Weekly Feature

December 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

STOCKING STUFF

-— Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Lemperle, left; State Sen. Mark Grisanti and Emily Rudes get an early start on stuffing Christmas stockings during an event held in Amherst on Saturday. More...

Editorial

Be aware: Commissioner elections serve a purpose

Bee Editorial

Next week, the five fire districts in the Town of Tonawanda — Brighton, Kenilworth, River Road, Ellwood and Sheridan Park — will host their annual commissioner elections. More...

Spindle items

ADD BOOKS TO YOUR SHOPPING LIST — Almost monthly, I purchase my son a book because he likes to be read to daily and memorizes stories rather quickly. More...

Out of the Past

An appreciation

(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

Death Notices

BECHTEL, Susan C. (nee Allen), of Tonawanda, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Mrs. Bechtel is survived by her husband, John J.; two sons, Scott and Jason; two grandchildren; and two sisters, Patricia Murphy and Kathleen Weinreber. More...

Sports

Marauders out to avenge disappointing ending

Boys Hockey

St. Joe’s 2011-12 season ended in shocking fashion when the Marauders were stunned in overtime by rival Canisius on Feb. More...

Kenmore East hockey begins defense of state title

The Kenmore East Bulldogs enter this season as the defending New York State Division II state champions. The Bulldogs finished 22-2-1 last season and had an abundance of scoring talent, solid defenseman and stellar goaltending.  More...

Veteran Blue Devils embracing new challenges

Wrestling

Last season, the Kenmore West wrestling team was led by the stellar senior performances of Dylan Caruana and Brandon Lathrop as they claimed individual titles at the Section VI championships.  This season, not only are both Caruana and Lathrop g More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Pancake breakfast set at Zebb’s   Zonta Club of Kenmore will be having a pancake breakfast fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Zebb’s Restaurant, 2875 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. Tickets are $6. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 6  Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun Honky Tonk Holiday Show — Enjoy their eclectic mix of rockabilly, country, blues, jazz, and rock and roll with a holiday twist at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Family Activities

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Auditions

sat. 8   More...

Youth, Parks and Recreation limits fee increases

When individuals participate in activities offered by the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department next year, they may be happy to find that there has been little increase in fees, if any at all.  More...

Kenmore Mercy receives ‘A’ rating from Leapfrog Group

Kenmore Mercy Hospital made the grade this fall as the only Buffalo area hospital to receive an “A” rating for its Hospital Safety Scores. The report was released Nov. 29 by The Leapfrog Group, a national business organization.  More...

Fire commissioner elections set for next week

Fire districts across the Town of Tonawanda will hold their annual commissioners elections on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Local News

Schofield employee receives Alzheimer’s Association Community Service Award

Laura Mondello, director of Community Relations & Volunteer Services at the Schofield Residence in Kenmore, received the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2012 Community Service Award at the group’s annual meeting on Nov. 15.  More...

Hillside Family of Agencies collecting gifts for youth

A nonprofit organization is seeking help in collecting merchandise to give to needy girls and boys this Christmas.  Hillside Family of Agencies has kicked off its annual Hillside Special Santas. More...

A date which will live in infamy?

After 71 years, the anniversary of Pearl Harbor may be losing its meaning

Pfc. Earl Wickett was heading to Sunday Mass on Dec. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.To the person commenting about Sweet Home stopping the practice of picking up elementary students in front of their houses, I say thank you Sweet Home for doing the right thing. Has this person not seen the headlines over the last six months? More...

Education

Ken West grad uses training, partnership to start career

A Kenmore West High School graduate was able to jump start his career after receiving his diploma because of a partnership between schools and employers.  More...

Sweet Home Middle School posts honor roll students

The following students at Sweet Home Middle School were named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2012-13 academic year: Grade eight More...

Hoover Middle names honor roll students for first quarter

Grade 6  More...

Lifestyles

The festival of lights

For some, Hanukkah is a major holiday, brimming with historical and spiritual significance. For others, the emphasis lies in the gathering of friends and family and enjoying good company and traditions. More...

Historian presents “Curtiss-Wright”

John Percy, Historian of the Town of Tonawanda, will present the history of Kenmore’s Curtiss-Wright plant, makers of fighter planes that affected the outcome of World War II, in a free talk Tuesday, Dec. 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, Dec. 6  Table Tennis, 9 a.m. in Room 7.  More...

Business

Dodge holiday text spam with BBB advice

Scammers are likely looking forward to the holidays just as much as you are, and if you own a cell phone, chances are very good you’ve received spam text messages, or will in the near future.  The gift card text message scam is back with a More...

Businesses asked to ‘Thank-A-Vet’

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reaching out to area businesses and asking them to consider joining ranks and become a participating merchant in the Clerk’s “Thank-A-Vet” Discount Card Program.  More...

Vendors offering goods, services under one roof for shopping event

Shopping at locally owned businesses is the theme of an upcoming Kenmore Merchant Society event.  Individuals who are looking for holiday gift ideas have the opportunity to shop by attending an event that will present numerous community-based ve More...