Weekly Feature



January 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Winterfest coming to Lincoln Park

The Town of Tonawanda’s Youth, Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Winterfest, five days of family friendly events, Jan. More...

Editorial

Chicken ownership should be considered

Bee Editorial

When Keats Avenue resident Linda Byrnes requested that the Tonawanda Town Board permit residents to own chickens, it gave us a reason to chuckle.  More...

Spindle items

YOUTH CREATIVITY — Last year, as part of the inaugural Kenmore Groundhog Day celebration, I called upon my readers to help name the village’s groundhog.  We drew several responses, and the winner of that contest was Donna James Kavan More...

Out of the Past

A holiday tradition

(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

.Regarding the comment about political patronage jobs in the town, obviously this was a Republican calling. What about the Republicans who controlled everything for almost 100 years in the Town of Tonawanda? You had to work for the Republican Party. More...

Education

MSM names honor students

The following students achieved academic honors at Mount St. Mary Academy in Tonawanda for the first marking period of the 2012-13 school year:   Grade 9  More...

Registration now open for ‘Pathways to Success’

Erie Community College’s “Pathways to Success” Pre-Collegiate Studies program will be starting its next session on Feb. 4, and registration is currently open to those interested.  More...

Lindbergh students performing Disney’s Aristocats Kids

Lindbergh Elementary School students will present a first full-scale musical production next month.  Students will perform Disney’s Aristocats Kids with Jamie Holden and Laura Waggoner as its co-directors and Jeanne Christiano is the chore More...

Sports

St. Joe’s survives double overtime against St. Mary’s

Boys Basketball

Thursday’s game was not exactly what Mark Simon had in mind for his St. Joe’s team in its Monsignor Martin Association league opener. More...

Monsignor Martin beats Williamsville in OT thriller

Girls Hockey

A game as exciting as last Friday’s matchup between the Monsignor Martin and Williamsville girls hockey teams will be hard to duplicate throughout the rest of the 2012-13 season.  More...

Lady Hawks beat Thunder to remain unbeaten

Girls Basketball

The Cardinal O’Hara girls basketball team remained unbeaten and emerged victorious in a big showdown against cross-town rival Mount St. Mary during a special night on Friday.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Blessed Sacrament site for Praise Song Nite   A Praise Song Nite will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 11, in Cotter Hall at Blessed Sacrament Church, 263 Claremont Ave., Kenmore. Father Bill and friends will lead the service. More...

Business

Awards ladled out at third annual Soup Fest

Local restaurants went ladle to ladle on Sunday as they dished up their most delicious “spoonable” concoctions at the third annual Buffalo Soup Fest.  The event was held at the Hearthstone Manor in Depew and featured nearly 30 vendor More...

Adoption Star hires new media specialist

Adoption STAR, a local State Authorized Non-Profit Agency on Ridge Lea Road near Niagara Falls Boulevard in Amherst, has hired Lesa Quale Ferguson in the position of New Media Specialist.  More...

Trader Joe’s new location set for Niagara Fall Boulevard

Trader Joe’s, a California-based food store, announced Monday that it will be opening a new location in the Boulevard Consumer Square on Niagara Falls Boulevard.  The store sells a variety of food products and is known for its selection of More...

Town Board bucks chicken ownership request

When a resident asked the Town Board during Monday’s meeting to rewrite a local law pertaining to ownership of a particular animal, the council members quickly denied her request.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Police competing against firefighters for charity

Police and firefighters will go head-to-head in an exhibition hockey game next weekend to earn funds for the families of their fallen brethren.  Members of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department and the Ellwood Fire Company will play in a chari More...

School buses collide on Military Road

Two Ken-Ton School District buses that collided Tuesday morning in Kenmore sent one of the vehicles head on into a building.  Kenmore Police Chief Pete Breitnauer reported that a bus traveling west on Mang Avenue struck another bus that was mov More...

Local News

Kenmore Alliance Church feeds community need

Kenmore Alliance Church is filling a need in the area by filling stomachs. Just before Christmas, a mother came in to the church’s clothing co-op and asked the volunteers if they knew of any soup kitchens in the area. More...

Bishop Malone plans to mark anniversary of court decision at church in Kenmore

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will be the celebrant and homilist at the observance Mass for the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade.  More...

Former county executive bounces back, ready to take government in Washington

When Chris Collins lost his re-election bid for county executive in 2011, many might have expected him to throw in the towel on his career in the public sector.  After all, he had done very well in the business community before taking over at th More...

Letters to the Editor

Two-gun limit isn’t realistic

In your recent editorial, you expressed the belief that gun ownership should be restricted to a handgun for personal protection and a shotgun for hunting.  I guess that this will get a discussion moving, but you make some false assumptions. More...

Police Blotter

Male blames friends for BB gun injuries

Friday, Dec. 28  Police reported to a West Hazeltine Avenue address on the report that a man witnessed his male neighbor strike a vehicle. An officer reported that the neighbor denied committing the offense. More...

Obituaries

Janet I. Woods, former district PTA director

Janet I. Woods, of Kenmore, died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012.  Mrs. Woods was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and graduated from East High School in Buffalo and the Rochester Institute of Technology.  More...

Dorothy T. Paladino, longtime Tonawanda resident

Dorothy T. Paladino (nee Ducato), 89, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012.  A Buffalo native, Mrs. Paladino graduated from Hutchinson Central High School. She worked at A. More...

Death Notices

HAIN, Eugenia Rosalia (nee Daniel), of Tonawanda, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Mrs. Hain is survived by one son, Dennis; one daughter, Denise Greco; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward. More...

Lifestyles

The road to gold...

Athlete prepares for Winter Olympics

A s a new year begins, Geoff Sitch will start preparing for the biggest competition of his life: the Winter Olympics. More...

KVIS seeks public input at monthly meetings

Kenmore Village Improvement Society holds its general membership meetings at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Community Center in Mang Park, 135 Wilbur Ave., Kenmore. More...

Ken-Ton Library News

Brighton Place 999 Brighton Road, 332-4375 Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday   More...

Entertainment

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 10  The Bravuras — 8 p.m., Flying Turtles Bar & Grill, 1641 Military Road, Kenmore; $. 876-2884  Mike and Mandy — 9 p.m., The Irishman Pub & Eatery, 5601 Main St., Williamsville; Free. More...

Comedy

thurs. 10  Actor, comedian and talk show host George Lopez will perform at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort’s Avalon Theatre, 6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. More...

Concerts

fri. 11   More...