Weekly Feature



November 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Town resident develops novel out of overseas friendship

Life after retirement was full of uncertainties for Town of Tonawanda resident Sandy Barton.  The former teacher, who had taught at Forest Elementary School in Williamsville, wasn’t sure how she would occupy her time after years in a clas More...

Editorial

Residents seem to be recognizing scams

Bee Editorial

Throughout the year, people are bothered by individuals and/or companies that are running scams, but it seems that residents in Kenmore are catching on to the phony claims and solicitations.  While previewing this week’s blotter reports, w More...

Spindle items

SANTA: NOT FOR EVERYONE — When I was a child and it came time to pay a visit to Santa Claus, I was in my parents’ vehicle before they could say it was time to go.  More...

Out of the Past

Where’s the fire?

(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

.I really enjoyed The Bee article on men who bonded while hunting. I think it was very heartwarming to know how men kill for sport and bond with one another. It brought a tear to my eye. More...

Education

Ken West student club organizes holiday food drive, dance

The Kenmore West Student Council is planning to create some holiday hype at the high school with activities that are planned for next month.  Each December, the Community Club, a service and outreach organization at Kenmore West, hosts a holiday More...

DOE awards Health and physical education program grant to district

Health and physical wellness appear to be two strengths demonstrated by the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District.  More...

Lifestyles

Extreme Couponing

Thrifty ways to save big on bills

Everyone loves a good bargain, but people who delve into extreme couponing take it to another level.  The phenomenon swept the nation two years ago with the debut of “Extreme Couponing,” a television show on TLC.  More...

Appetizer making event set at YWCA office

The YWCA of the Tonawandas will be offering a hands-on food preparation class from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3 at 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. More...

Ken-Ton Library News

Brighton Place 999 Brighton Road, 332-4375 Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday   More...

Ken West locked down after complaint of suspicious male

Kenmore West High School experienced a lockout Monday morning after a student complained that a male was lurking around the neighborhood. More...

Overheated engine block potential cause of bus fire

Sheridan Park Fire Department and Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District officials believe that an engine block heater sparked a fire that damaged three buses on Monday morning.  Firefighters were called to the school district’s Militar More...

Capital project looms in Sweet Home District

A proposal that would seek voter approval of a sweeping capital project is in the works for the Sweet Home Central School District.  Complete details may be made available to the public by spring, according to Keith Langlotz, supervisor of build More...

Local News

Advocacy group drives home holiday reminder

Volunteers with Crusade Against Impaired Driving are urging drivers across the area not to text or drink and drive this holiday season.  Through the support of Lamar Advertising, billboards were placed at Southwestern Boulevard and Transit Road More...

Dome revamping space to feature banquet rooms, simulated golf

Two golf-related businesses have entered agreements as tenants at the Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome in the Town of Tonawanda.  More...

MEETING THE JOLLY ELF

— Eden Gibson, left, and Sophia Wolf both of Kenmore, and Robert Kain Jr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Police ignore ice rink complaint

I am writing to inform you of a series of events that transpired on Thanksgiving Day. I had information that a town employee used his key to Brighton Arena (closed for holiday) to let himself and his friends into the building illegally. More...

Police Blotter

Man rolling in leaves sent to hospital for evaluation

Friday, Nov. 16  A Washington Avenue resident was complaining that her downstairs neighbors have been yelling at each other for the past half hour. More...

Obituaries

Audrey E. Bennett, senior services coordinator

Audrey E. Bennett, 71, a resident of the Town of Tonawanda and former senior services coordinator at the Ellwood Branch of the Senior Center, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.  A native of Buffalo, Mrs. Bennett graduated from Mount St. More...

Death Notices

A’HEARN, Lorraine R. (nee Horton), of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. She was a longtime Buffalo Bills and Sabres fan. Mrs. More...

Sports

Sweet Home’s comebacks run out in Class A final

Panthers lose to Burnt Hills, 40-20

Sweet Home has made it a habit in its playoff run of falling behind and then rallying to victory. More...

O’Hara seeks second consecutive state championship

Girls Basketball

The 2011-12 season was unlike any other ever seen at Cardinal O’Hara. More...

Winter sports previews to continue next week

The Bee will continue previewing the winter sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the hockey and wrestling teams. More...

Business

NYSERDA starts campaign to engage energy efficiency

A more comfortable, energy efficient home is within reach.  This is the key message of Irreconcilable Temperatures, an online campaign launched Nov. More...

HELPING OUT THE LIL GUY

— Beth Bogardus of Kenmore, does some holiday shopping along Delaware Avenue during Small Business Saturday. More...

Business brief

Judith Ross, the newly appointed regional sales and marketing director for Wright Manufacturing, will be working with Wegman Motor Works in Kenmore as part of her duties.   More...