designs brings customers’ visions to life

Bison Bath and Kitchen Design has more than 60 years of experience in helping customers through their repair and remodeling needs.  The business began in 1952 when Stephen Schreiner’s father-in-law opened Bison Plumbing in the City of Buff More...

Legislature hosting hearing on crematory relocation

Relocating an existing crematory in the Town of Tonawanda will be under public review during a meeting set for next week.  More...

DuPont job cuts result of low production

The DuPont De Nemours Co. Yerkes Plant in the Town of Tonawanda will be reducing its staff by the end of this year, a result of declining production, the company says.  Peter J. More...

Local News

Tonawanda lowers spending, tax rate

Government spending will be reduced in the Town of Tonawanda leading to a tax break for residents, Councilman Joseph Emminger said during Monday’s meeting.  More...

Snow removal permits required for plowing contractors

As winter approaches, Town of Tonawanda Clerk Marguerite Greco reminds all commercial snowplow operators, with clients in the town, to obtain a Snow Removal Permit before they plow this season.  Applications are available online at http://www.to More...

New law stems from town murder case, penalizes domestic violence offenders

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Oct. More...

Police Blotter

Man who unplugged cord banned from store

Saturday, Oct. 20  A Victoria Boulevard resident reported that she was feeling nauseous and believes that someone sprayed something in her face. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

KARSKY, Lawrence P. Sr., of Tonawanda, died Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Mr. Karsky is survived by his wife, Phyllis (nee Vanderlip); two sons, Lawrence P. Jr. More...

Sports

Marauders run over in loss to rival Canisius

Football

The St. Joe’s Marauders and Canisius Crusaders met for the 81st time on Saturday afternoon in the rain and wind at St. Joe’s Robert T. Scott Athletic Complex. On the line was the Monsignor Martin Association regular-season title. More...

Recruiting Night to be held at Bills Fieldhouse

The Section VI Football Federation will present the 2012 College Football Recruiting Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Buffalo Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse. More...

St. Joe’s bounced from MMA playoffs by Canisius

Boys Soccer

One year after winning the Monsignor Martin Association championship and advancing to the New York State Catholic playoff semifinals, the St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Driver safety course being held at hospital   There will be a New York State certified six-hour point and insurance reduction course offered from 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Concerts

thurs. 1  Hear the sounds of Wadada Leo Smith and the John Lindberg Duo at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. 878-6011, www.burchfieldpenney.org   More...