Weekly Feature

March 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Editorial

Time for WNY voices to be heard in Albany

Bee Editorial

Here’s what the Gap Elimination Adjustment looks like: It looks like the face of a child told that this fall she won’t be playing the sport she practiced all summer. Her team got cut. More...

Spindle items

• HOMETOWN EDITOR — A few months ago I started a new adventure as the editor of this newspaper. More...

Out of the Past

Visit from a star

Actor Keanu Reeves came to a Delaware Avenue restaurant in Kenmore in December 2009 to film the movie “Henry’s Crime.” He took a few minutes to greet fans. The Kenmore Presbyterian Church can be seen in the background. More...

Education

Anonymous donor gifts 44 Kindle Fire tablets

An anonymous benefactor recently donated 44 Kindle Fire tablets and cases to St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore.  The gift is valued at more than $5,000.  Johanna MacDonald, a fourth-grade teacher at St. More...

Canisius College names students to dean’s list

Canisius College recently named residents of the Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda area to its dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.   More...

News Brief

Christian Central Academy named the following residents of Kenmore and the Town of Tonawanda to its second-quarter honor roll: Medeleine Bellanti, Ana Bellanti, Kaleb Colosimo, Asia Daniels and Robert Snekser.   More...

Sports

O’Hara captures Monsignor Martin Class A championship with blowout win against Nardin

Girls basketball

After winning the Monsignor Martin regular-season championship with an undefeated league record — and being the heavy favorite during playoffs — Cardinal O’Hara did not disappoint on Saturday night with a 70-43 victory against Nardi More...

Marauders defend state championship, defeat St. Anthony’s

Boys Federation ice hockey

St. Joe’s made it back-to-back state championships after beating St. Anthony’s 2-1 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum — home of the New York Islanders — on Saturday night.  More...

Kilijanski's Corner

He may always seem to have a stoic look on his face, but there may not be another man who loves coaching more than Dave Pfohman.  After coaching basketball for a total of 16 years — 10 of which were at Cardinal O’Hara — he has More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Towne Players to present ‘Mornings At Seven’   More...

Business

WINNING AWARDS

Michael B. More...

KegWorks store to exhibit at Buffalo Home Show

The KegWorks store, located at 1460 Military Road in Kenmore, will have two booths at the Buffalo Home Show, providing information about custom home bars. The Home Show will be March 7-9 and 14-16 at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  More...

MOVING UP

Kenmore resident Claire D’Addario McCarthy has been promoted to administrative vice president at M&T Bank. She has been with the company for 16 years.   More...

Rally calls for end to funding loss

More than 400 show at Kenmore East

The message was clear: They’ve had enough, enough with the closed schools, laid-off teachers and axed programs. More...

New leader at helm of Republican Party

The Town of Tonawanda Republican Committee has a new leader at its helm in longtime town resident Sean O’Neil, who was unanimously voted into the position during a recent committee meeting.  O’Neil, 41, said he’s excited about More...

Local News

Freelance writer finds niche with business blog

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Rebecca Poynton, a Town of Tonawanda resident, describes herself as a “typical Gemini.” She’s fascinated by everything. More...

Kenmore resident named ‘Veteran of the Month’

Kenmore resident Jack O’Connor recently received the “Veter- ans of the Month” honor from state Sen. Mark Grisanti’s office in recognition of his service to the country and work with Buffalo Veterans Treatment Court.  More...

LATE NIGHT REPAIRS

Employees of the Town of Tonawanda Highway Department repair a water light last Tuesday evening on Irene Street in Tonawanda. Police dispatch reported it as a water main break.   More...

Police Blotter

Youth reported in Dumpster at Kenmore Middle

Village of Kenmore

Friday, Feb. 21  • A Kinsey Avenue resident reported that her neighbor’s dogs had been outside barking for more than an hour. More...

Obituaries

Daniel Costello, Mill Middle teacher, coach

Daniel Costello, formerly of Tonawanda, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.  Mr. Costello was the son of Lawrence and Emily (nee Foster). More...

James M. Lingel, member of Cornell Athletic Hall of Fame

James M. Lingel, 82, formerly of Kenmore, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.  Mr. Lingel was born in Buffalo Nov. More...

Diane C. Oship, community education coordinator

Diane C. Oship (nee Kopcho), 50, of Lancaster, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.  Mrs. More...

Lifestyles

Teach For America develops educators for high-need classrooms

Schools may make their learning tools available to all, but students who live in poverty can find it difficult to take advantage of them.  With this in mind, Teach For America is stepping forward to eliminate educational inequality. More...

Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary to collect used items

The Kenmore Mercy Hospital Auxiliary will collect used books, CDs and DVDs in the atrium of Kenmore Mercy Hospital, 2950 Elmwood Ave., for its annual spring book sale, which will be held in April. 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...

Entertainment

Special Events

SEAsonings — The Original Taste of Niagara — This mouth-watering benefit for the Aquarium of Niagara is all about tasting and enjoying good food from area restaurants and fine wines from regional wineries and other vendors, 6-9 p.m. More...

Live Local in WNY

thurs. 6 Jive Thursdays — With Castode, Parisi & Friends, 7-9:30 p.m., Pizza Plant, 7770 Transit Road, Williamsville. 632-0847, www.pizzaplant.com More...

Performance

thurs. 6   More...