Weekly Feature

June 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town’s K-9 unit instrumental in arrest of alleged robber

The Town of Tonawanda Police Department’s K-9 Unit was instrumental in the June 5 arrest of a robbery suspect outside a Niagara Falls Boulevard motel.  More...

Editorial

Fine distribution should benefit all residents

Bee Editorial

I f the court fines imposed on Tonawanda Coke Corp. are kept in Western New York, it’s going to be a challenge to decide how they should be distributed since there are so many deserving options.  More...

Spindle items

• WINOS REJOICE — I’ve visited the Niagara Wine Trail on a handful of occasions, and I’m always pleased with the variety of samples that are available. Now there may be even more to taste-test.  Assemblyman  More...

Out of the Past

Celebrity sighting in Kenmore

Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? Send it to “Out of the Past,” Ken-Ton Bee, 5564 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14221-5410.   More...

Education

Two St. John’s students earn Oishei scholarships

A pair of St. John the Baptist students have earned full scholarships from The John R. More...

Benjamin Franklin Middle posts honor roll students lists

The following Benjamin Franklin Middle School students earned honor roll status for the third marking period in the 2012-13 academic year.   Grade 8  More...

Kenmore West High School Alumni Foundation awards scholarships

The Kenmore West Alumni Foundation gave away more than $35,000 at the Senior Awards Night held recently in Starr Auditorium.  Four-year and two-year scholarships were awarded to 10 students. More...

Lifestyles

Delight this summer with a garden party

A fter a blustery winter, it’s no surprise that Western New Yorkers like to spend as much time as possible outdoors in the warm, buttery sunshine of summer. It’s also no secret that many enjoy a good, home-cooked meal. More...

Ken-Ton Masonic hosting spaghetti dinner

The Ken-Ton Masonic Lodge 1186 will be having an all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at the Sutherland Lodge 826 Masonic Hall, 1400 Ruie Road, North Tonawanda. Admission is $7. For additional information, call 731-5019. More...

Preview: Ride For Roswell

Hero Rush, a nationally organized firefighter-themed obstacle race, made its debut in Western New York on June 8 at Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park.  More...

Business

Use Chamber of Commerce to enhance community relationships

I ’m often asked by both current and prospective members of the Chamber, “Why should I belong to the Chamber? What’s in it for me?”  More...

Youth help GM build wildlife habitat

GM’s Tonawanda Engine facility will be closer to its goal of establishing a wildlife habitat on its property thanks to the planting efforts of 100 students on Friday afternoon.  Hundreds of shrub and plant seedlings will help transform a b More...

Business brief

Paul Clough of Kenmore has been promoted to Tops Markets Category Manager. He has worked for the company for the last nine years.  More...

Voters to decide possible disbursement of Tonawanda Coke fines

The Clean Air Coalition on Thursday will host a communitywide vote to offer residents a choice on how to spend Tonawanda Coke Corp.’s potential criminal fines.  (See editorial on page four)  More...

Dog Days coming to Mang Park

Dogs will be taking over Mang Park this weekend as part of a special event hosted by the Kenmore Village Improvement Society. More...

Local News

Kenmore West student to perform with BPO

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A Kenmore West High School student is getting the opportunity that only a select few young adults get to do: perform with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.  More...

I-290 bridge being named after state trooper

As a way to commemorate a state trooper who was killed on the Youngmann Memorial Expressway, the state senate has approved legislation to have a bridge on the roadway named after the officer.  More...

POLICE ON FOOT

Detective Tom Oswald of the Amherst Police Department, left, hands off a torch to Officer Ken Klein of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department on Thursday at Niagara Falls Boulevard and Sheridan Driv More...

Police Blotter

Man jumps from vehicle, reunited with wife

Friday, June 7  • A female reported that when she went to her boyfriend’s West Girard apartment, she found all of her belongings sitting outside of the residence. More...

Obituaries

Rev. Leonard J. Sinatra

The Rev. Leonard J. Sinatra, 72, of Kenmore, died Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at Delaware Nursing and Rehab Center.  Rev. Sinatra was raised in St. More...

Death Notices

ELSAESSER, Richard C., of Tonawanda, died June 17, 2013. He was age 84. Mr. More...

Sports

Perennial contenders represented on First Team

2013 All-Bee Baseball

Orchard Park. Lancaster. St. Joe’s. More...

Cheektowaga’s McGill tabbed Coach of Year

Cheektowaga’s baseball team has undergone quite the resurgence during Jeff McGill’s four years as head coach, and apparently quite a few of his colleagues took notice.  More...

Vision, poise helps Heim claim Player of Year

Amherst’s baseball team might have officially had one assistant coach this season, but head coach Brian Davis had the luxury of having another pair of eyes — attached to a brain that understands the intricacies of the game and can quickly More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Village group sponsors tax credit workshop   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 20  Citybration Launch — Event will officially kick off summer at 5:04 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at CEPA Gallery, The Market Arcade, 617 Main St., Buffalo. 856-2717, www.citybration.com  fri. 21   More...

Family Activities

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Art

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