Weekly Feature



May 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Police investigating allegations against teacher

A teacher in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District is being investigated by town police and investigators from the Erie County District Attorney’s office.  Tonawanda Police Lt. More...

Memorial Day 2013

Military veterans and members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2472 and American Legion Post 205 salute those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice during a ceremony on Monday at the World War II Monu More...

Editorial

Governor’s tax-free plan could boost area

Bee Editorial

New York has a reputation of being a high taxing state compared to others in the nation, so when Gov. Andrew M. More...

Spindle items

• ONE LAST HURRAH — Thomas Jefferson Elementary School will be closing at the end of this year but not without giving former students and staff one last chance to visit the building. More...

Out of the Past

Lining up for the parade

This evocative photo, with vintage clothes and 48-star flags, depicts local Girl Scouts readying for a Memorial Day parade in the early 1930s, outside the newly built Kenmore Presbyterian Church at D More...

Police Blotter

Police advise man not to sunbathe in the nude

Friday, May 17  • There was a report of a 911 hang-up call from a Mang Avenue residence. An officer reported that the resident was trying to make a long distance call.  Saturday, May 18  More...

Education

Mount Saint Mary students receive academic honors

Dawn M. Riggie, principal of Mount St. Mary Academy, reported that the following students achieved academic honors for the third quarter.  Grade 9  More...

Hoover Middle team wins award at state contest for Erie Canal project

Members of Hoover Middle Schools National History Day team brought home an award during a recent competition.  After participating in National History Day, John Bressette, Jon Bumanis, Colin Lynch, George Hill and Jacob Brill, advanced to the st More...

Lifestyles

GO FISH!

There are few pictures that represent the idea of Americana better than that of a fishing pole slung over a shoulder under the warm, summer sun.  From the occasional fisher to the competitive, many enjoy spending a summer afternoon on the bank o More...

Brian Dugan memorial 5K race set for May 31

The Brian Dugan 5K Run and one mile fun run will be held at 6 p.m. May 31 at Lincoln Park, 1200 Parker Boulevard, Tonawanda. For further information, contact Tiffany VanDeWater (ext. 349), Carolyn Lee (ext. 447) and Matt Gourlay (ext. More...

Soil is everything

Today we are going to talk dirty — about dirt, that is. It is amazing to me that years ago we found ourselves buying water at the supermarket, and today we think nothing of buying dirt there, too.  More...

Residents urged to file impact statements for Tonawanda Coke sentencing

A handful of government officials, community and business leaders came together Friday morning at River Road Fire Company in the Town of Tonawanda to remind residents and businesses of the opportunity to share their story with the judge who is consid More...

Coalition gathers input for fine distribution projects

The Clean Air Coalition of Western New York and some Town of Tonawanda residents, gathered Thursday to devise a plan for spending the money they hope to receive from fines placed on Tonawanda Coke Corp.  More...

Ken-Ton Garden Tour accepting applications

The Ken-Ton Garden Tour is accepting applications for this year’s tour.  Town and village residents can visit KenTonGardenTour.com to register their garden in the tour and obtain the latest information.  The 2013 Ken-Ton Garden Tour w More...

Local News

Cancer survivor pedals forward, gives back

When Tonawanda resident Lindsey Freeland, 30, was diagnosed with cancer, she decided to command her fight with laughter, a positive attitude and the treatment offered at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  “The nurses and the care they provide More...

Cuomo announces ‘Tax-Free NY’ proposal

At a May 22 press conference at The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo, Gov. Andrew M. More...

PLANTING FOR SCOUTS HONOR

Volunteer Chris Kaszynski, left, helps Town of Tonawanda resident Corey Pray with his Eagle Scout project which consists of constructing four raised bed gardens that will be used to grow vegetables a More...

Letters to the Editor

Years in area were formative ones

I am writing to thank you for taking the time and interest to include a separate “Spindle Item” in the May 15 Ken-Ton Bee about my mother’s remarkable life.  Even though I live elsewhere, I have never forgotten that my formativ More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

MCSHERRY, Mary T., of Tonawanda, 78, died Thursday, May 9, 2013. She is survived by her brother, the Rev. John “Jack” P. McSherry. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, at St. More...

Sports

Matre pitches St. Joe’s to championship series

Baseball

St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute senior pitcher Matt Matre and the defense behind him made sure the season didn’t come to an end Saturday afternoon with a 1-0 win over St. More...

Kenmore Rugby makes states

Since its inception a decade ago, the Kenmore Rugby Football Club has grown into a powerhouse in Western New York compiling many wins and accolades.  The club’s success reached a new level this spring as a perfect 13-0 mark propelled it al More...

Sweet Home boys track wins ECIC Large Schools title

The Sweet Home boys outdoor track and field team continued a banner season by winning the ECIC Large Schools title Saturday at Hamburg High School.  The Panthers recorded 88 points. Starpoint was second with 70 points.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Auto insurance reduction course to be held   More...

Business

Janies Emporium brings worldly products to Delaware Avenue business corridor

A new boutique in the Village of Kenmore is selling products that were made in local communities and from across the globe.  “When it comes to shopping at a mom and pop store, customers want to find something unique. More...

Tonawanda man named senior copywriter at SKM Group

SKM Group, a full-service marketing communications agency, has hired Tonawanda resident Tim Marren as senior copywriter.  Marren is responsible for providing concepts and rationales for written content, ultimately creating engaging, conversation More...

Niagara Falls business owner earns 7th-degree black belt

Master Chuck Gorino, owner of Master Gorino’s Pil-Sung Tae Kwon-Do on Niagara Falls Boulevard, has tested for and received his 7th-degree black belt.  Master Gorino chose to be tested by two different organizations.  More...