Weekly Feature

May 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

RESCUE ITEMS

— Michael Maddocks of Tonawanda, left, listens to Fire Captain Brett Rider and Fire Lt. More...

Editorial

In the end, both girls victims of bullying

Bee Editorial

Two Kenmore West High School girls likely won’t be attending their senior prom this year as a result of their actions from this past weekend, which led to one teen being rushed to the hospital and another transported to jail — an incident More...

Spindle items

• VOCAL TALENTS — Elaina Hill, Amanda Schultz and Julianne Yendall, all seniors in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District, will be honored during the ABC Bel Canto Choirs season finale concert being held at 3 p.m. More...

Out of the Past

High school construction

Kenmore West High School was a 1938 Public Works Administration project with the federal government supplying a grant of $698,354 and the local school district providing $1,020,000 more. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

GRILLO, Natale V. “Nate,” of Tonawanda, died Sunday, April 28, 2013. Mr. Grillo is survived by his wife, Catheren A. “Caye” (nee Ward); one stepson, Arthur A. DiLapo; and one sister, Rosalie Vella. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s ends Timon’s win streak

Boys Lacrosse

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute lacrosse coach Peter Hudecki always preaches to his team the importance of continuing play until they hear the referees blow a whistle to signify a pause in action.  More...

Marauders fall to Lancers in 1-0 pitching duel

If you didn’t catch Monday’s high school baseball game between St. Mary’s of Lancaster and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute, make sure you make it to the rematch.  More...

Mount St. Mary off to perfect start

Girls track and field

The Mount St. Mary Academy girls track and field team continued rolling on Monday night in a win over Holy Angels and Mount Mercy.  The Thunder (5-0) only have 14 girls on the roster with many excelling in multiple events.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Willow Ridge Garden Club hosts Spring Fling   Willow Ridge Garden Club is presenting a Spring Fling at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 at St. Edmund Campus, 530 Ellicott Creed Road, Tonawanda. More...

Amputee encourages victims of Boston bombings

Recovering from an amputation is a long and difficult process that requires not just physical healing, but constitutes an emotional roller coaster as well.  Kevin Degnan of Kenmore learned this when, 25 years after he was hit by a car, the avid More...

Ken-West grad leads fitness operations, activities at Tonawanda facility

Andy Page says he’s exactly where he wants to be in terms of his career. More...

Local News

Student experiences role as School Board member

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Since last June, Sweet Home High School senior Kevin Murray has been given a behind-the-scenes view of how government works.  As an ex officio member of the Sweet Home School Board, Murray has had the opportunity to act as a liaison between the More...

Opt-out had insignificant impact on school district

Although it seemed that the parental movement to have students opt out of state assessments might be significant, it had minimal impact in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District.  More...

Non profit group offers relief for caregivers

Anita Conron, Jody Dowdall and Nora Snyder all personally experienced the sacrifices one has to make as a long-term caregiver. More...

Police Blotter

Men shaking hands seen as drug transaction

Friday, April 19  • A man was arrested on a warrant after police were called to a Wabash Avenue residence on the report of two men who were storing their bikes in a garage. The other man was heading home for the night.  More...

Education

Kenmore West High names high honors students for third marking period in 2012-13

Grade 9  More...

Beta Gamma Sigma adds five residents to its Canisius College chapter

Five Kenmore/Tonawanda residents were among 45 students inducted by The Richard J. Wehle School of Business into the Canisius College Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma during recent ceremonies.  More...

Future nurse named Student of the Month

The faculty members at Erie 1 BOCES Kenton Career & Technical Center have selected Alexander   Schmitt, a senior at Kenmore West High School, as its featured Student of the Month for April. More...

Lifestyles

St. Joe’s Prom 2013

Faculty member Kyle Dluhy helps Chris Lillis and Kaitlyn Curtinat sign in at the St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute 2013 prom held Friday at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara Hotel in Amherst. More...

Farming...

Local notions give agriculture a new life

That’s how Patrick Spoth, who runs Kelkenberg Farm in Clarence Center with his wife, Charlene, feels about the industry, and that is evidenced by the 36,000 farms in the state. More...

WNY Tinnitus Support Group plans meeting

The Western New York Tinnitus Support Group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at 144 Farber Hall, located on the South Campus of the University of Buffalo. Dennis Bailey, a retired teacher, will share his story about living with tinnitus. More...

Business

Greek restaurant celebrates two decades of service in Kenmore

Area residents don’t have to travel overseas to experience an authentic Greek meal. More...

Wednesdays are Wellness Days at Schofield

The Schofield Adult Wellness Center has scheduled a variety of health and wellness seminars this spring. These free programs are open to the public, so those interested should call 995-3851 to make a reservation. More...

NOCO earns record amount in MDA fundraiser

NOCO Express Stores, its customers and employees recently made March a very lucky month for the Muscular Dystrophy Association by donating a record $20,265 in the annual “Share the Shamrock Spirit” in-store campaign.  From Feb. More...