Weekly Feature

April 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Jury got it right in EPA versus Tonawanda Coke case

Bee Editorial

The case between the U.S. More...

Spindle items

• GOING STRAIGHT FOR DESSERT — I like to think of myself as having decent culinary skills, which were passed down to me from my mother; however, I’m always looking for ways to improve and also add to my recipe collection, especially More...

Out of the Past

Fine day for refinery

Employees at the former Frontier Oil Refinery at River Road and Grand Island Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda stop for a groundbreaking ceremony on April 29, 1952, for an addition to the refinery. More...

Police Blotter

Man not drunk — just on his way to church

Friday, March 22  • A Delaware Avenue resident reported that a vehicle was blocking the door to his residence so he was unable to gain access to the home. More...

Obituaries

Joseph Jack Sr., World War II veteran

Joseph Jack Sr., 89, of Kenmore, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013.  Born in Perry, N.Y., Mr. More...

Death Notice

DISPENZA, Dorothy A. (nee Barone), of Tonawanda, died Monday. March 25, 2013. Mrs. Dispenza is survived by her husband, Anthony J.; two daughters, Christine Majka and Toney Jane Dungan; and several grandchildren. More...

Sports

Veteran Thunder vie for ninth title

Lacrosse Preview

The Mount St. More...

Marauders ready for competitive MMA

In the space of just a few days, the St. More...

Sweet Home boys triumph

Many area high school lacrosse teams have yet to practice on a field, let alone play, but the Sweet Home boys were fortunate enough to get in three games before spring recess.  The Panthers dropped its season opener to Amherst, 7-4, March 20, an More...

Entertainment

Special Events

fri. 5-sun. 7   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 4   More...

Literature

thurs. 4  Kick-off for the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair — Fiction reading with Starcherone prize winners for “Innovative Fiction,” Jonathan Callahan and Sarah Falkner, 8-11 p.m. More...

Tonawanda Coke guilty of environmental violations

After testimony that lasted more than a month, a Town of Tonawanda foundry coke manufacturer was found guilty on Thursday of violating federal environmental acts.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Activist groups moving forward following federal court case verdict

A pair of community environmental activist groups are moving forward with plans to better protect the Town of Tonawanda from corporate pollution following last week’s guilty verdict in federal court against Tonawanda Coke for its years of emitt More...

Local News

Student creates dress to be modeled in show

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

For one senior at Sweet Home High School, fashion design has been a way for her to integrate her own ideas into the latest clothing trends.  In the past two years, Eryn Denesha’s work has escalated from the drawing board to the stage of an More...

Four Pack 37 troops earn Eagle Scout rank

An Eagle Scout Court of Honor has recognized four Boy Scouts from Troop 37, based in Kenmore, for achieving the highest rank in Scouting.  Joseph Fennie, John Grasso, Christopher Rumpl and David Weeman earned their Eagle Scout rank after being i More...

Ken-Ton trio’s fashion designs being featured in mall show

Three Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda high school seniors have been using their fashion wits during the last two years toward a moment that will likely be the highlight of their student careers.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Praise due writer for ‘perfect’ story

When I was asked to contact Erika Carlson a few weeks ago to speak with her about a story she was working on regarding Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week, it was never my intent to disclose that I, in fact, had the disease.  More...

Government needs to help businesses

There was recently a nasty court battle that raged between the owners of Tonawanda Coke and a government that was egged on by certain citizens who would rejoice in the closing of this long-term manufacturer.   More...

Education

College names Kenmore native as admissions director

After a national search, Justin Rogers, formerly of Kenmore, has been named Director of Admissions at Hilbert College in Hamburg.  Rogers will begin his role on April 8.  More...

IN MEMORY

— Members of the Kenmore East High School Jazz Combo perform during a “Tribute to the Families of Sandy Hook” concert held in the high school auditorium on March 27. More...

Former Tonawanda Council on the Arts member among college award recipients

Patricia A. More...

Lifestyles

Dining Out for Life

Restaurants and hungry residents will be teaming up throughout the area on Tuesday, April 9, to raise money for Evergreen Health Services, which provides a variety of services, including many to those affected by HIV and AIDS. More...

Sheridan Lions Club hosting spaghetti dinner

The Sheridan Drive Lions Club will host a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the St. Edmund’s Campus, 530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction and live music. More...

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. Saturday   More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

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

Business

MASH Urgent Care Network celebrates opening Sheridan Drive location in the Town of Tonawanda

MASH Urgent Care held a grand opening on Friday to celebrate the creation of its sixth location, at 1751 Sheridan Drive, Tonawanda.  The opening enhances the development of the MASH Care Network, a comprehensive suite of health and wellness ser More...

Wing-flavored lager makes its way to Tonawanda store

Starting this week, beer-centric retailer KegWorks in the Town of Tonawanda will offer a new flavored beer.  The Military Road company has teamed up with Flying Bison Brewing Company to create a Buffalo beer, inspired by the city’s signatu More...

Metro Mattress accepting applications for ‘50 Beds in 50 Days’ program

Metro Mattress has launched its “50 Beds in 50 Days” charitable program in the Buffalo area.  More...