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January 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Tuition grant to help students, fire service

Bee Editorial

For many, the question “How will I pay for college?” is a serious reality. The question amplifies and becomes trickier when the poor economy, anemic job market and student loans come into play. More...

Spindle items

• BRING THE DISH TOO —A number of years ago, an organization I belonged to held a recipe exchange. Unfortunately, I misunderstood that I was to bring the dish itself, not just the recipe.  More...

Out of the Past

Trees on Sheridan Drive

Written on this photograph, taken circa 1925, are the words, “Grandpa pulls out trees as well as replants them.” Under the supervision of Louis Eberhardt, trees were transplanted along Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda to give that More...

Education

FASNY grant pays for college, helps recruit firefighters

It’s an ideal situation, according to Tom Chmielowiec. More...

Sports

Dirrigl posts elite time at Puff Memorial

Boys swimming

St. More...

Argentieri wins 113 pound bracket at NFWOA Tournament

Kenmore West finished 18th overall out of 25 teams at the Niagara Frontier Wrestling Officials Association Tournament last weekend, but junior Anthony Argentieri took first place in the 113 pound weight class.  The tournament was originally sche More...

Lady Hawks hoops defeat second ranked Jamestown

Friday night at Cardinal O’Hara was a showdown between the top two ranked girls basketball teams in the Western New York large school poll. The Lady Hawks welcomed in Jamestown, and after dominating the fourth quarter, won 76-57.  More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Driver’s insurance course offered Jan. 11   More...

Entertainment

Theatre

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Live Local in WNY

thurs. 9  Jive Thursdays — With Castode, Parisi & Friends, 7-9:30 p.m., Pizza Plant, 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville. 632-0847, www.pizzaplant.com  fri. 10   More...

Concerts

thurs. 9  Acoustic songwriter and musician Kevin Devine will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave., Buffalo; $. 849-1000, www.waitingroombuffalo.com  fri. 10   More...

Hansen Foundation donates furnace to Tonawanda family

Candee Camillo said she knew there was an issue with her furnace, which had gone eight years without a tune-up, but she never dreamed it could be risking her family’s lives.  More...

Town Board welcomes new comptroller

The Town Board held its annual reorganizational meeting on Thursday evening, where the board welcomed James Webster as the town’s new comptroller.  Webster was appointed to a two-year term, which expires in 2015.  Prior to his appoint More...

Local News

Lifeguarding course offered

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department is offering an American Red Cross lifeguarding course to be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 14 through March 18. The cost is $180. More...

Kenmore Mercy ER doctor gives tips to prevent frostbite

When temperatures drop into the single digits, hours or even minutes spent unprotected in the cold can cause serious injury from frostbite, according to an emergency room physician at Kenmore Mercy Hospital.  More...

National Fuel offers emergency options during cold snap

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation is advising customers to take particular care during extremely cold weather.  Though temperatures have been colder than usual, the utility is prepared to deliver the gas needed for customers to keep war More...

Police Blotter

Driver’s reverse motion considered suspicious

Village of Kenmore   Saturday, Dec. 28  • A woman on Westgate Road called to report that two men had been yelling outside for the past half hour. Patrols searched the area but were unable to locate them.  More...

Obituaries

Wilfred Allen O’Donnell, CPA

Wilfred Allen O’Donnell, 86, of East Amherst, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013.  Mr. O’Donnell attended Kensington High School where he participated in track, football and boxing. More...

John E. Miller, owned Modern Kitchens

John E. Miller, 78, of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Mr. Miller was born March 28, 1935, in Buffalo where he attended Kensington Business School. More...

Norman P. McTigue, priest

The Rev. Norman P. McTigue, 71, of Buffalo, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013.  Rev. McTigue, who served multiple parishes in the Ken-Ton area, was born in Buffalo Oct. 2, 1942, to Norman and Patricia (nee Pierce) McTigue.  More...

Lifestyles

Paula Deen

...cooking up southern hospitality -- here

Putting recent setbacks behind her, Paula Deen is moving forward with her big smile and warm “Hey y’all” and heading to Clarence.  On Feb. More...

YMCA schedules Nerf tag game

The Ken-Ton Family YMCA, at 535 Belmont Ave., Kenmore, has scheduled a Nerf tag game from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. Bring your own Nerf guns, labeled, and protective gear and get ready to run and hide. More...

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

BBB gives advice for gift returns, exchanges

About one-third of consumers will return at least some portion of their holiday gifts, and the Better Business Bureau wants to remind consumers that it’s very important to know one’s rights and individual store policies.  More...

Toth tapped as partner in accounting firm

Andrew J. Toth, a certified public accountant who resides in Tonawanda, has been named a partner at Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP, a certified public accounting and business consulting firm headquartered in Williamsville.  More...

Business briefs

Anne Marie Niedzialowski of Kenmore was recently promoted to the position of senior general ledger specialist at Tronconi Segara & Associates. She joined the firm in 2007 and is a 1992 graduate of the University at Buffalo.   More...