Weekly Feature



April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Show support for Boston by helping on a local level

Bee Editorial

During the past few days, the nation has been glued to its newspapers, computer screens and television sets as it still struggles to comprehend the tragedy that unfolded during Monday’s Boston Marathon.  It is difficult to watch the graphi More...

Spindle items

• LICENSE TO DRIVE — I was 16 years old when I got my learner’s permit and then at 17 years of age, I participated in a driver’s education program so I could get a blue card — the ability to drive after 9 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

Business changes

Donovan’s Drug Store at Delaware and LaSalle avenues in Kenmore, now Miss Josie’s Antiques, was under construction when this photo was taken in 1921. More...

Obituaries

Ruth Frisby, mother, Kenmore graduate

Ruth Frisby (nee Buckner), of the Town of Tonawanda, died Sunday, March 31, 2013. More...

Joseph R. Ciminese, longtime M. Wile & Co. manager

Joseph R. Ciminese, 56, of the Town of Tonawanda, Monday, April 1, 2013.  Mr. Ciminese grew up in North Buffalo and attended St. Mark Elementary School. More...

Death Notices

BOGDAN, Mary Rose (nee Komorowska), of Tonawanda, died Friday, April 5, 2013. She retired in 1989 from the Internal Revenue Service after 25 years of service. Mrs.  More...

Lifestyles

CELEBRATING the way students JAM

You might want to pick up a pair of dancing shoes, because April marks a monthlong celebration of one of the nation’s greatest cultural happenings: the advent of jazz.  More...

NT Church hosting shoe making event

Generation Church is partnering with the non-profit organization Sole Hope to provide shoes for children in Uganda at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at the church, 1001 East Robinson St., North Tonawanda. 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, April 18  Table Tennis, 9 a.m. in Rooms 1 and 3.  More...

Business

Chamber membership offers multiple benefits for businesses of all sizes

Businesses join the Chamber for a host of reasons. For some, it’s solely to obtain group health insurance for their employees. More...

MSM performing play written by one of their own

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Postal Service hiring more city carrier assistants

The U.S. Postal Service will be adding to its fleet of carriers.  Nearly 300 city carrier assistant positions have been filled in the Western New York District during the last three months. More...

Residents react to Boston bombings

The 116th annual Boston Marathon was overshadowed on Monday by bombs that exploded outside a building near the race’s finish line. More...

Police practice bomb threat drill in light of Boston tragedy

This was only a test.  That is what Town of Tonawanda Police Lt. Nick Bado said when asked about unusual activity going on outside of the department Tuesday morning.  Bado said Police Chief Anthony J. More...

Local News

Resident receives funding for political science work

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Tonawanda resident Jonathan C. Beck was recently awarded the J. William Fulbright Scholarship. for his active involvement in political science.  More...

Town teen dies after being struck on Youngmann

An 18-year-old Town of Tonawanda man was pronounced dead at the scene following an accident that occurred early Thursday morning on the Youngmann Memorial Highway.  Police said the victim stepped out in front of a tractor trailer traveling west More...

Improvement Society needs volunteers for Kenmore Clean Up

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is holding its 3rd annual Big Kenmore Clean Up from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Why every year when the school budget comes up, especially in Sweet Home, do they order four large-size buses? Why don’t you order some of the smaller buses? As a private school parent, we are taxpayers in the district as well. More...

Education

Catholic school names honors students

The following students earned Honors with Distinction status at St. Christopher School in Tonawanda for the second trimester of the 2012-13 year:  Grade 8  More...

Sports

Ken West program continues growing under Siegel

Boys Tennis preview

In her first two years of coaching the Kenmore West High School boys tennis team, coach Lisa Siegel experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows from a record standpoint.  Siegel, now in her sixth year at the helm, oversaw a team that More...

Athletes from other sports fuel Bulldogs

One-third of the Kenmore East High School boys tennis team knows its way around a pool.  Nate Bourke, who also coaches the swimming team, is back for his second year leading the Bulldogs and will bring some of the athletes from that squad to the More...

Marauders start season with wins

The St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute outdoor track and field team kicked off the season with strong performances in two different meets Saturday at the Webster Invitational and at the Cheektowaga Warrior Invitational respectively.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Event seeks used books, CDs, other items   Kenmore Mercy Hospital will host its annual used books event from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, April 19, in the atrium of the hospital, at 2950 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 18   More...

Special Events

fri. 19  Spring Bulb Bag Sale — 8 a.m. Friday, April 19 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens’ administration building, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; Free to attend - $7 for bag. 827-1584, ext. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 18  Tour Guide Training — Attend this training session to become a volunteer tour guide at Reinstein Woods, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. More...