Weekly Feature

May 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Coalition to explore idea for settlement funds

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York would like to see the fines from the Tonawanda Coke Corp. federal case kept in Tonawanda.  More...

Editorial

Your organ donation could save a life

Bee Editorial

While we don’t know Town of Tonawanda Police Officer Tim Day personally, we believe that he, like any decent human being, deserves a chance at living a long, healthy life.  Through no fault of his own, Day has developed a rare blood disord More...

Spindle items

• CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR — For the past couple of months, members of the community have been watching “The Amazing Race” to see how Town of Tonawanda native Max Bichler and his wife, Katie (Kaczor), of Orchard Park, would fare.&nbs More...

Out of the Past

Overhead view

The aerial photo of Tonawanda, looking south, was taken, and drawn, about 1920, and shows proposed streets between Niagara Falls Boulevard on the east and Colvin Avenue on the west. More...

Education

St. Amelia School posts honors list students

James Mule`, principal of St. Amelia School in the Town of Tonawanda, reported that the following students have attained the honor roll status for the third quarter marking period:   GRADE 8  More...

St. Joe’s names first honors students

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Tonawanda recently honored the following Ken-Ton students for achieving first honors status for the third quarter of the 2012-13 school year:   Grade 9  More...

On the Campus

Jonathan R. Adams of Kenmore, son of Pamela and Clayton Adams, was recently inducted into UB’s Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. More...

Sports

Rivalry continues between Kenmore schools

Baseball

When the Kenmore West and Kenmore East High School baseball teams face each other, you can throw out the records, rosters and standings of any given season. One thing you can’t ever toss aside, though, is Mother Nature.  More...

Thunder win 100th MMA game in program history

Girls Lacrosse

Since its inception in 2004, the Mount St. More...

Roberts tosses no-hitter for O’Hara

Junior throws gem in varsity debut at tourney

When Cardinal O’Hara High School baseball coach Ray Caso needed a pitcher for Saturday’s game versus Hutch-Tech, he asked junior-varsity coach Sam Harmon to just send him a live arm.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Fundraiser set to benefit brain tumor research   More...

Business

Use Chamber of Commerce to enhance community relationships

The Chamber of Commerce: It’s about more than health insurance. It’s about creating a cornerstone where businesses come together to collaborate, network, learn and grow.  More...

Tonawanda’s GM Plant to power this year’s Indy 500 pace car

A vehicle that features an engine produced at GM Powertrain Tonawanda Engine Plant will serve as the Indianapolis 500 pace car this year.  The new, seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray will lead the field to green at the start of the 97th r More...

Kenmore business boasts success of Gowns 4 Proms Program

Colvin Cleaners in Kenmore is wrapping up its most successful Gowns 4 Proms drive yet, with nearly 68 local high schools participating and more than 950 gowns selected by Western New York’s young women.  More...

Police officer awaits lifesaving donation

Family lauds community support

For nearly 18 years, Town of Tonawanda Police Officer Tim Day was on the streets helping people. Now, he’s the one seeking assistance. More...

Votes to be cast for budget, school board members

Residents of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda and Sweet Home school districts will cast their votes for 2013-14 district budgets and school board candidates on Tuesday, May 21. More...

Local News

Photo

These are the 2013-14 officers recently elected by the Kenmore Village Fire Department. More...

Two Kenmore pianists earn Kiwanis Club scholarships

Two teens from Kenmore were recent recipients of scholarships for their musical talent.  Ben Havey, piano student of Mary Handley, was awarded the $500 Kiwanis Club Scholarship for outstanding performances at the recent Stamford Music Festival i More...

Arbor Day ceremony to take place in the town

Town of Tonawanda dignitaries and residents will be celebrating Arbor Day with a tree-planting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 17, on Irvington Drive and Niagara Falls Boulevard, near St. Christopher’s Church.  More...

Police Blotter

Youths stopped for drinking out of Windex bottle

Friday, May 3  • An Elmwood Avenue convenience store clerk reported that there was a man either asleep or passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle parked in the store’s lot. More...

Obituaries

Douglas H. Smith, former Ken-Ton School District administrator

Douglas H. Smith, 57, who served for 13 years as principal of Kenmore West High School, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, in his Town of Tonawanda home.  More...

Louise Rich Fraser Hutt, active community member

Louise Rich Fraser Hutt, formerly of Kenmore, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Sun City Center, Fla. She was 107.  Mrs. More...

Death Notices

KIRISITS, Valentine A., 94, of Tonawanda, died May 7, 2013. Mr. Kirisits is survived by one son Alan J.; two daughters, Nancy Hattler and Bonnie; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

Alive and wheel

Cycling for the soul

First introduced to the public as the “dandy horse” in early 19th-century Europe, the bicycle has since evolved to become one of the most versatile vehicles today, capable of opening up a world of opportunity for its rider.  More...

Ride for Roswell auction set for May 18

The 2nd annual Ride for Roswell Chinese auction will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Knights of Columbus, 755 Erie Ave., North Tonawanda. Tickets are $7 at the door and include a beverage. 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...