Weekly Feature

December 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Pedestrians struck, one killed near Budwey’s

Two pedestrians were struck by an 82-year-old driver on Thursday afternoon, with one later dying from injuries, while they were crossing Delaware Avenue, according to the Town of Tonawanda Police Department.  Edward Spencer, 82, was exiting the More...

Editorial

Reach out and help community during holidays

Bee Editorial

While the holidays are a time of joy, they can also be one of sorrow. One where we remember those people, or places, no longer here. One where memories of the past consume our ability to enjoy the present. For many, the holidays are not happy.  More...

Spindle items

• WALKING FOR WORDS — I am encouraged to see young people in the community supporting their local library. More...

Out of the Past

Men working

During the 1940s, Thomas Musca, Jack Musca and Sam Caruso work on West Girard Boulevard in Kenmore using a sewer rod machine.  (Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Parents and taxpayers like me in the Sweet Home School District should know about the wonderful things happening with digital learning in our schools, unlike some of the other local districts that unfortunately still have yet to catch on. More...

Education

Benjamin Franklin posts honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2013-14 school year at Benjamin Franklin Middle School.  Grade Six  More...

Pre-K, kindergarten registration set for 2014-15 school year

The Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District recently set its registration dates for both Universal Pre-K and kindergarten.  All registrations will be by appointment only at the Central Registration Office, 1500 Colvin Blvd. More...

Honor roll

John Abramo, a sixth-grader at Hoover Middle School, was recently named to the first quarter honor roll for the 2013-14 school year.   More...

Lifestyles

Tracing heritage creates vivid personal image

When tracing a family lineage, the most valuable resource is living relatives with knowledge of past generations.  Although it’s beneficial to have a lot of information when starting a hunt, the minimum needed is one starting point of rese More...

Kenmore Mercy Hospital to raffle wreaths

Members of the Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will be raffling off Christmas wreaths this year during the holiday season. The wreaths will be on display through Dec. 17 in the hospital’s atrium, 2950 Elmwood Ave. More...

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

Santa is shown with Ricky, Alyssa and Helena Panowicz at the annual “Breakfast with Santa” event held recently by the Home School Association of St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore. More...

Business

BBB gives tips on hiring snow removal services

The Better Business Bureau has already heard from thousands of residents throughout Upstate New York, nearly 2,500 in recent weeks, seeking trusted information about snow removal services.  The BBB urges consumers to keep some important tips in More...

Advantage Woodshop provides gift for resident

The season for giving back has arrived, and recently one Tonawanda woman was the recipient of a good deed.  Cindy Strickland received new kitchen cabinets, a sink and other furnishings from Advantage Woodshop, a cabinetry business located at 45 More...

Foundation’s event raises $139,000 for Kenmore Mercy Hospital

The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Foundation recently held its “Tribute to Angels” event at the Buffalo/Niagara Marriott, where a record 500 people attended.  Co-chairs of the event were Lee Ann Vogt and James Rykowski, who is a foundation More...

Village Board places moratorium on pawn shops

The Kenmore Village Board enacted a six-month moratorium on pawn shops at its meeting last week, with the purpose being to decide whether they should be allowed in the village and, if so, under what regulations.  More...

Gerry Clark, EMS visionary, dies at 81

To those who worked with Gerald “Gerry” Clark, he was more than just an emergency medical services visionary. He was also a friend. A mentor. More...

Local News

NEVER FORGOTTEN

Members of Harry E. Crosby Post 2472 participated in the Erie County Council of the Veterans of Foreign Wars commemoration of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. More...

Kenmore woman arrested twice in three days

Cheektowaga police arrested a Kenmore woman two times within three days last week at the Walden Galleria.  According to the Police Department, Keiaettiaye White, 30, was arrested by Officer Emil Devincentis on Dec. More...

Lifelong friends, Kenmore residents set aside summer to volunteer in South Africa

Pair to serve with the Reach Out Volunteers program

Anna Gordon and Rachel Wroblewski have been like sisters since birth, so the Kenmore residents and juniors at Buffalo State College wanted to set their final summer vacation in college apart — and this time, they wanted to make a difference. More...

Letters to the Editor

Drivers need to be aware of walkers

As a resident of the Town of Tonawanda, I am very disappointed in many of the drivers who live here. More and more do not stop at stop signs.  As an avid walker with two children, I take as many safety precautions as possible. More...

Obituaries

Herbert C. Hodge, NFTA bus driver

Herbert C. Hodge, 84, of Tonawanda, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.  Mr. Hodge was a veteran of the U.S. More...

Sandra J. Garner, loving sister

Sandra J. Garner, 52, of Tonawanda, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.  Ms. Garner was born Sept. 18, 1961, in Buffalo to Patricia and David Garner.  She attended the CAP Program in West Seneca for several years.  Ms. More...

Sports

St. Joe’s remains as one of area’s top teams

Boys Federation hockey

It took the St. Joe’s Federation ice hockey team a little bit longer to secure its first win of the season than in recent memory, but the Marauders are still one of Western New York’s top teams.  More...

Blue Devils hockey showing continuous improvement

Just two seasons ago, the Kenmore West Federation ice hockey team was 0-19-1 overall, but that memory is long gone now.  Last season, the Blue Devils improved to 8-12 and graduated only three seniors.  So far this year, they beat North Tona More...

Seniors leading group of young Bulldog wrestlers

Out of the 15 total number of weight classes, the Kenmore East wrestling team is now currently only able to fill nine of them — with just one active senior.  The Bulldogs only have half a roster because of the low number of wrestlers who s More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Retired Men’s Group will meet Dec. 11 at church   More...

Entertainment

Special Events

thurs. 12   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 12  Tommy Z Band — 5 p.m., Club 101, Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel’s Seneca Event Center, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls; Free. 299-1100, www.senecaniagaracasino.com   More...

Theatre

Announcement   More...