Weekly Feature

July 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Grisanti demanding maximum fines be imposed on Tonawanda Coke

State Sen. Mark Grisanti, R-Tonawanda, is among a list of officials who are requesting that the U.S. District Court rule for the maximum fines allowed by law in the case against Tonawanda Coke Corp. More...

Editorial

Independence Day is a celebration of our lives

Bee Editorial

The Fourth of July, to most people, means a day of getting off work, cookouts and fireworks.  While all this may be true, it’s also the one holiday of the year that we can all reflect on how lucky we are to live in the United States of Ame More...

Spindle items

• AROUND TOWN — As tough as it is to admit since I cover an area that is home to a pair of golf courses, I am not a golfer.  More...

Out of the Past

Fly boys

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...

Obituaries

Gertrude Salada, fourth-grade teacher

Gertrude (nee Benincasa) Salada, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, June 27, 2013. She was 87.  Mrs. Salada was a fourth-grade teacher for 25 years at St. More...

Death Notices

MILLAR, Norma S. (nee Swan), 82, of the Town of Tonawanda died Saturday, June 29, 2013. She is survived by her husband, Graham; three sons, Christopher, Alexander and Scott; and seven grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. More...

Lifestyles

Looking through the eyes of a Civil War re-enactor

“It’s kind of like putting on a really big play with a lot of actors. The script is already written; all we’re going to do is follow it.”   More...

YWCA offering summer enrichment program

The YWCA of the Tonawandas will be offing a youth summer enrichment program from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from July 8 through Aug. 8 at 49 Tremont St. North Tonawanda. The program is for youth ages 3 to 4 years old. More...

Couple exchange vows in Buffalo museum

Jessica A. Link married Scott H. Van Alstine Jr. during an afternoon ceremony on Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in Buffalo. The Rev. James Widmer officiated.  The bride is the daughter of Marie P. More...

Entertainment

Concerts

fri. 5  Highlight your 4th of July weekend with a star-studded concert with Kid Rock, Kool & the Gang, and Uncle Kracker at 6:45 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, 9993 Allegheny Road, Darien Center; $. More...

July 4th

sat. 29  Town of Clarence Fireworks — The Town of Clarence will hold its Fourth of July fireworks display at dusk Saturday, June 29, as part of the Day in the Park, in Clarence Town Park, 10404 Main St., Clarence.  wed. 3   More...

Walking Tours

fri. 5  Evening Riverwalk — This 6-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, meet near the Riverwalk across from Mississippi Mudds, 313 Niagara St., Tonawanda; Free. More...

Celebrating independence by honoring veterans

Town seeking WWII veterans for July 5 ceremony at Kenney Field

The Town of Tonawanda is looking for veterans who served in the military between the years 1939 and 1945 to be part of a special celebration on Friday, July 5. More...

Kenmore native pens sci-fi novel

A widower turns to science to reunite with his lost love in a soon-to-be released story written by a former Kenmore resident.  To resurrect his dead wife, the main character gets a job at an alien-operated warehouse and steals their technology, More...

Local News

CARNIVAL TREATS

Ana Lebron eats cotton candy with her grandchildren Olivia Correa, 9, and her brother, Jeremiah, 3, all from Kenmore, during the Kenmore Days held Saturday at Mang Park. More...

Internet sales scammer pleads guilty to robbery

A Buffalo man who used an online classifieds site to commit robberies and was later arrested in the Town of Tonawanda, pleaded guilty to charges of robbery and weapon possession in court on June 26 according to a release from Erie County District Att More...

Tournament to honor memory, support melanoma research

When Ninnette Dusenberry lost her oldest son, Nicholas, to melanoma nine years ago, she made a promise to him.  More...

Police Blotter

Delivery person refuses future drop-offs at residence

Friday, June 21  • A man reported that there were five other men drinking and smoking outside a Delwood Road residence. The complainant added that one of the men might have a knife and it appeared a fight would occur. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.New York State is one of only four states to ban commercial-level fireworks, because New York values its people, their pets and property. Let’s not require death and maiming and senseless destruction to prove the validity of this law.  More...

Education

On the Campus

Victoria Ferraina of Kenmore, was recently named to the presidents list at Brockport College.  Meghan Marie Codick of Kenmore was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at Herkimer County Community College.  More...

Sports

Section VI champions dominate First Team

2013 All-Bee Girls Lacrosse

Lancaster and Amherst were two of the top high school girls lacrosse teams in Western New York this spring, so it’s no surprise that players from both squads compose most of the All-Bee Girls Lacrosse Team.  Lancaster, the Section VI Class More...

Orchard Park trio grabs nearly half of top spots

2013 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse

Orchard Park dominated Class A high school boys lacrosse in Western New York, and three of its top players were named to the 2013 All-Bee Boys Lacrosse First Team for their efforts during the season.  Clarence, St. More...

Sports Briefs

Glory Days Wood Bat Softball League’s 60+ division is currently seeking additional players to fill out the teams for the division’s inaugural season. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Scooter Club revises weekly schedule   The Niagara River Scooter Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at Tim Hortons, 2760 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst. More...

Business

NOCO VP elected to Convenience Store Hall of Fame

The New York Association of Convenience Stores reported that Michael Newman, executive vice president of NOCO Express LLC, in the Town of Tonawanda, has been elected to the New York Convenience Store Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame honors indivi More...

GM Foundation provides $10K to non profit groups

As part of its Plant City Grants initiative, the General Motors Foundation today announced grants totaling $10,000 to support four Lockport-area nonprofits that serve children, adults and seniors.  More...

First Niagara provides financial support for home rehabilitation

The First Niagara Foundation and the Isaiah 61 Project, a ministry of Global Outreach Mission, Inc., are partnering to provide job training and housing rehabilitation services for residents in the City of Niagara Falls.  More...