Weekly Feature



May 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial services to take place in town

A series of events is set to take place in the town on Monday, May 27, when veterans gather to pay homage to those who serve and have served in the military.  Members of the Milton J. Brounshidle American Legion Post 205 and the Harry E. More...

Editorial

Soldiers deserve more than moment of remembrance

Memorial Day for many marks the unofficial start of summer. More...

Spindle items

• GET IN YOUR GARDEN — This weekend, I took a shot at clearing out the garden in my front yard. More...

Out of the Past

Start marching

Participants in the Town of Tonawanda’s Memorial Day Parade travel north on Delaware Avenue in Kenmore in this photo from the 1930s. More...

Police Blotter

Turkey stops traffic on Colvin Boulevard

Friday, May 10  • There was a report that two women who were in a vehicle on Westgate Road were involved in some sort of altercation. More...

Education

St. John students learn about immigration, ancestry

Fourth-grade students at St. More...

News brief

Aaron Schman, a trumpeter in the Kenmore West High School Band, is among three high school students to receive of a scholarship from the The Friends of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. More...

On the Campus

Buffalo State College recently recognized the following Ken-Ton students for outstanding academic achievement: Richard Andrzejewski, Joshua Beck, Ashley Bennett, Amber Buchholz, Andrea Dinatale, Jacob Galenski, Anna Gordon, Molly Gowin, Bryan Haley, More...

Lifestyles

Out of darkness and into light

Vietnam vet uses art to free self and others

A rtist and Vietnam veteran Ralph Sirianni, 64, has come to understand that life, much like art, is ever changing and shaped by personal perspective.  More...

Get Fit, Give Back

The season couldn’t have gotten off to a better start than it did with the Superhero Quest on Sunday in downtown Buffalo.  The “Amazing Race”-style challenge took us about three and a half hours to complete, although we chose t More...

Tips to enter a garden walk

When I boldly suggested to the Bee publisher last week that I might volunteer to write a series of articles this summer on gardening in order to promote garden walks in the community, his first question to me was “What exactly are your qualific More...

Business

Tops offers food safety tips for holiday weekend grilling

Tops Friendly Markets wants its neighbors to grill safely as Memorial Day rings in the unofficial start of the summer cookout season.  “When it comes to grilling meats, it is best to remember ‘don’t put it on the bun until it&r More...

Kenmore liquor store offers discount to those in uniform

A Village of Kenmore liquor store is offering a discount to those who protect the country.  Straight Up Wines & Liquors, a liquor store at 2534 Elmwood Ave. More...

News brief

Hannah Hamner, Hannah Twardowski, Rebecca Twardowski, Nicholas Phillips, Jaquelyn Phillips, Kayla Catalano, Mary Katharine Ginnane and Michael Iannello, all of the Ken-Ton area, were awarded scholarship funding from the Chris Sachs Memorial Scholarsh More...

Voters approve budget, elect incumbent and newbie

Voters  in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District who cast their decision in Tuesday's budget and Board of Education elections resulted in the following: More...

Paramedics, hospital celebrating teamwork during EMS Week

Town of Tonawanda paramedics and Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s Emergency Department staff will be taking time to recognize their teamwork this week in honor of National Emergency Medical Services Week.  More...

Missing Kenmore girl found on Grand Island

The use of a social media site that took Nina Christofaro, a 15-year-old Kenmore resident, away from her family is believed to be the same technology that worked in locating her after her disappearance.  More...

Local News

Boater safety course available

A free Boater Safety Course will be held next month to provide attendees the necessary instruction to receive a New York State Boating Safety Certificate.  Attendees must attend both four-hour classes to complete the required eight hours of clas More...

Korean veterans group seeks members

The Korean War Veterans Association of WNY Chapter 63 is seeking new members.  If you are a military veteran and served in Korea from 1950 to present day, this group is for you.  The KWVA of WNY is a civic, social, fraternal association. More...

IN MEMORIAM

Sgt. Station Cmdr. Joseph D. DiMaria, left, and Trooper John G. Betker Jr. More...

Letters to the Editor

Keep neighborhood schools open

I moved to the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District eight years ago after researching several schools in the area. More...

More data needed on consolidation

I am literally scared to speak up before the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education as members make their picks for the consolidation study focus group.  I have heard they cut people already from the group because they didn’t like th More...

Closing schools can’t be only option

I am writing to express my concerns about the Ken-Ton School District consolidation project.  More...

Sports

Marauders capture All Catholics

Track and Field

It was a banner day for the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute boys and Immaculata girls track and field teams Wednesday with first-place finishes at the All Catholic Championships at the Canisius Kessler Field Complex in West Seneca.  More...

Ken West pitchers toss no-hitters

Softball

Shelby Donhauser’s last regular-season home game for the Kenmore West High School softball team couldn’t have been better scripted. More...

Bulldogs come out on top in rivalry game

In a season of ups and downs, the Kenmore East High School baseball team won its rivalry game versus Kenmore West on Thursday, but was knocked out of the Section VI, Class A playoffs on Monday.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

County DOH hosting rabies clinic   The Erie County Department of Health will be hosting a free rabies clinic for cats and dogs from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, at American Legion Post 1041, 533 Amherst St. in Buffalo. More...

Entertainment

Theatre

ongoing:now-May 25   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 23   More...

Literature

thurs. 23  Spit at Spot — Open mic poetry night hosted by Brown Sugar, 7 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Spot Coffee, 227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; Free. 818-3739   More...