Weekly Feature



December 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

HOLIDAY TUNES

— Elizabeth Codick dons a Santa hat as she plays violin with the Kenmore West High School Orchestra during “A Toy Drive Fundraiser” held at the Brounshidle Post 205 on Dec. 7. More...

Editorial

Use common sense when driving: No one is invincible

Bee Editorial

We see billboards, commercials and bumper stickers promoting positive decision making in regard to drinking and driving, texting while driving and substance abuse. We see the photos of those killed. More...

Spindle items

REGISTER — It’s getting close to that time of year again when the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District is crunching numbers to determine how many students will be enrolled in the district’s elementary schools next year.  More...

The ability to compromise forgotten along the Potomac

No matter what they will tell you, no national political official can accurately gaze into a crystal ball and tell you for certain what will happen in January if the United States falls off the infamous “fiscal cliff.”  More...

Education

St. Joe’s teacher received national teaching award

The Brothers of the Christian Schools of the District of Eastern North America presented Deacon William Hynes, a religion teacher at St. More...

Ben Franklin Middle School names honor roll students for first quarter

The following students earned honor roll status at Benjamin Franklin Middle School for the first marking period of the 2012-13 year:  GRADE 6  More...

School brief

The Kenmore West Band and Choral Department will be presenting their annual Holiday Concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 16, in the high school auditorium, 33 Highland Parkway, Tonawanda.   More...

Lifestyles

Author pens, publishes first book series

Christy Laughing caught the bug early in life — the writing bug, that is. Though now a seasoned writer with three novels and a parenting blog under her belt, her origins as a writer started out off-the-cuff with a class assignment.  More...

Santa and Mrs. Claus making trip to NT church

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus are stopping at Payne Avenue Christian Church, 1459 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda at 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14. 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. 13  Table Tennis, 9 a.m. in Room 7.  More...

Business

Helene’s changes location, increases product offerings

Helene’s Mostly Jewelry, which for a long time was situated in the town, has moved to a location in the Village in Kenmore and increased its inventory.  The quaint store, once located in the Del-Ton Plaza, has moved to 2890 Delaware Ave., More...

GM Tonawanda Engine meets EPA challenge

When it comes to finding ways to save energy in the workplace, General Motors appears to be on the right track.  More...

‘A Christmas Carol’ starring meteorologist

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild is featuring “Mike Randall's’ Charles Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol” starring Mike Randall in a solo performance being held this weekend.  A meet and greet with Randall will be held immed More...

Tonawanda Coke subpoenas Clean Air Coalition of WNY

¦ Judge to decide on records demand

Tonawanda Coke Corporation is seeking to obtain access to a community activist group’s records, and it is being left up to a judge to decide if the information should be released.  More...

Master sculptor works with St. Joe’s students

Students in St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s Art Club had the rare opportunity during the last two months to work with world-renowned artist Larry Griffis III as part of the school’s Artist in Residence program.  More...

Local News

A HOLY NIGHT

— Jennifer Kelly as Mary, Antonio Kelly as Jesus, Cecelia Gracie as an Angel and William Alchinger as Joseph, serve as actors in a live Nativity scene setup on Sunday at St. More...

Clerk reminds snowmobilers to register with county

Snow has already made an appearance in Western New York, so area snowmobilers are getting ready to hit the trails on their sleds.  With that in mind, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs is reminding all snowmobilers to register their sleds with Erie More...

Republican Party members schedule meet and greet

The Town of Tonawanda Republican Party will host a holiday get-together and meet and greet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, on the second floor of the Town Republican Headquarters, 2000 Sheridan Drive.  More...

Bee Heard

Man tosses tires in street after he’s removed from store

Friday, Nov. 30  A woman came to police headquarters to speak with an officer regarding a ticket that she received for parking in the driveway of a vacant Washington Avenue home. The officer advised her not to park in the driveway.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BOBER, Mary M. (nee Klocek), of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. Mrs. More...

Sports

Lady Hawks shut down Grand Island in season opener

Girls Basketball

The Cardinal O’Hara Lady Hawks, looking to repeat as New York State Catholic Class B champions, got off on the right foot last Thursday at the Pastor-Cooper Showcase at Daemen College.  Cardinal O’Hara faced a tough challenge from a More...

Marauders, Blue Devils go the extra mile at Daemen

Boys Basketball

You couldn’t ask for a much better opening act to the 2012-13 basketball season than the one St. Joe’s and Kenmore West put on last Tuesday at the Pastor-Cooper Memorial at Daemen College.  More...

Blue Devils returning swimmers start new season strong

Boys Swimming

Expectations have been raised and optimism is running high for the Kenmore West boys swimming team this season.  More...

Entertainment

Holiday

thurs. 13   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 13   More...

Comedy

fri. 14  Come watch the interactive improv experience as Comedy Sportz Buffalo presents the Cheezes, led by Captain Mike McLean, as they take on Hot Wingz, led by Captain Matt Snyder, 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...