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February 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Councilman arrested on stalking, harassment charges

A Tonawanda Town Board member was arrested this past weekend.  (See editorial on page four)  Councilman Daniel Crangle was charged on Saturday with stalking in the third degree and harassment in the second degree, both stemming from allegat More...

Editorial

Councilman should keep his board post — for now

Bee Editorial

Town Councilman Daniel Crangle was recently arrested following an alleged incident that occurred between himself and his estranged wife. Now, a member of the public is demanding Crangle’s resignation. More...

Spindle items

BOARD SEAT SEEKERS — Those seeking election to a school board may want to check out an upcoming event being hosted by the Erie 1 Board of Cooperative Educational Services.  The Erie County  Association of  More...

Out of the Past

The original church

(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...

Obituaries

Patricia K. Gardon, volunteer

Patricia Kelly Gardon, 80, of Kenmore, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.  A Buffalo native, Mrs. Gardon grew up in Black Rock and graduated from Mount St. Mary Academy in Tonawanda in 1950.  She and her husband, Joseph S. More...

John F. Malone, veteran, salesman

John F. Malone, 89, of Buffalo, formerly of the Town of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.  He graduated from Riverside High School, where he played football. He also rowed at the Westside Rowing Club. More...

Death Notices

SCHMITT, Pamela J. (nee Olson), of the Town of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. She was a retired dietitian, having worked at Kaleida Health for 35 years. Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

FLAIR FOR THE Middle East

Book introduces cooks to new kind of recipes

Like most good food does, hers began with love. Seven years ago, Faith Gorsky married a man with a Palestinian father and Syrian mother. The mother cooked, true to her culture, phenomenal Middle Eastern food for her family. More...

Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club seeks new members

The Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club is enrolling new members. The club meets at 12:15 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at The Grill, inside the Paddock Golf Dome, 175 Brompton Road, near Brighton Park in the Town of Tonawanda.   More...

Charity group ‘mans up’ for Burger Bowl

It will be a night of intense competition, inspiring creativity and delicious burgers.  Man’s Night, a charity organization, will hold its third annual Burger Bowl from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. More...

Play that funky music

Solorazaf, a French-Malagasy guitarist, performed during the International Guitar Night Tour at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Sunday evening. More...

Is contamination causing health issues in town?

Study shows high levels of cancer, birth defects in Tonawanda

Elevated levels of cancer and birth defects have been reported in the Town of Tonawanda, according to a study recently released by the state Department of Health. More...

Forum draws negative reactions to SAFE Act

Gun control

The New York Secure Ammunitions and Firearms Act had its unofficial day in court this past week when Assemblywoman Jane Corwin held a forum on the law alongside other elected officials in the Mahoney Office Building in Downtown Buffalo.  More...

Local News

Kenmore native pens suspense thriller

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A woman who finds herself hiding from a convict’s killer is the highlight of a novel recently created by Village of Kenmore native Tim Johnson. Fortunately, Johnson said, the tale is not based on his own life. More...

Insurance company agrees to contribute toward fitness program

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York, a subsidiary of HealthNow New York Inc., reported that it has agreed to a three-year partnership with Healthways to offer the award-winning SilverSneakers Fitness Program to eligible Medicare Advantage member More...

St. Bartholomew joins Kenmore church in volunteer hurricane relief efforts

Members of St. More...

Letters to the Editor

Crangle shouldn’t represent our town

Councilman Dan Crangle’s arrest and arraignment on charges of stalking in the third degree and harassment in the second degree are clear indications that he is not the type of person we should have representing the residents of the Town of Tona More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.For the fourth anniversary of the Crash of Flight 3407 on Feb. 12, I would like to repeat my thanks to all those who helped at the time of the crash.  More...

Education

Youth earns award based on good deeds

Steven Mooney, an eighth-grade student at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore, was recently awarded the “Altar Server of the Year” for services at St. John the Baptist Church and beyond.  Mooney is a lifelong St. More...

Correction

Ann Morelli is a former president of the Ken-Ton School District’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association. Her status was incorrect in a story published in the Feb. 13 edition.   More...

Sweet Home Middle School posts honor roll students

The following Sweet Home Middle School students were named to the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade eight  More...

Sports

St. Joe’s captures Catholic championships

Berube and Baughner set for states in Albany

This weekend’s state wrestling championships will be an eye-opener for Travis Berube and Garrett Baughner as they make their first trip to the Times Union Center in Albany.  The St. More...

Thunder roll into school history books with wins

For the past few years, the Mount Saint Mary’s High School girls bowling team has been trying to accomplish something it has never done before – win the Monsignor Martin League and the season-ending All-Catholic tournament in the same sea More...

Cardinal O’Hara magical regular season unbeaten

Take two games in Lockport tourney to go 24-0

The Cardinal O’Hara and Lancaster High School girls basketball teams were seeking out the most talented competition in Western New York and found it last weekend at the 31st annual Lockport Kiwanis Tournament.  It was the perfect end to a More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

American Red Cross hosting blood drives   The American Red Cross will be conducting blood drives from his bloodmobile from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 3 at Family Video, 1971 Colvin Boulevard and from 9 a.m. More...

Business

Tonawanda resident, immigrant opens discount tire store

Calling it “Western New York’s Home of the Quality $19.99 Tire,” Town of Tonawanda resident Pavel Faynshteyn has opened the doors of 1699 Main St. in Buffalo as Main Street Used Tires Sales and Service.  More...

Solar park receives grant, adding third building

TM Montante Development has been awarded a grant from National Grid’s extensive economic development program to move forward on constructing its third building in the state-of-the-art Riverview Solar Technology Park, located along the Niagara R More...

AAA honors Life Insurance Month

February is Life Insurance Awareness Month, and AAA Western & Central New York is encouraging members to review their life insurance coverage.  This is the club’s first time honoring the month. More...