Weekly Feature



January 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Ken-Ton area looks to bright future in 2014

Bee Editorial

The Ken-Ton area experienced highs and lows throughout 2013, but it has good things to look forward to in the new year. More...

Spindle items

• POINT OF CONNECTION — Sometimes in this position I’ll get odd requests. It may be for some minute detail in the history of the area from 75 years ago.  More...

Out of the Past

New computers

Student Kurt Gross tries out a state-of-the-art personal computer in this photograph from the 1984 Kenmore West High School yearbook.  (Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Education

Special-ed students draw Sweet Home’s attention at recent School Board meeting

Ongoing improvements in the middle school’s level of academic achievement among special education students was the primary topic discussed at the Dec. 17 meeting of the Sweet Home Central School District Board of Education.  More...

SANTA’S HELPERS

Casey Kelly, center, models letter-writing to prekindergarten students Noah Kerling, left, and Emma Piwko recently at St. John the Baptist school in Kenmore. The seventh-grade class helped the younger students craft letters to Santa. More...

Lifestyles

Collegiate musicians across WNY form wind ensemble, schedule first concert

The future of music education in Western New York is in good hands. With wind instruments at the ready and a passion for playing, the WNY Future Music Educator’s Wind Ensemble will take to the stage on Jan. More...

Winterfest Town Dance announced

A dance will take place at the Senior Center to kick off Winterfest weekend from 7 to 10 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. There will be snacks, refreshments and a live band. It is free for members and $7 for nonresidents. More...

Bon-Ton department stores to offer gift card promotion

Bon-Ton department stores, including the location in Eastern Hills Mall, will be offering their first ever “Gift Card New Year” promotion on Jan. More...

Business

EG Tax provides clients with knowledge, service

As the holidays and 2013 come to a close, a new year will bring the beginning of the annual tax season.  At EG Tax, a dedicated staff works to ensure that the most applicable tax laws are applied on behalf of each of its clients.  More...

Better Business Bureau offers tips to consumers in wake of Target data breach

Target announced last week that its customers’ personal information may have been stolen during a data hack. More...

Beware of smartphone apps using your information

Smartphone applications can make life easier, putting dozens of useful tools in the palm of your hand. More...

Year filled with ups and downs for Ken-Ton area

2013 was a year of change for the Ken-Ton area, filled with highs and lows. More...

Athlete helps raise money for Miracle League before heading to baseball showcase

A shared love of baseball brought William Lucas, a 6-year-old from Tonawanda, and J.D. More...

Local News

Pharmacist returns to teach at alma mater

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

After three years of residency work and teaching at the Maryland School of Pharmacy and Medical Center in Baltimore, Dr. Nicholas Fusco has returned to his hometown of Kenmore to teach.  More...

MAN’S BEST FRIEND

Adam Jones and Careen Stauffiger of Kenmore walk their dogs, Sabre and Bailey, down Enola Avenue on Saturday afternoon.   More...

Sweet Home graduate unravels love in first novel

For Javon Reed, ideas can happen while eating in the school cafeteria, riding the bus or sitting in a quiet area in the library. More...

Police Blotter

Woman wonders why man drinking whiskey is sleeping

Village of Kenmore   Saturday, Dec. 21  • A resident reported that he believes one of his co-workers is a wanted person. He wishes to remain anonymous.  More...

Obituaries

Robert J. Schnirel, Williamsville teacher

Robert J. Schnirel, 87, of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.  Mr. Schnirel was born March 20, 1926, in Buffalo. More...

Sports

Ken West hosts holiday hoops tournament, finishes runner up after defeating O’Hara

Kenmore West hosted the annual Ken-Ton Holiday Classic Tournament this past weekend, and they were able to reach the finals against Sweet Home.  In the opening game, the Blue Devils took on O’Hara and squeaked out a 58-55 victory.  Th More...

St. Joe’s hosts basketball tournament, takes first place

The Marauders hosted its own basketball tournament last Friday and Saturday, and kept the championship trophy in their own gym.  St. Joe’s defeated Cheektowaga in the finals 65-59. More...

Bulldogs hockey splits pair in Rome tournament

The Kenmore East hockey team traveled to the Rome Free Academy Tournament this past weekend to play against some of the top Division I schools in New York State.  On Friday, the Bulldogs lost a close game against Mamaroneck, from Section I, by a More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Historical Society to give presentation on churches   More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Walking Tours

thurs. 2  Wellness Walk — Drop by Tifft Nature Preserve and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of the season with a healthy outdoor walk, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. More...

Art

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