Weekly Feature



October 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Parades, parties set at fire halls in town

As part of the area’s holiday tradition, the community’s fire companies will be hosting parades and parties to celebrate Halloween.  Ellwood Fire Company Inc. will assemble a parade at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. More...

Editorial

Demolishing dilapidated homes a wise choice

Bee Editorial

A lthough some aging structures still contain some sort of history from the time period in which they were built, the decision by the Town Board to tear down some of these homes was a good one. More...

Spindle items

• HAPPY HALLOWEEN — For the past three years, my son has selected superhero costumes to wear for Halloween, so this year I was pleasantly surprised when he opted to go as a military hero, an “army guy,” as he refers to it.  More...

Out of the Past

For use in unloading coal boats

Billed as “The largest industrial conveyor system in Western New York” in 1932, this half-mile contraption moved 1,200 to 1,500 tons of coal per hour from coal boats on the Niagara River, under River Road to the Semet-Solvay Company&rsquo More...

Obituaries

William Haeseler III, travel agent, author from NT

William Haeseler III, 83, of North Tonawanda, died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.  Mr. Haeseler was born in North Tonawanda and attended both South Kent Boarding School in Connecticut and North Tonawanda High School. More...

Death Notices

BURE, James R., of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. Mr. Bure is survived by his wife, Debra M. (nee Shaver); one daughter, Lexi; one son, Daniel; two sisters, Cheryl Bell and Karen Reling; and two brothers, George and Todd. More...

Lifestyles

Happy Holidays:

Support groups ease a lonely season

I t’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year. Twinkling lights create a magical aura. The radio airs happy, festive songs. Smiles and pleasantries are abundant. More...

Ken Ton Kiwanis Club hosting meat raffle

The Ken-Ton Kiwanis Club will be hosting a meat raffle at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Town of Tonawanda Senior Citizen Center, 291 Ensminger Road. Admission is $5 per person or $32 for those who want to reserve a table for eight people. 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...

Spooktacular time

Sal Guido, left, Charlotte Barren and Luca Falcone were the costume contest winners at the Village of Kenmore’s Halloween festivities held Saturday on the Village Green. Matthew Sandy, right, plays pumpkin putt putt at the same event.   More...

Six vie for three seats on Town Board

Three individuals are challenging the trio of incumbents who are seeking re-election Tuesday, Nov. 5 to the three seats available on the Tonawanda Town Board. More...

Bank robbery suspect still at large

Town of Tonawanda police are still searching for a male who robbed a bank on Niagara Falls Boulevard last week.  Police are looking for a black male who was wearing dark clothes and a New York Yankees baseball hat when, at about 1:25 p.m. More...

Local News

Kenmore Mercy receives awards for orthopedic care

Kenmore Mercy Hospital received five awards, highlighting the hospital's excellence in orthopedic care from Healthgrades, the nation’s leading online resource to help consumers search, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.  More...

Leaf pickup available in town

Leaf collection has started in the Town of Tonawanda, as crews are now out in force.  “As the weather is turning cooler, leaf season is upon us. We have had crews out since Oct. More...

Community brief

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks and Recreation Department Committee will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. More...

Letters to the Editor

Tax dollars being wasted; services cut

I hope you will publish my observations from the last Town of Tonawanda Board meeting. I found many things disturbing and many questions revolving around what I consider a suspect projected budget. More...

Police Blotter

Accused cellphone thief nabbed after stating location

Village of Kenmore  Thursday, Oct. 24   • An employee at a Kenmore Avenue animal hospital reported that one of the customers was out of control. An officer reported that two individuals were taken into custody.  More...

Education

Town teen earns Eagle Scout rank, boasts college achievements in Boston

Town of Tonawanda resident Corey Pray recently earned top honors as a Boy Scout and is also achieving a great deal as a college freshman.  The 17-year-old, who is attending Boston University, flew to Buffalo last week to go before the Eagle Scou More...

Sports

Blue Devils win sixth straight, advance to play Jamestown

Both Kenmore West and Lancaster entered the Class AA quarterfinals off of huge shutout victories against their bitter rivals. One week ago, Ken West defeated Kenmore East 42-0, and Lancaster beat Depew 36-0.  More...

Marauders football wins with defense on sloppy a day

The rain and wind allowed for very little offense last Saturday, as St. Joe’s was able to defeat Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 15-6, in a defensive battle.  “It was ugly,” said head coach Dennis Gilbert. More...

Thunder cross country defends league title

For the second consecutive season, the Mount St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Arthritis group sponsors pain relief course   More...

Business

Place for owners to bathe pets opens in Kenmore

Living with the challenge of trying to bathe an adult-sized Labrador in her home, and wanting to avoid the cost of a professional groomer, Corina Stamm created an alternative plan.  Stamm designed a business, at 3102 Delaware Ave., in Kenmore, w More...

NFPA offers Halloween safety tips

In just one week, children will be dressing up in costumes and taking to the streets to collect candy from their neighborhood in celebration of Halloween.  The National Fire Protection Association is reminding everyone to take a few simple preca More...

Chamber seeks participants for mini golf challenge

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce is hosting its second annual “Trick or Treat Mini Golf Challenge” next week.  The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Paddock Golf Dome, 175 Brompton Road, Tonawanda.  More...