Weekly Feature

August 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

New teacher comes to Kenmore Middle

Replacement fills void in music department

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District has found a new teacher to replace one that was released from their duties last month.  The district has hired Mirando Giangrosso Delbello as the new music teacher at Kenmore Middle School. More...

Paula’s Donuts relocating to Sheridan Drive

Workers at Paula’s Donuts served their last dozen donuts at the Kenmore Avenue location just before 5 p.m. Sunday, but it won’t be long before they are pulling pastries from the ovens again. More...

Editorial

Vehicle accidents involving pedestrians are avoidable

Bee Editorial

There were at least three incidents — one involving a 15-year-old bicyclist that was hit near Greenhaven Terrace and then the two women who were struck near Willow Ridge — of pedestrian accidents on Niagara Falls Boulevard in the past thr More...

Spindle items

• SALE FOR DANCE — I think I’ve found a place to donate some of the items that haven’t sold during the recent garage sales that I’ve hosted at my place.  More...

Out of the Past

Here comes the band

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

Male advised not to use air soft gun to shoot rabbits

Friday, Aug. 9  • There was a report that a female panhandler was bothering patrons and becoming confrontational at a Kenmore Avenue restaurant. More...

Obituaries

Donald R. Yoder, World War II veteran

Donald R. Yoder, 86, of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.  Mr. Yoder was born in Endicott, N.Y. in 1927 to Maynard and Inez Yoder.  The family lived in several places before settling in Kenmore. More...

Death Notice

ZACHARY, Robert L. of Tonawanda, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. Mr. Zachary is survived by his wife, Mary (nee Ward); two sons, Jesse W. and Patrick F.; parents Leonard and Barbara (nee Ferron); and two sisters, Deborah Meckler and Marlene Soles. More...

Lifestyles

Half-century later, King’s ‘dream’ resonates

The words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Photo presentation part of history talk

Kenmore Village Historian Ed Adamczyk will talk on “Photographic Treasures from Ken-Ton’s Fast and Funny Past”, a free and photo-filled presentation Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. More...

Library News

Brighton Place 999 Brighton Road, 332-4375 Hours: Closed Sunday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday   More...

Business

GM Tonawanda Engine open house to feature new engine building equipment

As part of its open house set for noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

5K raise to benefit child abuse prevention group

On Saturday, Sept. 28, runners and walkers from Erie County will take steps to prevent child abuse in our community by taking part in the First Annual “Step Up For Kids” run/walk.  Sen. More...

State Tax Department launches online STAR registration

The New York State Tax Department on Tuesday unveiled an online STAR registration platform for homeowners currently receiving the Basic STAR property tax exemption.  The system will facilitate Gov. More...

Breaking News - 8/22/2013 1:39 PM

Presidential coverage

President Barack Obama arrived at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport at 10:20 a.m. today. More...

Donate for Day

Benefit set to assist town police officer

It is hoped that a party being held this weekend at Ellwood Fire Hall will generate funds to help a member of the Town of Tonawanda Police Department. Friends of Police Officer Tim Day will be hosting a benefit from 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Kenmore resident wins County Fair poultry contests

Three times was the charm for Kim Condon, whose poultry entries won in three categories as part of a show at the Erie County Fair.  More...

Local News

Kenmore resident to lead new medical center

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Jeffrey J. Holt, Kenmore native and St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute alumnus, has been named chief operating officer of the new Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center at Buffalo General Medical Center.  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...

Election Policy

Primary elections involving local and countywide races will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10. The Bee will not publish letters to the editor, political briefs or Bee Heard comments related to these races after the Aug. 28 and 29 editions. More...

Letters to the Editor

Foreign policy criticism out of line

The counterproductive rhetoric by Bee columnist David Sherman about President Barack Obama shows his total lack of political knowledge.  His commentary on Obama’s foreign policy, particularly in regard to the United States, Russia and Edwa More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Kudos to Ken-Ton School Superintendent Mark Mondanaro for stating he will not permit students attending failing Buffalo schools to attend Ken-Ton Schools. We pay high school taxes in the Town of Tonawanda for children of town residents to attend. More...

Education

Preschool programs still have openings available

The Ken-Ton Family YMCA still has availability for its Tuesday Thursday Preschool Education programs.  More...

Sports

Alumni Football USA looking for players

Everybody knows that guy that still talks endlessly about all of his accomplishments on the high school football field even if he graduated years ago.  Alumni Football USA gives the former player a chance to suit up once again and try to relive More...

Practices begin for football teams

The high school football season officially got underway on Monday as teams from across New York began practicing for the first time as mandated by the state.  A full slate of scrimmages are set for Aug. 31 across Western New York. More...

Ken West Hall of Fame

Inductee Falsone serves as trainer for Dodgers

Susan Falsone, class of 1992, is being inducted into the Honorary category for her contributions to athletics.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Photo presentation part of history talk   Kenmore Village Historian Ed Adamczyk will talk on “Photographic Treasures from Ken-Ton’s Fast and Funny Past”, a free and photo-filled presentation Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 22-sun. 25  Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey — 37th annual fishing derby is open to three counties: Niagara, Erie, and Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 25. For more information, visit www.fishodyssey.net.  fri. More...

Family Activities

thurs. 22   More...

Festivals

fri. 23 & sat. 24  Lewiston Jazz Festival — A smooth combo of jazz, food, wine tastings and a classic car show, from 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, and from noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, along Center Street, Lewiston. More...