Weekly Feature

February 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jontay Walton becomes Monsignor Martin career leading scorer at former gym

Cardinal O’Hara head coach Dan McDermott summed it up the best when he said, “it was almost like fate put us in her old gym.” More...

Editorial

Youth should take cues from Sleepout participants

Bee Editorial

This Friday evening, a group of about 50 youth, in addition to faculty and some parents, will leave the comfort of their own homes to spend the evening sleeping in the cold outdoors. More...

Spindle items

• VALENTINE’S DAY EVENTS — In just a couple of weeks, it will be Valentine’s Day. While many enjoy this special day, it can also be a difficult one for those who are single or who may have lost a loved one.  More...

Out of the Past

Services every Sabbath

Before it built its church building on Elmwood Avenue in 1928, Knox United Presbyterian Church in Kenmore rented a storeroom in a building across the street — still standing — for its services. More...

Education

On the Campus

The following Kenmore residents were recently named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at Ithaca College: Shannon Anthony, Emily Kaufmann and Elizabeth Pellegrino.   More...

ON STAGE

Sweet Home Middle School, 4150 Maple Road, Amherst, will present “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. More...

LEARNING GEOGRAPHY

St. Amelia junior high students Alex Zulia, left, Josie Middione and Adam Binner participate in a recent National Geographic Geography Bee. The process began in December with a contest in each social studies class. More...

Lifestyles

Tri-Main Center studies installation of largest ‘living roof’ in WNY

Buffalo’s Tri-Main Center might eventually boast the largest “green” roof in Western New York. More...

Sleepout event to benefit needy in area

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District will sponsor its 27th annual Jerry Starr Ken-Ton Schools’ Sleepout starting at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 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...

Breaking News - 2/7/2014 10:36 AM

Sweet Home residents question school building closure

More than 100 people tonight attended a community hearing at the Sweet Home Central School District to call to question a recommendation to close Heritage Heights Elementary School. More...

Sleepout raises money, awareness for the needy

Every February, they willingly become homeless for the night, forgoing the warmth of their beds for cold, damp refrigerator boxes in a parking lot. More...

John Rosemond to speak in Kenmore

Talk at St. John the Baptist School titled ‘Parenting the Strong-Willed Child’

John Rosemond champions the “old way” of parenting, the kind that emphasizes consequences over feelings, the kind your great-grandparents used without even thinking about it. More...

Local News

Ken-West senior receives piano performance degree

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Ben Havey, a senior at Kenmore West High School, was presented with his Associate of The Royal Conservatory diploma for piano performance at The Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto’s convocation on Jan. 12. More...

Sweet Home meeting to address possible building closure

The Sweet Home Central School District will hold a meeting this week concerning a recent proposal to close Heritage Heights Elementary School, located at 2545 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.  More...

Watch groups slated to meet

Neighborhood Watch groups are scheduled to meet throughout Tonawanda during February.  The Brighton group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. More...

Police Blotter

Dad’s car left running outside store, gets stolen

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Jan. 24  • A Lincoln Boulevard resident reported a dog that was barking for more than an hour in the home behind her own. The responding officer did not find a barking dog.  More...

Obituaries

Patrick J. Eddy, U.S. Customs technician

Patrick J. Eddy, 62, of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.  Mr. Eddy was born April 6, 1951, in Buffalo. He graduated from Kensington High School and went on to attend the Sheriff’s Academy at Erie Community College.  More...

Martin H. Hardick, VP of operations, HSBC

Martin H. Hardick, 78, of Kenmore, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014.  Mr. Hardick was born in Buffalo to Albert and Catherine (nee Senn). He grew up in Kenmore, attending St. Paul’s Elementary School and St. More...

Death Notice

BOROWICZ, Margaret L. (nee Sweeney), of Kenmore, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Mrs. More...

Sports

Blue Devils take fifth at Ken-Ton Tournament

Wrestling

It was fitting that Kenmore West finished as the top scoring team from the Ken-Ton district while hosting the tournament on Saturday.  The Blue Devils finished in fifth place with 99.5 points — including one first place finish, two runner More...

Football coaching clinic slated

St. John Fisher College football coach Paul Vosburgh and his staff will present “The Best of St. John Fisher’s Offense” at the Western New York Football Coaches Association meeting at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. More...

Marauders wrestling dominate Canisius

After a 65-18 thrashing of Canisius on Thursday, the St. More...

Business

Annual awards luncheon slated for Feb. 11 at Amigos

The Ken Ton Chamber of Commerce and Kenmore Merchants Association will host their annual Installation and Awards Luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Amigos Restaurant, 1609 Kenmore Ave. Registration and networking will be at 11:30 a.m. More...

County Clerk’s Office ends 2013 with surplus

As he concluded his second year in office, Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs closed the books with a nearly $2 million surplus in his office.  Jacobs said the surplus will total more than $1.9 million.  “In the last two years, we have ge More...

Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce to start new Ambassador Committee

The Ken-Ton Chamber of Commerce will be introducing a new committee to help both existing members and to generate new membership. More...