Weekly Feature

December 4, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Town to see more waterline replacements

Water lines throughout the town will continue to be replaced, and a water storage tank along Two Mile Creek Road will receive updates.  The Town Board unanimously approved these two projects — through a $3 million bond resolution — a More...

Editorial

Remember to shop locally this holiday season

Bee Editorial

Do you have a person on your holiday list who seems to already have everything? Perhaps if you make adjustments to your possible gift ideas you may end up with new ideas.  A present doesn’t have to be wrapped and put under a tree. More...

Spindle items

• NICE THANKSGIVING — I hope readers had a restful Thanksgiving weekend spent with family and friends.  More...

Out of the Past

Heavy metal

Trucks from Kenmore’s Department of Public Works stand under the Elmwood Avenue water tower in this photo from the early 1930s.  (Editor’s note: Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Education

St. John students collect cellphones, eyeglasses

Students at St. More...

St. Amelia School host drive for Thanksgiving meals

Students at St. Amelia School recently collected food items to make Thanksgiving baskets for area neighbors in need.  Each class was asked to bring in nonperishable food items that would make a complete Thanksgiving meal. More...

Hoover students gather food, gifts for needy families

Each year, students and faculty at Hoover Elementary collect food and toys, as well as other gifts, to donate to needy families.  Donations are made by students and their families, along with the Home School Association and staff, in addition to More...

Lifestyles

Zen and the art of iPhone photography

How one woman captures the extraordinary out of the ordinary

I t may seem odd to think of modern cellular devices as visionary tools paving the way to personal reflection.  Yet situated in the backside of an iPhone — one of the most popular and technologically capable means of mobile communication & More...

Town historian to speak at Pearl Harbor event

Town of Tonawanda Historian John Percy will be speaking at a Pearl Harbor Remembrance talk and dinner at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Heritage Center at Niagara, located at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Tickets are $25 per person. More...

Bee Senior News

Town of Tonawanda Senior Center  The Town of Tonawanda Senior Center, 291 Ensminger Road, announces that the following events will take place at the center:  Upcoming events:  More...

Business

New boutique opens in Kenmore

Kenmore has a new store in Bellamore Boutique, which recently opened at 3191 Delaware Ave.  More...

Kenmore Mercy provides free joint replacement surgery to uninsured patients

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, along with Dr. John Repicci, recently partnered with Operation Walk USA to provide two uninsured patients with free joint replacement surgery. More...

Snow removal permits available in Clerk’s Office

Snow removal permits for commercial snowplow contractors are available in the Town of Tonawanda Clerk’s Office, located inside the Municipal Building at 2919 Delaware Ave., Room 14.  Clerk Marguerite Greco reminds snowplow operators with c More...

Paramedic Unit receives six new cardiac monitors

Speed is everything in medical emergencies, and the Town of Tonawanda Paramedic Unit gained some with its six new Zoll cardiac monitors, unveiled last week during a press conference at the police station, where the unit is based. More...

Residents give input on Master Plan

The Town of Tonawanda is “sort of hip” again, thanks to a younger generation’s desire for smaller housing and closeness to an urban center, both features Tonawanda boasts.  More...

Local News

Young pianist gets awards at Ontario music festival

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Receiving accolades for his musicianship and technical ability on the piano has become a recurrent happening for 12-year-old Michael McClure.  More...

News Briefs

Town of Tonawanda Historian John Percy will be speaking at a Pearl Harbor Remembrance talk and dinner at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Heritage Center at Niagara, located at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. Tickets are $25 per person. More...

FOR A GOOD CAUSE

Members of the Kenilworth Fire Department in the Town of Tonawanda spent a recent Saturday with Girl Scout Troop 30612 and Boy Scout Troop 286 going door to door placing flyers at all residential doors. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

NICHOLSON, Anna V. (nee Carpenter) of Kenmore, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. Mrs. More...

Sports

Lady Hawks look to be one of strongest teams around

Girls basketball

The rich keep getting richer over at Cardinal O’Hara.  Last year the Lady Hawks finished 28-2 — winning their first 26 games in a row — with the first loss coming in the Monsignor Martin championship game against Sacred Heart.& More...

Inexperience at the forefront for Bulldogs basketball this year

Last season, the Kenmore East boys basketball team won just four games and graduated just about the entire roster.  Junior forward Andy Fields is the only player on the current squad to have previously started a varsity game.  He played mos More...

Lady Blue Devils basketball has a lot of size for a change

The Kenmore West girls basketball team is totally different this year, because of superior height in the low post.  Junior Katie Proy is six-foot tall, and sophomore Samantha Britton stands at 5-foot-11.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Hospital plans book sale Dec. 4-5 in atrium   Kenmore Mercy Hospital will hold 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. More...

Entertainment

Holiday

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Special Events

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Concerts

thurs. 5  You just might want to get up and dance when Miss Tess and the Talkbacks bring their blend of jazz, country swing and early rockabilly to town at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo; $. More...