Weekly Feature

August 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Focus should be on Common Core, not results

Bee Editorial

When parents first learned that the area’s school districts — Ken- more-Town of Tonawanda and Sweet Home — were below the state average for students who earned “proficiency” level in both English language arts and math a More...

Spindle items

• BOUNDARIES — While driving around the Ken-Ton area Friday, receiving a history lesson at the Kenmore Fire Hall and attending a press conference, a friend of mine contacted me to meet for lunch at a new restaurant in Kenmore. More...

Out of the Past

Pyramid

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

Death Notice

CRAWFORD, Margaret M. (nee Walters), of Tonawanda, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. Mrs. Crawford is survived by one daughter, Lynne; one son, Simon; one grandson; one great-grandson; and one brother, John Walters. More...

Sports

Youngsters come up big at Town of Tonawanda Track Meet

Crosby Field in Kenmore was the focus of the Western New York youth track world on July 31, as numerous area athletes competed in the annual Town of Tonawanda Track Meet.  A number of towns from Western New York were represented, including Clare More...

Mooney’s captures Tonawanda league

Baseball

The Mooney’s Bulldogs baseball team dominated the Town of Tonawanda Sub Junior league this summer with a 13-1 overall record.  The Bulldogs finished what they started by topping the Lightning, 9-3, in the championship game.  More...

10U softball team tryouts slated

Tryouts for the WNY Impact 10U fastpitch softball team will be taking place this month. Prospective players cannot be older than 10 as of January 1, 2014. More...

Entertainment

Workshops/Classes

thurs. 15  Educator Workshop: Schoolyard Habitat — Teaching students outdoors is an effective way to maximize their engagement and revitalize existing curriculum, 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Aug. More...

Family Activities

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Theatre

thurs. 15  The Boy Friend — The Lancaster Youth Bureau’s Performing Arts Academy presents Sandy Wilson’s musical, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Lancaster High School Auditorium, 1 Forton Drive, Lancaster; $. More...

School district scores low on ELA, math assessments

Focus is on implementing new learning standards

The state Education Department has released results from April’s first-ever Common Core assessment exams for students in grades three through eight, and to nobody’s surprise, the scores were low. More...

Highway, Recreation departments getting upgrades using government grant

The Town of Tonawanda’s Highway and Youth, Parks and Recreation departments will be able to complete equipment upgrade projects thanks to some government funding secured by state Sen. More...

Local News

Summerfest

FIRST SHOT GLORY — Kirk Bailey, of Tonawanda, watches as his son, Christopher, 9, putt at the Hole in One during the Summerfest held on Friday at Lincoln Park. 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...

News brief

The Sweet Home High School Class of 1978 will hold its 35th reunion at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Average Joe’s, 2350 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. More...

Letters to the Editor

Foreign policy has been ineffective

My husband and I would like to compliment David Sherman on his excellent column that discussed the sad state of our foreign policy.  More...

Police Blotter

Dogs chase process server down stairs, cause fall

Friday, Aug. 2  • A man was taken into custody for obstruction and resisting arrest after an officer reported to a Wabash Avenue residence on the report of a car vehicle alarm that kept getting activated. More...

Education

YWCA Tonawandas 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...

Trocaire College sets new academic structure for nursing, arts and sciences

Dr. Bassam M. More...

On the Campus

Amanda Aniolowski, of Tonawanda, was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2013 semester at Capital University.  More...

Lifestyles

HOMEBREWING

...popularity grows, enticing new brewers to join craft

A s more people desire craft beers, homebrewing is becoming an appealing hobby for all levels of beer lovers, from connoisseurs to social drinkers, allowing for both creativity and versatility.  With some trial and error, a plethora of passion, More...

St. Paul’s sponsoring golf outing

The St Paul’s Athletic Association is sponsoring a Golf Outing on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Sheridan Park Golf Course. Players 18 and over are welcome to register. Tee Times start at 10 a.m. More...

Bee Senior News

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center   The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announced that the following events will take place at the center:  Thursday, Aug. 15  Table Tennis, 9 a.m.  More...

Business

Kenmore beer supplies store assists Arizona man following burglary

When an Arizona news station aired a segment about a man who had a package stolen from his front porch, a Kenmore beer supplies company stepped in to offer the victim some replacement products.  The newscast went viral, appearing on YouTube, whi More...

‘Dance Time’ adds new location

Type ‘Western New York dance studio’ into a search engine, and you’ll find dozens of businesses in locations all over the region.  What you won’t get from all of them, however, is the light-hearted, caring atmosphere that More...

Colvin Cleaners and Goodwill Industries form partnership at 11 retail stores in Western NY

Colvin Cleaners in Kenmore has partnered with Goodwill Industries of WNY to provide donations of clothing to be sold in Goodwill’s 11 retail stores.  Clothing donations directly support Goodwill’s mission to help individuals and fami More...