Weekly Feature



March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ken East grad composes song for Sandy Hook

Bill Todd didn’t personally know anyone who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, but he said the emotion impacted him enough to write a song for those who were murdered.  More...

Editorial

Catholic Health contract should be fair to nurses

Bee Editorial

Catholic Health has twice this year failed to create a contract that is fair to the nursing staff at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.  In both contracts, Catholic Health eliminated overtime and supplemental pay incentives. More...

Spindle items

• ARTIST WORK — I have absolutely no artistic ability in terms of being able to draw a masterpiece, so my chances of winning an art contest are none.  However, I’m betting that there are some Ken-Ton area students who have the n More...

Out of the Past

The last congregation

By 1964, only nine members remained in the congregation at St. Peter's United Church of Christ in the Town of Tonawanda, the last vestiges of a church that began in 1830. More...

Education

News Briefs

Students at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore are members of the Town of Tonawanda Aquettes Novice Team that took first place in a regional competition this past week at the town’s Aquatic and Fitness Center. More...

Lifestyles

Old traditions, new twists for Dyngus Day 2013

Perhaps Ed Nabozny summed up Dyngus Day the best. “It’s the Polish More...

Sheridan Lions Club hosting spaghetti dinner

The Sheridan Drive Lions Club will a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. on April 6, at the St. Edmund’s Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda. Spaghetti, meatballs, garlic and regular bread will be served along with at beverage. 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, March 28  Table Tennis, 9 a.m. in Rooms 1 and 3.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Event seeks used books, CDs, other items   More...

Business

Supervisor focuses on stability in State of Town address

Be it beautifying the town, finding new ways to bring business to the area or dealing with infrastructure issues, the municipality is working toward sustainability, Town of Tonawanda Supervisor Anthony Caruana said Friday during his State of the Town More...

Events

Sales and marketing group hosting luncheon   More...

County clerk hosting tax prep event at Northtown Auto Bureau

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs will host free tax preparation assistance to help working families and individuals filing tax returns, claiming the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax credits, from 5 to 7 p.m. More...

Kenmore Mercy nurses vote against revised contract

Nurses at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, for the second time in the past month, have voted against a contract presented to them by Catholic Health.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

I FOUND IT

— Aaliyah Herring, 6, of Tonawanda, picks up the egg she found during the Easter egg hunt held Saturday at the Lincoln Park Arena in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Chicken ownership issue re-hatches

The number of residents who want chicken ownership permitted in the Town of Tonawanda appears to be growing.  Linda Byrnes, a Keats Avenue resident, kicked off the request for chicken ownership in September and has gotten a family following and More...

Local News

Photo

Nick Sinatra, owner, serves Mark Aquilina and his mother during the St. Joseph's round table held March 19 at the Village Square Events & Catering in Kenmore. More...

Sweet Home taxpayers will see tax increase

Proposed 2013-14 budget

Although the possibility of closing an elementary school in the Sweet Home School District is not planned for the 2013-14 year, it remains a strong possibility in the future.  More...

Underlying passion for art shapes veteran’s path in life

For Iraq War veteran and humor cartoonist Bill Abbott, drawing was just a hobby the Kenmore resident enjoyed as a child and never intended to seriously pursue.  More...

Police Blotter

Teens steal business’ balloons to suck out helium

Friday, March 15  • A male was reportedly smoking marijuana in front of a Delaware Road library. An officer located the male standing in the library’s stairwell and apprehended him for trespassing.  More...

Obituaries

Loretta Schaefer, former owner, Wean Florist

Loretta Schaefer, 92, of Kenmore, died Sunday, March 24, 2013.  A North Buffalo native, Ms. Schaefer worked for Dunlop Tire before becoming employed by Wean Florist. More...

Sports

Inaugural squad stocked with talent

2013 All-Bee Boys Hockey

The inaugural All-Bee Boys Hockey Team, determined by 14 coaches from the Bee’s coverage area, includes some of the area’s top players at their positions. More...

Spring sports previews to begin next week

The Bee will begin previewing the spring sports teams in next week’s edition by publishing a preview of the boys and girls lacrosse teams. More...

League, individual champions represented on First Team

2013 All-Bee Girls Hockey

Western New York continues to produce some of the best ice hockey players in the state.  With the continued growth of girls teams, the Bee felt it was time to honor the standout players within our coverage area by rolling out the inaugural All-B More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28   More...

Holiday

fri. 29  Spring Egg-stravaganza! A Celebration of Animals that Hatch from Eggs — Drop in for an egg-stremely fun time at Tifft Nature Preserve, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. More...

Theatre

thurs. 28  Cannibal the Musical — Written by Trey Parker, one of the creators of “South Park” and “The Book of Mormon,” and directed by Drew McCabe for Theater Jugend. Performances: 8 p.m. More...