Weekly Feature



February 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

North Youngmann Commerce Center to see first tenant

A Virginia-based confectionery and special foods company will be building a new facility and moving its corporate headquarters to the North Youngmann Commerce Center, the Town of Tonawanda’s newest business park, creating more than 200 jobs for More...

Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District faces $7 million deficit

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District faces another bleak budget season as it grapples with a deficit of more than $7 million. At a recent budget work session, the School Board heard a preliminary 2014-15 budget review from Gerald J. More...

Editorial

District needs to do what is best for its future students

Bee Editorial

The Sweet Home Central School Board is considering a proposal that would close one of its buildings, Heritage Heights Elementary School.  More...

Spindle items

• SENIOR OF THE YEAR — Do you know an extraordinary senior? The Erie County Department of Senior Services is seeking nominations for Erie County’s 2014 “Senior of the Year.”  More...

Out of the Past

Shopping in the suburbs

The Sheridan Plaza at Delaware Avenue and Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda opened in 1950 with 19 stores. This postcard is from 1953.  (Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Support Heritage Heights Elementary School. Don't close it. We voted on a budget for items for Heritage Heights for the security system and reconstruction of the parking lot, and that money was supposed to go to Heritage Heights. More...

Education

On the Campus

Tyler Twichell of Tonawanda was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Paul Smith’s College. He majors in natural resources management and policy.  More...

CREATING BOOKS

Retired Ken-Ton teacher Sue Busch recently hosted a Make a Book Night for second- and third-graders at Franklin Elementary. Students and their parents enjoyed an evening of creating books. More...

Residents named to Niagara University dean’s list

The following Tonawanda and Kenmore residents were recently named to the dean’s list at Niagara University:  More...

Lifestyles

The backer breaks new ground, ideas come to life through Kickstarter

Kickstarter is a creative hub where ideas can become reality. Launched in 2009, the innovative platform allows artists, musicians, designers and filmmakers to create an independent project, with full responsibility, to gain support. More...

Women’s group to hold event Feb. 15 at church

The Women’s Sodality of St. Paul Church in Kenmore is sponsoring a “Bling, Bake and Boutique Sale” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Parish Hall, 47 Victoria Blvd., Kenmore. 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

Kenmore East indoor garage sale to benefit post-prom party

Kenmore East High School will host its annual indoor garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, in the Kenmore East cafeteria, 350 Fries Road.  The event will benefit the Class of 2014 post-prom celebration. More...

Welke Customs Brokers to hold open training seminar

Welke Customs Brokers USA Inc. will hold an open training seminar on the North American Free Trade Agreement at its new headquarters facility, 36 Delaware St., Tonawanda.  The session is scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m. More...

Boating safety course being offered at Daemen

The Buffalo Power Squadron is offering a boating safety course beginning March 27. The course will cover the essentials of safe boating required to receive a New York State certificate to operate a motorboat or jet ski.  More...

St. Francis fights back

‘Our school is staying open’

St. Francis of Assisi, a Catholic school nestled in the heart of the City of Tonawanda, will not close quietly. St. More...

City of Tonawanda man trespasses at Kenmore West, police say

Town of Tonawanda police arrested a City of Tonawanda man on a criminal trespassing charge after he wandered into Kenmore West Senior High School on the afternoon of Feb. 4. Derie O. More...

Local News

Community reacts to district’s school closing proposal

Residents crowd public hearing

More than 100 people attended a community hearing in the Sweet Home Central School District on Thursday to question a recommendation for closing Heritage Heights Elementary School.  More...

International guitarists to perform at St. Joe’s Feb. 17

Buffalo put the charm on some of the world’s most prolific guitarists last year — so much so that the same touring guitar festival, boasting a new batch of musicians, is slated to return in concert next week. More...

OUT FOR A STROLL

Karl Mittlefehldt, right, and Cheryl Wilkins walk Finn through Ellicott Creek Park. The couple was watching Finn during a recent weekend while his owner was out of town.   More...

Letters to the Editor

Drug epidemic goes beyond celebrities

Aren’t all drug-related deaths tragic? If so, why do we as a community and a nation tend to ignore the 38,000 overdose deaths in the United States each year until it claims the life of someone with celebrity status?  More...

Police Blotter

Bat found in Delaware Road church

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Jan. 31 • An Enola Avenue resident reported that Paddock Chevrolet was removing its snow too loudly. • A reportedly suspicious male wearing a green hoodie took off running when he saw a patrol car approach. More...

Obituaries

Calbraith P. Champlin, Jr., steel executive

Calbraith Perry Champlin, Jr., 83, of Amherst, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014.  Born in Buffalo, he was the great-greatgreat grandson of Capt. More...

Deaths

KUZDZAL, Ruth M. (nee Furminger), of Tonawanda, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Mrs. Kuzdzal is survived by two daughters, Deborah Williams and Nancy Rehak Jr.; two sons, James and Timothy; nine grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert and Frederic. More...

Sports

Kenmore takes Section VI championship

Girls Federation ice hockey

Kenmore had struggled with Lancaster/Iroquois this year — losing to them twice — but when it mattered most, they were able to win 2-1 on Wednesday for their third consecutive Section VI championship.  More...

Kenmore West hosting basketball triple-header on Friday

Kenmore West has scheduled a basketball triple-header for Friday starting with the girls junior varsity game at 4 p.m. against Williamsville South. More...

Kilijanski's Corner

I may be a full-time writer, but there is no way I could have ever written a better script for the Mount St. Mary’s bowling team last week at the All-Catholic Tournament. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Self-defense class slated for Feb. 12 at Schofield More...

Entertainment

Theatre

thurs. 13 - sun. 16   More...

Family Activities

thurs. 13   More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 13  Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve - Hike, Snowshoe or Cross-Country Ski — This 3- to 4-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Club, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. More...