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December 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Keeping Bills in Western New York the right move

Bee Editorial

Buffalo Bills CEO Russ Brandon called it a “monumental day.” Gov. More...

Spindle items

HEY, WE’RE STILL HERE — Well, now that we’ve all made it past what was supposed to be the end of the world, Dec. 21, we can now move on to planning for the remainder of 2012.  More...

Out of the Past

Class act

(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

.The political patronage job hiring in this town has to stop. It’s not fair to town residents who are unemployed and who are passed over time and time again for those who have had town connections. More...

Obituaries

Jerry Hertel, Sheridan Park firefighter and Ken-Ton School District mechanic

Jerome “Jerry” Hertel, who had just celebrated his 51st year as a lifetime member of the Sheridan Park Fire Company in the Town of Tonawanda, died Dec. 20. He was 76 years old.  More...

Michael K. Marshall, Vietnam veteran, culinary expert

Michael K. Marshall, of Tonawanda, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2012.  Mr. Marshall was a Vietnam veteran in the Marine Corps and a recipient of the Purple Heart medal.  He was a supermarket executive for the Peter J. Schmitt Co. More...

Death Notices

MROZINSKI, Jeanette (nee Thuman), of Kenmore, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Mrs. More...

Sports

Kenmore East, O’Hara claim state titles in 2012

Year in Review

One constant throughout the 2012 Ken-Ton sports season was winning. Champions were crowned from Ken-Ton in each of the winter, spring and fall seasons. More...

St. Joe’s wins rivalry showdown against North

Boys Hockey

The St. Joe’s Federation hockey team improved its record on the season to 6-0-1 with an impressive, 3-1 victory over league rival Williamsville North on Thursday evening. More...

Blue Devil grapplers fall against Niagara Falls in dual meet

The Kenmore West wrestling team suffered a bit of a setback last Wednesday during a dual meet against Niagara Falls.  Niagara Falls won eight of the 15 matches to claim a 45-39 victory at Kenmore West.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Christmas Mass planned at Mount Olivet Cemetery   More...

Business

Sweet Home Federal Credit Union expands services for clients

Since 1957, Sweet Home Federal Credit Union has been serving its clients to the best of its ability.  By the middle of 2013, the credit union will be expanding its services at a new location that will include two drive-through teller lanes and a More...

First Niagara supports mentors

First Niagara has announced that it has selected 10 Western New York organizations to receive a total of $200,000 in grants as part of the bank’s sixth annual Mentoring Matters program.  More...

Body by Vi challenge offers better health in 90 days

Tomasz Racult was overweight, overworked and unhappy with his life.  “I had a very poor diet,” said the East Aurora resident, who used to weigh 275 pounds and consumed junk food and numerous cups of coffee to get through his 12-hour More...

Library Board chairman retiring

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board’s leader will relinquish his post at the end of this year.  David Dietz, having spent a decade on the Library Board, six of those years as its chairman, is retiring from the board effective Dec. More...

Crematory relocation, hospital addition top headlines in 2012

A place for the deceased and a facility where people go to get well were among the top stories in 2012.  More...

Local News

Millie minds her own business for decades

Town resident quiet about her 102nd birthday

Millie, who asked that her last name be withheld for safety reasons, has something honorable to celebrate but she “doesn’t want to make a big splash about it.”  The long-time Town of Tonawanda resident celebrated her 102nd birt More...

New Buffalo Bills lease makes way for new stadium

Call it a “bridge deal” or a stopgap, but the new lease between the Buffalo Bills and Erie County for Ralph Wilson Stadium seems to be a stepping stone toward the ultimate goal of building a new facility.  (See editorial on page four More...

Kenilworth Library adding Wednesday hours

Just in time for the holidays, the Kenilworth Library branch in the Town of Tonawanda learned that it would be adding to its hours of operation.  The library, which currently operates 32 hours a week, will be expanding to 40 hours by adding eigh More...

Police Blotter

Youth remove their pants before skateboarding

Friday, Dec. 14  There was a report of a semiconscious female lying in the roadway on Delaware Avenue. An officer reported that the woman was transported to Kenmore Mercy Hospital via Twin City ambulance.  More...

Best of the Blotter

Excerpts from police calls are a regular feature in all nine Bee Group newspapers. Some of the more unusual reports from 2012 are reprinted here. Each is an actual listing from a local town or village police blotter. More...

Education

Sweet Home students learn board roles

In the past, Sweet Home High School seniors have attended Board of Education meetings as part of a course requirement for Participation in Government classes.  Students would attend these meetings, take notes on the proceedings and leave after t More...

Three St. John’s students win Lions Club contest

A trio of St. More...

On the Campus

Rochester Institute of Technology named the following residents to its dean’s list for Fall 2012 quarter: Bradley Fanning of Tonawanda, a first-year student in RIT’s B.  More...

Lifestyles

Finance and fitness

How to keep your New Year’s resolutions

Making a New Year’s resolution is a simple task for most. All one has to do is pick a goal and perhaps write it down. The difficult part is achieving it. More...

Sheridan Lions Club seeks new members

The Sheridan Lions Club is looking for new members. Meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month. Call 692-1907.   More...

Adirondack trip marks 50 years

Cynthia and Edward Fisher of Snyder celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a backyard party and a family trip to the Adirondack Mountains, where they spent a week on a small lake.  Edward Fischer married the former Cynthia Seeber on July More...

Entertainment

HOLIDAY

thurs. 27   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 27  The Littlest Snow Monster Puppet Show — A charming tale of friendship and creativity about the smallest of the snow monsters, at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. More...

Special Events

ongoing  now-Dec. 30   More...