Weekly Feature



December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Kenmore Mercy Hospital project nears completion

Final steel beam placed on new emergency wing

Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently held a ceremony to celebrate the final stages of the construction of its new Emergency Department building.  More...

Editorial

Even with security protocol, it’s tough to combat a killer

Bee Editorial

I n light of last week’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., many are trying to figure out what could have been done to prevent the attack and better protect the staff and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  More...

Spindle items

NOT QUITE THE END, I HOPE — Many “doomsday” believers are planning for disasters and emergencies, which they believe will occur on Friday, Dec. More...

Out of the Past

The kiosk

(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...

Education

Fiscal cliff’s impact on education

Ken-Ton district could lose $330K in federal funding

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, aswellasdistrictsacrossthecountry,mayseeadditional reductions in federal education aid for the 2013-14 academicyearshouldcertaintaxbreaksexpireandthe terms of the Budget Control Act of 2011 go into effec More...

Speaker spreads positive message at St. Joe’s

The typical school day is a blur of lectures, tests, beating the bell and taking notes. More...

St. Joe’s names first quarter honor students

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute reports that the students listed below have been named to the honor roll at the all-boys Catholic school for the first quarter of the 2012-13 school year. More...

Lifestyles

’Tis the season

Winter months bring fun careers

The winter months can seem like a long stretch of bleak, cold weather. But as the season gets under way, an array of pleasurable activities and jobs come with it. More...

Ideal Weight classes scheduled weekly

Ida Shapiro will hold fitness classes at 6:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Zion United Methodist Church of Christ, at Parker Boulevard and Koenig Circle, Tonawanda. The classes feature visualizations, guest speakers and group support. More...

St. Joe’s to pay tribute to long-time music instructor

Alumni and friends of the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute music program will gather at the school, 845 Kenmore Ave., Tonawanda, on Wednesday, Dec. More...

Business

GM Tonawanda Engine to craft eco-friendly truck engines

Two General Motors truck lines will have their engines manufactured in the Town of Tonawanda, officials announced during a presentation held Dec. 13.  More...

County IDA approves tax abatement for Military Road, Kenmore Avenue projects

The Erie County Industrial Development Agency on Monday gave approval to tax abatement packages to leverage industrial, residential and service industry projects for local companies and investment groups.  More...

New Year’s Eve event set at Village Square

Village Square Events & Catering by Sinatra’s will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party on Monday, Dec. More...

Holiday eats

Colin O’Connor and Elizabeth Arana help themselves to cookies and sweets in the “Christmas Lounge” during the Winter Ball held at Kenmore West High School on Saturday. More...

Schools’ security, safety reviewed in light of shooting

Upon learning of Friday’s shooting during which 20 students and six staff members were killed at a Connecticut elementary school, districts in the Ken-Ton area have sprung to action to review their building security and student safety measures. More...

Local News

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ken West student’s scout project honors teacher

When attempting to develop an idea for his Eagle Scout project, Justin Brzyski said he wanted to focus on two things he was really passionate about: a former teacher and sports.  More...

Fire District Commissioner election results announced

There was an upset in the Town of Tonawanda’s fire commissioners election held on Dec. 11.  In the Sheridan Park Fire Company (District 4), incumbent Fredrick Adams lost to Robert Lutz, 124 to 52. More...

Firm to conduct ice rink review

Should the Town of Tonawanda further invest in its current ice rinks, build a new one or do both? More...

Police Blotter

Pregnant cat delivered in woman’s new couch

Friday, Dec. 7  An anonymous male stated that he saw a male leave a bar with a drink in his hand and then proceed to a Shepard Avenue address.  More...

Obituaries

Nelson C. Ribble, clinical psychologist

Nelson C. Ribble, 87, of Tonawanda, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.  Dr. More...

Death Notices

MROZINSKI, Jeanette (nee Thuman), of Kenmore, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Mrs. More...

Sports

Bulldogs enjoy successful weekend in Lake Placid

Boys Hockey

The Kenmore East Bulldogs had a memorable weekend as they traveled upstate to visit the site of one of the greatest moments in hockey history.  More...

St. Joe’s notches two more wins to remain undefeated

The St. Joe’s hockey team improved its record to 5-0-1 last week with wins over Clarence and St. Mary’s of Lancaster, continuing a strong start to the 2012-13 season.  More...

Kenmore East starts strong under new coach

Indoor Track

Geoff Brunger was the assistant coach for the Kenmore East indoor track team a year ago. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Christmas Mass planned at Mount Olivet Cemetery   More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Family Activities

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Walking Tours

thurs. 20  Reinstein Woods Hike, Snowshoe or Cross Country Ski — This 3- to 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. More...