Weekly Feature

October 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Tragedy in Webster may have saved firefighters

Bee Editorial

A December 2012 tragedy near Rochester during which firefighters were killed by a gunman inside a burning home prompted Town of Tonawanda police to prevent our own firefighters from entering a potentially dangerous scene Monday morning on Fries Road. More...

Spindle items

• THIS ONE’S FOR LOU — Registration is open for this year’s Lou Reuter Memorial Scholarship Run, which takes place Sunday, Oct. 20.  The event, which includes the walk at 9:30 a.m. More...

Out of the Past

Perfect attendance

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

Esther B. Bates, educator

Esther B. Bates (nee Neustatter), 87, formerly of Kenmore, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.  Mrs. Bates was born in Munich, Germany on June 23, 1926. More...

Death Notice

PICONE, Anthony, of Kenmore, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Mr. More...

Lifestyles

Project HOPE sheds light on prescription drug abuse

I t wasn’t supposed to be Michael Israel. The 20-year-old was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute and attended the University at Buffalo with aspirations of becoming an architect. More...

MS Society NY Chapter hosting monster race

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter is launching a run/walk called, “Monster Scramble.” This Halloween-themed race will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 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...

Orthopedic wing opens at Kenmore Mercy

Kenmore Mercy Hospital revealed a new facility Monday afternoon that will be used for patients seeking joint replacement surgery.  A new 15,300-square-foot Knee & Hip Center was open for tours following a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremo More...

Athletic director’s report highlights needs for repair, upgrades

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District’s athletic fields are in desperate need of repair, according to Brett Banker, the district’s supervisor of health, physical education, recreation and athletics.  More...

Local News

Experts urge vaccination ahead of flu season

Walk into any pharmacy in Western New York, and you will inevitably see a sign letting you know it’s flu season and shots are available.  Flu season in the United States typically can begin as early as October and last as late as May.  More...

Tonawanda fire departments open house

Joseph Pritchard, 6, and his sister, Katherine, 2, of Tonawanda, with Felix Coniglio, past fire chief, sit behind the wheel of engine 5 from the Kenmore Fire Department, during the community wide fir More...

Kenmore pair creates psychological thriller based on historical person

Siblings Elizabeth and Andrew Nixon of Kenmore have decided to create a film that features bloodthirsty creatures of the night.  The year was 1611, Katarina has been thrown into a dungeon in Hungary without reason. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tax excuse a poor choice for Gaughan

Maybe it seems like we are not noticing the political contest for Erie County comptroller, but believe me, I have noticed. More...

Police Blotter

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Village of Kenmore   Friday, Sept. 27  • There was a report of an intoxicated female who was sitting in a vehicle located in the rear of a Kenmore Avenue parking lot. More...

Education

Hoover Middle School site for day focusing on careers

Herbert Hoover Middle School Counselor Rebecca LaRoach has organized the third annual Career Day at Hoover Middle in the Kenmore -Town of Tonawanda Union Free School District.  More...

Sports

Thunder wins first ever Ken-Ton combined meet

Girls Swimming

When the girls varsity swim teams of Kenmore East, Kenmore West and Mount St. Mary all jumped in the pool this past Friday at the Tonawanda Aquatic Center, they did so by making history. More...

Fun Run to remember Coach Reuter scheduled

The Fourth Annual Lou Reuter Memorial Scholarship Run is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 20 at Ben Franklin Elementary School, 540 Parkhurst Blvd., Tonawanda, with the fun run/walk to begin at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K to begin at 10 a.m. More...

Ken West football hands Frontier first loss of season

Head coach Rich Harris knew his team had to get up early against Frontier and then finish the game late in order to beat the number four ranked team in Western New York. And that is exactly how the game played out. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Ideal Weight classes scheduled weekly   Ida Shapiro will hold fitness classes at 6:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Zion United Church of Christ, at Parker Boulevard and Koenig Circle, Tonawanda. More...

Business

Congressman set to address Chamber, discuss economic development at monthly luncheon

Rep. Brian Higgins, D-Tonawanda, will be the guest speaker at the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda Chamber of Commerce’s October luncheon, being held from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Holiday Inn, 1881 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.  More...

National Grid provides emergency preparedness, safety tips

On the heels of the second anniversary of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee, and as the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy quickly approaches, National Grid helps customers to plan ahead, be prepared and stay safe in the event of an emergency.  More...

Family practitioner earns honors from Kenmore Mercy

Dr. Lisa M. More...