Weekly Feature

January 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Crematorium isn’t trying to get residents riled again

Bee Editorial

We’d be extremely surprised if Sheridan Park Inc., owner of the crematorium attached to the Amigone Funeral Home on Sheridan Drive, restored its crematory operations without first notifying New York State’s attorney general. More...

Spindle items

CONGRATS, DON — Since Don Kunzelman was sick — I hear he’s doing better now — on the day the town dedicated the new pavilion in Lincoln Park, I didn’t get a chance to congratulate him on having the facility named after h More...

Out of the Past

Kenmore gets wired

(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

Kindergarten teacher incorporates music into reading lessons

Four years ago, kindergarten teacher Anthony Irwin decided he was going to teach himself to play the guitar.  “At first, I just wanted to learn how to play guitar for myself, and then I realized how great of a tool it would be to use in th More...

College-level courses catching on at Sweet Home

The drive to have more Sweet Home High School students successfully complete college-level courses is paying off, according to Principal Joleen Reinholz.  “We now have 56 percent of the seniors taking a college credit course,” she to 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...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Watch group meeting set at Assembly of God   Old Town Neighborhood Watch Group is hosting its meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at Assembly of God Church, 72 Riverdale Ave., Tonawanda.  Blessed Sacrament offering chili at church   More...

Business

Delaware Avenue bakery owner creates products using ethnic recipes

Jennifer Brien is proud of her Italian and Polish heritage so she said it was a no-brainer to offer those types of ethnic foods when she opened her business in Kenmore a couple of months ago.  More...

Primary care, diagnostic center set to close at end of the month

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a member of Catholic Health, is closing its Williamsville Primary Care and Diagnostic Center, located at 400 International Drive, as of Thursday, Jan. 31.  More...

State senator to discuss happenings in Albany at Chamber luncheon

A government official is set to speak at the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on Friday.  More...

Coalition wins protective order against Tonawanda Coke

An environmental activist group based in the Town of Tonawanda won’t have to release its confidential documents to Tonawanda Coke Corporation.  That’s what State Supreme Court Judge Paula Feroleto said in the ruling she made on Jan. More...

Family Support Center celebrates anniversary, new location

Just in time to promote its 10-year anniversary, the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District’s Family Support Center learned that it had to move from its Yorkshire Road location.  More...

Local News

Glendale blaze ignited by fireplace embers

A poorly constructed fireplace connection to the outside created the perfect storm for a blaze that occurred Tuesday morning at a Glendale Drive home in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Town clerk’s office provides multiple ways to pay tax bill

The Town of Tonawanda and Erie County tax bill was mailed out Tuesday, Jan. 15, according to Town Clerk Marguerite Greco.  Town property owners can submit payments by Feb. More...

Tonawanda woman sentenced on international kidnapping charges

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. More...

Police Blotter

Canine attack leads to dead cat, injured humans

Saturday, Jan. 12  A Shepard Avenue resident reported that a person fell on a sidewalk, then appeared disoriented when getting up from the ground. An officer reported that first aid was notified to address the person’s arm abrasions. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

CHRISTOPHER, Christ A., of Tonawanda, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. Mr. Christopher is survived by four sons, Joseph, Steven, Christ and Vincent; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Lou Kulesza. More...

Sports

Marauders prepare for postseason play

Wrestling

The St. Joe’s wrestling team features a smaller roster in 2012-13, but that hasn’t stopped them at all from accomplishing the several goals they’ve set.  St. More...

Bulldogs right ship with back-to-back victories

Boys Hockey

The Kenmore East hockey team underwent a few changes in the offseason after winning the New York State Federation championship last season. More...

St. Joe’s ices rival Canisius in overtime

The St. Joe’s Federation hockey team improved its record to 12-2-1 (7-0-1 in the Federation) this season with a gutsy win over Catholic school rival Timon, 3-1, last Monday evening at Cazinovia Rink in South Buffalo.  More...

Lifestyles

ALL ABOARD

...for the Model Railroad Club of Buffalo

These are not your childhood train sets.  Tucked in an upstairs room at the Boys and Girls Club at 54 Riverdale Ave. in Tonawanda, an array of train tracks and model trains sits proudly on display. More...

Historical Society hosting used book sale

The North Tonawanda Historical Society is hosting a used books sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2 at 54 Webster St., North Tonawanda. More...

Bee Senior News

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center  The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announced that the following events will take place at the center:   Thursday, Jan. 24  Table Tennis, 9 a.m. in Rooms 1 and 3.  More...