Weekly Feature



November 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

BOE tasked with reducing reliance on reserves

The biggest financial challenge the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District will face in the next few years is reducing its reliance on fund balance and reserves to balance its budget, said Gerald Stuitje, assistant superintendent for finance. More...

Editorial

Tax decrease shows town in touch with residents

Bee Editorial

Whereas many governments in Western New York are raising their taxes, the Tonawanda Town Board chose to do something different: lower them. More...

Spindle items

• POST-IT PALOOZA — I’m not sure where I’d be without my Post-it notes.  I owe them a debt of gratitude for reminding me about phone interviews I have yet to do and calls I’m supposed to return.  More...

Out of the Past

First shovelful

(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.)   More...

Education

St. John the Baptist students learn about ‘Day of the Dead’

For Catholics, November is dedicated to the Month of the Holy Souls. During this month, the Catholic community is meant to think about and to pray for all the departed, including family members and friends.  More...

Hoover Elementary students raise money for UN Children’s Fund

$950 collected by students

Students at Hoover Elementary School recently raised $950 for the United Nations Children’s Fund.  To raise money, students in the third, fourth and fifth grades did a “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF” campaign. More...

Lifestyles

The vegans have spoken, and they’re foodies, too

Buffalo Vegetarian Society initiative challenges area restaurants

With award-winning chefs and a food culture reflecting an array of ethnic influences More...

Ukrainian church hosting Christmas bazaar

A Christmas bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 3275 Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. More...

Kiss Me, Kate

Show tunes, Shakespeare, stage combat featured in Mt. St. Mary production

I t’s no wonder “Kiss Me, Kate” seemed like the perfect musical for Mount St. More...

Business

Time still left to get health care from Chamber

The biggest concern for all businesses is health care. The apprehensions vary with the size of your organization, but everyone is scrambling to understand options. Where do you go to get it, and what does the new exchange look like? More...

Honored for advocating for the elderly

Laura Mondello receives award from Network in Aging at recent annual meeting

Laura Mondello, director of community relations and volunteer services for the Schofield Residence, recently received the Dr. Evans Calkins Award for Meritorious Service from the Network in Aging of Western New York at its annual meeting.  More...

Assessor’s Office to hold STAR Outreach

The Town of Tonawanda’s Assessors Office will hold a “STAR Re-Registration Outreach Session” Monday, Dec. 2, at the Assessor’s Office in the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave. The office will be open from 9 a.m. More...

Ying’s owner defends himself, says police ‘harass’

Jimmy Ying, the owner of Ying’s Wings and Things restaurant in the Town of Tonawanda, came before the Town Board on Monday evening to defend himself against charges of criminal nuisance and to allege that town police are harassing him and preju More...

DANCING IT UP

Kristen Park, left, of the Town of Tonawanda, and Francis Lagona Jr. dance during the Nicaragua Team’s fourth annual country western dance held Friday evening at St. Christopher’s Church. The event featured the band West of the Mark. More...

Mayor gives positive State of the Village address

Mayor Patrick Mang gave his annual State of the Village address last week at Amigo’s Restaurant, where he talked about improvements made during the past year and what’s expected to come in 2014. More...

Local News

Lifelong resident receives life coaching certification

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

A lifelong Town of Tonawanda resident recently received her life coaching certification, giving her the official license to help coach people at various stages in their lives. More...

Resident acts in film about War of 1812

A Town of Tonawanda resident acted in a movie about the War of 1812 premiering tonight at The Buffalo History Museum.  Tom Etu, a senior studying digital media arts at Canisius College, got involved in the video project titled “1812: By Fi More...

Theater group to hold toy drive Nov. 30

A theater group wants to give back to the community where it performs through a toy drive that will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Sheridan Parkside Community Center, 169 Sheridan Parkside Drive. More...

Police Blotter

Neighbor’s dog accused of pooping on lawn

Village of Kenmore   Saturday, Nov. 9  • A Somerton Avenue resident reported that a neighbor’s black Labrador retriever escaped from the yard and was running loose. The owner came, but the dog could not be located.  More...

Sports

Sectional champs highlight First Team picks

2013 All-Bee Boys Soccer

The Clarence, East Aurora and Williamsville East boys soccer teams all had successful seasons, so it’s not a surprise that five of seven selections on the 2013 All-Bee Boys Soccer First Team came from those schools. More...

All-Bee Football Teams slated

The Bee will announce the 2013 All-Bee Football Team in next week’s edition. How many players from your favorite school made the team? Be sure to read the Nov. 27 edition to find out.   More...

South, Clarence dominate First Team selections

2013 All-Bee Girls Soccer

Williamsville South and Clarence were two of the top girls soccer teams in Section VI this fall, so it’s not a surprise that both schools filled up all but two spots on the 2013 All-Bee Girls Soccer Team’s First Team.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

YWCA cooking classes to feature appetizers   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Special Events

thurs. 21  Memories in the Making: Art Show and Auction — Annual meeting of Alzheimer’s Association WNY Chapter includes awards presentations, art show and auction, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. More...

Art

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