Weekly Feature



March 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

GETTING CRAFTY

— Volunteer Terry Calvert, left, helps Katie Robbins of Amherst during the Auxiliary Spring Bazaar held Friday in the atrium at Kenmore Mercy Hospital. More...

Editorial

Resident input important for consolidation process

Bee Editorial

I f you have a strong opinion and/or evidence as to why certain school buildings in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda district should or shouldn’t consolidate, or you are interested in assisting with the district’s long-term planning process, More...

Spindle items

• ALWAYS ON MY MIND —I recently took a trip to Massachusetts where I visited Boston and Salem.  Although I was nearly seven hours away from home, something I saw in the city known for its witch trials reminded me of work.  More...

Out of the Past

Flyboys in the 1920’s

The Curtiss Aerodrome at Eggert Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard in Tonawanda, pictured here in 1921, preceded the Buffalo Airport in Cheektowaga. More...

Obituaries

Nagibe Betros, co-owner, Pete’s Lebanese Bakery

Nagibe Betros (nee Germany), 82, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013.  Mrs. Betros was born in Kornayel, Lebanon and met her husband, Peter M., while visiting family in 1953. More...

Death Notice

REITMEIER, John Herman, of Kenmore, died Sunday, March 10, 2013. He was a World War II Army veteran who fought at the Battle of the Bulge. Mr.  More...

Lifestyles

Library News

Brighton Place 999 Brighton Road, 332-4375 Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Resident shines spotlight on MS Awareness Week

From March 10 to 16, the nation observed Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, but for Nicole Burroughs of Amherst, educating people about the disease is a year-round effort. More...

Lindbergh Elementary site for auction

A theme tray auction will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Charles Lindbergh Elementary, 184 Irving Terrace, Kenmore. Pizza and refreshments will be available for sale.   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

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Announcements

TASTE OF BUFFALO ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS — In an effort to support local area high school seniors in their pursuit of higher education in the food service and hospitality industries, the Taste of Buffalo, presented by TOPS, is now ac More...

Man charged with DWI in three-car accident

Town of Tonawanda police arrested a man and charged him with driving while intoxicated after an accident on Thursday involving three vehicles on Niagara Falls Boulevard.  More...

School District launches consolidation focus group application process

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District is accepting applications for its Consolidation Focus Group, which will assist the SES Consolidation Project study group with its recommendations.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Local News

World War II veteran aids in industry safety

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

John Wozer is always concerned with the safety of those around him.  More...

Same theology, different style: Bishop Malone reflects on Pope Francis’ role at the helm

A “happy mystery” is how Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone describes the recent election of Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Buenos Aires.  More...

Lawmakers urged to continue State Multiple Sclerosis Registry

Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Tonawanda, who has a personal connection to someone with multiple sclerosis, is pushing for continued legislation to fund the New York State Multiple Sclerosis Registry.  More...

Police Blotter

Resident complains of low-flying plane ?

Wednesday, March 6  • A motorist reported a road-rage incident on Military Road. A vehicle reportedly ran over the curb and blew the right front tire. There was no road rage involved — just a flat tire.  More...

Education

Kenmore resident inducted into honor society

Canisius College inducted Kenmore resident Daniel J. More...

On the Campus

Syracuse University honored the following Tonawanda residents for earning dean’s list status for the fall 2012 semester: Emily Kingston, Kendra O’Connor, Amber Lingenfelter and Sarah Rose Kingston.  More...

Sports

O’Hara ready for Federation trip

Girls basketball

Last winter, the Cardinal O’Hara High School girls basketball team traveled to Albany completely unaware of what to expect from the New York State Federation tournament at the Times Union Center.  More...

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

- The Ken-Ton Sharks Bantam hockey team recently won the Town of Tonawanda Bantam House Hockey championship, 8-2, over the Devil Dogs. Matthew McDonald and Anthony Alvear scored twice. More...

All-Bee Team named; process explained

Being selected for the All-Bee Basketball Team is an honor that the recipients are proud to receive, not just because it looks good, but also because opposing coaches see how valuable a player each recipient is to his or her team.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Legion Band concert set for this weekend   The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Post 264 will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24 at the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., N. Tonawanda. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. More...

Business

Two new MASH Urgent Care Network sites coming Niagara Falls Boulevard

As an answer to a growing need for convenient and affordable urgent care supported by all of the area’s major insurance plans, MASH Urgent Care Network will open two new Western New York locations this spring.  More...

Better Business Bureau warns against sweepstake scams

Receiving a notice that you’ve won money through a sweepstake might sound exciting, the Better Business Bureau warns consumers to take a closer look before trying to cash in.  According to the BBB, consumers frequently contact the bureau r 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...