Weekly Feature

January 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Gun ownership: limitations, protection need review

Bee Editorial

We didn’t want to jump into the gun ownership debate since both sides are extremely passionate in their beliefs and there seems to be little that can be done to sway them to think differently. More...

Spindle items

• SOUP’S ON — It’s that time of year again when Western New York’s soup juggernauts will compete for a best soup/chowder title.  More...

Out of the Past

Women unite

(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

St. John the Baptist lists honors students

The following students earned first honors status at St. More...

Kenmore Middle posts first quarter honor roll

The following students earned honor roll status at Kenmore Middle School for the first quarter:   Grade 8  More...

Sports

Blue Devils take Classic title against Bulldogs

Boys Basketball

The Kenmore West Blue Devils couldn’t have asked for a much better close to the year 2012. The Blue Devils shook off two tough defeats to St. More...

St. Joe’s runs away with tourney championship

The St. Joe’s Marauders are working on staking their claim as one of the best boys basketball teams in Western New York. The Marauders are on a strong run to close 2012 and enter 2013 with an 8-1 record as they begin league play.  More...

Marauders win one at Rhode Island tournament

Boys Hockey

Despite a strong effort throughout the three-day tournament, the St. Joe’s Federation team went 1-2 in the Mount St. Charles’ Holiday Face-off this past week in Providence, R.I. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Art

ongoing  now-Jan. 3, 2013  The Limits of Stability — On display now through Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Buffalo Arts Studio, 2495 Main St., Buffalo; Free. 833-4450, www.buf faloartsstudio.org   More...

Comedy

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Youth, Parks and Rec leader retiring

Oct. 18, 1977, holds one of Dan Wiles’ fondest memories as a resident of the Town of Tonawanda.  It was on the day that Wiles, then 22 years old and a graduate of St. More...

Grant funding stagnant despite needed projects

Community Development

Although both the list of home improvement and road repair projects for the Town of Tonawanda and the costs for the work continue to increase, government funding for infrastructure hasn’t spiked in a couple of years.  More...

Local News

County sees increased need for bilingual foster parents

Erie County is experiencing a critical need for bilingual and Spanish-speaking foster homes, with approximately 10 percent of children in foster care of Hispanic origin.  More...

Community brief

The Town of Tonawanda Public Library Board will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road, near Chapel Road, Kenmore.   More...

Scrap collector wants to defy law

A Buffalo man is hoping to convince a Town of Tonawanda judge that he shouldn’t be penalized for an illegal form of supplementing his income  Don Dalfonso says he’s “sick of being harassed” and that the laws should be cha More...

Letters to the Editor

Shovel the sidewalk to ensure safe travel

On Dec. 28, I was reading an article about pedestrians like myself having a hard time getting around after a snowfall.  In this article it mentioned people we’ve lost during the years due to unshoveled sidewalks.  More...

Police Blotter

Pharmacy worker reports theft of tooth whitening pen

Friday, Dec. 21  A male was reportedly struck by a vehicle while riding his bike on Delaware Avenue.  More...

Obituaries

Correction

Jerome J. Hertel is also survived by a third son, Grant Kenneth Hertel, whose name was accidently omitted from the Dec. 26 obituary.   More...

Joseph E. Todaro, founder of La Nova Pizzeria

Joseph E. Todaro, 89, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012.  Mr. Todaro, known as “Papa Joe,” was formerly a carpenter and in 1957, founded La Nova Pizzeria. More...

Edward J. Ryan Sr., veteran, upholsterer

Edward J. Ryan Sr., 94, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012.  Mr. Ryan was born in Buffalo and graduated from Riverside High School in 1936. He went on to join the Army Air National Guard in 1940 and the Army in 1941. More...

Lifestyles

Artsy ice carves out frozen fun

Shaved, cubed, creamed. Ice comes in an array of shapes, sizes and variants. But for Paul Strada, ice serves as a canvas. More...

SOUP-ER CHILI NITES

Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Kenmore, will be the site for St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy’s Soup-er Chili Nites from 4 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 2 Admission $12/per person, children under 12 free. More...

Business

Junk Jockeys provide clients with cleanliness, peace of mind

For more than 20 years, Michael Knapp and Sean Kuhaneck have been friends.  Throughout those years, the two have worked together on many projects — getting their start as entrepreneurs at the age of 5 when they began mowing lawns together. More...

Ken-Ton Y names Strong Kids Campaign chairpersons

The Ken-Ton Family YMCA reported that Ray Hammel and Annette Kopp have been named chairpersons of the 2013 Strong Kids Campaign.  Hammel and Kopp will lead the branch’s efforts to raise $45,000 by March 20.  More...

Preservation Buffalo seeks award nominees

Preservation Buffalo Niagara has issued a call for nominations, seeking exemplary historic preservation projects from throughout its Western New York region.  Nominations should be submitted by Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the close of business.  More...