Weekly Feature



June 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

GRADUATION

Jess Hoehn, left, Zoe Elkington and Monica Simeonov are shown after leaving the chapel before the start of Mount St. More...

Editorial

Small business deserves a chance to grow

Bee Editorial

When the attorney from a well-known Buffalo law firm argued with a Town of Tonawanda councilman that the council should table a decision to allow a small-business owner to sell used cars at his auto repair shop, the councilman chose to support the sm More...

Spindle items

• AN UNEXPECTED MEETING — Friday afternoon I had completed the article about Mariana Maniscalco, a Kenmore East High School freshman who had suffered a couple of strokes and cardiac issues roughly six months ago.  More...

Out of the Past

Tennis anyone?

This assortment of athletes is seen at the opening of Tonawanda’s Town Tennis Center in 1948. More...

Obituaries

Sister Wilma Holler, 93, elementary educator

Sister Wilma Holler, 93, of Amherst, died Friday,  May 24, 2013.  Born Geraldine Holler in Buffalo, Sister Holler entered the congregation in 1940 and was a Sister of  St. Francis for 72 years.  She studied at the former St. More...

Lawrence M. Ward, former Rotary Club president

Lawrence M. Ward, a Korean War veteran and past president of the Rotary Club of Kenmore, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Buffalo General Medical Center. He was 83.  A native of  Medford, Mass., Mr. More...

Death Notice

ROBERTO, Peter D., 88, of Kenmore, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Mr. Roberto was a Marine Corps World War II veteran, a Purple Heart recipient and a retiree of Niagara Mohawk. More...

Lifestyles

The inadvertent legacy of the Allentown Art Festival

Like a blooming perennial, the Allentown Art Festival hunkers down in the historic district and pops open with color and life each and every summer. More...

Fundraiser being held for deaf swimmer

A fundraiser/basket raffle will be held for Scott Farrell from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 9 at the Sikora Post, 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. Farrell will be competing for the USDS Deaf Team USA in Sofia, Bulgaria from July 26 through Aug. 4. More...

Get Fit Give Back

Over Memorial Day weekend, we participated in the Trot w/ Troops 5K.  More...

Business

WNY Young Writers Studio brings programming to Kenmore

There is a place in Kenmore where creativity is encouraged and writing reigns supreme.  The WNY Young Writers Studio, formerly located in Cheektowaga, has opened a facility at 3062 Delaware Ave., in the village, to assist area students and adult More...

‘Coffee Connections’ event scheduled for June 11

The Emerging Business Leaders will continue its monthly initiative, Coffee Connections, from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Giancarlo’s Sicilian Steak House & Pizzeria, 5110 Main St., Amherst.  More...

GM, Cancer Society seeks participants for prevention study

GM Tonawanda Engine Plant is partnering with the American Cancer Society to enroll people ages 30 to 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer in its third Cancer Prevention Study.  The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Breaking News - 6/5/2013 1:34 PM

Pedestrian dies after accident on the Boulevard

An Amherst woman was struck and killed while crossing Niagara Falls Boulevard this morning, according to the Town of Tonawanda Police Department. More...

Issues spring from special use permit hearings

As the revocation process and legal issues were brought forth during a series of special use permit hearings held at Monday’s Town Board meeting, Councilman John Bargnesi Jr. More...

Sweet Home grad releases debut novel

Lancaster resident Kate Karyus Quinn’s debut novel, “Another Little Piece,” is slated to hit bookshelves on Tuesday, June 11, but the road there has not always been a smooth one.  More...

Local News

Senator introduces Niagara River Greenway reform legislation

State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Tonawanda, reports that there is legislation to reform the Niagara River Greenway Plan, which manages the design of the waterway that travels through the Town of Tonawanda.  More...

Catalano will seek re-election

Paul P. Catalano, a trustee on the Kenmore Village Board and longtime resident of the village, will be running for re-election in November.  Catalano said he will do everything he can for the constituents of the Village of Kenmore.  More...

New group in Buffalo empowers young adults

Life can be difficult to navigate at times, especially for young women facing its demands on a daily basis. Yet, anything can happen when the course is paved with a positive perspective.  More...

Police Blotter

Tourist confuses home as being part of restaurant

Friday, May 24  • A Colvin Boulevard resident reported that he found an intoxicated man in his backyard. The caller reported that the man left the area on foot headed north on Colvin Boulevard. More...

Education

Mount St. Mary’s Class of 2013

Valedictorian Lyn Brown, left, and salutatorian Emily Wheeler, wait in the gym before entering the auditorium during the Mount St. More...

Sports

Marauders win Georgetown Cup again

Baseball

The St. More...

Section VI champions crowned at Pioneer

Track and Field

The Section VI outdoor track and field championships were held on Friday and Saturday at Pioneer High School in Yorkshire.  Winners automatically qualify for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships this Friday a More...

St. Joe’s crew races at Fontana championships

The West Side Rowing Club hosted the 29th annual Fontana All-High Rowing Championships on May 27. The St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

KVIS seeks public input at monthly meetings   More...