Weekly Feature



February 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Donation center opens in Sheridan Park community

A new facility recently opened its doors in the Town of Tonawanda that will provide residents with free items.  (See editorial on page four)  In January, Ken-Ton Parent Association member Jill O’Malley founded a program known as the More...

Editorial

Parents’ initiative is spot on with area needs

Bee Editorial

With the difficulties of the economic downturn, it’s ideal timing that a pair of Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District parents designed a program for those who are struggling to pay for clothing and other needed items.  The Ken Ton Clo More...

Spindle items

HE WILL BE MISSED — When I received the news that former Kenmore Police Chief Carl La- Corte died, I — like many who knew him — was devastated.  More...

Out of the Past

Village buildings up in smoke

(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

.Shame on Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs for worrying more about the privacy of gun owners than protecting sane individuals from the people with guns.  More...

Education

Seventh-grader earns St. John’s geography champ title

By correctly identifying a body of water, seventh-grader Michael Franz of St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore won the school’s annual Geo-Bee Competition.  More...

On the Campus

Maeve Melber of Kenmore earn high honors status for the first semester of the 2012-13 year at Buffalo Seminary.  More...

Sweet Home High School names honor roll recipients

The following students at Sweet Home High School were named to the second quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 academic year:  Grade 12  More...

Lifestyles

Birds of a Feather

Enthusiasts share birding experiences

For more than a year, Sue Barth searched in vain until one day she glimpsed a flash of white. Raising her camera, Barth captured photo after photo of a northern mockingbird perching on a tree branch. More...

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...

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. 28  Table Tennis, 9 a.m. in Rooms 1 and 3.  More...

Business

Adam’s Door offering products to fit every budget

Be it a new garage door, repairs for an existing door or another type of door update, Adams Door Company says it has options for anyone who wants to make such a purchase.  The business moved from its longtime Genesee Street location in Buffalo t More...

GM donates $60K to six charities

The General Motors Foundation reported that it will provide grants totaling $60,000 to support six programs in the Tonawanda community that offer services and benefits for families.  More...

Luncheon features town supervisor’s message

The annual State of the Town address presented by Supervisor Anthony Caruana and sponsored by the Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce will be held at the Chamber’s luncheon on Friday, March 22, at Classics V Banquet Center, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Am More...

Former Kenmore police chief dies shortly after retirement

Predecessor says farewell to longtime colleague

Recently retired Kenmore Police Chief Carl La- Corte had a short time to enjoy the departure from his daily work routine. He died Feb. 20 at Millard Fillmore Hospital, just three months after stepping down from the post. He was 66.  More...

Coalition presents years worth of research

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York, in a presentation on Feb. 20, displayed an array of environmental research it has gathered.  The environmental activist group created mini presentations — all funded by the U.S. More...

Local News

Kenmore Mercy receives Blue Distinction honors

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York has reported that all Buffalo-area Catholic Health hospitals, including Kenmore Mercy Hospital on Elmwood Avenue, were named as Blue Distinction Centers+.  Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Sisters of Charity Hospi More...

County legislators join to oppose state’s gun control law by a 7-4 margin

The Erie County Legislature on Thursday approved a resolution opposing New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, a law that includes stricter penalties, an enhanced definition of assault weapons and places strong regulations on More...

Longtime law enforcer seeks sheriff seat

A 32-year veteran of the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Richard “Dick” Dobson announced his candidacy for sheriff on Friday.  “I came up through the ranks: deputy, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and watch commander,&rdquo More...

Police Blotter

Two men charged following road-rage incident

Friday, Feb. 15  • A Mang Avenue resident reported that she has been finding bricks on her property during the past couple of days. More...

Obituaries

E. William Miller, longtime Town Board member

E. William Miller III, 86, of Tonawanda, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.  A Buffalo native, Mr. Miller moved to Kenmore with his family in the 1930s. More...

Death Notices

TACKABERRY, Phyllis A. “Cookie,” of Kenmore, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Mrs. Tackaberry is survived by her husband, Robert B., and two brothers, Larry and Thomas Nichols. More...

Sports

Ken West boys hoops stuns North

Faces Niagara Falls in semifinals on Thursday

For the Kenmore West High School boys basketball team, Friday night’s 56-53 win over Williamsville North in the quarterfinal round of the Section VI, Class AA playoffs had a historic feel.  More...

Marauders raise cup

The St. Joe’s hockey team won in exciting fashion Monday night with a 3-2 thriller over Bishop Timon-St. Jude in the Niagara Cup Final at the First Niagara Center.  More...

Basketball season ends for St. Joe’s

Despite falling far behind in Sunday night’s Manhattan Cup semifinal playoff game versus Timon-St. Jude at Canisius College, the St. Joe’s boys basketball team decided at halftime it wasn’t going down without a fight.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club seeks new members   The Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club is enrolling new members. The club meets at 12:15 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Art

fri. 1  Stretching the Imagination — A solo exhibition from local artist Martin DeVita, opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, March 1, and continues through Wednesday, March 13 at 464 Gallery, 464 E. Amherst St., Buffalo; Free. More...

Special Events

thurs. 28 - sun. 3   More...

Festivals

sat. 2   More...