Weekly Feature



March 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Review of Health Department study leaves residents in limbo

Following a state Department of Health presentation in the Town of Tonawanda on Feb. 26, one thing was evident to a couple of environmental activists. They will have to use the results from the study to empower the community. More...

Editorial

Kamholz’s expertise should have been used at factory

Bee Editorial

A s a federal trial involving the U.S. More...

Spindle items

• FIRST LADY TO COME TO KENMORE — I was pumped when I saw a headline in an email that said “Eleanor Roosevelt to speak at historical event.”  More...

Out of the Past

Before Military Road was created

(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

Cooke’s culinary skills earns her student of the month

The faculty members at Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical Center have selected Jane Cooke, a senior at Grand Island High School, as their featured student of the month for February. More...

School district could lose up to $330K in federal funding set for special needs students

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District could face a $330,000 loss in aid due to sequestration, this past week’s onset of deep cuts in federal spending.  According to Superintendent Mark Mondanaro, that figure is the “worse-cas More...

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

— Margaret Mary Gorman, left front, and Nicholas Tollar Jr., along with Nancy Augustyn, left rear, Ann Marie Giangrosso, Julie Gavin and Sue Ventresca, earned a Distinguished Alumni Award recen More...

Lifestyles

Receiving lessons in financial literacy, free of charge

Since 1969, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program has been helping lower-income individuals prepare and file their taxes free of charge. This year, a new program aims to help people get financially literate, also at no cost.  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...

St. Joe’s to strike emotional chord with ‘GODSPELL’

One of the final scenes in the musical “Godspell” is hard for stage manager Andrew Hayes to watch. More...

Business

New electronics repair store opens on the Boulevard

CPR Cell Phone Repair of Western New York, a phone repair franchise, has opened a new retail shop along Niagara Falls Boulevard in Tonawanda.  The business is a small electronics repair center dedicated to the on-premise repair of cellphones, la More...

Dupont provides Canisius College with $7,000 grant

The DuPont Yerkes site in the Town of Tonawanda recently presented a $7,000 DuPont Community Fund grant to the Canisius College Academic Talent Search Program.  More...

Dry cleaning company hosting coats drive at home show

Urban Valet Dry Cleaners is hosting it 3rd annual charity coat check at the Buffalo Home and Garden Show.  In 2010, organizers of the show saw a need for a coat check service. More...

Community group to present steps to address soil contamination

A meeting scheduled by the Tonawanda Community Fund will present how the organization plans to address concerns with the contaminated soil samples found in the town.  More...

Town trail project gets Legislature’s approval

The Erie County Legislature’s Economic Development Committee has given a unanimous go-ahead for construction of the Sherwood Greenway Multi-Use Trail in the Town of Tonawanda.  More...

Local News

Garlic mustard competition seeks participants

For those who want to volunteer time to help the environment, the state Department of Health is hosting a contest at Erie County’s nature preserves.  Registration is now open for the Garlic Mustard Challenge, a friendly competition to redu More...

Seedling orders due by March 15

Time is running out to order tree and shrub seedlings through the Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2013 Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedling Program. Orders must be received by March 15 for the 2013 sale.  More...

Political brief

Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard will host an event from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Ironworker’s Local Union 6, 196 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca. Irish dancers will perform, and food will be available. The cost to attend is $25. More...

Police Blotter

Kenmore Avenue resident reports being electrocuted

Friday, Feb. 22  • An Elmwood Avenue store employee reported that he sold beer to a slightly intoxicated male. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Thank you to Chris Jacobs for not providing burglars with a list of targets.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BRONOLD, Clarice R. (nee Paque), of Kenmore, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. Mrs. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s wins another state title

Winning championships never gets old for the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute’s ice hockey team. More...

O’Hara drops first game

Plays for state Catholic championship on Saturday

It is often said that all good things must come to an end. More...

Season ends for Blue Devils

When you have a 6-foot-6, 240-pound player on your roster, it’s imperative to your success that they’re on the court when you compete.  For the Kenmore West High School boys basketball team and Quinton Campbell, that was rarely the c More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Point, insurance reduction course set   There will be a New York State certified six-hour point and insurance reduction course offered from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 7  SEAsonings — The Original Taste of Niagara — This event is all about tasting and enjoying good food from area restaurants and fine wines, 6-9 p.m. Thursday, March 7 at the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St.; $. More...

Auditions

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