Weekly Feature

October 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Common Core meeting cancelled; board president voices opinion

The New York State Parent Teacher Association sponsored meeting to detail the state’s Common Core learning initiatives in school districts has been cancelled.  More...

Editorial

Both Sweet Home propositions deserve support

Voters in the Sweet Home Central School District will have the opportunity next week to continue moving the district forward by approving two propositions.  We find both propositions worthy of support.  District administrators and the boar More...

Spindle items

• IN LIEU OF PRESENTS — What do two siblings Geoffrey and Lydia Johnston of Kenmore have in common besides being related? They share September birthdays and caring hearts.  More...

Out of the Past

Sewer line construction in the suburbs

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 found sleeping near computers in library

Village of Kenmore   Friday, Oct. 4  • A Keller Avenue resident reported that when he came home he heard footsteps upstairs before hearing a door close. More...

Education

Mount St. Mary Academy site for reverse raffle

Featuring more than $11,000 worth of prizes, Mount St. More...

Sweet Home Middle hits the track for good cause, inspired by story about Sudanese boy

Hearing a powerful story can inspire people to spring into action, and that’s precisely what happened in David Etkin’s sixth grade class at Sweet Home Middle School.  Etkin, a reading and writing teacher, read the book “A Long More...

Grant funds cancer screenings for uninsured

The Erie County Department of Health has received a grant for $187,500 from the New York State Department of Health that will allow ECDOH to provide breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening to more than 1,600 uninsured and underinsured reside More...

Lifestyles

Graphic novel CRASHES Buffalo Comicon, ZAPS competition

In a world full of superheroes and villains, one man’s vision will soon sweep in and take control of the comic book culture. Queen City Books will be releasing its first collaborative graphic novel since 2001 at this year’s Comicon. More...

MS Society NY Chapter hosting monster race

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Upstate New York Chapter is launching a run/walk series across the state called, “Monster Scramble.” This chip-timed, Halloween-themed race will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 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, Oct. 17  Table Tennis, 9 a.m.  More...

Business

Chamber gearing up for fall happenings

October is here, and we at the Chamber are in full swing. There are several highlighted events this month that address the hot topics on our minds. We are hosting a lunch Friday, Oct. 18, with guest speaker Rep. Brian Higgins. More...

Breast Cancer Network provides knowledge, resources, hope

The Breast Cancer Network of Western New York is full of people who are not just surviving, but thriving following a diagnosis of breast cancer. Some have been cancer-free for years; others are waging a more daily battle. More...

AAA seeks scholarship applicants

AAA Members Insurance Agency is seeking applications from local high school seniors for AAA’s sixth annual Insurance Scholarship for Western and Central New York.  The deadline for consideration is Dec. More...

Department heads discuss expenditures with Town Board

During two budget work sessions last week, the Town of Tonawanda’s department supervisors met with the Town Board to explain their monetary needs for the creation of the 2014 spending plan.  More...

VERTICAL BLOCK

Niko Mancuso of Kenmore West High School tries to block the ball after it was hit by Ben Leising from Kenmore East High School during a rivalry volleyball game held at Ken East on Friday. 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 next week.  At 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. More...

Local News

ROYAL MOMENT

Nancy Ortiz and Ben Barrick, Cardinal O’Hara High School’s homecoming queen and king, share a dance together. Additional homecoming photos are on page 10. More...

Dems endorse candidates for village board, judge

At a recent caucus of the Democratic Party in Kenmore, Katie Burd and Paul Catalano were endorsed to run for two trustee positions on the Kenmore Village Board.  Village Justice Scott Riordan was also endorsed for re-election. More...

CHECKING VITALS—

Town of Tonawanda Paramedic Dave Rice checks the status of a motorcyclist who had an accident on Delaware Avenue near Interstate 290 on Oct. 12. More...

Letters to the Editor

Chronic pain robs people of their lives

After reading The Bee’s full page article on Project Hope, I am writing to you to present the opposite side of the issue.  Cauda Equina Syndrome has left me with chronic pain and it has become as much a part of me as my own skin — it More...

Crane’s hardwork is praiseworthy

I feel compelled to write you regarding JD Crane, owner of Tonawanda Coke.  He is a consummate gentleman, both decent and honorable. He has achieved the status of “self made” because of his superb work ethic for some 75 years.  More...

Obituaries

Death notices

PARYLO, Raymond J., of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Mr. Parylo is survived by his wife, Denise (nee Lelonek); two daughters, Amanda K. and Elizabeth M.; and his parents, Joseph and Rose (nee Wojciechowski). More...

Sports

O’Hara falls short at homecoming to St. Francis

Football

The offense struggled to put points up on the board for Cardinal O’Hara, as they lost their homecoming game to St. Francis, 32-6.  The loss dropped O’Hara to 0-3 in league play and 1-4 overall.  More...

St. Joe’s hit with injuries, lose to Cathedral Prep

The past three weeks, St. Joe’s has certainly caught the injury bug. The Marauders have lost 10 starters to injuries during that time, and it did not make traveling to Erie, Pa., any easier to face the number two ranked team in the state. St. More...

East girls soccer defeats West for first time in eight years

The Lady Bulldogs were able to end its eight-year losing streak against Ken West with a 2-1 victory last Tuesday.  Erin O’Brien scored both goals for Ken East, helping push their record to 4-9 on the season. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Sewing group hosting Fall Bazaar at hospital   More...