Weekly Feature



January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Fruit and veggie program can alter student mindset

Bee Editorial

Chances are that parents have probably introduced their children to fruits such as bananas, apples and oranges or to such vegetables as corn and carrots, but have they ever offered them pumpkin or mango? More...

Spindle items

FOR THE PALATE — Friday afternoon, I met with Kim Roll, director of the Food Service Department of the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District, to discuss the Fruit and Veggie of the Month initiative begun in the district this year as part of More...

Out of the Past

Party in the gym

(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

Preparation, training key to school safety at Sweet Home

Having lived and served as a school principal through images of Columbine and Sept. 11, I was hopeful that I would have seen the last shaken face or heard the last quaking voice of parents wondering if their child was safe. More...

St. Christopher’s student creates fundraiser for Sandy Hook students

As the news of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., traveled through St. Christopher School in Tonawanda, sixth-grader Maeve Finney felt compelled to do something to assist the families there. More...

Ken East students create artwork for wounded freedom fighter

Art students at Kenmore East High School have recently completed a large painting for an individual who was fighting for educational freedom overseas.  A 9-foot by 9-foot painted portrait of 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan is on display More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Scooter Club revises weekly schedule   The Niagara River Scooter Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at Tim Hortons, 2760 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. For info., email girl48@gmail.com. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Theatre

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Announcements

POLAR BITES — Tickets are now available for Polar Bites 2013, a fundraising event benefiting the Buffalo Zoo, from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo.  More...

District predicts staff reductions at elementary and high schools

During a presentation at the Jan. 8 Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board meeting, the district’s superintendent of human resources indicated that staffing will be down next year.  More...

Ken-Ton featuring fruit, veggie of month

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda elementary and middle school students are going to get the opportunity to experience different types of fruits and vegetables as part of the district’s latest nutrition and wellness initiative.  (See editorial on More...

Local News

Winterfest events set to start Thursday

The Town of Tonawanda’s Youth, Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Winterfest, five days of family friendly events, Jan. 17-21.  More...

News Briefs

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board of Education will host a budget work session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Kenmore East High School, 350 Fries Road, Tonawanda.  More...

Town golf concession stands produced revenue, no profit generated in 2012 as hoped by director

The Town of Tonawanda generated revenue when it took over concession stand sales at its two golf courses last year, but profit remains yet to be seen, according to the Youth, Parks and Recreation Department’s 2012 Golf Concession Report.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Zonta toy drive helpful to pantry

While many of us were buying Christmas gifts or decorating our homes in December, the members of the Zonta Club of Kenmore were hard at work collecting toys for donation.  More...

Police Blotter

False report of abduction, shootout land couple in ECMC

Friday, Jan. 4  A Stillwell Avenue resident requested assistance with getting her vehicle out of a snowbank at the end of her driveway.  More...

Sports

St. Joe’s loses two seniors to injury in loss to Canisius

Boys Basketball

St. Joe’s best chance to defeat rival Canisius on Saturday afternoon disappeared instantly when two of their best players both went for a loose ball late in the first half.  More...

Sports briefs

Kenmore East High School graduate Joelle Pollak had 16 points for the Medaille College women’s basketball team during a 63-50 victory over D’You- ville College last Wednesday. More...

Buffalo Stars seeks coaches

The Buffalo Stars are accepting coaching applications for the 2013-14 season, though applicants need to apply prior to the January 21 deadline to be considered. More...

Lifestyles

The fight for civil rights goes on

Martin Luther King Jr. 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...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples were recently issued marriage licenses in the Town of Tonawanda:  Jason R. Adams and Lindsay M. Burgler, both of the Town of Tonawanda, on Oct. 16.  More...

Business

Survey reveals Buffalo Niagara company executives less confident with business operations in 2013

Many business executives in Buffalo Niagara are less confident than they were in recent years about both current economic conditions and their outlook for the 2013 state economy, according to results from First Niagara’s recently released Surve More...

NU students will provide income tax prep assistance

Starting in February, students from Niagara University’s College of Business Administration will once again provide free tax preparation assistance to members of the Niagara Falls community.  More...

AAA, cruise line seeks participants for Culinary School experience

AAA Western and Central New York is inviting members and the public to an informational event and culinary experience taking place at the new, state-of-the-art Niagara Falls Culinary Institute, 28 Old Falls St., Niagara Falls.  More...