Weekly Feature



April 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Mount St. Mary Academy stages student-produced Oscar Wilde comedy

Whether it’s the present time and place, or Victorian-era England, the act of lying has its consequences. Such is a timeless lesson the Drama Club at Mount St. More...

Editorial

Hard decisions now mean district health later

Bee Editorial

The forums the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District held could have gotten ugly. The School Board held four of them, two on Friday and two on Monday, as a way to hear from residents and employees. More...

Spindle items

• WALKABLE COMMUNITY — Your most formative memories, I’ve heard, are made during those first few years of life.  Mine were made in Kenmore, on a leafy tree-lined street called Mang Avenue, a street filled with people who sat out More...

Out of the Past

Early Sheridan Drive collision

Sheridan Drive in the Town of Tonawanda opened in 1925. For years afterward, it remained unlit and relatively unused, but opportunities could be found for collisions. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

BROWN, Jean D. (nee DePalma), of Lockport, died Monday, March 24, 2014. Mrs. Brown is survived by three grandsons and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Rockett, and one daughter, Antoinette DePalma Diakakis. More...

Sports

Thunder look to regain championship form

Girls lacrosse

For close to a decade, Mount St. Mary’s was accustomed to starting the season as reigning Monsignor Martin champions.  But last year, Sacred Heart upended Mount St. More...

Bulk of starting lineup returns for Marauders

Boys lacrosse

It’s a bright outlook for the Marauders lacrosse team this year as head coach Peter Hudecki returns nine starters after finishing runner-up in the Monsignor Martin finals last year.  From front to back, St. More...

Kilijanski's Corner

I looked back at the preview story I wrote for the Kenmore West boys basketball team and I found an interesting line in there: “One of the pure basketball players on the team is senior Noah Whalen. More...

What's Going On

What's Going On

First Presbyterian Church to hold spring sale First Presbyterian Church will be holding its spring sale and luncheon from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at the church, 149 Broad St. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. More...

Business

Kenmore Mercy Hospital hires three to its management team

Kenmore Mercy Hospital recently hired Mary Pat Barth, Laura Cianflone and Margy Donofrio as part of its management team.  Barth is vice president of mission integration, overseeing mission, ethics, spiritual care and community benefit activities More...

RECEIVING HONORS

James Joseph “JJ” Richert, center, receives an honor from Donald Ogilvie, district superintendent of Erie 1 BOCES, left, and John Sherman, board president of Erie 1 BOCES. More...

Schimminger works to keep funding for Centers of Excellence

Two state-designated Centers of Excellence at the University at Buffalo will each receive $872,333 in the 2014-15 state budget, according to Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, chairman of the Assembly Committee on Economic Development.  More...

Community speaks out on consolidation

The Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School Board was scheduled to make its decision Tuesday evening, after press time, on one of its four consolidation scenarios.  (See editorial on page four)  Prior to that, School Board members garnered as much More...

Village of Kenmore wants ‘Ken’ to stay in Ken-Ton School District

Closure of both Kenmore Middle School and Roosevelt Elementary would leave the Village of Kenmore without any schools, something village officials say would hurt the community and leave it vulnerable to “decay.” More...

Local News

Lifeguard rescues two during past few months

SOMEONE YOU SHOULD KNOW

Joan Burger, 23, worked the morning shift for seven years as a lifeguard at the Town of Tonawanda Aquatic and Fitness Center. More...

Town of Tonawanda man accused of DWI

A Town of Tonawanda man was arrested Friday morning on Grand Island after his car slid off Stony Point Road, according to the New York State Police.  Daniel J. More...

Neighborhood Watch groups to meet

Neighborhood Watch groups throughout the Town of Tonawanda are scheduled to meet in April.  The Brighton group will meet at 7 p.m. More...

Police Blotter

Mang Avenue resident reports getting ‘stuck’ in bathtub

Village of Kenmore

Friday, March 21  • Police received a report from a concerned citizen that a group of high school students were harassing some middle school students in front of Kenmore Middle School. More...

Bee Heard

Bee Heard

.The front page of The Ken-Ton Bee states Tonawanda Coke was fined $25 million, and people think it was not enough. It’s never enough. I wonder, what did people expect buying houses close to an industrial road like River Road. More...

Education

Ken-Ton students win scholarships for college

Two Ken-Ton students recently won awards from Daemen College’s 45th annual All-High Art Exhibition.  Senior Cassie Fletcher from Kenmore West High School won “Best Graphic Design,” and senior Courtney Haeich from Kenmore East H More...

Dancin’ it up

Student Alex Rusch, left, Peggy Young and Liz Bruce, Kenmore residents from the Tonawanda Senior Center, enjoy dancing to a polka during the annual Intergenerational Dance held by the Kenmore East High School National Honor Society on a recent Friday More...

Kenmore East student to have work featured in fashion show

Dallis Mack, a senior at Kenmore East High School, will have the garments she’s created featured in an Erie 1 BOCES fashion show at the Walden Galleria Mall.  She is studying in the Erie 1 BOCES Fashion Design and Merchandising Program.&nb More...

Lifestyles

Stepping up to the plate

With increased airtime, softball is becoming more popular

With spring training wrapping up for Major League Baseball players and fans, it might be time for baseball to step back and let its little sister sport shine.  More...

‘Buglers Hall of Fame Concert’ to take place

A “Buglers Hall of Fame Concert” will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Sikora Post 1322, located at 950 Payne Ave., North Tonawanda. Doors open at noon. More...

Bills fans remember team’s only owner

Ralph C. Wilson Jr.: 1918-2014

A celebration and remembrance of the life and legacy of Ralph C. Wilson Jr. will be held in the Buffalo Bills Fieldhouse this weekend.  The event is set for 1 to 4 p.m. More...