Weekly Feature

July 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Tonawanda Night Out will be educational, fun event

Bee Editorial

A s we get lost in the repetitive grind of day-to-day life, it is easy to take simple safety measures for granted.  While some actions — such as looking both ways before you cross a street — may seem like a no-brainer, it is always a More...

Spindle items

• LIVING WITH ALZHEIMERS — For those who have received a diagnosis of early stage Alzheimer’s disease, fear and uncertainty may quickly lead to isolation. More...

Out of the Past

A giftshop item for the traveler

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

Students learn sample techniques in Citizen Scientists program

The Citizen Scientists Program, initiated by long-time clean air advocate Jackie James Creedon, has recruited high school students from the area to test the soil for dangerous chemicals.  More...

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Retired Town of Tonawanda Police Detective Bob Goetz, left, presented Police Club Scholarship Awards to Alexis Ciehomski, Alexandra Himes, Victoria DePonceau, Jimmy Sorrentino and Nick Phillips on Ju More...

Ken West’s first IB class surpasses global pass rates

The pass rate of those students who participated in Kenmore West High School’s Class of 2013 International Baccalaureate program is higher than the global rate.  More...

Lifestyles

Benefits of sign language extend to hearing children

ign language education for children has become increasingly popular in the last few years, but it was always intriguing to me.  When I was younger, my parents taught me simple signs from the American Sign Language alphabet. More...

Kenmore Alliance Church hosting Family Fun Day

Kenmore Alliance Church will host a Family Fun Day from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at 175 Bonnett Ave., Tonawanda. The event will feature food, music, bounce houses, eating contests and face painting.   More...

Drums Along the Waterfront corps to perform Monday

The top seven drum corps in the world will begin arriving on Monday, Aug. More...

Business

Imperial Art Studio heads to Niagara Tattoo Expo

Twelve years ago, Gavin Royce, owner of Imperial Art Studio in Tonawanda, found himself looking for work as an artist in a production studio, and, in a bout of serendipity, wound up a tattoo artist.  “They asked me to draw a rose, I drew a More...

New York City company purchases nearly all of ElderWood Senior Care facilities

Post Acute Partners, a New York City-based health-care services company operating in four states, has acquired substantially all of ElderWood Senior Care.  The purchase of the Buffalo based senior care company owned by the Chur family includes n More...

County cautions property owners on deed copies

The offices of the County Clerk and County Executive are seeking to caution property owners to watch for misleading solicitations offering to sell a “Certified Copy of Your Deed.”  More...

Consolidation

Public speaks against closing more schools

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Board of Education turned to the public on Thursday evening to get its input on a consolidation study that was revealed to the public recently, but a majority of the crowd was against the idea of merging schools.  More...

National Night Out events set in town

The Town of Tonawanda Crime Resistance Executive Board will celebrate its 28th National Night Out by offering multiple family friendly activities starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Local News

BUILD Act to assist redevelopment efforts at brownfield sites

Communities will be getting assistance for redevelopment with the introduction of the Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development Act.  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. More...

Teacher pleads guilty to exposing himself via text

A teacher from the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District pleaded guilty on July 24 to a felony crime involving a student.  William Kuhn, 41, of the Town of Tonawanda, said he was guilty of disseminating indecent material to a minor in the se More...

In the Military

Caleb Berry from Kenmore and serving with the 105th Military Police Company is promoted to the rank of Private in the New York State Army National Guard.  More...

Police Blotter

Intoxicated woman tries to take daughter’s vehicle

Friday, July 19  • A complainant reported that a silver Scion struck a bicyclist on Wilber Avenue and then left the scene.  More...

Obituaries

Irving W. Ehmke, Army veteran, maintenance supervisor

Irving W. Ehmke, of the Town of Tonawanda, died Sunday, July 28, 2013. He was 95.  Mr. Ehmke attended Buffalo Public Schools and East High School.  In his early years, Mr. More...

Death Notice

RUSIN, Joan M., of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013. Mrs. Rusin is survived by her husband, Chester R.; two daughters, Debra Whitmer and Michele Van Dyne; one son, Russell; two sisters, Susan Piech and Gloria Ortner; and seven grandchildren. More...

Sports

Lions Football Classic rosters announced

The Kensington Lions Club, along with ADPRO SPORTS, will present the 38th annual Kensington Lions All-Star High School Football Classic at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Orchard Park High School, 3330 Baker Road.  More...

Sullivan stood out in three sports for Thunder

Female Athlete of the Year

Every school year, there are varsity athletes that go above and beyond on the playing field. Some help guide their teams to divisional, sectional and sometimes even state championships. More...

Brighton Park Women’s Golf Club celebrates 50 years

For the women that play in the Brighton Park Women’s Golf Club, it’s been another busy summer as the group celebrated a major milestone — 50 years of existence.  Established in 1963, the club recently held its two-day champions More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

YWCA offering summer enrichment program   The YWCA of the Tonawandas will be offering a youth summer enrichment program from 9:30 a.m. to noon each Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Aug. 8 at 49 Tremont St. North Tonawanda. More...