Weekly Feature



March 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

LUCK O’ THE IRISH

Town of Tonawanda resident Chris Laffler, top left, leads the parade as its grand marshal at the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade along Delaware Avenue in the City of Buffalo on Saturday morning. More...

Editorial

Catholic Charities provides beneficial services to all

Bee Editorial

Every year, Catholic Charities holds an Appeal fundraiser in order to continue providing numerous services to the community.  More...

Spindle items

• SNOWED IN — The March blizzard that blinded Western New York last week was felt strongly throughout Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda.  More...

Out of the Past

Before he was famous

At the age of 29, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, who was at the time the Washington correspondent of the Jerusalem Post, came home to visit his parents in Kenmore. The year was 1978, far right. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.Is it just me, a person living in Western New York for 63 years? Every time something happens in the City of Buffalo, the mayor lately says he has no knowledge of it. More...

Education

Honor Roll

The following residents were named to Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart’s second-quarter honor roll for the 2013-14 school year: Alexandra Agro, Chelsea Brodka, Alexandra Carvalho, Erica Dombrowski, Allison Franz, Awilda Murphy, Bridget O&rsq More...

Mount St. Mary Academy recommended for reaccreditation

The Validation Team from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools recently recommended Mount St. More...

St. Amelia School posts honor roll

St. Amelia School in the Town of Tonawanda recently named students to the second-quarter honor roll for the 2013-14 school year.  Grade five   More...

Lifestyles

TEDx Youth@Buffalo event to focus on inspiring community youth

What if sharing a single idea had the power to affect an entire community? More...

Filmmakers debut documentary at library

Investigative journalists and filmmakers Joshua Pribanic and Melissa Troutman will be screening the film “Triple Divide” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 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, March 19   More...

Business

Creative Inservices offers range of first aid training

Training others to save lives through first aid and CPR is the main focus of Creative Inservices.  The business, at 3620 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga, offers several different classes to teach first aid, CPR and health education.  Amy Olsen, o More...

Chamber of Commerce offers new activities, monthly mentoring sessions

March announces the end of the first quarter, and one of the Chamber of Commerce’s goals for 2014 is to have our new training, mentoring and networking programs launched by first quarter. We are on track to make that happen. More...

Events

BNSME to host regional growth presentation   More...

Breaking News - 3/19/2014 12:35 PM

Tonawanda Coke to pay $12.5 million in fines

Local media report that earlier today Chief U.S. District Judge William ordered Tonawanda Coke to pay $12.5 million in fines during the sentencing. The plant's environmental manager, Mark Kamholz, sentencing will be coming shortly. More...

Breaking News - 3/18/2014 8:37 PM

Heritage Heights to remain open

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Ken-Ton School District out of snow days

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District is hoping the big snowstorms are over for this winter, as it is out of available snow days.  Superintendent Mark Mondanaro said the district plans for five days per year. More...

Inaugural Mustache March 5K slated for March 29 in Kenmore

The Kenmore Village Improvement Society is planning a facial hair-themed event for its inaugural “Mustache March 5K.” More than 300 people from across Western New York are already registered to bring their mustache wearing enthusiasm to t More...

Local News

Historian finds passion for writing in retirement

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Life as Ed Adamczyk knew it ended in 2002 with his retirement from his longtime employer, General Motors. Days once filled with familiar work were suddenly completely open, available for filling with whatever he wished. More...

Candidates set to challenge Higgins

Seeking election to the 26th Congressional District

Two people came forward on a recent Friday that they will be seeking election to the 26th Congressional District, a seat currently held by U.S. Rep. More...

Serving It Up

At left, Rick Battaglia, president of the Sheridan Drive Lions Club, works in the kitchen serving up spaghetti dinners at St. Edmund’s Campus Saturday evening. More...

Police Blotter

Hoover Avenue man reports defecating dog

Village of Kenmore

Friday, March 7  • A Hoover Avenue resident reported that his neighbors let their dog outside off the leash and that the dog consistently poops on his lawn. More...

Obituaries

John Patrick Schlant, project and chemical engineer

John Patrick Schlant, 76, of Tonawanda, died Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  Mr. Schlant was born on St. More...

Sports

Cardinal O’Hara names Pulvirenti as new men’s varsity basketball coach

Cardinal O’Hara Athletic Director Angelo Sciandra has officially hired former Hawks junior varsity coach Tony Pulvirenti as the new head coach of the varsity team, replacing Dave Pfohman.  More...

North’s Bill Shaw named girls’ top coach in first year with team

All-Bee Basketball

Williamsville North head coach Bill Shaw has always had a knack for getting into a sectional championship game.  In his first year coaching the Lady Spartans, Shaw led the team to a berth in the Class AA title game against Jamestown. More...

Kilijanski's Corner

With this week’s publishing of the All Bee Basketball teams for the boys and girls, we try to give attention to some of the best players in Western New York. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

Kenmore Mercy Auxiliary to collect used items More...

Entertainment

Family Activities

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Special Events

thurs. 20  Spring It On — A 24-hour online fundraising event designed to raise awareness and funds for nonprofit organizations throughout WNY with a one-day focus, 8 a.m. Thursday, March 20, to 8 a.m. Friday, March 21. More...

Walking Tours

thurs. 20  Houghton Park/Buffalo River — This 3-mile walk is presented by the Foothills Trail Park, 4 p.m. Thursday, March 20, meet in the parking lot of Houghton Academy on Clinton St., Buffalo. More...