Weekly Feature

February 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Former Kenmore East student, soldier found dead

A former Kenmore East High School student was found dead at the bottom of a stairwell outside his barracks at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, where he was stationed, according to Army officials. Spc. More...

Editorial

The more community involvement, the better

Bee Editorial

School superintendents do not have easy jobs, especially in recent years. Along with their school boards, they are looked to as the leaders of the school district. This makes it critical to get the right person into the position. More...

Spindle items

• SNOW CRIMES — Snow came up several times in this week’s Police Blotter. The first occurred when a West Hazeltine Avenue woman noticed someone had taken her snow blower. More...

Out of the Past

Bad-weather day in 1921

Ice covered the intersection of Myron and East Hazeltine avenues in Kenmore in this photo dated Dec. 18, 1921. (Do you have a memory of the Ken-Ton area you would like to share with Bee readers? More...

Obituaries

Craig A. Freer, member of Carpenters Millwright Local 276

Craig A. Freer, 54, of Hamburg, formerly of Tonawanda, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.  A resident of Hamburg for the past 17 years, Mr. More...

Sports

Mirabella scores in double OT to win Fed title

Girls Federation ice hockey

For the first time in the history of the Western New York Federation girls ice hockey league, one team captured the regular-season title, Section VI championship, and Federation championship all in the same season.  More...

Blue Devils place seven wrestlers at sectionals

Kenmore West not only dominated on the mats, but was one of the teams dominating the podium at the Section VI Division I Championships on Friday.  The Blue Devils had seven place finishers including one champion, two runner ups, and one each in More...

Buffalo Wings baseball team looking for players

The Buffalo Wings 11 and under travel baseball team currently has up to two open roster spots for its 2014 team. The team will be playing in eight local and regional tournaments, along with a league play season as well. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Northtowns Dialysis Center to host event More...

Entertainment

Literature

thurs. 20  Northside Writers Group — Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month, Feb. 20, at the Crossroads Lutheran Church, 4640 Main St., corner of Main Street and Burroughs Drive, Snyder. More...

Theatre

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Art

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School district seeks survey input on superintendent search

The Kenmore-Tonawanda School District wants input from the community on its search for a new superintendent, and it recently posted a survey on its website to facilitate that feedback. (See editorial on page four) More...

O’Malley to run for School Board

Jill O’Malley is looking to take on a bigger role in the Kenmore Town of Tonawanda School District by running for a seat on the School Board. More...

Heroin use rampant in Erie County

Heroin use is a “significant” problem in the Town of Tonawanda, according to a narcotics detective in the town’s Police Department. The officer requested anonymity because he often works undercover. More...

Local News

Photo

Mickey French and Caleb Occhino, 5, make their donations during The Giving Hearts of Hope- Shoe and Sock Drive for Kids, held at the Knights of Columbus in Kenmore on a recent Saturday. The event included crafts, games and face-painting.   More...

Niagara Regional Theatre Guild to present ‘Lion in Winter’

The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will present “Lion in Winter” at the Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Road.  Evening shows are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 28, and March 1, 7 and 8. More...

Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club to hold spring gun raffle

The Tonawandas Sportsmen’s Club’s annual spring gun raffle will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at 5657 Killian Road.  Food and refreshments are included. More...

Police Blotter

Woman reports fiance calling her ‘every name in the book’

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Feb. 7 • A Westgate Road resident reported locking his keys in his vehicle while it was running. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.We all agree that change is hard, and consolidating the Sweet Home Schools is an emotional issue, but some of the Heritage Heights community have stooped to a new low in their efforts to keep their school open. More...

Education

Kenmore Middle School starting new positive behavior program

Kenmore Middle School is starting a new initiative called “Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.”  PBIS is a research-based approach to promote positive behaviors and maximize academic achievement.  More...

WINNING AWARDS

Kenmore West High School students Taylor Gartland, left, and Katie Raymond recently received the 2014 Youth Community Leader Award from the National Federation of Just Communities. More...

EA teacher selected for statewide Common Core panel

East Aurora High School teacher Todd Hathaway will be part of Gov. More...

Lifestyles

Service dogs provide freedom for children with autism

The sight of dogs with a service harness is both familiar and intriguing. Despite the words “Do Not Pet,” their pleasant faces and attentiveness are almost too much to resist. More...

Organic foods program slated for Feb. 26

The Schofield Adult Wellness Center, located at the Schofield Residence Nursing Facility, will host a program titled “Hot Topics: Organic Food” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 3333 Elmwood Ave. 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: Wednesday, Feb. 19 More...

Business

The Joint offers walk-in chiropractic care

Clinic open seven days a week in Tonawanda

A chiropractic care franchise with more than 400 locations nationwide has opened its first New York office in Tonawanda at 1725 Sheridan Drive. More...

Chamber of Commerce sees strong first quarter in 2014

Last year, our Chamber spent time building the foundation toward a stronger and bigger Chamber. More...

WNY Home & Garden Expo scheduled Feb. 20-23

The Western New York Home & Garden Expo will be taking place Feb. 20-23 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Center, 5600 McKinley Parkway. The show times are 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...