Weekly Feature



January 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Rails to Trails moves forward

The Town Board approved three resolutions at its Monday meeting moving the Rails to Trails project forward, a plan to take an abandoned railroad line and turn it into a place that can be used recreationally.  More...

Editorial

Veterans should apply for Cold War certificate

Bee Editorial

A ssemblyman Robin Schimminger, who represents the Ken-Ton area, is urging residents to apply for a Cold War Certificate. This is a program through the state, meant to honor those men and women who served their country during the Cold War. More...

Spindle items

• BUFFALO LOVE — As I look outside in the morning and see my car encased in snow and ice, I wonder, “Why do I live in Buffalo? More...

Out of the Past

New suburban church

The Rev. John F. O’Hara, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, officiates at a cornerstone-laying ceremony for St. Andrew’s Church and School, at Elmwood Avenue and Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda, in April 1949. More...

Obituaries

Death Notice

GUGGEMOS, Robert M., of Tonawanda, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. Mr. Guggemos is survived by one daughter, Mary Ellen Fletcher; four sons, William, Michael, Robert and Richard; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. More...

Sports

Jones dominates O’Hara with triple-double

Boys basketball

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Marauders take down Will North on senior night

The St. Joe’s Federation hockey team celebrated senior night and recorded one of its most impressive wins of the season by defeating league rival Williamsville North 3-0 on Thursday in front of a 1,500 person crowd.  More...

Photos available for purchase online

Do you like a sports photo that appeared in this week’s edition and wish you had a copy of it for yourself? More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Northmore Nursery to hold open house   Northmore Nursery School, located at 2771 Delaware Ave. in Kenmore, will hold its annual Open House to register new students for the 2014-2015 school year. It will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. More...

Sweet Home proposes to close Heritage Heights

Public invited to Feb. 6 hearing

The crisis of declining enrollment has finally impacted the Sweet Home Central School District. More...

Ken-Ton graduate returns in administrative role

Jennifer Cawley, a Kenmore East High School graduate, has returned to the school district, this time as an administrator. On Jan. More...

Local News

Lifelong residents honored with ‘Senior of the Month’

Eileen Murphy and Mary McNeill, sisters and lifelong residents of the Town of Tonawanda, were recently presented with “Senior of the Month” proclamations from Erie County Executive Mark C. More...

News Briefs

Weight-loss classes, taught by Ida Shapiro — who has more than 45 years of experience in the field — will be held at 6:15 p.m. every Tuesday at Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Circle, Tonawanda, and at 6:15 p.m. More...

HELPING OUT

Kyle Sweeney puts a helmet on his daughter, Emma, 3, as their family gets ready to go skating at Lincoln Arena on Sunday.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Bike paths needed in Southtowns

I feel we need bike paths in the Southtowns for the people in our community. I want to make people aware of this and get them to voice their opinions.  More...

Police Blotter

Man dancing, ‘flailing’ arms while waiting for bus

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Jan. 17 • A Wardman Road woman told police there was a man she didn’t know in her bedroom. • A Delaware Road resident reported a young man in a brown jacket looked “distraught” and was flailing his arms. More...

Education

Hoover Middle School student places first in essay contest

Sheila Guetti, a sixth-grade student at Herbert Hoover Middle School, recently won first place in the Kenmore Lions Club essay contest titled “Our World, Our Future.” More...

Columbia University consultant enhancing Sweet Home kindergarten

The goal of “deepening the literacy experience” of Sweet Home School District kindergarten students is being achieved, according to teachers who made presentations at the Jan. 21 meeting of the Board of Education.  More...

Kenmore East students showcase talents

Students at Kenmore East High School showed off their talents for an audience of their peers and faculty members on a recent Friday.  The students prepared musical acts ranging from solo singing performances to rock bands.  More...

Lifestyles

Film aims to STOP — not just raise awareness of — domestic violence

Many advocacy groups work to raise awareness about domestic violence.  But local director and actor Brandyn Williams had a more ambitious goal: making a film that would inspire action against such abuse.   More...

Ken-Ton Closet to hold first recycling event

The Ken-Ton Closet will be holding its first ink cartridge recycling event from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Feb. 1-8 at USitek Group, 1016 Niagara Falls Blvd. All major brands of ink are accepted. More...

Library News

Kenmore Library 160 Delaware Road, 873-2842  Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays   More...

Business

SPREADING THE ‘HOPE’

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York recently hosted a dinner at The Buffalo Club for members of the media who are involved with the Project Hope campaign. The initiative promotes awareness of prescription drug abuse. More...

Restore health, well-being through Massage Envy Spa services in Tonawanda

For many people, receiving a massage or a facial is considered a treat or reserved for special occasions. Yet incorporating massages into one’s regular schedule is more than just a way to get pampered; it boosts health and wellness.  More...

Events

SCORE looking for business mentor volunteers   More...