Weekly Feature



September 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sentencing on hold for Tonawanda Coke

Tonawanda Coke and its environmental manager, Mark Kamholz, will have to wait until next month for their federal court sentencing, according to information provided last week by Judge William Skretny’s office.  The sentencing was scheduled More...

Editorial

Kunzelman was epitome of humanitarianism

Bee Editorial

Few communities have a volunteer as dedicated as the late Donald F. Kunzelman, who died Sept. 11. More...

Spindle items

• COMMON GROUND COMFORT — Last week, I had to take my son in for surgery. He had to have his adenoids removed, and then at the last minute, it was decided to add tonsils to the procedure, since they were both enlarged.  More...

Out of the Past

Nine Chevys and a Buick

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 Notices

MARCEY, Stanley P., of Tonawanda, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Mr. Marcey is survived by his wife, Marlene I. (nee Barnes); three daughters, Cindy Rose, Sandy Jacob and Janice Tirone; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. More...

Lifestyles

‘DANGEROUS’ minds seek to limit access to books

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us,” said Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. More...

YWCA tailgate includes cooking with chef

Chef Kevin will teach individuals how to prepare meals for tailgate gatherings from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the YWCA Tonawandas, 49 Tremont St., North Tonawanda. 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, Sept. 19  Table Tennis, 9 a.m.  More...

Business

Chamber gearing up for fall happenings

With September upon us we often think of the shades of fall; colors burst and crisp scents heighten our senses as we begin to prepare for the long winter. We have fun in our preparation. More...

Mall hosting food truck contest to benefit Buffalo City Mission

Food trucks will line the Boulevard Mall next weekend to raise money for charity.  The shopping mall will host its second annual “Buffalo’s Best Food Truck Contest” from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

Lake Shore Savings hosts Mikey’s Way Month

In an effort to raise awareness, Lake Shore Savings is hosting Mikey’s Way Month throughout September.  Each branch is featuring a Mikey’s Cart display and will be selling raffle tickets to benefit Mikey’s Way Foundation.  More...

IDA approves $5M in tax relief for tentative industrial park business

Another step has been taken to ensure that the North Youngmann Commerce Center will secure its first tenant.  The Erie County Industrial Development Agency on Monday approved a package of tax abatements to assist construction of an $18.7 million More...

Prominent town employee, service club member dies

Donald F. Kunzelman, 78, who dedicated nearly his entire life to serving the Town of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, after an illness of several months.  (See editorial on page four)  A longtime resident of the town, Mr. More...

Local News

Suspect in Kenmore man’s murder will face trial

A trial date has been set for the suspect in the murder of a Kenmore resident and bar owner.  According to State Supreme Court officials, where the case is being handled, Antonio Martin-Brown, who is accused of murdering Vincent James Cottone in More...

Women lead primary results in race for Independence line

Three woman have secured the Independence Party line for the Tonawanda Town Board race.  Ann Morelli, Gigi Grizanti and incumbent Lisa Chimera were the top vote-getters in the Sept. More...

Skating lesson registration begins in the town

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department will start registering children and adults for ice skating lessons from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.  Additional registrations will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t limit people’s freedom of speech

I would like to add a comment regarding Town of Tonawanda residents voicing their complaints about the town police and the editorial suggestion to limit people’s voices to a shorter time span during the public comment at board meetings.  More...

Police Blotter

Male ditches scene after struck by vehicle

Village of Kenmore   Friday, Sept. 6  • An officer was called to check on a man who was walking along Colvin Boulevard carrying tools and a wire. The officer reported that the man was doing work for a resident in Buffalo.  More...

Sports

Coach Pray returns to tennis courts at Kenmore East

Fall Sports Preview: Girls Tennis

There’s a familiar face on the Kenmore tennis courts this fall.  Kyle Pray, who coached the Kenmore West High School girls tennis team from 1990 to 2005, is serving in that same capacity for Kenmore East this season.  More...

Marauders improve to 2-0 on young season

Football Roundup

The St. Joseph Collegiate Institute football team is off to a perfect start following a 35-13 nonleague win Saturday at Clarence.  More...

Small Thunder squad shows improvement

Fall Sports Preview: Girls Golf

The Mount St. Mary Academy girls golf team has just six players on the roster this fall, but its coach still expects them to be right in the mix.  More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 19   More...

Concerts

thurs. 19   More...

Dance

tues. 24  Lindy Fix — Dance to big band, classic swing and contemporary swing with DJ Mark, 8-8:30 (beginner lesson), 8:30-10 (dance), Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Polish Cadets Hall, 927 Grant St., Buffalo; $ - no partner necessary. More...