Weekly Feature



November 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday events set

The Village of Kenmore, Town of Tonawanda and Kenmore Merchants Association are sponsoring a couple of upcoming holiday themed events.  At 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, Santa will make his arrival in the town. More...

Editorial

Commercial investment needed on Kenmore Avenue

Bee Editorial

With its pothole-ridden roadway, some tattered looking houses and rundown businesses, Kenmore Avenue appears to be going down hill.  During last week’s State of the Village address, residents asked Mayor Patrick Mang to do something to mak More...

Spindle items

FOR THE TOUGH COOKIES — After seeing the 2009 movie “Whip It,” which stars Ellen Page as a roller derby girl, I wanted to become a member of a roller derby league.  Roller derby is a full-contact sport that encourages its parti More...

Out of the Past

Sticking his neck out

(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

Harold E. ‘Bud’ Anderson, veteran, teacher

Harold E. “Bud” Anderson, 89, of Grand Island, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012.  Mr. Anderson was born in Salamanca and served in the U.S. More...

Death Notices

ANELLO, Henry J. Jr. “Red,” of East Amherst, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Mr. More...

Sports

OP, West Seneca East headline First Team selections

2012 All-Bee Football — Defense

The defending Class AA New York State champions are returning to the state title game this weekend in Syracuse. They also led the way with three players voted to the All-Bee Defensive First Team.  More...

Winter sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the winter sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls basketball teams. More...

Sweet Home, WS East, Depew land multiple picks on First Team

2012 All-Bee Football — Offense

Sweet Home, West Seneca East and Depew were three of the top football teams in Western New York, so it’s not a shock that each school landed two picks on the inaugural All-Bee Football Team’s First Team Offense.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Gamblers Anonymous group meets at church   Gamblers Anonymous meetings are held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays at Kenmore Presbyterian Church, 2771 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Call 1-888-424-3577.  Venture Crew 2001 seeks new members   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Holiday

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Art

fri. 23  Saint Peter and Paul School — Exhibit features sixth- and seventh-grade students showcasing their work, Friday, Nov. 23-Sunday, Jan. More...

Speech highlights fiscal hardships, business development

State of the Village

Financial challenges are ahead in Kenmore according to Mayor Patrick Mang, who spoke Nov. 14 during his annual State of the Village address.  More...

A realistic take on Thanksgiving

Native Americans attempt to eliminate stereotypes

The nameless, faceless, generic “Indians” sharing a meal with fearless Pilgrims.  That is the story so many of us have learned about the first Thanksgiving held in 1621 in Plymouth, Mass.  But historians say it wasn’t all More...

ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!

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Local News

Bishop McLaughlin becomes centenarian

A bishop who previously served as pastor of a Kenmore church is celebrating a milestone rare among worship leaders.  Bishop Bernard J. McLaughlin, a former pastor at St. More...

HEAP outreach set for Dec. 4 at United Way

A Home Energy Assistance Program outreach will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the United Way of the Tonawandas, 34 Seymour St., Tonawanda.  Interviews will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. More...

Thankful for furry friends, pet fund

Couple donates wedding funds to help sick animals

With many people reflecting on what they are thankful for this week, the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce executive director, Tracey Lukasik Hochfield, and her husband, Ben, a Buffalo native, say they are grateful for the joy they receive from their pets More...

Letters to the Editor

Thank you to those who voted

I would like to thank the tens of thousands who voted for me on Nov. 6.  More...

Member support is appreciated

We want to thank our members for their continued support in our efforts for another successful spaghetti dinner.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thank you to the developer for making Delaware in Kenmore a nice place to visit. The inclusion of a new bakery and the modernization of the shops makes the area look really nice, so thank you very much. More...

Education

Children’s book author visits Kenmore Catholic school

Author Peggy Thomas inspired the young writers at St. More...

Hoover Middle students vying for book battle champion title

Fourteen teams have pledged to read three award-winning novels in preparation for Hoover Middle School’s second annual Book Battle Jeopardy competition to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

MSM Senior receives award

Emily Good, a resident of Lockport and senior at Mount St. More...

Lifestyles

HOT to TROT

Getting ready for the area’s premier road race

For more than a century, two things have been certain about Thanksgiving in Western New York. One is that you will most likely gain a couple of pounds gorging on the biggest dinner of the year.  The other is the Turkey Trot.  More...

VFW Ladies Auxiliary welcoming president

The Erie County Council Ladies Auxiliary VFW will welcome robin Giles, president of the Department of New York Ladies Auxiliary, on Monday, Nov. 26. The Ladies Auxiliary will hold a dinner reception at 5 p.m. at the Pvt. 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, Nov. More...

Business

Shopping on Black Friday

Better Business Bureau offers tips

The Better Business Bureau tells consumers that all deals are not created equal and the fine print is often the most important thing. More...

Wegmans donates food, ice to ‘Sandy’ Victims

Wegmans Food Markets Inc. locations in the area, including the one at 675 Alberta Drive, Amherst, have begun accepting checkout donations to Feeding America, which will provide resources to food banks in the areas affected by Hurricane Sandy.  More...

Business briefs

Tops Friendly Markets, which has an Sheridan Drive location in the Town of Tonawanda, recently donated $180,000 to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, monies that came from the Tops 5K/10K Walk/Run held in August. More...