Weekly Feature



November 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town Board adopts preliminary budget

The podium was empty Thursday evening during the budget hearing on the Town of Tonawanda’s 2014 spending plan. More...

Editorial

Benzene study a good first step in call to action

Bee Editorial

Thursday evening, residents gathered in the Sheridan Parkside Community Center to hear from a representative of the New York State Department of Health. More...

Spindle items

• HELLO — In outgoing Editor Darlene Donohue’s last Spindle column, she mentioned my name and said how excited I was to be covering my hometown. She’s right. More...

Out of the Past

Early Kenmore home

This photograph was taken around 1920 from behind the house at 140 Lasalle Ave. in Kenmore. The owners were Reginald and Helen Sproulls.  (Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Police Blotter

Police question man waiting for haircut

Village of Kenmore

Monday, Nov. 4  • Police advised a man going through cans at a location on Kenmore Avenue to be on his way, and he left.  • A resident called police to report that his 68-year-old father, a cancer patient, was vomiting.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

BALCOM, Francis, of Kenmore, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Mr. Balcom is survived by three sons, Paul, Robert and Mark; three daughters, Barbara Stout, Mary Nagy and Susan Scaduto; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Fast times across the board for Ken West at sectionals

Girls swimming

Every swimmer for Kenmore West who qualified for the Section VI championships last Friday had a personal-best time, which led to the Lady Blue Devils finishing sixth overall as a team.  It was an improvement from the Niagara Frontier League cham More...

O’Hara’s football season ends with loss to St. Francis

Cardinal O’Hara was the sixth seed entering the Monsignor Martin football playoffs and was overpowered by St. Francis 44-0 last Thursday on the road.  “I have to give St. More...

Bulldogs cross country place seven at sectionals

The Kenmore East boys cross country team placed 18th overall at the Section VI championships on Nov. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Parkinson’s support group meeting at church   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 14   More...

Special Events

fri. 15 & sat. 16   More...

Art

fri. 15  Aryn Morrison — Buffalo State College Student Exhibition, with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and continues through Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Glow Gallery, 224 Allen St., Buffalo. 983-2112  sun. 17   More...

Incumbents victorious in town, county

Voters have retained the current elected representatives at both the town and county levels, according to unofficial election results reported by the Erie County Board of Elections. More...

Veterans Day ceremony pays tribute to those who served

A cold, strong wind wasn’t enough to keep a number of veterans and residents from coming out for the annual Veterans Day ceremony in front of the Kenmore Municipal Building late Monday morning.  The event was sponsored by the Milton J. More...

State presents benzene testing as follow-up to report

The New York State Department of Health wants to sample urine from approximately 100 people in the areas surrounding Tonawanda’s industrial corridor to test for higher-than-average levels of the chemical benzene. (See editorial on page four) More...

Local News

SPCA adoption program aids veterans

The Paws and Patriots program offered through the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Serving Erie County’s Tonawanda location has one mission — to ease transitions for dogs and veterans alike. More...

St. Christopher honors armed forces in community

Invaluable lessons integrated into Veterans Day Tribute program

“It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.” These words, immortalized in Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address during the Civil War, echoe More...

News Brief

Poet and author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater recently visited students at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to town for excellent service

I am writing this note as a “thank You” for the services provided by the Town of Tonawanda. As relative newcomers to the town, my wife and I continue to be impressed by the public service offered by the Town of Tonawanda.  More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Born in 1940, I can still remember celebrating the end of World War II. The Bee does a great service to this community with its annual Salute to Veterans. Reading the heroic stories brought tears to my eyes. More...

Education

Hoover Elementary hosts ‘Make A Book Night’, ‘CSI: Hoover’ at school

Hoover Elementary School recently hosted two events: “Make A Book Night” and “CSI: Hoover.” During the Make A Book Night, more than 50 students in the second and third grades participated with their parents, or other guardians More...

St. Amelia School tries for $200,000 in new security products, services

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Nardin Academy introduces kindergarten class

Nardin Academy is introducing a kindergarten classroom for boys and girls in its elementary school. The kindergarten launches with its inaugural class in the 2014-15 academic year.  More...

Lifestyles

JFK

Ordinary people have vivid memories of president’s assassination 50 years ago in Dallas

The memories remain vivid for a young airman stationed hundreds of miles from home. “I saw him. I saw her. I saw her pink outfit. I was probably 50 feet away. I saw him get out of the limo and go up the gateway to the plane. He waved.” More...

St. Christopher Parish hosting Western dance

St. Christopher Church’s Nicaragua Team is sponsoring its 4th annual Country Western Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Nov. 15 at the Parish Center, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. More...

Library News

Free membership - Stop in for more information about becoming a member. Brighton Place will now be free for town residents, with a $5 donation for the cost of a member card. More...

Business

Don’t get scammed by hurricane giving

The Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance advises donors to take steps to avoid being taken by questionable solicitors or wasting their money on poorly managed relief efforts, according to the BBB.  More...

Deer management permits still available

Deer management permits will be issued to hunters who were previously denied permits during initial application procedures.  According to the state Department of Environmental Conservation, approximately 35,000 deer management permits are availa More...

YWCA to hold KidBiz event Dec. 7 during Winter Walk

The YWCA of the Tonawandas will host KidBiz, during the Tonawandas Winter Walk, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at 49 Tremont St. More...