Weekly Feature

December 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Time is now for input into town’s future

Bee Editorial

The Town of Tonawanda isn’t the same as it was 10 years ago. Much has changed in the decade since the Town Board last revised its Master Plan. More...

Spindle items

• VISIT TO DUNKIN’ — A press release from Dunkin’ Donuts triggered a step back into yesteryear.  More...

Out of the Past

What do you want on your tombstone?

The men of Ball Brothers Monument Works, on Delaware Avenue at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, stand ready to carve tombstones in this 1915 photograph.  (Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.I’m wondering if The Bee is censoring messages to its Bee Heard line. More...

Education

Herbert Hoover Middle School chooses name for school mascot

Herbert Hoover Middle School has a new name for its mascot, a dragon. More...

St. John the Baptist School holds Christmas concert

St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore recently held its annual Christmas concert, where attendees enjoyed traditional Christmas songs and stories about the birth of Jesus.  More...

Sixth-grader wins contest at Hoover Elementary

Bailee Hauck, a sixth-grader at Herbert Hoover Middle School, recently won a spelling contest sponsored by a local media company.  Hauck won after finishing 20 rounds, where she competed against 28 other contestants. More...

Lifestyles

‘Stony Brook Shines’ in the spirit of giving

Neighborhood transforms into “winter wonderland” in honor of high school student

This time of year, Lancaster’s Stony Brook Drive community is a shining example of hope.   More...

Red Cross blood drives slated in December

A couple of American Red Cross blood drives will take place in locations in Kenmore and Tonawanda in December. They will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the McAuley Residence, 1503 Military Road; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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:  More...

Business

Much has been accomplished by Chamber in 2013

This last month of 2013 brings a certain retrospective glance at what’s been accomplished here at the Chamber and where we have yet to go. It’s been a year of growth and partnership for our Ken-Ton community. More...

Erie County sheriff explains opposition to SAFE Act

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce hosted Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard at its recent monthly lunch meeting, where Howard spoke about his opposition to the SAFE Act and answered questions from the audience.  More...

Events

Women’s Leadership webinar slated   More...

Town hires director of Water Resources Department

The Town of Tonawanda has hired lifelong resident Michael E. Kessler as the new director of its Water Resources Department.  Kessler formerly worked as the director of infrastructure and operations for the Niagara Falls Water Board.  More...

Enrollment expected to decrease in schools

Enrollment in the 12 schools of the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District is expected to decline in the coming years, continuing a trend that’s visible throughout Erie County.  More...

Local News

Art teacher awarded top ING education grant

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

High school art teacher Allison Butler was expecting to receive a $2,000 grant for her Maryland school’s magnet program. Instead, she won $27,000, selected out of 1,300 applicants nationwide. More...

CHARGED

Haibo “Jimmy” Jiang was charged on Dec. 10 with strangulation in the second degree and assault in the second degree, according to Town of Tonawanda police. He is the owner of Ying’s Wings and Things restaurant. More...

News briefs

The Kenmore Fire Department will deliver Christmas food baskets to needy families in the area on Dec. 20. The baskets will be assembled starting at 10 a.m. at the Kenmore Fire Hall, 16 Nash Road, and delivered later, at around 5:30 p.m.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

TITUS, Harry T., of Kenmore, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. Mr. Titus is survived by his wife, Mary; one son, Jason; one sister, MaryLou Pritchard; and one brother, Robert. A funeral service was held Dec. 16 from Perna, Dengler, Roberts Funeral Home. More...

Sports

Marauders pick up a win against Lancaster

Boys Federation ice hockey

The St. Joe's Federation ice hockey team split a pair of weekend games as they lost a tough game to Niagara Wheatfield 4-2 on Friday, and rebounded to defeat Lancaster 5-2 on Sunday. More...

Holiday alters submission deadline

With Christmas falling on a Wednesday this year, the deadline to submit sports stories and/or photos for the Dec. 25 edition is moved up to 9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19. Items received after that time will be held for the Jan. More...

Thunder bowling takes a game from undefeated Immaculata

After the first half of the season, the Mount St. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

St. Amelia Church to hold free concerts   More...

Entertainment

Comedy

thurs. 19 - sat. 21  Orny Adams will appear at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, and at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20 and 21, at the Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St., Buffalo; $. 853-1211, www.heliumcomedyclub.com   More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 19  Kathy Carr Quintet — 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...

Film/Video

mon. 23   More...