Weekly Feature



November 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

WNY native gives talk on ‘sort of illegal hike’

Ken Ilgunas dreams wild dreams, but, unlike most people, he follows through with them. More...

Editorial

Don’t let ‘getting more’ replace giving thanks

Bee Editorial

Stores announced this year earlier opening times in anticipation of Black Friday, with Target opening its doors to shoppers at 8 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, an hour earlier than a year ago, to kick off the holiday shopping season. More...

Spindle items

• TOUR AROUND TOWN — It was somewhere between seeing the massive building housing all the Department of Public Works trucks and the barns holding mountains of salt so big you could ski down them that I realized what a big job it is keeping More...

Out of the Past

Thanksgiving Day fun

Dolores Lamphear, 2, and a friend pose at the Flyder Farm on Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda in this photograph that was taken in the early 1950s. The second photograph features a 1920 Thanksgiving advertisement from a Kenmore meat market. More...

Sports

Championship contenders represented on First Team

2013 All-Bee Football — Defense

The majority of the First Team All-stars on defense for the 2013 All-Bee Football Team have a championship pedigree, as evidenced by how many of them helped lift their schools to prominent places in the playoff spotlight this fall. More...

Basketball previews on tap

The Bee will kick off its coverage of the 2013-14 winter sports season next week with previews of the boys and girls basketball teams. More...

All-Bee Football Teams names, process explained

Given the tremendous annual success of the All-Bee Basketball Team, along with the recent successful debut of several other All-Bee teams, The Bee decided to continue with the papers’ all-star recognition this fall with the second annual instal More...

Lifestyles

Antique toys carry hidden values from childhood

Rust, dents, chipped paint and faded colors all show glimpses into a once beloved childhood toy, lost to adulthood and quickly forgotten. More...

Hospital plans book sale Dec. 4-5 in atrium

Kenmore Mercy Hospital will be holding a book sale, and sale of a variety of other items to give away as Christmas gifts, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, and Thursday, Dec. 5, in the atrium at the hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave.   More...

Residents quit smoking through help of VA programs

Robert Daeschler of the Town of Tonawanda and Susan Engel of Tonawanda both quit smoking through the help of the VA Western New York Healthcare System and American Cancer Society.  More...

Business

Chamber to host Sheriff Timothy Howard Dec. 6

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce will host Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard as its guest speaker during the annual holiday luncheon on Friday, Dec. 6, at Classics V Banquets, 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst.  More...

Kenmore Mercy Hospital adds new cardiology service

Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently added stress echocardiograms to its list of services available to patients seeking cardiology diagnostic testing, according to the hospital.  A stress echocardiogram is a noninvasive procedure that combines two te More...

Chamber will offer continued health care coverage in 2014

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce will continue offering its Liazon’s “Bright Choices” health care program, and participants should have received a letter recently explaining the changes to the plan for 2014.  New plan offerings More...

Police chief refutes racial accusations

The Town of Tonawanda chief of police held a press conference last week to refute accusations that his department discriminates against the owner and employees of Ying’s Wings and Things restaurant because of race. More...

Village Board bids goodbye to Muscarella

Friends and family greeted Sam Muscarella — a longtime village trustee — as he walked into the crowded council chambers Tuesday evening for what would be his last meeting as a member of the Village Board. More...

Local News

BROWSING

With cold temperatures outside, Katie Kuhn of Getzville keeps warm as she looks through used CDs at Frizb's CD Exchange in Kenmore on Saturday afternoon.   More...

Sweet Home principals praise distribution of iPads

The first phase of distribution of new iPads to students and faculty in the Sweet Home Central School District was described last week as “seamless.”  High School Principal Joleen Reinholz and Middle School Principal Marty Pizur brie More...

Kenmore East collects food for needy families

Drive began Nov. 1, ended Monday

Students and faculty at Kenmore East High School are participating in the school’s annual Gobblin’ Up Hunger food drive by bringing canned and boxed food items to school.  The drive began Nov. 1 and ended Monday.  More...

Police Blotter

Jehovah’s Witnesses give woman a fright

Sunday, Nov. 17  • A Hazeltine Avenue resident reported that something was disturbing her dogs, causing them to bark. She then reportedly saw a person wearing dark clothing, smoking a cigarette in the middle of the street.  More...

Education

Hoover Middle School celebrates scholars with breakfast events

Herbert Hoover Middle School recently celebrated its seventh- and eighth-grade scholars by treating the students and their families to a special breakfast in the school cafeteria last week.  More...

Hoover students participate in food drive to help the needy

Students at Herbert Hoover Middle School are participating in a food drive to support St. More...

Hoover students learn about books through tournament

Students at Herbert Hoover Middle School were recently challenged to read great books through the Book Battle Jeopardy Tournament.  The team titled the “Striped Cheetahs,” with students Samantha Evans and Sydney Sikorski, won at the More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

YWCA cooking classes to feature appetizers   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

ongoing: now-Nov. 29   More...

Holiday

thurs. 28  Thanksgiving Chinese Show — 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at the Seneca Niagara Casino Events Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; $. 1-877-873-6322, www.senecaniagaracasino.com  fri. 29   More...

Family Activities

fri. 29  Turkey Stroll — The day after Thanksgiving is a great time for a walk in the woods, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. More...