Weekly Feature

February 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Kenmore Alliance Church sends help in Sandy’s wake

Although Hurricane Sandy has faded from the headlines, there is still relief work that needs to be done in areas that were struck by the storm. More...

Editorial

Lockout was the correct reaction to situation

Bee Editorial

I t’s unfortunate in this post-Columbine world that we have become hypersensitive toward rumors of anyone who appears suspicious, but when the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District was alerted that a possible gunman was seen in an area near More...

Spindle items

MATHEMATICIANS IN THE MAKING — Second grade was one of my favorite grades during my elementary years, so I was delighted when invited to visit a class on Friday afternoon at this grade level at Edison Elementary School.  More...

Out of the Past

Formerly a Buick

(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

On the Campus

Francesco Cardillo from Tonawanda earned dean’s list honors at the State University at Canton.   More...

Legislators meet with school boards to discuss budget woes

Education representatives from across Western New York gathered Saturday morning at the Erie County Association of School Boards’ annual Legislative Breakfast at Michael’s Banquet Facility in Hamburg.  A panel of local and state legi More...

Ken East pair top Erie 1 BOCES winnings at automotive competition

If it were the Olympics, Erie 1 BOCES would have won four out of the six medals awarded within the automotive category.  At the Ron Smith Memorial Auto Tech Competition last month, high school juniors from E1B's three career centers swept the Ti More...

Lifestyles

Young sweethearts ... grow into lifelong couples

For many, teenage flames flicker out to become nothing but a fond memory. For some, though, the person they fell for as a teenager becomes the person they’ll say “I do” to. More...

Audubon Preserve site for ecology lesson

Buffalo Audubon Society will be hosting Winter Ecology at 8 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16, at North Tonawanda Audubon Preserve, Raymond Street at Birch Drive entrance, 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, Feb. 14  Table Tennis, 9 a.m. in Rooms 1 and 3.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Concerts

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Irish Classical Theatre Company presents ‘Dancing At Lughnasa’

The Irish Classical Theatre presents the Tony and Olivier Award-winning play, “Dancing At Lughnasa,” by Brian Friel, Ireland’s greatest living playwright, Thursday, Feb. 14 through Sunday, March 10.  More...

Coalition sets meeting to gather community input

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York wants to pinpoint exactly which health issues are of greatest concern to the residents of the Town and City of Tonawanda.  More...

Town Board talks funding for top two priorities

The Tonawanda Town Board on Monday discussed two of its top priorities, according to Councilman Joseph Emminger. More...

Local News

Edison students generate valentines for veterans as part of county program

Students at Thomas Edison Elementary in the Town of Tonawanda were busy on Friday afternoon creating valentines for a special cause.  Their cards were going to be given to veterans stationed in the United States and abroad as part of the Erie Co More...

Spotting of alleged gunman near Colvin sparks lockout at three schools

A man allegedly seen wielding a gun while walking near the Kenmore-Tonawanda border on Monday morning prompted district officials to request a lockout period at three schools.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Village approves promotions to departments

Three Kenmore Police Department employees were granted promotions by the Village Board during a meeting held Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Drunken male transported home after hospital visit

Friday, Feb. 1  An officer was flagged down by a cab driver who requested that the officer assist a female customer with directions. The officer reported that it appeared that the woman was intoxicated. More...

Obituaries

Franklin A. Kimmins Jr., firefighter, respiratory therapist

Franklin A. Kimmins Jr., 66, of Kenmore, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013.  Mr. Kimmins was a Buffalo native, graduated from Kenmore West High School and attended Erie Community College.  More...

Benjamin F. Dailey, veteran, postal worker

Benjamin F. Dailey, 90, of Tonawanda, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.  Born in Buffalo, Mr. Dailey served in World War II as a member of the Army Air Corps. More...

Death Notice

METZINGER, Bernadette E., of the Town of Tonawanda, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. Ms. Metzinger is survived by one sister, Mary Tilley, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Feb. 7 at The Chapel of St. John Neumann at St. More...

Sports

Cardinal O’Hara continues dominant play

One of the most special nights for any high school athlete is Senior Night. For many it’s a culmination of years of hard work no matter what playing field they compete on. More...

Early run helps South cagers spoil Panthers’ senior night

Friday could have been a huge night for the Sweet Home boys basketball team. Instead, it was Williamsville South who was celebrating.  The Billies jumped out to a 23-0 lead on their way to a 72-53 win at Sweet Home.  More...

Kenmore girls hockey thriving at right time

Every sports season is filled with ups and downs especially during the postseason portion of the schedule. The Kenmore girls’ ice hockey team has been riding the roller coaster at full throttle the last few weeks.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

International Guitar Fest coming to St. Joe’s   St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute will host an International Guitar Night at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17 at the school, 845 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo. Cost of tickets is $30. More...

Business

Senator, college hosting social media seminar for small businesses

Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Tonawanda, and the Buffalo State College Small Business Development Center will host a “Facebook Tips For Small Business” seminar from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. More...

‘All tails’ wagging at grooming facility

Dog owners looking for personalized grooming care for their pets at a wallet-friendly price should point their leashes in the direction of All Tails Grooming in Tonawanda.  The Delaware Avenue business, which opened in December, offers haircuts, More...

Second Startup Weekend returns to Medaille College

On the heels of the inaugural Startup Weekend Buffalo held in November, planning for the second Startup Weekend Buffalo is under way.  More...