Weekly Feature



August 7, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Construction to begin on Sherwood Greenway Trail

Federal, state and local officials broke ground July 30 on a project to construct the Sherwood Greenway Trail and make highway improvements to Sheridan Drive and the Sheridan Drive Extension in the Town of Tonawanda. More...

Editorial

Bicycle helmets can prevent serious head injuries

Bee Editorial

A ccording to the state Department of Health, head injuries are the leading cause of death and permanent disability in bicycle crashes.  More...

Spindle items

• A CLASSIC TALE, FOR ME ANYWAY — I can’t tell you how many times I watched the 1961 version of “Babes in Toyland,” a film starring Annette Funicello and Tommy Sands.  It’s a cute movie in which the stars are l More...

Out of the Past

Firefighters convention

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...

Police Blotter

Parking for intoxicated woman leads to police probe

Friday, July 26  • There was a report that there were occupants putting marijuana in a vehicle parked on Military Road.  More...

Obituaries

William P. Ackendorf, retired Niagara Mohawk worker

William P. Ackendorf, 89, of Amherst, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013.  Mr. More...

John S. Vecchio, Kenmore Teacher

John S. Vecchio, 86, of Tonawanda, died Monday, July 29, 2013.  Mr. Vecchio taught at Kenmore East High School in 1962, and in 1963 he began teaching special education for the Erie II Board of Cooperative Educational Services. More...

Death Notices

MCLEAN, Audrey A., of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. Ms. McLean is survived by one son, Robert; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter. The family will be present from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. More...

Lifestyles

'GRAFFITI KNITTING'

New trends emerge from old traditions

The hobby’s origins date to the first millennium, but that is not to say it’s dying out or needs to be found again by the likes of Indiana Jones.  The art of knitting remains relevant in the lives of many people, bringing all ages an More...

Singles Club meets at Knights of Columbus

Singles Friendship Club hosts its monthly pot luck from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Knights of Columbus in the Continental Room, 1530 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo. Admission is $10 presale and $15 at the door. More...

Taking the leap

WNY woman pursues dreams of singing jazz

Mari McNeil did what most people only dream of doing.  In 2012, she quit her cushy cubicle job to pursue her passion: singing jazz. She left behind a fat salary — and all she’d ever known — to leap toward that dream.  More...

Business

High school students participate in Engineering Leadership Camp

Sixty-five ninth- and 10th-grade students from high schools across Erie and Niagara counties were challenged to think outside the box during their time at the University at Buffalo-National Grid Engineering Leadership Camp.  More...

Academy of Chefs Society inducts Tonawanda bakery owner

Mark Mistriner, owner of Pastry Table Bakery in Tonawanda, was inducted into the American Academy of Chefs, the honor society of the American Culinary Federation, on July 23 at the 42nd Annual Induction Reception and Dinner.  Out of more than 20 More...

Univera dietitian offers tips for creating healthy school lunches

A dietitian from Univera Healthcare has tips for parents and guardians as they start to think about what types of foods should be in their child’s school lunch bag.  More...

Family of former Ashland Oil employee receives $3 million settlement

A former Ashland Oil worker’s estate was awarded $3 million in a settlement following Aug. 1 deliberations from an Erie County Court trial jury.  More...

Town to receive $1.5M in CDBG funding

Higgins fights to keep grant reduction at bay

The Town of Tonawanda will receive federal funding for its Community Development Block Grant program, money secured by Rep. More...

Local News

Kenmore resident wins Tar Wars contest for anti tobacco message

Delaney Reid, a Kenmore resident, won a national competition that she entered by creating a video about tobacco use prevention.  The Lindburgh Elementary School fifth-grader received a $1,000 prize and a $500 gift card from the American Academy More...

Wedding anniversary party set at Tonawanda Senior Center

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks, and Recreation Department will host its 50 years or more wedding anniversary party in a couple of months.  At 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. More...

Marriage licenses

The Town of Tonawanda issued marriage licenses to the following couples:  Robert Salzman and Jennifer Kauhl, both of Buffalo, on May 31.  James Oliver and Amy M. Veneski, both of Tonawanda, on May 31.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Politics should support people

I’m a resident of New York City and follow news of New York State. Each time I see (Sen. More...

Climate change plan supported

I support President Obama’s recently announced plan to combat climate change and advance clean energy. More...

Education

YWCA providing after school care at Ken-Ton school

YWCA Tonawandas Before and After School Child Care program will be held for youth in grades K-5 at Thomas Edison School, 236 Grayton Road.  It starts Thursday, Sept. 5, and continues through the 2013-2014 school year. More...

Sacred Heart Academy names Ken-Ton honor students

The following Ken-Ton area residents were recently named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2012-2013 academic year:  Grade 12  Madeline Annunziata, Monica Carocci, Lauren Constantino, Ve More...

St. John the Baptist alums take top spots in 5K race

A pair of St. John the Baptist Elementary School alumni recently finished in the top two spots in a 5K race that was held as part of the Catholic school’s Alumni Weekend events.  More...

Sports

Smigiera sets records, South posts 37-21 win

All-Star Football Classic

The 38th Kensington Lions Club/ADPRO All-Star High School Football Classic featured many big plays from recent graduates, but quarterback Andy Smigiera made the most impact.  More...

South defense records second half shutout

It is often said in football that defense wins championships. More...

Mizuno Braves to hold tryouts

The Mizuno Braves 14U travel baseball team will be holding tryouts for the 2014 summer baseball season from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 and Monday, Aug. 26, at Centennial Park, 1300 Union Road in West Seneca. More...