Weekly Feature



November 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Stay healthy at Thanksgiving with simple changes

Bee Editorial

Next week, Americans will celebrate the holiday most closely associated with gorging on fattening foods, kick-starting the season of eating known as the “holidays.”  More...

Spindle items

ANOTHER GOODBYE — Last week, I wrote about Kenmore Police Chief Carl LaCorte’s retirement, and this week, I have another member of law enforcement who says he’s giving up his badge. Detective Robert “Bob” More...

Out of the Past

Showtime

(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...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why do the elementary school children in the Sweet Home School District have to be picked up in front of their homes and not on the corner? Think of all the gas money spent and wear and tear on the buses when they do this. More...

Education

Town of Tonawanda resident starring in ‘The Blue Rose’

Performance coming to Mount St. Mary Academy

Kelsie Skinner of Tonawanda is the star of a performance of “The Blue Rose,” which is coming to Mount St. Mary Academy next week.  The school, at 3756 Delaware Ave. More...

MSM Academy performing 1920’s inspired play

Mount St. Mary Academy student actors and musicians will perform “Thoroughly Modern Millie” as this year’s fall musical on Nov. More...

Two Ken-Ton schools receive grants for teaching health eating habits

Two elementary schools in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District were awarded Fuel Up to Play 60 grants valued at $4,000 each.  Both Charles A. More...

Lifestyles

From the skies to paper

Last surviving Enola Gay member holds biography signing

Theodore “Dutch” Van Kirk signs his name slowly, carefully, above a black and white photo of himself in his biography.  Maybe his pace is a result of his age — the World War II veteran and last surviving member of the Enola Gay More...

Host a Fresh Air child

Each summer, more than 4,000 inner-city children visit suburban, rural and small town communities across 13 states from Virginia to Maine and Canada through The Fresh Air Fund’s Volunteer Host Family Program. More...

Hospital offering free screening

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a Catholic Health facility, has teamed up with the Cancer Services Program of Erie County to host a free breast cancer screening event for women without health insurance on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. More...

Business

Kenmore Mercy Hospital expansion includes orthopedic care floor

Kenmore Mercy Hospital will be adding another floor to accommodate its orthopedic patients.  The Elmwood Avenue medical facility was recently granted permission by the state Department of Health to proceed with plans for a $5.7 million project t More...

Propane Association gives consumers safety tips

The New York Propane Gas Association wants to remind consumers of a few safety steps they can take if using propane to generate heat or run appliances in their office or home.  The organization said consumers can minimize the use of energy and m More...

Town expected to receive $550K in mortgage tax revenue

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs reported on Nov. More...

Board members share topics from Regents Roundtable

State aid, district consolidation, regional high schools and the Annual Professional Performance Review.  These were among the topics addressed by New York State Education Commissioner John King at a Regents Roundtable meeting held Friday in Lat More...

Detective’s career marked with humorous happenings

Retirement

As part of his job, Town of Tonawanda Police Detective Robert Goetz has to solve murders and conduct drug busts but the most memorable moments he recalls are the ones he didn’t expect to happen on the job.  Goetz, a lifelong Town of Tonawa More...

Local News

PASSING THE BADGE

— Peter J. Breitnauer, left, receives a chief’s badge from Kenmore Police Chief Carl LaCorte upon being appointed chief of the Kenmore Police Department during the Nov. More...

City of Tonawanda seeks holiday decoration contest participants

The City of Tonawanda Visual and Performing Arts Board is getting into the holiday spirit by kicking off its third annual Winter Holiday House Decorating Contest.  Judging will take place between the hours of 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Town man pleads guilty to child porn charges

Andrew Ortman, 40, of Tonawanda, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara to distribution of child pornography, according to a release issued Nov. 7 by U.S. Attorney William J. More...

Letters to the Editor

Free coffee offer left me speechless

On Nov. 10, while in line at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Eggert Road in Amherst, a male stranger offered to buy me a cup of coffee.  More...

Obituaries

Eileen Larson Brady, dairy scientist, homemaker

Her father was the nation’s first dairy czar. More...

Michael F. Whelan, master sommelier

Michael F. Whelan, 64, of the City of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Whelan attended St. Amelia and the Calasanctius schools. He also attended Canisius College for two years before being called to serve in the U.S. More...

Death Notice

HEIDER, Jerome A., of Tonawanda, died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012. Mr. Heider was a retiree of General Motors. He is survived by one son, Jerry; one daughter, Amy; four grandchildren; one brother; and three sisters. A memorial service was held Nov. More...

Sports

North, OP dominate First Team selections

2012 All-Bee Girls Soccer

Williamsville North and Orchard Park’s girls soccer teams finished as the top two Section VI Class AA teams this year — the schools met for the playoff championship Nov. More...

Regional participants highlight First Team lineup

2012 All-Bee Boys Soccer

Williamsville East, East Aurora and Clarence all reached the Far West Regional round of the 2012 boys soccer playoffs, so it’s no surprise that players from those three schools make up a slight majority of the honorees on the inaugural All-Bee More...

Inaugural All-Bee Soccer Teams named; selection process explained

Given the tremendous annual success of the All-Bee Basketball Team, along with the successful debut of the All-Bee Baseball, Softball and Lacrosse teams this past spring, The Bee’s sports staff decided to again expand the papers’ all-star More...